Jane is consciously dragged in to the study room which she is all too familiar with. An orderly drags her in and the Doctor quickly follows behind; shutting and locking the door behind him. The room has a bed and chair but nothing else. Jane is weak from sleep and food deprivation
Doctor: Quickly, just put her on the bed.
Jane: Quickly? If I didn’t know any better Doctor, I’d think you were trying to keep me a secret.
Doctor: SHUT UP!
He ignores her comment and looks at the orderly.
Doctor: I want you to stand at the door, with your back to us. Do you understand? If you don’t see anything, you’re not a witness? Understood?
The orderly emotionlessly nods. He doesn’t seem concerned for Jane.
Jane: If I didn’t know any better I’d think this session is unauthorised Doctor…?
Doctor: You just wouldn’t bite would you?
Jane: Whatever do you mean?
Doctor: I thought we were moving somewhere with the –
Jane: The fear therapy? It was a fun time wasn’t it
Doctor: But no! You just wouldn’t give anything.
Jane: And here I was thinking all this was just fun for you?
Doctor: Oh, it is Jane.
The Doctor gets close to her face; she can feel his breath on her.
Doctor: Seeing you squirm, cry, terrified. Because you were Jane? Weren’t you? It was very satisfying to see. Unfortunately, I need results.
He moves away from her in frustration.
But they want it done by the book, but they don’t know. Don’t realise what you’re like. They’ll never get results that way.
Jane: But you know better?
Doctor: Exactly Jane. I do.
He moves to her
Doctor: You have had no sleep, no food, been through some of the worst tortures known to man and still tell me nothing.
Jane: Maybe we just aren’t meant to be Doctor –
Doctor: Jane…I am giving you one last chance. One. Tell me your name? Your actual name. Tell me something. Something true. Something authentic. Something real.
Jane looks at him, trying to hold back the emotions.
Jane: The truth? Something true? Something real?
Doctor: Yes Jane.
He says firmly. She turns and looks him directly in the eyes.
Jane: I will kill you. How’s that for the truth?
The Doctor pushes away from her. Angered and distressed.
Doctor: That was your last opportunity.
Jane: So what’s the plan today? More intimidation? More torture? Oh oh oh wait let me guess! A needle? Or serum of something? I don’t really fancy being distracted while you jam it into my neck. So why don’t we skip the dramatics and you just tell me!
Doctor: Maybe I am the one that is predictable now?
He softly and sarcastically laughs. He then pulls a syringe from his pocket and an unmarked vile.
Jane: So what’s that? More fear enhancing serums
Jane says mockingly.
Doctor: No. Jane, it’s not.
The Doctor is oddly calm. Psychotically calm.
Doctor: This Jane is Sodium thiopental.
Jane: Sodium thuioo-
Doctor: Thiopental. It has multi-purposes but my purpose is to use it as a truth serum.
Jane: Truth serum? Have you completely lost your mind or am I just in on a bad joke?
Doctor: Believe me Jane, I am serious.
Jane: Do you actually believe this will work? You last success story with me was – Oh wait – there isn’t one.
Doctor: Funny as ever Jane. But it will work.
Jane: Nothing else has, so why not pin all your dreams on a fantasy. Seems logically enough at this stage Doctor
Doctor: I’ve underestimated you Jane. I’ll admit that. I underestimated your physical strength, I underestimated your mental strength and I underestimated you ability to survive. But I will not underestimate you in this. I have a theory about you.
Jane: Oh do tell! You never cease to intrigue me with your knowledge about me.
Doctor: Your body can handle and absorb things far quicker than the average person, which also means your body disposes of it just as quick. Fast system you have.
Jane: Did your tests tell you that? Or did you think of it all by your grown up self?
She says mockingly
Doctor: So, this time I’m going to give you double the recommended amount. Normally, that would kill someone. They use that dosage as the lethal injection in prisons. But I can we will be fine.
Jane quickly changes from quirky to concerned
Jane: And what if it does kill me? What if your theory is wrong?
Doctor: Then…oh well.
The Doctor moves over to Jane to inject her but she manages to muster some energy to attempt to fight back, but she is struggling. All she can do is squirm.
Doctor: Don’t fight it Jane. It will happen either way. It’s inevitable.
She continues to squirm
Doctor: Help me!
The Doctor orders the orderly. He comes to his aid and holds Jane down.
Doctor: What are you scared of Jane? The possibility you might die? Or the possibility we’ll know the real you.
Jane’s face loses all colour, she feels her blood run cold and her blood pressure drop. He injects her.
The Doctor has great satisfaction on his face. He instructs the orderly to go back to the door and he complies.
Doctor: I’ll just give that a few moments to work itself in.
Jane struggles with the pain, twisting and moaning.
Doctor: Painful isn’t it? That would be the dosage.
Jane: I will kill you
Doctor: That’s a wishful statement Jane, but it’s up for discussion if it’s the truth. Wishful truth maybe.
Jane looks away from him to try and conceal her pain and not let him know he is winning.
Doctor: Now Jane, what is your name?
She says trying to fight the serum
Doctor: Your name Jane?
Jane: Please no…
She is slowly losing the ability to fight it
Doctor: YOUR NAME?
Jane: I can’t – I can’t-
Doctor: YOUR NAME? TELL ME YOUR REAL NAME? WHERE YOU COME FROM? WHERE WERE YOU BORN? TELL ME YOUR NAME!
Jane: I DON’T KNOW! I DON’T KNOW! I DON’T
The Doctor is startled. This is the first time raw emotion has been shown. Jane looks broken to admit she doesn’t know
Doctor: What do you mean you don’t know Jane?
