In the ambulance, Kim's putting Bobby through the Spanish Inquisition, only without a funny Monty Python skit to justify its existence. Bobby says that Gina came to him because he and Paulie were "tight." It's been a few years since he's seen Paulie, who always liked to party. When they arrive -- presumably where Paulie is having a date with trouble -- Kim has the audacity to mutter, "Nice neighborhood," and then ask if she can stay in the ambulance while Bobby goes to help his friend. Kim, you suck on a level that black holes have not even begun to hope to achieve. Bobby doesn't seem to mind, and even advises her to lock the doors.
Bobby meets Gina on the street and they go up together after some protest on his part. What, are they going to a firing range, or something? What's the big deal? I thought he was a paramedic who dealt with dangerous stuff every day. Kim too, for that matter. Inside the house, we get our first Requiem for a Dream pretensions, with a creepy zoom down a dark, badly lit hallway. The Aronofsky theft continues with a distorted shot through a peephole. Gina and Bobby knock on a door. Nobody answers. Gina has the key and opens it. They enter as even more thumping, foreboding music like that from Requiem for a Dream plays. Look, if you're going to steal so blatantly, as least don't title the episode "Requiem for a Bantamweight." It's just tacky, folks. Bobby and Gina head further in, Bobby holding up a flashlight. We see a single candle illuminating the dank room, with a man we'll assume is Paulie lying splayed out on the floor. Gina goes nuts while Bobby calls Kim on the radio for help. On the table, next to the candle, Bobby spots a hypodermic syringe.
After some commercials (no, Keanu Reeves, your movie October Crap does not get my love, despite The Matrix), we flash to Young Bobby and Young Paulie on a rooftop. YP wants YB to jump to another building. He gives the International Symbol for "Chicken" while the copyrighted Third Watch Twinkling Music of Nostalgia plays. "C'mon!" Young Paulie silently mouths. Young Bobby stands, conflicted, which will pretty much be his reaction to anything that happens in life from them on.
Next, we see Bobby in the hospital looking in on Adult Paulie. Kim walks up to Bobby with some cups of coffee. Unlike Kim, the coffee is good to the last drop. Bobby tells her that Paulie is doing okay, but that he's unhappy that the paramedics ruined his near-fatal high. "He's lucky to be alive," Kim tells him.