On Chicago Med, it has been quite some time since we last saw our favorite residents working in the hospital. The culmination of Season 7 had a lot of exciting moments, particularly for Nurse Maggie Lockwood (Marlyne Barrett).
Because by now we are all aware that some of the most important drama on Chicago Med takes place at locations other than the hospital that is the largest in the city,
What exactly is going on between Maggie and her former boyfriend, Grant Young, played by Wayne T. Carr? Although Maggie and Grant are no longer together, they continue to have something very valuable in common: their daughter Vanessa (Asha Cooper), who is currently a patient at the Gaffney Chicago Medical Center.
It would be an understatement to say that the three of them haven’t had the most conventional connection over the years; this is why our interest was sparked when we saw a promotional picture of the three of them together in the Chicago Med season 8 premiere!
‘Chicago Med’: Who Plays The Role Of Maggie’s Former Boyfriend?
The character of Grant Young, Maggie’s ex-husband and Vanessa’s father, is played on Chicago Med by actor Wayne T. Carr. Even though everyone at Gaffney now knows for sure that Vanessa is Maggie’s legitimate daughter, the identity of Vanessa’s birth father is still a big secret at Chicago Med.
In the seventh and last season finale of Chicago Med, titled “And Now We Come to the End,” Wayne makes his debut as Maggie’s ex-husband and as Vanessa’s biological father. In addition, he will have a role in the debut episode of the eighth season of Chicago Med.
Maggie was the one who orchestrated the get-together between Grant and Vanessa on Chicago Med so that they could finally meet for the first time. Actress Marlyne, on the other hand, responded to Maggie’s most recent struggle in a manner that was both unexpected and humorous. “When I found out that Vanessa’s father was coming, I was like, ‘Sweet chalupa, why?'” she said in an interview with TV Insider. However, I have always been aware that there was the potential for a connection that was so profound.
Before Grant made his entrance, the only thing we knew about him was that he worked as a physician in the emergency room at the Gaffney Medical Center.
According to the information available on his IMDb website, Wayne had previous roles in television shows such as Stuck in the Middle, Stupid Cupid, and S.W.A.T. before becoming a cast member on Chicago Med.
So we are aware of what it is you are thinking. Will Grant have a significant storyline during the eighth season of Chicago Med? On Wayne’s IMDb profile, we can only find a listing for his appearance in the pilot episode of Chicago Med season 8. But who can say for sure? Perhaps the production staff has no intention of letting anyone know when Vanessa’s dad will make a return appearance!
“Chicago Med”: Season 8 Release Date
For those of you who follow Chicago Med, this is the most delightful time of the year because Chicago Night Wednesdays are returned on NBC! When the premiere of Chicago Med Season 8 airs tonight, September 21, at 8 p.m. Eastern Time on NBC, make sure you don’t miss out on any potential drama involving Maggie’s ex-boyfriend, Grant.
And don’t forget that Maggie is already married! Therefore, there is absolutely no chance that she will start something new with Grant… or is there?
Marlyne Barrett: Biography
Marlyne Nayokah Afflack was the name given to Barrett when she was born in Brooklyn, New York. She began her career by making appearances on theater and television before playing alongside Hill Harper in the romantic comedy Love, Sex and Eating the Bones, which was released in 2003.
She worked as a video jockey (VJ) for the television channel Musique Plus in Montreal, which is located in Canada, during the late 1990s. In the later part of the 2000s, Barrett appeared in a number of guest-starring roles on television dramas that were filmed in New York City. These roles included the NBC police procedural drama Law & Order, as well as its spin-offs Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Law & Order: Trial by Jury, as well as the short-lived NBC legal drama Conviction.
She played the character of Nerese Campbell in the crime thriller The Wire, which aired on HBO from 2006 to 2008, and she also had a recurring role as attorney Felicia Marquand in the courtroom drama Damages, which aired on FX in 2007. In 2009, Barrett had a recurring role in the NBC drama Kings, playing the capable palace secretary and aide-de-camp Thomasina. The show was cancelled after a brief run.
Barrett made his comeback to television in 2015, when he was cast in the role of Detective Chris Thompson for the first two episodes of the crime thriller American Crime on ABC. In the latter part of that year, she was selected to play the role of Nurse Maggie Lockwood in the NBC medical drama Chicago Med. She was credited as a member of the recurring cast for the first thirteen episodes, and then in the fourteenth episode, she was promoted to a major cast member.
