REAL OR NOT — CHICAGO MED: “Guilty” (1X12)

REAL OR NOT — CHICAGO MED: “Guilty” (1X12)

After a long break, Chicago Med is ready to give us exciting and surprising scenes again as it aired its latest episode, “Guilty.” In this episode, a lot of revelations happened and mistakes were the main topic here. It starts off with a uniformed CPD officer and a man who is suspected to be under influence are rushed to ED. You’ll be surprised because there’s a tension between the officer’s partner and the ED staff.  On the other hand, a baby named Grace is brought to ED due to retinal hemorrhages. A man named Kevin Dietrich who got clipped by a car arrives in the hospital. You’ll see why Dr. Charles puts him on a psych hold.


  • Maggie Lockwood, the ED’s charge nurse.  You’ll see how she manages the tension in the department when a CPD officer tries to persuade her and Dr. Connor.

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

REAL: How the real world works:

  1. Making quick judgment doesn’t help. When Dr. Natalie Manning diagnosed baby Grace as having Shaken Baby Syndrome, she thinks the mother abuses her baby. Therefore, she and Sharon Goodwin decide to contact the Department of Youth and Family Services. In this case, Dr. Manning is too quick to judge because she later found out that the mother had an accident while she was pregnant and the baby is experiencing a delayed reaction to an injury. In real life, this case happens to some doctors. Sometimes due to carelessness, they fail to gather enough information before jumping to conclusion.
  2. Following a hospital protocol versus following a police officer order.  A teenager who is suspected to be under influence arrives at ED due to car accident that involves a Chicago PD officer.  The latter’s partner demands for a blood draw but the patient refuses. The PD officer still insists to get a blood sample but Dr. Connor Rhodes and Nurse Maggie disapprove. Maggie chooses to follow the hospital protocol and she is arrested for obstructing a police investigation. In reality, if you’re working in a hospital, you need to follow its protocols. In this case, Maggie is right because that blood draw would’ve left the hospital for litigation.
  3. Revealing who is on placebo or not. Jennifer Baker is on a clinical trial for cancer treatment but is not doing well. Her daughter tells Dr. Halstead that she is really sick. Dr. Halstead checks Mrs. Baker’s chart using Dr. Rhodes’ access codes. He finds out that the patient is on placebo and tries to tell it to Mrs. Baker. Fortunately, Dr. Rhodes stops him to save his license. In this case, Dr. Rhodes knew that revealing sensitive information like this will put someone’s license at risk.

FAKE: Cringe worthy scenes that would never happen:

  1. I didn’t see anything wrong!

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