|"We're Lost in the Dark"|
|Season 5, Episode 02|
|Air date||October 02, 2019|
|Written by||Jeff Drayer|
|Directed by||Alex Chapple|
"Never Going Back to Normal"
"In the Valley of the Shadows"
A power outage at the hospital puts multiple patients at risk and tests the skills of the staff and their enthusiastic new third-year medical students; Natalie returns following her traumatic brain injury; Ethan and April wonder if a family is in their future.
- Brian Tee as Dr. Ethan Choi
- Marlyne Barrett as Maggie Lockwood
- Nick Gehlfuss as Dr. Will Halstead
- Oliver Platt as Dr. Daniel Charles
- S. Epatha Merkerson as Sharon Goodwin
- Torrey DeVitto as Dr. Natalie Manning
- Yaya DaCosta as Nurse April Sexton
- Dominic Rains as Dr. Crockett Marcel
- Jesse Spencer as Matthew Casey
- Randy Flagler as Harold Capp
- Molly Bernard as Elsa Curry
- Roland Buck III as Dr. Noah Sexton
- Ian Harding as Phillip Davis
- Nate Santana as Dr. James Lanik
- Courtney Rioux as Paramedic Courtney
- Lorena Diaz as Nurse Doris
- Casey Tutton as Monique Lawson
- Jeremy Shouldis as Dr. Marty Peterson
- Nick Ivey as Medical Student Steve
- Maggie receives chemotherapy and later becomes overwhelmed when she pushes herself too hard;
- Dr. Marcel self-administers IV fluids;
- Paramedic Darren Clark is treated for a hip fracture after his ambulance skids off the road;
- A man named Richard Lentz is extracted form the same crashed ambulance and is treated for arterial stenosis;
- A young woman named Lacey Wilson is treated for a seizure induced by an apparent gas leak at her school. When it is learned that there was no gas leak and two of her teammates also come down with the same symptoms, Dr. Charles realizes it is a case of mass hysteria;
- A young man named Taylor is brought in with a gunshot wound. When he and Dr. Manning get stuck in elevator due to a power outage, she has to perform an emergency thoracotomy;
- Many patient treatments have to be improvised due to the power outage.
Notes and Trivia
- Dr. Charles gives his mass hysteria patients a placebo pill in an attempt to calm them down, a practice he has vehemently criticized in the past for breaking doctor-patient trust.