Grey’s Anatomy Review: April Comes Full Circle

TVOvermind | 5/11/2018 | Araceli Aviles
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April Kepner’s time on Grey’s Anatomy is coming to a close, but this episode created an extraordinary amount of stress over how April will depart. When ABC first released the promo showing that April’s life was in very real danger, the fandom had every right to freak out. April’s condition was pretty tenuous in this hour. There was also some deja vu, since April came into the hospital with the same injuries that Meredith had all the way back in Season 3. But did April get as lucky as Meredith did?

Long story, short, it was close. Too close. Jackson actually prayed to God, close. The day started out pretty upbeat, save for Arizona’s bomb to her friends that she was quitting to move to New York for Sofia. That was a bummer, but everyone was happy to receive April’s invitation to Jo and Alex’s wedding. Jo and Alex were especially happy not to have to do anything but pick out a cake. April’s organizational skills have been mocked over the years, but if you want something planned quickly, you go to her. This is just one of her many attributes that people take for granted, a fact Alex points out when April is brought in.

Episode - Meredith - Season - Hypothermia - Hours

This April-centric episode was very similar to Meredith’s near drowning back in Season 3. They were both brought in with hypothermia, they were both found much later than they should have been, and they were both worked on for hours after their initial injuries. Just as when Meredith was brought in, everyone rallied around April, while trying to keep it together. I’ve got to give it to Maggie. As a cardio surgeon and as Jackson’s girlfriend, she was under enormous pressure to keep April alive. She wouldn’t give up, even when Jackson was starting to. Because...
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