Phil gets to the Groundhog Day festival and tries to tell Rita he's having a problem. Rita asks him to do his Groundhog Day news piece and then they can talk.
Phil does the first part of his piece, but leaves before he does the second half. He returns to his B&B room and gets in the shower. He has already forgotten that there's no hot water, so he ends up jolting himself with an ice cold shower… again.
Phil gets on the phone to figure out when he can make a long distance call. The lines are apparently down and he has no way of contacting the world outside Punxsutawney.
Phil breaks a pencil in half and puts the two pieces on his nightstand before falling asleep for the night.