About the showEdit
At long last, Emily Owens (Mamie Gummer, "The Good Wife") feels like she is an actual grown-up. She can finally put her high school days as the geeky-girl-with-flop-sweats behind her. She’s graduated from medical school, and she’s beginning an internship at Denver Memorial Hospital, where, not-so-coincidentally, her med-school crush Will Collins (Justin Hartley, “Smallville,” “Passions”) is also an intern.
So why does everyone keep warning Emily that the hospital is just like high school? She will soon finds out the hard way – her high school nemesis, the gorgeous, popular Cassandra Kopelson (newcomer Aja Naomi King), is also a new intern at Denver Memorial. Another fellow intern, Tyra Dupre (Kelly McCreary, “White Collar”), warns Emily that the cliques at the hospital are all too familiar: the jocks have become orthopedic surgeons; the mean girls are in plastics; the rebels are in the ER, and Tyra has her own awkward place as the principal’s kid – her father, Dr. Tim Dupre (Harry Lennix, “Ray”), is the chief resident. Tyra latches onto Emily as a new friend, and immediately begins confiding in her – the fact that Tyra is a lesbian, that she hasn’t come out to her father, that she is interested in dating a certain nurse – nothing is too personal for Tyra to share with Emily.
She may have made one new friend, but it doesn’t take long for Emily to realize that the long-standing rivalry she had with Cassandra back in high school is only going to grow. Now, both Emily and Cassandra are competing to impress the brilliant Dr. Gina Bandari (Necar Zadegan, “The Event”), a world-famous cardiothoracic surgeon who has been an inspiration and role model to both of them for years. While Emily and Cassandra vie for Dr. Bandari’s approval, they’re also competing for Will’s attention. Will and Emily were friends in med school, although his handsome face and charming personality left Emily hoping for more. Will has made it clear, however, that he likes their relationship the way it is. Emily struggles to convince herself that being friends with Will is enough, but she has to admit it bothers her just to see Will and Cassandra talking together.
Meanwhile, Emily is also getting to know the slightly nerdy, but smart and handsome resident Dr. Micah Barnes (Michael Rady, “Melrose Place,” House of Lies”). Micah is faced with serious medical issues within his own family, and Emily’s compassion proves an invaluable help. Impressed with Emily’s medical skills and warm bedside manner, Micah brings her in on a delicate surgery and talks her through the procedure, boosting her confidence and bringing them closer – both professionally and personally.
Even with the long hours, the heavy workload, and no shortage of personal drama filling her first days as an intern, Emily still fees like she’s the new geeky kid all over again, and it’s just as awkward as high school. At Denver Memorial, Emily is just beginning to learn that although she may be a geek, she may also grow to be a great doctor, flop sweats and all.
- Mamie Gummer as Emily Owens
- Justin Hartley as Will Collins
- Aja Naomi King as Cassandra Kopelson
- Kelly McCreary as Tyra Dupre
- Michael Rady as Micah Barnes
- Necar Zadegan as Gina Bandari
Season One (2012-2013)
|01||Pilot||1.67||October 16, 2012|
|Recent medical school graduate Emily Owens is now a first-year surgical intern at Denver Memorial Hospital and she is ready to leave high school persona of geeky-girl-with-flop-sweats behind her. But Emily quickly realizes that a hospital is a lot like high school -- cliques and all -- when she is faced with her medical school crush Will Collins and high school nemesis Cassandra Kopelson. On top of that, Emily manages to get herself in some hot water with her attending Dr. Gina Bandari, as well as the nurses, on her first day. Another fellow intern, Tyra Dupre latches onto Emily as a new friend, and immediately begins confiding all her personal information, including the fact that Tyra is a lesbian, and that she hasn’t come out to her father, who happens to be the Chief of Surgery, Dr. Dupre (guest star Harry Lennix). Emily is also getting to know the slightly nerdy, but smart and handsome resident Dr. Micah Barnes, who is facing some serious medical issues within his own family. Bharat Nalluri directed the episode written by creator and executive producer Jennie Snyder Urman.|
|02||Emily and... the Alan Zolman Incident||1.11||October 23, 2012|
