A traumatic multi-vehicle accident during a blizzard seriously taxes Chicago Med. The doctors and nurses of Chicago Med brace for an influx of trauma patients when a pre-dawn pileup finds the hospital in full scramble mode. With Dr. Rhodes (Colin Donnell) and Dr. Latham (guest star Ato Essandoh) handling duties in triage, difficult decisions are made. As a result of the storm and emergencies, supplies become limited and Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson), Dr. Manning (Torrey DeVitto) and Dr. Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) must deal with making an impossible decision. Meanwhile, Dr. Choi (Brian Tee) handles a severely burned patient who has one final request. Dr. Charles (Oliver Platt) deals with an agitated patient who makes his presence known in the waiting room.
Chicago Med airs on NBC Thursday February 16 at 9pm.
From Emmy Award-winning executive producer Dick Wolf (the “Law & Order” and “Chicago” franchises), “Chicago Med” is an emotional thrill ride through the day-to-day chaos of the city’s newest state-of-the-art trauma center and into the lives of the courageous doctors, nurses and staff who hold it all together.
Dr. Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) has to deal with the challenges of becoming the ER’s newest attending, chief among them supervising Dr. Natalie Manning (Torrey DeVitto), emergency pediatrics resident and longtime object of his affection. Rising star Dr. Connor Rhodes (Colin Donnell) steps out of his comfort zone as he transitions into the cutthroat world of cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Daniel Charles (Oliver Platt) remains the Sherlock Holmes of psychiatry, while training neophyte intern Dr. Sarah Reese (Rachel DiPillo) in the mysteries of the human mind. Former Navy flight surgeon Dr. Ethan Choi (Brian Tee) brings his battlefield skills to the front lines of Chicago’s busiest ER. Sharon Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson), the venerable head of Chicago Med, balances the pressure of running the city’s largest hospital against maintaining an atmosphere of quality care and compassion.
April Sexton (Yaya DaCosta) is a smart, bold and intuitive ER nurse dealing with an illness of her own as well as a relationship that might be moving too fast for her to handle. Maggie Lockwood (Marlyne Barrett) is the confident charge nurse and the eyes, ears and brain of the emergency department. Joining the team this season will be ex-Chicago Fire stalwart Jeff Clarke (Jeff Hephner), a face from Natalie’s past now working side-by-side with her as a fourth-year med student, and Dr. Isidore Latham (Ato Essandoh), Connor’s strange and difficult new mentor.
Together, they will confront Chicago’s most critical medical cases and challenging ethical dilemmas with courage, compassion and state-of-the-art treatment. Inspired by ripped-from-the-headlines cases, “Chicago Med” will weave cutting-edge medicine with the personal drama that comes with working in such a high-intensity environment. Through it all, familiar faces from “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.” and “Chicago Justice” will intertwine with Chicago’s finest medical heroes.
Dick Wolf, Andrew Schneider, Diane Frolov, Matt Olmstead, Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, Arthur Forney and Peter Jankowski are executive producers.
“Chicago Med” is produced by Universal Television and Wolf Entertainment.