Hours before a General Irving is scheduled to arrive to check up on the project for a funding review, the 'New & Improved' version of Michael Wiseman inexplicably goes into a catatonic state. Dr. Morris tries in vain to diagnose and revive him, but nothing in Micheal's original medical records provides any clue. The General is impatient and considering pulling the plug on the program unless Dr. Morris will agree to put a new brain in his body. Flashbacks to Micheal's old life, where he experiences the same kind of temporary unconsciousness. To avoid worrying Lisa, he hadn't gone to his usual doctor and kept the events secret.