One Chicago: Biggest takeaways from March 31st’s Fire, PD and Med episodes

CHICAGO P.D. -- "The Radical Truth" Episode 810 -- Pictured: Patrick John Flueger as Adam Ruzek -- (Photo by: Lori Allen/NBC)
CHICAGO P.D. -- "The Radical Truth" Episode 810 -- Pictured: Patrick John Flueger as Adam Ruzek -- (Photo by: Lori Allen/NBC) /
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“For The Want Of A Nail” Episode 609 — Pictured: Nick Gehlfuss as Dr. Will Halstead — (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC) /

One Chicago’s most burning questions for March 31, 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 the show miss an opportunity with Will and Choi?

“So Many Things We’ve Kept Buried” promised tension between Dr. Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) and Dr. Ethan Choi (Brian Tee) as they disagreed over how to treat a patient. And indeed, Will did get in trouble with Choi when he went directly to said patient with his controversial treatment idea and completely bypassed his boss.

But aside from some arguing, Will didn’t suffer any consequences for his actions. What played out was something that One Chicago fans have seen before: a Chicago Med character breaks the rules, but ends up saving their patient, so it’s all okay in the end. Will’s plan worked and his patient got her happy ending, so all Dr. Halstead got was a bit of a glare as Choi watched him leave with Dr. Sabeena Virani (recurring guest star Tehmina Sunny).

[Sidebar: Is anyone else wondering if the show is trying to set up something between those three characters? Virani was asking Choi about meeting up in this episode, and Will’s already been really obvious about his interest in her. Awkward.]

Choi has the potential to be a great Director of Emergency Medicine—but we haven’t quite seen that yet. One Chicago viewers have watched him overwork himself and snap at some people, yet nobody’s faced any kind of suspension or other disciplinary action this season. Will’s ignored Choi twice, Dr. Natalie Manning (Torrey DeVitto) did an end-around on another doctor’s case, and then Dr. Dean Archer (Steven Weber) did the same to Choi. But all Ethan’s done is argue.

This episode could have involved him throwing Will off the case, or suspending him for bucking the chain of command, or even a scene where he apologized to Choi for going around him even though it was to do the right thing. But there wasn’t as much confrontation as there could have been and it certainly didn’t appear that there was any contrition.