“No one has the right to end someone’s life.”

FIVE DAYS AT MEMORIAL begins 33 days after Hurricane Katrina and the devastating breaking of the levees in New Orleans. This episode continues the investigation of what caused 45 deaths at Memorial Hospital. 

With a warrant, the investigators can get inside the hospital. They now realize it was far worse than they had imagined. The stench of death was still prevalent everywhere. It made for a gruesome “crime” scene as they tried to find evidence of euthanasia. This story was all over the network news channels. It was something no one wanted to believe but had to know the truth about those harrowing first five days.   

FIVE DAYS AT MEMORIAL is intensely written. The doctors and nurses were claimed to be heroes or villains, but in the end, all roads lead to Dr. Pou (Vera Farmiga) and her two accomplices. It is compelling and challenging to watch. But we must not turn away. Hospitals are not perfect institutions. Bureaucracy is prevalent on every floor. So what is the plan for safe evacuations when disasters strike? 

FIVE DAYS AT MEMORIAL works so well because of the quality of the acting. It feels like ordinary humans trying to survive. Your heart aches for them because, you know, they are portraying real people. It is available to stream on APPLE TV+. 

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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