Why Chicago Med Dealt With That Main Time Hop

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Some spoilers are on this article if you have not caught the Chicago Med Season three premiere, but.

When you watched tonight’s episode of Chicago Med “Communicate Your Reality” you might have observed the present picked up proper on the occasions of the explosive Season 2 finale, when Dr. Daniel Charles received shot by one among his sufferers. Nonetheless, Med did not linger on that second for lengthy, and as an alternative shortly time-hopped to a couple months later, when Dr. Daniel Charles had gotten over the bodily ramifications of his harm, however was nonetheless coping with the bodily ones. It was a curious selection, particularly when it appears there might have been a lot story to be mined from the bodily harm, so after we caught govt producers Andrew Schneider and Diane Frolic at One Chicago Day, we requested why Chicago Med handled that main timehop. In keeping with Schneider,

Positive did [make it more complicated], as a result of after we have been initially going into this season we have been going to have the primary episode be the identical evening as he was shot. Then we realized, ‘No, you are on three months later and that you must be in sync with the opposite reveals.’ So, we needed to modify it to be three months after… However that took some retooling and a few rethinking about how storylines modified.

When you’ve stored tabs on Chicago Med, you could already know that the collection was deliberate to air similtaneously its sister reveals Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. this yr. As has been identified to occur with tv, that plan modified and Chicago Med was held for a November premiere whereas Hearth and P.D. premiered earlier within the fall. With a view to keep on the identical timeline, the whole plan for the primary a part of the season needed to change, as nicely.

Clearly, if the present is choosing up at a unique cut-off date, some main plot modifications must be made within the writers room. One main plot level that needed to change was the Dr. Daniel Charles storyline and the aftermath of him getting wounded. Diane Frolic elaborated on that concept somewhat extra, additionally noting that the brand new story affected the opposite characters within the hospital fairly a bit, as nicely. She mentioned:

Properly, we actually wished to try this quick aftermath with all people coming again to the hospital. In all of these tales kind-of being interrupted by that taking pictures. Properly, we type of had a complete completely different arc.

If it weren’t for NBC, we could have had a complete completely different opener for Chicago Med this season. Because it stands, we dealt extra with the emotional state of Dr. Daniel Charles following his harm than a significant will-he-or-won’t-he-die episode. His opinions about his harm have been at odds with Dr. Sarah Reese’s in the course of the first episode, and it appears as if each of them are coming from completely different locations relating to his psychological state, and with good motive. We’ll have to attend and see what is going to occur with that story because the season strikes ahead, however one factor is for sure, Chicago Med does an incredible job in its first Season 3 episode of constructing it appear as if the timehop was by design and never by circumstances.

You possibly can catch new episodes of Chicago Med on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET, solely on NBC.

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