Code Black: Season 2 (2016 - 2017)


Season 2
Code Black

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Air date: Sep 28, 2016
Air date: Oct 5, 2016
Air date: Oct 12, 2016
Air date: Oct 26, 2016
Air date: Nov 2, 2016
Air date: Nov 9, 2016
Air date: Nov 16, 2016
Air date: Nov 23, 2016
Air date: Nov 30, 2016
Air date: Dec 7, 2016
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Dr. Leanne (Marcia Gay Harden) and her staff at the Angels Memorial Hospital ER must overcome limited resources and a chaotic system in order to deliver high-risk treatment to patients in Center Stage, an area reserved for extremely critical cases. Rob Lowe joins the cast this season as Colonel Ethan Willis, formerly of the Department of Defense. Also starring: Boris Kodjoe, Melanie Chandra, Harry Ford, and Luiz Guzman.


Marcia Gay Harden
as Leanne Rorish
Rob Lowe
as Col. Ethan Willis
Boris Kodjoe
as Will Campbell
Melanie Chandra
as Malaya Pineda
Harry M. Ford
as Angus Leighton
Luis Guzman
as Jesse Sallander
Jillian Murray
as Heather Pinkney
William Allen Young
as Rollie Guthrie
Emily Tyra
as Noa Kean
Tommy Dewey
as Mike Leighton
Angela Relucio
as Nurse Risa
Abigail Klein
as Nurse Eloise
Nafessa Williams
as Charlotte Piel
Steven Culp
as Mr. Leighton
Emily Nelson
as Hannah Reynolds
Penn Jillette
as Johnny Prentiss
Meg Steedle
as Dr. Kelly Pruitt
Nefe Iredia
as Paramedic
Marlee Matlin
as Kathy Byrne
Cress Williams
as Cole Guthrie
Greg Mills
as Newscaster
Jonna Walsh
as Whitney Lithwick
LisaGay Hamilton
as Dr. Kim Carrie
Peter O'Meara
as Capt. Boris Vasilievsky
Garrett Coffey
as Charlie Loffredo
Annabeth Gish
as Geraldine Lithwick
Alex Feldman
as Lt. Anatoli Malinovsky
Camryn Manheim
as Alice Williams
Ron Perkins
as Bill Chislett
Timothy Patrick Murphy
as Dr. Dimitri Volkov
Neal Bledsoe
as Paul Wentworth
Jay Harrington
as Leo Fields
True O'Brien
as Joy Samton
Mark L. Young
as Jusitn Keller
Tom Williamson
as Russell Danvers
Vedette Lim
as Liz Harington
Eden Brolin
as Dana Albright
Brooklyn Silzer
as Erica Flynn
Duncan Joiner
as Ian Renwick
Seth Carr
as Zane Jacobson
Joey Honsa
as Cheryl
Robert Romanus
as Henry Underwood
Richard Lewis
as Stewart Gough
Caroline Aaron
as Barbara Abbott
Mike Erwin
as Randall Underwood
John Deignan
as Danny Williams
Don McManus
as Exorcist
Jonathan McClendon
as Holden Paxton
Roger Bart
as Hank Goldman
Alicia Urizar
as Alicia Dias
Bianca Collins
as Chelsea Underwood
Lyn Alicia Henderson
as Flight Medic #1
Julie Ann Emery
as Debbie Kobling
Joshua Weinstein
as Xander Westin
Ava Davila
as Mini Jessamine
Olivia d'Abo
as Ruth Goldman
Albie Selznick
as Dr. Silverman
Ramses Jimenez
as Raul Gomez
Braden Lynch
as Flight Medic #2
Alex Peavey
as Seth Greer
Nelly Buchet
as Au Pair Monica
Nawal Bengholam
as Interpreter
Adrian Burks
as Mark Goddard
Matthew R. Staley
as Logan Green
Caitlin FitzGerald
as Dr. Gretchen Kerr
Meredith Quill
as Karen Chapman
Rene Rosado
as Julio Nortes
Chase Gabrielson
as Paramedic #2
Charlie Barnett
as Brian Goddard
Bradley Snedeker
as John Renwick
Caitlin Harris
as Anna Chislett
Karly Rothenberg
as Prison Medic
Raquel Bell
as Paramedic #3
Christina Haag
as Anesthesiologist
Patrick Fischler
as Gareth Reddick
Tomas Arana
as Admiral Stark
Omar Leyva
as Taco Truck Guy
Joshua Keller Katz
as Paramedic #1
Kyle Mattocks
as Flight Officer
Monnae Michaell
as Phone Nurse
Jae Jung
as Paramedic #2
Rolando Molina
as Maintenance Man
Jeffrey Larson
as Kyle Elkin
Aris Mendoza
as Medic #3
Cuyle Carvin
as Fire Rescue
Joe Pistone
as Paramedic
Jeffrey Damnit
as Skull Face
Kane Lieu
as Paramedic #4
Lance Irwin
as Fire Chief
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Things were wrapped in a satisfying way if this turns out to be the end.

