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S01.E05: Storm Watch

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An epic storm hits San Antonio and the emergency room is awash in patients and must use their battlefield skills to deal with massive power outages. TC and Dr. Scott Clemmens race to the scene of a mudslide disaster to treat a gravely injured mother and her son. Paul rises to the challenge of caring for the boy, whose condition takes an unexpected turn for the worse. Scott considers an offer from Ragosa to join the hospital staff as head trauma surgeon. Jordan isn’t sure that’s going to work out with the tensions between TC and Scott. Landry is caught by surprise when a family member shows up at the hospital looking for money to cover his debts. She finds some needed moral support from Ragosa. Meanwhile, Topher must head out into the storm to help his wife who is stranded and going into labor with twins.

 

Until then, here is next week's preview!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOfzzeKnejk&list=PLWm_ldv0bChBaFfsaKO3uetVT1wFcT2FQ

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"I need you to reach into your mother's vagina...."

This is the best worst show on television!

I'm rooting for Ragosa and Landry. They seem like the most developed relationship on the series so far.

Intern With The Mole enjoys being Dr. Drew's beard a little too much.

Announcer: "It was the kiss we've been waiting for". No, it wasn't.

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Announcer: "It was the kiss we've been waiting for". No, it wasn't.

LOL. I thought the same thing.

 

I hated Landry's plot with her dad coming to her for money. I just thought it was stupid.

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Announcer: "It was the kiss we've been waiting for". No, it wasn't.

Seriously.  This is only the fifth freaking episode.  We're still getting to know these characters; I'm not anywhere close to pulling for TC and Jordan as the ultimate couple.  Come on now, promo guy.

 

The stuff with Landry's deadbeat father was boring (despite the appearance from A. Martinez), but I did like the Ragosa/Landry scene at the end.  Now, there is a couple I'd actually be interested in.  Although, it's crazy to think Ragosa has become probably one of my favorite characters on this show, besides Topher and Drew.

 

Speaking of Topher, of course, this would be the show that would make him have to deliver his own babies (or at least one of them.)  But leave it to Ken Leung to make me invested somewhat.  His reaction to the second baby being successfully delivered was good; almost, too good for this show.

 

Glad Paul is finally not just being a screw-up.  Sounds like the story for him is going to be he's from a family of surgeons, and they expect the same from him, but he's probably better suited for pediatrician care.  You know what this means?  Family drama!

 

Krista really is enjoying being Drew's beard way too much.  Simmer down, lady.  I would love this show forever if Drew's boyfriend ends up being played by Jason Behr, Brendan Fehr's former Roswell co-star.

 

I love that Scott Wolf's character is called Scott, so I just continue to think of him as Dr. Scott Wolf.

 

Oh, The Night Shift.  You really are so silly, but so entertaining.  This really is becoming one of my favorite summer shows, but probably not in the way they are attending at all.

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I love that Scott Wolf's character is called Scott, so I just continue to think of him as Dr. Scott Wolf.

They should have named him Dr. Dorian Gray because dude has not aged at all in 20 years.

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This show just defines "guilty pleasure". I probably wouldn't watch it in winter, but I enjoy it a lot now in summer.

 

I love Topher. He's my favorite character.

 

The stuff with Landry's deadbeat father was boring (despite the appearance from A. Martinez), but I did like the Ragosa/Landry scene at the end.  Now, there is a couple I'd actually be interested in.  Although, it's crazy to think Ragosa has become probably one of my favorite characters on this show, besides Topher and Drew.

Exactly! I'm kind of glad they don't overdo the heart of gold thing, and still have Ragosa behave as a jerk with a heart of jerk at times.

And I applaud Landry for breaking up with TC. Loudly. For once, a shrink correctly analyzed a situation and acted accordingly; a woman saw that a man wasn't just that much into her and chose, wisely, to cut things off. If you told me that I'd see this on one of the most implausible, irrealistic shows ever...

I also like and find it quite realistic that Landry is so hard-bent on dealing with everything alone, even though it can make her look stupidly stubborn. I find it nice that she dropped her guard with Ragosa the way he did with her. They're not the nicest/most open people in the world, but I think they could actually bring each other a lot; plus it's refreshing to see characters who behave as adults and not teenagers. So yeah, I definitely ship them.

 

I can think of many "meant to be" romantic  couples that wish they had half of the natural chemistry that Drew and Krista have (just in case: he's gay, not bi, so there's no way for me they could be a couple). Poor Krista, I think she does have feelings for him beyond physical attraction but tries to fool herself. She's still trying to be a good and supportive friend, I like it. I hope they don't ruin their friendship, I love it.

 

I'm warming up a bit to TC as a friend (but Topher makes everything great) and I liked how in awe he was of the baby, because it toned down a bit his quite blasé, "I've seen it all" attitude so far. I also think he was cool with Paul, he could be a good mentor. 

