Mental: Preview of Episode 1.4 "Manic at the Disco"
Mental: Preview of Episode 1.4 "Manic at the Disco"
Glenn Diaz
Glenn Diaz
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
On tonight's episode of Fox medical-themed series Mental, an eight-year-old boy suffering from bipolar disorder whose life is consumed by a video game in his head.  He is brought to the hospital and secluded after an incident involving a knife.   Turns out, the incident was really a suicide attempt. Everything was OK until the boy bolts from the psych ward.  As can be expected, eccentric psychiatrist Jack (Chris Vance) realizes that the only way to help him is if he plays along a video game that exists only in the boy's head.

Elsewhere on the Mental episode, Nora (Annabellla Sciorra) discovers that her teenage daughter is posting provocative pictures of herself on the Internet.  Finally, Jack continues to search for his mentally ill sister who he thinks just might be living on the streets of Los Angeles.

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On Mental, Dr. Jack Gallagher is the unorthodox Director of Mental Health Services in a Los Angeles hospital. He has developed a high sensitivity about the minds of his patients - so he sees reality they way these so-called crazy people do.  This special ability leads him to strange treatments for them, causing serious conflicts with his boss Nora, who, as things would have it, also happens to be an ex.  Completing the cast are Jacqueline McKenzie as Jack's sexy rival Veronica, Derek Webster as goody two-shoes resident Carl, and Nicholas Gonzalez as women-obsessed junior resident Arturo.

Guest stars include Warren Kole as Rylan Moore, Billy Unger as Conor Stephens, Amy Stewart as Dania Stephens, Holt McCallany as Ian Stephens, Kay Panabaker as Aysnley Skoff, Livia Trevino as Maria, Gino Montesinos as Jesus, and Candice Cole as Margaret Belle.

Catch "Manic at the Disco" tonight 9pm on Fox.

- Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Fox
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