‘Chicago Med’: Season 7: Is Ethan Over April? Brian Tee Weighs In

Chicago Med Season 7 is missing an important character. April Sexton left Gaffney Chicago Medical Center after season 6. April chose to leave the ED after she was accepted into a nurse practitioner program. Although April told Ethan she still loved him, the pair ended up going their separate ways. Brian Tee weighs in on whether Ethan is over April, and if fans will be seeing YaYa DaCosta again.

Brian Tee as Ethan Choi in Chicago Med Season 7.
Brian Tee as Ethan Choi in ‘Chicago Med’ Season 7 | George Burns Jr/NBC

Why didn’t YaYa DaCosta return for ‘Chicago Med’ Season 7?

Chicago Med Season 7 confirmed that April left the ED to pursue her goal of becoming a nurse practitioner. She and Ethan had a complicated on-again-off-again relationship throughout the series. Although April was romantically involved with Dr. Crockett Marcel, she confesses her love to Ethan after he is shot in season 6. Unfortunately, the pair don’t stay together.

DaCosta’s decision to exit Chicago Med coincided with her developing an interest in the Fox drama show Our Kind of People. “My exit from Chicago Med and the arrival of this show happened really simultaneously,” said the actor, according to Deadline.

“There isn’t much to say about it. There was a window opening and a question mark as to whether I should stay or go,” DaCosta continued. “And in that window, I fell in love with Our Kind of People and I jumped at the opportunity to work with Lee Daniels again. I first worked with him years ago on The Butler.”

Is Ethan Choi over April Sexton?

There were obviously still some feelings between Ethan and April when the latter decided to leave the ED. In Chicago Med Season 7, Ethan is still recovering from being shot. In episode 12, his father died. With all this going on, fans might be wondering if Ethan still thinks about April.

When TV Insider asked Brian Tee if Ethan has moved on, the actor responded, “Can you ever really move on from April? They were so close and both truly loved one another, so I don’t think that ever goes away… Certainly not in TV relationships.” The actor also stated that the pair “are in contact” in some form or another.

Will fans see April in ‘Chicago Med’ Season 7?

Although DaCosta left Chicago Med, it’s not impossible that she might make some kind of appearance in season 7. When TV Insider asked Tee if DaCosta could make a guest appearance, he responded, “That’s up to Yaya. I think the fans would love it as would I. She and my wife are dear friends as are we, so for personal reasons, it would just be a lot of fun.”

In an interview with TV Line, DaCosta told the outlet she would “absolutely” return to Chicago Med as a guest star. Ethan and April have some loose ends to tie up, and it’s not impossible that fans will be seeing YaYa again in some capacity.

Chicago Med airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. EST on NBC.

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