Exclusive: THE NIGHT SHIFT Season 2 Clip Reveals First Look at Paul’s Father

     April 3, 2015


We’ve already seen quite a bit go down on season 2 of The Night Shift, but remember that episode about the building collapse that I told you about in my set visit write-up? It’s finally time to see it and that also means it’s finally time to meet Paul’s (Robert Bailey Jr.) father, Julian Cummings (James McDaniel).

Episode 208 doesn’t air until Monday, April 6th at 10pm, but we just got an exclusive clip with your very first look at what goes down when papa Cummings shows up at San Antonio Memorial and meddles in Paul’s very first night in surgery rotation. Get a peek at what happens in our exclusive The Night Shift season 2 clip below and if you’d like to hear a bit more about Paul’s relationship with his father, click here to check out my on-set interview with Bailey Jr.

Here’s the official synopsis for the upcoming episode, “Best Laid Plans:”

A DEVASTATING DOWNTOWN GAS EXPLOSION SENDS CASUALTIES STREAMING INTO THE SAN ANTONIO MEMORIAL EMERGENCY ROOM – SCOTT WOLF AND JAMES MCDANIEL GUEST STAR – It’s all hands on deck when a tremendous explosion sends dozens of casualties to San Antonio Memorial Hospital. Topher leads the team while Jordan, Ragosa and Krista treat the traumatized patients and their families. TC, Drew, and Gwen race to the scene of the downtown explosion, where they accept the help of a Good Samaritan and former Army Medic, Bennett (guest star Duke Davis Roberts, “Justified”). Amidst the chaos, Paul tackles his first night in surgery rotation but gets an unwelcome surprise when his father, renowned neurosurgeon Julian Cummings (guest star James McDaniel, “The Good Wife”) unexpectedly arrives and butts heads with lead surgeon Scott.


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