Tonight on NBC their medical drama Chicago Med airs with an all-new Tuesday, December 12, 2017, episode and we have your Chicago Med recap below. On tonight’s Chicago Med season 3 episode 4 as per the NBC synopsis, “Dr. Charles learns a troubling fact about the man who shot him; Dr. Rhodes and Dr. Bekker come to an agreement during a complicated surgery; and Will and Natalie are trapped by legal ethics when an unfaithful husband refuses to tell his wife about his inconclusive Zika test.”
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Chicago Med begins tonight with Dr. Connor Rhodes (Colin Donnell) reassuring Dr. Robin Charles (Mekia Cox) that returning to work is going to be like she never left; but she reminds him that the last time anyone at work saw her was being strapped to a gurney, screaming about rats. He tells her that they understand that she was sick, and now she isn’t.
Dr. Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) and Dr. Natalie Manning (Torrey DeVitto) talk about the holiday gift exchange, as Will is refusing to give up who his name is. Dr. Ethan Choi (Brian Tee) finds April Sexton (Yaya DaCosta) asking if he can talk to her for a second, but before they can talk, Robin walks in and everyone is thrilled to see her back, except for Nurse Doris who mutters that she is only back because she is Dr. Daniel Charles’ (Oliver Platt) daughter, and will snap again. Daniel greets her, telling her she looks great, but she says she would be a lot better if people would stop telling her that.
A scream comes from the ED, Maggie Lockwood (Marlyne Barrett) calls for Dr. Stohl (Eddie Jemison) and Dr. Choi. It is a man dressed as Santa Claus, who is having chest pains, when Stohl confirms he has no pulse. A child asks if Santa is going to die, but Sharon Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson) assures the child he won’t, telling them to get him to a room, where he dies. Sharon tells Choi that his name was Bill Cooper and was Santa for the past 25 years.
Maggie shouts out to Dr. Rhodes that there is incoming. The patient is a male who fell 20 feet off his roof stringing Christmas lights; he has no breath sounds on the left, they decompress him and as Rhodes attempts to insert the tube they find fecal matter in his chest.
Another emergency arrives, with Vincent Cramer who went through a stained glass window, he is telling Dr. Choi that the demons are coming for him. The glass has severed artery, but Dr. Choi begs him to stay calm as they try to stop the bleeding. Choi tells Doris that they need to restrain him and order a psychosis. Meanwhile, Dr. Noah Sexton (Roland Buck III) meets his elderly patient, Mr. Rosenback who had a fever and rash.
Daniel meets with Sharon, who informs him that the man who shot him, Jack Kellogg (Scott Morehead) was killed in prison that morning; murdered by another inmate. She voices her concern that he will take this out on Dr. Sarah Reese (Rachel DiPillo) on her for testifying against his wishes and putting Jack in prison. He gets defensive, feeling Sharon is making him look vindictive and emotional unstable when she suggests he takes a few days off.
Noah and April review his patient’s charts, Maggie overhears their conversation and reveals Dr. Stohl had a patient with the same symptoms 3 days prior and the cultures just came in; they learn it is a bacterial infection. April pages Dr. Robin Charles.
Dr. Rhodes consults with Dr. Ava Bekker (Norma Kuhling) with the patient who had feces in his lungs. He informs her that the OR is being prepped thoracotomy, while he will open his abdomen. He reminds her that he is in trauma today; she mocks him that he will get the kicks out of calling the shots and she will be honored to assist him.
Sarah apologizes to Dr. Charles about what happened to Jack Kellogg; but he tells her this was in no way her fault, as he was very self-destructive. Dr. Choi interrupts them asking if they are available for a consult. Sarah excuses herself when she sees Vincent, but Dr. Charles approaches him with compassion. They give him a sedative, and Dr. Charles tells Choi he will come back a bit to talk to him.
Mr Rosenback is informed he has Leptospirosis, both April and Noah look at Robin when she suggests that this infection usually comes from rodents like rats and begins a series of questions of where he could have come into contact with contaminated waters. Sharon offers her condolences to Bill Cooper’s (aka Santa Claus) family, when they arrive, agreeing to let them take the body right away.
April lets Dr. Rhodes know that his patient’s latest scans are in, and when he asks to let Robin know he can’t make their coffee date, he informs him that Robin is busy too with their Leptospirosis case; Bekker comments the last thing Robin needs today is a “rat’s disease!” Rhodes doesn’t appreciate the comment.
