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A Needle in the Heart
Season: 5
Episode: 20
Original airdate: April 15, 2020
Written by: Stephen Hootstein
Daniel Sinclair
Directed by: Milena Govich
Episode chronology
Previous episode: Just a River in Egypt
Next episode: When Did We Begin to Change


Dr. Crockett is visited by two New Orleans detectives who have questions about his past. Dr. Choi puts his life in danger to save a child. Dr. Charles gives fatherly advice to his young daughter.


Main Cast

Guest Stars


  • Courtney Rioux as Paramedic Courtney
  • Cesar Jaime as Paramedic Cesar
  • Desmond Gray as Paramedic Desmond
  • Sarah Brooks as Paramedic Juliette
  • Lorena Diaz as Nurse Doris
  • Marie Tredway as Nurse Trinidad "Trini" Campos
  • Katrina Love as Nurse Katrina
  • C. Anthony Jackson as Security Guard Earl
  • Michael Vaughn Shaw as X-Ray Tech Mike
  • Joshua Moaney as Doctor Julian Moody
  • Brian Weddington as Detective Poulson
  • Nick Freed as NOPD Detective Hayes
  • Melanie McCullough as Donna Harris
  • London Rome as Billy Harris
  • David Vogel as SWAT Captain Lewis
  • Elena Marisa Flores as Officer Rosado
  • Travis A. Knight as Patrolman Bobby Price
  • Mark Ulrich as Ed Green
  • Alanah McClanahan as Teenage Girl
  • Ryan Bailey as "Roger Larusso" / Brian Russell
  • Kristen Magee as Yvette Larusso
  • Aaron Walters as Roger Larusso
  • Quinn O'Driscoll as Jax #1
  • Liam O'Driscoll as Jax #2


Background information and Notes


Chicago Med season 5
Episodes Never Going Back to NormalWe're Lost in the DarkIn the Valley of the ShadowsInfection, Part IIGot a Friend in MeIt's All in the FamilyWho Knows What Tomorrow BringsToo Close to the SunI Can't Imagine the FutureGuess It Doesn't Matter AnymoreThe Ground Shifts Beneath UsLeave the Choice to SolomonPain Is for the LivingIt May Not Be ForeverI Will Do No HarmWho Should Be the JudgeThe Ghosts of the PastIn the Name of LoveJust a River in EgyptA Needle in the Heart
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