Chicago Med season 5 midseason report: April Sexton

CHICAGO MED -- "Too Close to the Sun" Episode 508 -- Pictured: Yaya DaCosta as April Sexton -- (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC)
CHICAGO MED -- "Too Close to the Sun" Episode 508 -- Pictured: Yaya DaCosta as April Sexton -- (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC) /
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CHICAGO MED — “It’s All In The Family” Episode 504 — Pictured: Yaya DaCosta as April Sexton — (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC) /

How has Chicago Med season 5 gone for April Sexton? Before Chicago Med returns, we’re reviewing the season for Yaya DaCosta’s character.

Before Chicago Med comes back in the new year, we’re taking a moment to pause and look at the current season for each character. What are the important events that fans need to remember?

What plot developments have been good for each character, and which story points need to be improved? And of course, where could they go next when new episodes start in January?

Click through the below slideshow as we look at Chicago Med season 5 as it relates to April Sexton (Yaya DaCosta), starting with:

What’s happened so far

April Sexton has had one of the busiest seasons of any Chicago Med character. After starting to make her way toward the front of the ensemble last season, she’s definitely one of the show’s most prominent characters this season.

Professionally, with Maggie Lockwood (Marlyne Barrett) battling breast cancer, April had to take on some of her work, including her duties in the hybrid OR. That meant April had to work with the newest character, Dr. Crockett Marcel (Dominic Rains). The two initially butted heads on a case where the woman who came in with a baby turned out not to be the child’s mother, only for April to realize that Marcel had agreed with her all along.

That seemed to change April’s perspective on Marcel, as Chicago Med began to intimate that the two were romantically attracted to one another, at the same time that April and her boyfriend Dr. Ethan Choi (Brian Tee) were talking about having a baby together.

As Choi got more excited, maybe too excited, about having a child, Marcel almost kissed April at a staff party. Choi and April’s relationship began to crack and they started to argue, while April saw her brother Noah (Roland Buck III) brought into the hospital beaten up.

And then in the midseason finale, she was told by her OB/GYN that she was experiencing early onset menopause, meaning that she might not be able to have another baby—if she even wanted to try, which she changed her mind on.

Telling Choi she wasn’t sure anymore, April then kissed Marcel in the hospital, leaving her with a big secret to reveal when the show returns.