Chicago Med season 6, episode 4 preview: In Search of Forgiveness, Not Permission

CHICAGO MED -- "In Search of Forgiveness, Not Permission" Episode 604 -- Pictured: Torrey DeVitto as Natalie Manning -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC)
CHICAGO MED -- "In Search of Forgiveness, Not Permission" Episode 604 -- Pictured: Torrey DeVitto as Natalie Manning -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC) /

If you’re a Crockett and Natalie fan, this week’s Chicago Med episode will especially interest you, because those two characters are once again taking center stage.

During “In Search of Forgiveness, Not Permission,” Dr. Natalie Manning (Torrey DeVitto) and Dr. Crockett Marcel (Dominic Rains) handle another case together—and it sounds like they get in trouble together, too.

NBC‘s official synopsis for the episode says that Crockett and Natalie “lay it all on the line” for their patient, while photos such as the one at the top of this article show both of them in Sharon Goodwin’s (S. Epatha Merkerson) office.

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Usually if someone’s in Goodwin’s office, they’re either arguing for something or getting in trouble for something. So which will it be this time?

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This is also the first episode where Goodwin is physically in the hospital this season—she’s been working virtually so far—and her son Michael will be making another appearance as well. Fans know Michael was hired as a medical sales rep in a past episode, so he could be here for both personal and business reasons.

That brings a certain business angle to this episode. In addition to Michael coming back, Chicago Med is going further into Dr. Will Halstead’s (Nick Gehlfuss) clinical trial, which is being done with a pharmaceutical company. That’s a lot of outside interests coming in this week.

Would Michael’s storyline ever cross with Will’s? His company is obviously selling something different than the heart failure drug that the trial is hoping to market, but if he knows Will is open to working with companies, might he approach him?

How is the show going to handle the conflict of interest if Michael is trying to move product at a hospital that his mother is in charge of?

Will’s last attempt to approach a patient for said trial did not go well. Chicago Med returns to that storyline this week, and presumably it’s not going to get easier for him—but you have to figure he will convince someone eventually or that storyline couldn’t move forward. So how is he going to make it work?

Dr. Halstead has a huge chip on his shoulder, and it’d be nice if things started looking up for him, but this opportunity may not be the best way to go with the ethical problems it presents. He ought to grow, yet not at the expense of his integrity. Hopefully, it won’t come to that and this plotline will give him something new and interesting to do—but there’s only one way to find out.

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