The Best Episodes of The Night Shift
#1 - Save Me 8.29
Season 1 - Episode 8
Topher is gravely wounded in a shootout with Milo. TC and Scott perform Topher’s emergency surgery as TC struggles to keep his increasingly troubling Afghanistan flashbacks under control. After experiencing the hostage situation, Jordan comes to understand the immense pressure that TC has been under since leaving Afghanistan. She struggles to maintain her composure when she must treat Milo, who was responsible for the shooting. Meanwhile, an explosion at a fertilizer factory sends badly burned victims to the ER and threatens to overwhelm the shorthanded staff. Krista must step up to manage a patient who is crashing. Jordan learns a devastating secret about TC.Directors: Vincent Misiano
#2 - Burned 8.17
Season 3 - Episode 13
Scott and Jordan must perform surgery in the field as the burning wildfire gains intensity around them. Syd has caught Typhus along with hundreds of other patients on the Syria-Turkey border, and TC goes to great lengths to get the medication. Meanwhile, Drew and Rick fight to keep Brianna, while San Antonio Memorial finds an unlikely buyer, though saving the hospital comes at a cost.
#3 - Coming Home 8.15
Season 1 - Episode 6
Drew is looking forward to the return of his boyfriend Rick from his overseas deployment but things go terribly wrong as a horrific crash sends badly wounded soldiers, including Rick, into the emergency room. Drew struggles to keep his relationship under wraps with TC’s help, as they both try to save Rick. TC and Scott argue over who is in charge and Jordan realizes she has to deal with some unresolved feelings for TC. Topher struggles to diagnose a soldiers illness as Krista fends off the flirtations of young soldiers in the emergency room, and Paul must contend with their good-natured teasing because he looks so young. Kenny discovers Ragosa’s online dating profile and offers to help fix it up.Directors: David Boyd
#4 - Between a Rock and a Hard Place 8.14
Season 3 - Episode 10
TC risks his life to rescue a victim of a crane collapse and Scott reunites with a boy he paralyzed. Jordan lends support in Scott's emotional case, which stirs up complicated feelings from the past.
#5 - Blood Brothers 8.09
Season 1 - Episode 7
When a small plane goes down near San Antonio, TC and Topher chopper out to the scene and retrieve the lone survivor. Back in the ER, they deal with his serious injuries but must fend off Milo, a menacing law enforcement officer with a hidden agenda. Paul is mesmerized by an injured exotic dancer who lands in the emergency room after falling during her performance. When her condition takes a mysterious turn for the worse, Paul, Kenny and Drew are baffled by her life threatening symptoms and must go to an already swamped Jordan for help. Krista tries to help a teenager with a serious eating disorder that her family refuses to recognize. Meanwhile, TC struggles with increasing flashbacks and the traumatic death of his brother in Afghanistan.Directors: Martha Coolidge
#6 - Trust Issues 8.08
Season 3 - Episode 11
TC's hot temper results in a bar brawl, landing him and Drew in jail. Meanwhile, Jordan discovers her new date's secret life; Topher fights for a patient dismissed by numerous doctors; Scott struggles to save his relationship; Jessica tries to gain TC's trust; and Syd meets Brianna.
#7 - Storm Watch 8.04
Season 1 - Episode 5
An epic storm hits San Antonio and the emergency room is awash in patients and must use their battlefield skills to deal with massive power outages. TC and Dr. Scott Clemmens race to the scene of a mudslide disaster to treat a gravely injured mother and her son. Paul rises to the challenge of caring for the boy, whose condition takes an unexpected turn for the worse. Scott considers an offer from Ragosa to join the hospital staff as head trauma surgeon. Jordan isn’t sure that’s going to work out with the tensions between TC and Scott. Landry is caught by surprise when a family member shows up at the hospital looking for money to cover his debts. She finds some needed moral support from Ragosa. Meanwhile, Topher must head out into the storm to help his wife who is stranded and going into labor with twins.Directors: Eriq La Salle
#8 - Three-Two-One 7.96
Season 3 - Episode 4
As the city erupts in violence over an impending jury verdict, the night shift becomes ground zero when they have to take in the man suspected of the racially-motivated shooting at the source of the unrest. His presence in the emergency room sparks sharp conversation and disagreements among the staff over the highly-charged topic and even close friends Kenny and Paul find themselves at odds. Topher does his best to control the mounting chaos in the ER while out in the field, TC makes a decision as to which of two patients to bring in, leaving Paul and Scott to question TC's motives. TV-14 D, L, V.Directors: Oz Scott
#9 - All In 7.96
Season 3 - Episode 8
Topher's mother arrives in the ER with life-threatening symptoms. As her condition deteriorates, the team works furiously to save her before it's too late. Drew and Shannon treat a gravely injured foster mom and while Drew bonds with the scared young foster daughter, the team discovers the mother has a secret. Meanwhile, Jordan and Scott treat a patient with a rare condition and when an important piece of equipment needed for his treatment fails, Jordan must enlist the help of TC's new girlfriend Jessica whose company makes the machine.
