Headquarters D'Others. Dr. Mark explains to the other Others that Greg is testing low on a Glasgow score, which basically means that he's a vegetable. Blind Albert reams out Satori and Miles for not knowing that Greg wasn't dead. Miles explains that he just assumed he was, because the papers from a few days ago said he was in critical condition. Since he was contacting Marion, Mark, and Satori, and since the son had died on impact, he just drew a conclusion. No one bothered to check to see if there was a death certificate. Elmer explains the whole spirit world again: Greg is in spiritual pain because he can't pass to the other side and he can't pass on until Kathy lets him. "She's like Miles," says Warren. "I'm well aware of my limitations, thank you, Warren," says Miles. Marion asks Elmer why Elmer can't show Kathy the other side the way he showed Marion the other side in the pilot episode. Elmer explains that it's because Marion was already near death and close to the spirit world. Kathy is alive, and if Elmer showed her the other side, she might not come back. Yeah, with pop-eyed freaks like Marion in the real world, I wouldn't come back either. Satori confesses that she blew the opportunity to speak to Kathy before Kathy got freaked out and closed her heart to the spirit world. "You sure did," says Elmer. Word, Elmer. Satori asks if there is anything she can do to salvage the situation. "There may be a way," says Elmer. "But it can't be you." Satori gets this really snippy look on her face. She probably saw that Entertainment Tonight interview with James Woods about why he always likes to date younger women. "When you adopt a dog, you want a puppy, right?" I'm serious. He really said that.
The hospital. Kathy Allen comes in for her nightly check-up on Greg. Elmer "Soul Man" Greentree is there. Elmer does his whole life-story speech about all these historic events he presided over by talking to the spirit world. If you really want to know what he said, check out a previous recap. He concludes with one of his "I'm going to leave this world soon" diatribes and explains that everyone dies but then comes back like Greg and her baby Cameron. He tells her that Cameron's soul has passed to the other side. Kathy says "good" a little too hastily. Greg's soul hasn't passed, though. "But he's alive," says Kathy. "His body is here," says Elmer. "But not his soul." Kathy admits that his soul has gone and talks about how hard it is to lose your best friend. "I can't accept that I'll never sit beside him in our seats at the game," she says. She also laments the rain, the broken coffee maker, and the fact that Cameron woke up so early. If those events hadn't happened, Greg's car wouldn't have crashed. Elmer explains that all grief has a purpose and that each reincarnation of Greg, Kathy, and Cameron makes their eternal love stronger. Kathy yells at him to shut up before I can. "My love is gone and I will never know it again." "A butterfly is a symbol of transformation," says Elmer. Um, Elmer? Number one, nice non-sequitur. Number two, a cocoon is a symbol of transformation. A butterfly is the finished product. "He showed it to you because he wants to move on," says Elmer. "It was a visit, Mrs. Allen."