Just watched on Netflix. I didn't expect a fucking medical show to be so pro-trans but why am I surprised anymore.
Biologically male transgender teenage patient (under 18) presents with testicular issues in one of them. Patient character, Quinn, is played by a RL trans-identified male actor (because of course, because the woke crowd would have gone after them otherwise).
Wants to have both testicles removed to prevent "becoming a boy". Talks about puberty blockers and already wanting both balls removed during "gender confirmation surgery" in the future once they turn of age. Thinks having kids is "ew". Scathingly calls "cis people" and if "she" "wants kids in the future, I'll just adopt."
Parents characters are very pro-trans and supportive. Staunchly regurgitate TRA talking points in hurt, emotional voices, "she knew since she was three. She liked playing with dolls. When we made her dress up as a boy, she became reclusive and depressed. She tried to kill herself." strong wHy cAnT yOu jUsT bE KiNd vibes
Grandmother is based GC but also presented as a shallow one dimensional, stereotypical "TERF bitch" that constantly mIsGeNdErS the trans teen, loudly says being trans is being fake, is against everything the trans teen wants and scoffs loudly and rudely at everything. Has no tact filter or empathy. Very strongly against lopping off the healthy ball because Quinn is a literal child and is not capable of making decisions that will affect his future as an adult. Playing with dolls doesn’t make Quinn a girl. Is portrayed as completely emotionally shaken when the parents drop the suicide bomb, like that one statement changes everything.
Doctors are affirmative and the show leans strongly towards "TRANS RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS" "USE HER PRONOUNS, YOU BIGOT" vibes.
The main character, Dr Shaun Murphy, is a character with autism and for the first half of the show is shown mIsgEnDeRiNg Quinn, clearly not understanding why everyone ia tiptoeing around this and using "she/her" when the LITERAL SUBJECT MATTER IS ABOUT MALE TESTICLES. Also presented in previous episodes: that Shaun doesn’t like lying and he doesn’t have enough awareness to be tactful, so almost everything out of his mouth are truth bombs.
There's a decent section where the head doctors agree about removing a healthy organ being elective surgery than necessary surgery and acknowledge Quinn's suicide risks, as well acknowledging as the grandmother's point about keeping fertility options for the future (and because Quinn is still fucking underage). Quinn suddenly experiences testicular torsion. In the snap decision that needs to be made, the parents are finally convinced and agree to ask the surgeons to only remove the affected testicle instead.
And at the end, after Quinn has a hissy fit about not having both balls removed like he wanted. Blabs again about how he'll get them both removed in the future anyway. Doctor grudgingly agrees to be there for him when the time comes. Shaun ends up using she/her for the patient and seems to have accepted and become a TRA.
Like just what the fuck even. I particularly hate how the GC grandmother was portrayed. And apparently there's more trans crap shoved in after this episode? Just fuck everything about this.