This was not a good episode for Ethan. I love him, but he hasn’t been making the best decisions lately. Hopefully his medical scare and the pep-talk from Dr. Charles made him realize that. Aside from that, Chicago Med‘s “Better Is The New Enemy Of Good” was a pretty great episode overall.
Ethan’s Medical Scare
Ethan, buddy, I was worried about you. I’ll admit that when Ethan took his temperature and it said 101, I thought he was gonna get diagnosed with Covid. Ethan passing out because he had gallbladder surgery earlier that day never crossed my mind. I guess I didn’t think he would be stupid enough to leave the hospital after having surgery THAT DAY. He is a doctor, after all.
Ethan, man, what were you thinking?! I get that he’s the new chief of the ED so he feels a lot of responsibility, but he has more responsibility than just his duties on the job. Let me explain. As Chief of the ED, Ethan is supposed to be setting an example for everyone else at Med. Leaving the hospital and going to work when you had gallbladder surgery earlier that morning is not a good example to be setting. Ethan feels that as Chief of the ED he needs to be there to take care of the ED, and I get that, but he also needs to take care of himself.
Crockett is finally opening up to Natalie, and we love to see it. Their relationship is slowly growing on me, although I still prefer Manstead over Mancel. Them watching the video of his little girl’s first birthday together was so sweet and precious, but also heartbreaking, considering she died shortly after that. I love that Natalie and his cancer patients are slowly starting to get him to open up, and I hope we get more of it in future episodes.
However, can we stop giving Crockett all the cancer patients? On the one hand, I love because it’s getting Crockett to open up more about his past, but on the other hand, can the guy catch a break?! My heart hurts for him. I just want the writers to find another way to have him open up than sticking him with all these cancer patients. He’s suffered enough already.
Will and Dr. Virani: The Start of a Relationship?
I was not a fan of the heart eyes Dr. Virani was giving Will last episode, and I definitely didn’t like the fact that Will practically asked her out on a date at the end of this episode. Those two just don’t seem like a good match to me. If you ask me, Dr. Virani seemed to have a thing for Ethan. I think I could get on board with them as a couple. I’m all on board with her having a relationship with someone from the ED, just not Will. Just…not Will.
For real though, does Will have to start a relationship with every woman he works closely with? First Natalie, then Hannah, and now Dr. Virani. Will needs to just be single for a while and not jump into a new relationship the first chance he gets. I mean, he doesn’t exactly have the best track record when it comes to dating co-workers.
Stand Out Scene
Finding out Auggie has a brother was both sweet and nerve-wracking at the same time. I love that Auggie has some family and it’s not just Maggie and Ben, but I’m also nervous that this revelation could change everything. Once Auggie meets his brother again, he might not want to leave him again. I’m really worried that this revelation and them being united again could through a wrench into the adoption process.
I swear, if this comes between Maggie and Ben adopting Auggie I will not be happy. Maggie and Ben love that little boy so much, and he loves them too. They have been with Auggie through practically every step of his journey. They’ve been there through the highs and the lows. They may not be a family by blood, but they are a family in every other sense of the word.
Crockett: I can’t bring myself to deal with what’s inside that box
Ethan: I’m the Chief of the ED. I have a greater responsibility.
Natalie: If you’re not headed up to the OR, want to go practice some real medicine?
Crockett: This “real medicine”…you’re pretty good at it.
Dr. Charles: It’s often the people who are the very best at what they do who feel the most inadequate
Chicago Med airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on NBC.