Dude, this show has an opening monologue? I love opening monologues! "How's this for a deep, dark secret? After the earth was used up, Ranger 3 was thrown out of its trajectory, and into the dangerous world of a man who travels through time to help history along, " And so on. This one has a good line, too: "I had the perfect life until I was in a coma for six years." Although he sounds pretty okay with it. I guess if you have a perfect life, maybe that's worth six years in a coma. Okay, okay, I'll get to the show.
Johnny's at the airport, trying some whimsy on for size by holding up a card that says "Lewis" like he's a hired driver. The impressive thing is that he had the card printed. ["Wow, Johnny really is rich if he can just throw money away on whimsy like that." -- Wing Chun] Bruce spots him from the escalator, chuckles slightly, and they go off to the car. I think Bruce should have made a bigger deal about the limo joke. Not that it's particularly funny, but Johnny seems like a pretty serious guy and maybe someone should encourage him to lighten up.
As they exit the airport, they spot a very small crowd gathered around someone. Bruce expositions that the center of attention is Danny Avila, a boxer scheduled for a big match with Darryl Tibbs. Bruce helped rehab his knee a while back. As they pass the crowd, Danny spots Bruce and hurries over for manly hugs and handclasps. He introduces his pregnant wife, Helena. Bruce introduces Johnny. A very nattily dressed reporter asks for a picture of Johnny and Danny. Danny merrily positions himself for photos, and mimes landing a punch on Johnny's chin. Johnny sees Danny getting pummeled in the ring. A final blow spins him around, and he collapses to the mat. Tibbs hops up and down triumphantly. Johnny stands over Danny as someone calls for paramedics. The vision ends, and Danny tells Bruce to come to the fight on Friday. As the Avilas get into their limo, Johnny tells Bruce, "He's gonna get killed." Bruce wonders why he didn't just plan on taking a cab home from the airport.
Credits. In Cinemascope. That's weird. I like the music, though. Hey, have you noticed how there are more and more shows about dead people, or people who in some way deal with dead people? What's up with that?
At Johnny's, Bruce holds up a newspaper with the headline "Johnny sees bright future for local boxer." Johnny says he doesn't want this to become "another media circus." He wants to talk to Danny privately. Bruce worries that Danny won't be happy to hear that he's going to die. Good guess, Bruce. Johnny says, "He doesn't have to like it; he's gotta believe it." That'll come up again later, although I'm still not sure what it means, really.