April Kepner and Jackson Avery made us wait forever before finally getting together on ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ so why are they headed for splitsville already? Well, too bad April and Jackson — now that you are finally together, you need to make it work!
On the April 17 episode of Grey’s Anatomy, April and Jackson’s differences finally came to a head, leaving the couple’s future in limbo.
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ — April & Jackson Must Make It Work
Okay, I can not believe that we are already facing another April (Sarah Drew) and Jackson (Jesse Williams) split. Even though there have been constant red flags since they eloped, I really thought they would be one of the few to live happily ever after.
But then, on the April 17 episode of Grey’s Anatomy, I was reminded that there are no happily ever afters at Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital, formerly known as Seattle Grace.
When April confronted Jackson about his constant dismissal of her religious and personal beliefs, things finally hit a boiling point. Jackson’s confession that he does not believe in God was shocking all around, but even more so for April, who has shaped her life around her faith in God. However, her reaction was even more shocking. When she welled up in tears I thought she was heartbroken over their broken relationship, but instead she admitted that she pitied him for his lack of beliefs. Ouch!
However, I have to say that April and Jackson really, truly love each other. It has been obvious from the moment they started making eyes at each other in the hospital. So, they need to make this work.
They have made it through SO much already. From their on-again/off-again sex-heavy relationship, to April’s relationship with paramedic Matthew Taylor (Justin Bruening), to the moment April thought Jackson had died in the car explosion outside of the hospital. Of course after they got married, they had to face even more obstacles — especially Avery’s controlling mother.
April & Jackson Need To Start Compromising
April and Jackson started off dismissing her beliefs — TOGETHER. When April decided to let Jackson take her virginity, he protested at first, but she convinced him it was what she wanted. They lived in sin then, and even though April struggled with it she still continued to go along with it. So, how did she not see this coming?
Technically, April did this to herself. She dismissed her own beliefs for Jackson time and time again, and then some more, so of course he no longer takes it seriously. If she only takes it seriously part-time, why should he have to take it serious full-time?
However, Jackson is still partially to blame as well. Even though April has been so lax about her beliefs, he should always remember that they are important to her. In fact, as her significant other, he should be reminding her that they are important to her so that she doesn’t lose herself. While Jackson may have been raised much differently, and he has almost no beliefs outside of medicine himself, he fell in love with and married a girl that has many. If they were not too many beliefs for him before, they should not be now.
What it all comes down to is compromise. April and Jackson need to find a middle ground when it comes to beliefs, because it is the only way they will survive. April needs to ease up and realize that she married a man who thinks differently than she does, while Jackson needs to start respecting her beliefs and thoughts again.
It’s not too late for these two, and I am going to continue rooting for them!
Your turn, HollywoodLifers — What do YOU think about April and Jackson’s problems? Do you think they will work it out? Let us know your thoughts below!
— Lauren Cox