Jane: I don’t know my name. I don’t know my date of birth and I don’t know where I was born.
Jane: I was abandoned.
Jane: I don’t know, I was young.
Doctor: How young?
Jane: Since I can remember. A baby.
Doctor: Tell me Jane, tell me everything.
Jane tries to struggle again and fight but she can’t
Doctor: Tell me Jane!
Jane: I was a baby, thrown away.
Jane: For as long as I remember, it’s been just me
Doctor: Did no one help you?
Jane lets out one tear that rolls down her face.
Jane: No. No one. Ever.
Doctor: Did you try and find your real parents?
Jane: Where do I look?
Doctor: Did you look for help?
Jane: I didn’t have anything.
Doctor: Someone could of –
Jane’s mind starts to block him out and she just continues talking. It’s the first time she’s ever said this out loud. It shakes her
Jane: I was alone.
No one knew me.
No one wanted to know me.
I didn’t have a name.
No one gave me a name.
I had nothing.
Always had nothing.
I was left when I was born.
Left in nothing
Left out nowhere
I wandered through life…with nothing.
I don’t know who I am
I am empty
I am incomplete
I am nothing
Jane snaps out of the trance and is back in the room with the Doctor.
Doctor: Did no one –
Jane: THERE WAS NO ONE! You want to know my name? I don’t have one. You wanted to know who I am? I don’t know. You wanted answers, reasons, motives, explanations? I can’t give you them.
Doctor: All those times I thought you were being difficult?
Jane: I didn’t have the answers you wanted. I didn’t have anything to give you. I didn’t have anything.
Jane feels vulnerable for the first time ever. She is truly stripped bare and exposed. This is the real her. And she doesn’t know what to do. The Doctor begins to frantically laugh. He can’t stop. Jane tears up.
Jane: Are you laughing at me right now?
Doctor: I am- sorry – I can’t – stop. It’s just so funny and ironic.
Jane: Funny? Ironic?
Doctor: You don’t know? Just..you don’t know? How amusing. Who would have thought.
As the Doctor continues to laugh, Jane feels violated. She was forced to reveal her horrors and is mocked for it. No choice, no option. Forced and violated.
Jane: So what now?
Doctor: I really don’t know Jane. I really don’t. I don’t know where to go from here.
Suddenly a riot can be heard. Everyone is startled as the sounds and noise of the rioters grow and begin to get closer. The Doctors face turns from concerned to anxious, worrying like a child that is about to be caught being bad.
Doctor: Go check that will you! Lock the door behind you.
Orderly: Yes Doctor.
As the orderly leaves, the sounds escalate into screams and terror that flood the floors of the asylum. In all the commotion, the Doctor has forgot about Jane. Like a light switch going off, he turns to find her motionless, not breathing. He panics.
Doctor: Jane? JANE!
He tries to find a pulse but there isn’t one
Doctor: Damn, DAMN! It was too much. Shit.
He turns from her in a panic putting his head in his hands. Clueless, he doesn’t know what to do in the situation. But something clicks.
Doctor: The riot!
He thinks to himself that if he places her in the midst of the riot, that will explain how she died. His free pass to continue on with his life without any consequences. He quickly stands and turns to move her body but…she is gone.
His heart sinks and his skin turns cold.
Doctor: Where is she?
A familiar and vengeful voice is heard behind him.
Jane: Looking for me?
He turns to see Jane, fierce and enraged.
She wraps her arms around his neck, twisting around him so he is backwards, his stomach facing the ceiling and his head above her shoulder. Ready to snap.
Doctor: Please Jane, plea-
The door unlocks and the Doctor is dropped to the ground. Before he can comprehend what has happening Jane is behind the door waiting. The orderly rushes in to find sanctuary from the riot but is met by Jane. She jumps on him, grasping her legs around his neck.
Jane: I told you, you were first.
She snaps his neck, allowing him to drop to the floor dead. She looks at the Doctor who is horrified and helpless.
Jane: And what did I tell you Doctor? Oh- Oh yes.
She slowly walks up to him. Knowing he can’t do anything, having great pleasure building the tension and his terror. She kneels down to him, and whispers in his ear.
Jane: I will break you.
She grasps his throat tight. Tighter and tighter until she hears bones crack. The Doctors eye begging, pleading with her until they lose all the life in them. Bones still cracking, almost ash. Once she has filled her need, she stops and looks at him. She undresses him, leaving him stripped bare and violated. She grabs the syringe and takes the end to carve out his face. After placing it onto hers, she gathers his clothes and possessions and puts them on, becoming hers. Once she has devoured his identity. She looks at his lifeless, powerless, vulnerable body. She bends down to him.
Jane: Who am I? I am Hugo Strange. Doctor Strange.
She leaves the room. Satisfied she is someone.
Jane is in a blank white box room with nothing it. All she can see is the blinding lights on the ceiling, a light switch and the door. Everything else is painfully white. The Doctor walks in with a young man cowering in behind him. Jane is sitting in the corner.
Doctor: Good afternoon Jane, how are we today?
Jane: I am fabulous Doctor, as ever!
Doctor: You seem overly enthusiastic today? Are you sure you want to waste your energy on being sarcastic?
Jane: What do you mean waste? I have all the energy I’ll ever need.
The Doctor giggles
Doctor: Now Jane…
He bends down to her
I know that isn’t exactly true is it? How hungry are you? You must be so tired too?
Jane: You think depriving me of food and sleep will let you into my mind? You really do know nothing then!
