In “A Square Peg in a Round Hole,” Brian Tee’s Dr. Ethan Choi returns to Gaffney Chicago Medical Center to inform Chief of Services Sharon Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson) that he’s ready to resume his work as Chief of Emergency Medicine. His colleagues cluster around him to offer their support, with Dr. Daniel Charles (Oliver Platt) telling him that “us gunshot survivors have to stick together” (Charles was shot in the abdomen during the “Chicago Med” Season 2 finale), and Dr. Crockett Marcel (Dominic Rains) joking that “whenever [he] finds the time” the “next round’s on [Choi].” Goodwin, meanwhile, informs Choi that he will need to undergo evaluation before returning to his former duties. Archer, notably, offers to help him “get back his sea legs.”
According to a TVLine interview with “Chicago Med” showrunner Diane Frolov, this isn’t the only time that fans will get to see Choi in Season 7. “We have a couple of episodes devoted to his physical recovery, and then we’ll pursue the emotional and mental recovery,” Frolov told the outlet.
Building off Frolov’s comments, it’s worth noting that Tee’s Choi still has quite a lot of emotional turmoil he needs to confront. After all, in addition to dealing with any lingering trauma connected to his shooting, Choi has to work his way through some unaddressed romantic troubles — namely, the fact that his girlfriend, ER nurse April Sexton (Yaya DaCosta), left town at the beginning of “Chicago Med” Season 7.