Chicago Med Showrunners Preview Ethan And Crockett's 'Explosive' Confrontation, Will's New Romance And More

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Only a couple episodes of Chicago Med are left in Season 5, but the season won't end without delivering a confrontation that has been a long time coming. The upcoming April 8 episode of Med, called "Just A River In Egypt," will finally see the tension between Ethan and Crockett come to a head, and that's not all. The plot will thicken with Will's potentially misguided relationship with Hannah, and Maggie will have a source of worry despite her and Ben's recovery.

Fortunately, Chicago Med showrunners Andrew Schneider and Diane Frolov previewed what's to come in "Just A River In Egypt." Asked what kind of clash is coming between Ethan and Crockett, they said:

The confrontation is inevitable and explosive.

A confrontation between Ethan and Crockett has been building ever since sparks started flying between Crockett and April, which was well before the kiss that may have ruined everything. The trailer for "Just A River In Egypt" indicates that the confrontation will be physically violent; while this won't be the first time a fight has broken out in the ED, it could have disastrous consequences for at least some relationships.

One relationship that doesn't need any help when it comes to complications is Will and Hannah's budding romance. According to the episode description for "Just A River In Egypt," Will is going to side with Hannah "on a risky treatment plan." While Will seems to be confident in Hannah's recovery, not everybody else in the ED has shared his sentiments.

Andrew Schneider and Diane Frolov weighed in on whether Will's romance with Hannah can survive all the personal and professional complications from her recovery:

Will and Hannah will try to make their relationship work, but given their personal history and her addiction, it won't be easy.

Well, Will does have experience with relationships that aren't easy, and he seems determined to pursue this relationship with Hannah. Still, Dr. Charles was against the idea of a romance of any kind for Hannah within the first year of her recovery, and he hasn't spent 30+ years a psychiatrist without knowing how to evaluate people. Hey, Will turning Hannah in and then dating her in her recovery certainly would be a story to tell the grandkids!

Maggie and Ben seemed poised to have the least complicated relationship on Chicago Med once they were both deemed healthy and were able to get married despite some wedding obstacles. In the previous episode, however, their honeymoon was delayed when a young foster kid by the name of Auggie came into the ED needing help.

The story with Maggie, Ben, and Auggie isn't over just yet. Andrew Schneider and Diane Frolov shared how Auggie's case impacts Maggie and Ben moving forward:

Auggie's plight will continue to be a source of worry for Maggie and Ben, but it will only serve to bring them even closer together.

Both Maggie and Ben wanted to stay with Auggie rather than head off for their happy massages; as long as they remain on the same page, their relationship with Auggie could be good for all three of them. His foster mom hasn't been able to take care of him. What about Maggie and Ben? Casey and Dawson may have had some heartbreak with their foster son over on Chicago Fire, but that doesn't have to be the case with Maggie and Ben.

Find out what's in store with the "Just A River in Egypt" episode of Chicago Med, airing Wednesday, April 8 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. Following Med will be new episodes of Chicago Fire at 9 p.m. ET and Chicago P.D. at 10 p.m., although P.D. will be missing one of its regulars.

The good news is that all three shows of One Chicago will be back for three more seasons, even if there is currently no way to say when those seasons will be able to pick up again. Andrew Schneider and Diane Frolov previously shared that they already have a "creative jump" on Med Season 6.

Laura Hurley
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