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Chicago Med – Lose Yourself (2×15)

CHICAGO MED -- "Lose Yourself" Episode 216 -- Pictured: Rachel DiPillo as Sarah Reese -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC)

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There is no such thing as too much Chicago in your life. Following the success of last night’s #OneChicago, Chicago Med returned with a stand-alone episode that tugged at the heartstrings more than usual.

Dr. Rhodes was unwillingly thrust into the spotlight after being assigned a miracle patient that had the media in a frenzy. The skilled doctor attempted to treat a city worker who fell off a building, surviving the 33 story fall. But surviving does not mean thriving and the patient was in critical condition. Knowing that it might not be a “success” story, Goodwin advised Rhodes to refrain from talking to the media. After a few successful procedures, the man was in stable condition, living hour to hour instead of minute to minute.

Rhodes felt confident enough in himself and gave a positive statement to the media, which was immediately followed by a scolding from the boss. And even though everyone was rooting for him to have his hero moment, the man’s heart began failing. After one attempt at restarting it by hand, the parents asked him to just “give it a rest.” What kind of life could this man have if Rhodes continued to try “saving him” against his bodies will? And for what – the sake of a feel-good news story?

As expected, his heart failed again and Rhodes could do nothing more than stand by as the parents said their goodbyes and remembered a life well lived. The scene was a poignant reminder that sometimes, you have to step back and let fate take its course.

April was pushed to the limit this week to save a patients life that walked into her life at exactly the right time. The woman came into the ER thinking she had flu symptoms but she ended up having an infection that was stopping her heart from properly working. So as April saved one life, she got the devastating news that her babies heart had stopped beating. At the end of her shift, she walked slowly up to the OB department for a D&C as Maggie and Tate stood by her side, tears flowing at the loss. It wasn’t a secret that April would never have this baby – I think we all knew it from the complications with her TB and the fights she had with Tate about working while pregnant. Regardless though, no one could have emotional prepared for the moment. Do you think this will affect her relationship with Tate? Will he blame her? Will she try to have another baby?

Dr. Manning and Dr. Choi were an unlikely team up this time as they worked to save a paralyzed man who came in with an unknown virus. After running multiple tests they realized he was getting unauthorized STEM cell treatment in Mexico, which caused his infection. Both doctors tried to talk him out of putting his life in danger with the hopes of being able to walk again for his wife but he wouldn’t listen. He didn’t care if he was risking his life as long as he was trying to be the man she needed. It took Natalie a moment to accept the defeat because as doctor’s, it’s hard to watch a patient willingly hurt themselves.

Dr. Reese might not have all the answers but what’s great about her is that she never stops until she finds a solution. When a man wearing a superhero cape walked into the ED, she knew it was her duty to help him. The man admitted that his wife passed away from cancer a year before and he felt so helpless that putting on the cape made him feel like he could help others. Reese wanted to make him aware he didn’t necessarily need the cape to be a hero and came up with a solution that worked for the man, the hospital and the patients – a volunteer worker! Not only would he be brave enough to help others, people would turn to him in time of need.

Thoughts on this week’s Chicago Med?


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Brian Tee’s ‘Chicago Med’ Exit Explained

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Brian Tee's 'Chicago Med' Exit Explained

We’re just a few weeks away from Brian Tee’s final Chicago Med episode. 

The actor will depart the series on the Dec 7 episode, which will also feature his wedding to longtime love and fiancee, April (Yaya DaCosta).

People exclusively revealed photos from the couple’s big day, and now, we’re getting some more insight as to how Ethan Choi will be written off. 

Co-showrunner Andrew Schneider explained that after the wedding, Ethan and April will start a “mobile clinic so that together they can take first-rate medical care to underserved neighborhoods in Chicago.”

We absolutely love this idea as it stays true to his character, and it falls in line with April’s professional aspirations.

Schneider emphasized that the couple will be staying in the Windy City despite leaving Gaffney, which means that there is a chance for both Tee and DaCosta to return for a guest appearance in the near future if they choose. Tee has already been announced as a director of the upcoming 16th episode.

In the previous episode, Choi’s co-workers at the hospital were all surprised to get an invitation to the wedding considering the couple was broken up for quite some time. And while it may seem abrupt and haste, Choi told Charles that losing his father put a lot of things in perspective for him, and he’s finally ready to be the man that April always knew he could be. 

We can’t wait to see their beautiful wedding pan out on the fall finale of Chicago Med!

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When and Why Is Brian Tee Leaving ‘Chicago Med’?

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Brian Tee, who plays Ethan Choi on Chicago Med since season 1 of Chicago Med, has announced his departure.

Tee previously told Deadline that his final appearance will be on episode 9 titled “Could Be The Start Of Something New” airing December 7.

The outlet notes that following the end of his six-year contract, Tee decided not to renew, choosing to spend time with his wife and daughter, who was only 5 weeks when he signed on for the series.

The actor will also be pursuing other projects and experiences within the field, and fans will be glad to know that he will return to the One Chicago franchise in no time to direct episode 16 of the season.

It’ll surely be hard to say goodbye to one of the OGs, but there’s comfort in knowing that the character may finally follow where his heart leads him as he has seemingly rekindled a relationship with on-again, off-again love interest April, played by Yaya DaCosta, who has appeared as a guest star on a few episodes this season.

“Playing Dr. Ethan Choi on Chicago Med has been such a gift and a blessing. I am forever grateful to our fans and my colleagues both in front of and behind the camera as I embark on a new journey. I am forever indebted to Dick Wolf, NBC, and Universal Television for choosing me,” he noted in the interview with the outlet at the time, adding, “What we’ve been planning for Dr. Choi’s sendoff is fitting, and it’s beautiful. I think the fans are going to absolutely love it. It’s going to bring a little bit of the new Ethan and a little bit of the old. Know that episode 9 is going to be an amazing one.”

We’ll miss you, Choi!

Season 8 of Chicago Med has undergone a lot of character rotations—you can see all the cast exits in 2022 right here!

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Colin Donnell Reveals If He Would Return to ‘Chicago Med’

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Is Colin Donnell interested in making his way back to Gaffney? Dr. Connor Rhodes exited the series three seasons ago, but he remains a fan-favorite to this day.

Is there a chance fans might see him again on Chicago Med? In a recent interview, Donnell explained that it’s always a possibility. 

“I loved my time on Chicago Med, and I loved Andy and Diane,” the actor told TVLine, adding, “I loved our crew so much, the cast was so wonderful, and I know they’ve had a lot of comings and goings since I’ve left myself. But yeah, why ever close a door?”

As for show runners Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, they are also open to Rhodes’ return if Donnell would be interested, explaining, “I don’t think you can ever rule that out.”

They continued: “Colin was a guy we loved working with. He was a very strong member of the cast for a long time, and we would welcome to see him again.”

Okay, then it’s settled—at some point, Donnell needs to grace Gaffney with his presence, especially as the series has lost so many actors this year already with Ethan Choi (Brian Tee) on his way out in the upcoming December episode.


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