Unhinged Drummond is still holding real estate agent Margaret Lord hostage while preparing to shoot at people in the park when the clock strikes twelve. Terrified and desperate, Margaret first tries to offer herself to Drummond to get him to spare the people in the park but he, ashamed and embarrassed, rejects her plea. She then tries to calm him down with words and get him to realize that what he's doing is wrong. He decides to explain his motivations to her but keeps his true intentions secret for the time being. He turns out to be a much more tragic character than what he seems.