April 5th, 1997 :: episode #121

The Body Electric

Dr. Mike and the townspeople excitedly welcome the famous writer and poet Walt Whitman to Colorado Springs until rumors about his personal life begin to circulate.

When Dr. Cook brings to light the rumor about Whitman preferring the company of men, Preston, who is playing host to Whitman, abruptly cancels the poet's reading, the townspeople shun him, and even Dr. Mike finds herself acting with suspicion when she learns that Whitman has taken Brian under his journalistic wing. Brian befriends him and does a series of interviews for the Gazette. Dr. Mike encourages Whitman to send for his "comrade", knowing that it's the only thing that will bring happiness back into his life.