Chicago Med season 5, episode 11 recap: The Ground Shifts Beneath Us

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CHICAGO MED — “The Ground Shifts Beneath Us” Episode 511 — Pictured: S. Epatha Merkerson as Sharon Goodwin — (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC)

Chicago Med turned the emergency department upside down this week. Find out what happened in our Chicago Med season 5, episode 11 recap.

This week’s Chicago Med had us expect the unexpected, and boy, were we surprised. Dr. Crockett Marcel (Dominic Rains), Dr. Ethan Choi (Brian Tee), and Dr. Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) headed up the ER when a plane crashed at O’Hare.

Meanwhile, Dr. Natalie Manning (Torrey DeVitto) and Sharon Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson) dealt with a colleague who went rogue, which not only had major implications for them, but for the hospital as well. They weren’t the only women dealing with issues, as Nurse April Sexton (Yaya DaCosta) tried to navigate engaged life with Ethan around her work life with Crockett.

Click through this slideshow to find out what happened in the latest Chicago Med episode for each of your favorite characters. Let us know what you thought of the episode in the comments at the end of this piece.

CHICAGO MED — “The Ground Shifts Beneath Us” Episode 511 — Pictured: Yaya DaCosta as April Sexton — (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC)

Big reveals

The episode started off with April, who’s newly engaged to Ethan as of last episode. Her ring was shown, and of course Dr. Marcel had something to say about it. “Judging by the rock on your finger, I take it you didn’t tell him.”

The him in question is Ethan, and the thing that April didn’t tell him about was her kiss with Dr. Marcel. Later, Maggie Lockwood (Marlyne Barrett) asked April about her moment with Crockett. April insisted that it was nothing, and Maggie didn’t say anything more. All April wants to do is marry Ethan and forget the kiss with Crockett ever happened.

She didn’t have to work very hard to get refocused, as Maggie announced there was a plane crash at O’Hare, and multiple victims were being careened into the ER as she spoke.

One victim was a young mother, who was in early labor. April delivered the baby on site, with the help of her brother Noah (Roland Buck III) and Dr. Halstead. While with the mom, their premature baby Maisie, was having trouble breathing, so Will transferred her to the NICU.

She had a lung condition, and the only effective treatment was a lung transplant. Her parents were both tested to see if they were matches. The dad was not a match, but the mom was. That’s not all their tests revealed though. Apparently Patrick was not Maisie’s biological father.

When the parents explained that they had Maisie through in vitro, they insisted that Noah and April run the tests again, as they had obviously made a mistake.  There was no mistake. In fact, not only was the father not Maisie’s actual dad, but the mother was not actually her mom either.

April and Noah suspected that there was a mix-up at the fertility clinic, and they were implanted with someone else’s embryo. Maisie started to crash, and the Sextons whisked her away for treatment. They also managed to track down Maisie’s actual parents: Denise and Steve. They had the same last name as the other couple, which was what caused the mix-up.

With Maisie still in need of a new lung, her once “mother” did something quite extraordinary. She decided to donate a part of her lungs to Maisie. When Denise asked why she would decide to do this, she simply told her that even though Maisie wasn’t hers, she loved her like she was.

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