Chicago Med season 5 character review: Ethan Choi

CHICAGO MED -- "Who Should Be The Judge" Episode 516 -- Pictured: Brian Tee as Dr. Ethan Choi -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC)
CHICAGO MED -- "Who Should Be The Judge" Episode 516 -- Pictured: Brian Tee as Dr. Ethan Choi -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC) /
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CHICAGO MED — “I Will Do No Harm” Episode 515 — Pictured: Brian Tee as Dr. Ethan Choi — (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC) /

How was Chicago Med season 5 for Ethan Choi? We’re looking back at how Chicago Med’s latest season went for Brian Tee’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 Dr. Ethan Choi (Brian Tee).

What happened in Chicago Med season 5 for Ethan Choi

Choi had the most screen time of any of Chicago Med‘s male characters this season. But like his now ex-fiancee April Sexton (Yaya DaCosta), the majority of it was about the same thing.

Though the two had split up after April gave Choi an ultimatum regarding his sister in season 4, it didn’t take them that long to rekindle their romantic relationship. Not only that, but they started to move faster than they ever had before. They talked extensively about having a baby, were living in Choi’s apartment, and after returning from a Naval deployment Choi proposed marriage to April.

Unfortunately, the writers threw a big character-shaped wrench into their plans. Crockett Marcel (Dominic Rains) joined the day shift this season, and developed an attraction to April. When April got frustrated over her relationship with Choi, her response was to kiss Crockett. Choi didn’t find out about the kiss until much later, and to say that he took it badly was an understatement.

He got physical with Crockett on two occasions, pushing him on one and punching him in another, but never faced any professional repercussions for his actions. Instead, Choi dumped April, and he ended the season having survived a hostage situation—while admitting that he still had feelings for his ex.

Case-wise, Choi got quite a few big ones, including the abusive spouse whose victim suddenly found herself his medical proxy, and ticking off April by calling the U.S. Army about a soldier who had gone AWOL when she appeared in the hospital. But his personal life was crazier than any of his episodes.