Episode #5: "Nightshift"
Debut: SUNDAY, DEC. 22 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Dec. 22 (midnight), 23 (11:30 p.m.), 25 (midnight), 26 (8:00 p.m.) and 27 (10:30 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Dec. 23 (9:30 p.m.), 28 (9:00 p.m.) and 29 (10:15 a.m.)
DiDi's serene evening shift is turned upside down by the arrival of a new Swedish-speaking patient and several unwelcome inebriated visitors. Stopping by after a lamentable dinner party, Dr. James attends to her drunken husband Richard's (Daniel Stern) ingrown toenail while dreaming of a Cleveland fresh start; a woozy Dawn looks for stopgap comforts in the lounge after an unsettling evening with Patsy; and an elderly Swedish tourist (Gita Hall) shows off her gymnastic chops while complaining about her ruined vacation.
Teleplay by Mark V. Olsen & Will Scheffer; directed by Becky Martin.