Chicago Med season 5, episode 17 recap: The Ghosts Of The Past

CHICAGO MED -- "The Ghosts Of The Past" Episode 517 -- Pictured: Nick Gehlfuss as Dr. Will Halstead -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC)
CHICAGO MED -- "The Ghosts Of The Past" Episode 517 -- Pictured: Nick Gehlfuss as Dr. Will Halstead -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC) /
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CHICAGO MED — “The Ghosts Of The Past” Episode 517 — Pictured: Oliver Platt as Daniel Charles — (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC) /

Chicago Med’s 100th episode The Ghosts of the Past delivered plenty of drama. Find out what happened in our Chicago Med season 5, episode 17 recap.

This week’s Chicago Med was also the show’s 100th episode, which meant that there was double the reason for the show to make everyone’s lives more complicated.

Wednesday’s episode “The Ghosts of the Past” saw April Sexton (Yaya DaCosta) finally reveal that she had cheated on her fiancee, and that news went over spectacularly badly—not for her, but for Dr. Crockett Marcel (Dominic Rains).

Meanwhile, Dr. Natalie Manning (Torrey DeVitto) dealt with a case of possible child abuse, and we got to see what happened when Dr. Daniel Charles (Oliver Platt) brought his teenage daughter to work. That didn’t go well, either.

Click through this slideshow to find out what happened in the latest Chicago Med episode for each of your favorite characters, starting with:


Yes, Maggie Lockwood (Marlyne Barrett) was serious about getting married when she impulsively proposed to Ben (guest star Charles Malik Whitfield) at the end of the prior episode. It’s been two weeks since then, and she’s put together an entire wedding plan, spending all of this episode in preparations for said wedding.

Unfortunately, the flowers she ordered suffered frost damage from being left on the tarmac at O’Hare Airport, and the florist tells Maggie to pick out a complimentary replacement. Then the venue gets shut down because of issues with a sewer backup. Ben tells Maggie that her panic about controlling the wedding is really about wanting to control cancer, and tells her that he’ll help her through this latest setback.

Maggie and Ben get married at Ben’s bowling alley instead, with some help from his fellow bowlers and with almost everyone in attendance—former characters Dr. Connor Rhodes and Dr. Sarah Reese are MIA, as is Dr. Ethan Choi (Brian Tee), for reasons that will become obvious later in this recap.

The 100th episode ends with a bowling montage set to Heavy D and The Boyz’ single “Now That We Found Love,” which is the same song used in the 2005 Will Smith film Hitch, by the way. But they’re about the only ones that this episode went well for.