'Chicago Med' Season 7: Why is Episode 17 not airing? NBC show goes on a long break
Another Wednesday and we have no new episode of the gripping medical drama 'Chicago Med' as the show goes on yet another hiatus after barely returning from a very long break due to the Winter Olympics.
After a solid Episode 16 that was an emotional rollercoaster, NBC announced that the show that is part of the 'One Chicago' franchise which consists of 'Chicago Fire', 'Chicago PD', and 'Chicago Med' will be taking a simultaneous break that will have fans of the franchise waiting again. So if you're equally confused about the hiatus, read on to know the reason behind it and what to expect when the show returns.
Why is 'Chicago Med' Season 7 Episode 17 not airing?
So far NBC has not issued any official reason for the show going on a break. As Season 7 draws to a close, the makers and writers might be taking some time off to properly wind up the Season which saw many new developments. New relationships and new cast members get all tied up in the story which leaves the showrunners with the responsibility of ensuring a smooth ending. The break may also be due to wanting a ratings boost when all the 'One Chicago' series return simultaneously.
Another good news is that even though Season 7 nears its end, it has already been renewed for Season 8, so fans can rest easy and enjoy another season of their favorites returning.
When does CBS return with 'Chicago Med' Season 7 Episode 17?
'Chicago Med' Season 7 Episode 17 has been given a return date of April 6, 2022, by NBC. This essentially means that a new episode won't be airing for three more weeks. Instead, the channel will play re-runs of old episodes, so you can tune into those.
What to expect from Episode 17?
So far we only have an official title for the upcoming episode 17 which is named 'If You Love Someone, Set Them Free'. From what we saw in Episode 16, there are a few interesting developments in store. Dr Dylan Scott (Guy Lockard) currently walks a fine line between his past as a cop and his current duty as a doctor when he discharges a patient who needed surgery as he was crucial to a drug case led by an undercover cop. His decision could see implications if he gets called out for his actions.
Jesse Schram who plays Dr Hannah Asher returned as a series regular. This could lead to her and Dr Will Hastead (Nick Gehlfuss) rekindling their romance. Although he pined for Dr Stevie Hammer (Kristen Hager), her giving her marriage another chance could lead to him getting back with his ex-girlfriend who left the city for two years to treat her heroin addiction in rehab.