Chicago Med midseason finale recap: I Can’t Imagine The Future

CHICAGO MED -- "I Can't Imagine the Future" Episode 509 -- Pictured: Torrey DeVitto as Dr. Natalie Manning -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC)
CHICAGO MED -- "I Can't Imagine the Future" Episode 509 -- Pictured: Torrey DeVitto as Dr. Natalie Manning -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC) /
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CHICAGO MED — “I Can’t Imagine the Future” Episode 509 — Pictured: (l-r) Yaya DaCosta as April Sexton, Brian Tee as Dr. Ethan Choi — (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC) /

Chicago Med’s midseason finale I Can’t Imagine the Future was full of heartbreak. Find out what happened in our Chicago Med season 5, episode 9 recap.

This week’s Chicago Med contained plenty of big bombshells about the characters’ personal lives.

Wednesday’s episode “I Can’t Imagine The Future” saw Dr. Natalie Manning (Torrey DeVitto) finally get all of her memories back, which led her to make a big decision regarding her former fiance Dr. Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss).

Meanwhile, the show’s current featured couple hit a massive speed bump, as Dr. Ethan Choi (Brian Tee) had agreed to a six-month military deployment and April Sexton (Yaya DaCosta) got more bad medical news. The combination of both those things had Chexton on the rocks, and April made a spectacularly bad decision.

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

April, Choi and Crockett

April visits her OB/GYN and gets the bad news that she has “low ovarian reserve,” or early onset menopause, which will make it difficult for her to get pregnant. Knowing how much Choi wants a baby, she immediately takes this personally and fears for the future of their relationship.

Something else making it complicated is that Choi is shipping out for six weeks, having been called up by the Navy Reserves. A frustrated April heads off to work, where she teams with Dr. Crockett Marcel (Dominic Rains) on a patient who’s in line for a kidney transplant, while Choi deals with a young man who also has possible kidney issues.

You can see Chicago Med‘s writing on the wall: April and Crockett propose that their patient’s brother can donate to Choi’s patient, and someone from Choi’s patient’s family can donate to their patient. When they propose this “domino transplant” to Choi’s patient’s parents, Mom is immediately ready and willing to help.

The good news is tempered by Choi feeling the need to pull April aside in the middle of work to talk about their trying to get pregnant again, which causes her to snap and admit that she’s not even sure she wants a baby anymore. You can’t blame her since this is not the place to have that conversation!

Choi’s patient goes into arrest and dies. That means his father withdraws consent for mom to donate her kidney, even though she’s already on the table! Crockett is understandably pissed, and he and Choi are soon arguing in Goodwin’s office. The legal department eventually argues that they should go ahead with the transplant, which has Choi and April fighting again.

Soon Choi is telling April he’s not coming over that night; he’s in full-blown huffy mode, which only gets worse when she reiterates that she doesn’t know what she wants. “Well, you got six weeks to figure it out,” he informs her before he storms out of the lounge.

That leaves April with Crockett, who tells her the procedure they did get to do went well and the two hug it out—way too long. And Chicago Med goes the melodramatic route and has a lonely April kiss Crockett, who immediately asks “Are you sure you want to do this?” It’s a fair question, since she’s been acting pretty weird for someone who has a boyfriend. But then again, it’s kind of typical for how Chicago Med season 5 has been.