Rush

Rush TV show on USANetwork: USA
Episodes: 10 (hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: July  17, 2014 — September 18, 2014
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Tom Ellis, Harry Hamlin, Larenz Tate, Odette Annable, and Sarah Habel.

TV show description:      
This medical drama follows renegade physician Doctor William P. Rush (Tom Ellis), a “medical fixer” who privately caters to the elite of Los Angeles — for a hefty price tag.

A few years ago, Rush was a top attending surgeon at a prominent LA hospital. Working alongside his father, Doctor Warren Rush (Harry Hamlin), and his best friend, Alex (Larenz Tate), Rush’s career was on a promising track. On top of that, he was in love with his beautiful colleague Sarah Peterson (Odette Annable).

But one fateful night, his world came crashing down. His position at the hospital was terminated, his relationship with his father combusted, and Sarah left him. Through everything, Alex was the only one to stay by his side. Shortly after, Rush began a private doctor service, treating his less-than-squeaky-clean clientele with no judgment or attachment.

The series picks up six years later and we find that Rush’s unorthodox business is thriving with the help of his savvy assistant Eve (Sarah Habel).

With Sarah in town once again, Rush tries everything in his charming bad boy arsenal to get her back. It’s challenging to pursue an ex while on a strict regimen of substance abuse and navigating the medical needs of actors, gangsters, life coaches, bounty hunters, musicians, and other troubled inhabitants of the City of Angels.

When Alex risks his career to help Rush out of a bind, their friendship is put to the test. To set things right, Rush opens a door he wanted to keep shut; reaching out to a well-respected physician — his estranged father.

Series Finale:     
Episode #10 — Bitter Sweet Symphony
Rush convinces Sarah to come away with him on a spontaneous romantic getaway. Just after she agrees, he receives shocking news from Eve. She shot J.P. Before they can decide what to do, J.P. calls and tells Rush that if he doesn’t treat his wound, he’ll go to the police. The doctor attends to J.P. but leaves him with a serious threat.

Rush lends Alex $5k to cover what was lost keeping Steffi quiet, and discusses his interest in a job at the hospital. Back at the hotel, Rush receives a frantic call from his friend Max Zarella. The actor fearfully admits he may have killed his drug addict girlfriend Marika. After Rush revives her, Max helps the doctor find the perfect engagement ring for Sarah. Max considers marrying Marika, but Rush insists that he should be with someone who makes him better.

Rush learns that his father vetoed his return to the hospital. Angry but determined, he arranges to meet Warren at Lily’s soccer game. He vows that he is sober and deserves a chance. Seeing Rush’s sincerity, Warren changes his mind. All seems well until an excited Lily announces that she has a sibling on the way. Corrine later confirms Rush’s worst fear: the baby is his.

Alex comes clean to Laurel about his encounter with Steffi. Unable to trust him anymore, Laurel kicks him out. Meanwhile, Rush discovers that J.P. has been trying to contact Eve. He visits J.P. and ensures that he will never hurt anyone ever again.

Observing the chaos of his life, Rush realizes he can never be the man Sarah deserves, and makes an enormously painful decision.
First aired: September 18, 2014.

  

What do you think? Do you like the Rush TV show? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a second season?

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  1. shannon brown says

    I can’t believe USA cancelled Rush. I am so pissed. I lived for Rush, How to get away with murder and Empire.I couldn’t wait for the next weeks episode. I have lots of friends that liked this show as well. I don’t understand the low ratings, like is that accurate. This show is why I ever paid any attention to USA. The best cast with great storyline.I wanted to know if the baby was gonna be his. You guys didn’t give this show a fair chance. I guess reality TV is the ratings stealer nowadays. Please give Rush another chance. Look at all the stupid shows that run for years or get picked up by other networks, come on this is great tv.Bring Rush back ASAP please!!! I will die without my Rush fix…

    • Pauline says

      Is anyone reading these comments? Do they
      Have any affect on the TV show “Rush” being
      restated? It was a fine show, made for an intellectual audience. Perhaps this is the problem… It takes longer for the jewel to be
      found in a heap of sameness. Please
      return this show and allow it the time for its
      greatness to be admired and followed.
      Give viewers excellence and bring Rush back!
      Please let us know if our comments make
      any difference!

  2. Nikita says

    I really enjoyed watching Rush and I got several of my friends to watch it as well. We were all disappointed to here that it was cancelled. Hopefully another network will pick it up.

  3. Mecca Andrades says

    I absolutely loved the show and feel it was too short lived. I would enjoy seeing it be revived. :-)

  4. C. Turner says

    How could you leave us hanging like that! Please bring back the show. I love Lorenz Tate. Tom Ellis was very good too. Overall this was a good show. What in the world happened!
    Bring back Rush!!!!

  5. AnnMarie says

    I really loved the show, and watched every episode! Please bring it back and continue the episodes. It was a hit with me!!!! Bring Back Rush!!

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