|Love Thy Patient|
|Season 1, Episode 17|
|Air date||July 24, 2013|
|Producer|| Mark E. Swinton|
Love Thy Baby
Love That Surprise
Love Thy Patient is the seventeenth episode of the first season of Love Thy Neighbor.
Hattie falls while working late one night at the diner and feigns serious injury to gain sympathy and unnecessary assistance.
It's spring-cleaning time at the Love Train Diner, and Hattie makes her family and Danny's co-workers help out. By 3 a.m., the makeshift crew is exhausted but is still working. When Hattie is dissatisfied with Floyd's tired floor-mopping skills, she tries to take over. However, she slips and falls, and everyone runs to her side.
Hattie's family and friends try to convince her to call an ambulance, but she talks them out of it for fear of having to deal with a sure-to-be-astronomical bill. Instead, they lift Hattie up to sit in one of the diner booths. Hattie tries to get up and walk to convince everyone that she's fine, but she stumbles and clearly is not okay.
Later, Floyd and Linda are at Hattie's house, setting her up for rest and healing time on the couch. As they try to get out the door to get back to the diner for work, Hattie asks each of them repeatedly for favors, wihch she guilt-trips them into. Linda and Floyd reach the end of their ropes with their obnoxious patient's requests and manage to sneak off to work just as Danny and Sam show up for their shift with Hattie.
Hattie has realized by now that she can milk her injury for all it's worth, and continues to drive everyone crazy. Later that night at the diner, Floyd and Linda are alone and playing cards, not wanting to go home, when Sam and Danny show up. The boys are livid that Linda and Floyd didn't show up for their shift with Hattie back at the house. Linda admits that her mother was driving her crazy with all her requests, but Danny convinces everyone that the right thing to do is to go back and take care of Hattie.
When everyone shows up at Hattie's house, they find the couch empty. Linda starts to worry that something worse has happened to her, but Floyd and Sam are on to Hattie's injury-faking game. When they hear Hattie coming down the stairs, they all hide to try to catch her in the act. Thinking she's alone in the house, Hattie comes downstairs dancing around, clearly in perfect health. Revealing themselves, her annoyed caretakers call her out on her little act, and then, when Hattie actually does fall down the stairs and hurts her back for real, no one believes her, and they all leave.
- Patrice Lovely as Hattie
- Kendra C. Johnson as Linda
- Palmer Williams Jr. as Floyd
- Andre Hall as Danny
- Jonathan Chase as Sam
- Zulay Henao as Marianna
- Darmirra Brunson as Drew
|1: What's Love Got to Do With It? • 2: Love Thy Independence • 3: Love Thy Privacy • 4: Love Ain't Opening This Door • 5: Where's My Mamma • 6: Love Thy Journey • 7: Love Thy Vindication • 8: Love Thy Partnership • 9: Don't Mess with That White Lightning • 10: Love Thy Celibacy • 11: The Black Tie Affair • 12: Love Thy Compromise • 13: Love That Bracelet • 14: Love Thy Boss • 15: Love Thy Doctor • 16: Love Thy Baby • 17: Love Thy Patient • 18: Love That Surprise • 19: My First Love • 20: Love Thy Wager • 21: Love Thy Mortality • 22: Love Thy Self • 23: Love Thy Youth • 24: Love Thy Children • 25: Love Thy Courage • 26: Love Thy Family|