The Best Episodes of Chicago Med

Last Updated: Nov 25, 2018

Executive producer Dick Wolf delivers the newest installment of the compelling Chicago franchise, an emotional ride through the day-to-day chaos of the city's most explosive hospital and the courageous team of doctors that holds it together. They will tackle unique new cases inspired by topical events, forging fiery relationships in the pulse-pounding pandemonium of the emergency room, and through it all, familiar faces from the Chicago Police and Fire departments will intertwine as this third team of Chicago heroes hits the ground running.

Love Hurts

#1 - Love Hurts

Season 2 - Episode 23

A new hotshot doctor arrives at Chicago Med causing competition for Dr. Rhodes. Dr. Halstead and Dr. Manning work together to diagnose a Syrian refugee without a medical record. When Robin is admitted back into the hospital for more complications, Dr. Reese takes a different approach to her treatment. Distracted from work because of Robin's worsening case, Dr. Charles is challenged by Goodwin and Noah hosts a graduation party that brings everyone together.

star 8.18
1,435 votes
Directors: Michael Waxman
Writers: Diane Frolov, Andrew Schneider, Gabriel L. Feinberg
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This Is Now

#2 - This Is Now

Season 3 - Episode 18

After a shooting occurs during a block party, the staff is overrun with victims; Dr. Choi devises a new mass casualty plan; Dr. Manning struggles to stay focused when she realizes her son and nanny might have been at the scene.

star 8.08
642 votes
Writers: Eli Talbert, Daniel Sinclair
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White Butterflies

#3 - White Butterflies

Season 2 - Episode 22

Dr. Rhodes challenges Dr. Charles and other hospital staff over the proper treatment for Robin. Dr. Manning seeks help from Det. Halstead when a sensitive case involving a young girl turns into a crime. Dr. Choi and April work together on a conflicting case. Meanwhile, Goodwin helps a friend in distress and, after eagerly awaiting, the doctors are surprised to learn who the new med resident is when match day finally arrives.

star 7.97
1,396 votes
Directors: Eriq La Salle
Writers: Stephen Hootstein, Eli Talbert
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#4 - Timing

Season 1 - Episode 18

Dr. Rhodes treats his mentor and Goodman faces personal issues in the Season 1 finale. Also: April deals with a disorderly patient; Dr. Manning's past catches up with her; and Sarah's graduation day arrives, but she remains conflicted about her future.

star 7.95
1,107 votes
Directors: Michael Waxman
Writers: Diane Frolov, Andrew Schneider
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The Tipping Point

#5 - The Tipping Point

Season 3 - Episode 20

Dr. Rhodes second guesses his decision to remove himself from the team of doctors who work to separate conjoined twins. Dr. Choi and April make a startling discovery about his sister, Emily, and Dr. Charles uncovers troubling information concerning Dr. Reese's father. Season Finale

star 7.95
627 votes
Directors: Michael Waxman
Writers: Diane Frolov, Andrew Schneider
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Cold Front

#6 - Cold Front

Season 2 - Episode 14

Chicago Med braces for an influx of trauma patients when a pre-dawn pileup finds the hospital in full scramble mode. As a result of the storm and emergencies, supplies become limited and Goodwin, Dr. Manning and Dr. Halstead must deal with making an impossible decision. Meanwhile, Dr. Choi handles a severely burned patient who has one final request and Dr. Charles deals with an agitated patient.

star 7.94
1,366 votes
Directors: Michael Waxman
Writers: Diane Frolov, Andrew Schneider, Danny Weiss
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Monday Mourning

#7 - Monday Mourning

Season 2 - Episode 17

A suicide shakes the staff. Dr. Choi and Dr. Halstead face off over how to treat a patient with stroke symptoms. Family turmoil unfolds when a boy is treated after falling in a river. The importance of learning from mistakes is emphasized to Dr. Reese.

star 7.92
1,445 votes
Directors: Fred Berner
Writers: Jeff Drayer, Danny Weiss, Paul R. Puri
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The Poison Inside Us

#8 - The Poison Inside Us

Season 4 - Episode 7

The hospital is forced to evacuate when a toxic chemical is brought into the E.D., leaving patients and the staff in grave danger. Stuck in an elevator, Dr. Charles and Dr. Manning are forced to take drastic measures with a pregnant woman. Goodwin is tasked with making difficult choices and Dr. Rhodes discovers a secret that Dr. Bekker has been holding from him.

star 7.92
406 votes
Directors: Milena Govich
Writers: Jeff Drayer, Joseph Sousa
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Deliver Us

#9 - Deliver Us

Season 2 - Episode 21

Dr. Rhodes fights to save a mother who's desperate to help her daughter beat cancer. Dr. Charles asks Sarah to conduct his daughter Robin's psych evaluation but has difficulty staying out of the case. When Will and Dr. Manning spend more time together at work, Nina goes to extreme measures to get Will's attention. Meanwhile, Dr. Choi puts pressure on Noah when a residency spot becomes available.

