'Chicago Med' Season 5: Fans mixed about Dr. Connor Rhodes's replacement Dr. Marcel as we learn more about him
The second episode of the fifth season of 'Chicago Med' picks up 3 months after the events of the season premiere and we dove right back into the action. We met Dr. Marcel Crockett in the first episode, but we did not learn much about him, his appearance having taken the back seat after Natalie's accident and the Connor-Ava exits. We did find out he is perceptive when he told Phillip that he did not see an engagement ring when Natalie was brought in, and we know he is a capable doctor. We know Dr. Marcel comes from Louisiana and "gambles, drinks and parties all night but hooks himself to an IV drip in the morning to slide into work like a true badass."
We got to see more of him the second episode and as a bonus treat, April's little brother, Dr. Noah Sexton is back. Noah and Dr. Marcel were given scenes together and the two clashed. Although, during a bypass surgery as the power goes out, Dr. Marcel guide Noah as they complete the now-high-stakes surgery. Fans were certainly reminded of Dr. Connor ala Season 1 - remember how confident and brash he was when we first met him? One viewer wrote, "No one can ever replace Dr. Rhodes but Dr. Marcel has made it less painful. He has an interesting personality," while another wrote, "Dr. Marcel reminds me of Connor already".
Of course, Dr. Marcel's overconfident attitude has fans wondering whether he might be the best replacement for Dr. Rhodes. One 'Chicago Med' viewer noted that Dr. Marcel was reckless with patients and another wondered whether he could be trusted; as one fan wrote, "This Dr. Marcel is cool as a cucumber under pressure. But he's way too chill." His actions during the surgery prompted one viewer to say, "That was a ballsy dangerous play by Dr. Marcel", and we can see that Dr. Marcel seems to be taking riskier moves that Dr. Rhodes ever did. Not everyone is a fan of the character, as one viewer wrote, "This Dr. Marcel fellow can kick rocks and take that nutty Phillip with him."
Either way, fans agree that there is something up with Dr. Marcel. Many wonder whether Dr. Marcel might clash with Dr. Choi (like Dr. Rhodes did with Dr. Halstead in season 1) and some hope his mentorship of Noah continues. As many viewers pointed out, we hope Dr. Marcel sticks around all season long, and then some.
'Chicago Med' airs on Wednesday nights on NBC.