The action at Gaffney Chicago Medical Center resumes when Chicago Med season 8 premieres on NBC in September. The beloved Dick Wolf show will once again anchor the Wednesday night schedule of the Chicago series.
Fans will remember that things got hot at the end of season 7 — literally — when a fire threatened Will and Dylan’s lives. During her surgery, Pamela will be forced to deal with Crockett’s choice, while Charles deals with the decision to quit his connection with his therapist.
Here’s all we know about Season 8 of Chicago Med.
Chicago Med Season 8 Release Date
According to what to watch Season 8 of Chicago Med premieres on NBC on Wednesday, September 21, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The show kicks off One Chicago Wednesdays, and it will be followed by Chicago Fire at 9 p.m. ET/PT and Chicago P.D. at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Chicago Med Season 8 Cast
Season eight is getting a lot of updates and cast reshufflings, with numerous characters returning, quitting, or being promoted to series regulars.
Steven Weber was named a series regular as Dr. Dean Archer for the eighth season of the show in March. In season seven, his character, the polarising head of the emergency department, offered Dr. Hannah Asher (played by Jessy Schram) a second chance to reestablish her career after recovering from addiction.
Schram has also been promoted to series regular, with Hannah’s storyline likely to be a prominent arc in the upcoming season as she tries to maintain her sobriety. Season seven also saw the return of Dr. Ethan Choi (Brian Tee), who had been injured during the filming. Although it has not been determined whether he will return for season eight, his comeback gives us optimism.
Unfortunately, it was announced last month that Kristen Hager will be departing the program and hence will not feature in season eight. Following the retirement of longstanding cast members Yaya DaCosta and Torrey DeVitto last year, the Being Human actress joins the show in season seven as Dr. Stevie Hammer.
However, executive producers Diane Frolov and Andy Schneider have stated that, while Hager is no longer in the series, a return for her character is feasible.”We all enjoyed Kristen and would welcome her character returning in the future,” they said to Deadline.
Meanwhile, following the season seven finale, the fates of Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss), Dylan Scott (Guy Lockhart), and Jo (Riley Voelkel) are all in jeopardy. In terms of the rest of the cast, we expect the following to return for season eight:
Yaya DaCosta (April Sexton), Dominic Rains (Crockett Marcel), Tehmina Sunny (Sabeen Viani), Torrey Devitto (Natalie Manning), Kara Killmer (Sylvie Brett), Marlyne Barrett (Maggie Campbell), S. Epatha Merkerson (Sharon Goodwin), and Oliver Platt play April Sexton, Marlyne Barrett (Maggie Campbell), S. Epatha Merkerson (Shar (Daniel Charles).
Chicago Med Season 8 Plot
Season seven of Chicago Med was fascinating, to say the least, and the scorching climax (forgive the pun) appears to have set up season eight for a similarly crazy journey.
In the season finale, Jo intends to leave town after a sleazy cop blows her cover in her undercover investigation. We learn that she has been hiding out in Will Halstead’s apartment, which Dylan Scott visits to say farewell.
Jo hands Dylan the proof she’s gathered so he may submit it to his father before being interrupted by Will, who reveals the building is on fire.
In an unexpected change of events, one of the culprits from Jo’s case appears, leading to a battle between himself and Dylan before Dylan shoots him. Dylan instructs Jo to run, and when she comes out into the hall, we discover that she was injured during the struggle.
Meanwhile, Will returns after hearing the gunshot and assists Dylan in carrying the injured criminal to safety, but the flames cage them in the corridor with no way out…
Will we ever learn who the dirty cop is? Will Jo, Dylan, and Will make it? We’ll have to wait until the eighth season to find out.
Where Should You Watch It?
The eighth season of Chicago Med premieres on NBC, with new episodes accessible the next day on Peacock. All prior seasons are available on Peacock.
If you’ve moved providers, you can watch NBC on Sling TV, Hulu with Live TV, Fubo TV, and YouTube TV, among other streaming options.
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Chicago Med Season 8 Trailer
There is no trailer for Chicago Med Season 8 yet because the final episode of Season 7 aired on May 25, 2022. In the meantime, you can catch a peek of the show below:
Chicago Med Season Finale Recap
The episode begins with Dr. Scott (Guy Lockard) being assigned the responsibility of treating a patient who has previously been identified as an undercover cop. She’s afraid her cover has been blown, and she doesn’t trust anyone on the precinct to turn in the evidence she’s gathered. Scott provides a reference for his father, and the undercover cop agrees to play baseball.
In other news, Dr. Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) and Asher (Jessy Schram) disagree on how to treat a patient in severe need of a transplant. Halstead believes the transplant should go through as planned, but Asher is hesitant because the donor is the patient’s fiancée, whom he intends to dump.
Given their tumultuous history together, the topic of broken relationships prompts some thought on the part of the doctors. Finally, they reach an agreement in which the girlfriend is informed of the facts and given the option of proceeding with the transplant (she does).
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