Doctor: It’s not a way to get you to talk Jane. It’s to wear you down, break you. And it’s plain fun as well to be honest.
Jane: Why are you telling me if it’s to wear me down? Won’t that just make me want to fight more?
Doctor: See Jane, it doesn’t matter if I do tell you or don’t. Your body will get weaker. Your body will slow down. Your body will break. Whether you fight this or not. It doesn’t matter. And once you’re body is broken, so will your mind.
He begins to whisper
That’s how I win.
The Doctor stands up pleasantly and walks towards the man.
Jane: So what is it today the Doc? Doesn’t he seem a little young for an orderly. Doesn’t have many muscles to be your muscle.
Doctor: How rude of me! This is an intern Jane; he’s only here for a week. His name is Jonathan Crane. He is studying Psychology at Gotham University. I thought today I’d let him take the lead. He has some very interesting theories I’d like to see.
Crane: Hello Jane.
Doctor: You don’t need to be polite Jonathan. Just think of her as your test subject nothing more, okay?
Crane: Yes Doctor.
Doctor: Now Jane, Jonathan and I have come together to think of some great ways to help you. And young Jonathan is going to execute them today, with my supervision.
Jane: Well, can’t be any worse than your last exercises. Remind me Doctor, how did they go?
She begins to laugh at him. He isn’t amused.
Doctor: Let’s see how your spirit lasts after this Jane.
He turns to Crane
Don’t let me down.
Crane: I won’t.
The Doctor leaves the room.
Crane: He can be quite intimidating cant he?
Jane: Is that your experiment? To befriend me? Or is it just to be pathetic? Because you’ve got one of those definitely in the bag.
Crane: I just want to help you, Jane. Really help you. I just want to –
Jane: It’s very bold of him
Jane: To leave you in a room with me…alone.
Crane: You won’t do anything.
Jane: Won’t I?
Jane tries to lunge at Crane but is badly coordinated, and slams into the side of the wall. She falls to her needs, breathless and tired.
Crane: What I meant to say Jane was, you can’t. You’re tired, weak. With no sleep you become slow and can’t coordinate correctly. Your reflexes are slow, response times are slow. Nothing you can do will change that. It’s pointless trying anything.
Jane: Are you here just to talk? Because I am just bored of it.
Crane: You’re right. I am just waffling. I am a bit nervous, this is my first patient test.
Jane: Poor you.
Crane: We should begin.
He walks up to Jane and pulls an syringe from his pocket and injects into her neck. Jane screams
Jane: What the hell is that?
Crane: Sorry, it was my first time injecting a live test. I was a bit…sloppy.
Jane: What was it??!!
Crane: It’s serum.
Jane: What serum?
Jane begins to feel anxious and jittery.
Crane: A fear enhancing serum.
She tries to laugh
Crane: Everyone is scared of something Jane, even you.
Jane: do you really think this will work? You’re a bigger fool than he is!
Crane: We will see.
Crane walks out the room. Jane begins to feel the unstoppable fear set into her bones.
Jane: Wait! Where are you going? Come back here!
As he closes the door, moments later the lights are cut. Jane can’t stop the terror and horror that is filling her body. Nothing can be seen. Nothing can be heard. She tries to stand, feel her way around. She lets out a hurtful, painful scream. Then begins to manically laugh. Suddenly a slam is heard. She assumes someone has entered the room.
Jane: Who is there?
Jane can hear the piercing quietness fill her ears. It hurts.
Jane: WHO IS THERE?
Jane screams. More for her own benefit. The quietness is too much. She tries to feel around clueless. Stumbling through the dark on her knees scared. She abruptly feels something stop her wandering hands. It feels like a shoe or a foot but with rough itchy material. Suddenly she feels something throw her across the room as it lets out a roar. She tries to run but cant, she’s too weak. She tries to move somewhere, anywhere but quickly realises she’s trapped as she hits each wall with no exit. All the time feeling something’s eyes on her, it’s breath behind her, following her. She lets out screams
Jane: NO! STOP! STOP! LET ME OUT.
No matter where Jane goes she feels this heavy thing, creature on top of her. Always there. She can’t escape, there’s nothingness. She can’t escape the nothingness.
The Doctor walks in with Crane to find Jane curled up in the corner of the room muttering and crying to herself.
Crane: I think I did too much
Doctor: No, it’s perfect. Well Done
Crane: But she isn’t responding.
Doctor: That doesn’t matter. It’s about the long haul Jonathan. You need to learn that if you want to become a Doctor. This is good. This is what I want.
The Doctor looks at Jane with great satisfaction
I’m proud of you. This stuff is perfect.
Crane feels comfort and acceptance. He’s feels fulfillment from the Doctor. Accomplishment.
Doctor: Leave her now. Let her stew for a little longer. Come, and tell me more about your ideas.
They exit the room. Silence sweeps over Jane. She gradually turns to face the door. A blank expression on her face, slowly turns to anger.
Jane: I will break you
Jane is ushered into a blank white room by an orderly. She can see a therapy bed, chairs and computer equipment and a black mysterious box. Jane is sat on the bed.
Jane: Well isn’t this interesting?
The orderly doesn’t say anything
Jane: Oh, the silent type? I like that
The doctor walks in
Doctor: Good Evening Jane.
Jane: Doctor, only evening calls now? Am I just your booty call? Or what do the kids call it now? Your side chick?
Doctor: Your body responds better to situations in the evening, Quicker. It’s tired.
Jane: Once again Doctor, you have me confused! If it’s a tired body, how can it respond quickly and better?
