Chicago Med season 3 by character: Maggie Lockwood

CHICAGO MED -- "Crisis of Confidence" Episode 319 -- Pictured: Marlyne Barrett as Maggie Lockwood -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC)
CHICAGO MED -- "Crisis of Confidence" Episode 319 -- Pictured: Marlyne Barrett as Maggie Lockwood -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC) /

How was Chicago Med season 3 for your favorite character? In this retrospective profile, we look at how Chicago Med treated Maggie Lockwood this season.

As we continue to look back on Chicago Med season 3, we’re breaking down the season for each of the show’s characters.

Did your favorite character have a good season or a bad season? What were their strong points and were there any weaknesses? Was the character affected by the show’s writing, or vice versa? Where could they go from here?

Check out our detailed character breakdown, and let us know your thoughts on how this season was for each character in the comments.

In this profile, we’re looking at Chicago Med‘s charge nurse Maggie Lockwood, as played by Marlyne Barrett.

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Maggie’s two major storylines both involved legal issues. She rekindled her romance with ex Barry (recurring guest star James Vincent Meredith), only to find out that he’d changed his name after a past run-in with the law.

Meanwhile, she dealt with two legal entanglements of her own: one involving the hospital’s “pizza room” and the other when she performed a procedure out of her job description, exposing the hospital to more liability. Luckily for Maggie, the patient’s family went to bat for her, and she escaped any repercussions of her own.

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Chicago Med season 3 wasn’t the strongest season for Maggie Lockwood, as she became the poster child for all of the hospital’s legal troubles, and that was pretty much all that happened for her.

Maggie has always supported other characters and their storylines, but there’ve also been episodes in the past two seasons that allowed her to come to the forefront, like “Heart Matters” from season 2. It didn’t feel that way this season; though she had her storyline with performing that procedure she shouldn’t have, that was about her only moment in the sun.

There was also that awkward subplot with her and Sharon Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson) trying to get more patients brought into the hospital and creating that whole room for the paramedics, which came across as more of a scheme than anything.

Plus, she got her heart broken when she started seeing Barry again. Nothing truly great happened for Maggie this season, and that’s a disappointment.


Hopefully Chicago Med season 4 will have at least one big storyline for Maggie. Marlyne Barrett had a fair amount of screen time this past season, but the absence of a truly great story for her character was definitely noticed. She needs a big plotline and not one that involves her having to deal with lawyers and bureaucracy.

As the show reshuffled its deck this season and put so much focus on its new ships and the stories coming out of those, it felt like Maggie (and Goodwin) were underserved in season 3. While she may not be the star of the show, she’s the backbone of the hospital in so many ways, and she deserves a little more than she got this time.

With the hospital getting a new administrator who has to work alongside Goodwin, it’ll be intriguing to see where Maggie fits into that dynamic. She and Goodwin have been the show’s ways to explore its administrative issues, and now there’s going to be a third person involved in that process.

How will this new arrival react to Maggie? Will she listen to the experience that Maggie has in running the place? And how about some more Maggie and April scenes, because we didn’t get enough of those this past season. There’s always room for more of that, and more Maggie in general.

Next: Chicago Med season 3's best episodes, ranked

What did you think of Chicago Med season 3 as it relates to Maggie Lockwood? Let us know how you’d evaluate her season in the comments.

Chicago Med returns to NBC on Sept. 26.