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Chicago Med Review – If You Love Someone, Set Them Free (7×17)

CHICAGO MED -- "If You Love Someone, Set Them Free" Episode 717 -- Pictured: Jessy Schram as Dr. Hannah Asher -- (Photo by: George Burns Jr/NBC)

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This is a first in Chicago Med history where a gang war pivoted from the streets to the hospital, but it made things all the more exciting. 

We typically just see the gunshot patients arrive at Gaffney rather than seeing the whole thing play out as part of an undercover stint. Chicago Med Season 7 Episode 17 saw the return of Milena (Riley Voelkel), an undercover cop who already established a relationship with Dr. Scott. 

Their connection was crucial to ensuring that things panned out in a way that was not only beneficial for the police department (without compromising the two undercover cops) and Goodwin’s doctors. 

Sharon Goodwin wouldn’t have even agreed to allowing plainclothes officers on-site and putting her doctors in danger, but Dr. Scott’s persuasion seemed to do the trick. And while he definitely had Stefan, the patient’s best interest at heart, he was also looking out for Milena. 

It’s nice to see a storyline span multiple episodes. Plus, not knowing who the rival gang member may have been or where he would catch  Scott and Taylor added a rush of adrenaline. 

I found myself on the edge of my seat wondering if Stefan would survive or if the gang would get to him. 

At one point, they were keeping him safe in an employee-only area, but he was bleeding out so badly that they needed to get him to the ICU. The odds weren’t great as it was either risking Stefan’s life by making the trek or sitting back and doing nothing and watching him die. 

The police escort was a bit of a joke. If you’re alerted to the fact that there is someone out there with a vendetta against a patient, you better be at the ready to serve and protect at any moment. I know, I know, it was written that way so that Dr. Scott would have to jump in and save the day, but could we not have had a little more cooperation from the cop who was just strolling without a care in the world?

Everything turned out okay, thankfully, but Sharon realized that Dr. Scott had a vested interest in the situation from the beginning and took a moment while dressing his wounds to remind him that he wears a white coat now. 

It has to be hard to shake your inner cop, so I don’t blame Scott one bit. Even when he wants to be a doctor first, he still has a cop mentality, and, in a way, it’s what protected him and Dr. Taylor in this situation. We can’t fault him for it. 

Of course, you’d be blind not to pick up on the intense chemistry between Scott and Milena. She checked in on him after the whole ordeal and well, let’s just say sparks flew. 

And yes, it’s absolutely dangerous that a doctor and an undercover cop are in bed together. I know they both love their brush with danger, but I don’t foresee this ending well. 

Just imagine the blowback if the gang found out Milena was sleeping with a former cop, let alone that she was a cop. 

This is what I call an entanglement. 

However, I am totally on board with a doctor having a love interest outside of the hospital. And if it marries the two shows in the franchise, so be it. Now, I’m just hoping we see Milena on Chicago PD!

Dr. Hannah faced some pushback from Dr. Archer on her first day back at Gaffney, and given the fact that he tends to have very blunt opinions and doesn’t hold back, it wasn’t the slightest bit surprising. 

When he informed her that she would be having weekly drug tests instead of monthly ones, it became clear that he was definitely bothered by the fact that she was a recovering addict. 

It definitely makes sense to err on the side of caution, but it’s also completely demoralizing to fail someone before you even know what they are capable of. And while I know that it’s his ED, he’s undermining Goodwin at every turn, which really shouldn’t be allowed. 

Archer actually made decisions about a patient’s treatment based on personal feelings towards Asher. That’s not cool. And it wasn’t long ago that he hated being treated differently because he was a war vet, so he should really be a bit less insensitive. 

Dr. Halstead was shocked to see Hannah back at Med and immediately made it awkward by making it about himself. Oh, Will. 

Halstead hadn’t thought about Hannah in years but the moment he saw her, he was pining. 

Hannah made it clear that she’s on a journey where she’s putting herself first, so while she acknowledged the history, she had no intention of starting things up again. Let’s hope it stays that way. 

I guess Hannah is supposed to be the replacement for Stevie, who has officially exited the series. It’s a bummer since they built up such will-they-or-won’t-they between her and Halstead only to pull the plug on that relationship completely and have him take several steps back to pursue a former relationship. They never could get Will’s love life right. 

