The Mob Doctor Review

FOX's "The Mob Doctor" promotional poster - (c) FOX / Sony

FOX’s “The Mob Doctor” promotional poster – (c) FOX / Sony

For most physicians, the Hippocratic oath is sacred. But for one Chicago doctor, who is indebted to the mafia, saving lives isn’t her only concern. “The Mob Doctor” is a fast-paced medical drama focusing on a young female surgeon caught between two worlds as she juggles her promising medical career with her family’s debt to Chicago’s Southside mob.

Dr. Grace Devlin (Jordana Spiro) is a top resident at Chicago’s Roosevelt Medical Center. Smart and self-assured, she’s heralded as one of the country’s most promising young surgeons. But family ties keep her glued to her Southside roots. To pay off her brother’s life-threatening gambling debt, she makes a deal with the devil and agrees to work “off book” for the mafia men she once despised.

As Grace tries to heed the demands of these two conflicting worlds – not to mention the needs of her own slightly dysfunctional family – her moral center comes into direct conflict with the very immoral things she’s asked to do. But with nerves of steel and a tough-as-nails exterior, she somehow will manage to make it all work – at least for now.


The premise of the show is intriguing enough for me to add this show on my list. Seeing the series finale is just wow! Actually, when I saw the preview for the last 2 episodes I knew it’s good but didn’t know it’ll be this good! I was at the edge of my seat with everything happening really fast while trying to digest scene after scene and I really enjoyed it. That confrontation scene of Dr. Devlin and Constantine that leads to the former’s decision – didn’t see that coming especially after the revelation. It is one of the best series finale I’ve ever seen, very intriguing and it ended the show on a high note and left you asking for more. Sadly, it’s the end of the road for the show which struggled on its time-slot but I thank FOX for the uninterrupted airing of the series despite its low ratings. I’m glad that I kept this show on my list despite early prediction that it will be pulled-off on FOX schedule after the pilot episode!