Chicago Med Season 4 Episode 7 - Yaya DaCosta as April Sexton, S. Epatha Merkerson as Sharon Goodwin

Chicago Med Review: The Poison Inside Us (Season 4 Episode 7)

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It turns out the perfect time for some characters to deal with their issues is in the middle of a toxic emergency on Chicago Med Season 4 Episode 7, “The Poison Inside Us.”

From dealing with lies to finding out a secret to working through some unresolved feelings, there’s really nothing like a potentially lethal toxin being released to get these issues to come up and move a few stories forward at long last.

It’s actually kind of surprising that Connor finds out the truth about the source of funding for the hybrid OR relatively quickly. I figured there would be a few more episodes and a larger confrontation between Connor and his father before it happened.

Chicago Med Season 4 Episode 7 - Yaya DaCosta as April Sexton, Brian Tee as Dr. Ethan Choi
CHICAGO MED — “The Poison Inside Us” Episode 407 — Pictured: (l-r) Yaya DaCosta as April Sexton, Brian Tee as Dr. Ethan Choi — (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC)

But with the truth finally out, we also get an answer to a question I’ve had since Ava went to Connor’s father for the money: Ava just merely asked his father for the money.

That is it. (Hopefully.)

Being stuck in the hybrid OR gives the pair enough time to save the life of a man, thanks to Ava’s blood donation, and for Connor to work through his anger at this revelation.

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Chicago Med Season 4 Episode 7 - Nick Gehlfuss as Dr. Will Halstead
CHICAGO MED — “The Poison Inside Us” Episode 407 — Pictured: Nick Gehlfuss as Dr. Will Halstead — (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC)

Their final scene is kind of sweet, when Ava admits that she did it to keep him at Chicago Med. The culmination of all that tension leads to a kiss that feels like confirmation of what has felt inevitable. But it also makes me wonder what comes next for these two.

Meanwhile, Will’s secret-keeping seems to manifest in actual physical symptoms leading to an ulcer.

Even when given chances to come clean to Natalie, he still tells her everything is fine. Given how close they are to their wedding day, it really is only a matter of time before things blow up, and I really wouldn’t fault Natalie for walking away.

Chicago Med Season 4 Episode 7 - Nick Gehlfuss as Dr. Will Halstead
CHICAGO MED — “The Poison Inside Us” Episode 407 — Pictured: Nick Gehlfuss as Dr. Will Halstead — (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC)

I do appreciate that Will continues to be committed to his oath as a doctor. But the question is, how much is he willing to risk to keep this oath?

The most surprising conclusion on this episode of Chicago Med is the one for Ethan and April’s story. It’s felt like there was a build up to a reunion. Of course, that all grinds to a halt when Vicki shows up in his ICU room.

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April’s pause says it all when she sees them in his room; she thinks she may have missed her chance at their relationship. But has she really missed her chance?

Random Thoughts:

  • That C-section scene is a lot to watch, especially seeing the tense delivery play out.
  • I’ve gotta say, it seems like Colin Donnell’s character continues the actor’s streak of playing characters with less than favorable father/son relationships (Arrow fans know what I’m talking about).
  • Cynthia Addai-Robinson’s return is a pleasant surprise.

Even with the opening, Will hasn’t taken the chance to come clean. What will it take for him to tell Natalie the truth? Where do Ava and Connor go from here? Is there more we don’t know about their deal? Will Vicki be sticking around?

What did you think of this episode of Chicago Med? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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Chicago Med airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on NBC.

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Lawyer-in-training, Brianna spends her time away from briefs, lectures, and outlines watching TV and writing about it. Avid Live-Tweeter. Doctors, superheroes, and a crime-fighting zombie currently rule her DVR.

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