Chicago Med Bosses Preview COVID Storyline, Provide Replace on ‘Chexton’, ‘Manstead’ and Extra {Couples}

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The coronavirus pandemic hits Chicago Med near their home.

When the NBC drama returns for season six on Wednesday (8 / 7c), the hospital will be hit by the real global outbreak and “one of our main characters is recovering from COVID at the start of the season,” according to executive producer Andrew Schneider TVLine.

EP Diane Frolov adds, “The pandemic is an integral part of this season, both in individual stories and in the way the hospital has had to adapt.” Accordingly, there is now a COVID intensive care unit on which Dr. Ethan Choi – who has experience in infectious diseases – works at the season opener.

In romance, relationships and prospective couples were in flux when viewers last checked in with them in April. So TVLine emailed Schneider and Frolov to get an update on “Chexton”, “Manstead” and more:

TVLINE | At the end of last season, there were several couples left in different states. Starting with April and Ethan, where do things stand between them when season six kicks off? And what’s next for her?
CUTTER | Ethan and April are friends, but no longer lovers.

TVLINE | Crockett and Natalie have grown closer. How will their relationship develop? Do you have romantic feelings for each other?
CUTTER | They will grow closer and closer together and are surprised to find that they have romantic feelings for each other.

TVLINE | Meanwhile, under not the best of circumstances, Will has started a relationship with Hannah, with her just out of rehab. What does the new season have in store for you?
FROLOV | Although they love each other, a health crisis challenges them.

TVLINE | Did Natalie and Will really move apart at this point? Or is there still hope of seeing you again in Manstead?
FROLOV | Although both deal with other people, the feelings linger and there is always hope!

TVLINE | Are there any changes in hospital staff / titles or as new doctors join?
CUTTER | There will be a major change in staff in the emergency room and two doctors will be added.

TVLINE | They have such a large cast so there are storylines that you might want to tease for the rest of the group, like Dr. Charles, Goodwin, Maggie etc?
FROLOV | Think family. Dr. Charles will have an ongoing story with his troubled teenage daughter. Goodwin will have a story with her medical rep son Michael; and Maggie will have a story with new husband Ben and his medically challenged student Auggie.

Chicago Med fans, what are you looking forward to the most in Season 6? Hit the comments!

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