Chicago Med boasts a large ensemble cast of doctors and nurses dedicated to saving lives in the ED and beyond, but it also raises some questions about why these characters do the things that they do. Charge nurse Maggie Lockwood is about as dependable a character as can be found in all of One Chicago, and Season 6 is finally going to fill in some blanks about her past.
Chicago Med showrunners Andrew Schneider and Diane Frolov shared what’s on the way for Maggie as the sixth season continues, telling CinemaBlend:
Diane Frolov: She and Ben are taking care of Auggie and Auggie is going to need a liver transplant. I think that comes forward in Episode 5. So it's going to be the two of them, and Goodwin, of course, involved in it, of trying to save this little boy.
Andrew Schneider: And through this story we will reveal some of Maggie's past that we hadn't seen before. We'll get to know her better.
Although neither Auggie nor Ben have appeared in Chicago Med Season 6 so far, the showrunners confirm that the show is going to pick up on Maggie’s story from Season 5. Maggie and Ben found love with each other despite (or possibly because of) the dire circumstances of their meeting, and decided to take Auggie in to try and help him. And it wouldn’t be Chicago Med if saving him was simple!
Chicago Med has revealed bits and pieces of Maggie’s past over the years, but this story is primed to expand her story even more. For her sake after everything she has gone through (and puts up with) at Med, I just hope that they manage to save poor Auggie.
The showrunners previously said back in Season 5 that although Auggie’s plight would continue to worry Maggie and Ben, it would “only serve to bring them even closer together.” Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider elaborated on how fans will get to learn more about Maggie in Season 6:
Diane Frolov: We're gonna continue to have our doctors seeing Dr. Charles. That was a new thing that we did this season, and we're gonna continue doing that.
Andrew Schneider: So a scene you've never seen before, but you will, is Maggie and Dr. Charles in a check-in therapy scene. He will deal with her, with Will, and with Ethan and April, so that will be a continuing thing we do in the series.
Bad news for the doctors who hate having to talk about themselves to Dr. Charles, but characters continuing to check in with him is good news for fans looking for insight! A little therapy might have been a long time coming for some of the Med characters with their levels of stress. It should be interesting to see if Maggie is more open to speaking with Dr. Charles, as opposed to characters like Will and Crockett who try to avoid the chats at all costs. All things considered, it’ll probably be a very good thing if Dr. Charles can wrangle April and Ethan in for a chat.
Fortunately, Chicago Med will soon return with more of Maggie as well as the rest of the characters, some of whom have been handling COVID better than others. See what happens next with new episodes on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. Although One Chicago crossovers involving Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. along with Med might not be able to happen in any kind of significant way this season, Chicago Wednesdays will still deliver plenty of action in the winter TV lineup.