Rush Finale Recap: Very Bad Medicine

Rush Season Finale

USA Network’s Rush wrapped its freshman run on Thursday night by dealing blow after blow (as well as some actual blow) to its titular doc, to the point that he was prompted to make a difficult call about his brighter-looking future.

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Mind you, Rush went into this hour relatively on top of the world. After patching up Eve’s insidious ex J.P., the fellas agreed to give one another a verrrrry wide berth, lest anyone tattle to the cops about the assault/shooting. Rush was also on track to not just take the trip with Sarah, but also pop the question, thanks to a real sparkler supplied by actor pal Max’s “guy.” And to top it all off, the wannabe-good doctor threw his stethoscope into the ring, to take that proper job at the hospital.

And then everything and anything went terribly wrong.

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The job? Torpedoed by his own father, the lone dissenter on the board. Oh, and dad’s trophy wife Corinne is pregnant — with Will’s baby. (If you didn’t see that one coming, turn in your Sony flatscreen now.)

J.P.? Yeah, he’s not keen at all about steering clear of Eve. So he baits Rush into “paying a visit,” by deluging Eve with texts. Upon arriving at his frenemy’s doorstep, Rush is shot by J.P. (in the shoulder), as the start of a frame job. But Rush lunges at the cretin, slamming him down onto a glass coffee table. J.P. is cut badly and begins to bleed out, crying for Rush’s help. Rush though is not only content to leave him be, he’s on the verge of turning the gun on him, when Manny happens by and stops Rush from making a big mistake. Manny takes the gun, but later manages to get pulled over by the cops, the recently discharged weapon found on his person. Manny starts off keeping mum, but….

And then there’s Sarah, waiting for Rush at the “Million Air” departure gate — and looking good. She’s happy to see that Will showed, but he’s got something to say first (as his wound bleeds through his suit coat): He not only can’t go on the trip, he can’t be with her anymore — because he feels destined to never have the perfect life, as this very bad day has shown him. Sarah, rightfully, is devastated and walks away, declaring him plum out of second chances.

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But wait, there’s more. Before getting on the plane by himself, Rush ducks into the airport loo to load up on the coke he nobly took away from Max. And the last fleck of the white stuff has barely flown up his nose when he steps back out toward the plane, only to be met by several police cars, cherry lights a-blazing.

(And for what it’s worth, Alex’s day didn’t go much better, seeing as his wife Laurel had gotten wind of his sexual indiscretion — payoff included! — and told him to get the hell out.)

What did you think of Rush‘s Season 1 journey? Is this a story you’d care to see continue into a Season 2? If so, with any changes?

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  1. wrstlgirl says:

    I’d love season two. What are the odds??

  2. ScorpionGlow says:

    Love this show. Hoping for season two.

  3. paula says:

    Love the show, but how’s he gonna get out of this new colossal mess?

  4. Cobra says:

    “Rush” is “House”-lite. I didn’t watch beyond episode 1.

  5. Justin says:

    I would love a second season of this show.

  6. Kris says:

    Everything that could possibly go wrong to Rush, did. That guy sure can’t catch a break!

    Would be interesting to see a season 2, i have a feeling we’re gonna see him in rehab come next season…if it gets renewed.

  7. Susan Abrams says:

    Really like Rush – hope it comes back. It’s pretty unique compared to most TV shows – can’t put it in a category. Love Tom Ellis.

  8. Linda Weaver says:

    Love, Love, Love this show. He is so good looking and I love his character. It is a different show and I WANT IT TO Come Back!!! The story line is GREAT!

  9. Pat says:

    Love Rush Hope to see it return. Tom Ellis is so-o-o appealing!

  10. Luis says:

    This show is BONKERS! I love Tom Ellis. Hopeful for season 2

  11. bonniew88 says:

    I really like the show and Tom Ellis is fabulous. BUT, the finale really bummed me out.

  12. L. Goodman says:

    Can it get any worse? Need a 2nd season!~

  13. DC says:

    Rush is the best . I really want it to come back for season two.

  14. uk-usa-tvaddict says:

    Was it only me but did anyone else think how dense the d-bag ex-boyfriend’s chest muscle must be to stop a bullet AND CRUSH IT! Was he really Superman?

  15. Matty says:

    I liked the show but feel they need to flesh out many of the characters; especially the female characters and the writing needs to be tightened up a bit. Overall a good effort, but I’d only give it around a B-

  16. LaLa says:

    YESSS!!!!! I had so much fun with this show, I hope it makes it to a second season. Poor Rush, he must have had the worst day ever.

  17. MC says:

    Love this show. Please do not change too much… Allow him to continue being a free agent and doing drugs. Without any of that this show will surely suck.

  18. I love the show, so i would like to see a second season.

  19. lisa says:

    I hope Rush is renewed. I love this show. The acting is great as well as the stories. USA please give Rush a second season.

  20. Connie says:

    I do hope Rush returns for a second season. Lots of loose ends with season one finale. Great characters!

  21. Tammy says:

    I love this show and all the characters, I would love to see it renewed. My entire family is addicted!!!

  22. Steven Shelley says:

    Love the show never really watched USA till this show and satisfaction came on it PLEASE come back with another season

  23. Abe says:

    DO NOT CANCEL R U S H ! ! !

  24. Eric says:

    If R U S H is canceled just cancel tv completely ! ! ! BEST BEST BEST ! ! ! television show ever ! ! !

  25. Nancy Benites says:

    Looking forward to a season two I can hardly wait for the next weeks show Please do not cancel this show we all love RUSH thank you PLEASE not cancel it let us know when season 2 starts

  26. Fairygrl30 says:

    Really want to see a 2nd season

  27. amy says:

    i am very concerned that they would even consider canceling this show when it is one of the best shows out there right now!!

  28. Tylisa says:

    I love this show…..great cast….great story lines….great series. Please renew for season 2!

  29. Connie Venis says:

    My husband and I loved Rush. We looked forward every week to see what new situation he was going to get into. We sincerely hope it comes back. We miss it already and look forward to seeing it soon.

  30. Janet Savage says:

    Love Rush! Ended up on this page because I was searching for a return date for the show. I love Rush!!

  31. Lexi says:

    I definitely want another season of rush I LOVE IT!!! I would love to see eve and rush get together because that would be sooo cute!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE SHOW SO YOU HAVE TO CONTINUE!
    PLEASE, thank you

  32. Robin Dillon says:

    My husband and I really enjoyed “Rush” it was so real and truthful. Will was very honest with what happens in today’s world.

  33. Cynthia says:

    Loved Rush. My husband and I still talk about it. Wish it would return. Any chance of a comeback?

  34. Daniel says:

    Damn crazy finale! I absolutely loved this show and I personally think they need to come out with a second season! It beats most the shows that are out now.. please make a season 2!