102 votes
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 from 102 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.


How did Patricia Heaton went from _Everybody Loves Raymond_ and _The Middle_ to this? After 3 episodes, I give up. This show is so awful. The canned laughter is horribly timed and often inserted when there is no humor present. The writing is juvenile and lazy, absolutely no creativity - they basically recycle the same 2 jokes (_”omg, Carol is old”_ and _“white people are the worst”_) over and over again. Truly ground breaking stuff. The characters are caricatures, they are literally saying how they feel and they are totally typical characters, like from casting playbook: - the standard rich guy who doesn’t want anyone to know he’s rich; - stereotypical butch lesbian with negative attitude, she also an ethnic woman who got in because she is ethnic and her only purpose on the show is to shout, _“I’m ethnic!!!!!”_; - the gorgeous doctor who is full of himself; - there is no in-between for Heaton’s character - she is either acting too giddy and foolish for a grown woman, or she saves the day. And it’s going to get old fast if all the episodes involve Carol assigned the boring job but she finds something that experienced doctors missed and become the hero. The writes should make the characters people, not archetypes. Also, I don’t like how the actors come off as acting in a stage play, it seems like they are reading cue cards.


Only really watched this to support Ashley Tisdale. The first two episodes aren't funny at all and the laugh track is nauseating. I really love the cast though, particularly Patricia Heaton, so I may have to stick this one out

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