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The Night Shift

The Night Shift

NBC 2014

The stories of the men and women who work the overnight shift at San Antonio Memorial Hospital. They are an irreverent and special breed, particularly adrenaline junkie T.C. Callahan.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of The Night Shift

The Night Shift - S1E1

#1 - Pilot


Season 1 - Episode 1

Welcome to the night shift at San Antonio Memorial, where those who work the Night Shift are a special breed. Every night is a balancing act between the heroic efforts to save lives and the hard truths of running a hospital. After a rough night, TC Callahan, a gifted ex-Army doctor, deals with a life-threatening situation on his way into work. TC’s current colleague and ex-girlfriend Jordan Alexander angles for the top job to run the night shift but she must convince their new boss Michael Ragosa that she has what it takes to bring order to the chaos. TC and Ragosa clash over hospital business matters - TC would do anything to save a patient while Ragosa has his eye on the bottom line. Later, TC and Topher are called to the scene of a nighttime crash and must deal with a dramatic injury that demands all of TC’s expertise. Back at the hospital, ER psychiatrist Dr. Landry De La Cruz consoles the brother of the wounded teen while TC performs an unusual and extremely risky surgery. TC later counsels Drew about a secret he is keeping but unbeknownst to the staff, Ragosa is hiding a secret of his own.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of The Night Shift from 755 votes.

The Night Shift - S2E6

#2 - Fog of War


Season 2 - Episode 6

As a thick fog descends upon San Antonio, the doctors must improvise to save the victims of a car crash; Topher, Drew and Kenny treat siblings injured in the fog. ''Note: This episode and episode 5 aired out of order, resulting in some inconsistencies.''

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of The Night Shift from 437 votes.

The Night Shift - S1E4

#3 - Grace Under Fire


Season 1 - Episode 4

The emergency room is flooded with patients from an annual Alamo reenactment. TC, Jordan and Kenny deal with a critically wounded patient who is disoriented and suffering from amnesia. The patient is also wearing a bracelet indicating he declines medical treatment, putting Jordan in a professional bind with Ragosa. Meanwhile, Drew must keep a severely wounded soldier alive while being miles away from help. Back at the hospital, Ragosa helps himself to aspirin in Landry’s office but soon realizes he has taken something very different. Topher schedules a vasectomy operation and the staff can’t resist the temptation to tease him at every turn. Jordan’s long-distance boyfriend Scott, surprises her with a visit to the hospital.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of The Night Shift from 532 votes.

The Night Shift - S2E5

#4 - Ghosts


Season 2 - Episode 5

Paul, Ragosa and Kenny care for a quarantined patient exposed to radiation; TC, Drew, and Gwen race to the site of a multi-victim car cash; a former patient harasses Jordan; Joey pushes Krista to take her future into her own hands; Drew struggles with his recent breakup and TC gets an unwelcome surprise upon his return to the ER. ''Note: This episode and episode 6 aired out of order, resulting in some inconsistencies.''

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of The Night Shift from 450 votes.

The Night Shift - S1E3

#5 - Hog Wild


Season 1 - Episode 3

TC and Paul are called to the chaotic scene of a nighttime hog-hunting excursion that has gone horribly wrong. One patient has lost a hand to a feral hog and another has been shot with an arrow through the chest. Topher deals with a resourceful 9-year-old girl who has come to the hospital on her own to seek treatment but soon realizes the case is far more complicated. Drew injures his hand during a MMA fight and enlists Krista to help him keep it a secret from Jordan. Ragosa seeks some family counseling from Landry and when Ragosa threatens to close down the staff hangout known as the "Tailgate," Landry helps him understand the benefits of a compromise.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of The Night Shift from 565 votes.

The Night Shift - S3E6

#6 - Hot In the City


Season 3 - Episode 6

Shannon and Jordan venture out for some fun at a local wrestling event only to find themselves treating people onsite when a fight breaks out amongst the audience. Back at the hospital, Sam attends to a marathon runner who has collapsed from the heat and things start to heat up even more when the air conditioning breaks. Meanwhile, tensions between TC, Jordan, Sam, and Annie start to boil.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of The Night Shift from 235 votes.

