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"Emily Owens, M.D." series premiere takes viewers back to high school

Mamie Gummer as Emily and Sarah Willey as Julia in "Emily Owens, M.D."
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The CW's new series "Emily Owens, M.D." debuted Tuesday night. The medical drama follows intern Emily Owens (Mamie Gummer) as she enters a new phase in her life, which she ultimately realizes resembles her high school experience.

The pilot begins on the first day of the awkward med school grad's residency at Denver Memorial Hospital. Once she arrives, she finds herself reliving her high school experience, complete with her high school nemesis, Cassandra (Aja Naomi King) who still remembers her as "pits," the name she was given in high school for not being able to control her sweat glands, and her med school crush Will (Justin Hartley).

Tyra (Kelly McCreary), another intern, takes Emily under her wing pointing out the various cliques in the hospital: "You got your jocks, a.k.a., the orthopedic surgeons; mean girls are into plastics; your all-American girl-next door-types, they're going to be in OB; the true geeks, they're the neurologists; the rebels are in ER; stoners, anesthesia." But, according to Tyra, surgery, what they are both in, is a "melting pot."

All the surgeons are eager to work under the world-famous cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Gina Bandari (Necar Zadegan), especially Emily, who tries hard to impress the seemingly cold doctor.

In the end, Emily ends up impressing Dr. Bandari enough to be able to observe her in the operating room, while she is performing heart surgery on a patient Emily helped out with.

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