Another week, another episode of Chicago Med. Chicago Med‘s “Don’t Want To Face This Now” darn near broke my heart multiple times. Crockett and Maggie’s storylines were so heartbreaking I just wanted to give them both a hug. One thing’s for sure though, I don’t want to face the possibility of Will leaving the ED.
Is Will Leaving the ED?
It seems as though Will may be taking a new career path soon. You can tell that he loves being a part of this clinical trial and helping people in that way, but I can’t see Will as being anything but an ER doc. Will is smart and should be doing more than administering drug to patients with heart failure. I get that, much like April, he wants to feel like he’s making a difference, but there’s so many other ways to do that.
Will Halstead belongs in the ED. He just does. He even said so himself. Chicago Med won’t be the same if Will’s not in the ED. I get that we’ve seen Will as a surgeon on PD and that he’s done other things before, but I selfishly don’t want him to leave the ED. As much as I love Will Halstead in a suit, in the debate of Team Suit vs. Team Scrubs, I’m definitely Team Scrubs.
Crockett Opens Up
Crockett talking about his little girl hit me right in the feels. The guy has been through a lot, probably more than we know about. Knowing Crockett, he probably doesn’t talk about it a lot because it’s too hard and he doesn’t want people to look at him differently or with sympathy. While I’m glad he’s able to use his stories to help others, his life hasn’t been easy. This episode showed us that. Crockett sobbing at the end as he looked through the box of his daughter’s things nearly broke my heart.
I love that we’re finally getting to hear and know more about Crockett’s backstory and his daughter. Crockett is one character in the One Chicago universe that is still kind of a mystery to me, so I’m glad we’re learning more. I just wish he would open up to more people at the hospital about it, especially Dr. Charles. I think talking about it would do him some good, and it might make people understand him a little more. Plus, you can never have too many friends at Chicago Med.
Maggie, Ben, And Auggie: A Family at Last
Maggie, Ben, and Auggie are officially a family now, and my heart couldn’t be happier. If I’m being honest, I thought they would have adopted Auggie a lot sooner. Like Maggie said, he already views them as family. I just wish we could have seen the look on Auggie’s face when they told him they’re adopting him. Aside from Natalie and Owen, these guys are probably my favorite Med family.
What really angers me about the whole situation though, is that part of the reason that Maggie and Ben adopted Auggie is because he couldn’t receive a liver transplant without a family member’s consent, and Auggie doesn’t have any family. That just seems so messed up to me. I get that the liver was compromised, but if he doesn’t have any family to okay it, shouldn’t it be up to the medical staff on how to proceed? I don’t know, but blocking a sick kid from receiving a transplant because he can’t get a family member’s okay doesn’t seem right to me.
Dr. Charles and Anna
Dr. Charles found out about the pregnancy, and it went better than I expected. I knew Dr. Charles would ultimately be the supportive guy we all know him to be, but I wasn’t sure how he would react in the beginning. Anna telling him she’s glad he’s there in the hospital room and hugging him was so pure and sweet. I love their relationship and I hope Anna gets to stay in Chicago.
Dr. Charles handled that better than I think a lot of parents would. In the beginning , at least. I imagine it wouldn’t be easy for any parent to talk to their teenage daughter about pregnancy, nonetheless one who, like Dr. Charles, was absent for most of their lives. I love the relationship between Dr. Charles and Anna, and I can’t wait to see their relationship grow stronger.
Stand Out Scene
Auggie calling Maggie ‘mom’ just completely tugged at my heart strings. It was such a genuinely pure moment. Maggie really has been like a mom to Auggie throughout all of this, so it’s only fitting that he would call her that. You can tell it kind of took Maggie by surprise, even though I’m sure she lived hearing it. I think Auggie calling her ‘mom’ is what got the wheels turning in Maggie’s head about her and Ben adopting Auggie and them officially becoming a family.
I love the bond between Maggie and Auggie. It’s so genuine and pure. Maggie is so good with kids, and I love how so cared for Auggie like he was her own in the beginning. I love their sweet little family. Maggie’s is going to be an amazing mom, and Auggie is one lucky kid.
Will: I’m an ED doc. Treating patients is what I love.
Marcel: Taught me more about courage and resilience than I could learn in a lifetime.
April: About Noah, what you did, I get it. It’s not easy being in charge.
Ethan: How am I supposed to run this department if I can’t trust my doctors?!