Sarah Drew's "Grey's Anatomy" character April's relationship with her husband Jackson has been on shaky grounds ever since she left him to join the armed forces as a military doctor.
Although she did come back after a brief tour, the previous season ended with her expressing a desire to go on tour again, and Jackson saying he won't be waiting for her when she returns.
Recently, at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, showrunner Shonda Rhimes revealed that April made good of her threat by moving overseas to resume her work, leaving Jackson alone.
This means that Drew might not be featured in a good number of episodes of "Grey's Anatomy", something that was done with Patrick Dempsey before he was written off.
However, the mother of two revealed in a recent interview that she has no immediate plans to quit. She also noted that the ABC medical drama has spoiled her for other shows.
"I mean, number one: being a part of this show in particular is such an honor, the writing is so incredible, the people are so amazing, and the fans are so enthusiastic," Drew told Digital Spy.
"It's such a good show that I'm spoiled — when I read [other] scripts over the hiatus, I'm like, 'This is all such garbage!' I get to do such great work and have such great writing all year long. So yeah, I'd love to stay on as long as they'll have me, but you never know how long that'll be!"
Meanwhile, the upcoming season is all about reinvention and hope.
"Meredith is single and she is living this life that she's never thought she'd be living again," showrunner Rhimes previewed, reported TVLine. "She's living in a house with her sisters. She's surrounded by women who are dating and having a whole life and she's not interested in all that. [Meredith is] starting to wonder is there a second life here or are your best years behind you? I guess the theme[of Season 12] is rebirth. "
"Grey's Anatomy" will return to ABC on 24 September.