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Pilot 

Dr. Leanne Rorish puts her new first-year residents right to work at Angels Memorial Hospital, Home to the nation's busiest ER.

Director:

David Semel

Writers:

Michael Seitzman (created by), Michael Seitzman | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Marcia Gay Harden ... Dr. Leanne Rorish
Raza Jaffrey ... Dr. Neal Hudson
Samuel Platt ... resident Doctor (as Sam Platt)
Bonnie Somerville ... Christa Lorenson
Melanie Chandra ... Malaya Pineda
William Allen Young ... Dr. Rollie Guthrie
Harry Ford ... Angus Leighton
Benjamin Hollingsworth ... Mario Savetti
Luis Guzmán ... Jesse Sallander
Kevin Dunn ... Dr. Taylor
Adina Porter ... Susie
Emily Alyn Lind ... Ariel
Emily Nelson ... Hannah
Suzanne Erickson Suzanne Erickson ... Ella
Don Creech ... Mr. Cleery
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Storyline

At Angels Memorial Hospital, Dr. Neal Hudson must constantly question the decency of extreme methods used by obsessive training program chief Leanne Rorish, who is trusted and protected by the chief of staff, and cleans up her insensitive messes in patient report. Luckily for the staff, nursing chief Jesse Sallander manages to translate and explain explicit ad implicit instructions. Angus Leighton excels technically, but seriously lacks confidence, while Malaya Pineda's cocky attitude needs reining in, but they make a fine team, while composed Mario Savetti simply does well. Late calling Christa Lorenson is expelled for blatantly ignoring instructions, yet redeems herself by spotting a fatal risk just in time, and discovers a motivational bond with Rorish. Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Bonnie Somerville, was the last to be cast. Due to the departure of Maggie Grace, Marcia Gay Harden, took over the role of Dr. Leanne Rorish. This left an opening for Sommerville to be cast as Christa. See more »

Quotes

Jesse Sallander: Life Lesson. When asked if you want to examine your patient some more, it's like being asked if you want a breath mint. The answer is always yes.
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Needs production work
30 September 2015 | by mysticlySee all my reviews

Overall the show is a good concept, but the filming needs work. The lighting is too dark to where you can not see the characters in important shots. Also I understand that ERs can be busy, but the the business needs to stay in the background. Cant hear or see the actors in a lot of scenes because of loud background noise and bad staging. I missed a lot of what was going on because there was just too much going in every scene for the entire show. The final ten minutes of the show was done much better than the first 50 minutes. This is just the pilot episode, so hopefully over the next few episodes things will improve. It still is not good enough for me to give up my other show to watch this.


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