Grey's Anatomy Exclusive: Sarah Drew on Surprising Hook Up, "Gigantic" Season Finale Event

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It's depicted in the Grey's Anatomy preview for tomorrow night's new episode, and Sarah Drew wasted no time getting right to the point of it when we talked on the phone yesterday:

Yes, April and Jackson "definitely hook up" on "Moment of Truth," the actress said, but she added: "I cannot reveal whether she gives up her V-card or not."

Well, alright then!

What can Drew reveal about what she admits was a "surprising" development between two characters who have been more like siblings than love interests over the past year?

Jackson and April Pic

"There's a lot of confusion between the two of them regarding what the relationship actually is after they hook up," said the star. "There's also something very cool revealed about April at the end of the episode and it plays into her relationship with Jackson. It becomes a point of conflict."

If April and Jackson do become an item, of course, this is Grey's Anatomy; there's the matter of what fans should nickname the couple. Drew says Twitter followers have suggested Japril - but we can do better than that, can't we?

Personal life aside, the residents at Seattle Grace are embarking on a major professional endeavor these days. How is April holding up? Will she be able to focus on her Boards or is she on the verge of a breakdown?

"She's trying to focus with all of her might," Drew said, but… "She's totally freaking out at the same time. She's sort of jumping out of her skin because she's been working for the last eight years for this moment, for this exam. It will determine her career."

As a result, Drew teases that "jaws are going to drop" across the Grey's Anatomy universe when viewers see just how April handles the stress. Prepare to see a different side to the character, fans, and prepare to ask yourself:

"Who is this person?" Drew says.

Finally, Shonda Rhimes created major buzz this week when she previewed a significant "thing" that will take place on the Grey's Anatomy season finale. Naturally, Drew will shed total light on this topic, right? She'll tell us exactly what to expect. Not exactly...

"It is gigantic and it will forever change the face of Seattle Grace and the characters who work there. It's really intense and emotional."

Oh well. Guess we'll need to tune in and find out.

Grey's Anatomy airs a new episode Thursday on ABC at 9 p.m. EST. Look for Drew to live Tweet throughout the hour and visit TV Fanatic soon after it concludes for our weekly, detailed review of all the (April and Jackson!) action.

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I think its Webber, cos it happens outside the hospital and he was saying to Jacksons mother that he flies in at this time and place and was going to hook up with her and stuff.


My jaw so did not drop.


AJax sounds a bit better than Japril. Not to mention both are things I wouldn't mind sticking under my kitchen sink so I can focus elsewhere.


I knew it! It was time for them to hook up. I can not wait for the episode!! I like them together.


Kepner has really grown on me. I enjoy her as a character, I just wish they would have played the real life pregnancy into the show. Now that would have been dramatic!! :D NATURE BABY! I'm ready for an explosive season finale. If they're going to rid us of a major character -- it's gotta be big.


The best relationships always begins from friends! I love april and jackson together! I totalLy saw it coming!


a beloved character is going to die says rhimes and that the fianle will be gigantic, as long as they dont kill of mereck, cristina, alex and webber and baily the show will survive if it were to have a 9 season cos if bait like christina dies people will not watch the following season


I think it will be Webber that dies. Whatever happens will "change the face of Seattle Grace". Webber IS the face of SG and you hear very little about his future plans for the series.


Avery and Kepner??? Really??? That is the one relationship I was hoping would not happen.


The only ones I care about are Mere, Cristina and Alex. Anyone else can go.
Too bad it doesn't sound like April/Avery are going anywhere. The useless characters are safe? Yawn. They're Gizzie 2.0. Same brother/sister vibe, same lack of chemistry. Wonder if April's freaking because one of them is secretely married. It's not like Shonda ever repeats storylines, LOL.

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