I watch a lot of TV. If you're reading this, I assume you do too. It's hard to surprise us. By necessity, shows often follow a formula of sorts. There are thousands of tropes to trip across and try to make fresh. Things can come predictable.
That's what I was planning to say about Code Black Season 2 Episode 13. I mean, I was literally saying lines just before characters did. But just as I started mentally planning a two thumbs down review, a miraculous thing happened.
I was surprised.
"Unfinished Business" would have been good no matter what, I'm sure. We got deep insight to a beloved doctor from a show that is typically more "trauma(s) of the week" than character driven. But taking the mundane predictability and then turning it against viewers was genius.
It was frustrating up until the big reveal, and in retrospect, that seems like a gamble. By having cases (and lines) be so foreseeable, how many people tuned out before the th...
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