The Let's Play Archive

Trauma Center: Second Opinion

by Opendork

Part 37: 3: Relapse

Chapter 6-3: Relapse

I believe that "Relapse" was considered as a possible title before the name "Second Opinion" was chosen.

Owen: His vitals are relatively stable, but we have no idea how long that will last. The Chiral reaction indicates Tetarti, and we know it's in his liver. However, the tests... Excersize every precaution. This strain seems unusually contagious.

Angie: I've updated his chart. We have a lot of experience treating this GUILT, and will proceed as normal.

Miller: If you require any additional tools, don't hesitate to let me know. I believe you'll find our facilities to be state of the art. I'm expecting a flawless performance!

Derek: We'll do our best.

Naomi: I'm going to be observing this one from the monitoring station. I'm interested to see what your Healing Touch is like, Stiles.

Oh god please don't make do Tetarti again.

I didn't find any Lyans'. I did find a Lyons on ER, but he started in 2008, which is after this game was released. There's also a doctor-turned-writer of medical dramas named CJ Lyons, but her first novel was released in 2008, as well.

Besides that, there was a David B. Lyons acting as "assistant location manager" on House. I didn't find anything that I really like.

Derek: Caduceus Europe's tests were correct. This is definitely Tetarti, although the symptoms are a little unusual.

Angie: Let's treat it normally, but be prepared in case anything unexpected happens. You can handle this, Doctor. I believe in you.

Derek: Yeah, you're right...

Angie: Are you feeling all right, Derek?

Derek: Sure. I'm fine.

Angie: Then, I'll keep you posted on anything unusual. You just concentrate on the procedure. The only problem we can anticipate with Tetarti are changes in its synchronicity.

Derek: Once we observe its movement pattern, that shouldn't be too much of an issue.

Angie: That's true. Let's hope we don't have to worry about anything beyond our objective:

- Exterminate the Tetarti cells.

I'm ready when you are.

Tetarti. Again.

Actually, this isn't as bad as it sounds. Watch and see.


This time, there are no diverticula to get rid of. Tetarti appears immediately. First hit is normal.

The second time, they go completely crazy, and they don't show you their colors at all. Of course, they let out so much gas that you might not even have noticed if Angie didn't point it out.

Angie: Tetarti's never reacted that way before. Doctor? Are you all right?

Derek: Yeah. It just surprised me, is all.

The next time they come out, they're moving normally, but without the color. It takes a little longer to figure out which is which, but it's not hard.

Angie tells you to look at the mist AFTER you've done it twice. This is, unsurprisingly, not helpful in the least.

After this, they get much faster. It could even be described as difficult.

Another exchange about how Derek's feeling means you only have to get them twice more. Unfortunately, I managed to actually screw up and inject a wrong color, so things were looking pretty bad. I was actually about to lose on Tetarti!

If you want your XS, this is a good time to use the Healing Touch, so you can finish the operation fast enough for the time bonus. I used it because I needed it.[/I]

Angie: We'll have to look into it further once the patient is awake.

Savor this, the only time Tetarti is ever interesting.

As I said, you don't need to worry about missing this time.

In fact, I surprised myself with this.

Angie: Dr. Stiles, is there something wrong with the patient?

Derek: No-this is * cough * ugh...


Angie: Derek! What happened!?

Naomi: His symptoms...!

What symptoms? He just fell down.

Miller: This is bad! Order a Chiral test immediately! He... may have been infected.

End of Chapter 6-3

I'm sure nobody saw that coming.