Chicago Med/Season 1
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Chicago Med (2015-) is an American medical drama television series.
- Sharon Goodwin: [contemplating whether to allow a patient to operated on] I guarantee if we perform this operation, regardless of the outcome, we'll be sued, and they'll likely win, and millions.
- Dr. Halstead: And that's how we make our decisions? By how much it's gonna cost us?
- Sharon: All right, get off the high horse, Dr. Halstead.
- Dr. Halstead: How about we call the Ethics Committee?
- Sharon: Be faster to call a judge, but I'm not gonna burn a favor on this.
- Dr. Connor Rhodes: [observes Sarah Reese putting a central line into a dummy] I can't tell you how many times I missed before I finally got it.
- Sarah Reese: I know how to do it. I just couldn't do it in there.
- Dr. Rhodes: It takes practice, that's all.
- Sarah: I'm fine with him. I never miss.
- Dr. Rhodes: Yeah, he's the ideal patient. You can't hurt him, and his life's not hanging in the balance.
- Sarah: If this rotation weren't a requirement, I wouldn't be here.
- Dr. Rhodes: Where would you be?
- Sarah: I'm a lab person.
- Dr. Rhodes: Pathology?
- Sarah: Maybe.
- Dr. Rhodes: Every med student, once they start dealing with patients, thinks they'd do better in Pathology. I did.
- Dr. Charles: You were in the, uh, what, the navy, right?
- Dr. Choi: Still am. Naval Reserves.
- Dr. Charles: Doc I did my residency with was on away leave from the Navy. Tough as hell practicing psychiatry with you guys. Couldn't get anybody to open up.
- Dr. Choi: Could be a sign of weakness.
- Dr. Charles: Sometimes, when somebody that we love gets sick, very easy to lose sight of the person and see only the disease. Remembering that our loved one is still there? Not always easy.
- Dr. Downey: [to Dr. Rhodes] I've usually found, Dr. Rhodes, that when given responsibility, people rise to the occasion. I know the last few weeks have been challenging, and I'd be lying if I said the months to come will be any easier. I have an impossible amount to teach you in a diminishing amount of time. You don't have to show me how smart you are, and you don't have to please me. Just learn.
- Dr. Choi: I've been talking to Dr. Charles, the hospital psychiatrist. Shared some things about my service, tough things.
- Dr. Vicki Glass: You don't have to explain.
- Dr. Choi: I know. I thought if I didn't think about it or talk about it I'm here. [pauses] My dad was Navy.
- Dr. Glass: That why you enlisted?
- Dr. Choi: It just always seemed like that was what I was gonna do.
- Dr. Glass: There's a room full of kids in there who are gonna ask you about your service. What are you gonna tell 'em?
- Dr. Choi: That I'd do it again.
- Dr. Choi: I got a patient who wants his LVAD removed. He got what he wanted. (deep breath) Now his dead.
- Dr. Charles: I guess I took out a LVAD myself today.
- Dr. Choi: How do we ever know what we're doing is right.
- Dr. Charles: It's tricky. The first part of Hippocratic oath is clear, right? "Do no harm." Then it goes on to say, "I'will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science." So it's tricky.
- Dr. Choi: It ever get any easier?
- Dr. Charles: Hope so.
- Dr. Charles: You're one hell of a perfomer. I mean, a real trouper. Keeping it up for so long, selling this idea you think who you need to be all the time, carring around the weight of that performance...isn't it tiring? Aren't you exausted?
- The patient: I have absolutely no excuse to be sad.
- Dr. Charles: You don't need a excuse, man. You're a human being.
- Dr. Halstead: How are you doing?
- Dr. Manning: Well, my mother-in-law is driving me crazy.
- Dr. Halstead: Cloth diapers again?
- Dr. Manning: No. She wants me to get Owen christened.
- Dr. Halstead: So? She's Catholic. It's what we do. So was Jeff.
- Dr. Manning: Lapsed Catholic. And he hated parochial school. Always told me horror stories about all the nuns.
- Dr. Halstead: We all tell those stories. Doesn't mean a thing. Take it from a former altar boy. Baptism is a peace of cake, a lot easier than a brit.
- Dr. Manning: I'm not religious. Wouldn't it be hypocritical?
- Dr. Halstead: Think of it like a vaccination. Do it and get it over with.
- Patient: Nurse? Nurse? Hey, nurse!
- Sarah: Are you talking to me?
- Patient: Hello? Been here for two hours with snot pouring out my nose.
