One Chicago Crossover Review: ‘Chicago Med’

The crossover events are hands down one of my favorite parts of the One Chicago shows, and this one might just be my favorite one yet. There was a lot of action and suspense, and I love seeing the characters form all three shows interacting. Just like they said at One Chicago Day, it felt like a three hour movie. This article will mainly discuss the Med portion of the crossover, so be sure to check out the Fire and PD article for the other half of the review.

Nothing Scarier Than Flesh-Eating Bacteria

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Let me start by saying that Necrotizing Fasciitis might be one of the most disgusting things I have ever seen. It sounds pretty scary, too. I actually found myself cringing at the TV a couple times. And the fact that people were dropping like flies because of it made it even scarier. After this crossover, I am going to be extra careful any time I get a cut or scrape. I never want to come into contact with anything like Necrotizing Fasciitis in my life. Ever.

If the fact that they had to set up a quarantine for anyone who was infected doesn’t tell you how bad the disease was, I don’t know what will. It was one crazy quarantine. Because let’s be honest, it wouldn’t be Chicago Med if something crazy didn’t happen. They are trying to save your lives for crying out loud and you think it’s a good idea to escape and try to make a run for it?! Not the best day at Gaffney Chicago Medical Center.

Girl Power

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I loved how we got to see the friendship between Natalie and Hailey in this crossover. They are the duo I didn’t know I needed, but am dying to see more of. Seeing how concerned Natalie was when Hailey was in quarantine and then how she kept her updated about Amanda was so sweet. Plus, it was nice to see Natalie interact with other female characters from the One Chicago franchise, for a change.

Don’t get me wrong, I love Natalie’s friendship with Maggie, but it was nice to get a glimpse of her friendships outside of the hospital, and see her interact with a female character besides April and Maggie. Natalie and Hailey are the definition of girl power and needless to say, I want to see more of this duo.

What a Night for Will Halstead

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Will Halstead had quite an eventful crossover, that’s for sure. There definitely seemed to be some sparks flying between him and his old colleague, but I gotta say that I much rather prefer him with Natalie. They have so much chemistry and history together. Plus, he has been pinning for her for so long. I would hate to see him give up on her after fighting so hard for her up until this point.

And kudos to Will for going after the main suspect like he did! That definitely took some guts. I applaud him for realizing that the suspect was up to no good and destroying their samples, and then calling him out on it. And the fact that he was able to help Jay and the rest of intelligence bring him into custody after experiencing blunt force trauma to the head and being knocked unconscious was amazing. Will definitely goes down as one of the heroes of the crossover, in my book.

I cannot even imagine what Will was feeling when he found out Jay was in the building with the suspect. The way he dropped everything to go in there with Hank once he found out though, was so touching. I love seeing the Halstead brothers relationship develop and how much they care for each other. The Halstead brothers are one of my favorite sibling duos, even outside of the One Chicago franchise (especially since the Dawson siblings left), and I could definitely use more scenes between them.

Sexton and Marcel: A Powerful Pair

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There’s a new duo at Gaffney Chicago Medical Center, and they mean business. I actually like April and Dr. Marcel being paired together. I’ll be honest, I thought it was a weird pairing at first, but their scenes together were actually really good. I think they work really well together, even if that wasn’t the case in the beginning. This crossover event especially really showed me how great of a pair those two really make.

The scene where April finds Dr. Marcel upset after talking to the patient whose arm he just amputated was heartbreaking. I felt so bad for Dr. Marcel at that point. He wanted so badly to save that patients arm, and it was hard to see him get so emotional after breaking the news to the patient. It was also kinda cute how he didn’t want April to know he was upset. The two of them might be one of my favorite pairings on Chicago Med.

Sharon Goodwin: A Fearless Leader

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I love how Sharon Goodwin takes no crap from anybody. She will tell it like it is, whether it’s what you want to hear or not. I admire her for standing up to those reporters after they twisted her words, and I absolutely respect her for not lying and saying what the public would want to hear, like the Mayor’s Office wanted her to. Especially because that would have been easy for her to do, and would have made her look better in the public’s eye.

We’ve seen her go up against people before, but this crossover had a different effect on me. I don’t know if it was the specific situation she was dealing with or what, but I found myself respecting her more for doing it tonight. Maybe it’s because the entire city was at stake and not just her. Whatever the reason may be, we all need a leader like Sharon Goodwin in our lives.

Stand Out Scene

The scene right before Stewart Anderson died gave me the chills. In case you don’t remember, Stewart Anderson is the one who first presented with the bacteria during the tailgate at Soldier field. As if  having a flesh-eating bacteria infect the city wasn’t bad enough, right before Stewart died he said: “you can’t stop it.” How scary is that?! It’s like he knew that it was more than just a simple outbreak and was spreading too quickly.

I don’t know about you guys, but that’s the last thing I would want to hear from a patient I was treating for a deadly virus. It was a very eerie scene, but I think that’s what caught my attention. I think this scene really added to the suspense and overall tone of the crossover.

Best Lines

Will: This is no outbreak..it’s an act of terrorism.

Sharon: Here’s the thing: sometimes it brings out the worst in people. But fear also brings out the best.

Agree? Disagree? What did you think of the One Chicago crossover? Share with us in the comments below! And don’t forget to check out the second part of this One Chicago crossover review HERE.

Chicago Med airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on NBC.

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