A GIFTED MAN "In Case of Loss of Control" Season 1 Episode 5 - When a little boy is brought into the clinic with vomiting and diarrhea after eating too much candy, Zeke thinks he just needs some fluids to get him back to health. But when his conditions deteriorates, Michael suggests food poisoning. The boy is infected with a bad strain of E. coli – and it’s not long before he’s left with no other option than to have a kidney transplant.
But unbeknownst to Michael, the boy’s mother is an illegal immigrant who has since been taken in to custody for deportation. When he does find out, Michael is upset. But with Anna’s urging, he decides to risk his medical license and treat the boy anyway, convincing a government official that the best way to do it is to get a donor kidney from the boys’ mother and do the surgery before they are deported. The surgery is successful.
With his sporting performance fading, Michael consults Ed ‘E-Mo’ Morris, a neuropsychiatrist. Even though E-Mo’s theory that Michael’s slipping because he’s afraid of something doesn’t go down well, Michael is still impressed enough to offer him a job, and E-Mo becomes involved in Michael’s hospital case – a teenage girl suffering from TIAs for unknown reasons. E-Mo only has to look at her to know that she’s secretly taking – and reacting badly to – contraceptives. Read More...