Stone places the Buffalo rat on the shelf next to the dead monkey. The shelf retracts into an elevator shaft, and the elevator doors close. A green mist fills the elevator chamber as the shelf descends with the dead animals.
Dr. Stone removes his eyeglasses.
“Run an initial vector study, Charlie,” says Stone, “Find out how the disease enters the body.”
Dutton continues to stare into the empty specimen room.
“Charlie?” says Stone.
“Yes,” says Dutton. “Yes, the vector study first, then autopsy.” He looks again into the specimen room, and then back at Stone. “Incredible,” says Dutton, shaking his head.
As he leaves, Leavitt stops him. “Dutton,” says Leavitt, “Be careful. Let our distinguished surgeon handle the knife.”
“Fine, but not for a while,” says Hall. “First, I’m a pediatrician and a geriastrist.” Hall leaves with Dutton.
Stone puts his hand on Leavitt’s shoulder. “Take it easy,” says Stone. “Charlie will have a technician.”
The scene shifts to the “Miscellaneous” room, where Hall’s two patients are. The baby is crying.