Chicago Med season 4: Where we left off

CHICAGO MED -- "Death Do Us Part" Episode 409 -- Pictured: Torrey DeVitto as Dr. Natalie Manning -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC)
CHICAGO MED -- "Death Do Us Part" Episode 409 -- Pictured: Torrey DeVitto as Dr. Natalie Manning -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC) /

Chicago Med returns this week, so make sure you’re caught up by reading our refresher guide with all the Chicago Med season 4 highlights.

The midseason premiere of Chicago Med is just days away, so are you caught up with everything that’s happened in the season so far?

In case you need to refresh your memory, or if you’ve missed any episodes, we’ve put together a catch-up guide with all the important points from the first nine episodes.

We’ve broken down every plot twist and big moment by character so it’s easy for fans to recall what’s going on with their favorite character(s) when the season resumes on Wednesday.

Here’s everything you need to know about Chicago Med season 4 before new episodes begin; read below for the rundown, then don’t miss the return of Chicago Med on Jan. 9 at 8 p.m. on NBC.

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Will and Natalie

Dr. Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) and Dr. Natalie Manning (Torrey DeVitto) started the season newly engaged, and planning their wedding.

But then Will’s father Pat Halstead (Louis Herthum) died during the One Chicago crossover. Pat had been caught in a fire at his apartment building, and his condition worsened at the hospital, leaving him braindead and his sons with the tough choice to take him off life support.

Will thought he’d caught a lucky break when Ray Price offered the use of his hall for the Manstead wedding. But Ray turned out to be a gangster, and Will’s brother Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) pressed Will into serving as an undercover informant.

Manstead’s relationship became strained as Will had to hide his new side job from Natalie, and the tension came to a head on their wedding day.

Will’s tuxedo fitting was interrupted by Ray’s sons, who brought him to their ailing father. Ray accused Will (correctly) of being a snitch, and the plan was to kill him—except Jay saved his brother at the absolute last second!

Unfortunately, because the FBI’s only other witness against Ray had died back at the hospital, the decision was made to put Will in witness protection. He had a moment to say goodbye to an upset Natalie, before he was driven away from the church where they were supposed to be married.

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Ethan and April

Dr. Ethan Choi (Brian Tee) and April Sexton (Yaya DaCosta) did, in fact, break up over Ethan’s choice to support his wayward sister Emily (recurring guest star Arden Cho). A cleaned-up Emily shocked them both by revealing that she was pregnant!

The situation got even stranger when the duo met the father of her baby, Bernie. Choi was thrown off by the age difference between Emily and Bernie, and then incensed when another secret came out: Bernie was already married, with a teenage daughter! Despite this, Emily decided to stand by her man and moved with Bernie back to Las Vegas.

Choi nearly died after an angry patient unleashed a deadly chemical in the hospital, which brought his ex-girlfriend Vicki Glass (recurring guest star Cynthia Addai-Robinson) back; she was still listed as his emergency contact. Choi started spending time with Vicki again, which made April jealous.

Connor and Ava

Dr. Connor Rhodes (Colin Donnell) accepted the Mayo Clinic position he was offered at the end of last season. In an effort to keep Connor from leaving, Dr. Ava Bekker (Norma Kuhling) secured the funds for his new hybrid operating room; the project would go forward, if Connor agreed to stay in Chicago and run the program.

What Connor didn’t know was that Ava had gotten the money from his father, Cornelius Rhodes (recurring guest star D.W. Moffett). When that information came out, Connor was briefly upset with Ava, but forgave her after Ava lost consciousness donating blood to one of his patients. They shared a kiss instead, and rekindled their romance.

Goodwin and Charles

Sharon Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson) locked horns with new hospital executive Gwen Garrett (recurring guest star Heather Headley). Gwen, incorrectly believing Goodwin was the one who got the hybrid OR approved, fired ED chief Stanley Stohl (Eddie Jemison) and replaced him with James Lanik (Nate Santana).

Meanwhile, Dr. Daniel Charles (Oliver Platt) said goodbye to his protege Dr. Sarah Reese (Rachel DiPillo). Reese was furious that Charles hadn’t told her the truth about her now-incarcerated dad, Robert Haywood, and quit the hospital to finish her residency at Baylor. She hasn’t been seen or hardly mentioned on the show since.

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