Not so much reclaiming their time as their lives.
The women of Gaffney did their damnedest to recover their agency on Chicago Med Season 3 Episode 6, but the results were mixed. Robin may have figured out what she needed to do to be seen as a person again, but Sarah landed herself in some hot water.
Sarah, Sarah, Sarah. What are we going to do with that girl?
Indefinite suspension was certainly not the answer, nor was letting her shoulder so much blame. The girl's been showing warning signs for months now, it's not her fault that the highly trained professionals she works with missed them all.
I'm not saying that pepper spraying her patient was a great idea, of course. Or that she wasn't completely misguided in bringing mace to work in the first place. That was incredibly stupid.
But where were the resources for staff after a peer was attacked by a patient on hospital grounds? There was plenty of debate about what to do going forward, but apparently no discussion about grief or trauma counseling to deal with the actual event.
HR really dropped the ball on this one.
The one upside to this mess (other than the arc coming to a climax so that we don't have to agonize over how long it's taking for somebody, anybody to notice what's going on with Sarah) is that Reese's relationship with Daniel is back on track.
Poor Daniel probably wishes it hadn't come to this though. I mean, doesn't he have enough issues with his actual daughter?
He really has been on hero dad duty lately. I'm surprised that we haven't heard anything about his youngest daughter having nightmares he needs to quell as well.
It's a good thing he's so damn great at helping people. And that he's got his mojo back after the shooting.
Robin: No, Dad, can't you see that I don't want to be helped? I am tired of being a disease. I want to be a person again!
Daniel: Okay. Okay, so, um, so how you want to do that?
I've mentioned (many) times before that the men of Med have a common problem of being misogynistic creeps. The severity varies amongst them, and some have gotten better, but it was so very refreshing to have Daniel back at full awesome guy strength, asking a woman what she needs.
And then not ignoring her. Is it because he's a dad, and not a lover? Because he's a psychiatrist? Hell, I don't care why. I just want him to teach his ways to the others.
Even Connor has been terrible of late.
Connor: Listen, my dad is a son of a bitch. He likes to destroy things.
Robin: And you, you like to fix things. People with blocked arteries or leaky valves. Unhinged girlfriends who like to shoplift.
Robin: Wanting to save someone, needing to save someone, it's not the same as loving them.
I think Connor's attitude has been bugging me more than the others because it's under the guise of loving. I love that Robin saw him so clearly, and then called him on it.
It is a shame to see her go -- Mekia Cox really nailed this arc, and especially that scene with Oliver Platt -- but I can't regret having a female character take control of her situation like she did.
Now we just need Connor to get a wake-up call, because that freak out outside Daniel's building was starting to sound a little stalker-ish.
While I don't really see how Maggie's plan realistically works, I admit loving that path her story took. She was totally empowered in that situation from start to finish.
Okay, so, the execution from the production team could have been better. Six nurses short spread across four shifts is hardly a crisis, and no one really seemed that over worked by the shortage.
Also, the props department needed to do a better job of guarding the pizza, because that box may have been from Lou Malnati's, but that pizza inside most certainly was not. What Chicagoan would order thin crust from there?
But it's going to take a lot more than deep dish to solve the problems the ED's facing on Chicago Med Season 3 Episode 7. With Sarah down for the count, Daniel seems to be handling psych cases on his own, and not everybody is on board with his decisions.
Everyone seems to have an opinion on the best treatment for a baby born addicted to heroin, and presumably, an opinion on what should happen with the mother. I'm pretty sure we can all figure which docs think she should be locked up right away and which think she should get treatment.
Sharon won't be around to weigh in though, since she'll be acting like a GD saint and helping her ex-husbands girlfriend. Yeah, remember that story? I barely did. But don't worry, you can read our past Chicago Med reviews or watch Chicago Med online if you need a refresher.
Will: I respect LeBron James. I admire LeBron James, but comparing him to Michael Jordan? C'mon.
Nat: You only think that because you're a Chicago chauvinist.
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