At a gym, men hit various padded objects. Sometimes they grunt as well. Johnny and Bruce enter and approach the ring, where Danny is sparring with someone while his coach watches. The coach tries to shoo them out, thinking they're reporters, but Danny intervenes. Shouldn't the coach know Bruce, if Bruce helped Danny after an injury? Maybe it was a long time ago. Johnny tells Danny that he needs to correct something about the newspaper story. Now that I think about it, maybe Johnny should have just had the paper print a retraction. So in a tiny box on page C-47 it would say, "By 'bright future,' we meant that Johnny saw Danny going into a bright light." Johnny tries to ease into the bad news, saying, "To be honest with you, Danny, I didn't see you winning." He adds that Danny got badly hurt in the vision. The coach scoffs, but Danny wants to know what Johnny saw. Johnny says that Danny's going to get killed. Bruce interjects that there's time to change what will happen. The Coach accuses them of working for Tibbs and trying to mess with Danny's head. He grabs Johnny's arm as a prelude to tossing him out. Vision time. Danny's pretty darn dead. Johnny's in the audience. He steps forward to peer over a judge's shoulder and determines that this is the twelfth round. The coach tells Johnny to leave. Danny sniffs at him. Well, he does. As Johnny reaches the door he calls back, "Twelfth round, Danny." Danny spits out some water in response. Danny isn't exactly a master of rhetoric. Johnny asks whether one fight is worth his life, and leaves with Bruce.
As they get back into Johnny's car, Bruce smirks, "That went well." Johnny insists that he's going to find some way to stop the fight.
Cut to the Maine Athletic Commission's boardroom. Johnny isn't having much luck convincing them to stop the fight. A physician reports that Danny has passed all of their exams. Suddenly, a flunky enters the room and holds the door open for Jimmy D. Not the sausage guy; he seems to be a boxing promoter, or Tibbs's agent, or possibly both. It's the show's version of Don King, I guess, although this guy is considerably less crazy-looking. Jimmy D. strides in and starts declaiming about "secret cabals" as he instructs the flunky, Andrew, to take a photo of the scene. As Andrew obliges, Johnny rolls his eyes a little. Heh. Jimmy D. says, "Please do not have the temerity to deny me the evidence of my own eyes." He asks if Johnny is trying to "undermine the legitimacy of a vigorously planned and vetted business enterprise -- to wit, this fight." Jimmy D. is fun. Although between Johnny, Jimmy, and Danny, I'd like it if there were a couple of characters with adult names. Thank goodness there's Bruce. Right, so Jimmy carries on for a while, and the board members finally explain what Johnny's worried about. Jimmy D. changes his tune, and apologizes to Johnny. Johnny says that if the fight happens, Danny will die. Jimmy D. looks contrite and says, "Then we're just going to have to make sure that doesn't happen."