While we don’t exactly think we can call Chicago Med season 4 episode 16 the next epic crossover event, we are at least getting some cross-show pollination! Not only that, but it’s coming courtesy of Jesse Lee Soffer, and we don’t think that anyone is going to object to getting some more Jay Halstead.
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On Chicago Med Wednesday, you’re seeing Jay show up as an asset to Will, who is still nursing his newly-single heart after the downfall of pretty much everything with Natalie. He’s still shaken, he’s still hurt, and he’s gotta figure out his next move. His life has basically become an unholy mess since the Ray saga began, and we don’t exactly think that he can construct something beautiful out of the wreckage in just one episode. However, he can at least start to pick up some of the pieces and look towards the horizon with a bit of hope in his heart. For Will Halstead, it needs to be just one step at a time, one foot in front of the other.
The first step that Will may need to make is trying to find his own place. That’s something that Jay encourages him to do in a new sneak preview over at ET Online, and it’s something that could prove important to him. One of the big questions Will needs to ask himself now is pretty simple: What sort of person do I want to be? Medically, we don’t think that he will be too different of a doctor when the dust settles, but in the aftermath of Ray, he needs to find himself again. He needs his own space to breathe and realize that his life doesn’t have to sink into a bottomless pit filled with stale cheeseburgers and Matt Damon movies (our own idea of hell).
Jay can help with that. While he’s far from a therapist, he is someone who understands and recognizes trauma. He’s seen and experienced so much of it himself stemming from what happened to him both in the military and also being a part of Chicago PD. He’s had guns pointed his way on a near-constant basis, and he can understand the rush of pain and emotions Will is going through. He’s also lost a great love, right before he was presumably about to pop the question. The name Erin Lindsay may not be uttered too much in the One Chicago world these days, but it is still a part of his consciousness and his heart. He’s seen and felt some of the same emotions as Will has.
This is not just a kinship between brothers; it’s a kinship between like-minded souls. We know that there is only so much Soffer can turn up on Chicago Med due to his commitments to his other show, but whether it be on screen or off, be prepared to see Jay serve as one of Will’s integral influences in the weeks to come. He’s going to need him, and these are the times that family really needs to step up and help guide us out of that pit.
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