REVIEW S1E4: I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
"Are we really comparing diagnosis?"
Hold on this is a long one. Episode 4 ends where episode 3 left off. April doesn't talk during the support group but Leo does. Turns out Leo has an aggressive tumor on his brain stem. By not talk April earns Leo's wrath, who thinks that April is there to get the scoop on him. But all’s is not well with April, she's run down, and late on the day she's supposed to have her biopsy. After turning down Beth's offer to go with her for moral support, she's late and ends up missing her appointment. In a very unlike April kind of way, she tracks down Uncle George, at the pediatric hospital who had assumed she was just blowing him off again. But after hearing she overslept her alarm, Uncle George is more about why she missed her appointment, than the fact she missed it in the first place.
When George asks about all the other symptoms associated with leukemia; fainting spells, bloody noses, and bleeding gums, he tells her the severity of the symptoms can tell him how fast the cancer is progressing. And could dictate whether or not it would be safe for April to work at all, after hearing all this, April .......lies and tells him she feels fine. Not taking control, lying, and trying to will the cancer away is only hurting one person...April, and more importantly she won't be able to keep it up for much longer. At the end of a long day she heads home with her work to keep her warm, but she ends up falling asleep on the train because she's exhausted. She's gets awoken hours later, and in a different part of the state when the train shuts down for the night. The next morning she goes to see Uncle George finally ready to admit that she's sick. He understands, and in the end he writes her three prescriptions, orders a new round of tests to go witch the biopsy and tells to get a blood transfusion to help with the symptoms.
Pissed off that Brenna ditched mom for tennis, April races home from the party so she change and meet her mom at tango. At the house she runs into Brenna and they get into a huge blow up where April screams to Brenna that she had cancer! The next day April gets her biopsy, and Brenna is there to support her.