- Sarah: I'm sorry, but we need to see patients in order of urgency.
- Patient: And I'm dying of a sinus infection. Maybe if you got off that iPad and did a little work, things would go faster.
- Sarah: Maybe you just need to wait your turn. And I'm not a nurse.
- Dr. Choi: Handled like a true pathologist.
- Sarah: I know, I'm sorry.
- Dr. Choi: My Match Day, I threw up six times and passed out, so I'd say you're doing fine.
- Sarah: You did not throw up and pass out.
- Dr. Choi: Wanted to, though.
- Sarah: Was emergency medicine your first choice?
- Dr. Choi: My only choice. All I ever wanted to do.
- Sarah: Even though it comes with a lifetime supply of angry snot guys?
- Dr. Choi: Has it's downsides. Then again, how many jobs are there where you literally get to save lives? I'm sure you'll find pathology just as rewarding.
- Sarah: You are?
- Dr. Choi: [deadpan] No.
- Dr. Charles: [describing a patient with body integrity identity disorder] These people believe that one of their limbs, part of their body, is not their own. His sense of self does not extend to the fingers on his left arm. It stops at the elbow.
- Dr. Choi: [bemused] Sorry, it sounds a little out there to me.
- Dr. Charles: I mean, who are any of us to say where we end, right? Or begin. Physicists will tell you there's no physical self at all, right? Just waves of energy. A mystics will say that we're one big soup.
- Dr. Choi: I'm not a physicist or a mystic, I'm a doc who spent his career treating wounded soldiers who begged me "Save my leg", "Save my arm". You don't think I should commit this guy?
- Will Halstead: Jay, she was on a placebo. They never knew. It was all for nothing.
- Jay Halstead: No, you cared. I think, if we care, then whatever happens, it's for something. We might not see the effect, but It goes out there and it circulates around. It makes us all better, you know?
- Will: My brother, cop and philosopher.
- Jay: [smiles] You've got to think big picture.
[Dr. Charles finds a 10-year old boy named Griffin in a bloody but vacant hospital ward room after picking up a bloodied clothing button.]
- Griffin:I'm not in trouble am I?
- Dr. Charles:Noooo - you know what, let's - Let's find Mom and Dad, it's a very scary place.
- Griffin: [looks back at the blood on the floor] I'm not scared.
- Dr. Charles: [surprised] No?
- Griffin:I want to be a doctor.
- Dr. Charles:Really? Why's that?
- Griffin: [mumbles] The knives...
- Dr. Charles: [shocked] What?!
- Griffin: [forces smile] To help people.
- Sharon: Dr. Choi, we're gonna need some of your Navy-inspired discipline today.
- Dr. Choi: Sorry, I'm with the paramedics today. Resident ride along.
- Maggie: And discipline, that a nice way of saying I'm a tight ass? [laughs]
- Maggie: Oh, yes. Tight.
- Sharon: I didn't say that.
- Maggie: And getting the docs in line, isn't that the Chief Resident's job anyway?
- Sharon: Wonderful, the guy who's enforcing the rules is the one always breaking them. [looks over at Dr. Halstead]
- Dr. Halstead: It's not my job to listen. I'm a doctor. It's my job to decide what's best for him.
- April: That is exactly why I'm a nurse.
- Sharon: You haven't been out in a while.
- Dr. Charles: You know, there's a reason for that. There's this new study out, says dating can lead to marriage.
- Sharon: It's just a friendly dinner.
- Dr. Charles Yeah, and I'm still paying two and a half alimonies. Those friendly dinners can get expensive.
- [Dr. Charles meets a parrot with PTSD]
- Dr. Charles: Parrots are highly intelligent, and very socially attuned. There is, in fact, a program at the VA in San Francisco that matches vets with PTSD with similarly afflicted birds.
- Dr. Choi: So he can help me?
- Dr. Charles: Possible. [Parrot squawks "Don't touch that" repeatedly in the background]
- Dr. Choi: What do I do?
- Dr. Charles: Eh, take care of him. Talk to him. Hang out with him. For starters, teach him something else to say.
- [Parrot squawks "Don't touch that" as Dr. Charles is about eat his chips]
- Dr. Manning: Remember when you were a kid and you lost a tooth and you kept running your tongue over the gap? Without my wedding ring, it's like the same thing. Something's missing.
- Dr. Choi: Well, I don't know if it's any consolation, but what do they say? "One door closes and another one opens."