This week’s Emily Owens, MD, “Emily and the Perfect Storm,” got me. It was one of those great examples of what a medical drama can really be when even the smallest amount of true emotion is put into the script and the performances. I know I’m not alone in my feelings about this show, and thank you all so much for speaking up in support of it, but we have come down to the final two episodes. So…thank whoever is listening that we at least got to see Micah kiss Emily!!
Oh, and we also got to see Cassandra totally dump Will for being friends with Emily and for not, I don’t know, ignoring every other woman in his life? That’s what it sounded like to me. He picked her over Emily (several times, as I recall), but that wasn’t good enough. Whether it’s a real victory like getting the research assistant position or a shallow one like Will being bothered when he found out Emily was over him, she just cannot stand Emily ever, ever winning, can she?
But back to Micah because Cassandra makes me angry…he finally worked up the nerve to make his move on Emily after a particularly grueling day in the hospital when a bus crash during a snowstorm left them short-staffed and immersed in utter bloody chaos. I can’t pick which story touched me the most; they were all equally emotional. The blind man’s dog, the poor father who lost his wife in childbirth (although it was good to see that the old medical drama cliche…if you’re too happy and excited about a pregnancy, you will die…still holds true), the war hero, the girl in pre-med who lost her arm…it was just a great night for medical pathos.
And at the end of it all, the whole hospital went out to a bar, and because life is short and unpredictable, Micah laid one on Emily. She was shocked, but it was exactly what she needed at that moment, because only seconds later Will interrupted to announce that he and Cassandra broke up. I was so terrified that Emily would do something, say something, have some sort of look come over her face that would make Micah back-track, but fortunately Tyra jumped in before she could. (In order to get her father to treat her like an adult, Tyra decided to move out of the house, and into Emily’s apartment.)
So, Emily was left dazed and maybe a little confused, but definitely with a new reason to go to work. It’s just too bad that unless the writers scrambled to end the series with some sort of resolution, we’ll likely never know which couple emerged from this messed up little triangle. We can only hope it was Micah. Because Micah is cute and sweet and it didn’t take him five years to recognize Emily’s awesomeness.
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