One Chicago needs to cast these actors

Robert Patrick recently starred in CBS's Scorpion. Photo Credit: Courtesy of CBS.
Robert Patrick recently starred in CBS's Scorpion. Photo Credit: Courtesy of CBS. /
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“1.0 Bodies” — The doctors treat cult members who unwillingly survived a mass suicide attempt, and Mario decides to connect with his late father’s girlfriend, on CODE BLACK, Wednesday, Nov. 23 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Boris Kodjoe (Dr. Will Campbell) Photo: Cliff Lipson/CBS ©2016 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved /

2. Boris Kodjoe

CURRENTLY: Dr. Will Campbell on CBS‘s Code Black, which was canceled after three seasons. The series finale airs July 18.

SHOULD MOVE TO: Chicago PD or Chicago Med

WHY WE LIKE HIM: Kodjoe was originally a recurring cast member in Code Black‘s first season but was promoted to series regular for the second and third seasons, and he helped change the whole show for the better. His character, Dr. Campbell, went from being an antagonistic surgeon to a part of the team as he oversaw both the ER and the OR in a massive cost-cutting measure. He’s the boss, but he’s also a boss.

That would make him an interesting fit for Chicago PD, because his stage presence would work for the show in a number of ways. He could either play another rough and tumble cop who works with Intelligence, similar to what we saw with Nick Wechsler‘s character Kenny Rixton, or go the other direction and be a straight-laced cop who pushes back against Jason Beghe‘s Hank Voight and his methods. Kodjoe starred in NBC‘s spy series Undercovers, so he can do the physical work.

If he wants to stay in the lane he’s currently in, Kodjoe’s character went through in Code Black season 2 is what One Chicago tried to do in Chicago Med season 3, but didn’t entirely succeed with. He would be an excellent fit if he were, say, hired by the new executive to help improve the running of the hospital as a consultant or new doctor—and his no-nonsense manner would push everyone who’s currently working in the ED. Generally, all of our characters get along, and Kodjoe’s great at playing the one guy who doesn’t.