“The Night Shift” (NBC) can be seen each Tuesday evening at 10/9 p.m. Last night’s episode on July 8, 2014 was called, “Blood Brothers.” It garnered 6.41 million TV viewers overall. It reached 1.3 million TV viewers in the all important 18 to 49 adult demographic. “Person of Interest” (CBS) grabbed 5.36 overall & 0.9 with adults. “Celebrity Wife Swap” (ABC) nabbed 3.18 overall & 1.0 with adults.
“The Night Shift” has an ensemble cast. Here are 6 main characters, Brendan Fehr (Drew), Freddy Rodriguez (Michael Ragosa), Ken Leung (Topher), J.R. Lemon (Kenny), Eoin Macken (TC Callahan) & Jeananne Goossen (Krista).
“Blood Brothers” opened with Michael informing Dr. Landry that he will get laser surgery on his eyes. It cost him his aspirations of becoming a doctor. Topher & TC head to a small plane crash involving two people. TC has a flashback in the middle east about his brother. Back in the present, they slide down on a rope from the helicopter to find one man alive. TC accidentally discovers two bags of cocaine. The two men were transporting drugs in that plane.
TC & Topher bring the injured male into the hospital & are met by an agent with the DEA (drug enforcement agency). He confiscates the bags of cocaine. A blonde stripper is injured after falling off a stripper pole. Paul takes an interest in her & asks questions. She figures out he is a virgin & tells him that she isn’t a hooker. He wants to pay her to ask questions about sex.
Krista talks to a teen female patient who had a fork stuck down her throat. Krista believes she has bulimia & confesses that she too used to be bulimic in high school. The girl admits to her bulimia. Jordon asks Dr. Landry if Michael is attracted to her who brushes it off. The stripper gives Paul a free $200 lap dance. She then asks him for prescription pills, but starts having a stroke while sitting on Paul’s lap.
The DEA agent asks a lot of questions about that plane crash. Topher & TC have to bring the surviving male to get an MRI & then head to the operating room. The DEA agent pulls a gun on TC & Topher because he wants the injured male to talk. He instantly shoots Dwayne in the head & kills him. The injured male wakes up as the agent demands answers about that drug deal.
Will the DEA agent get his answers or kill TC & Topher? Did Paul save the stripper’s life? Why can’t Krista help the teen with Bulimia? You can watch the full episode of “Blood Brothers” at the Hulu website.