A Gifted Man “In Case of (Re)Birth” Review

It’s birthdays all around in this week’s A Gifted Man. Michael turns 38, the age his father was when he died, and his mood is darker than usual. He clashes heads with both Kate and E-Mo over the cases of the week: a homeless teenager who gives birth and leaves her baby at the clinic, and an artist whose brain tumour is both the source of his creativity and a potential threat to his life.

Neither case was particularly complex. In the first, a teenage runaway comes to the clinic and quickly gives birth. While everyone is tending to the baby, the mother flees. Zeke tries to find the baby’s father, learns that he’s dead, and instead contacts the father’s mother – the baby’s grandmother. She’s grieving and lashes out, but later turns up at the clinic to claim the baby. Meanwhile, the mother comes back to the clinic with problems related to giving birth and emergency surgery is needed to save her life. Mother and grandmother come to an agreement, bonding over the baby. Read More...



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