Suspecting his wife’s infidelity, Ian shows up at Jackson's studio with two gallery owner patrons. Ian invites Jackson out for drinks with them in hopes Jackson will implicate himself. While they are out Jackson gets sick from a dirty shot of heroin and must cut the evening short fleeing with Val’s assistance.
Not wanting to be upstaged by Ian, Jackson throws a party a few days later to show off to Ian. During the party, Jackson tells Jenna he has fallen in love with her and asks her to leave Ian. Jenna leaves the party with Ian, and without giving Jackson a definite answer.
Convinced now that his wife has been unfaithful, Ian arrives at Jackson’s studio with Ruta, his Ukrainian mistress, to confront Jackson and Jenna. Ian tells Jenna to choose between him and Jackson. She picks Ian.
The decision devastates Jackson who walks out of his studio in despair.
Act three begins with both Val’s and Jackson’s labors coming to fruition. But like the inmate that takes so much pride in the prison he built he can never escape, Val has lost sight of his original plan.
While both Jackson and Val have seen results from their actions, they are not what either had expected. Val leaves with some hope, yet Jackson is devastated by Jenna decision to stay with Ian.
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