Chicago Med‘s “When Did We Begin To Change” was absolutely heartbreaking. The episode did a great job of tugging at the heartstrings and shedding light on today’s reality. It was a tough episode, but a good one nonetheless. I missed the Chicago Med cast so much and I’m so glad they’re back!
A New Reality
Changes are coming to the ED, and they aren’t unexpected. Since the show is tackling COVID storylines, it only makes since that they would touch on some of the protocols real first responders have to go through. This episode did a great job of showing what it’s like to work in the medical field during the pandemic.
I also liked how they touched on the new reality many first responders are facing by having to move to new temporary housing situations in order to not expose their families. The facetime call between Natalie and Owen was the cutest. He’s gotten so big! It was great to see Owen again, and I loved the heart to heart between Natalie and Crockett when he tells her that she did the right thing. Change can be hard, no matter how important it is.
A Heartbreaking End
The death of Mr. Mcneil was another heartbreaking scene. His wife having to say good-bye to him through video call made the scene that more powerful. This was such a tragic storyline, but an important one since it shed light on what people really have to grow through in today’s situation.
It’s really no surprise that April has been working in the COVID ICU the past three weeks even though protocol advises against it. She always puts her patients first. She always goes above and beyond, no matter the situation. The world needs more people like April Sexton.
Has Will Finally Come to His Senses?
Well guys, I think it’s safe to say that Will and Hannah are finally done. As a Manstead shipper I’m super happy, but I also really feel for Will. He wants to see the best in everyone, and I love him for that. However, sometimes what you see really is what you get. I think Will has finally realized that he can’t solve Hannah’s problems for her. He’s finally being honest with himself, and I love the growth he’s showing.
While I saw this coming, I didn’t see it ending the way it did, or as quickly as it did if I’m being honest. I don’t know exactly how I saw this storyline ending, but this wasn’t it. I hope this is the start of the Manstead reunion we all want and deserve, because we all know Will and Natalie are endgame.
Crockett’s Heartbreaking Loss
We’re finally starting to learn more about Crockett’s backstory, and I’m all here for it. Learning more about him was on my wishlist for this season, and I’m always down to learn more about the One Chicago characters.
Crockett seems to have a heartbreaking backstory. He lost his daughter to leukemia, and he doesn’t seem to have any family around. I can’t even imagine what he’s been through and I can’t wait to learn more. Heartbreaking stories seem to make the most interesting ones.
Stand Out Scene
The memorial scene at the end of the episode just about had me in tears. It such a powerful scene and it was so well done. Showing the staff having a memorial service for the patients they lost to COVID really hit hard and shed light on the reality of the pandemic. All the feels with that scene.
I think the memorial scene was probably the most impactful scene of the episode. It gave you a glimpse of what it’s like to be a frontline worker during the pandemic and lose patients. Losing patients can’t be easy, and this scene gave me chills.
Will: I love you, but I can’t be the reason you stay sober.
Crockett: You weren’t wrong about me and kids with Leukemia. Every time I see one, I think about my little girl.
Dr. Charles: I can be pretty good with other people’s emotions, but not so good with my own.
Crockett: And what you just did, that’s why I don’t tell people about my past.
Lannik: You wanna make me the bad guy, get in line.