John sits by Linda’s bedside, where she lays sleeping, heavily drugged. At first, John remembers pleasant things about his mother, but when it becomes obvious that Linda is dreaming of Popé, her lover back on the Savage Reservation, John shakes his mother in anger, and she dies. John then turns his rage on soma, which he understands has caused her death, and throws a large amount of pills out the window. He charges out of the hospital and tries to keep a group of workers from reclaiming their daily soma ration. The workers riot, order is restored with soma, and John gets arrested.