This one thing has to happen in the next Chicago Med episode

CHICAGO MED -- "Play By My Rules" Episode 408 -- Pictured: (l-r) Colin Donnell as Dr. Connor Rhodes, Norma Kuhling as Dr. Ava Bekker -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC)
CHICAGO MED -- "Play By My Rules" Episode 408 -- Pictured: (l-r) Colin Donnell as Dr. Connor Rhodes, Norma Kuhling as Dr. Ava Bekker -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC) /

Chicago Med season 4 has only six episodes left, and in the next Chicago Med episode, there’s one thing the show must do.

The Chicago Med season is reaching its conclusion, but there’s still some unfinished work for the show to do. With six episodes remaining, there’s one big subject that needs to be solved.

The series needs to end Dr. Ava Bekker’s (Norma Kuhling) drama.

Did she sleep with Dr. Connor Rhodes’ (Colin Donnell) father? At this point, does anyone care if she did or not?

Ava’s storyline started with potential in the season premiere—the idea that she believed in what Connor was doing so much that she was willing to risk her own discomfort to help him. But then it turned into a mess of sex, lies and possible mental illness, and it’s just a disaster.

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This could’ve been a good idea, if it had remained a professional plotline. If it was because Ava had that much respect for Connor’s work, and that she was simply making a persuasive argument to Cornelius Rhodes (recurring guest star D.W. Moffett) because she knew he’d be inclined to listen to her.

Instead, Chicago Med turned it into Ava motivated because she was in love with Connor, and has him and everyone else thinking that she was so obsessed that she had sex with his own father to keep Connor in Chicago.

See what a drastic difference that makes?

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Even the most hardcore Connor and Ava shippers have to be uncomfortable with this storyline for even suggesting that Ava would stoop so low. She may still be found innocent, but that doesn’t get the cringe-inducing mental image out of anyone’s head—including Connor’s. As we’ve discussed previously, it’s wrong on many levels.

Chicago Med has dragged this subplot on too long and made it too much of a focus. It began what will be 17 episodes ago; it could’ve been resolved in the midseason finale and been fine, like we’ve seen happen with other subplots on Chicago Fire. Last season, Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) got rid of his crazy ex-fling by the first season break.

Ava hasn’t gotten any other substantive character development because of the focus on whatever happened with Cornelius. 90 percent of her plot in Chicago Med season 4 has either been directly about that or otherwise connected to Connor and whether or not they’re fighting this week.

She hasn’t been able to grow outside of the Rhodes family, and that’s a shame, because Norma Kuhling is a great actress and could do an awful lot more with Ava—a character who still hasn’t been fully explored to begin with.

Here’s to hoping Chicago Med tells the truth about Ava Bekker as soon as the show returns, because it needs to give everyone the answers—and then figure out her future.

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