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The Best Episodes of Chicago Med

Every episode of Chicago Med ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Chicago Med!

An emotional thrill ride through the day-to-day chaos of the city's most explosive hospital and the courageous team of doctors who hold it together. They will tackle unique new cases inspired by topical events, forging fiery relationships in the pulse-pounding pandemonium of the emergency room.

Genre:Drama
Network:NBC

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Chicago Med" is "Never Let You Go", rated 8.6/10 from 400 user votes. It was directed by Charles S. Carroll and written by Stephen Hootstein, Joseph Sousa. "Never Let You Go" aired on 4/24/2019 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "I Think I Know You, but Do I Really?".

  • Never Let You Go
    8.6/10 400 votes

    #1 - Never Let You Go

    Season 4 Episode 19 - Aired 2019-04-24

    The hospital goes into lockdown mode when a man with a gun holds medical staff hostage. Goodwin is forced to make a tough decision. Dr. Rhodes begins to realize his time with his father is getting short.

    Director: Charles S. Carroll

    Writer: Stephen Hootstein, Joseph Sousa

  • I Think I Know You, but Do I Really?
    8.6/10 68 votes

    #2 - I Think I Know You, but Do I Really?

    Season 9 Episode 13 - Aired 2024-05-22

    Ripley and Charles treat a high-risk prisoner who may have dementia. Archer and Sean clash when a resident from Margo's facility lands in the E.D. Crockett receives shocking news.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • You Just Might Find You Get What You Need
    8.5/10 95 votes

    #3 - You Just Might Find You Get What You Need

    Season 9 Episode 10 - Aired 2024-05-01

    Maggie's budding romance takes flight. After a woman's shocking suicide attempt, Charles searches for answers. Asher works to diagnose a patient who is new to the city and appears with mysterious symptoms.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Get By with a Little Help from My Friends
    8.5/10 94 votes

    #4 - Get By with a Little Help from My Friends

    Season 9 Episode 12 - Aired 2024-05-15

    An infection threatens Marcel's risky liver transplant. Maggie and Charles help a struggling burn unit nurse. Goodwin is forced to make a tough decision about Bert's future.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Infection, Part II (II)
    8.4/10 479 votes

    #5 - Infection, Part II (II)

    Season 5 Episode 4 - Aired 2019-10-16

    Dr. Manning's actions with a recent patient lead to serious repercussions. April and Noah disagree over a patient who is injured after a beating. Dr. Charles is visited by a childhood friend with a surprising revelation. The crossover starts on Chicago Fire S08E04 Infection (I). It continues on Chicago PD S07E04 Infection, Part III (III).

    Director: Michael Pressman

    Writer: N/A

  • With a Brave Heart
    8.2/10 327 votes

    #6 - With a Brave Heart

    Season 4 Episode 22 - Aired 2019-05-22

    Dr. Charles and Caroline set some major plans. Ava fights to keep her relationship with Connor. Agent Lee informs Will of news that may put his life in danger.

    Director: Michael Waxman

    Writer: Diane Frolov, Andrew Schneider

  • The Ground Shifts Beneath Us
    8.2/10 313 votes

    #7 - The Ground Shifts Beneath Us

    Season 5 Episode 11 - Aired 2020-01-15

    After a major accident at O'Hare, the E.D. is concerned one of their own is in mortal danger. Will's proposal for a safe injection site goes to the board for consideration. Natalie and Goodwin become concerned for Gwen.

    Director: Martha Mitchell

    Writer: Safura Fadavi, Meridith Friedman

  • Cold Front
    8.1/10 618 votes

    #8 - Cold Front

    Season 2 Episode 14 - Aired 2017-02-16

    Chicago Med braces for an influx of trauma patients when a pre-dawn pileup finds the hospital in full scramble mode. As a result of the storm and emergencies, supplies become limited and Goodwin, Dr. Manning and Dr. Halstead must deal with making an impossible decision. Meanwhile, Dr. Choi handles a severely burned patient who has one final request and Dr. Charles deals with an agitated patient.

