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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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sandy January 26, 2013 at 10:25 pm

I AM COMPLETELY PISSED OFF AT THIS !!! THIS WAS ONE OF FEW AWESOME SHOWS ON TV AND THEY GO AND CANCEL IT !!! R U SERIOUS ?? WOW WHAT THE HECK IS WRONG WITH THESE TV BIG SHOTS ? NOW WERE STUCK WITH STUPID STUFF LIKE HONEY FREAKN BOO….. U HAV GOT TO B KIDDING ME

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Mags January 26, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Emily Owens MD
Another good show that has been cancelled? Why- it is good show with good story lines are cancelled. Yet we are forced to watch violent police stories or far-fetched reality shows
that are just dumb. Perhaps by some luck, Emily Owens, will get a reprieve. We can only hope.

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Mags January 26, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Give the show another a chance. I don’t think it was given a fair break. I really enjoyed the show and it sure beats all the dumb reality shows that are on. One more strike out for ABC this fall. Mob Doctor was really a good show. Another good show bites the dust!

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Rhandom January 24, 2013 at 11:33 am

Very sorry this show is getting cancelled. Very good story line and cast. But just another mistake made by ABC, they seem to be getting better at that all the time. Makes me worried about starting to watch anything new on ABC, because they are apt to cancel without trying anything else. (i.e. different time, day slots, story twists). ABC used to be my favorite network; steadily working its way down to bottom. Viewers 0 ABC -2

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Ruth Kimmel January 22, 2013 at 4:25 pm

I loved this show!!!! Why is it being canceled….stupid idea!!!!! Cool show good actors too bad. :~(

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Anonymous January 21, 2013 at 11:12 pm

This sucks!!!!!!!!……..sick of getting in to great shows only to have them cancelled. Hate to start watching something and getting into it only to find out it is cancelled!!!!….this was a great show….actress who played grace was awesome!!

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Allan Waugh January 21, 2013 at 8:24 pm

My wife and I really enjoyed the Mob Doctor shows and are saddened that it has been canceled. Really to bad.

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kathy January 20, 2013 at 7:00 pm

This is terrible I love this show. Me and Kenny watched it , we love this show. Just like harry’s law. They pull the plug to early.

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Art Pineda January 18, 2013 at 11:42 am

This was an interesting show to watch.
I looked forward to watching each monday night.
It had good story lines.
Not too many shows that I follow on regular TV.
Artie

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charles trask January 17, 2013 at 11:38 pm

that show was so good i wish you guy give that show more time i cry when they said no more mob doctor why that was so good. one of the best shows on tv in 2012. please bring it back. i give it 12 stars up

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Ed January 17, 2013 at 10:14 pm

I thought it ws a good program and somewhat imaginative; however, the show pretty much ended itself with the last episode, with the co-star dead.

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Nicole January 17, 2013 at 8:24 am

The moment they get something right they pull the rug from under you. Now that show had good actors and a great story line…..Constantine could have been saved and Grace could have found herself involved with a Mexican drug lord…and needs her father….someone can certainly pick up where they left off??? It could be even better with a creative team willing to put in the time.

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Jennifer Fisher January 16, 2013 at 10:38 pm

Loved the show!! So sad it was cancelled so soon. Maybe it should take the place of Bob’s Burgers, the absolute worst show I have witnessed in years.

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Alicia January 16, 2013 at 11:33 am

Very disappointed I love that show. I have it set to record on my DVR. Maybe if you move the time and day the ratings will go up???? It was up against How I met Your Mother, Two Broke Girls, Mike and Molly. Please don’t cancel the show!!!!!!!

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Michelle Hall January 15, 2013 at 9:03 pm

This was a GREAT show! How do they determine what to terminate? That was ridiculous!

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Kate Bird January 18, 2013 at 8:03 pm

I totally agree. This was a very good show and sure beats all the stupid comedies and reality shows. I looked forward to watching this show every week. I’m really hate to see it go.

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