The number in a musical where a character undergoes a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Screen_of_Death Blue Screen of Death]] of [[HeroicBSOD some]] [[VillainousBSOD sort]]. Usually involves less singing and more speaking/shouting. Compare SanitySlippageSong.

DoNotConfuseWith [[ObligatoryBondageSong BDSM Song]].
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* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nXfdx5X8t4 Coalhouse's Soliloquy]]" from ''{{Ragtime}}'' for [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Coalhouse]]. And the last verse of "Success" for Tateh. And "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGOEx_X3YLM Your Daddy's Son]]" for Sarah. And "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fP4IJodNYQ8 Til We Reach That Day]]" for Coalhouse. AND "Justice" for, yes, Coalhouse. Bring tissues, it's that kind of show.
* In ''Theatre/OnceOnThisIsland'', when Daniel reveals at the ball that [[spoiler: he and Andrea are engaged]], Ti Moune recaps a few lines from "Forever Yours", which goes right into "Promises".
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtFOgfpZIyU Epiphany]]" from ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' could fit into this. Also, towards the end of the play, Todd gets a BSOD moment after he [[spoiler:realizes that the Beggar Woman he has just killed was his beloved wife who he had killed the Judge and the Beadle to avenge]]. The short reprise of 'The Barber and His Wife' could also count as a BSODSong.
* ''Theatre/LesMiserables'':
** "What Have I Done?", Valjean's song after being shown mercy by the Bishop.
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtSTd28FRAY Javert's]] [[spoiler: Suicide]]", using a variation on the music for "What Have I Done?" to create a deliberate parallel.
* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPT06Oez5zA Judas' Death]]" from ''JesusChristSuperstar'' (as quoted). Jesus also gets one with "Gethsemane".
* Frank N Furter gets "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1Xn-DWHuuM Going Home]]" toward the end of the ''RockyHorrorPictureShow''. The song illustrates just how off his rocker he is at that point. He even hallucinates an adoring, sympathetic audience is hanging on his every note.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mH0XlEehE-k Let the Monster Rise]]" from ''RepoTheGeneticOpera'' is the VillainousBSOD equivalent of this. Or anti-hero BSOD. Or HeroicBSOD. It's kinda hard to tell.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egTsisFYato Betrayed]]" from Film/TheProducers.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKCxs2s-CG4 Everything you Ever]]" from ''DrHorriblesSingAlongBlog''.
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPKQRgA4TMI Neil's Turn]]" from WebVideo/CommentaryTheMusical also counts as this, although with a more humorous take on BSOD.
*** Funnily enough, both songs take place at roughly the same moment.
** There's also "Horribleturn" from the fan prequel WebVideo/HorribleTurn.
* LeonardBernstein's ''Mass'' has "Things Get Broken," a 14-minute number where the Celebrant goes through all the stages of a nervous breakdown while the rest of the cast remain in StunnedSilence.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4I8pneJkxBY No Good Deed]] from ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'', sung by The Wizard of Oz's 'Wicked Witch of the West' after she accidentally turns her love interest [[spoiler: into the Scarecrow you know from the books and movie]] while trying to use her magic to save him from being tortured to death in the beginning of the song. Also counts as a SanitySlippageSong.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35agM_gtcvg Catch Me I'm Falling]]" from ''NextToNormal'' is a multiple-BSOD song.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rv1p1Vea0iY Rose's Turn]]" from ''{{Gypsy}}'' is only partly an example, because of its [[WorldOfCardboardSpeech confident conclusion]]. That said, many actresses have played up the nervous breakdown more than Ethel Merman did.
** ChrisColfer's performance of "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3fTygjapFw Rose's Turn]]" in ''{{Glee}}'' is definitely one of these for his character of Kurt.
* It's not in the modern version of the show, but the original ''StarlightExpress'' had "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwEaePgja5Y No Comeback]]" as [[spoiler: Electra]]'s BSOD song.
