Mr. Laser Beam wrote:
I wonder what happened in the Abramsverse that turned April evil...
Based on Countdown I wouldn't call April evil.
He's spent 20 years fighting a war, trying to protect those poor Phaedans from being slaughtered when he could have hidden behind the PD and stayed on Enterprise drinking coffee, working his way to Admiral.
Stealing Enterprise and making that deal seems to be his last & only hope to win.