Chicago Med Season 8 Finale Updates: Release date, cast and everything we know so far

Chicago Med Season 8 Finale Updates: Here is everything we know so far
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What can the viewers expect to see in the upcoming episodes? Here is what we know about the finale episode of
Chicago Med Season 8. 

Attention readers! The countdown for the anticipated Chicago Med Season 8 finale episode has officially begun, especially after how, in the eighth season, the viewers saw how the series is an emotional thrill ride through the day-to-day chaos of the city’s newest state-of-the-art trauma center and into the lives of the courageous doctors, nurses, and staff who hold it all together. 

Since then, the anticipation of seeing what happens next has been at an all-time high! So, if you are one of those who is wondering about what happens next, then you have reached the right place, as we have compiled all the necessary details about when the finale episode of Chicago Med Season 8 will premiere on NBC. Continue reading to find out more. 

Chicago Med Season 8 Finale Updates: Here is everything we know so far

Chicago Med Season 8 Finale: Release Date and Time Slot

The final which will be the 22nd episode, “Does One Door Close and Another One Open?,” will air later this month on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at the same time slot of 8 p.m. ET, followed by “Chicago Fire” Season 11 at 9 p.m. ET, and concluding with “Chicago P.D.” Season 10 at 10 p.m. ET on NBC and later on Paramount Plus. The episode is directed by Nicole Rubio and written by Diane Frolov, and Andrew Schneider.  

The official synopsis of the episode states: “Shocking information threatens Jack Dayton’s surgery and the future of OR 2.0; Archer goes rogue to save a patient in need; Maggie questions her future at Med.”

Moreover, this episode will conclude this Chicago’s top medical team saving lives while navigating their unique interpersonal relationships and will continue the plot further into the already renewed ninth season along with its sister shows Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D., which is set to return sometime during the fall of the 2023–24 television season. That’s not all, as the details about the next two episodes have also been revealed!

Chicago Med Season 8 Finale Updates: Here is everything we know so far

Episode 20: The Winds of Change Are Starting to Blow – May 10, 2023: The episode is directed by Nikki Taylor-Roberts, and written by Eli Talbert, and Danny Weiss. The official synopsis states, “Maggie clashes with Charles over a patient who is distrustful of hospitals; Marcel and Halstead fight against Med’s new policies to save their cancer patient; Asher and Archer pull surprising things out of their unsuspecting patients.”

Episode 21: Might Feel Like It’s Time for a Change – May 17, 2023: The episode is directed by Bethany Rooney, and written by Meridith Friedman, and Ryan Michael Johnson. The official synopsis states, “As Jack Dayton prepares to launch OR 2.0’s IPO, Marcel and Grace search for data that may put a wrench in his plans; Charles helps a schizophrenic patient who is anxious about prom; Asher clashes with Abrams when his wife becomes her patient.”

While you wait, take a look at the newly released 30-second official promo for a brand new episode,The Winds of Change Are Starting to Blow,” below:

Chicago Med 8x20 Promo "The Winds of Change Are Starting to Blow" (HD)

Chicago Med Season 8 Finale: Cast and Crew

The main cast members of the season who are speculated to return are as follows Nick Gehlfuss as Dr. Will Halstead, Brian Tee as Dr. Ethan Choi, Dominic Rains as Dr. Crockett Marcel, Marlyne Barrett as Maggie Campbell, Guy Lockard as Dr. Dylan Scott, Jessy Schram as Dr. Hannah Asher, S. Epatha Merkerson as Sharon Goodwin, Oliver Platt as Dr. Daniel Charles, Steven Weber as Dr. Dean Archer, and Asjha Cooper as Dr. Vanessa Taylor.

Moreover, the recurring cast includes Brennan Brown as Dr. Sam Abrams, Devin Kawaoka as Dr. Kai Tanaka-Reed, Conor Perkins as Dr. Zach Hudgins, Lilah Richcreek Estrada as Dr. Nellie Cuevas, T.V. Carpio as Dr. Grace Song, Sasha Roiz as Jack Dayton, Luigi Sottile as Sean Archer, Alet Taylor as Liliana Wapniarski, and Stan Shaw as Dr. George Thomas. “Chicago Med” is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Wolf Entertainment.

