We’ve been warned this season will be crazy. Guess they weren’t kidding after all O.o If you thought the first episode of Season 2 was insane, buckle up for “When You Awake”!
The life didn’t get easier for Peter Cutler since “Our Friend, Chaos” (Ha!). Not only his new patient is a wrestler with some serious anger management issues and possibly substance abuse problems, self-harm and schizophrenia, he’s also being supervised by Allen Conner who, despite transferring to the ER, still remains one of the top doctors in Beth-H. Ouch! I bet Cutler won’t talk to anyone about anyone ever again before making sure they’re not a Conner, or dating one of them.
In the meantime, Mel and Jerry are having one hell of a drama of their own – exhausted and sleep-deprived Doctor Gordon mixed up the vials in the OR, which left his patient paralyzed but mostly awake during the surgery. I swear to god, the Remedy writers climbed into my head and made my worst nightmare come true on screen. Naturally, this kind of incident couldn’t be swept under the rug without some serious repercussions – both Tuttle and the patient are not happy about it, to say the least. And to make things worse, Mel chooses to conduct her own investigation, which makes Jerry feel betrayed – she wouldn’t have done that if her family was involved.
Zoe is not having the best of days either – life goes on, and she’s quite welcome to be sad about Lonnie’s death in her free time, but someone has to clear her locker and make room for the new staff member, Marla. Kanaskie is being an ass about it, but it doesn’t make him any less right. On top of that, Griffin is desperate to get her to move in with him, to hell with trust issues and consequences. Easier said than done! I do not for the life of me understand how she can say no to Griffin, but apparently inhuman self-restraint is a thing.
And in the midst of all this – bed bugs! Yikes! I guess there’s no such thing as a trivial problem when it comes to hospitals. Good thing they have a boiler room that can be used as sauna/sanitizer. Still – not fun!
Everything was going fine however, one way or another until– WHAT DO YOU MEAN MEL AND JERRY BROKE UP?!
~ No. No, no, no, no. Did I mention no? I knew everything would go south, but I honestly didn’t expect it to happen so fast, so soon. Then again, it’s Remedy we’re talking about. Related: Mel and Jerry can’t break up! Not when he almost proposed! *ugly sobbing* I’m not going to take sides here though – she was right because she was being professional to take the matter to someone who could help, and he was also right because she could’ve talked to him, but chose not to. Ugh! They’ve been together for about a year now, so there’s hope… maybe? If anyone needs me, I’ll be in denial.
~ We all desperately need Sandy to come back to Beth-H ASAP. I miss having her around, for sock advice, among other things. Also, Maya is ADORABLE! (Those who actually met me know that I don’t say that about humans a lot).
~ They kept Dr. Guerra!!!!! Day – made! He’s seriously too awesome for words!
~ Marla seems like trouble and fun – all rolled into one. Can’t wait to see how she’s going to fit into the usualRemedy-kind of craziness. And for the record, for someone who’s been in the business her whole life, she sure has no idea what she’s doing. Or do we just assume it’s her first hospital gig?
~ The episode ends on a high note for Zoe and Griff, which is terrifying because we all know that now something bad will happen. (Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you). They’ve already been through pretty much everything – and we’re talking bad stuff here – so I dread the possibilities.
~ Say what you want, but I’m starting to like the idea of Sandy and Cutler, as in Sandy AND Cutler, although, if history is any indication, my hopes will die with me. So, the wise thing to so is probably go hide under a rock or something.
~ And since I’m taking the whole Mel & Jerry breakup thing hard, can I get that grilled cheese sandwich, too?
Jerry: Mel, can you bring the car around?
Mel: Should I wash and wax it first?
Griffin: You should keep some clothes at my place. Actually you should keep all your clothes there.
Zoe: They’re happy where they are. I’d have to sublet my place.
Griffin: Trust me, Zoe, your sweaters are desperately unhappy.
Mel: Listen to your anesthetist, Renee. He’s very, very… tall.
Cutler: I’m used to a certain amount of autonomy…
Allen: Then we’re both going to need to adjust, aren’t we?