Chicago Med just aired ,“Timing”, for the season finale episode of season 1. A lot of discoveries happen and many life-changing decisions will soon be made by each character. Exciting, isn’t it? It starts off with Reese having a conversation with his boyfriend about her graduation. A baby named Michael Thomas is brought to ED due to diarrhea and vomiting. Meanwhile, Dr. Downey arrives at the hospital, not because he’s on duty but as a patient. He underwent Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) and Dr. Rhodes suspects that he’s bleeding internally. Will he die or not? Let’s see if he can survive the surgery that will be performed by his student, Dr. Rhodes. On the other hand, Dr. Halstead got an offer from Miami and California. You’ll also see how a drunk patient hits Nurse April after being rushed to the hospital. You’ll learn more after her X-Ray. Lastly, Dr. Choi discovers something about his parrot and you’ll be surprised how they have similarities.
CHARACTERS TO WATCH FOR:
You need to watch all of the characters in this episode because they have a lot to reveal as it is the last episode for this season.
REAL OR NOT RATING: ★★★★★ (1 Being the Worst, 5 Being the Best.)
REAL– How the real world works:
- Being just “fine” doesn’t mean there’s nothing wrong inside your body. A 6-month old baby named Michael is diagnosed as having cardiomegaly. Doctors tell his parents that it could be due to a genetic disease. His laboratory test result comes back and they found out that the baby has Long-chain 3-hydroxy acyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase (LCHAD). It’s a genetic disorder and one of his parents is a carrier. In reality, if you are a carrier of a disease, your child has a chance of getting it and he/she will manifest the signs and symptoms of that disease. So even if you look normal, your genes might be abnormal.
- Early detection is the best form of prevention. When Nurse April got hit by a drunken hockey fan, Dr. Halstead insists on ordering an X-Ray for Nurse April. Even though she seems fine, they find out that she has Tuberculosis. In this case, early detection of the disease is important in managing it thus preventing the spread of it.
- Metastasis is fatal. Dr. Downey is diagnosed with liver cancer and he is rushed to ED because he is bleeding internally. The cancer cells in his liver have already spread to his brain. In real life, if you have metastatic cancer, meaning the cancer cells has spread from one organ to another, the treatment is complicated. In Dr. Downey’s case, since he already has a tumor in his brain and whether or not he undergoes a surgery, he is still going to die.
- Parrots are used in PTSD therapy. Dr. Choi is known to having Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and fortunately, he found a parrot while treating a man with burns. It’s true when Dr. Charles says that parrots can help people who suffer from PTSD because birds are highly intelligent.
FAKE– Cringe worthy scenes that would never happen:
- Nothing! They kept the show real for their last episode.