Chicago Med season 4, episode 17 recap: The Space Between Us

CHICAGO MED -- "The Space Between Us" Episode 417 -- Pictured: Yaya DaCosta as April Sexton -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC)
CHICAGO MED -- "The Space Between Us" Episode 417 -- Pictured: Yaya DaCosta as April Sexton -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC) /
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Chicago Med returned with a crashing episode that spread chaos around the hospital. Find out what happened in our Chicago Med season 4, episode 17 recap.

This week’s Chicago Med broke the hospital once again, this time by driving a car into part of the Emergency Department!

Wednesday’s episode, entitled “The Space Between Us,” saw April Sexton (Yaya DaCosta) get into harm’s way to save the life of a colleague who had been pinned underneath the car. While she was keeping him alive, Dr. Connor Rhodes (Colin Donnell) unraveled why the driver had plowed into the building.

Meanwhile, Dr. Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) had the world’s worst timing and actually managed not to get into a confrontation with his former fiancee.

Click through this slideshow to find out what happened in the latest Chicago Med episode for each of your favorite characters, starting with:

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CHICAGO MED — “The Space Between Us” Episode 417 — Pictured: (l-r) Taylor Kinney as Kelly Severide, Yaya DaCosta as April Sexton, Brian Tee as Ethan Choi, Colin Donnell as Connor Rhodes, Joe Minoso as Joe Cruz, Marlyne Barrett as Maggie Lockwood — (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC) /

April and Choi

Everything was awesome for April until an unconscious man plowed his car into the ED, running over poor Don. April immediately went underneath the vehicle to help her colleague, much to Dr. Ethan Choi’s (Brian Tee) surprise. This meant she ended up literally holding Don’s femoral artery closed; she was the only thing keeping him from bleeding out.

Chicago Fire‘s Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) was surprised to see his old friend underneth the car, but he and the rescue squad were on hand to move the vehicle. That left Choi to almost be booted off the situation by Sharon Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson), who questioned if he was too close to April. Choi insisted that they were just coworkers.

When Don started having an allergic reaction to his blood transfusion, Chicago Med put a time crunch on top of a time crunch. Both April and Choi did their best to keep Don from passing out, but they vehemently disagreed on when to move him. April wanted him out as fast as possible; Choi insisted they wouldn’t do anything until it was safe.

After Don was finally extricated from under the car, April confronted Choi about not pulling their colleague out sooner, accusing him of being more worried about her than him. So basically exactly what Goodwin was worried about. Instead of lecturing him, though, Goodwin just told Choi to hope for the best.

Near the end of the episode, April told Choi that Ron was miraculously expected to make a full recovery (and hopefully he was also about to get some time off after that traumatizing day). Choi, in turn, apologized for caring about her, though he stopped short of admitting it influenced his thinking. April thanked him for caring—as she walked away.