Eoin Macken and Jill Flint on what to expect for their characters in season 4 of The Night Shift.
Jordan and Drew perform a daring rescue. The Night Shift gets a new ER nurse with a mysterious past (recurring guest star Mark Consuelos).
Jordan (Jill Flint) and Drew (Brendan Fehr) perform a daring rescue by jumping from a chopper. Landing at the nearest VA hospital, Jordan sparks a plan to appease Julian (James McDaniel) and reunite her night shift team. Back at the hospital, Paul (Robert Bailey Jr.) deals with the repercussions of standing up to his father while Scott (Scott Wolf) dives headlong into his professional life. Kenny (JR Lemon) butts heads with Cain (recurring guest star Mark Consuelos), a traveling nurse with a mysterious past. Shannon (Tanaya Beatty) indoctrinates Cain as they work in San Antonio Memorial’s understaffed and overworked ER. Meanwhile, TC (Eoin Macken) is held captive in Syria. In order to find Syd (recurring guest star Jennifer Beals), TC must treat his captor instead of returning to the safety of an air base with a civilian volunteer, Amira (Rana Roy).
4.02 OFF THE RAILS
TC continues his quest to reunite with Syd but his survival depends on keeping his wounded captor alive.
After performing a daring on-site rescue to save a teenage girl, Drew (Brendan Fehr) is forced to re-evaluate his priorities as a new father. Back at the hospital, the ER is flooded with mass casualty victims from an amusement park disaster. Hoping to get Paul (Robert Bailey Jr.) back on staff, Jordan (Jill Flint) facilitates a rapprochement between Paul and his father (guest star James McDaniel). Meanwhile, Scott (Scott Wolf) pursues a more active role in the hospital. Kenny (JR Lemon) tries to put Cain (guest star Mark Consuelos) in his place, but Cain’s deft handling of an emergency shows Kenny that he may have bit off more than he can chew. Tanaya Beatty also stars.
4.03 DO NO HARM
Jordan and Cain head to the scene of a massive oil field explosion. TC steps out of bounds to help a sick Syrian boy.
Jordan (Jill Flint) and Cain (Mark Consuelos) figure out their professional dynamic as they work on a patient with extreme injuries from an oil field explosion. Drew (Brendan Fehr) and Paul (Robert Bailey Jr.) receive a patient from the same accident, and must figure out a solution to save the patient’s severed hand. Scott (Scott Wolf) is caught off guard when Annie (guest star Sarah Jane Morris) shows up to the hospital with an unexpected guest from his past. Kenny (JR Lemon) and Shannon (Tanaya Beatty) struggle to adjust to their new living situation. Meanwhile, TC (Eoin Macken) and Amira (guest star Rana Roy) clash over treating a Syrian child on the American base.
TC steps up to save a seal commander in jeopardy. Jordan gets creative to help a veteran in need.
When a patient from a distant town journeys to SAM for surgery, Scott (Scott Wolf) commits to helping her against all odds. Jordan (Jill Flint) and Cain (Mark Consuelos) help a wounded veteran come to terms with a diagnosis he doesn’t believe he has. Meanwhile, Drew (Brendan Fehr) struggles with the exhaustion of being a working parent and finds support from an unusual patient. After a long night, Kenny (JR Lemon) learns life is too short to worry about trivial matters. TC (Eoin Macken) joins a daring rescue mission in Syria. Robert Bailey Jr. and Tanaya Beatty also star.
Drew faces an extreme emergency when passengers become sickened mid-flight. Special guest Akbar Gbajabiamila (‘AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR’) stops by for an obstacle course fundraiser.
Drew (Brendan Fehr), his mom (guest star Becky Ann Baker), and Rick’s (guest star Luke MacFarlane) flight home turns into a medical crisis at 35,000 feet when passengers become sickened one by one. Jordan (Jill Flint), Paul (Robert Bailey Jr.), Shannon (Tanaya Beatty), Kenny (JR Lemon), and Cain (Mark Consuelos) spend their day off at an obstacle course fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis, hosted by Akbar Gbajabjamila (“American Ninja Warrior”). Scott (Scott Wolf) finds himself on a Tinder date he won’t soon forget. Meanwhile, TC (Eoin Macken) puts his own life in danger to operate on a soldier.
