Slip Slidin' Away
Season 3 | Episode 306 | Aired 11/04/2009
Naomi meets Dr. Gabriel Fife. He’s a brilliant, arrogant, wheelchair-bound specialist who has designed a technique that improves the success rate for complex implantations in high risk groups such as little people. Curtis and Sally Donovan want to have a dwarf baby and Dr. Fife says, “We’re going to give it to them.”
Naomi has no intention of “designing” a baby and says so to her boss, William, who hired Fife behind her back. William says he isn’t asking her to accept him, he’s telling her. Even though she’s being asked to do a procedure she finds morally wrong, Naomi is having trouble confronting Fife because he’s in a wheelchair. So she decides to try to change the minds of the patients. But the Donovans make a compelling argument for the procedure.