Dr. Manning’s patient, Shannon is 22 weeks pregnant and cramping, they do an ultrasound, confirming the fetus is healthy but will run some tests to see what is going on. Suddenly, alarms go off and Noah rushes to his patient who is coughing up blood. Aprils removes his sister, Sylvia from the room as they attempt to intubate, but when Noah can’t get it in he has to perform an emergency tracheotomy; April continues to question everything he does. When his stats begin to return to normal, April says “you did it” and Noah pulls off his gloves, giving her a dirty look.
Shannon’s husband rushes in as Dr. Manning tells them she thinks it is just Braxton Hicks contractions but wants to do one more test to be sure. Bruce (Peter Y. Kim) asks if it is hot in there and Dr. Halstead asks if he is okay, as he is extremely pale, saying his throat is a little dry; Will wants to run some tests.
In the OR, Bekker asks Rhodes if he is sure Robin was ready to come back to work. He refuses to answer her questions, only talking about the surgery. He has 30-minutes, while she does her part and after he leaves the OR she smirks and says he is going to check on his girlfriend to the OR staff.
Noah looks over his patient’s paperwork, as April continues to say what tests to run; he finally snaps and tells her to stop telling him how to do his job. He says he doesn’t need a big sister here and orders her to back off. Maggie sadly looks on as Bill Cooper’s body is removed from the hospital.
Dr. Robin Charles is on the phone, researching if they have found a common factor for the Leptospirosis cases; as she works she swears she is hearing rats in the ceiling and begins to panic. She rushes out of her office just as Colin comes around the corner. She says she is hearing them again, in her office. He takes her in his arms, telling her not to worry as he will take care of her.
Dr. Charles returns to see Vincent, who says the demons are gone. He explains that the demons want to get inside people, and makes them do people, like they did his friend. He hurt himself to get away from the demons. He says he is so tired of running and hiding and agrees to Dr. Charles help. Dr. Charles feels it is a delusional disorder for sure and wants to have him admitted for a full psychological evaluation.
Dr. Halstead tells Bruce that he is testing inconclusive for the Zika virus, and since it can be transferred sexually they need to test Shannon as it can cause the fetus to develop Microcephaly. He says there is no reason to scare Shannon unnecessarily, and finally breaks down that he wasn’t in Buffalo on business and was actually in Aruba with a lady friend. Will says he doesn’t care about his personal life, and Shannon is his patient. Bruce reminds him of patient-doctor confidentiality and Bruce is also his patient and he is now to keep his mouth shut, and cannot inform Shannon of this conversation.
Robin doesn’t want another MRI because she is sure what is going on. Connor says this could be a blessing in disguise and help them adjust her meds. He kisses her as he has to go back to the OR but promises to be back soon.
Sylvia hates seeing her baby brother like this but goes on a rant about how she loved his deceased wife but she was a gentile who made him celebrate Christmas. April finds it kind of sweet that he does it in remembrance of his late wife.
In the OR, Bekker and Rhodes work together on a solution, finally not letting their egos get in the way of performing the perfect surgery. Robin’s MRI is complete and Sarah tells him that her scan is clean; Robin doesn’t take that as good news, feeling that she is simply losing her mind. Sarah tells her that can run more tests, promising they can figure it out but Robin storms off saying it is clearly all in her head and there is nothing Sarah nor Connor can do to fix that.
Dr. Halstead is in the doctor’s lounge on his laptop when Dr. Manning comes in, he reveals everything Bruce told him. Manning feels they need to tell Shannon, but Halstead reminds her that they can’t without violating confidentiality. She says that is insane because if he was HIV positive, they could tell her and Zika should be the same. Halstead tells her that Zika is such a news virus that there is no set precedence and he has done research for the past hour looking for a way around the Hippocratic Oath and has nothing. He says there is nothing they can do over an inconclusive test result.
An ambulance arrives at the ED with Father Luke Novak who has multiple stab wounds, after someone broke into the church and he confronted them. Dr. Choi continues compressions and finds a piece of stained glass on him. He asks CPD if they found the guy who did it, and they reveal not yet. Sharon finds Bill Cooper’s brother-in-law arguing with Maggie over a $16,000 hospital bill; she promises to personally look into this.
