Chicago Med 7×17 “If You Love Someone, Set Them Free” gives us a lot to grapple with in terms of what setting someone, especially someone you love, “free” really means. Yes, there’s the usual use of that phrase—actual romantic love, somehow being proven as “meant to be” if you set your person free and they come back—but there’s so much more to consider.
What does it mean to love someone, and what does freedom look like? This episode does a really good job of posing those questions and delivering…not answers, exactly, but some interesting food for thought.
One place where the episode really hits hard, and provides truly emotional performances from all involved, is in the way it approaches certain assumptions and attitudes around pregnancy. One patient’s case somehow manages to make us kinda love the newly-returned Dr. Asher (Jessy Schram)…and have several very different feelings about Dr. Blake at different points in the story.
So, we give you just what the doctor(s) ordered: Here are our teases for Chicago Med 7×17:
- The problem is…Nick Gehlfuss is really good at that particular expression…And Will Halstead is…Will Halstead.
- Lizzie: You can take that to mean something good, or bad, because this is, after all, Will.
- With that being said, there’s this one thing that Will says about his patient that, like…Chris Carter found dead.
- Lizzie: This episode still remembers Will’s growth, but will the show still continue to?
- Broken record here and admittedly biased after years of being a Donna fan, but dear God, Sarah Rafferty can end you with the tiniest waver in her voice.
- Lizzie: Dr. Marcel really needs to either be pretty OR nice, because we cannot take it when he’s both. Too much to process.
- Dr. Scott did all of that and just…casually went back to…Ok then.
- Lizzie: I dislike this Dylan storyline even MORE than the Carmen one. I’ll take her back, please.
- One day, everyone will learn that, when Maggie feels some kind of way about something, you listen.
- Lizzie: Trust the instincts of the women in this show—and no one else.
- If men could stop inserting themselves, their assumptions, and their opinions on women’s healthcare decisions, that’d be fabulous. Be supportive, or be silent. And even when being supportive, just…stay in your lane.
- Lizzie: I’m still waiting for some goddamn explanations.
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