We start this Chicago Med season 2 episode 21 review with a key reminder: Dr. Charles is in a horrible situation with his daughter. He wants to care for Robin in every way possible, but he’s also not thinking here clearly at all. It’s almost impossible for him to since his daughter is in danger.
He had allowed Dr. Reese to take care of his daughter, but then midway through the episode another question was raised — did he do this just so that he could still have close access to some of her information? Was this a move of trust, or more of a move to ensure that he continued to have access to some of her information? It’s a question that you do have to ask at the moment.
There was a time when Robin insisted that she was starting to get better, and once again, Dr. Charles was inclined to believe her just because he wanted to. This is what makes sense for him in this situation. Then, he went to her home and saw all of the mousetraps, and this led to him putting her on an involuntary hold.
Dr. Charles making this move without telling Reese ended up causing a huge rift between the two, since Sarah believed that she was making progress with her. Dr. Charles breaking down at the end was heartbreaking stuff, to say the least.
The state of Will and Nina
It was clear in the early going of the episode that Will and Natalie were spending a ton of time together, perhaps too much so for Nina’s liking. Part of the problem there was that she wasn’t getting hardly any time at all with her boyfriend, and there was a natural sort of jealousy that came as a result of that. We don’t think that she was being overly possessive. She’s just human.
Eventually, Nina admitted as much to Will, and they worked through it and he promised to talk to Natalie about what was going on. After that conversation, what we ended up seeing was Natalie admitting that there was a special way the two communicated, and there was a spark there. Whether or not it turns into more remains to be seen.
Can Noah get it together?
At first, April was a little bit frustrated with how Dr. Choi was treating her brother — once again, this is family, and obviously share cares about him. By the end of the episode, though, she had a little bit more of a realization that Noah ultimately has to take care of himself, and she just can’t do whatever she wants in order to help him. That sort of stuff just won’t work, and eventually, she did have to resort to a little tough love. That did work, since Noah did come through in the clutch.
Another pretty powerful episode of the show, one that did put some of the doctors through the wringers and show their imperfections just as much as it did some of their skills. At times, they proved themselves. At others, they faltered. In the end, that is just what makes them human. Grade: B+.
What’s next on Chicago Med?
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