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Just as a Snake Sheds Its Skin
Season: 7
Episode: 8
Original airdate: November 10, 2021
Written by: Safura Fadavi
Meridith Friedman
Directed by: Michael Berry
Episode chronology
Previous episode: A Square Peg in a Round Hole
Next episode: Secret Santa Has a Gift for You


Dylan's loyalty to Med and the police department is challenged when an old family friend and veteran cop exhibits concerning behavior. The annual random drug testing puts a doctor’s career in jeopardy. Ethan tries a risky old-school method on a patient. Will helps Stevie search for her mother.


Main Cast

Special Guest Star

Guest Stars


  • Leah Casey as Paramedic Lacey
  • Patrick Dunham as Patron
  • Elena Marisa Flores as Officer Rosado
  • Brandon Ky Galatz as Man
  • Charles Andrew Gardner as Marcus Clemons
  • Lakecia Harris as Bartender
  • Morgan Lavenstein as Janet
  • Angela Oh as Doctor Joy Yang
  • Cate Rio as May
  • Michael Vaughn Shaw as X-Ray Tech Mike
  • Darcy Jo Wood as Janey Cooper


Background information and Notes


Chicago Med season 7
Episodes You Can't Always Trust What You SeeTo Lean In, or To Let GoBe the Change You Want to SeeStatus Quo, aka The Mess We're inChange Is a Tough Pill to SwallowWhen You're a Hammer Everything's a NailA Square Peg in a Round HoleJust as a Snake Sheds Its SkinSecret Santa Has a Gift for YouNo Good Deed Goes ChicagoThe Things We Thought We Left BehindWhat You Don't Know Can't Hurt YouReality Leaves a Lot to the Imagination
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