#10 - Unexpected 7.94
Season 3 - Episode 9
When a bomb explodes outside the hospital, TC (Eoin Macken), Topher (Ken Leung) and Drew (Brendan Fehr) are forced to make the tough decision to stay and treat the injured or evacuate and begin transfers to nearby hospitals. Everything changes when TC suddenly realizes he may know the person responsible for the explosion. While the team works feverishly to tend to the wounded, the nurses go on strike just when the hospital needs them the most. Meanwhile, throughout the intense night shift, Shannon (Tanaya Beatty) and Paul (Robert Bailey, Jr.) attempt to confront each other about something personal.
#11 - Get Busy Livin' 7.93
Season 3 - Episode 5
A college co-ed falls from a balcony and once she is in the ER, TC and Paul find that her situation is even more complex. Jordan bonds with a terminal patient who teaches her some important lessons about living. TC's errant sister-in-law Annie returns and hopes to make amends. Meanwhile, Jessica - a pharmaceutical rep with cutting-edge equipment that Scott is so close to getting for the hospital - if her tension with TC doesn't kill the deal. Shannon and Jordan venture out for some fun at a local wrestling event only to find themselves treating people onsite when a fight breaks out amongst the audience. Back at the hospital, Sam attends to a marathon runner who has collapsed from the heat and things start to heat up even more when the air conditioning breaks. Meanwhile, tensions between TC, Jordan, Sam, and Annie start to boil.
#12 - Sunrise, Sunset 7.93
Season 2 - Episode 13
Drew and Paul head to the scene of a multi-car collision while the newly-anointed Dr. Ragosa along with Jordan, Scott, Krista and Kenny, manage the deluge of incoming victims. Meanwhile, TC and Topher head into a war zone to treat an old friend.
#13 - By Dawn's Early Light 7.92
Season 3 - Episode 7
TC and Topher rush to the scene of a concert where a fireworks explosion has caused massive chaos. As the two jump in to manage the mess, a second explosion causes problems for one of our own. Syd, returns from Afghanistan and helps out with the team at San Antonio Memorial but finds herself grappling with best plans for herself and her young daughter. Drew tries to help but runs afoul of their unique family dynamic. Paul and Shannon put aside their differences to treat a patient and find they have more in common than they thought. Meanwhile, Jordan and Scott treat a patient injured in the fireworks explosion and have a chance to address some simmering differences.
#14 - The Times They Are A-Changin (1) 7.90
Season 3 - Episode 1
The night shift crew is back for more action and the gang finds themselves immersed in a life-and-death rescue of a woman gravely injured in a car accident. While TC Callahan, Scott Clemmens and Topher Zia deal with the situation at the hospital, Drew Alister is serving time overseas in Afghanistan and he, along with colleague Syd Jennings, have to figure out a way around the cultural divide to treat a young Afghani woman. Jordan Alexander has recruited Shannon Rivera to the night shift team and the recent med school graduate is eager to prove herself, but her spunky, outspoken nature may not sit well with everyone, particularly Paul Cummings. TC's sister-in-law, Annie, returns and JR Lemon also stars as Nurse Kenny Fournette.
#15 - Emergent 7.86
Season 3 - Episode 12
In part one of this two-part season finale, Scott and Jordan face grave danger during a rescue mission at a rapidly spreading wildfire outside San Antonio. Tensions are high between Syd and TC as they find themselves in the middle of a humanitarian crisis on the Syria-Turkey border. Paul and Shannon argue over treatment for a patient. Meanwhile a major setback threatens Drew's adoption plans for Brianna, Topher struggles to find a buyer for the hospital and medication goes missing.
#16 - The Way Back 7.82
Season 3 - Episode 3
Drew returns from deployment in Afghanistan and can't seem to shake off the stress of being back from overseas. Things get crazy right away as he, Jordan and Kenny treat a bride (Lindsey Morgan, "The 100") and her wedding party who have been injured during the festivities, as well as her father, whose presence is not making things easier. Meanwhile, TC helps Topher entertain his demanding mother, whose extended visit is putting stress on the family.Directors: Tara Nicole Weyr
#17 - Darkest Before Dawn 7.82
Season 2 - Episode 14
TC and Topher return from Afghanistan to find Jordan's life on the line and San Antonio under fire as two deadly snipers terrorize the city. TC and Scott unite to care for a comatose Jordan and her unborn baby. Drew and Gwen are caught in a fire fight when a SWAT Team corners the two snipers. Meanwhile Dr. Joey Chavez scrubs back in for the night, and he calls into question his future with Krista. Ragosa helps Paul make a difficult decision about his future.
