Max's Second Nightmare
|The Genius of the Hole||Too Stubborn to Die|
Max, almost dead from suffering a nine-foot-fall and being shot twice in the chest, has a nightmare about his family.
It all starts out at the hospital, in the usual wacky way Max sees the world when he's been wrecked down. Max chose Mona over his job. Max imagines Mona standing over him, smiling like a devil. Mona is moaning, and calls for Max. She wants him to follow her. Max gets up of bed, and starts the chase.
Get out of the room and start running right through the corridor. Follow it, and it will suddenly look much older and broken down. Max realizes that this is a line of prison cells, and that different parts of himself are trapped in the various cells. One is the Paranoid Max, one is the Insane Max, the third one is a Mad Max, and the last one is the Schizophrenic Max. When you've passed all the cells you will hear Mona moaning. She is taking a shower. The surroundings quickly change. Run through the corridor that is falling apart, and you'll the the letters MonA saX change into MAX. Walk right, and you'll see the event where Winterson was shot on the TV.
Run up the stairs, and you'll meet a dying Bravura. Listen to his words, and continue. Listen to the tape-recorder, which states that the case was always about Winterson's murder and that the Cleaners and their crusade was always a mere distraction, and run up the stairs on your left or right. You'll meet Winterson and Mona, pointing guns at each other. They'll kill you after the phone rings and Vladimir starts talking, and the dream ends.
- It is possible for Max to get actually killed in this dream if you jump off the railing of any of the stairs. It will take a couple of times, but it will happen.
The events occur as they did in the Prologue.