Chicago Med season 5, episode 18 recap: In the Name of Love

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CHICAGO MED — “In The Name Of Love” Episode 518 — Pictured: Brian Tee as Ethan Choi — (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC)

Chicago Med further muddled the medical and personal during In the Name of Love. Find out what happened in our Chicago Med season 5, episode 18 recap.

This week’s Chicago Med picked up where the 100th episode left off, and continued to make things complicated for doctors and patients alike.

Wednesday’s episode “In the Name of Love” involved Dr. Ethan Choi (Brian Tee) and April Sexton (Yaya DaCosta) working together again for the first time since her confession on a case involving another engaged couple with a secret.

Meanwhile, Dr. Natalie Manning (Torrey DeVitto) continued to argue with Dr. Crockett Marcel (Dominic Rains) about professional decision-making until she made a 180 near the end of the episode.

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

April and Choi

April says that her relationship with Choi is “okay” after last episode’s blow-up, which seems better than expected for a guy who didn’t even show up for the wedding.

The next time we see April, she’s working with Choi on the case of a woman who’s passed out while at the gym. Joy’s fiance Max appears and reassures her that she looks fine, but she’s not working out to look good; she wants to be healthier and doesn’t know why she can’t lose weight.

Oh, and Choi still doesn’t want to talk to Crockett, but duh.

Later on, Chicago Med shows Joy beginning to seize, which is the usual segue of “her situation is worse than we thought.” She has high levels of ammonia in her blood, thanks to a previously undiagnosed genetic disorder. And in explaining what triggered it, Joy thinks that Ethan is insulting her weight. So does April, who accuses him of projecting his issues with her onto the patient. Choi responds that Joy is either lying or in denial; sound familiar?

Choi questions Max about what’s actually part of Joy’s new fitness regimen. He first says that his fiancee is sneaking food in the middle of the night, then tells Choi that he’s been slipping protein powder into her smoothies so that she would stop trying to lose weight. “I was scared that if Joy lost weight, she’d leave me,” he blurts, and Choi insists that he fess up immediately.

Although what Max did qualifies as assault, and it’s definitely betrayal, Joy says she’s okay because he’s “a good person.” It’s clear that this is Chicago Med using this case as a metaphor for Choi and April’s relationship.

April asks Choi why he’s not angrier, so Choi gets angrier, asking why she didn’t tell him sooner. “Are you in love with him?” he asks. April insists it was a “meaningless attraction” and a mistake motivated by her sadness over not being able to have kids. Choi is still not convinced.

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