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Chicago Med Review – The Things We Thought We Left Behind (7×11)

Sharon Goodwin is a lot of enemies on Chicago Med after blowing the whistle on the VAS-COM.

It always surprises me when hospitals prioritize optics over the wellbeing of patients. I know that hospitals are a at the end of the day, but anyone with half a brain would advise against doing a risky surgery on another patient to save the life of an alcoholic. After all, isn’t that why the rules are put in place?

Wouldn’t the hospital get blowback for trying to find a way around the rules?

And just think about how bad the PR would be if the patient died during the surgery. He might be hailed a hero, but the hospital would be bashed for negligence. 

This “compliance officer” the board has brought on doesn’t seem like a good idea in the long run. 

And he likely should be reminded that not all press is good press. 

This isn’t the first time Goodwin has butted heads with Shensu, nor is it the last, but I do hope she eventually has the last word. 

Goodwin is always at the ready to whip out a boss babe move. 

Her priority has always been the patients, and she entrusts her team of skilled and qualified doctors; she’ll do anything to protect them. 

When she realized that her staff was finding themselves in quite a bind because of the lawsuit, she stepped in to sacrifice herself instead. 

Goodwin doesn’t need her team bogged down with paperwork that affects their decision- skills when it comes to patients. 

Halstead performed nothing short of a miracle in the field — and on his day off — when he extracted the silicone from Alexandra, another patient that was facing complications from an illegal surgery using supplies purchased off of the black market. 

CHICAGO MED — “The Things We Thought We Left Behind” Episode 711 — Pictured: (l-r) Sarah Rafferty as Dr. Pamela Blake, Dominic Rains as Crockett Marcel — (Photo by: George Burns Jr/NBC)

Halstead was even adamant about rushing her to the hospital because he was so scared of hurting the patient, but Hammer insisted that there wasn’t enough time. 

He did everything by the book, and yet, he was being questioned about it rather than praised. 

You want good morale when it comes to hospital staff, and doubting them isn’t the way to get there. 

The frustrations poured over from Halstead to Crockett and Pamela, who found themselves disagreeing with Shensu’s PR-first approach. 

Elsewhere, Dr. Scott was dealing with a case that connected to his past, which, understandably, complicated things. 

He brought his ex-girlfriend’s son, Darius, who had a broken arm, but her husband, and Scott’s former best friend, was against any kind of surgery. 

When he eventually agreed, Asher found a tumor. Scott wanted to extend a courtesy to the parents and get their consent for the removal, but Terrell used their history to justify his decision to request a new doctor. 

Scott’s persistence eventually convinced Terrell to do what was best for his son, and even after giving Darius the best medical treatment and a fighting chance, Terrell wasn’t able to muster up a “thank you. Instead, he offered up a “stay away from my family.”

Harsh. 

It was one of those cases that attempts to lean into the character’s past, but since we don’t actually get to follow the patient’s journey, it fell slightly flat. 

Still, Scott’s one of the best additions to the series. 

Hammer isn’t so bad herself, though, I’m really hoping that the writers allow her and Halstead to remain platonic. 

Halstead does not have to date every single opposite-sex co-worker he comes across. 

Hammer and Halstead have such a great friendship, it would be a shame to ruin it. 

I also have to give kudos to Halstead for acknowledging some red flags when Hammer mentioned her divorce and avoiding the mess for once. 

He could’ve easily brushed off the divorce papers and went bowling with her, but instead, he called it a night. 

It’s rare that Halstead makes the right choice, but when it happens, it’s wonderful.

As for Dr. Charles, he had a tough case with a Russian doctor practicing illegally in the states because he was forced to leave his country. 

It was hard to feel any remorse for the doctor because he was so adamant that he did nothing wrong when two young women almost died because of his negligence. 

If he really wanted to continue practicing, he would find a way to get his license in America, but he took the easier route instead, and it cost him gravely. 

There was nothing else Dr. Charles could do but report him. 

What did you think of the episode?

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