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Grey’s Anatomy Recap Season 12 Episode 11: Are April and Jackson Officially Over?

By Micheline Goldstein | Feb 26th, 2016

The Grey's Anatomy Season 12 episode "Unbreak My Heart" is all about April and Jackson. The episode is one long look back at their whole relationship, and how they got to where they are now: signing divorce papers. Before April finally signs, she asks Jackson if he's sure this is what he wants. Jackson is silent, but as she signs and leaves, he has tears in his eyes. April is heartbroken that their marriage failed, but that morning she got some bombshell news that might just change everything: she's pregnant! Could a baby fix April and Jackson? Keep reading for highlights from Season 12, Episode 11, "Unbreak My Heart."

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Jackson has pushed forward with the divorce, despite April's protests and desire to work things out. Watch their whole relationship from start to finish to see how it all began, and how it ended. 

April and Jackson: The Journey

 

April is wedding dress shopping just hours after Jackson stopped her wedding to Matthew in Season 10, Episode 12, "Get Up, Stand Up." They're planning to get married the very next day, but disagree when Jackson arranges for a Justice of the Peace to marry them. Jackson reminds April he's not religious, and says he wants a wedding without a lot of "God talk," but April says she wants God at her wedding. He warns her that after they get married he's not suddenly going to become religious. April says she doesn't want him to change who he is, but he can't expect her to change who she is either. Jackson agrees to find an ordained minister to perform the ceremony, and April is proud of how well they compromised, but the disagreement is an early sign of how fundamentally different these two are.

Rewind: April and Jackson Plan Their Wedding

 

April and Jackson can't contain their joy after they find out April is pregnant, and start dancing it out in the break room. Arizona, Meredith, Webber, Callie, and Alex slowly trickle in and join the party, unaware of what they're celebrating until Callie spills the beans. 

Rewind: April's Pregnancy Dance Party

 

Back in the recent past, Jackson seems to finally get through to April when he, in the middle of a heated argument, says, "Divorce is not some dirty word, April, not for me. In fact, right now it's a light at the end of a really dark tunnel." April is so shocked and hurt, she's unable to express her feelings. Instead, she starts pelting Jackson with fortune cookies in a fit of anger. She asks Jackson how they got to this point, and how to make it stop. He doesn't have an answer, but caught up in the emotional moment, they start making out. 

Jackson's Light at the End of the Tunnel

 

In the present, Arizona arrives to comfort April, who's just signed her divorce papers, armed with lots of alcohol. But to her surprise, April declines a drink. She doesn't seem very upset either. Arizona asks her what's going on, and, still in shock, April reveals she found out that morning she's pregnant. Could a new baby fix her broken relationship with Jackson?

April's Pregnancy Bombshell

 

If you're devastated that April and Jackson actually went through with the divorce, go back to a better time and watch the memorable moment when Jackson stops April's wedding to tell her loves her. "I love you. I always have. I love everything about you - even the things I don't like, I love," he says. What woman wouldn't leave her fiancé at the altar to run off with Jackson after that speech?

Classic Jackson & April Moment: Jackson Stops April's Wedding

 

Share you reactions to this Japril-centric episode, and tune in THURSDAY, MARCH 3 8|7c to watch Season 12 Episode 12, "My Next Life," as part of TGIT on ABC and watch Episode 11, "Unbreak My Heart," now!

Season 12 Recaps

Season 12, Episode 10: "All I Want Is You"

Season 12, Episode 9: "The Sound of Silence"

Season 12, Episode 8, the Winter Finale: "Things We Lost in the Fire"

Season 12, Episode 7: "Something Against You"

Season 12, Episode 6: "The Me Nobody Knows"

Season 12, Episode 5: "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"

Season 12, Episode 4: "Old Time Rock and Roll"

Season 12, Episode 3: "I Choose You"

Season 12, Episode 2: "Walking Tall"

Season 12 Premiere: "Sledgehammer"

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