Twilight Zone screencap from 'The Howling Man'I love how ominous Kara Lynn looks there.

Jany is trying so hard with the self-defensive denial. Kid, this is the kind of stuff you can investigate, no need to jump to conclusions — if the Being was legitimately captured and restrained, it’ll be in the news.

And if what you find on Google is all “Heidelberg professor laments mysterious disappearance of innocent Being,” well.

This sounds even worse if you assume Jany has her phone on her, so let me just say for the record that there’s no cell reception down here. She couldn’t do the research right this second, no matter what.

Jany: Why —

Why should I believe you?

Of course you want me to think you were locked up for no reason. I’ve seen that Twilight Zone episode! You probably did something terrible, and the German authorities asked Ms. Walker to restrain you for them. Like Cohen in Boston with the Rabbit. Am I right? Is that what happened?

Lightning: You’re not from this country, are you?

Jany: No! What’s that got to do with anything?

Lightning: It means you can’t afford not to believe me. Unless the laws have changed in the past five years, there’s nothing to protect you —

— when she locks your Being away next.