Nevertheless, Dr. Rich joins Isaiah in his cell, where Isaiah proceeds to taunt him with a whole bunch of references to hearts -- you know, because he ripped out Lucinda's. Poor Bill Pullman is so busy looking handsome that he forgets not to overact, and his "turning head away in pain" almost gives him whiplash. He suggests that he'd like to know Isaiah, which is a great idea dramatically because Michael Massee does an awesome job with his next monologue: "Simply Satanist!" Isaiah suggests that he and Richard might like each other if circumstances were different. Unfortunately, this leads to a "joke" about them "hanging," but how it's actually just Isaiah who will "hang" for his crime. Then Isaiah threatens to preach his word to the prisoners, but Dr. Richard counters that with the assertion that the other prisoners would kill Isaiah if they got near him.
Rich's bag of magical arguments is empty, though, when Isaiah starts making veiled threats against Richard's ex-wife, Norah, and her son. Dr. Richard gets freaked out and starts to leave. Never one to let a good dramatic moment slip by, there's just no way Isaiah is going to let anyone leave until he's finished his monologue. He speaks of Satan and ends with, "So hear me now, for I am come to ready his bed, he who will not die and he who does not bleed, for I will not die because I do not bleed." He even goes on to prove it by cutting his own finger off in the door and, well, not bleeding. Very good, Isaiah! I will give you an A for the monologue and an A+ for the not bleeding part. I might even have to give this scene an A+ for taking cheese to new heights. You think that's not a compliment, but it so is. Bravo, Revelations!
Richard decides not to take Isaiah's finger with him as a souvenir. As he's leaving, he calls his ex-wife and leaves a message on her answering machine telling her to watch her son all the time. Norah misses his call, but her son listens to the message and erases it. Understandable.
At home Dr. Richard listens to his own answering machine. Bet you'll never guess who called. Would you believe me if I said it was Isaiah saying, "Hey, Richard, pull my finger"? No? I wouldn't believe me either. Especially when you just know it's going to be Sister Josepha calling for the 400th time to tell you something stupid again. In this case she wants Dr. Richard to hurry down to Miami to help her with ComaGirl, who may be taken off life support soon. I'm not a hundred percent clear on how she wants him to help, though. I mean, she does know that there are different types of "doctors," right? And that Rich is an astrophysicist?