* "Tsubasa wo Daite" from ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' is a less raging-scream-filled version of this, especially near the end. (The raging screams come after he's done singing.)
* ''Bat Boy'', the off-Broadway musical based on the tabloid stories, has ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZrN86lIHuA Apology to a Cow]]'' after Edgar makes some [[spoiler: [[BrotherSisterIncest uncomfortable discoveries]]]].
-->Edgar: "I'm not here to harm you/I only want to KILL."
* "All of My Life" from ''Do Re Mi''.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjrA93_O6Dw Being Alive]]" from ''{{Company}}'' is a possible example.
** Don't forget the end of "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTm1m9CjEnQ The Ladies Who Lunch]]", [[spoiler:when Joanne realizes her whole life has been wasted making snarky comments about other people instead of actually doing something herself]].
* "What Am I Doin'?" from ''Closer Than Ever'', a vignette about a man who has one after being dumped.
-->"Then she suddenly said I can't see her, and the thought of it drove me insane. So I climbed up a tree, I am creeping, to the roof over where she is sleeping, and I sit there all night in the rain."
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jb3oXqWjdw Everybody Dies]]" from "The Toxic Avenger Musical" fits this trope. After Toxie's [[spoiler: breakup with Sarah]], he becomes so depressed that he wants to kill everyone, even innocent people. [[spoiler: Thankfully, some of those people aren't so innocent]].
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7UJR1aF6Gw Down Once More/Track Down This Murderer]]" from ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' for the Phantom, after Christine rips off his mask onstage, exposing his disfigurement to the packed opera house.
* "The last moments of "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7vv6hymDGs The Phantom Confronts Christine]]" and the song "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKbwMmJ4-Rc Mother, Did You Watch?]]" from Love Never Dies are BSOD songs for [[spoiler: Madame Giry and Meg Giry, respectively]]
* ''Theatre/NotreDameDeParis'':
** Quasimodo's "Danse mon Esmeralda" (doubles as GriefSong), right after Esmeralda's death. He's witnessed the death of the woman he loves and killed his adoptive father. He's resolved to die holding Esmeralda's dead body, because "dying for you is not dying". Yeah, he's pretty broken.
** Frollo has a [[VillainousBreakdown BSOD]] in the middle of "Mon maitre, mon sauveur (My Master My Saviour)" just a couple songs before, complete with InsaneLaugh.
** Fleur De Lys also has a one, in La Monture, about how she was destroyed by Phoebus and she'll only take him back if he hangs Esmeralda
* "Listen" by Deena in ''{{Theatre/Dreamgirls}}''. Well, it only appears in the film, but it essentially shows how sick she is of Curtis' crap.
** Effie's is also her CrowningMomentOfAwesome - "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going".
* "IntoTheWoods has "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMwIBI3TrcU No More]]", sung by [[spoiler: The Baker after his wife dies]].
* Pippin's final song in ''{{Pippin}}'', which is titled "Magic Shows and Miracles" when considered separate from the finale.
* ''AVeryPotterMusical'' has "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TmTidy77qI Missing You]]", in which Harry and Quirrel sing about their HeroicBSOD's over [[spoiler:Dumbledore's death and Voldemort's betrayal]], respectively.
** In ''Senior Year'', Harry and Voldemort have the DistantDuet (although separated more by time then by place) "I Was" where they both sing about how they wish things could go back to the way they were before [[spoiler: they lost their popularity and were driven out of Hogwarts/to evil respectively by a feeling of no longer belonging.]]
* "Murder" from the movie musical "Reefer Madness" is another good example. Two of the four reefer fiends start halucinating out of guilt, one goes completely crazy, and everybody is freaking out about the circumstances.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOKnqq6oXpk Kathy's solo]] DarkReprise of "An Organized Life" in ''Vanities: The Musical'': "And if/That's how you organize your existence/You have an organized nervous breakdown/You get strung out and neurotic/Messed in the head."
* [[SpringAwakening Moritz's]] duet with Ilse is a combination of this and SanitySlippageSong. It's [[spoiler: right before he kills himself.]]
