A Gifted Man 1.11 “In Case of (Re)Birth” Review
This episode was titled ‘In Case of (Re) Birth and it was an episode that saw Michael helping a homeless girl give birth. It was also Michael’s birthday and he was busy making miracles even when only two people were aware that I was her birthday. But viewers also got to see E-Mo again as another peculiar case saw him and Michael sort of join forces. They met Charlie who is an artist at an art show and EW-Mo buys one of his paintings. The guy was acting strangely but that should be normal with his profession. It was only when Michael found him throwing up and he now talked about not sleeping much and always having this crave to paint that he invited him over to the hospital. When he got there the next day, they discovered that he had a tumor in the frontal region of his brain. Michael wanted them to operate immediately but there was a sit down and wait option coupled with medication that they could take.
Trust the writers of this show to find some edgy stories; the risk of operating was that removing the tumor could also make him loose his inspiration to paint because of the region where the tumor was. The wife coming in did not help matters because she was in favor of him getting a job because the painting wasn’t bringing much in. in the end he decided to go for the surgery because it would give him a chance to be there for his wife.
Another case was that of Meribel a 16 year old girl who came into the hospital complaining of not feeling well. It didn’t take long for the doctors to come to know that she was going into labor and she had to deliver her baby in one of the room not meant for delivery. On delivering the child she tells than that she doesn’t have anyone. Kate didn’t want the baby to end up in a shelter so she convinced Autumn to delay reporting until they find the father. By the time Kate gets back, Meribel had disappeared without the child and the only they had going was that he mentioned his boyfriend’s name as being Lucky. They later got to know that he was killed at his sixteenth birthday. Meribel then came back but this time with fever and had to be given a bed. In the end, the mother of Lucky who was not on speaking terms with Meribel steeped up and they mended fences because of the child. It left Christina heartbroken because she was ready to adopt the child as her own.
Charlie did lose the ideas that came but E-Mo made him to understand more would come he appreciated the fact that he was still alive, still had his wife and the tumor had been gotten rid of. As for Michael’s birthday, viewers got to know the reason behind keeping his 38th birthday a secret was that his dad died at that age due to alcoholism. They also got to know that E-Mo’s dad died of Huntington’s disease and his brother committed suicide when h found out that he got the genes but he had never checked if h had. Michael convinces him to still go and verify his status. This line they are trailing is given E-Mo more depth and this episode was really interesting.