While Gigi & Nate isn't perfect, it does deliver what it promises for the most part

Specifically, a young, newly quadriplegic man and his service monkey.

Charlie Rowe, neither paralyzed nor American, but convincing in both roles, interacts with Allie the monkey in this episode

A compelling portrait is painted of how these trainable capuchins interact with humans who are unable to move.

Allie believed Rowe needed help, so he never presented as abled in front of her.

Director Nick Hamm surely could have found an actual disabled actor for the role despite Rowe's fame

That humongous issue aside, Rowe’s interactions with Allie remain considerably charming, 

A man and monkey can (probably) be best friends, you'll believe.