Lakeshore Hospital is for sale! So, if you have a few million dollars to spare, it could be all yours!
In all seriousness, this bombshell news came during Good Sam 1×11 “Family/Business,” which will soon end its freshmen run. This revelation means a lot is at stake, as the lives of these doctors and nurses could be in shambles if the hospital is in the hands of a private equity firm.
So while one chapter ends (Griff’s proctorship), another one begins.
I think Good Sam 1×11 ”Family/Business” theme was the truth. A lot happened in the episode and much of it involved people showing their true colors and expressing what they really feel. Everything that happened will undoubtedly have a big impact on everyone’s actions from here on out.
One of the highlights throughout the past few episodes has been watching Griff turn into the man we all knew he could be. It frustrated me so much watching Griff be an arrogant asshole for the first half of the season, almost unbearable at times because, for me, I never understood the point of Griff’s behavior. While they could have definitely drawn out the chief war between Sam and Griff, I’m glad they resolved it sooner rather than later.
The reason I say Griff has evolved so much is that in this week’s episode he did something selfless. And that is something we’ve barely — if ever — seen from the man since the moment he came on our screen.
After the truth came out about Griff’s DUI, Sam was left keeping his secret. This left her stuck between a rock and a hard place as not only does she want to do right by her beliefs, but she also wants to protect her father. So when it came to Tina Kingsley finding out about his dark past, not only did that threaten her family but the entire hospital.
Using her knowledge, Tina attempted to blackmail Griff into resigning. That way, she could easily replace him. And she already had a man lined up because if she sold the hospital to a private equity group, she would throw them a bone and put a board member’s nephew in that position.
I could tell from the beginning that Tina had a lot up her sleeve but even that was more vindictive than I excepted. Ruin a bunch of people’s lives just to get back at your ex-husband is pretty evil.
Fortunately, Malcolm and his father were able to thwart Tina’s plans. But even though the sale of the hospital fell through, Griff still thought it was important that he told the truth. And in a moment of pure honesty and to help ease the burden of his family, he told the board about his hidden DUI. Now, we don’t know what his consequences will be just yet, but I can’t imagine they’ll be light.
But even if Griff doesn’t become chief because of this, he improved the well-being of his family and that’s honestly the most important thing.
Stabbed in the Back
Malcolm and his family weren’t the only ones fighting in Good Sam 1×11 ”Family/Business.” Still reeling from Joey stealing his surgery, Isan spends the majority of the episode whining about it. Joey, on the other hand, continues to be a dick and rub Isan’s recent past mistake in front of him. Both are super unprofessional and, quite honestly, annoying all episode.
I get both sides. I understand why Isan is pissed and I understand why Joey is behaving the way he is.
Being a doctor is a competitive field but you should still be able to trust the people you work with. Being stabbed in the back by a friend is rough especially when it’s at the expense of a lost life. But at the end of the day, it’s work and there was a line crossed. Bickering in the operating room while someone’s life is literally in your hands is something Isan should never have done.
Joey, however, has been down bad recently. Not only does he find out that his fiance cheated on him, but he’s lost a few surgical opportunities as well. But his actions against Isan were unfair and unwarranted. A doctor of all people should understand that you lose patients and the last thing you’d want is for someone to hold it over you.
I’m glad Sam told both of them off. I get they are all friends but, as I said, it’s a workplace at the end of the day.
Speaking of, I kind of hope that Caleb takes a chance on his career and doesn’t hold himself back just because he’s still hung up on Sam. Sam has made it pretty clear that she doesn’t want to be more than casual and Caleb needs to accept it and move on.
If I ever find myself in the emergency room, I wouldn’t mind if it was Lakeshore. I mean how many extremely handsome men do they have helping patients in the ER?
This new doctor reminds me of Owen Hunt’s introduction in Grey’s Anatomy. Both are strong men who seem to know everything and are abrasive and borderline rude to everyone around them. The handsome ER doctor #1 we met the other week is also still around in case you forgot. In fact, it was revealed that he is the one Tim cheated on Joey with. Drama!
So while at first, I was confused about why we were introduced to another handsome ER doctor, I think I found my answer.
To celebrate that the sale didn’t go through and that Griff told the truth, both of Sam’s parents decided to pour one out. But in good hospital TV drama fashion, the conversation took a sexy turn with Vivian and Griff hooking up at the end of the episode. And, unfortunately, Lex saw everything.
So with her relationship with Griff almost certainly ending in the coming episodes, Lex will soon be back on the market. And I have a feeling that’s where handsome ER doctor #2 comes in.
As you can tell, there was a lot to unpack from Good Sam 1×11 “Family/Business.” I honestly have no idea what’ll happen over the final episodes but I’m excited to find out.