I said this before, but I feel like we’ve come across a turning point in Good Sam. While the first five episodes really were about the battle between Sam and Griff, now we’re focusing on their relationship.
While their relationship isn’t perfect, it’s starting to become a real father and daughter duo. I’m actually really enjoying this new dynamic as the constant fighting was getting real old, real quick. And now with the chief position expanding to outside candidates, Sam and Griff will really need to work together.
There was definitely a lot of new information sort of thrown at us in this week’s episode so let’s dive into the meat of it.
Make It Right
In case you forgot, last week Sam basically took a scalpel to her personal relationships. Not only did she alienate Lex but she also put Malcolm in a situation he never wanted to be in. On top of that, she went back to blaming her father for everything instead of trying to fix things with him. Can’t say I blame her for certain actions, but it definitely put a damper on things.
But after talking it out with her ex-boyfriend, she has come to the realization that it was her desire for power that has made her damage her relationships. Her solution? Drop out of the race of being the chief.
I personally feel like quitting is the easy way out for Sam. If she really wanted to, she could continue her candidacy for chief while also mending her relationships. She can still seek power but rather than thinking everyone is against her, she should try to lean on the people she loves. And that includes Lex, Caleb, and even both of her parents.
Either way, I don’t think talking about your personal drama while two traumas come is the best way to go about things.
Even though Sam and Lex are not on great terms, it is nice to see them come together out of concern for Griff. While we all want him to be the great surgeon he once was, it’s important not to rush these types of things. After all, he is literally cutting into people and working on their hearts – it’s best he doesn’t drop anything while doing so.
I really hope that there isn’t something seriously wrong with Griff. He’s been through a lot and so have his loved ones. He deserves to catch a break.
I Love You
Did anyone else get secondhand embarrassment from Caleb’s declaration of love? I sure did.
The fact that Sam is the first person he’s ever said those three words to means a lot. At this point, I’m really enjoying the sort of slow burn of this relationship. While technically they did date already and we had a brief glimpse of what that was like, I feel as though this is a completely new relationship.
I’m all for Sam wanting to work things out with Malcolm, but part of me really wants to see where her relationship with Caleb can go. He genuinely loves her and I think deep down she still has feelings for him. I guess only time will tell how deep those feelings run and if it’s enough to get them to the place Caleb would like for them to be.
It was funny though that after all of Caleb’s worrying, Sam never actually heard him say that he loved her. Either way, it’s good that he told her officially. Now Sam is left knowing his true feelings and she can make her decision of which man to work it out with.
I’m not going to be mad if she chooses Malcolm over Caleb or vice versus. They have both proven themselves to be gentlemen who will treat Sam right.
Elsewhere in the Episode…
- So apparently the lawsuit Isan had against him that seemed to weigh very heavily on him has already been settled. Kind of bummed that this all happened off-camera. Why spend a whole episode building up to it only to not show the end result?
- It’s a Kingsley family reunion in this week’s episode and not a joyful one. Can’t blame Malcolm for not trusting his mother after she left him after her divorce, but part of me hopes he gives her a second chance. Either way, I think she’s about to stir things up for Griff who thinks he has chief in the bag.
- Isan, Joey, and Caleb’s dynamic is honestly so fun. I wish more time was spent on these three characters outside of their relationship with Sam.
- I find it funny that literally every episode there is some medical mystery, and a phrase is said or something is done that makes the doctor miraculously figure out what exactly is wrong.
- The chief position should have always been open to outside candidates instead of just between a father and daughter. But hey, I’m not a medical professional so what do I know.
Catch Good Sam on CBS on Wednesdays at 10/9c.