Donner leads Sophia into the hospital and shows her Sarah's grotesque form. Sarah is wailing. "Is this what you've been waiting for? Is it?" growls Donner. Sophia holds her friend's gooey hand. She's stuck in some kind of larval stage. Vivian, meanwhile, calls Cates and insists it's time to whack the bitch. She then kicks Donner and his daughter out of Sarah's room so her parents can say goodbye; as they leave, the father is arriving and gives Sophia one of those stony, creepy "why her and not you" looks. It would be menacing, except we've never seen him before and he looks totally stoned. Sophia wails that they're going to kill her friend, and she can't understand why her father doesn't stop the madness. He admits it's beyond his jurisdiction and says he made a mistake showing her the quivering lump of crap that her friend became. Sophia looks pouty. She had not reckoned on becoming human Jell-O.
Bored of the Ruby Cates Web site, Lou stares at his computer screen but nibbles on his finger. The phone rings, and he grabs it in case it's a booty call. But Sophia just wants him to come help her out; he speeds away on his toy bike. At the hospital, Sarah's mother kisses her jelly daughter goodbye and apologizes for trying to embalm her with Cool Whip. The mom then convulses a bit before collecting her paycheck and getting the hell off this cursed set. "There's no shame," Cates says, looking deeply, deeply shamed. "It's who we are."
Lou sneaks past the evil nurse, who calls Vivian to alert her of the intruder. To avoid having actually to invent a proper ceremony or even be specific about what the procedure should be, the creators get artsy and turn it into a hectic music video for that wicked tight MTV generation. Guitar riffs begin, as does the hip shit. Cates prepares various oils and starts chanting in Latin; Vivian sprints through the hallway, her eyes flashing orange; Lou scampers down the stairs. They do this strange tempo change where sometimes he's in fast motion and sometimes it's regular; I feel like the editors got bored with the scene and just pushed fast-forward a lot because it's more palatable that way. Disco throbbing. Cates's eyes float across the screen as Lou pops into a cavernous basement and scours the halls for Sarah's room. Cates dons a crimson mantle and puts his hands on Sarah's throat. Her eyes widen and she quivers.
A snarling wolf emerges from the shadows to thwart Lou's progress just as Cates starts to throttle Sarah. Lou manages to lose the creature, which leads me to believe Viv wasn't trying terribly hard, probably for fear of ruining her manicure. Sarah is fighting death, and we see a really disgusting animal kick into midair. Her moaning turns into proper howling, and suddenly we see Cates petting a nice, cute, fluffy wolfie-poo. Suddenly, I want a puppy. Lou, panting, mysteriously manages to locate Sarah's area just in time to see Cates carry a fully human, recovered Sarah into the arms of her shocked parents. Lou looks stunned. "What happened here?" he asks. "A miracle," grins a sappy-looking Cates. Suddenly Vivian appears, equally out of breath and nonchalantly asking Lou whether he's lost. Her clothes are intact, but her brow is beaded with sweat. You'd think she would absolutely reek of wet dog.