Thrilling my ass. Back in the alley, Ed and Amanda are eating nasty-assed snack bar food and talking about losing the case. Gee willikers Ed, it's called EVIDENCE. You need it in a case like this, you bubble-headed buffoon. Ed asks if Amanda is going to start another band. She thinks she's going it solo. Just then The Solids walk up. They want Amanda back in the band. After some soul searching, they realize what they did was wrong and that they need Amanda to make it big. Amanda asks what happened to her replacement. Weeeeell...that's a long story we'll make short here: she got a better gig playing for a better band than The Solids. Ahhh...humility. Served best while piping hot. Amanda points out that this isn't an apology, they just need her to get the record contract. Carrie says that's not it. Amanda is the heart and soul of The Solids, dammit, and they WANT her back. So how about it, Amanda...come on back to The Solids and rock the casbah and get that big record deal??? As I sit on the edge of my seat, waiting with baited breath and picking a worm out of my molars (Baited breath?? Worm in my molars?? God...I slay me!), Amanda turns The Solids down hard. Ouch. You're screwed, Solids. Good luck in Tinseltown you buncha tone-deaf idiots.
Bonnie shows up at Ed's house. He lets her in. I saw on Salem's Lot that when you invite a blood-sucking vampire into your home, they can pretty much chow down on your dumb ass. I shield my eyes, waiting for the jugulars to flow freely. Alas, Bonnie keeps her fangs to herself. She does mention that it's her last night in town. Ed realizes this without even having to check a calendar. She says that she saw him in court today and he did a decent job for not having a shred of evidence in his favor. Ed says it's too bad that people don't know how to be loyal anymore. Bonnie takes that as a dig against her, but Ed says it's not. He wants her to stay but he couldn't let her stay even if she offered because if she stayed and turned down the job to stay with him, she'd end up resenting him. So there's no other choice.
She says she's sorry that they'll never know what woulda happened between them. Ed says that statistics prove most relationships don't last so they're saving themselves a whole lot of heartache down the road. "Still," Bonnie says, "I'm glad it was you that got me back on the horse." OHMIGOD!! She's strung out on heroin and Ed is the one who drove her to it!! She's a smack goddess!! She's riding the H train, petting the white horse, passing out in a puddle of her own sick!! Ed thanks her for getting him back on the horse, too. OH SWEET JEEBUS!! You mean to tell me that Ed's a horsehead, too?? I mean...c'mon...I could accept the two of them sharing a joint now and then...but HEROIN?!?