Hospital. Jocko hesitates at his dad's hospital door. Then he walks in. Ash is standing behind Jocko. "He can't hear you," Ash says when Jocko tries to talk to his father. Ash says he's there to help. Then he grapples with Jocko and pushes him out of the way. Jocko hits his head on a sink and is conked out. Ash approaches the bed. "I can end your pain," he says. He says he knows how much it hurts and that he can take the pain away. He takes off his gloves. Commercials. And not a moment too soon.
Hallway at the hospital. Clark zips in just before a nurse notices his sudden appearance. He walks into the Fordman room. Sees Ash about to touch Elder Fordman. Clark yells for him to stop. He zips around and behind Ash in a weird shot, then throws him over to a corner counter. Ash complains that he was just trying to help give Jocko and his dad peace. Clark says it's not his decision. Ash says Clark is wrong and that he has to help. Whatever, Jesus. When Ash moves over there again, Clark grabs him and gives him a quick punch in the gut, sending him flying out of the room. Clark editorializes, saying that he's not taking away pain, he's removing the last chance Jocko has to be with his father. "You can't stop me, Clark," Ash says as he gets up. "No one can." What about Father Time? Or Mother Nature? Surely you can't outfight them. Ash says it's better this way and that he could see it in his mother's eyes. "Your mother's alive," Clark says. Oops. Clark explains that the mom recovered. "Let me take you to her," he says.
Suddenly, Clark has. They're at the mother's home, where she's in bed with a tube in her nose. "It's a miracle," Ash says. How? She looks exactly the same as she did at the top of the episode. "It's life," Clark says. And as long as there's life, there's hope, Clark says. Tell that to Liza Minelli's new husband. Ash says she looks peaceful. He looks at his deadly palms. He says he thought he was brought back to ease others' pain. But it was his pain all along. Manifest. Sure. Yeah. We get it. Ash starts to cry. "What have I done?" he asks. Hell if I know. Just wrap up whatever it is you did, would you? Ash says he wants it all to be over. He slowly brings his hands together as if he's praying. Clark just stands there, not noticing. Hands together. Say it with me: "Ashes to ashes, death to death!" Ash is no more. Clark moves forward in alarm and tries to grab him, but all he gets is yicky dust. Mom is still sleeping. That's it. We never get to see if Clark cleaned up the ashes or just left them there for the mother to find the next morning.