The Night Shift - S2E2

#7 - Back at the Ranch


Season 2 - Episode 2

The night shift is tested when a rancher accidentally shoots his wife. TC heads to a teen party to save the life of a young football star. Jordan and Kenny treat a beauty queen in severe distress. Topher makes a decision about his job.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of The Night Shift from 446 votes.

The Night Shift - S2E10

#8 - Aftermath


Season 2 - Episode 10

Jordan and Krista rescue the victim of a motorcycle crash on a deserted rural road. Miles away from an ER, they improvise emergency medical care for the injured motorcyclist and rush him to the nearest operating room -- in a veterinary hospital. Back at the hospital, TC and Paul race to diagnose the cause of a teenager's life-threatening overeating condition while Topher treats a friend who is concealing a dangerous secret. Meanwhile, Drew shrinks from the media's eye as his heroic gunman takedown goes viral, but he gets a welcome surprise when Rick returns.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of The Night Shift from 385 votes.

The Night Shift - S1E2

#9 - Second Chances


Season 1 - Episode 2

When a Sheriff’s Deputy is critically injured, TC Callahan faces a personal challenge and struggles to do everything to save him, even calling in a cardiac specialist over the objections of his boss Michael Ragosa. Topher and Krista assist in the delicate surgery, while Jordan works to keep the peace and keep the ER running. Paul must attend to an elderly woman with a very challenging case. Kenny deals with an injured groom who has been hiding a secret from his bride. Meanwhile, Drew and Landry are faced with a 9-year-old boy who has suspicious injuries. While they initially suspect the mother, the truth is a little more complicated.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of The Night Shift from 601 votes.

The Night Shift - S2E7

#10 - Need to Know


Season 2 - Episode 7

T.C. discovers his sister-in-law's complicated history after he treats her for a fall down stairs; Jordan and Gwen tend to a boy who fell down a well; Ragosa must come clean to his daughter about his position at the hospital.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of The Night Shift from 422 votes.

The Night Shift - S2E1
#11 - Recovery
Season 2 - Episode 1

Topher takes over as chief of the night shift. TC is temporarily suspended. Jordan is scrutinized for her mishandling of the man who shot a recovered Topher. A father is trapped under an elevator. Ragosa returns to the ER.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of The Night Shift from 489 votes.

The Night Shift - S4E3
#12 - Do No Harm
Season 4 - Episode 3

Jordan and Cain travel to the scene of an oil-field explosion and treat a patient with extreme injuries. Also, Drew and Paul try to save a patient's severed hand; Scott encounters a person from his past; and TC tries to help a sick Syrian child.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of The Night Shift from 628 votes.

The Night Shift - S2E9
#13 - Parenthood
Season 2 - Episode 9

Drew finds himself in the middle of a shooting at a friend's Army promotion ceremony and springs into action, disarming the shooter. Later, he has to treat his best friend's wife and finds that her bullet injury has revealed an even more severe medical condition. Topher and TC treat a young woman whose chronic bouts of psychosis are becoming a danger to herself and her family. The ER team has to scramble to diagnose and treat the young woman before she is arrested for her mysterious, violent behavior. Paul treats a nine-year-old boy with severe cystic fibrosis and his concern for the boy's health leads him to break a few rules regarding hospital protocol. Meanwhile, Ragosa is devastated when his financial troubles put his daughter's Quinceañera in jeopardy.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of The Night Shift from 405 votes.

The Night Shift - S3E3
#14 - The Way Back
Season 3 - Episode 3

Drew returns from deployment in Afghanistan and can't seem to shake off the stress of being back from overseas. Things get crazy right away as he, Jordan and Kenny treat a bride (Lindsey Morgan, "The 100") and her wedding party who have been injured during the festivities, as well as her father, whose presence is not making things easier. Meanwhile, TC helps Topher entertain his demanding mother, whose extended visit is putting stress on the family.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of The Night Shift from 570 votes.

