Is Steven Weber leaving Chicago Med? Is Dean Archer fired?

Chicago Med season 8 artIs Steven Weber leaving Chicago Med? We know that entering tonight’s big episode, this was a question that was out there.

As for the reason why, did you see some of the previews for what’s ahead? In those, you probably saw Jack Dayton dropping the metaphorical hammer on Dr. Dean Archer and firing him. This was a legitimate cause for concern, and for two different reasons.

1. Jack is a new boss, so of course he’s got that spring in his step where he wants to assert his will and authority at just about every moment possible.

2. This is a show that is well-known for writing out characters at any given moment. We’re just lucky that Ethan’s exit was announced in advance and planned, since there have been others that weren’t.

Ultimately, our hope ahead of time here was that Dayton would realize the error of his ways and Dean would stay put — he may have his flaws, but we have seen a lot of different sides to this character. His nuance makes him interesting!

So is Dean really gone for good?

Well, let’s just say that his firing lasted all of about ten seconds. The character was dismissed by Jack, but shortly after Sharon Goodwin made something clear to him: If Dean goes, she goes. That’s when he realized that he wasn’t going to be able to pull off what he wanted. With that, Dr. Archer is now back in action here — albeit with a big caveat. If he does step “out of line” again, Dayton will kick him to the curb and whatever happened is going to be entirely Sharon’s fault.

So, if you do love Weber and the Dean Archer character, let’s just say that you can breathe a massive sigh of relief.

Related Go ahead and get other updates on Chicago Med, including an upcoming hiatus

Going into tonight’s Chicago Med season 8 episode 12, how worried were you about the future of Steven Weber?

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