Season 1
Chicago Med Season One

November 17, 2015 - May 17, 2016
November 17, 2015
May 17, 2016

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Season 1 of Chicago Med premièred on November 17, 2015 with the episode "Derailed". The season has 18 episodes. The finale episode aired on May 17, 2016.

For more information on the backdoor pilot on Chicago Fire, click here.


Set in Chicago, Chicago Med is the third series in Dick Wolf's Chicago franchise. It focuses on the emergency department at Gaffney Chicago Medical Center and on its doctors and nurses as they work to save patients' lives.


Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Episode List

Image Title Writer(s) Director(s) Airdate #
Derailed Derailed Story by: Andrew Dettmann

Teleplay by: Andrew Dettmann and Diane Frolov & Andrew Schneider

Michael Waxman November 17, 2015 #1x01
Dr. Rhodes first day has a hectic start as he is involved in a train crash. Will and Connor have a disagreement, they don't seem to get along. Dr. Manning is on her third trimester of pregnancy. An old friend/patient returns to the ER to see his life change forever. A surrogate contract gets in the way of a patient's future.

INO INO Stephen Hootstein Fred Berner November 24, 2015 #1x02
Connor, Ethan and Natalie exchange words as they are faced with the difficult case of a 14 year old who abandoned the baby in a backpack after giving birth. Will struggles to diagnose a patient and deals with the consequences. Later on, whils taking the last tank of oxygen from Dr. Manning's hands he insults her. The group throws Natalie a baby shower at Molly's

Fallback Fallback Simran Baidwan Tara Nicole Weyr December 1, 2015 #1x03
Dr. Choi asks for Dr. Charles' help in finding out why his army veteran patient seems to have diabetes even though he has none of the risk factors for it. Dr. Halstead treats a musician who is suffering from vertigo and may require dangerous surgery. Dr. Rhodes tries to treat a patient he's known for years who was impaled by a chandelier and deals with his overbearing father at the same time.

Mistaken Mistaken Eli Talbert Donald Petrie December 8, 2015 #1x04
A prankster drives everyone to believe there was a movie shootout. As a consequence a woman dies after shielding her son from being trampled. Adding to this, the civilian who "stopped" the shooter is questioned and the whole situation takes a toll on him. Dr. Manning deals with a young girl suffering from an apparent eating disorder. Rhodes and Zanetti start dating.

Malignant Malignant Jeff Drayer Nick Gomez January 5, 2016 #1x05
As Hermann's condition takes a dramatic turn to the worse, so does Dr. Rhodes and Dr. Halstead's relationship. Severide clashes with Dr. Rhodes. After a woman was found by the Firehouse with clear signs of attempted suicide Ethan, Daniel and Detective Jay further investigate her case. Three patients are diagnosed with chemo overdose without ever having had cancer in their bodies. Noah Sexton is on his first day and takes credit for Reese's work. Part 2 of the 3 part crossover with P.D. and Fire.

Bound Bound Will Pascoe Michael Waxman January 19, 2016 #1x06
Connor gets really involved with the case of his two stowed away patients. Specially as Homeland Security appears at the Hospital. Dr. Manning gets into labour and names her newborn son Owen. the very controlling Helen Manning (her mother-in-law) pushes Will away from Natalie. Sarah Reese enlists Dr. Charles' help to inform a little boy and his parents about his genetic terminal disease.

Saints Saints Mary Leah Sutton Jann Turner January 26, 2016 #1x07
Sharon Goodwin puts her job on the line for a patient in need of a lifesaving bone-marrow transplant. Meanwhile, April cares for a homeless man; Dr. Manning’s parents arrive which causes Helen to feel left out. A couple are injured during their first date by a hit-and-run driver.

Reunion Reunion Story by: David Weinstein

Teleplay by: David Weinstein & Stephen Hootstein

Donald Petrie February 2, 2016 #1x08
Dr. Manning is back from maternity leave. Will, Natalie and Dr. Charles work on a case of "child abuse". Dr. Downey shows interest in Dr. Rhodes' skills. Sarah and April attend to a drunk girl who has a secret. Sarah and Joey's relationship continues to develop.

Choices Choices Joshua Hale Fialkov Jean de Segonzac February 9, 2016 #1x09
Dr. Halstead puts his career on the line for a woman that reminds him of his late mother. Sharon introduces the new patient satisfaction form. Reese and April take care of a homeless man. Reese is touched by this case. Dr. Choi reveals he has been having issues after his war tours. Dr. Charles and Ethan take care of a bipolar math teacher. Rhodes finds out Dr. Downey's secret and decides to agree to be under his wing.

