“A Needle In The Heart” marks the season 5 finale of Chicago Med. Which is fitting because the early end to the season definitely feels like a needle in the heart. And in this episode there literally was a needle in a patient’s heart. Even though this season finale didn’t bring any real closure or cliff-hanger ending to the season, it was still a pretty good episode in my opinion.
The thing that really shocked me this episode what that Crockett was a suspect, and almost arrested, for a murder. While he certainly has his flaws, he’s no murderer. I probably had the same reaction Natalie did when she found out. I never doubted for a second that Crockett was innocent. He definitely just does not come off as the murderer type to me.
There’s no way I believed Crockett was guilty of murder. I’ll admit I’m not his biggest fan, but that doesn’t mean he killed someone. Crockett cares too much and has too big of a heart to do something like that. While I don’t like that those two are getting closer, and I definitely don’t ship them as a couple, I’m glad Natalie found a way to clear him. Natalie Manning has quite the detective skills.
Ethan to the Rescue
Ethan was a hero. He was stupid, but he was a hero. He was very brave to run into that building to save the little boy when he knew there was a shooter inside. I don’t like that he’s been riding along with paramedics lately, but thank goodness he was this episode.
As much as I know Ethan feels the need to save everyone, especially young kids, running into that building was really stupid. He could have gotten hurt, or worse, killed. I’m glad the boy was safe, but that’s not the point. I just wish everyone at Chicago Med, and One Chicago in general, would stop putting themselves in danger all the time.
Stand Out Scene
The scene where Natalie was talking to Dr. Moody about Crockett was heartbreaking. I felt really bad for Crockett, actually. While this doesn’t excuse his actions with April and his sometimes “holier than thou” attitude, losing a kid after their first birthday has to mess you up a little bit. I’m glad Crockett had them in his corner. He’s got some pretty good friends.
I’m glad we’re learning a lot about Dr. Marcel’s past. There’s nothing worse than having a new character, and a somewhat major one, come onto a show and after a season you still know nothing about them. While I’m still not Crockett’s biggest fan and he’s no Connor Rhodes, he’s beginning to grow on me.
Natalie: “Hey, Crockett, what was all that with the detectives?”
Marcel: “They’re investigating a murder from seven years back.”
Natalie: “Well, what did they want with you?”
Marcel: “My impression is they think I’m a suspect.”
Natalie: “Why would they think that?”
Marcel: “Because they appear to have got my DNA at the scene.”
April: “When I saw SWAT go inside that building…I’ve never been more scared.”
Natalie: “I always knew you were a good guy.”
Maggie:” You believe in people. That’s a good thing.”
Dr. Charles: “Life’s always gonna have it’s ups and downs, you know? But in my experience, we do get better at dealing with them.”
Chicago Med returns in September to NBC.