‘Chicago Med’ Showrunners Confirm Ethan Will Return in Season 7

by Kati Michelle

This is the news that a lot of “Chicago Med” fans have been waiting for. An update to Mr. Brian Tee’s Ethan character. After a patient intervention went horribly wrong last season, Dr. Ethan Choi was left wounded in more ways than one. And although the road to recovery was long, it looked like he was finally making progress. A reinjury then put him back on the bench for a while, but we’ve finally got some tangible good news on that front.

“Chicago Med” showrunners Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider confirmed that the beloved character will in fact return before the end of Season 7. Here’s everything they told Cinema Blend about Ethan’s potential fate.

‘Chicago Med’ Showrunners Say We’ll See Him Back in Three Episodes

Brian Tee was notably absent as Dr. Ethan Choi in the show’s midseason finale and has spent most of Season 7 on the sidelines. This is all going to change in just a handful of episodes according to “Chicago Med” showrunners Andrew Schneider and Diane Frolov. They even tease a new character dynamic on the show:

“Actually, we’re gonna see him again in Episode 12. So, in three more episodes, we’ll see him again. He’s still in recovery, and then he will come back a little bit later in the season. He’s going to have a very moving story with Dr. Charles in Episode 12.”

This should give fans some new variety considering most of the character’s storylines so far have involved April and Steven Weber’s Dean Archer character (his former commanding officer).

When pressed for more details surrounding the new plotline, Schneider only offered this little tidbit:

“Well, we learn more about his background, his past, his family.”

We’ve already learned a little bit about Ethan’s past in the Navy and we’ve been introduced to his sister Emily, but there’s definitely room for the expansion of his character arc.

When Is the Show Coming Back?

The midseason finale of “Chicago Med” marked the ninth episode of Season 7. The tenth episode will return in early January and then we’ll just have a couple more before seeing Brian Tee’s face again. The first episode back following this brief hiatus will probably focus on all the loose ends from the finale, especially regarding Will and Goodwin’s fraud investigation.

Mark your calendars for January 5th at 8 pm Eastern Time to catch the midseason premiere on NBC. Then make sure to tune in to the return of “Chicago Fire” directly after at 9 pm followed by “Chicago PD” at 10 pm.

I know waiting can be a little difficult, but my third-grade teacher always said “patience is a virtue” and that’s pretty solid advice if you ask me.