4.06 FAMILY MATTERS
Kenny tries out MMA and soon finds himself in the fight of his life. The night shift treats special victims from a hotel fire.
Kenny (JR Lemon) joins Drew (Brendan Fehr) at his MMA veteran’s support group and finds himself in the fight of his life. Jordan (Jill Flint) and Cain (recurring guest star Mark Consuelos) treat casualties from a hotel fire while Shannon (Tanaya Beatty) follows a hunch to help save a young victim. Paul’s (Robert Bailey Jr.) superstar sister, Dr. Bella Cummings (guest star Erica Tazel, “Justified”), pays a visit to San Antonio Memorial and provides desperately needed support during a busy shift. Meanwhile, TC (Eoin Macken) finally returns home, forcing him to deal with Topher’s death. Scott Wolf also stars.
4.07 KEEP THE FAITH
San Antonio Memorial has a busy night full of veteran patients in need.
When protestors descend on a funeral for a dear member of the night shift family, multiple veterans are injured and brought to San Antonio Memorial for treatment. A high profile politician from Drew’s (Brendan Fehr) past triggers flashbacks to his time in Iraq. Jordan (Jill Flint), Scott (Scott Wolf), and TC (Eoin Macken) disagree on how to best provide care for the politician. Paul (Robert Bailey Jr.) and Shannon (Tanaya Beatty) must improvise while tending to Doug (gust star Dan Lauria, “Royal Pains”), a former POW. Cain (guest star Mark Consuelos) and Drew treat a fearless photographer. JR Lemon also stars.
4.08 Episode 8
A cyber attack wreaks havoc on the hospital. TC grappels with whether to return to Syria.
When Jordan (Jill Flint) realizes the hospital is under cyber-attack, she leads the team in managing patient care as chaos ensues. Drew (Brendan Fehr) and Kenny (JR Lemon) treat a critical patient forcing Drew to call on his medical and military training. TC (Eoin Macken) joins Rick (guest star Luke Macfarlane) and his partner (guest star Michael Lehr) on a SWAT drug raid. Meanwhile, he wrestles with whether or not he should return to Syria to tie up loose ends. Scott Wolf, Robert Bailey Jr. and Tanaya Beatty also star.
Jill Flint compliments co-star Eoin Macken on his writing and Macken talks about how writing and directing his own material has given him a deeper appreciation for acting at NBCUniversal Press Day.
Quadruple threat, Eoin Macken, has done it all; from modeling, acting, writing, to directing, he definitely knows the recipe for success. He’s starred in box office hit, “Resident Evil,” and you can find him playing the troubled Dr. TC Callahan on “The Night Shift.” He took some time to chat with VULKAN, opening up about his writing inspiration, favourite monologue, character preparation, his upcoming role in a romantic comedy, and of course, much more!
You’re an actor, model, author, and director! Which brings you the most joy and why?
Honestly, I can’t answer that. All throughout my childhood I simply wanted to be involved in stories, from reading adventures on a page, and I never thought it was possible. I’ve worked hard within acting, writing, and film making to create stories and ideas, and bringing somebody else’s character to life gives me as much joy as birthing my own. I used to be egotistical about it through insecurity, but I’ve been lucky to meet some amazing artists and working with people is a beautiful experience for me.
When creating characters for your novels or scripts, where do you draw inspiration? How do you ensure they are relatable and engaging?
I go through phases of writing blocks of poetry where I observe people on the street, or the subway around me, and I imagine where they’ve come from and why. So every time I write a character I like, I need to have some sort of visual idea of who that person is, what they look and smell and feel like. For me, acting is about observing and reacting, and writing is similar; it’s about being aware of this person that I’ve created and letting them exist fully in my mind.