Boys in my hood
Outside. Tobey is being led into the police car. It's pouring rain, and Douglas is still wearing the pink robe. Tobey tells him that "[he's] the best professor [Tobey] has ever had." The cops drive him away. The weather gets even worse, as dark clouds build on the horizon. Sara asks Michael "Black Rain" Douglas if he happened to call the house last night. He tells her that he told Walter that he was in love with her. Walter asked her about it, to which she replied, "That doesn't sound like [him]." Ahh, subtext. She leaves, and Douglas goes back inside.
RDJ wants to know what they should do next. Douglas wants to go retrieve his car, and the jacket. They decide to borrow Katie's car. He goes to her room, where she explains that she couldn't finish his book because she fell asleep. "That good, huh?" he asks. If anyone reading this recap is still awake, I'm sure they feel the same way. He asks for her opinion. She tells him she thinks it's a little too detailed what with "the genealogy of everyone's horses, and the dental records." She suggests that maybe Michael "Romancing the Bong" Douglas shouldn't get stoned so often. He appears to accept this suggestion, but then tells her that he's not the first writer to get stoned every now and then. Michael "Jewel of Denial" Douglas goes on to mention that he wrote his successful first novel stoned, and accepted his literary award the same way. He takes the keys and the book and leaves.
Downstairs, RDJ asks if he can see the book. Douglas slaps his hand away. RDJ also wants to know how Douglas plans to get his car back. Douglas thinks Vernon Hardapple stole it. Downey wants to know how he knows. "He said a few things that led me to believe that the car belonged to him," answers Douglas. "Such as?" "That's my car, motherfucker." Heh. Turns out the guy who gave Douglas the car because he owed him money stole the car from Vernon.
Back at the bar that isn't really the bar, Douglas and RDJ find the car. Douglas goes to check it out, and finds the backpack. Unfortunately, the jacket is gone. He checks the glove compartment and discovers that the pot is still there, as is Tobey's little gun. Douglas has another spell. Fade to white.
Fade up on Oola the Pregnant Waitress, wearing Marilyn's jacket. Told you she'd be important later. She recognizes him. "I never forget a drink," she says. "I never forget an Oola," he replies. Vernon comes over and wants to know why Douglas is in his car. He spots Tobey's little gun, and pulls out a big one of his own. A tense stand-off ensues. Douglas fires the derringer by accident, and everyone freaks out. RDJ tries to come to the rescue and let Douglas jump into his car. Unfortunately, he misses, and spins out. Douglas manuscript flies out through the open door, and we see hundreds and hundreds of pages blowing into the river. Everyone forgets about the guns and just stares in fascination as RDJ tries to gather the fluttering pages.