The BEST Episodes of Chicago Med

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 20, 2020

Network: NBC

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 - 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 8.21
1,627 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 8.05
798 votes
Writers: Daniel Sinclair, Eli Talbert
 Never Let You Go

#3 - 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 8.03
548 votes
Writers: Joseph Sousa, Stephen Hootstein
Never Going Back to Normal

#4 - 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 8.03
506 votes
Writers: Andrew Schneider, Diane Frolov
Infection (2)

#5 - 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 8.01
586 votes
Writers: Andrew Schneider, Derek Haas, Diane Frolov, Dick Wolf
With a Brave Heart

#6 - 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 8.00
531 votes
Directors: Michael Waxman
Writers: Andrew Schneider, Diane Frolov
The Ground Shifts Beneath Us

#7 - 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 8.00
219 votes
Directors: Martha Mitchell
Writers: Meridith Friedman, Safura Fadavi
Cold Front

#8 - 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 7.99
1,523 votes
Directors: Michael Waxman
Writers: Andrew Schneider, Danny Weiss, Diane Frolov
White Butterflies

#9 - 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 7.99
1,562 votes
Directors: Eriq La Salle
Writers: Eli Talbert, Stephen Hootstein

#10 - 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 7.96
1,318 votes
Directors: Michael Waxman
Writers: Andrew Schneider, Diane Frolov
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 7.94
1,557 votes
Directors: Vincent Misiano
Writers: Stephen Hootstein
Deliver Us

#12 - 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 7.93
1,559 votes
Directors: Holly Dale
Writers: Jeff Drayer, Joseph Sousa
The Tipping Point

#13 - 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 7.91
823 votes
Directors: Michael Waxman
Writers: Andrew Schneider, Diane Frolov
Monday Mourning

#14 - 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 7.91
1,604 votes
Directors: Fred Berner
Writers: Danny Weiss, Jeff Drayer, Paul R. Puri
Graveyard Shift

#15 - 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 7.90
1,406 votes
Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
Writers: Andrew Schneider, Diane Frolov
Prisoner's Dilemma

#16 - 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 7.90
1,618 votes
Directors: Laura Belsey
Writers: Joseph Sousa
We Hold These Truths

#17 - 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 7.89
536 votes
Directors: Nicole Rubio
Writers: Eli Talbert, Paul R. Puri
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 7.88
1,505 votes
Writers: Darin Goldberg, Shelley Meals
I Can't Imagine the Future

#19 - I Can't Imagine the Future

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 20, 2019

April receives unfortunate news that makes her question her future with Ethan. Dr. Charles and Maggie see tough times on the horizon. Natalie’s memory from the accident starts to return.

star 7.87
331 votes
Writers: Andrew Schneider, Diane Frolov
Alternative Medicine

#20 - 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 7.87
1,449 votes
Directors: Eriq La Salle
Writers: Andrew Schneider, Diane Frolov
In the Valley of the Shadows

#21 - In the Valley of the Shadows

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 9, 2019

Dr. Choi and Dr. Charles have difficult decisions to make as a dying man tries to preserve his life with a controversial scientific method. Dr. Marcel and April clash over how to handle a mysterious patient. Will questions Natalie’s capabilities.

star 7.87
467 votes
Writers: Stephen Hootstein
Who Can You Trust

#22 - Who Can You Trust

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 16, 2019

Will adjusts to hospital life in the aftermath of his recent undercover activities. Ethan and April’s personal relationship starts to interfere with their working situation. Dr. Charles and Dr. Manning collaborate on a patient suffering from Alzheimer’s. Dr. Rhodes and Dr. Bekker have a difference of opinion in dealing with a woman in desperate need of a kidney transplant.

star 7.86
538 votes
Writers: Meridith Friedman, Safura Fadavi
Death Do Us Part

#23 - Death Do Us Part

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 5, 2018

Will and Natalie prepare for their big day, but an unsuspecting Will soon finds himself sidetracked. Dr. Charles disagrees with Goodwin on how to best handle a patient’s treatment while Dr. Choi and April are on their own when a pregnant woman delivers. Dr. Rhodes finds himself operating on a patient that is of great importance to Det. Halstead.

star 7.86
559 votes
Directors: Fred Berner
Writers: Paul R. Puri, Stephen Hootstein
Generation Gap

#24 - 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 7.85
1,549 votes
Directors: Stephen Cragg
Writers: Darin Goldberg, Shelley Meals
When to Let Go (2)

#25 - When to Let Go (2)

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 3, 2018

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 7.85
673 votes
Writers: Andrew Schneider, Danny Weiss, Diane Frolov