Most of the three-part crossover between “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago PD,” and “Chicago Med” over the past few days has had quite a bit of sound and fury to it. With that in mind, it is surprising here to say that it all came to a somewhat-quieter note with “Now I’m God,” which may be the most maniacal episode title that anyone could have thought of given the circumstance.
This episode concluded the case of Dean Reybold, the evil doctor who purposefully prescribed higher doses of chemotherapy than needed for many of his patients. He was effectively killing them through his practices, and after the link turned up between him and Voight’s late wife Camille, things started to turn personal. There was more weight to solving this case, and figuring out how to get the doctor convicted.
We’d say that this episode was more of a “Chicago Med” crossover than “Chicago Fire,” since some of the doctors used their connections and their expertise to almost be undercover at times. The important thing is that justice was served, and within the closing minutes Voight had a chance to reminisce somewhat about his past. We cannot imagine that it will be easy for him to move forward now after dunking his head back into all of these memories, but at the same time it may give him more peace in the long run.
Was this an effective end to the crossover? We’d say so, mostly because it went against the notion that everything necessarily has to be explosive and filled of OMG-moments to close out a crossover. What really matters more is that you stay true to some of their characters and their stories … and we’re really pleased that they did that here with giving Jason Beghe some of his best material in some time. Grade: B+.
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