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Miami Medical: Time of Death Recap and Numbers

Not the best viewership numbers last night for Miami Medical, which was coming off a second highest record last week of 7.04 million viewers for Diver Down. This week, Time of Death only netted 5.93 million viewers.

That doesn’t reflect on the episode at all, which was excellent as usual with some great character development for Doctor Deleo (played by Mike Vogel) who gets a visit from his big brother, Rick (played by the handsome Bailey Chase).

That leaves Doctor Zambrano (played by Lana Parrilla), to fight off the flirting with two Deleos. She has her hands full, to say the least.

Not one, but two Deleos -- both hot -- give Doctor Zambrano a run for her money in this episode.

There are also some great scenes between Doctor Proctor (played by Jeremy Northam) and Doctor Warren (played by Elisabeth Harnois) as he tries to help her deal with calling her first time of death on a patient.

Doctor Proctor expresses somewhat paternal concern for young Doctor Warren

Proctor also gives her a weird little parable to help:

“Two guys from the circus go into the pub. And the lion tamer says to the fire walker, ‘wow walking on coals, that must really hurt.’ And the fire walker says ‘at first, sure, but the more you do it the tougher your feet get.’ So the lion tamer says ‘so it doesn’t hurt at all?’ And the fire walker says ‘are you kidding? It’s walking on hot coals.'”

Learn my Jedi wisdom, you will, young one...

It seems Proctor’s hot date with Doctor Sable (played by Kari Matchett) didn’t go so well. Proctor comes in with a zinger of a hangover and proceeds to avoid questions about the date for most of the episode.

Hook me up with some saline, Serena -- oh, and can you put some Folgers Crystals in there as well?

Two episodes left. Next up: Down To The Bone, which features some heroic efforts by Doctor Deleo during a building collapse.

I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again. It’s sad to see this show end. Hopefully the actors, writers and crew will find good gigs and more fun projects in the future.

In the meantime, here are the weekly viewership tracking numbers again:

Pilot (original airing): 7.54 million viewers
88 Seconds: 7.14 million viewers
What Lies Beneath: 6.78 million viewers
All Fall Down: Just over 6 million viewers
Golden Hour: 6.7 million viewers
Calle Cubana: 6.3 million viewers
Man on the Road: 5.93 million viewers
An Arm and a Leg: 6.6 million viewers
Pilot (rerun): 4.25 million viewers
Like a Hurricane: 6.14 million viewers
Diver Down: 7.04 million viewers
Time of Death: 5.93 million viewers


Update: Gill at The Jer Blog has her post up about this episode now. It’s here, so check it out: Miami Medical, Time of Death review, from the heart


June 19, 2010 - Posted by | Miami Medical | , , , , , , ,


  1. No! Please don’t cancel this show! It’s great. A lot of people, even in Poland love it!

    Comment by Meredith | June 19, 2010 | Reply

  2. I never was a friend of medical shows (never watched Emergency Room or Dr. House or Grey`s Anatomy) but I have to say, this Miami Medical is quite a thing! It has it all: great and lovely characters (Dr. Proctor f.e.), a tense story-line, is thrilling wíthout being implausible and altough I never was able to bare blood soaked film productions (only with my eyes tight shut) here I have no problems. I have to admit that this probably has to do with the devout wish to see and hear about my favourite actor Jeremy Northam, because this is the only way! (he might as well live on the moon, so rare is his appearance imo) It`s a shame CBS cancelled the show before it was able to unfold it`s potential. Btw, Sue, I enjoy your reviews very much, they are full of spirit.

    Comment by Martina | June 21, 2010 | Reply

    • Sorry, my Englisch is also unb e a rable and full of mistakes. Thanks for your leniency!

      Comment by Martina | June 21, 2010 | Reply

  3. […] Check out SueVo’s review of this episode at The Exploding Egg. […]

    Pingback by Miami Medical, Time of Death review, from the heart « The Jer Blog, all about Jeremy Northam | June 21, 2010 | Reply

  4. Bailey Chase does seem like he could be Mike Vogel’s brother! Great casting. Even though numbers were down, it was still a respectable showing relative to everything else that evening. I’m sad, too, that this excellent show will soon come to an end!

    Thanks, Sue!

    Comment by Ansie | June 21, 2010 | Reply

  5. Thanks Martina and Ansie!
    Yeah I wish CBS wasn’t so quick on the trigger with this show. Hopefully Jeremy Northam and the other actors will find more projects soon.
    At least we have two more episodes before we have to go cold turkey…

    Comment by SueVo | June 21, 2010 | Reply

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