Hannah proved that she had a patient-first mentality when she went to bat to help Claire get a uterus transplant from her sister. 

Honestly, I’m kind of on the fence about this one because I do agree with Dr. Blake that there are so many other ways to have a child. It was a risky procedure, and some might say it wasn’t worth it, but there’s also a part of me that loves how much these doctors care about the patient’s desires. 

They saw how important it was for Claire to carry a baby for herself and did everything to make it happen. 

Sometimes, it’s not only about saving lives but also about honoring a patient’s wishes no matter how much you disagree with them. 

Which brings us to Dr. Halstead’s 16-year-old patient Ivy who was refusing all chemotherapy for her brain cancer. 

When she got violently ill, they realized it was because she was being drugged with chemo against her will by her boyfriend Ben. 

Of course, that’s a huge violation of someone’s rights, but there was an added layer in that the chemo was working to shrink her tumor!

And still, she refused to get the chemo to buy herself a few extra months to a year. 

Her parents supported the decision because, at the end of the day, it is her life and one she didn’t want to live out in misery. Dr. Charles eventually accepted the decision, but Will Halstead would’ve kept pushing and pushing if Charles hadn’t stepped in and told the family that they “completely understand” and respect their wishes. 

Halstead seriously never knows when to quit, and it’s tiring. His character is tiring! His love life is tiring, his desire to override a patient’s wishes is tiring, and his inability to accept “no” for an answer is also tiring. 

And then there was Crockett and Pamela who are quickly rising the ranks as a fan-favorite couple. 

Crockett previously got personal about his life by informing her about the loss of his daughter, and in turn, she opened up to him about the fact that she chose to have Avery via a surrogate. 

It was a really big moment in their relationship as it was one of the first moments where we saw Blake open up about herself while also admitting that she may have a sense of regret about the decision she made. 

I also kind of got the feeling that Crockett and Pamela might possibly have a child together down the line.

It’s unclear if he’d be willing to have another child after all the heartache he went through, but I can see this working out long-term. 

And I love that they trust each other enough to divulge their deepest and darkest secret; the moments that have changed them as people forever. 

What did you think of the episode? Are you also tired of Will? Are you enjoying the storyline developing between Scott and Milena?

Share your thoughts in the comments below! 


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Chicago Med Season 8 Premiere Review – [SPOILER] Dies After the Fire

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Chicago Med ow Do You Begin to Count the Losses Season 8 Episode 1

The Chicago Med Season 8 premiere didn’t skip a beat, picking up right in the thick of the fire at Halstead’s apartment complex.

While everyone managed to get out safely, with a little help from the Chicago Fire department, the aftermath of the incident played a huge role in the episode as everyone involved was somehow affected in the long run, particularly Dylan, who lost Milena when she bled out from her gunshot wound.

The promising couple never got their chance to stand in the sun, which was unfortunate, but in her last moments, Milena assured Dylan that it wasn’t his fault. That, of course, didn’t make her death any less painful or tragic, nor did it stop Dylan from blaming himself as the guilt consumed him because he was the one that shot the gun.

At the end of the day, Dylan is a protector. He wants to help everyone and do good, so he felt as though he failed Milena. 

It’s unfortunate that there wasn’t a happy ending for this couple or that they didn’t get a little more time together. Their romance was short-lived when it could’ve been the source of a stellar PD/Med crossover throughout the season. 

Milena’s death wasn’t entirely surprising considering Riley Voelkel likely has other projects to attend to. And it is a changing point in the series as it underscores the dangers that come with undercover work while also pushing Dylan to finally make a choice about his future. 

Dylan has been a breath of fresh air for Med, but he was consistently torn between being a doctor and a cop. He may wear the white coat now, but he still bled blue, and Milena’s death showed him that there was no path forward in Chicago as he would always find himself walking the line between both duties. He couldn’t shake the past no matter how badly he wanted to, so, he decided to leave Med and find a fresh start. I can’t blame him either as everything here would have reminded him of the future he envisioned and lost with a woman he didn’t even realize he was falling in love with. 

Dylan’s exit is a loss, and I selfishly would have preferred if he went over to Chicago PD instead and played around with the Intelligence unit a bit. They could use a man that’s passionate about doing the right thing and helping clean up Chicago. 

