‘Chicago Med’ Fans Are Not a Fan of One Romance on the Show

by Anna Dunn
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JANUARY 28: Pearlena Igbokwe, Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Paul Telegdy, YaYa DaCosta, Dick Wolf, Nick Gehlfuss, Marlyne Barrett, Torrey DeVitto, Brian Tee, Dominic Rains, and Lisa Katz, attend the "Chicago Med" 100th episode cake cutting at Cinespace on January 28, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images)

Chicago Med is officially on its mid-season hiatus, and fans are left to discuss amongst themselves. One topic that’s popped up is a romance a lot of fans don’t seem to be a fan of. The season 7, episode 9 kiss was not one fans were happy to see at all.

While fans triumphed over the return of Dr. Choi, who’s been on and off the show all season due to his injuries sustained in the finale, others were really unhappy to see the kiss between Dr. Crockett Marcel (Dominic Rains) and his boss, Dr. Pamela Blake (Sarah Rafferty).

It also doesn’t look like this kiss is just going to be a “one-time thing” like Dr. Blake insisted. But a lot of fans really don’t see the chemistry or why the show decided to go in this direction.

“There was more chemistry in that look dean gave blake when she walked out than there was in the whole kiss between blake and Crockett,” one Twitter user wrote.

In a Reddit thread about the episode, other fans agreed that the kiss was not great.

“Called Marcel’s weird triangle with Blake and her daughter when they introduced both characters. Not thrilled they are going that route but guess they are…” one fan wrote. Another quickly noted that the decision to go through with the romance was “so cringe.”

Another fan pointed out the ethics concerns of this new unpopular pairing.

“I kinda hate it- I don’t know how old the characters are, but there’s an age gap between at least one of the pairs, plus the power dynamic from doctor-patient iirc? It’s just,,, kinda messed up and gross IMO,” another fan wrote.

‘Chicago Med’ Boss Said They Aren’t Slowing Down

So if Chicago Med writers thought this romance would be a steamy hit, it looks like it’s falling very, very flat. Hopefully, adjustments can be made in the upcoming episodes that’ll make fans a bit happier with the direction the show has taken.

But if interviews are anything to go by, Chicago Med fans who hate the dynamic may be in for an uncomfortable road ahead of them.

“Well, it’s a bit of a triangle for him there with Avery, and it’s awkward, right? Dr. Blake does not know anything about him having gone out with Avery. So that’s awkward. We’re going to continue playing that,” Chicago Med boss Diane Frolov told TV Guide.

So while fans are excited about Dr. Choi and the directions some of the other characters are taking, they’ll have to stew on this new, uncomfortable love triangle until Chicago Med and the other shows in the One Chicago franchise return on Wednesday, January 5th starting at 8/7 Central on NBC.