Chicago Med’s Choi and April: Should they stay or split?

CHICAGO MED -- "This Is Now" Episode 318 -- Pictured: (l-r) Yaya DaCosta as April Sexton, Brian Tee as Ethan Choi -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC)
CHICAGO MED -- "This Is Now" Episode 318 -- Pictured: (l-r) Yaya DaCosta as April Sexton, Brian Tee as Ethan Choi -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC) /
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CHICAGO MED — “Who Can You Trust” Episode 411 — Pictured: (l-r) Nate Santana as James Lanik, Yaya DaCosta as April Sexton — (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson) /

Why they should break up

All roads are now pointing toward April and Choi getting back together, but just because that’s the implied direction doesn’t mean it’s the right one. Chicago Med season 4 has also seen them fight over some pretty serious things, causing their relationship to have some drastic mood swings.

There was April reporting Choi to his boss James Lanik (recurring guest star Nate Santana) in the episode “Who Can You Trust.” And a handful of other disagreements over patient care. Then there was the big one: Choi questioning April about whether or not she murdered a child molester just a few weeks later.

She was so furious about that, she told him she didn’t even want to be friends with him anymore—yet in the most recent episode, she’d already forgiven him and wanted him to come out with her? That was jarring, since these were two characters who’d almost ended up working separate shifts not so long ago.

The writing for this ship, particularly April, hasn’t been great this season. April has turned into sort of what Natalie Manning (Torrey DeVitto) was like during the second season. She’s self-righteous and making sure everyone knows what she thinks, even if it means putting aside ethics or feelings of other people.

And Chicago Med has given viewers multiple shots of her looking at Choi, so fans know she’s still thinking about him. As for him, his whole reunion with Vicki could’ve been good but the scripts did not really develop it; it always felt like they were just a hurdle for April.

But these two might be spending too much time together. They work together on almost every case, and they’ve been butting heads even more than usual this season. So personal space would be a good thing for them. They both need to develop relationships with other people; we haven’t seen as much of April with Maggie Lockwood (Marlyne Barrett) like we used to, or Choi with, well, anybody else.

Chexton was good while it lasted, but it wouldn’t serve much of a purpose for either character now and with all the fighting they’ve done this season, can they really just forget all of that?