The Coincidental Critic

Exploring the art of storytelling.

I’ll Tell You What I Want, What I Really, Really Want (SPOILERS)


Yes!  We finally have an episode of “Red Band Society” that focuses on Dash.  We now know that he needs a lung, is an artist, and wants to be remembered.  I appreciate Dash a lot more after “So Tell Me What You Want, What You Really, Really Want,” and I find him even more interesting.

I’m pleased that the writers had Dash interact with Kara in “So Tell Me What You Want, What You Really, Really Want.”  And overall, I’m glad that the characters haven’t always interacted with the same ones each episode so far.  Different characters bring out different aspects in each other.  Dash brought out a little more sympathy in Kara.  I hope the writers continue to develop their friendship in upcoming episodes.

There were a lot of flashback scenes in “So Tell Me What You Want, What You Really, Really Want,” which I found very interesting.  It was weird to see the hospital prior to when most of the patients we know arrived.  The creators had Brittany’s first day be the same day as Leo’s surgery and Charlie’s accident, which made the characters more connected.  I’m curious if the writers are going to incorporate any more flashbacks scenes in future episodes.

Thank goodness!  We finally know what happened to Charlie, and we were able to see him in action.  We now know that Charlie loves sugar (a little too much) and has had family issues since his accident.  However, the seatbelt scenario seems a bit extreme.  Charlie’s father barely did anything wrong, and now there’s a restraining order against him.  I remembered thinking, “that’s what all the fuss is about?”  Charlie’s father blamed himself for an accident that wasn’t entirely his fault and maybe not any of his fault.  I don’t understand why Charlie’s mother was so angry.  If anything, the family should be suing the other driver.

I don’t know why I haven’t questioned this yet, but are there any other doctors in this hospital?  Dr. Adam McAndrew is the only one we’ve seen (other than Charlie’s surgeon), and he appears to be the doctor of all the patients.  This makes absolutely no sense.  An oncology doctor would not be treating a patient with cystic fibrosis.  I want there to be more doctors for two reasons: 1) it wouldn’t make sense otherwise, and 2) it would add more staff member characters.

I’m starting to get annoyed with the Leo-Emma-Jordi love triangle.  It’s been a prominent storyline in each episode thus far, but I don’t think it’s important in the scheme of things.  It reminds me too much of “Twilight,” and I’m totally over love triangle storylines.  We need something new and less superficial.

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