Doctor: It responds better … for me. It is lost energy throughout the day, can’t fight back much. Not a lot of strength.
Jane: So that’s why you’ve be holding out on my meals. Not because you want me to lose weight then. You like you’re girls skinny?
She laughs again
Doctor: It is a necessary sacrifice.
Jane: So, some more hypnotherapy? Worn me down enough this time to make it work?
Doctor: I am a firm believer in learning from my mistakes. You are a lot stronger than I assumed, more strength than most people, most average humans.
Jane: There’s that word again Doctor, human?
The Doctor smiles.
Doctor: Don’t get offended Jane, it’s nothing personal. My only interest is to get to know you.
Jane: Funny, that’s my interest too.
Doctor: I’m not getting hooked into your little games again, your fake set ups. Why don’t we just get straight into it?
Jane: No foreplay, that’s a bit boring isn’t it? Is that why you’re single and never been married?
Doctor: How did you –
Jane: Like I said, you’re my interest too Doctor
The Doctor laughs, he amused.
Jane: Funny again am I?
Doctor: You’re becoming a little too predictable now Jane. I’m getting into your head. Knowing how you tick.
Jane: How so Doc-
Doctor: I’m not wearing a wedding ring. I spend most of my time at this asylum, my work is my passion, that is very clear. So your observation that I am an unmarried single man is nothing more than common sense. A simple tactic to scare me, Jane? Push me away? To make me think you’re on to me?
Jane is angered.
I get to know you more every day, the real you. I am the one that is in fact on to you.
Jane: Then why am I here if you already know me?
Doctor: Unfortunately, I am an impatient man. I want more – speedy –results, shall we say.
Jane: So… don’t keep a girl in suspense. What is it today? Pills? Needles? Bondage? You look like the type.
The Doctor opens the black box up, it has equipment in it. One of which is a head piece.
Jane: What’s that?
Jane: What’s that?
Doctor: This? This is used for Electrconvulsive Therapy.
Jane: Shock therapy?
Doctor: We prefer to call it Electroconvulsive Therapy. But if you prefer, yes shock therapy Jane.
The Doctor nods at the orderly who grabs Jane and pushes her on the bed. The Doctor comes over and straps her in. Jane doesn’t put up much of a struggle.
Doctor: You’re being surprising compliant Jane?
Jane says nothing.
Doctor: I don’t know if you are aware of ‘shock therapy’. Back in the day, the patients would be fully awake, given the treatment to stimulate a seizure to “reboot the system” so to speak; nothing else for the pain. Complete sober. But now a days, patients get put under, something given to protect the heart and muscle relaxers so everything is safe. You don’t even remember anything.
Jane: So why do it then?
Doctor: I think it’ll help you relax Jane. Feel…happier. More talkative. Might cure your anger even. Might even cure your mental health.
Jane: You think I am crazy? Got mental health issues? I am a nut?
The doctor starts to rub a liquid on either side of Jane’s temple.
Jane: What are you doing?
Doctor: Calm down, it’s okay. Now put this in your mouth.
Jane: What is it?
Doctor: It’s a mouth guard. It will stop you biting your tongue.
Jane: If I’m getting a muscle relaxer, why do I need a guard?
The doctor looks at the orderly and hands him the guard. He forces it into her mouth and holds her chin to ensure she doesn’t spit it out. He then puts a strap around her chin.
Doctor: Well the thing about me Jane is, I’m an old fashioned kind of guy.
The Doctor smirks as he puts the head device over her head and on her temples.
Doctor: This will cause a seizure, and it’s not going to be a pleasant experience, I’ll be honest with you. But relax, and enjoy the ride.
The Doctor turns on the machine Jane’s hooked up to. He is taking great pleasure in building the tension. He turns the knobs and slowly pushes a button. This causes Jane to fit, and thrash about the bed. The orderly goes over to hold her down. She eventually calms, and lies flat again.
Doctor: Take out her mouth piece!
The orderly complies.
Doctor: Jane? Jane? Can you hear me?
Jane weakly opens her mouth and lets out a pathetic yes.
Doctor: What is your name? Jane?! What is your real name? Jane?
Jane slowly looks at the Doctor, he seems so hopeful with his progress. She can barely lift or turn her head but she musters all her energy and looks him direct in the eyes.
Doctor: Your name?
He whispers to her. Staring into his eyes, Jane let’s out a roar of laughter. Hysterical, crazy laughter.
Jane: I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t keep a straight face. You should see yourself!
She continues to laugh
Jane: You’re so pathetic, begging to know. You’ll never know nothing! Nothing you can ever do. “What is your name”
She mocks him, continuing with her crackling laughter. The Doctor is enraged and goes over to the machine, turns up the intensity.
Orderly: Her mouth guar-
The Doctor disregards the orderly’s comment and hits the button sending Jane into a rage of fits. Her body uncontrollable being sent into a frenzy. The orderly goes to hold her.
Doctor: LEAVE HER!
He stands back. Jane’s body still hammering down hard on the bed and being thrown every direction. She suddenly stops.
Doctor: Get her up, then get rid of her.
The Doctor storms out the room. The orderly goes to her and un-straps her, she slumps to the floor, limp, motionless. The orderly tries to lift her with no kindness, like she’s a heavy bit of flesh. Jane looks at him, straight in the eye.
Jane: I will kill you first.
Jane is sitting in a blank white walled small box room. There is a chaise lounge on one side of the room and a chair and table opposite. Sitting on a chaise lounge, Jane is calm and still. Doctor walks in with an orderly.
