Chicago Med season 5 midseason finale predictions

CHICAGO MED -- "I Can't Imagine the Future" Episode 509 -- Pictured: (l-r) Yaya DaCosta as April Sexton, Brian Tee as Dr. Ethan Choi -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC)
CHICAGO MED -- "I Can't Imagine the Future" Episode 509 -- Pictured: (l-r) Yaya DaCosta as April Sexton, Brian Tee as Dr. Ethan Choi -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC) /
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CHICAGO MED — “Too Close to the Sun” Episode 508 — Pictured: (l-r) Marlyne Barrett as Maggie Lockwood, Charles Malik Whitfield as Ben Campbell — (Photo by: Adrian Burrows/NBC) /

Maggie will lose Ben

Maggie has been a featured character on Chicago Med this season, and she has had a few big episodes recently. In “Too Close to the Sun” viewers saw Maggie take a huge risk in discharging her maybe boyfriend Ben so he could be comfortable in his own home before his death. Maggie met Ben while doing rounds of chemotherapy treatments at Chicago Med, and the two instantly hit it off. Given their newfound closeness, it’s no wonder Maggie didn’t want to leave Ben’s side.

Her love for him also explained her rash decision of forging Natalie’s signature on those discharge papers. Ben was diagnosed with measles, and the mayor required mandatory quarantine for all cases until they were cured. This was to protect the public from infection—a fact that Maggie knew very well—but that didn’t matter in her heightened emotional state.

Although she did bring Ben back to the hospital, Maggie’s friendship with Natalie suffered a bit due to her actions. Whether or not we will actually see her get reprimanded for her illegal move is up to Maggie’s conscience, as well as Natalie’s change of heart or lack thereof.

Another fact that didn’t seem to matter much was Maggie’s own cancer diagnosis, as she forwent Natalie’s warnings of being exposed due to her compromised immune system. She told Natalie that she wasn’t going to abandon Ben now, and something tells us she meant it.

It would make sense for Chicago Med season 5 to resolve Ben’s storyline within the next episode, especially since it would allow viewers to see a vulnerable side of Maggie. Plus, it would give much-needed depth to a B-storyline, and would also allow for some breaks within the Manstead saga.

While it’s not the way fans wanted Maggie’s storyline to work out (who would want to see a character who’s already in pain, be subjected to more pain?) his impending death would provide a midseason finale twist that hasn’t been seen before. While Chicago Med did explore Natalie’s grief over her late husband, we never actually saw Jeff Manning’s death or funeral onscreen.

Giving Maggie a heart wrenching storyline like this pushes Chicago Med’s envelope a little bit, while still allowing Marlyne Barrett’s talents to shine. Besides, every One Chicago midseason finale has some massive emotional moment somewhere.

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