the scientist said, "this heart is just an organ
"like anything else, it has its purpose:
"circulating my blood round and round again"
not one for moonlit walks or frivolously lengthy talks
or similies involving the atlantic
the scientist said, "i'm not much of a romantic"
& when the scientist, he fell in love
he said, "these chemicals are complicated
"this chemistry is overrated"
the scientist snapped his medical gloves
turned to the rats in their cage
said, "i have knowledge; wisdom's coming with age"
the scientist said, "this is quite unlike me
"but recently i-- that is to say--
"well, i can't help but notice your eyes are like the deep blue sea"
the scientist grew roses in test tubes and vials
and the scientist smiled a carefree smile
'cause the scientist knew the statistics
knew he'd get hurt, knew that love can die
but the scientist said, "anything's worth a try"
the way this arc incorporated music into the mystery/storytelling in a way that carried through the podcast with clues in music is just very good, and the songs are so fun to listen to. the mood shift in hodge podge captures the whimsically malicious vibe of that robot encounter so perfectly. tadp0le