“Chicago Med”: Brian Lee and Stephen Weber on how Ethan and Dean develop Entertaining news
As we prepare for the inevitable changes that Chicago Med The finale of Season 7 will bring – as a rule, these last episodes before the break – we see that several doctors are already doing it.
Dr. Ethan Choi (Brian Qi) has permanently resigned as ED Chief to replace his former temporary replacement, Dr. Dean Archer (Stephen Weber). In the finale of “And now we are nearing the end” we will see if they will be able to continue to cooperate after that during the treatment of the son of the chief legal adviser Med. There will also be: Will (Nick Gelfus) and Hannah (Jesse Scar) collision due to a patient who needs a kidney transplant, Crockett (Dominic Raines) faces a difficult decision when BlakeSarah Rafferty) is in surgery, and the Med family is growing.
On the eve of the finale, Lee and Weber discuss the arcs of their characters in Season 7.
Ethan tells Dean that being a boss is no longer who he is. Who is he? How will he sort it out?
Brian Qi: This is an interesting thing: who is Ethan? I think people have this assumption about who Ethan has been for six and seven seasons. What I like this season is because of the trauma he suffered after being shot, nearly dying, losing the love of his life and then also dying of his father’s life, I think it all changes man. And what I like about writers is that they evolve as the character evolves.
And so in this evolution of who Ethan is, I think Ethan is no longer Xes and Os, black and white. I don’t think there are right and wrong. I think now he sees all this colorful rainbow and / or I would even say gray in the middle. There is not always the right answer, but I think that now for Ethan he is ready to act if you do not break certain rules, and see humanity in things, and I would even say, do not necessarily pay attention to the practical – or is it within the object standards, laws, and practice are rules, but I think it’s more beneficial, especially when helping your patients. So in this evolution, I think that’s where it went.
Speaking of breaking the rules, Dean says he is no longer in charge [after he clues a patient’s daughter in on how to check his file]. So what does Dean think of this new Ethan?
Stephen Weber: It’s hard to say because in one sense he’s impressed with Ethan. He is impressed by Ethan’s growth. Dean, on the other hand, has a trait of pride, narcissism and insecurity that allows him to revel in the idea that he will continue to rule his boss. That’s the pain of this guy. He’s a really good guy, but he has bad habits, and the person closest to him at this hospital is Ethan, and he may still be a bit of a jerk to him. He can still dine on the evolution of Ethan, which means he is moving away from that position of power that Dean wants.
Also, like I say, he loves this guy. They are connected very cool. So he has some concerns for Ethan, but he also has a lot of confidence in him, I think that whatever he did, whatever Ethan did, would probably be a success. This may not be what Dean essentially understands, at least at this stage of his own evolution, but he supports it.
Because of who Dean is, does that mean Ethan may regret giving up the leader?
Tee: Sorry? I’m sure there will be moments. I don’t think there can be moments of regret. I think Ethan has aspirations. I just believe that Ethan, under the circumstances he is aware of, understands in himself that he is growing and wants to grow. I think he wants to change. He wants to understand better. But in a sense of regret, yes, because Ethan is still doing a great job, and I don’t think he necessarily likes it when he’s told what to do. But under certain circumstances, I know that these two will definitely beat their heads, because with the evolution of Ethan and who Archer is, they will definitely be restrained. So the feeling of regret and condemnation will always be there. But what Stephen said before is always filtered through this society, through these brothers in arms that you can’t necessarily break.
We know that Dean is in conflict with almost everyone in the hospital. Who does he have the most conflicts with in the future?
Weber: Interestingly, part of the evolution of this character included what he seems to be less of a hindrance to other doctors. It’s not necessarily in people’s faces and stomping on their toes. He certainly declares himself, but I think something is happening to him. In many ways he is on equal footing. However, I think he is more respected by doctors because he is getting a little more equal. This does not mean that there is no drama in him or in communication with him, because there is.
I guess I made a mistake a few times while reading some viewer reviews, and I say it’s a mistake because Dean isn’t a cute koala guy. He doesn’t really like it. And I’d say almost four to one, people say, “I hate this guy. How could Ethan give it to him … ”This confuses you somehow, because I know he’s not a bad guy. And I understand that it is an obstacle for people. I can’t single out any of the characters he wanders with. Surprisingly, Ethan and he have such interesting relationships that are both close and controversial. Perhaps they feel more and more comfortable in this relationship because they can trust each other, they are both tested in battle and so they can let their guard down a bit.
Tee: Yeah. Based on that, I feel like one of the great things about these two characters is that they’re so tight. I think they understand each other as I said before, these brothers in arms, that allows you to fight more, that allows you to beat your head more, that allows you to even judge, conflict and do all these things because there are it’s a sense of understanding, there’s a sense of back and forth as you do with your siblings in that sense.
Ethan was surprised to learn of his father’s relationship with another man. How will Ethan deal with this in the future?
Tee: I think it’s growing like we said before. I think it’s all very new to him and he feels it on his way. What I love and really appreciate about writers is this element of surprise. I think everything Ethan went through, especially last season, was this factor of surprise, a departure from who he is and what we expect from him, and I think it’s really great. And I think when talking to his father, the audience feels it the way Ethan does. I think there are some elements that you will find for him another sense of surprise. As Ethan evolves and experiences, it’s kind of the same experience that the audience will get. This is something I really love and love. I like and love being able to surprise the audience because we’ve been around for a long time and some people are expecting certain things, but over the course of the show the characters have to evolve and the authors have worked great with that.
Chicago MedSeason 7 finale, Wednesday, May 25, 8 p.m., NBC