Dr. Charlie Harris (Michael Shanks) and Dr. Manny Palmer (Jarod Joseph) treat two love birds who have an annual weekend-long love fest, despite the fact the woman is married to someone else. Meanwhile, when Charlie assigns Dr. Maggie Lin (Julia Taylor Ross) to evaluate the interns, it brings out her nurturing side and leads Dr. Billy Scott (Greg Calderone) to ask Maggie to be his mentor. Following Dr. Zach Miller’s (Benjamin Ayres) advice to use the “kill them with kindness” approach to negotiating, Dr. Dawn Bell (Michelle Nolden) struggles to bring out her nurturing side when she tries to get her Chief of Surgery position back. Maggie and Dawn find themselves at odds when they work together to treat a single dad with a ninja star lodged in his neck.
I liked the episode, there was a lot more Charlie than usual, which is good for itself, and I love we finally saw Shahir's boyfriend ... they are cute together. And as always, the little boy being Luke is a cute baby ...
I'd love to see more Dana stuff, I like her a lot too. And Cassy, Cassy could go, she's annoying as hell for me. IMHO she's not behaving professionally but more like a little child that doesn't get to play the way she wants, so I would not believe she's really the right choice for the job.
Charlie talking to himself, well, it's weird, really. I'd understand everyone who thinks he's a nut job after seeing him standing up there talking to someone who wasn't there!
I hope that this episode was a little bit of a twist in the story line as I remember Michael saying in an interview that we'll find out about more vile ghosts and why Charlie is seeing them. So by the middle of the season we should start to go the right way unless they want to resolve it in a rush through the last two episodes or so.
BTW, thinking about what Michael said in that interview for the last episode, namely that he said "why Charlie was the way he was." .... maybe he didn't refer to the fact Charlie might die at the end but just used past tense because the show is over. With that new story line of Alex's mum being terminally ill I hope she wore that black dress in the last episode because of her mother not because of Charlie. Really, I'd hate to see him die after all.
Not cool to disrespect the Chief like that, new guy! Loved the looks Dawn and Dana gave Manny after that remark.
Always happy to get a little Charlie/Dawn scene, had to laugh at their banter and Dawn walking off with her painting. I get her standpoint, she was unfairly stripped of the position. But as Charlie said he really can't do anything about it.
Glad we finally met Jonathan and hope he and Shahir can start a family, they were so sweet this episode with Luke and the cookies.
Now seriously, Alex, did you just want Charlie to find out for himself? No effort whatsoever to try and hide the evidence!