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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Thoughts about "The Doctors" - May 1970

Another month's worth of episodes of "The Doctors" has aired on RetroTV. Below are my thoughts on what has aired for the month of May 1970.

Gary Corrigan was nearly killed by Fred (suffocation via pillow) due to how Fred and Phyllis were stealing from the company. Julie was watching the desk as there was a staff meeting, and she didn't realize Fred wasn't supposed to be on that floor. Julie and the other student nurses are filling roles in different departments like the clinic. (There was a meeting with Simon, Althea and Maggie discussing what was going on with the students.) Fred died in the parking lot and Phyllis may become state's evidence. Gary left Hope Memorial on his own power and decided to go back to the family business instead of pursuing art.

Nick's work at the lab continued and Dr. Sigrid Vorst was offered the job, but said no. She continues to work with the university though we do not see her. Nick suggested to Matt that perhaps the medical students could review the lab's findings. Martha left Matt's desk, and went back to the lab. The first group of bunnies died, and somehow the rabbit Mike gave Greta was contaminated. Greta had a nice birthday party that included Billy Allison. The kids played games like musical chairs. Althea didn't go and mixed booze with pills. Steve went to help upsetting Carolee. (Carolee and Steve were to go on another date, and until this point were happy.) They had some additional dates, and Steve got along well with Carolee's mother. Billy also liked Steve. Dan's wife is terminal and Billy realized he probably won't get his mother to come home.

Anna continued to work on the hospital jamboree. Althea was the star of the show singing songs and Julie filled in playing the piano. Matt practiced his role with Maggie reading Dr. Allison's lines. There was a joke about Matt missing his tee time and Matt admitted to not golfing in years. There was an episode years earlier where Matt and Nick went golfing, which I instantly remembered.

Those were the highlights of May 1970. The show has become more consistent, which is a great thing though Carolee and Althea both seem more emotional than in the past.

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