Drew, 40, exited the clinical drama on the cease of season 14 in 2018 after 9 seasons. Her character, a trauma surgeon at Grey Sloan Memorial Clinical institution, shares a daughter with Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams), and tons of followers belief the 2 would cease up together in the cease.
Alternatively, actual thru her final episode, April married Matthew (Justin Bruening) and quit her job on the health center, critical to every followers’ and Drew’s surprise.
“I turned into told that the tag had too many characters and that they most critical to downsize due to they couldn’t service the total characters successfully. They didn’t need any of us to be left in the background and now not getting critical of a story,” the Merciless Summer actress told The Hollywood Reporter in August 2018 of the exit. “[Showrunner] Krista Vernoff acknowledged that she felt love April had been thru so critical and had approach out the diversified aspect and that she didn’t know what she could well put her thru as soon as more. It turned into in actuality arduous to hear that. Nevertheless Krista had a couple of very complimentary issues to utter in regards to the work that I had carried out — in particular this past season — and that April turned into going to agree with her happy ending.”
Drew shared that she turned into blindsided by the guidelines that she turned into being written off, finding out about it while shadowing Kevin McKidd (who portrays Owen Hunt) while he turned into directing an episode.
“It turned into in the afternoon and I went relief to my trailer and I did my crying and known as my of us. An total bunch of of us came into my trailer to give me hugs and cry with me and expose me they agree with been so sad I turned into leaving,” the Everwood alum told THR on the time. “I turned into supposed to be shadowing Kevin this total episode with the hope that I would bag to whine an episode of Grey’s but [after being let go] it regarded love wasn’t a possibility anymore.”
The solutions that she can return comes one day after Grey’s Anatomy‘s midseason premiere, which saw the death of Andrew DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti). Season 17 has furthermore featured the return of Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) and George O’Malley (T.R. Knight), two characters who died earlier in the series. Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) reunited with every males on the sea run by skill of her COVID dreams.
Grey’s Anatomy airs on ABC Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET.
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