'Chicago Med' Season 5 Episode 12: Marcel's intriguing backstory finally gets fans on his side

Fans found him arrogant as he suggested risky procedures for patients, often earning the ire of his peers like Dr Ethan Choi


                            'Chicago Med' Season 5 Episode 12: Marcel's intriguing backstory finally gets fans on his side
Dominic Rains as Dr Crockett Marcel (NBC)

When Dominic Rains debuted as Dr Crockett Marcel at the start of Season 5 of 'Chicago Med', fans did not like him much. After all, he showed up to replace Colin Donnell who left 'Chicago Med' in the premiere episode of Season 5 after being a part of the show since the beginning.

Viewers found him arrogant as he suggested risky procedures for patients, often earning the ire of his peers like Dr Ethan Choi. It wasn't just that, however. In the first half of Season 5, Marcel got along quite well with nurse April Sexton, who also happens to be Choi's girlfriend.

Much to viewers' displeasure, Marcel and April ended up sharing a kiss in Season 5 fall finale. Although the two decided to move on, it looks like April may still be interested in Marcel.

Understandably, Marcel isn't fans' favorite character, but this week's episode unmasked the character a little for them. After dealing with two children who were part of a bus crash, Marcel's stubbornness to save both patients made Dr Natalie Manning ask him why he was adamant. He tells her that no parent should have to go through a child's death.

Though Marcel does not elaborate, his statement gave viewers a peek into why he is who he is. One fan wrote, "I think the bus accident hit very close to home for Dr. Marcel. Maybe he has experienced (the) loss of a child. Come to think of it, we have no back story of his life. I'm interested in knowing more about this mysterious, risk-taking, smart doctor. #ChicagoMed."

Another viewer tweeted, "Dr. marcel's growing on me hope to get more of his backstory soon, glad the two kids from the bus survived." A fan wrote, "So Marcel has probably lost a child. It would have been nice to learn about Marcel without a messy love triangle at the forefront. #ChicagoMed."

'Chicago Med' airs on NBC on Wednesday nights.

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