A Gifted Man 1.14 “In Case of Co-Dependants” Review
The title of this episode was ‘In case of co-dependents’ built on from the drama of last week that saw a woman with a gun take over the clinic and had Anton shot in the process. Fans got to see the peculiar case of a pop star that had fallen on hard times, but the thing is that it could be due to a disease. To add to the mystery, a woman and her daughter have the same symptoms as the pop star and all the doctors are scratching their heads at this one.
The first thing was to establish a link and all the 3 patients actually know each other and do have the same ailment plaguing them. It started with the introduction of the social media person for Christina Milian as Shawnee Baker coming to the clinic complaining of a serious headache that won’t just go away so she is spreading the pain it is giving her.
She is a pop star and takes time to tell Michael that things are not working career wise for her as she got booed off the stage at the momentous event of her comeback concert. She is just twenty three but had been to rehab more than once and she told him that she called off her comeback tour because of fatigue and those headaches.
She starts feeling all funny and saying even funnier things like feeling like she has sun burn and running a temperature when she went in for a scan but to Michael she was just oaky so he says that it is panic but later changes his mind to run a blood test.
As chance would have it, her manager also came into the clinic and Michael had to show Mr. Davis and Shawnee the results of the test. There was nothing wrong with them and she could get back to her tour. But they got to find out that she was completely broke and can afford anything as at this moment. Rita takes up the matter and fans got to know that she too had scuttled her career as a nurse because she was caught drinking on duty. She then tells her that they found amphetamines in her system and warned her not to destroy her career. But she said she had only been taking the pills for the past couple of weeks because of the tour.
Then fans got introduced to a little girl called Simona and Michael on listening to Kate got to find out that she has similar symptoms as that of Shawnee for over 2 weeks but with the added twist that she was seeing her dead grandmother’s ghost. She first of all thought she was dehydrated but the mom sad her daughter had never had a fever before. So she orders that there should be a blood test but before they leave the next day, she had discovered that the mom also had the same symptoms, things were really heating up.
How was this riddle solved? They got to find out that Shawnee fired Ileana and once the tow were linked, Michael decided to go see Shawnee but found her passed out. It turns out that after the explosion of a man hole near her place, carbon monoxide had been building in her home and that was the root cause of the ailment.
Anton and Zeke were also given a look in this episode and the shooting has not helped their relationship. He had a somewhat bizarre experience with one of his arm which Michael somehow had a medical reason for. Kate too is having some serious issues at home and by all indication they will be heading to the divorce courts. It was truly one of their best episodes so far although they are always good at churning out some very weird medical cases.