After experiencing astral projection during a beating from a sadistic prison guard, death row convict Stan Ortega invites Laura and J.J. to study the phenomenon. J. J., back when he was a psychotherapist, examined Ortega during his trial and testified Ortega was sane…though J.J. also came to believe in Ortega’s innocence. Now Ortega hopes they can help him control these projections, so he can leave his body before begin electrocuted. Initial hypnosis sessions suggest to Laura and J.J. that Ortega is astral projecting, but their complaints to the warden about the beatings only serve to bring on another attack upon Ortega from the guard Hatch. Dispirited, Ortega confides to Laura and J.J. that Hatch committed the murder for which Ortega is now to be executed.