Phil is back at the Groundhog Festival delivering his speech for the news camera. He says there's no way the winter can ever end as long as the groundhog keeps seeing his shadow. Now Phil thinks that his reliving the same day is somehow connected to the groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil. The only thing left to do is stop the groundhog once and for all.
Rita and Larry go back to the van, where Rita says she's really worried about Phil.
Phil kidnaps the groundhog and drives away in a red pickup truck. The cops are quickly on his tail, since the groundhog is a cherished local celebrity. Another car chase ensues.
The police bottle Phil up in a limestone quarry. So Phil responds by driving off a cliff. Larry says he might still be all right… but then the truck blows up.