Chicago Med (S05E03) “In the Valley of the Shadows”

Support is lacking in this week’s episode of Chicago Med. Here’s a recap!!

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When Natalie tackles a patient who came in for a burn on her leg; her condition got worse as Natalie was gonna treat her. Will questions her motive and worries about her decision making when she forgets between one medication over another that she thought she used. When Will takes over, Natalie figures out that her patient has a medical disorder.

Ethan and Charles deal with a terminal ill patient that is planning to freeze himself so when his illness has a cure they could bring him back. Charles not only deals with this but his wife, who’s broke her wrist and wants to have surgery over having a cast. After learning that their patient’s parents decide to go with their son’s wish, Charles decides the same thing with his wife.

April and Marcil team up and treat a mother who walked in the ED after given birth; but April suspects something not right. After the mother refuses treatment for herself, April brings in DCFS but the mother is out when Marcil gave her medication to calm down. Later both get a patient that PD found and has a wound that shows she had a baby. April put two and two together and that woman literally cut that baby out of that mother.

And Maggie gets some help thanks to Goodwin but Maggie doesn’t want it and gives the nurse hell. After bailing out during surgery with Marcil, that nurse leaves after having a strong-worded conversation. Goodwin gives Maggie a demand and Maggie picks April to take some of the load from her and maybe she’ll choose to get treatment at Med too.

“In the Valley of the Shadows” was a very good episode with a few predictable moments. The woman coming in with her baby that turns out she cut the baby out of the mother’s womb. But what Marcil did was a bit surprising given the fact that he has morals. The Will and Natalie story was good and so was Ethan and Charles too. I enjoyed watching Maggie’s story as it was so good and powerful. Good writing and character development. Overall, I give this episode an 8.5/10.

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You can catch Chicago Med in it’s epic #OneChicago Crossover event Wednesday, Oct. 16th at 8/7c on NBC.