-->''Hey, [[{{Foreshadowing}} I've done my time, looking back on it all]]--''
-->''Man, it blows my mind.''
-->''[[BlatantLies I don't do sadness, so been there.]]''
-->''[[HeroicBSOD Don't do sadness]]--[[TearJerker just don't care...]]''
* In ItsAlwaysFairWeather, the song "Situation-Wise".
* In ''TheDrowsyChaperone'', the [[IrrelevantActOpener actual]] opening number for Act II is "The Bride's Lament", which combines this and SanitySlippageSong for Janet.
* ''Theatre/TheScarletPimpernel'' likes these. Percy has "Prayer" after he finds out that Marguerite has (supposedly) betrayed St. Cyr and his family to their deaths, and Chauvelin gets the reprise of "Where's the Girl", wherein he pretty much snaps after finally accepting that Marguerite is never going to accept him or his cause. The re-done version also gives one ("I'll Forget You") to Marguerite after [[spoiler: she gets arrested and believes there's nothing left to stop Percy from falling into Chauvelin's trap]].
* Every character has one in Theatre/BareAPopOpera.
* Richard has one in ''Theatre/ThrillMe'' called "Afraid", where it finally hits him that he ''cannot'' weasel or charm his way out of his present situation--the only way he's going to avoid the death penalty is life in prison.

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* Edgar's final aria in ''Lucia di Lammermoor''. Ends with suicide.
* PeterGrimes's so-called "mad scene".
* ANY mad scene in any opera... best known example might be ''Lucia di Lammermoor''. But Donizetti was in love with this trope.
* Baba's aria "Afraid, am I afraid?" from ''TheMedium.''
* A good amount of Boris Godunov's monologues.
* From the works of Creator/RichardWagner:
** "''Die Frist ist um''" from ''The Flying Dutchman''.
** Parts of Wotan's big Act II monologue from ''The Valkyrie''.
** Brünnhilde's Immolation from ''The Twilight of the Gods'' - well, you can't say ''riding into a funeral pyre in ecstasy after singing for 20 minutes'' is sane.
** Tristan... like, the whole third act?
** in ''Parsifal'', Amfortas, who does this EVERY time he sings. He also wangsts.
* Lady Macbeth's sleepwalking scene.
* Parodied in ''The Magic Flute'' when Papageno wants to hang himself because he can't get a wife. Thankfully, he's talked out of it and then of course he gets his girl too. Pamina also needs to be stopped. These Magic Flute people really need a psychiatrist sometimes.
* King Philip's big monologue in ''Don Carlo'', mostly about how lonely he is, and how better it would be in his grave.
* Fiesco's opening aria in ''Simon Boccanegra'' is also sort of this.
* Rigoletto's "''Cortigiani, vil razza dannata''" aria.
* Vere's "I accept their verdict" aria in ''Billy Budd'', just after the court-martial.
* Eboli's "''O don fatale''" in ''Don Carlo''.
* Amneris, during the judgement scene in ''Aida''.
* Otello's "''Dio mi potevi''". Also, his final monologue.
* ''Don Giovanni'' has a BSOD ''sextet''. When the cast finds out Leporello was disguised as the Don, everyone gets like: WTF?, and they sing about it for long minutes before continuing to bully poor Leporello.
** Although Don Giovanni manages to avoid any kind of realisation even when a statue breaks down his door.
* The duet "Son nata a lagrimar" between Cornelia and Sesto that ends Act 1 of Handel's ''Giulio Cesare'', when Ptolemy orders to imprison Sesto and enslave Cornelia.
* "Otton, qual portentoso flumine" sung by Otto in Handel's ''Agrippina'', when he is betrayed by just about everyone.
* Katerina's Act IV arioso "V lesu, v samoy chashche yest' ozero" ("In the forest there is a lake...") in Shostakovich's ''Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District''.
