Cab driver Ted tells flight attendant Elaine, "You know I haven't been able to get near a plane since the war..." Avoidance of posttruamatic stress disorder? (0:07)
Ted experiences a flashback of a dog fight during the war. (0:10)
The passenger beside him asks Ted, "Nervous?"
'No, I've been nervous lots of times." (0:11)
Ted: "The mood in the place was downright ugly." (0:16)
The passenger seated next to Ted appears to have hanged herself. Suicide? (0:21)
Ted has another flashback. Sign: "US ARMY PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL Pentathol Available."
Ted tells Elaine, "Lt. Hurwitz, severe shell shock."
"And that, as much as anything else, led to my drinking problem."
The man next to Ted commits seppuku.
Elaine tells a passenger, "I'll see if I can find some Dramamine." (0:28)
Dr. Rumack tells Elaine, "From there the poison goes to work on the central nervous system..." (0:41)
Air traffic controller Steve: "Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking." (0:43)
Steve: "Now Elaine, don't panic." (0:44)
The passenger next to Ted pours gasoline over himself and lights a match. (0:48)
A passenger panics.
Steve: "Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit drinking." (0:54)
Rumack tells the passengers, "There's no reason to panic." (0:58)
Steve: "Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit amphetamines." (1:03)
Ted tells Elaine, "I was crazy to think I could land this plane." (1:08)
Steve: "Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue." He sniffs fumes from a tube of glue. (1:16)
Steve sniffs glue. (1:17)
Steve defenestrates. (1:18)