[S3E16] Autopsy _BEST_
After that, Shaun heads straight to Carly (Jasika Nicole) and asks her permission to do the autopsy. She is head of the pathology department after all. While Shaun performs the autopsy, the two finally talk about their break-up and find their closure.
When Dr. Shaun Murphy makes an emotional confession, the result may not be as desired. Meanwhile, he becomes obsessed with performing an autopsy on a Jane Doe, which challenges his relationships at the hospital; and Dr. Claire Browne, Dr. Morgan Reznick and Dr. Marcus Andrews treat a male college student with a mysterious split personality disorder.
Persuading Dr. Park by evoking some of his police detective skills, Shaun solicits a trace of a tiny hummingbird tattoo on the victim. The results lead to a revelation that she is Maribel Vantene, once married to a wealthy husband. The happy couple hosted fund-raising soirées for the needy and had a cherished son, Jules. Since Shaun cannot persuade Dr. Melendez, Dr. Lim or other supervisors to grant him an autopsy, he and Dr. Park go to the family residence to find Jules.
Shaun grows desperate and makes another plea when he observes Jules leaving. He frantically accosts him in his car, with Dr. Park had to restrain him with all his strength. This time, Jules calls the police, and Shaun is taken to jail. Thankfully, Park pulls some strings, and Dr. Glassman comes to get Shaun released. Dr. Park reiterates that this behavior is about letting Carly go, not an autopsy.
As a last resort, he goes to Carly's door, seeking her intervention. He explains that he knows that Maribel didn't die from her carotid issue alone and that he cannot do what Carly asked until the autopsy is done.
The Fringe team is called to the scene of a robbery of a metal depository; the body of one of the thieves, shot by a security guard, inexplicably floats off the ground, while a second culprit has gotten away. They find that the thief has taken off with a supply of osmium, one of the densest elements, and an autopsy later reveals that the dead thief's body is filled with the metal. Tracking a security card on the body, they enter a warehouse where they find the second culprit, dead, along with the bodies of several more people, all of them paraplegic. Walter (John Noble) notes that the physical properties of osmium (both gravitational and thermal) have been reversed, and by melting the osmium collected from the first victim using liquid nitrogen, they detect the presence of the rarer element lutetium, typically only present in meteorites.
The Fringe team is called to the scene of a robbery of a metals repository; the body of Koenig, one of the thieves, shot by a security guard, inexplicably floats off the ground, while a second culprit has gotten away. They find that the thief has taken off with a supply of osmium, one of the heaviest elements, and an autopsy later reveals that the dead thief's body is filled with the metal. Tracking a security card on the body, they enter a warehouse where they find the second culprit Bill, dead, along with the bodies of several more people, all of them paraplegic. Walter Bishop identifies the physical behavior of osmium has been reversed, and by melting the osmium collected from the first victim using liquid nitrogen, they find the presence of the rarer element lutetium, typically only present in meteorites.
In autopsy, Doc Robbins marvels at the sight of a stake embedded in someone's head. With Grissom's help, he's able to remove it. The doc says that stake probably kept Alex alive and allowed him to drive; a centimeter or two to the left or right would've caused him to bleed out on the spot. Grissom notes that Alex probably would've died in surgery had he stayed alive.
In the police station, Tavian's girlfriend doesn't want the coroner cutting up Isaiah's body. Tavian tells Catherine that he's taking the body; however, she tells him that in a case like this, an autopsy is mandatory. There may be evidence on the body that leads to the killer. Tavian angrily walks away, frustrated that he's no longer in charge.
In autopsy, Doc Robbins tells Catherine that there's no apparent cause of death. Foam around the mouth could indicate pulmonary edema, and the doc finds bruising around the lower extremities and the knees. He notes that the bruises are a few days old. The body has a bruise around the chest that extends to the back. Doc Robbins is familiar with the type of injury and asks if rope was found at the crime scene, but Catherine tells him they haven't found the scene yet. Meanwhile, Warrick is tape-lifting Isaiah's sweatshirt when he finds an odd fiber.
At the same time, Shaun's obsession with performing an autopsy on a Jane Doe challenges his relationships with the hospital staff. His insistence on performing the autopsy tests the patience of his colleagues, and his refusal to give up on the case shows his determination and commitment to his profession. Despite the difficulties he faces, Shaun perseveres and is ultimately successful. 041b061a72