List of The Night Shift episodes
The Night Shift is an American medical drama television series created by Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah. The series premiered on May 27, 2014, on NBC, and stars Eoin Macken, Jill Flint, Ken Leung, Brendan Fehr, Daniella Alonso, Robert Bailey Jr., Jeananne Goossen, J.R. Lemon, and Freddy Rodriguez as the staff who work the late night shift in the ER at San Antonio Medical Center.
As of July 15, 2014[update], 8 episodes of The Night Shift have aired, concluding the first season.
|Season||Episodes||Originally aired||DVD and Blu-ray release date|
|Season premiere||Season finale||Region 1||Region 2||Region 4|
|1||8||May 27, 2014||July 15, 2014||TBA||TBA||TBA|
Season 1 (2014)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||U.S. viewers
|1||1||"Pilot"||Pierre Morel||Gabe Sachs & Jeff Judah||May 27, 2014||7.67|
|TC Callahan, an ex-Army medic, works the night shift at a San Antonio hospital where several other former military personnel are on staff. Jordan Alexander, TC's one-time girlfriend, has just been promoted to shift leader. TC performs a field surgery to save a car accident victim, as astonished paramedics look on. At the hospital, TC wants to operate on the uninsured victim, but Michael Ragosa, the head of administration, wants the man transported elsewhere. A fight ensues and Ragosa later tells Jordan he plans to fire TC for his blatant disregard of hospital rules and procedures, but Jordan begs him to reconsider. Landry de la Cruz, the night shift psychologist, is shown to now be in a romantic relationship with TC, which they are hiding from Jordan. Meanwhile, Drew Alister, another surgeon who is ex-Army, is hiding a secret of his own.|
|2||2||"Second Chances"||Bill Johnson||Gabe Sachs & Jeff Judah||June 3, 2014||6.87|
|TC's gambling habit seems strong, as Topher spots him in the Tailgate inflatable pool, placing several bets. He already owes Topher $800 from the last failed bets. Drew reads email from his boyfriend still deployed overseas, but quickly shuts it down when others approach. TC struggles with the idea of losing Nick, a close friend whose life was saved because TC gave permission for his dying brother's heart to be transplanted to him. He believes he could persuade a brain-dead junkie's family to donate the heart directly, but that violates hospital protocol and Jordan's authority. Jordan counsels him, understands his pain, but says steps must be taken. TC still meets with the parents, who agree to take their son off life support. During preparation for transplant, the junkie begins breathing on his own. His recovery means that his cranial swelling must now be dealt with, and TC and Topher will be the surgeons to take care of it. The surgery is successful, so TC must tell Nick's wife they cannot save him. Later, TC visits his brother's grave where Topher and Jordan join him to offer some comfort. Prompted by Landry, Ragosa opens up about his personal life. His wife and kids left him three months ago; he's heartbroken, confused and unsure of how to go on, which may also explain his anger.|
|3||3||"Hog Wild"||Sanford Bookstaver||Cory Evett & Matt Partney||June 10, 2014||6.70|
|While fighting in the tailgate area, Drew hurts his hand and tries to hide it from Jordan during his shift. Ragosa announces that the tailgate must be shut down, citing legal and safety reasons. TC and Paul remove a man and a woman from a wild, drunken hog hunt via MedEvac. The man has a severed left hand, which the team thinks they can reattach, but they must first remove it from the belly of a hog. The woman has an arrow through her chest and lung, which the doctors are able to fix, but find their blood transfusion is failing because hers has certain rare antibodies. They attempt to get the woman's older sister to provide her blood for a transfusion, but she refuses because the younger sister is having an affair with her husband. Elsewhere, Topher helps a young girl save her single father. While treating Drew's hand, Krista puts the moves on him, only to discover that he is gay. She then resolves to keep Drew's secret. Ragosa re-opens the tailgate, but with stricter rules.|
|4||4||"Grace Under Fire"||Kevin Dowling||Dailyn Rodriguez||June 17, 2014||6.25|
|On Jordan's birthday, her long-distance boyfriend, Scott (Scott Wolf), cannot visit her. Drew is at a training mission. He and three soldiers ride in a Humvee, debating gays in the military. Drew keeps quiet. The Humvee swerves to avoid a bull in the road and crashes. One of the men is badly injured and the others have to carry him through a live shooting range to the extraction point. After getting him to safety, one of the men tells Drew he supports gays in the military and says Drew would make a great Ranger. Paul, wanting to watch Topher do a surgical procedure, dismisses a female patient's stomach pain as the flu and puts off reading her EKG results. When the patient suffers a heart attack, Jordan fusses at him, and he sits with the woman all night. Jordan spots TC holding Landry's hand after discussing a patient. She tells Landry she knows she is having sex with TC. Landry later apologizes for not telling her, but Jordan's not having it. They later agree that, while they might never be best friends, they can at least try to be work friends. Ragosa accidentally takes ecstasy, thinking it was aspirin. After a long day, Jordan calls Scott to vent but then finds him waiting to surprise her. TC, holding a small wrapped gift, walks up just in time to see them kiss. He goes back, unseen, into the hospital. The entire night staff finds out that Topher's getting a vasectomy.|
|5||5||"Storm Watch"||Eriq La Salle||Bridget Bedard||June 24, 2014||5.92|
