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Episode #3: "Make Someone Happy"
Debut: SUNDAY, DEC. 8 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Dec. 8 (midnight), 9 (10:30 p.m.), 11 (midnight), 12 (8:00 p.m.) and 13 (10:30 p.m.)
DiDi ends up in "conflict resolution" after Patsy files a grievance against her for inappropriate remarks. Dawn learns that intimacy with a co-worker is no guarantee of evaluation immunity. Dr. James (Laurie Metcalf) and Patsy go head-to-head when she decides to skip the "Make Someone Happy" orientation to present her stool research at a Cleveland medical convention. Birdy (Ann Guilbert), a patient, sends shock waves through the ward when she and her gentleman caller, Leonard (Harry Dean Stanton), are caught in a romantic situation. Patsy announces a ward-wide deep cleaning.
Teleplay by Mark V. Olsen & Will Scheffer; directed by Howard Deutch.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: renewed through the 2015-16 season (the show's third - and final - of six episodes) on 2/9/15
DESCRIPTION: (from HBO's press release, October 2014) At the Billy Barnes Extended Care Unit of Mt. Palms Hospital in Long Beach, Cal., the staff attends to the needs of female patients who are often "getting on" in years, while dealing with the challenges of a health-care bureaucracy in need of an overhaul. Even as they attempt to serve their charges under less-than-ideal circumstances, the lives of this ragtag crew are complicated by conflicting agendas, both professional and personal. From creators Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer (co-creators of the acclaimed HBO series "Big Love"), GETTING ON returns for its six-episode second season SUNDAY, NOV. 9 (10:40-11:10 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Blending outrageous humor with unexpected moments of tenderness, the critically-acclaimed show follows the daily lives of nurses and doctors as they struggle with the darkly comic realities of caring for the elderly in an overwhelmed healthcare system, skewering the petty bureaucracies of modern medical practice in America.