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The Descent of Man 

Nick and Riley investigate the case of a badly injured skydiver, while Dr. Langston investigates the death of a religious leader out in the desert.

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Storyline

Belgian tourist Pierre Delongue nearly died in his umpteenth sky dive, his equipment wasn't up to scratch, yet his team and its instructor are reputed for scrutiny. Nick's team works out what everybody is hiding and what happened. Langston's team is puzzled by the fate of a cult leader's corpse, found abandoned in the desert. Written by KGF Vissers

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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9 April 2009 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In this episode the scene where the victim "Holy Steve" is killed was filmed at "Vasquez Rocks", a famous film set used in many westerns and most notably featured in the episode Star Trek: Arena (1967). Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park is actually located in northern Los Angeles County, California. See more »

Goofs

One of the main plot points is that the ultralight plane was tracked on radar to near where the toxin was dropped and then back to the airport it came from. Almost all ultralight aircraft are too small and fly to low to the ground to show up on radar. See more »

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Captain Jim Brass: So, according to this, you said that you struck the Steven with his staff. You smote him. That isn't true, is it?
George: Yea - no.
Captain Jim Brass: What did you hit him with? Oh, it says here a large rock.
George: Yes.
Captain Jim Brass: No, wait a minute, the branch of a tree.
George: Yes.
Captain Jim Brass: No, a hockey stick.
George: Yes.
Captain Jim Brass: You didn't really kill Steven, did you?
George: No.
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References North by Northwest (1959) See more »

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