Chicago Med season 3, episode 16 preview: An Inconvenient Truth

CHICAGO MED -- "An Inconvenient Truth" Episode 316 -- Pictured: (l-r) Brian Tee as Ethan Choi, Nick Gehlfuss as Will Halstead -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC)
CHICAGO MED -- "An Inconvenient Truth" Episode 316 -- Pictured: (l-r) Brian Tee as Ethan Choi, Nick Gehlfuss as Will Halstead -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC) /

Will Chicago Med face consequences for several doctors’ actions? Look ahead to tonight’s episode with our Chicago Med season 3, episode 16 preview.

There’s a lot of trouble coming in this week’s Chicago Med, and it could have consequences past this episode.

Tuesday’s installment is called “An Inconvenient Truth” and in it, we see the separation surgery of conjoined twins that was prepared for last week—and NBC has already revealed in promos that it goes horribly wrong.

That’s naturally a disaster for the hospital, as not only will Dr. Connor Rhodes (Colin Donnell) have to step in to solve the problem, but it’s not a good look from a PR standpoint.

Plus, regardless of what happens on the operating table, could the twins’ parents consider taking some kind of legal action? Screwing up such a huge procedure will certainly not make them happy, moreso if it results in a bad outcome.

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And Chicago Med does not need another lawsuit. Dr. Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) got sued in the first season, and it took him most of the way through the second to deal with all the problems the suit caused him.

This season the hospital was slapped with a suit after killing Santa Claus and almost got sued again when Maggie Lockwood (Marlyne Barrett) performed an unauthorized procedure on a patient. It was only some off-screen discussions that had both of those resolved peacefully.

A third lawsuit this season would be a lot, and be more bad news for embattled administrator Sharon Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson).

At what point does the hospital’s board start thinking she’s losing control of her staff?

But that’s not the only issue for Goodwin in “An Inconvenient Truth,” which also features another patient close to her coming into the ED.

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Goodwin’s godson is also admitted in this episode, and based on a process of elimination from the official description, we can deduce he’ll be under the care of Will and Dr. Ethan Choi (Brian Tee).

When it was Goodwin’s ex-boyfriend in the hospital last season, she got over-involved in the case and actually began getting in the way of the treatment plan. Will she be similarly difficult this time and how will that affect Choi and Will’s work?

Elsewhere in the hospital, Chicago Med is bringing the storyline about Dr. Sarah Reese’s (Rachel DiPillo) dad to a head with a medical emergency, as you can see in the clip above. Now Reese will be responsible for making decisions about her father’s care, even as much as she didn’t want to have to look out for him. What will she do?

And more importantly, will this end the storyline that’s gone on for too long already and made us want to ship Dad back where he came from?

Between potential liabilities, the surgery blunder, and life-changing decisions for Reese, there are story points here that could alter the rest of the season—or not depending on how far the writing wants to go. Keep an eye on this episode and see how it unfolds.

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What do you think will happen in this week’s Chicago Med episode? Leave your predictions for “An Inconvenient Truth” in the comments, and tune in tonight to see what actually happens.

Chicago Med airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on NBC.