The chemistry between Ethan Choi (Brian Tee) and April Sexton (Yaya DaCosta) was palpable throughout Chicago Med’s fifth season. Still, any chance of rekindling their relationship is put on hold until they overcome the hurdles they face.
In what is said to be “the most controversial episode” so far this season, Ethan concluded that April killed a patient. It certainly looks like the doctor and nurse have hit a major roadblock in their ongoing relationship.
Although April laughed and joked with her fellow nurses earlier in the episode, her interactions with Ethan were particularly tense and icy.
With many episodes left in this series, who knows if we’ll see a reunion for these two anytime soon.
David Choi was in for a surprise when he tried to help another nurse with a patient, and she disdainfully walked away without any explanation.
Later, Choi learned why his colleague reacted this way: the new patient, Kominsky, had set alarm bells ringing among the other nurses.
While they hadn’t taken him to do his labs yet, they flatly refused to explain why, despite Choi’s persistent attempts.
Nevertheless, all the medical staff had quickly come to the aid of each other to protect each other and ultimately benefit their patients, even if it meant keeping secrets for now.
Choi’s attempt to get the nurses to do their job is met with cold responses from them, forcing him to turn to Maggie for answers.
She explains that one of the nurses is absent, so he has to be patient. But when the nurse struggles to find a vein to draw blood from, Mr. Kominsky starts screaming in pain.
When there are no eager nurses around, Choi takes matters into his own hands and finds out why none of the nurses wanted to do the research – it turns out that this patient assaulted one of them at some point in their lives.
Ethan notices that emotion clouds their better judgment and slowly realizes why they weren’t professional and stands up for the medical care that should be provided no matter what happened before or after.
He debates this with April, while she sticks to her opinion regardless.
The episode’s direction changed dramatically after an argument when Kominsky suddenly collapsed and died.
Suspecting foul play, Choi pointed fingers at the nurses as the hospital launched an investigation to determine the cause of death.
Choi confronted April and accused her of involvement in the patient’s death.
However, after seeking medical advice, he discovered that a small tumor had caused a spike in epinephrine, leading to the patient’s untimely death.
He apologized to April for his accusation and admitted that he was hurt by her refusal to communicate with him.
Despite the awkwardness of their past romantic relationship, Ethan expressed a desire to move on and become friends.
However, April couldn’t overlook the fact that he had accused her of murder.