The Outer Limits: Season 4, Episode 1

Criminal Nature (23 Jan. 1998)

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Genetically enhanced children who grew up to become monsters are committing murders. Ray Venable has a "secret" son with GRS, injects himself with a serum to temporarily enhance his sensory abilities in order to hunt him.

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Detective Ray Venable
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Detective Renfro
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Dylan Venable
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Marie Venable
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Carolyn
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Jesse Venable
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Lt. O'Neill
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Mayor Grant
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Earth in the not-too-distant future is having to deal with the results of genetic engineering that began some ten years before. While it benefited most who underwent the treatment some of the children suffered genetic rejection syndrome, GRS, and are now mutants. These children have now grown up with enhanced capabilities but are prone to crime and violence. Detective Ray Venable heads the police department's GRS unit and is shocked to learn that the latest attack was by his eldest son Dylan who was given away to an organization who promised to care for him. In fact the children were sent to labor camps and they have no idea what may have happened to him in the intervening ten years. Feeling the need to find Dylan, he injects himself with a drug to genetically enhance his senses. It doesn't quite go as planned. Written by garykmcd

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GRS was featured in a previous episode. Parents who wanted their children to raise their physical and mental quotients went to a doctor to have an injection while the child was in the womb. Sometimes this procedure failed and the children became deformed and homicidal. Now some of these children, wielding special powers, are loose on society. A middle aged cop who has a gifted son but also one whose procedure failed, is known as the best hunter of these GSR victims. In the process, he encounters Dylan, his deformed son, and has the task of apprehending or killing him. It doesn't work so well because of his limited abilities to keep up with the beast like person. So Ray, the police officer, injects himself with the stuff that caused Dylan's condition. We know, because we've been here before, that this is going to end badly. The stuff is reversible if treated in time and if too much isn't used. The greatest danger is to the mother and the little brother because of Dylan's resentment. The ultimate confrontation is on its way. This episode left me fairly cold.


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