When an environmental scientist, Dr. Oscar Silva, is poisoned during a global warming symposium, Detectives Cyrus Lupo and Kevin Bernard initially suspect competitors from Dr. Silva's field of study. It is soon discovered that Dr. Silva is involved in a messy custody battle with his wife's ex-husband, Phillip Shoemaker and the focus of the investigation quickly shifts to the victim's family. Meanwhile, the case becomes personal for Cutter as it stirs up unpleasant memories from his own past. Written by
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The drug used to poison Oscar Silva is said to be Methylphenidate, better known by its brand name Ritalin. During his allocution, Nelson Lehman claims he mixed "twelve 500-milligram capsules" of Methylphenidate into Silva's cereal. However,the maximum amount that any single formulation Ritalin capsule or tablet contains is 60mg, and that is for a 24-hour extended-release formulation. The idea of a 500mg Methylphenidate capsule is ludicrous by itself, and in an individual prone to high blood pressure or aneurysm, would possibly cause death on its own. See more