Clarity Clarity Safura Fadavi Fred Berner February 16, 2016 #1x10
Will is under a lot of stress following his actions. Natalie and Halstead kiss. Sam and Rhodes hit a bump in the relationship, as being Dr. Downey's protégé is taking every hour of Connor's days. Reese and Dr. Choi deal with a patient who makes a surprising decision even after they told him it could kill him. This case has a toll on Reese who makes the final decision on her residency.

Intervention Intervention Story by: Jeff Drayer & Simran Baidwan

Teleplay by: Jeff Drayer & Simran Baidwan & Diane Frolov & Andrew Schneider

Sanford Bookstaver February 23, 2016 #1x11
Dr. Halstead faces the consequences after resuscitating a DNR patient. Dr. Rhodes and Dr. Choi attend to a man with a dying wish. Reese investigates her patient's private doctor for repeated misdiagnosis. Dr. Natalie and Will deal with parents who are against vaccines and their daughter who has an infectious bacterium that puts Natalie's son at risk. Sharon celebrates her 32nd wedding anniversary. April decides to report her brother's actions.

Guilty Guilty Mary Leah Sutton & Danny Weiss & Stephen Hootstein Holly Dale March 29, 2016 #1x12
Maggie is arrested for preventing a forcible blood draw from a DUI teenager. Rhodes shares a personal story when he picks her up from the 21st District station. Will finds out his patient is on the placebo and Rhodes prevents him from committing career suicide. Dr. Manning misdiagnosis a woman with child abuse. Dr. Charles diagnosis a patient with suicidal tendencies. It's revealed Dr. Charles suffers from depression.

Us Us Diane Frolov & Andrew Schneider & Jeff Drayer Michael Waxman April 5, 2016 #1x13
Jennifer Baker is finally released from the Hospital, since she is too sick to continue with the trial. The father of a child patient falls for April. Reese performs a procedure she's not qualified for in order to save a patient's life. She also learns her residency match. Dr. Charles diagnosis a patient with a rare disorder. Natalie struggles with a personal decision.

Hearts Hearts Liz Brixius Donald Petrie April 19, 2016 #1x14
As Dr. Choi deals with his PTSD, he treats a veteran with a problem that his heart beats too loudly. Dr. Manning treats a child who she originally thought was being abused by his father, until Dr. Charles makes a shocking diagnosis to the patient's brother. Dr. Rhodes must deal with the fallout of a child dying on his operating table. April starts to date a patients father, against Maggie's advice. Reese faints in front of Dr. Halstead, and it turns out she really doesn't want to leave the ER for pathology, which Sharon says isn't possible since the residency choices are legally binding contracts.

Inheritance Inheritance Joseph Sousa Stephen Cragg April 26, 2016 #1x15
Dr. Choi deals with a surrogate mother who is at 32 weeks, but needs an emergency c-section because the baby is in destress but tries to refuse, because she will not receive her bonus if it is not full term. Meanwhile, Dr. Halstead treats a family friend. Dr. Manning and Dr. Charles treat a patient with severe stomach pains. Also, April gets annoyed when she catches her brother running an enterprise side-business without a license. Dr. Rhodes avoids seeing his sister to discuss family issues.

Disorder Disorder Eli Talbert Ami Mann May 3, 2016 #1x16
Dr. Charles and Dr. Rhodes misdiagnose a patient with mental and heart problems with dementia. Meanwhile, Dr. Manning and Reese treat a dog biting victim, Dr. Choi tags alongs with the paramedics and receives a call from a burn victim who lives like a hoarder. Also, Sharon warns everyone at the hospital to be on their professional behavior when the Joint Commission visits.

Withdrawal Withdrawal Jeff Drayer & Stephen Hootstein Fred Berner May 10, 2016 #1x17
Dr. Halstead and April butt heads when it comes to treating a patient with severe alcohol withdrawals and a broken leg. Meanwhile, Dr. Manning has a cardiac event when she loses her wedding ring, Dr. Rhodes is forced to perform bloodless surgery because of a patient who is one of Jehovah's Witnesses and won't take a blood transfusion. Reese and Dr. Charles deals with elderly patients with the same symptoms.

Timing Timing Diane Frolov & Andrew Schneider Michael Waxman May 17, 2016 #1x18
Dr. Rhodes regrets to inform Dr. Downey that his liver cancer has spread to the brain and is not curable. Dr. Manning and Reese deal with an infant patient with multiple medical issues. Sharon learns that her husband is leaving her. Dr. Choi consults Dr. Charles about a previous patient animal. Also, Dr. Halstead bothers April to get an X-Ray following a serious fall she suffered. Reese graduates from Medical School and reconsiders her profession. Episode end with Dr. Connor Rhodes scattering Dr. David Downey ashes at the ocean.

Notes and Trivia

  • Every episode in Season 1 has a one word title.



Epsisode Stills


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