The second episode of Emily Owens, M.D. shows Emily still acclimating to residency at Denver Memorial Hospital in the wake of proclaiming her love to former classmate, Will, and getting on much of the staff’s bad sides. Emily has moved on from her predatory lesbian reputation and is now considered a predatory bisexual after the news spread of her crush on Will.
Will admits he doesn’t know how to continue their friendship after her proclamation, but Emily keeps trying to smooth things over. She even goes so far as to say she has a new crush on Micah to put Will at ease. Unfortunately, Cassandra overhears this, and it becomes just one more thing for the nurses to gossip about. Micah discounts the rumor, although it seems he may be developing some feelings for Emily after he sees her reading to his cancer-stricken mother.
Meanwhile, Emily struggles to get an insurance company to approve a procedure on an elderly man who wants to live long enough to see his grandson graduate from college. Ironically, this leads to her bonding with her majorly OCD-afflicted patient, Margo, who had to quit practicing law because she is so germaphobic. Margo sets Emily on the right path to bully the insurance people into approving the surgery.
It doesn’t take long for Emily to put some clues together that point to a physical cause for Margo’s rapidly increasing obsessive-compulsive disorder, but an MRI is necessary to prove her hunch. Emily further ticks Dr. Bandari off my going over her head to get the MRI approved quickly by blackmailing the Chief of Staff. She’s not making many friends among the staff, but it does turn out that Margo has a brain tumor that requires removal.
The elderly man’s procedure is a success, but Margo didn’t survive the surgery. Of course, Emily is distraught about losing her first patient. Will discovers Emily moping on the roof, and it seems that their friendship is salvageable after all. He tries his best to cheer her up, but he does admit that dealing with death probably won’t get any easier for Emily because she is so compassionate.
What did you think of the second episode of Emily Owens, M.D.? Can Emily ever find acceptance among the staff? Although Emily just made up having a crush on Micah, could a potential romance be brewing?
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