Paula and the kids walk backwards from near the end looking for him, but they never see him, and Paula is thinking that this may not be good. Uh-oh! What might have happened?! Is Tyler not going to make it?! Well, we indeed see Tyler jogging and then stopping. Tyler tries to stretch as he tells us that around Mile 23 his knee gives out; it feels like someone is stabbing him. Oh yeah? Well, you're probably just feeling all the voodoo dolls from around the country. Very perceptive. Tyler is scared he's not going to finish. The kids find Tyler and Tyler starts running again. Paula believes Tyler is feeding off of them to find his strength and now they're all running and Tyler is being forced to give them some credit (by the electric prod B/M has attached to him in the voice-over chair) as he says it means a lot to have them there motivating him to the finish line. Triumphant awful rock music plays as Tyler finishes and the kids cheer and it's taken him a respectable 4:42. Tyler hugs the kids and tell us he realized it's okay to need his roommates. Aw, I'm so...what's the opposite of touched?
Day. Florida from above. Key West. House. Meanwhile...John and Janelle find their notes and realize that it's just more justification and not a real apology from Tyler. Janelle and John bitch. Shit, I'd almost rather go watch Tyler waddle for 26.2 miles than stay here and listing to this whining.
FORD! Driving. A sunburned Tyler wears a "participant" medal around his neck. Heeeee. He quips that he didn't want to cross the finish line like a "maimed little bitch" but he's happy they were there for him. Paula says that it was one of the coolest things she's ever seen. Tyler voice-overs again how he didn't want to need his roommates to motivate him across the finish line and...dude, you just said that. The sun must have addled his mind.
At the house, Zach helps wrap Tyler's knee as Tyler gimps up the stairs. "Miss Daisy here will be up the stairs shortly," he says. I'm not sure what that means, and yes, I've seen the movie. It still makes no sense.