"What am I doing walking through this forest? I remember taking the last train to the station, and... then I started walking home. Where... Where am I now?" The First Guest arrives, and Gregory prepares his room. What was that scream...?
"As soon as I got here, one of the guests mysteriously vanished. So what's gonna happen when the next guest arrives?" Gregory shows the Guest to his room. There's a bloodstain on the floor, and he's not allowed to open the window or wardrobe... What could be inside?
"I was exhausted. I just wanted to get some rest. I shoulde have ignored the sounds coming from the room next door and gone straight to bed." Room 203's door looks like a metal and highly secure safe. What are those meowrs and hisses coming from inside?
"When I was a child, I used to create fantasy worlds in my mind, but I always knew the difference between reality and make-believe. Now, I'm not so sure." "Go ahead... give the poor thing a hug... I'm certain it will make her feel better..."
"M-my body is numb. It must be because of that soup. I can't move. Everything is blurry. I'm helpless!" The Guest may have barely survived the soup, but when Catherine is the nurse, the disease may be better than the cure.
"How can I still be alive, after I've lost so much blood? If she comes with that needle again, I'm not sure I'll survive." As the Guest lies in his bed, trying to recover in spite of the nurse, he is visited by two people who are both worse off and better off at the same time.
"How can I think clearly if I have to make a decision in a split second? And if I do, will that decision be the right one?" The guest may have recovered physically, but the mental assult continues with a dangerous (if hypothetical) choice.
"If I'm challenged to a battle but have no idea why I'm fighting, will I be able to pull the trigger in order to survive?" Cactus Gunman can be very rude; first he kicks the door to the Guest's room to pieces, then he challenges him to a duel.
"The bizzare is becoming so mundane that my memory of reality is fading away. I can't even remember the faces of my family anymore." There's a floating fish skeleton with a TV for a head. That's weird enough on its own. But what's that on the screen...? A familiar voice...
"I just remembered that I can have a cell phone in my pocket. Somehow I must get in touch with my family... before I... disappear." Maybe the Guest can save himself if he can get in touch with his family. His cell phone is eaten by Neko Zombie, though, so he'll have to find an alternative method.
"I can't tell. Is everyone in this hotel completely crazy? Or, am I? At this point, I don't think I even care." It's time for another round of the Judgement Game. However, even Gregory's not immune to the horrors of his own hotel...
"If only time was a clock I could wind backwards, then I'd go back to that night, the moonless night I lost my way and checked into this cursed hotel." There's a warp in the Guest's time! It's too late to fix it, but Clock Master can take him back to before it warped. Is this the way out?
"I have only one option now: I have to accept whatever happens. There's no use fighting anymore. Though I can't help wondering what waits for me ahead." Trapped in a large room, Gregory and Guest have to play Roulette Boy's deadly board game. This game would be in the inspiration for Hell's Roulette in Soul Collector.
"The last thing I remember is falling into darkness. When I woke up, I was in a mirrored room. A room made of mirrors, and I can't see my own reflection." The Guest gazes into the Mirror of Truth, but he's not gonna like what he sees.
"I managed to lose something very important to me. It may have often been difficult and confusing, but it was a part of me. Why didn't I notice it was gone?" The Guest has lost his heart. Could the dream of Kinko the safe be of any help?
"I can't see the path in front of me. I don't even know where I am. But I can feel the heart that I got back, beating, telling me to keep on going." Gregory is berated by his witch of a mother. Meanwhile, the Guest has another round of the Judgement game.
"This is the path that I chose. I'm supposed to be following my own road now. But when you begin to doubt your decisions, all paths start to close before you." The guest runs through the catacombs below Gregory House. Is there a way out?
"I wonder who is sleeping here in this graveyard, beneath these old tombstones, and just how much time is left before I end up joining them." When trying to hide from Gregory in the graveyard, the Guest encounters another hideaway... one who's certainly seen better days.
