Alpha Omega M.D. – Episode #306
…Sara’s every acquaintance seems new to her, with a lack of historical provenance, which happens to be the key ingredient in friendships and family…
“Do not attempt to adjust your television set. You have entered the world of the unexplained, where people disappear and reappear, a place we like to call, “The Unknown Zone.” Lyn Hanes likens Sara’s predicament with the inconsistent reception and test patterns associated with the burgeoning field of televised imagery.
“The picture is a little fuzzy Miss Hanes, but one thing for sure, even though we’re without the whys and wherefores, your friend is going to require 24 hour observation. I recommend she remain in Washington with us.” Ben Wright confirms what Lyn and Bob had feared, being left with strangers, but in her current state, everyone is a relative stranger to Sara. Her every acquaintance seems new to her, with a lack of historical provenance, which happens to be the key ingredient in friendships and family.
“Will she be able to continue her dancing? It is everything to her.”
“Oh, my, yes. Sara will be nourished and encouraged. She needs to be kept busy, so if you think we were going to lock her away and turn her into homebody, you can rest easy. And we encourage you to call and visit her frequently. You are the only people she really knows. It appears that she will not forget anyone she knows now, even if she continues her reversion.”
“When do you think this reversion will stop Dr. Wright, or will it?”
“The way it looks, because the human body will not shrink in size, she cannot regress to pre-pubescence. If we are able to stimulate her mind, we should keep her reality in the present.”
“Just think of it,” ponders Jane Friez, “looking in the mirror everyday, and instead of watching the wrinkles and laugh lines form, or have your bottom sag and put on weight, you have this woman, whose clock is running backward and is probably wondering why everyone else is aging so fast.”
“We cannot allow this to become a circus sideshow folks. We don’t need Walter Cronkite beating a path to our door. As far as anyone outside this hospital is concerned, Sara Fenwick is just another patient, is that understood?”
All heads nod.