    Director: Michael Waxman

    Writer: Diane Frolov, Andrew Schneider, Danny Weiss

  • Monday Mourning
    8.1/10 508 votes

    #9 - Monday Mourning

    Season 2 Episode 17 - Aired 2017-03-16

    A suicide shakes the staff. Dr. Choi and Dr. Halstead face off over how to treat a patient with stroke symptoms. Family turmoil unfolds when a boy is treated after falling in a river. The importance of learning from mistakes is emphasized to Dr. Reese.

    Director: Fred Berner

    Writer: Jeff Drayer, Danny Weiss

  • Love Hurts
    8.1/10 558 votes

    #10 - Love Hurts

    Season 2 Episode 23 - Aired 2017-05-11

    A new hotshot doctor arrives at Chicago Med causing competition for Dr. Rhodes, Dr. Halstead and Dr. Manning work together to diagnose a Syrian refugee without a medical record. When Robin is admitted back into the hospital for more complications, Dr. Reese takes a different approach to her treatment. Distracted from work because of Robin's worsening case, Dr. Charles is challenged by Goodwin and Noah hosts a graduation party that brings everyone together.

    Director: Michael Waxman

    Writer: Diane Frolov, Andrew Schneider

  • When to Let Go (II)
    8.1/10 398 votes

    #11 - When to Let Go (II)

    Season 4 Episode 2 - Aired 2018-10-03

    The doctors and nurses of Chicago Med find themselves on high alert when an overflow of patients are rushed into the doors following a terrifying apartment complex blaze. Dr. Rhodes fights to save the life of one of Chicago Fire's own, while Dr. Halstead and his brother Jay struggle with their own personal battle. The crossover starts on Chicago Fire S07E02 Going to War (I). It continues on Chicago P.D. S06E02 Endings (III).

    Director: Charles S. Carroll

    Writer: Diane Frolov, Andrew Schneider, Danny Weiss

  • I Can't Imagine the Future
    8.1/10 324 votes

    #12 - I Can't Imagine the Future

    Season 5 Episode 9 - Aired 2019-11-20

    April receives unfortunate news that makes her question her future with Ethan. Dr. Charles and Maggie see tough times on the horizon. Natalie’s memory from the accident starts to return.

    Director: Charles S. Carroll

    Writer: Diane Frolov, Andrew Schneider

  • Does One Door Close and Another One Open?
    8.1/10 192 votes

    #13 - Does One Door Close and Another One Open?

    Season 8 Episode 22 - Aired 2023-05-24

    Shocking information threatens Jack Dayton's surgery and the future of OR 2.0. Archer goes rogue to save a patient in need. Maggie questions her future at Med.

    Director: Nicole Rubio

    Writer: Diane Frolov, Andrew Schneider

  • I Think There Is Something You're Not Telling Me
    8.1/10 86 votes

    #14 - I Think There Is Something You're Not Telling Me

    Season 9 Episode 11 - Aired 2024-05-08

    Ripley struggles to keep Sully's diagnosis a secret when the latter's pregnant girlfriend comes to Med for help. Johnson works to earn a spot in Med's trauma fellowship. Charles and a medical student treat a bipolar artist.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Timing
    8.0/10 575 votes

    #15 - Timing

    Season 1 Episode 18 - Aired 2016-05-17

    Dr. Rhodes treats his mentor and Goodman faces personal issues in the Season 1 finale. Also: April deals with a disorderly patient; Dr. Manning's past catches up with her; and Sarah's graduation day arrives, but she remains conflicted about her future.

    Director: Michael Waxman

    Writer: Diane Frolov, Andrew Schneider

  • This Is Now
    8.0/10 598 votes

    #16 - This Is Now

    Season 3 Episode 18 - Aired 2018-05-01

    After a shooting occurs during a block party, the staff is overrun with victims; Dr. Choi devises a new mass casualty plan; Dr. Manning struggles to stay focused when she realizes her son and nanny might have been at the scene.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Poison Inside Us
    8.0/10 346 votes

    #17 - The Poison Inside Us

    Season 4 Episode 7 - Aired 2018-11-07

    The hospital is forced to evacuate when a toxic chemical is brought into the E.D., leaving patients and the staff in grave danger. Stuck in an elevator, Dr. Charles and Dr. Manning are forced to take drastic measures with a pregnant woman. Goodwin is tasked with making difficult choices and Dr. Rhodes discovers a secret that Dr. Bekker has been holding from him.

