Why did Torrey DeVitto's Dr Natalie Manning leave 'Chicago Med'?

One of the most important characters Natalia Manning left the Gaffney Chicago Medical Center and decided to never come back, but why

Why did Torrey DeVitto's Dr Natalie Manning leave 'Chicago Med'?
Torrey DeVitto as Dr. Natalie Manning in 'Chicago Med' (NBC)
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Dr. Natalie Manning is one of the most important characters in ‘Chicago Med’ and has been a part of numerous astounding storylines. The character was introduced in the first season of the series and did a fellowship in emergency medicine in the first edition and joined the emergency pediatrics division in the fifth season. The character is a widow and coping with the loss of her husband, Jeff, who was killed in action while serving in the US military.

Over the course of seven seasons, Manning has saved many patients and done a lot of extraordinary work in the Gaffney Chicago Medical Center. In Season 7, the character was met with a difficult situation when her mother was admitted to hospital and no one was able to find a proper treatment for her condition. In the end, she had to do something that put her career on the line.

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A still from 'Chicago Med' (NBC)
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So, what did she do, and did that become the reason for Natalie Manning’s exit? Let’s find out.

Why did Natalie Manning leave ‘Chicago Med’?

In Season 6, Dr. Natalie Manning resorted to stealing a bottle of trial medicines for her mother, who was sick. The character stole the drugs that Dr. Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) used in a clinical trial. Halstead got to know what was happening and the day Manning was caught, Halstead made sure that she wasn’t punished for this. So, he took the blame instead and got himself fired. Later, it was revealed that Manning’s mother received a new heart transplant.

In the premiere of Season 7, Manning wasn’t able to live with the fact that Halstead lost his job because of her and confessed everything. She came clean to Dr. Goodwin with the truth. As a result, she was let go, and as per the premiere, Manning decided to leave for Seattle to be with her family. She met Halsted before leaving and apologized for everything.

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Torrey DeVitto as Dr. Natalie Manning in 'Chicago Med' Season 7 (NBC)
Torrey DeVitto as Dr. Natalie Manning in 'Chicago Med' Season 7 (NBC)

Just like YaYa DaCosta, actor Torrey DeVitto also confirmed in May 2021 that she will be leaving the show and made it clear that there was no “bad blood” between her and the other members of the cast. In her Instagram post, she wrote, “It has been such an honor and pure joy to bring Dr. Natalie Manning to life for all of you on ‘Chicago Med’ for the past 6 seasons. But it is now time for her and me to bow out and say goodbye.”

If fans are hoping that they might catch a glimpse of Dr. Manning in the upcoming season, then they will be only heading for disappointment.

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