On Station 19 Season 1 Episode 7, Captain Herrera collapses and gets some bad news at the hospital. Meanwhile, Jack and Ryan are at each other's throats until a mother and baby's life are at stake.
The captain has been hiding his worsening condition from everyone, which is probably typical of people who are genuinely sick. They think they're strong enough to handle it alone or they just don't want to worry the ones that they love. In the captain's case, that tactic wasn't getting him the help he needed or the support.
He's a stubborn son of a gun, but once he realized Andy needed to be there for him, he eased up. Miranda's little talking to didn't hurt either.
Dr. Bailey has a way with words, doesn't she? I'm hoping we continue to see her on the show here and there because I enjoy her so much.
Andy: I wont!
Captain: That's not an answer!
Andy: Because I promised Mom. Before she died, I promised her.
She's one of those no-nonsense people who tell you how it is and that's that. You know it's always coming from love, so it takes the sting out.
Speaking of Andy, I enjoyed watching her for a change, maybe because she wasn't in the run for the captain's role. She was in daughter mode, and although she had her overly stubborn and overly strong moment with Ben in the hospital, she wasn't annoying.
Until the end.
Ryan, dear, please. I've said it before, and I'll say it again and again, you deserve better than Andy.
I know he has a thing for her, but she doesn't have the same type of thing for him, and he's going to be hurt. Can't you see she's just using you for your familiarity and your hot bod? Wake up, Ryan!
I wasn't trying to coddle you or treat you like any other patient's family. I was treating you like my family.Ben
Ryan and Jack fighting was almost comical, if it wasn't so ridiculous. All the puffed chests and territorial behavior was bordering on gorillas in the mist. It was good to see them man-up and shake hands over a shared victory of saving mother and child, though.
You knew that Ryan was going to catch the baby, but it was still exciting to watch. When push came to shove, Ryan and Jack came together and got the job done. I don't think that would have happened if Andy were there. One of them might've clunked Andy over the head with the end of a fire ax and dragged her off by her hair.
We're not in high school anymore, guys. I hope what they went through at the fire will carry forward, and we won't see any more animal antics.
How cute was Edith playing matchmaker for Grant and Montgomery? That was a nice break from the serious storylines. It's a shame Montgomery doesn't date, but I can understand why. He was married to a firefighter and knows what it's like.
Don't be a fool, he's a catch!Edith
He obviously made a promise to himself after he lost his husband that he wouldn't put anyone else through that.
Sweet, but unrealistic.
Montgomery is a nice guy and deserves happiness. Grant's reaction to his apprehension was irresistible. Montgomery has no choice but to at least give this guy a chance after that spiel.
I would like to see things go somewhere between these two. They have chemistry already. I dare say more than any couple I've seen on the show so far.
Meanwhile, we have Maya's situation with her brother. She realized after trying to help Vic the way she thought was best, it's not always what you think people need, but what they tell you they need, even if you don't agree with or understand it.
She took that lesson and applied it to her brother by taking supplies to his tent. If you noticed, she told him she included things she thought he needed and things he felt he needed.
His tent may have been gone and replaced by his beautiful painting, but that's not the last we'll see of Mason. That story is just beginning, and it may be an interesting one.
Maya also took the lesson from Vic and gave her what she needed in the end. Big night for Maya!
Let's start with breakfast.Montgomery
I've said in the past that Andy hadn't been a good friend to Maya. She's been self-centered and an awful listener, for someone who is supposed to be her best friend.
Their discussion in the firetruck when Andy stopped talking about herself and asked how Maya was doing with her brother, was the first time she showed an interest in anyone outside of herself.
Let's hope that continues. For all our sakes.
Your turn, fellow TV Fanatics! What did you think of this episode? Were you upset about Andy and Ryan at the end? Did you have any doubt Ryan would catch the baby? Do you think Grant and Montgomery are a good match? Did you recognize Edith? (Hint: The Jeffersons.)
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