Hannah Asher also experienced some side effects from the fire. Halstead didn’t know she was even home, so it’s a miracle she got out. But despite being cleared for smoke inhalation, she began having trouble breathing and a scan later revealed that the smoke triggered some heroin residue in her lungs. Much like Dylan, Hannah also can’t seem to shake the past.

Chicago Med ow Do You Begin to Count the Losses Season 8 Episode 1

CHICAGO MED — “How Do You Begin to Count the Losses” Episode 801 — Pictured: (l-r) Brian Tee as Ethan Choi, Jessy Schram as Hannah Asher, Nick Gehlfuss as Will Halstead — (Photo by: George Burns Jr./NBC)

Halstead remained by Hannah’s side throughout, but he continues to be the same problematic character. How has he experienced no character growth over the years? In some moments, he’s fine, but mostly, he butts heads with everyone and claims to know better. It’s exhausting.

Choi was right when he told Halstead that he was too close to Hannah. They may not be together as a couple, but he obviously still cares for her in some capacity. This is the core reason why a doctor is never allowed to treat a loved one. His judgment was skewed when it came to Hannah, especially as he was feeling particularly guilty that she was in this situation because of him.

As for who was responsible for the fire, well, all fingers seemed to point to Goran as the likeliest suspect as he figured out that Milena was an undercover cop when he saw her getting cozy to Dylan. However, since that was the obvious choice, it actually ended up being Jesse from Vasik, which wasn’t entirely surprising either as the fire was perfectly timed to the start of the trial where her reputation was going to be dragged through the mud. 

Jesse didn’t want to face the punishment, so she attempted to kill Halstead so that he couldn’t testify, in turn, making things much worse for herself. Did she seriously think they wouldn’t catch her? When Halstead’s brother is part of PD’s Intelligence? She deserves everything coming her way. 

With Jesse arrested, let’s hope that this whole VasCom drama is put behind us once and for all because it’s been dragging out way too long. 

Elsewhere, Crockett was dealing with the fallout of his choice to save Pamela Blake’s life, which, unfortunately, came at the cost of her surgical skills.

It’s a bummer to see everyone bash Crockett— Sam even suggested that his decision was opportunistic to sideline the Chief of Transplant—when, in reality, Crockett was a man terrified of the possibility of losing the woman he loved. 

Blake’s anger is understandable as she’s only ever seen herself as a top-tier surgeon, so this setback forces her to question and reframe everything, but I do think she’ll come around when she puts herself in Crockett’s shoes. While he seemed to regret his decision initially, when Sharon Goodwin forbid him from departing the transplant team, he realized that he needed to continue doing the job. And he stood by his decision with Blake, informing her that if the roles were reversed, she would’ve done the same thing. I’m truly living for Crockett’s vulnerability. 

He was also essential in saving Goran’s life during the transplant, once again proving that Med will be in fine hands until Blake returns because she taught him well. 

There were some stellar moments between Neil and Dr. Charles, along with the new psych student, Nellie Cuavas (Lilah Richcreek Estrada), and it goes to show that Chicago Med is committed to keeping mental health stories at the forefront. Cuavas got an unfiltered look at what it’s like to diagnose an underage patient whose parents weren’t interested in seeking the help that their child needs due to stigma. It’s unfortunate the storyline didn’t really find a resolution once the parents were informed that their son was diagnosed with schizophrenia, but it just shows that sometimes, as a doctor, your hands are tied no matter how hard you try. 

Neil previously attempted to dismiss mental health and Charles’ work in the ED, but it’s nice to see him coming around and acknowledging that it is necessary. He even opened up about his estranged son, who he lost to addiction. He clarifies that his son isn’t dead, he just doesn’t have any kind of relationship with him, though, that’s about to change because towards the end of the episode, Neil accepted a call from his son from the Cook County Jail. while it’s heartbreaking to find out your kid is in jail, at least he now knows his whereabouts and they can start mending the fractures. It’ll be fun to explore this storyline further and get to know a different side of Neil. 

Maggie is struggling with finding a place for her ex, Grant, in her life. It’s clear that there are plenty of feelings bubbling back up to the surface after she reunited Vanessa with her birth father. When Grant approached Maggie asking if she ever wonders what would have happened if their parents didn’t force them to put Vanessa up for adoption, she shot him down immediately, but her need to inform him that she’s happy with her husband, Ben, was telling about her state of mind. Since it’s evident her relationship with Grant didn’t end on her own terms, Maggie has a lot to work through. Hopefully, she doesn’t jeopardize the good thing she has with Ben, to give things with Grant another shot, but honestly, Maggie has always wanted a big happy family, so I can see why her heart is being pulled in this direction that guarantees her that outcome.

