The primary order of business more often than not with “Chicago Med” is trying to save lives no matter what. It’s the process to get to that point where things can start to get a little more complicated.
On Thursday night’s new episode of the series, what we saw was Dr. Rhodes and Dr. Manning stumbling upon a solution to their two separate cases involving young children in need. For most of the episode, they were each running walls as they tried to conjure up a solution that could save everyone. Think of this as a case where pooling resources actually work! We saw probably more frustration with this story than we did anywhere else in the episode, but there was hope for a future at the end of it. With this show and this particular cast of characters, you have to take this hope at any chance you possibly can. It was certainly nice to have these two characters together; how about we do it a little more often for storylines like this?
Unfortunately, over with Dr. Choi the news was far less good tonight. While he did his part to mentor a Navy Corpsman, this was far from a great day for him given that he lost a patient. It was a chance for the two characters to see outside of each other; both have difficult jobs, and they figure out a way to make things work. Seeing how Choi takes the work home was a particularly emotional moment at the end of the episode.
Elsewhere, we enjoyed the education lesson that Dr. Reese was receiving while making the transition over to psychiatry, getting some advice from Dr. Charles while working to figure things out. While this storyline didn’t eat up much time, we appreciated seeing it.
Tonight’s “Chicago Med” will be memorable for us for some time thanks to the performances of Brian Tee, Torrey DeVitto, and Colin Donnell. Grade: B+.
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