The BEST Episodes of Chicago Med

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 22, 2021

Network: NBC

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.

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Love Hurts

#1 - Love Hurts

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired May 11, 2017

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 8.19
1,719 votes
Directors: Michael Waxman
Writers: Andrew Schneider, Diane Frolov, Gabriel L. Feinberg
This Is Now

#2 - This Is Now

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired May 1, 2018

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 8.02
890 votes
Writers: Daniel Sinclair, Eli Talbert
Infection (2)

#3 - Infection (2)

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 16, 2019

An entire apartment complex is forced into quarantine when cases of a deadly virus turn into an epidemic. P.D. chases a lead that could point to a case of bioterrorism, and Will gets dangerously close to the suspect.

star 7.98
788 votes
Writers: Andrew Schneider, Derek Haas, Diane Frolov, Dick Wolf
Cold Front

#4 - Cold Front

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 16, 2017

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 7.98
1,621 votes
Directors: Michael Waxman
Writers: Andrew Schneider, Danny Weiss, Diane Frolov
White Butterflies

#5 - White Butterflies

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired May 4, 2017

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 7.98
1,659 votes
Directors: Eriq La Salle
Writers: Eli Talbert, Stephen Hootstein
 Never Let You Go

#6 - Never Let You Go

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 24, 2019

The hospital goes into lockdown mode when a man with a gun holds medical staff hostage. Goodwin is forced to make a tough decision. Dr. Rhodes begins to realize his time with his father is getting short.

star 7.95
663 votes
Writers: Joseph Sousa, Stephen Hootstein
With a Brave Heart

#7 - With a Brave Heart

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired May 22, 2019

Dr. Charles and Caroline set some major plans. Ava fights to keep her relationship with Connor. Agent Lee informs Will of news that may put his life in danger.

star 7.94
652 votes
Directors: Michael Waxman
Writers: Andrew Schneider, Diane Frolov
Never Going Back to Normal

#8 - Never Going Back to Normal

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 25, 2019

Will and Natalie battle for their lives after a car accident. An investigation is launched following the suspicious death of Cornelius Rhodes. Maggie receives life-changing news. Dr. Charles cuts his honeymoon short to tend to a patient.

star 7.94
692 votes
Writers: Andrew Schneider, Diane Frolov

#9 - Timing

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired May 17, 2016

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 7.93
1,413 votes
Directors: Michael Waxman
Writers: Andrew Schneider, Diane Frolov
Deliver Us

#10 - Deliver Us

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 27, 2017

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
1,648 votes
Directors: Holly Dale
Writers: Jeff Drayer, Joseph Sousa
Mirror, Mirror

#11 - Mirror, Mirror

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 2, 2017

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 7.92
1,649 votes
Directors: Vincent Misiano
Writers: Stephen Hootstein
Monday Mourning

#12 - Monday Mourning

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 16, 2017

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 7.90
1,698 votes
Directors: Fred Berner
Writers: Danny Weiss, Jeff Drayer, Paul R. Puri
Prisoner's Dilemma

#13 - Prisoner's Dilemma

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 9, 2017

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 7.89
1,711 votes
Directors: Laura Belsey
Writers: Joseph Sousa
Graveyard Shift

#14 - Graveyard Shift

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 19, 2017

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
1,496 votes
Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
Writers: Andrew Schneider, Diane Frolov
The Tipping Point

#15 - The Tipping Point

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired May 15, 2018

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 7.88
910 votes
Directors: Michael Waxman
Writers: Andrew Schneider, Diane Frolov
A Needle in the Heart

#16 - A Needle in the Heart

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 15, 2020

Dr. Crockett is visited by two New Orleans detectives who have questions about his past. Dr. Choi puts his life in danger to save a child. Dr. Charles gives fatherly advice to his young daughter.

star 7.86
450 votes
Directors: Milena Govich
Writers: Daniel Sinclair, Stephen Hootstein
The Ground Shifts Beneath Us

#17 - The Ground Shifts Beneath Us

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 15, 2020

After a major accident at O’Hare, the E.D. is concerned one of their own is in mortal danger. Will’s proposal for a safe injection site goes to the board for consideration. Natalie and Goodwin become concerned for Gwen.

star 7.86
525 votes
Directors: Martha Mitchell
Writers: Meridith Friedman, Safura Fadavi
Extreme Measures

#18 - Extreme Measures

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 20, 2016

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 7.85
1,593 votes
Writers: Darin Goldberg, Shelley Meals
Alternative Medicine

#19 - Alternative Medicine

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 27, 2016

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 7.84
1,550 votes
Directors: Eriq La Salle
Writers: Andrew Schneider, Diane Frolov
Generation Gap

#20 - Generation Gap

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 13, 2017

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 7.84
1,648 votes
Directors: Stephen Cragg
Writers: Darin Goldberg, Shelley Meals
We Hold These Truths

#21 - We Hold These Truths

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 20, 2019

After witnessing a pick-up truck plow through a street fair, Natalie and Maggie are forced to make some tough decisions on the fly. The doctors and nurses of Chicago Med find themselves on high alert with the influx of patients arriving in need of aid. Dr. Charles ex-wife comes to town with news.

star 7.84
649 votes
Directors: Nicole Rubio
Writers: Eli Talbert, Paul R. Puri
Leave the Choice to Solomon

#22 - Leave the Choice to Solomon

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 22, 2020

The team deals with the aftermath of a school bus crash. Dr. Charles worries Dr. Halstead is putting his medical license in jeopardy. Maggie helps a friend in need.

star 7.84
540 votes
Directors: Milena Govich
Writers: Jeff Drayer
Who Knows What Tomorrow Brings

#23 - Who Knows What Tomorrow Brings

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 6, 2019

Dr. Charles and Dr. Halstead sink their teeth into a bloodthirsty case. Dr. Marcel and Maggie throw a traditional crawfish boil for the staff. A new relationship blossoms while another is left on rocky ground.

star 7.82
545 votes
Directors: Jerry Levine
Writers: Daniel Sinclair, Paul R. Puri
Heart Matters

#24 - Heart Matters

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 12, 2017

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 7.82
1,573 votes
Directors: Fred Berner
Writers: Darin Goldberg, Shelley Meals
Ctrl Alt

#25 - Ctrl Alt

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 6, 2017

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 7.82
1,678 votes
Directors: Valerie Weiss
Writers: Jason Cho, Stephen Hootstein