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Black Box

Series Summary
World-famous neurologist Dr. Catherine Black works in a state-of-the-art center known as The Cube that draws patients with rare and often hallucinogenic conditions from all over the world. Despite her enormous success, Dr. Black carries secrets that she hides from both her colleagues and loved ones, principle among which is that she herself has bipolar disorder. The only person who knows everything is her psychiatrist, Dr. Helen Hartramph, who also acts as a mentor and mother figure to Catherine.

Air Dates: 2014 - 2015

Genres: Drama

Network: ABC

  • Season 1, Ep. 13 : Consequences Jul 24, 2014

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    Catherine must face the fallout at home and at The Cube; Esme's father shows up needing a transplant; Owen gives Catherine strict parameters for her return to work.

  • Season 1, Ep. 12 : The Fear Jul 24, 2014

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    An increasingly manic Catherine refuses Dr. Hartramph's urgings to be admitted into a hospital; Catherine encourages Bickman to have Lina rewire his brain; a woman worries about her behavior in a dangerous situation.

  • Season 1, Ep. 11 : Emotion Jul 17, 2014

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    Dr. Bickman's doorman has an aneurysm; Catherine is depressed after revealing a difficult diagnosis to a young mother.

  • Season 1, Ep. 10 : I Shall Be Released Jul 10, 2014

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    A patient is convinced he is dead; Esme is hired at Will's restaurant and discovers the truth about Delilah; Will thinks Catherine is hiding a secret.

  • Season 1, Ep. 9 : Sing Like Me Jul 3, 2014

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    Dr. Black works on a music study; Catherine turns to an unexpected source to help treat a street musician's tremors; a shocking proposal.

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  • Reilly is intense and watchable.... But other elements of Black Box feel unconvincing, and overfamiliar, which is disappointing, considering the potential. show more

  • The exposition-packed pilot at times resembles Rob Corddry's medical spoof Childrens Hospital. [18/25 Apr 2014, p.102] show more

  • Ms. Reilly, who is otherwise appealing, brings an all-too-steady intensity to the role of Catherine--a kind that makes it hard to tell, on occasion, whether the doctor is on her medication or off it. That aside, and despite some madly improbable adventures in the hospital's brain-surgery unit, creator Amy Holden Jones and team have delivered a Black Box whose content is both smart and seductive. show more

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