Chicago Med season 6, episode 15 recap: Stories, Secrets, Half-Truths and Lies

"Stories, Secrets, Half Truth and Lies" Episode 615 -- Pictured: Yaya DaCosta as April Sexton -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC)
"Stories, Secrets, Half Truth and Lies" Episode 615 -- Pictured: Yaya DaCosta as April Sexton -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC) /

This week’s Chicago Med continued several pre-existing storylines, but didn’t give too much resolution, leaving things dangling for next week’s season finale.

Wednesday’s episode “Stories, Secrets, Half-Truths and Lies” saw the truth about Dr. Natalie Manning’s (Torrey DeVitto) theft come out, but only as much as it served her; meanwhile, Dr. Daniel Charles (Oliver Platt) found out where his stalker Ramona had gone to, when she returned to the hospital.

Here’s what happened in the latest Chicago Med episode for each of your favorite characters.

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Chicago Med season 6, episode 15 recap

Chicago Med starts with another awkward scene between Dr. Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) and Dr. Sabeena Virani (recurring guest star Tehmina Sunny). She admits she’s been hard on him recently, and since the end of their clinical trial is approaching, he decides this is a good time to ask if there’s “still a chance” for their romantic relationship. Despite calling it off just a few episodes ago, she’s open to the idea.

In the Emergency Department, April Sexton (Yaya DaCosta) tells Dr. Crockett Marcel (Dominic Rains) that she has an interview for a spot in the hospital’s Nurse Practicioner program, and asks if he’s okay. He says he’s just been working a few late nights. Then he segues over when Carol Manning is brought back in for the second time. Not knowing about Carol’s secret meds, Crockett is very confused. “This could be a drug interaction,” he says, and refuses to back off the case when Will says he’s not needed. But to his surprise, Natalie also wants Crockett gone, and he concedes before Natalie gives Will an angsty look.

There’s been a time skip somehow, because Maggie Lockwood (Marlyne Barrett) informs Sharon Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson) that tomorrow is med student Vanessa’s last day at the hospital. She wants to tell Vanessa that she’s her mom; Goodwin isn’t sure.

Elsewhere, Dr. Ethan Choi (Brian Tee) continues to ask Dr. Dean Archer (recurring guest star Steven Weber) about therapy; Archer claims that Charles referred him to a veterans’ therapy group he attended the night before. Goodwin enters and asks the duo to look at a teenage patient who’s back in the ED for a second time and she is not happy about it. Mindy’s parents ask them if they can force her into having surgery to remove her tumor; Choi points out that Mindy is 18, so she’s legally an adult. Archer, on the other hand, suggest they apply for temporary power of attorney in case Mindy suddenly can’t make her own decisions. Um…

Will tells Natalie that her mother is experiencing acute liver failure and somehow has hepatitis-C. He’s convinced her condition is the result of a drug interaction and they agree to pull her off the trial medication, while Natalie wants to talk to Virani.

Oh, and hey, Ramona the psycho is back and apologizing for disappearing from the hospital earlier! She swears she’s fine now, but she also wants to get coffee with him. Charles suggests they make an appointment, and when she declines, he gives her his number with advice to “call me any time.” That can’t go wrong at all, right?

Crockett is shocked to see one of his transplant patients being wheeled into the ED. While he naturally blames himself, April thinks it might be COVID-19 instead. But to run the right tests she needs a doctor’s order; she decides to forge Crockett’s signature on the paperwork. After the lab tech lets her do that, Ramona tells Charles her father molested her, Maggie sets up a meeting with Vanessa, and Will tells Natalie that her mom’s only option is a major heart procedure.

Natalie reluctantly agrees, and the next Chicago Med shows us, Carol is on the operating table…and she’s crashing. While Natalie cries, Will is able to stabilize her. Plus, Maggie cringes when she meets Vanessa’s parents.

Choi and Archer realize Mindy is unconscious. Archer sees this as the perfect opportunity for her parents to authorize surgery; Choi would rather do a temporary fix so Mindy can wake up and make her own decision. He once again asks Archer if he drugged the patient to get the outcome he wants. But that conversation goes nowhere, and Choi is able to wake Mindy back up.

Will pays a visit to Virani and again asks her about drug interactions, this time involving hepatitis-C. She wants to know why he’s talking about it; he admits that there’s a patient who isn’t part of the trial. Virani demands to know who gave out the drug, and of course because Will always takes the fall for Natalie, he tells her that he did it. Virani explodes on him: he’s possibly compromised the trial and his career, and he can get out.

Crockett confronts April about ignoring his orders, but she interrupts by telling him that the test results she asked for are back—the lungs that he transplanted into his patient showed traces of COVID-19. They break the news to the patient, who trusts Marcel to continue treatment. That’s better than Mindy’s situation; she’ll need surgery for sure now, and Archer uses more of his war stories to convince her to agree to it.

And Ramona is threatening to jump off a balcony. “I just want a normal life,” she tells Charles, who is able to convince her to let him take her someplace she can get help.

Chicago Med shows us that Crockett’s patient is coming to after his next surgery. Everything has worked out for the best, so Crockett apologizes to April, who realizes that she missed her interview. She rushes to the appropriate office but it’s of course vacant, and she is crushed.

She’s not the only one having a rough night; Will is brooding because the surgery he performed on Carol isn’t going to be enough. They’re back to Carol getting a heart transplant. Will lies to Natalie and says that Virani never came in; when she responds that she doesn’t want him to get into any trouble, he replies, “I wouldn’t worry about that.” (Because it’s already happened.)

As this episode winds down, Choi asks Archer if he made up the story he told Mindy; he claims it’s from his support group and leaves. And out on the balcony Crockett is convinced Natalie is leaving him for Will. She’s forced to confess her theft to him and he comforts her, while Maggie is still debating whether or not to tell Vanessa the truth, and Charles escorts Ramona to a residential facility where she can finally get the care she needs.

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