‘Chicago Med’ 5×12 Review: “Leave The Choice To Solomon”

When faced with a difficult choice, like in “Leave The Choice to Solomon,” it’s hard to know exactly what to do. Especially if that choice could backfire in a major way. I mean, it can’t be easy to make a choice when the results are either life our death, like it was for Dr. Manning and Dr. Marcel. And let’s be honest, it wouldn’t be an episode of Chicago Med if one of the doctors didn’t make a decision that could possibly put their license in jeopardy.

Will’s Going Down A Risky Path

I love how much Will Halstead cares about people. I really do. But I just wish he could do it without putting his license in jeopardy. He should have listened to Dr. Charles and stayed away from the underground injection site while he could. Will, I love you, but you’re making some pretty risky choices.

I admire how determined Will is to save addicts after losing his last patient. The Halstead brothers have big hearts. but as if being part of an illegal safe injection site wasn’t bad enough, Will then lied about Dr. Charles ordering a prescription for antidepressants in order to help his patient. I get that Will was just trying to help his patient, but he needs to realize that you can’t save everyone.

A Matter of Life and Death

CHICAGO MED — “Leave the Choice to Solomon” Episode 512 — Pictured: (l-r) Dominic Rains as Dr. Crockett Marcel, Torrey DeVitto as Dr. Natalie Manning — (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC)

We finally get to see Dr. Marcel team up with someone other than April or Ethan. I was honestly so scared for those kids. They were so young and that must have been traumatizing for them. Thankfully they had Dr. Manning and Dr. Marcel there. I’ve gotta admit, I probably would have been scared out of my mind if I had two kids lives in my hands and whatever choice I made could mean life or death. That’s probably why the medical field isn’t for me.

Although I really miss Manstead working together, I think Natalie and Crockett make a pretty good team. They both really care about their patients and were pretty much on the same page when it came to their care. And I admit that this episode really made me feel for Dr. Marcel. I always thought he was kind of arrogant, but now I’m beginning to see a different side of him. And I’ve gotta say, I like this side of Dr. Marcel. His comment at the end to Dr. Manning about how parents shouldn’t have to go through the death of a child really has me wanting to know more about him and his backstory. I’m intrigued.

Maggie’s Got A Big Heart

CHICAGO MED — “Leave the Choice to Solomon” Episode 512 — Pictured: Marlyne Barrett as Maggie Lockwood — (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC)

Maggie is the type of person to set everything else aside and help someone in need. So when she saw that her friend Gary wasn’t going to live much longer if something wasn’t done fast, of course she did everything in her power to help him. I wouldn’t expect her to do anything less.

Once Maggie sets her mind on something, there is no stopping her. I admire her determination. It’s that determination that makes her so good at what she does. The fact that she fought so hard for Gary and even got some of the staff to get tested as a possible match just shows how much she cares about others, specifically the people she cares about. The world needs more people like Maggie Lockwood.

Stand Out Scene

I just about got tears in my eyes when the entire waiting room lined up to give their blood to see if they were a match for Gary. They all had someone in the hospital that they cared about and had their own things going on, but they all lined up to help a complete stranger. That scene was really powerful and definitely showed us a thing or two about selflessness.

It’s heartbreaking that Gary ended up dying after all of that, but I’m glad it wasn’t all for nothing. Maggie brought a lot of new donors into the system and found matches for other patients, which is incredible. Never underestimate the power and kind heart of Maggie Lockwood.

Best Lines

Crockett: Natalie, we’ve got two kids here. If there’s any chance of saving them both, I’m taking it

Will: I already lost one addict I got addicted to opioids. I’m not about to lose another

Dr. Charles: It’s a long road, Will. No shortcuts

Sharon: You saved a lot of lives today, Maggie

Crockett: I’ve already done enough damage today. I’m not gonna do any more

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