Chicago Med season 3 by character: Ethan Choi

CHICAGO MED -- "Mountains and Molehills" Episode 305 -- Pictured: Brian Tee as Ethan Choi -- (Photo by Elizabeth Sisson/NBC)
CHICAGO MED -- "Mountains and Molehills" Episode 305 -- Pictured: Brian Tee as Ethan Choi -- (Photo by Elizabeth Sisson/NBC) /

How was Chicago Med season 3 for your favorite character? In this retrospective profile, we look at how Chicago Med treated Ethan Choi this season.

As we continue to look back on Chicago Med season 3, we’re breaking down the season for each of the show’s characters.

Did your favorite character have a good season or a bad season? What were their strong points and were there any weaknesses? Was the character affected by the show’s writing, or vice versa? Where could they go from here?

Check out our detailed character breakdown, and let us know your thoughts on how this season was for each character in the comments.

In this profile, we’re looking at Chicago Med‘s chief resident (and resident panda enthusiast) Dr. Ethan Choi, played by Brian Tee.

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In the third season, Choi’s personal life came to the forefront. Much of his arc involved his new romance with April Sexton (Yaya DaCosta).

After sharing a kiss at the end of Chicago Med season 2, the two were not only dating but also living together to some extent—as the season ended with April not happy when Choi said his sister was coming home with “us.”

Speaking of his estranged sister Emily (Arden Cho), Choi reconciled with her only to have her get into trouble again—and end the season in the hospital as a patient. So who will Choi side with, his sister or his girlfriend?

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Chicago Med season 3 will be known as the year of Chexton, as Choi got his second romance plot (following his relationship with the Navy girlfriend who shipped back out). Most of what Choi was handed in the first half of the season was about dating April, and whether or not they were going to make their relationship public.

Unlike how April’s season played out, Choi had a little more to do because of the introduction of his sister. Whereas April was there to support that story, it was Choi’s story. Not only to repair his relationship with Emily, but to watch it fall apart again.

For someone who’s normally so cool under pressure and so able to cut through nonsense, it was interesting to see a weakness for Choi, where he was a little blinded hoping for the best out of Emily, and she disappointed him. He ended the season with a tough call to make, and it could go either way.


It’s surprisingly hard to tell what could happen for Ethan Choi in the next season of Chicago Med. It depends on what the writers are interested in doing. Are they going to continue the Emily storyline and bring Arden Cho back next season, or are they going to move on from that, like they did with Robin Charles?

If Emily continues to remain in play, Choi has a lot of stuff he’ll need to go through. Emily needs to be taken care of literally, plus he needs to sit down and lay down the law about what she did, and what he expects of her, and how that affected him.

Beyond that, it’s really interesting how season 3 didn’t touch on the most interesting part of Chexton—their mutual devotion to family. Choi was devoted to saving Emily, but April has been similarly protective toward Noah, and the show never addressed that. We’ve never even seen a full look at how Choi being senior to Noah in the ED might impact his relationship with April.

There’s a lot to navigate through, but only if Chicago Med decides to stick with it, and that’s too early to call.

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What did you think of Chicago Med season 3 as it relates to Ethan Choi? Let us know how you’d evaluate his season in the comments.