Station 19 episode 3 review: Andy, Jack tested; is Pruitt back?
Station 19 episode 3 effectively picked up where the two episodes before left off, and that begins with presenting a picture of interesting characters trying to make sense of their changing environment. If this show wasn’s similar to Grey’s Anatomy in the premiere, it had to feel like it now when the way that it combined both comedy and drama.
At the center of episode 3 was leadership — or, to be specific, the differences that come with different people in charge. At one point in the story, you had Jack leading the way. He had the experience for the job as a lieutenant (he had held that position for a while) and he proved some of that while also at the scene of the rescue. Yet, his leadership style back at the firehouse was not something that Andy Herrera recognized or appreciated — she wasn’t quite into the idea of having everyone follow the beat of their own drummer. That’s a little bit different from how she chooses to operate.
In the aftermath of the big rescue tonight Andy became a little bit standoffish; Jack was great in the field and she still needed to find a way in order to rise to his level. Yet, tonight’s episode also featured a reminder that Jack does care about Andy and respects her — he wants the job, but he also does not want to tear her down in the process.
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One of the best moments of this episode came for Ben Warren, who is finding a way to use his experiences as a doctor in the field in order to be helpful. He can assure victims that they are going to be well taken care of and that he knows the doctors just fine.
When it comes to the personal storylines in this episode, what we saw was that Pruitt was still refusing to go away from the firehouse, even though it is probably in his best interest to do so. Meanwhile, Dean was forced to grapple with tragedy and explain how he put his life on the line every single day. Meanwhile, Ryan was frustrated that Pruitt was perceiving him to be a kid and was worried that Andy perceived him the same way. Luckily, that’s not the case.
Station 19 has officially shown now through its first two weeks on the air that it is very much an enjoyable show. Yet, it’s also one that does still have its work cut out for it competing against Chicago Fire and 911. It needs a couple of moments still that really define it and leave people talking about it the next day to get to the next level. As it is, though, this still remains a show that we have thoroughly enjoyed getting an opportunity to watch.
The one thing we will say here is that we’re not sure the narration at the end of the episode works just yet — it does make it similar to Grey’s Anatomy, but is it necessary?
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