Theranos Whistleblowers Are Ready to Expose 'Bad Science' in 'The Dropout' (EXCLUSIVE CLIP)

Erika Cheung (Camryn Mi-young Kim) and Tyler Shultz (Dylan Minnette​) finally get their time to shine in 'The Dropout' Episode 6.
by Danielle Turchiano — 

Dylan Minnette and Camryn Mi-young Kim in 'The Dropout'


If you know the true story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos, you may have spent the first five episodes of Hulu's limited series adaptation, The Dropout, waiting to watch her empire crumble. 

Well, wait no further: The sixth episode, titled "Iron Sisters," features Theranos employees Erika Cheung (Camryn Mi-young Kim) and Tyler Shultz (Dylan Minnette) raising concerns about the company, and Metacritic has obtained an exclusive clip of that momentous moment, which you can watch below.

In the clip, Erika already confided in Tyler that she learned results of real patients' blood tests are being altered, and now she is ready to sound the alarm with her higher-ups within Theranos. Although Tyler is a little more hesitant about how to proceed and the timing of when to do so, he stands beside her, and they both end up explaining they can't just "cherry-pick" data or otherwise alter the results of their testing.

When they are told to delete "outliers" from the tests, Erika notes that "it seems to me [an outlier] is just a data point that isn't doing what you want it to do" and that there are outliers in every data set, which implies the technology is not working.

Although it was Holmes who was found guilty of four federal counts of fraud for the way Theranos misrepresented and manipulated what it could do in the field of blood testing, this clip certainly explores how those who worked for her were guilty of some things, too.

"It's wrong. It's bad science," Erika says in the clip.

Cheung and Shultz became whistleblowers, and going forward, The Dropout will explore the ins and outs of that process, from the threats made against them, to the people they thought would be in their corner that weren't, and the perhaps surprising allies who were.

The Dropout comes from creator and showrunner Liz Meriwether, based on the podcast of the same title, and stars Amanda Seyfried as Elizabeth. Naveen Andrews stars as Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani, with the ensemble cast also including Utkarsh Ambudkar, Kate Burton, Michel Gill, LisaGay Hamilton, William H. Macy, Elizabeth Marvel, Laurie Metcalf, Alan Ruck, Sam Waterston, and Michaela Watkins.

Read more about The Dropout in Metacritic's interview with the creative team behind the show.

The eight-episode show streams new episodes Thursday on

leading up to its finale on April 7.