The BEST Episodes of Chicago Med
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 22, 2021
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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.