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Chicago Med Review – Change Is a Tough Pill to Swallow (7×05)

CHICAGO MED -- "Change Is a Tough Pill To Swallow" Episode 705 -- Pictured: Dominic Rains as Crockett Marcel -- (Photo by: George Burns Jr/NBC)

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Vanessa is headed down a dangerous path on Chicago Med Season 7 Episode. 

She’s an overachiever who arrives early to her internship at Gaffney and stays up all night studying for the boards, but eventually, that’s going to catch up with you. 

She made a few mistakes while taking on too many patients into her rotation, and even though it ended up being something that wasn’t entirely her fault, she was very hard on herself. 

Then, when she tried to help a young boy see his brother after surgery, it also backfired on her. 

You’d think that after all of this, Vanessa would call it quits, but she continued to push herself and popped an Adderall to stay awake to study. 

If she keeps this up, she’s going to end up in one of the hospital beds due to exhaustion. 

Dr. Crockett has been running into a little “red tape” this season when it comes to other physicians and surgeons. 

However, he proved that following your gut goes the extra mile. 

He’s always had really great instincts, so shame on Dr. Archer for making him doubt that, brushing him off, and suggesting that he play along with the hospital politics.

No doctor that has ever tapped into hospital politics in order to get ahead is someone that’s respected or well-known for his craft. 

Archer continues to prove just how unfit he is to run the ED. 

Crockett’s decision to take Avery down the OR went against what Dr. Blake wanted, but it was a sound decision and saved her daughter’s life. 

Dr. Blake took note and pulled him in to assist with another procedure. 

Also, did anyone pick up on the vibes between Avery and Crockett? Crockett has chemistry with everyone!

Dr. Charles assisted on a family case this week when a boy was brought in with head trauma. 

In a surprising twist, it was revealed that Alex, the injured kid, riled up Ryan so that he would hit him in hopes of getting some love and attention.

It was a sad realization that showed just how far some kids will go. 

Ryan was getting the brunt of his parent’s affection because of his ADHD, which Charles realized was yet another misdiagnosis. 

The poor kid was being pumped with Adderall, which was, in turn, making his anxiety disorder worse. 

This is yet another example of why psychology and psychiatry are important in the ED. 

The case resonated with Dylan, who took some time to thank his father for all the attention he put towards his medical career. 

It’s nice to see these doctors outside of the hospital. His father, a cop, never held his son’s decision to change careers against him. 

And it goes to show that even the smallest little gesture — like bringing Al’s beef — goes a long way.

Out of all the new additions this season, Dylan has been my favorite. And I truly enjoy all of his team-ups with Dr. Charles. 

Halstead quest to unmask the darkness behind the Vas-Com continues, though, it came through a more personal case involving a patient he was assisting Stevie with. 

There wasn’t a clear diagnosis for Eleanor, but her health was deteriorating. Clearly, Halstead didn’t trust the Vas-Com so he pulled it without consulting her. 

Stevie doesn’t mince words, so she immediately called him out for overstepping and wanting to prove that his way was correct. 

Unfortunately, she didn’t know what she didn’t know — that Halstead and Goodwin are putting together a case about the dangers of Vas-Com. 

Halstead couldn’t be upfront about it, so he apologized. I think it was genuine, however, as he seems to realize just how much he steps on everyone’s toes. 

Eventually, the two of them were able to correctly diagnose Eleanor with a rare disease.

Halstead was able to play off why he removed the Vas-Com to Cooper, who informed him that he put it back to monitor vital. 

I may be misinterpreting this, but I think the issue is with the fact that Vas-Com kept pointing at all of Eleanor’s vitals being just fine when her health was declining quickly, right? 

If so, that’s obviously a glaring issue that needs to be addressed. 

Halstead is successfully getting in deeper with Cooper, who invited him to a conference to mingle with the higher-ups. 

This is either going to be really great for Halstead or it’ll blow up in his face. Thankfully, he always Goodwin’s support. 

What did you think of the episode? Let us know in the comments! 


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Brian Tee’s ‘Chicago Med’ Exit Explained

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Brian Tee's 'Chicago Med' Exit Explained

NBC is teeing up 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).

Now, we’re getting some more insight as to how Ethan Choi will be written off. 

CHICAGO MED — “This Could Be The Start of Something New” Episode 809 — Pictured: (l-r) Yaya DaCosta as April Sexton, Brian Tee as Ethan Choi — (Photo by: George Burns Jr/NBC)

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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Chicago Med Review Like A Phoenix Rising From The Ashes Season 7 Episode 19

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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