04/07/2015 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Tuesday) : THE CHICAGO FIRE TEAM WORKS SEAMLESSLY WITH CHICAGO MED PERSONNEL TO HELP AID VICTIMS OF A DEADLY GAS LEAK, BUT THINGS QUICKLY TAKE A TURN FOR THE WORSE WHEN THE HOSPITAL IS SUDDENLY FORCED INTO QUARANTINE – It’s all hands on deck when Firehouse 51 races to the scene of a deadly chemical leak inside an industrial building. With squad and truck tested like never before, scores of workers are rescued but many are experiencing respiratory distress. This prompts truck 81, squad 3 and ambulance 61 to spring into action to transport the victims to nearby Chicago Med. The situation takes a turn from bad to worse in the midst of the chaos when a “patient” planted inside the hospital goes on a suicide mission armed with a grenade and claiming to be the carrier of a deadly airborne disease. Trying to stop the madman from engaging the explosive device, a member of the firehouse team is severely wounded in the blast and left to face life-threatening injuries. With no other choice, Chicago Med is forced into lockdown until doctors and the Hazmat team can determine the severity of the airborne virus. Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Eamonn Walker, Monica Raymund, Kara Killmer, Charlie Barnett, David Eigenberg, Yuri Sardarov, Joe Minoso and Christian Stolte star. Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkeson, Laurie Holden, Nick Gehlfuss, Yaya DaCosta, Jesse Lee Soffer, Patrick Flueger, Warren Christie and Randy Flagler guest star.
When is the truth about Casey going to come out on Chicago Fire? — Aubrey
Oh, it’s not long before Pridgen finds out about Casey sleeping with his wife. It comes as no surprise that the interim battalion chief will make Casey’s life a living hell, which will lead to a devastating accident that puts the firehouse at risk. But with the news now public, Dawson will begrudgingly take a step towards moving on from Casey, which will put some of the guys in an even more uncomfortable position.
03/17/2015 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Tuesday) : HERRMANN SAVES AN INFANT IN A BLAZE AND THE REPERCUSSIONS DRIVE HIM ON A SEARCH TO UNCOVER THE TRUTH — During a harrowing call to a structure fire, Herrmann (David Eigenberg) rescues a trapped toddler, but the questionable circumstances surrounding the event sends him on a personal mission to locate the father and get to the bottom of the situation. Severide (Taylor Kinney) makes up for lost time by retracing key friendships from his adolescence, while Mills (Charlie Barnett) discovers some surprising news. Elsewhere, Cruz (Joe Minoso) and Brett’s (Kara Killmer) relationship comes to a crucial juncture, while Otis (Yuri Sardarov) develops some unexpected feelings. Jesse Spencer, Eamonn Walker, Monica Raymund and Christian Stolte star. Marina Squerciati, Brian Geraghty, Melissa Ponzio, Gordon Clapp and Randy Flagler guest star.
NBC is paging another veteran actor to its potential Chicago Fire spinoff, STAT.
Oliver Platt, who most recently appeared in FX’s Fargo miniseries, has joined the Peacock Net’s Chicago Med project.
Per our sister site Deadline, Platt will play Dr. Daniel Charles, the brilliant head of psychiatry, on Episode 19 of Fire‘s current season.
Platt joins a cast that so far includes Laurie Holden (The Walking Dead) as an ER surgeon, S. Epatha Merkerson (Law & Order) as the head of the hospital, Yaya DaCosta (Ugly Betty) as a nurse and high school acquaintance of firefighter Kelly Severide and Nick Gehlfuss (Shameless) as a doctor and the brother of Chicago P.D.‘s Jay Halstead.
The actor’s extensive TV credits include roles on The Big C, Bored to Death, Nip/Tuck and The West Wing.
Oliver Platt has been tapped to co-star in NBC’s Chicago Fire planted spinoff, Chicago Med. Platt is joining S. Epatha Merkerson, Yaya DaCosta and Laurie Holden in the ensemble medical drama project whose cast will be introduced in Episode 19 of Chicago Fire this season. Platt will play the highly intelligent head of psychiatry, Dr. Daniel Charles.
The Chicago Med planted spinoff is being conceived and written by Dick Wolf, whose company Wolf Films produces the Chicago Fire/Chicago PD franchise, and the franchise’s Matt Olmstead, Derek Haas and Michael Brandt. The Universal TV-produced project reunites Platt with Wolf and NBC after toplining the 2000 series Deadline.
In the past several years, The West Wing alum Platt has largely stayed on the cable side with stints on The Big C and Fargo. He will next be seen in an arc on CBS’ The Good Wife. In features, Platt, repped by WME, is finishing the untitled Howard Hughes film for Warren Beatty and will appear in Miramax’s 9th Life Of Louis Drax.
The Walking Dead‘s Laurie Holden didn’t survive the zombie apocalypse, but perhaps she’ll have better luck saving human lives on Chicago Med?
The actress will co-star in the potential Chicago Fire spinoff, which will be introduced this season as an hour of the mothership series.
Per our sister site Deadline, Holden will appear in Episode 19 of Fire as Dr. Hannah Tramble, a fearless, brilliant ER surgeon whose tough as nails childhood has given her a dark edge. She joins the previously cast S. Epatha Merkerson (Law & Order) as the head of the hospital, Yaya DaCosta (Ugly Betty) as a nurse and high school acquaintance of firefighter Kelly Severide and Nick Gehlfuss (Shameless) as a doctor and the brother of Chicago P.D.‘s Jay Halstead.
Prior to being killed off The Walking Dead, Holden appeared on The Shield and The X-Files. Most recently, she guest-starred on Major Crimes and was attached to its spinoff S.O.B., starring Jon Tenney, which has been in limbo during TNT’s management transition.