As the group surveys the scene in shock they realise that a small girl with curly black hair is sat in the far corner. She slowly rocks back and forth, muttering under her breath. She seems to be touching her arms and limbs in a rhythmic pattern whilst doing so. More orderlies and staff arrive, doctor Hart advises the group that the police are on their way and they should expect to be interviewed as witnesses to the events. He invites them again to come speak with him in his office and they can discuss matters further with him.
They decide to take him up on the offer and accompany him to his office, where the Doctor seems a little unfazed by the events. At first Kevin is not happy – he kicks off and wants to leave but Gabriel persuades him to stay. He tells them that he is a specialist in ethnobotany, and is very interested in dream research, having been involved in developing therapeutic applications based around modified shamantic psychedelic drugs and rituals. Samuel has experienced this therapy and is sceptical as to how useful it was as the whole experience was very traumatic. Hart likens the therapy to being akin to lancing a boil – whilst the experience itself is unpleasant it can lead to a cleansing of the psyche, as life trauma is symbolically brought to the surface of the consciousness and resolved. Samuel agrees that the experience did lead to positive experiences (through the meeting of Andreas and discovering the safe house), though the group is still overtly suspicious of his intents.
Hart says he is interested in hearing of the groups potentially psychic experiences – the group is reluctant to talk but Kevin decides to confide and they begin to discuss their shared dreams.
The doctor shares with them some of his phenomenological philosophy – that science is not sufficient to describe reality, as it can only fully be realised through experience. Science, logic and linguistics define and shape reality. Through social boundaries and shared norms words shape what we are and as societies have become more complicated, with the rise of modern day civilisations out of simpler tribal structures, so the socially constructed labyrinth has become some complex, leading to many people becoming lost with it’s walls. It is, Doctor Hart believes, traditionally the role of the shaman to guide us through this maze, a role that has evolved in modern society to encompass the priest, the doctor, the scientist, the artist and the scholar. He goes on to make parrellels between quantum mechanics and Buddhism – suggesting that the universe only exists as a probability matrix before we observe it; it appearing to be an integral aspect of the consciousness to collapse this probability field and turn it to concrete reality. The doctor asks the group to think about in what form these infinite possibilitie realities exist without our conscious awareness, and about the infinite scope of our subconscious imagination. The doctor believes it is possible to step away from the safe anchor of our concrete objective concensus reality and explore these imaginary subjective realms of possibility, wherein anything is possible. However he cautions the group to be careful as sometimes we can find scary things in these places. Or sometimes, he warns, if we’re really unlucky, they find us.
He advises the group to explore the possibilities of having a psychic connection further, and offers more guided treatment of his experimental therapy sessions. Samuel is still reluctant but Kevin and Gabriel wish to try it, however doctor Hart is aware of Kevin’s addiction and cautions him that there is more to the experience than just taking psychoactive medication and that he will need time to obtain the necessary authorisation to treat anyone accept Samuel for the moment.
After leaving Hart’s office, the group are asked to give statements to the police. Every one is individually interviewed by balding, lank haired Inspector Derek Morgan, accompanied by the taciturn PC Whitehead. All seem to give accounts of the day, mostly giving fairly honest accounts of the events on the children’s ward. When Gabriel returns he says that Inspector Morgan seemed to act strangely towards the end of the interview, during which Morgan seemed suspicious of Gabriel, questioning his decision to flee from the incident, and brining up his past history of violence. Most worrying of all, towards the end of the interview, Morgan turned the tape off and told Gabriel to run, or he will be crushed like a bug.
Outside, the group encounter Alex wearing shades, dancing in the rain underneath a tree. He seems a little manic and rambles at them about leaving – he says he stays because this is where he must be, and is meant to be, but if he could he would leave. He tells the group that they are all lost in the labyrinth and if they which to find a way out they must learn how to hear their own songs, step off the pavement and dance in the street. He tells them Roman’s offer is sound, but if they live now they will spend the rest of their safe, comfortable lives wondering about the labyrinth. He warns them that if they stay, things are going to really get scary. Fear is the minataur.
After they decide they have heard enough, the group move on, splitting up. Christine returns to her room briefly, on the way she finds a shiny silver locket and encounters a screaming inmate who impaled her eyes with pencils and head butts a wall. She then meets up with Kevin and Daniel and they go to Nurse Shield’s funeral. On the way Kevin spots Louise hanging around near the gate. She seems relieved to find out they are not abandoning the asylum as Kevin and Gabriel had previously spoke of doing, and she accompanies them to the funeral.
Outside, in the graveyard behind Broadmarsh, nurse Shields is laid to rest and Reverend Austin gives a strange service, blaming her death on the sin and corruption that is rife in the asylum. He singles Kevin and Christine out as being corrupt and urges everyone present to cleanse the sin from them. Everyone then returns somewhat nervously to the asylum.
Meanwhile Gabriel and Samuel go to the computer room, where it turns out Samuel is banned after his earlier attempts at hacking and framing Bishop seem to have been discovered. Samuel proceeds to make a scene, running around and turning computers on and off, until a sedation team is called for him again. This gives Gabriel plenty of time to research Lilitu, after which he heads back to his room (with Samuel’s phone), waiting to meet back with the others.