Irene, Janet, and Lindsay sit in the control room and listen to a pre-taped interview with some band, taking notes. Well, Janet and Lindsay take notes. Irene sits there and looks worried. Instead of just showing Irene, the footage is edited so that we see the same shots twice in a row, to make it look like she was just zoning out in a big way. Irene voice-overs, "It's been going on for a while that I've been sick." Lindsay asks who wants to introduce the interview. The editors cut in a voice-over so that we don't hear Irene answer her. In an interview, Irene says she's not so sick that she needs to be in bed, so "it's very hard to find a balance." Get it? Because she's unbalanced. What, you're not convinced yet? Well, watch this shit.
Train on a track. Train crossing gates going down. Irene, Lindsay, and Janet walk home. Bus driving down the street. Irene walking. Cars sitting in traffic. Irene walking. Car headlights grow until they take up the whole screen. This is a totally different day than the scene in the radio station we just saw, by the way.
The three girls arrive home. Or do they? Irene was wearing a striped shirt and tan pants at the radio station, and a collared shirt and black pants on the "walk home." When she walks in the door, she's wearing a long black skirt. But it's cut together to make it look like it was all one day. Whatever. Janet and Irene walk in the door. Irene grabs her head and moans. Janet tells Irene to get into some pajamas, and offers her a drink. Irene mumbles, "Yeah, maybe," and then says that she thinks she's going to puke. Irene takes off for the bathroom. Janet heats something up in the microwave. Irene returns, and holds her head in her hands. The music is very insistent here. Janet tells Irene to go lie down. Irene says that her headache is making her sensitive to light. Maybe it's meningitis! That's a sign, you know. The microwave goes around and around.
Irene has her pajamas on now, and is sitting on the couch, holding her head. She says that she doesn't know why she gets these headaches. Janet derisively says, "You never got it, like, checked out before?" Thanks for the non-help, Janet. Irene says that she's only had a headache that severe once before. Janet snots, "And you never thought to go to the doctor for it?" Jesus, if I went to the doctor every time I got a bad headache, I'd be there about twice a month. ["Same here. And the time I did get a prescription for my migraine, it made me sicker than I've ever been. Headaches and migraines are very hard to diagnose, and treat." -- Wing Chun] People get headaches. That's why aspirin is sold over the counter. Irene insists that it was only the one time. Maybe Janet is giving her a headache. Janet is giving me a headache. Irene drinks a big mug of tea and tries to think whether there is a pattern to her illness. She winces and says she "can't even fucking see."