Doctor: Good Evening Jane, how are you today?
Jane: Isn’t this cosy?
Doctor: Do you like it, it’s more – comfortable.
Jane: Now, Doctor, are you thinking of some therapy sessions today?
Doctor: What makes you think that, Jane?
Jane: Well, this nice set up, long couch, you on one end, me on the other. Looking for some more bonding?
Doctor: Do you want therapy? Have you ever had it before?
Jane: Whenever I was 11, my mum took me –
Doctor laughs. Jane darts her head towards him. Glares at him, she isn’t impressed.
Jane: It’s rude to interrupt people’s stories.
Doctor: And Lord knows I do love your stories Jane. How quickly you get into character, is it though? A character?
Jane: I don’t think I follow, Doctor.
Doctor: Is it a made up character or a victim’s story?
Jane: Well, if you let me finish my story…you might’ve found out.
Doctor: Well, Jane, I’m sick of stories, I’m sick of these little games. You’ve been here a week now and it’s just all stories. Going around in circles. I’m a little bored to be honest with you. Now I want facts.
Jane: Bored? Already? That’s a little disappointing. I thought you were in it for the long haul. I guess not.
Doctor: Sorry to disappoint you. Now, let’s get some truths shall we?
Jane: So, do you want me to lie down, breath slowly and start from the beginning? Is that it Doctor?
Doctor smiles at Jane
Doctor: Not quite Jane. I am thinking about doing a hypnosis session.
Doctor: Yes, Jane.
Jane begins to laugh hysterically, the Doctor remains smiling.
Jane: If I recall, hypnosis – not only being utter shit – but if one does believe it works, it only works on – how should I put this – weak willed minds. Do you think I am weak minded Doctor? Do you think it will work?
Jane’s laughter slowly turns, her tone changes from humor to insult.
Jane: Do I look like I am weak willed, compliant? Do you think I will be submissive? Do I look like the obedient kind of girl Doctor? Do I?
Doctor’s smile remains which makes Jane more frustrated.
Doctor: No,no you don’t Jane.
The Doctor nods at the orderly. And he lunges at Jane and tries to pin her down. She struggles and begins to wrap her legs round his neck, ready to snap it the Doctor then jumps in with a needle and injects her. Jane screams. She immediately goes limp, letting go of the orderly.
Jane: WHAT DID YOU DO?
Doctor: It’s a sedative mixed with a muscle relaxer. You know, to make you more compliant.
Jane: You tricked me with him, it was a distraction.
Doctor: I thought you like tricks Jane. Tricks, games, stories? I thought that was your kinda thing.
Jane: I will kill you!
Doctor: Don’t be like that Jane. Let’s go back to being friends.
Jane begins to become a little breathless.
Jane: Do you really think this will make me talk to you? Give you the answers you want?
Doctor: We will see. Now, Jane. As the serum is working its way in your body, you will lose a quick percentage of your body’s energy, so if I was you I’d focus on what parts you want to work, and not waste the little energy you have. For example; Fighting the serum and anger is wasting your breathing energy. Can’t have it all unfortunately. So you either, calm down or you can fight it and possible stop breathing. Because that breathlessness will just get worse.
Jane stares at him with disgust and anger but begins to relax.
Doctor: Good girl. You’re making the right decision.
The Doctor pulls out a metronome and sets it slow.
Jane: Really? – You –Think that – will
Doctor: Focus Jane. Is arguing the best thing right now?
Jane becomes submissive and relaxes again much to the Doctor’s glee
Doctor: Good. Now, I’ll start with something easy. If you can keep it with yes or no answers, to save your energies for the more … difficult questions.
Jane is silent.
Doctor: Do you understand that?
She remains silent.
Doctor: Really, Jane? I feel like we’re passed this. Now, do you understand?
Doctor: Good girl! See we are getting somewhere.
The doctor begins to talk slow and calming
Now, I want you to fully relax. Immerse yourself into your body. Feel your breathing, relax. I want you to imagine walking down stairs. Walking down a long flight of stairs slowly. It’s effortless, gravity is gently pulling you down. You don’t have to use much effort at all. Keep walking. Are you relaxed Jane?
Doctor: Good, let’s start with something nice and simple. Do you know why you are here Jane?
Doctor: You got caught, is that correct?
Doctor: Pretending to be someone?
Doctor: Your latest victim?
Doctor: Did you kill her?
Doctor: Did you hate her?
Doctor: Did you like her?
Doctor: Did you like any of your victims?
Doctor: Give me a name.
Doctor: Martha? We don’t have record of a Martha, Martha who?
Doctor: Do you know her last name?
Doctor: Jane, what is your real name?
Jane is unresponsive.
Doctor: Jane, tell me your name?
Jane is still unresponsive.
Doctor: What age are you?
Doctor: Where were you born?
Still nothing. The Doctor begins to get irritate.
Doctor: Do you understand what I am asking you?
Doctor: What is your name?
Doctor: Is Martha your name?
Doctor: Or is she your victim?
Doctor: Is that your name?
Doctor: Martha who, Jane? Martha who?
Doctor: MARTHA WHO?!
Jane: Martha, she was a friend that lived next door to me when I was 9 –
The Doctor sighs.
She was a good friend, mousey little child. I took –
Doctor: Another story. Isn’t it Jane? Another act, another sham, another tale.
Jane: Doctor, whatever do you mean?
Jane is mocking the Doctor. Then begins to laugh hysterically.
Jane: Did you really think any of this would work on me Doctor? I thought you said you didn’t like games? You seem to play them very well.
Doctor: This session is over.
