I really need to take my own advice and not watch medical dramas while eating, especially when I’m still suffering from morning sickness. Watching Grace slice open Tracy’s stomach on a kitchen table was just too much for me. I love me some Jurnee Smollett though! FNL stars are blowing up this season, with Matt Lauria’s arc on Parenthood and of course, Zach Gilford as a series regular on this show. While her story line was extremely gut wrenching, not just for an expectant mother, I don’t fully grasp why it mattered whether or not she kept her baby. Yes, she’s more of a wild card now than if she had given him up for adoption, but I’m sure Constantine could have conjured enough fear or extra cash to ensure she stays quiet for good. They did the same thing on Scandal last week.
In addition, why wasn’t Peggy Severino under witness protection as well? Don’t the feds know better than to leave his loved ones within the mob’s reach? The story line is rather juicy though, as Constantine probably has an inkling that Moretti is either still alive or that his cronies are still working on his behalf. As much as this show ragged on the Irish in previous episodes, freckle-faced Michael Rappaport makes one heck of a scary mobster, despite not letting Peggy watch her father off himself. And Constantine? I know he’s like a second father to Grace, but I so thought he was at least going to smack her around a bit when he found out about Tracy. As always, this show is super suspenseful.
However, I think three medical cases was too much for one episode. It worked when Grace used the dying man to hide Constantine’s guy who was poisoned and when Grace had to treat both the drunk driver and the victims of the crash he caused. This time, even though I don’t buy for a minute that White favors Olivia over Tracy, the surgery with the cardiac attending indirectly related to the decision Grace had to make with Tracy, because the surgeon told her to ‘be bold.’ And while I love the drama that is the triangle between Grace, Brett, and
Richard Alpert Franco, they totally could have found another way to bring up their past relationship, meaning the case involving her high school friends was highly unnecessary. The key question still goes unanswered though: Who is the man in the white Cadillac?
What did you think of this week’s episode?