April and Stark?! Sarah Drew Speaks on Unexpected Grey's Anatomy Romance

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It's probably safe to say that few Grey's Anatomy fans saw this one coming. Grey's Anatomy fans have seen Izzie get freaky with a ghost, too, so that's saying something.

After Dr. Stark (Peter MacNicol) awkwardly asked April out at the end of the last week's episode of the ABC drama, Sarah Drew says she was as shocked as viewers were.

But, she adds, this interesting new pair will make a lot more sense soon.

April and Dr. Stark

Raise your hand if you predicted this love connection. Anyone?

After the next new episode, which will jump forward a month from where we left off, "we’ve been on several dates at that point,” Drew tells EW this morning.

“She sees a side to Dr. Stark that he doesn’t show to anyone else at the hospital, and she finds that part endearing ... I think they enjoy the companionship.”

But it’s companionship that will no doubt come with a few wagging fingers, skepticism and commentary from viewers - not to mention April's fellow residents.

“You get an insight into what’s going on. It’s funny and a little sad and sweet,” she says. “But we have never done anything like this on Grey’s Anatomy."

"It’s usually gorgeous men like Jesse Williams taking his shirt off and getting it on in the on-call room. We haven’t really seen this kind of a thing before."

"I think it’s fun.”

Hmm. Thoughts on what she means by that? Here's what she doesn't mean:

“I’m almost positive she’s not losing her virginity by the end of the season. The latest I’ve heard from the writing room is that she’s going to hold on to it for some time,” she says. “I think they’re really planning to take care of that and make it really beautiful and really sweet and develop that story.”

What do you think of this latest Grey's Anatomy romance? Discuss!

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Grey's Anatomy Quotes

There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.


MEREDITH: "You don't get to call me a whore. When I met you, I thought I had found the person that I was going to spend the rest of my life with. I was done! All the boys and all the bars and all the obvious daddy issues, who cares? I was done. You left me. You chose Addison. I'm all glued back together now. I make no apologies for how I chose to repair what you broke. You don't get to call me a whore."
DEREK: "This thing with us is finished. It's over."
MEREDITH: "Finally."
DEREK: "Yeah, it's done."
MEREDITH: "It is done."