The ‘Chicago Med’ Season 6 Finale Left Us With a Lot of Unanswered Questions
Chicago Med left us pretty confused. There were a lot of loose ends at the end of season 6. It was reported that two series regulars, Torrey DeVitto (Dr. Natalie Manning) and Yaya DaCosta (April Sexton) will be leaving the show. However, it didn’t seem like their storylines were complete. We’re also not sure what’s going on with Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss). Here’s a rundown of the Chicago Med season finale.
[Spoiler alert: this episode contains spoilers for the Chicago Med Season 6 finale.]
April goes for her nurse practitioner program interview
During Chicago Med Season 6 Episode 16 (titled “I Will Come to Save You”), April missed her original interview date, but she was allowed to reschedule. She was so busy helping patients that she forgot all about the interview. The interviewer told her most of her recommendations were good.
One person who submitted a recommendation said he doubted April’s judgment. When she asks the interviewer about the negative reference, the interviewer tells her trauma surgeons can be a “prickly bunch.”
April concludes it was most likely Dean Archer (Steven Weber) who gave the negative recommendation. Later, a letter comes in for April. She gets some good news—she was accepted to the nurse practitioner program. This episode doesn’t show April resigning, so we’re left to assume she left her job so she could enroll in the nurse practitioner program.
Another mystery is what will happen with Natalie and Will. Natalie confessed to stealing the trial drugs, but Will had already been fired at that point. Since they both had a part in the deception, will they both be fired?
Maggie wants to tell Vanessa she’s her mother
Maggie (Marlyne Barrett) is still struggling with not being able to tell her daughter, Vanessa, that she’s her real mother. However, Vanessa finds out on her own. She tells Maggie not to let anyone know they’re related. She doesn’t want anyone to think she got her residency because of favoritism. Vanessa is upset with Maggie for being dishonest about her identity. Maggie agrees to keep things quiet, but she’s hurt by the situation.
Ethan is attacked by an unstable patient
Ethan approaches Dean in the parking lot. He tells Dean he has “serious concerns” about them working together. One thing that bothers Ethan is that Dean lied to a patient about a life-or-death situation he encountered when he was in the military.
Dean says there’s nothing in the Hippocratic oath that shays he can’t embellish a story. He also tells Ethan that he thinks he hired him so he could have the upper hand (Dean used to be Ethan’s commanding officer in the Navy).
Suddenly, Dean’s former patient shows up in the parking lot and threatens them with a gun. He’s still angry that he was operated on against his wishes. The man, who has a mental health condition, claims he was never sick and that he was about to “wake up” and “see the real world.”
Sharon drives into the employee parking lot and sees the man pointing a gun at Ethan and Dean. She honks her horn and Ethan tries to wrestle the gun away from him. Ethan is shot in the process. He has surgery and he pulls through. Sharon names Dean interim chief of the emergency department.
April and Ethan have a moment. When he wakes up from surgery, she tells him that seeing him in this condition made her realize how much she loves him. She tried to move on after they broke up, but she still has feelings for him. April will be leaving to pursue other opportunities. Will there be an off-screen romance between Ethan and April? This and a few other questions remain unanswered. Hopefully, season 7 will tie up the loose ends.
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