When April was let go by the hospital for making a mistake in the ER, Cristina defended her to the other residents, claiming that everyone made mistakes that night and April was only fired because she was caught. Their baby was diagnosed with type II, meaning he'd die minutes or hours after birth. They continued talking about their problems while getting drunker, and April mentioned forgiveness is important and that both Jesus and Matthew see her for who she is and accept her even with what she's done. Later on, she was offered another chance to go to Jordan as a field surgeon. April 23, 1982; Columbus, Ohio However, when she lost her virginity to Jackson the night before her medical boards, she re-evaluated her faith and stopped caring what others thought about it. April Kepner was later chosen as Chief Resident of Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital when she impressed Owen Hunt with her patient checklist. But they recognized that they were divided beyond repair, agreed to divorce. Greeting cards, journals, notebooks, postcards, and more. All Rights Reserved. However, she decided to sleep with him the night before their medical boards, giving up her virginity and putting somewhat of a strain on their friendship. When a group of rugby players ended up in the ER, they tossed around their ball and hit April as she was draining an outer ear bleed, resulting her accidentally cutting the ear off. When April arrived at Seattle Grace, Derek took a shine to her because she was full of intelligent and creative ideas. April and Matthew were engaged to be married. April loves the song "Sexy and I Know It" by LMFAO. Meredith then held April's hand for the duration of Derek's operation. A new paramedic at the hospital, Matthew has recently caught the attention of April, as he awkwardly asked her on a date after confessing to watching her for some time but he assured her he was not a stalker. Parents [17], On the day of Owen and Amelia's Wedding, April went back to Meredith's house with Ben to get the rings. Along with being extremely organized, April is also very competitive - refusing to give up until she wins. April then told Jackson to give her a reason not to. When everyone calmed down, she went back in to see him. An extension of the plane/peanut scene - Jackson and April meet the Kepners for the first time after eloping. Invasion I think I am. Now, their son is six years old. Status She started the day out in the chapel to gather strength. When she was little, she had a pony named Sparkle. NotGreyKepner the RebootThe PartyDr. Kepner is initially a surgical resident at Mercy West Medical Center. The next morning, he joined her in the shower. [39], After the scandal about Harper Avery broke to the press, Maggie found out that Jackson had funded the Contest himself. Attending Trauma Surgeon When the doctors were eventually caught operating on the boy, Meredith Grey protected April by claiming him as her patient and "accidentally" deleting incriminating evidence from the new system. When Reed was tragically murdered during the shooting, April was the first to find her. When April told her parents she wanted to become a doctor, they were "over the moon" about it. The doctors left Jackson alone with April. "Unless I'm not," she replied, still asking him to give her a reason not to. He exclaimed that she had no idea. Nobody does romance quite like Grey’s Anatomy, and the love story between Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams) and April Kepner (Sarah Drew) is the only proof you need. Lexie then blew up at April infront of Meredith - who quickly ended the confrontation and explained to Lexie that the only reason April knew about the miscarriage is because she was there when it happened. April walked out and ended up staying with Arizona and Callie for a few days. April then went to check if Jo and Alex were ready, only to discover that they had disappeared. April called shotgun to sit in the front as she gets carsick in the back, but she had been drinking so much that she got carsick in the front too. She returned almost a year later, appearing more confident but also more distant. This is entirely about you," Jackson said, indicating he had no more interest in her. "[48], Like many of the other doctors, Cristina found April to be somewhat annoying upon meeting her. When Derek Shepherd became Chief of Surgery, he rehired April, because he thought she deserved a second chance. Profession According to Richard Webber, she is a terrible driver. April and Jackson's Wedding is the wedding between April Kepner and Jackson Avery. April continued to hover and told Owen that she had a feeling it was a gastrointestinal problem, which turned out to be correct. [25], April continued to use Tinder as she wanted to date someone from outside the hospital. Before taking his daughter home, Jackson stopped by her room. He refused to be given more medication before his wife's arrival. April saves his life by assembling her fellow doctors to operate although Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital was no longer a trauma center at the time. When April went to check on Karin, she told April that she had heard a lot about her and made it clear she did not want to hear April's side of the story. She is allergic to peanuts and loves fortune cookies. She and the baby were then brought to Grey Sloan Memorial so she could have surgery. She was paged back to Karin Taylor's bed since Karin was experiencing pain. His bones were breaking inside the womb, devastating April. [30], She continued to sleep with Vik as her downward spiral continued. Like he is to everyone, Alex was very rude upon meeting April, but it didn't take her long to notice this was only a defense mechanism he used to prevent people from getting too close. When Stephanie came in and started comforting Jackson, April left. After things had calmed down, Maggie came to apologize as she felt her scolding Jackson was out of line, since April was the one who should be yelling at him given their shared daughter. He felt guilty, but left the room without saying a word. People can either believe in God or believe that to be pointless, whichever makes them happier. April was still hurt about losing Samuel and made the decision to go work with