* In Carlisle Floyd's ''Susannah'', Blitch's heart-wrenching monologue "Hear me, o Lord, I beseech Thee".
* Romeo in Bellini's ''I Capuleti e i Montecchi'' has this aria "Deh, tu, bell'anima" when he thinks Juliet is dead.
* In {{Tosca}}, Cavaradossi sings "E lucevan le stelle" when he's in prison, awaiting his execution, reminiscing about all the good times he spend with his lover while trying to write a farewell letter to her.
* Purcell's ''Dido and Aeneas'' has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Qgg1IZWMdw&feature=bf_next&list=FLU-PdgupwMILeBP39Jba2mA&lf=mh_lolz When I Am Laid in Earth]]. Aeneas has just left Dido, and, having been shot by Cupid's arrows, she cannot bear the thought of living without him. This song is her BSOD-ing to her handmaiden Belinda before she kills herself.
* Alcina's 'Mi restano le lagrime' in the eponymous opera by G.F.Haendel
* ''Vesti la giubba'' (Put on your motley) from ''{{Pagliacci}}'', sung by Canio as he faces the prospect of having to peform as a character who's a fool and a cuckold... ''right'' after finding out his own wife has a lover. He swings from "Bah! Are you not a man?" to "Laugh, Pagliaccio! Laugh at the grief that poisons your heart!" over the course of the aria; most versions have him break down crying at the end.
* 'E la solita storia del pastore' from Francesco Cilea's 'L'arlesiana'. This aria fits this trope so much that it is very often referred to as 'Lamento di Federico'.

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[[folder: Other ]]

* Patterns, I Am A Rock, and Richard Cory by [[SimonandGarfunkel Simon & Garfunkel]].
* [[MarilynManson Marilyn Manson's]] triptych of concept albums, ''Antichrist Superstar'', ''Mechanical Animals'' and ''Holy Wood'' (which were released in that order but story-wise, go in the opposite order), feature several. In ''Holy Wood'', they lead to Adam, the main character and lover of Coma White killing himself (after impregnating her). In ''Mechanical Animals'', it leads to [[ShoutOut the crashed-to-Earth androgynous space alien]] [[DavidBowie turned rock star]] Omega, who is in love with Coma White, becoming part of the establishment he hated after Coma White dies from a drug overdose (in Coma White). Finally, Antichrist Superstar opens with the revelation of Omega's changed outlook, which The Worm, Coma White's son, who idolizes him, turning on him and ending up killing him and taking up the mantle both he and Adam had once held. Overtime, sickened by the very people he is fighting for, The Worm becomes the Antichrist Superstar (in the song of the same title), turns on everyone in the song 1996, decides to destroy both himself and everyone else in Minute of Decay and then does so in The Reflecting God. He reflects on his transformation from hero to villain in The Man That You Fear, and his last words are in the hidden track. And yes, explaining all this is necessary, because three linked concept albums in reverse is confusing as hell, especially when Marilyn Manson's only hint to anything was that they were in reverse.
** And then there's pretty much all of Eat Me, Drink Me, a BSOD Album for Manson, and also parts of The High End of Low, especially Into The Fire, written on a rather depressing Christmas.
* BonIver's "Re:Stacks," which is about losing all your money gambling and ending up drunk and depressed.
* GreenDay's AmericanIdiot has the truly [[EpicRocking epic]] Homecoming, which chronicles the main character's life after his girlfriend leaves him and his best friend -- or possibly his alternate personality -- commits suicide. His friends are gone, he's alone, so what does he do? He decides to go back home. [[DespairEventHorizon This does not end well]].
** Extra points go to the musical stage version for putting in an ACTUAL BSOD reading "Somebody get me out of here," "Anybody get me out of here," "Somebody get me out of here," and "Get me the f**k right out of here."
* "Ghost Love Score" and "The Poet and the Pendulum" by Music/{{Nightwish}} are two totally BSOD songs. A lot of Nightwish songs are, these are just the most outstanding ones.