Chicago Med Season 8 Finale Updates: Here is everything we know so far

Chicago Med Season 8: A quick recap of the season so far

The season starts with the aftermath of Halstead’s apartment fire, Marcel, Choi, and Archer work together to try to save the survivors; Charles and Med’s new fellow, Cuevas, help a paranoid patient; Scott makes a life-changing decision. Supply chain disruptions dramatically impact Med, causing Marcel to clash with other doctors.

Maggie reveals something to Ben; Choi and Archer help a patient with ALS. Charles and Cuevas clash over the treatment of a paranoid patient. Choi treats a pregnant patient from Asher’s past; Marcel and Taylor help a man who needs risky neurosurgery. When a subway train goes off the tracks, Marcel volunteers to help the victims; Taylor and Halstead must decide if they’re willing to risk their jobs to save a patient; Asher and Archer clash over a pregnant patient.

The effects of the supply chain shortages continue to impact the ED when Taylor’s drug dealer reappears; one of the victims of the recent train crash needs a transplant, forcing Marcel to improvise; Charles and Cuevas help a patient with amnesia. Marcel adjusts to his newfound fame when he helps Halstead treat a local restaurant owner.

Chicago Med Season 8 Finale Updates: Here is everything we know so far

Choi, Charles, and Goodwin aid a new mother who is worried about hurting her baby. Maggie and Taylor clash with a patient who is eager to get back to work. Med runs out of scrubs, forcing the staff to improvise; the life of Archer’s son is in danger; Marcel and Charles help a kidney transplant patient experiencing psychosis; Asher and Halstead grow closer.

Halstead and Marcel facilitate a trans-organ exchange; Asher and Cuevas help a sexual assault survivor; Choi and Archer treat a patient whose case could expose a fraudulent doctor; Grant and Maggie take a trip down memory lane. Halstead relies on Marcel and Med’s newly donated OR 2.0 to save his patient; Charles helps an elderly, confused patient who’s mourning the loss of his high school sweetheart; as their wedding day approaches, Choi and April run into some roadblocks.

Charles and Cuevas help an elderly patient and her developmentally disabled grandson; Halstead treats a swimmer with a heart condition; Marcel considers using the OR 2.0 for surgery; Asher and Lieu search for a pregnant woman lost in the woods. Marcel and Charles treat Lieu’s gym buddies; Maggie and Halstead help a robbery-homicide suspect.

Chicago Med Season 8 Finale Updates: Here is everything we know so far

Asher and Archer use Med’s new opiate abuse AI program. Goodwin, Maggie, and Marcel help victims of a hit-and-run accident; Halstead struggles to diagnose a patient with seizures; Asher and Archer clash with Jack Dayton. A brutal storm rocks Chicago; Halstead encourages Dr. Grace Song to go against her own findings for the benefit of their patient.

Asher rushes to the hospital to help Archer’s pregnant patient; Maggie’s concern for Ben consumes her. Goodwin and Charles clash as negotiations drag on between the administration and the custodial workers’ union. Asher fights to keep a mother and her newborn baby together. The hospital is in disarray when the janitors go on strike.

Marcel treats a young girl injured on her family’s farm; Charles and Cuevas’ schizophrenic patient returns to Med; Archer encounters a patient with foreign material in her stomach. Halstead and Cuevas struggle to diagnose a patient with a rare disorder; CFD and Med staff work to free a paranoid father trapped in the MRI suite; Tanaka-Reed gets an ego check.

Chicago Med Season 8 Finale Updates: Here is everything we know so far

A documentary crew visits Med to film Marcel and Abrams’ groundbreaking surgery; Archer refuses to ask for help for his kidney issues despite the staff’s unrelenting kindness; Halstead starts to develop feelings for a co-worker. Dr. Grace Song launches her pilot program, giving the E.D. a technological facelift.

As his health worsens, Archer clashes with Charles on a patient faking paralysis; Archer helps a pregnant mother with a heart condition. The fate of the hospital rests on the vote of an incapacitated board member. Archer helps a mother with a rare stem cell disease while Asher treats the woman’s pregnant daughter. Charles encounters a schizophrenic patient with hearing impairment in a recent episode. 

In addition to this, Chicago Med is currently available on NBC, FuboTV, Hulu Plus, and Peacock. The series is also available to rent or buy on Amazon Instant Video or Vudu, with a vast number of membership plans according to the preferences of the users. Moreover, the series is also available to watch exclusively on the NBC official website, and you can also stream Chicago Med for free on NBC or IMDb TV, depending on the user’s location. 

Catch up on previous episodes while you wait for Chicago Med Season 8 finale to premiere in a few days