Season 1 of Chicago Med premièred on November 17, 2015 with the episode "Derailed". The season has 18 episodes. The finale episode aired on May 17, 2016.
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Set in Chicago, Chicago Med is the third series in Dick Wolf's Chicago franchise. It focuses on the emergency department at Gaffney Chicago Medical Center and on its doctors and nurses as they work to save patients' lives.
- Brian Tee as Dr. Ethan Choi
- Colin Donnell as Dr. Connor Rhodes
- Marlyne Barrett as Maggie Lockwood
- Nick Gehlfuss as Dr. Will Halstead
- Oliver Platt as Dr. Daniel Charles
- Rachel DiPillo as Dr. Sarah Reese
- S. Epatha Merkerson as Sharon Goodwin
- Torrey DeVitto as Dr. Natalie Manning
- Yaya DaCosta as Nurse April Sexton
- Julie Berman as Dr. Samantha Zanetti
- Brennan Brown as Dr. Sam Abrams
- Peter Mark Kendall as Joey Thomas
- D.W. Moffett as Cornelius Rhodes
- Christina Brucato as Claire Rhodes
- Annie Potts as Helen Manning
- Gregg Henry as Dr. David Downey
- Susie Abromeit as Zoe Roth
- Roland Buck III as Noah Sexton
- Marc Grapey as Peter Kalmick
- Jeff Hephner as Jeff Clarke
|Derailed|| Story by: Andrew Dettmann
Teleplay by: Andrew Dettmann and Diane Frolov & Andrew Schneider
|Michael Waxman||November 17, 2015||#1x01|
|Dr. Rhodes first day has a hectic start as he is involved in a train crash. Will and Connor have a disagreement, they don't seem to get along. Dr. Manning is on her third trimester of pregnancy. An old friend/patient returns to the ER to see his life change forever. A surrogate contract gets in the way of a patient's future.
|INO||Stephen Hootstein||Fred Berner||November 24, 2015||#1x02|
|Connor, Ethan and Natalie exchange words as they are faced with the difficult case of a 14 year old who abandoned the baby in a backpack after giving birth. Will struggles to diagnose a patient and deals with the consequences. Later on, whils taking the last tank of oxygen from Dr. Manning's hands he insults her. The group throws Natalie a baby shower at Molly's
|Fallback||Simran Baidwan||Tara Nicole Weyr||December 1, 2015||#1x03|
|Dr. Choi asks for Dr. Charles' help in finding out why his army veteran patient seems to have diabetes even though he has none of the risk factors for it. Dr. Halstead treats a musician who is suffering from vertigo and may require dangerous surgery. Dr. Rhodes tries to treat a patient he's known for years who was impaled by a chandelier and deals with his overbearing father at the same time.
|Mistaken||Eli Talbert||Donald Petrie||December 8, 2015||#1x04|
|A prankster drives everyone to believe there was a movie shootout. As a consequence a woman dies after shielding her son from being trampled. Adding to this, the civilian who "stopped" the shooter is questioned and the whole situation takes a toll on him. Dr. Manning deals with a young girl suffering from an apparent eating disorder. Rhodes and Zanetti start dating.
|Malignant||Jeff Drayer||Nick Gomez||January 5, 2016||#1x05|
|As Hermann's condition takes a dramatic turn to the worse, so does Dr. Rhodes and Dr. Halstead's relationship. Severide clashes with Dr. Rhodes. After a woman was found by the Firehouse with clear signs of attempted suicide Ethan, Daniel and Detective Jay further investigate her case. Three patients are diagnosed with chemo overdose without ever having had cancer in their bodies. Noah Sexton is on his first day and takes credit for Reese's work. Part 2 of the 3 part crossover with P.D. and Fire.
|Bound||Will Pascoe||Michael Waxman||January 19, 2016||#1x06|
|Connor gets really involved with the case of his two stowed away patients. Specially as Homeland Security appears at the Hospital. Dr. Manning gets into labour and names her newborn son Owen. the very controlling Helen Manning (her mother-in-law) pushes Will away from Natalie. Sarah Reese enlists Dr. Charles' help to inform a little boy and his parents about his genetic terminal disease.
|Saints||Mary Leah Sutton||Jann Turner||January 26, 2016||#1x07|
|Sharon Goodwin puts her job on the line for a patient in need of a lifesaving bone-marrow transplant. Meanwhile, April cares for a homeless man; Dr. Manning’s parents arrive which causes Helen to feel left out. A couple are injured during their first date by a hit-and-run driver.
|Reunion|| Story by: David Weinstein
Teleplay by: David Weinstein & Stephen Hootstein
|Donald Petrie||February 2, 2016||#1x08|
|Dr. Manning is back from maternity leave. Will, Natalie and Dr. Charles work on a case of "child abuse". Dr. Downey shows interest in Dr. Rhodes' skills. Sarah and April attend to a drunk girl who has a secret. Sarah and Joey's relationship continues to develop.
