3. The hospital’s many underused characters
One thing that a fourth season would improve is the growing amount of supporting characters who have yet to be fully developed. Gaffney Chicago Medical Center has become full of guest stars and recurring players who are not only underrated, but they’re underused. More episodes would allow for these people to get the development they deserve.
The best example is Dr. Isidore Latham (recurring guest star Ato Essandoh). Latham was the best addition to Chicago Med season 2, and Essandoh should’ve earned an Emmy Award for the work he did, both on his own and in Latham’s great bromance with Dr. Connor Rhodes (Colin Donnell). But in Chicago Med season 3, we’ve seen much less of him and when we have it’s just been in a generic supervisor capacity.
Part of that is due to Ato Essandoh being cast in a Netflix series, but another part is that Med has now focused almost entirely on Connor’s relationship with his new colleague slash love interest Dr. Ava Bekker (Norma Kuhling). Latham deserves to come back for more development, and to restore that Latham-Rhodes dynamic that’s been a big loss for the show.
Are we going to see Dr. Noah Sexton (recurring guest star Roland Buck III) ever grow up and prove why he got to be the hospital’s new resident? Could Jeff Clarke (Jeff Hephner) ever come back from his unceremonious departure to Hawaii just as he was figuring stuff out? Heck, will we learn anything more about Ava other than her love-hate thing with Connor? We have to start filling in the gaps, and there’s only one way to do that.