Chicago Med season 5’s biggest WTF moments

CHICAGO MED- "Too Close to the Sun" Episode 508 -- Pictured: Marlyne Barrett as Maggie Lockwood -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC)
CHICAGO MED- "Too Close to the Sun" Episode 508 -- Pictured: Marlyne Barrett as Maggie Lockwood -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC) /
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From breaking rules to breaking hearts, Chicago Med has had some unbelievable moments. Here are Chicago Med season 5’s most WTF moments.

Chicago Med season 5 has been the show’s craziest yet. But what have been the biggest shocks or the moments that have left fans completely bewildered?

There’s no doubt that Chicago Med has amped up the drama this season, both inside and outside the hospital. Our favorite doctors and nurses have dealt with a number of plot twists, keeping the tension level high and the audience wondering what’s going to happen next.

And every show has those moments that throw fans for a loop—either because they don’t seem to make sense or we don’t see them coming.

Click through this slideshow as we count down the three most shocking or unbelievable things in the current Chicago Med season, starting with:

3. Maggie commits a felony

What happened: Maggie Lockwood (Marlyne Barrett) discovers that her new boyfriend Ben (guest star Charles Malik Whitfield) is probably going to die after he contracts measles. When Dr. Natalie Manning (Torrey DeVitto) refuses to let Ben out of the hospital because he could spread the virus, Maggie forges Natalie’s signature on discharge paperwork and has Ben brought home anyway.

Why it’s a WTF moment: Because in faking Natalie’s signature, Maggie commits a crime—forgery is a Class C felony, which risks a fine, 3-10 years behind bars, or both, and that’s not counting any discipline from the hospital and/or the nursing board.

And Chicago Med lets her get away with it almost completely; the only consequence Maggie gets is a brief lecture from Natalie! According to showrunners Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, how upset Maggie was about Ben’s potential death was its own kind of punishment and the real focus of the storyline. Except that didn’t realistic. You can’t have a main character commit a crime and then just forget about it. Especially since the grief disappeared once the midseason finale had Ben make a surprise recovery.

Which brings us to the other issue with this storyline. Ben and Maggie have been together just days when Maggie makes this decision. She’s so crazy in love with him already that she’s willing to break the law on his behalf? That didn’t make much sense either. If we’d seen them together for a while and understood her investment in him, we’d understand why she was desperate enough to risk her career and potentially her freedom.

Instead, she almost threw it all away for a guy she hardly knew, who turned out to be just fine (as far as the measles were concerned) anyway. Maybe when the show returns we’ll learn more about Ben, and see more of him with Maggie, and understand in retrospect.