After-Take: CHICAGO MED “Malignant”
Name of the Episode: Malignant
Beware – the follow contains spoilers!!!
Dr. Zanetti is called into the operating room, but is only a pessimist to the Herrmann’s situation. The intelligence team is called to investigate Jessica Pope’s possible suicide case. They don’t see any signs of foul play. Dr. Choi determines she has been treated with chemotherapy, which explains only some of her symptoms. They still do not understand why she is in a coma. April’s brother Noah is coming in for a tour rotation as a medical student; they volunteer Dr. Reese as his guide. Natalie has enlisted Maggie as her birthing buddy; although she is certain her medical training has her adequately prepared. She’s not so prepared however, for how much her little baby boy is kicking.
Meanwhile, Detective Halstead goes to his brother Will and wonders if Herrmann would have been in his current situation if Will was the doctor on call. Dr. Halstead only speculates he would have immediately done surgery, but Jay takes it as a yes. Word gets around to the firehouse crew and Severide tells Connor some of his fellow doctors don’t think enough action was taken. Even between their banter, Connor believes Sam could have been the one to speak against his decisions for Herrmann.
Natalie is working with an eighty-year-old woman whose son has no clue about what her medical history is. She’s trying her best to identify the problem and deal with the baby still kicking. Severide chats with April about her brother being in the hospital rotation. They never fully had a chance to see where their relationship could go. He convinces her to go out to dinner with him.
Jay did some digging about Jessica, and was able to recover a portion of her suicide note. Everything seems to match up, but Dr. Choi sees her latest results and only becomes more confused. Her test results show she is dying from an overdose of cancer; problem is, she never had cancer in the first place. Connor admits to Sam that he is a little sensitive to people trying to undermine him. This problem only carries over into the next patient where Will is also on call. They have different opinions and it leads to the patient passing away. She was only 25 years old and suffering from ovarian cancer; she had a seizure and was hit by a vehicle. However, Dr. Charles wants to have the autopsy expedited to see if her chemotherapy portions were correct or if her case has anything to do with Jessica Pope. There could be a huge problem if someone is misdiagnosing or overmedicating chemo treatments.
Natalie is still having trouble fully diagnosing her elderly patient, Carol Shepherd. She was thought to have had oral cancer, but nothing has been found. Dr. Charles thinks Carol might also be a victim of the misdiagnosed chemo treatments. Herrmann’s chest tube clotted up and caused him distress, but Connor was able to catch the problem and reassess. Just as he finished up, Will apologized about his comments to Connor. They both go into the morgue with Dr. Charles to view the results for the ovarian cancer patient, Dani. She overdosed on the chemo, which caused her to seizure; but like the other patients, she did not have cancer. April cancels on Severide’s dinner plans to help Noah study for school. Severide doesn’t like the sound of that because he knows she could be a doctor instead of her brother. But that wasn’t the plan her parents had for their kids. She didn’t appreciate Kelly butting into her business and he walks away angry.
The intelligence team is called into check out who might be doing this to the unsuspecting women. Chicago PD airs the exciting conclusion of One Chicago, stay tuned for the after take!