We know that “Chicago Med” is going to have quite the busy week ahead for it thanks to the three-part “One Chicago” spin-off starting on Tuesday, but why not take a minute to look further into the future? This is what we are doing here in discussing “Bound,” the upcoming January 19 episode that will touch on some controversial issues. For example, how should illegal immigrants be treated? Also, how do you properly deliver bad news to someone who deserved a better chance at life?
NBC released the synopsis for this episode a little earlier this week; take a look at it now below:
“Two airplane stowaways are brought into the hospital after suffering major injuries from the travel, prompting Sharon Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson) to receive a visit from the Department of Homeland Security regarding the undocumented immigrants. Cornelius Rhodes (guest star DW Moffett), the wealthy father of Dr. Connor Rhodes (Colin Donnell), is honored after making a big donation to the hospital for a new psych ward, forcing dark family secrets to the surface. Dr. Natalie Manning’s (Torrey De Vitto) big day arrives and Dr. Will Halstead’s (Nick Gehlfuss) good intentions to help are misconstrued by her mother-in-law, Helen (guest star Annie Potts). Meanwhile, Dr. Sarah Reese (Rachel DiPillo) asks Dr. Charles (Oliver Platt) for advice on how to deliver heartbreaking news to a young boy while also warning his family about the possibility that their other son may also have the same life-threatening disease.”
There doesn’t seem to be too much going on here other than Manning’s “big day” that seems like a serialized story, but can you really be surprised? We feel like most of the first season will be constructed of standalone plotlines, only for things to become more and more complicated over time. Like the other two “Chicago” shows, there will always be a serialized component. There really has to be when you consider what the show needs to do with new patients arriving on a daily basis.
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