Another riveting episode of Three Rivers this week. I'm getting the feeling early on that this may be a little formulaic. Last week they had two successes and lost one patient. This week two successes and lost one patient. Also we met Ryan last week but today was his first day. I guess this is suppose to be a flashback day to when Ryan first started so we could learn a little more about each of the people involved in the story.
So far the transplant surgeons come across as a little smug. Unfortunately I understand that is a by product of doing what they do for a living. Cheating death can give you a swelled head. So I think that confidant, cocky attitude is probably pretty accurate.
I really like Dr. Reed played by Amber Clayton the emergency room doctor who looks like she is a recurring role at this point. Also Ryan played by Christopher J Hanke comes across very well as someone ready to ad lib when he needs too. Alfre Woodard who plays Dr. Sophia Jordan the head of the transplant ward is excellent in her understated role.
In relation to this episode I found all of the patients very like able characters and of course was saddened by the loss of the former football player. There is a certain amount of elation that comes with the return to normal life of a man who has had dialysis for three days a week for the last five years and for a young woman who survived cancer and probably has had trouble breathing most of her life. It was also nice that the donors mother get some closure and maybe can open a new chapter in her life with the young girls recovery.
A very interesting and pretty heavy show. Not something I would watch if you have a penchant for being depressed or take things hard. There are some pretty heavy duty life and death decisions made. Unfortunately this is probably the most likely of all of CBS's shows to get canceled. They like Alex O'Loughlin though and are looking for a vehicle since Moonlight to feature him in. They believe as I do that he can be a major star. We'll see. Thanks for reading...