REAL OR NOT — CHICAGO MED: “Reunion” (1X08)

REAL OR NOT — CHICAGO MED: “Reunion” (1X08)

It’s an emotional night for Chicago Med’s fans as the show airs the latest episode “Reunion”. Although it’s not the usual episode with thrilling and mind-boggling scenes, it still gives us unique stories about the people involved. It starts off when Dr. Natalie Manning returns to work a month after giving birth to Owen-a Saudi prince is brought to ER to be treated by famous Dr. Downey. On the other hand, Dr. Choi and his friend reunite because the latter is complaining of blood in his stools. Watch for some weird scenes that will make you wonder how these happen.


  • Dr. Downey, a famous rock star heart surgeon, who is assigned to treat the Saudi Arabian prince. You’ll see how he acts in the ER.

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

REAL: How the real world works:

  1. Unjust treatment to patient. When a Saudi prince is brought to the hospital, he gets the best heart surgeon while Dr. Choi’s shipmate Mason, a Chief Petty officer, couldn’t even get a CT scan in VA hospital due to being understaffed and over budget. In reality, patients are not treated fairly especially when money is involved. If you’re rich or famous, you will be prioritized unlike if you’re just an ordinary person and if you can’t afford medical treatment. The simplest procedure or consultation can’t be given immediately.
  2. Planting a camera inside a patient’s room without consent. Michelle, a patient arrives to ER with trouble breathing and was diagnosed by his father as having a Mitochondrial disease but Dr. Manning, Dr. Halstead, and Dr. Charles doubt it. In order to know the correct diagnosis, Dr. Charles and Dr. Halstead plant a camera to see Michelle’s behavior. Even though it’s against hospital protocol, sometimes it’s better to do such actions like this for the sake of the patients.
  3. Fast recovery from being unable to breathe. When Dr. Manning is about to do a tracheotomy to Michelle who’s having a hard time to breathe, she suddenly returns to normal and starts breathing. Dr. Manning and April are both surprised as they haven’t witnessed that kind of recovery. The truth is, Michelle has a conversion disorder, a condition that starts as a mental or emotional crisis and it converts to a physical problem. In her case, she returns to normal after her dad goes out of the room. You’ll see in this episode how her father aggravates her condition.

FAKE: Cringe worthy scenes that would never happen:

  1. Not wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) inside the operating room. When Dr. Rhodes is doing a surgery to a patient, Dr. Downey suddenly enters the room without a gown. He is just wearing his casual outfit and a mask then threw his mask inside the room without bothering that this might be thrown at the patient. This shouldn’t be done even though you’re famous or the best surgeon in the hospital. A real surgeon knows aseptic technique should be practiced in the OR to prevent infection.

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