A Gifted Man 1.12 “In Case of Blind Spots” Review
‘A Gifted Man’ left with a bombshell before going for three weeks hiatus. In the last episode, viewers got to hear E-Mo telling Michael that he might have Huntington’s disease. This week gave fans more insight into that development. And it turned out that he tried to do everything in the book that would keep him from going to do confirmatory tests. This episode was titled ‘In Case of Blind Spots’
Then he started forgetting things and at this point it was hard to say whether he was really due to the immense stress of the fear of having the disease or whether it was the disease itself that was showing because that is one of the symptoms of the ailment. Michael confronted him on taking the tests to confirm the true situation of things but he kept on dancing round it.
But things took a different turn when another person cam up to Michal to tell him that something was definitely wrong with him and went on to explain what had happened. Michael then wanted to force the issue by telling him that he was in a state of denial and by the time that conversation was through E Mo had quit. That came as a surprise to almost everybody because it was a line that they expected would come up even as they watched the way things were unraveling very fast.
But in the end, it turned out that he did not have the disease though it would have been somewhat interesting if the writers were bold enough to fully go in that direction.
There was the rather interesting story of Darren who Michael first encountered when he was out for a run and a woman told him that someone had been under the water for over ten minutes. He dived in and ‘rescued’ him and rushed him to the hospital. His body temperature was so low that Michael had to put him on saline drips to get his blood pressure down to normal. He had been unconscious all this while and Michael had to wait till he regained consciousness before he could find out anything concrete about him.
It turns out that he did not remember much about how he got under the water but he remembered having lunch with his sister. He also remembers being mugged and hit on the head with something before passing out. He tells him that his sister’s name is Ella but this is where the drama really begins because when she came in the next day she told them that she hasn’t seen the brother for the past six months and that he had been fired from his job for long now.
He was angry that he sister was asked to come and in response signed out by himself. The long and short of it was that all what he had been going through including being blind was as a result of alcohol addiction. The other interesting story of the night was that of Shari whom Kate was mentoring. A slight knock turned out to be something far worse that meant she had to be operated on in the area of her spinal cord. Then Michael found out from the operation that she was on drugs. At first Kate thought that it was the coach but it turned out that it was Shari that was responsible and she had to advise her to go into rehab.
It was interesting comeback episode although not all the characters were seen and some stories were not picked upon.