Gene and Vlad have been holed up in Gene's room listening to ballads and looking into each other's eyes for days. They've shared all their most personal stories and have perfected the art of cuddling.
Unbeknownst to the new lovers, Grenadine has fallen into a certain kind of coma on the couch as she feels the full force of not being in control of her child-like brother anymore.
Memories of their childhood in the Slavic Union storm her consciousness. Hadn't she always been the most important person in Vlad's life --the person, in fact, who kept him alive? Why then would he betray her for a pot-smoking harpy in ill-fitting clothes? The haze in Grenadine's mind becomes thick and smoky as the days go by.
Wracked with helplessness over the situation, Meryl turns to her higher power, a power some might call the occult.
Meryl vows to tap into her sacred intuition to conjure insight about the current situation. She is determined to return the house to its former era of peace and heal her broken cousin.