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August 31st, 2017 under NBC

Tonight at 10p on, The Night Shift staff at San Antonio Memorial Hospital deal with something they have never dealt with before and they will all be different because of it. During the season finale a shooting at a nearby college sends TC (Eoin Macken), Jordan (Jill Flint), Drew (Brendan Fehr) and Amira (Rana Roy) into the field, where they assist Rick (Luke Macfarlane) with a deadly situation. Back at the hospital, Scott (Scott Wolf) implements a new training program and locks horns with Julian (guest star James McDaniel). Meanwhile, Drew (Brendan Fehr) struggles with frustrations about going to Army Ranger School while Shannon (Tanaya Beatty) and TC both contemplate their future at San Antonio Memorial.

They will all be contemplating about their futures, so much so that Jill Flint said this on a conference call earlier this week, “I believe at the end of this episode you see everyone in a new direction.” To which Fehr added, “I think at the end of this one everyone takes an additional step towards doing or becoming or shedding something that has been kind of bringing them down or weighing on their mind at some point.” When I asked him to elaborate, he said, “The risk/reward type of episode I feel that involves everyone in the cast as a whole and then everyone individually as well.” All of this growth for the characters is going to make fans wants a season five more than already have wanted it.

Over the last four seasons, they have tackled many different issues that doctors and doctors who have served and continue to serve in the military deal with. Flint’s character has not served, but her lover has and she has had many sleepless nights waiting by the phone to find out his fate. Recently, Jordan explained what that is like to TC in a powerful speech that the actress was “incredibly proud” to shoot. How do people react to scenes like that, she told me that, “A lot of men and women who respected that we gave them that voice. The people that stay home and wait for their family members to return. We gave them that voice and they were grateful for that.” She is also grateful for all the young girls that have contacted her and told that they want to go to medical school because of her character.

Fehr’s character is an openly gay former military doc who recently adopted a girl with his husband. Drew was not always out, and we have seen him grow since he revealed to his co-workers that he is gay. Fans have reached out to him and told him, “it helped them come out or come to terms with you know being gay or lesbian and how that affected them.”

The Night Shift is unlike any other medical drama on television. They found a way to perfectly blend together medical cases, their personal lives and life after serving in the military brilliantly into each episode. Because the writers and the cast have meshed it all together so perfectly, it has created a program that people want to watch. You never know what is going to happen, but you know you want to enjoy every episode that NBC gives us. I hope that they will continue to gives us more because four seasons is not enough for this show.


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