The Nine: What's Your Emergency?
The comatose Randall that Jeremy "killed" with a syringe last week? He's alive!
I mentioned Six Degrees earlier. They could learn a lot by watching this show (or many shows, for that matter). Sure, there's the "what happened in there" gimmick, but I swear that this show would be interesting even without that bank robbery. That's how well the characters are drawn and how good each story is. Of course, I can only say that because we're seeing how every one of their lives was interrupted by the bank robbery, and changed forever, so we'll never know how those lives would have been, except for a few moments in the pilot. As it stands now:
Jeremy is feeling guilty about what he did to the con in the hosptial. And he's still interested in Franny.
Nick goes back to the force, gets his medal, and decides not to push things with how the whole hostage negotiation went down (or has he?). andhe also has to deal with the knowledge that Jeremy told Lizzie that he wanted Randall dead. Nick confronts Jeremy and he admits it.
Egan gets fired from his job, and now he's acting...well, different. "Listening to loud music in the garage, exercising, and wanting a baby" different. And he goes to an employment agency for another job, but finds they're all hellish cubicle jobs. He needs something more. Maybe he should try Monster.com, since their theme song is what he was listening to in the garage.
Lizzie is pregnant.
Franny needs work too. She brings her nephew Ricky into the hospital. He was hurt after locking himself in the bathroom (?). Jeremy looks at him.
Kathryn is in court again, but she can't put the robbery behind her either. And what's going on with Lizzie might ring a bell with her too.
Felicia is struggling mightily with trying to remember what happened those two days, and with the guilt of finding out that her cell phone made things worse. Her therapist takes her back to those 52 hours under hypnosis, but she can only remember up to a certain point. So later she decides to...break into the bank! Her dad isn't sure how to help her, and he almost hopes she never remembers what happened in there. As for Randall, an investigator wants to know what happened, and wonders why Felicia keeps trying to contact Randall.
At the end, her dad summons all of the survivors to his house so they can tell Felicia what happened in the bank. (Cool how these people are all attached to one another now, and it's not unbelivable - you believe it and it feels right.)
I'm not quite sure why this show isn't doing better in the ratings. Because it has a great ensemble cast and a soap opera-ish (and I mean that in a good way) set up, but at the same time has just a bit of a suspense thriller, a bit of a twist to it to get viewers looking for something with more of an edge, a whodunnit (or, in this case, a howhappened). It's like an episode of Six Degrees or ER, only with this constant hint of dread that's always in the background. I like that, and I really like this show so far.