Chicago Med 7×10 “No Good Deed Goes Unpunished… In Chicago” is one of the most apt titles this show has had in a while, because this episode shows the fallout from the Sharon/Will storyline from the first half of the season and things are not looking well for either Sharon or Will. Or Vanessa and Maggie.
This show has never been too much about hospital politics in the way shows like New Amsterdam are, but hospital politics make for good drama. The doctors don’t have to be the bad guys, because the system already is. And though there’s an attempt from those at the top to frame this in a positive light, in truth, it’s clear that the board isn’t happy with Sharon’s decision, and though they can’t punish her directly, they can make her life more complicated.
And her doctors, while they’re at it.
For Will, the fallout is also clear and immediate during Chicago Med 7×10 “No Good Deed Goes Unpunished… In Chicago.” He was involved in this undercover operation, and he lied to people. He lied to Stevie. And Stevie is angry about it. It’s both understandable and a little out of place, because what was Will supposed to do? Confess the truth to everyone? And sure, he and Stevie had known each other for a while, but they weren’t exactly friends before and whatever’s developing between them now is in its infancy.
But Stevie clearly wants it to be more. That’s part of why she’s upset during Chicago Med 7×10 “No Good Deed Goes Unpunished… In Chicago,” She wanted to know not just because it’s put her in an uncomfortable position, she wanted to know because she wanted to be there for him. She wanted to support him, like he supported her. And though she probably cannot articulate why she’s angry, the fact that she is means a lot about what this show is setting up going forward.
Let’s not even go into the Jessa question, because that was about as subtle as a sledgehammer. I think even Will gets it now, and Will is notoriously slow in this regard.
The truth is that Will has had more than a few relationships on this show, and though I shipped him with Natalie for a while, hoped they would find a way back to each other, that can no longer happen. And, considering the people they’d become at the end, perhaps it shouldn’t have. Sometimes you love someone, but that love isn’t mean to be forever. Sometimes love is just meant to teach you a lesson.
However, what Chicago Med is setting up with Will and Stevie feels different than that. It feels like, perhaps, if the show continues to develop this relationship the way they have, these two can truly be the partners both deserve. And yes, that might mean that, sometimes Will (or Stevie) makes a decision the other person doesn’t always agree with. But that also means that, despite that, they will try to understand each other, give each other the benefit of the doubt and just …continue building.
I’m really looking forward to more. Level of investment in Chicago Med is at an all time high. And hey, my level of investment in Will Halstead is now back on the scale, something I wasn’t sure could happen. So, thank you, Stevie Hammer, and thank you Chicago Med writers.
Happy to truly be on this ride again.
Things I think I think:
- So, things are fun at Chicago Med these days.
- It was fun to see Stevie try to not incriminate Will.
- Dean Archer needs to stop being decent, it’s very confusing.
- Twenty-five minutes is what it took for me to see Dylan Scott. Way too long.
- Dr. Charles speaks and I feel calmer.
- It was PRETTY damn obvious he wasn’t telling his father.
- Proud of Vanessa this episode. Drowning in mother/daughter feels.
- Super subtle with the Jessa question, Stevie. SUPER SUBTLE.
- Fix your shit, Crockett. Fix. It.
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