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CHICAGO MED Cast, Showrunners Tease Tension with the New COO

September 26, 2018 by  
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Chicago Med season 4 preview

Chicago Med Season 4 Preview — “Be My Better Half” Episode 401 — Pictured: (l-r) Heather Headley as Gwen Garrett, S. Epatha Merkerson as Sharon Goodwin — (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC)

CHICAGO MED’s fourth season finds the medical crew up against a new problem: COO Gwen Garrett (Heather Headley), who has a very different vision for how the hospital should be run.

“[The tension is] always going to be there,” executive producer Andrew Schneider teased to reporters in the video below. “The interesting thing about that character is all of her arguments are legitimate arguments…we don’t just pull them out of thin air. We try to deal with the realities of running a hospital.”

For Gwen’s portrayer, “every week I get the script and go, ‘Ooh, what’s she gonna do today? Who is she going to be in trouble with today?'” Headley said with a laugh. And though there is a potential ally in her horizon, “it is an uphill battle…because you’re trying your best to run the hospital and keep it open.”

Check out more from Team CHICAGO MED—including executive producer Diane Frolov, and stars S. Epatha Merkerson, Marlyne Barrett, Torrey DeVitto, Nick Gehlfuss, Yaya DaCosta, Brian Tee, and Colin Donnell—on how Gwen is shaking things up… Read more