Hope you had your tissues ready, HollywoodLifers. The season one finale of ‘Chasing Life’ had every single emotion you could have imagined — but how did it end?
Leo (Scott Michael Foster) and April (Italia Ricci) have had a roller coaster of a relationship through season one — but when she gets news that her cancer has returned, even worse than before, he’s ready to make a huge commitment… but is she?
Bad News Hits Hard
Right in the beginning of the finale, April gets the heartbreaking news, that she needs a bone marrow transplant — and you can see that she’s absolutely heartbroken and pretty angry at Dr. Hamburg (Merrin Dungey) for not catching it later. Unfortunately, she holds it in for everyone else.
Dr. Hamburg then dropped the bomb on her, saying that she had to start chemo the next day: “Without immediate treatment you only have two to six weeks to live.”
April put her own feelings on the back burner, since she had other things to deal with: the same day she gets the news, she also find out that they’re doing major layoffs at the office. Only one spot is open, and it’s between April and Danny (Abhi Sinha). The company can’t exactly lay off April since she has cancer, out of fear she’ll sue — so she quits, knowing that Danny will actually be around.
April Lets It All Out
April was determined the family stayed calm and didn’t change their routines — and that meant Brenna (Haley Ramm) still donating, and Natalie (Jessica Meraz) and her still fighting. However, at the end of the day, she still needed Natalie and they were still family; so, they put everything else on the back burner. Meanwhile, her mom was stranded in Cleveland but luckily, George decided to head home with her.
But before starting chemo, Dr. Hamburg proved just how much she cared about her.
She forced April to really let go and let her emotions out — she gave her a sledge hammer and let her really cry and scream and smash things.
Leo, Leo, Leo
On a happier note, April wanted to spend much of her last day before chemo just spending time with Leo — and yes, having sex for the last time for a while.
It was definitely a romantic moment, but different for him — it was the first time he was on the other side, looking in, and being at risk of losing someone he loved. So, what was his solution? Well, propose of course.
Yes, that’s right. In the final moments, he reminded her that they’ve never been normal so why start now? And she said yes! All we can hope for now is a wedding next season, right?
— Emily Longeretta