There is one redeeming fact to emerge, phoenix-like from all this wreckage: Ronnie has the bright idea to leave the house altogether. Thus begins the packing up of his questionable pills and 700 freshly ironed T-shirts. Vinny hears the rattling of plastic jars and goes to check on Ronnie. He asks him to sleep off this knee-jerk reaction. Ronnie continues to pack (in a Delta First Class freebie bag, no less!) and says he doesn't have peace of mind. Vinny says he'll only achieve peace of mind by getting through the time times instead of running away from them. Ronnie's resolve weakens, and he finally succumbs to Vinny's (and, no doubt, the producers') pleas. In what's probably the meanest statement, he says, "Vinny's like the Dr. Phil of the house," then says, "There's a reason why I'm here." As if his inclusion in this embarrassment of a cultural phenomenon is fated by the gods. Yes, Ronnie, your blipping meat head on my TV is nothing short of kismet. The universe depends on it! Pssssh.
A bit later, the phone rings. Lest you think it's some important message from the hospital, it's not. It's a local florist, who has deliveries from "Nooki" and "Sally-Jenny." Vinny is not amused. The girl on the other end offers to call back that afternoon. Vinny gruffly says, "Si," before hanging up on her before she can finish her sentence. Meanwhile, Ronnie pats himself on the back for putting Sitch's bed back in its place so that The Concuss-uation can actually have somewhere to rest when he returns from the hospital. Before then, Pauly returns home with the news that Sitch is still under observation for the time being. He and Vinny finally head to sleep after a long, grueling night.
Sitch finally returns, saying he suffered from "a little head trauma, a little sprain, a little this, a little that..." Did I mentioned he's wearing a hoodie that says "HEADRUSH: DEATH B4 DEFEAT" on his triumphant return? It's also worth noting that he isn't wearing a neck brace when he walks up the stairs, yet he is wearing one when he gives the full doctor's diagnosis in a later interview. What poor P.A. had to run around Florence looking for that thing, you think? The most traumatic result of Sitch's self-inflicted injury is that he can't GTL for the next few days. This is the stuff of Greek tragedy, y'all. He heads back to his room to get some sleep, wherein Ronnie heads in to ask him if he's okay, shaking him about the neck and shoulders all the while. Sheesh. Ronnie does apologize for what he said and promises he didn't mean any of it. Sitch takes it in silently, then interviews that he'll be poised to reignite the fight at any point in the future since there was no clear victor this time around.