At Elmer's, Sandy sits on a chair in the center of the room. Satori clinks bells at him and says she's using them to drive away demons. Elmer, Dr. Mark, and Miles are also in the room, and we can see that there is circle drawn on the floor around Sandy's chair. Elmer tells some pointless story about the gall bladder of a black dog being smeared on doorframes in New Orleans in the 1920s. Sigh. Satori leans over Sandy and husks at him that he's safe sitting in a protective circle. She babbles on about the symbolism of circles and then menacingly says that she's going to repeat a phrase that will make the demons appear so that the Others can drive them away. She tells Sandy that he has to open his eyes for it to work. Sandy refuses; Satori sing-songs that he should open his eyes. Suddenly we see another Satori enter the room and look surprised. She says, "Let's get started," and Sandy, who has just opened his eyes at the request of the other Satori, screams when she turns into a demon. He manages to push his chair out of the protective circle, and he screams and screams as the demons threaten him and attempt to hold his eyes open. In Sandy's vision, the room is full of flashing light and wind, but when we see it from the perspective of the Others, the room appears calm. The real Satori kneels in front of Sandy and tries to get his attention. Sandy screams and screams some more. Marian, finally back from ruining other people's pleasure at the movies, ushers Albert into the room, and Albert demands that Sandy look into his eyes. Sandy tries to focus on Albert as the lights flash and the demons swirl around him. Albert tells him, "When you see yourself, you're afraid of seeing ugliness. But now that's all they'll let you see. Take away their weapon -- you!" Albert continues that the demons can only hurt Sandy if he lets them; Sandy needs to show them that he's not scared. Suddenly Albert is flashing back to his black-and-white memories. He sees the patrol. Sandy continues to scream wildly and see demons. Albert sees the patrol leader make the gesture, and Marian yells to him that the demons can't hurt him unless he lets them. Albert whispers, "I can't see," and his memories finally progress beyond the hand gesture to the ensuing fire fight. He appears transfixed by the vision; after it ends, he returns to telling Sandy that the demons can only hurt him if he lets them. Sandy grabs the demons' hands off his head and forces one away. The room fills with demons, and then suddenly they vanish. Sandy pants and looks around. The Others are silent; then Miles, holding his video cam, says that now that they've gotten Sandy calmed down, they should let him know when they're ready to get started. Elmer smiles indulgently. Drop the clueless Miles routine, I beg of you. It just doesn't work.
Episode Report CardAce: D | 497 USERS: C+
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