The Doctor storms out the room defeated. The orderly follows him for further instructions. Jane is alone.
Jane: It’s not over. It hasn’t even started yet.
In interview room again, Jane is already settled in her seat after lunch.
Doctor: Nice to see you again, Jane. Do you mind if I call you Jane? I know that’s not your actual name.
Jane: How do you know?
Doctor: How do I know what? That that’s not your name?
Doctor: Well, I suppose I don’t. We don’t have any information you. No birth date, no birth certificate, no birth place, no finger prints. Nothing from you, hell, some of us aren’t 100% convinced you’re female.
Jane giggles. She finds him humorous
Doctor: But due to your preference of using female identities, and you never stay as a male figure long – well, until the purpose has served. I’m going to guess you are a female. Or at least identify as one internally.
Jane: Would you like to find out?
The Doctor smirks.
Doctor: Actually, I am glad you asked, I’d love to know you.
Jane: Well, I am here to please. What do you want to know?
Doctor: What’s your name?
Jane: My name Rebbecca Bilious. Two B’s
Doctor: Interesting name, middle names?
Jane: None, I guess the extra b was enough.
Doctor: Who named you? Your mother or father?
Jane: Neither. They died when I was very young, an infant -maybe one, one and a half. Well that’s what I was told.
Doctor: So who raised you?
Jane: My aunt. She was a lovely lady, treated me nice. So kind and caring.
Doctor: So, you had a good relationship with her then?
Jane: Oh yes, I loved her extremely. And she doted on me. Gave me everything. Not spoiled, I wasn’t a brat. I appreciated it all. I appreciated her.
Doctor: So what happened?
Jane: You mean, how did I end up like this if I had such a great parental figure?
Doctor: Yes, Rebbecca. How did you end up like this?
Jane: Rebbecca, no one has called me that since her.
Jane starts to get upset. She wells up.
Doctor: Take your time. There is no rush.
Jane: No I’m okay. (Deep breath) Someone killed her. They- They destroyed her.
Doctor: What happened to her?
Jane: She got caught in an armed robbery, and shot. Shot her right in the heart. She died instantly. And they were never caught. They didn’t care about her. They didn’t know her, didn’t know her name, and didn’t know if she had a family or nothing. They didn’t care. The police, the shooters, all of them. Nobody cared for her justice.
Doctor: Didn’t care about her?
Doctor: Didn’t care about her identity?
Jane continues to show distress and emotions
Doctor: So you don’t care about their identity? Your victims?
Jane: Yes. Why should I after what they did to her?
Doctor: But you do care about their identities, all your victims. Why else become them, be them? You don’t destroy them, you carry them on.
Jane has a fixed glare on him, a blank, emotionless stare.
Jane: I don’t care about them. I – really – don’t.
Doctor: I think that is the first honest thing you’ve said.
Jane: I don’t understand
She quickly turns back to showing emotion and distress
Doctor: You’ve been dishonest this whole time, except the last part. I believe that was true.
She quickly goes back to being stern and impassive
Jane: How do you know?
Doctor: Talking slowly and calmly, knowing what you are saying, remained eye contact, giving a great deal of detail. Non hesitant, you barely move. Your heart rate is normal, and you just look so darn happy to be here. These are all signs of people who tell truth.
Jane: So that means I’m lying? Doctor, I believe you have me confused now.
Doctor: Your downfall, sweetheart, is… you’re too rehearsed. Too perfect. That’s how we caught you before. And that’s how I know now.
Jane: Maybe it is the truth. Maybe you are just too suspicious.
Doctor: No, humans make mistakes. Humans get nervous, human’s trip over themselves under pressure. Humans are imperfect.
Jane’s face turns. She isn’t amused by him.
Jane: So I’m not human?
Doctor: That’s what we’re going to find out Dear.
The Doctor stands up, and leaves the room. Jane is sitting by herself, with a look of contempt on her face.
Jane: You can try.
Here is the next set of the Arkham Asylum’s. Hope you enjoy.
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Episode 1 – “I am Jane Doe.”
In an interview room, with a table, chairs on either side and a voice recorder on it, the guards bring in a female screaming and throwing herself about. She’s crying out how she’s not meant to be there. They sit her down and restrain her.
Guard #1: Sit down and stay there! The Doctor will be in shortly.
Guard #1: You know-
Guard #2: We’re not meant to talk to her.
Girl: Please, please. I’m not meant to be here. I dunno what I’ve done. I’m sorry.
Guard #1: Crazy bitch.
The guards leave with the girl still crying. She’s shaking with genuine fear and looks to be truly confused. In walks the Doctor.
Doctor: Hello Jane.
Doctor: Jane. Jane Doe
Girl: I don’t know who that is, please, I’ll do –
Doctor: Jane Doe. Female. Age unknown. American, notable serial killer, likes to become her victims. Can imitate them perfectly. Is that what you’re doing now? Imitating?
Girl: I don’t know what you’re talking about. My name is Jessica, Jessica Le-
Doctor: Jessica Lennon. Was that your last victim Jane? She was 24, worked as an attorney. Had access to a lot of information, what did you need to information for?
Girl: PLEASE! I don’t know what you’re talking about. I SWEAR!
She begins to cry
Why am I here?
Doctor: You seem like a very intelligent woman, actually according to your records and history, I know for a fact you are. So let’s cut the bullshit shall we? Do I look like the type of man to eventually believe you?
Girl still whimpering, looks directly at him for the first time remaining eye contact then completely changes. She stops instantly crying and sits up straight with pose.