* "Still Alive" From VideoGame/{{Portal}}, possibly the most passive-aggressive song known to humanity.
* "Psychotic Reaction" by The Count Five might...um...count. The verses are fairly sedate, but they go into manic instrumental breaks.
* "Down Came the Rain" by Mr. Murray is a comic example. The singer is crooning a romantic ballad, but in the choruses where he sings about how the rain ruined his courtship, he goes into a totally bizarre vocal delivery.
* Music/PinkFloyd's ''Music/TheWall'' is practically an entire album of BSOD, but "Another Brick in the Wall Part III" and maybe "Stop" fit the best.
* "Can't Stand Losing You" by The Police.
* [[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas Poor Jack]]
** WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic parody subverts this. After a whole episode of being depressed and not wanting to do his job anymore, the song marks his triumphant return to being the cynical bastard we know and love.
** The original song also subverts this halfway though, with Jack deciding that, yes, he screwed up, but it was a MAGNIFICENT screw-up and he had fun doing it and got some good ideas out of it (though he still intends to set things right).
* "Art of Life" by {{Music/X Japan}}: it is an autobiographical song of [[Music/YoshikiHayashi Yoshiki's]] early 1990s collapse from "neurocirculatory asthenia." "Drain" could also fall here as it is arguably the last song hide would write for XJapan and possibly somewhat reflective of his mental state at the time.
** "Art of Life" is a somewhat more [[HeroicBSOD literal example]], when Music/XJapan used a {{hologram}} to give the impression that [[HeterosexualLifePartners beloved]] guitarist [[Music/HidetoMatsumoto hide]] was still with them. Yoshiki has stated that it was seeing hide's hologram (seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zagJafZd40 here]] at about the 5:42 mark) that caused him to break down.
* Non-singing example: "You're Not Alone!" from VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX. Also CrowningMusicOfAwesome.
* Music/HarryChapin's 'Sniper'. 'I'll never forgive you of your blindness ... I HATE YOU!' One performance of the song had his voice noticeably rougher from that point until halfway into the next song.
* Arguably 'Scissors', the last track from {{Slipknot}}'s self titled debut, which was written as a reaction to death threats against Corey Taylor. Notable because he sounds on the verge of a real-life BSOD towards the end.
* Yuki from SuzumiyaHaruhi has a song called SELECT. Here are a few lines of the song...
-->Yuki: "Memories that do remain are changed to code and stored away/I know what's how it should be but there is now a [DISK ERROR]/[DISK ERROR]/[DISK ERROR]/[DISK ERROR]/[DISK ERROR]/[YES]"
* "I'm Alive" by Music/{{Disturbed}} has elements of this, though it's much more of a "I'll hold my own beliefs and nobody can convince me otherwise" sort of song.
* The "See Me/Feel Me" reprise at the end of "We're Not Gonna Take It" in {{Tommy}}.
* About half of the songs in {{Cosmo}}'s series ''The Disappearance of Hatsune Miku''. Some literally, much like the ''Haruhi'' example above.
* "Mind Over Matter" by ''Music/IronSavior'' is another fairly literal example, as the storyline's eponymous behemoth questions its own existence, realizing that despite having been artifically created, some power has brought it to consciousness.
--> I am what can't be - a mind in a digital brain
* "The Idol" from [[Music/{{WASP}} W.A.S.P.'s]] 1992 album ''The Crimson Idol'' marks main RockOpera character Jonathan's HeroicBSOD that leads to his [[spoiler:suicide]], featuring the darkest lyrics up to that point and two incredibly depressing Music/PinkFloyd-esque guitar solos.
--> If I were to stand and look in the mirror would I see\\
One FallenHero with a face just like me?\\
And if I scream, would anybody hear me?\\
If I smash the silence, you'll see what fame has done to me!
* "Can't See (Useless)" by OingoBoingo. At the time, the band was on its last legs, and lead singer DannyElfman had just broken up with his girlfriend Caroline Thompson (who wrote ''Film/EdwardScissorhands'') ''and'' gotten into a fight with his friend Creator/TimBurton.
