We all know Dr. Rhodes isn’t one to just go with what he’s told — even when it comes to patients and their beliefs. It looks like he’s pulling a Halstead in this ‘Chicago Med’ exclusive sneak peek.
Is it just me or are the rules frequently broken at Chicago Med?! In this exclusive look at the May 10 episode, Dr. Rhodes (Colin Donnell) is faced with a patient who suffers from a heart attack — and nearly dies. He needs surgery, but when his wife reveals they’re Jehovah Witnesses, Dr. Rhodes isn’t sure what to do.
“We’ve got your husband’s rhythm back but he’s still not out of the woods,” Dr. Rhodes tells the patient’s wife in the clip above. “We need to find the blockage that caused his heart attack and then most likely, graph new vessels around it.”
All the wife hears is that fact that her husband will be put on a “hard lung machine.”
“I’ll have to refuse,” she says while getting in the elevator, much to Dr. Rhodes’ confusion. “My husband can’t have any surgery that involves the infusion of blood. We’re Jehovah Witnesses.”
Just by Dr. Rhodes’ face alone, you can see that he does not agree with the decision. Plus, according to the episode description he and Dr. Downey (Gregg Henry) actually do operate on the patient. Yikes! Didn’t he learn anything from Dr. Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss), who broke the law earlier in the season by saving a patient with a DNR.
Speaking of, it won’t be an easy road for him either this week, as he’s actually considering a job offer — across the country. Who else can’t wait to see how Dr. Manning (Torrey DeVitto) reacts?
Chicago Med airs on Tuesdays at 9 PM on NBC.