April thought that withholding news of her diagnosis would be the best thing for her relationship with Dominic. After he offhandedly mentioned that he wouldn’t want to take care of someone sick, she made it her mission to hide her diagnosis from him, further motivated by the opportunity he got to follow Daft Punk around Europe. April didn’t want to be the one to get in between Dominic and his dreams, not when she was already dealing with something standing in the way of her dreams, yet once everyone at the paper found out about her illness from Beth, she had no choice but to come clean to him before anybody else could get to him. Was that the right thing to do, though – telling him through print rather than calling?
On the summer finale of Chasing Life, Dominic returns from Europe and finds April in a much different place than she was when he left. The two are finally at a place of true honesty in their relationship, yet there’s a chance that her refusal to let him in about the diagnosis could breed some sort of resentment in him, to the point where he might not want to stick around to help her through the other side of the chemo. Dominic might be understanding about why April decided to keep the truth from him, as they weren’t together long and she wanted him to be able to live his dream, but even if he does decide to help April through her hellacious month of chemo, will he be able to shake off the fact that she withheld something so huge from him? Or will that mistrust come back to bite them sometime in the future?
The summer finale of Chasing Life airs Tuesday at 9:00 on ABC Family.
How do you think Dominic will react the first time he sees April after learning about her diagnosis? Is their relationship in trouble due to her not telling him the truth and the potential impact that chemo could have on her? Will April manage to steady her resolve and continue fighting against the cancer?