When David Bowman, a 21-year old living in a convalescent home, is found with a gunshot wound in the back of his head, the police suspect murder. But, Quincy finds GSR on David's hands, consistent with suicide. Quincy's old friends, Dr. Ciotti and his son, Tony, (the father and the young man suffering with Tourette's Syndrome from an earlier episode) visit Quincy. Tony was good friends with David and Tony is certain he committed suicide. The reason for David's suicide is he was suddenly deprived of L5-HTP, the orphan experimental drug, which, for the first time since age 15, was allowing David to live a normal life, with a job, a girlfriend and his writing. But, Dr. Styer, his physician, was forced to stop giving his patients L5-HTP because production on the drug stopped. It is not profitable for pharmaceutical companies to test, manufacture and keep statistics on post-production side effects on drugs used by only a small percentage of the population. These companies are, as they ... Written by
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Rather than using stock footage, the producers hired 500 extras for the protest march scenes featured in this episode. Many of the extras suffered from rare diseases and were disabled. See more