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Nation McKinley and her brother Cosmo welcome Brad Majors into their care at "Dentonvale" a soap opera centered around a mental hospital. Despite Brad's objections, the McKinleys have him drugged, gagged, and bound to a chair in a cell in the "Terminal Ward".
Nation and her brother are informed by Bert Schnick that financing for their show has been taken over by Farley Flavors so he can create a new show called "Faith Factory". The McKinleys are reluctant at first, but after a persuasive videotape, they agree. On the orders of Farley, the McKinleys also agree to recruit Janet to be the face of the new show ("Farley's Song"). Janet moves in to "Dentonvale", promised that the life of a television star will heal her relationship with Brad ("Lullaby").
After Nation discovers a fully-sighted Bert starring at Janet while she is showering, the McKinleys make her a new black dress and a makeover ("Little Black Dress"). Because of the McKinleys work on Janet, she has become a overnight sensation on DTV, but the fame goes to her head and she forgets about repairing her marriage with Brad ("Me of Me").
At "Dentonvale" while visiting Brad in the terminal ward, Bert, Janet, and her parents question Nation, Cosmo, and the rest of the Dentonvale staff on how they can help him. The McKinleys show their adept abilities by "curing" Bert's blindness with shock treatment ("Shock Treatment"). The Weisses are completely taken in, but Janet begins to slip back to reality, so the McKinleys begin giving her drugs to keep her manageable; she begins to have visions and dream sequences ("Looking for Trade").
As the premier of "Faith Factory" comes closer, Nation, her brother, the rest of the Dentonvale staff, and the Weisses embrace their new TV roles by dressing up in white doctor and nurse uniforms and singing about their new images ("Look What I Did to My Id").
At the "Faith Factory" opening show, Nation and her brother Cosmo watch as Brad, Betty, and Judge Wright crash through the set wall disrupting the entire premier, Brad confronting his brother Farley ("Duel Duet"), and Janet snapping back to reality and getting shunned from the stage with the others. After Janet, Brad, and the others flee the studio ("Anyhow, Anyhow"), Nation, Cosmo, and Farley celebrate just having committed the entire DTV audience to the terminal ward at "Dentonvale" ("Denton U.S.A. reprise").
Nation McKinley has solos in:
- "Little Black Dress"
- "Shock Treatment"
- "Look What I Did to My Id"
- It is widely speculated amongst fans that she is actually Magenta in disguise, with Cosmo being Riff Raff.
|"Shock Treatment" characters|
|Brad Majors • Janet Majors • Farley Flavors • Cosmo McKinley • Nation McKinley • Oliver Wright|
Betty Hapschatt • Ansalong • Ricky • Bert Schnick • Emily Weiss • Harry Weiss • Ralph Hapschatt
Macy Struthers • Nelly Pritt • Vance Parker • Floor Manager • Irwin Lapsey • Kirk • Oscar Drill and the Bits