9 jaw-dropping Chicago Fire, Med and PD deaths that left us heartbroken

CHICAGO FIRE -- "The Right Thing" Episode 1004 -- Pictured: Jimmy Nicholas as Chief Hawkins -- (Photo by: Adrian S. Burrows Sr./NBC)
CHICAGO FIRE -- "The Right Thing" Episode 1004 -- Pictured: Jimmy Nicholas as Chief Hawkins -- (Photo by: Adrian S. Burrows Sr./NBC) /
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CHICAGO P.D. — “Get My Cigarettes” Episode 202 — Pictured (l-r): Stella Maeve as Nadia ,Jon Seda as Antonio Dawson — (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /

How did Nadia die on Chicago PD?

After a run-in with escaped serial killer Gregory Yates, Nadia (Stella Maeve) was abducted by the heinous criminal. As we would later discover, Yates brutally raped and murdered her before leaving her body for the CPD and Special Victims Unit to discover.

Why it Made Us Ugly Cry: Where do we even begin?! Nothing could have prepared us for the horrendous way in which Nadia’s life came to an end. The moment she first encountered Yates, we had a sinking feeling in our stomachs but when the reality finally we were an absolute puddle.

Nadia had come so far from her escort days and was on the path to a bright future, studying to become an officer while working for the CPD. For her story to end as it did, left us absolutely gutted and her death to this day ranks the most heartbreaking not just within the One Chicago franchise but in all of TV.

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CHICAGO MED — “The Space Between Us” Episode 417 — Pictured: Norma Kuhling as Ava Bekker — (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC) /

How did Ava Bekker die on Chicago Med?

After Connor (Colin Donnell) rejected her romantic advances, Ava (Norma Kuhling) quickly spiraled out of control in going down a path we never anticipated coming which culminated with Ava killing Connor’s dad, Cornelius. Once the truth came out, Ava attempted to make off into the night but her plan to flee was thwarted when Connor confronted her.

When Connor once again rejected her and refused to let her escape, Ava committed suicide by using a scalpel to cut her carotid artery.

Why it Made Us Ugly Cry: Given the way Ava’s time on Chicago Med came to an end, you might be slightly puzzled as to what about her death made us ugly cry. In simplest terms, the reason Ava’s death was so heartbreaking was due to the nature in which she left the show.

Sure the character was getting a bit stale, but she deserved so much more than to go from brilliant surgeon to a crazed killer, and all because one man rebuffed her advances. There were so many ways the writers could have chosen to write the character off the show if they felt she had reached the end of her journey and the plot twist which began in season 4 and concluded in the opening hour of season 5 felt like a true disservice to the character.