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Episode #6: "The Concert" (season finale)
Debut: SUNDAY, DEC. 29 (10:15-10:45 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Dec. 29 (12:30 a.m.) and 30 (midnight), and Jan. 1 (11:15 p.m.), 2 (8:00 p.m.) and 3 (10:30 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Dec. 30 (9:30 p.m.) and Jan. 4 (9:00 p.m.) and 5 (11:00 a.m.)
Phyllis gets the runaround as her mother's condition worsens, improves and worsens again. Jenna tries to leverage her Cleveland opportunity into concessions from Dr. Stickley (Mark Harelik). DiDi's patience wears thin after a debt remains unpaid. Staff members point fingers at each other after an equipment malfunction injures Cordelia (Irma P. Hall), an irascible patient. The staff makes up when a patient dies and comes together to perform their weekly Caregiver Concert for everyone in the ward.
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.