If there's one show on TV that is showing no signs of slowing down, it's ABC's Grey's Anatomy. The medical drama is currently in its whopping 14th season on the network, and will be returning for Season 15. With only two episodes left in the season, the heat is on to deliver a satisfying conclusion. There is also added pressure to writing off both Arizona Robbins and April Kepner, as the show loses two of its series regulars. The latter is played by Sarah Drew, and the trailer for the penultimate episode is certainly cause for alarm. It looks like Grey's might kill poor April off, which could be a major misstep for the beloved series.
The next episode "Cold as Ice" looks like a Grey's Anatomy classic trope: one of the doctors could die and needs emergency surgery. The trailer vaguely shows something happened to April outside of the hospital, with Owen eventually happening upon her. Whatever it is, it's serious. The clip also shows Meredith breaking down, as well as Jackson crying over April's body. But are they really killing her off?
Grey's Anatomy has always been at its best when packing an emotionally devastating punch. The medical drama has been making their cast (and fans) ugly cry for well over a decade, and now it looks like the Grim Reaper has possibly come for April. There's no logical reason for April to suddenly leave her job and family in Seattle, so the writers are going to need to whip out some sort of macguffin to make it happen. And Grey's is a show that just loves to kill their main characters off.
If April does end up being killed off, I think it'll be a misstep for Grey's Anatomy. This season has gone back to basics in many ways, with characters like Nurse Olivia, Teddy Altman, Matthew the EMT, and Geena Davis' Nicole Herman all return after long absences. Suddenly killing April off would be pretty cheap, especially since her role was all but non existent in the most recent episode. Sarah Drew should at least get the chance to shine one last time.
Plus, the groundwork might be laid for April to possibly leave Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. Matthew's return caused her to reflect on her decisions, and perhaps the hospital just has too many negative memories attached to its. She was nearly shot, lost a baby, fell in love, and broke up all within those walls. Characters like Teddy and Stephanie Edwards have left for similar reasons, and it would be a little more tasteful. Then again, who doesn't love a Grey's Anatomy cry fest? Arizona seems happy about potentially moving to New York, so there's gotta be drama somewhere (besides Alex and Jo's wedding.)
Grey's Anatomy airs Thursdays on ABC. In the meantime, check out our midseason premiere list to plan your next binge watch. Plus our superhero premiere list and Amazon premiere list to ensure you don't miss a single episode.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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