Updated: 05/12/2018 08:39 AM | First Published: 05/11/2018 01:16 PM

What happened to April Kepner in Grey's Anatomy? Is she alive?

Sarah Drew plays April Kepner on Grey's Anatomy.

Fans of Grey’s Anatomy were holding their breath when their favorite character April was on the verge of death on May 10 episode. In the penultimate episode of the 14th season, April was seen seriously injured and Jackson Avery was crying over her body. After Sarah Drew's announcement on leaving the show, fans were wondering how the show would play-out the exit for Drew’s character, April. So, death seemed to be one way. Is this the end for her?




Did April Kepner die?

Thanks to the Gods and the heavens, and of course, the team at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital, her life was saved. April got into a car accident with her ex-fiance and present boyfriend, Matthew. When the car rolled over, Matthew was trapped in the car, but April managed to get out and call 911. But unfortunately, she slipped and fell down an icy ravine, and was not found right away and the cold weather led her to hypothermia.

Sarah Drew as April Kepner.

As it has already been announced that Sarah Drew would not be appearing on the show after season 14, April’s death seemed very much likely. But, we can trust the doctors at Grey Sloan.

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Meredith had been in a similar situation before and insisted on not letting April go at any cost. She believed April could survive, and she did, but not before an emotional outbreak among the doctors at Grey Sloan.

Drew and Williams as April and Jackson.

April was fine and sending invitations for Jo and Alex’s wedding in the start of the episode but ended up battling for her life on a hospital bed later. While April was lying on the bed and seemed like she was going to be brain dead, Jessie Williams, who plays April’s ex-husband, Jackson, showed his acting skills. He prayed to the God he didn’t believe in for his child’s mother’s life.

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At the end of the episode, April woke up unscathed. The intense episode ended with Matthew and April resting together, and Jackson is probably confused about the existence of God as he enters the church room in the hospital with his daughter.

Sarah Drew as April Kepner in the show.

So what’s next for April?

Well, that's something only the May 17 episode will reveal! It is certain that April will be written-off, but we don’t know what producers have planned for her as the finale is set to focus on Jo and Alex’s wedding. Although there are many Jackson and April shippers, it looks like April will get her happy ending with Matthew. Since she has endured a lot of hardship throughout the show, it's obvious that the viewers would want a happy ending for her rather than a bittersweet one.