After ignoring a patient's DNR so that he could enroll her in a medical trial, Halstead's been kicked off the case - but he can't resist checking up on the patient's progress anyway. In the clip below, hospital administrator Sharon Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson) tells Halstead that this time, his actions may result in a suspension.
"Essentially, he took a risk that could potentially put a bad name on the hospital and put everyone's jobs in jeopardy," Gehlfuss tells TVGuide.com. "He realizes after what he's done that maybe he shouldn't have, but obviously it's too late, and he's banking on the fact that this woman is going to overcome all this and it's all going to be worth it and the lawsuit's going to get dropped. That's what he's banking on at this point."
Of course, Halstead's job isn't the only aspect of his life that's up in the air. Does the kiss he shared with Manning (Torrey DeVitto) last week mean that their friendship will blossom into something more? Gehlfuss hints that Halstead will get "a little more clarity" about his situation with Manning in this week's episode.
"Will this ruin the friendship they had? Is it something she's ready for? Is it all going to work out? That's what we're all waiting to see this week," Gehlfuss says. "I think there's ingredients there that would make [a relationship] work, but it's just timing and whatever. Her husband just passed. It's a complicated situation. It's tricky."
Check out a sneak peek from Tuesday's episode of Chicago Med here:
Chicago Med airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on NBC.