After the break, Sister Jude sees Charlotte Brown, the former "Anne Frank," being led back into Briarcliff, screaming and thrashing. Dr. Arden looks on and is quite troubled by her reappearance. He finds her in her cell -- in a scene filmed so all we see is Arden's silhouette from the doorway projected onto the concrete wall. The direction in this episode is showy as hell, but this is the rare series whose subject matter can accommodate it. Anyway, Arden lords over her as she cowers in the corner and scoffs that she's not too tough without her gun.
Meantime, Sister Jude's in her office, asking the husband why he brought her back so soon. He's at the end of his rope already. He thought if he brought her home, she'd get better, but her problems have only intensified. We see Creep-o-Vision of Charlotte throwing a glass at her husband and later dealing with a crying baby by trying to smother it with a pillow. Her husband tells Sister Jude how scared he is, for him and his child. He says Charlotte needs the care of a good doctor, like the one who spoke to them the other day. Sister Jude gets pissy, as she always does when someone requests Thredson's services, but she calls for Frank to bring him in.
Lana is cowering underneath a staircase, waiting for the clock to tick to 6 PM. Right on time, Dr. Thredson appears with his box full of things -- I guess it's his last day -- and tells her the grand plan is to, um, just walk out the door. Lana's all, "That's it?" But Thredson has magic powers of misdirection, like when he lights the front guard's cigarette to distract him as Lana exits the door.
Elsewhere, Mr. Brown sadly shuffles down the corridor towards his wife's cell, but as he goes to open the door, Arden exits. Brown notices the cane and guesses that this is the doctor his wife shot. He apologizes on her behalf and thanks him for not pressing charges. Arden icily agrees with Brown's assessment that his wife is out of his mind, but he says he has no plans to seek punitive measures -- not when there's a much more "humane" remedy available. Brown doesn't say anything, but he's clearly listening. Arden says they could perform the procedure tonight, in fact, and have Charlotte go home with him a "new woman." What's most reassuring about this plan is how Arden has to keep wiping away the blood that is dripping off his vampire teeth when he talks about it.