Previously on A Young Doctor’s Notebook: Jon’s heroin habit was discovered as Dan’s got started. Dan also managed to save a girl’s life by performing a tracheotomy under pretty awful circumstances.
Jon’s gone way around the bend and is now doing shot after shot of morphine while the police hammer on his door. He finishes off the third (!!) one just as they manage to get in and the policeman who’s been interviewing him assesses the situation and tells the others to fetch a doctor.
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Previously on A Young Doctor’s Notebook: Jon got busted by the police for his morphine habit and Dan tried to find purpose at the hospital, to no avail.
1934. The policeman shuts off the recording equipment he’s been using and gives us a lesson in morphine withdrawal as he calmly loads up a needle. For those interested, morphine withdrawal includes nausea, uncontrollable bowel movements, and involuntary ejaculation. Marvelous, where do we all sign up? He places the filled needle on the notebook and shoves it in Jon’s direction. Jon ignores it and reaches for a box of cigarettes, only to find it empty.
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Previously on A Young Doctor’s Noteboook: Daniel arrived at a very remote hospital to start the business of being a doctor, aided by Jon, his older self.
We begin in medias res in 1934. One of the soviet soldiers/policemen is quizzing Jon about some prescriptions he wrote. Jon claims not to remember them. Soldier has the notebook too, but Jon says it’s just nonsense written when he was a boy.
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Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe in a period comedy together? I’m there. I don’t even care if it sucks.
Moscow, 1934. Jon Hamm sits smoking contemplatively behind a desk, looking out the window, and the only clue we get that this isn’t just another episode of Mad Men is the fact that he’s wearing a bow tie. Don Draper would never wear a bow tie. The camera pulls back and we see that his office is being ransacked by some Soviet soldiers. Jon picks up a notebook at his elbow and starts thumbing through it while he VOs that happiness is like good health: you don’t notice it until it’s gone. I’m not sure I agree with that. I sure realize when I’m happy. He goes on to say that he was happy back in 1917, when he was a recent med school graduate being sent to some very remote outpost to run the local hospital.
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