Sonia feels her sanity slipping away as her visions of Guido become more frequent and elaborate.
Finally she is devastated when she hears that her friend and workmate, Margherita, has committed suicide by jumping out a window.
As they part, Guido notices that the time is - a double hour, when the hour and minute are the same.
He believes that at such times, one may make a wish and it will be granted - although he admits to Sonia that it doesn't always work.
Some days later, Guido takes Sonia to the country villa where he works.