Chicago Med season 4, episode 11 takeaways: Who Can You Trust

CHICAGO MED -- "Who Can You Trust" Episode 411 -- Pictured: Norma Kuhling as Ava Bekker -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson)
CHICAGO MED -- "Who Can You Trust" Episode 411 -- Pictured: Norma Kuhling as Ava Bekker -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson) /

What should One Chicago fans learn from this week’s Chicago Med? Look closer at the latest episode with our Chicago Med season 4, episode 11 takeaways.

What did One Chicago fans learn from this week’s Chicago Med episode? Here’s what we took away from the latest installment, “Who Can You Trust.”

“Who Can You Trust” featured Dr. Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) getting himself into trouble on his first case since returning to Chicago, which then created another disagreement between Will and Dr. Natalie Manning (Torrey DeVitto). Plus, somebody gamed the system, and Lanik was his usual jerk self.

If you missed any of this week’s episode or just want a refresher on the events that we’re about to discuss, you can catch up with our Chicago Med recap.

Below are our takeaways from this week’s episode:

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1) They missed the mark on Ava

Chicago Med had a golden opportunity to set the record straight about its controversial plotline with Dr. Ava Bekker (Norma Kuhling) and Cornelius Rhodes (recurring guest star D.W. Moffett). Not only did the show not do that, it almost made the story worse by stretching it out for dramatic effect.

Instead of seriously addressing the issue, we got cute banter from Ava and Cornelius’s son Dr. Connor Rhodes (Colin Donnell) about their sleeping together, and then a cliffhanger where Connor confronted his dad—but the episode ended before he, or the fans, got any answers.

This storyline shouldn’t be dragged out like this. It’s honestly disturbing and should have been dealt with one way or another in this episode. To not address it until the end made it feel like Chicago Med was continuing the controversy just to get extra attention. And this show is so much better than that.

That wasn’t the only thing that was odd, though. Did anyone else find it a little weird that the show followed Ava and Connor referencing the incident with them quipping about their own sex life? Not the best choice of banter in that moment, either.

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2) Choi has a point about April

Tension between Dr. Ethan Choi (Brian Tee) and April Sexton (Yaya DaCosta) hit an all-time high in this episode, when April reported Choi to Dr. James Lanik (recurring guest star Nate Santana) for telling her to get blood for a patient when she wasn’t supposed to.

Choi exploded, accusing April of only following the rules when it suited her. And here’s the thing: he wasn’t wrong. April’s behavior in Chicago Med season 4 bears that out; she’s willing to ignore medical ethics when it comes to treating a patient she doesn’t like (twice), but she then talks of the rules when she’s on the right side of them.

The way April is being written this season feels like how Natalie has been written in previous seasons—opinionated and a little self-righteous—and it’s not a good look for her.

And while we’re on the topic, while Chexton fans can take solace in that kiss, that too felt like it was awkward. What is it with Chicago Med characters solving arguments by just planting one on the other person (see: Connor and Ava this season, or Will and Natalie). Having characters kiss is not an alternative to resolving their actual issues.

Beyond that, it was just awkward; Choi is dating Vicki, and while the kiss was obviously impulsive, it felt disrespectful to that relationship. Not to mention super-convenient that Vicki showed up almost immediately after April had left. It’s been obvious since Vicki showed up that she was being used to create a love triangle for Chexton, and this was the most glaring clue yet.

3) Will in counseling?

The big surprise Chicago Med dropped near the end of the episode was that Will is headed for a mandatory counseling session with Dr. Daniel Charles (Oliver Platt). This could be a great idea; it would allow Nick Gehlfuss to go deeper into the character development he’s hardly gotten to do yet, and if it’s anything like that subplot from the second season of Charles helping Dr. Isidore Latham (Ato Essandoh), it would be really entertaining.

But will Chicago Med devote the amount of time to it to make that possible? Chicago PD didn’t do that when his brother Jay (Jesse Lee Soffer) went to therapy. Actually, Will and Jay are now on kind of similar paths, so can we get a scene on either show where they have a serious talk?

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