Tuesday, July 5, 2022

2.01 No Recovery

Episode Title: No Recovery
Directed by: Paris Barclay
Written by: Stacy McKee
Air Date: October 4, 2018 (USA)
Rating/Share (18-49): 1.1/5
Viewers: 5.17 million
Total: 1.7/7.53 million

"No Recovery" – Lives hang in the balance as the members of Station 19 continue to fight a raging inferno inside a skyscraper. Meanwhile, Pruitt’s health is in grave danger at Grey Sloan; and a seasoned firefighter with a mysterious past arrives at Station 19, leaving everyone to wonder what the future holds, on the season two premiere of ABC’s "Station 19," THURSDAY, OCT. 4 (9:01—10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

"Station 19" stars Jaina Lee Ortiz as Andy Herrera, Jason George as Ben Warren, Grey Damon as Jack Gibson, Barrett Doss as Victoria Hughes, Alberto Frezza as Ryan Tanner, Jay Hayden as Travis Montgomery, Okieriete Onaodowan as Dean Miller, Danielle Savre as Maya Bishop and Miguel Sandoval as Captain Pruitt Herrera.

Guest starring in "No Recovery" are Brett Tucker as Fire Chief Lucas Ripley, Boris Kodjoe as Captain Robert Sullivan, Joely Fisher as Denise, Vanessa Marano as Molly, Chandra Wilson as Dr. Miranda Bailey, Giacomo Gianniotti as Dr. Andrew DeLuca and Sterling Sulieman as Grant.

"No Recovery" was written by Stacy McKee and directed by Paris Barclay.
Andy's Voiceover
"The PASS device is an alarm sewn into a firefighter's gear. It automatically goes off if we're motionless for too long. The sound will haunt you, because it means there's a firefighter down. It means someone has fallen. It means what we thought was a rescue is probably now a recovery. It means we're about to say goodbye to one of our own. We lose a lot on this job. We lose our victims. We lose our friends. Sometimes, we lose ourselves. So how do we recover? What does recovery take? Does it take time? Does it take forgiveness? Does it take love? One thing's for sure: you can't force recovery. Because even when you feel ready to be back on your feet, it doesn't mean you are. All you can do is be strong and open and willing. And when it's time to jump in to tackle what's next, you just better hope you're ready."

Vic in this episode

Vic finds an unconscious, bleeding Travis in the stairwell and drags him down the stairs. We see flashbacks with the two from 1 1/2 years ago when Vic was a rookie and Travis was training her. They kinda get off on the wrong foot. Travis had just lost his husband and Vic doesn't like being treated like a child. Back in the present, they make it outside the skyscraper with Dean's help and while Travis is being worked on, Vic tries to catch her breath. Chief Ripley tells her that she should get checked out too and asks her about the others. Vic ends up screaming at him for abandoning them. He defends his actions and threatens to fire her if she comes at him like that again. They arrive at the hospital and Ben is there too glad to see that Travis is still alive. Vic is pissed at him. While the doctors are working on Travis, we see another flashback where Vic helps Travis to overcome his fear of hospitals after the death of his husband. Vic remains upset with Ben for leaving Travis who means so much to her and is in really bad shape with the doctors not knowing whether he will make it or not. When Dr. Bailey tells Denise that Molly had died, Vic sees how hard that is on Ben and apologizes about before but she just can't lose her family. At the end when Travis comes to the station alive and well, Vic is distant and doesn't hug him like everyone else.

Quotes from this episode

Travis: I don't know who you think you are, but you cannot talk to me like that.
Vic: I didn't talk to you like you were anything. Except the guy who put the yellow caps on the 30-minute cylinders when they go on the 60-minute cylinders. 30-minute caps are red.
Travis: Sure, okay. How about you take a step back, New Girl, and let me replace the cylinders in silence?
Vic: So you think I should be seen and not heard?
Travis: At the moment, yeah.
Vic: I should know my place? 'Cause I'm the "New Girl"?
Travis: Or just 'cause you're new.
Vic: Okay, I've got news for you. You don't know me. You don't have any idea what I've been through --
Travis: My husband died two weeks ago. We've all been through crap. Take a number. And maybe take a little advice. Dial it back a notch. Or there's no way you'll make it through all this.
Vic: Ah, see? If it hurts, it means you still have enough life in you to care, which means we are getting you the hell out of this place!
Travis: [weakly] Stop.
Vic: Not a chance.
Vic: Yeah, got it the first two time we ran your sadistic little gauntlet here.
Travis: It's for your own good. It's for your victims' own good.
Vic: You. Are very cranky.
Travis: Knees up, New Kid.
Vic: Okay, "kid" is worse than "girl." I'm not a child.
Travis: [mocking] "I'm not a child."
Vic: [laughs] What was that?
Travis: That was me, mocking you.
Vic: Okay. Look friend. You barely got here a week before me. You don't get to bark orders. You're new here, too.
Travis: Yeah, but I've been a firefighter way longer. Seniority rules. Okay? Let's do the stairs again.
Vic: Ugh. Who died and made you my boss?
Travis: I'm not asking again. Do the stairs.
Vic: How about you have Montgomery's back, okay? He's the one bleeding out all over my boots right now. How about that?! Let's go!
Ripley: Hey. You should get checked out, too. You need hydration. Probably some O2.
Vic: Just need to catch my breath.
Ripley: Any news on the others? Herrera? Gibson? Anything to report?
Vic: The hell do you care?
Ripley: What was that?
Vic: I said, "What the hell do you care?" You were willing to leave us all in there. You did leave us. You evacuated the entire building with my whole team still inside.
Ripley: It's protocol.
Vic: You could have made a different choice. But you didn't. That's my report.
Ripley: There was no other choice to make. [scoffs] You re eager, and you are loyal to your friends but I don't get that luxury, Hughes -- not in my position. What the hell do I care? More than you could possibly know. And Hughes? The next time you come at me like that, you're fired.
Vic: Are you looking at what I'm looking at right now? That is one hot, hot piece of firefighter man candy. [laughs] Let's go pretty boy. It'll be fine. I promise.
Vic: No, don't start with me, okay? Travis is in surgery. Who the hell even knows where Herrera or Bishop or Gibson even are. You have -- You have no idea how much these people -- how much Montgomery means to me. So don't with your excuses, not when it's my friends who might not make it out of this alive. Just don't.

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Music in this episode

Something in the Air - Steelfeather
Vic yells at Ripley, who defends himself.

Human - Natalie Major
Andy listens to her voicemail; Molly's mother talks to Ben about her; DeLuca comes to update Ben, Vic and Grant about Travis; Bailey tells Denise that Molly died during surgery.

Can You Feel the Heat Now (feat. Fleurie) - Tommee Profitt
(6 Weeks Later - after the fire and the skyscraper) Maya comes to the rooftop to retrieve Andy; Travis visits the fire house; Sullivan is announced as Captain of Station 19.