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A Gifted Man: In Case of Missed Communication

Rita's surprise Thanksgiving reunion with her son is interrupted when he has a motorcycle accident and it's up to Michael to save him. Meanwhile, Dr. Sykora and Dr. Barnes resuscitate a patient with a DNR.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x8
Production Number: 108
Airdate: Friday November 18th, 2011
Special Airtime: 09:00 pm
Special Runtime: 40 Minutes

Director: Donna Deitch
Writer: Jonathan Greene

Alternate Airdates:

Netherlands Jul 28, 2014

  • Currently 7.8/10
7.8/10 (6 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Rhys Coiro
As Dr. Zeke Barnes
Liam Aiken
As Milo
Afton Williamson
As Autumn
Mike Doyle
As Victor Lantz
Julie Benz
As Christina Holt
Vondie Curtis-Hall
As Dennis Jones
Aaron Dean Eisenberg
As Leonard 'Lennie' Hall, Jr.
Diane Kagan
As Zeke's Mother
Tom Wopat
As Leonard 'Len' Hall, Sr.

Co-Guest Stars
Marsha Stephanie Blake
As Kelly Jones
Adrian Martinez
As Hector
Tijuana Ricks
As Nurse Charisse
Sue Jean Kim
As Nurse Collette
Tom Greer
As Officer Royce
Chris Barnes (5)
As Bus Driver
Ben Sinclair
As Drunk #1
Fiona Choi
As Tessa
Terrence Colby Clemons
As ESU Sergeant Black
Aaron Ramey
As Drunk #2
Rodney Roldan
As Paramedic
Main Cast
Patrick Wilson (1)
As Michael Holt
Jennifer Ehle
As Anna Paul
Margo Martindale
As Rita Perkins-Hall
Pablo Schreiber
As Anton Little Creek
Rachelle LeFevre
As Kate Sykora


The scene opens with Michael finishing up with his last patient at Clinica Sanando for the week. Kate comes though with some equipment for the trauma room. Kate asks if Michael is going to join them for Thanksgiving at the Clinica. Milo and Christina come up behind and tell Michael that it is the first Thanksgiving that the Clinica is having. She asks if Michael is going to stay and he says that he can’t. Anna shows up behind him and tells him to stay. Anton says that he knows that Anna is there. Michael walks away and Anna tells Michael that it would be nice if he stayed. However, he says that he has to go. Michael gets to Holt Neuro and Lenny, Rita’s son comes up. He tells that he didn’t tell Rita that he was coming home from Afghanistan. Michael goes inside and tells Rita that he doesn’t want his usual drink and says that she better get two root beer floats with Rocky Road ice-cream. Knowing that is her son’s favorite drink, she goes around the corner of the hall and sees Lenny. She hugs him and tells him that she can’t wait to tell Lenny’s father. ..

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
El PresidenteMy Soul or the GraveRita's son surprises her by returning early

Warning: A Gifted Man season 1 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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