star 7.92
1,406 votes
Directors: Holly Dale
Writers: Jeff Drayer, Joseph Sousa
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When to Let Go (2)

#10 - When to Let Go (2)

Season 4 - Episode 2

The doctors and nurses of Chicago Med find themselves on high alert when an overflow of patients are rushed into the doors following a terrifying apartment complex blaze. Dr. Rhodes fights to save the life of one of “Chicago Fire’s” own, while Dr. Halstead and his brother Jay struggle with their own personal battle.

star 7.91
457 votes
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Mirror, Mirror

#11 - Mirror, Mirror

Season 2 - Episode 12

Dr. Manning and Dr. Charles treat a teenage girl with a rapidly changing set of symptoms that has everyone perplexed. Dr. Choi and medical student Jeff Clark encounter a 19 year-old tough guy who is brought into the hospital in severe distress. Once they establish the cause of the pain, the situation quickly turns dangerous and a resolved Dr. Reese does her best to help. Dr. Halstead must deal with a difficult case that is further complicated by Dr. Stohl, who has a camera crew following him around to shoot a promotional video spotlighting the hospital.

star 7.90
1,370 votes
Writers: Stephen Hootstein
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Prisoner's Dilemma

#12 - Prisoner's Dilemma

Season 2 - Episode 16

Dr. Reese is contacted for help by a troubled teen in a psychiatric facility and Dr. Manning tries to help parents make a decision about their comatose daughter's surprise pregnancy. April begins to deal with repercussions from her personal life. Meanwhile, Dr. Choi and Dr. Rhodes work to save both a young girl from Ecuador who collapsed mid-flight, as well as her mother, who made great sacrifices for her daughter.

star 7.90
1,432 votes
Directors: Laura Belsey
Writers: Joseph Sousa
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Extreme Measures

#13 - Extreme Measures

Season 2 - Episode 5

A car accident that occurs at the Chicago Marathon leaves a victim in critical condition and tests the mettle of Dr. Halstead, April and her fourth-year medical resident brother Noah, who must perform a difficult procedure in the field. A mother brings in her 8-year-old girl experiencing a sudden hearing loss and Dr. Manning is left to tend to the case, which takes a complicated turn. Dr. Choi deals with Olga, a woman who is malnourished, prompting him to bring in Dr. Charles to help assess the case. Meanwhile, Goodwin takes measures to get her personal life in order.

star 7.90
1,275 votes
Writers: Shelley Meals, Darin Goldberg
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Play By My Rules

#14 - Play By My Rules

Season 4 - Episode 8

Dr. Charles struggles to convince Dr. Choi that surgery isn't always the answer. Dr. Rhodes finds himself in hot water with Goodwin when he disobeys her direct order. April becomes frustrated with Maggie when she continues to question her leadership role as the stand-in charge nurse. Dr. Manning suspects Dr. Halstead is keeping something from her.

star 7.89
336 votes
Directors: Valerie Weiss
Writers: Daniel Sinclair, Eli Talbert
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Lesser of Two Evils

#15 - Lesser of Two Evils

Season 4 - Episode 6

Dr. Manning and Dr. Halstead become skeptical of a patient's injuries when the victim of a car accident is brought into the hospital. Ethan and April have a difficult time understanding Emily's attachment to her boyfriend despite recent developments. Will and Natalie brace for their joint bachelor/bachelorette party.

star 7.89
368 votes
Writers: Meridith Friedman, Safura Fadavi
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Graveyard Shift

#16 - Graveyard Shift

Season 2 - Episode 11

It's a long night on the graveyard shift at Chicago Med, especially for Dr. Reese, who must deal with pronouncing patients dead on more than one occasion. April gets called in to work, much to the dismay of Tate, who pressures her to slow down. Meanwhile, Dr. Charles passes along some vital news to Dr. Latham, and Goodwin asks Dr. Rhodes to work on a most unusual patient.

star 7.88
1,246 votes
Writers: Diane Frolov, Andrew Schneider
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Alternative Medicine

#17 - Alternative Medicine

Season 2 - Episode 6

Dr. Manning tends to a young cancer patient and struggles to inform the parents of her dire condition. Elsewhere, Dr. Reese gets contacted by Danny, the troubled young man, and turns to Dr. Charles and Det. Lindsay for help in resolving a difficult situation. Goodwin and Maggie do their best to clear the logjam in the hospital and Dr. Rhodes fine-tunes his instincts after both Dr. Latham and Dr. Halstead pick up on things he doesn't. Meanwhile, a teenage science geek and her friends impress Dr. Choi and Natalie with their bio-engineering lab.

