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5 Seasons, 93 Episodes

Genre: Medical / Musical / Soap /

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Executive producer Dick Wolf delivers the newest installment of the compelling Chicago franchise, an emotional ride through the day-to-day chaos of the city's most explosive hospital and the courageous team of doctors that holds it together. They will tackle unique new cases inspired by topical events, forging fiery relationships in the pulse-pounding pandemonium of the emergen more
...cy room, and through it all, familiar faces from the Chicago Police and Fire departments will intertwine as this third team of Chicago heroes hits the ground running.
 
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  • I Can't Imagine the Future

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    I Can't Imagine the Future

    There is a fine line between dramatic and depressing.

    Chicago Med ALMOST crossed it.

    Within the first 20 minutes of Chicago Med Season 5 Episode 9, a patient died, April learned she was infertile, and two people prepared to say their final goodbyes to their terminally ill partners.

    Sheesh. Were the writers trying to get viewers to be glad the series is going on hiatus until January 2020?

    Luckily, they changed direction mid-stream when Ben began spontaneously recovering from the infection that was expected to kill him.

    Viewers needed a miracle as much as Maggie did.

    Something had to go right for someone so that when the credits rolled, we didn't all feel like crawling into bed and never getting up again.

    That's not to say that these stories weren't well done, because they were.

    Charles: How'd you sleep?
    CeCe: I slept great.
    Charles: How's your pain, honey?
    C...
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  • Too Close to the Sun

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    Too Close to the Sun

    Chicago Med has drifted more and more to the soap opera side of things.

    But like all good soaps, it throws in some powerful, relatable stories alongside the love triangles and unnecessary secrets.

    Chicago Med Season 5 Episode 8 was a shining example of that. Maggie and Ben's story was heartbreaking.

    Maggie's devastation over Ben's prognosis was surprisingly painful.

    She only met Ben on Chicago Med Season 5 Episode 7, and their relationship seemed rushed.

    They went from acquaintances to lovers in the course of one afternoon. While cancer patients have reason to seize the day, that seemed ridiculous.

    Natalie: With your weakened immuned system, I'm afraid it's only a matter of time before the virus begins attacking your other organs.
    Ben: You're saying this is gonna kill me? Measles is gonna kill me?
    Maggie: Natalie. There has to be something.
    Ben: How long are we looking at? Months? Wee...
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  • Who Knows What Tomorrow Brings

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    Who Knows What Tomorrow Brings

    Halloween is over.

    But that didn't stop a patient who believed he was a vampire from arriving at the hospital spitting up blood.

    Chicago Med Season 5 Episode 7 would have been an effective Halloween episode thanks to that weird story, but the case was interesting anyway.

    The fun part of Tom's story was trying to figure out exactly what was going on with him.

    Obviously, he wasn't really a vampire. At first, it seemed like he and his girlfriend were in some bizarre cult.

    Then he collapsed in the sun and the plot thickened. 

    Related: Chicago Med Season 5 Episode 6 Review

    I thought his symptoms might be psychosomatic. I never guessed he had hepatitis in addition to being in the grips of a delusion.

    Either way, at least Will followed protocol this time instead of imposing his will on the patient.

    Maybe he learned something...
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  • It's All in the Family

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    It's All in the Family

    Will never learns, does he?

    He almost lost his chance at a residency at Med back on Chicago Med Season 1 because he ignored a patient's DNR order, and on  Chicago Med Season 5 Episode 6 he made a similar mistake.

    And his decision to override his patient's religious beliefs was especially egregious considering that he'd tried to stop Natalie from doing the same thing in Lucas' case.

    Dr. Marcel spent most of the hour trying to convince Will to follow medical ethics and stop imposing his beliefs on his patient's family.

    Too bad it fell on entirely deaf ears -- but at least Marcel TRIED to do the right thing, so there was that.

    Will: I just want you to understand that without this surgery, David will not likely survive.
    Father: We'll pray.
    Will: Look, I'm a man of faith myself, but if you're praying for a miracle -
    Mother: We don't pray for miracles. We pray that Jehovah will sustain and comfort Dav...
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  • Got A Friend in Me

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    Got A Friend in Me

    Doctors take an oath to do no harm.

    Chicago Med likes to question what that means by pitting them against patients who don't cooperate with treatment for a variety of reasons.

    On Chicago Med Season 5 Episode 5, almost everyone had to grapple with tough choices, and not everyone made the right decision.

    Choi spent most of the hour resenting Marcel for wanting to do surgery on his patient.

