Combat Hospital was all about love this week. What we'll do for it and what it does to us. "Hells Bells" covered it all.
Col Marks' phone call with his wife tore him up. He could tell something was weighing on her and he expected the worst. Worried about his family while thousands of miles away in a war zone was just an added bit of misery considering he was already living in the midst of hell.
I appreciated that he spoke to Pedersen about it. Marks knew not to let things like this bottle up.
The Colonel is strong without being your standard military stereotype and that's what makes him so darn likable. But one word of advice: When his wife finally told him the truth, that would have been a great time to tell her he loved her. Just my opinion.It was funny to see Rebecca go from swearing she was fine to airing all of her emotional problems to the group in the span of one breath. Rebecca's a talented surgeon, but between her daddy issues and her other insecurities, she's got the longest journey for emotional growth.
Okay, Simon's path may be longer. I've enjoyed seeing him and Rebecca dance around their barely blossoming friendship, although any romantic relationship could only lead to disaster.
The wedding ceremony at the hospital was really beautiful and the happy ending may have been a romantic cliche, but I loved it just the same.
It was generous of Rebecca to give her engagement ring to the newlyweds, but what were the odds of them getting $9,000 for it? That may have been what it cost her fiance, but good luck finding someone to pay you that much for it.
Yes, I'm both a romantic and a cynic.
Bobby Trang's story was the emotional roller coaster of the episode. Even with the tragic outcome, I thought he made the right choice letting the Master Sargent go on the mission with his men. Bobby respected the guy and his feelings for his team.
When reality set in, the look on Trang's face said it all. He was tortured by his possible role in what happened. Could he have prevented the outcome? And was the Master Sargent's death an act of heroism or suicide? He'll never know.
Combat Hospital let us travel the highs and lows of love in one of my favorite episode thus far.
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