Chicago Med season 4, episode 13 preview: Ghosts In The Attic

CHICAGO MED -- "Ghosts in the Attic" Episode 413 -- Pictured: Nick Gehlfuss as Will Halstead -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC)
CHICAGO MED -- "Ghosts in the Attic" Episode 413 -- Pictured: Nick Gehlfuss as Will Halstead -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC) /

What should fans watch for in this week’s Chicago Med? Get ready for tonight’s episode with our Chicago Med season 4, episode 13 preview.

It’s trouble in paradise on the next Chicago Med, but is that too much trouble for the show’s ships? Or too much emphasis on those romantic relationships?

Fans know that all three couples on the show have spent most of this season in disarray, and this week’s episode “Ghosts in the Attic” seems to be one of the episodes where the plot’s built around the ships.

There are three plotlines, one for each pairing, and they’re all heading down paths that have been explored already this season.

First and foremost, Chicago Med has Dr. Natalie Manning (Torrey DeVitto) again becoming worried about her fiancé’s behavior. She doesn’t know that Dr. Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) kept that gun, but rest assured it’ll come up somewhere in this episode.

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Meanwhile, Dr. Ethan Choi (Brian Tee) and April Sexton (Yaya DaCosta) can’t see eye to eye about their patients. That’s what almost got them put on separate shifts not so long ago.

And things have deteriorated between Dr. Connor Rhodes (Colin Donnell) and Dr. Ava Bekker (Norma Kuhling), to the point where they have some kind of altercation at work.

It’s possibly physical, because NBC’s official description teases that Ava experiences something “at the hands of Dr. Rhodes,” which makes it sound worse than it probably is.

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There are two concerns with this episode: we’ve seen these characters go through these motions before, and it feels like the relationships are driving the plot, rather than letting the ships progress organically based on what the characters go through.

It’s starting to feel like Chicago Med is dividing itself up by ship and every episode, each ship has to have a story—which makes it predictable. We know that Choi and April will almost always work as a team, ditto for Will and Natalie, and Ava and Connor.

And while great plots can be a way to move forward the ongoing story of a ship or character, there is a difference between that and creating plots for the ships. This episode seems like it’s going too far toward the latter, but of course the only way to find out for sure is to watch and see. What we do know is that something needs to change, and this week could start that.

We’ve already seen Natalie worried and upset, and the other two pairings fighting. The audience has experienced that. “Ghosts in the Attic” needs to push the characters along. Remember when Choi and April used to always be on the same page? Will Ava and Connor just call it quits rather than keep arguing (unless the show has had them do it off-screen since he told her he believed his father last week)? Can Natalie catch a break?

Chicago Med is in familiar territory this week, but watch closely and see if these characters stand up and make some firm choices about where they’re going.

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