Sunday, February 10, 2019

"Rough Cut"

Description: Fiscus poses in provocative attire for a newspaper feature. Caldwell and Halloran try to take a spontaneous trip to Paris, but a snag puts the kibosh on their plans. Mounting pressures become too much for Armstrong to bear. Everyone waits to hear who will be dropped from the residency program for second year as Westphall, Auschlander and Craig make the cuts.


Ed Flanders as Dr. Donald Westphall
Norman Lloyd as Dr. Daniel Auschlander

Also Starring (in alphabetical order)
Ed Begley, Jr. as Dr. Victor Ehrlich
Ellen Bry as Nurse Shirley Daniels
Mark Harmon as Dr. Bobby Caldwell
Terence Knox as Dr. Peter White
Eric Laneuville as Luther Hawkins
Howie Mandel as Dr. Wayne Fiscus
Kim Miyori as Dr. Wendy Armstrong
David Morse as Dr. Jack Morrison
Christina Pickles as Nurse Helen Rosenthal
Kavi Raz as Dr. Vijay Kochar
Cynthia Sikes as Dr. Annie Cavanero
Nancy Stafford as Joan Halloran
Denzel Washington as Dr. Philip Chandler

and Starring
William Daniels as Dr. Mark Craig

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  1. And so we say goodbye to Dr. Wendy Armstrong. In many ways, Season 2 is my favorite season because the cast was so large and diverse. In other ways, it was the most frustrating season because little was done with some of these characters. Wendy only starts to come into her own as a character when its clear she is on her way out. Her perfectionism and bulimia weren't revealed until late in the season. Her antagonism with Wayne could have developed over the course of several episodes. As it is, it seems rushed when Wayne says he's had it with her. (They had had only one disagreement!) In her last few episodes, Kim Miyori did an outstanding job of making us care about Wendy and the struggles she has always faced as an outsider because of her race, her weight issues, and her tendency to be aloof. Her misdiagnosis of the pregnant woman was a devastating turn, and something Wendy could have grown from. She was much harder on herself than Westphall, Auschlander, and Craig, who chose to retain her in the residency program. Alas, the story of her demise, while realistic and tragic, seemed forced.

    1. Peter attacking and almost raping her and then him being acquitted was what started her downfall. She began doubting herself & her choice to be a doctor, which then progressed her binge eating and bulimia. She said she wanted to be a dancer before becoming a doctor, but she wasn't good enough & was too fat. This says a lot about why as a doctor she was a perfectionist & fell apart when she made a mistake. Peter caused the domino effect.


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