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Topher e TC sono in Afghanistan per inserire una pompa VDA nel petto di Ali prima di trasportarlo negli Stati Uniti per un trapianto di cuore. Intanto, San Antonio e' sotto il tiro di un cecchino che ha gia' ucciso sei persone e ferito una paramedico e due poliziotti. Scott riesce a trovare un accordo con la famiglia di Malik ed e' molto soddisfatto. Lo racconta a Jordan che viene colta da un malore.
Sinossi originale: As the shift begins, Drew shows off an impressive video of Rick training to be a combat instructor, running an intense obstacle course to qualify. Upon seeing Rick's video, Krista tells Paul he's "just a housecat" and would never be able to do something like that - he can't even go in the field. With TC and Topher still in Afghanistan, the shift is a bit short-staffed. Luckily, Scott's back at work, though he is racked with guilt over paralyzing Malik in the car crash. He hasn't had a drink, though, and is going to AA meetings every day. Plus, San Antonio Memorial has a new doctor in the house - Dr. Michael Ragosa! He passed his boards and is now officially a doctor! And just in time, too - there's a big pileup on the highway with victims pinned in vehicles. Before Jordan can assign anyone, Paul volunteers - "who's the housecat now?!" It's mayhem at the crash site, where Paul finds a man trapped in his car that's caught on fire. Paul manages to get him out just in time, but the car explodes, knocking them unconscious. Paul is taken to the ER with a nasty second-degree burn on his hand, which Jordan chastises him for. If he wants to be a surgeon, he can't be rash in the field - his hands are his livelihood. Meanwhile, crash victims flood the ER, including brother and sister Rachel and Devin Lawson, who were on their way to Florida to live with their uncle. Their parents died a few years ago, so older sister Rachel dropped out of school to take care of Devin. Jordan wants Rachel to get a head CT, but she refuses - she doesn't have the money. Jordan then gets Rachel a pro bono CT, but she still refuses… until she collapses from massive head pain and can't remember who she is. Scott successfully operates on her, but her post-op scan shows 20-year-old Rachel has the brain of an 80-year-old due to a genetic condition she's had her whole life. Why would Rachel want to hide that she's dying? It turns out that Rachel was diagnosed as a child, so her parents had David as a Savior Sibling for the bone marrow transplant. But then her mom died in labor and Devin developed serious anger issues that continue to this day. In fact, he's so angry that she is afraid to ask him for the transplant and reveal she's been lying to him his whole life. That's why she wanted him to meet his uncle before it's too late. Jordan offers to break the news to Devin, who doesn't take it well. He's tired of everyone lying to him and says screw his family - he's not giving Rachel the bone marrow. When Scott hears this, he goes to have a heart-to-heart with the kid. He tells him how he was adopted and his birth mother sent him a letter once. She wanted to see him, but he was torn. By the time he wrote back, a year later, she had died. There are some choices that are final, Scott warns, and you never get a second chance. Drew works on Sid, the guy Paul saved, but is furious with Krista for pushing Paul into the field. Upon hearing the guy had medical marijuana in his system while driving, Krista goes off on him for possibly causing the crash, which Drew chastises her for as well. When Paul, who can't do much with his injured hand, goes to check on Sid, he suddenly stops breathing and codes from a burned airway. Drew races in and saves him but is once again livid with Krista for screwing up. However, Krista redeems herself when Sid crashes again and she realizes it's due to cyanide poisoning from the burning plastic in the car. Across the floor, Ragosa cleans up a DOA victim who he thought died by flying through his windshield. But when he looks more closely, he notices a bullet hole in his head - the guy was murdered! That's how the pileup started! He calls the police, and when more gunshot victims start showing up, he soon realizes San Antonio has a sniper on their hands. Gwen comes in to help with all the 911 calls, which upsets Kenny. He doesn't want her risking her life when there's a sniper out there. Gwen reassures him and goes out on a run, which turns out to be a setup, with the sniper lying in wait. When Kenny hears a paramedic's been shot he loses it, frantically calling Gwen, but there's no response. What seems like hours later, Gwen bursts through the ER doors pushing a gurney with paramedic Sarah on it. Luckily, Sarah was only shot in the arm. Meanwhile, in Afghanistan, TC and Topher meet with defense contractor Riley. They have a pump to keep Ali alive until they can get him a transplant stateside, but Riley informs them Ali's wife took him to a nearby clinic in a Taliban hot zone - they can't go there. TC and Topher aren't taking no for an answer, though; Ali was their translator during their tour and once saved the whole battalion from a suicide bomber. Their story moves Riley, who hands them machine guns and drives them to the hot zone. At the clinic, Riley keeps an eye out while TC and Topher work on Ali. But they're not alone - the Taliban has found them and they need to get out fast! Topher begs him for a few more minutes, but suddenly gunfire breaks out. TC and Topher stay down in the medical tent while Riley covers them. Seeing his life flash before him, Topher starts freaking out at TC about coming to Afghanistan. He feels responsible for TC being there, and feels like a terrible husband and father for risking his life and leaving his family. But there's no time to dwell – they have to get out of there! With bullets flying everywhere, the doctors race to their vehicle, with Riley sustaining a non-fatal shot to the leg. As TC and Topher perform Ali's surgery, Topher apologizes for yelling at TC, but TC admits he's terrified of hurting Jordan again. What's wrong with him that he left his love and unborn baby? Rick stops by the ER, as he lost his blade in the race and needs a new prosthetic. Drew has great news - he was just promoted to chief resident, which doubles his salary - it's time to start house hunting... and maybe even thinking about kids? Later, Rick gets the call he's been waiting for and learns he aced the course and made the top 1%! The Army wants him to train the trainers... in South Carolina. But what about Drew and their future? As the shift comes to a close, Gwen and Kenny have a heart-to-heart after that night's terrible scare. It's the kind of thing that really focuses how you feel, and they both admit they couldn't take it if something happened to the other. Across the hospital, Krista apologizes to Paul, but he's not interested - he's more concerned about his hand. It's badly infected and he can't feel it! Things are at least looking up for Scott, who informs Jordan that Devin agreed to the bone marrow transplant and was a perfect match for Rachel. Scott also settled his lawsuit with Malik's family and gave them everything he had. Literally. He didn't become a doctor for a sports car; he wanted to fix broken people. Jordan's impressed and feels this may be the right time to tell him she's pregnant. But before she can, she starts convulsing and collapses to the ground. In Afghanistan, TC learns their flight is delayed due to a storm and frantically tries to get ahold of Jordan. He keeps calling but Jordan doesn't pick up...
Titolo Originale: Sunrise, Sunset
Prima trasmissione Originale: Lunedì 11 Maggio 2015 su NBC
Premiere USA: Lunedì 11 Maggio 2015 su NBC
Prima trasmissione in Italia: Martedì 30 Giugno 2015 su Infinity
Serie Televisiva: The Night Shift
Stagione: 2 - Episodio: 13
Durata: 40 minuti
Genere: Medical Drama, Commedia, Drammatico
Ascolti Prima TV: 4.920.000 telespettatori