The Night Shift - S3E2
#15 - The Thing With Feathers (2)
Season 3 - Episode 2

In the second half of this two-part episode, TC (Eoin Macken) and Scott (Scott Wolf) work desperately to save a young boy and his mother who were injured in a car accident. With the boy's life hanging in the balance, the team starts to realize there is more to the family dynamic than meets the eye. Meanwhile, Drew (Brendan Fehr) and Syd (Jennifer Beals), deployed overseas in Afghanistan, deal with the aftermath of shots fired in the OR.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of The Night Shift from 606 votes.

The Night Shift - S2E8
#16 - Best Laid Plans
Season 2 - Episode 8

A downtown gas explosion sends dozens of casualties to San Antonio Memorial Hospital.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of The Night Shift from 413 votes.

The Night Shift - S3E5
#17 - Get Busy Livin'
Season 3 - Episode 5

A college co-ed falls from a balcony and once she is in the ER, TC and Paul find that her situation is even more complex. Jordan bonds with a terminal patient who teaches her some important lessons about living. TC's errant sister-in-law Annie returns and hopes to make amends. Meanwhile, Jessica - a pharmaceutical rep with cutting-edge equipment that Scott is so close to getting for the hospital - if her tension with TC doesn't kill the deal.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of The Night Shift from 502 votes.

The Night Shift - S4E1
#18 - Recoil
Season 4 - Episode 1

Jordan and Drew perform a daring rescue by jumping from a chopper. Landing at the nearest VA hospital, Jordan sparks a plan to appease Julian and reunite her night shift team. Back at the hospital, Paul deals with the repercussions of standing up to his father while Scott dives headlong into his professional life. Kenny butts heads with Cain, a traveling nurse with a mysterious past. Shannon indoctrinates Cain as they work in San Antonio Memorial's understaffed and overworked ER. Meanwhile, TC is held captive in Syria. In order to find Syd TC must treat his captor instead of returning to the safety of an air base with a civilian volunteer, Amira.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of The Night Shift from 726 votes.

The Night Shift - S2E4
#19 - Shock To The Heart
Season 2 - Episode 4

TC, Joey, and Gwen rescue an injured skydiver from the site of a near-fatal crash. Joey and Krista counsel the skydiver's girlfriend after they uncover serious complications in the operating room. TC, Topher, and Ragosa treat an electrocuted janitor whose family gathers around him in the ER. When the patient's wife and children suddenly come down with their own life-threatening symptoms, the night shift team works overtime to save them. Jordan and Paul attend to a college student who comes to the ER with a mild fever. As they uncover the cause of her condition, Jordan teaches Paul a difficult lesson about his limitations as a doctor. Meanwhile, Rick arrives at the hospital with an injury that he hides from his boyfriend, Drew.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of The Night Shift from 441 votes.

The Night Shift - S2E11
#20 - Hold On
Season 2 - Episode 11

A building collapses during a rodeo; Scott causes a serious car accident.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of The Night Shift from 410 votes.

Last updated: mar 22, 2021



Why on earth it got cancelled? I couldn't wait to see what happened with Annie,if they ever found her... I don't like it got cancelled.


Not your average med series. Good scripts, good actor, always ready for a twist. Love the characters and how the med and military sides are brought together. Very good show.


Hope it don't become another grey's anatomy……even I don't hate grey but it really seems like those show that full of handsome man and bimbo show in China which we call it "Qiong Yao" show……


A great series. It should never have been cancelled


I do not understand why this series was cancelled. I like it a lot. Good story telling, good actors. Tanaya Beatty was awesome.


Another crisis medical drama. But this one is hoping the adrenaline rush will outweigh bad acting and cookie cutter scripts. It's a pass for me. I give it a 4 (poor) out of 10.


Don't sleep on this show, it's extremely underrated!!! I originally overlooked this show without looking into but for some reason I decided to go back & check out the pilot... I'm sooooo glad I did!! I don't like hospital shows at all but there is something cool about this show that makes it so much more than a hospital show. The cast really makes the show too!! Bring on Season 3 so glad it got renewed, apparently they're starting production in a few weeks :)


For those that like this show and may not know nbc is airing another episode tonight march 24th at 10 pm.


gooood very gooood روعه لا يطوفكم ، اكشن كوميدي دراما كل شي من نوع المسلسلات اللي تمشي بسرعه


Five episodes in and this series has not failed to capture attention and emotion. So far... it rocks!

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