    Scratch that. Choi spent most of the hour resenting Marcel for... I don't know what. Talking loudly about removing a tapeworm, accepting Noah as his intern, and insisting that Choi's patient needed surgery all seemed to be on the list.

    Related: Chicago Med Season 5 Episode 4 Review: Infection Part 2

    Whatever was going on didn't seem to have much to do with the patient's best interest.

    Choi claimed he wasn't sure surgery would solve the patient's problem, but his...
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  • Infection, Part 2

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    Infection, Part 2

    Nothing is scarier than a deadly disease that strikes seemingly at random, especially when doctors have no clue how to prevent or treat it.

    Chicago Med Season 5 Episode 4 picked up where Chicago Fire Season 8 Episode 4 left off, with the Med team scrambling to contain and treat a deadly superbug before Chicago PD lost one of their own.

    Crossover episodes don't always work out well, but this one was powerful.

    One Chicago crossovers present multiple challenges.

    Viewers who don't watch all three Chicago shows may be confused by references to continuing storylines on the ones they don't watch.

    And the story has to provide a realistic reason for characters from all three Chicago shows to interact.

    Related: Chicago Med Season 5 Episode 3 Review

    Chicago Med did a beautiful job of that.

    Past seasons might have had Haley Upton from Chica...
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  • In the Valley of The Shadows

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    In the Valley of The Shadows

    Bodily autonomy was at the forefront of the hour.

    Between some of the patients and what was happening with Maggie, Nat, and Caroline, it seemed Chicago Med Season 5 Episode 3, had a theme happening, and the way each storyline played out varied.

    Were Will, Charles, and Goodwin overstepping?

    Maggie is incredibly stubborn, and it's frustrating. It's no way she can continue working at the hospital without everyone finding out she's going through chemotherapy.

    She can barely keep it under wraps, and her behavior has changed a great deal. Goodwin put her foot down and arranged for Maggie to have someone follow her around to provide aid.

    Related: Chicago Med Season 5 Episode 2 Review: We're Lost in the Dark 

    Maggie's job was to train this woman to take some of the load off of her, so she's less worn down while undergoing treatment.

    It's ...
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  • We're Lost in the Dark

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    We're Lost in the Dark

    Chicago Med is full of surprises!

    When NBC announced that Chicago Med Season 5 Episode 2 would feature a power failure, I thought this was going to be another ridiculous soap opera set up.

    The power failure in the hospital is a tried-and-true medical drama trope, but Chicago Med pulled it off...and focused on medical storylines. Now THIS is the Chicago Med I fell in love with!

    One thing was clear after the power failure: Maggie can't keep it secret that she's getting chemotherapy.

    It's irresponsible and could endanger both her and her patients. That's why Goodwin told her to find a replacement nurse for Will's case and that's the real reason she ended up in an isolation room.


    Related: Chicago Med Season Premiere Review: Swan Songs and Love Triangles

    It turned out that the patients' symptoms were psychosomatic, but still. If Will had been right about...
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  • What You Don't Know

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    What You Don't Know

    Secrets can only be kept for so long. 

    Will's time hiding things from Nat almost ran out on Chicago Med Season 4 Episode 5. It probably would have been better for him if it actually had. The longer you keep a secret, the more lies you have to tell, and the bigger the fallout. 

    Will is headed towards a serious danger zone with his lies to Nat. Some of them may be necessary, but he started lying to her well before he was tapped as a CI. 

    More annoying than the lying may be WIll's "poor me" attitude about the whole thing. In a franchise populated with heroes willing to sacrifice for the greater good, here's a guy whining about being asked to help take down a suspected murderer. 

    It just doesn't fit into the ethos of #OneChicago. 

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    But the lying is a problem, a...
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  • Backed Against the Wall

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    The secrets are piling up at Gaffney. 

    Will really racked up his tally on Chicago Med Season 4 Episode 4, repeatedly lying to his fiance about the mess he's found himself in all to get them a cheap wedding venue. 

    Spoiler: the price of the venue probably won't end up mattering. 

    Please, please let that be an accurate spoiler. 

    If Natalie ends up marrying Will after all this nonsense, she may deserve the heartache she'll get. 

    It's stupid that he's lying to her anyway. If he'd been upfront with her in the first place when the stakes weren't as high, she might have been upset, but it could have blown over. 

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    But lying about being asked to be an undercover CI to take down what amounts to a mob boss? Wouldn't you be pissed?

    The only way it...
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