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Scott Wolf talks ‘The Night Shift’ chemistry with Eoin Macken and Robert Bailey Jr

“It’s got that thing you can’t manufacture,” said Wolf. “There’s like a chemical thing that happens between all these actors and it’s not just that they have a good time off camera but it carries onto the relationships on camera. And whether an audience knows exactly why they are kind of engaged or drawn into a show – oftentimes it has so much to do with everybody being on the same page like this cast is.”

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The Night Shift S3 episode guide

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Episode 1, June 1, 2016
The Times They Are A-Changin
In the first half of this two-part episode, the night shift crew is back for more action and the gang finds themselves immersed in a life-and-death rescue of a woman gravely injured in a car accident. While TC Callahan (Eoin Macken), Scott Clemmens (Scott Wolf) and Topher Zia (Ken Leung) deal with the situation at the hospital,Drew Alister (Brendan Fehr) is serving time overseas in Afghanistan and he, along with colleague Syd Jennings (recurring guest star Jennifer Beals, “Proof”), have to figure out a way around the cultural divide to treat a young Afghani woman. Jordan Alexander (Jill Flint) has recruited Shannon Rivera (Tanaya Beatty, “Lewis and Clark”) to the night shift team and the recent med school graduate is eager to prove herself, but her spunky, outspoken nature may not sit well with everyone, particularly Paul Cummings (Robert Bailey Jr.). TC’s sister-in-law, Annie (Sarah Jane Morris), returns and JR Lemon also stars as Nurse Kenny Fournette.

Episode 2, June 8, 2016
The Thing With Feathers
The team works frantically to find a young car accident victim while Drew and Syd handle a potentially fatal situation in Afghanistan.
In the second half of this two-part episode, TC (Eoin Macken) and Scott (Scott Wolf) work desperately to save a young boy and his mother who were injured in a car accident. With the boy’s life hanging in the balance, the team starts to realize there is more to the family dynamic than meets the eye. Meanwhile, Drew (Brendan Fehr) and Syd (Jennifer Beals), deployed overseas in Afghanistan, deal with the aftermath of shots fired in the OR.

Episode 3, June 15, 2016
The Way back
Drew returns from Afghanistan and must adjust. Topher’s mother pays a visit and he learns important lessons about family.
Drew (Brendan Fehr) returns from deployment in Afghanistan and can’t seem to shake off the stress of being back from overseas. Things get crazy right away as he, Jordan (Jill Flint) and Kenny (JR Lemon) treat a bride (Lindsey Morgan, “The 100”) and her wedding party who have been injured during the festivities, as well as her father, whose presence is not making things easier. Meanwhile, TC (Eoin Macken) helps Topher (Ken Leung) entertain his demanding mother, whose extended visit is putting stress on the family. Scott Wolf, Robert Bailey Jr. and Tanaya Beatty also star.

Episode 4, June 22, 2016
“THREE-TWO-ONE”
Racial protests over an impending jury verdict wreak havoc for the night shift at San Antonio Memorial Hospital.
As the city erupts in violence over an impending jury verdict, the night shift becomes ground zero when they have to take in the man suspected of the racially-motivated shooting at the source of the unrest. His presence in the emergency room sparks sharp conversation and disagreements among the staff over the highly-charged topic and even close friends Kenny (JR Lemon) and Paul (Robert Bailey Jr.) find themselves at odds. Topher (Ken Leung) does his best to control the mounting chaos in the ER while out in the field, TC (Eoin Macken) makes a decision as to which of two patients to bring in, leaving Paul and Scott (Scott Wolf) to question TC’s motives. Jill Flint, Brendan Fehr and Tanaya Beatty also star.

Episode 5, June 29, 2016
Get Busy Livin’
Jordan bonds with a special patient while a colledge co-ed’s tumble from a balcony turns out to be more than meets the eye.
A college co-ed falls from a balcony and once she is in the ER, TC (Eoin Macken) and Paul (Robert Bailey Jr.) find that her situation is even more complex. Jordan (Jill Flint) bonds with a terminal patient who teaches her some important lessons about living. TC’s errant sister-in-law Annie (guest star Sarah Jane Morris) returns and hopes to make amends. Meanwhile, AnnaLynne McCord guest stars as Jessica – a pharmaceutical rep with cutting-edge equipment that Scott (Scott Wolf) is so close to getting for the hospital – if her tension with TC doesn’t kill the deal. Ken Leung, Brendan Fehr, JR Lemon and Tanaya Beatty also star.

