Will the ‘Chicago Med’ team come crashing back down to Earth? Will anyone make an Eminem song reference? There are so many questions in this week’s episode.
If there’s a lesson to be learned from this week’s episode of NBC‘s Chicago Med it’s not to get too far ahead. Sometimes despite our best intentions and best efforts, things don’t work out. And we watch the team deal with that in different ways.
Dr. Connor Rhodes (Colin Donnell) is tasked with keeping alive a man who fell 33 stories. The case is so sensational he needs to have a PR minder, which of course is not his idea of a good time. He promptly shoots himself in the foot, metaphorically speaking. While he’s told the press good news the situation turns worse behind closed doors. Connor is gut-punched to lose a patient he fought so hard to save, and as usual Colin Donnell’s nonverbal ability carries the day.
Elsewhere, Dr. Ethan Choi (Brian Tee) and Dr. Natalie Manning (Torrey DeVitto) help a man who is paralyzed from the waist down and undergoing stem cell treatments. That makes it even harder for them to find where his infection is coming from.
Natalie naturally has a strong opinion about going to Mexico for medical treatment; maybe she should talk to Connor since he went to medical school there. But she and Choi realize that the stem cells aren’t working even as the patient keeps that secret from his wife.
April Sexton (Yaya DaCosta) gets the shocking news that she’s lost her baby. That makes her even more determined to get Dr. Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) to save a young lawyer with heart failure. She gets him to propose an experimental treatment.
Does the fact that it worked make up for the terrible loss April has suffered and doesn’t want to tell anyone about? Never mind that the crucial scene of her losing the baby feels completely stuck in randomly.
And Dr. Sarah Reese (Rachel DiPillo) comes face to face with a superhero when he walks into the ED with a stroke victim, then collapses. Underneath the costume he’s trying to cope with the loss of his wife by helping everyone else. Similar to April’s storyline, this is the idea of whether or not a good turn can even out the scales for a bad one. At least this plot has a happy ending.
“Lose Yourself” is a pretty depressing episode of Chicago Med. While two of the plots end well, the two that don’t go well are just such downers that they’re hard to overcome. Particularly the choice with April will upset some viewers and it should.
But more than that, most episodes of Season 2 have included something that pushes the plot forward in a meaningful or positive way. The biggest plot development here is one to forget. This isn’t a flawed episode; it’s just not one that needs to be rewatched either.
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Chicago Med airs Thursdays at 9/8c on NBC.