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Carol's Second Act

Carol's Second Act

CBS 2019

A woman embarks on a unique second act after raising her children, getting divorced, and retiring from teaching: pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor. At age 50, Carol is a medical intern and must sink or swim with peers who are half her age. It’s her enthusiasm, perspective and yes, even her age, that may be exactly what will make her second act a great success.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Carol's Second Act

Carol's Second Act - S1E5

#1 - The Nightfloat (Season 1 - Episode 5)

When Carol has her first solo overnight shift at the hospital, Dr. Frost's enthusiastic help and involvement become a little more than Carol bargained for. Also, on the interns' rare night off from the hospital, Jenny takes them all out to a bar to find dates.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 132 votes.

Carol's Second Act - S1E16

#2 - Carol's Crush (Season 1 - Episode 16)

After Carol's patient's transplant surgery is deemed a success, the interns tease her mercilessly about her obvious crush on the charming surgeon.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 96 votes.

Carol's Second Act - S1E11

#3 - Blocking (Season 1 - Episode 11)

Carol pretends to be an attending doctor to get her patient into the ICU; Jenny and Daniel run into Dr. Frost when they finally go on their first date.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 101 votes.

Carol's Second Act - S1E18

#4 - R.I.P. Dr. Herman (Season 1 - Episode 18)

When Carol is selected to present a case to the entire hospital, her boyfriend, Dr. Lewis, asks her to reconsider because it could affect his chance of becoming chief of staff over Dr. Frost. Also, Dr. Frost makes a startling revelation.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 96 votes.

Carol's Second Act - S1E12

#5 - Peer Evaluations (Season 1 - Episode 12)

When the interns are given performance evaluations by Dr. Frost and Dr. Jacobs, everyone takes the critique well... except for Carol.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 101 votes.

Carol's Second Act - S1E4

#6 - Marathon Day (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Dr. Jacobs arrives late for work after running a marathon and collapses. Dr. Frost assigns Carol to be her attending physician while the rest of the interns are working on other injured marathon runners; Carol decides to take it as an opportunity to prove to Dr. Jacobs that she is deserving of her respect. Daniel and Lexie discover that Caleb has an irrational fear of feet, preventing him from helping them deal with the massive backlog of patients. They put him through exposure therapy, which allows him to overcome his fear. Carol finds that Dr. Jacobs is stubborn and refuses to take her advice or let her help, which she takes as a sign that Jacobs is unwilling to acknowledge her as a doctor. However, Dr. Jacobs explains that, being a black female physician, she has to hold herself to higher standards in order to be taken seriously. She then tells Carol that she does, in fact, respect her.

The episode was rated 7.55 from 143 votes.

Carol's Second Act - S1E3

#7 - The Zebra (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Carol's standard, run-of-the-mill case turns out to be something more than it seems, while the other interns battle over who gets the patient with a fascinating and rare problem. Also, Daniel makes a crucial mistake that gets Dr. Jacobs attention... by eating her food.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 141 votes.

Carol's Second Act - S1E13

#8 - Night Lemons (Season 1 - Episode 13)

Lexie and Jenny tease Carol when her kind neighbor shows signs that he has a crush on her. Also, Dr. Frost suggests that Maya and the interns forgo using technology as a crutch and instead use traditional medical procedures on their patients

The episode was rated 7.50 from 107 votes.

Carol's Second Act - S1E10

#9 - Merry December 19th (Season 1 - Episode 10)

Carol excitedly plans an early Christmas celebration for Jenny, but Jenny's preoccupied with her secret first date with Daniel. Also, the doctors investigate a case of food poisoning at an office holiday party.

The episode was rated 7.50 from 96 votes.

Carol's Second Act - S1E15

#10 - Top of the List (Season 1 - Episode 15)

When Carol's patient finally makes the liver donation list, she is upset by the lack of emotion from his transplant surgeon, Dr. Lewis (Patrick Fabian). Also, Lexie, Daniel and Caleb try to decipher why Dr. Jacobs has a tattoo of a duck.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 102 votes.

Carol's Second Act - S1E8
#11 - Sick and Retired
Season 1 - Episode 8

Carol's dear friend Phyllis is admitted to the hospital, and Carol jealously witnesses what retirement would have looked like for her. Also, Daniel takes credit for Caleb's excellent diagnosis and is bothered when Caleb doesn't seem to mind.

The episode was rated from 103 votes.
Carol's Second Act - S1E6
#12 - Game Changer
Season 1 - Episode 6

The hospital is abuzz when Carol is assigned to care for a star college football player with a broken rib. Also, sparks continue to fly between Jenny and Daniel.

The episode was rated from 115 votes.
Carol's Second Act - S1E2
#13 - You Give Me Fever
Season 1 - Episode 2

When Carol treats an elderly patient whose tests are inconclusive, Carol must find a way to work around hospital policy to take extra time to observe her. Daniel is embarrassed when his fellow interns find out that he doesn't know how to draw blood.

The episode was rated from 160 votes.
Carol's Second Act - S1E14
#14 - Secrets
Season 1 - Episode 14

When Carol learns about Lexie's secret hobby, she also finds out an even bigger secret…that everyone knew except her. Also, Caleb goes to battle with an insurance company for his patient.

The episode was rated from 89 votes.
Carol's Second Act - S1E17
#15 - Plus Ones
Season 1 - Episode 17

When the interns tease Carol that her relationship with Dr. Lewis might be moving too fast, Carol tries to sabotage his chance at winning a romantic getaway for them; a woman gets a curling iron stuck in her hair before her wedding day.

The episode was rated from 100 votes.
Carol's Second Act - S1E1
#16 - Pilot
Season 1 - Episode 1

Carol Kenney enthusiastically begins her first day as an internal medicine intern, but has a rocky start when she disregards direct orders from her boss in order to help a patient. Also, Carol meets Dr. Frost, a senior attending physician who may be the ally Carol needs in her second act.

The episode was rated from 216 votes.
Carol's Second Act - S1E7
#17 - Dr. Mom
Season 1 - Episode 7

When the other interns begin to feel the strain of being first-year residents, Carol tries to help with lessons learned from years as a working mom, but soon realizes that she may have stretched herself too thin; Jenny and Dr. Frost face off.

The episode was rated from 100 votes.
Carol's Second Act - S1E9
#18 - Therapy Dogs
Season 1 - Episode 9

As the hospital hosts therapy dogs to help care for their patients, Carol helps Lexie when the emotional burden of being a doctor becomes too "ruff."

The episode was rated from 104 votes.

Last updated: oct 09, 2020



I like it! I swear think some people’s jobs are to post negative reviews on shows. Every single show has people like you trashing it in the reviews. Go watch something else if you don’t like it. So annoying!


****cute, good clean family fun**** We like this one. Good, clean family fun. She is the old lady on the new doctor crew, making rounds and using that "old people" knowledge to help her fellow doctors out. The show's first season still needs to work on storyline and character development. *Update... In May 2020, the series was canceled after one season. Too bad. My Score 7/10.


Cedric was the best character on the show. And that's saying something because I'm racist as hell. (Joking.Just joking. But he was my favorite). After two shows in I told my wife that Patricia Heaton finally got a clunker. It'll be cancelled. Too bad.


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