When Chicago Med returns to NBC Thursday night at 9/8c, time continues marching on for the staff who’s matured and grown closer through the numerous trials and tribulations of season 1. But for nurse April Sexton, played by Yaya DaCosta, the battle is just beginning.
At the conclusion of season 1, April was hit with a double whammy of news, good and bad. The good news is Tate (Deron J. Powell) loves her and asks her to marry him. The bad news is, the next day she finds out she’s diagnosed with tuberculosis after she falls out in the E.R.
Is April going to survive long enough to march down the aisle? Does she even want to made the leap? BSO caught up with DaCosta to get the scoop on season two of Chicago Med and find out how difficult it really is to make those E.R. scenes look so realistic.
BSO: It was kinda precarious there for April at the end of the last season. Falling out in the E.R. and turning up with tuberculosis, people trying to marry her, brother problems …
YD: Yeah, April is having some good problems and some bad problems.
BSO: With so much happening at once, where does season begin?
YD: We pick up season 2 pretty much where left off. Just a few weeks have passed and April is having a hard time dealing with the diagnosis of this disease since she had no idea where it came from and she wasn’t experiencing any symptoms. Luckily it’s still in a dormant phase, so she’s able to continue working.
BSO: Although it’s dormant it’s fairly certain treating it will effect her day-to-day life at the hospital I’d imagine.
YD: Well so far it’s not contagious but she has to be on a really serious treatment plan to get back to good health. The major effect is the distance she’s taking from her lover. Tate’s a nice guy but the proposal is kinda rushed. Then, before she could really process his proposal, the next day she was hit with this health issue. He’s been respectful giving her the space she needs and still coming around and being supportive but she’s distant, she’s kinda paranoid, and she doesn’t wanna get anybody else infected.
Coming up, you’ll get a chance to see the impact this whole experience has on her. She does a lot of growing up and comes into her womanhood. Plus she becomes even more focused on her profession. It’s an outlet to get away from her personal issues.
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