Between the first and second seasons of Chicago Med, on July 26, 2017, a pretty amazing coincidence occurred. A female nurse named Alex Wubbels at the University of Utah’s hospital burn center was forcibly arrested by a short-fused police officer after she refused, per hospital policy, to (possibly illegally) draw blood from her unconscious patient. The officer was recently fired.
Ironically, almost exactly four months earlier, on a Chicago Med episode entitled “Guilty,” Nurse Maggie Lockwood (Marlyne Barrett) is forcibly arrested after refusing, again per hospital policy, by a short-fused officer, under similar circumstances. This uncanny bit of prescient scripting exemplifies the timeliness of Chicago Med, a series that at first looked pretty much like a retread of older hospital dramas like ER but which hit the ground running, and is fast becoming the best of executive…Read the entire review