Johnny and Nailbunny journey through the bowels of Johnny's house and discuss the nature of Johnny's psychosis. It is during this discussion that we learn a bit more about Johnny's past and his relationship with Nailbunny. Later, Johnny and Tess have a conversation in the dungeon as Johnny prepares to torture Dillon with electricity. Johnny kills a cockroach named Mr. Samsa after Gregor Samsa, the main character of Franz Kafka's short story, The Metamorphosis. Devi has been in seclusion since Johnny's attempt on her life in issue #2. Her friend Tonja (later renamed Tenna) convinces Devi to call Johnny, who has rigged up a tape recording of his apology/explanation for the attempt on Devi's life, and his assurance that he will not bother her again. Ironically, the call triggers an automated gun that shoots Johnny in the face.