|A storm hits San Antonio, causing a blackout. Paul attends to a kid whose mother is injured in the storm while TC encourages him to consider a pediatric residency. Landry's father comes to the hospital, claiming that some bad guys are after him and if he doesn't get five thousand dollars from her, they will hurt her mum. Everyone at the hospital hears their argument. Landry, feeling that TC and Jordan still have feelings that they need to work out, breaks up with TC. Ragosa offers Landry money, telling her to cut ties with her dad. Meanwhile, Scott plans to stay at the hospital as head of the trauma department. He works with TC but the two obviously are not thrilled at the end of the operation, Scott declaring that things would change when he starts working there. Topher's wife goes into labor during the storm in the back of her car and he helps her deliver the first twin, a baby girl. Unfortunately, the second girl is breech and they need to rush to the hospital for better assistance. TC helps get Topher out of the storm and the both of them, together with Jordan, deliver the second twin. While in the locker room, TC and Jordan kiss and Kenny catches them. Krista helps Drew deal with a nurse offering her niece as a date and she learns that Drew's boyfriend, Rick, is coming home. Ragosa officially announces Scott's new position at the hospital. Jordan looks back at TC during the presentation.|
|6||6||"Coming Home"||David Boyd||Janet Lin||July 1, 2014||6.87|
|Rick and his platoon are riding a bus into San Antonio when their bus is in an accident. TC goes to Jordan's home to talk about their kiss; when both arrive late, Scott has questions for Jordan. Scott officially joins the hospital staff as head of surgery. With Drew prodding him, TC tries a "hail Mary" procedure to try and save Rick's leg, defying Scott who had ordered an amputation. Scott and TC argue over the issue and get into a scuffle. Private Wilson, a member of Rick's platoon, flirts with Krista, who eventually agrees to a date. But things take a turn for the worse and Wilson succumbs to a disease he picked up in Afghanistan. Ragosa posts an internet dating profile with help from Kenny, but Kenny sees that Ragosa has a thing for Landry. Landry deals with a mentally unstable woman who is convinced she is carrying Matt Damon's baby. In front of the platoon and several members of the night shift staff, Drew spills the beans about his relationship with Rick, kissing Rick on the lips as he is wheeled off to surgery.|
|7||7||"Blood Brothers"||Martha Coolidge||Zach Lutsky||July 8, 2014||6.36|
|TC and Topher are dropped from a helicopter to a small plane crash site, where they find the pilot dead and the only other passenger suffering from a severely crushed chest. They also find two packets of illegal drugs. At the hospital, they are met by Milo Osborne, a DEA agent who wants to question the rescued passenger. The agent turns out to be an imposter who traps TC and Topher in the MRI lab, holding them hostage after shooting and killing Dwayne, the MRI tech. Elsewhere, Paul takes care of a stripper who fell off a pole on the job and suffered a seemingly minor injury. When she insists on returning to work, Paul pays her to stay, stating his girlfriend will be spending the night with him for the first time and asking the stripper for pointers on how to please a woman. As the stripper prepares to give Paul a lap dance in the on-call room, she suffers a stroke and collapses. Krista treats a teenage girl named Nina (Daniella Bobadilla) who swallowed a fork and is revealed to be bulemic. Krista orders psychiatric treatment, but Nina's parents are strictly against it. Back in the MRI lab, Jordan is drawn in and the doctors desperately try to keep their patient alive, despite not being able to get him to a proper operating room. Just as a SWAT team is arriving, TC disables the Osborne, but the attacker's gun goes off and the stray bullet hits Topher in the stomach.|
|8||8||"Save Me"||Vincent Misiano||Gabe Fonseca||July 15, 2014||6.05|
|With Topher in critical condition, Ragosa has Jordan to treat another patient – the shooter, Milo Osborne. Detective Gonzales states Osborne is a key witness in many cases and needed alive. Jordan says that MRI technician Dwayne should be alive as well; Osborne can wait in a queue. Blood is pooling behind Topher's liver. Scott and TC rush to remove the bullet. While operating, TC has flashbacks of his brother's death in Afghanistan. Osborne's scan shows surgery on his carotid artery is needed. Jordan tells Paul the OR is full. Ragosa tells her she must treat Osborne like everyone else. Jordan decides to temporarily repair the artery herself in the trauma room. However, it bursts and he dies. Scott tells Jordan that Osborne should have been in the OR. Detective Gonzales is outraged. Ragosa defends Jordan, but tells her she will need a lawyer. Paul suggests a catheter for Topher, who refuses. He urinates, but it is red, and he suddenly cannot breathe. In the ER, Scott finds that he has an epidural hematoma – blood is compressing his spinal cord. If the bleeding isn't stopped, Topher could become paralyzed. After returning from a factory explosion to learn about Topher, TC has to be restrained. Scott successfully saves Topher's life. Later, Jordan talks to TC in the waiting room. All his flashbacks have been revealing a repressed memory. TC had the opportunity to shoot the sniper who killed his brother, but the sniper was just a boy and TC hesitated, causing his brother's death. TC breaks down and Jordan holds him, promising to take care of him. Scott walks by to see this. Ragosa tells Landry he's just found out that his blurry vision is caused by a tumor behind his eye.|
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