And finally, April is back in town! It’s unclear if Yaya Dacosta is going to return to Gaffney after finishing her NP program and returning to Chicago, but it does put into perspective Choi’s comment to Halstead that “feelings” don’t “disappear.” His feelings for April never disappeared, and when they accidentally meet at his father’s grave, there’s definitely plenty of love and chemistry between them. Will they give their relationship another try? After all, they made sure that neither one got married or moved on.

What did you think of the season premiere? Do you like how the Chicago franchise is staging mini crossovers with a little appearance from Fire’s Herman and PD’s Kim Burgess?

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Chicago Med Season Finale Review – And Now We Come to the End (7×22)

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Chicago Med Season Finale And Now We Come To The End Season 7 Episode 22

Chicago Med brought the heat for the season 7 finale! 

The final few moments of the episode were life-changing for a handful of characters. 

Having Halstead testify in the VASCOM trial was likely saved for next season, but it’s unclear if he’ll even survive in order to make it to court. Okay fine, who am I kidding, we know Halstead will survive, but keeping his life hanging in the balance does make things slightly more thrilling. 

The apartment complex fire connected back to Milena, real name Jo, who was gearing up to skip town after her cover was blown by a dirty cop. Can someone tell me why I’m convinced the dirty cop is Dylan’s father? The fact that she asked Dylan if he trusts his dad was such a red flag. 

Milena had an in with the Bosnian mafia, but we knew that they began suspecting her when they saw how cozy she was with Dylan at the hospital. 

It wasn’t exactly surprising that one of the men found her hideout and tried to take her out for being a “traitor,” but it was surprising that Dylan and Halstead also went down with the ship for simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Dylan’s feelings for Milena got the best of him. If he hadn’t paid her one last visit to say goodbye, he likely would’ve been spared. However, he also wouldn’t have been there to defend her. 

When Milena was ambushed by the hitman, Dylan fought him off and took the shot. Milena knew it wasn’t safe to stick around, so she made a break for it, which is when she realized she was also injured in the scuffle. All the blood tells me that she’s not going to make it far without seeing a doctor. 

Dylan’s “do no harm” oath kicked in, so even though he knew the man was part of the mafia and a huge threat, he couldn’t leave him behind to perish in a burning building. He risked his life to save him, as did Halstead, who heard the shots and ran back to lend Dylan a hand. That’s when they became trapped in the hallway with no escape, engulfed by flames on both sides. 

Of course, this is the perfect lead-in for a #OneChicago crossover. If it doesn’t happen, it’ll be a huge missed opportunity. Chicago Fire’s squad can put out the flames and get Dylan and Halstead to safety, while Chicago PD’s team can build up the case against the Bosnian mafia and clear Milena’s name once and for all. 

It would be awesome for Riley Voelkel to stick around as a recurring character and Dylan’s love interest as his tether back to law enforcement, which he just can’t seem to shake. 

Plus, they’re a cute couple, and we don’t have many of those left around here. 

That is if Dylan and Halstead even get out in time or survive the following hours. For those of us who have seen This Is Us, we know what happens when someone endures too much smoke inhalation. 

I definitely feel for Halstead since he just purchased this complex with the money he got by being a whistleblower in the VASCOM scandal. 

I know the insurance money will likely cover the damages, but it’s just one blow after the other for him. And right when it seemed like things were finally stabilizing in his life. 

It’s safe to assume that Halstead got his resident, Hannah Asher, to safety prior to running back into the burning building to assist Dylan. Right before the fire, Halstead and Hannah agreed to a clean slate as “neighbors.” Admittedly, it’s a much better meet-cute than a doctor who helps a woman while she’s overdosing. 

I know the series is really trying hard to make this Hannah and Halstead relationship happen, but I would really rather it didn’t happen. One sweet moment between the two of them doesn’t erase the fact that they never see eye-to-eye, especially when dealing with patients. 

Earlier in the day, they had two very different approaches when it came to dealing with a joint patient.

