Black Box

A world-famous neuroscientist has a special touch with her patients but struggles with her own mental illness in this drama series.

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After her public breakdown, Catherine has issues to face at home and at work. At home, she finds out that Esme’s biological father has Leukemia and is in need of a marrow transplant from a blood relative causing Joshua and Reagan to tell Esme who her real parents are. At the Cube, Mahmoud reveals Catherine’s bipolar diagnosis to Owen who must decide if Catherine can continue working there; but Bickman steps in to argue that Mahmoud should be fired for breaking doctor/patient confidentiality. Will Catherine lose Esme and her job?

Emotion Season 1, Episode 11 Jul 17, 2014 Paid

Bickman’s doorman Joey has bleeding in his brain from a brain aneurysm, and a second bleed is imminent, and likely to be fatal. During surgery, Bickman causes a complication that he has never experienced- massive bleeding. He has four minutes to repair the damage or it will result in permanent brain damage. Catherine confesses to Josh and Reagan that she told Will that Esme is her daughter. Hartramph tells Catherine that she did this to distract Will in order to hide her affair with Bickman. Catherine tells Will it’s over between them.

I Shall Be Released Season 1, Episode 10 Jul 10, 2014 Paid

Lucia, 16, is brought into the Cube by her parents after many other doctors and hospitals have failed to diagnose the cause of her arm twitches, slurred speech and inability to finish her sentences.. After talking to Erica, Catherine learns that she went to camp upstate and she fears that Erica may have rabies. The test comes back positive and the disease has clearly spread to her brain. It is too late but her parents demand that Catherine find a cure. Also in the Cube, a man who was in a motorcycle accident weeks ago insists that he died in the accident and that he is now walking dead, in hell. Esme busses tables at Will’s restaurants and accidentally reveals to Will that the Hotel Mirabella is where Bickman lives, not where Catherine went for a conference.

Sing Like Me Season 1, Episode 9 Jul 3, 2014 Paid

Catherine is doing a study on the effects of music on the brain. A saxophonist plays beautiful, haunting music on a New York Street corner, but is taken to the Cube when he begins to lose his ability to play. Catherine discovers that he has a benign essential tremor, and the tremor worsens with movements of intention. Also in the hospital is a man who has been struck by lightning and is now being treated for memory deficits and everyday he becomes progressively more interested in playing and listening to the violin. It is an actual alteration in his brain caused by the lightning strike. Catherine finds she is concerned about Bickman after he was shot and may have real feelings about him.

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  • Premiered: April 24, 2014
  • Rating: TV-14
  • Premise: A world-famous neuroscientist has a special touch with her patients but struggles with her own mental illness in this drama series. (more)

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