Chicago Med season 5: Midseason premiere predictions

CHICAGO MED- "Who Knows What Tomorrow Brings" Episode 507 -- Pictured: (l-r) Oliver Platt as Dr. Daniel Charles, Nick Gehlfuss as Dr. Will Halstead -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC)
CHICAGO MED- "Who Knows What Tomorrow Brings" Episode 507 -- Pictured: (l-r) Oliver Platt as Dr. Daniel Charles, Nick Gehlfuss as Dr. Will Halstead -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC) /

What will happen when Chicago Med returns? See our predictions for what’s next in the remaining episodes of Chicago Med season 5.

The Chicago Med season resumes next week, with plenty of new episodes scheduled between now and May. But what’s going to happen in the second half of the season?

We’ve made our predictions for the remainder of Chicago Med season 5. Read below to check out what we think will happen at the firehouse before the season ends. SPOILER ALERT: If you’re not caught up, there will be spoilers; you can find our catch-up guide here.

Don’t forget to leave your own predictions in the comments at the bottom of this article, and then make sure you’re tuned in to the midseason premiere Jan. 8 at 9 p.m. on NBC.

Here are our Chicago Med midseason predictions:

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1) There will be a time jump

Chicago Med has come to rely on time jumps as a way of skipping directly to the good parts—and we are prepared for another one when the show comes back next week.

There’s too much that would take too long for the writers not to employ a time jump. Dr. Daniel Charles (Oliver Platt) was taking his dying wife on a trip; the show couldn’t have Charles just missing for a bunch of episodes.

Likewise, Dr. Ethan Choi (Brian Tee) is out with the Navy, and the series isn’t going to come back with one of its most prominent characters not in the premiere.

Who knows exactly how much time will have passed, but fans should expect the series is moving ahead significantly when we rejoin the action.

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2) April and Ethan will break up

There’s obviously going to be major tension in the relationship between April Sexton (Yaya DaCosta) and Dr. Ethan Choi (Brian Tee) when Chicago Med picks up again. After all, April should be telling Choi she kissed another man. Will she actually tell him? Or will this be one of those secrets that gets dragged out until something else brings it to light?

However it comes out, we predict that they’re going to split up again. No one should be happy when their significant other cheats on them by kissing someone else. Especially not in this case, when you’ve been talking about starting a family and spending the rest of their lives together. If this didn’t make Ethan want to take some time apart, we’d be shocked.

The question will be, how long does that breakup last? Hopefully the writers don’t get too deep into this love triangle thing and have April start dating Dr. Crockett Marcel (Dominic Rains) before she reconciles with Ethan.

3) Natalie and Will reconcile

The best thing for Chicago Med season 5 to do would be to keep Manstead apart and let them grow on their own for a while. However, we don’t expect that will happen for very long, given how much time the show has spent with their back-and-forth over four and a half seasons.

Dr. Natalie Manning (Torrey DeVitto) is going to be pining for Dr. Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss), who’s going to be off with his new girlfriend. But how long until—as we’ve seen multiple times before—he realizes that he still loves Natalie and goes back to chasing after her instead? And what justification will the show give for it this time? After all, she’s going to have to make a very big move to win him back, since he just told her that his life was better without her.

But despite that bold statement from Will, we doubt that we get to the season finale without these two once again trying to make it work.

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