Joe was already two cans short of a six-pack.
Indeed. Seppuku with a butter knife. Yuck.
And then McCoy says, "That kind of man doesn't give up." The episode didn't give us much time to know the character, but he didn't strike me as a fighter. I'd say Joe's six-pack was missing the plastic rings, too. I mean, he compromises his isolation suit, notices the stink on his hand, then doesn't say anything about the contamination?
Is there a "no pinhead left behind" mandate at the academy?