Dr. Taney: Pathological states can induce abnormal strength... Accelerated motor performance. For example, say a 90-pound woman sees her child pinned under the wheel of a truck, runs out and lifts the wheels 1/2 foot up off the ground. You've heard the story. Same thing here. Same principle, I mean.
Chris: So what's wrong with her?
Dr. Klein: We still think the temporal lobe.
Chris: What are you talking about, for Christ's sakes? Did you see her or not?! She's acting like she's f***ing out of her mind, psychotic, a split personality, or...oh, Jesus. I'm sorry.
Dr. Taney: There haven't been more than 100 authentic cases of so-called split personality, Mrs. Macneil. Now, I know the temptation is to leap to psychiatry, but any reasonable psychiatrist would exhaust the somatic possibilities first.
Chris: So what's next?
Dr. Taney: Another encephalogram, I would think, to pin down that lesion. It will involve another spinal.
Chris: Oh, Christ!
Dr. Taney: Now, what we missed in the E.E.G. And the arteriograms could conceivably turn up there. At least it would eliminate certain other possibilities.
Dr. Klein and Taney discuss the symptoms and possible treatments for Regan.