We all want things. We all want certain things to happen to us or for us, and the doctors and nurses at Chicago Med are no different. Dr. Archer seems to want to be in charge, Ethan wants to be a great ED chief, Maggie wants to meet her daughter, and Mancel wants to make things official. What do I want? Manstead to get back together. That’s all I ask for. One can hope, right? One things for sure though, Chicago Med‘s “For The Want Of A Nail” was an interesting episode.
Mancel Makes It Official
I love flirty Mancel. I really do. Which is why when this episode started off with that, I loved to see it. I’m liking their relationship more than I thought I would. The Mancel scene at the end when they made it official was freaking adorable. As much as I was hoping for a different outcome, I’m glad Natalie was honest with herself about her reservations and did what made her happy.
When I saw that Natalie was having reservations about making her relationship with Crockett official, my Manstead-loving heart thought that maybe those reservations were because of Will. I knew that probably wasn’t the case, but a girl can dream, right? Manstead was my day one One Chicago ship. I can’t help it if my heart and mind go there sometimes. I just want them back.
Dr. Charles and His Obsessed Patient
I’m legit worried for Dr. Charles, guys. His newest patient seems to have some sort of obsession with him now, and it’s not cute. Dr. Charles is a nice guy and he’ll probably do what he can to help her, but if we know anything from the doctor over at East Mercy, this won’t be the last time we see her. This patient definitely needs some help and if anyone can help her it’s Dr. Charles, but she almost takes obsession to a whole new level.
This patient was crazy. Like she had some major issues. She needs some serious help if she falls in love with the first doctor or person to show her any kind of kindness. Listen lady, just because they’re kind to you, that doesn’t mean that they have feelings for you. They’re just doing their job. Dr. Charles better watch out because if this patient becomes as obsessed with him as she was with the doctor from East Mercy, he’s in for some serious trouble.
The Natalie Manning We Know and Love
I love Natalie Manning. I don’t know why, I just do. She’s one of my favorite characters on Chicago Med and I will defend her at all costs. Natalie always look out for her patients. We’ve known that. We also know that she looks out for her loved ones. So when someone she knows becomes a patient, she goes into ultimate defender mode. She just wants the best for those she cares about. So when a mother from Owen’s school became a patient at Med, you knew she was gonna do whatever it takes to get her the best treatment.
I can’t say I blame Natalie for what she did. Dr. Archer was clearly ignoring signs of an infected gallbladder. Dr. Archer didn’t want to treat it and was going to send the patient home, so Natalie did what she felt she had to by bringing in Dr. Marcel in order to get the patient the treatment she needed. However, Ethan might have had a point too and maybe being right about the medicine doesn’t excuse how she went about things. I think Natalie did the right thing, but maybe that’s just me.
Enough Already, Dr. Archer
Enough with the mind games, Dr. Archer. It’s not cute. You can’t just manipulate your way into getting what you want. It’s only been two episodes and I already don’t like him. Just because people don’t agree with you or second guess your diagnosis, that doesn’t mean they’re a bad person. And listen, you don’t know everything there is to know about the medical world or being a doctor. Good grief, man.
Dr. Archer gets on my nerves more than most characters on Chicago Med. He says he’s okay with the chain of command, but I don’t really know if he is. If you ask me, he tries to get in Ethan’s head a lot and affect his decisions. It seems like he wants to be in control and in charge, and he can’t get over the fact that Ethan is now his superior when he used to be the one in charge when Ethan was in the Navy. News flash, Dr. Asher. You’re not in charge anymore.
Stand Out Scene
Maggie is going to try to connect with her daughter, and that makes me so happy. Hearing how much she regrets giving her up for adoption just broke my heart. And now that Auggie’s gone, she has to deal with losing another child, too. Maggie deserves some peace and happiness, and I think knowing what happened to her daughter and meeting her will give that to her.
However, Goodwin may have a point, too. I want Maggie to meet her daughter, especially if that’s what she wants. But she has to be reasonable about this. Her daughter’s a grown woman now. If she hasn’t connected with her already, maybe there’s a reason for that. Maybe there’s a reason that her daughter hasn’t tried to contact her and meet her. Maybe her daughter, for whatever reason, just doesn’t want to be found.
Natalie: Everything I said earlier was coming from a place of fear. I don’t have reservations about us and the last thing I want to do is break things off.
Natalie: Dean, I understand you’re upset. No one likes to be disagreed with.
Dean: You went behind my back.
Dean: I just don’t want to be doing to you what was done to me.
Ethan: Being right about the medicine doesn’t excuse how you went about things.
Natalie: I’m not trying to step on any toes here…
Ethan: I’ve got bigger issues to deal with at the moment.
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Chicago Med airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on NBC.