The first season of “Chicago Med” was certainly one that ended with many revelations, job changes, and even plenty of sadness. Some time may have passed leading into season 2; while we’re not calling it a clean slate, there should be plenty of room for these characters to grow and evolve.
In the latest edition of our month-long What Should Happen series, we’re going to take a further look at how the premiere episode can be a strong jumping-off point, and what stories should be addressed.
Where we left off – Dr. Halstead managed to secure a new position as an Attending, but at the same time Goodwin was concerned over just how long he’d last with it given his history. Meanwhile, we lost Dr. Downey, Goodwin’s husband left her, and Jeff Clarke (formerly of “Chicago Fire”) arrived into the world … and could create some rather interesting dynamics moving forward. Meanwhile, Dr. Reese faced some severe career uncertainty.
What should happen – One of the top priorities should be figuring out how to get Dr. Choi more to do in the early going, and we’d say that in general about several of the main characters who had slightly smaller roles at the end of the first season. We’d also be cool with a Halstead – Dr. Manning – Jeff Clarke love triangle, at least so long as it didn’t turn out to be hokey and overly melodramatic. The premiere would mark the beginnings of that, and in general it could be a new beginning for many different characters after all of the flux with the season 1 finale.
Thematically, we’d just suggest patience as a top priority, given that there are more episodes to work with this season, and therefore there’s no hurry to rush anything along. Take your time, and allow us to further understand all of these characters and what makes them tick.
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