Three Rivers

Season 1 Episode 3

Good Intentions

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Oct 18, 2009 on CBS
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Andy goes out on a limb for a patient, who is a former drug user in convincing UNOS to allow the transplant. Dr. Jordan treats a very dedicated lawyer who ends threatening to sue her. David and Ryan encounter a unique situation when they head to pick the donation.moreless

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  • A young man has been a drug addict but has been clean for six months. Andy gets him approved for a heart transplant. They find a heart that same day. He balks because the girl he loves has been on the list for six months and still's not found a donor.moreless

    One of the problems with this show is there is very little empathy generally for most of the patients, transplant recipients, or the medical professionals involved.

    We just don't see enough to really get the whole picture. They spend so much time trying to impress us with the medicine and technology they have forgotten the human element.

    In this episode we have a young man who obviously has done everything he can to destroy himself up to this point. Now he has been motivated to behave himself for six months so he can get a new heart because his old one has been destroyed by the drugs and lifestyle he has chosen. They find a match the same day he is first eligible. Meanwhile a young girl who is as we are told, a good person, has waited for over six months and still does not have a donor.

    The secondary plot has nothing to do with donors. A young attorney is shot when someone is targeted by a gang member in front of her house. The surgeon does everything and more to save her so she'll recover. The woman is totally crazed that she will take a few weeks to survive and actually sues the women for saving her life because she won't recover as fast as the estimate in the ER before the surgeon found out there were complications.

    In the end they try to show the audience a pretty picture and ending when that is probably not the reality of the situation.

    I think they are writing the wrong stories to build an audience. I found this episode more annoying than entertaining. Unfortunately I think this show will survive its original order and be canceled if there isn't some drastic improvement. Thanks for reading...moreless

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • (Andy walks in on Scott and Brenda kissing in her room)
      Scott: I thought you were in a meeting?
      Andy: And I thought you were in your room
      Scott: We weren't doing anything
      Brenda: I'm Sorry, Dr. Yablonski
      Andy: You took your IVs out; you know how dangerous that is. Guys, when Dr. Foster hears about this she is going to kick both your asses….. then mine.

    • Ryan: I've got a heart in Portland; donor's a forty eight-year-old male who died of carbon monoxide poisoning.
      Miranda: Now, Ryan, what am I supposed to do with a poisoned heart?

    • (Andy walks in on Scott and Brenda kissing)
      Andy: Hi
      Scott: We weren't doing anything
      Andy: You have to stop saying that.

    • Scott: It's Brenda who deserves this heart, she's been waiting for like six years now.
      Andy: It doesn't work like that, Scott.
      Scott: Make it work!
      Andy: I can't, she's going to get a heart, just not this one.
      Scott: I 'm a seriously screwed up, man, you know it; she is a good person, she never hurt anybody, she's never anything wrong in her whole life. I can't take this heart, it's just not right.
      Andy: (pointing to a place where he grew up) You think that you're a screw up, you should hear what I did; I came this close to going to prison, a lot of my friends did go. And Scott your faced with a choice; you can either hear the wake up call or you can walk away.
      Scott: Your not me, man. And your not your past, oaky. It's one piece of you, it's not everything. You know Scott, maybe the old you doesn't deserve this heart, but you do.

    • Miranda: I heard it went well, Congratulations.
      Andy: On the transplant or getting him into surgery?
      Miranda: You pick.

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