All the Characters Who’ve Left Chicago Med Over the Years
Paging One Chicago fans! Since Chicago Med premiered almost a decade ago, there have been dozens of doctors, nurses, patients and characters who have come and gone through the doors of Gaffney Chicago Medical Center. But who’s left Chicago Med and why did they leave? We break down the most shocking exits ahead.
Chicago Med is NBC’s medical drama following the personal and professional lives of doctors and nurses in the emergency department of the fictional Gaffney Chicago Medical Center. The series — which premiered in 2015 and is created by Dick Wolf, the same mind behind the Law & Order and FBI franchises — is the third spin-off in NBC’s One Chicago franchise, which also includes Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D.
At a press event in 2015, Wolf explained how Chicago Med is differrent than P.D. and Fire. “This is different than when we did that,” he said via the Observer. “People don’t remember that Law & Order had been on for nine years before we launched SVU and then Criminal Intent. So this is happening a lot faster.”
Chicago Med showrunner Diane Frolov continued, “Dick said that he wanted to do a show that was smart and dealt that with medical issues and ethical issues with strong characters and that’s something that we love to do, so we were onboard right away.” Showrunner Andrew Schneider continued, “When you’re in a hospital situation the stakes are already very high. There‘s this confluence of emotional stories already inherent that have political, financial, and moral ramifications. The delivery of medicine itself is a very complex thing so we knew there was a lot to mine from this setting.”
After more than a decade on television, Chicago Med has become a mainstay in the One Chicago franchise. But who’s left Chicago Med over the years? Read on for the most dramatic exits we’re still not over.