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The Chicago Med Scene Guy Lockard Said Had Camera Operators Crying

Due to the nature of a show like "Chicago Med," there are often heart-touching moments that transcend the series and resonate with not only the actors, but also production staff and even bystanders on set. Currently in Season 7, "Chicago Med" stars Nick Gehlfuss, S. Epatha Merkerson, Oliver Platt, Brian Tee, Guy Lockard, and Marlyne Barrett (via IMDb). Over the tenure of "Chicago Med," several characters have come and gone for a multitude of reasons, but each has their own motivations like promotions, transfers, sick relatives, and uneasy romantic entanglements.

Some of the most heart-breaking scenes in "Chicago Med" include Dr. Charles (Platt) visiting the grave of his wife, Dr. Natalie's (Torrey DeVitto) uneasy relationship with Dr. Halstead (Gehlfuss), and Dr. Rhodes' (Colin Donnell) interaction with Dr. Ava Bekker (Norma Kuhling), which results in Bekker killing Rhodes' father and then herself. However, not all scenes in "Chicago Med" are full of hurt and heartbreak, and some can actually be uplifting and positive. Recently, Lockard (who plays Dr. Dylan Scott) spoke of one such moment, and how it affected both cast and crew.

A scene involving a psychiatric patient made the entire crew cry

In a YouTube video for "One Chicago Day," Guy Lockard was asked what his favorite scene so far has been, to which he replied, "My favorite scene thus far on the show, is in Episode 4, with the young man who was diagnosed with schizophrenia, and I just think its such a powerful scene, that everybody on set — directors, cameramen, background actors, and people who weren't even supposed to be on set were crying."

The moment which he is referring to is from Season 7, Episode 4, titled "Status Quo, aka the Mess We're In." This particular scene sees the previously mentioned patient, Roland Baxter (Kameron Kierce), in psychological distress out in public and in broad daylight, which attracts several onlookers and police. Baxter aimlessly lashes about and mutters to himself, and this is when Lockard's character Dr. Scott steps in. He diffuses not only the individual, but the police as well, who have drawn their guns in confusion. Dr. Scott asks Baxter to slow his breathing down and focus on him, and the tension is immediately taken out of the air thanks to his quick thinking.

Lockard added, "I'll never forget that scene. It was really special." Considering Lockard's comments about the others involved in this scene, it is doubtful that any of them will forget this emotional moment in "Chicago Med." 

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, please contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741, call the National Alliance on Mental Illness helpline at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264), or visit the National Institute of Mental Health website.