Chicago Med 7×21 “Lying Doesn’t Protect You From The Truth” is about the lies we tell others, but also about the lies we tell ourselves. Both are dangerous in their own way, of course. But the lies we tell ourselves can sometimes be the most insidious. Because we cannot truly work on the issues we refuse to admit exist.
As always, there’s a little bit of everything to go around. Dr. Blake is lying to herself, because that’s easier. So is Dr. Charles. But he’s also lying to his daughter while he’s at it. Oh, and Maggie is lying to Vanessa. Will, meanwhile, is lying to Hannah in order to protect her, which just makes Hannah feel he doesn’t believe she can do it on her own. Lies over lies, and lack of communication, put a bunch of relationships on edge in Chicago Med 7×21 “Lying Doesn’t Protect You From The Truth,” and the answer is, of course, honesty. But the answer is also, always, communication.
Lying to yourself is not good …
Let’s start with Dr. Blake, because she’s in the most precarious position. And would talking to someone about it have helped? Not the situation, of course, but it might have helped the way she dealt with it. For example, it might have saved her from Dr. Marcel having to confront her with her potentially dangerous decisions. Lying to herself didn’t protect her from reality because nothing can.
It’s pretty much the same for Dr. Charles and Maggie. They’re both scared of the way the truth is going to affect their lives, but decisions have been made. Dr. Charles chose to pursue a relationship, and Maggie chose to get in contact with Vanessa. They can’t take back those things, and they don’t want to. So, they really have no choice but to face those decisions and carry on. The rest …well, the rest is not something they can control. Just something they gotta face, and then deal with things, as they come.
Respect is the basis of any relationship
I don’t believe Will Halstead’s “white knighting” during Chicago Med 7×21 “Lying Doesn’t Protect You From The Truth” is a Hannah Asher thing because I’ve known Will Halstead for seven seasons of Chicago Med, and before, on Chicago P.D. This is just who Will is — he’s always trying to save someone, anyone. Everyone. It’s an issue, truly, for him, and for others. It’s how he’s gotten in so much trouble because he often forgets to take care of Will as he’s taking care of others.
He’s not trying to “save” Hannah because he doesn’t think she’s capable, of course. But for Hannah, a big part of her recovery is about proving to herself and others that she can do it. That she’s capable. And the fact that Will, the person that knows her the best out of everyone in the ED, would treat her as if she’s breakable, as if she needs him to protect her from the world, is insulting.
There’s nothing better for their relationship, or for what it could be, than the confrontation. Than Hannah making it clear to Will that she is no damsel in distress and he doesn’t have to be a savior, not with her. Not anymore. If they are ever going to have any kind of relationship — as friends, as neighbors, or as more — it should be as equals. Will wasn’t seeing her as one, not really. But maybe now he can start.
Things I think I think:
- Every time Dylan is on my screen alone, I love it. EVERY storyline that has had him paired with someone else, however? Eh.
- Dr. Crockett Marcel has been A+ this season. One of my favorites at this point.
- Okay, but this Hannah and Will thing? Nooooooooooo.
- Everyone should listen to Sharon Goodwin.
- But also, the Maggie/Sharon friendship is one of the foundations of this show. It truly is.
- IRONIC that we’re at a place where Crockett Marcel can rightfully question someone else’s judgment.
- Crockett and Will just, casually talking.
- Hannah is right: She doesn’t need to be saved, and that’s what Will is trying to do. She is wrong, though, in her appreciation of why he’s doing it. Because the truth is …Will does this to everyone.
- But this is 100% not the way to support Hannah’s recovery, Will. 100%.
- Pamela Blake could do some motivational speaking, too.
- Not knowing the answer is sometimes the worst part.
- Dylan, too. NO ONE AT THIS HOSPITAL RESPECTS THE DECISIONS OF OTHER PEOPLE.
- I won’t complain about an episode without Dr. Archer.
- Yeah, so the trial is gonna be a mess.
- Ethan reaching out to Gerald made my heart grow three sizes.
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