Tonight, The Night Shift season 4 episode 7 is airing on NBC, and to say that this episode is different than most is making a rather-huge understatement. This installment features actual veterans working both behind the scenes and in front of the camera — every person brought in for the episode, including all of the guest cast and extras, have served in one of the branches of the military.
In the new sneak peek below for this episode, you do get a further sense of the pride that The Night Shift and NBC takes in this distinction. They show you some of the veterans that are featured within this hour, and it’s incredibly moving. It’s an honor for the show to tribute these men and women in uniform, just as it’s also an honor for us to be able to watch these stories play out on the screen. Respect and support for the military is one of the few things in this world that should transcend background, political views, or any other distinction that often tends to divide us.
One other thing to take note of here is NBC making an effort to promote this episode in a way that they haven’t done with many others this season — while we do wish that they would still do more, any press is great press and this is the sort of story that should be promoted. Hopefully, it helps this episode of The Night Shift post a season high in the ratings tonight, especially since this show is firmly on the bubble in terms of whether or not it will be back for more next year.
As for the story of this episode, what we can tell you is that multiple veterans are going to be brought into the hospital for treatment in the midst of a very tough time. There’s going to be a funeral taking place for a beloved member of the Night Shift family (is it Mac?), and the combination of protests at said funeral along with an influx of patients are going to lead to some chaos. We’re also going to see more of TC in the hospital than we’ve seen so far this season, but the patient that he is treating is no ordinary one: It’s a high-profile politician that has past connections to Drew. This, in turn, is going to lead to him flashing back to his own time fighting in Iraq. Whether you love Eoin Macken, Brendan Fehr, or any other member of the cast, odds are there are some great performances coming your way.
Get your hankies ready for tonight’s episode — it’s going to be a powerful one, and we say that knowing full well that there’s been a lot of heartbreaking television on The Night Shift season 4 to date.
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