Doggett and Moronica leave Kobalt's room. "Consider the source, [Moronica]," Doggett advises her. They leave.
Back into the woods. Into the woods! One of the Masked Guys washes blood off his hands, by the wan light of his headlights. He tosses the bloody rag onto the ground and gets into his car. Hushed, backward whispering fills the air. Masked Guy's masked face fades into Kobalt's. He's in a trance, or something, in his cell, whispering and staring at the wall. The camera backs out of his room, and into the hallway.
Chessman Mental Blah Blah Blah. Kobalt's been calling for Doggett. He's very agitated, Dr. Sampson says, and keeps talking about "the prince of the apostles." They've got him strapped down, but don't want to sedate him until he's been questioned.
Doggett stands over Kobalt's body and glares and glares. "He's speaking to me. Whispering in my ear," Kobalt hisses. Who? John Ashcroft? Brian Boitano? O.J. Simpson? "What's he saying?" Doggett asks. "He's killed again." Doggett purses his lips, and asks who the victim is. Kobalt doesn't know. "But I can show you," he says. Doggett looks thoughtful. Oh, please, even I don't buy that. It's obviously a ploy to get out of the institution!
Woods. Again. "You can't know what it feels like, being free of that cage, seeing the sky above," Kobalt waxes poetic as the guards haul him out of the squad car. Doggett's all, whatever, where's the body? Kobalt points, vaguely. "I can take you," he offers. "That's far enough," Doggett says shortly. "Take him back to his cage now," he orders. He and Moronica head into the woods. "Think he's making it up?" Moronica asks. Doggett snorts. "Yeah," he says. "Pretty convincing show back there," Moronica offers. Yeah, for dinner theatre. "Play-acting, [Moronica]," Doggett tells her. "Just because he's good at it doesn't make it true." In Doggett's opinion, Kobalt just wants some fresh air. He's "yanking [their] chain." Moronica heaves a sigh. "I don't think that's it," she says, gesturing toward the dead body hanging by its heels from a tall, tall tree.