#18 - Parenthood 7.81
Season 2 - Episode 9
Drew finds himself in the middle of a shooting at a friend's Army promotion ceremony and springs into action, disarming the shooter. Later, he has to treat his best friend's wife and finds that her bullet injury has revealed an even more severe medical condition. Topher and TC treat a young woman whose chronic bouts of psychosis are becoming a danger to herself and her family. The ER team has to scramble to diagnose and treat the young woman before she is arrested for her mysterious, violent behavior. Paul treats a nine-year-old boy with severe cystic fibrosis and his concern for the boy's health leads him to break a few rules regarding hospital protocol. Meanwhile, Ragosa is devastated when his financial troubles put his daughter's Quinceañera in jeopardy.
#19 - The Thing With Feathers (2) 7.81
Season 3 - Episode 2
In the second half of this two-part episode, TC (Eoin Macken) and Scott (Scott Wolf) work desperately to save a young boy and his mother who were injured in a car accident. With the boy's life hanging in the balance, the team starts to realize there is more to the family dynamic than meets the eye. Meanwhile, Drew (Brendan Fehr) and Syd (Jennifer Beals), deployed overseas in Afghanistan, deal with the aftermath of shots fired in the OR.
#20 - Second Chances 7.81
Season 1 - Episode 2
When a Sheriff’s Deputy is critically injured, TC Callahan faces a personal challenge and struggles to do everything to save him, even calling in a cardiac specialist over the objections of his boss Michael Ragosa. Topher and Krista assist in the delicate surgery, while Jordan works to keep the peace and keep the ER running. Paul must attend to an elderly woman with a very challenging case. Kenny deals with an injured groom who has been hiding a secret from his bride. Meanwhile, Drew and Landry are faced with a 9-year-old boy who has suspicious injuries. While they initially suspect the mother, the truth is a little more complicated.Directors: Bill Johnson
#21 - Grace Under Fire 7.79
Season 1 - Episode 4
The emergency room is flooded with patients from an annual Alamo reenactment. TC, Jordan and Kenny deal with a critically wounded patient who is disoriented and suffering from amnesia. The patient is also wearing a bracelet indicating he declines medical treatment, putting Jordan in a professional bind with Ragosa. Meanwhile, Drew must keep a severely wounded soldier alive while being miles away from help. Back at the hospital, Ragosa helps himself to aspirin in Landry’s office but soon realizes he has taken something very different. Topher schedules a vasectomy operation and the staff can’t resist the temptation to tease him at every turn. Jordan’s long-distance boyfriend Scott, surprises her with a visit to the hospital.Directors: Kevin Dowling
#22 - Hog Wild 7.78
Season 1 - Episode 3
TC and Paul are called to the chaotic scene of a nighttime hog-hunting excursion that has gone horribly wrong. One patient has lost a hand to a feral hog and another has been shot with an arrow through the chest. Topher deals with a resourceful 9-year-old girl who has come to the hospital on her own to seek treatment but soon realizes the case is far more complicated. Drew injures his hand during a MMA fight and enlists Krista to help him keep it a secret from Jordan. Ragosa seeks some family counseling from Landry and when Ragosa threatens to close down the staff hangout known as the "Tailgate," Landry helps him understand the benefits of a compromise.Directors: Sanford Bookstaver
#23 - Moving On 7.78
Season 2 - Episode 12
TC introduces the night shift team to his MMA group therapy leader Colonel Elwood "Smalls" Green (guest star, country music legend Trace Adkins), who surprises the group with special greeting from the White House. Jordan and Paul help a nine-year-old boy with a serious fever. When his high-strung mother begins to exhibit signs of distress as well, the team realizes there is more to the family dynamic than meets the eye. Topher is faced with a big decision about making an emergency trip overseas to help an old mentor. TC grapples with whether to accompany him on the journey. Meanwhile, Ragosa, Drew and Krista compete for the strangest cases of the night as the full moon brings out the worst in people.
#24 - Shock To The Heart 7.77
Season 2 - Episode 4
TC, Joey, and Gwen rescue an injured skydiver from the site of a near-fatal crash. Joey and Krista counsel the skydiver's girlfriend after they uncover serious complications in the operating room. TC, Topher, and Ragosa treat an electrocuted janitor whose family gathers around him in the ER. When the patient's wife and children suddenly come down with their own life-threatening symptoms, the night shift team works overtime to save them. Jordan and Paul attend to a college student who comes to the ER with a mild fever. As they uncover the cause of her condition, Jordan teaches Paul a difficult lesson about his limitations as a doctor. Meanwhile, Rick arrives at the hospital with an injury that he hides from his boyfriend, Drew.
#25 - Need to Know 7.76
Season 2 - Episode 7
T.C. discovers his sister-in-law's complicated history after he treats her for a fall down stairs; Jordan and Gwen tend to a boy who fell down a well; Ragosa must come clean to his daughter about his position at the hospital.