Aidan Quinn is getting cozy with a bottle of scotch when Li'l Buddy points out that his daughter, Amanda, could never have been on the plane. Aidan Quinn is too fascinated with the fact that his glass is cracked. Again. And the violins are at it again, so you know it's important. He tells his Li'l Buddy that Amanda called him twice last week, and that he was too busy to return her calls, and that he never should have divorced her mother. Li'l Buddy points out that Amanda died in a car accident two years ago. Aidan Quinn ignores him and points out the possibility that she may not have been on that plane, and without a positive ID there is still hope. And instead of calling the Cracker Factory and telling them to send out the men in the white coats, Li'l Buddy tells him to get some rest. That always cures insanity, doncha know.
Aidan Quinn throws himself on the bed and pulls out a father-daughter graduation photo so that we get what the problem is. Then the violins start up again, and Aidan Quinn glances up and sees a big ol' crack in the ceiling. The damn violins are interrupted by some determined knocking at the door. Megan is there; she just wanted to thank him for being such a gentleman this morning. I think I missed something, because he didn't look too gentlemanly to me. He looked like Gropey Smurf, in fact. But Megan, as a reformed prostitute, thinks he was gentlemanly, so she baked him a cake. She tells him how she slept on his bed for hours and how his pillow has his scent on it. Remember those fumes I was talking about? That'd be them. She says she talked to the Family Affairs Officer and that it helped to talk about the fact that she lost her husband, son, and daughters in one fell swoop. One note to the casting director, though: If you are going to cast a woman who barely passes for thirty in the role of a mother, don't tell us she has a fifteen-year-old daughter. It just doesn't compute. Megan is telling Aidan Quinn that her mom died on Tuesday, and that her family was coming out for the funeral. Aidan Quinn looks appropriately sad. Megan then non-sequiturs some more about how comfortable the bed is, and her need for a good solid bed, and about her back going out if she doesn't sleep on a firm mattress. Casting directors? Her back going out? She's like twenty-six. Think about these things in the future, please. I won't tell you again. Megan finds the picture of Aidan Quinn's daughter and says that she's not surprised she's beautiful (um, gag) and that he must be crazy about her. Did you get that? Crazy about her? Good. Aidan Quinn looks sad some more. Then they kiss again. With some serious tongue action. Luckily, before we see any more of Aidan Quinn's taste buds, his phone rings. It's the Clueless Coroner, and he wants Aidan Quinn down at the morgue like yesterday, but he won't say why over the phone. Aidan Quinn notices that the mirror is cracked before heading out to the morgue.
The Clueless Coroner tells Aidan Quinn that he finally got all the pieces of "the human jigsaw puzzle" put together, and he has something he wants to show him. Aidan Quinn's cell phone starts ringing. It's his daughter, who we now realize was the blonde from the hotel hallway who was running from him. He freaks for awhile and moans about how happy he is to hear from her, but he has to call her back. So he hangs up on his dead daughter and turns back to the Clueless Coroner. He tells the Clueless Coroner that he has seen it all before. 'Cause he's tough like that, yo. The Clueless Coroner tells him he has never seen this before and unzips the bag to reveal a body that is Aidan Quinn! How you like them apples, Mr. Tough Guy? You seen that before? Didn't think so. The Clueless Coroner continues that "it's him, all right. We ran the prints and everything. That's you." Aidan Quinn looks quite surprised to see himself in a body bag. Then the camera starts to fuzz and pop, and we cut to a shot of Aidan Quinn waking up from his Scary Scary Dream on a plane. Which is like the biggest plot cop-out ever. EVER! Sitting next to him is Megan, who makes sure he is all right after his Scary Dream. He's fine, and he tells her that he works for the NTSB, and she finds that reassuring because she doesn't really like to fly. Foreshadowing much? He is going to visit his daughter, because they had a huge fight when she got her tongue pierced two years ago. Oh. Fascinating tidbit. Anyway, he's fine, but he wants a drink. Megan (and her leopard print shoes -- remember those?) will join him in a scotch, which he buys, 'cause he's classy like that. They toast to "smooth landings." I get out my hard hat for the plot anvil that's about to land on my freaking head. As they are clinking glasses, Megan points out that his CUP IS CRACKED! He gets the flight attendant to give him a new one, and then asks her if everything is all right with the flight. Because he sees the anvil coming, too. ["Stevie Wonder sees the anvil coming, dude." -- Sars] The flight attendant assures him that everything is fine, but then he notices that Megan is reading Great Expectations. Remember? Think about it. Anyway, as he is chugging his scotch, he glances at the ceiling of the plane and notices a huge crack in it. He freaks (rightly so) and tells the flight attendant that she must get the captain to decelerate and land the plane immediately. As she fulfills his orders, Aidan Quinn sees a little boy holding a teddy bear. Because the plot twist is not at all obvious yet. Megan is standing in the aisle as the crack worsens and then breaks wide open. As Aidan Quinn tries to make it down the aisle of the plane, Megan is jettisoned out the hole into the air. Only her leopard-printed shoe remains on board. How one shoe could fall into the plane while Megan and everything else in the plane is sucked out remains unclear.