Chicago Med season 5, episode 7 takeaways: Who Knows What Tomorrow Brings

CHICAGO MED- "Who Knows What Tomorrow Brings" Episode 507 -- Pictured: (l-r) Yaya DaCosta as April Sexton, Brian Tee as Dr. Ethan Choi -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC)
CHICAGO MED- "Who Knows What Tomorrow Brings" Episode 507 -- Pictured: (l-r) Yaya DaCosta as April Sexton, Brian Tee as Dr. Ethan Choi -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC) /

What can Chicago Med fans learn from Who Knows What Tomorrow Brings? Look closer at this week’s episode with our Chicago Med season 7, episode 5 takeaways.

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

“What You Don’t Know” featured more romantic drama than you could shake a stick at, whether it was more baby talk for Chexton or Maggie Lockwood (Marlyne Barrett) getting a new interest, or at least a one-afternoon stand. Also, vampires.

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) Did this episode air out of order?

That’s a legitimate question based on the main storyline. A guy who thinks he’s a vampire would have been appropriate for a Halloween episode, but Halloween was last week!

And Chicago Med had a chance to run a Halloween episode, since it did air an original on Oct. 30, which was the day before the holiday. That prompts the thought of perhaps this was written as a holiday installment but for some reason, aired a week too late.

We’ll never know, but if it wasn’t intended for the holiday, then this was just a really weird episode.

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2) Everyone needs to calm down

Was anyone else scratching their head at the amount of romance-related stuff that was in this episode? It felt like it was more about people’s relationships, or lack thereof, than medicine.

Fans had Dr. Ethan Choi (Brian Tee) and April Sexton (Yaya DaCosta) now in full-blown trying for a baby mode, when just a few episodes ago they weren’t even sure they were ready. April almost got kissed by Dr. Crockett Marcel (Dominic Rains), who you think would know she has a boyfriend; it’s not like Chexton are hiding it. And even if they were, you’d think strong-willed April would have immediately told Crockett she wasn’t single instead of taking 30-odd seconds to walk away.

Maggie had sex with a guy she met just hours earlier. Caroline Charles (guest star Paula Newsome) said she was dying just so she and Daniel could get into a nice restaurant. And what was with that scene between Elsa Curry (Molly Bernard) and Dr. Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss)? When you add it all up, it was a lot—and a lot of questionable behavior from characters who normally do better.

3) Another Manstead triangle?

Speaking of that Elsa and Will scene, what was Chicago Med going for with it? Maybe it’s just Will walking in, noticing Elsa, and starting a friendly conversation—but given these writers’ history, it doesn’t seem likely. There would be no reason to include the scene if it didn’t mean something, and finding out that Will doesn’t understand crawfish isn’t something.

Will has been single for a while now, and this show loves to set Manstead up in love triangles or squares when they’re not together (see: Clarke, Nina, and then Phillip). But that’s exactly why it’s so tired. This always happens, and the other characters just feel like pieces being moved around until Will and Dr. Natalie Manning (Torrey DeVitto) get back together. Let’s hope Elsa isn’t the next person who gets utilized that way.

Plus, did anyone else find it weird that Elsa’s look had changed when she got Will’s attention? She has worn glasses throughout her appearances on the series, but having her without them in this possibly big scene gave it an untentional “ugly duckling” vibe—like the show felt it had to make her more beautiful. That’s one of those things that just comes off strange, even if writers aren’t thinking about it.

And what about those exams that Elsa was so worried about studying for? She wasn’t even supposed to be at that party. Everything about that moment was just odd.

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