Robin shares with April and Noah that there were 3 other cases of Leptospirosis recently but they are from all different parts of the city. She says the last outbreak was 5 years ago and is beginning to think that this couldn’t be just water and might be soil; then thought Christmas trees but the Rosenbach’s are Jewish and wouldn’t get a Christmas tree. April says Harold is Jewish but she knows for a fact that he celebrates Christmas.
Sharon confronts Dr. Stohl on the bill, saying their job is to treat patients, not bankrupt their families; especially since he died in the waiting room. She wants him to look the other way on some of the expenses and adjust the bill. He says the ED is hemorrhaging money and asks that the big deal is since his insurance will cover this. He only wants the hospital to look fiscally responsible saying he is simply looking out for her.
Vincent is in the process of being arrested by Dt. Alvin Olinsky (Elias Koteas) and CPD, when Dr. Charles demands to know what they are doing to his patient. He wants to know why Dr. Choi didn’t page him? Vincent shouts that Dr. Charles lied to him about keeping him safe and grabs the defibrillator charge paddles; Dr. Charles gets him to lower them a little bit when one of the officers raises his gun the man shocks himself and Dr. Charles.
Vincent is arrested and taken away, when Dr. Charles sees them taking him away he demands to know where they are taking him. Sharon orders him to stop, saying it is a police matter and wants to know what he was thinking risking his life like that. He snaps at Dr. Choi for allowing a mentally ill patient be taken into police custody; but is shocked to learn that he stabbed a priest, who just died in their trauma room. Sarah turns to Sharon, saying Dr. Charles did this because he couldn’t save Jack Kellogg. Sharon tells her this is not her fault, but it is clear Sarah isn’t so sure.
Noah shares with Mr. Harold Rosenback that the antibiotics are working, and things are looking good. Sylvia says all this is because of a Christmas tree but April corrects her, saying it was the tree lot and infected soil. April admits to Noah that sometimes he needs her help but sometimes she needs his help too; they look at Sylvia and Harold and he jokes that when they get to their age, maybe they should live together. April tells him “not on your life!”
Bruce gives his wife flowers and she is ready to leave; Dr. Manning stops them, saying that since she is approaching her due date the best thing she can do is avoid anything strenuous like lifting heavy things or sexual activity; Bruce immediately becomes angry and says they are done and wheels her towards the exit. She stops them again but before she can say more, Dr. Halstead brings Dr. Hart from Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer for the CDC, asking to speak to him in private. He refuses and she tells him, she is required to speak to him about his test. Shannon demands to know what is going on and Dr. Hart escorts them into a private room.
Natalie learns that since Zika is considered a public health emergency the CDC has to investigate all inconclusive test results. She tells him she is impressed and says it is a good thing he showed up when he did. Both are done work for the day and he reveals that he is Sharon Goodwin’s secret Santa, and he has no idea what to get her.
Sharon is chastised for blackmailing the board, but she defends her actions saying it would be very bad publicity if it got out that they gave Santa’s widow a bill for $16,000, one week before Christmas. He says the board saw that as a threat. He says the board is not happy and have no qualms replacing her with someone who would gladly bill Santa, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy; advising her to watch her step. She says she hears him.
Dr. Rhodes and Dr. Bekker tell their patient’s father that he will make a full recovery, who thanks them for saving him. Bekker says they made a good team today and suggests they grab a drink to celebrate. He gives her an odd look and says “good night.” Dr Charles runs into Sarah at the elevator who says she is worried about him, but he says he is more worried about her because of her reaction when she first saw Vincent that morning. She lies, saying she had patients to see. He hopes that is really the case and she excuses herself.
Dr. Charles goes to Sharon’s office, asking if the offer is still good and agrees to take the time off. She tells him to not stay away too long, as they need him there; even telling him about the bill they gave a family for a man who died in the waiting room. She says the system is broken and he reminds her he doesn’t know anyone better with a glue gun than her.
Connor and Robin walk towards her office, where they learn the noise she heard was the heating unit was a defective check valve. Both feel it was good news but want to get out of the hospital ASAP. April asks Ethan what he wants to show her, he brings her into cleaning closet where he hung some Shamrocks, telling her to kiss him. He laughs saying he couldn’t find any mistletoe, she laughs saying it will do. Sharon walks past a Santa outside the hospital and donates some money.