Lenny finds Cathy upstairs, packing light, getting ready to go. She admits she had fun; that he was right and she can have it all. "So. We're gonna do the cake, and then I'm gonna shoo everybody away, and then I'm gonna send Adam over to Paul's. I feel like I'm in college!" When she was happy. She rewrites the story: "When I didn't worry about consequences!"
It's a nice idea. It's neat to think that you can leave consequence behind. But for every item she puts in the suitcase, another ten follow just behind it. You can't see them, but they have a weight. Add them up together and you could barely shift it. He won't be one of them. They deserve better, all of them.
Lenny smiles sadly and tells her that he's leaving, just as she's holding up her new bathing suit. The smile falls and she pastes it right back up again. "Go now? You want me to meet you at the airport?" He shakes his head and she keeps packing, determined. "I like Paul," he says. She agrees, lists his good qualities as though listing them, organizing them, will make them less relevant. He leans against the wall, letting go. "If you take Paul to the Bahamas, I'm gonna be very jealous," she jokes. The smile drains away.
"I don't know anything about marriage. I almost know nothing about yours -- what went wrong, or why -- but you must have seen something in him once?" She did. He made her laugh, he's a great dancer. She comes around the bed to explain the thing to Lenny that he still doesn't understand.
"He was bragging about the cake that he got for me. Chocolate, with raspberry filling. My favorite, he said." That was thoughtful. "Yeah, except it's his favorite." This is the question of Cathy and Paul, the one she can't answer and the one that sent the other ones scattering, like ants on a hill: "Now is that because I never said out loud what my favorite cake was, or because he didn't listen when I said it?"
There's not an answer. They both know there's not an answer. The answer is yes, double yes, built on a thousand other times you took the easy way out so nobody would get hurt. So everybody would get out alive. Lenny understands this but it doesn't change anything.