Nevertheless, I'm not looking forward to his "who pees the farthest (on the trophy girl)" contest with Scott and I'm quite meh re:the inavoidable TC/Jordan reunion. Not a fan of TC's  attitude with Jordan, not a fan of Jordan and her mixed signals (imo) either. Those two do behave like teenagers/TV cliché romance so I'm not dead against them as a couple, I don't think they have anti-chemistry, but I'm not sold on it either.

And I like Scott Wolf so I'd like for him to stay.

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So Dr. Specialist Snowflake is not only the World's Greatest Gonzo Surgeon, but he also has mad skilz as an OB/GYN. it's amazing what you run into on the battlefields of Afganistan! That said, the birth scene in the hospital was sweet enough to warm my cold, stone heart. Topher (or rather Ken Leung) is the best thing about this show.

 

Did anyone else hear the Bells Of Doom for Rick, Drew's boyfriend? I predict that he will die in a tragic accident once he leaves Afganistan.

 

Is Landry named for Tom Landry, the famous Dallas Cowboys coach?

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I had this in the wrong episode. Not that it makes much difference.

 

The hospital is in dire financial straits, but there's enough money to hire a fancy new trauma doctor?

 

I thought Ragosa had been a doctor, but his eye problem forced him to go into administration. Or did his eyes stop him from becoming a doctor?

 

I haven't seen A Martinez play a sleaze before. He's usually a more refined bad guy.

 

Who'd have thunk that TC and Scott Wolf would butt heads?

 

Color me shocked that Paul did some good this episode.

 

Announcer guy, not everyone was waiting for TC and Jordan to kiss. They've hardly earned that. It's episode 5.

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I would love this show forever if Drew's boyfriend ends up being played by Jason Behr, Brendan Fehr's former Roswell co-star.

As great as that would be, Rick is going to be played by 

Luke MacFarlane from Brothers and Sisters.

 

I can't believe I spent the entire episode not being able to place A Martinez.  All I kept thinking was that he looked really familiar, but it was just out of reach.

 

How about they do a spin-off where Drew and Topher buy a Winnebago and travel the country working locum tenens at different hospitals?  I would watch the hell out of that.

 

I understand that TC is already a walking lawsuit, but there's no way that, no matter how amazing every experience that he had in Afghanistan shaped him into being the best doctor ever that the a hospital would actually send him out to be a first responder.  They'd be opening themselves up to an enormous liability.

 

Paul and I have the same ugly stethoscope.  I hope that doesn't augur poorly for me.

 

ETA:  How much therapy is Topher's eldest daughter going to need now?  Do you suppose Landry offers a Friends and Family discount?

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I didn't even realize that Landry was her first name until one of the nurses called her "Dr. de la Cruz."

 

Also, as much as I like Drew, he committed the cardinal sin of calling a nurse "Nurse," and for that, he must do penance.

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Rick's casting is uninspiring. Doesn't he play the Boyfriend-to-Closet-Case on every series (and/or real life)?

Can the name Landry be a nick name?

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"Landry" seems like an odd name for a Latina woman. As someone mentioned, was dad a big Tom Landry fan? ;-)

 

Wasn't that where Landry on Friday Night Lights got the name?  Not that I expect this show to have an original idea...

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So the dick-swinging is just about to begin.  Is the Chief of Trauma Surgery different than the Chief of, say, Neurosurgery, or OB/GYn Surgery?  And wouldn't he then migrate to the day shift?

I hereby dub  San Antonio (or as Ragosa might have it, San Antonion) Memorial Hospital as the Only Surgical Hospital In Town, OSHIT for short.  I'm glad they finally decided to divert some patients halfway into the Storm of the Century.

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This show really is a fun summer show.  Love Topher, love Drew, love Regosa!

 

TC is OK.  I like him being buds with Drew and Topher, and I liked how he paid his bookie to go pick up Topher and Janet.  However, I care ZERO about TC and Jordan.  Jill Flint is just so bland as an actress.  There's nothing inspiring about her, which makes it difficult to care for her character.  The fact that Scott Wolf doesn't seem to age is also working against the triangle for me.  Since he still looks like Bailey to me, all I can think of is "Bailey Salinger's now a trauma surgeon," and I can't take the character seriously.

 

If the series must have a relationship, let's focus on Drew and Rick.  This may be a cheesy summer show, but Brendan Fehr is bringing the AWESOME to it.  Ditto for Ken Leung.

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Every time I see Jill Flint onscreen, I keep thinking she looks eerily similar to Erica Durance. And then I take a closer look and realize they don't really look all that similar; it's just me.

 

I've just binge watched all five episodes today because I was bored and had nothing else to do. For a summer show, it's actually not bad. I love Drew and think his story is the most interesting, I like Topher and he really makes the cases shine, I like Ragosa and think he's a hoot and I like Paul and think he's grown on me slowly and won my heart over this episode with the kid.

 

I like the girls to an extent; I think Landry's cool when she's not around TC, but I do appreciate the fact that she actually stands up to the guy. I somewhat like Jordan and her friendship with Landry and I do like her relationship with Scott, even though she's already screwed it up. But TC/Jordan has to be the worst couple on the show. It's episode five and we already have them kissing. 

