Chicago Med season 5, episode 5 preview: Got A Friend In Me

CHICAGO MED -- "Got a Friend In Me" Episode 503 -- Pictured: Torrey DeVitto as Dr. Natalie Manning -- (Photo by: Liz Sisson/NBC)
CHICAGO MED -- "Got a Friend In Me" Episode 503 -- Pictured: Torrey DeVitto as Dr. Natalie Manning -- (Photo by: Liz Sisson/NBC) /

What should fans watch for in tonight’s Chicago Med? Get ready for Got A Friend In Me with our Chicago Med season 5, episode 5 preview.

With the One Chicago crossover done, this week’s Chicago Med has the hospital back to its usual ways—but that might not be a good thing.

Wednesday’s installment is called “Got A Friend In Me,” but it sounds like things aren’t going to be very friendly. Particularly, fans should keep an eye on the B-story with Dr. Natalie Manning (Torrey DeVitto).

Natalie butts heads with the parent of her latest patient, and Chicago Med viewers know that she does that a lot.

During the second and third seasons, we saw a Natalie who was convinced she was always right, and would often confront patients or their parents. And if she couldn’t change their minds, she had occasionally gone behind their backs. It wasn’t a flattering version of her.

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This storyline sounds exactly like the old Natalie Manning. And on top of that, she’s already in hot water for the mistakes she’s made since returning from her brain injury.

So if Natalie ticks off these parents, how much trouble will she be in now? Is this when she finally gets suspended? (She can’t be fired, obviously, or Torrey Devitto wouldn’t be on the show anymore.) Is her behavior going to lead to another confrontation with Will (Nick Gehlfuss)?

If you’re a Natalie fan or a Manstead fan, this doesn’t seem like an episode you’re going to love.

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In the A-story, we get to see more of Dr. Crockett Marcel (Dominic Rains). Marcel turned a corner during last week’s “Infection” episode, as viewers got to see him vulnerable instead of just being flippant and self-assured.

Rains did a great job in showing that he’s a human being under all of that ego, and that’s important if viewers are going to get behind him this season and in future seasons—Chicago Med quietly made him a series regular in his second episode. So will we continue to see different sides of Marcel this week, or will he be back to just being flippant and self-assured?

“You’ve Got A Friend In Me” is an episode where we could learn a lot about who some characters are now. We could get a real wake-up call as to who Natalie is post-accident; we’ve moved well past just asking if she’s okay and it’s time to start expecting more from her.

We could also continue to learn more about Marcel, which is critical. The last time that the show introduced a new surgeon, that was Dr. Ava Bekker (Norma Kuhling) and we never learned enough about her outside of her romantic relationship for us to fully embrace her. The result was Ava’s character going down in flames after just two seasons. That can’t happen again.

The crossover may have been a big episode, but this one may actually be bigger in terms of giving viewers an idea of what Chicago Med season 5 is going to be about, and where the show is going now.

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