"It's no use. I don't think I have the will to get out of here. I can't believe it, but I actually feel relieved to return to my room." The memories of the Guest's life back home are fading fast. Can Neko Zombie actually be the one to save him? Where does Angel Dog's door lead?
"Heaven... or Hell? At this point, it doesn't really matter, as long as the decision is mine." As the Guest's escape back to reality beings, the king of the Judgement Boys arrives to proclaim the ultimate judgement.
"I'm trying to go back, back to my daily routine, but I can't seem to shake these thoughts of that dark night when I lost my way." Escaping back to reality is a most difficult thing when you're being persued by Gregory's spirit. The Guest could use a little more help...
"All you lost souls, go ahead and take a good look at yourselves. See your sad faces as you drift mindlessly through your bland reality." Now that the Guest has finally returned home, he finds out whether or not it was all worth it.
"What am I doing wandering through this forest...? The last thing I remember is being in a taxi on my way home from my friend's wedding. How did I end up in a place like this?" A woman on her way from her friend's wedding checks in, and gets a glance at what the first guest had become...
| A Rose is a Rose
"I feel a lot like that rose. Even as its petals are rotting away, its thorns still keep anyone from touching it. What a sad sight." Gregory brings the Second Guest a rose with touchy-feely issues...
"I lit a cigarette, hoping it would calm me down. I know smoking's bad for you, but I never realized the danger could be so... immediate." I don't know why Gregory allows smoking when he knows the chef hates anything that numbs taste buds.
"The huge syringes lined up against the wall should have been enough of a warning that this was a dangerous room with no ordinary guest." The Second Guest overhears a conversation between Gregory and Catherine about her.
"I should have recognized the strong ties between those two. I can't believe that I let my guard down like that." To make up for his bad behavior the previous night, James gives the Second Guest a present... Lost Doll.
"Wild fantasies and impossible dreams always lead to emptiness in the end, as their dazzling colors fade to the dreary gray of reality." Fantasy time! The Second Guest has a strange dream with a very strange man.
"I see a red flame burning inside a crystal ball. What does it mean? Does it mean that there is a future where I will burn with passion once again?" There are flames in the Second Guest's very near future. Could it be the fire of the Gunman's pistols?
"The fortune-teller said there would be jealousy in my future. I didn't expect anything like this to happen." Cactus Girl tries to get the Second Guest to date her big brother... by threatening to hang Gregory.
"Sometimes I feel that reality is a heavy burden, and I can't bear the weight of the decisions I once thought were the right ones." The Second Guest watches the Judgement Boys practice their Judgement Game... then gets her heavy heart weighted.
"The little boy's gift may have looked innocent, but I could smell the danger. In this dark place, evil intentions have set their sight on me." James has a little difficulty giving the Second Guest a gift... a transmitter for the mechanical munching Trap Mouse.
"If only I could get away from here. I don't care where; the farther away the better. Is the forest outside my escape or will it only lead further into hopelessness?" The Second Guest's bid for freedom doesn't go so well... mostly because James is hitching a ride with her.
"Lost in the forest I find... something that I did not expect. Someone even more alone than I am, singing along to a mournful melody." Wandering lost in the forest around the hotel, the Second Guess finds a very depressed conductor in the graveyard.
"The rhythm of the earth fills my ears and shakes my soul. Finally the sounds of madness come to an end, leaving only the shell of my body behind." Gregory plans to shake the Second Guest's soul of her body with Umbaba's rhythm, but James's interference sends the blasts swinging wide.
"I could feel reality slipping away from me on the other side of this glass. I was about to accept my fate, as my life drew to a close..." Barely escaping from Gregory Mama, Gregory, James, and the Second Guest hurry for their bodies.
"I've suddenly been set free, but where do I go from here? The reality I knew lies in fragments and will never shine again like it once did." "Commence attack! Destroy the wrinkled old hag!" -James in Gregory's body Gregory and James's souls have switched bodies! Leave it to James to get Gregory in trouble with his mother. Meanwhile, the Second Guest, still bodiless, drifts further.
