Stuart's actually standing beside his Jeep, in the middle of the street in an upscale neighbourhood. Vince is in front of him, desperation in his eyes and voice. "Don't. Let's go home," he says pleadingly. "Does she deserve it?" Stuart asks. "You'll make it worse," Vince tells him. "Does she deserve it?" Stuart repeats. "You can't!" Vince responds in a forceful, if hushed, whisper. "Watch me." Vince looks at Stuart with a mixture of exasperation and annoyance. "Yeah. You'd like that. I've spent years watching you," he says before turning and walking down the street. "Coward!" Stuart calls after him. "Coward!" Next we see Stuart underneath a car, unscrewing a cap and letting a gush of petrol rush out of the tank. Alexander's mother comes to the door to find Stuart standing in front of her. "I've got a message from your son," he says with a grin. "I'd appreciate it if you didn't come to my house. I don't think we have anything to say to each other," Mrs. Perry says tersely. "Just one thing," Stuart says, pausing for effect. "Bang." An explosion bellows through the night air as the Perrys' Jaguar goes up in flames, the force of the blast momentarily knocking Stuart to his knees. (And yes, I'm pretty sure it's some kind of record for the least amount of time he's spent in that position.) Stuart smiles throughout all of this, as Mrs. Perry covers her mouth and recoils in horror. He then walks to the Jeep, winks at Alfred -- who's been sitting in his car seat all this time -- and drives off as neighbours begin to come out of their houses and observe the spectacle.
When Nathan spots Vince at his party, he says, "Don't tell me. Stuart hasn't bothered." Vince covers for him and says he was upstairs, but left for a minute and is coming back. "Yeah, I bet," Nathan replies before going back to dancing. Stuart arrives a bit later, and Nathan asks if he got him a present, Stuart answering in the negative. "Get me a mobile phone if you want," Nathan tells him as he walks away to find Vince sitting in a booth on his own, smoking and staring straight ahead. He looks up to see Stuart, who has an intense look on his face. "Bang!" he says. "Oh...shit," Vince barely chokes out. Stuart asks him to come back to his place, and Vince says he has to stay with Hazel, who's worn out from accompanying Alexander to the hospital. Stuart says they should both come back to his, and Vince remains silent. "She deserved it," Stuart tells him defensively. "I know!" Vince cries, jumping up to face Stuart. "But just tell her to fuck off! You always tell them to fuck off!" "It's not enough anymore," responds Stuart, shaking his head. "It is! You can't just...I've got people relying on me," Vince explains to him in a quiet rage. "Mum and that house...I end up paying the mortgage every other month. That lot don't earn tuppence! I can't...You're on your own," he says sadly. "Suits me," Stuart replies abrasively. "You're just straight, Vince. You're a straight man who fucks men -- that's all." Vince looks pissed off, but turns and walks away, saying nothing.