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The Mob Doctor

FOX TV series Mob DoctorNetwork: FOX
Episodes: 13 (hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: September 17, 2012 — January 7, 2013
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Jordana Spiro, Floriana Lima, Zach Gilford, Željko Ivanek, Wendy Makkena, Jesse Lee Soffer, William Forsythe, James Carpinello, and Michael Rappaport.

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TV show description:
This medical drama focuses on a young female surgeon who’s caught between two worlds. She must juggle her promising medical career with her family’s debt to Chicago’s Southside mob. The Hippocratic oath is sacred for most doctors but for Chicago physician Grace Devlin, saving lives isn’t the only concern.

Doctor Grace Devlin (Jordana Spiro) is a top resident at Chicago’s Roosevelt Medical Center. She’s smart and self-assured and heralded as one of the country’s most promising young surgeons. However, her family ties keep her glued to her Southside roots. To pay off her brother’s life-threatening gambling debt, she makes a deal with the “devil” and agrees to work “off book” for the mafia men she’s long despised.

At the hospital, Grace must regularly deal with emotionally compelling cases -– a young woman in need of a heart transplant, a family decimated by a hit-and-run driver, or the mass chaos in the wake of an commuter train collision. But in her other vastly different world, she must juggle an onslaught of mob-related demands, including operating in illegal backrooms, treating hit men hiding from the law, performing emergency surgery on a high-end call girl, and even saving a juiced-up race horse.

TV show supportAdding to her stress is the fact that Grace must keep her dual life a secret from everyone. That includes her protective best friend, Nurse Rosa “Ro” Quintero (Floriana Lima); her handsome, blue-blooded boyfriend, Doctor Brett Robinson (Zach Gilford); her boss and Roosevelt Medical’s Chief of Surgery, Doctor Stafford White (Željko Ivanek); her rival, Doctor Olivia Wilcox (Jaime Lee Kirchner); her perpetually in-denial mother, Daniella (Wendy Makkena); and even her well-meaning screw-up brother, Nate (Jesse Lee Soffer).

The only ones who know the true scope of Grace’s activities are the men that Grace owes the debt to — including the brutal Southside mob boss Paul Moretti (Michae11 29 2012 09 29
l Rappaport) and charming Constantine Alexander (William Forsythe), an oddly compassionate killer whose relationship with Grace is more than it seems. Recently released from prison, Constantine is the former head of the Southside mob. He wants to reclaim his place in the organization, with the help of his right-hand associate, Grace’s ex-boyfriend named Franco (James Carpinello).

As Grace tries to juggle the demands of these two conflicting worlds –- not to mention the needs of her own slightly dysfunctional family –- her moral center comes into direct conflict with the very immoral things she’s asked to do. With nerves of steel and a tough-as-nails exterior, she somehow manages to make it all work -– at least for now.
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Series Finale

Episode #13 — Life and Death

Gunshot victims Constantine and Grace’s mother, Daniella, are rushed to the hospital. After sending Grace – who grabs Constantine’s phone – away, Stafford tends to Constantine, and Brett takes Daniella.

When Nate calls Constantine’s phone and Grace learns four crew members were murdered, Grace tells him about Constantine and Daniella. Agent York asks Grace what she saw (nothing). But York knows she’s Constantine’s doctor and that Nate works for Constantine.

After surgery, Daniella’s condition remains critical. Nate tells Grace the Nogales cartel was behind the shootings. Grace warns Nate the FBI is watching him. Constantine also survives, and Stafford – who knows about Grace’s mob involvement – orders her to stay away from Constantine. York informs Grace that Nate will serve 20 years unless he turns state’s witness. And Al Trapani tells Grace that Constantine killed her father.

York pressures Ro into admitting that Grace used to date Franco. Grace asks Constantine if he killed her father. Constantine says he couldn’t have done that because he’s Grace’s true father, and he had come to her house to tell her this just before he got shot.

When Daniella regains consciousness, Grace asks if Constantine’s really her father. Daniella confirms this. She was afraid her husband would kill her, so she never told anyone. Grace – who always remembers finding her “father” dead when she was six – is shaken by what she’s just learned.

Grace tells Franco about Ro’s slip. Franco advises Grace to plead ignorance. Meanwhile, Daniella dies from an embolism.

Grace blames Constantine for Daniella’s death and threatens to tell the FBI everything she knows. Constantine plays Stavos’s message about Trapani’s lying to the cartel – which made Constantine a target – adding that Trapani told Grace that Constantine killed her “father” to drive a wedge between them. And if Grace wants to avenge Daniella’s death, she’ll help Constantine take down Trapani. OK.

