One Chicago moment of the week: The blame game, Chicago Med

CHICAGO MED -- "An Inconvenient Truth" Episode 316 -- Pictured: (l-r) Norma Kuhling as Ava Bekker, Colin Donnell as Connor Rhodes -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC)
CHICAGO MED -- "An Inconvenient Truth" Episode 316 -- Pictured: (l-r) Norma Kuhling as Ava Bekker, Colin Donnell as Connor Rhodes -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC) /

Our One Chicago Moment of the Week for the week of April 17 is Chicago Med’s surprising scene where Connor Rhodes took the blame for Ava Bekker’s mistake.

It’s time for us to choose our favorite moment from this One Chicago week, and this week we’re picking the moment that surprised us the most: when Chicago Med‘s cardiothoracic surgeons got called into the boss’s office.

This wasn’t our favorite scene from this past week—but it makes our list because we did not see it coming at all, and we’re still trying to wrap our heads around it.

Near the end of “An Inconvenient Truth” the audience learns that it was Dr. Ava Bekker (Norma Kuhling) who left an instrument inside of a patient, and could’ve killed him.

But when she had to answer for it, we were shocked when Dr. Connor Rhodes (Colin Donnell) tried to claim that it was his mistake.

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Wait, what just happened?

As we said in our episode recap, we’re big fans of Connor Rhodes, and we’re charmed by the fact that he’s Good Guy Connor and will do just about anything for a person in need.

But we definitely didn’t see this scene coming, and it’s confusing on a number of levels.

Chicago Med denied us the chance to see Ava Bekker get the comeuppance she deserved, and maybe be taken down a few notches in the process. Ava’s ego gets in her way sometimes, and it would have been great to see her humbled.

Plus, she absolutely deserved it, because she really did make that mistake and mistakes do come with consequences.

That was part of the frustration we had going into the scene where Dr. Isidore Latham (guest star Ato Essandoh) called both Ava and Connor into his office. Watch it again below and see what you think the second time around:

Regardless of how Chicago Med fans feel about Ava, this scene is a new level for Connor’s ability to be selfless. He has almost no reason to do what he does here.

It’s not camaraderie because Ava wouldn’t do the same for him; that’s demonstrated earlier in the episode, where she snarks that it’s probably his instrument in there and makes a comment about his “second strike.” It’s certainly not good for his career to take the blame, for exactly that reason.

The only real motivation Med shows us is that Connor finds Ava crying in the locker room and she gives him an entire spiel about how upset she is for her mistake. It’s an emotional appeal that has to resonate with him, because otherwise why would he put his reputation on the line for a woman who tried to throw him under the bus earlier?

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This moment is Good Guy Connor magnified, if he’s willing to accept fault for a huge mistake just because he understands what someone else is feeling. We’re still not sure we agree with him on that, but the fact that it has us talking makes it the moment we’ll think about this week.

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Which One Chicago scene was your most memorable this week? Let us know in the comments.

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