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(2016) Bull

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Role: Kerry Ketchum
Rating: TV-14
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Language: English
Network: CBS
Running Time: 44 min
Production Location: New York City
Production Company: Amblin Television, Atelier Paul Attanasio, Stage 29 Productions, CBS Television Studios
Created by: Phil McGraw, Paul Attanasio
Produced by: Paul Attanasio, Phil McGraw, Jay McGraw, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Mark Goffman, Steven Spielberg, Rodrigo Garcia
Episode Title: 1.04 Callisto
Directed by: Dennis Smith
Written by: Jesse Stern
Air Date: October 18, 2016 (USA)
Rating/Share (18-49): 1.6/6
Viewers: 12.29 millions
Total: 2.4/16.46 millions
When young genius Kerry Ketchum (Barrett Doss) is accused of patent infringement upon developing a superior drug to treat hemophilia B, which her baby sister has, Bull and his team have to travel to the (fictional) West Texas town of Callisto, where the case will be tried. While facing strong odds against winning, given that the town always favors their local prosecution teams in patent cases, Bull must also face former adversary Diana Lindsay (Jill Flint), his opponent in the only previous case he did not win.


Barrett plays Kerry Ketchum, a 25 years old genius, with advanced degrees in chemistry and molecular biology without former medical training. She has devoted her life to finding a cure for her sister's disease so she developed a drug in her own small lab to help her sister who suffers from hemophilia B. Due to her saving her sisters life, she gets called the Angel Of Sacred Heart.

Quotes from this episode

Kerry: The challenge of hemophilia B is not just synthesizing a clotting factor. It's delivering that factor in a way the body won't reject. My sister's disease affects fewer than one in 50,000 people. There are some treatments, but it's not a big enough market for large pharmaceutical companies to invest in developing a cure. They'd call what I make an "orphan drug."
Bull: So you've done this out of love.
Kerry: I've devoted my entire life to a cure.
Marissa: But WindGen Pharmaceuticals claims that their patented hemophilia B treatment covers your invention.
Kerry: They haven't advanced that drug in 17 years. It has to be used once a week to have any effect. Mine lasts a year and doesn't wear off. Thousands of people could live better lives. That sound different enough to you?
Kerry: Maybe 'cause he's a heartless, money-grubbing old douche.
Kerry: No, that man promised me he would find a cure for my sister. And he didn't. So I-I finished the job.
Benny: It'll be viewed as unethical.
Kerry: It's perfectly ethical. Yes, my synthetic clotting factor's identical to his. And yes, I paired it with a protein to replicate the plasma inside the bloodstream, preventing antibodies from rejecting it. And yes, I got that from his research, too. But he didn't put them together.
Merle: Ms. Ketchum, is it true that your sister was a participant in Mr. Windemere's research study?
Kerry: Yes, and I followed his career since I was a kid. He inspired me to create this cure.
Merle: How did he inspire you?
Kerry: By failing. My sister tried his drug. Hell, he used her blood, my own sister's blood, to experiment.
Merle: And you were a witness to this?
Kerry: You know how scary it is, watching your baby sister, four years old, giving blood, when she is a hemophiliac? His drug worked for a little while, but... then her body got used to it and it wouldn't work anymore. It took me years, but I figured out how to make it keep working.
Merle: Using the same ingredients?
Kerry: There's a million way to combine flour, water, eggs, apples and sugar. But only one method works like the strudel at the diner.
Merle: So you're saying that you're a better cook than Errol Windemere?
Kerry: I'm a scientist. Unlike Mr. Windemere, I don't consider cost when I'm trying to save a life.
Kerry: No. I'm not telling you. He knows the recipe, and he still can't make it work. I'm not gonna let you sucker me into giving away my trade secrets. You're-You're here saying you're entitled to 20 years to figure it out. That's 20 years of people dying, while also claiming it's obvious. Obviously, it's not obvious.
Mr. Windemere: You have no right!
Kerry: You have no brains!
Mr. Windemere: You stole my work!
Kerry: You gave up on my sister!
Kerry: You don't know how to do what I did. Your patent comes up short, and I'll bet my sister's life this jury will see that.
Mr. Windemere: How is Kyra? What happened? I really do care about her, you know.
Kerry: She was pulling a shirt over her head walked through a plate glass sliding door. She thought it was open. 12 stitches. She thinks it's gonna be a cool scar.
Mr. Windemere: [sighs] I wish I could have made it last forever, instead of just temporarily.
Kerry: You were close. Started with your individualized protein methodology. Had to bond it with factor VIII.
Mr. Windemere: How? Did you separate the platelets from the plasma?
Kerry: Well, first, I produced platelet-rich plasma through differential centrifugation, adjusting the acceleration force to sediment the cellular constituents. But a second centrifugation concentrates the platelets in the smallest final plasma volume, leaving the platelets...
Mr. Windemere: The platelets in near-to-perfect isolation. Yes.
Kerry: That's the step you missed. That's what kept my sister alive.
Mr. Windemere: With all the time and money in the world, I wouldn't have figured that out. Very impressive. Nice work.

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