Is April Kepner Returning to Grey's Anatomy? Krista Vernoff Says...

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April Kepner (Sarah Drew) recently departed Grey's Anatomy to close season 14, could she possibly be returning?

Will April Kepner (Sarah Drew) Come Back to Grey's Anatomy?

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So first we're told we have to say goodbye to April Kepner for good, and now we're hearing she could come back? How dare Grey's Anatomy play with our feelings like that! We know how hard it can be to say goodbye to our beloved characters, so we're dying to know what's really going on here.

If April were to show up again by some chance, what could this mean for her and Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams)? They seemed to leave their relationship off on a pretty good note considering everything that happened. Plus, April ran off and married Matthew Taylor (Justin Bruening), and Jackson has been getting pretty serious with Maggie Pierce (Kelly McCreary). That reunion could be pretty interesting, to say the least!

Krista Vernoff Weighs In On April's Possible Return

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Showrunner Krista Vernoff tells fans, "Never say never," when considering the possibility of April's return to Grey's.


She adds, "That's what I said when people asked me if I was coming back to Grey's when I left Season 7. I said, ‘Never say never,' and look"-- she's returned after all.

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But couldn't this be said about anyone who has left Grey's? Anyone could really come back if someone made it happen, so is the possibility of April's return just as likely as anyone else's?

It turns out, Drew's role in the Cagney & Lacey reboot wasn't picked up by CBS, so she might have some free time. Drew's availability means there's definitely a chance she could be guest starring in Grey's Anatomy's 15th season.

"I'm not promising anything for this season," Vernoff reiterates. "But at Shondaland, those doors are open."

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Vernoff haqs definitely got our hopes up a bit for this one, so we're excited to see what really comes of it! All we can do now is watch and wait– probably what we were going to do anyway.

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