In the near future, the criminal injustice system is tasked with actually rehabilitating its prisoners via a combination of VR simulations and social tests. Meta Care tells the story of FREDRIKA JONES (Fred) a 40-something who agrees to visit a therapist at the behest of her husband. While waiting to see the doctor, Fred strikes up a conversation with the only other person there. She’s the type of restless that can get very chatty-- a fretful talker who fidgets a little too much. After getting increasingly irritated when the stranger doesn’t respond, her frustration escalates to aggression. We ultimately learn that this is a social test, which Fred has failed multiple times before, at Meta Care, a retro-futuristic facility for excessively violent criminals, where Fred has been for the gruesome murder of her husband. Upon her failure, "Dr. Jacovy," the stranger in the room and actual leader of the rehabilitation experiment, reluctantly returns Fred to join other failed participants as they cross the threshold of our reality into an immersive virtual experience to reunite with their loved ones via memories.