The 2nd episode of Femme Fatales, titled Bad Medicine, moved out of the prison and into a hospital. The resident hottie this week was Violet Macready (Christine Donlon), a timid nurse who was sleeping with the hospital’s lead surgeon. The show opened with some ‘anniversary sex’ as Violet and her man do some role-playing. For those who complained the first episode took too long to get to the goods, they wasted no time this week. Gratuitous sex seems as though it will be a major staple throughout the life of the show.
As Violet goes to work on the graveyard shift she hates, she gets called to the ER to help with a violent patient played by Robert LaSardo, whom you might know from his run in the first season of Nip/Tuck, or as part of the greatest street gang of all time in Short Circuit 2.
LaSardo plays ‘Laz Swan’, a member of a gang who has been stabbed. When some of the opposing gangsters show up at the same hospital he takes it upon himself to finish the fight.
Later Violet talks to another nurse who may look familiar…LILITH! I’m hoping this cameo becomes a weekly thing. It’s fun to see Lilith interact with the characters in her own stories…
After their chat Violet goes to see the boss about getting off the midnight shift, but finds her boyfriend there, in a compromising position. After this Violet runs out of the room to see Swan kill both of the other scumbags, and then he decides he needs a hostage to guide him out of the hospital. Violet is the lucky winner.
Before leaving the premises, Swan decides it’d be a waste if he didn’t score some narcotics first. He breaks into the drug storage room where he encounters Violet’s cowardly ex hiding there. Just as it appears Swan will kill the Doctor, Violet drugs him. Swan vows revenge on the nurse, but she has other plans.
Violet pays another visit to her boss and demands a transfer to the prison hospital, which for some reason is in her power to grant. Swan awakens to again find himself drugged and in trouble. Violet is a changed woman and won’t tolerate threats. Swan learns this with a scalpel to his junk. She’s not done there though. Showing up at the doctor’s place and drugging him as well, the show ends with Violet defibrillating his nuts.
Better quality than the first episode, but not as long. I give it 4.5 Bears.