Jane: I swear a few more minutes and you could of. Do you always swear at your patients? Is that allowed?
Doctor: If you believe you could convince me, why did you stop?
Jane: It wasn’t fun anymore. You seem like no fun
Doctor: Are you Jane Doe?
Jane Doe: That’s what your records say, then I must be.
Doctor: That isn’t a proper answer.
Jane: You didn’t ask a proper question.
Doctor: What is that meant to mean, Jane?
She doesn’t answer him
Doctor: Silent treatment already, we’ve only just started?
Jane laughs gently and smugly
Jane: Yes Doctor, it seems we have.
So this is the fourth and final installment of the Scarface episodes. I hope you’ve enjoyed them all. Go back and read episodes 1-3 to fully understand the story.
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Episode 4 “I’m back”
Hearing the alarms and commotion outside their cell, Ventriloquist and Scarface begin to realise something is happening.
Anna goes to the cell, leaving Scarface on the bed.
Anna: What do you thinks going on?
(someone runs past the cell, followed by several others. Then the cell gate opens.)
Anna: What the heck?
Scarface: It’s a breakout toots.
Scarface: You know, people – are- breaking – ou-
Anna: I know what a breakout is –
Scarface: Then why ask.
Anna: It doesn’t matter. What do we do?
Scarface: What do you mean what we do! We leave come on. Grab the knife under the mattress.
(She looks and finds a home-made crafted knife)
Where did you get this?
Scarface: I sneaked the parts from the canteen and made it.
Anna: What for?
Scarface: What for? What do you mean what for? To protect ourselves. Grab it and let’s go!
Anna grabs Scarface and the knife and begins to rush out. Trying to dodge all the fast paced maniac inmates also rushing.
Scarface: Yes!Yes! Almost there toots.
Anna has a sudden realisation and stops.
Scarface: What are you doing?! We’re almost out.
Anna: Marry me?
Anna: Please. If we don’t do it now. We never will.
Scarface: Anna this isn’t the time –
Anna: I don’t want to go back into the world unless I’m married to you.
Scarface: It’s not that simple –
Anna: I’ll do anything, I love you.
Anna: Of ocurse.
Scarface: I want you to make a sacrifice, to prove you love me
Anna: I’ll sacrifice anything for you!
Scarface: Good, because I want a human sacrifice.
Anna: What do you mean?
Scarface: I want you to kill someone.
Scarface: Kill someone. Without me, without help. You have to kill someone all ‘g’y yourself. And you have to want to.
Anna: I don’t-
Scarface: That’s how this works. That’s what you must do.
Anna pauses and thinks for a moment. Scarface is convinced she’ll say no and they’ll be out in no time.
Anna: I said okay.
Scarface: You have to want to, that’s the only way it’ll work.
Anna: I do.
Scarface: Say it.
Anna: I want to kill someone.
Scarface: Right, well. Let’s go then.
Anna and Scarface are now in Arkham’s chapel, at the altar. Scarface has just completed part of the martial ceremony. He explains now what Anna must do.
Anna: So now I kill someone
Anna: And pour the blood over myself to complete the sacrifice, to prove I …killed someone.
Anna: We’re married. *sighs*
Scarface: Yes but…
Anna: Oh come back here to meet you, my husband.
Scarface: Yeah, great. Now hurry! I wanna be out of here in this lifetime okay toots!
Scarface: Anna! The knife!
Anna: Oh Yeah.
Anna rushes out but stops halfway and faces Scarface again
Anna: I love you.
Scarface: Love you too toots.
Anna rushes down corridors to find vandalised cells, people lying dead but no sign of any people. She runs past a cell to find one of the doctors, sobbing and hiding.
Doctor: Oh Anna! Thank God it’s you!
Anna: Why are you hiding?
Doctor: From the inmates. They began attacking people, and I just –begins sobbing
Anna: It’s okay shh.
Doctor: I was so scared! Thank god you’re okay though. Did you hide too?
Anna: Yes, I –
Doctor: Where’s the dummy you always have? Erm – Scarface?
Anna remembers why she was in here in the first place and how the doctors felt about her discussing Scarface.
Anna: He’s gone. I left him behind.
Doctor: Wow, right. Okay, we can’t stay here come on.
As they are walking cautiously, the Doctor in front and Anna behind, she has doubts as the doctor is casually talking to Anna.
Doctor: Y’know Anna, I always liked you. You were never bad, or horrible, just misled and –
The doctor’s voice begins to fade as Anna thinks. She doesn’t think she can kill him. The sound becomes muffled around her and we hear Anna’s internal thoughts as the doctor continues.
Anna: I can’t do it. He’s so nice, and wants to help me. I can’t kill him. But I’ll lose Scarface, just as we’re marrying? But I can’t. I’m not evil; I’m not bad I just can’t.
As she thinks, it soon comes to abrupt stop and she’s back in reality as she hears Scarface’s name.
Doctor: Just Scarface.
The doctor stops to look at Anna behind him.
Doctor: I’m glad you’ve come to your senses about that dummy.
He continues to walk.
Doctor: It was absurd to believe he was real.
Anna whispers to herself.
Anna: He is real
Doctor: The weird obsession you had.
Anna whispering: It’s love.
Doctor: It was a psychological obsession with him, thinking that HE made you do those things, A way out of reality.
Anna *whispering* but he did, he made me do it all.
Doctor: When it was just you.
Anna: It wasn’t.
Doctor: But now you have come to terms –
Anna: *whispering* It wasn’t me-
Doctor: You can start the process to recovery
Anna: *whispering* I’m good
Doctor: And fully get better
Anna: whisper* I was good.
