One Chicago: Biggest takeaways from April 7’s Fire, PD and Med episodes

CHICAGO P.D. -- "Signs Of Violence" Episode 811 -- Pictured: (l-r) Tracy Spiridakos as Hailey Upton, Jesse Lee Soffer as Jay Halstead -- (Photo by: Lori Allen/NBC)
CHICAGO P.D. -- "Signs Of Violence" Episode 811 -- Pictured: (l-r) Tracy Spiridakos as Hailey Upton, Jesse Lee Soffer as Jay Halstead -- (Photo by: Lori Allen/NBC) /
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CHICAGO MED — “Letting Go Olny To Come Together” Episode 611 — Pictured: (l-r) S. Epatha Merkerson as Sharon Goodwin — (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC) /

One Chicago’s most burning questions for April 7, 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: Was Goodwin’s storyline a little strange?

The subplot of “Letting Go Only to Come Together” involved Sharon Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson) enacting stricter rules about what corporate reps could and could not do at the hospital, after her son Michael (recurring guest star Hampton Fluker) had suggested an unapproved medical device to Dr. Crockett Marcel (Dominic Rains) in the previous episode.

Goodwin’s decision was met with criticism from all sides. The hospital’s chief operating officer Gwen Garrett (Heather Headley) angrily told her that she was going to cost the place business and therefore valuable funding. Sharon’s BFF Dr. Daniel Charles (Oliver Platt) asked her if she was just making the changes because of Michael, which she ultimately admitted to her son that she did. And it was all for naught, because the hospital board reversed Goodwin’s policies by the end of the episode.

So what was the purpose of this storyline? It seems it was solely for Sharon and Michael to figure out that they needed to be family first and not work together, but it also came off kind of weird in the message that it sent about professional boundaries. Goodwin’s in the wrong for wanting the reps to behave themselves better?

Gwen does have a valid point that, as uncomfortable as it can be, these corporate entities do have a financial and professional impact on the hospital; One Chicago viewers just have to look at the clinical trial storyline this season to see that. But we’ve also seen plenty of scenes of reps playing in a grey area, from Michael to the two different ones Dr. Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) has flirted with. It felt like Sharon had a point of her own that got overlooked because of the family angle.