Julia was rushed to the ER after experiencing discomfort with urination. Her boyfriend, Owen, wanted her to get checked out since she was donating an organ to him the following moment. It definitely seemed like the couple was madly in love and the stars just aligned for them,  well that is until Owen confessed that he wasn’t in love with Julia and was torn about whether to tell her the truth and risk having her change her mind about the transplant. 

Halstead then confided in Hannah even though it was clear that he had already made up his mind about how to proceed with the information. He didn’t want to sabotage Owen’s chances of getting an organ transplant because he knew that if Julia backed out, Owen might have to wait years for another shot. 

However, Hannah argued that they were essentially conning Julia into the transplant and that she had every right to know the truth. 

Eventually, Owen had a chat with Hannah who encouraged him to tell Julia the truth. And I’m glad he took her advice because she was right. 

Yes, the worst-case scenario was that Owen might lose a donor, but it was the morally sound thing to do if he ever cared about Julia at all. It was her choice — a choice she was making from a place of love — and she deserved to know all the facts before making a decision about her body and life. 

Julia was hurt by the breakup, but she agreed to go through with the transplant regardless because she wanted to save his life. She knew that she was Owen’s only shot, and wouldn’t let something as trivial as a breakup stand in his way. 

At the end of the day, Julia proved that she loved Owen no matter what. It wasn’t a transaction — Owen didn’t need to repay her by promising eternal love; he just simply needed to acknowledge the sacrifice she was making for him. 

And the fact that Halstead was supporting to deceptive approach really goes to show you what kind of man he really is. There are moments of kindness from him, and then there’s this. It sets us back every time. 

Dr. Choi and Dr. Archer treated Zach, Peter’s son from legal, who suffered a leg injury from lacrosse that meant he wouldn’t be able to finish out the season and get scouted by college reps. He was pretty torn up about it and lashed out at his father, who admittedly wasn’t a fan of the sport. 

After losing his father and harboring a ton of resentment, Choi had a little heart-to-heart with Zach. It may have been too late for him to fix things with his dad, but that doesn’t mean he can’t help others make amends before it’s too late. 

And it was the perfect segue to his father’s navy funeral. Choi regretted all the things he didn’t say or didn’t know, and when he was handed the flag as the next of kin, he passed it on to Gerald. It was a sweet gesture that acknowledged that he approved of his father’s secret life and welcomed Gerald into the family. 

The moment also encouraged Archer to reconnect with his estranged children, so we’ll likely see his personal life expand next season. 

Speaking of children, Sharon Goodwin’s birthday dinner turned into a delivery with a view. Her daughter, Tara, went into labor while they were having a celebratory dinner at The Signature Room at the 95th. 

It’s a good thing Tara was dining with doctors because when the staff informed them that the elevators were down, she had to throw her birth plan out the window and improvise. 

Sharon assured her that she was in good hands as she’s delivered hundreds of babies.  And there’s nothing more special than delivering your grandson into the world. 

Tara and baby were both happy and healthy following the emergency delivery! 

Maggie admitted a patient named Donna, who was an alcoholic suffering from end-stage liver disease. Charles deemed her unfit to make any medical decisions, so they called her daughter, who basically laid into her mother for all of her mistakes. 

It was brutal to watch as she told her unconscious mother that she’s been dead to her for years. There was a lot of resentment there, but at the end of the day, a child cannot help but love a parent despite their flaws.

The moment convinced Maggie to make the call to Vanessa’s birth father and set up a reunion. Vanessa finally met Grant at Grant Park (fitting, right?), and though they didn’t say much, it sure seemed successful. 

Grant seems like a stand-up guy who has an interest in getting to know his daughter. And honestly, I think Maggie is in trouble because when she laid eyes on Grant again, you could tell she was smitten and feeling all the feels. Ben doesn’t deserve this, but you know it’s coming. 

The series doesn’t typically venture outside of the hospital walls, but it was nice to see some Chicago landmarks incorporated in the finale.

There was a lot of focus on children and their parents. 

Dr. Charles finally told Anna about his relationship with Lonnie, but once he finally got it off of his chest, he realized that he was never scared of telling his daughter, he was scared of saying it out loud to himself. 

Almost immediately after the realization, he informed Lonnie that he was breaking up with her. For a therapist, she didn’t seem to handle the emotions that come with a breakup very well, but Charles had a valid point — she knew way too much about him and his past for this to ever work. 

