With only a day until the season premiere of Chicago Med, here's a quick recap of what went down at the end of Season 2.
Season 2 of Chicago Med was such an amazing and powerful season. From what season one brought us, season two took it to another level with full of excitement, emotionally compelling and entertaining and likable characters.
If there was one thing this season, it was character and relationship. Let me start with the couple we all hope to get together, #Manstead. The relationship between Dr. Will Halstead and Dr. Natalie Manning grows as they are in other relationships that later in the season grew out. Manning and Jake kind of grew apart while Halstead had come clean to Nina about his relationship with Manning. At the end of season two, the two grew and danced at the end.
April and her fiance are expecting a baby, and while it all seems fine, April learns that she's got TB and is taking the proper medications. But things get very complicated, and soon she has a miscarriage. After the miscarriage, she decides to break it off with her fiance and move on.
Soon it became a (first) season-ending shocker that after both April and Choi had some difficult time and had butted heads near the end of the season, that the two finally showed their feelings for one another.
With a new doctor in the building, Dr. Rhodes works with the new head of the cardiology, Dr. Latham. Dr. Latham is a different kind of character that doesn't show a lot of emotions, and when things do go his way, he will let you know in a super pissed off way. That led to both Latham and Rhodes with the help from Dr. Charles that Latham has Asperger syndrome and tries to fix it with electroshock therapy, for which it did.
Dr. Rhodes gets involved with another doctor that happens to be Dr. Charles daughter, Robyn. Dr. Charles tries to connect with her but isn't getting that warm, welcoming invitation. Of course, Charles doesn't approve of Rhodes dating her and Rhodes and Charles butted heads at times. Near the end of the season, Dr. Charles putts Robyn in the psychiatric ward for which Rhodes tries to get her out. It bites Rhodes in the ass when after bringing Robyn home that he got a rude awakening of a total psychotic Rhodes, who happens to be outside of his appointment. After bringing her back in, it turns out from Reese's findings that Robyn has a tumor that's causing all of the outburst.
The whole team grows through a lot of difficult times this season. One of them happens to be when their co-work takes his own life jumping off the top of the hospital. It not only shook everyone from Reese to Manning, but it butted heads between Halstead and Choi.
Choi goes through one of the most emotional episodes of the season. In "Cold Front" (which if you haven't seen yet, you should) the whole Med team deals with a car pileup in the middle of the coldest and snowiest nights of winter. Choi tries to keep a burned patient alive just enough to say goodbye to his wife. Rhodes tells him to let him go and move on, but Choi wasn't going to make that happen and does chest compression on the patient until the patient tells him to stop. That was one of the most emotional moments of the season, but there was a lighter side as Choi gave blood to a kid that needed it with a blood shortage.
Not to mention that Crossover Event episode that had all four shows come together was another power moment with Chicago Med as Halstead and Manning try to help Al's daughter alive after an undisclosed club/apartment was an arson fire.
At the end of the season, two things were looking pretty good. It seemed that everything was going so good with our beloved characters.... until Dr.Charles goes home and is confronted by a patient. That tricked him that he was dead in the season, is pissed that he didn't get to see him and shoots him in the stomach and kills himself, leaving us with the second shocking moment and with a cliffhanger as well.
I couldn't tell you enough how much I enjoyed season two of Chicago Med. The stories, the characters and deep emotion it brings week in and week out. I know that the show doesn't want to hear it, but I haven't enjoyed a medical drama since ER, and House ended, not to mention The Night Shift as well (which was just canceled in October). The performances from this cast were unbelievable.
I think the one cast member that had a stood out through the season happens to be Rachel DiPillo, who played Dr. Sarah Reese. From where Reese started the season, working at a coffee shop after deciding she wanted to work in the ER instead of pathology, that she wanted to do. Dr. Charles gives her a spot in his department. She learns to connect and diagnosis with patients with the help of Dr. Charles and other members. I think that DiPillo was the MVP of the season, given that everyone else deserves it too.
Overall, Season 2 gets a 9.5/10.
Season 3 looks like it's going to be another heart-pounding, roller coaster ride of emotion and excitement. Will Dr. Charles live or die, I think he might live? But with what has been going down this season in the Chicago Universe, I wouldn't count of anything. What will become of our #Manstead and even April and Choi? (if anyone has a nickname for them let me know, please! :) ).The one thing that I look forward to the most, besides the characters, are the medical stories that will come through the doors of Chicago Med. They had tackle head on the serious stories that are going on in the country.
What did you think of Season 2? What was your favorite moment last season? What do you look forward the most to Season 3?
You can catch the season premiere of Chicago Med Tuesday, Nov. 21st at 10/9c after This Is Us on NBC.