Will ‘Japril’ Work It Out?

'Grey's' Doctors Revolt
The gang takes some desperate measures.
As we get closer and closer to the Season 9 finale of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, creator Shonda Rhimes is sparing no drama on the recent episodes.

The latest major event in the series came in the form of the plane crash victims deciding to buy Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital. The biggest surprise in the hospital’s new roster of leadership, however, was the appointment of  Dr. Jackson Avery as the head of the Board of Directors.

“Right out of the gate, it’s not going well,” Jesse Williams, who plays Jackson, tells Celebuzz his character’s new power position.

“Nothing is solid,” he continues. “Everything is quick changing. You’re going to be Public Enemy No. 1 in a hospital, at least for a little while, at least for certain people.”

Williams says he was taken by surprise by the plot turn, which he learned for the the first time in front of producers and castmates during a table read. “I was totally shocked! I did not see it coming in any way, shape or form,” the 31-year-old says.

We spoke to Williams about his character’s current issues on-screen and off, including his thoughts on a Season 10 renewal for the series.

On Jackson’s tumultuous relationship with fellow doctor, April (Sarah Drew:) “I think we’re going to explore their feelings for each other and how they’re going to do that dance of not being together, and keeping in mind that they are friends… They might both have different memories of what happened and what drove them apart and that’s the issue. That’s not helpful and I think that that is something that might get revisited.”

But, in the long run? “Everybody doesn’t end up together. [The fans] want April and Jackson, ‘Apple Jacks,’ ‘Japril’ together, but that’s not necessarily going to work. Sometimes, those things take five years before people come back together. Who knows?”

On the other characters’ reactions to Jackson’s new position: “We might have somebody quit, we might have a little tension and some rivalries developing, might have less alliances between [characters] and it’s going to affect my relationship with everyone.”

On a Grey’s Anatomy renewal:  “We haven’t been officially been picked up for it, but I can’t see a scenario where we’re not.”

Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursdays at 9PM on ABC. For more information, visit the show site.

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