‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 17 Episode 14 Promo Previews April and Jackson Together When the Show Returns

Get ready — the new Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 Episode 14 promo trailer just gave April Kepner (Sarah Drew) and Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams) fans a major wake-up call. According to the preview, the next episode of the Shondaland series will feature Jackson and April together again. But what does this mean for the couple moving forward? Here’s what we know about big Grey’s Anatomy reunion.

[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers from Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 Episode 14.]

Jackson and April didn’t end up together on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

Sarah Drew as April Kepner and Jesse Williams as Jackson Avery facing each other while drinking wine in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 17 Episode 14, “Look Up Child.”
Sarah Drew as April Kepner and Jesse Williams as Jackson Avery in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 17 | Richard Cartwright via Getty Images

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Despite their whirlwind romance on Grey’s Anatomy, Jackson and April did not end up together. The friends-turned-lovers rode off into the sunset after Jackson stopped April from getting married to Matthew Taylor (Justin Bruening). Then Japril proceeded to tie the knot themselves.

That said, Jackson and April got divorced in Grey’s Anatomy Season 12. April also reconnected with Matthew, and the pair got married in the season 14 finale. Meanwhile, April quit her job at Grey Sloan Memorial to provide medical care for homeless communities in Seattle.

Now, Jackson and April co-parent their daughter, Harriet Kepner-Avery, together on Grey’s Anatomy. But April hasn’t appeared on screen since Drew left the Shondaland series in season 14. 

New ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 17 Episode 14 promo trailer hints what’s next for April and Jackson

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The new Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 Episode 14 promo trailer picked up where Jackson’s last scene left off. At the end of episode 12, the character embarked on an 11-hour car ride. Then in the preview for the next episode, Jackson was spotted driving in the middle of a heavy storm. 

Finally, Jackson reached his destination in the Grey’s Anatomy promo. The plastic surgeon seemed a little nervous, and he practiced what he was going to say as he rang the doorbell to someone’s home.

“Alright, I know it seems compulsive and out of nowhere, but it’s not,” Jackson said to himself. “I’ve thought it through.”

Suddenly, April opened the door with Harriet in her arms. She looked at her ex-husband with a bit of confusion. Meanwhile, the Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 Episode 14 preview highlighted flashbacks of Japril’s past, from the couple’s first hookup to running away together. 

As the trailer came to an end, Grey’s Anatomy fans were transported back to the present day. Now, it seems a big conversation between Jackson and April is coming soon. 

What to expect from April and Jackson when ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 17 Episode 14 returns

Sarah Drew as April Kepner and Jesse Williams as Jackson Avery eat together in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 17 Episode 14, “Look Up Child.”
Sarah Drew as April Kepner and Jesse Williams as Jackson Avery in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 17 | Richard Cartwright via Getty Images

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The Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 Episode 14 promo teased Jackson and April’s romantic history, and many fans are hoping to see the couple get back together. But some viewers remembered that Matthew and April are still married, and a divorce hasn’t been mentioned. 

Meanwhile, ABC’s synopsis for Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 Episode 14, titled “Look Up Child,” confirmed Jackson will visit his father, Robert Avery (Eric Roberts). So at this point, it’s possible April’s appearance is also tied to Robert. 

Whatever happens in the next episode of Grey’s Anatomy Season 17, April’s return will surely shake up Jackson’s storyline moving forward. So stay tuned. The third installment of Japril: The Movie comes out in two weeks on Thursday, May 6.