A friend of Quincy's escapes captivity and torture and runs to Quincy's boat, but keels over and dies before Quincy can reach him. Quincy loads the man into his official car and takes him to the hospital, where he performs an autopsy on him with no witnesses. The autopsy reveals the man was savagely beaten in the stomach and died of internal hemorrhaging. But when Quincy returns the next day to the morgue, the man's body has been stolen, along with all of the records except for Quincy's tape-recorded comments while performing the autopsy. Quincy begins to suspect that maybe the man wasn't beaten by mobsters -- and in fact that maybe he wasn't beaten at all. He wants to do toxicology tests, but there is no tissue remaining -- or is there?
Did You Know?
The apartment seen in this would be reused again in the subsequent episode, "Tissue of Truth ". See more
When Quincy and Monahan goes to the apartment of the fake Hopgood, Quincy should have told Monahan that since he knew the real Hopgood, he knew that the other guy was an impostor and they therefore had grounds to arrest the impostor for any number of reasons. See more