Chicago Med Fall LIVE Finale Recap: Season 2 Episode 8 “Free Will”

Chicago Med Fall LIVE Finale Recap: Season 2 Episode 8 "Free Will"

Tonight on NBC their new medical drama Chicago Med airs with an all new Thursday, November 10, 2016, episode and we have your recap below. On tonight’s Chicago Med season 2 episode 8,  Dr. Charles (Oliver Platt) meddles in his daughter’s personal life.

Did you watch the last week’s Chicago Med episode 6 where Sharon Goodwin’s (S. Epatha Merkerson) childhood sweetheart arrived at the hospital but found himself in dire straits? If you missed it, we have a full and detailed recap right here for you.

On tonight’s Chicago Med episode as per the NBC synopsis, “Dr. Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) and Dr. Manning (Torrey DeVitto) deal with two warring brothers who are brought together when one finds himself in desperate need of a kidney. Dr. Reese’s (Rachel DiPillo) former patient Danny (guest star Nick Marini) comes to a crossroad. Dr. Rhodes (Colin Donnell) and Dr. Latham (guest star Ato Assandoh) treat a 16-year-old girl with a genetic condition in need of surgery, but whose overprotective mother disagrees with that course of action.”

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Chicago Med begins tonight with Dr. Sarah Reese (Rachel DiPillo) and Dr. Ethan Choi (Brian Tee) continuing their search for Reese’s patient Danny Jones (Nick Marini) who is stuck in a sex-trafficker ring he is trying to escape from. Choi convinces Reese to come to work with him and he will continue to help her search when their shift is over.

Drs. Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) and Nina Shore (Patti Murin) are discussing work, where Dr. Natalie Manning (Torrey DeVitto) sees them. When Halstead comes into the locker room, Manning asks how things are going since they moved in together, and Halstead admits things are pretty good. Manning says she is happy for the both of them, and they begin their shift.

Dr. Noah Sexton (Roland Buck III) gets his sister, April’s (Yaya DaCosta) test results after she has been unable to control her coughing. She begs him not to come any closer and he admits that the spots on her lungs have become larger. She is upset that she did everything right, and it still happened. Noah gives her the tablet to read her results. She is shocked to learn she is pregnant.

Dr. Daniel Charles (Oliver Platt) and his doctor discuss the holiday plans and he tells her he is going out for sushi with his daughter, Robyn (Mekia Cox). His doctor tells him she is glad he is developing a relationship with his daughter; but he seems more concerned about his daughter and Dr. Connor Rhodes’ (Colin Donnell) developing friendship; but admits that he hasn’t talked to his daughter about it.

Halstead and Noah bring April into a hospital room and tell her that in a couple weeks they should have her TB under control. She is upset that she is pregnant and was on birth control. Halstead tells her that the TB meds could have made her birth control less effective, causing her to get pregnant which weakened her immune system, causing the TB to become active.

April says in a few months she will be walking down the aisle with a baby bump, she seems unsure of her feelings, but her brother Noah is excited. She questions whether her fiancé, Tate Jenkins (Deron J. Powell) will be okay with all this. She questions if its fair that if she becomes too sick to care for their baby, this is not something he signed up for. Noah assures her that Tate loves her.

Dr. Manning introduces Dr. Halstead to her patient Jimmy Vance, who is in stage-4 kidney failure, has had dialysis but is too far down the list for a transplant. He explains that every time he has dialysis it is causing his chest to flutter, and prevents oxygen from reaching his heart.

After he asks if they say this, it could put him up the list, Halstead tells him that honestly, in most cases, if there is heart disease too, it puts the patient further down the list. Halstead says to try some medications to stabilize his heart, but Manning says they could put him on low volume dialysis, which will work with the problem instead of just masking the issues. Halstead confronts her in the hallway about disagreeing in front of the patient.

Maggie Lockwood (Marlyne Barrett) asks Manning if she is bringing Jeff Clarke (Jeff Hephner) with her to Halstead and Shore’s house warming party, and she says she will be. Maggie asks her how things are going, and Manning tells her things are good, and they are just taking things slow, and not force anything. Maggie looks at her, and she says like moving in together for financial reasons. She admits she wishes Halstead the best, but worries about the whole situation.

A trauma arrives in the ED, and Choi is the one to take the patient. It is a prisoner, with a stab wound to the abdomen. Choi says the wound is only minor and they can treat him there, no need for surgery. Sharon Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson) informs Dr. Choi that the prisoner actually stabbed himself, so he could get a ‘holiday’ out of prison.

