As they walk away, Tony explains that the ice in the new drink was cubed, while all the other ice was crushed. Bill Arnold has trouble breathing and collapses as Tony and the woman move into the next car. A bald waiter looks on ominously.
Now Tony and the woman are alone in a different car. He's confident that the assassin will have to come to them.
A gentleman gets into his car to find that Guerrero is already in the passenger seat. Guerrero needs information on Mark Hoffer from the gentleman, who presumably works at the newspaper. But the gentleman thinks this is a joke. "You saying you don't know?" Know what? We'll find out after Tony finishes receiving the call. Wait ... okay, done. Mark Hoffer was killed this morning by a car bomb. The woman explains that Mark Hoffer wrote a piece a year ago exposing corner-cutting in the train project, which he based on her anonymous tips. After the exposé, the company gave the woman everything she wanted. Tony demands to know what she's hiding. And just then! She hears the brakes squealing, which is apparently not supposed to happen on the maiden voyage of a bullet train. And someone's coming! The woman hides, and Tony grabs the guy. It's the guy with the beard! From earlier! You remember Beardy, right? I assumed he wasn't very important, so I didn't recap the part about him being James's (the woman's husband, remember?) best man at their marriage. And here he is again! Beardy wants to know why Stephanie (Stephanie! Her name's "Stephanie"!) pulled the emergency brake in the last car. Naturally, she didn't, and Tony tells Beardy to take a powder.
Winston comes home to find Guerrero already there. That's apparently his superpower: already being places. That's pretty handy. Guerrero is looking through Mark Hoffer's hard drive, which he got by having the editor of the paper owe him for that time he stopped hassling him. Winston is angry at Guerrero for breaking in and tells him that as soon as this job is over, he's gone. Guerrero doesn't seem bothered by this, possibly because he knows he's in the opening credits. Winston takes a call from Tony, but Guerrero has deviously put it on speakerphone. Tony thinks MacNamara management might be involved, and Guerrero sets out to "pay them a visit". Winston mutters, "hate him."
The train roars through the countryside. It looks pretty fake.
Stephanie recaps the assassin's moves so far (Step One, poison drink. Step Two, pull an emergency brake cord. Step Three, pull all the emergency brake cords) and thinks that some technical gibberish means that the brakes will now explode if they're used again. And they'll have to be used when they have to slow down for a curve in a tunnel in less than twenty minutes! And just then! The bald guy appears in the doorway with a gun! Tony covers Stephanie and his shot in the back a couple of times! They fall to the ground with Tony on top of Stephanie! And the train enters the tunnel! Symbolism!