* "Hurt", both the original Music/NineInchNails version and the cover by Music/JohnnyCash - the former given that Trent Reznor was going through a personal BSOD when he wrote it, and the latter when you consider that Cash recorded it at the age of 71, in the grip of serious health problems, months before he died.
* "Everything In Its Right Place", from the {{Radiohead}} album ''Kid A'', was written about a breakdown Thom Yorke had during the OK Computer tour, during which he was DumbStruck. "How to Disappear Completely" sounds a hell of a lot like a BSODSong, but is actually a description of a SurvivalMantra.
* VanDerGraafGenerator are quite fond of these. "A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers" is probably the best example.
* "Komm Süsser Tod" the dreaded song that plays during TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt in ''TheEndOfEvangelion''. Uplifting jazz plays while the singer narrates about how she has lost everything, and how the time has come for her to "end it all, and leave forever."
* The original "Komm, süßer Tod (komm selge Ruh)" by JohannSebastianBach really only has two things in common with the song in ''Evangelion''; the [[NamesTheSame name]] and this trope:
-->"Oh world, you torture chamber,
-->stay with your lamentations!
-->In this world of sorrow,
-->it is heaven that I desire.
-->Death shall bring me there.
-->Come, blessed rest!"
* The dark reprise of "Turnabout Love/Does She Know, Does She Care?" in MyLittleTown
* {{Music/Savatage}}'s ''Music/StreetsARockOpera'' has the song "Agony and Ecstasy", which is also part VillainSong. The BSOD portion represents the part of DT that's willing to give into despair and return to drugs for comfort.
* "Epiphany" from Trans-Siberian Orchestra's ''Night Castle'' album. It's Tran-Do's VillainousBSOD after Cozier dies of infection while Tran-Do was too busy waffling over whether or not his side were [[WellIntentionedExtremist Well-Intentioned Extremists]]. The end of the song has him standing at the edge of a cliff [[DrivenToSuicide contemplating suicide]] because he believes for a moment that it's [[RedemptionEqualsDeath the only way he can be redeemed]].
* [[HighSchoolMusical "I want my own dream/So bad I'm gonna SCREAM!'']]
* DemonsAndWizards has "Winter of Souls", about [[BastardBastard Mordred]] on the eve of the final battle with his father KingArthur. He realizes that he's in the wrong and has used his legitimate grievances against Arthur as an excuse for his cruel ambitions, but it's too late to turn back and the fates of him and Arthur are sealed.
* Music/ThreeDaysGrace's "World So Cold" and "Someone Who Cares".
* ''I Will Go Sailing No More'' from WesternAnimation/ToyStory has Buzz gripping with the realization that he's a toy.
* Music/{{Muse}}'s "Micro Cuts" is a particularly psychotic example.
* "Out Come The Knives" by the Paper Chase is a wonderful [[VillainousBSOD villainous]] example, seeming to be about [[spoiler:the protagonist of the album's remorse after killing his unfaithful girlfriend]].
* "Ghetto of Beautiful Things" by Kevin Gilbert is five minutes of blind incoherent rage in the middle of an otherwise eloquently moody concept album, 'The Shaming of the True'. Also contains a [[ClusterFBomb cluster F-bomb]].
* Music/{{Mortiis}}'s "Everyone Leaves", a song about how everyone you know will eventually leave you or die no matter how hard you hold on.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92eo1hSAgTA I've Got to Find a Way (Twilight's Lament)]] from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'''s third season finale.
** The DarkReprise of "Generosity" from ''Rarity Takes Manehattan''.
** "Pinkie's Lament" from ''Pinkie Pride''.
* "Sound The Bugle" from ''SpiritStallionOfTheCimarron'' is sung as the hero loses (and ultimately regains) his will after being captured and separated from his herd and his [[spoiler: seemingly]] dying girlfriend.
* "Shock" by TheMotels

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