In the ominous prelude we see Christian Scientists, and all mankind for that matter, slumbering restlessly, like Fasolt (in Wagner's Ring), with their hoard of ill-gotten materiality. Stupefied, deceived, and sedated by the bold and aggressive mental suggestions of Big Bug, too many had simply conceded the field of battle to a false personal sense of reality which had become acceptably familiar over the many years of false education, being unwilling and now unable to cling to the God they had lost sight of with their now blinded eyes. They knew they needed to wake up and rouse themselves, but could never get beyond an ashamed admission that they needed to wake up and rouse themselves. "Human hypotheses first assume the reality of sickness, sin, and death, and then assume the necessity of these evils because of their admitted actuality." (S&H 481: 19-22) Thus their willing suspension of disbelief continued and deepened.
The drama proper begins when from some unexplained source a fresh wind of Truth swirls across the land and breaks the miasma of Big Bug's animal magnetism. The mise en scene is best described by the opening sentence of Kafka's "The Metamorphosis": "As Gregor Saamsa [read each loyal Christian Scientist] awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect." What sporadic, lethargic, and indecisive confrontations with Big Bug had not accomplished the sight of those insect legs wiggling helplessly in the air had. Now many of these students of Christian Science were thoroughly awake and knew it was time to make a deadly serious, if delinquent, reacquaintance with the Terminator, the Exterminator of error, man's omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient Father-Mother God. The apathetic, cold-war co-existence with Big Bug and its personalized little bugs was over. Pages in the Bible and writings of Mary Baker Eddy long only politely and dreamily consulted were now examined and pondered with scrupulous, prayerful, and humble intensity. The stains of sweaty fingers and tears of remorse marked many of them. It was time to confront Big Bug head-on, but now, like Fasolt, he had been transformed into a dragon, in this case the great Red Dragon. The hideous and malignant nature of mortal mind was now fully apparent, and there could be no further putting off of its destruction. The tools of spiritual warfare must never again lie idle for a day.
The movie does not end with the final defeat of Big Bug. The battle of Armageddon continues and may be resolved in the next installment, "Health and Peace Restored".