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Chicago Med Review – All The Things That Could Have Been (7×14)

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Chicago Med’s victory was quiet this week. 

While there are days where you need a chock full of drama to pick you up from the Wednesday slump, there’s quite enough drama going on in the world these days. 

Chicago Med Season 7 Episode 14 delivered subtle and heartwarming wins for the characters you care about. 

The biggest was Maggie’s negative biopsy. What a sigh of relief. I don’t think the audience could go through another round of cancer when all Maggie deserves is a lifetime of sunshine. 

And while cancer is no joke, it almost seemed so minor compared to Ellis’s lifelong battle stemming from a polio infection when he was a child. 

Ellis was in an iron cage and basically immobile his whole life, but that didn’t stop him from making an incredible life for himself. 

He’s leaving behind a legacy in the finance field, sure, but he’s also a great person who immediately took notice that something was up with Maggie. 

When she confided in him about her biopsy, he didn’t just give her a shoulder to lean on, he helped keep her calm and offered to look at her portfolio in case the results didn’t sway in her favor. 

It’s not everyday that we see these type of warm interactions between a longtime character and a patient. Usually, they’re just yelling at their doctors.

Maggie’s little heart-to-heart with Ellis convinced her to confide in Halstead, who, in turn, admitted that he wishes that Stevie would stay. 

We knew that, obviously, but Stevie giving her marriage another shot and moving to Michigan was on the backburner for the week (we know she won’t because her heart, too, pines for Halstead) as she found out her mother was in the psych ward. 

Stevie and Terri have a fractured relationship, but once Terri made the necessary repairs on herself, she was able to also patch things up with her daughter. 

Stevie was definitely miffed that her mother wanted to keep her treatment a secret, but it’s understandable on Terri’s part considering she’s always seen her daughter in a negative light. 

After years of trauma, Stevie didn’t think that her mother could finally change. 

And right now, more than anything, Terri needed someone to believe in her. Someone like Charles. 

Eventually, Stevie came around when she saw just how much care Dylan put into treating Terrell and giving him the right diagnosis. Stevie realized just how different Terrell’s life might have been if he knew about his dyslexia as a child. 

And she applied that to her mother. All this time, she thought her mother was an addict first, but in reality, she was taking the drugs and consuming the alcohol to deal with her undiagnosed bipolar disorder. 

However, independently seeking out help was a solid first step. Terri really wants to get better. 

I couldn’t help but crumble into a ball of feels when Stevie visited her mother and saw that she finally had the life she always wanted for her; her own little space where she felt safe. 

Back in the ED, Goodwin saw the opportunity to put into motion a genius plan. 

She asked Dr. Shentu, the compliance officer, to oversee a patient’s case knowing that he would run into plenty of red tape while trying to provide the patient with the best possible care. 

Shentu immediately began to realize that his directives were hindering treatment. He wasn’t able to perform any life saving procedures until it was too late.

By simply being on the job and in the scrubs, he was able to see just how much the doctors have to deal with. It wasn’t long before he changed his tune and informed Goodwin that he was making necessary changes to the directives. 

Again, Goodwin is an evil genius. 

Even Archer was impressed… and it takes a lot to impress that man. 

Shentu’s work in the ED also allowed us the audience and the doctors to get to know him better. 

Taylor, specifically, saw something she really liked. She realized that under the suit was a really good guy. And when she asked him out on a date, he was more than happy to attend. 

Taylor’s had an eye out on someone since she got to Med, so I’m not surprised she finally landed someone. 

And speaking of romantic endeavors, things between Crockett and Pamela were rocky after she realized he also romanced her daughter. 

The triangle was shortlived after Crockett made it clear that he ended things with Avery and told her he has feelings for her mother. 

However, Pamela was adamant that they would keep things strictly professional. 

But… who can resists Crockett’s charms? It won’t be long before she gives in and they become the hot new item at Med. 

Also, who else saw Dr. Charles actually grab the wall when he ran into his crush Lonnie? I don’t think he realized that he liked his therapist until she dropped him as a client and told him that she had developed feelings. 

Charles couldn’t shake the whole moment and that’s when he realized he wasn’t missing her as a therapist! 

I’m ready for Charles to pursue a new relationship and find love again. He deserves it. 

What did you think of the episode? How happy are you for everyone on Chicago Med for finally figuring out what really makes them happy?

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Luke Mitchell Joins ‘Chicago Med’ for Season 9



Luke Mitchell Joining 'Chicago Med' for Season 9

Let’s all give a warm welcome to a new doctor coming to Gaffney! 

Chicago Med is adding Luke Mitchell to the cast, according to Deadline.

