Season 1 Episode 5
Med works tirelessly to save Herrmann's life; a spate of chemo patients points to a criminal mystery; Dr. Rhodes comes under fire.
Picking up where Chicago Fire's previous episode left off, Herrmann (David Eigenberg) is brought into the emergency room, clinging to life after being stabbed by Freddie. Dr. Rhodes (Colin Donnell) comes under fire from Severide (Taylor Kinney), who questions Dr. Rhodes' medical choices concerning Herrmann's care. After Herrmann comes perilously close to death several times, Med is able to stabilize his condition, and by the episode's end, he opens his eyes.
Elsewhere, a curious pattern develops among several female patients who came to Med under different circumstances. Though the women had all been recently treated with chemotherapy, none of them have cancer. Dr. Charles (Oliver Platt) is the first to find this link, and he and Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson) arrive at the same conclusion - the women were knowingly treated with chemotherapy for cancer conditions none of them had. A criminal investigation ensues, with Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) and Lindsay (Sophia Bush) spearheading the case for Intelligence at Chicago P.D.
We learn that Nurse April Sexton (Yaya DaCosta) had a previous relationship with Severide. When he attempts to rekindle their romance, she declines his offer of a date so that she can help her medical student brother, Noah. This caused a rift with the couple in the past, as sacrificing her own needs for those of her brother is something April has done before.