    Director: Milena Govich

    Writer: Jeff Drayer, Joseph Sousa

  • Death Do Us Part
    8.0/10 353 votes

    #18 - Death Do Us Part

    Season 4 Episode 9 - Aired 2018-12-05

    Will and Natalie prepare for their big day, but an unsuspecting Will soon finds himself sidetracked. Dr. Charles disagrees with Goodwin on how to best handle a patient's treatment while Dr. Choi and April are on their own when a pregnant woman delivers. Dr. Rhodes finds himself operating on a patient that is of great importance to Det. Halstead.

    Director: Fred Berner

    Writer: Stephen Hootstein, Paul R. Puri

  • The Things We Do
    8.0/10 303 votes

    #19 - The Things We Do

    Season 4 Episode 12 - Aired 2019-01-23

    Dr. Halstead rushes to rescue Dr. Manning after she is involved in a Medevac helicopter crash. The personal drama between Dr. Rhodes and Dr. Bekker boils over. Dr. Charles and Dr. Choi work to help a patient come to terms with their addiction. April helps Elsa deal with the loss of her first patient.

    Director: Carl Seaton

    Writer: Jeff Drayer, Danny Weiss

  • Forever Hold Your Peace
    8.0/10 303 votes

    #20 - Forever Hold Your Peace

    Season 4 Episode 21 - Aired 2019-05-15

    Caroline has news to share, forcing Dr. Charles to make a serious decision about their relationship. Maggie meets her sister's new boyfriend, but discovers danger may lie ahead. Dr. Rhodes experiences a devastating loss while Dr. Choi and April are faced with an unexpected challenge that strengthens their relationship.

    Director: Charles S. Carroll

    Writer: Safura Fadavi, Meridith Friedman

  • Never Going Back to Normal
    8.0/10 411 votes

    #21 - Never Going Back to Normal

    Season 5 Episode 1 - Aired 2019-09-25

    Will and Natalie battle for their lives after a car accident. An investigation is launched following the suspicious death of Cornelius Rhodes. Maggie receives life-changing news. Dr. Charles cuts his honeymoon short to tend to a patient.

    Director: Michael Pressman

    Writer: Diane Frolov, Andrew Schneider

  • Who Should Be the Judge
    8.0/10 294 votes

    #22 - Who Should Be the Judge

    Season 5 Episode 16 - Aired 2020-03-04

    A convicted murderer’s escape hits close to home when several members of the team find themselves in danger. Dr. Charles and Dr. Halstead continue to clash over patient treatment plans. Dr. Choi and April discover the truth about a patient’s scam. Maggie finally receives some good news.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Ghosts of the Past
    8.0/10 301 votes

    #23 - The Ghosts of the Past

    Season 5 Episode 17 - Aired 2020-03-18

    Dr. Manning and Dr. Charles assist in a complicated case helping a 4-year old who they quickly learn is no stranger to the ED. Dr. Marcel and Dr. Choi tend to a police officer with a mysterious gunshot wound to the abdomen. Relationships are put to the test as secrets are revealed.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • What You See Isn't Always What You Get
    8.0/10 176 votes

    #24 - What You See Isn't Always What You Get

    Season 8 Episode 16 - Aired 2023-03-22

    Halstead and Cuevas struggle to diagnose a patient with a rare disorder. CFD and Med staff work to free a paranoid father trapped in the MRI suite. Tanaka-Reed gets an ego check.

    Director: Timothy Busfield

    Writer: Eli Talbert, Danny Weiss

  • Mirror Mirror
    7.9/10 483 votes

    #25 - Mirror Mirror

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2017-02-02

    Dr. Manning and Dr. Charles treat a teenage girl with a rapidly changing set of symptoms that has everyone perplexed. Dr. Choi and medical student Jeff Clark encounter a 19 year-old tough guy who is brought into the hospital in severe distress. Once they establish the cause of the pain, the situation quickly turns dangerous and a resolved Dr. Reese does her best to help. Dr. Halstead must deal with a difficult case that is further complicated by Dr. Stohl, who has a camera crew following him around to shoot a promotional video spotlighting the hospital.

    Director: Vincent Misiano

    Writer: Stephen Hootstein