Next, we see Ripley standing in front of Nicky's casino and drinking from the giantest bottle of scotch. It's huge. He looks really forlorn. Later, someone drives up to the Viva, gets out of the car (they're wearing really pointy shoes), and walks into the building. Natalie calls Ripley's cell phone and asks where he is -- it's the middle of the night. She's worried.
The next morning, Ripley arrives at the Viva and there are police everywhere. Bunny is driving up too. Hopefully, she's about to be booked for that sunrise line. Ripley is escorted inside, where he finds Buddy dead at his desk. Bunny's all crying over him. Eric "Jason McCallister" Winters appears to be one of the coppers. This might not be so bad after all. At least it will be prettier.
Ripley is sitting in stunned silence when Bunny plops down beside him. She says that when they talked about changing Buddy's mind, she "did not mean put a hole in it." That line's not a crime? Come on! Ripples says he had nothing to do with it, and Bunny asks him where he was the night before and who was he with. Pretty intuitive there, Bunny. He asks where she was, and she cries, "With my yoga teacher!" That made up for the last line a little bit. When the pretty police starts to walk up, she screams, "Why did you do it?" Then she tells the cops that they should ask Ripley where he was the night before and who he was with. Damn, some instinct. Then she stumbles away (as a uniformed police officer kind of escorts her, weirdly) crying, "How could you? Just ask!"
Jason introduces himself as Peter Carlyle. He's a detective. His partner Mick stands behind him. Ripley wishes him luck solving the case, because a lot of people didn't like Buddy (I didn't gather that). Peter says that he won't need luck; instead the facts and forensics will "fall together like raindrops from the sky." I'm starting to get used to all the weird shit that they say. Oh, wait, Ripley says that doesn't make sense. Now things have to make sense? Peter says that most things don't make sense. Great. He says that there was no forced entry into Ripley's office. Ripley says that Buddy had keys to the casino, but Peter says that since Buddy didn't shoot himself, someone else must have had keys too. Is that so? What if they just snuck in behind him after he unlocked the place? Peter notes that Bunny and Ripley seem familiar. Ripples says they know each other socially.