REAL OR NOT — CHICAGO MED: “Generation Gap” (2×20)

REAL OR NOT — CHICAGO MED: “Generation Gap” (2×20)

“Generation Gap” is the twentieth episode of Chicago Med that will surely surprise you with some revelations. It starts off with Dr. Connor Rhodes and his girlfriend Dr. Robyn Charles having an argument about the rats infesting in their apartment. Will this bizarre behavior of Robyn affect their relationship? Let’s find out.

On the other hand, a 17-year old boy named Elliot Gallagher is rushed to ED due to multiple facial trauma. He was caught peeping on girls in the school’s shower and was beaten up by guys. You’ll see how Dr. Choi and Dr. Charles handle his case as he wants to undergo castration. Will this help or will this make his situation worse?

Meanwhile, Dr. Halstead and Dr. Rhodes visit the Halstead family home to check on Mr. Halstead’s health condition. We’ll see how complicated his diagnosis is and how it will affect Dr. Halstead’s relationship to his father. A 3-year old boy named Troy with bilateral lower extremity paresis and gingival lesions is rushed to ED.

Dr. Sarah Reese on the other hand is teaching high school students the responsibilities of having babies as part of her psych residency. You’ll notice how these students interact with their dolls. Interesting, isn’t it?


  • Mr. Halstead is Dr. Will Halstead’s father who is rushed to ED due to heart disease. Let’s see how Dr. Rhodes handles his condition.

REAL OR NOT RATING: ★★★★  (1 Being the Worst, 5 Being the Best.) 


  1. “Chemical castration can reduce libido.” When Elliot was beaten up because he was peeping on girls, he suggests to undergo chemical castration because he can’t control his sexual urge that may possibly result in raping girls. Dr. Charles is right when he says that chemical castration would decrease his sex drive and make it much easier for him to control these impulses. In reality, this is by giving a medication that would turn off his testosterone thus reducing his libido.

  2. “I’m seeing some things that tell me that your heart isn’t working very well.” When Dr. Rhodes checks on Dr. Halstead’s condition, he says that signs and symptoms of having a heart problem are purple fingertips, having a hard time breathing and energy seems depleted. He’s right because in real life, if you have heart disease, you have blue or purple nails which are signs of poor blood circulation. Shortness of breath and fatigue are also a sign of failing heart because the heart can't pump enough blood  to meet the needs of body tissues (

  3. "Oxygen therapy for heart failure." When Sharon Goodwin visits Mr. Halstead to check his condition, she notices that he looks pale so she increases his oxygen level. In this scenario, Mr. Halstead keeps on removing his oxygen mask but Sharon insists to have him wear it to provide oxygen to his lungs. This shows that Sharon knows how to deal with this kind of patient.

  1. Nothing’s wrong with the episode.

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