Thursday 22:00 on NBC
4 Seasons, 45 Episodes

Genre: Medical / Musical / Soap /

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"The Night Shift" focuses on the men and women who work the overnight shift at San Antonio Memorial Hospital. They are an irreverent and special breed, particularly adrenaline junkie T.C. Callahan. After three grueling tours of duty in Afghanistan, T.C. is about to learn that his toughest battles will be fought right here at home. He and his team of late-night docs, including b more
...est friend Topher and protégé Drew, know how to let off steam with the casual prank or two, but when lives are at stake, they are all business. Unfortunately, the night shift is now under new senior management and boss Michael Ragosa, who has to balance the real-world pressures of cutting costs while battling the stigma that he is more interested in saving money than helping people.
 
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  • Land of the Free

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    Land of the Free

    Well Amira is back and let's just say there's a whole lot more to her return than just the possibility of a love triangle. 

    The Night Shift Season 4 Episode 9 revealed that she's actually a member of the CIA, and even TC is shocked by that news. 

    The question is, are we?

    Look, I'm not going to try to pretend I saw that coming. No one would have, but that doesn't exactly make the news shocking. 

    It's always been clear she was hiding something big. Now we know.

    We knew as soon as Jordan mentioned this whole combat training idea that it was going to mean TC would be put in between these two very important women in his life. 

    What we didn't know is that Amira would be showing up in San Antonio to help facilitate this new project.

    Scott: Hey listen, i know this isn't the best time, but I wanted to give you a heads up. I just talked to Syd and she's pulling out of running the combat cente...
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  • R3B0OT

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    It was a dangerous night to be a patient at San Antonio Memorial Hospital. 

    At first, it seemed as if Shannon's patient was jinxed, but it soon became clear something more sinister was occurring.

    Considering Shannon felt her reputation as a doctor was on the line, she came through with flying colors, and she did it all unsupervised. 

    Shannon was a rock star on The Night Shift Season 4 Episode 8, never faltering despite the numerous hurdles that were tossed her way. She cleared them all calmly. 

    If she felt she had something to prove, well, mission accomplished. 

    It sucks that the hack meant her evaluation got out for all to see, but that's not really Jordan's fault. Could she have handled the situation better? Sure, she even admits that, but as she also said, it's her job to offer feedback. Sometimes that feedback is going to include criticism. 

    Will things be awkward between the two of them going forward? Ho...
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  • Family Matters

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    Family Matters

    Whew! Thank goodness Kenny is okay!

    His situation was looking pretty dire on The Night Shift Season 4 Episode 6, but he's going to make a full recovery. 

    The cases involving one of their own are always the toughest, and needless to say, emotions were running high. 

    Was Drew out of line when he looked into the vet's records and confronted Mac? 

    Probably, but could anyone really blame him? Kenny could have been paralyzed, and to be honest, it didn't really look like an accident. That guy did not seem to be in control of himself. 

    Finding out he had a history of mental illness made sense. It may not be his fault, but he's still one dangerous dude. 

    Who didn't see it coming when he stabbed Mac in the parking lot? 

    As soon as Mac approached the truck, it was obvious this was not going to end well. 

    Poor Mac has been through so much already. It's hard to imagine he will survive this one. Jorda...
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  • Control

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    If blood makes you queasy, The Night Shift Season 4 Episode 4 was not for you. 

    It was spilling all over the place; in the ER and on the battlefield. 

    Miraculously, despite all the blood loss, both patients survived. 

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    The "religion vs modern medicine" conflict is a hot-button topic and one that medical shows love to tackle. 

    In fact, Grey's Anatomy Season 13 Episode 22 just recently did a similar storyline regarding a child with a brain tumor. 

    The Night Shift put its own spin on it though. Most of the time when we see this conflict on TV, the patient is dealing with something life threatening, as with the kid on Grey's. 

    Tina wasn't dying when she came to SAM, but she simply couldn't live with the horrific tumor on her face anymore. 

    It is hard to imagine what she must have had to deal with on a day to day basis, especially as a teenager in high school where kids can be incredibly cruel. 

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  • Do No Harm

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    Do No Harm

    How weird would it be to have your hand attached to your leg? 

