'Chicago Med' Season 5 Episode 18 Preview: Will Natalie and Crockett's disagreement lead to something more?

In this week's episode, Natalie and Crockett disagree on a controversial treatment. Natalie is concerned about Crockett’s pompous attitude


                            'Chicago Med' Season 5 Episode 18 Preview: Will Natalie and Crockett's disagreement lead to something more?
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While the coronavirus pandemic goes on, so does the 'Chicago' franchise, at least, for a few more episodes anyway. This week, all three shows of the 'Chicago' franchise return.

This week's episode of 'Chicago Med' features Dr Crockett Marcel (Dominic Rains) and Dr Natalie Manning (Torrey DeVitto) working together, though things are not right between them.

To recall, earlier this season, nurse April Sexton (Yaya DaCosta) had a falling out with Dr Ethan Choi (Brian Tee), her boyfriend. The couple had relationship struggles while trying to get pregnant. Ethan left for deployment, during which April shared an illicit kiss with Crockett. 

The kiss was just that and when Ethan came back, he asked April to marry him and she said yes. But since then, Crockett and April kept exchanging looks, even while Crockett became a genuine friend to Ethan.

In last week's episode, April got sick after she took an extra dose of hormones to help quicken her fertility treatment. When she was hospitalized, she confessed to Ethan about the kiss.

Ethan confronted Crockett in the middle of the Emergency Department (ED) leading to everyone finding out about what happened. While nothing is mentioned about April and Ethan for the next episode, it will surely be a tense situation.

Later on, during Maggie Lockwood's wedding, Natalie tells Crockett that she thought he was a good guy — the two got closer after they worked together in a couple of episodes. Crockett replied honestly, "Whatever gave you that idea?"

In this week's episode, Natalie and Crockett disagree on a controversial treatment. Natalie is concerned about Crockett's pompous attitude leading all the way up until the supposed procedure. 

However, this disagreement could be resolved and lead to something else. In an interview with TVLine, Executive Producer Andrew Schneider said of Crockett, "the doc's dynamic with Natalie is progressing. That also will be part of the rest of the season, their relationship and what it might or might not turn into."

Elsewhere in the episode, Dr Daniel Charles and hospital administrator Sharon Goodwin fear that Dr Will Halstead is repeating his past mistakes when a patient with early-onset Alzheimer's is brought into the ED.

Will has gotten into trouble with the board before, especially when he violated a patient's Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order, but he managed to scrape through. Will the same happen again?

'Chicago Med' airs on NBC on Wednesday nights at 8/7c.

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