He couldn’t get past their patient-therapist connection, and he felt as though she was criticizing, judging, or assessing his every move based on the profile she built on him. You can’t blame him for feeling like he was under the microscope. And as a therapist himself, he gets it so there was no blame either. 

Pamela finally went under the knife for her spinal issues, but when Sam ran into a complication, Crockett overrode Avery’s decision about her mother’s treatment because Pamela granted him power of attorney. 

Seeing as though Sam and Avery both agreed on the procedure that they thought Pamela would want, it was obvious that Crockett’s choice was the least popular one.

Pamela wanted Crockett to approach it as a doctor, but he was too influenced by his personal feelings. He was paralyzed by the fear of losing her, so instead of agreeing to the risky procedure that she would’ve preferred, he chose the safe one that threatened her motor skills. 

I don’t know why Crockett ever thought that Pamela would forgive him for sabotaging her chances of operating again. The very fact that she wouldn’t be able to operate led her to put off the procedure in the first place, so that should’ve told him everything he needed to know. 

The decision was so simple, and yet, Crockett messed it up.

Things were going well for them as a couple, and I was rooting for them, but it doesn’t seem like Crockett will bounce back from this, especially since she feels like she made the wrong choice by trusting him instead of her daughter.

And Avery already has a dislike towards Crockett, so she’s definitely going to take her mother’s side on this one.

Poor Crockett — he meant well, but it’s going to cost him the woman he cares so much for. 

What did you think of the Chicago Med season 7 finale? Will Dylan and Halstead survive? Will Milena/Jo survive?

How will Pamela punish Crockett? 

Share your thoughts in the comments below, and we’ll see you in the fall! 


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Chicago Med Review – Lying Doesn’t Protect You From The Truth (7×21)

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The medical professionals at Gaffney walked away with some big lessons on Chicago Med Season 7 Episode 21. 

There were some compelling cases in the penultimate episode, but a good chunk of it was also setting the scene for the upcoming season finale next week.

Dylan Scott and Milena’s story took an unexpected turn when a police-involved shooting connected to the case she has been working as an undercover. 

Sam was shot while responding to a gang situation. His wife, Alice, was equally terrified as she was scared, and it became clear that she didn’t support his career in the slightest. 

And on some level, I get it. Being a cop is dangerous. Every single call comes with its fair share of risk. However, how can you really love someone if you don’t support such a big part of their life? As Dylan pointed out, being a cop is in his nature, and it likely was in Sam’s as well. 

When it was revealed that Sam endured complications from a previous shooting that he didn’t tell Alice about, the decision about his medical care fell on her. 

Of course, she immediately gravitated towards the option that would end his career as a cop, but neither Dylan nor Ethan could go through with it as they both knew that Sam wouldn’t have wanted this. 

They decided to appeal to Alice once more in hopes of changing her mind and showed her a video of the shooting. Right after being struck, Sam called out his wife’s name meaning that despite being a proud Chicago cop, he cared about her even more. 

Alice knew in her heart that she couldn’t be selfish with this decision, so she reversed her decision and agreed to the thoracotomy. 

As I mentioned previously, the case was connected to Milena’s undercover work. She sought out Dylan later in the evening to inform him that there was a mole within the CPD and she was made. 

Dylan suggested that she crash in one of Halstead’s available units while laying low to thwart off any heat. It was also a breakthrough moment for them as she informed him that her real name was Jo. She’ll always be Freya Mikaelson to me, but I know, I know, different show. 

While things seem to be safe for Jo and Dylan at the moment, I don’t believe they will stay that way. After all, one of the gang members saw her getting close to Dylan, so it’s safe to say that her cover was already burned ahead of time. Once she goes missing, I would imagine the Serbian gang would come after Dylan to get to her. 

Halstead’s new apartment unit seems to be the saving grace for everyone, including Hannah Asher. 

But I’m definitely on her side when it comes to all the coddling. I know Will means well because he wants to be a source of support for Hannah, but treating her like a china doll or some fragile little thing isn’t the answer.

Hannah is an independent woman who is committed to her sobriety. She can make sound decisions as a doctor, she can pay her rent, and she can speak for herself. 

I swear, I go back and forth between liking Halstead and having so much resentment for his character. 

