Chicago Med season 5 midseason report: Maggie Lockwood

CHICAGO MED -- "In The Valley Of The Shadows" Episode 502 -- Pictured: Marlyne Barrett as Maggie Lockwood -- (Photo by: Liz Sisson/NBC)
CHICAGO MED -- "In The Valley Of The Shadows" Episode 502 -- Pictured: Marlyne Barrett as Maggie Lockwood -- (Photo by: Liz Sisson/NBC) /
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CHICAGO MED — “It’s All In The Family” Episode 504 — Pictured: Marlyne Barrett as Maggie Lockwood — (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC) /

How has Chicago Med season 5 gone for Maggie Lockwood? Before Chicago Med returns, we’re reviewing the season for Marlyne Barrett’s character.

Before Chicago Med comes back in the new year, we’re taking a moment to pause and look at the current season for each character. What are the important events that fans need to remember?

What plot developments have been good for each character, and which story points need to be improved? And of course, where could they go next when new episodes start in January?

Click through the below slideshow as we look at Chicago Med season 5 as it relates to Maggie Lockwood (Marlyne Barrett), starting with:

What’s happened so far

Maggie got some bad news right off the bat in Chicago Med season 5, when her test results came back and it was declared that yes, she did have cancer. She spent the first few episodes trying to not only deal with the realities of that but balance treatment with her responsibilities as a nurse, and it didn’t go well.

She originally insisted on having treatment at another hospital, but it wasn’t long before people began to ask questions about Maggie’s erratic behavior, and she finally came clean to her fellow nurses—in a powerful scene where she removed her wig. Once her health status became more public, Maggie began to receive treatment at Chicago Med, as well.

Her storyline pivoted slightly in the last few episodes as she crossed paths with a fellow patient, a teacher named Ben (guest star Charles Malik Whitfield). The two had immediate interest in one another, and after they went out to lunch, it was implied that they slept together on the same day they met! Maggie brought Ben to the staff crawfish boil, and was then by his side when a case of measles appeared to be fatal.

That diagnosis caused Maggie to commit a major ethical violation: she forged Dr. Natalie Manning’s (Torrey DeVitto) signature on discharge paperwork so Ben could return home. But Ben ultimately convinced her to take him back to the hospital, and he made a miraculous recovery from the measles in the fall finale.