Spoilers forward for Episode 16 of Chicago Med Season 8, referred to as “What You See Isn’t All the time What You Get.”
Chicago Med goes robust in Season 8, however the final couple of seasons have seen NBC’s hit medical drama saying goodbye to a stunning variety of key characters. For a lot of “What You See Isn’t All the time What You Can Get,” it appeared like Dr. Nellie Cuevas (performed by Lilah Richcreek Estrada) is likely to be the following to depart the hospital. By the tip, nevertheless, Nellie decided meaning she’ll stick across the Windy Metropolis for the foreseeable future, and Med doesn’t have to interchange yet one more physician.
Nellie revealed her huge secret to Hannah (Jessy Schram) earlier in Season 8, telling the ED’s OB/GYN that she’s undocumented however legally allowed to work and reside in america as a DACA recipient. Within the newest episode, Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson) approached Nellie about getting her DACA paperwork so as, which put the psychiatrist on edge.
On the finish of the hour, she revealed that her standing as a DACA recipient whereas her dad and mom relocated to Canada signifies that she hasn’t seen them in ten years, and he or she was contemplating leaving Med. Her dad and mom can’t reenter america, and he or she’s not assured to have the ability to come again if she leaves, even for a go to. The prospect of leaving Chicago was on her thoughts for a lot of the episode, as she teamed up with Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) to try to deal with a lady on the verge of demise from a thriller sickness that killed her brother.
After they found out the best way to save the woman, Nellie got here to a realization: her dad and mom had despatched her to america as a result of it was the most suitable choice for a vivid future for her, so she wanted to remain in Chicago and hold doing her job to honor their sacrifice. Goodwin was completely happy to listen to that Nellie was staying, and I used to be completely happy to see that Med wasn’t going to lose one other key character.
Nellie would have been the fourth this season, in any case! Man Lockard’s Dylan Scott bowed out after the fiery Season 8 premiere, with Asjha Cooper’s Vanessa Taylor leaving (to Maggie’s dismay) simply a few months later. Subsequent up was Ethan Choi (authentic solid member Brian Tee), though at the least his hard-earned completely happy ending didn’t imply leaving Chicago! And people three are simply from Season 8. The few years have seen the departures of Kristen Hager’s Stevie Hammer, Torrey DeVitto as Natalie Manning, and Yaya DaCosta as April Sexton, though DaCosta briefly returned to accommodate Ethan’s completely happy ending.
Fortunately, we don’t have so as to add Nellie to the checklist of exits! The truth is, after this episode, I’d like to see her crew up with Will on one other case or two. I didn’t see it coming this week, however in a season that efficiently constructed an “emotional triangle” involving Hannah and Steven Weber‘s Archer, a Will/Nellie duo creating wouldn’t be the most important shock!
See what’s subsequent for Nellie and the remainder with new episodes of Chicago Med on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on NBC, forward of Chicago Fireplace (which is shifting on with out Taylor Kinney for now) at 9 p.m. and Chicago P.D. (which introduced again Jesse Lee Soffer to direct an episode) at 10 p.m.
You may as well revisit episodes of One Chicago streaming with a Peacock Premium subscription whereas ready for information concerning the futures of the three reveals, which have but to be formally renewed. Med, Fireplace, and P.D. are all hits for NBC, so renewals appear inevitable, however it could be good to get the official information all the identical!