‘Chicago Med’: What Legal Trouble Will Goodwin and Halstead Face?

by Taylor Cunningham

When Chicago Med returns from its winter hiatus, we may find Sharon Goodwin and Will Halstead in some major trouble with the FBI.

On the fall finale of Chicago Med, it almost looked like nothing would come of the big VasCom scandal. But during the last minutes of the episode, everything took a dramatic turn. As all of the doctors were enjoying the annual Gaffney Christmas party, the feds busted in and cuffed Dr. Matt Cooper and VasCom representative Jessa Rinaldi.

The crime, of course, was that Dr. Cooper was getting kickbacks for every VasCom device the hospital ordered. Before the big arrest, Dr. Halstead went to Goodwin and told her he wanted to tell the FBI about the side deal the duo had going on. But Goodwin advised him not to speak to the authorities. The hospital board already knew about the transgressions. And they fired Cooper and stopped dealing with VasCom as soon as they did.

But apparently, Goodwin was just trying to keep Halstead out of the mess.

Sharon Goodwin called the feds herself. And when they busted the party, she told a confused Halstead that she wanted “any and all fallout lands on me, not you.”

Well, NBC dropped the promo for Season 7 Episode 10. And it looks like there is going to be a whole lot of fallout. But it doesn’t seem like Halstead will be missing any of it.

In the video, the lawyers and agents are turning the hospital upside down while looking for everyone who may have been complicit with the fraud.

As Goodwin reveals, “the Feds are seizing files and computers.” And they learn that the VasCom device was promoted by other doctors. But as of yet, we only know one person who is being targeted by the FBI—Dr. Will Halstead.

Catch the show when it returns to NBC on January 5th at 8/7 C.

Could Yaya DaCosta Return to ‘Chicago Med’?

After six seasons with NBC’s Chicago Med, fan-favorite Yaya DaCosta’s April Sexton retired her Gaffney Medical Center scrubs and exited the series.

But neither the actress nor the character left the series on bad terms. In fact, DaCosta wrote on Instagram that Chicago Med helped her grow as an actor and person. She only decided to leave to try other roles.

Since leaving the medical drama, Yaya DaCosta has been starring in the new Fox series Our Kind of People. However, it appears that the show will not be coming back for a second round next fall, which means DaCosta is once again a free agent.

So will she make a return to Chicago Med? It’s certainly possible. Because showrunners Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider intentionally left the door open for her.

“We didn’t really discuss [a goodbye] because we don’t see that April is gone in the same way, in the sense that we know April’s OK,” Frolov told One Chicago Center. Schneider also added that April is “off studying to be a nurse practitioner, and she could come back, too.”