Season 3 was an emotional roller coaster for Emergency Department Nurse April Sexton on Chicago Med. She entered a relationship with Dr. Ethan Choi, she supported her brother as he began his career as an ED resident, and she had to find a delicate way of handling Ethan’s complicated sister. With all that she also had her job as a nurse and all the cases that came in. She’s a dedicated nurse who always wants the best for her patients and won’t be afraid to second guess a doctor if she truly feels that something should be different. So with all that, what lies ahead for April?
Her relationship with Ethan – It was obvious this past season that she loves Ethan and wants to have a life with him. However, Ethan’s relationship with his sister made April decide it was time to step back. Ethan’s sister, Emily, has a history of not making the best choices and during her time when we worked at the hospital drugs were stolen and after April found Emily’s cigarette buds in the bathroom after Ethan told her no friends, April believed it was her. In our opinion, April was right to question her because Emily acted in a suspicious way after the incident. Unfortunately, April encouraged Ethan to give her a chance and to not give up on her and it backfired because Ethan let her off the hook. As a result, April said she couldn’t be apart of that and broke up with him.
It wasn’t an easy decision for her and going into Season 4 it is going to be interesting to see how they interact with each other at work. They still care and have feelings for the other and it will definitely be hard to work together when you care for them. To us, April seems like the one who could put her feelings aside for the sake of the patient, while Ethan may have trouble.
April, Maggie, and Goodwin – As Season 3 came to a close we know that Goodwin’s actions have resulted in the hospital to find out that the hospital hired a new Chief of Trauma that she didn’t even know they’d employed. His name is Dr. Jimmy Lanik, and he was what the board was trying to meet with her about. In addition, they’ve also just hired a new Chief Operating Officer from a pharmaceutical company, which means Goodwin has to work with Gwen Garrett. What will be interesting to see is how Goodwin will rely more so on Maggie and April for comfort and to vent. Often time in the show, it’s clear that Ms. Goodwin communicated with Maggie and lets her in on the day-to-day operations, and in return Maggie tells April. The three women have this unspoken bond that keeps them from breaking, and while it’s not always seen, we know it’s there. Besides, the new hospital changes are definitely going to make things harder for everyone so we can’t wait to see how April will react.
Overall, we are excited for NBC’s Wednesday nights as it becomes the Chicago series night. Chicago Med returns September 26 on NBC. For more news related to Chicago Med, be sure to visit this link.
This article was written by Samantha D’Amico. If you want to follow her on Twitter, you can do so at SAM_iamXO. (Photo: NBC.)