Oct 2, 2019
Parts: The Clonus Horror (1979) (part 4 of 7)
We hear a gunshot. Unfortunately, instead of coming from a rifle aimed at both Richard and Lena, this turns out to be a starter pistol. It’s later that day, and there’s a foot race out at the track. Richard is in the race, but he soon falls behind the other competitors and just walks off.
A guide comes up to find out if he’s okay. Richard says he just “slowed down,” and that he “didn’t feel like winning.” The guide is aghast. He says he’ll have to report this behavior. “To who?” Richard asks. The guide ominously turns to him and says, “I’ll have to report that, too.” [!!] Richard asks to go back to his room. Oddly, the guide doesn’t threaten to report that too, too.
Back in his room, Richard is leafing through a book. Suddenly, he grabs his chest and falls to the ground, gasping for air. A voice comes over a loudspeaker announcing a “medical emergency in 807” and two guides rush into Richard’s room.
Soon, Richard is in the Clonus doctor’s office. Jameson, apparently not too busy with that whole “running a top secret illegal facility” thing, is also hanging out here. The doctor points to Richard’s x-ray and says he doesn’t see anything wrong. Richard replies that he felt a “burning feeling in [his] chest”. The doctor concludes it’s just a case of the nerves, since he’s going to America soon. This turns out to be news to Richard, and how he could have “a case of the nerves” over something he never knew about in the first place is left unexplained.