Grace asks Luke to use his Miami contacts to tell the cartel about Trapani’s lie, and to set up a meeting with Tiago Enriquez, the cartel’s top man in Chicago. She also tells Luke that she’s Constantine’s daughter, and Luke agrees to help.

York confronts Franco about his involvement with Grace and her criminal activity. Franco denies everything, but York says Grace’s fingerprints were all over Franco’s safe house. He intends to press charges and takes Franco’s badge and gun.

Grace meets Enriquez – who’s angry that Trapani played him – and his thugs. Speaking for Constantine, Grace offers Enriquez free access to the Eisenhower Expressway, which Trapani controls, if Enriquez forgives Luke’s debt and kills Trapani. Once Enriquez agrees to the deal, Grace spits in the face of the thug who killed Daniella.

When Grace relays this to Constantine, he says it’ll lull the cartel into a false sense of security and give him time to strike back. The deal was illusion and only Grace could sell it. Grace is furious. She wants out. Constantine refuses, saying she has no choice. She’s his blood, his family. Then he falls asleep.

After muting Constantine’s alarm, Grace injects him with insulin, removes the memory chip from his phone, trashes the syringe, and walks out. Constantine flatlines.

Grace tells Nate that she’s out of the mob business. He’s staying in. They hug.

Grace walks out of the hospital, gets into Franco’s car, and they kiss. Franco says, “Mexico, here we come.”
First aired: January 7, 2013

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What do you think? Do you like The Mob Doctor TV series? Are you sorry to hear that the show won’t be back for a second season?

 

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{ 142 comments… read them below or add one }

Beth December 2, 2012 at 11:04 pm

This is a shame. I find the show very interesting, suspenseful and love the actors. I am disappointed just like I was disappointed when the show Alcatraz was cancelled. Get rid of American Horror Story. Now that is trash!

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Molly & Morris Scop November 29, 2012 at 4:08 pm

I don’t understand why they keep on canceling ghe good shows and leave in the garbage shows. Keep The Mob Doctor!

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Beth December 2, 2012 at 11:06 pm

I agree!

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Reese November 29, 2012 at 11:36 am

Cancelling this show would be absolutely ludicrous. Great story lines, fabulous cast (and wait till this week when badass Michael Madsen arrives) and superb acting. The viewing public are so fickle and have an ADD attention span of a fly. This is CRAZY. Who is the genius that decided that one can actually evaluate the potential for success much less the worthiness of a show in so short a time? I, for one, say this is a HUGE mistake and, given the opportunity to run the course of a full season with full character and story line development, this show has the potential to be a multi-season hit.

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Southern Lady November 12, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Keep Mob Doctor! I love the show and even my husband watches it and we never watch the same programs!

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Anonymous October 30, 2012 at 6:35 am

Keep the show, unusual and exciting story line.

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angela October 29, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Great show!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please dont cancel and return to regular schedule ASAP!!!!!!

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Karen R. October 23, 2012 at 4:32 pm

I love the show!! Don’t cancel yet. Give it a chance to catch on!! Fox frequently cancels shows too soon!! Don’t let The Mod Boss become another victim of Fox’s annoying habit of getting viewers hooked on a show just to tune in after a few weeks and find something in its place!!!

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Ina October 23, 2012 at 5:30 am

Love the show keep it going

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Alberta October 16, 2012 at 3:07 pm

I LOVE this show! I really really do hope it is not cancelled :/

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Natalie Di Cicco October 9, 2012 at 11:37 am

Absolutely LOVE this show, and I know a whole bunch of people that do…. It’s not candy coated Hollywood crap… Please don’t cancel this show

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Matt Dillon October 8, 2012 at 9:56 am

This show is VERY entertaining both my wife and I really hope this show is given a chance.

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Candy October 6, 2012 at 8:53 am

Want to see this show continue — too often shows are cancelled before they have a chance. Lots of possibilities for more story lines. Great cast, love Nurse Ro!

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Cora Marburger September 24, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Mob Doctor – I like this show. She shows that she really cares about her patients. What a great show. I’m addicted to seeing it every week. Thanks!!

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Dallas September 18, 2012 at 5:22 pm

I watched this thinking it would be about a struggling character but I feel like the doctor thinks shes actually part of the mob. Idk maybe they should’ve chose another actress or at least made this one a little more idk afraid of mobsters…like everyone else!

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glrnn gundlach September 17, 2012 at 11:17 pm

Show is a dog. Maybe one more episode. Car crash with no dents. Immaculate conception. Sorry.

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