“Chasing Life” Season 1 Episode 5 “The Family That Lies Together” aired on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. on ABC Family. Sara held an intervention and found out April’s condition. Read on to learn more about this episode.
Previously on “Chasing Life” (“The Family That Lies Together” Season 1 Episode 5), April (Italia Ricci) took a leap and researched about her other sister, Natalie Ortiz (Jessica Meraz). She found out that her half-sister lives near the place where her dad, Thomas (Tom Irwin), had his writing retreat. When she reached the place, she found a picture of Natalie with her dad and Uncle George (Steven Weber). The next thing we saw was April heading to George’s office. Now face to face, George admitted the truth about Natalie. He even assured April that what happened in the past was not an ongoing or recurring thing. At this point, we don’t know which is harder for April, whether being told of having cancer or having a half-sister or both. It seemed too much to bear on April, especially now that her father’s image had been tainted.
Sara (Mary Page Keller), on the other hand, noticed some physical changes in April. She raided April’s room and found some pills. She assumed that her good daughter was having some kind of a drug problem. Sara then went to see George, but like any other doctor, he was bound to patient-doctor confidentiality.
Sara was successful in holding an intervention in the house. Grandma Em (Rebecca Schull) was there too. April had no choice but to tell them. We find Grandma’s reaction very touching as she told April that she would not let her die before she does.
We also learned that April has an acute myeloid leukemia. She has a 75% chance of remission, and she has to undergo a treatment soon. With all that was said and heard, this led to April running away and going at Dominic’s (Richard Brancatisano). She was crying, and he thought that it was because of finding the truth about her half-sister. Well, partly.
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