Sack-Hop. Johnny is leaving for Boston, and Ginny shows up with his freshly-cleaned coat from the opening scene. After a brief scene of domestic bliss, he heads out the door. Next, we get shots of him driving to his eventual death in Rhode Island, inter-cut with shots of Joey being stalked by the pool in Miami. Or at least we do until Johnny realizes that he forgot something, and heads back to the house. Once there, he wanders around looking for Ginny, and the director successfully milks what could have been a very ordinary scene for a surprisingly large amount of tension. Is Ginny dead? Is she having an affair? Nope. She's downstairs, sneaking a candy bar from a big stash of them. Johnny goes nuts when he finds her, and a screaming match ensues. He's all, "I thought you were dieting," and she's all, "You were supposed to quit smoking!" "Nicotine is an addictive substance," he bellows. I'll say. And in homage to my Sunday night, late-recap-writing buddy Regina, I'll give that one a big old, "Flick ahhhhh." "I know I've gained weight these last few years," Ginny sobs. "I see the other wives, the way men look at them." "Don't I look at you like that?" asks Johnny. "Haven't I always?" Aww again. He really does love his fat, live wife. They grasp each other into a bear hug, and Johnny considers the consequences of everything that's happened so far.
Cut to Miami, where an Asian hit man pulls up in front of the Del Ray Hotel in a Honda Del Sol. Coincidence, or the prop guys getting cute? You be the judge. Out at the pool, we're treated to a wholly unnecessary crotch shot of a pantsless Joey Pants. He's wearing a Speedo, people. I don't get paid enough to do this job. He stands up, puts on a robe that still isn't Tony's robe, and heads inside. Meanwhile, the hit man crosses the lobby to an elevator, and answers his cell phone. Its Ruben the Cuban, and just as the elevator doors open to reveal a carefully posed Joey Pants, Ruben calls off the hit. The hit man, who does bear a striking resemblance to Vern Yip of Trading Spaces, demands half the money because he's already there to do the job. Hmm. I wonder if this guy only gets a thousand dollars per hit. Anyway, Joey gets on the elevator, and the two of them stare evilly at one another for the duration of the journey to the top floor. When he gets off the elevator, Joey unwisely turns around to ask, "What's your fuckin' problem?" Vern just stays silent, and the doors slide shut.