Cut to Karen and Marshall, driving down the street. Karen gets on the phone and says that she needs "a lo-jack trace on a 1972 Cadillac El Dorado" that has "a personalized plate: My Baby." Marshall wonders, "What kind of man steals another man's car?"
Alvin is back at Charlie's strip club, and he's talking to Charlie via speaker phone while flanked by two large men. Charlie asks why Alvin is back in Miami. Alvin says he flew south for the winter. Charlie says that pigeons don't fly south, and that Alvin should have stayed away. Alvin asks Charlie if he's still fat, and Charlie asks Alvin if he still has body odor. They continue to trade insults, and the two men pick Alvin up under the arms and jack him off the floor. Karen and Marshall bust into the room and Marshall says, "Alvin! You're late. And you're taller." Cut back to Alvin being held about a foot off the floor.
Thunder rumbles as Karen drives Alvin home. She lets him know that she spoke to his wife, and asks why Alvin didn't say that his wife left him two months ago.
Suddenly, Karen and Alvin are back at Marshall's place, which was weird, like, why show them in the car at all? Karen realizes that no one was following Alvin in Kansas. Alvin says he figured he'd let Charlie put himself out of his misery. He adds that he has an insurance policy of which his wife is the beneficiary, but that it doesn't pay out on suicide. Karen sits down next to him. Alvin says Karen doesn't know what it's like to be so disconnected from the world, and that he has parents and friends he'll never see again. All he has left is his family, and he doesn't even have them anymore. Karen tells Alvin that he was a mob accountant, and that's what happens to them. He's not an innocent bystander, because he laundered a billion dollars for the mob and he was given a second chance. Alvin says, "The four loneliest words in the English language: 'We can protect you.'" Karen tells him to pack his bags because he's going back to Kansas the next day.
Alvin stands up and starts walking upstairs. He stops to light a cigarette, and suddenly the windows to the balcony are shattered by gunfire. Alvin dives to the floor, and Karen rolls over and hides behind the couch. The gunfire continues for a while. Karen grabs her coat and pulls her gun out of the pocket. Marshall comes down the stairs, gun in hand, and asks if Karen's okay. Karen orders Alvin to go upstairs and get under the bed. Alvin scrambles his way up there. Marshall runs over and joins Karen behind the couch. Is the couch bulletproof? It doesn't seem that safe. Karen tells Marshall to go outside and try to circle around behind the shooters. Marshall has other plans, but Karen firmly tells him not to argue. Marshall takes off. Outside, a goon stops to put a new clip in his gun. Marshall walks up behind the goon, holds a gun to his head, and says, "Your choice." The goon drops his weapon. Marshall asks how many there are. The goon says that there are two. Marshall hits the goon over the head with the butt of his gun and says, "Platehead."