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Chicago Med (Season 5)
Episodes: 20
Network: NBC
Original run: September 25, 2019 - April 15, 2020
Season chronology
Previous season: Season 4
Next season: Season 6
A City Of Heroes. A Night Of Hope.

–Chicago Med Season 5 tagline

Chicago Med season 5 premiered on September 25, 2019 and concluded on April 15, 2020 on NBC.

Dr. Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) balances the stress as the ER’s supervising attending physician with his complicated relationship with Dr. Natalie Manning (Torrey DeVitto), an attending physician in emergency pediatrics. Newly remarried, Dr. Daniel Charles (Oliver Platt) remains the Sherlock Holmes of psychiatry. Former Navy flight surgeon Dr. Ethan Choi (Brian Tee) brings his battlefield skills to the front lines of Chicago’s busiest ER, the go-to place for victim’s of the city’s gun violence. Work and home life intersect with him and April Sexton (Yaya DaCosta), a smart, bold and intuitive nurse with the ability to adeptly tackle the most harried of circumstances in the hospital. Sharon Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson), the venerable head of the city’s largest hospital, is under intense fiscal scrutiny to preserve the bottom line while continuing to ensure that all patients receive nothing short of quality care and compassion. Maggie Lockwood (Marlyne Barrett), the charge nurse and eyes, ears and brain of the ER, is skilled and confident but finds herself dealing with profound health issues of her own.

Together they will confront Chicago’s most critical medical cases and challenging ethical dilemmas with courage, compassion and state-of-the-art treatment. "Chicago Med" will weave cutting-edge medicine with the personal drama that comes with working in such a high-intensity environment. Through it all, familiar faces from "Chicago Fire" and "Chicago P.D" will intertwine with Chicago’s finest medical heroes.


Main Cast and Characters

Crossover Guest Stars

Recurring Guest Stars

Recurring Co-Stars


Image Episode Summary Airdate
Cm0501.jpg 5.01 (#84)
Never Going Back to Normal
Will and Natalie face the aftermath of a horrific car incident and are left to battle for their lives. September 25, 2019
Cm0502.jpg 5.02 (#85)
We're Lost in the Dark
A power outage at Med puts multiple patients at risk and tests the skills of the staff and their enthusiastic med students. October 2, 2019
Cm0503.jpg 5.03 (#86)
In the Valley of the Shadows
Dr. Choi and Dr. Charles have difficult decisions to make as a dying man tries to preserve his future life with a controversial scientific method. October 9, 2019
Cm0504.jpg 5.04 (#87)
Infection, Part II
An entire apartment complex is forced into quarantine when cases of the deadly virus turns into an epidemic. October 16, 2019
Cm0505.jpg 5.05 (#88)
Got a Friend in Me
Dr. Choi and Dr. Marcel don't see eye-to-eye over the treatment of a patient's chronic pain and rumors start to circulate about Maggie. October 23, 2019
Cm0506.jpg 5.06 (#89)
It's All in the Family
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. October 30, 2019
Cm0507.jpg 5.07 (#90)
Who Knows What Tomorrow Brings
Dr. Charles and Dr. Halstead sink their teeth into a bloodthirsty case. Dr. Marcel and Maggie throw a traditional crawfish boil for the staff. November 6, 2019
Cm0508.jpg 5.08 (#91)
Too Close to the Sun
Maggie gets unsettling news about a new friend and breaks protocol to support him. November 13, 2019
Cm0509.jpg 5.09 (#92)
I Can't Imagine the Future
April receives unfortunate news that makes her question her future with Ethan. Dr. Charles and Maggie see tough times on the horizon. November 20, 2019
Cm0510.jpg 5.10 (#93)
Guess It Doesn't Matter Anymore
Dr. Halstead's world is thrown into turmoil when a former patient resurfaces. April has a secret she considers confessing to Ethan. January 8, 2020
Cm0511.jpg 5.11 (#94)
The Ground Shifts Beneath Us
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. January 15, 2020
Cm0512.jpg 5.12 (#95)
Leave the Choice to Solomon
The team deals with the aftermath of a school bus crash. Dr. Charles worries Dr. Halstead is putting his medical license in jeopardy. January 22, 2020
Cm0513.jpg 5.13 (#96)
Pain Is for the Living
Two brothers in critical condition are rushed into the hospital by their parents, leaving Dr. Choi, April and Dr. Charles to tend to their care. February 5, 2020
Cm0514.jpg 5.14 (#97)
It May Not Be Forever
Dr. Manning and Dr. Marcel disagree over an abusive husband. Dr. Halstead struggles with ethics and his decision to work at the safe injection site. February 12, 2020
Cm0515.jpg 5.15 (#98)
I Will Do No Harm
Dr. Charles and Dr. Manning treat a patient who is fully invested in pretending to be someone other than himself. February 26, 2020
Cm0516.jpg 5.16 (#99)
Who Should Be the Judge
A convicted murderer’s escape hits close to home when several members of the team find themselves in danger. March 4, 2020
Cm0517.jpg 5.17 (#100)
The Ghosts of the Past
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. March 18, 2020
Cm0518.jpg 5.18 (#101)
In the Name of Love
Dr. Charles and Goodwin fear Dr. Halstead is repeating his past mistakes when a patient with early-onset Alzheimer’s is brought into the E.D. March 25, 2020
Cm0519.jpg 5.19 (#102)
Just a River in Egypt
Dr. Charles evaluates a 15-year old who is brought into the E.D. after an apparent fall off an overpass. Will sides with Dr. Asher on a risky treatment plan. April 8, 2020
Cm0520.jpg 5.20 (#103)
A Needle in the Heart
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. April 15, 2020

Chicago Med
Seasons Season 1Season 2Season 3Season 4Season 5Season 6Season 7Season 8
Current characters Will HalsteadEthan ChoiCrockett MarcelMaggie LockwoodDylan ScottHannah AsherSharon GoodwinDaniel CharlesDean Archer
Former characters Sarah ReeseConnor RhodesAva BekkerApril SextonNatalie ManningStevie Hammer