Medical Student Jeff Clarke brings a case of a 16-yr-old girl who was found passed out by her mother to Dr. Rhodes and Dr. Latham (Ato Essandoh); it is believed she has William’s Syndrome, a genetic disorder. As Dr. Rhodes examines her, Dr. Latham wants to listen to her heart. When she hugs Latham, he gets extremely uncomfortable and asks Rhodes to take over.

Joey Thomas (Peter Mark Kendall) asks Reese on their lunch break about going to the museum on Sunday, she says sure; but is too busy looking at her phone worrying about Danny. Joey reassures her that he will turn up. She says she should have let him stay with her, Joey says no she couldn’t have, and he has found her before, he will be turn up again.

Suddenly there is shouting from Jimmy’s room, and when the doctors come in, they find Jimmy’s brother, Ian there. Jimmy forces his brother to tell them he is the perfect match to donate one of his kidneys to him, but Jimmy says his brother would rather watch him die than give him the kidney.

Outside the room, Ian admits that he is HIV + and if he gives him his kidney, he gives him the HIV as well. Ian continues to tell them that Jimmy doesn’t know about the HIV status because he is extremely homophobic, and believes homosexuality is a disgusting and deviant behavior. Ian says that Jimmy hates him for what he is doing right now, but if he tells him, Jimmy will hate him for who he is. Manning says she understands, but says if Ian doesn’t tell Jimmy soon, it may be too late!

Tate comes to see April at Chicago Med, and brings her some stuff from home. She tells him to put his mask on, after he asks how she is feeling, she tells him to sit down. Tate is worried she has bad news, but tells him that she is pregnant and she is sorry. Tate says, “We’re having a baby”, and when April apologizes again, Tate pulls his mask down and smiles, and tells her it is a beautiful thing!

Dr. Rhodes runs into Dr. Robyn Charles in the hallway, and after they banter about viruses, Robyn invites him out for drinks. Rhodes says it would be great, but her father wouldn’t approve. Robyn gets angry that her father would say anything to him about it, and walks away.

Rhodes meets with his 16-year-old patient Corrina’s mother, and explains her daughter needs heart surgery. He says if surgery goes well, she could get better; her mother intervenes and says they need to think about this. The mother is against surgery and wants other options forcing him to speak with Dr. Latham.

Robyn goes to see her father, Dr. Charles and insists that he tell her what he said to Rhodes. She asks if he told him to stay away from her? Dr. Charles said no, but before he could continue she tells him that who she dates is not his concern. Dr. Charles admits that he overstepped.

Chicago Med Fall Finale Recap 11/10/16: Season 2 Episode 8 "Free Will"He apologizes for her childhood and how he wasn’t there; she gets angrier asking him why it always comes to that? That maybe he should realize that she moved on and its over for her, but if he feels guilty about it now, involving himself in her life now, is not going to cut it. Robyn walks away.Dr. Choi enters his prisoner patient’s room, telling him he is stitching him up and sending him back, that he is not on vacation. The patient tells Choi that he is depressed and going to hurt himself, shouting it so everyone can hear him, knowing that means he would have to be given a psychiatric consult and Choi leaves to call Dr. Charles.

Dr. Choi enters his prisoner patient’s room, telling him he is stitching him up and sending him back, that he is not on vacation. The patient tells Choi that he is depressed and going to hurt himself, shouting it so everyone can hear him, knowing that means he would have to be given a psychiatric consult and Choi leaves to call Dr. Charles.

Jimmy’s stats drop, and he is in cardiac arrest. Manning is able to get him stable. Ian witnesses it all and grabs his brother’s hand and says he needs to tell him something. Chicago PD’s Detective Erin Lindsay (Sophia Bush) comes to see Reese at the hospital. Reese figures out that Danny is dead, and she breaks down. Lindsay takes her to the morgue to identify him, he was beaten to death and they are waiting on the autopsy.

Halstead and Noah go to see April to inform her that the TB strain she has is resistant to all but one medication. The only major side effect is it could cause neuro damage to her fetus. Halstead leaves but Noah stays to comfort his sister.

Dr. Charles sees Dr. Choi after doing the evaluation on his prisoner. When Dr. Charles tells Choi the patient is a psychopath, but not suicidal, Choi tells the nurse to start the discharge papers and to chalk one up for the good guys.

Manning and Halstead come to see Jimmy Vance, who says he feels disgusted. Manning offers a treatment but when Jimmy asks them “how long”, Halstead tells him he can die at any time. Jimmy turns to his brother Ian and says, “you wouldn’t give me the kidney because of the virus, what if I don’t care?” Ian says he would of course, do it.

