A Drug Bust-Turned-Shootout on the Third Season Premiere of "Code Black"

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17 April 2018
Code Black
Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS
"Code Black"
Season Premiere Wednesday, April 25 at 10 PM ET/PT on CBS

          In the season premiere, a drug bust-turned-shootout tests the bravery of the doctors of Angels Memorial as they race to save a girl caught in the crossfire. Also, Willis (Rob Lowe) shifts his focus to field medicine, choosing to work primarily on an ambulance with his new partner, paramedic Rox (Moon Bloodgood). And Leanne (Marcia Gay Harden) begins her journey to adopt Ariel (Emily Alyn Lind).

          Code Black is a heart-pounding medical drama that takes place in the busiest, most notorious ER in the nation, where the staggering influx of patients outweigh the limited resources available to the extraordinary doctors and nurses whose job is to treat them all – creating a condition known as Code Black. At the heart of the ER is Dr. Leanne Rorish, a stop-at-nothing residency director whose job is to save lives in an often-impossible environment. She is in the process of adopting a teenage girl named Ariel, and she is known by the group of residents as “Daddy.”

         Joining her is Col. Ethan Willis, who focuses now on field medicine, working on an ambulance or chopper with his ride-along partner, Rox Valenzuela, a tough and fearless paramedic. Both Leanne and Ethan work under – and sometimes against – the iron hand of ER and OR director Dr. Will Campbell, a top-tier surgeon. When the residents need a shoulder to cry on, they turn to senior ER nurse Jesse Sallander, known to them as “Mama,” whose stern hand guides them. Mama’s “children” include third-year residents Dr. Angus Leighton and Dr. Mario Savetti and second-year residents Dr. Noa Kean and Dr. Elliot Dixon. Dr. Rollie Guthrie is the avuncular, wise grandfather to all. At Center Stage, life is measured in seconds, and these heroic doctors and nurses operate with speed and skill within an overwhelmed system to heal people who are often there for one of two reasons: to die or to receive a life-saving miracle.

Marcia Gay Harden (Dr. Leanne Rorish)
Boris Kodjoe (Dr. Will Campbell)
Harry Ford (Dr. Angus Leighton)
Benjamin Hollingsworth (Dr. Mario Savetti)
William Allen Young (Dr. Rollie Guthrie)
Emily Tyra (Dr. Noa Kean)
Noah Gray-Cabey (Dr. Elliot Dixon)
Emily Alyn Lind (Ariel)
Moon Bloodgood (Rox Valenzuela)
Luis Guzmán (Jesse Sallander)
Rob Lowe (Col. Ethan Willis)
Tyler Perez (Diego Avila)
Angela Relucio (Nurse Risa Park)
Chaley Rose (Pepper Russo)
Troy Winbush (Principal Grant)
Tommy Savas (Javi Gomez)
John Garet Stoker (Judd)
Chris Coy (Larry)
David Starzyk (Dave)
Kristina Emerson (Shelly)
Clare Frazier (Mika)
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