At that point RM -- radiation management -- comes in, kitted out in the full gear, and Adam Baldwin says, "You waiting for us?" Horatio speaks for the dozens of devoted Firefly fans nationwide as he says, "You better believe it." The RM team waves the Geiger counter around, and it crackles enthusiastically when it's waved over Carl. Horatio uses the intercom to tell the trained radiation professionals the source of the radiation. Adam Baldwin replies, "Ooh, hot hand. Medium radiation. Let's make this sucker safe." After a brief TMIcam shot wherein we see glowing purple particles swirling around to illustrate the radiation, the safety dance begins -- Unnamed Flunkie #2 wheels over a cart with two cylinders on it, and the RM team then performs a process that looks a lot like giving Carl a paraffin treatment, except that Carl currently has no skin on his hands, and nobody's in any hurry to remove his hands from the goo. Alexx and Horatio watch as the team maneuvers Carl's hands into the containers, then fills the containers via an old coffeemaker. She asks what's in the coffeemaker, and Horatio replies, "Cerrobend, a soft alloy." "Neutralizes the radioactive particles," Adam Baldwin -- or, as he's known in the closed captioning, DeSoto -- interrupts. He then notices that Horatio and Alexx are just kind of hanging out, and invites them to go take a shower, Silkwood-style. Horatio nods, "Roger that." It must be killing him not to be totally in charge of the situation.
Episode Report CardSobell: B- | 745 USERS: B-
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