All of a sudden, April (Sarah Drew) and Jackson's (Jesse Williams) child-rearing disagreements got a lot more urgent on Grey's Anatomy — with the revelation at the end of Season 10, Episode 21 that she is pregnant.
In an interview with TV Guide, Sarah Drew says she was just as shocked as we were to learn that her TV alter-ego is expecting.
"At the table read. I was like, 'What? Already? So soon? You really want more babies on this show?!'" she says. "I was really, really surprised that they chose to get April pregnant so, so fast."
But the actress also says the pregnancy reveal sets up scintillating drama in the final three episodes of Season 10: "It really just fuels some bigger conflict between April and Jackson and forces them to evaluate, 'What did we get ourselves into? Is this something that we really want?'"
And worse, their marriage is still in a tenuous place. "By the end of [Season 10, Episode 22: "We Are Never Getting Back Together"], they're still fighting, and she's still not staying at home," Sarah says. "All of a sudden, s—t just got real. Their honeymoon bubble is over. Now they have to deal with the real-life enormity of the very quick decision that they made … She doesn't know how she feels about whether she wants a child now or whether they'll ever be able to reconcile their differences in how they want to raise their kids."
But Sarah says April would never consider an abortion and that she still sees the pregnancy as good news: "There's something about the fact they have now created this new life that is absolutely beautiful and amazing … They have to figure some stuff out before they can really allow themselves to enjoy it."
It's Shondaland, though, so a happy ending is not necessarily the prognosis!
Source: TV Guide