via press release:
TWO WORLDS INTERSECT IN A DRAMATIC “BOSTON MED” FINALE THAT FEATURES
ONLY THE SECOND FACE TRANSPLANT EVER PERFORMED IN THE U.S.
They would have never crossed paths. Joseph Helfgot is a high powered Hollywood marketing executive and James Maki is a down on his luck Vietnam vet who destroyed his face in a drug-addled subway fall. Helfgot hoped for a surgery that would extend his life and mend his ailing heart. Instead, it is Maki who gets the second chance. Maki owes his new lease on life to both Helfgot and the brilliant plastic surgeon, Dr. Bo Pomahac, once a political refugee who arrived in this country without a penny to his name — never thinking that he would one day make medical history. A powerful story about two men, their will to live, the families who love them, and how loss can be transformed into a kind of victory. The Season Finale of “Boston Med” airs THURSDAY, AUGUST 12 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. A trailer for this episode can be viewed here.
Picking up where “Hopkins” left off, “Boston Med” travels to a city renowned for medical excellence and home to three superb American hospitals: Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Children’s Hospital. Over four months, ABC cameras had unparalleled access to hospital staffs and patients. From operating rooms to end-of-life meetings, “Boston Med” explores the culture of doctors and nurses and the conversations that happen outside the patient’s earshot. This unsparing look at the ups and downs of hospital care holds many surprises for viewers.
Terence Wrong is producer and executive producer. Rudy Bednar is senior executive producer. Sedika Mojadidi and Carl Hansen are supervising producers of “Boston Med.”