A Gifted Man ‘In Case of Heart Failure’ Review

This week saw the season 1 finale of A Gifted Man. After thoroughly disliking last week’s episode, I was hopefully that the season would go out on a high note. Thankfully, it did just that. There were two cases in ‘In Case of Heart Failure’: Louise, a young married woman who was given Anna’s heart in a transplant; and Gene, a friend of Michael’s who fell mysteriously ill after a trip to India.

Gene’s case could easily have slotted into any episode. It wasn’t particularly finale-dependant, unless links are made between Michael and his current relationships, but it was great to watch and well cast, and it didn’t detract from everything else happening in the episode.

There was a lot of juicy personal stuff, especially for Kate. I really want to like Kate, and I think I have overall, but this week I had to question her reasons for staying with her husband. Splitting up with him because he was consulting a divorce attorney made sense. Going back to him because he made a grand gesture and said he wanted to start a family didn’t make sense. I really wanted Kate to tell him that bringing kids into a bad situation doesn’t fix anything, but she didn’t. That was perhaps the only disappointment of the episode for me. Well aside from the severe lack of Anton and Zeke in this episode. Read More...



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Mar 7, 2012 7:54PM EST

Kate's decision to stay with her husband is questionable. I'm more worried about Anna, with Louise dead does this mean she truly loses her connection to Michael?

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