Don’t miss Celebrity Myxer’s recap of Chicago Med Season 7 Episode 5 “Change Is a Tough Pill to Swallow.” Scott and Daniel treat patients suffering from glass child syndrome and misdiagnosed ADHD. Crockett has to navigate hospital politics when he cares for a surgeon’s daughter. Will and Stevie must lay egos aside to help save an elderly patient. Here’s what you missed!
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Watch Chicago Med Season 7 Episode 5 “Change Is a Tough Pill to Swallow”
Previously on Chicago Med Season 7 Episode 4, Dr. Scott and Dr. Charles worked a case of a man misdiagnosed with schizophrenia- he was overly medicated and should have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. This led to a bond between the two physicians to help a new alliance to combat misconceptions of mental illnesses for the Black community.
Dr. Taylor started to crush on Dr. Marcel and she quickly had to douse the hot flames. Dr. Halstead went too far in sabotaging a patient just to gain evidence against Dr. Cooper and he had to morally check himself…
On Chicago Med Season 7 Episode 5, a woman was rushed into the ED and Dr. Marcel cared for her. Suddenly, the woman, Avery (portrayed by Johanna Braddy), blacked out and he needed to prep for emergency surgery. Dr. Blake (portrayed by Sarah Rafferty) interrupted Marcel. Blake deals with transplant patient surgery while Marcel is an ED surgeon. She trumped the man to reveal the fact that Avery was her daughter. Marcel confided in Dr. Archer that they had a conflict of interest.
Marcel had to take the decision all the way up with Goodwin and Archer invented Blake to observe- which she was pissed about. During the surgery, Blake hoovered and even confronted Marcel during the procedure. Ultimately, Archer sided with Blake on a last-minute call.
After the surgery, Marcel confronted Archer for the call. Archer explained to him the interworkings of hospital politics…
Shortly after the surgery, Avery’s had terrible pain in the surgical area and they had to open her temporarily to relieve the pressure. Blake was disruptive in the ED but Marcel backed her down to open her up… which worked. She was transported to the OR.
Taylor continues to come in early for her shifts- she helped Scott on the next case. Scott’s patient was a teen boy, Alex, who came in for a head injury and started having seizures and suddenly recovered. His brother, Ryan, caused the injury and suffered from ADHD. Seems there was an oversight by Taylor who assisted Scott which could put the boy at risk of internal bleeding on the brain.
They stabilized him and his tests revealed he was bleeding internally and needed emergency surgery to relieve the cranial pressure.
Charles and Scott went to speak with Alex alone about his upcoming surgery. The boy confessed he made his brother strike him… he thought if he got hurt his parents would pay more attention to him. In private, Charles and Scott discussed a possible misdiagnosis for Ryan… perhaps he does not have ADHD.
Taylor beat herself up over her part in Alex’s seizure. However, she couldn’t have known. Maggie tried to console her and touched her hand. Her biological daughter stormed out.
Charles spoke with the parents and shared Alex’s secret, as well as, Ryan was misdiagnosed with ADHD– he thinks he suffers from anxiety disorder and he wanted the boy reassessed.
Taylor took Ryan to see Alex and he had an episode, pushed her down, and ran away. When they found the boy, Charles was able to reason with him, and his parents about his misdiagnosis.
This case made Scott realize just how great his upbringing was. The ex-cop went to visit his father, who is high ranking in the CPD. He thanked his father for being the man he was in his life.
Maggie tried to plead with Taylor to get some rest but she needed to go home and study. She took medication to stay awake. Will it spiral into an addiction?
Hammer invited Halstead to determine if a new elderly patient, Eleanor, would be a good candidate for the Vascomm device. The Vascomm rep was nearby to try and pitch her services to Hammer.
Later on, Hammer started to disagree with Halstead’s diagnosis. When Hammer was away, Eleanor suddenly suffered a stroke and Halstead pulled her off the Vascomm device. Hammer was pissed and confronted him about removing the device. She blamed it on their longtime rivalry since Med school.
Halstead apologized to Hammer for overstepping and they worked together for the patient’s health. Suddenly, the woman crashed again and they had to drain fluid on her heart.
By the end of the shift, Halstead and Hammer made up. Halstead and Cooper met up and Eleanor was on his shift. The doctor put her on the Vascomm device…
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Chicago Med Cast
- Nick Gehlfuss as Will Halstead
- Brian Tee as Ethan Choi
- Marlyne Barrett as Maggie Lockwood
- Dominic Rains as Crockett Marcel
- Yaya DaCosta as April Sexton
- S. Epatha Merkerson as Sharon Goodwin
- Oliver Platt as Daniel Charles
- Kristen Hager as Dr. Stevie Hammer
- Elizabeth Hinkler as Gemma Brooks
- Emily Hinkler as Emma Brooks
- Guy Lockard as Dr. Dylan Scott
- Michael Rady as Dr. Matt Cooper
- Jeremy Shouldis as Dr. Marty Peterson
- Steven Weber as Dr. Dean Archer
- Sarah Rafferty as Dr. Blake
Air Date: October 20, 2021
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