In “Suits,” Donna Paulson is Harvey Specter’s former secretary and best friend, although she works for Louis Litt for a while and eventually becomes the chief operating officer of Pearson Specter Litt. She and Harvey were married in the Season 9 finale. Since that show ended in 2019, though, Rafferty hasn’t been seen in much.
She had a recurring gig on Season 16 of “Grey’s Anatomy” playing Suzanne Britland, a widowed patient who fails to recover from an appendectomy. Now, however, Rafferty is returning to television for Season 7 of “Chicago Med,” in an episode called “Change Is a Tough Pill to Swallow” (via CinemaBlend). A promotional teaser for the episode that aired at the end of a recent episode indicates that Rafferty will play a surgeon whose daughter has been in an accident and needs an operation. Crockett (Dominic Rains) doesn’t want to give her the case, but she’s adamant about taking over the case, even with Sharon Goodwin (Epatha Merkerson) standing there telling her it’s a breach of ethics.
At this time, NBC has not announced that Rafferty is joining the cast, so this appears to be a one-off appearance on the show for her (via FanSided). Rafferty’s episode will air Wednesday, October 20 at 8 p.m. Eastern.