Shocking Behavior

  • Season 3
  • Aired 10/31/2011
  • 14,243 Views

A criminally insane convict is recovering from shock-treatment when he takes a nurse hostage and attempts to escape, only to suffer a fatal dysrhythmia caused by the treatment, sending him down a flight of stairs.

- STRAP HIM.

- NO!

- IT'S 1954, AND CHARLES,A CONVICTED MURDERER,

IS ABOUT TO GET INTRODUCED

TO A POPULAR PSYCHIATRICTREATMENT OF THE TIMES.

- I WILL KILL YOU!I'M GONNA KILL YOU ALL!

- ELECTRO-CONVULSIVE THERAPY,

OTHERWISE KNOWN ASSHOCK TREATMENT.

- ADMINISTERING FIRST DOSE.

- [yells]

- ELECTRO-SHOCK THERAPYIS A TREATMENT

FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVESTATES OF PSYCHOSIS

THAT ARE SEVERE AND UNTREATABLEIN OTHER WAYS.

FIRST USED IN THE 1930sTO INDUCE SEIZURES,

BELIEVING THATIT WILL SET THE BRAIN RIGHT,

REBOOT THE BRAIN.

ONE OF THE GREATESTCONTROVERSIES SURROUNDING

ELECTRO-SHOCK THERAPYIS PEOPLE HAVE CLAIMED

TO HAVE LOST YEARS OF MEMORYFROM THEIR LIVES,

WHICH IS USUALLY RECOVERABLE,TO SOME EXTENT.

- [gurgles]

- CHARLES WASA RESILIENT PSYCHOPATH,

AND HE WAS PLAYING POSSUM.

- CHARLES?

CHARLES?

- WAITINGFOR THE RIGHT MOMENT...

TO ESCAPE.

- [gasps]

[whimpers]

[screams] HELP!- STAY BACK!

STAY BACK! I'LL BREAK HER NECK.- [screams]

- HE HAD BEEN FAKINGHIS CATATONIC STATE,

EVER SINCETHE SHOCK TREATMENT WORE OFF.

- IF YOU FOLLOW MEI WILL KILL YOU!

- WITH THE ORDERLIESHOT ON HIS TRAIL,

- CHARLES WAS DESPERATE.

BUT THE SHOCK TREATMENTDID LEAVE ITS MARK

ON HIS HEART.

- [gasps and chokes]

- ELECTRO-SHOCK THERAPYISN'T JUST TO THE BRAIN,

IT'S TO THE WHOLE BODY.

IT'S LIKEA MINI ELECTROCUTION,

AND IT WILL DISRUPT THE NATURALRHYTHM OF YOUR HEARTBEAT,

CAUSING WHAT'S KNOWN ASATRIAL FIBRILLATION.

LACK OF COORDINATIONOF THE HEARTBEAT,

THAT HE HAD SUFFEREDA HEART ATTACK AND DIED.

- CHARLES WAS A BAD GUY.

- [groans]

- HE THOUGHT HE COULD BEATHIS SHOCK TREATMENT.

BUT HIS HEART TOOK A POUNDING,AND THEN IT JUST...

STOPPED...

BEATING.

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