Red Band Society: Season 1/ Episode 11 – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

Overview Red Band Society returns for its final three episodes and it seems that the show is going to deal out the pain before it ends on possibly joy. Topic 1: Emancipation – Jordie Topic 2: Welcome Back Emma – Emma & Leo Topic 3: You Have My Heart – Kara Review (with Spoilers) –…


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Overview

Red Band Society returns for its final three episodes and it seems that the show is going to deal out the pain before it ends on possibly joy.

Topic 1: Emancipation – Jordie

Topic 2: Welcome Back Emma – Emma & Leo

Topic 3: You Have My Heart – Kara

Review (with Spoilers) – Below

Topic 1: Emancipation – Jordie

The time has come for Jordie to make his case for emancipation. He has his suit, a prepared speech, and even Nurse Jackson comes for moral support. However, when asked about how he would be as an adult, he chokes. For with his drug dealing and thoughts about his mother, he can’t come up with a positive answer. Leading to him walking away and, despite Nurse Jackson’s speech, he gets denied.

Though the positive thing which comes from this is that Jordie’s abuela shows up at Ocean Park Hospital. Making it so that while his mother maybe gone, at least he isn’t alone anymore.

Commentary

With Jordie’s drug dealing spreading past Alexa, not because he wants to by the way, and now his abuela showing up, it leaves me wondering if both his cancer surgery, and this drug dealing thing, maybe resolved by the end of the series? Much less, with him telling Nurse Jackson, could this mean a sharper eye on him?

Topic 2: Welcome Back Emma – Emma & Leo

With Emma’s return comes her slowly becoming dependent on Leo again, or at least trying. For with him being her rock, if not crutch if you look at it from Dash’s point of view, she needs him. Almost to the point of her dad not seemingly getting the chance to be the supportive role he should be. However, once it is revealed Leo slept with Kara, she dismisses him and guilt strongly comes over him stronger than before.

But, upon learning Leo has cancer once more, it can’t be said all is forgiven, but she does go to his bed and comfort him. For even if they may be over, romantically, for good, there is still the foundation of friendship which keeps them together.

Commentary

As of now, it really does seem the series finale is going to be a cliffhanger, a life goes on, or just an awkward finish. For while the editors, and cast, could have maybe slapped something together, I don’t think closure is going to be given to fans. Especially considering they are lumping the last two episodes together as some possible super cut.

Topic 3: You Have My Heart – Kara

Before Hunter went under he decided to be a direct donator to Kara when it comes to his heart. Something Dr. Grace originally protests, for she thinks Kara is undeserving, but she backs down later on. Though even with her backing down comes the issue of Kara feeling to guilty, and unworthy, of his heart. Something which is amplified for, while visiting him, she speaks to him last and says she loves him. Then, soon after, he begins dying and by the end of the episode he is dead.

Leaving Kara emotionally devastated, but with perhaps a new friend in Emma who, before Hunter’s death, Kara seems to make peace with.

Commentary

Someone was bound to die on the show so the death of Hunter wasn’t a surprise. Plus, as I think I said earlier in the season, the main reason he was brought on was to help evolve Kara’s character and he served his purpose. So, question is now, will she take the heart? Much less, will people fight against her having it? For while Dr. Grace may not put up a fight, there is still the donor list, and others who may cause a fuss.

Collected Quote(s)

“We all inherit things from our parents, and it’s up to us to keep the good stuff and throw the rest away.”

—  “The Guilted Age.” Red Band Society


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