"I must be in some kind of purgatory, trapped between life and death, and yet I still cling to my memories of reality, those thoughts I just can't part with." The soul of the Second Guest gets a helping hand from Death. The only episode to not have Gregory.
"I'm being engulfed by a wave of anger and sorrow, and reality has been pulled from beneath my feet." A very angry Second Guest, via TV Fish, evesdrops on a conversation between Gregory and his mother.
"The fine membrane separating fact from fiction is getting thinner every minute, peeled away by echoing screams of pain. What will emerge when it peels away completely?" The imprisoned cat's last stand is at hand. "Let's put an end to this, once and for all!"
"The flames reduce everything they touch to ashes. My anger and sorrow have vanished, only to be replaced by overwheming fear." Gregory House is going down in flames! In order to destroy this world for sure, can the Second Guest make the sacrifice?
"Time stops breathing, and shooting stars turn to crystal. The darkness swallows everything. Eventually, life returns, giving birth to eternity." The air, white with ashy fog. The charred remains of a structure are all that stands. The Second Guest has made her choice; now, only eternity lies ahead. "It's time to greet our next guest!"
"Midnight approaches, and an army of lost souls makes their journey homeward, unchaining themselves from their desks for but a few hours before repeating the cycle the next morning. All in order to feed their family's ravenous appitite for more. More. More." -Gregory "So... you travel?" "I suppose you could call it a journey." -Haniwa, Gregory The ride begins. Gregory makes an aquaintence in Stephen Haniwa.
"Oh no, I saw the really scary lady, and she says that next she's gonna come visit your dream!" -Sleepy Sheep Gregory's attempts to help a little sheep get some sleep only results in a nightmare for him.
"You have just reached a crossroad in life. Should you be going to the left, or should you be going to the right? Although the track has already been laid, you cannot help but hesitate, when you learn that the passenger's fate depends on your decision!" -Judgement Boy "What? Hm? You say you don't want to lead the passengers to the depths of dispair? Well then I say don't do it! Why should you let someone else decide your destination? There's only one direction: the future! Don't hesitate! Proceed straight ahead!" -Gregory Gregory helps the train to overcome Judgement Boy's trials with the most awesome inspirational speech ever.
"What the hell are you doing on this train anyway, James?" "Why are you on this train, Grandpa?" -Gregory, James There's a rash of stolen wallets on the train. James has just revealed himself to be onboard. Coincidence? ...Hell no.
"An eternity repeating endlessly... That's where this journey ends." -Gregory "Mirror of Eternity, show me my reflection! I'm ready to see what I have to! My conscience is no longer binding me... for I myself am the conscience. I am none other than ambition itself! I am the water rat without a body, running along the circuit of souls! All will flow as all is meant to!" -Gregory The train hands in the void, chained. As Gregory reflects on his turbulent ride, he admits his role in the universe.
"Do you think I caught a cold?" "Um, no... I think we're far past that stage." "Doctor, I think we should take a blood sample." "Catherine, I think we're past that stage too." -Mummpy Papa, Dr. Fritz, Catherine Fritz's situation with a patient that's already dead isn't made any more bearable by Gregory.
"Interesting. Is he on a diet or something? But he's so beautiful the way he is." -Catherine Catherine prepares several of her box lunches for Hell's Chef and leaves them in the kitchen. But nothing is as it seems.
"It's supposed to be good for your eyes. It's a big secret. I promised Grandpa that I wouldn't tell." -James Gregory's family makes a sudden visit to the hospital, and he has trouble keeping his secret... secret.
"You shouldn't be playing with that thing. If one of your bullets hit someone, you could really hurt them." "One already did!" -Catherine, Dr. Fritz Dr. Fritz's tequila goes missing. And in the only plot-callback in the entire series, Cactus Girl comes seeking revenge and to resuce her brother.