It has been announced that Torrey DeVitto is departing Chicago Med at the end of season 6 but why is the Natalie Manning actress leaving?
Since it arrived on our screens in 2015, Chicago Med has seen several characters come and go and it’s always a huge talking point when there’s a new arrival or big departure.
Season 6 looks set to see a pair of cast members leave the series as it’s been reported that Torrey DeVitto and Yaya DaCosta will be saying goodbye.
But just why is Torrey DeVitto leaving Chicago Med? Could we see her character, Natalie Manning, again?
Natalie Manning and April Sexton are leaving Chicago Med
On Wednesday, May 12th, Deadline reported that both Torrey DeVitto and Yaya DaCosta would be leaving their roles on Chicago Med.
Playing Natalie Manning and April Sexton respectively, the pair have been regular cast members on Chicago Med since the show debuted in 2015.
Like many cast members on the series, the duo have also appeared in other One Chicago series during that time.
Why is Torrey DeVitto leaving?
- The exact reason behind Torrey DeVitto’s departure has not been announced.
Following the report from Deadline, Torrey DeVitto took to Instagram to post an emotional message to fans, thanking them for watching the show over the years.
The message also read: “But it is now time for her [Natalie] and me to bow out and say goodbye.”
“I can’t wait to share what’s to come with all of you,” she continued. “New adventures await.”
While the message doesn’t give us a reason for her departure, it does suggest that it was Torrey’s decision to leave the show and try something new rather than her being written out.
Natalie’s departure in the series
The reason behind Natalie’s impending departure has not been revealed at the time of writing.
After all, there are still two more episodes left to air in season 6 and so there is scope for more dramatic twists and turns to come.
Over the course of season 6, Natalie’s mother, Carol, has been very ill and has been in the hospital for treatment for heart disease.
Perhaps Natalie will leave Chicago Med in order to take care of her ailing mother.
Or maybe Carol could take a turn for the worse over the next two episodes, causing Natalie to decide upon leaving.
Either way, as long as Natalie isn’t killed off herself in the final two episodes of season 6, fans will no doubt hold out hope that she could return one day.
Chicago Med season 6 continues on NBC on Wednesdays until the episode 16 finale airs on May 26th.