Code Black: Moon Bloodgood cast as Rob Lowe’s new partner

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Falling Skies veteran, Moon Bloodgood, will join the cast of Code Black when it returns midseason.

According to TvLine, Bloodgood will play a character named Rox, a paramedic with a competitive and brassy spirit who thinks fast on her feet and doesn’t get scared easily. Although Rox has authority over Rob Lowe’s character, (Dr. Ethan Willis) Rox will find her new ride-along partner a challenge.

Executive producer Michael Seitzman (who is now also the showrunner for ABC’s Quantico) states that Lowe’s character will be taking a new path during the upcoming season. Dr. Willis is still an active member of the military and decides to “change his focus of training in Season 3 to field medicine”. The EP explains that because of this change, Willis will spend the majority of his time in an ambulance or chopper with Rox.

The addition of Bloodgood will be interesting especially since Lowe’s character wasn’t one the fans were expecting a change from, never mind a new partner. Could Rox turn into a potential love interest for Willis? She could be and it would give fans another clue as to who Dr. Willis is. Of course, we know the basics about him and a little of his story, but adding a love interest could show fans an emotional side of the doctor.

The new focus for the character could also add another layer to the show. As television fans know there are many medical shows on television that revolve around a bunch of doctors in a hospital, however, by adding Willis’s new focus and Rox, the show has now given a reason to venture outside of the hospital to give us a bunch of new and exciting stories.

The best part is it won’t be just one episode outside of the hospital because EP Seitzman explained that Willis will spend the majority of the season with Rox.

The CBS medical drama has come along way. It started out back in season 1 as your typical medical show with an interesting concept, but what the EPs have done with the show since then is impressive and intriguing. While, it has been renewed both times at the eleventh hour, hopefully by raising the bar every season, CBS will eventually renew the show without hesitation.

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This story was written by Samantha D’Amico. If you want to follow her on Twitter, you can do so at @SAM_iamXO.

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