Chasing Life returns to ABC Family tonight for an all new Monday March 23, season 1 finale called “One Day,” and we have your weekly recap below. On tonight’s episode, in the first-season finale, April [Italia Ricci] gets jolted with bad news, but she tries to remain strong for her loved ones. Meanwhile, April’s newspaper faces staffing cutbacks; and Brenna [Haley Ramm] discovers her bone marrow could help save an anonymous patient.
On the last episode, the new pick for Editor In Chief at The Post came as a surprise to everyone, and the pressure was on for April not to let her new boss down. As the competition heated up at work, pitting April and Danny against each other for the next big scoop, April started to wonder if she was willing to sacrifice everything for success in her career. Meanwhile, Sara was faced with having to sort through Thomas’ belongings from his house in Florida, but she used it as an opportunity to reach out to Natalie, and to George. Natalie and Dominic felt guilty about their secretive relationship, and they resolve to come clean to April. Did you watch the last episode? If you missed it, we have a full and detailed recap right here for you.
On tonight’s episode as per the ABC Family synopsis, “April is blindsided by bad news but fights to maintain control over her destiny and to stay strong for her family. She also learns that The Post is cleaning house, but despite her determination to keep her job, extenuating circumstances keep her head on the chopping block. Meanwhile, Brenna learns she is a bone marrow match for an anonymous patient.”
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April has had relapse with her cancer and, sadly for her, that means she has to check herself back into the hospital. At least until she’s had month long radiation and a necessary bone marrow transplant to follow. But what makes her situation, especially a long hospital stay, bleak is that back at work they’re experiencing cuts.
It seems the paper has been hemorrhaging money in this new digital market so they brought in a third person to begin cutting away at the unnecessary expense. Otherwise known as people depending on a livelihood. So, in this case, most of the life and styles columnist have been fired. And although April has seniority over guys like Danny – it’s truly is the worst time for her to ask for leave even if it’s a medical one.
So April has been stuck at the office waiting for the ball to drop meanwhile everyone else is freaking out about her. And that’s including Natalie. Natalie had to ask Brenna because she was too scared to approach April herself and it was Brenna that reassured her that sisters tend to fight.
Sometimes the fighting gets ugly but, when it really matter, they can put their issues aside when they need each other. And as for April, she has already put the whole Dominic thing behind her. She’s even talking to him at the office about these worrisome cuts.
Then, when it was her turn to be interviewed, April was forced to tell them she needed time off. Apparently, the reviewer told her he needed an extra day to look at all the cases with extenuating circumstances but April couldn’t come in tomorrow seeing as she was going to be starting chemo. Speaking of which, the person that Brenna could possible help by donating her bone marrow to was revealed to be a teenager. Just like her. And right now he’s going through a rough time of his own with chemo.
It’s been draining of all his energy and the one thing that can help Finn to regaining some of his former strength is a procedure that costs up to 200,000 dollars. And that’s something the insurance company is not going to want to cover.
So right now he’s depending on Brenna. The very same Brenna that wants to devote every second she can to being by her sister’s side. Yet, also wants to do her own part in helping out someone else.
Though April does see how much Brenna needs her. So she’s made peace, sort of, with Natalie.
April asked Natalie to be the big sister to Brenna that she can’t be at the moment. And if something were to happen to her, she has Natalie’s promise that she would always look after their little sister. In return, April said she wouldn’t try to stop Dominic and Natalie. Now that doesn’t mean she’s willing to give her full blessing but she said wouldn’t get in the way.
Natalie was never spiteful about her bone marrow so April knew she didn’t worry about that but her job was still on the line.
As for that job, that used to mean so much to April, it ended up being April’s decision to leave it.
Her boss had personally stopped by the house to inform her that she gets to keep her job but that it was going to come at the expense of getting someone like Danny fired. It seems no one wants to fire the girl with cancer in case she files a lawsuit so the only way to keep someone that really wants the job around was for April to quit. And that’s what she did. She quit just like Raquel knew she would if someone told her about what was actually happening behind the scenes. So Danny got to keep his job and April thought that was it for her career.
Later, her mom and George arrived from Cleveland to help her adjust to going back into the hospital. But as it turns out a marriage proposal was the more therapeutic. Leo decided to propose to April, and though it’s kind of fast, she told him yes!
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