Chicago Med season 4 character review: Ava Bekker

CHICAGO MED -- "Be My Better Half" Episode 401 -- Pictured: Norma Kuhling as Ava Bekker -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC)
CHICAGO MED -- "Be My Better Half" Episode 401 -- Pictured: Norma Kuhling as Ava Bekker -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC) /
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How was Chicago Med season 4 for Ava Bekker? We’re looking back at how Chicago Med’s latest season went for Norma Kuhling’s character.

As we continue to look back on Chicago Med season 4, 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 article, we’re profiling Ava Bekker (Norma Kuhling).

What happened

Chicago Med season 4 started off odd for Ava Bekker, and went vastly downhill from there, ending up with her character being written out of the show. It was an incredibly drastic turn for someone who spent only two seasons as a series regular.

The season opened with Ava looking for a way to keep her ex-boyfriend Connor Rhodes (Colin Donnell) in Chicago, so she went to his father Cornelius Rhodes (recurring guest star D.W. Moffett) to fund a new hybrid OR program that Connor had to run. Playing on Cornelius’ attraction was a bit weird, but not terrible. At least, until the rumors started flying that Ava had actually had sex with him in exchange for the money.

Other accusations began to pile up against her. Did Ava intentionally cut herself during surgery in order to have Connor feel sympathetic for her and get back together with her? Did she stage some kind of fake kidnapping because she thought he was getting too close to his ex-girlfriend Robin Charles (Mekia Cox)? Did Ava steal at least one prominent surgery out from under him? And last but certainly not least, was she the person who killed his father?

Things got weirder and weirder, and Ava went from being Connor’s slightly forced love interest to a full-on TV villain who wouldn’t be out of place in a Lifetime thriller. After how she was transformed so drastically, it’s no surprise that the writers decided the show would be better off without her.