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The team is split up to investigate two different cases. Connor, McCabe, and Powell are summoned to a Caribbean resort to investigate adults with a strange respiratory problem. Meanwhile, Durant and Rossi stays in Miami to investigate an illness of an old man.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x5
Production Number: 40547005
Airdate: Friday October 01st, 2004

Alternate Airdates:

NL (Veronica) Sep 06, 2009

Guest Stars
Adam Taylor GordonAdam Taylor Gordon
As Joey White
Andrea ThompsonAndrea Thompson
As Dr. Lois McCarthy
Corinne ReillyCorinne Reilly
As Leslie White
Deborah GeffnerDeborah Geffner
As Lucy Martin
Frank Novak (1)Frank Novak (1)
As Sherman
Gregory ItzinGregory Itzin
As Howard Lewson
Kavita PatilKavita Patil
As Dr. Ansuya Patel
Kayla Mae MaloneyKayla Mae Maloney
As Sabrina Martin
Mik ScribaMik Scriba
As Peter Smith
Peter OuterbridgePeter Outerbridge
As Clark White
Steve SeagrenSteve Seagren
As Ted Martin


Dr. Natalie Durant convinces Dr. Connor to take a case in which children are mysteriously a deadly muscle inflammation. The crew heads to Massachusetts and the immediate blame was putted on a factory that is possibly dumping the toxins that is infecting the children. It raises more suspicions on the factory when Dr. Miles McCabe finds a green colored toxin in one of the factory's site and the factory's owner is refusing to cooperate. Back in the lab, Dr. Durant finds a stunning commonality between all the infected children, they are all born through In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF). What are the odds of that? It is also concluded that the factory's toxin is not the cause of the children's infection, but the cause of the male worker's sperm count. Since the children's fathers is employed or was once employed at the factory, they became infected and therefore have trouble reproducing. ..

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Episode Notes
The episode was supposed to be aired on September 24, 2004. However about a week and a half before, a role needed to be recasted and reshoot.

A week and a half before this episode was aired, an episode from NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit have a similar plot with the same scenario of stolen embryos.

Ratings: 9.8 million viewers overall

Episode References
Dr. Durant realizes all the children are born through In-Viro Fertilization.

In-Vitro Fertilization: Using modern technology, doctors today can remove an egg from a woman if she has a damaged fallopian tube. Or, if a male has any problem with his sperms, a sperm may be removed to place it in a removed egg to be fertilize in a lab. The resulting embryo would then be placed in the mother's uterus. Bottom line, a chance for a couple to have a baby if one or both parents have some fertilization problems.

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