Dr. Hunt in a war zone. Her mother is a teacher, while her father stays home and tends to the farm. He assured her he was there for her. Finding her best friend shot to death at the hands of Gary Clark sent April into shock, but she quickly recovered and reported what she found to Derek Shepherd. They all passed except April. All other pregnant characters gave birth in the same season they got pregnant in. After three days, April and the team of esteemed surgeons she had assembled read through all the proposals and chose 25 of them to receive seed money. She went home to Jackson. April said that Matthew brought her breakfast burritos and now they were getting married. April returned to the gala, where she heard Callie was telling everyone Arizona had died in the plane crash. He gave her his blessing, but still wasn't sure he would be at the wedding. After surgery, she started thinking that she really didn't pass and they just didn't inform her because it was the second time she failed. April started crying as she feared she would be missing out on bonding moments, so she told Jackson to leave with Harriet so she could stop crying. Due to their talks, she forgot she was supposed to have Harriet that night and was surprised when Jackson showed up to drop her off. Jackson and April worked out a plan with Catherine, inducing labor and cherishing and baptizing the baby before their son would pass away. Unlike him, she wasn't good at compartmentalizing, so the situation caused her pain. Owen had the paramedics take him to the scene of the accident and found her several hours after the accident. They found out the trauma center wasn't closing due to budget issues, but instead because trauma centers aren't a good selling point. 192 He proposed to her and she happily accepted. [18], Following the surgery, April recovered in a room. Arizona recognized that from own life and assured her that it becomes a new normal. Thinking she had lost Jackson made her realize her true feelings for him. At the end of the day, he confronted her, but she told him he wasn't her that and left as she had plans. Growing up, April had terrible acne and wore braces and glasses until college; landing her the cruel nickname of duckie ("the ugly duckling") given by her sisters. She later met up with him in an on-call room and made sure he knew he was appreciated, and that she noticed all the good he's been doing. During a routine ultrasound, Stephanie accidentally revealed to April that the baby was a boy. [46] Jackson was furious with April for not telling him herself. If she chooses to leave, he told her that he wasn't sure that he could be there when she came back. That calmed April down and gave her confidence that she would raise the baby right. After working on Jill Kasliner, Jackson and April fought about how they would raise their children. She ran into Jackson, who took her into a supply closet and demanded to know what had been going on with her. April and Jackson asked everyone for privacy. Horrible things happen and nobody knows why. All throughout the night, she made sure everybody follow the rules to the letter and speeched about their importance in making sure life wasn't meaningless. He asked her if she was happy, which made her cry. April is very talented when it comes to numbers and statistics. While waiting for the results of the pregnancy test, Jackson told her that he was all in and that they would have a wonderful wedding with butterflies and that they would raise the kid together. She's the first character of whom a pregnancy that led to birth lasts for more than one season. [3] She shut down and all the hospitals that offered her a fellowship were now retracting their offers. Kepner While Meredith was in the hospital, April and Jackson had an argument because Jackson served her divorce papers. [19] Harriet was soon cleared to go home, but April needed to stay in the hospital for wound therapy. During a meeting with Richard Webber, he stated he has no doubt she is an excellent surgeon because she has the recommendations to prove it. She went to the homecoming dance with a boy named Joseph.[44]. First "Just saying," she said when Owen gave her a look. [33], He stayed overnight. April can also become very emotional over little things. At the point of their relationship in which Jackson established that he had feelings for April and he was hurt that she referred to their relationship as a dessert or a car crash, April noticed that her period was 4 days late. April instructed Taryn to make that happen. She used to have a red journal with motivational messages to get her through the day, such as, "You are the future of medicine". She assured him she was good and finally told him that she lost God after losing her patients for no reason. Much of April's personal life was revealed while she was being held at gunpoint by Gary Clark. She said she was getting married, and Jackson joked that was all because of him. After surgery, April showed Jackson how she shuts down someone who's spinning out of control by calming down their patient. It's been noted by Owen Hunt that although April panics under pressure, she shows promise as a trauma surgeon due to her tenaciousness. On the day of the divorce signing, April and Jackson look at their relationship over the last 6+ years. After leaving, she came to find that Eric had died. Meredith assured her she wanted the Award badly and was sticking around because their patient reminded her of Cristina. Afterward, April was avoiding a conversation with Jackson while he was eager to talk to her. Eventually, she came back to her senses and wandered inside. Lexie at first was very mean to her but reconciled with her as she felt bad. April often disapproved of his crude humor, but overall seemed to get along with him. April declared that she would fight for their relationship until her death. Suddenly she got a message, and too nervous to read it herself, she gave her phone to Jackson. Jackson Avery/April Kepner; Jackson Avery & April Kepner & Harriet Kepner-Avery; April Kepner; Jackson Avery; Harriet Kepner-Avery; Summary. This encounter made April feel ready and she and Jackson settled on naming their son Samuel Norbert Avery. Their discussion was resolved when Jackson decided he'd accompany his wife