star 7.87
1,229 votes
Directors: Eriq La Salle
Writers: Diane Frolov, Andrew Schneider
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Generation Gap

#18 - Generation Gap

Season 2 - Episode 20

Things get personal for Dr. Halstead when his unsupportive father is admitted to the hospital against his wishes. When treating Will's father, Dr. Rhodes reflects on his relationship with his dad. Dr. Charles gets involved when his daughter Robin's strange behavior continues to intensify and Dr. Choi struggles to help a teenage boy who is desperate to control his sexual urges. Dr. Manning feels the impact of being a working mother when a young boy is brought in for neglect. Meanwhile, Sarah teaches a group of high school students about the responsibilities of having a child by using fake baby dolls.

star 7.86
1,392 votes
Directors: Stephen Cragg
Writers: Shelley Meals, Darin Goldberg
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Crisis of Confidence

#19 - Crisis of Confidence

Season 3 - Episode 19

Dr. Manning rushes to save a young boy with a life-threatening case of the flu; April suspects Dr. Choi's sister stole opioid pain killers; Dr. Rhodes and Dr. Bekker disagree over the best treatment for a cardiac patient who is 21 weeks pregnant.

star 7.85
634 votes
Writers: Stephen Hootstein, Danny Weiss
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#20 - Disorder

Season 1 - Episode 16

Dr. Rhodes and Dr. Downey clash over how to treat a patient with various health and heart issues. Meanwhile, excessive hoarding at a home comes into play when trying to help a man with a leg injury; a patient is bitten by her own dog; and a commission pays a surprise visit to evaluate the hospital.

star 7.85
1,059 votes
Directors: Ami Mann
Writers: Eli Talbert
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Heart Matters

#21 - Heart Matters

Season 2 - Episode 10

Dr. Rhodes and Dr. Charles' heart transplant patient gets into a car crash, revealing issues that could complicate her surgery. A past arrest causes trouble for Maggie when the arresting officer is brought to Chicago Med with a serious injury. Elsewhere, Dr. Manning and Dr. Halstead must defend their actions when explaining a patient's cause of death. Meanwhile, Dr. Halstead attempts to treat an uncooperative horse jockey.

star 7.84
1,323 votes
Directors: Fred Berner
Writers: Darin Goldberg, Shelley Meals
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Uncharted Territory

#22 - Uncharted Territory

Season 2 - Episode 9

Goodwin tasks Dr. Charles with evaluating a patient as a possible heart recipient, while Jeff makes a confession to Dr. Manning. Dr. Choi deals with two MMA fighters who are brought into Chicago Med in bad shape. Elsewhere, Dr. Stohl returns to the hospital from his sabbatical leave and immediately offers up different medical opinion regarding the treatment of a patient under the care of Dr. Halstead. April discovers her TB medication may lead to further complications.

star 7.83
1,323 votes
Directors: Patrick Norris
Writers: Eli Talbert, Safura Fadavi
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Brother's Keeper

#23 - Brother's Keeper

Season 2 - Episode 4

Several patients are discovered to have the same rare infection, prompting Dr. Charles' daughter Robyn, an epidemiologist, to be brought in to find the common link. Dr. Choi and Dr. Rhodes work on an elderly man who is discovered to be very ill, but a conflict in how to best treat him develops between his son and his young girlfriend. Meanwhile, Dr. Reese tries to help a young drug addict and Maggie tends to a patient who is dear to her heart.

star 7.83
1,251 votes
Directors: Stephen Cragg
Writers: Jeff Drayer, Joseph Sousa
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Ctrl Alt

#24 - Ctrl Alt

Season 2 - Episode 19

A hacker demanding a ransom payment shuts down the hospital computer system, forcing the doctors to diagnose patients without the aid of technology. A stressed Goodwin struggles to keep the hospital afloat when an unexpected visit from her ex-husband Bert and his new girlfriend make matters worse. Making use of his former navy experience, Dr. Choi and Noah have to locate a bullet inside a patient with a gunshot wound. Meanwhile, Sarah feels Dr. Charles may be trying to push her out and Robin's unusual behavior worries Dr. Rhodes.

star 7.83
1,402 votes
Directors: Valerie Weiss
Writers: Stephen Hootstein, Jason Cho
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Lose Yourself

#25 - Lose Yourself

Season 2 - Episode 15

It's a miracle when a trauma patient survives the trip to the hospital, putting the pressure on Dr. Rhodes to keep the man alive. Dr. Choi and Dr. Manning have difficulty diagnosing the location of infection in a paralyzed patient. Dr. Reese must find purpose for a grieving widower who relies on a superhero costume. Meanwhile, April pushes Dr. Halstead to use unproved medications to help a patient with no other options.

star 7.81
1,412 votes
Writers: Eli Talbert
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