Grey’s Anatomy‘s Jesse Williams and Sarah Drew are about to enjoy some much needed vocal rest.
After enduing a season in which their characters, estranged spouses Jackson and April, ricocheted from one shouting match to another, the actors are getting something of an emotional reprieve. For now, at least.
In a new interview with EW.com, series creator Shonda Rhimes reveals that Season 13 will explore “in a much lighter way, what it means” for the first-time parents “to be uncoupled, to be divorced, and to have a kid.”
And, presumably, to have a conversation with each other at a normal speaking volume.
“They’re going to really try to do this in a healthy way,” Rhimes maintains, before cryptically adding, [But] is that healthy way going to feel so healthy when they still have feelings for each other?”
In an interview with TVLine last spring, Williams expressed optimism about a possible ‘Japril’ reunion. “They definitely have hope,” he said. “I think, as long as they’re alive, they’re going to have hope, because they care deeply about each other. I would be hard-pressed to ever say the slate is wiped completely clean [for them emotionally].”