The Originals and Blindspot actor will reportedly appear as a character named Dr. Mitch Ripley, described as an “early thirtysomething male Emergency Department doctor” with a past connection to Dr. Charles, played by Oliver Platt.

Word on the street is Ripley has a “troubled background,” which is why he crossed paths with Charles back in the day… and it seems like it might lead to some friction for the two. 

He will recur on the medical drama with the potential of being upgraded to a series-regular come season 10, likely pending the reaction from fans. 

The former Big Sky star is set to make his debut in the premiere episode of season 9 airing on January 17

Of course, his addition is necessary as Chicago Med said goodbye to a handful of major cast members over the course of the previous seasons, including Brain Tee who played Ethan Choi, Nick Gehlfuss who starred as Will Halstead, Guy Lockard as Dr. Dylan Scott and Asjha Cooper in the role of Vanessa Taylor. 

As of now, the returning cast includes S. Epatha Merkerson (hospital head Sharon Goodwin), Marlyne Barrett (charge nurse Maggie Lockwood), Dominic Rains (Dr. Crockett Marcel), Steven Weber (Dr. Dean Archer) and Jessy Schram (Dr. Hannah Asher).

Season 9 will consist of a 13-episode season, shortened due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. 

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One Chicago Shows Announce 2024 Premiere Dates



Chicago PD Recap Season 10 Episode 16 Deadlocked

It’s finally happening—our favorite One Chicago shows are coming home to us!

Chihards, mark your calendars and get ready to sit down in front of the TV on January 17 because that’s when Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, and Chicago PD will make their highly-anticipated and long-awaited premieres! 

It’s truly beginning to feel a lot like Christmas… though I hope that turning around new episodes doesn’t mean that the actors will have to work through the holidays. 

Chicago Med returns for season 9, Fire for season 12, and Med for season 11.

Of course, the full NBC 2024 lineup will kick off on Jan 1 with America’s Got Talent: Fantasy League, which means they are wasting no time getting back into the swing of things following the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strike delays.

Law & Order franchises will have their moment on Thursday, Jan 18 with Law & Order: SVU and Law & Order: Organized Crime.

Part 1 of The Voice returns on Feb. 26, along with BC’s new Deal or No Deal spinoff, Deal or No Deal Island.

La Brea will air its final season on Jan 9, leading into the final two episodes of Found. The Irrational will also air its final four episodes starting Monday, Jan. 29. 

Quantum Leap and Magnum P.I., Lopez vs. Lopez, The Weakest Link, Password, That’s My Jam and The Wall currently don’t have a premiere date. 

It’s time to get back to the magic of TV! 

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Chicago Med Season Finale Review – [SPOILER] Exits the Series (822)



It’s the end of an era. The Chicago Med Season 8 finale saw Will Halstead saying his final goodbye to Gaffney Medical.

And the best part is that you don’t even have to wonder where he’s going!

After realizing that his time at the hospital had come to an end, Will thanked his colleagues and friends who have been like family for all these years and made a swift departure to Seattle to be with his one true love, Natalie Manning! 

Chicago Med pulled off the ultimate surprise by bringing back Torrey Devito for a brief yet emotional cameo. She greeted Halstead outside of the airport along with her son, Owen, and they made it very clear that this time they were going to make things work. “I’m never letting you go,” Natalie told Halstead as they embarked on their new chapter together. 

CHICAGO MED — “Does One Door Close and Another One Open?” Episode 822 — Pictured: (l-r) Ari Morgan as Owen, Torrey DeVitto as Natalie — (Photo by: George Burns Jr/NBC)

While I usually wouldn’t recommend going back to a relationship that didn’t work in the past, in this case, it just makes sense. They both had a clean break to find themselves and figure things out and yet their paths crossed once again. Timing is everything, and without the setting of Gaffney, I think they may actually be able to work things out this time around.

And that’s a wrap on Will Halstead. Thank you so much to Nick Gehlfuss for bringing such an “irritating” yet “inspirational” character to life for eight seasons. Sharon Goodwin was right on the money with that comment. 

He even went out in such Will style by going off the rails and doing something that only Will could ever justify as a good idea. 

Halstead was very triggered by 2.0’s glitch, and when he realized no one was going to do anything about it, the took matters into his own hands without realizing the larger implications of his decision. 

By reprogramming 2.0 to go completely haywire during Jack Dayton’s hernia resection, he not only destroyed the product by setting in plenty of doubt, but he also ensured that 2.0 would never see the light of day again as it tarnished Dayton’s reputation in the process. 

