Jimmy must make a hard choice; Mike takes control of matters; Hamlin delivers shocking news.



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Jimmy intervenes so that Chuck ends up at the hospital in time. Ernesto is forced to lie for Jimmy in order to calm down Chuck and hence ease both Jimmy's and Chuck's lives. Mike purchases a sniper rifle. Back on his feet, Chuck retires from HHM and the law. He also builds a Faraday cage in his home. To prevent his brother from feeling guilty, he confesses his forgery to him. Written by Andreea D

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In the hospital, Chuck quotes the Hippocratic Oath (in Latin then in English) saying, "First do no harm." It is a very common misconception that this is part of the oath, but it is not.

Here is the full Hippocratic Oath:

I swear to fulfill, to the best of my ability and judgment, this covenant:

I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow.

I will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures [that] are required, avoiding those twin traps of overtreatment and therapeutic nihilism.

I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon's knife or the chemist's drug.

I will not be ashamed to say "I know not," nor will I fail to call in my colleagues when the skills of another are needed for a patient's recovery.

I will respect the privacy of my patients, for their problems are not disclosed to me that the world may know. Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death. If it is given me to save a life, all thanks. But it may also be within my power to take a life; this awesome responsibility must be faced with great humbleness and awareness of my own frailty. Above all, I must not play at God.

I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person's family and economic stability. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to care adequately for the sick.

I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure.

I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm.

If I do not violate this oath, may I enjoy life and art, respected while I live and remembered with affection thereafter. May I always act so as to preserve the finest traditions of my calling and may I long experience the joy of healing those who seek my help.

-Written in 1964 by Louis Lasagna, Academic Dean of the School of Medicine at Tufts University, and used in many medical schools today. (Found at PBS website) See more »


[about Chuck]
Dr. Cruz: What he wants and what he needs are two very different things
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S2: Strong in the characters and narrative; benefiting from the BB connection but not relying on it
2 July 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The first season of this show was well enough made and good enough to keep me watching, but not really enough to excite me for more. At the time I hoped that it would step up in the second season, since this was the same way as I felt about the first season of Breaking Bad. This turned out to be the case as the show makes a significant step up in terms of what it does with the characters and the narrative.

In the first season there did feel like there was a lot of inertia in the story-telling, with a certain amount of awkwardness of creating a new world but linking to the old one, while also trying to establish a whole new story line. In the second season this is done with much more confidence. The links to Breaking Bad are well handled – adding value to the bigger picture, but done in a natural way that importantly does not really require the viewer to recognize the link. The two main narratives are both engaging, partly because there is more momentum to go with, but mainly because the characters are much more developed and observed. Small details and interactions become much more important, and it is engaging to see the pieces slot together, particularly with the frequent flash-back sections to more formative moments.

The cast benefit from this, and everyone is very good at the small moments while also having a bigger presence on the screen. Odenkirk continues to get stronger and stronger with his character, but he is more than equally supported by Banks. The former has more showy material which gives way to the detail, however the former keeps a lot inside but reveals it with the slightest touch. McKean is much more of a 'person' this season and has more to work with, while Seehorn also has more content this season. There isn't really a weak link in the cast.

Stylistically this season seems much more on-point too; plenty of strong dialogue scenes, tension, and technically impressive scenes in their construction (the 'Touch of Evil' referencing tracking shot being the most memorable, but there are plenty of smaller moments). This adds to the feeling of confidence that this season has – it seems to be clearly in its path, stronger in its characters, and more ambitious in its delivery. A very strong season and I hope it can maintain this level as it moves into the third season.

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