Emily Owens, Meryl's Daughter: Pilot Review
A very pregnant woman comes storming in looking for her husband, but only finds the brother with the formerly bloody head being wheeled around by Emily Owens, Meryl's Daughter. Hubby's in surgery and is apparently "the good one," and bloody head dude wishes that he'd been seriously injured in his stead.
Time to review some labs, and Emily Owens, Meryl's Daughter finally remembers she's supposed to look for the ones that Micah asked for hours ago for room 501 (which the show emphasizes). Mean Girl cattily says that she's glad she found her pager, and while Emily lacks any sort of spine whatsoever, she asks Mean Girl if she stole her pager. Naturally, Mean Girl denies it all. But Micah interrupts them because he needs the two supposed professionals to help find the daughter of an Alzheimer's patient who dropped mom and ran. The two stare at the chart to figure out the last name of the daughter who scribbled on the admitting paper, and they bicker about the stolen pager and the debate club cards and Mean Girl almost calls Emily Owens, Meryl's Daughter a "crunt," which is as close as this show gets to edgy. But in their tiff, they missed the fact that their dementia-ridden patient up and left.
They look around, but then Mean Girl gets paged and dumps the search for the missing old lady off on Emily Owens, Meryl's Daughter. Then Micah shows up with the old lady, and when Dr. Bandari conveniently walks by and sees the scene, Micah covers for her saying the old woman wanted a walk. Then we see the Chief of Surgery telling Tyra about some swanky dinner, while the random redheaded nurse looks on. And then Emily Owens, Meryl's Daughter is looking through an online phone book and calling everyone with a remotely close name to the one on the chart. Tyra takes over the drunk dialing so that Emily can go hit on redheaded nurse for her. This involves Emily talking about cheese and outright asking if the nurse goes to gay bars.
She finally gets Micah's requested labs, and brings them to him, and he's next to Dr. Bandari. For a famous surgeon, she sure does spend a large amount of time just standing around in hallways. The two docs get paged because bloody head's brother is crashing and he has to go back to surgery. She tells Dr. Will, who has shown up out of nowhere, that bloody head brother is going to go to jail for the DUI, and that he got off easy. And she laments that Micah is just doing a solo surgery after give years of working at the hospital. Dr. Will reminds her about cutting open her first cadaver and how he knew she'd be a great surgeon.