Another month passes, and Elle enters Peter's room, looking devilishly gorgeous in a royal blue blouse, black pencil skirt, and black heels. She crawls right up onto Peter's bed and sidles up to him. He tells her that he's "not in the mood" today but she says she wants to do just "a little one" and she'll up his dose. He reluctantly agrees and sits up. They put their hands close together and Elle shoots electricity at him. He pulls back when it gets too painful, and she immediately smiles and hugs him like he's a kitten she just kicked for shedding on her pillow. It's totally weird that she somehow derives a childish joy out of hurting him but at the same time, it's completely hilarious.
Peter gets up and goes to take his pills and says that he's been there two months and still doesn't know anything about her. He thought there was more to her than her sadistic lightning fetish. "I liked you better when you just laid there," she says. Amen, sister. She takes his hand as he asks her what her story is. She says nothing. "What are you, afraid?" he asks. Then it hits him. "No. You just like to be in control. I get it. I figured as much. Sorry I asked. Won't happen again." He hands her his water cup and turns away. She senses that he's washed his hands of her, so she turns around at the door and says that she accidentally set her grandmother's house on fire when she was six and caused a blackout in four counties in Ohio when she was eight. She spent her ninth birthday in a glass room with an IV of lithium in her arm. That sounds like an awesome birthday, actually -- I might do that for my fortieth.
"I've lived in this building for sixteen years," she says, moving back over to him. "Ever since the psychiatrists diagnosed me as a sociopath with paranoid delusions. But...they were just out to get me because I threatened to kill 'em. I'm twenty-four years old and I've never been on a date. Never been on a roller coaster. Never been swimming. And now you know everything there is to know about me. I don't have the luxury of being any more interesting than that." She walks to the door and spins on her heel. "Later alligator!" Oh, she's batshit crazy. That's awesome. After she leaves, Adam warns Peter to keep his distance from her. "I caved in a desperate moment six years ago and I'm still paying the price." Heh. I bet. It's probably a good thing that he can regenerate ALL of his body parts, is all I'm saying.