Is Asjha Cooper leaving the show in the new season? Here is everything we know so far.
If you have been watching the series, we are sure that you may have been wondering if it is really true that Asjha Cooper is departing from the series. Now that the 8th season has reached its ninth episode, a lot of speculation about this question has been raised on social media and in fan forums. So it is only fair that you get all the answers to unanswered queries.
For you, we’ve put together a quick rundown of everything you need to know about the current situations surrounding the characters’ arcs and plotlines in this new season. So you can get a head start and be prepared to know the details before the new episodes air on the channel. Here’s everything we know about whether Asjha Cooper may or may not be leaving the show.
Chicago Med Season 8: Is Asjha Cooper leaving the show?
Unfortunately, Variety confirmed Asjha Cooper is leaving Chicago Med after nearly two seasons. One of many changes happening at “Chicago Med,” this season is Cooper’s departure. Later this year, Brian Tee, who has played Dr. Ethan Choi since the start of the series in 2015, has also left the role so it is another cast member who has taken this decision. Moreover, Marlyne Barrett tweeted a video of the duo following the episode with the caption, “She’s going! A New Journey Begins! Will miss this one.” Take a look at the official post on the Twitter handle below:
— Marlyne Barrett (@barrettmarlyne) November 3, 2022
Chicago Med Season 8: When will new episodes begin airing on NBC?
The series will return to premiere its remaining episodes starting on December 7, 2022, with its ninth episode of season 8, “Could Be the Start of Something New,” at the same time scheduled every Wednesday at 8 pm (ET/PT), followed by Chicago Fire at 9 pm (ET/PT), and then concluding with Chicago P.D. at 10 pm (ET/PT) on NBC. The runtime of each episode is approximately 40 to 43 minutes. The official social media handle of the show also shared BTS photos from the set, quoting, “Forever thankful for our One Chicago family.” Take a look at the official post below:
Forever thankful for our One Chicago family. 💚🧡💙
— One Chicago (@NBCOneChicago) November 24, 2022
Chicago Med Season 8: What to expect in the upcoming episodes
Episode 9: This Could Be the Start of Something New – December 7, 2022: The episode is directed by Nicole Rubio and written by Diane Frolov, and Andrew Schneider. The official synopsis of the episode states, “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.” Take a look at the official promo below:
Chicago Med Season 8: A quick recap of the season so far
Here’s what we know about Chicago Med Season 8 episodes thus far if you haven’t been able to catch up with the episodes.
Episode 1: How Do You Begin to Count the Losses – September 21, 2022: The episode is directed by Michael Pressman and written by Diane Frolov & Andrew Schneider. It was viewed by an estimated 6.59 million US viewers. According to the official synopsis, “In 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, helps a paranoid patient; Scott makes a life-changing decision.”
Episode 2: (Caught Between) The Wrecking Ball and the Butterfly – September 28, 2022: The episode is directed by Nicole Rubio, and the teleplay is written by Stephen Hootstein. The story is written by Stephen Hootstein & Danny Weiss. It was viewed by an estimated 6.64 million US viewers. According to the official synopsis, “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.”
Episode 3: Winning the Battle, but Still Losing the War – October 5, 2022: The episode is directed by Charles Carroll, and the teleplay is written by Meridith Friedman & Ryan Michael Johnson. The story is written by Meridith Friedman & Gabrielle Fulton Ponder. It was viewed by an estimated 6.88 million US viewers. According to the official synopsis, “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.”
Episode 4: The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far from the Teacher – October 12, 2022: The episode is directed by Nicole Rubio and written by Daniel Sinclair. It was viewed by an estimated 6.75 million US viewers. According to the official synopsis, “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.”
Episode 5: Yep, This is the World We Live In – October 19, 2022: The episode is directed by X. Dean Lim and written by Eli Talbert. It was viewed by an estimated 6.88 million US viewers. According to the official synopsis, “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.”
Episode 6: Mamma Said There Would Be Days Like This – November 2, 2022: The episode is directed by Timothy Busfield and written by Gabriel L. Feinberg and Lily Dahl. It was viewed by an estimated 6.58 million US viewers. The official synopsis of the episode states, “Marcel adjusts to his newfound fame when he helps Halstead treat a local restaurant owner; 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.”
Episode 7: The Clothes Make the Man… Or Do They? – November 9, 2022: The episode is directed by Anthony Nardolillo and written by Stephen Hootstein and Danny Weiss. It was viewed by an estimated 6.03 million US viewers. The official synopsis of the episode states, “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.”
Episode 8: Everyone’s Fighting a Battle You Know Nothing About – November 16, 2022: The episode is directed by Jonathan Brown and written by Meridith Friedman & Gabrielle Fulton Ponder. It was viewed by an estimated 6.73 million US viewers. The official synopsis of the episode states, “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.”
Where to stream Chicago Med Season 8?
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 preference of the users. Moreover, the series is also available to watch exclusively on the NBC official website, where the episodes are published after they air on the channel on Wednesday nights at the 8/7c time slot. You can also stream Chicago Med for free on NBC or IMDb TV, based on the user’s location.
Catch up on previous episodes while you wait for Chicago Med Season 8 to resume new episodes on December 7, 2022.