He leaves, but as she closes the door he sticks his foot back in. "It matters to me," he says, and kisses her. She kisses back, and clothes start coming off, and this is where we leave them.
"Blue Christmas" starts back up as Katherine stops by Ralph's office to give him some Christmas cookies. He's got a gift for her too: Horse shampoo. Since any woman would be powerless to resist such powerful romance, she invites him to join her with some friends having a drink at the Gemini, but he begs off, citing paperwork. She says she doesn't like the thought of him alone on Christmas Eve, but he says he's got a couple of murderers "in the hoosegow" to keep him company. They wish each other merry Christmas, then hug -- he awkwardly kisses her on the cheek -- and hold the embrace a little long, but with no follow up tonsil hockey.
Over at the Savoy, Savino's hurriedly meeting Rizzo in Diane's dressing room, saying he came as fast as he could -- and stops up short when he sees Diane, dead on the couch, needle sticking out her arm. "It's a shame about her. A shame," says Rizzo, looking utterly indifferent, adding, "Once a junkie, always a junkie, right?" The camera zooms in on Savino the Conscientious Mobster's horrified face, and then it cuts to him getting a drink while his family opens presents on what appears to still be Christmas Eve. Savages.
Daniel is a writer in Newfoundland with a wife and a daughter. Seriously, he realizes Ralph and Jack are good honest ranch hands but they might want to stop taking suspects at their word. Follow him on Twitter (@DanMacEachern) or email him at email@example.com.