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Sander (Casey Andree) is in a coma as the result of a freak elevator accident. His wife Callie (Laura Norman) returns from yet another business trip to find Sander’s “work wife” Lauren (Maire Higgins) at his bedside. While Sander and Callie have been separated by more than distance, they are still married. She is shocked, however, to discover how much has changed in her absence.
One of the great mysteries of the world has always been what happens during near death experiences and after death. Among the many observations that surround these unknown states are the extremely varied stories regarding comatose patients. What are they going through and what can we, the living, expect if and when one of our loved ones comes out of such a state?
A man in a hospital bed is having a lively conversation with the woman sitting in a chair by his side. Amid all kinds of teasing and laughter, Sander explains how he came to be injured: something about the scent of a certain perfume, taking an elevator he’d been warned about, losing a foot, a moment’s lightness — and sudden, excruciating pain.