Kirk and Hell'n-a-Handbasket are in some room decorated with lots of objets d'art. One thing even looks like a Trojan helmet. Groan. Spock comms Kirk to say that the Sweaty-Toothed Madman is growing even more agitated and seems to think that Kirk is in danger. "Well, that's foolish!" Hell'n-a-Handbasket exclaims. Spock asks Kirk to repeat himself, as he didn't quite hear him. "Tell McCoy the technical expert he sent along with me insists that any concern is unjustified," Kirk says. He tells Spock that Adams told them the Sweaty-Toothed Madman brought about his current condition all by his lonesome. Hell'n-a-Handbasket says that the Sweaty-Toothed Madman has blown some fuses in his brain because of his prolonged exposure to the NN, so it's no surprise he's having delusions. Bones says he understands, but they are still concerned, and Spock wants to know when they'll come home. Kirk thinks they'll spend the night there. Of course. "No!" the Sweaty-Toothed Madman yells from Sickbay. Spock and Bones look at him and then get back to Kirk, asking him to check in every four hours. Kirk agrees, and hangs up. "Come, let me clutch thee: I have thee not, and yet I see these still!" Dr. Mathra continues in his monologue, carrying in a big bag of Styrofoam popcorn. In Sickbay, the Sweaty-Toothed Madman is very disconcerted by Kirk's decision to stay on the planet. Bones holds up a hypo, but the Sweaty-Toothed Madman begs not to be drugged out and pleads with them to listen. He gets across that Dr. Adams will destroy Kirk. There's something about this guy's acting...yes, he reminds me of Kirk Douglas after his stroke. Spock wants to know how, but all the Sweaty-Toothed Madman says is, "Right. Death."
Episode Report CardKeckler: C | 323 USERS: C+
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