Chicago Med: Synopsis
After covering up a severe ethical violation that he committed, Dr. Will Halstead’s job as an emergency medicine physician is in peril as a result of his actions. Dr. Daniel Charles is still widely regarded as the field’s version of the famous detective.
Sharon Goodwin, the venerable director of the city’s major hospital, is under heavy financial scrutiny to preserve the facility’s bottom line while continuing to assure that all patients receive nothing less than high-quality medical treatment and compassion.
Dr. Ethan Choi, a former Navy flight surgeon and the chief of the emergency department, starts the season in the process of recovering from being shot by a patient he had previously treated. Now that he has taken over as interim chief of the most trusted and busiest emergency room in Chicago, it is Dr. Dean Archer’s responsibility to demonstrate what he is capable of doing. Maggie Lockwood is an experienced and capable charge nurse who also acts as the ER’s eyes, ears, and brain.
Despite her expertise and self-assurance, she is now coping with significant family troubles of her own. Dr. Crockett Marcel, a renowned surgeon who was born and raised in New Orleans and is known for his easygoing demeanor, has, at long last, begun to relax his guard, earning the admiration of his peers along the way.
And today we are pleased to welcome two additional medical professionals to our team. Dr. Hannah Asher was able to make her astonishing comeback, all because of her guardian angel. Sharon Goodwin’s new beginning involves a job at the Gaffney Chicago Medical Center’s newly established emergency obstetrics and gynecology unit, and Dr. Dylan Scott is a former police officer who is currently pursuing dual residencies in emergency medicine and pediatrics.
Chicago Med: Development
On May 1, 2015, the series was given the go-ahead by NBC for the production of the show’s pilot episode.
Following his appointment as showrunner in June, Andrew Dettman tendered his resignation on August 21, 2015, citing “creative differences” as the reason for his departure.
On August 27, 2015, Andrew Schneider and Diane Frolov were given the responsibility of running the show in its current incarnation.
NBC had initially scheduled 13 episodes for the first season of the show, but on December 11, 2015, they placed an order for an extra 5 episodes, bringing the total number of episodes for the season to 18.
The show was given a second season order by NBC on February 1, 2016, marking the beginning of the renewal process.
It was announced on May 15, 2016, that the series will begin airing on Thursdays instead of its previous night. The first episode of the second season was broadcast on September 22, 2016.
After the premiere of Dick Wolf’s sixth Law & Order series, Law & Order True Crime, on May 10, 2017, NBC decided to pull the show from the fall schedule and transfer it to the midseason slot. Despite this, the series was given a renewal for a third season by the network.
After moving to Thursdays for one season, the television show is being broadcast on Tuesdays once again.
The development of the sitcom was halted by Universal Television on March 13, 2020, because to the COVID-19 epidemic that was occurring at the time.
Casting Laurie Holden, star of The Walking Dead, was supposed to play Dr. Hannah Tramble in the movie, but she ultimately decided not participate because of “family issues.”
On May 29, 2015, the role of Dr. Connor Rhodes, the hospital’s newest trauma surgeon, was offered to Arrow star Colin Donnell to play.
In July of 2015, Brian Tee, who previously starred in Jurassic World, was brought on board to play the role of Dr. Ethan Choi, a specialist in the prevention of infectious diseases and a medical officer in the Navy Reserve.On August 13, 2015, Pretty Little Liars actor Torrey DeVitto was selected to play the role of Dr. Natalie Manning, the emergency department physician. Rachel DiPillo, who currently stars as Jane the Virgin, was announced to play the role of Sarah Reese, a fourth-year medical student, on August 14, 2015.
Colin Donnell and Norma Kuhling, two founding cast members of the series, will be written out of the show at the conclusion of the fourth season for reasons related to the show’s creative direction, as was confirmed by NBC on April 19, 2019.
Yaya DaCosta and Torrey DeVitto, two original cast members of the series, decided not to renew their contracts in order to seek new acting opportunities, and on May 12, 2021, NBC made the announcement that they would be leaving the show at the conclusion of the sixth season. On July 21, 2021, it was revealed that Guy Lockard and Kristen Hager would be joining the main cast, in addition to Steven Weber, who would be elevated to the role of a series regular after having a recurring role in the sixth season.