‘Chicago Med’ 5×06 Review: “It’s All In The Family”

Chicago Med’s “It’s all in the Family” has got to be one of my favorite episodes yet. It was action-packed and full of emotion at the same time. But above all that it showed us that through thick and thin, blood or not, you can always count on family.

Is Chexton Hearing Wedding Bells?

Let me just say that I am all for a Chexton wedding. They are so cute together! I love April and Ethan, and I need at least one relationship in Chicago Med to work out.

Chexton scenes are so adorable. They are so good together and clearly care about each other. And the fact that they are moving in together and finally talking about marriage is an added bonus.

Okay, April taking a pregnancy test?! Is she finally ready to start a family?! April would make such a great mom. And Ethan has already mentioned to her that he’d like to have kids. A Chexton wedding AND a Chexton baby? Now that’s something I would like to see.

Good Riddance, Phillip!

CHICAGO MED — “Got a Friend In Me” Episode 503 — Pictured: Torrey DeVitto as Dr. Natalie Manning — (Photo by: Liz Sisson/NBC)

Finally Natalie came to her senses and dumped Phillip! I have been waiting for this moment since they first became a thing on the show. I don’t like any obstacle that comes between Manstead, but Phillip in particular rubbed me the wrong way. He was very clingy and overly obsessed with Natalie. It was definitely a toxic relationship, and it was about time Natalie broke it off with him.

While I wish Natalie would just get back together with Will already, I understand if she needs time before she’s ready for another relationship. Natalie has been through a lot, and the fact that she was manipulated by Phillip like she was is probably a lot for her to handle right now. She probably doesn’t know who she can trust anymore, and to be honest I don’t blame her. Will hasn’t exactly proven that she can completely trust him either, lest we forget everything that happened with him and the Burke family. I still have faith that Manstead will end up together though. Those two are meant to be.

Natalie Saves The Day

Although Natalie made some pretty gutsy moves last episode, they ended up paying off in the end. She definitely went about it the wrong way though. I mean, who locks a kid in a hospital room?! She took some extreme actions, and thus was brought before the disciplinary trifecta. You know you are in trouble when Goodwin, Lannik, and Gwen all get involved.

Even though she went about it the wrong way, she still ended up saving Lucas’ life. I never questioned Natalie’s medical judgment, just the way she goes about things sometimes. I think she is just so passionate about  her patients that she’ll do whatever it takes to help them, which can be a blessing and a curse.

But who would have thought that Natalie locking the hospital room door and giving Lucas antibiotics against the parents wishes would have ended up saving his life? She was lucky that it all worked out this time and the charges were dropped. Next time, she might not be so lucky.

Will and David: A Sticky Situation

CHICAGO MED — “It’s All In The Family” Episode 504 — Pictured: Nick Gehlfuss as Dr. Will Halstead — (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC)

Will is kind of like Natalie in the fact that he will do just about anything to save his patients. He will go the extra mile to make sure his patients get the care they deserve, as observed with David Bridges.

Will honestly believed that David was no longer a practicing Jehovah’s witness, and I can’t say I blamed him. All the signs said that he was questioning his faith. How was he supposed to know that David was reconciling and was going to get his tattoo of the Holy Trinity removed? Even his parents, his own family, believed Will after he showed them David’s tattoo.

Will had to make a tough call. It’s not easy to make a cal in this type of situation. Seeing Will so down after finding out that David still was a Jehovah’s witness was heartbreaking. I’m glad Dr. Marcel comforted him though and let him know that it wasn’t his fault. I could definitely get behind a Marcel and Halstead friendship. While he’s no Connor Rhodes, Will could use some more fiends at Med.

Stand Out Scene

Maggie meeting Natalie outside of the 21st after the charges were dropped was so heartwarming. And her being able to tell Natalie that she saved Lucas’ life was the best. I couldn’t imagine anyone else doing it, except maybe Will. Natalie was so surprised that the charges were dropped! It was a very emotional scene.

Of course it was Maggie who came at met Natalie at the 21st once the charges were dropped. The scene wouldn’t have been the same if it was anyone else. Their friendship is so pure and they are so supportive of each other that it only made sense that it was Maggie who showed up. Everybody needs a friendship like Maggie and Natalie’s.

Best Lines

Natalie: This is no sinus infection. It never was.

Dr. Marcel: I don’t know what she was gonna say to you, but I do know she wasn’t gonna show you any ring

Natalie: What if, when I locked Lucas in that room, a small part of me was doing it to just prove Will wrong

Maggie: No matter what you’ve got going on, you would never jeopardize a patient to prove a point

Will: Because he no longer shares your beliefs. It’s not right he should die for them

Maggie: Trust your instincts. I’ve never seem them steer you wrong

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

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