Brian goes down to Alexis’ apartment to tell her he wants her to leave the Drake and quit her job as Louise’s assistant. Crazy Alexis tells him not to play hard to get, and by the way, the universe wants them together. In time he’ll see it himself. But Brian says that is all in Alexis’ head and he wants her out of his life. As he leaves, Alexis asks if he’s written anything good lately. He hesitates and she asks if he didn’t get “hot” (writing-wise) after the first time they made love. Brian calls her insane and says that has nothing to do with her.
Jane is looking at the picture of herself as a kid and has a flashback of the ceiling closing after she started going down the spiral staircase. Suddenly she hides the necklace and picture again and decides to go find Julian. I love how she can come and go at will in the “secure” wing that houses violent insane people.
She looks through the little window slot and doesn’t immediately see Julian, but she sees red writing on the wall – is it blood? – that looks like some kind of hieroglyphics.
“Be sure to drink your Ovaltine”
All of a sudden, she notices Julian in what looks like a straitjacket, hanging. They are big on hanging on this show. Even though he’s supposed to be dead, he opens his eyes and says “you shouldn’t have come here.” So what’s your point, Julian?
Brian’s at his desk, reading over his pages. Lou comes in wearing a bathrobe, post-shag, and says “that was nice.” She paws him a little, but Brian is distracted. Louise asks if he’s okay. He says he just needs to get back to work, and she offers to make lunch. Brian types, but the computer won’t work. He pounds on the keyboard, but nothing happens. He tries to write longhand with a pen, but all the pens he tries are out of ink. He tries a pencil, but it breaks! Ruh-roh!
Jane is back in her room, copying – in crayon – the hieroglyphics she saw in Julian’s room.
Henry comes to visit and Jane tells him she still can’t remember anything that happened to her. She mentions how another patient killed himself in the security ward last night. Henry wants to know how she knows and she admits that she sneaked in there to see if the guy knew anything about her situation. Henry clearly thinks she’s NUTS, but Jane insists she’s not sick.
Shaw is still getting beat up. Suddenly, he starts hallucinating that his dead dad is there talking to him. The dad says he’s sorry he never came back for little Victor or Victor’s mom. He says there’s no excuse and he hopes Shaw will forgive him. Shaw says of course he will. Victor’s dad says they’re both in danger, and the only thing to do is give Gavin what he wants because he still owes Gavin and they are running out of time. Where is the box? Shaw says he gave it to the priest where his mom is buried. Victor’s dad crumbles away and all of a sudden he turns into Gavin. Gavin says he knows Victor’s mom is buried at St. Thomas’ church – as is the red box. Shaw realizes he’s been played and says, “Damn you, Doran!” And don’t forget to curse those meddling kids, while you’re at it.