Jackson and April have made a breakthrough on Grey's Anatomy. After all their ups and downs, all it takes is a trip to Montana to rekindle everything they had before. We had a feeling things would go this way when Sarah Drew spoke about the episode back in January, but we still have questions. After all, this one-time hook up could just be the closure they need to move on. At this year's Grey's Anatomy panel at Paleyfest, we spoke to actress Sarah Drew about what lies ahead. Will Jackson and April pick things up where they left off, or will things fizzle out all over again? Here's what we learned from Drew.
- On that game-changing episode: "It solidifies how they have been, will always be each other's 'person.' And whether that means in a romantic way or a best friendship way is yet to be seen, but I think that, you know, they know each other better than anyone else in the world. And they know how to care for each other better than anyone else in the world. So, in many ways, they need each other, and they'll always need each other, and they'll always love each other. I don't know if that means they'll wind up back together romantically, but whatever it is, it's very hopeful."
- On why their standalone episode changed everything: "It was so neat to get to see kind of a different side of April and Jackson's relationship. It was neat to be able to watch April be his rock as opposed to the other way around, which has usually been the case. Seriously, she's usually the one spinning out of control and he's usually the one pulling her back down to Earth. And this was a really neat opportunity for her to be like, 'I don't need anything from you, but I'm going to show up for you.'"
- On whose decision it is to reconcile: "I think, at this point, they both have to decide."
- On living together and having Harriet: "They're still roommates! They're still living in the same house, they're still co-parenting under the same roof, you know? So, if they wound up dating other people it could get super sticky, because, what do they do in that scenario, what do they do? and [their daughter] is still a tremendous unifying force."