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Chicago Med Review – The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Teacher (804)

CHICAGO MED -- "The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Teacher" Episode 804 -- Pictured: (l-r) Sasha Roiz as Jack Dayton, Dominic Rains as Crockett Marcel -- (Photo by: George Burns Jr/NBC)

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Jack Dayton sounds a lot like Elon Musk… or any other tech billionaire in the real world developing things for selfish and self-serving reasons under the guise of the greater good.

But it took Dalton quite a catastrophe on Chicago Med Season 8 Episode 4 to figure it out. And his moment of clarity helped Crockett come to a realization that he didn’t do right by Pamela Blake at all.

It’s a good thing he was stopped by a trail derailment before heading over to try to stop her from leaving for Boston because when he finally did make it over there, he knew exactly what to say—sorry. Blake had already left, but he was able to apologize to her daughter, Ava, who hopefully got the message across. 

The truth is Crockett’s decision was selfish. He was terrified to lose her. And while I’m glad he owned up to it, I don’t think he would have changed his decision knowing the outcome. Crockett loved Pamela; he chose with his heart without considering what she would’ve wanted. It didn’t make it right, but it also didn’t make it wrong. The fact is he was put in an impossible situation. Blake should’ve never given him the power to make the call if she didn’t trust him. 

In the end, he lost her anyway, and it’s a lesson learned for him. This obviously isn’t Crockett’s first heartbreak on Med, but let’s hope it is his last. If anyone deserves some happiness, it’s him. 

A good dose of humble pie may have been necessary for Dayton but it wasn’t for Crockett. He’s never struck me as someone with an ego who carries himself as if he knows better than everyone around him.

In fact, the most selfless thing he could’ve done was run down the stairs toward the derailment instead of away from it. Police take an oath to serve and protect, but none of them were running toward the danger aside from Crockett. He then risked so much to ensure that Tyler made it out of the tunnels alive. When his friends from Fire brought over the supplies and his arm got stuck under the rubble, he asked Dayton to pop his shoulder out of his socket so that he could free himself. Not every off-duty doctor would have that kind of dedication to his patients and it honestly needs to be admired. Crockett risked his life to ensure that he saved one. 

It underscores the very reason why these DIY solutions are so important. Back at Med, Kai delivered plenty of snarky remarks while scoffing at the idea of creating a drainage system using water bottles, even going as far as calling it “primitive.” The best thing about Kai is that every single doctor with a world more of experience rebuttals him, including Maggie, who didn’t waste a beat following up to that comment with “but it works.”

Hell yeah, it works, and in a worst-case scenario, it’s life-saving. Sometimes you have to do what you have to do, and the ability to get it done is the true mark of a good and talented doctor. There are times when you don’t have the tools you need—for example, while treating gunshot wounds in the army or helping someone in a tunnel that’s caving in–and you have to rely on your skills and expertise to get you out of a bind. 

Kai really needs to heed the advice of his superiors and sit back, observe, and, as Archer put it, maybe he’ll learn something. 

Dr. Charles spent countless hours looking for a new therapist, and while he definitely landed on someone that he wants to keep seeing, the situation quickly escalated when the psychologist had a panic attack during their session. 

Though it initially presented like a heart attack, as Dr. Charles began to treat Dr. Greenwell, he realized that anytime he mentioned the stress of giving patients a bad diagnosis, it triggered another panic attack. Eventually, Greenwell opened up about an irrational fear that’s been haunting him and causing him to lose sleep. 

In an unexpected twist of events, the doctor became the patient, while the patient who became the doctor ended up knowing exactly what would help Greenwell’s situation. Once they officially ruled out the condition with a negative test result, Greenwell’s mind was put at ease, and Charles informed him that he definitely wants to keep him on as his therapist. Turns out, this was a bonding experience like no other. 

The supply shortage continued to affect Gaffney, this time with Dr. Asher and Halstead’s patients taking a hit. 

Dr. Asher treated a pregnant woman who complained of severe lower back pain, and though she wanted to order a CT scan to get a clearer picture, Archer pushed back at every turned since there was a shortage of contrast dye. The course of treatment during this shortage was basically to wait until your patient gets severely sick and can’t hold out any longer before doing what needs to be done, which honestly, isn’t ideal. I know Sharon Goodwin doesn’t approve of this. 

In Asher’s case, Archer was also pushing back because of the stigma of her addiction, He still judged her for it, which was very clear in how he treated her. It was frustrating, but when he eventually realized how irrational he was being to a good doctor, he apologized. 

