Chicago Med season 5, episode 8 recap: Too Close to the Sun

CHICAGO MED- "Too Close to the Sun" Episode 508 -- Pictured: Torrey DeVitto as Dr. Natalie Manning -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC)
CHICAGO MED- "Too Close to the Sun" Episode 508 -- Pictured: Torrey DeVitto as Dr. Natalie Manning -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC) /
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CHICAGO MED- “Too Close to the Sun” Episode 508 — Pictured: Brian Tee as Dr. Ethan Choi, Oliver Platt as Dr. Daniel Charles — (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC) /

Chicago Med saw another character cross the line in Too Close to the Sun. Find out what happened in our Chicago Med season 5, episode 8 recap.

This week’s Chicago Med was another instance of smart characters making very strange choices, and most of them ending badly.

Wednesday’s episode “Too Close to the Sun” had Maggie Lockwood (Marlyne Barrett) finding out the new boyfriend she just met was already dying, and committing a crime on his behalf. Luckily, she didn’t get arrested again.

Meanwhile, Dr. Ethan Choi (Brian Tee) and Dr. Daniel Charles (Oliver Platt) dealt with one of the show’s most annoying patients ever, who had decided to live his entire life—including his medical treatment—according to the whims of social media.

Click through this slideshow to find out what happened in the latest Chicago Med episode for each of your favorite characters, starting with:

Maggie and Natalie

Maggie is surprised to see Dr. Natalie Manning (Torrey DeVitto) visit during her latest chemotherapy trip. But this also means Natalie gets to meet Ben (guest star Charles Malik Whitfield). Unfortunately for them both, Ben doesn’t look good; when he comes down to the Emergency Department later, Natalie tells him that he has measles, and most likely it’s already turned into pnuemonia. He’s going to die, and sooner rather than later.

This throws Maggie off her game, and April Sexton (Yaya DaCosta) tells her to go be with her boyfriend. Ben can’t even go home; he has to stay in hospital quarantine because of current health regulations. It leads Maggie to apologize to Ben, feeling like she’s responsible for him being in this predicament, and makes her determined to break the law and get him out.

She asks Natalie to change Ben’s charts and get him released, by trying to guilt her into it. But Natalie won’t do it, so Chicago Med has Maggie forge Natalie’s signature on discharge paperwork. Natalie quickly finds out and she’s not happy, while Maggie has a change of heart after seeing all the kids that Ben could potentially infect with his measles. He’s having the same thought, too, because he tells her to take him back to Chicago Med.

Natalie is waiting at the front doors to chew out Maggie, and isn’t buying her sob story. She’s too angry to have much empathy. And speaking of anger, Maggie’s taking hers out on everyone else. It’s an ugly finish all the way around.