General Hospital: Night Shift

Season 1 Episode 1

Frayed Anatomies

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Aired Thursday 11:00 PM Jul 12, 2007 on SOAPNet
8.8
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Frayed Anatomies
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Robin and Patrick are assigned the night shift at General Hospital because they went against the hospital's policy and treated an underprivileged patient. There, they must deal with Jason and Spinelli who have been involved in an accidental shooting. Patrick is later admitted as a patient due to an explosion. Robin meets Stacey, a pregnant patient with HIV. Coop and Maxie find themselves in a compromising situation. A mystery woman with the last name Barrett finds herself in critical condition.
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  • An Explosive Start

    9.0
    Drama unfolds on the night shift when a patient dies outside the hospital doors in an ambulance explosion.



    Cooper and Maxie get caught in a supply closet in a sticky situation.



    Toussaint mops the floors and spills advice.



    This soap is explosive and easy-to-follow from the get-go. Seeing this premier episode makes the viewer hunger for more!
  • the pilot

    2.0
    General Hospital is the greatest soap opera of all time, no one will argue differently, but its primetime weekly show General Hospital: Night Shift is absolutely terrible.



    The series is slow-moving and anti-climatic. It is just not at all like the daytime version of the show.



    Patrick and Robin are good in small doses on GH, but they cannot be the standalone stars of a series. This came off as nothing more than a cheap attempt to try and replicate the popularity of Grey's Anatomy at the time. At least Grey's Anatomy was interesting though, this surely was not.



    Just a pilot, but this was really bad.moreless
  • Off to a great start...

    10
    Off to a great start...I can't wait to see how the series moves on...I love how the regulars and the new docs interacted. My favorite newbie is Jolene I can't wait to see how her character not only develops but her futer interactions with both Jason (who she seems to have a crush on maybe) and Spinelli (who has taken a likeing to the nurse)
  • In the pilot episode, while working the Night Shift with Robin, Patrick is blown away (literally), Jason's arrested, the student nurses get a crash course in the ER and a mysterious woman named "Barrett" arrives...moreless

    10
    I really enjoyed this show. I've been watching "GH" for years and I also watched the 1st spin-off, "Port Charles." The new spin-off is a return back to the hospital's roots. It's completely refreshing with a likeable cast, mostly known to "GH" fans. Kimberly McCullough ("Robin") & Jason Thompson ("Patrick") prove that they have the goods to carry a whole show by themselves. The episode itself was mixed with drama (exploding ambulances, HIV positive pregnant woman, post-traumatic stress disordered vet looking for a fix, old woman ignored in the waiting room almost dies), humor (Maxie & Coop in the linen closet, Spinelli) and mystery (was the mysterious "Barrett" woman really Brenda?). Plus, the addition of Billy Dee Williams as the ever so cool janitor. How cool is that!! I'll be back at the Night Shift every week.moreless
Pat Crawford Brown

Pat Crawford Brown

Mrs. Storch

Guest Star

John J. York

John J. York

Mac Scorpio

Guest Star

Adrian Alvarado

Adrian Alvarado

Cruz Rodriquez

Guest Star

Billy Dee Williams

Billy Dee Williams

Toussaint Dubois

Recurring Role

Wendy Braun

Wendy Braun

Iris Sneed

Recurring Role

Alla Korot

Alla Korot

Stacey Sloan

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • With their appearances in this episode, the characters of Robin Scorpio (played by Kimberly McCullough) and Mac Scorpio (played by John J. York) have appeared in four different soap operas, tying Linda Dano's former ABC character "Rae Cummings" as the character having appeared on the most different soap operas.

      Robin has appeared on General Hospital on-and-off since 1985; Port Charles in 1998; All My Children in 2001; and Night Shift in 2007.

      Mac has appeared on General Hospital since 1991; Port Charles on-and-off from 1997-2003; All My Children in 2001; and Night Shift in 2007.

    • Guest star John J. York (Mac) is the only General Hospital regular castmember to appear in the premiere episodes of both spin-off series, Port Charles and Night Shift.

  • QUOTES (8)

  • NOTES (4)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Episode Title: "Frayed Anatomies"

      This is a reference to the show Grey's Anatomy, ABC's popular primetime drama, which also takes place in a hospital.

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