The Season 6 finale of fan-favorite medical drama “Chicago Med” preludes a lot of big changes coming in the show’s seventh season. The series, which has been on the air since 2015, is part of the “One Chicago” franchise from Dick Wolf on NBC, following a cast of doctors and nurses at Gaffney Chicago Medical Center as they deal with personal and professional drama.
The 16th episode of “Chicago Med” Season 6, which serves as its finale, is the last appearance of one original cast member who has now left the series, while another makes their last appearance in the Season 7 premiere. Both Yaya DaCosta and Torrey DeVitto, who portray ER nurse April Sexton and Dr. Natalie Manning, respectively, have ended their time on “Chicago Med.” For DaCosta, her departure was mainly about timing, as she fell in love with the project “Our Kind of People,” a new drama that she stars in on Fox, right as she was considering whether or not to renew her contract with “Chicago Med,” inevitably deciding to leave to pursue the new opportunity. For DeVitto, the reason behind her departure isn’t as clear, so fans of the series are left to wonder whether it was her decision or the show’s.