and children to church, as he felt that was really important for his wife. Jackson jokingly responds by saying he's going to think she's mentally ill, but April takes him seriously and her feelings are hurt. April then finally admitted out loud that she hated God so much that she wished He were dead. She then completely spun out of control and frantically started performing CPR on a dummy she had made up a life story for. She had a rough start, but later got a handle on things and became an excellent chief resident. While he didn't want to worry his wife, they told him his condition was worse enough to call her. She was married to Jackson Avery, with whom she has a deceased son, Samuel, and a daughter, Harriet Kepner-Avery. [9], Some time after the gala, Arizona was offered coffee by Leah. At that very moment, the minister finally arrived at the right location and the newly engaged couple decided to get married right then and there. April said she did, and Owen approved of this, as all first responders are good guys. He replied he was trying to be a better boyfriend now, but April said that his behavior to her had helped her to get her act together. April then bluntly asked to try on Arizona's leg, which made them both laugh. Richard then paged her to David's room. [7], A few days after having retaken her boards, April was still anxiously waiting to hear about the result. During their first ultrasound, things were awkward as they didn't know how to behave because of their fight. However, Jackson was deeply hurt as he felt that she abandoned him and he did not wish to get back together. Workplace She then asked to let her take some of his pain away, but he stated she already did by opening up to him about her pain. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. He said that she didn't want him when he wanted her, and she only wanted him now because she was scared by the real relationship she was in. She had a big crush on the married Derek Shepherd following the merger. She revealed that she was born on April 23rd in Columbus, Ohio and was raised on a corn farm in Moline, Ohio along with three sisters, a pet pony, and a pet duck. He noticed April disliked her for her decision while he himself didn't blame her. April encouraged everyone to set out to find them. April kept her relationship with God a secret from her fellow doctors because she feared they would see her as less of a surgeon because of it. They gave each other an awkward high five. April then revealed they weren't hypothetical anymore, as she was pregnant accidentally. While reading the journal, she noticed tear drops on. Sarah Drew, FormerGrey Sloan Memorial HospitalMercy West Medical CenterSeattle Grace Mercy West Hospital. When she went home to pick up her iPod, Jackson asked her to end their fight, as the children they were discussing were hypothetical after all. April wanted to wear her mother's veil at her wedding. Siblings [26] On the day of the Harper Avery ceremony, April and Meredith operated together while Meredith actually had to leave for the ceremony. Three nephewsThree brothers-in-lawRuby Taylor (stepdaughter) While their reverend was getting their exercises for the next week, Matthew wanted to discuss an important area of their relationship where they are compatible, but not equal. Jackson prays to God to bring April back. April has fasted (abstained from any food or drink for a period of time for religious observation). Later that night, Jackson FaceTimed April because Harriet wouldn't go back to sleep, so April sang to her to lull her back to sleep. Eli was transported to the burn unit, where Jackson and April made him comfortable. One by one, she declared the dummies dead with surprise twists and had Andrew pretend he was hurt by a piece of shrapnell from yet another plane. Jackson Avery/April Kepner; Jackson Avery; April Kepner; Catherine Avery; Callie Torres; the Kepner fam; Summary. He replied he wanted to come, and she then asked for their blessing. [23] Jackson found out what April had told Maggie and wanted to address this, but April dodged the question. After being rehired, April decided to stick to more administrative work because she believed she wasn't a good surgeon anymore. After April had a day with several cases that made her question God and her faith, she went to the bar, where Vik came to sit next to her. The entire experience and the fact that the minister still hadn't showed up ruined the wedding. Ben, who was with her, wanted to take her to the hospital, but she didn't want to chance being caught in the car in the rain, so she said she'd just have the baby at Meredith's hou… Matthew Taylor (husband)Jackson Avery (ex-husband) As she and Jackson couldn't find any chaplain in the hospital, Jackson got certified online and officiated the wedding. She then had a talk with Matthew, who figured she was still with Jackson and a 3-year-old. Libby KepnerKimmie KepnerAlice Kepner It was later revealed that April and Jackson got married. April assisted her and told her that some things just happen and people don't get to know why, like Eli had told her. PartyPerky PattieSgt. While comforting the woman, April reconnected with God and found her faith again, assuring the woman she was strong enough to get through this, indirectly also talking to herself with God's words. Five years later after divorcing Jackson, April was reunited with Matthew after helping his wife Karin deliver their baby. April had earned herself the nickname The Party among the interns while Vik openly bragged about his sexual experiences with her, which further worried Jackson. They ordered Leah to get more champagne and snacks. April asked Jackson to stay because of how special he was in her life. He told her there are no guarantees for a life free of suffering or injustice in faith. April examined him and diagnosed toxic epidermal necrolysis, a side effect from the antibiotics Bailey had prescribed him for the third time for diverticulitis. However, the test came back negative, to which April responded with relief and delight. Arizona also comforted April after Jackson told her he wasn't going to be there if April left again. After Maggie's boyfriend's wife showed up, the night ended abruptly. 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