Best Laid Plans
Season 2, Episode 8
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Air date April 6, 2015
Written by Dennis Saavedra Saldua
Directed by Tara Nicole Weyr
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Best Laid Plans is the eighth episode of Season 2 of The Night Shift. It premiered on April 6, 2015.


The Hospital is put on high alert following a building explosion that sends numerous casualties to San Antonio Memorial. At the explosion site, Drew and TC meet a man who has helped several victims, though he is not a licensed paramedic. They find that the guy was an Army medic, like TC and Drew, but has not been able to get help from the VA to pursue a career back home. Paul's professional surgeon father visits the hospital and begins taking control, annoying Scott and several other workers. TC and Jordan grow closer as they make plans for the arrival of their new baby. At the end of the episode, Paul thanks his father for offering to get him into a surgical program at Johns Hopkins, but says he wants to stay in town and pursue a career in pediatrics.