"Maybe I could tell you. You’re the only person I could talk to.
"Joe, I know how much she’s making you suffer! Why would she do that?
"Because she’s a…"
Joe and Maggie have another painful encounter. She’s happy he’s getting well. He says he will live, but she needs to stay away from him. Maggie offers to listen if he wants to talk. He thinks that maybe he can confide in her and almost does, but then he changes his mind and tells her to go away. Maggie, obviously thinking he’s in love with the other woman, says a sad “Good-bye, Joe.” Then he suddenly blurts out that if he dies, Barnabas will be to blame. He’s trying to kill him. Maggie, of course, doesn’t think this is possible and that he’s a few pineapples short of a luau. Barnabas saved his life, after all. Maggie urges Joe to rest. He knows she doesn’t believe him and after she leaves, Joe decides that drastic measures are called for.
"It’s all right, Maggie. Barnabas won’t kill me. I won’t let him. But how can I stop him? How? There’s only one way! I have to kill him before he kills me!"