He said that in the video below. I assume it’s because Harper saw a young child who just ingested poison and he desperately sought a way to induce vomiting.
Also, based on the looks on their faces, do you not expect them to hold up a newspaper with today’s date on it as some sort of proof-of-life thing? Watch McCutchen’s eyes. If he blinks twice, he’s trying to send a message out without his captors noticing it:
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