    That would be insanely hard to get used to, even if it was only for a few months. 

    But, like the patient on The Night Shift Season 4 Episode 3 decided, it would be worth it if it meant eventually getting your hand back where it belongs. 

    The Night Shift isn't generally like other medical shows that make it a point to tackle the craziest, rarest, and most unrealistic but still possible cases that exist. This was definitely one of the weird ones. 

    Like he said, it'll be an interesting conversation starter. 

    It's a little odd that after years of drinking contaminated well water, the effects of the lead poisoning only now affected him when he was already being treated for the oil rig accident. Quite the coincidence. 

    Speaking of effects on people... There was some question as to how TC might be dealing (or not dealing) with Topher's untimely dea...
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  • Off the Rails

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    Off the Rails

    Topher is dead?!?

    Was that really necessary? 

    We knew the actor didn't plan to return, but they couldn't just say he accepted another position somewhere else? Instead, we had to learn at the end of The Night Shift Season 4 Episode 2 that he died in a tragic accident. 

    That sucks. 

    Now there's no chance of him ever returning for a guest spot or the series finale, which is unfortunate. I was definitely confused when Jordan said he was coming back, so I probably should have seen it coming, but I figured we'd learn he changed his mind. 

    RIP Topher. You will be missed. 

    TC: My life back home was a trainwreck. And even though this place is a mess, it kind of makes sense to me. Everyone wants to hashtag "save Allepo" like it does something, but I can make things better.
    Syd: You can do that in San Antonio.
    TC: Anyone can do it in San Antonio, but not many people can do it here.

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  • Recoil

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    Recoil

    We waited an awfully long time for the resolution to the cliffhanger at the end of The Night Shift Season 3 Episode 13 only to be left with another doozy of one. 

    The Night Shift Season 4 Episode 1 picked up 48 hours later, and we immediately learned that TC survived the blast in Syria, but Syd's fate is still up in the air. 

    Will TC find her, and if so, will she be okay? How long will we have to wait to find out? 

    If she was going to be dead, it would have been better to rip the Band-aid off and tell us now. The longer they drag it out, the harder it would be to accept. So, it's probably safe to say she'll be alive when TC finds her. 

    But, while TC was surviving multiple attacks in Syria, the hospital back in San Antonio was in the middle of its own war zone. 

    After the walk out in the name of Topher, those who stayed behind were so busy they didn't even have time to pee. There was no talk of adult diapers, but maybe S...
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  • Back at the Ranch

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    Back at the Ranch

    Things are just speeding right along.

    On The Night Shift Season 2 Episode 2, TC is suddenly back on the job at San Antonio Memorial, but I missed the explanation of how he got reinstated. Ragosa is a full-fledged physicians assistant and Chavez has Scott's job since Scott couldn't stomach working with TC. 

    These are things that somewhat came out of nowhere, but overall didn't detract from the enjoyment of the installment. They just required you to shake it off and go along for the ride.

    Jill Flint mentioned in our interview that Jordan didn't really want the job as chief, and it was cute seeing Topher worrying about broaching the topic the entire shift. His idea to enlist TC to act as a middle man so as not to ruffle Jordan's feathers wasn't well thought out, but in the end, they were on the same page.

    Apparently the only person who wasn't on the same page was Topher's wife. From the phone call, she seemed somewhat put off at the ...
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  • Recovery

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    Recovery

    The team is back, but things have definitely changed for some of our favorite doctors and nurses at San Antonio Memorial Hospital!

    Last year, this series was a breakout summer success, so much so that NBC decided to bring it back early. Will the magic make the transition? Time will tell. The Night Shift Season 2 Episode 1 picked up with the gang shortly after the events that transpired at the end of The Night Shift Season 1.

    Topher suffered a gunshot wound after a hostage situation that lead to TC having a mental break(through) about his brother, Thad, and what happened in Iraq and Ragosa learned his ailing vision was connected to a brain tumor. The good news is, things are looking up for all involved!

    While the cases of the week can be incredibly interesting and often very moving, the heart of The Night Shift lies in its residents, the doctors and nurses who make the shift sing. They not only look out for their patients, but for each other.

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