A seriously injured woman is taken in. She claims that her injury is from falling down the stairs, but Rintaro and others suspect domestic violence by her husband. Meanwhile, Yumeno begs Rintaro to lend her a large sum of money.
A patient of Miyagawa, Makiko, makes a fuss about being sexually harassed by him during a medical examination. Also, Makiko's daughter disappears with Yumeno. When Rintaro calls Yumeno and calls her "Akira", she answers. Worried, Rintaro goes to search for them.
A woman who had been treated in the past for a gambling addiction visits Rintaro. Although she claims that her symptoms have relapsed, Rintaro feels something is not right. He also wants to know about Yumeno's mental state, and a sudden incident leads him to learn about her past.