- Peterson wakes up slowly and painfully in the hospital.
- A nurse comes in to take his temperature, and Peterson upchucks nothing but bitter bile.
- Peterson finds his wife stopped by long enough to write a note telling him she is leaving for Cannes and will probably be home Wednesday. Thanks, honey.
- Peterson listens to the radio news and hears about United Airlines flight 347.
- He calls for a nurse and demands they bring him a phone.