General Hospital: Night Shift

Season 1 Episode 12

What Becomes of the Broken Hearted

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Aired Thursday 11:00 PM Sep 27, 2007 on SOAPNet
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What Becomes of the Broken Hearted
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Jolene targets her next victim - Toussaint, who flatlines during surgery and sees his life flash before his eyes; Mac arrests Lainey for the mercy killing of her father; Spinelli refuses to believe it when Jason tells him of his suspicions that Jolene is capable of murder.

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  • Lovell instructs Jolene to kill Toussaint, who's reunited with "The Saints" before his life-and-death surgery; Jason & Spinelli investigate Jolene as the cause of the hospital's many "accidents"; Cody takes the heat for pulling the plug on Lainey's dad.moreless

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    Finally, Billy Dee Williams ("Toussaint") gets a chance to shine in an episode centered around his character, Toussaint. Too bad the show will be ending its first season soon because I would have liked to have seen more shows like this one delve into the past of the mysterious Toussaint while they still had Billy Dee in the cast. Anyway, it was a nice departure to see Billy Dee do something other than push a mop around. This episode was a good example of when the show gets it right. Emotions were high as Toussaint went into surgery and Jolene plotted to kill him. Even the usually stoic Epiphany showed some humanity. The end music montage was a welcome departure from the usual ones, in which various hospital scenes are played out with a song playing. This "dream"/"afterlife" performance by "The Saints" was poignant and upbeat, including the surprise appearances of the recently deceased Roger Winters, Stacy Sloan and Mrs. Storch. The back and forth between the younger "Saints" and the old men they become was a nice touch, as was the appearance of the mysterious Michelle who lead to the break up of the group. The good thing was all the characters were smiling and enjoying the music (even the murderous Jolene). Well, except for Stone Cold who seemed a tad embarrassed by Spinelli getting his groove on. The white light at the end was a nice touch too. Did Toussaint make it to the afterlife of will he be revived in time? Tune in next week to the season finale.moreless
Pat Crawford Brown

Pat Crawford Brown

Mrs. Storch

Guest Star

Dennis Clark

Dennis Clark

unknown

Guest Star

Malachi Haynes

Malachi Haynes

unknown

Guest Star

Billy Dee Williams

Billy Dee Williams

Toussaint Dubois

Recurring Role

Wendy Braun

Wendy Braun

Iris Sneed

Recurring Role

Rick Fitts

Rick Fitts

Roger Winters

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The deceased Night Shift patients in the audience for "The Saints" were shown in the order of their most recent demise - Roger Winters (who died in Episode 11), Stacy Sloan (who died in Episode 7) and Mrs. Storch (who died in Episode 3).

    • The patients, doctors, nurses and other audience members seen at the end of the episode watching Toussaint with The Saints perform "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted" were: Epiphany, Roger Winters, Stacey with her baby, Mrs. Storch, Spinelli, Jason, Jolene, Cody, Lainey, Leyla, Robin, Patrick, Iris, Russell, Regina, Kelly, Maxie and Leo.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Patrick: We need to come to some kind of resolution about our break-up in order to function effectively around here.
      Robin: What do you suppose we do?
      Patrick: You can start by apologizing.
      Robin: Me?! No, no, no, no! You do not make this my fault.
      Patrick: Robin, you were unavailable.
      Robin: My heart was shredding.
      Patrick: I warned you about getting attached to that patient. You were obsessing about a baby that wasn't even yours.
      Robin: I was attached to that little girl because of her mother. Stacy's death and the fact that that little girl was going to be all alone in the world, that devastated me. You should have understood that.
      Patrick: I would have loved the chance to try.
      Robin: You didn't even want to try! The whole thing scares you. Babies, commitment, settling down.
      Patrick: I would have loved the chance to comfort a friend who hurting. You...
      Robin: Really? You were really busy chasing Leyla around.
      Patrick: You know what? She was a lot more available than my supposed-to-be girlfriend was.
      Robin: Well, yippee for you. You found your perfect match. I hope you and Leyla are very happy together.

    • Epiphany: You know that day is still one of my favorite memories. It was the first time that I felt the seeds of my self-worth take root and grow.
      Toussaint: So far, so good.
      Epiphany: Then, you crushed my heart.
      Toussaint: This is what I was afraid of.
      Epiphany: I thought I was in. I was the fifth Saint. But then, at the end of this miraculous day, you told me that you never wanted to see me again. You didn't want to see me in the alleyways. You didn't want to see me in the aisles. Because you said that I had something special. That I was different. You told me to go out and realize my potential. To pick a dream. And if I did...
      Toussaint: ...I'd left a little something good in place. And I did. I did.

    • Leland: Well, look at you now. The great Toussaint Dubois. Human, just like the rest of us. Humbled by a brain bleed. Looks like I might finally get my wish.
      Toussaint: Don't count on it. I might just hold on just to piss you off.
      Leland: Well, I only came to see for myself.
      Toussaint: Thanks anyway.
      Leland: For what? Wishing you dead?
      Toussaint: For the time of my life.

    • Robin: Losing Anna just hurt me so much, I just... You know I really don't have time to cry over another relationship gone bad.
      Jason: Except this one wasn't supposed to.
      Robin: Can't really predict those things, can you? I mean, love is just a roll of the dice. You roll a "7", you crap out.
      Jason: Doesn't sound like you.
      Robin: Well, I'm not the same inexperienced girl you used to hang out with.

    • (Lainey finds Robin crying.)
      Lainey: You look like I feel.
      Robin: Your sadness trumps mine. You lost a man that you knew and loved your entire life. I just lost a baby that was never mine to begin with.
      Lainey: Pain is pain. Can't quantify it.
      Robin: Spoken like a true shrink.

  • NOTES (3)

    • The songs that The Saints sang in this episode were "When the Saints Go Marching In" and "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted."

    • Although uncredited, Steve Burton (Jason) directed two to four scenes in this episode.

    • Rick Fitts (Roger Winters), Alla Korot (Stacey Sloan), Pat Crawford Brown (Mrs. Storch), Minae Noji (Dr. Kelly Lee) and Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones) were credited in the begining of the episode, even though none of them had any speaking lines, and only were very briefly seen at the end of the episode.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Episode Title: "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted"

      The song was a hit single first recorded by Jimmy Ruffin and released on Motown Records' Soul label in the summer of 1966. It has been covered many times throughout the years by other artists including Diana Ross & The Supremes (1969), Dave Stewart (1980), Paul Young (1991), Robson & Jerome (1996), Joe Cocker (1998), Vonda Shepard (1999), Westlife (2000), The Funk Brothers and Joan Osborne (2002), Blue Lagoon (2007).

      In the storyline, the song was a hit for the fictional group, The Saints, lead by Toussaint Dubois.

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