Halstead strongly objects, saying his body is very weak and he could contract AIDS; Manning asks to speak to Halstead in the hall. Manning tells Halstead they should look into it. Halstead protests giving a patient HIV purposely and says it is unethical and illegal. Manning wants to do it; Halstead says as an attending physician he cannot sign off on the surgery.

Rhodes and Latham meet with Corinna’s mother, and both tell her heart surgery needs to be done immediately. When they reach her room, she is missing. She is in the room talking to the prisoner.

Dr. Charles comes to visit Dr. Sarah Reese in the hospital chapel. Reese blames herself, and Charles tells her she didn’t do anything wrong. She empowered Danny to make decisions. She says they were the wrong decisions, but Dr. Charles says it was the wrong outcome! She says she was careless with his life and he assures her she is anything but careless.

He gives her advice about working in psychiatry and how sometimes their work gives them the illusion of control. He continues with telling her that the human brain is the most complex thing in the universe, so what they do, doesn’t come with any guarantees. Reese admits it doesn’t make her feel any better, Charles says he knows, it never does.

Dr. Rhodes comes to see Corinna and her mother. Her mother shares that she is a bright light to everyone who meets her, and if she doesn’t let them operate, she will be taking that from Corinna. She agrees to the surgery.
Noah comes out of April’s room, and informs Dr. Halstead that April is refusing her medication, and won’t listen to him at all, and he doesn’t know what to do. Halstead comes in to see her and tells her he is there to change her mind, she tells him, “I’m a nurse, I stopped listening to doctors a long time ago!”

She tells him she knows it doesn’t make sense, but she has another life to take care of now, and how could she put it in danger. Halstead hopefully it won’t; April tells him she sees a lot of hopeful people come in there and they promise to do everything they can; and if she takes the medication and something happens to her baby, she didn’t do everything she could.

She tells him she cannot live with that. Halstead tells her he won’t tell her what to do, but if she doesn’t take the medication, there is a very big chance that both her and her baby will die. Maggie gives Dr. Manning hope, after everything they tried had turned her down.

Choi comes in to see his patient off, giving the prison guard his paperwork, but then the prisoner gets mouthy and spits blood all over Choi. He orders a chest x-ray that show he swallowed little stars, Choi orders him up to the OR immediately, the patient laughs as he is escorted upstairs.

While in surgery, a nurse came in to ask if Dr. Rhodes or Dr. Latham seen any star earrings, as they believe she gave them to the convict downstairs and he swallowed them. Latham admits that Corinna being so free-spirited and loving, even with complete strangers is not something he shares, but believes it is not entirely a bad thing.

Halstead meets with Manning in the doctors’ lounge. He asks if she had any luck with the transplant, she tells him everyone said no. Manning says she is on her way to tell Jimmy the bad news. Halstead offers to go with her, she tells him she needs to do it as she was the one who got his hopes up. Halstead asks her what she is going to tell him, she says, “The truth, that the one thing he needs most in the world is right in front of him and he can’t have it; and he doesn’t even have a choice!”

Halstead stops her and tells her that they should just give him the option. Manning asks him if he realizes the implications of this; he says he does but if they want to save his life, there is no other way. They meet with the Vance brothers, and inform them that if Ian injects his brother with HIV they will be able to do it; they give them a syringe.

Sharon Goodwin comes down to talk to Choi and they both are upset that the prisoner is getting his ‘vacation’ after all. Choi is angry that he got his wish. Goodwin tells him Choi should have just focused on treating him. She gives him some sage advice from her grandfather, “Never wrestle with a pig. You both get dirty and the pig likes it!”

Latham and Rhodes are both watching Corinna and her mother. Rhodes tells Latham she will make it and Latham responds with, “fortune favors the bold”. He congratulates Dr. Rhodes and he says good night. Rhodes chases down Robyn and asks if it’s too late for those drinks? Robyn asks him about not upsetting her father, Rhodes replies with, “Why stop now!” They both smile and leave together.

At the housewarming party Halstead asks Manning if she feels good about today, and she says she is. Nina reveals to everyone that Will paid for part of his med school debt by singing at Irish weddings, and his brother Detective Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) pulls out the guitar, and everyone insists that he plays at least one song. Everyone is impressed, but some notice that Manning and Halstead can’t stop looking at each other, especially Manning’s boyfriend, Jeff Clarke.

The episode ends with Rhodes and Robyn joking around and enjoying drinks at Molly’s when Dr. Charles walks in, he sneaks out before being noticed. Dr. Reese is riding the bus home with Joey comforting her. Dr. Choi is watching the prisoner patient laughing watching TV. April has agreed to the medication with her brother by her side.