Advertisements My fears are being realized. Sterling will get the coffee stain analyzed and they'll figure out how to save Martinez. Aughhhh! Why couldn't the aliens concoct a poison that killed him quickly? As I said before it is just to piss me off. Also, they sure seemed to make the 1918 flu kill those people very quickly. I'm not an epidemiologist, but I'm pretty sure it still takes at least a few days if not a week or more. And according to Wikipedia the mortality rate was only 10-20%, but the overall infection rate was about a third of the world population. Doesn't seem like a good choice for a weapon to wipe out humanity.