April herself, Sarah Drew, gives HollywoodLife.com the scoop on the shocking hookup.
The April 26 episode of Grey’s Anatomy finds every character on high-alert — the residents are finally taking their board exams after eight years — but no one goes off the rails quite like April (Sarah Drew), who manages to punch a guy, yell at Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and hop into bed with Jackson (Jesse Williams) all in the course of the hour. But will bedding Jackson mean April will finally lose her virginity?
“They definitely hook up, but I cannot reveal whether she loses her virginity,” Sarah tells HollywoodLife.com. “She gets a little action, for sure, they both do. But I think she’s just super high on adrenaline, and she knows Jackson is her best friend and she’s safe with him. She’s like, ‘I don’t know what to do with myself, so I’m just going to make out with you.'”
But April’s no-pants party with Jackson is merely one of the many “out-of-character” moves we’ll see her make tonight.
“We’ll see all the residents reacting to the stress and anxiety of their boards in all kinds of different ways,” Sarah says. “April’s is particularly fun and out of character for her. She’s kind of jumping out of her skin, so it takes on that kind of flavor where she actually punches a guy in the face. And that leads to some other stuff that happens throughout this week’s episode.
And April’s not alone! It sounds like the whole Seattle Grace gang bought tickets for the crazy train.
“Cristina [Sandra Oh] becomes super-focused on succeeding and crushing her boards,” Sarah says. “She focuses all her energy on her career because her personal life is in such chaos. Meredith also has something crazy happen to her that distracts her. And then there’s Karev [Justin Chambers], who’s torn between what’s happening with little baby Tommy and also succeeding with his boards. Everyone has their own drama they’re dealing with as they walk into the most stressful moments of their eight-year residency.”
Watch the doctors — especially April — freaking out in a clip from tonight’s episode below: