Dr. Grace Song is riding a wave of change onto Chicago Med. The character is a direct result of the new leadership at Gaffney Medical Center, and the wishes of majority shareholder Jack Dayton (Sasha Roiz).
There’s some definite apprehension on the part of the staff, many of whom are turned off by Dayton’s blunt, tech-fueled approach. Here’s what you need to know about the doctor before she settles into her new, seemingly polarizing role.
Song is played by TV Carpio. She’s been a fairly prolific actor over the past decade, with notable stints on Law & Order, Rizzoli & Isles, and Bloodline, as well as supporting roles in films like Across the Universe (2007) and Limitless (2011).
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Dayton introduces Song as an incredible surgeon who can help guide the new wave of medical treatment, but that gets overshadowed by some of the sharp barbs she throws at people like Dr. Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss).
She refers to the Med mainstay as “Ginger Spice”, which prompts him to throw a jab back at her for relying too much on technology. Dr. Archer (Steven Weber), perhaps the most notoriously grumpy employee in the bunch, derides Song as being sent in to solve problems “that don’t exist.”
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While the hostility will take a while to melt away, Carpio’s performance gives the impression that the character has her heart in the right place, and is merely getting a bad rap due to her ties with Dayton.
Given Carpio’s pedigree as a TV actress, we could easily see the character sticking around for the long haul and becoming a permanent fixture on Med. The turnover rate for the show has been astoundingly high in recent years, so it’s only a matter of time before some of the newcomers stick.
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