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Recap / Sirens USS 1 E 04 Famous Last Words

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"Famous Last Words" is the fourth episode of the first season of Sirens (US).

After losing a patient who was the spitting image of Johnny's dad, Hank insists that Johnny (who claims to feel absolutely nothing for his father anymore) deal with the issues surrounding his dad's abandonment of him. He goes to get his number from his mom and finds Theresa there as well, who has it out of fear that if their relationship didn't work out because of Johnny's commitment issues, either one of them might want to find him and get answers. After a short fight, his dad reveals that it was actually his mom who kicked his dad out, and that his dad didn't meet his second wife until afterward.

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Meanwhile, Brian insists on following up on the patient's last words, which he believes were "Tell Christina I love her". After discovering that the Christina in question is not his wife, Brian attempts to find her, despite Hank's warnings, who goes with Brian anyway, believing that this will all blow up in his face. After finding Christina, they discover that she's a lesbian and that the patient had been stalking her. After revealing he's dead, she and her wife celebrate.

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This episode provides examples of:

  • Broken Pedestal: Subverted with Johnny's mom and inverted with Johnny's dad—
    • Despite finding out that his mom actually kicked his dad out while telling him this whole time that his father abandoned him, Johnny easily forgives her.
    • After finding out that his dad didn't abandon him and was kicked out, yet still tried to keep an eye on him from afar, Johnny seems to be open to have more of a relationship with his dad.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Johnny does this to his dad when confronting him over his abandonment and commitment issues.
  • Dirty Old Man: Johnny's dad, who stares at his wife's ass for an extended period of time.
  • Disappeared Dad: Johnny's dad, although it turns out it wasn't by his own choice.
  • Face Your Fears: Theresa hopes that meeting his father will help Johnny to start dealing with his fears of commitment.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Johnny's dad insists that Johnny fits this trope, due to his similar career and his dedication to his job.
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  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Hank warns Brian of this in an attempt to persuade him to stay out of their patients' lives. Sure enough, Brian nearly tells the guy's wife that he loved someone else, and causes the two women the guy had been stalking to nearly shoot him and Hank.
  • Stalker with a Crush: The patient from the beginning of the episode, who's revealed to have been stalking his high school prom date.

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