One Chicago’s most burning questions for Feb. 10, 2021.
What are the biggest takeaways from One Chicago this week?
With every new episode of Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, and Chicago PD there’s usually something to talk about, whether it’s character development, a big plot twist, or an element of the show that leaves fans confused.
SPOILER ALERT: This article contains spoilers for this week’s installments of Chicago Med, Chicago PD, and Chicago Fire.
Here are the three biggest talking points from this week’s One Chicago episodes—let us know your thoughts on each question in the comments.
Chicago Med: Did Choi get enough support from his colleagues?
Dr. Ethan Choi (Brian Tee) collapsed during “Better is the Enemy of Good” but it wasn’t because he’s been working non-stop in the Emergency Department (though that didn’t help). The cause of his collapse was that, unbeknownst to anyone, Choi had surgery to remove his gallbladder—then discharged himself and came back to work because he felt like he needed to.
Everyone worried over him, of course, and Choi was put on “forced sick leave” during the episode, but there wasn’t much more than basic concern for him. The only one who had a prologued talk with Ethan was Dr. Daniel Charles (Oliver Platt), and that was just to compare him to their current patient and tell him he was also trying to live up to an impossible standard.
Maybe because Choi didn’t collapse due to stress, we didn’t see anyone ask if he needed anything, or how he was feeling mentally or emotionally; one could even say the Charles scene was more of Daniel giving him unsolicited feedback, too. Chicago Med spent more time with Sharon Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson) and Maggie Lockwood (Marlyne Barrett) talking about children than it did with Choi’s recovery.
He’ll obviously come back sooner rather than later, but hopefully One Chicago gives him a little more support than just worrying if he’s okay. He deserves someone to help him lift all the weight on his shoulders, or at least people not adding any more onto it.