Gina Rodriguez appears behind the camera Good Sam.
The actress is directing the January 19 episode of CBS, which stars Sophia Bush and Jason Isaacs. Rodriguez’s turn in the director’s chair marks a Jane the maiden Reunion between her and Bush, who guest-starred in the final season of the dramedy, and executive producer Jennie Snyder Urman, who is also producing Good Sam.
Only ET has the exclusive behind-the-scenes photos of a masked Rodriguez in action at the Toronto-based company Good Sam Set while directing the episode titled “Butt of the Joke” reuniting with Bush and Urman.
The action picks up speed when Dr. Sam Griffith (Bush) refuses to admit her role as Chief, and her father Griff (Isaacs) orchestrates a costly surprise. Sam’s mother, hospital administrator Vivian (Wendy Crewson), turns to her new spouse, therapist Asher Pyne (Sendhil Ramamurthy, making his first appearance in The Tuesday Lesson), for help in overcoming the struggle between her daughter and her ex to get man.
Good Sam follows Sam, a talented cardiac surgeon who finds her place at the top of the food chain as the new chief of surgery after her boss is put into a coma. Her boss happens to be her father, the arrogant and difficult but iconic Dr. Rob “Griff” Griffith, who never respected Sam’s brilliance in the operating room or in life. When he awakens from his coma months later, Sam faces the difficult task of supervising him as he navigates the treacherous waters of a father who never respected her.
Bush recently shared the advice she would give Sam.
“We’re both women who are really learning to recognize our worth and really step into our own power and say, ‘I’m good at this and I deserve to be here and I’ve earned my place here and I do fought to be here and to be responsible makes sense’ and that’s not a lesson either of us learns quickly,” the actress and producer told ET. “It’s a lot of fun to have that experience to be reminded by my co-workers and also by my dearest friends and to see Sam being remembered by her dear friends and co-workers as well.There’s a lot in that whole experience that has that kind of stardust or sparkle on it.It feels very kismet.There is magic in the air here.
Good Sam airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
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