Monday Mornings Season 1 Review “The Legend and The Fall” — The Fail!Dates Continue…

In ‘The Legend and The Fall’, Monday Mornings looked at how an ageing surgeon coped with the decline of his mental faculties. Sort of. After walking into the wrong procedure (at the wrong time, with the wrong patient), 85-year-old Arvin Wayne blames his mistake on an iphone calendar error. But as Hooten comes to learn, this was not Wayne’s first mistake. An M&M meeting on the matter seems to end with Wayne being decided competent, but Hooten isn’t so sure. He brings up the possibility of Wayne having suffered from TIAs (transient ischemic attacks, or mini-strokes). Wayne denies this, but the episode ends with him obviously knowing otherwise. Wayne looks to be a recurring character, so his storyline couldn’t be wrapped up with a bow at the end of the episode. That said, it felt unsatisfying. If we had come to know Wayne as a competent surgeon before he started experiencing larger performance issues, maybe his character would have been even more sympathetic. Instead we were told how good he is — just as we’re told how good Wilson is — and we’re expected to feel sorry for his decline because we have this knowledge. READ MORE...

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