Written By Neal Baer
Directed By Alex Zakrzewski
The team searches for a serial killer (Richard Thomas) who justifies his crimes with paranoid religious motivation set on by a rapidly deteriorating medical condition. Even though she knows that he has been driven to kill, his wife (Karen Allen) begs the prosecutors to show leniency because of his condition (Neurosyphilis).
- For Want of a Nail: The killers syphilis got worse and infected his brain because a long time ago, it was detected early when he had applied for health insurance, but the company denied him for having a preexisting condition and then failed to notify him or the public health department for no other reason than penny pinching. As a result, a syphilis infection that would have been cured with antibiotics years ago is now terminal.