A Gifted Man “In Case of a Bolt from the Blue” Review

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and in ‘In Case of a Bolt from the Blue’ that is certainly true. The three cases this week are Mary, an agoraphobe with high blood pressure and diabetes; Dante, a young hypochondriac who has been struck by lightning; and Michael himself.

Mary was interesting in theory. That someone might have slipped through the gaps after Anna’s death and suffered because of it was a good plot point. Anna’s personalised care was bound to cause an issue somewhere along the line and Mary was it — an agoraphobe who had her medications hand delivered by Anna, unbeknown to — or, perhaps, unremembered by — the rest of the clinic staff. But Mary was really just a variation on the homeless guy from a previous episode — suffering from dementia and unable to really look after herself properly. While the homeless guy’s story didn’t end on a happy note, it looks as though Mary will be fine given time. There was so much more they could have done with this storyline. Read More...



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