Emily Owens MD Season 1 Review “Emily and the Good and the Bad” – Happy Birthday, Baby

Emily Owens, M.D. Episode 6 Emily and... the Question of Faith
The titles of these episodes of Emily Owens, MD are kind of killing me. This week we were given “Emily and the Good and the Bad,” which might be nice and literal, but doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue.

It was Emily’s birthday…but it was also Cassandra’s. Having the misfortune to share a birthday with her nemesis, is it little wonder that Emily didn’t want to celebrate? Will didn’t even know what day she was born after years of friendship. He only found out through Cassandra, who would have been quite happy being queen for the day all by herself. Another thing to add to my list of reasons to hate Cassandra; I love celebrating my birthday with my family and friends, but I hate women who expect the world to revolve around them once (or in the case of a former boss who had an immigration mix-up, twice) a year.

It was obvious that Will was way more into Emily’s birthday than Cassandra’s, perhaps because Emily didn’t want him to be. He arranged for a huge party at her apartment; all Cassandra got were flowers. At the party, he encouraged Emily to celebrate her birthday by performing a cello piece for the guests, making her the center of attention for one of the first times in her life. Cassandra was about to turn green with envy and she ended up blowing out the candles on Emily’s cake, declaring that she hoped her own wish would come true.

Well, it kind of did. I mean, Emily’s show got cancelled, so…

Sorry, that was a bit meta. I am a little disappointed in the show’s cancellation, but also baffled by their decision to announce its return in January with a commercial that praised the show for being a success. Um. Okay.

I have no idea how many eps are left, but I doubt we’ll get to see what happens with the Emily-Micah-Will-Cassandra rectangle. I’m personally rooting for Micah, though. I’ll take cute over hot any day, especially when hot knows it’s hot and has decided that it will only date hot. I mean, can you think of any other reason why Will would be dating Cassandra?

Aside from personal relationships, this episode promised us some drama with a rapist/murderer who came to the hospital for heart surgery. I was expecting it to be a bigger storyline than it turned out to be; while it was juxtapositioned nicely against the saintly flower delivery guy who underwent a dangerous surgery at the same time, there was no real meat to the story. It even felt out of place amidst all the birthday stuff.

So, I hope you weren’t too attached to this show, but you probably have a few more eps in which to say goodbye to the doctors of Denver Memorial. Enjoy them while they last.

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