An outside shot of the bowling alley clues us in to the fact that it's now after hours at the hub of Stuckeyville's entertainment. Phil's walking through a darkened room. Big Rudy is waiting for him. Rudy's glad that he showed up. Phil says that curiosity is a tempting mistress. They begin walking around. Big Rudy is buttering Phil up like a hot ear of corn, telling him that while others are content to sleepwalk through life, Phil rocks the house. Big Rudy asks if Ed is giving Phil a piece of the action, a share in the business. Phil says no. Rudy says that Ed should be because Phil is full of fantastic ideas. Phil says that while Rudy owned the place, he never offered Phil a piece of the business. Rudy says that's because he was as blind as a one-eyed maggot. What it boils down to is that Rudy wants the bowling alley back, but he needs someone on the inside to help bring Ed down. He thinks that Phil is the one to help him in his quest. When he owns the alley, Phil will have a corner office and a piece of the pie. Phil weighs his options: stay faithful to Ed and never advance, or help Big Rudy put Ed out of business permanently. Big Rudy brings up the fact that a guy like Phil has no business handing out bowling shoes for the rest of his life. Phil thinks for a second and says, "Ed will just have to understand...this is business. What do you need me to do?" Rudy grins and says, "Now you're thinking smart." They shake on it, and I'm left, sitting in my recliner, surrounded by cold popcorn that flew out of my bowl after this sudden turn of events. As of this very moment, the Phil Stubbs Phan Clubbs is officially out of business. I cannot condone his heinous actions. My hero is dead. R.I.P. you goofy bastard.
Shirley walks into Ed's office with a videotape, saying there's something that happened on the security camera that Ed needs to see. Shirley is a rat!! She's a rat fink!! She's finking on the Stubber and Big Rudy!! You go girl!!! Normally, I won't pat a ratfink on the back, but in this case, you bring 'em down, Shirl!!