'Chicago Med' Season 6: When will Episode 4 air? Here's what to expect when the drama returns to NBC

'Chicago Med' is already facing a shorter season due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and it may get shorter as this year goes by

                            'Chicago Med' Season 6: When will Episode 4 air? Here's what to expect when the drama returns to NBC
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'Chicago Med' and the other 'Chicago' shows are finally back with new episodes after their return last week was delayed because of a failed insurrection attempt at Capitol Hill. Nevertheless, 'Chicago Med' is back, and somehow, it already has us cringing. The writers of the show have been making clear for some time where they were headed with respect to this couple, but surely, there are better lines than, "I run a little hot."

Natalie Manning (Torrey DeVitto) and Marcel Crockett (Dominic Rains) may not be the most liked characters on the show — a lot of it has to do with how they work, both kind of being stubborn individuals, but also because of their past "relationships". 

What happened previously?

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For Natalie, we don't have to reiterate, but we will anyway. She and Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) were on-and-off for years and almost got married, until, you know, the whole Will works for the FBI, Natalie breaks up with him, Will helps the FBI arrest a mob boss, the mob boss's ally targets Will but Natalie is injured and loses her memory, Natalie gets a fake fiance but she realizes that she always loved thing. Thankfully, Will finally decided that being with Natalie wasn't the best for him and since then, we have not heard a peep on the "Manstead" side.

On the other hand, Crockett fell for April Sexton (Yaya DaCosta) whom he initially fought with, then kissed her at the Christmas party, which her boyfriend, Ethan Choi (Brian Tee) found out about leading to April and Ethan breaking up.

Let's just say ugly is an understatement for how relationships involving Crockett and Natalie separately, so we don't even know how a relationship with both of them involved will look like. Oh, but we cannot wait for the drama.

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The latest episode of 'Chicago Med' showed us a sneak peek of how the relationship is going to unfold -- bad pickup lines. Natalie and Marcel have gotten closer since she learned that he lost a baby girl to leukemia and if that isn't something to fall in love with over, we don't know what is.

Meanwhile, Ethan has been named the head of the Emergency Department (ED) and he's been ruffling feathers with his whole "I want perfection" attitude, creating issues with both Will and April. Will, on the other hand, trying to make a power move has signed up to lead a clinical trial.

What comes next?

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The synopsis for the next episode -- the fourth of Season 6 of 'Chicago Med' -- states: "Dr. Marcel and Dr. Manning lay everything on the line to assist a sick woman. Dr. Halstead faces an uphill battle in getting participants involved in his clinical trial. Dr. Choi clashes with a patient who demands absolute perfection of himself."

We're sure the sick woman is more or less a prop for Crockett's and Natalie's budding romance, and we cannot help but think, the sooner they get it on the road, the sooner they can get it off the road. At this point, breakups are more interesting on 'Chicago Med'.

As Will goes on with his clinical trial, we hope he learns some lessons from his past. Sharon Goodwin (S Epatha Merkerson) laid it out pretty well why Will was not suitable to be the head of the ED, so instead of working to prove her wrong (she isn't), we really hope he takes the time to reflect on how he does his job. 

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Ethan has been having an interesting arc over the past couple of seasons. Now, as the lead doctor in the ED, he has more responsibilities foisted on him. While he is trying hard, Ethan is now becoming only about this one thing: striving for perfection. While we love to see that, we need Ethan to be more than just that.

When will Episode 4 air?

'Chicago Med' is already facing a shorter season due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. That may get even shorter given that COVID-19 cases have been surging. For now, the show seems to be back on track and the next break could be a few weeks away.

'Chicago Med' Season 6 Episode 4 will air on Wednesday, January 20, as per details provided on IMDb. If there are any delays, this section will be updated.

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