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The television show Mercy is an ensemble medical drama that follows the lives of three very different nurses as they deal with both patient issues and personal issues. The main story lines of the show take place at the fictional Mercy Hospital. The central character of the show is Veronica Flanagan Callahan, a nurse who has recently returned from her tour of duty in Iraq and who suffers from emotional issues. In addition to these issues, Veronica's marriage is the focus of her problems as she and her husband try to repair the damage of an affair with a fellow doctor - an affair that still carries lingering feelings.

Along with Veronica, the show follows the story of her best friend and fellow Mercy Hospital nurse, Sonia Jimenez, as she deals with an increasingly involved relationship with a police officer.

The last of the three main nurses on the show is Chloe Payne, a newly graduated nursing student who quickly finds herself unprepared for the realities of nursing and the strain it can cause on her life.

The three main roles in the series are played by Taylor Schilling, Jamie Lee Kirchner, and Michelle Trachtenberg. Supporting actors include James Tupper, a resident doctor; Diego Klattenhoff, Veronica's contractor husband; and James LeGros, another resident doctor. Notable guest stars include Elisabeth Moss, Jerry Stiller, and Anne Meara. Towards the end of the series James Van Der Beek joins the cast as a new doctor in the hospital.

Mercy was produced by Universal Media Studios and was filmed at locations in New Jersey. The show ran for one season before it was cancelled by NBC for low ratings. Before cancellation, twenty-two episodes of the show were filmed.

NBC
1 Season, 23 Episodes - Canceled
September 23, 2009
Drama, Comedy
7.2/10
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  • Two boys get trapped in an abondoned building and Veronica is there to help them. Back at the hospital, Chloe tries to pressure doctors to perform a risky surgery to save his comatose boyfriend from brain death, and Sonia is in charge of a psychic patient who tells her somethings about her future. Meanwhile, Briggs tries to raise the money to pay off his debt to the mafia before it's too late, and Sands considers going back to the War with a medical relief group.

  • When one of Veronica and Sand's friends from Iraq show up unexpectedly, they have to make a life or death decision. Sonia gets help from a surprising source, when she has a stalker after her. Chloe worries that her boyfriend is damaging his brain by playing football against medical advice. Briggs worries that his mafia friend connections has something to do with Angel's friends beating. Meanwhile, Briggs former flame comes back into his life, with dangerous consequences.

  • After a prison riot, several prisoners are brought to Mercy. Veronica simpatizes with her patient but is shocked to discover a secret he's been keeping. Chloe tries to convince her boyfriend to treat his head injury before it's too late. And, when Sonia's tough patient admits that he's terrified to go back to prison, she worries that she can end in prison too. Meanwhile, Briggs has to make a choice that could destroy his career or his life.

  • Veronica continues her therapy sessions; Chloe tracks down an ER patient with potentially fatal blood test results.

  • Veronica begins the difficult process of confronting her PTSD with her therapist. Chloe and Harris team up to help a cute college football player with a potential brain injury and Angel butts heads with an eccentric ER patient. Meanwhile, Sonia cares for two hipsters after their hair-brained attempt to win a girls heart lands them in the hospital, but their romantic gesture inspires her to make her own.

  • Veronica treats a patient for an anorexic disorder who is almost as good as Veronica herself in the denial department. When Dr. Sands and Veronica's family confront her after St. Patrick's Day binge, she considers seeing a therapist. Meanwhile, after working with Dr. Briggs to save a heart attack patient, Chloe softens to Dr. Briggs after she learn his true reasons for becoming a doctor. While Sonia, still is silently mourning her home-care patient, she unexpectedly runs into her ex-boyfriend at St. Patrick's Day fair.

  • Veronica takes an extra shift at the Hospital in order to spend more time with Dr. Sands and to avoid her recurrent PTSD symptoms triggered by the robbery. But when she makes a terrible discovery about a young patient, her reaction to it shock everyone even herself. Meanwhile, Sonia confronts an ethical decision when her home-care patient tries to end her life, while Chloe gets the surprise of her life while she accompanies Dr. Briggs to a VIP house call.

  • Veronica is trilled to be back with Dr. Sands but their first official date is ruined by a robbery. Meanwhile, Chloe and Guillermo are put to the test in the fast-paced, high-stakes world of the ER after being re-assigned there by the arrogant new head of ICU. While Sonia bonds with the son of the rich elderly patient, and she begins to question the lifestyle she has settled into with Valentino.

  • Dr. Joe Briggs, the new head of ICU arrives at Mercy. While, Veronica and Dr. Sands must set aside their problems to save a boy found nearly frozen in the woods. After the death of one of her patients, Chloe tries to help the grieving widower leave the hospital and Sonia continues her turn as a private nurse to an upper-crust family.

  • A newlywed cancer patient is in a risky treatment and Chloe struggles to help her husband. Meanwhile, a man wakes up after tn years in a coma and he decides to confront the love of his life, helping Veronica to take action in her own love life. Meanwhile, Sonia gets a taste of how rich people live when she has a wealthy and eccentric patient to care for.

  • Veronica has her hands full when a group of promiscous college students is admitted to the hospital with meningitis and their love triangle has the Mercy staff comparing them to Veronica's own love life. Meanwhile, Chloe helps with wedding plans when a bride-to-be comes in with a simple flu but receives a much more serious diagnosis. Sonia has to deal with a hand transplant patient who wants his donor hand amputated after discovering it belonged to a pedophile and Dr. Sands gets a surprise visit from his sister.

  • Veronica helps a patient after a horrific experience on an operation that launches him into a faith crisis. Meanwhile, Veronica think Mike has move on and is dating someone. Sonia tries to helpa young patient after a car accident, but instead finds out a terrible secret that can change the patient life forever. Chloe helps with a family feud when her patients children can't agree on a treatment for their father.

  • Veronica turns to a vetrans support group for help with her Post Traumatic stress, while struggling with her fathers rapidly deteriorating mental health. While chloe is forced to treat her most diffucult patient after Dr Harris suffers a mysterious injury.

  • As her affair with Dr. Sands surfaces, Veronica contemplates to come clean to her husband. Sonia gets relationship advice from a patient and questions her approach to dating, just as her boyfriend goes missing. Meanwhile, Chloe reunites with an ex-boyfriend but her plans take an unexpected turn when she learns some news.

  • Veronica attempts to save a pregnant woman who was involved in a car wreck. Dr. Harris wants a meeting to determine whether Veronica should remain at Mercy Hospital. Meanwhile, Sonia tries to help out a patient who sleep walks.

  • Veronica puts her job on the line to help a homeless vet. Kevin Corrigan guest stars.

  • The hospital is in crisis, and Veronica tries to save the only survivor of a nightclub fire. The patient then has to go to therapy for the guilt he feels and Veronica realizes that she could also use some therapy herself. Meanwhile, Chloe wants the respect of her coworkers therefore she changes to a more mature wardrobe and attitude. Also, Sonia butts heads with a new doctor, while the nurses see Dr. Harris romantically interested in a mysterious beauty.

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