‘Chicago Med’ 5×15 Review: “I Will Do No Harm”

Chicago Med‘s “I Will Do No Harm” was probably one of the craziest episodes yet, and I loved every second of it. My eyes were glued to the screen the entire time. There wasn’t a dull moment the entire episode in my opinion. This might just be my favorite episode of Chicago Med yet.

The Trouble With Dr. Asher

I’m just gonna say it. I don’t like Dr. Asher. She’s nothing but trouble if you ask me. Maybe I’m biased, but it seems to me like she’s more concerned about her career and reputation than getting the proper help she needs. And just like Will, I wasn’t buying the story of her phone dying and her car getting a flat. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if Dr. Asher was actually somewhere getting high instead of with her patient when she needed her.

I think Will did the right thing by calling in the drug dogs. Dr. Asher can’t be trusted. I hope he realizes that now and calls it quits with her. And I’m not just saying that because I’m Team Manstead. Will can do so much better than a drug addict like Hannah Asher. And he deserves better.

A Not-So-Lethal Injection

CHICAGO MED — “I Will Do No Harm” Episode 515 — Pictured: (l-r) Dominic Rains as Dr. Crockett Marcel, Brian Tee as Dr. Ethan Choi — (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC)

As if all the other cases on this episode weren’t crazy enough, we have a death row inmate whose lethal injection…wasn’t…lethal. I’m sorry, what?! It took me a second to process that one. This was one of my favorite cases of the episode.

I have to say though, I agreed with Dr. Marcel on this one. As much as I’m all for doing everything you can to save someone’s life, there’s really no point in wasting time and resources to save someone who is going to die on death row anyway. Plus, the patient wanted them to let him die, and I believe in respecting a patient’s wishes. He got to die humanely instead of being turned over to those guards who clearly didn’t treat him ethically. I’m glad Ethan came around and defended Dr. Marcel on this.

Not Your Typical Father-Daughter Relationship

CHICAGO MED — “I Will Do No Harm” Episode 515 — Pictured: (l-r) Oliver Platt as Dr. Daniel Charles, Torrey DeVitto as Dr. Natalie Manning — (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC)

This case was beyond crazy. Who hires an actor to play their daughter’s father?! I get that she just wanted to give her daughter a father, but in my opinion the situation she put her daughter in was even worse than her growing up without a father.

Dr. Charles definitely had his work cut out for him on this case. That whole family was crazy. I mean, nobody in their right mind would think hiring someone to play their daughter’s father and dying in front of her was okay. Dr. Manning and Dr. Charles were the right choice for this case. Nobody understand kids like Dr. Manning, and nobody understands crazy like Dr. Charles.

Stand Out Scene

The scene where Derek was going to die in front of Harper was so heartbreaking. Seeing her cry over losing her father really tugged at my heart strings. Especially after hearing her tell him all the things she still wanted to do with him. She wasn’t ready to let the man who she thought was dad go, and that just broke my heart.

That whole situation was really messed up. No young girl should have to deal with her father’s death. I cannot even imagine how much that would harm her mentally. The fact that Derek and her mother thought that putting Harper through that was okay just blows my mind. That would be so traumatizing, no matter what age you are.

Best Lines

Natalie: This guy is nuts

Marcel: There is no point to amputating the arm of a guy who’s gonna be executed. Those arm cells are dead. He’s gonna go septic. I say we load him up with pain meds and let nature take its course

Will: That was a mistake

Natalie: Mr. Jordan, if I’m going to treat you properly, I’m going to need YOUR medical history, not your characters

Choi: We’re doctors, not executioners

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