I’m glad that he finally saw the error of his ways after witnessing a patient’s mother trust in her ability to care for herself and her newborn child. 

It’s great when a patient also provides a teachable moment. 

The patient in question was a 22-year-old hot yoga instructor who was pregnant. She was rushed to the ED by her overbearing mother after she collapsed. The mom naturally blamed the hot yoga but tests diagnosed her with a rare disease that essentially resulted in liver failure. 

Asher had to deliver her 26-week-old child prematurely before rushing the young woman into a liver transplant. 

Her mother immediately offered to donate a piece of her liver to save her daughter. 

Crockett performed the surgery, and though it was rocky for a bit when he couldn’t stop the bleeding, Pamela was on hand to inspire him. 

She was, however, sitting on the sidelines after being diagnosed with spinal compression. 

Chicago Med Review Lying Doesn't Protect You From The Truth Season 7 Episode 21

CHICAGO MED — “Lying Doesn’t Protect You From The Truth” Episode 721 — Pictured: (l-r) Riley Voelkel as Milena Jovanavic, Guy Lockard as Dr. Dylan Scott — (Photo by: George Burns Jr./NBC)

Pamela initially refused to get surgery because she didn’t want to sit out for a few weeks and let her patients down, but Crockett stood his ground by telling her she couldn’t operate in this state. 

Doctors really are their own worst patients. She wanted to cure herself with physical therapy, but she eventually came to terms with the fact that Crockett not only had her best interest in mind, but he also had the best interest of their patients. 

And he was absolutely ready to step in and handle things in her absence. 

I love their relationship because Crockett seems to ground her. It’s a good balance of personalities. Plus, he’s not afraid to stand up to her or speak his mind, and it makes things so interesting. 

As for the new mom — she welcomed a beautiful baby into the world and found some common ground with her own mother. They were given a second shot at rehabilitating their fraught relationship, and nothing brings people closer than a new baby! 

Speaking of babies… Maggie found herself torn by the idea of reaching out to Vanessa’s birth father. 

Maggie didn’t want to spring this on him after 20 years, but she was also terrified of feelings resurfacing as she actually loved him at the time. 

Sharon Goodwin suggested running the idea by Ben, but Maggie didn’t want to rock the boat and ruin the good thing they have going. 

Of course, it’s obvious that Maggie will eventually reach out to Grant — she already looked him up — and it will likely cause a rift between her and Ben. 

And honestly, I don’t know what Grant’s family situation is like in the present day, but I could see how this little family reunion could bubble up some feelings. 

Ben is a good guy, though, so I hope Maggie doesn’t ruin anything. I do feel like it would be nice to see him have some kind of relationship with Vanessa. 

Vanessa teamed up with Dr. Charles to help diagnose her patient, Lydia, who arrived at Gaffney after choking on her cereal. 

Lydia explained that she had seen every specialist under the sun, but no one could properly diagnose her so she continued to feel off. 

Two emotional and random outbursts led Vanessa to believe that it was a psych matter, but Dr. Charles actually realized that she had a rare form of ALS. It’s not an ideal diagnosis, but simply having one and finally having an answer after all these years gave Lydia some comfort and peace of mind. 

Lydia’s talk also inspired Dr. Charles to tell his daughter, Anna, about his new relationship. Unfortunately, when he finally mustered up the courage, Anna was in a negative place because her boyfriend, Luke, broke up with her. 

Yeah, no heartbroken teen wants to be put down even more with news that her father has a new girlfriend. It’s best to put that one away for another, sunnier day. 

Ethan met up with the man that his late father was having a romance with for almost 50 years. And the fact that he had pictures of Choi’s whole family because he felt like he knew them was super emotional. 

Choi’s father was in love, but he could never be honest about it, and they had to keep their relationship a secret for nearly five decades. 

It must be such a relief to finally have Ethan over for a drink and a chat. And for Ethan, it’s a way to truly get to know his father and keep his memory alive. 

On tap for next week is likely the trial against VAS-Com where Halstead plans to testify. It’s his moral obligation, but it might put him at risk. He was warned that they are going to come after him with everything they can… and Halstead has some dirt in his past that they can likely dig up. I have a feeling this might get messier than the Amber Heard and Johnny Depp defamation trial. 

What did you think of the episode? Are you excited for the season finale?


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