Nurses Finale Recap: Contemporary Begin, Dangerous Selections – Plus, Grade It!


It was an eventful first four months at work for the new nurses. Season 1 of the Canadian medical drama ended its NBC shift Tuesday tackling pregnancy anxiety, alcoholism, and sexual assault.

Now that she has her allegations against Dr. Hamilton has gone public, Grace is inundated by the media and ostracized by some of the hospital’s doctors (“I would say hello, but I don’t want you to sue me”). Of course, Evan is nothing like the others and pretends everything is normal. Unknown to Grace, she also gets support from her ex-Kabir, who was born from a meeting with Dr. Hamilton gets out after the grubby doctor loses his cool and accuses all women of being liars, led by “a crazy slut”. “Unsurprisingly, his outburst was followed by his resignation and a pathetic attempt to save face during a press conference.

Meanwhile, Grace throws herself into her work and her patient: a supermodel patient (played by Rachel Skarsten from Batwoman!) Who comes to the hospital for a preventive double mastectomy. (If her supportive photographer boyfriend looked familiar, it could be because he’s rookie Blue vet Travis Milne.) Grace helps the woman come to terms with her decision and encourages her to tell her Instagram followers the truth . Well after the end of her shift, Evan wonders why Grace is still in the hospital after the day she had. But if she had gone home, she would finally not have been able to kiss him!

Elsewhere, Ashley Sineads discovers empty alcohol bottles and tells her boss’s boyfriend. Needless to say, Sinead is not responding well and in retaliation is reassigning Ashley and taking over her patients. Even after the nurse tagged a teen’s false eye for surgery and nearly blinded him, Ashley still takes the blame for her. With that colossal mistake over her head, Sinead begs Ashley to take her to rehab.

Wolf also makes bad decisions and steals an older man’s morphine. Yes, he’s being blackmailed by Red, but come on, he can take him! When Wolf sees the old man in terrible pain, he has a change of heart and hits Red, snapping back the morphine. But somehow Red – who is smaller than Wolf – can win the upper hand over Wolf with a bag of … oranges?

Then there’s Keon, who learns from Naz that his girlfriend Dr. Vanessa Banks could be pregnant. Despite being kind of freaked out, Keon is already mapping out his new home and the minivan he needs to get to work while they wait for the pregnancy test result, which comes back negative. Both parties seem relieved – but Vanessa also says she found his chatter about their lives together hot, so these two don’t seem finished.

What do you think of the nurses season end? And do you hope that NBC will pick up the series for the second season (which has already been ordered in Canada)?

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