Chicago Med season 4 character review: Daniel Charles

CHICAGO MED -- "Who Can You Trust" Episode 411 -- Pictured: Oliver Platt as Daniel Charles -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson)
CHICAGO MED -- "Who Can You Trust" Episode 411 -- Pictured: Oliver Platt as Daniel Charles -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson) /
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How was Chicago Med season 4 for Daniel Charles? We’re looking back at how Chicago Med’s latest season went for Oliver Platt’s character.

As we continue to look back on Chicago Med season 4, we’re breaking down the season for each of the show’s characters.

Did your favorite character have a good season or a bad season? What were their strong points and were there any weaknesses? Was the character affected by the show’s writing, or vice versa? Where could they go from here?

Check out our detailed character breakdown, and let us know your thoughts on how this season was for each character in the comments.

In this article, we’re profiling Dr. Daniel Charles (Oliver Platt).

What happened

Dr. Charles had an up and down season. First, his future went up in smoke because in the season 4 premiere, his protege Dr. Sarah Reese (Rachel DiPillo) blamed him for what happened with her evil father and moved to Texas. Charles took her departure badly, for about an episode, before moving on pretty easily from the student he’d come to treat as a surrogate daughter.

The other major development was that his past came back into the picture, in the form of his ex-wife Caroline “Cece” Charles (recurring guest star Paula Newsome). Caroline was at Chicago Med hoping to get into a clinical trial for her cancer, and though she was treated over a few episodes, it was revealed near the end of the season that her condition had gotten worse.

But Daniel, who was so obviously smitten with her all over again to the point he’d been ready to leave the hospital himself because of her, proposed re-marriage. The two ended up tying the knot for a second time in a small ceremony in the season finale.

There was also a brief nod to his family, when Charles went to visit his mother, who had very much disapproved of his relationship with Caroline. It’s too bad more of that wasn’t explored.