Warden and Karen go to the beach, stripping down to their bathing suits and then jumping into the waves.
Back at the New Congress Club, Prewitt continues sulking. Lorene comes back and they argue over Prewitt's behavior. He admits he was jealous, and things calm down.
Lorene invites him upstairs to hang out and have a drink. He accepts.
As a wave crashes on the beach, Karen and Warden make out in the surf (the famous scene).
Back on their beach towel, Karen says Warden's a good kisser. But Warden acts jealous, and asks her angrily about the other men she's had affairs with.
Karen explains that her husband is a serial adulterer and that she's just been seeing other men because her marriage is so terrible.
She tells him about how, when she was pregnant, her husband once got drunk after being out with another woman.
He passed out, failed to get her medical attention, and she gave birth to a stillborn baby and lost the ability to have children.
Warden apologizes and they confess their love for each other.
Back at the New Congress Club, Lorene tells Prewitt about her life. She says she was dating a guy who left her for a more high status woman in her home state, Oregon. After that, she came out to work in Hawaii.
Maggio comes in bringing a bottle of whiskey. He gives some to Prewitt, but Lorene doesn't drink. Maggio chats and leaves.
Lorene asks Prewitt about "The Treatment" and he explains how the other guys have been bullying him.
He also tells her about how he accidentally blinded his friend, Dixie Wells, in the ring. She empathizes.