Is Rachel DiPillo leaving Chicago Med? This is the question that we had entering the premiere episode given that she was not featured in the key art.
Also, given the events of this past finale, it made sense to wonder whether or not this character would be sticking around after she discovered Dr. Charles standing over her father’s potentially-dying body. He realized that her father was a serial killer, but he had not told her much about that or his condition in general. This set the stage potentially for a wide array of conflict, provided of course DiPillo even entered the premiere episode at all. After all, there were no guarantees that she would be in it if she was in fact departing. The key art, though, is a pretty substantial clue that something is amiss with this character.
Throughout this article, we’re going to give you more information from the premiere as soon as it starts to trickle in. Be sure to refresh the article throughout the episode for a little bit more insight! (After the premiere airs, there will be spoilers ahead.)
In the early going tonight … It was clear that Reese had problems with Dr. Charles. She returned! That’s the good news, but the bad news was that she wasn’t entirely forgiving of some of what he did and what he didn’t tell her.
Things get rough – The moment that Dr. Reese tells Dr. Charles that she doesn’t want to be there anymore, you know that there’s trouble — and that this relationship may be beyond repair at the same time.
By the end of the premiere – It was pretty clear that DiPillo was leaving the show, but we do have some more quotes now as further verification of that very thing. Executive producers Andrew Schneider and Diane Frolov told CarterMatt at One Chicago Day that she is leaving the show.
Will she return? Frolov told us:
“It’s up in the air, but it’s a potential [possibility]. For example, later this year we’re going to be bring back Vicky and Robin.”
Meanwhile, Schneider had a response that offered up at least a little bit of hope for a possible return: “If you don’t die, you can come back.”
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