Chicago Med was badly hit by COVID-19 during the season six premiere on Wednesday – and a doctor even contracted the coronavirus, possibly from a loved one.
From mandatory tests to air showers, UV light machines and vigils for victims, the ED was in pandemic mode. Will is relieved that they finally have enough PPE and that the safety protocols are working, but “I thought we were over it now,” he tells Dr. Charles too. Speaking of Charles, he’s recovering from COVID and his daughter thinks he’s mad at her for possibly giving it to him. In the meantime, Goodwin has been instructed by the board to hold meetings from home because she has diabetes.
Now let’s take a look at where things stand between the exes, couples, and potential couples on the show:
WILL / HANNAH | Will takes Hannah to the emergency room after finding her unconscious with a syringe. Apparently, their relationship has deepened since we last saw the couple, as Will declares, “I love you” while they are in the ambulance. In fact, Will admits that he and Hannah are moving faster than normal and, because of the quarantine, decide to live together. He expects from Dr. Charles a “tell yourself” warning that some addicts are replacing drugs with romance, but Charles only offers a supportive ear. When Hannah finally wakes up, she reveals she heard Will’s “I love you” and vows to return to rehab. “I swear I’ll make it up to you,” she promises. “I’ll be so good.”
But the future doesn’t look so bright for Will and Hannah: He confesses to Dr. Charles that their relationship was actually like hell and that he believes Hannah turned to drugs after a big fight. Worst of all, he was waiting for her to relapse.
Hannah wants a fresh start after rehab and invites Will to come to Los Angeles with her. She worries that she will start again without him. Will argues that he can’t be the reason she stays sober, so the two go their separate ways.
ETHAN / APRIL | Ethan and April are still separated, but he can’t help but keep an eye out for her when he notices that April is working in the COVID intensive care unit for her third week in a row, putting her at risk of exposure. April refuses to abandon her patients as they have already faced discrimination and poverty, and now they have to deal with COVID too.
NATALIE / CROCKETT | Natalie and Crockett begin on a friendly note, with Crockett joking that she moved to Club Med (aka the Pavilion). (She left home to protect her son.) That good mood doesn’t last long, however, after Natalie chooses not to consult Crockett to consult her young leukemia patient and decides that she may go to the doctor Is “too close to home”. “What you just did – that’s why I don’t tell people about my past,” he replies. Natalie later apologizes for being overly careful with her patient, and Crockett admits she wasn’t mistaken about the effects children with leukemia have on him. He even begins to choke, but then wipes it off briefly: “I’m fine. Until tomorrow.”
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