‘Chicago Med’: Dominic Rains Exits After 5 Seasons

EXCLUSIVE: Chicago Med fans’ fears following the Season 9 finale have materialized: Dr. Crockett Marcel is checking out of the Gaffney Chicago Medical Center. Dominic Rains, who has portrayed the ace emergency room surgeon since Season 5, is departing the NBC medical drama as a series regular. It is unclear whether he will reprise his character as a guest star in the upcoming 10th season.

The Season 9 finale of Chicago Med set up a potential exit for Rains when Crockett was told by Sharon Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson) to take all the time he needs following the deaths of one of his patients, a boy, and the boy’s father.

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The boy died after Crockett canceled his planned liver transplant because of an infection over the father’s pleas that not proceeding with the surgery would be a death sentence for his son. Following the boy’s death, his devastated father took his own life.

Crockett was shaken by the news which brought up memories of losing his own baby daughter to leukemia.

Chicago Med follows the emotional day-to-day chaos of the city’s newest state-of-the-art trauma center and the lives of the doctors, nurses and staff who hold it all together.

Emergency room surgeon Crockett Marcel was introduced as a recurring character at the start of Season 5, with Rains promoted to a series regular soon thereafter. He also appeared on the other One Chicago series in crossovers. Before joining Chicago Med in 2019, Rains recurred on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Chicago Med is undergoing a major transition heading into next fall, with co-showrunners Diane Frolov and Andy Schneider stepping down after nine years. They are being succeeded at the helm by Allen MacDonald.

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