Back at the hospital, the Doctor interrupts Paul's conversation with the FBI Agent and insists they operate on his damaged eye in order to avoid any further complications that might result from his injuries. Despite these warnings, Marion insists he finishes his story, whilst casually noting that he wouldn't mind suffering brain damage if it took away some of his bad memories.
At Murkoff's Rehabilitation Center, Pauline is questioned by the company's agents about Waylon Park & Simon Peacock's relationship and whereabouts. She temporarily pauses the discussion to verify their level of security clearance by mentioning the code "eskimo reuben". Seeing as the two agents are unaware of it, Glick states that Peacock is dead before proceeding with her story regarding Park.
On October 4, 2012, an anonymous employee at Mount Massive Asylum had filed a complaint to Murkoff's Human Resources department via email regarding the negligence of patience and staff's safety. The Pauls were sent in to find any potentially litigious dangers. Whilst investigating, Pauline develops curiosity for Murkoff's secrets and uses her clearance to access the Underground Lab where she discovers a disfigured Chris Walker locked behind a cell.
Moments later, Glick's greeted by Jeremy Blaire. Blaire gives her a quick tour of the lab, showcasing their massive project, with one of the candidates being strapped to the Morphogenic Engine. Having seen their activities, Jeremy informs her that it's crucial to make Marion understand the importance of their secrecy, seeing as Paul doesn't have the same level of clearance as her, noting that they need to "weed out any employees who aren't true believers".
Upon returning, Glick lies to Paul, claiming she didn't find anything out of the ordinary. The two then meet up with Michelle Haas, the I.T. specialist, to question her about their email system. Haas notes that anyone capable of redirecting messages through an onion router and bouncing them across several unindexed servers would have to be from corporate, before redirecting them to Richard Trager, head of business development.
List of characters in order of appearance:
- Paul Marion
- Pauline Glick
- Simon Peacock (Mentioned)
- Jeremy Blaire
- Chris Walker
- William Hope
- Michelle Haas
- Waylon Park (Silhouette)
- Richard Trager
- Alison Marion (Video Call)