Fans of Japril now have reason to hope and rejoice as showrunner Shonda Rhimes hinted at their fate on Grey’s Anatomy Season 13.

September 22 is fast approaching. No doubt, fans are eager to find out what is in store for the doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. Fortunately, Japril followers can now look forward to even the slightest chance they might get to rekindle their romance.

The finale of Season 12 witnessed the birth of April and Jackson’s baby. Hence, fans became hopeful for their change of heart given the baby’s arrival. At the time, their divorce was nearly final. The presence of Catherine did not help the situation either.

Nevertheless, spoilers hinting at their possible hookup did not cease. A month prior to the Grey’s Anatomy Season 13 premiere, a tweet from actress/director Debbie Allen sparked talk of their likely reunion. Hence, many suspect her description of the upcoming season referred to a hot hookup between the new parents.

By chance, showrunner Shonda Rhimes gave a hint at what Japril fans can expect from the two this season. The news certainly offered hope the relationship between them would at least be civil. Then again, their civility might lead to something else.

“[April and Jackson will explore] in a much lighter way, what it means to be uncoupled, to be divorced and to have a kid, and how you do that? They’re going to really try to do this in a healthy way, and is that healthy way going to feel so healthy when they still have feelings for each other?” EP Shonda Rhimes revealed to Entertainment Weekly. Her words certainly hint at so much possibility for the couple who clearly still feel the same as before.

Are you hopeful for a Japril reunion on Grey’s Anatomy Season 13?