Chicago Med 7×03 “Be the Change You Want to See” is about people. Who they are, who they decide to be. Except, sometimes, the decisions are out of our hands. Sometimes, life decides for us.
This is the exception, however, not the norm. Most times we decide the people we want to be and decide how we want to face things. Good things, and difficult things. In Chicago Med 7×03 “Be the Change You Want to See” we are faced with two women avoiding the reality of what’s going on with them, one for good reasons, one for bad ones.
Sometimes accepting something’s wrong (or not wrong) with you is …scary. Fear drives you to crazy decisions, like ignoring a massive growth on your neck, or lying about a disease you should be happy you have conquered. And in this post-pandemic world we all live in, it’s gotten easier to understand how fear drives us to make decisions that end up being counterproductive.
But that doesn’t make it right – for us, or for the people around us.
The brain sometimes does this thing where it disassociates, especially in moments of great stress. You’re living in the moment, and only in the moment. Though this is mostly about the patients, we see this with Dr. Marcel this episode too. He doesn’t like plans, because plans carry with them expectations, and every time he’s let himself have that …he’s lost the thing he was holding on. So, for him, it’s easier to just …live day to day.
But that can be as dangerous as relying too much on plans. Life is about …balance. About expecting things from people, adjusting when they don’t deliver, and just …trying. We can’t always be everything we want to be, but for every day we can’t manage to reach our expectations, or the expectations of the world around us, we can adjust and then just …try again the next day.
We just have to be kind to ourselves.
Like Dylan articulated this episode… “understanding, it’s a process.” This holds true for all of us, and in this episode, it especially holds true for Stevie Hammer and Crockett Marcel. And even though her issues are external and his are mainly internal, that doesn’t mean they both don’t have to deal with them. And it doesn’t mean that we aren’t interested in seeing them try.
Things I think I think:
- Will is a damn good actor, I will say. Even I believed he was broke.
- I can’t even take sides on this thing with Stevie and her mom, and that’s what makes it so interesting.
- KEVIN and DYLAN. Now you’ve got me interested, Med.
- I realize Dylan’s job is to be good with kids, but he is so good with kids.
- Stevie and Will commiserating about Archer is a mood.
- “Not a big fan of incentive-based medicine.” Me either.
- Vanessa’s 10-year plan is kinda …intimidating.
- “We’re gonna nail him, Ms. Goodwin”
- Marcel’s bedside manner is very, very attractive.
- “Women of a certain age,” my ass.
- I’m with Stevie here, okay?
- Look, I’m a lawyer, and sometimes, sometimes …I hate lawyers.
- They telegraphed the Stevie storyline, but somehow that didn’t really matter.
- We all need a Dr. Charles, don’t we?
- Again, I really do not like Dr. Archer.
- But I love Stevie. It’s been three episodes, but I’m gonna be honest …she might be my favorite thing about this season.
- Dear God, save me from Vanessa and Dr. Marcel. Please do not go there, Chicago Med. I’m beginning you.
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Chicago Med airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on NBC.