We all may have wanted karma to find Dr. Barrett Cain, but this is certainly not what any of us were wishing for, especially when he was saving someone’s life.
Cain (Morris Chestnut) was attending to a crash victim when someone was filming him and was way too close to the road. He tried to get the kid to move out of the way and ended up being hit by a car.
When he’s brought to the hospital, he can’t feel the top of his hands. He asks for Dr. Kit Voss (Jane Leeves) immediately because he knows our girl is the best.
Everyone pretty much has the same disdain for Cain, but they are all working diligently to help him.
Cain’s way of doing things may have just come to bite him in the ass. His residents started the surgery without Kit and seriously messed him up. She had to call for Dr. AJ Austin (Malcolm-Jamal Warner) because someone had nicked Cain’s lung. Talk about karma seriously coming for him.
To top that off, he’s Chastain Park Memorial Hospital’s highest earner. While I could care less about his flashy, expensive surgeries before, now that the hospital is hurting and about to be sold, they probably need him. And he may not wake up.
What does this mean for Cain’s character? I was enjoying the story arc of Austin wanting Cain to find redemption. And all of this could seriously make him double think his way of doing things. I definitely want to see how this affects him.
In the meantime, it’s Dr. Randolph Bell (Bruce Greenwood) to the rescue! Though, it could have ended very badly. He decided to film a surgery to show how much the hospital was needed. He even found a good-looking influencer they were about to operate on to be their subject. Dr. Mina Okafor (Shaunette Renée Wilson) was not having it. The surgery had complications, and they had to open him up, and it became a more risky procedure.
But with Bell being a very experienced surgeon and the excellence of Mina, they were able to pull it off, which turned out to be a very good idea. Phew.
Mina figured out what was going on and probably, for the first time, respected Bell. And asked what she can do to help.
Maybe Kit’s idea of keeping it quiet was not the best plan. I get that she doesn’t want anyone to worry, but many brilliant minds care about the hospital that can help. Some of the best storylines have been when the doctors and nurses band together for a common cause.
The crash had a woman that was in witness protection. She was the whistleblower for insider trading and had to leave her new boyfriend behind. He jumped on a plane when his sister told him his former girlfriend was in Atlanta and came to the hospital right away. They are now going to live happily ever after. But that was after Nic and Conrad diagnosed her.
I know it happens every episode that Conrad has to diagnose a tricky patient but I love it every time. He’s always thinking out of the box and asking the right questions to get the answers he needs to save his patient. It’s even better when he partners with Nic.
And they are going to make great parents. Not that it wasn’t already official in episode two of the season. But of course, being medical professionals, they wanted confirmation. They are literally the cutest!
And I don’t think I’ve ever seen Mina so cute than when she told Nic that she and Austin are dating. I need more of her being this blissfully happy.
AJ and Mina were very open with their opinions before, but they certainly seem to disagree more now that they are a couple. But it’s nice that they agree to disagree. I seriously love them more now. Their chemistry is just amazing. This will be one interesting relationship to watch grow.
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