Boq and Avaric find a crowd of girls standing outside Crage Hall. People appear upset.
Then some people bring out Doctor Dillamond on a stretcher. His throat has been slit, and he is dead.
Galinda begins the story: Ama Clutch noticed something in Doctor Dillamond's lab last night and went in to investigate.
Galinda breaks down and Elphaba continues: Ama Clutch was missing at breakfast and Doctor Dillamond missed the morning lecture.
When the girls went to investigate, they found Ama Clutch in the hospital and learned that Dillamond had been murdered.
Ama Clutch seems to have gone insane. She is talking to inanimate objects as if they were real, just as Galinda once claimed she did:
[Ama Clutch] reached a shaky hand out to the nail and picked it up and held it in her palm, tenderly, and she talked to it. (18.104.22.168)
They should call in the Mentalist or something; he'd solve this mysterious insanity/murder thing in a jiffy.
Boq is horrified and can't listen to any more:
He could not watch the departure of the corpse, when they trundled it away. For it had been clear, with a glimpse of the Goat's still face, that whatever had given the doctor his enlivening character had already disappeared. (22.214.171.124)