The BEST Episodes of Carol's Second Act

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 3, 2022

Network: CBS

A woman embarks on a unique second act after raising her children, getting divorced, and retiring from teaching: pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor. At age 50, Carol is a medical intern and must sink or swim with peers who are half her age. It’s her enthusiasm, perspective and yes, even her age, that may be exactly what will make her second act a great success.

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Carol's Crush

#1 - Carol's Crush

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 20, 2020

After Carol's patient's transplant surgery is deemed a success, the interns tease her mercilessly about her obvious crush on the charming surgeon.

star 7.66
99 votes
The Nightfloat

#2 - The Nightfloat

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 24, 2019

When Carol has her first solo overnight shift at the hospital, Dr. Frost's enthusiastic help and involvement become a little more than Carol bargained for. Also, on the interns' rare night off from the hospital, Jenny takes them all out to a bar to find dates.

star 7.63
134 votes
R.I.P. Dr. Herman

#3 - R.I.P. Dr. Herman

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 12, 2020

When Carol is selected to present a case to the entire hospital, her boyfriend, Dr. Lewis, asks her to reconsider because it could affect his chance of becoming chief of staff over Dr. Frost. Also, Dr. Frost makes a startling revelation.

star 7.61
101 votes

#4 - Blocking

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 9, 2020

Carol pretends to be an attending doctor to get her patient into the ICU; Jenny and Daniel run into Dr. Frost when they finally go on their first date.

star 7.61
103 votes
Peer Evaluations

#5 - Peer Evaluations

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 16, 2020

When the interns are given performance evaluations by Dr. Frost and Dr. Jacobs, everyone takes the critique well... except for Carol.

star 7.55
103 votes
Marathon Day

#6 - Marathon Day

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 17, 2019

Dr. Jacobs arrives late for work after running a marathon and collapses. Dr. Frost assigns Carol to be her attending physician while the rest of the interns are working on other injured marathon runners; Carol decides to take it as an opportunity to prove to Dr. Jacobs that she is deserving of her respect. Daniel and Lexie discover that Caleb has an irrational fear of feet, preventing him from helping them deal with the massive backlog of patients. They put him through exposure therapy, which allows him to overcome his fear. Carol finds that Dr. Jacobs is stubborn and refuses to take her advice or let her help, which she takes as a sign that Jacobs is unwilling to acknowledge her as a doctor. However, Dr. Jacobs explains that, being a black female physician, she has to hold herself to higher standards in order to be taken seriously. She then tells Carol that she does, in fact, respect her.

star 7.53
145 votes
Merry December 19th

#7 - Merry December 19th

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 12, 2019

Carol excitedly plans an early Christmas celebration for Jenny, but Jenny's preoccupied with her secret first date with Daniel. Also, the doctors investigate a case of food poisoning at an office holiday party.

star 7.52
99 votes
Top of the List

#8 - Top of the List

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 13, 2020

When Carol's patient finally makes the liver donation list, she is upset by the lack of emotion from his transplant surgeon, Dr. Lewis (Patrick Fabian). Also, Lexie, Daniel and Caleb try to decipher why Dr. Jacobs has a tattoo of a duck.

star 7.50
106 votes
Night Lemons

#9 - Night Lemons

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 30, 2020

Lexie and Jenny tease Carol when her kind neighbor shows signs that he has a crush on her. Also, Dr. Frost suggests that Maya and the interns forgo using technology as a crutch and instead use traditional medical procedures on their patients

star 7.50
109 votes
Sick and Retired

#10 - Sick and Retired

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 21, 2019

Carol's dear friend Phyllis is admitted to the hospital, and Carol jealously witnesses what retirement would have looked like for her. Also, Daniel takes credit for Caleb's excellent diagnosis and is bothered when Caleb doesn't seem to mind.

star 7.47
104 votes

#11 - Secrets

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 6, 2020

When Carol learns about Lexie's secret hobby, she also finds out an even bigger secret…that everyone knew except her. Also, Caleb goes to battle with an insurance company for his patient.

star 7.47
92 votes
Game Changer

#12 - Game Changer

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 7, 2019

The hospital is abuzz when Carol is assigned to care for a star college football player with a broken rib. Also, sparks continue to fly between Jenny and Daniel.

star 7.45
117 votes
The Zebra

#13 - The Zebra

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 10, 2019

Carol's standard, run-of-the-mill case turns out to be something more than it seems, while the other interns battle over who gets the patient with a fascinating and rare problem. Also, Daniel makes a crucial mistake that gets Dr. Jacobs attention... by eating her food.

star 7.45
144 votes
You Give Me Fever

#14 - You Give Me Fever

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 3, 2019

When Carol treats an elderly patient whose tests are inconclusive, Carol must find a way to work around hospital policy to take extra time to observe her. Daniel is embarrassed when his fellow interns find out that he doesn't know how to draw blood.

star 7.42
162 votes
Directors: Pamela Fryman
Writers: Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins
Plus Ones

#15 - Plus Ones

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 5, 2020

When the interns tease Carol that her relationship with Dr. Lewis might be moving too fast, Carol tries to sabotage his chance at winning a romantic getaway for them; a woman gets a curling iron stuck in her hair before her wedding day.

star 7.35
103 votes

#16 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 26, 2019

Carol Kenney enthusiastically begins her first day as an internal medicine intern, but has a rocky start when she disregards direct orders from her boss in order to help a patient. Also, Carol meets Dr. Frost, a senior attending physician who may be the ally Carol needs in her second act.

star 7.25
218 votes
Dr. Mom

#17 - Dr. Mom

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 14, 2019

When the other interns begin to feel the strain of being first-year residents, Carol tries to help with lessons learned from years as a working mom, but soon realizes that she may have stretched herself too thin; Jenny and Dr. Frost face off.

star 7.25
102 votes
Therapy Dogs

#18 - Therapy Dogs

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 5, 2019

As the hospital hosts therapy dogs to help care for their patients, Carol helps Lexie when the emotional burden of being a doctor becomes too "ruff."

star 7.23
106 votes