|Emily tries to get everything back to normal with Will, since she confessed her love to him; Emily is put on the case of a man who needs a heart transplant but with his medical condition it isn't possible. Emily begins to notice that the nurses may be mad at her because they put her on a case of a woman who is OCD, and needs her to always clean. Tyra tries to help Emily with the nurses hating her, while Emily tries to get Tyra's mind off Jessica, the nurse who's having an affair with her father. Micah's mom starts to question the chemotherapy treatments; Emily tells Will that she's okay with him not liking her, until he says that he does having feelings for her, but doesn't want to ruin their friendship. Emily continues to fight for her patients rights' when her OCD patient tells her of laws that could help her, only to discover that the patient could have a brain tumor. Dr. Bendari gets even angrier at Emily when she finds out that she went over her head to get the MRI, and Micah tells Emily about his moms chemo.|
|03||Emily and... the Outbreak||1.03||October 30, 2012|
|Emily decides that in order to get over Will she needs to focus on his flaws; In the beginning of the day Dr. Bendari stars by quizzing her students, and Emily loses to Cassandra, giving Cassandra a gallbladder case. In the ER Emily gets the case of a girl who fell on her head; Tyra confesses when she knew she liked women. After treating a girl for and STD Dr. Bendari instructs Emily to go to the local high school to teach the kids on safe sex. When talking to their patient Emily and Tyra find out how she might've gotten whatever problem she has; at the ER Emily finds out that the girls she instructed beat up the boy that gave them the STD. In the beginning of the surgery, Cassandra can't get the courage to make the first cut; Emily's patient starts to cough up blood, and find out that she breathed in fungus, and the treatment could stop her from doing gymnastics. Will and Emily are threatened by the STD's mother, until she finds out that he has the STD, and apologizes.|
|04||Emily and ... the Predator||1.38||November 13, 2012|
|ASKING FOR WHAT YOU WANT - Emily and Micah are frantic when they discover their patient needs a kidney transplant immediately, but they are baffled when she mysteriously refuses to accept the kidney from her new husband. Elsewhere, Emily assists Dr. Hamada (guest star Brittany Ishibashi, “Political Animals”) and Dr. Bandari, with a risky surgery after they discover that one of the babies their patient is carrying for her sister suffers from a defective heart valve. Meanwhile, in an effort to keep Cassandra away from Will, Emily tries to land the job as Dr. Bandari’s research assistant. However, her competition is Cassandra, who is willing to play dirty in order to get what she wants. Kelly McCreary also stars. Bharat Nalluri directed the episode written by John C. Kelley.|
|05||Emily and ... the Tell-Tale Heart||1.29||November 20, 2012|
|STANDING FIRM OR TRYING TOO - When a drug impaired patient in the ER embarrasses Emily, making her the laughing stock of the hospital, she tries to take Dr Bandari’s advice to be tougher. Emily and Will discover that their teenage patient needs a partial liver transplant, but when neither parent is a match, a shocking secret is revealed. Meanwhile, Cassandra tries to get some intel on Will by being nice to Emily, while Tyra sets Emily up on a date with her ex without Emily's knowledge. Harry Lennix guest stars. Howard Deutch directed the episode written by David Babcock.|
|06||Emily and ... the Question of Faith||1.05||November 27, 2012|
|Emily treats an infant and a deeply religious man whose faith is shaken following surgery. Meanwhile, Will breaks protocol with a risky diagnosis; and Tyra considers telling her father that she is a lesbian.|
|07||Emily..and the Good and the Bad||December 4, 2012|
|When the beloved hospital flower delivery man collapses, Emily (Mamie Gummer) is determined to diagnose his condition, but she is baffled at his reluctance to get treated. Will (Justin Hartley) and Emily are assigned to a help a sick prisoner, but find it hard to stay professional and not let his crimes cloud how they treat him. Meanwhile, Dr. Dupre (guest star Harry Lennix) continues to try to smooth things over with Tyra (Kelly McCreary), but when he hits a rough patch he comes to Emily for help and once again she's stuck in the middle between them.|