'Chicago Med' Season 6 Episode 2: Fans are all 'Team Natalie' as Dr Manning pushes back against a cop
'Usually when Natalie gets in this mode I’m not on her side. This time I’m totally team Natalie,' writes a fan
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Natalie Manning (Torrey DeVitto) has made some controversial decisions regarding patients, in the past, and the fans have not always been kind to her. In the latest episode of 'Chicago Med', however, they are all behind her 100%, as in the defence of a patient, she pushes back against a cop, literally.
While treating a pregnant Black woman who had been jailed for shoving a cop, Natalia Manning found the cop's behavior in regards to the woman infuriating. She believed the cop wasn't treating the woman with the human dignity she deserved, and at one point asked the cop to back away from her, until the moment she snapped and shoved the cop backward in rage.
It's a move that left many fans absolutely stunned. "HOLY S**T DID NATALIE REALLY JUST PUSH THAT COP?!?!?" writes a fan. "NATALIE IS NOT PLAYING AROUND DAMN!!!" writes another. "I JUST SCREAMED “NATALIE” SO LOUD OMG SHE DID THAT," claims another viewer.
HOLY SHIT DID NATALIE REALLY JUST PUSH THAT COP?!?!? #ChicagoMed— Meet Us at Molly's (@MeetUsatMollys) November 19, 2020
NATALIE IS NOT PLAYING AROUND DAMN!!! #ChicagoMed— Alexis||#Brettsey||ONE CHICAGO DAY!!! (@lexiebrianne98) November 19, 2020
I JUST SCREAMED “NATALIE” SO LOUD OMG SHE DID THAT #ChicagoMed— 𝖌𝖎𝖓𝖆 (@fredikinsburkle) November 19, 2020
After the fandom's initial surprise, however, it wasn't long before tweets started pouring in, throwing their support behind Natalie all the way. "Natalie snapped and honestly that’s a mood," notes a fan. "Though she is little, Natalie is FIERCE," writes one viewer, admiringly. "Mama Bears don’t let punks mess with other Mama Bears. Go Nat," says a viewer. "Ya'll Natalie pushing that cop BAD ASS!!!" writes a fan. It's a noted departure from how the fandom usually reacts to Natalie's decision, as this fan notes: "Usually when Natalie gets in this mode I’m not on her side. This time I’m totally team Natalie."
The fans also took a moment to appreciate that Natalie acknowledges the fact that because she's white, she got treated very differently from the woman who was brought in. Everything about Natalie's attitude this episode is something the fans are completely on board for. "Natalie acknowledging that she was treated differently because she’s white is so important," writes a fan. "That says a lot about Natalie’s character... Going to bat for someone who didn’t even want to be treated by her," writes another, noting the fact that the pregnant woman wanted nothing to do with Natalie in the first place, not that Natalie let that stop herself from caring.
The next episode of 'Chicago Med' airs on January 2 on NBC.