On the Season 2 premiere of Code Black, ‘Second Year,’ Angels Memorial welcomes Colonel Ethan Willis (Rob Lowe) from the Department of Defense. His job at the hospital is to teach doctors new medical techniques. For his first out-of-hospital call, Colonel takes Dr. Mike Leighton with him to attend to victims of a shark attack in Malibu. Getting to the victims requires a terrifying helicopter ride and then the Colonel “does something stupid” (his words) and jumps out of the helicopter and into the Pacific Ocean.
Dr. Mike Leighton is portrayed by Tommy Dewey. He’s known for his roles on the Hulu series Casual (bachelor Alex Cole), Now We’re Talking (Tommy Arondall), and The Mindy Project (Josh Daniels), among others. Code Black airs Wednesdays at 10pm on CBS.