Episode 6, June 29, 2016
Hot In the City
Record breaking heat sends the night shift team and their patiens into a frenzy.
Shannon (Tanaya Beatty) and Jordan (Jill Flint) venture out for some fun at a local wrestling event only to find themselves treating people on site when a fight breaks out amongst the audience. Back at the hospital, Sam (guest star Michael Cassidy) attends to a marathon runner who has collapsed from the heat and things start to heat up even more when the air conditioning breaks. Meanwhile, tensions between TC (Eoin Macken), Jordan, Sam, and Annie (guest star Sarah Jane Morris, “Grey’s Anatomy”) start to boil. Scott Wolf, Ken Leung, Brendan Fehr, Robert Bailey Jr. and JR Lemon also star. 

Episode 7, July 6, 2016
BY DAWN’S EARLY LIGHT
A fireworks explosion at a local concert sends patients streaming into the emergency room. Syd returns from Afghanistan and struggles with getting back to normal.
TC (Eoin Macken) and Topher (Ken Leung) rush to the scene of a concert where a fireworks explosion has caused massive chaos. As the two jump in to manage the mess, a second explosion causes problems for one of our own. Syd (recurring guest star Jennifer Beals), returns from Afghanistan and helps out with the team at San Antonio Memorial but finds herself grappling with best plans for herself and her young daughter. Drew (Brendan Fehr) tries to help but runs afoul of their unique family dynamic. Paul (Robert Bailey Jr.) and Shannon (Tanaya Beatty) put aside their differences to treat a patient and find they have more in common than they thought. Meanwhile, Jordan (Jill Flint) and Scott (Scott Wolf) treat a patient injured in the fireworks explosion and have a chance to address some simmering differences. JR Lemon also stars.

Episode 8, July 13, 2016
ALL IN
Topher’s mother lands in the ER with mysterious symptoms. Drew and Shannon treat a badly injured foster mom and make a discovery.
Topher’s (Ken Leung) mother arrives in the ER with life-threatening symptoms. As her condition deteriorates, the team works furiously to save her before it’s too late. Drew (Brendan Fehr) and Shannon (Tanaya Beatty) treat a gravely injured foster mom and while Drew bonds with the scared young foster daughter, the team discovers the mother has a secret. Meanwhile, Jordan (Jill Flint) and Scott (Scott Wolf) treat a patient with a rare condition and when an important piece of equipment needed for his treatment fails, Jordan must enlist the help of TC’s (Eoin Macken) new girlfriend Jessica (guest star AnnaLynne McCord, “Secrets and Lies”) whose company makes the machine. JR Lemon also stars.
 
Episode 9, July 27th, 2016
UNEXPECTED
A bomb explodes outside San Antonio Memorial. Nurses are on strike when the hospital needs them the most.
When a bomb explodes outside the hospital, TC (Eoin Macken), Topher (Ken Leung) and Drew (Brendan Fehr) are forced to make the tough decision to stay and treat the injured or evacuate and begin transfers to nearby hospitals. Everything changes when TC suddenly realizes he may know the person responsible for the explosion. While the team works feverishly to tend to the wounded, the nurses go on strike just when the hospital needs them the most. Meanwhile, throughout the intense night shift, Shannon (Tanaya Beatty) and Paul (Robert Bailey, Jr.) attempt to confront each other about something personal. Scott Wolf, Jill Flint and JR Lemon also star.
 
Episode 10, August 3rd, 2016
BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE
Scott reunites with the boy he paralyzed. TC risks his life to rescue a dying teen from a gravel pit. 
TC (Eoin Macken) and Paul (Robert Bailey, Jr.) pull out all the stops when a crane collapses on a worker at a busy construction site. As Paul works tirelessness to save the crush victim, an observer falls into a deadly gravel pit. TC throws himself into the pit and races to save the patient before he’s swallowed by the shifting gravel. Back at the ER, Scott (Scott Wolf) is shaken as the teenage boy he paralyzed returns to the hospital with new complications. Jordan (Jill Flint) lends support as the emotional case exposes complicated feelings from the past. Meanwhile when a life-saving donor matches with cystic fibrosis patient, Brianna (guest star Kyla Kenedy), Drew (Brendan Fehr) determines the depth of his feelings for her. AnnaLynne McCord guest stars; Ken Leung and JR Lemon also star.

