Magazine article Tablet Magazine

Fake Zeke Emanuel

Magazine article Tablet Magazine

Fake Zeke Emanuel

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The youngest Emanuel brother, Hollywood superagent Ari, has been fictionalized on HBO's Entourage as Jewish Hollywood superagent Ari Gold. The middle Emanuel brother, Chicago mayor and former political consultant Rahm, has been fictionalized on CBS's The Good Wife as Jewish political consultant Eli Gold. There is little doubt that TNT is getting the following pitch based on the eldest Emanuel brother, oncologist and bioethicist Ezekiel, or "Zeke."

DO NO HARM This hour-long drama follows Amos Gold, 40ish, a quiet genius of a brain surgeon at Boston's Charles University Hospital (essentially Mass General, with Charles being an MIT/Harvard amalgam), who is also a serious bioethicist: He has received both an M.D. and a philosophy Ph.D. (like Zeke!). In the E.R., he is known as Aim, a reference also to his brilliant precision with a scalpel; on the street, where he allows his fierce competitive streak to show itself in pick-up basketball games, he is known as "Mo;" only Priscilla Whartley, his bohemian-chic ex-girlfriend who is the daughter of a wealthy African-American Boston family but is now a philosophy professor at Charles, calls him "Amos." She is always pulling for him to leave his surgical persona behind in favor of the eternal philosophy grad student she believes him to beand which, just perhaps, he truly is. Get Ben Shenkman to play Amos; second choice, Zeljko Ivanek. Maya Rudolph for Priscilla.

The pilot finds Gold in great grief: His longtime best friend, Eric, has just died of a brain tumor. …

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