So much Mancel goodness this week! They are really growing on me, despite my wishes. Just when I think they can’t get any cuter, they do. That being said, I’m still Team Manstead. 100% Team Manstead. I think this episode title of Chicago Med perfectly describes Mancel, because they really are letting go, of their past and past relationships, only to come together.
Mancel Says I Love You
Marcel actually said it! He said the L word! It was completely unexpected and out of the blue, but that’s part of what I loved about it. Sometimes when you know, you know. However, I can see why Crockett talking about how opposites attracting being true in the case of him and his ex-wife but it not being enough to keep them together cause Natalie to panic a little. She knows Crockett’s history of one night stands, and she was genuinely worried that she wasn’t enough for him to break his cycle. I think Natalie’s feelings of doubt were valid and I still don’t see Mancel being endgame, but hearing Crockett tell her that the moment she walked into his life, his history became just that was enough to make my heart melt.
They really have such a healthy, happy relationship. They are able to open up and communicate with each other, which is a key component to any solid relationship. Crockett and Natalie help each other in different ways, almost like a balancing act. Natalie is helping Crockett open up and deal with his past trauma, and I think Crockett in a way is helping Natalie get comfortable with putting herself out there and dating again. After what happened with Will and Philip, I think Natalie was nervous about trusting and dating another guy again, especially when it comes to Owen. Mancel really compliment each other well and while it may not be forever, and it’s nice to see a happy, healthy relationship on Med for once.
The Choi and Virani Of It All
We got more Ethan and Virani interactions this week, and I loved every minute of it! Who knew that talking about chess could be flirty? And I gotta say, I really enjoyed those two working together. Those two have so much chemistry, a lot more than Virani has with Will if you ask me. I’m still very much Team Choi when it comes to Dr. Virani. If the writers want to go ahead with a romance between these two, I’m all aboard.
However, I don’t like that she seems to be playing both Ethan and Will. Will was getting jealous about Virani working with Ethan, and I think his jealousy only worsened when he saw them playing chess together. I can’t say I blame him, though. She clearly has an attraction to both of them, and her line about seeing Will and playing Chess with Ethan was not cute. She’s clearly trying to have her cake and eat it, too.
April Did WHAT?!
We all know April really cares for her patients in the COVID ward. All her patients really, but she has a soft spot for the COVID ward. She feels like she’s making a difference there, and the COVID ward is her calling. That being said, after losing two of her patients to COVID in the first two episodes of this season, it’s understandable that she wouldn’t want to lose another. So it shouldn’t have been surprising to me when she administered meds to the patient without a doctors orders. I mean, plenty of other doctors at med have done worse, right? But just because other doctors have done worse, that doesn’t make what April did right.
April, girl, what were you thinking?! Sure, you know what you’re doing and could do it yourself no problem, and sure, Dr. Lannik told you to do whatever it takes, but he most likely meant to do whatever it takes WITHIN YOUR LIMITATIONS AS A NURSE. Because unless someone specifically tells you that you have the authority to do something you don’t normally have the authority to do, then you don’t have the authority to do said thing. Meaning that since Lannik did not specifically say “do whatever it takes, and push meds if needed” then you, in fact, did not have the authority to push those meds. Am I right? The way I see it, April will be lucky if she doesn’t face some kind of consequence. But she probably won’t because let’s be real, this is Chicago Med and nobody really gets punished for anything around here.
Stand Out Scene
Dr. Charles talking about Cece was enough to break my heart. The way he told his patient, who also lost his wife, that he doesn’t think they ever truly leave them? Just rip my heart out and stomp on it why don’t ya! I love a good callback, and this one was just so emotional and perfect and ugh! I seriously don’t think that storyline could have ended any better.
Dr. Charles always knows just what to say, whether it’s to one of his patients or one of his colleagues at Med. He always knows how to connect with people and exactly what they need to hear. Not only that, be he remains so calm and his voice is almost soothing when he talk to them. We could all use someone like Dr. Charles in our lives. I just hope somebody checks in on him every once in a while, like Sarah Reese used to do.
Crockett: You know Manning, the moment you came into my life, my history became just that. History.
Natalie: We broke Lisa’s cycle of pain and put her on a new path and, I guess I’m just wondering if, you broke yours too.
Crockett: I love you, Natalie.
Maggie: Just because we know what to do, doesn’t mean we have the authority to do it.
Crockett: Opposites attract, I guess. Didn’t keep us together though.
Goodwin: This is our house. They can play by our rules.
Dr. Charles: Will, he’s not mentally ill – he’s grieving.
Chicago Med airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on NBC.