Pandora's been a bad little girl, and she knows it. Thomas finds her at bedtime and spanks her in her nightie. Then he bends her over the arm of the sofa for several stinging strokes of the dreaded switch.
Sometimes, when life gets too much, you just need to be spanked and put to bed. This can be just as true of big grown-up people as naughty little ones. In fact often it's the grown-up girls and boys who need it the most.