Dayton could no longer go through with the IPO, which meant that he couldn’t secure the funding to make 2.0 a better and more reliable product, which in turn meant that Jack Dayton had to sell Med, putting everyone’s fate up in the air. 

As much as I want to praise Halstead for trying to do the wrong thing, his decision was very costly, especially because, as Crockett pointed out, 2.0 did a lot of good. With the right improvements, it could be a very useful tool in the future, but Halstead ensured that said future would never happen. 

However, on the other hand, maybe selling the hospital isn’t the worst idea as it will likely put the power back in the hands of someone who cares about the patients over profits. Turning Med into a for-profit hospital has not been a welcome change for the doctors as they are limited in who they can treat, and it’s also a terrible experience for patients who don’t have the best insurance and can’t pay exorbitant prices.

Turning away patients is never ideal, especially patients who need critical care. One of Archer’s patients, Rachel, was admitted to Med with terrible stomach pains, and by waiting for an ambo transfer to a hospital that would have accepted her insurance, she likely would’ve died in the process. 

The doctors took it upon themselves to do the surgery under the radar so as to not put her in debt for life, but that was a risky move. If anyone from upper management found out, it would not be pretty. Though, it’s nice to see Archer coming around and doing what needs to be done to save lives.

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CHICAGO MED — “Does One Door Close and Another One Open?” Episode 822 — Pictured: (l-r) Luigi Sottile as Sean Archer, Steven Weber as Dean Archer — (Photo by: George Burns Jr/NBC)

During the surgery, which Hannah Asher assisted, Archer became very weak, and he realized he had another infection from his “DIY dialysis.” At this point, Asher insisted he start at a proper dialysis clinic, which he was against because of the time commitment, and when Sean suggested they just go through with the surgery as he was approved as his father’s donor, Archer and Asher had to inform him that he was no longer eligible after falling off the wagon.

It was honestly heartbreaking to see Sean come to terms with what his relapse meant. It was one misstep—that stemmed from a misunderstanding in the first place—and yet, it set back his plans to help his father for at least six months. 

Hopefully, this doesn’t set Sean back even further because I can see how he’d deal with thinking that he’s a “disappointment” by turning to drugs and alcohol yet again. 

Chicago Med Season 8 Finale Review Episode 22 Does One Door Close Another One Open

CHICAGO MED — “Does One Door Close and Another One Open?” Episode 822 — Pictured: (l-r) Jessy Schram as Hannah Asher, Steven Weber as Dean Archer — (Photo by: George Burns Jr/NBC)

Archer, however, cannot blame himself for what happened, nor can he blame the fact that he allowed his son to be a donor as the relapse had nothing to do with the pressure of the situation. Sean was set off after seeing his father and Hannah getting “close,” and while there may have been some flirtation happening, when he finally addressed it with the two of them, they were both quite shocked. 

I honestly think that Asher and Archer are good friends, and though there may be underlying feelings there, they’ve never considered them because they’ve never thought about going there. Could this be what convinces them to give things a try? Or did it cement them in the friend’s zone forever? I’m not surprised the romance hasn’t gotten the spotlight as Archer’s health is definitely a priority. 

Hannah also seems pretty adamant about keeping her personal life and professional life separate, so I could see her shutting any possibility of a romance with either of the Archer men down. 

Dr. Charles dealt with two patients that Dr. Loren Johsnton brought in via ambo. There was also a misunderstanding there as the wife, Janice, thought her husband Fred was trying to kill her, when in reality, Fred was fighting with his body impulsively doing things he couldn’t control. Turns out, he had a small stroke that resulted in a rare neurological called alien hand syndrome. With everything cleared up, the couple was back on track, and it put Charles’ relationship with Liliana in perspective. He realized that he had to clear up the misunderstanding by simply being vulnerable and honest with her about his feelings—he didn’t think of her as a charity case, and just because he has a fancy title doesn’t mean he doesn’t share the same insecurities as other people. 

And Liliana, for her part, realized she’d put up a wall because she’s so used to being independent. Of course, there’s still the issue of her overbearing brother Pawel, who, quite frankly, needs to be told to get his own life. I understand siblings being there for each other and helping each other out, but he’s constantly bossing her around, talking down to her, and being kind of emotionally abusive. 

Also, I truly hope Dr. Loren becomes a new addition to Med next season! 

With Maggie interviewing at other hospitals, I was certain she’d be the person leaving Med at the end of the season, but Halstead’s problematic heroics make so much more sense. 

I’m just glad it isn’t Crockett because I was just getting invested in the character, while Archer and Asher have been the best duo this season. 

What did you think of the Chicago Med Season 8 finale? Are you pleased with how Halstead’s storyline ended? 

What do you want to see next season?

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