A GIFTED MAN "In Case of Discomfort" Season 1 Episode 3 - The search for a new medical director for Clinica Sanando continues this week. Philip sends along Kate, a doctor who seems perfect for the position. But Michael dismisses her in favour of an old friend, who promptly turns down the job when he sees how woefully underfunded and understaffed the clinic is. It’s not until the end of the episode, when he has to race from his hospital to the clinic to save a patient’s life, that Michael goes to apologise to Kate and offer her the job.
Michael’s unofficial case this week is Rafe, who dislocated his shoulder playing basketball with his son. A reduction treats the problem, but when Rafe collapses on his way out of the clinic, Michael refers him to a cardiac specialist. Rafe doesn’t go, however, and it’s up to Michael to either track him down or leave him be.
Remember the kids ball that was related to Anna’s death, and acted as an omen of her coming in the pilot episode? Well, this week it was a basketball that alerted Michael to Rafe’s worsened condition. When Rafe finally did come in for treatment, it was Michael’s quick thinking that saved his life.
As unconcerned with the clinic as Michael attempts to seem, the fact that he ran to Rafe’s aid shows us that he cares a hell of a lot. Although whether he cares about the patients or about wrapping up a case satisfactorily is a little harder to figure out. Judging by his reaction to Rafe’s son, it could be a bit of both. Read More...