Chicago Med season 6, episode 2 recap: Those Things Hidden in Plain Sight

"Those Things Hidden In Plain Sight" Episode 602 -- Pictured: (l-r) Danielle Moné Truitt as Dr. Angela Douglas, Torrey DeVitto as Natalie Manning -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC)
"Those Things Hidden In Plain Sight" Episode 602 -- Pictured: (l-r) Danielle Moné Truitt as Dr. Angela Douglas, Torrey DeVitto as Natalie Manning -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC) /
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“Those Things Hidden In Plain Sight” Episode 602 — Pictured: (l-r) Brennan Brown as Dr. Sam Abrams, Nick Gehlfuss as Dr. Will Halstead, Brian Tee as Ethan Choi — (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC) /

Chicago Med season 6, episode 2 recap.

This week’s Chicago Med saw a big promotion for one of the hospital’s main characters, but that wasn’t the only change.

Wednesday’s episode “Those Things Hidden in Plain Sight” involved Dr. Ethan Choi (Brian Tee) being promoted to Chief of the Emergency Department, replacing Dr. James Lanik (recurring guest star Nate Santana). Meanwhile, Dr. Natalie Manning (Torrey DeVitto) treated a patient who was also an inmate, giving her something else to get in trouble about.

Here’s what happened in the latest Chicago Med episode for each of your favorite characters, starting with:

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Will and Choi

Will’s (Nick Gehlfuss) trying to move out of Hannah’s apartment and being cranky about “another failed relationship” before treating a car accident victim…who doesn’t remember being in the accident. He gets further annoyed when Choi gets promoted, despite only thinking about promotion for like 15 minutes beforehand.

Dr. Sam Abrams (Brennan Brown) tells Will and his patient that the guy has a pocket of air inside his head and it needs to be released, and Choi weighs in whether Halstead wants his opinion or not. The nurses then have to gossip about the situation and make it even more awkward.

Dr. Sabeena Virani (Tehmina Sunny) shows up again, telling Will that she’s found someone else to work with. But Will’s attention is pulled back to his patient when the man crashes, forcing Will to call Abrams back and prompting him to yell “Ethan’s not his doctor!” at the nurse. He’s about one step away from an Archer reference.

When Choi finds out, the two argue over a treatment plan which turns into arguing over Choi’s new rank. This ego contest continues as Will calls Choi out for not trusting him and implies that he knows more than the other man does.

Will then asks Sharon Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson) to explain why he wasn’t promoted. Goodwin reveals he wasn’t even considered at all. “Sometimes you make very poor decisions,” she points out. “You’re impulsive, you break the rules, you trust your gut over everything and everyone else. Sometimes it works, but it’s just not the way to run an ED.”

A mopey Will thus decides to take Virani up on her job offer, probably thinking it’s going to be a way to climb the career ladder.


Natalie treats a pregnant inmate described as a “violent offender” by the cops who brought her in. Aisha disputes this characterization while telling Natalie about the mistreatment she’s experienced in the criminal justice system. She then demands another doctor. Well, that escalated quickly.

Enter Angela Douglas (guest star Danielle Mone Truitt). But as soon as Angela arrives, Aisha begins to have a seizure and the OB/GYN decides to deliver her baby immediately. Luckily the baby is fine but Aisha is upset about being separated from her child when she returns to jail.

Natalie and Angela start talking about how unfair Aisha’s treatment has been, which leads Natalie to ask Goodwin to intercede with the justice system. It’s funny to see Goodwin talk about how dysfunctional the system is when you remember that S. Epatha Merkerson played Lt. Anita Van Buren on Law & Order for years.

But Goodwin calls an Assistant State’s Attorney who has a video call with her, Natalie and Angela. Sharon starts quoting legal precedent while Angela insinuates that the cop Aisha pushed was lying. With no one making a decent case, the ASA can only promise to look into the situation. When one of the cops tries to take Aisha’s baby, Natalie pushes him into a tray of equipment.

She’s detained until the hospital lawyer (who refers to Natalie as “killer”) negotiates her release. Natalie and Angela then discuss how this might be racially motivated, pointing out that Natalie did just what Aisha did, but she got released. “I wonder what the difference is,” Angela says. At least she passed Aisha’s case on to a friend at the ACLU?