I was not feeling this episode at all.
We have seen Becker go out of his way to help patients before, so why did the writers think that having the patient lose his voice would be captivating in any way.
The episode lacked humour. Although, ALS is a serious and real problem that people face, the show is a comedy nonetheless. Thank God! Linda's bracelet was missing.
Overall, the episode could have been a lot better.