‘Chasing Life': Midseason Finale Ends With ‘Life Or Death’ Cliffhanger

Tue, August 12, 2014 8:22pm EST by 14 Comments

Get out your tissues. The ‘Chasing Life’ midseason finale, August 12, is bound to be a real tear-jerker. April enters chemo treatment, a certain someone comes back to surprise her. And the episode ends with a shocking moment that will come as a surprise to everyone. Read on for our full interview with actress Italia Ricci!

Chasing Life is one of the most emotional shows on television, and we love it. The rawness and realness of the series has made it one of the best summer shows, but we’ve gotta admit, it’s hard to get through an episode without shedding a tear! And the midseason finale is definitely no exception — the episode puts April (Italia Ricci) into a very dark place, thanks in part to a “life or death” cliffhanger…and it might have to do with Leo (Scott Michael Foster). Click to WATCH a sneak peek!

‘Chasing Life’ Midseason Finale: Dominic Is Back

April Carver enters chemo treatment on the August 12 episode of Chasing Life, and her hospital stay puts her into a different mindset than we’ve ever seen before.

“She thinks she is ready and she is not,” Italia Ricci tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “She emotionally, physically, psychologically she starts to lose it. How strong she’s been throughout the season, it all comes crashing down. The whole episode feels like she is trying so hard to get to the surface for a breath of air and things keep happening to her that keep preventing her from doing that and she can’t catch a break.”

Luckily, April has plenty loved ones to support her during her treatment — her sister, mother, grandmother, friends and a certain someone that might surprise you: Dominic (Richard Brancatisano)! Her ex-boyfriend — or is he? — comes back (WATCH sneak peek clip above) to surprise her, but their reunion isn’t all rainbows and butterflies.

“He thinks that this is all brand new and just happened,” Italia tells us, of April’s cancer, which she’s been hiding from him all season long. “So him and April discuss things and April comes clean about everything. You see how that affects their relationship with how selfish she’s been about trying to maintain this perfect image for him and how he feels about that, and whether or not they are going to work through it.”

April’s leukemia isn’t the only thing that could possible pull her and Dominic apart though — again. “Some other secrets get spilled that maybe force them together or viciously rip them a part,” Italia teases.

‘Chasing Life’ Cliffhanger: Is Leo Dead?

If you’ve been watching the season, you could probably guess what might pull them apart — Leo. So will he come in between her and Dominic once and for all?

“Actually, the triangle like explodes,” Italia confesses. “April literally has nothing left.”

You’ll have to tune in to find out if April comes clean to Dominic about her romp with Leo, but there’s another potential problem. Leo could be dead.

“Leo is life or death cliffhanger,” Italia reveals.

(We’re crying, too. Say it isn’t so!)

HollywoodLifers, do you really think that Leo could die? Should she be with Leo or is she meant for Dominic? Weigh down below with your thoughts!

– Elizabeth Wagmeister

More ‘Chasing Life’ News:

  1. ‘Chasing Life': April Is Hit With Devastating News — Sneak Peek
  2. ‘Chasing Life': Will Leo Come Between April & Dominic — New Romance?
  3. ‘Chasing Life': Meet ABC Family’s Newest ‘It’ Girl — Watch Interview

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Posted at 7:33 PM on September 16, 2014  

She should be with Leo, Leo understands her more

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Posted at 2:38 PM on August 23, 2014  

Leo and April for sure!! he makes her realize that there is more to her life, than just work. They also have chemistry. Where as Dominic never really excited her, or understood what she was
going through.

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Posted at 8:13 AM on August 21, 2014  

When is episode 11 showing? I have to know what happens to Leo, why did he call April the end of episode 10?!?!

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Posted at 9:33 AM on August 23, 2014  

it’s coming the 1st december

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Posted at 11:35 PM on August 19, 2014  

i dont think leo is dead.i didn’t even think of that, i feel he decided to do the surgery after all. his last conversation with april make you feel as if he was also ready to fight his cancer. april and dominic together seems so boring unlike with leo they genuienly appeared to be happy.

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Posted at 6:37 PM on August 15, 2014  


April and Dominic and a no no. I hate Dominic, who dumps a girl in a hospital bed??

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Posted at 2:54 AM on September 1, 2014  

One who was lied to? Even Italia said that she was selfish in not telling him! What did you expect him to do? Be all like “I know you cheated on me dear but it’s okay. You have cancer and I forgive you”? Um yeah don’t think so!

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Posted at 6:50 PM on August 13, 2014  

Am I the only one who thought Leo was going to tell her he was getting the surgery on that voicemail?! I mean, if he were dead I feel as though his parents would have been bawling their eyes out instead of cautiously speaking with the doctor. Instead they looked like they were just talking about the risks and whatnot. I really hope they don’t kill Leo off bc he’s honestly my favorite character. Also– can their ship name be LeAp bc I totally dig it. 😂

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Posted at 12:12 PM on August 13, 2014  

I hope dapril makes up their meant to be together #teamdapril

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Posted at 9:39 AM on August 13, 2014  

April and Leo seem to understand each other, they can both relate to each others illness. I hope Leo has the surgery and gets well….. and eventually April and Leo end up together.

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Posted at 1:30 AM on August 13, 2014  

i hope leo will have the surgery and both he and april will go into remission and live happily ever after :) i love them together <3

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Posted at 11:09 PM on August 12, 2014  

I think Leo is going to have the surgery, but I feel April and Dominic are meant to be together. I hope Dominic is in the Christmas special and he and April make up. I love team Dapril

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Posted at 10:22 PM on August 12, 2014  

I saw a trailer for this show, and she has to be the worst actress I’ve ever seen. A Nina Dobrev wannabe.

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Posted at 10:05 PM on August 12, 2014  

I really hope leo & April end up together! ♡

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