Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog: Making Beautiful Music Together
He scans the room for Penny. Her presence is the only thing keeping him from blasting the Captain to very attractive and deliciously smarmy smithereens. She's nowhere to be found (she's hiding behind some chairs), but his hesitation allows time for his freeze ray to break.
The breakage gives the Captain time to unfreeze and sock Dr. Horrible smack in the face. The beefy guy grabs the weapon and pins Dr. Horrible to the ground with his manly boot. As the Captain points the death ray at Billy's head, he wonders aloud if this will work better than any of Dr. Horrible's other failed weapons. Dr. Horrible warns him not to use it. Since when does the Captain listen, right? He shoots the weapon, but it was damaged when Horrible dropped it, and basically explodes and sends him clear across the room. The Captain starts crying out for someone maternal (his groupies are nowhere to be found) he's feeling pain. He flees from the auditorium while wailing in a high-pitched voice.
Dr. Horrible dusts himself off. All in all, this went pretty well. Now to get the girl... who is lying slumped on the floor with shards of death ray protruding from her chest. Not good. This is way worse than tossing her into piles of garbage. He rushes to her. She seems to smile when she sees Billy, she says his name, and for a minute I think they are about to share some fro-yo, but then she says "Captain Hammer will save us" and dies. Wait, what? She dies?
Suddenly the press is there snapping pictures and asking why he killed her. He's not the one that shot off the death ray! Weren't you people paying attention? God, I hate reporters. "Here lies everything. The world I wanted at my feet.." Oh, a sad Dr. Horrible is singing over Penny's body. He picks her up and carries her to a gurney where she's whisked away. The spinning newspapers proclaim that Captain Hammer's girlfriend has been murdered, and that Dr. Horrible has finally defeated his nemesis. Liars. Well, inaccurate tale-spinners at the very least.
The country is mourning what's-her-name. Dr. Horrible is robbing banks (with the help of Moist) but even though he's getting buckets of money practically thrown at him (see what being falsely accused of murder can do for a badass reputation?) his heart is not in it. The Captain is in therapy. Still crying. The groupies have changed their allegiance -- they now worship at the altar of Dr. Horrible. Get in line, groupies. Get in line, I say!