Chicago Med season 3 finale takeaways: The Tipping Point

CHICAGO MED -- "The Tipping Point" Episode 320 -- Pictured: Colin Donnell as Dr. Connor Rhodes -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC)
CHICAGO MED -- "The Tipping Point" Episode 320 -- Pictured: Colin Donnell as Dr. Connor Rhodes -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC) /

Did Chicago Med’s season finale put Connor Rhodes in the corner? What about that death? Here are our Chicago Med season 3, episode 20 takeaways.

Last night’s Chicago Med season finale ended with multiple cliffhangers, so we have a lot to talk about while we wait for season 4!

Tuesday’s episode was called “The Tipping Point” and saw Dr. Connor Rhodes (Colin Donnell) get a job offer at the Mayo Clinic, while Dr. Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) followed through with his plan to propose, and Dr. Daniel Charles (Oliver Platt) found himself in a life and death situation for the second season in a row.

If you missed any of the Chicago Med season finale or just want a refresher on the events that we’re discussing, you can catch up with our “The Tipping Point” recap.

Here are our Chicago Med season 3, episode 20 takeaways:

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1) Connor should take the job

Let’s be clear: Colin Donnell is coming back for next season, and we’re not saying that we don’t want to see Connor Rhodes back, because One Chicago fans know that we’re huge Rhodes enthusiasts on this site.

But logically, there’s very little reason for Connor not to leave for the Mayo Clinic based on what Chicago Med did to him this season.

Aside from how prestigious the offered position is, there’s very little tying Connor to the Windy City anymore. He has his infuriating father (whom he already left Chicago to get away from once), his sister, and a vague non-relationship with Dr. Ava Bekker (Norma Kuhling), who just accused him of scheming to make himself look better.

Yes, he’d miss the hospital and his friends, but an almost non-existant family relationship and a previous one night stand who insults him half the time are not worth staying for. It’ll be interesting to see how Chicago Med justifies Connor being back next season, because it needs to come up with a reason.

And that reason had better not be Ava Bekker, because that would make no sense. Ava, you don’t get to cry when Connor drives off after you just called his integrity into question. He’s got every reason to leave and start over elsewhere.

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2) Dr. Charles’ luck is terrible

What is up with Oliver Platt getting the short end of Chicago Med cliffhangers? Last season we thought Dr. Charles was dead, and this season Reese’s dad dies on him. This guy cannot catch a break when it comes to any Chicago Med season finale.

At least Robert Haywood isn’t around to further insult anybody, but we’re concerned about how the episode ended with Dr. Sarah Reese (Rachel DiPillo) walking in on Charles with her father’s dead body. Charles hesitated when he saw what was happening, so will Reese blame her mentor for not doing enough to help her dad? Is she going to go as far as saying that he killed Robert?

Let’s hope not. For one, because that would mean this already too long storyline is going to keep going into next season. And for two, because we’ve seen more than enough conflict between Dr. Reese and Dr. Charles this season. It’s time for Sarah to wise up, realize her father was a terrible person (and creepy as heck), and move on. But then again, we’ve said that before…

3) The Halstead brothers should never be asked to plan any romantic events, ever

Chicago Med fans are squealing that Will got down on one knee and proposed to Dr. Natalie Manning (Torrey DeVitto) in the hospital parking lot in the Chicago Med season finale. But as great as that was, can we admit that it also shows the Halstead men are terrible when it comes to romantic gestures?

Both Will and his brother Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) are huge romantics. But when they try to plan that grand gesture, it goes wrong. Jay was all set to propose to Erin Lindsay, only for her to leave and go to New York. And Will’s proposal to Natalie was a knee-jerk reaction to her once again being upset with him for his drunken make-out session with Maya Frisch (guest star Emma Duncan).

We love these guys and we hope they do find true love, but they’re just not great at pulling together that big moment. Maybe they need to get some tips from Chicago Fire‘s Joe Cruz since he knows about grand gestures.

Next: Read our interview with Chicago Med's Brian Tee

What did you take away from the Chicago Med season finale? Leave your thoughts on the events of “The Tipping Point” in the comments.

Chicago Med returns Wednesdays at 8/7c on NBC.