This is a full recap and review so there are spoilers galore. Avert your eyes NOW if you do not want a blow by blow of this episode!
THIS was an awesome episode. Honestly… the people who claim the show is so bad … critics, fans, anyone … can go suck wax fruit… as my son would say. LOL.
The primary focus of the show was on two teenage patients who need heart transplants. They are the Romeo and Juliet of the hospital… doomed and in love. The young man, Scott Becker, is a former alcoholic and drug addict and he has been clean 6 months in order to be listed for a transplant. Finally, in this episode, he gets listed. This is due in large part to the fact that Dr. Andy goes to bat for him.
And seriously.. where did they get the bedding that Brenda had (above).. I was drooling. I want it!
Other cases during this episode include the story of a young college student in Maine who arrives home after a night of partying to find her parents comatose from carbon monoxide poisoning. A 30 something lawyer is shot in a drive by and she undergoes surgery only to blame the hospital for time missed from court.
This episode was evenly split between focusing on Dr. Andy, Dr. Lee, and the two heart transplant patients. I found Dr. Andy’s interaction with Scott and Brenda to be very cute. We saw a young at heart Dr who really cares about his patients and wants to relate to them on their level while still doing his job.
Dr. Lee is one NICE stand in for Dr. Andy. Whenever Dr. Andy is not on the screen I am more than content to fill the void with Dr. Lee. These guys are two different flavors of the same delicious ice cream. I was smiling all night.
Dr. Lee flies to Maine to get a heart from one of the carbon monoxide victims, for Scott, in a miracle same day match up. While he is there he gets to know the daughter of the man and tries to comfort her in her moment of guilt that she wasn’t home. While he is in surgery he notices that the color of the blood is not consistent with simple carbon monoxide poisoning and he alerts the doctor who is still trying to resuscitate the mother. Due to Dr. Lee’s good eye the mother is saved and Dr. Lee stays with the family as the mom wakes up. It was very touching… I love Dr. Lee!
The lawyer who got shot really annoyed me for most of the episode. She was angry that Dr. Jordan saved her uterus instead of giving her a hysterectomy. This lengthened her recovery time and this made lawyer lady mad instead of grateful. While she was fighting for a truly good cause.. she was a jerk to Dr. Jordan and I just wanted to slap her. Thankfully Dr. Jordan was nicer than I would have been and managed to make peace with her.
Scott (Romeo) takes off during pre surgery prep and no one can find him. It is too late to give someone else the heart so Andy has to track him down before the heart goes to waste and he blows his last chance to get a new heart. Dr. Andy finds him on the roof, scared of not being able to stay clean and be worthy of a second chance. He also doesn’t want to get a new heart when Brenda (Juliet) still doesn’t have one. Dr. Andy convinces him to accept the heart. All goes well and Scott and Brenda hold hands as they sleep, after Scott comes out of surgery. I was a big ball of tears by this point. I love Dr. Andy!
It was a VERY good episode and if Three Rivers is given half a chance it is a good sign of what a wonderful series this could be.