Credits. I don't know. Like the show itself, the credits are neither fantastic nor terrible. Somehow, the creators of this show have succeeded in crafting the televisual equivalent of a shrug. Or, more accurately, of the entire mid-'90s.
Wacky bass line kicks back in as we open, two months later, on a shot of a cake emblazoned with the word "SANE." Jason Payne, having traded Armani for a comfy hoodie and jeans, blows out the candles on the cake. A circle of crazies applaud him, and he nods in embarrassment. Crazy Peter asks, "Why does he get to go? Many of us have been here longer. Much longer." The Long-Suffering Therapist to the Extras tells him it isn't a question of how long he's been here. Cut to a heaving-bosom type who drawls in a Southern accent, "Ready to leave? Boy's crazier than an outhouse rat." LSTTTE, a.k.a. Dr. Robinson, answers, "That is not constructive, Eve, and we've talked about the accents," and then suggests everyone have some cake. Eve jumps up, claps her hands, and turns British with an "Oh! I adore cake!" Ba dum dum.
Jason walks the grounds with Dr. Robinson, complaining, "I've got so much to do, I don't even know where to start." Dr. Robinson reminds him that he needs to worry about himself, and that he's been able to control his panic attacks "in here, but this isn't real life. You know, faced with pressures of your work, marriage, parents." Jason interrupts him to ask, "Is this the pep-talk you give everyone before they check out?" Nice to see you so committed to your mental health there, pal. Nothing says "sane" like whining. Dr. Robinson winds up and releases an incredibly slow-moving plot pitch when he mentions he's been "pairing up patients, people with different disorders, just to look out for one another." Payne knocks it slowly out of the park when he declares that this is "a truly terrible idea, but I wish you the best on it." They have a little tiff on the landing when Dr. Robinson tells him they are letting him leave early because of this buddy program. Dr. Robinson tells Jason that "learning how to give of yourself to a stranger can be easier than to the people you're closest to." Jason sighs and then asks, "Who is he?"