The April episode was deep – layers upon layers.
But first….I really wish I cared about Jo. I don’t hate her character. I see SOME growth in it. I think Karev needs a girl with a little more fire in her, a little more personality. She’s just there and I watch. But her storyline would have hit me more if I actually cared. It felt a little rushed and anticlimactic but oh well.
Bailey having that convo with her son in the end. I can’t imagine what it’s like to have to have that kind of talk with your son. The fact that it’s a reality for a parent to have that kind of conversation is heartbreaking.
Yikes – April’s voice over throughout the episode had me in tears at the end. The lifeless eyes in that last scene was heartbreaking. I’ve always had a hot and cold relationship with April. She irritated me so much in the beginning but then all the April-centric episodes left me rooting for her. Her character has gone through some of the biggest changes and I’ve grown to really like her character. Her questioning her faith and having it challenged was so so well done. You can see it weighing on her more and more throughout the episode.
I liked that we got to see April and Matt in a scene again. I always liked them as a couple and never truly embraced Japril. It was interesting to think about what might have been had she chosen the man of her faith. I think it would have grounded and inspired her in a different way. I would love a April-Matt revisit. I think she could help him through his grief as she knows & has experienced her own loss. And I think he could help her come to terms with her own demons and provide a light that’s been missing in her life for some time now.