“The Night Shift” (NBC) can be seen each Tuesday evening at 10/9 p.m. Last night's episode on July 15, 2014 was called, “Save Me.” It was the season finale of the first TV season & has been picked up by NBC for a 2nd season. In the overnight TV ratings it garnered 6.22 million TV viewers overall. It reached 1.2 million TV viewers in the all important 18 to 49 adult demographic.
In that same 10 p.m. time slot, “Person of Interest” (CBS) grabbed 5.18 overall. It reached 0.9 with adults. “Celebrity Wife Swap” nabbed 3.39 overall. It reached 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).
“Save Me” opened with scenes from the last episode & then they have Topher on a gurney being wheeled into the operating room. Scott is on his way to the hospital as the chief surgeon of the OR. Michael orders Jordon to take a look at the DEA agent who killed Dwayne & shot Topher. He is injured badly & Jordon makes him wait for surgery because there is a hospital full of burned victims from a chemical factory.
Scott & TC are operating on Topher. In flashback, TC is back in the middle east & he is suffering from PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). Scott calls him back to reality & asks if he is alright. Jordon is ordered to operate on the DEA agent even though he is a killer. Michael tells her that she has to do her job despite all that has happened.
TC waits for Topher to wake up after surgery. Topher tells TC about his own flashbacks from the war. Both are suffering from PTSD & they discuss the moment when TC's brother was killed. It bothers them & it is something that neither cannot shake. TC gets emotional because it haunts him to the point of leaving reality through flashbacks.
Jordon asks Drew to go with TC after another chemical explosion. TC is all jacked up over everything that has happened. Drew finds TC standing outside the front hospital staring into space. Drew has to scream him back into reality. The DEA agent is in pain & wants some painkillers, but Jordon won't give him anything because she wants him to suffer after he shot & killed Dwayne.