Stella, wife of newly installed deputy superintendent psychiatrist Max, watches through bars as nurses restrain a screaming patient. (0:08)
Patient Edgar meets with psychiatrist Peter.
Edgar: "You've cured me."
Peter: "Of what exactly?"
Edgar: "Severe personality disorder with features of morbid jealousy." Superintendent Jack tells Peter, "The home office will be apoplectic." (0:31)
Stellas son Charlie drowns. His funeral in the cemetery. (1:12)
Max tells Stella, "... and it will be replaced by devastating grief." (1:15)
Peter escorts Stella, now a patient herself, into the locked ward, has her swallow an unidentified drug, then injects her with another drug. (1:16)
In a session Stella tells Peter, "It was all an obsession." (1:20)
Session: Peter and Stella
Peter: "Would you like a drink?" He proposes that she live with him. Peter gives Stella a ring that belonged to his mother. (1:25)
Peter tells Stella,referring to Edgar, "Might be useful for his recovery to see you've moved on..." (1:27)
Stella jumps to her death. (1:32)
Max visits Charlie's grave next to that of Stella. (1:33)