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'Eye Candy' fan recap: Medical mishaps

Season 1 | Episode 6 | “ICU” | Aired Feb 16, 2015

Hacking is a serious problem on Eye Candy. With any handy keyboard, these hackers (and aspiring killers) are making things difficult for the Cyber Crimes team. And if a hospital can be taken down, Lindy will need a lot more tools at her disposal to stop the Flirtual killer. Seriously, does no one on this show set up a firewall?

After the deadly game on last week’s episode, Lindy is looking for down time—a chance to cuddle up next to a cute Australian boy. She’s planning a date with Jake and hoping quality time with her Flirtual love interest will take her mind off the case.

The only person not excited is Tommy. Lindy’s not-so-secret admirer crashes the apartment and can’t hide his gloating when Jake cancels. If you’re keeping score, it’s still a close race between the #Tindy and #Jindy fans.

Tommy isn’t just there to see Lindy; he needs a favor. Someone has potentially hacked the hospital and caused the equipment to malfunction. The most recent incident caused a gas tank to leak and the medical staff to pass out during a live brain surgery!

The scared patient suffered major brain hemorrhaging, and now Tommy’s ex-girlfriend, neurosurgeon Dr. Wells, isn’t sure if it’s an operational error or a hacking. Lindy is able to get the information she needs thanks to Dr. Wells’ hospital pass—it was a hacking! But there are still some burning questions that need answering.

Lindy goes undercover and checks herself in as a patient to get into ICU. With a little hacking from George, she’s “diagnosed” with an illness, albeit one she didn’t expect: neurosyphilis.

After faking a symptom, she’s taken to ICU for further tests and slips away to explore the hospital. While following the map on her tablet, she bumps into Erika, a patient she briefly encountered earlier.

Things aren’t looking too good for Erika; she’s suffering from a serious illness and needs a machine to live. The two chat over their boy troubles and share a touching moment as new friends, especially since Lindy opens up to someone about losing Ben.

Lindy’s tablet leads her to the one place she didn’t expect: the chapel. Hidden underneath the alter, she finds a digital port taped to the bottom. She has just enough time to send George the files before a lurking male nurse, Laurence, surprises her. From the look he gives the table, he might be hiding something.

Back in the patient’s room, Lindy is being prepped. Her “illness” needs to be diagnosed and the doctors are ready to use a needle. I’m not a fan of needles either, so I get Lindy’s pain! She’s lucky Tommy burst into the room to stop the procedure.

George spilled the beans; he told Tommy everything about her undercover plan. Though instead of getting her out, Tommy decides another idea: He pretends to be Lindy’s fiancé to stay in ICU. They are still acting, right? Tommy looks a little too happy to play the role, and if Dr. Wells didn’t stop it, he would’ve kept up the act.

George gives Lindy a new lead for the hacker. The hospital tablet used for the hacking belongs to a nurse: Laurence Kennedy, the creepy male nurse from earlier!

Before they’re able to bust him, an alarm goes off and the staff swarm to a patient’s room. Erika’s machine is malfunctioning and the doctors are trying to save her life. Unfortunately, it’s too late—Erika is dead. The hacker has struck again, but at least one suspect is cleared.

Laurence isn’t the hacker. He wasn’t at the hospital during the first attack, so it could be anyone. The next possible suspect: Erika’s boyfriend, Mark.

Mark could be the hacker, as he has means and motive. Both he and Erika work at an antivirus software company, and the hospital did indirectly cause Erika’s death. She was on a waiting list for a heart transplant, but her medication killed her liver and she was removed. Without it, she was just waiting to die.

As Erika’s name is entered into the hospital computer, a virus begins shutting everything down. Lindy figures out that Erika’s death triggered this latest attack. Erika isn’t a victim, she’s the hacker. Erika blames the hospital for her death and before she died, she masterminded a plan to take them down. She created a virus that would be triggered after she died!

Mark no longer wants to be involved. He was looking for the kill switch in Erika’s room to stop the attack, but the switch is gone. Erika took it with her when she died: She swallowed it.

The hospital is going haywire and without the switch, many people will die. Lindy and Tommy head to the morgue to find Erika’s body. George is willing to show them how to surgically get the switch, but they’re not doctors. Luckily for them, they’re in a hospital, and Yeager arrives in time with Dr. Wells.

The virus isn’t easy to stop, and a password is needed. It could be anything! Lindy tries the name of Erika’s drug, Moxopan, but it doesn’t work. With minutes counting down, she gets help from an unthinkable source.

The Flirtual killer is watching her. The killer is open to giving her the code and offer his “Eye Candy” some help. As time ticks away, Lindy accepts and stops the virus with the code (the molecular form of Moxopan). But did she make a mistake?

Someone like the Flirtual killer doesn’t do anything without wanting something in return. I’m sure this won’t be the last Lindy hears from him. Lindy opened Pandora’s box, and while her latest gift is from Jake, the Flirtual killer may come calling real soon.

Eye Candy airs on Mondays at 10/9C on MTV.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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