With every One Chicago show having reached its 100th episode, which one handled the milestone better: Chicago Fire, Chicago PD or Chicago Med?
The One Chicago franchise cemented its spot in TV history this week, with all three series having aired at least one hundred episodes. So naturally, the question has to be asked: which program did the milestone episode better?
Chicago Fire aired its 100th episode four years ago, followed by Chicago PD and now this week’s episode of Chicago Med. Each show handled the benchmark differently, and each episode had its pros and cons. We’ve decided to put them side by side (by side!) and see which one left the biggest impression amongst One Chicago fans.
Click through this slideshow to see our ranking of One Chicago’s 100th episodes, and let us know which one of the three was your favorite in the comments at the end.
The episode: “Endings” (season 6, episode 2)
Why it’s ranked No. 3: Chicago PD‘s 100th episode also fell during the same week as a One Chicago crossover, meaning that PD didn’t even have its milestone episode to itself. Instead, it was busy servicing the end of the crossover, and sharing space with characters from another series. Even though those characters were from Chicago Fire, and the crossover was entertaining, it still felt like the equivalent of having a birthday where your friends take over the party.
As such, “Endings” was missing everything that viewers would want from a milestone episode. It did not include any kind of scene looking back on the history of the series, and fans who thought that Sophia Bush might reprise her role as Erin Lindsay for episode 100 were sorely disappointed (although there was no reason to believe she would return, given that this was not that long after she had left the series under difficult circumstances).
Mostly, this episode will be remembered for almost blowing up Trudy Platt (Amy Morton). Otherwise, it just felt like the end of a crossover and another ordinary week for Chicago PD. It wasn’t even one of season 6’s best episodes.