Why ‘Dr Death’ Showrunner Used Dual Timelines to Unravel Duntsch’s ‘Occam’s Razor’ Email

Why ‘Dr Death’ Showrunner Used Dual Timelines to Unravel Duntsch’s ‘Occam’s Razor’ Email
(Warning: This post, which was originally published July 16, contains spoilers through the finale of “Dr. Death.”)

In Peacock’s limited series “Dr. Death,” the existence and significance of the email Dr. Christopher Duntsch (portrayed by Joshua Jackson) sends to his nurse and lover Kim Morgan (Grace Gummer) the night before he performs an ill-fated spinal surgery on his friend Jerry Summers (Dominic Burgess) is revealed much earlier than the letter’s actual contents.

Due to the twisty nature of the based-on-true-events show’s dual timelines detailing Duntsch’s horrifying missteps as a neurosurgeon and his subsequent trial for the crimes against his patients, viewers get even more teases about how vital the email, which has the subject line “Occam’s Razor,” is going to be for putting Duntsch behind bars before we have enough evidence to understand why.

The reason for all of this build-up to the email’s delusions
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