If there was one word to describe this week's episode of The Night Shift, it would have to be honorable. That's the first word that popped into my head after just watching it.
"Keep the Faith" is a special episode of the medical drama that shows the hearts and souls of those that have and are serving in the US military. The story starts with the funeral of Mac after he died from an attack from a trouble more solid in the previous episode.
A protest breaks out into a fight at the funeral, which has a few people coming into the ER with the doctors that long fought against. One that was attacked happens to be someone from Drew's past, and it was a sure engaging to watch as this former soldier was running for office. There was a former P.O.W. that comes in with a head wound, asking for the doctors to take out the piece of shrapnel in his head.
There were many emotional moments throughout the episode, mostly watching the P.O.W. soldier dealing with PTSD to a moment when he was telling Scott, Paul, and Shannon about the tradition of how to remember those that lost their lives during a meal.
Another moment was when Drew steps up helps another former soldier photographer on getting a job with the senator, for a free. Her story was emotionally powerful too.
This episode does carry a massive heart of emotion. It's an example of why we should give back to those that protect us the support they need. The writing of this episode was so beautifully done and even the performances from the cast and guest stars as well. Overall, I give this episode a 9/10.
You can catch The Night Shift Thursday nights at 10/9c on NBC.