Combat Hospital Review: Lucky Charm

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What is luck? Combat Hospital raised that issue on "Inner Truth." Is there such a thing as good fortunate? Or if we actively make our own.

The story of Pvt. Flax was both sad and hopeful at once. Did his good luck really rub off on those around him or was it merely coincidence? And did fortune finally turn from him when he died or did it simply carry his luck to those who got a second chance from his organ donation?

Inner Truth Scene

I loved the fact that he was motivated by a comic book to donate his organs. Great inspiration can be found in odd places.

Rebecca questioned her own inspirations for trying to make the organ donation possible. Did she want to save lives and fulfill a dying man's wish or did she need to compete with Bobby's new found success?

I truly believed Rebecca's heart was in the right place. That said, she was a lousy friend to Bobby up until the end. 

Rebecca has a deep need to be the best. Suddenly, her friend was the competition and she couldn't rein in her jealousy.

However, I did respect her for admitting her own weakness, as the scene between she and Bobby was rather sweet. Rebecca confessed to hating him, just a little for his success and he acknowledged that he tries hard to be nice and helpful so that people will like him.

Rebecca's awkward friendship with Simon continued to grow, even as he hid his secrets. Unfortunately, due to Simon's bionic hearing, Rebecca couldn't hide hers as he overheard her quip to Pedersen…

Rebecca: He does have a great ass for a selfish, arrogant, neurosurgeon. | permalink

Regrettably, it appeared that Simon was so distracted by other issues that he was barely able to enjoy the comment. And in a completely random Star Wars reference, Col. Marks hoped for a future with lightsaber scalpels. Well, what doctor wouldn't wish for that?

So was Flax lucky to have his final wishes granted or unlucky due to his untimely death? Did Bobby and Rebecca make their own luck or was it simply luck of the draw?  Has Simon's luck run out and what's your guess on his deep, dark secret? 


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C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.


I loved this episode mainly because Flax was so darn adorable! But I wish people would give this show a chance,yes war isn't like this at all and most people know that. But I think they are trying make it entertaining to everyone.


We really enjoy this show, except for one thing. The background noise/music overwhelms the dialog making hard to hear.


We watched for the first time last night, 7/26/11. We hated it and think its wrong how they depict the military overseas and how things work!
My husband is in the Army, and I have a whole lot of other family members throughout that are in the military. I really think this show is bad! It depicts that war is easy! Fun! Nothing like it is at all!
You don’t have people running around at a bbq in there bikini tops, swim trunks, pools filled with water and floating ducks.
I believe this gives and sends the wrong message to future military people and military spouses!
If you are going to make a show base on combat and the hospitals, make it like the real thing! This show will put a lot of doubt in the minds of young people that war is fun. Filled with parties! The spouses, they are going to think there spouses and loved ones are off having fun! Not a worry in the world! When in fact being in the Middle East is very dangerous!
I really hope this show changes, or does not make it.

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Combat Hospital Season 1 Episode 6 Quotes

He does have a great ass for a selfish, arrogant, neurosurgeon.


Against regulation. Well, all good things in life are.