 

I also like Mole Girl and her friendship with Drew. I think, as soon as she gets over her feelings for him, they have the best friendship and she seems really supportive of him. It's nice to actually have a friendship that won't lead to romance. Ragosa/Landry, on the other hand, actually isn't bad either. I like them together and it feels natural.

 

Lots of cliches, lots of patients in and out, but not the worst show I've seen. I have nothing better to do, so I might as well stick around for the season. I just want to meet Rick and I want to see Scott punch Dr. Stu in the face for not following protocol. I admire his reasons for wanting to help people, but dude, you're not Superman. You can't do a bazillion things at once; it's going to blow up in your face sooner or later.

 

That being said, his scene in the hospital with Topher's wife was the only moment where I've liked him, because he dropped his conceited, know-it-all attitude and actually was a sweet guy.

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I disliked the DrSpecialistSnowflake delivers Topher's footling breech baby b/c the sole purpose was to make him endearing.ugh He had just tried to outsurgeon a surgeon and they actually had the surgeon need him to save the mom. The guy just isn't all that. It is so totally unbelievable that someone could be that disrespectful and a giant dick AND get to be be all warm and fuzzy delievering his bestie's baby in distress. Oh no, oh HELL no.

It made Jordan remember why she loved him and NOT all the giant dick moves that caused them not to work.

And I'm sure not down for Scott to be the bad guy in this cluster.

 

Topher of course is the only one to save it for me in the preview telling TC to walk away b/c he IS totally not right for Jordan.

 

TC and Jordan have to be the least entertaining part of the show, seeing as how the writers think they are the showpiece goes to show how much better the other actors are to makes us care despite the annoying showpiece of bordom.

 

Loved seeing A Martinez he did a great job as a baddie.

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I almost wish Landry had the Jordan point in the triangle; I like the actress, and I liked her chemistry with Macken. Or maybe I just want Tragic Consequences and Jordan to be friends. TC seems slightly less dicky to me now, even though the breech birth scenes did feel somewhat calculated to make me feel that way. I'm not looking forward to Bailey the Trauma Surgeon and Tragic Consequences having a continued Schwanzel-measuring contest.

 

I always like Luke Macfarlane, and I want to see where Rick's and Doctor Alien's story goes.

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I almost wish Landry had the Jordan point in the triangle;

 

Or that the casting for Landry and Jordan was switched, so that Jill Flint plays a secondary character and Landry's backstory was actually Jordan's.

 

With all of the actors in their current roles, I wish the entire series were told from a different orientation than Jordan and TC.  They can stay, along with Scott, but I'm far more interested in almost everything else that isn't them.

 

I wonder what the series would feel like if it were Landry, Drew, Topher, or even Ragosa's story with all of the elements rotating around it.

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I'm pretty willing to swallow disbelief and play along for the sake of a storyline on a tv show, but this episode pushed me right over the edge with having TC deliver the breech baby.  Seriously?  Come on!  I don't care what kinds of tricks he learned on the battlefield, there's no way you'll convince me he delivered enough babies to be able to handle an emergency like that.  I love Topher, but at that moment I just wanted to slap the shit out of him and tell him to get the damn ob/gyn on call.  That's what they're trained to do!  Sheesh.  This was just one heroic moment too many for me, and it wouldn't matter if he hadn't already been the only one who could save the mom and the only one who could save the kid and the only one who could get Topher and his wife to the hospital yadda yadda yadda.  If this had been the only crisis in the whole episode, it was just completely stupid for Topher not to want an actual expert in delivering babies handling a breech birth with a twin.  And because it was so stupid, it struck me as just being completely manipulative to show us that TC has a "warm" side.  Didn't work . . . don't care.  He had no business attempting to deliver that baby, and the scene wasn't "cute" or "warm and fuzzy" or anything other than just plain dumb.  But at least next week we'll get to see Drew's boyfriend, so I'll forgive them this egregious piece of bovine excrement.

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I love Topher, but at that moment I just wanted to slap the shit out of him and tell him to get the damn ob/gyn on call.

 

The ob/gyn couldn't get to the hospital in time (of course), so TJ had to add another specialty to his list (of course).

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Wait so TJ is a surgeon? Could have fooled me with him doing so much ER stuff. I'm so confused. Maybe I should turn off my brain so I can sit back and enjoy the pretty. And I'm on team Scott no matter what. He needs to dump blandie Jordan and go after hot intern.

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Hey, any episode that isn't "Love's Labor Lost" -- where SuperDoc Mark Greene struggled mightily against every plot contrivance known to writerkind, is okay by me. Still have the scars from the one.

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I had to check out of humanity for a few weeks, but am back and so very very happy for the rest of the Night  Shit season 1 to be on On Demand.  I revel in the glorious awfulness of most of the show!  I'm still convinced that Drew and Topher are in a different, much better show.

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