Wednesday night’s Chicago Med season 4 episode 11 is going to put Dr. Choi to the test, largely due to a man who he and Vicky Glass discover out in the city. Suffice it to say, he has a condition that needs immediate help.
In the exclusive CarterMatt sneak peek below for this episode, Vicky and Ethan are talking about him having a restless sleep when they see a man in a wheelchair (played by actor Eddie McGee) getting robbed. Ethan springs into action, helping the man get some of his belongings back. However, soon after that the two realize that his life is in enormous danger. He’s breathing heavily and clearly suffering — at first, Vicky seems to think that he is suffering from a heart attack. However, upon a closer look Ethan realizes that it may be something you don’t see all that much of on hospital dramas these days: Gangrene. Ethan first detects it on one of his extremities, and clearly the next order of business is making sure that this man is properly hospitalized and cared for before things get any worse.
To call this a race against time feels very much cliché, given that this is a term you could use for a good 99% of medical crises; yet, this one is somewhat different. There really is only so long that the doctors are going to have here before things spiral out of control. We’re anticipating an intense storyline from start to finish here for Ethan, especially if some of his dreams are inhibiting his ability to properly focus. Do we think that he’s used to restless nights at this point? Probably, but that doesn’t mean that they get any easier.
For Ethan, we imagine that this will be one of his most trying cases of the season — if you recognize McGee, it may be because of his work on Shooter, NCIS: Los Angeles, or the film Drop Dead Roses directed by CarterMatt co-owner Jessica Carter (Eddie is also the winner of season 1 of Big Brother). We recently interviewed him on a number of different projects he has on the go, and you can check that piece out over at the link here.
What else can you expect in this episode?
Be prepared for Dr. Will Halstead to be struggling still in the aftermath of what he went through with witness protection, let alone the current state of his relationship with Natalie Manning. Meanwhile, Dr. Charles will try to come to grips with some recent realizations about his personal life — Elsa was pretty right on the money in discussing with him how he is suffering from loneliness, and there must be a way for him to try and change this part of his life. There are a number of other patients you will also get a chance to meet — while some of these characters may have their own personal struggles, they cannot really focus on those when they have so much to deal with on the job.
Chicago Med, once more, airs Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m. Eastern on NBC.
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