Horatio and Alexx are in no rush. They're standing in the observation bay, looking down at Carl Aspen, who's looking worse by the second. In terms of decomposition and gruesomeness, he's definitely blowing the corpse curve. Alexx notes, "It's eating through his flesh." Just to make her feel better, Horatio muses, "Odorless, tasteless and invisible." Alexx replies, "Too many neutrons to stabilize the atom. All those atoms ripping apart, releasing energy." We get a TMIcam that actually goes down to the subatomic level -- a new record, unless there's a case in which Horatio's knowing the difference between an up quark and a down quark solves the crime -- and we see all the neutrons whizzing around like sociopaths at a speed-dating event. As much as I normally applaud the use of the TMIcam to add visual impact to the science lesson of the week, frankly, this one feels a little showy. Alexx muses, "It makes you wonder what it's done to us." I know what it's done -- I saw The Day After. I couldn't sleep for three days after watching that; my entire generation didn't grow up on duck and cover drills, but we did get to see Steve Guttenberg lose all his hair in a post-nuclear fallout, so the psychic damage is there. Anyway, Horatio's got other things to worry about: "I just hope [the radiation] hasn't rearranged our DNA."
Episode Report CardSobell: B- | 745 USERS: B-
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