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I gave up all other TV shows this year, just so I could watch 24 and get caught up on it...DVDs and current season Now it's gone (in two weeks). :crying2:

I will no longer have a reason to own a TV...

You sound like my oldest son . . .although he is a rabid House fan too. But what a great night of tv for him. House and then 24! :yeah:

What's he gonna do now?:cool:

steph

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Okay, I confess: I *liked* Mercy. Yes, I do understand it's not real (I get enough of nursing reality, thank you very much). And yes, I have wanted to dope slap a TV character once or twice for inaccuracies... but still! Is ANYTHING on TV real?? Even the news is sensationalized!

My complaint is that I recorded the final episode, and the last 5 minutes were cut. So, something happens to Mike?? Now I have to watch On-Demand -- where NBC does not allow you to fast forward -- unless someone wants to provide a synopsis for me??

BTW, who mentioned Gloria Akalitus from Nurse Jackie? Is she not the best character?? I love her!!! Hysterical! :yeah:

That stinks. We can FF our On Demand but only at 2x the speed. Anyway, I don't know where you cut off but she (Veronica) was fine and went home to drink a beer, her husband (can't remember her name) was coming to help her with moving and getting food and stopped to assist a woman on the side of the road. Some guy got out and was being aggressive and they showed the woman scream and headlights coming fast and "implied" like he was going to get hit by a car. They left that at that. Then the co workers were at the bar and see on the TV that a plan of relief workers were bombed or crashed (can't remember) at the airport or in the plane still. Anyway it implied it was the doctor she was with in Iraq and it left that situation at that. (no confirmation if he was dead). So they pan back to her in the bathtub and her cell is ringing and she lets it ring and it ended.

So either could be dead or hurt or ok, but seems more then likely one of them is gone and she loves them both.

I think I got all that right. I watched it again yesterday on OnDemand after this thread LOL

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BTW, who mentioned Gloria Akalitus from Nurse Jackie? Is she not the best character?? I love her!!! Hysterical! :yeah:

'Twas me and I love her, too. She and Zoe are my favorite characters on the show.

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Thanks for chiming in Bill E. Rubin . . . . I was starting to feel all alone. :o

I hope some other network picks it up too.

steph

I liked Mercy too. I thought it was starting to flesh out the other characters well and the storylines were interesting. The character of Dan Harris was coming along really well and I was wondering how the insufferable mobbed up MD Van Der Beek played was going to meet his end. Mulgrew was very good as Veronica's mom. It is the non-nursing storylines that made the show interesting. Mercy is the first show I watched entirely online, catching it during study breaks.

Chloe made a (too) quick transition from wide eyed new grad in teddy bear scrubs to hard drinking, extinguisher wielding, no nonsense nurse, but it was sort of entertaining to watch.

I busted a gut laughing during the post St Patrick's day morning meeting scene when everyone in Veronica's family thought it was an intervention for them. When her brother stumbled in still wearing the green wig, "Hey I don't have a problem!" I lost it.

The one story arc that annoyed me was the prerequisite "Nurse as Angel of Death" (also portrayed in Nurse Jackie). In both shows, nurses purposefully OD hospice patients with morphine. I didn't buy Sonia as being that stupid. The Nurse Jackie version was far more skillfully portrayed, showing a montage of various staffmembers slipping Jackie morphine vials she could collect to make a lethal dose.

Mercy's Angel wins my vote for best gay male nurse on TV.

I rented and watched the first season of Nurse Jackie and did not like it. The show is extremely well done, but I found the content too over the top from the beginning and it didn't get any better. It was just hard to like any of the characters on NJ apart from Zoe, who is wonderfully played. I'll still rent the second season when it comes out.

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As a hospice nurse that bugged me too.

It reminded me of a scene on House - where a man is terminally ill and wants to die but House encourages him (with biting sarcasm) to call his long-long daughter first. Then House helps him die . . by opening up a PCA without a key and turning the morphine up to 4 mg.

4 mg. :rolleyes: I've got a patient right now getting 26 mg per hour via PICC with 22.5 mg bolus dose q15 minutes and he was out weedeating the yard.

steph

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Mrs. Akalitus and Zoe are opposite ends of the same spectrum. How can you not love them both.

I'm still in shock over Mercy.

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Mrs. Akalitus and Zoe are opposite ends of the same spectrum. How can you not love them both.

I'm still in shock over Mercy.

You're right. The actresses who play Mrs. Akalitus and Zoe must have such fun with those roles! I will still miss Mercy. While far from a perfect show, it did get me to follow it, and there were glimpses of how it's characters could have grown.

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That stinks. We can FF our On Demand but only at 2x the speed. Anyway, I don't know where you cut off but she (Veronica) was fine and went home to drink a beer, her husband (can't remember her name) was coming to help her with moving and getting food and stopped to assist a woman on the side of the road. Some guy got out and was being aggressive and they showed the woman scream and headlights coming fast and "implied" like he was going to get hit by a car. They left that at that. Then the co workers were at the bar and see on the TV that a plan of relief workers were bombed or crashed (can't remember) at the airport or in the plane still. Anyway it implied it was the doctor she was with in Iraq and it left that situation at that. (no confirmation if he was dead). So they pan back to her in the bathtub and her cell is ringing and she lets it ring and it ended.

So either could be dead or hurt or ok, but seems more then likely one of them is gone and she loves them both.

I think I got all that right. I watched it again yesterday on OnDemand after this thread LOL

Thank you!

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I love "Mercy"! And I'm bummed to hear it is cancelled! I agree with other posters here that Grey's Anatomy is terrible! I like the brand of scrubs, though. :-)

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I liked Mercy mostly because it was local to me. I had many issues with the mechanics of the show - like nurses in the ER in street clothes and being identified immediately as nurses or the variety of patients on their floor (ob, children, psych, med/surg, trauma, oncology... what the heck type unit was is supposed to be anyhow!) I feel like the show started to lose it's medical and nursing focus about halfway through. The show was taped close to my house, i even went as far as writing NBC an email offering to stop by dring filming to consult to keep it authentic, because their consultants (if they had any) certainly were slacking off.

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I believe it was supposed to be an ICU unit? I'm not positive.

I did enjoy the show, it was far from perfect, but it was entertaining to watch and I'll miss it. Oh well, a lot of shows I like get canceled after their first season.

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