Chicago Med season 5 character review: April Sexton

"Just A River In Egypt" Episode 519 -- Pictured: Yaya DaCosta as April Sexton -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC)
"Just A River In Egypt" Episode 519 -- Pictured: Yaya DaCosta as April Sexton -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC) /
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CHICAGO MED — “The Ghosts Of The Past” Episode 517 — Pictured: Yaya DaCosta as April Sexton — (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC) /

How was Chicago Med season 5 for April Sexton? We’re looking back at how Chicago Med’s latest season went for Yaya DaCosta’s character.

As we continue to look back on Chicago Med season 5, 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 April Sexton (Yaya DaCosta).

What happened in Chicago Med season 5 for April Sexton

April Sexton was front and center in the latest Chicago Med season, but even though she had some of the most screen time, her material was mostly one-dimensional. Most of what April dealt with this season was related to her personal life—and her screwing it up.

Things originally looked bright for April and Dr. Ethan Choi (Brian Tee); once they got back together, they immediately started talking about having a child together, and began to try for a baby. That proved to be a struggle, as they had difficulty conceiving and April ultimately made the decision to try in vitro fertilization (IVF). The IVF situation came to a head when Choi discovered that April had been taking too much medication, desperate for the treatment to work.

But that wasn’t the only issue. Choi was incredibly eager to start a family and settle down with April, proposing to her at midseason. April, on the other hand, waffled on what she wanted. After she spurned a romantic advance from Dr. Crockett Marcel (Dominic Rains), April’s uncertainty with Choi prompted her to kiss Crockett anyway. She then proceeded to keep that information from Choi, only telling him that she had been unfaithful when she was lying in a hospital bed.

Though Choi took more of his anger out on Crockett than April, he ultimately called off their engagement, and April moved out of his apartment. The duo ended the season still apart, but chances are they’ll get back together for the third time—April was lovesick over Choi and rushing to his side when he was in a hostage situation.