Sunday, August 14, 2022

3.09 Poor Wandering One

Episode Title: Poor Wandering One
Directed by: Janice Cooke
Written by: Brian Anthony
Air Date: March 19, 2020 (USA)
Rating/Share (18-49): 1.3/6
Viewers: 7.39 million
Total: 1.7/9.22 million

"Poor Wandering One" – When an Army veteran threatens to blow up a pawn shop, Sullivan reflects on his time as a Marine to deescalate the situation. Meanwhile, Vic and Dean try to reason with a man battling Alzheimer’s disease; and Pruitt takes a stand to honor fallen firefighters, on a new episode of "Station 19," airing THURSDAY, MARCH 19 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. Episodes can also be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu.

“Station 19” stars Jaina Lee Ortiz as Andy Herrera, Jason George as Ben Warren, Boris Kodjoe as Captain Robert Sullivan, Grey Damon as Jack Gibson, Barrett Doss as Victoria Hughes, 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 "Poor Wandering One" are Stefania Spampinato as Dr. Carina Deluca, Pat Healy as Chief Dixon, Lachlan Buchanan as Emmett Dixon, Josh Kelly as Kyle, Jonathan Kehoe as Jimmy, Elayn Taylor as Marion, Garrett Morris as Earl, Marie-Françoise Theodore as Millie and Alex Benjamin as Frederick.

"Poor Wandering One" was written by Brian Anthony and directed by Janice Cooke.


Vic in this episode

Vic wakes up to a crying baby and Dean tells her that it's her turn to take care of Pru, teasing her whether she already regrets moving in with them. She reluctantly gets up to take care of the baby, definitely regretting her decision. Later at work, Vic is on desk duty when an old man walks in, asking for the chief. He is obviously confused and Vic tells him that the chief doesn't work there but he still insists on seeing him so Vic ropes Dean into pretending that he is the chief so they can find out who the old man is and get him back home. Vic figures out who he is and they try to find his family. Later while sitting in the Day Room, Vic encourages Dean to play the piano and starts singing in hope that music will help Earl and it seems to work as he starts signing with Vic. At that moment Earl's daughter walks in and Earl gets scared and upset and accidentally slaps Vic. Earl's daughter then explains that she needed a break and left her father at the station. Dean walks away angry because of his own situation with JJ while Vic is rather understanding and offers her help for the next time she feels that way. Through flashbacks, we find out that Vic's grandma also suffered from Alzheimer's and we see Vic's experience with it throughout the years in addition to Vic's love for music and the stage.

Quotes from this episode

Dean: You regret moving in?
Vic: I don't.
Dean: It's your shift.
Vic: Yeah, I kinda regret it. I'm up!
Dean: Thank you for not regretting it. You're the best.
Marion: And look at what the cat dragged in!
Vic: I walked in, Grandma. You saw me.
Marion: Oh, my mistake, Victoria. How'd you do on the math test?
Vic: I got a B-minus.
Marion: B-minus? Hmm. You know what that makes you?
Vic: What?
Marion: Some kind of math genius. I never passed a math test in my life. This calls for a celebration!
Vic: Dad says I should get A's.
Marion: I love your dad, but he's never really been very good at...
Vic: Math?
Marion: Oh, no, he was excellent at math. He's never been good at fun. I mean, look at him. Always at work. Boring! [ laughs ] We are watching "Pirates of Penzance," and we're singing along and... and we are calling it a party, and that's that. No homework tonight.
Vic: Can we make popcorn?
Marion: I'd love to, but... I lost my glasses.
Vic: They're on your head, silly.
Marion: Hmm? Just testing you.
Vic: Ixnay on the irefay.
Dean: Do what the what?
Vic: It's pig Latin.
Dean: That's not a real language.
Vic: Okay, Dean, he doesn't even know his own name. Okay, he clearly has dementia, maybe Alzheimer's. He's lost. We have to help him find his way home.
Dean: How?
Vic: We play along. Try to help him remember his name or where he's from. It's easier for us to be in his reality than try to drag him into ours. [ sighs ] Okay? So just roll with me on this, please. You owe me.
Dean: Are you gonna pull the baby card every time you need something?
Vic: Oh. Yeah. Thought that was our deal, right?
Vic: My life is over.
Marion: Well, at least it was short and sweet.
Vic: I'm serious, Grandma. A senior in drama club got mono, and they gave the lead role to me with only two days to prepare. This is a disaster!
Marion: Well, what are we talking? Hindenburg? Titanic?
Vic: Chernobyl. This is definitely a nuclear-meltdown-of-epic-proportions type disaster.
Marion: Sing one line.
Vic: What?! No!
Marion: That show is gonna go on with or without you, Victoria.
Vic: And I prefer without.
Marion: Well, I say better with.
Vic: Yeah, you can't promise that. You can't. You're gonna snap again, and you're gonna need another break. This situation... It gets worse before it stops. And when it stops, you will give anything for the bad times again. So... next time, if you need a break, just give us a heads-up?

Photos from this episode



Music in this episode

Vroom Vroom - Danny Ayer
At the beginning.

Poor Wandering One - Elayn J. Taylor & Barrett Doss
Sung in Vic's flashbacks by her grandma and also by Vic and her grandma together on stage.

Somewhere - Michela Crayton
Teenage Vic sings to her grandmother while subtly turning off the stove.

Beautiful Dreamer - Barrett Doss & Garrett Morris
Vic sings to Earl and he starts singing with her.

Home Again (feat. Aron Wright) - UNSECRET, Aron Wright
At the end.