Episode 11, August 3rd, 2016
TRUST ISSUES
TC’s hot temper lands him and Drew a night behind bars. Jordan discovers her new date’s secret life.
TC (Eoin Macken) initiates a bar brawl, landing him and Drew (Brendan Fehr) in jail for the night. While behind bars, Drew and TC’s relationship reaches a breaking point. Jordan (Jill Flint) rushes her date to the ER, where she’s shocked to learn he’s not who she thought he was. Topher (Ken Leung) fights for a patient who many doctors have dismissed. Scott (Scott Wolf) and Annie (guest star Sarah Jane Morris) struggle to save their relationship while Jessica (guest star AnnaLynne McCord) works to win back TC’s trust. Meanwhile, Syd (recurring guest star Jennifer Beals) meets Brianna (guest star Kyla Kenedy), and Rick (guest star Luke Macfarlane) visits the hospital. Robert Bailey, Jr., JR Lemon and Tanaya Beatty also star.
 
Episode 12, August 24th, 2016
EMERGENT
Scott and Jordan face grave danger during a wildfire rescue mission outside San Antonio. Syd and TC are caught in a humanitarian crisis on the Syria-Turkey border.
In part one of this two-part season finale, Scott (Scott Wolf) and Jordan (Jill Flint) face grave danger during a rescue mission at a rapidly spreading wildfire outside San Antonio. Tensions are high between Syd (recurring guest star Jennifer Beals) and TC (Eoin Macken) as they find themselves in the middle of a humanitarian crisis on the Syria-Turkey border. Paul (Robert Bailey Jr.) and Shannon (Tanaya Beatty) argue over treatment for a patient. Meanwhile, a major setback threatens Drew’s (Brendan Fehr) adoption plans for Brianna (guest star Kyla Kenedy), Topher (Ken Leung) struggles to find a buyer for the hospital and medication goes missing. JR Lemon also stars, Sarah Jane Morris also guest stars.
 

Episode 13, August 31st, 2016
“BURNED”
Scott and Jordan are trapped as the wildfire rapidly gains intensity. TC goes to great lenghts to get medication for hundreds of patients stricken with typhus.
In the second half of this two-part season finale, Scott (Scott Wolf) and Jordan (Jill Flint) must perform surgery in the field as the burning wildfire gains intensity around them. Syd (recurring guest star Jennifer Beals) has caught Typhus along with hundreds of other patients on the Syria-Turkey border, and TC (Eoin Macken) goes to great lengths to get the medication. Meanwhile, Drew (Brendan Fehr) and Rick (guest star Luke Macfarlane) fight to keep Brianna (guest star Kyla Kenedy), while San Antonio Memorial finds an unlikely buyer, though saving the hospital comes at a cost. Ken Leung, Robert Bailey, Jr., JR Lemon, and Tanaya Beatty also star; Sarah Jane Morris and AnnaLynne McCord also guest star.
 

NBC Summer Press Day 2016 – tweets press moment


@nbc: A continual dialogue with advisors on medical terms helps #NightShift actors stay authentic and feeling natural with lines. #NBCUSummer

@nbcnightshift: The #NightShift cast is eager to learn more about the medical world with every episode, says EP . #NBCUSummer

@nbcnightshift: . + Halloween + an emergency appendectomy = a real life #NightShift episode! #NBCUSummer

@nbcnightshift: This season gets “Emotionally heavy, and I’m proud of what we’re able to talk about” on #NightShift says . #NBCUSummer

@nbcnightshift: We agree with : There’s something for everybody on the #Nightshift! #NBCUSummer

@nbcnightshift: “This is fun, but what’s great about this show is that there is some pathos to it,” says on the #NightShift. #NBCUSummer

@nbcnightshift: The #NightShift team is very inspired by the stories of military veterans. One of the writers completed a tour himself. #NBCUSummer

Interview with Eoin Macken, Robert Bailey Jr, Scott Wolf.

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Five Knight Films currently developing Eoin Macken helmed ‘Here Are The Young Men’


Five Knight Films are currently developing the feature film ‘Here Are The Young Men’ with Eoin Macken slated to direct.
 
The film was written by Macken and Rob Doyle and is based on Doyle’s acclaimed novel of the same name. It is about teenagers Matthew, Rez, Jen and Kearney who, facing the void of their post-school lives, spend their first summer of freedom in a savage apprenticeship on the streets of Dublin. Roaming aimlessly through the city, fuelled by drugs and dark fantasies, the teenagers spiral into self-destruction, fleeing a reality they despise.
 
Macken and Doyle have been writing the film together since they met at the Irish Book Awards ceremony where both of their novels where up for the same award at the end of 2014 in the Newcomer of the Year category.


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