The film cuts to very different scenery: a large crystal chandelier, then pans down to Devereaux, entering the hotel. Charnier is waiting for him in the lobby.
Charnier asks if he got the car, and if he was followed, then for another favor.
But the movie star says he's had enough. Charnier says the police know he brought the car into the country, that he's already an accomplice.
Devereaux says he doesn't care; he's out. Charnier offers him more money, but he won't have it, and leaves.
Charnier drives the car from the hotel garage, onto the highway, and out of the dense city, to a small road leading underneath a bridge.
Lou appears, and gestures for him to turn.
Charnier does, and parks the Lincoln beside a disused outbuilding, where a couple handfuls of men—including Sal and Weinstock—are waiting.
A man removes the rocker panels as everyone looks on, and then withdraws one bag. The chemist tests it (this time with a less involved set up) and is satisfied with the results.
Lou pries open a panel in the wall and the men transfer the drugs from the Lincoln to the wall compartment.
Charnier opens two large briefcases of cash and the men put the cash in the wheel wells of that 4-door rambler Lou bought at the police auction.
A tow truck drags out the 4-door rambler, and the men shake hands. Sal and Lou embrace happily, and Sal drives the Lincoln back toward the city, Charnier in the passenger seat.
But not so fast! Popeye and the gang, plus a bunch of other cops, have the highway ramp blocked. Popeye waves to the guys, who turn around quickly. The cop cars follow in quick pursuit.
Sal and Charnier get out of the Lincoln to spread the bad news. Charnier runs into a large old building, everyone else scatters.
"This is the police. You're surrounded. Come out with your hands up!" Cloudy says through a megaphone as Popeye runs into the building after Charnier.
Popeye kicks open a door, and walks into the old building, full of junk and decay. He ducks through doorways and under beams, scanning for any sign of life.
Mulderig walks slowly through the main room.
Outside, a group of Sal's men take aim at a cop, which starts a firefight. Cloudy calls for gas, and Sal run from the building. Cloudy shoots him, and he falls into a pile of trash and cardboard boxes.
The other men come out with their hands up.
Meanwhile, Popeye is walking through the basement, and sees the swipe of a coat across the room, then hears his name, swivels, and sees Cloudy, there to back him up.
"Frog One is in that room," Popeye says. They progress slowly forward.
Just then, at the other end of the room, a figure enters. Popeye turns and shoots five times, yelling "Drop it!" then running with Cloudy over to the man.
Cloudy checks the body. It's Mulderig, and he's dead. "You shot Mulderig," Cloudy says, but Popeye doesn't seem to care.
"The son of a b**** is here. I saw him. I'm gonna get him," he says, panting, and reloading his gun, making off across the room.
Popeye runs out of sight, and then a gun goes off.