'Monday Mornings' Season Finale Recap: A Doctor on the Operating Table
We've reached the end of the first season of Monday Mornings, and the season finale does not disappoint.
As is becoming normal for this show, action begins in the ER, with Villanueva owning the place like a boss. He pages Sydney to help Michelle with a kid who is way too young to be having a heart attack, before moving on to a patient with chronic back pain. The more the guy talks, the more the Big Cat thinks he might be addicted to painkillers. When Villanueva confronts the patient with his belief, it does not go well, leading the disgruntled patient to approach Tina in the parking lot. You can guess where this is going. After she refuses to help him, he attacks both her and Michelle, and then runs away while Tina is slumped unconscious on the ground.
Elsewhere, Tina and Park have to break the news to a young man that his mother is braindead following a collision with a skateboarder. She was an organ donor, which means that Tierney pops up. Yet the son doesn't want his mother's organs donated, and is willing to take the hospital to court over it.
Sydney visits her patient once he's out of surgery, and is horrified by his eating habits, ranting about food to her psuedo-boyfriend Lieberman. She's called back into action - along with everyone else - when Michelle brings Tina into the ER. Via phone from the courthouse, Hooten says that should Tina need surgery, Wilson is not to be the one to perform it (for obvious reasons). A brief argument happens between Park and Wilson before Villanueva puts an end to it with his gravelly awesomeness.
In court, the attorney who's everywhere (played by Anthony Heald) is representing the grieving son, and decides to put Hooten on the stand, much to the annoyance of hospital counsel Scott Henderson (the awesome Jason Gray-Stanford, back again). An argument ensues between Hooten and the attorney.
At the same time, Villanueva and Sydney are scrubbing in for Tina's surgery, while Park is issuing orders to a whole horde of other folks. A distraught Wilson walks into the operating room and pleads for five seconds with his girlfriend, telling her that he loves her, which one thinks he probably has not said often, if ever before. Once Wilson gets out of the way, it's time for Park to start the procedure. Afterward, he approaches the still screwed-up Wilson and tells him that there's nothing more they can do but wait. This is probably as close as Park has ever come to having a bedside manner.