Chicago Med interview: EPs tease complicated relationships for Will, Natalie, & more

Chicago MedTonight, there’s another new episode of Chicago Med airing on NBC, and this is one that has a lot of ground to cover. Take, for example, whether Will is okay being out of Natalie’s personal life, let alone the current state of April and Ethan after that moment with her and Marcel at the crawfish boil. Then, add Maggie and Ben to the mix! There are a lot of different relationships moving around as we near next week’s winter finale, and that could lead to some excitement … but also some drama.

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In part one of our two-part interview with showrunners Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, we learn more about how Will is doing, how they are approaching the final episodes of 2019, and also the social-media inspired medical case that will dominate Wednesday’s episode.

CarterMatt – Where is Will going to be moving forward in regards to Natalie? It wasn’t that long ago when she said that she wants him out of her life.

Diane Frolov – He’s been trying to do that, trying to move out of her life and let go.

Andrew Schneider – That will come to a head in the winter finale.

Frolov – With the vampire story in episode 7, that was kind of a metaphor for Will in the sense that the woman had power over her boyfriend and then he broke the spell. The spell’s been broken for Will now.

There was that moment at the end of last week’s episode where Dr. Marcel makes that move on April. Is that going to be something that carries over?

Schneider – Absolutely, and there’s going to be a big moment with that in the [mid-season] finale.

With the way that the two of you are describing this, it feels almost like what happens in 8 and 9 are going to be linked in a lot of ways.

Schneider – The medical stories don’t continue, but the emotional lines are very connected and will progress.

There is going to be this storyline in episode 8 about an influencer who seems to be using their followers in order to determine their fate insofar as treatment goes. Where did this idea come from? I know often your ideas for cases come out of real situations.

Frolov – The writers brought it to us. They saw it out there happening where people were having their followers vote on every decision they make. We were very surprised to hear that, and thought it was really intriguing to then place it in medical care.

Schneider – It’s great where we can see things happening in the culture, and then find a medical expression for it.

There was this moment on this past episode where we saw Elsa and Will talking together at the crawfish boil. Is that something we’re going to build on — especially with Elsa, since we see so little of her outside the job?

Frolov – We will see more of Elsa, and learn a little bit more of what’s going on in her head. We’ll also see a little more of Elsa and Will.

What about Maggie and Ben? Is that a storyline that we could see play out for a little while?

Schneider – He’s a recurring character. He’s staying around.

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