May 7, 2019 | Rating: 4.8/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Code Black: Season 2

  • Nov 04, 2018
    Uma temporada com histórias emocionantes que fizeram os espectadores soltar muitas gargalhadas e, também, muitas lágrimas... Fantástico!
  • Aug 22, 2018
    After a few decades of watching television a point is reached where it becomes increasingly difficult for a series to make an impression. This especially pertains to a series in one of the near mandatory genres that are always represented In the programming schedule. The show that captured my attention so readily was in medical genre, ‘Code Black’. The title refers to a condition where an emergency department’s resources are taxed to their limits. The fictional hospital serving as\the setting of the series, Angels Memorial Hospital, declares that condition over three hundred times a year rather the national average of a dozen. The emergency room is ideal as the driving location for an episodic television series. Evert shift brings drama as patients come in to that over crowed facility desperate for help. There is never a dearth of sources for life or death decisions that test the professional and personal limits of the family and staff. The exact scenario has been replayed more times than it is feasible to track. The series is not able to exceed the gold standard set by the long running king of the genre, ‘E.R.’ but it is able to break free from its shadow and create its own distinctive mark on this type of show. Following in the format used by modern series, the concentration of the drams is confined to the emergency room, but the personal life of the doctors and nurses are woven throughout the stories, providing a fully developed drama the extends the usual workplace scenarios to encompass the staff and patients as human beings. Typical for a television series’ sophomore season the showrunner had to balance on the fine line between retaining the qualities that contributed to the initial success while infusing sufficient changes to keep the fans enthralled, drawing them inexorably into what happens next. The final authority in the emergency room if Dr. Leanne Rorish (Marcia Gay Harden), the senior Attending ER Physician and Director of the Residency Program. When the nascent physicians enter her program the chances of successfully completing are slim, significantly less than any similar program in another hospital. She demands a lot from her residents, most important to understand why a procedure or test is required instead of blindly performing the. her steadfast authority has secured her nom de nom de guerre of ‘Daddy’. Her counter part on the nursing staff is senior nurse Jesse Sallander, R.N (Luis Guzmán). Know by everyone as ‘Mama’ it is his job to keep the residents inline, Dr. Rorish informed and make certain, "no one dies in Mama’s house. The are best friend with an implicit mutual trust that is absolute. There was a time when actors, writers and directors where either in film or television, with no overlap. Thankfully, those blindly restrictive traditions are traditions are gone to the great benefit of artists and audience. The fundamental interpersonal dynamic is retained but a twist was added that seems to be gaining in popularity. Medical personal is recruited from the military to held bring better care directly out into the field. This initiative is spearheaded by a new trauma surgeon, Col. Ethan Willis, M.D. (Rob Lowe). He has the reputation as a doctor who puts his patient first even if it requires an unorthodox approach or a very loose interpretation of the rules. The use of the military does greatly broaden the potential crisis situations and medical issues. An example is seen when Dr. Will Campbell are sent to assist an sick officer on board a Russian Submarine. Breaking rules within your own chain of command is one thing but when the urge to go maverick surfaces under water in a vessel owned by another, potentially hostile country, it can escalate to a diplomatic nightmare. This episode also efficiently establishes the working dynamic between two strong willed and determined men. Willis is accustomed to having his orders obeyed, the silver eagles on his shoulders visually announces his authority. Campbell is the Chief of Surgery and Director of the ER. This has placed them immediately in conflict. They must contend with sharing a cramped, hostile environment together, Campbell taking over the ER was not a popular managerial decision. He effectively lowered Dr. Rorish’s autonomy in the department and resulted in some dismissals, including Jesse. Their personal friendship and seamless working relation is integral to the success of the series so Rorish manages to leverage Jesse’s rehire almost immediately. External personal conflict manages to infiltrate the workplace. One of the residents with an inherent skill and deeply infused need to understand and care is Dr. Angus Leighton (Harry Ford). Although he is exceptionally talented Angus lacks the confidence to embrace his abilities. He has always lived in the shadow of his older brother Mike (Tommy Dewey), who is also a doctor. Mike is popular, their father’s favorite and recovering from s recent serious injury. Angus is racked with guilt as he feels responsible. Soap opera like drama continues to okay out but this is not intended as a derogatory comment. There is a reason some soap operas can run for several decades, it is a time proven effective and efficient method to relate a serialized story. Dr. Malaya Pineda (Melanie Chandra) is a second-year resident in a stable relationship with her girlfriend which s threatened when her ex, Dr. Carla Niven (Shiri Appleby) shoes up. Carla is pregnant with a serious complication, she has leukemia. This precludes taking any treatment. Carla is desperate to carry to term even though it is a certain death sentence. The series was renewed for a third season, so CBS still has some programming executives that can recognize quality television. As noted, the medical procedural drama has been around since the family gathered in the living room, adjusted the indoor antenna and watch doctors like Ben Casey and Kildare. At this point it is nearly impossible to completely reinvent the genre but ‘Code Black’ has succeeded where so many have failed, reinvigorating it. this is fast paced series that has mastered the art of proper pacing. The action sequences are interspersed with the gripping emotionally driven content. There is a synergy achieved by juxtaposing a character driven drama with the intensely riveting daring rescues that the doctors always seem to become personally involved in dangerous rescues or be forced to perform a delicate surgical procedure while the patient is trapped, crushed or impaled. Initially you might think this should be left to fire rescue and the paramedics, but these are doctors and nurses ready to exchange their scrubs for military garb to into thre middle of danger.
  • Aug 22, 2018
    Fantastic tv show!!! Don’t please don’t stop!
  • Jan 20, 2017
    This is a great show - clearly captures the manic pace of an ER where one minute can mean death or life. The characters are multi-dimensional, and those not developed yet, I'm interested in knowing more about their back story. Great writing - realistic and often funny dialogue.
  • Jan 12, 2017
    Glad to see this great show continue
  • Nov 09, 2016
    I love this show!!! The season was way to short. Please bring the show back.

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