|Choices||Joshua Hale Fialkov||Jean de Segonzac||February 9, 2016||#1x09|
|Dr. Halstead puts his career on the line for a woman that reminds him of his late mother. Sharon introduces the new patient satisfaction form. Reese and April take care of a homeless man. Reese is touched by this case. Dr. Choi reveals he has been having issues after his war tours. Dr. Charles and Ethan take care of a bipolar math teacher. Rhodes finds out Dr. Downey's secret and decides to agree to be under his wing.
|Clarity||Safura Fadavi||Fred Berner||February 16, 2016||#1x10|
|Will is under a lot of stress following his actions. Natalie and Halstead kiss. Sam and Rhodes hit a bump in the relationship, as being Dr. Downey's protégé is taking every hour of Connor's days. Reese and Dr. Choi deal with a patient who makes a surprising decision even after they told him it could kill him. This case has a toll on Reese who makes the final decision on her residency.
|Intervention|| Story by: Jeff Drayer & Simran Baidwan
Teleplay by: Jeff Drayer & Simran Baidwan & Diane Frolov & Andrew Schneider
|Sanford Bookstaver||February 23, 2016||#1x11|
|Dr. Halstead faces the consequences after resuscitating a DNR patient. Dr. Rhodes and Dr. Choi attend to a man with a dying wish. Reese investigates her patient's private doctor for repeated misdiagnosis. Dr. Natalie and Will deal with parents who are against vaccines and their daughter who has an infectious bacterium that puts Natalie's son at risk. Sharon celebrates her 32nd wedding anniversary. April decides to report her brother's actions.
|Guilty||Mary Leah Sutton & Danny Weiss & Stephen Hootstein||Holly Dale||March 29, 2016||#1x12|
|Maggie is arrested for preventing a forcible blood draw from a DUI teenager. Rhodes shares a personal story when he picks her up from the 21st District station. Will finds out his patient is on the placebo and Rhodes prevents him from committing career suicide. Dr. Manning misdiagnosis a woman with child abuse. Dr. Charles diagnosis a patient with suicidal tendencies. It's revealed Dr. Charles suffers from depression.
|Us||Diane Frolov & Andrew Schneider & Jeff Drayer||Michael Waxman||April 5, 2016||#1x13|
|Jennifer Baker is finally released from the Hospital, since she is too sick to continue with the trial. The father of a child patient falls for April. Reese performs a procedure she's not qualified for in order to save a patient's life. She also learns her residency match. Dr. Charles diagnosis a patient with a rare disorder. Natalie struggles with a personal decision.
|Hearts||Liz Brixius||Donald Petrie||April 19, 2016||#1x14|
|As Dr. Choi deals with his PTSD, he treats a veteran with a problem that his heart beats too loudly. Dr. Manning treats a child who she originally thought was being abused by his father, until Dr. Charles makes a shocking diagnosis to the patient's brother. Dr. Rhodes must deal with the fallout of a child dying on his operating table. April starts to date a patients father, against Maggie's advice. Reese faints in front of Dr. Halstead, and it turns out she really doesn't want to leave the ER for pathology, which Sharon says isn't possible since the residency choices are legally binding contracts.
|Inheritance||Joseph Sousa||Stephen Cragg||April 26, 2016||#1x15|
|Dr. Choi deals with a surrogate mother who is at 32 weeks, but needs an emergency c-section because the baby is in destress but tries to refuse, because she will not receive her bonus if it is not full term. Meanwhile, Dr. Halstead treats a family friend. Dr. Manning and Dr. Charles treat a patient with severe stomach pains. Also, April gets annoyed when she catches her brother running an enterprise side-business without a license. Dr. Rhodes avoids seeing his sister to discuss family issues.
|Disorder||Eli Talbert||Ami Mann||May 3, 2016||#1x16|
|Dr. Charles and Dr. Rhodes misdiagnose a patient with mental and heart problems with dementia. Meanwhile, Dr. Manning and Reese treat a dog biting victim, Dr. Choi tags alongs with the paramedics and receives a call from a burn victim who lives like a hoarder. Also, Sharon warns everyone at the hospital to be on their professional behavior when the Joint Commission visits.
|Withdrawal||Jeff Drayer & Stephen Hootstein||Fred Berner||May 10, 2016||#1x17|
|Dr. Halstead and April butt heads when it comes to treating a patient with severe alcohol withdrawals and a broken leg. Meanwhile, Dr. Manning has a cardiac event when she loses her wedding ring, Dr. Rhodes is forced to perform bloodless surgery because of a patient who is one of Jehovah's Witnesses and won't take a blood transfusion. Reese and Dr. Charles deals with elderly patients with the same symptoms.
|Timing||Diane Frolov & Andrew Schneider||Michael Waxman||May 17, 2016||#1x18|
|Dr. Rhodes regrets to inform Dr. Downey that his liver cancer has spread to the brain and is not curable. Dr. Manning and Reese deal with an infant patient with multiple medical issues. Sharon learns that her husband is leaving her. Dr. Choi consults Dr. Charles about a previous patient animal. Also, Dr. Halstead bothers April to get an X-Ray following a serious fall she suffered. Reese graduates from Medical School and reconsiders her profession. Episode end with Dr. Connor Rhodes scattering Dr. David Downey ashes at the ocean.
Notes and Trivia
- Every episode in Season 1 has a one word title.