After-Take: CHICAGO MED “Saints”
Name of the Episode: Saints
Beware – the follow contains spoilers!!!
Natalie is recovering upstairs after giving birth to Owen. Will is hesitant to go visit her because of the warning her received from her mother in law. The hospital is notified of a multi victim car crash and two patients are admitted. Mike and Jess are wheeled into the emergency room; Mike is conscious and asking about Jess’ condition. Jess is unconscious and being worked on when Mike notifies April and Maggie that they are only on a first date and he doesn’t have any information that would be helpful. Jess has multiple cuts in her scalp and the doctors work to stop the bleeding. She has free fluid in her stomach and needs to be operated on immediately. The perpetrator brought in for causing the crash stole a car and lead PD on a high-speed chase before hitting the couple. He was in jail for nine years for armed robbery and admits very softly to Dr. Halstead that he was sorry. Maggie and Sharon receive some good news about a patient they’ve been seeing for ten years. Christy is finally getting a bone marrow transplant after infections and many setbacks.
The suspect of the car crash, Walter Blevins suffered a broken forearm in two places and has to get surgery with metal plates if he wants full function of his arm again. Walter refuses the surgery and asks his cuffs to be put back on and to leave the hospital. Before Will or Sarah can debate further, Walter begins to cough up a mass amount of blood. Walter’s wife comes to see him and insists he is in good health; but once she hears he’s committed a crime, she cooperates with Jay in telling him what he needs to know.
Dr. Charles went to consult with a patient to find out why he keeps giving away his personal items. Bobby, the patient, simply says he felt compelled one day. No angels or God told him to do it; he knew it was the right thing to do. Peter, the hospital lawyer delivers bad news to Sharon. After seeing a fundraiser fliers being put up for Christy’s donor, the hospital wants to take away the bone marrow; for fear it will seem that a donor is receiving compensation. But without the transfer, Christy will die. Will goes back in to check on Walter, where it’s discovered Walter has lung cancer and has withheld that information from his wife. Will cannot release Walter until he is stable enough for jail transfer.
Natalie’s parents come to visit from Seattle; they keep asking if she will ever move there. Helen however is worried that Natalie might actually move and she will be without any memory of her late son, Jeff. Meanwhile upstairs, Mike snuck out of his room to visit with Jess. Dr. Choi had told Mike his internal bleeding had stopped and he would recover soon. That prognosis seemed incorrect when Mike collapsed in Jess’ room and clutched to his stomach where the bleeding was. Dr. Rhodes is able to stop the bleeding once in the operating room; but not without some undermining from Dr. Zanetti.
Dr. Charles ordered a CAT scan for Bobby the Chicago saint and he found Bobby had a stroke. It made him essentially pathologically generous; he will be given information to make sure he can take care of himself. Will finally gets Walter stable enough to be released; Walter broke his criminal past so he could get the treatment he needed while in jail without his wife ever knowing. Will reluctantly takes a gift basket to Natalie from the radiology department. He doesn’t want anyone getting the wrong idea. Maggie encourages him to take the basket and stop thinking so much about it. Helen walks into Will’s conversation with Natalie and surprisingly isn’t upset. She asks if Will is from the city and he informs her, he is a proud third generation of the city. Helen changes her tone with him hoping Natalie will decide to ultimately stay in Chicago.
Christy did not get her bone marrow and her health begins to fail. Sharon decides to go against the hospital and lawyers to save Christy’s life. She orders the transfusion to be done and will take full responsibility when the punishments come back around.
Bobby, April’s patient suffered another stroke and his behaviors have gotten worse. He will need someone to take care of him in a nursing home. Sharon learns the hospital will not take action against the transfusion; but she finds it frustrating that Christy almost died and that’s what it took for the hospital to change their stance on the situation. Although Sam and Connor hit a rough patch in their romance, they’re willing to take another chance on each other.
At the end of the episode, Natalie and Owen are released from the hospital. Helen continues to praise Will and mentioning it to Natalie. April is sad to learn that Bobby’s condition worsened and that he is no longer the saint she saw. But as Dr. Charles points out, there are still many more saints that surround them everyday, you just need to know where to look.
On next week’s episode: An overbearing father brings in his sick daughter and thinks he knows what’s best. The doctors race to figure out what the underlying cause of her sickness is.