...a sentiment that probably only gets stronger when he walks into Stacy Keach's place and finds him watching that embarrassing commercial he shot for the "Karpet King." Patrick gives him his coffee and tells him he should get back to the gym instead of watching all this TV, to which Stacy Keach snorts that Patrick should have stayed in the ring. This is a perfect opening for Patrick to be like, "Funny you should say that," and asks how long it would take for him to get back in fighting shape, or whether it's even possible at this point. Stacy Keach is reluctant even to render an opinion, but when Patrick says he needs to know, especially since he's in a hole and doesn't see another way out, Stacy Keach tells him it won't be easy, and he'll have to get back to the "rudimentals," which is now a word that not only exists but that I will be using whenever the opportunity presents itself. In the end, though, father and son both seem pretty jazzed about the latter fighting again, which is nice. Less amicable may be the conversation where Patrick tells Stacy Keach that Johnny won't be touching any of the resulting money and why, but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.
In the hospital, a scrubs-sporting Theresa is telling Patrick (apparently the hospital does not care about cell-phone usage within) that maybe she could get away for a moment; she then proves she has never watched television before as she asks where he is, but of course he's standing just down the hall, a bouquet of tulips in hand. They look nicer than the ones at the 99-cent store, so I'm guessing that budget thing hasn't happened yet.
Cut to the two of them sitting outside, and Patrick apparently has already brought up the idea of a comeback, because Theresa is saying no way, and that she's "only a few years" away from a good income. "It's my turn to give something up." Er, not exactly following her there, unless she is thinking that she's going to pursue a more lucrative medical field. Patrick, however, finally gets at the point that he wants to fight, saying that it's been five years and he'd like to have that back, and when Theresa points out that he and Reynolds almost killed each other last time, he tells her he's not talking about Reynolds, but some opponents he knows he can beat for some much-needed cash. Or, as he puts it, "A couple-a easy fights, against a couple-a tomato cans, just to get out from under." I thought you might appreciate a translation. He adds that he's not looking to get hurt, and that he knows his body and its limitations. Theresa opines that he's putting her in a terrible position, but he counters that's not the case -- he's trying to get them out of one. That'll teach you to leave him conversationally open, Theresa. He begs for one fight, and given the fact that we cut away, I'm guessing she's going to give in. Well, either that or she'll brain him with a two-by-four, but at least they're at a hospital.