Jack and Jill, the two patients, form an extremely strong bond. The relationship is helping both Jack and Jill cope with difficult social interactions. Jack and Jill make such progress, the doctors decide to observe them in various situations around the mental institution to see if they are ready to be released. The patients tour the gardens, a different ward, and various other scenarios while being observed by the team of doctors. For days, the trips are without incident and things are progressing smoothly.
Then Jack and Jill visit the swimming pool. Jack falls in and Jill jumps in after him and pulls him from the pool, saving his life.
The next day, the doctor in charge of the institution visits Jill in her room.
“I have some good news and some bad news, Jill. First, the good news is, after your heroic act saving Jack yesterday and your performance over the past few days, we think we can discharge you and let you lead a normal life outside of the institution.”
“That’s great! What’s the bad news?” Jill asks.
“Well, the bad news is that, when we went to check in on Jack this morning, he had hung himself in his room.”
“No, that’s not true! Jack didn’t hang himself!” Jill explains.
“I am afraid so, Jill” the doctor calmly explains.
“No, he’s okay! I hung him there yesterday so he could dry off!”