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The Former Chicago Med Star Who Would Love To Return

While producer Dick Wolf is most synonymous with the wildly successful "Law & Order" franchise, his "One Chicago" franchise has also proven to be a hit. "Chicago Med," the third installment in the franchise, follows the emergency room doctors and nurses of the Gaffney Chicago Medical Center.

The NBC drama is heading into its seventh season and has already been renewed for Season 8. With crossovers between "Chicago Fire" and "Chicago PD," as well as guest appearances from various celebrities over the years, it's not surprising that "Chicago Med" isn't afraid to shake things up.

Showrunner Andrew Schneider explained to Cinema Blend that "Dick Wolf likes to inject new characters and sort of keep the show alive in that sense," which occasionally leads to unexpected changes in the main cast.

Season 5 saw the jaw-dropping departure of two major characters, although one of the actors revealed that he would be happy to return for future episodes of "Chicago Med."

Colin Donnell is ready for a Dr. Rhodes return

"Chicago Med" fans were surprised when Dr. Connor Rhodes (Colin Donnell) suddenly exited the series following the death of his father in Season 4. In the Season 5 premiere, Rhodes' suspicion that Dr. Ava Bekker (Norma Kuhling), his coworker and ex-girlfriend, had murdered his father is confirmed. After the truth comes out, Bekker again shocks the team by committing suicide.

By the end of the episode, Rhodes admits that he needs a fresh start somewhere else. He says an emotional goodbye to Sharon Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson) but tells her it would be too hard to tell everyone he was leaving. With a teary smile, he walks away from Gaffney Chicago Medical Center.

Donnell told US Weekly that he thought his character's conclusion was "really lovely" and appreciated how it was left open. He called his time on the show "one of the best working experiences" of his life and said that he'd "love to go back."

"I would love to pop in here and there, and I sort of have a history of doing that now on shows," he said, referring to his appearances on "Arrow."

"...I'm really very happy and thankful to ('Chicago Med') that they gave me the exit that they did so that the door is open for the future," he added (via US Weekly).