Doctor: And put this whole fake dummy situation behind you.
Anna launches at the doctor forcing him to the ground and begins to stab him repeatedly.
Anna: HE’S REAL! HE WAS REAL! HE MADE ME DO IT! HE IS REAL! HE LOVES ME! HE’S REAL!
Anna stops and begins to breath heavily. Something has changed in her. She pours blood onto herself and enjoys it, the slowly stands up and licks the knife. She makes her way back to the chapel.
Covered in dry blood she arrives at the chapel.
Anna: My love! I did it! We’re married…my love?
No one answers.
She looks for him but he is gone.
Anna runs in search for him looking in cells and corridors. She can’t find him, she rushes back to her own cell to find him lying face down. She goes to him
Anna: Scarface, why did you leav-
As she picks him up she see’s that he is broke and unanimated.
Anna: Scarface? No! Please? Talk to me!
She begins to cry, after a moment she rushes up grabbing him and runs. She runs to the kitchen area, grabbing a knife, nails and glue. As this happens, Anna’s back is facing the camera. She begins to cut half of her hair jagged and uneven. She then smashing Scarface on the ground and collects some of his wooden parts and thins them out. She begins to cut half her face and then grabs the wood gluing and nailing some parts into her face.. As she does so, she lets out an insane laughter. She slowly picks up Scarface’s bow tie and puts it on. Turning slowly around to face the camera and show her face we see half has became “Scarface”.
Scarface: I’m back.
Remember to read episode 1 & 2 to know whats going on.
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Episode 3 – She will leave
Anna is sleeping in the bed. Scarface is prompt up against the wall facing her.
Scarface: What does she want?
Love, romance, intimacy, love?
I can’t do that crap. I don’t know how to love someone. How do you love someone?
Be nice? Bleh. Say soppy things? Yuck. Just be there? Boring.
I don’t even know what that means? Does anyone? What is it?
What does love mean? What does it mean? Love? Love.
Love – I love hurting people, I love playing jokes, and – starts to laugh – their stupid faces. Ah-aha. Idiots. It all makes me feel good. Can a person make you feel good? Does Anna make me feel good?
She’s whiny, and moany and needy. And pathetic. So pathetic. But she does what I want.
What she does makes me feel good, getting her to do whatever I want makes me feel good. Do I love her?
She says she loves me. But I don’t do anything for her, I just am.
What if she leaves me?
She won’t leave me.
But what if she does?
She will always be there for me. She will – Because she loves me.
But what is love? Who knows what it is? What if she realises love doesn’t exist?
I’ll lose her.
I don’t want to find someone else, I like this one. It’s easy
What if she leaves?
Should I do what she wants?
I know what I have to do.
Here is the second addition to the Arkham Asylum Scarface episodes. There is a total of 4 and more characters too. Feel free to check it out and leave a comment.
And don’t forget to read the first episode
Episode 2 – “Exactly, why?”
Anna is in her cell, pacing back and forth. She is building up the courage to talk but can’t. She stops a few times in front a Scarface to talk but nothing comes out. Then she goes back to pacing.
Scarface: STOP! You’re making us dizzy with all your walking. Got something to say say it!
Anna: why do you do it?
Scarface: Do what? I don’t know what youre talking about
Anna: YOU DO! You don’t show people how much you say you love me? You never show anyone. They all think I’m crazy in here. They think I’m nuts
Scarface: But you are nuts doll face.
Anna: NO! Stop it! You know what I mean!
Scarface: You mean like burning down that house?
Anna: That was you!
Scarface: Or when you pushed that guy off the bridge?
Anna: You made me…
Scarface begins to laugh
Scarface: Or when you –
Anna: STOP!!It was all you!
Scareface: You want to believe that don’t you. You’re always trying to make me out to be the villain, but it falls on you too!
Scarface: You wanted it too
Anna: I didn’t, I –
Scarface: And better yet, you LIKED it
Anna: I DIDN’T I DIDN’T STOP IT STOP IT STTTOOOOPPPP!
A guard hears the shouting and bangs on the cell door.
Guard: SHUT IT! See any lights on? NO! Go to sleep inmate.
Anna looks a Scarface sitting on the bed not moving, lifeless, a dummy.
Anna whispers: Why?
Scarface: Why what?
Anna: Why do you never show people? I did all those things for you. I love you. And you don’t do anything but hurt me, make me look stupid. They think I’m psychotic, like I made you up! That’s why they think I’m nuts.
Scarface doesn’t respond
Anna: Aren’t you going to say anything?
He still doesn’t respond
Anna: Scarface? Say something
Scarface: See, you come to me. You NEED me. I don’t make you nuts, you do. They think you’re crazy because you ACT crazy. You have no composure, no ‘chill’ *he laughs*. That’s why we got caught. That’s why you’re in here.
Anna has a realisation. She did need him, but he didn’t need her nor did he want her. She was just there and he was having fun with her. Everything was a game, he liked them and everything was a test for her. And she was tired.
Anna: I’m done. I can’t do this. I don’t want to be crazy. I just want normal things.
Scarface: But you’re not normal, you can’t toots.
Anna: Fall in love –
Scarface: You love me
Anna: Get married –
Scarface: HA! Sugar marriage is overrated
Anna: Have children –
Scarface: We hate children!
Anna: Have a family
Scarface: God! It’s like you’re not even listening to me, Doll face!
Anna: A normal life
Scarface: If you want normal toots, why are you with me?
Anna looks back at him blankly
Anna: Exactly, why?