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Status Quo, aka The Mess We're in
Season: 7
Episode: 4
Original airdate: October 13, 2021
Written by: Eli Talbert
Directed by: Milena Govich
Episode chronology
Previous episode: Be the Change You Want to See
Next episode: Change Is a Tough Pill to Swallow


Charles helps Dylan with a longtime patient who was recently diagnosed with schizophrenia. Stevie, Maggie and Vanessa investigate the legitimacy of a patient's cancer diagnosis. Crockett is caught off-guard. Will pitches a new medical technology.


Main Cast

Special Guest Star

Guest Stars

  • Asjha Cooper as Doctor Vanessa Taylor
  • Michael Rady as Doctor Matt Cooper
  • Enid Graham as Ashley Bardsley
  • Kameron Kierce as Roland Baxter
  • Vik Sahay as Vishal Kumar
  • Anji White as Pam Baxter
  • Angela Wong Carbone as Jessa Rinaldi
  • Anthony Moseley as Doctor Marvin Simms
  • Chris Jowett as Pete Channing


  • Patrick Byrnes as Psych Tech Jim Collins
  • Michael Emmet Carey as Doctor Lyle Bickman
  • Jon Kasunic as Officer Lucas Stinson
  • Renelle Nicole as Nurse Trisha
  • Courtney Rioux as Paramedic Courtney
  • Michael Vaughn Shaw as X-Ray Tech Mike
  • Calvin Thomas as Officer James Griggs
  • Marie Tredway as Nurse Trinidad "Trini" Campos
  • Wendi Weber as Doctor Eliza Young


  • Dick Wolf as Creator
  • Matt Olmstead as Creator
  • Michael Brandt as Developer
  • Derek Haas as Developer
  • Dick Wolf as Executive Producer
  • Diane Frolov as Executive Producer
  • Andrew Schneider as Executive Producer
  • Matt Olmstead as Executive Producer
  • Michael Brandt as Executive Producer
  • Derek Haas as Executive Producer
  • Stephen Hootstein as Executive Producer
  • Arthur W. Forney as Executive Producer
  • Peter Jankowski as Executive Producer
  • Nicole Rubio as Co-Executive Producer
  • Eli Talbert as Co-Executive Producer
  • Jeffrey Drayer as Co-Executive Producer
  • Safura Fadavi as Co-Executive Producer
  • Daniel Sinclair as Co-Executive Producer
  • Anastasia Puglisi as Supervising Producer
  • Niki Delone as Producer
  • Meridith Friedman as Producer
  • Leigh Cousins as Producer
  • Jonathan Strauss as Co-Producer
  • Daniele Bernstein as Co-Producer
  • David J. Siegel as Associate Producer
  • Faires Anderson-Sekiya as Director Of Photography
  • Stephanie Gilliam as Production Designer
  • David J. Siegel as Editor
  • Atli Örvarsson as Music
  • Sara Isaacson as Casting
  • Marisa Ross as Chicago Casting
  • Christal Karge as Chicago Casting
  • Jenn Noyes as Chicago Casting
  • Jonathan Strauss as Original Casting
  • Gabriel Feinberg as Story Editor

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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