Chicago Med returns as a doctor learns the difficulty of informing about a loss, a relationship is being acknowledged, and a mysterious illness baffles the staff.
When a mysterious illness comes to Med, a young girl, who can't walk is brought in the ER with Halstead and Manning taking care of things, after having a #Manstead nooner in the parking lot. Every test doesn't give any answers until Halstead starts showing signs of feeling in his legs. It wasn't until Manning thought after seeing the young girl starting to walk and feel again, of a diagnosis of tick paralysis, which was quickly be treated.
Noah works with Rhodes during a trauma and does what every young doctor would do making promises that he can't keep. After his patient seemed to be fine and had his family with him, the family needed to be somewhere, and Noah gave them the okay and would watch him. Later, Noah takes the patient out of the room, and soon he dies minutes.
Noah takes on the challenge of telling the family and gets a brother's reaction when he pushes Noah through the doors of the family room. But Noah understood that it was grief they were dealing and didn't want to press charges.
Ethan, April, and Goodwin deal with a patient that shows signs of HIV/AIDS but the patient wouldn't allow them to test her for it. But instead to treat her for the flu. The challenge for them is that they couldn't tell the patient's aunt about her condition because of laws. But Goodwin steps up and saves the day again with her stories of patients she's treated as a nurse who was dealing with HIV/AIDS when it was an unknown disease.
But in their case, April and Ethan who are dealing with opening up their relationship with everyone, finally admits to everyone that Ethan is her boyfriend.
On the other hand, things with Reese aren't going as well as we would hope. Her car gets broken in, not to mention that she's not seeing any patients and that she freaked out when Noah got attacked by the patient's family member. She's suffering badly and at the end leaves us with her trying to buy a gun but instead gets pepper spray.
"Mountains and Molehills" was an excellent episode to come back after the holiday break that brought exciting, frustration, concern and pretty shocking moments. There was enough story to have me focus on what was going on from Manstead dealing with the illness to Noah facing the deal of telling a loved one has died to even Reese, whose storyline has been quite an emotion for the time. There was good character growth in this episode. The writing was really good, and the performances from Rachel DiPillo and S. Epatha Merkerson were terrific. Overall, I give this episode an 8.5/10.
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You can catch Chicago Med Tuesdays at 10/9c on NBC.