As for Halstead, his patient, who was also being treated by Vanessa, had a fungus infection that needed a specific antibiotic. Without it, she would die. Vanessa suggested that they turn to her street dealer, which Halstead immediately shut down. While he made the right choice, it was a surprising one coming from him—isn’t he always eager to break the rules if it helps the patient? 

Vanessa couldn’t stand by and see her patient die from something that was so easily prevented, so she got the pills illegally anyway. And Halstead eventually caved and informed Rose’s husband that while they couldn’t give her the life-saving drug directly, they could leave it on the table to give it to her. It was a risky move, but it worked as Rose made a full recovery. But what happens next? How will they explain the turn of events in the paperwork? What if someone starts asking questions? This doesn’t seem like a storyline that would have a happy ending. Choices have consequences, and while their choice was good for the patient, it likely wasn’t the best one for their professional careers. 

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Brian Tee’s ‘Chicago Med’ Exit Explained

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We’re just a few weeks away from Brian Tee’s final Chicago Med episode. 

The actor will depart the series on the Dec 7 episode, which will also feature his wedding to longtime love and fiancee, April (Yaya DaCosta).

People exclusively revealed photos from the couple’s big day, and now, we’re getting some more insight as to how Ethan Choi will be written off. 

Co-showrunner Andrew Schneider explained that after the wedding, Ethan and April will start a “mobile clinic so that together they can take first-rate medical care to underserved neighborhoods in Chicago.”

We absolutely love this idea as it stays true to his character, and it falls in line with April’s professional aspirations.

Schneider emphasized that the couple will be staying in the Windy City despite leaving Gaffney, which means that there is a chance for both Tee and DaCosta to return for a guest appearance in the near future if they choose. Tee has already been announced as a director of the upcoming 16th episode.

In the previous episode, Choi’s co-workers at the hospital were all surprised to get an invitation to the wedding considering the couple was broken up for quite some time. And while it may seem abrupt and haste, Choi told Charles that losing his father put a lot of things in perspective for him, and he’s finally ready to be the man that April always knew he could be. 

We can’t wait to see their beautiful wedding pan out on the fall finale of Chicago Med!

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When and Why Is Brian Tee Leaving ‘Chicago Med’?

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Brian Tee, who plays Ethan Choi on Chicago Med since season 1 of Chicago Med, has announced his departure.

Tee previously told Deadline that his final appearance will be on episode 9 titled “Could Be The Start Of Something New” airing December 7.

The outlet notes that following the end of his six-year contract, Tee decided not to renew, choosing to spend time with his wife and daughter, who was only 5 weeks when he signed on for the series.

The actor will also be pursuing other projects and experiences within the field, and fans will be glad to know that he will return to the One Chicago franchise in no time to direct episode 16 of the season.

It’ll surely be hard to say goodbye to one of the OGs, but there’s comfort in knowing that the character may finally follow where his heart leads him as he has seemingly rekindled a relationship with on-again, off-again love interest April, played by Yaya DaCosta, who has appeared as a guest star on a few episodes this season.

“Playing Dr. Ethan Choi on Chicago Med has been such a gift and a blessing. I am forever grateful to our fans and my colleagues both in front of and behind the camera as I embark on a new journey. I am forever indebted to Dick Wolf, NBC, and Universal Television for choosing me,” he noted in the interview with the outlet at the time, adding, “What we’ve been planning for Dr. Choi’s sendoff is fitting, and it’s beautiful. I think the fans are going to absolutely love it. It’s going to bring a little bit of the new Ethan and a little bit of the old. Know that episode 9 is going to be an amazing one.”

We’ll miss you, Choi!

Season 8 of Chicago Med has undergone a lot of character rotations—you can see all the cast exits in 2022 right here!

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Colin Donnell Reveals If He Would Return to ‘Chicago Med’

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Is Colin Donnell interested in making his way back to Gaffney? Dr. Connor Rhodes exited the series three seasons ago, but he remains a fan-favorite to this day.

Is there a chance fans might see him again on Chicago Med? In a recent interview, Donnell explained that it’s always a possibility. 

“I loved my time on Chicago Med, and I loved Andy and Diane,” the actor told TVLine, adding, “I loved our crew so much, the cast was so wonderful, and I know they’ve had a lot of comings and goings since I’ve left myself. But yeah, why ever close a door?”

As for show runners Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, they are also open to Rhodes’ return if Donnell would be interested, explaining, “I don’t think you can ever rule that out.”

They continued: “Colin was a guy we loved working with. He was a very strong member of the cast for a long time, and we would welcome to see him again.”

Okay, then it’s settled—at some point, Donnell needs to grace Gaffney with his presence, especially as the series has lost so many actors this year already with Ethan Choi (Brian Tee) on his way out in the upcoming December episode.


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