The three youngsters move make their way to an abandoned hotel, claiming rooms. Salim starts drinking.
Jamal hands Latika a towel, while politely averting his eyes, while Salim heads off into the nighttime city. "You're a sweet boy, Jamal," Latika says.
Wandering through streets and alleys, he eventually makes his way into a building where he encounters some carousing young men on the rooftop. "I'm looking for Javed," Salim tells them fearlessly. It's clear he's not messing around when he pulls his gun. "I killed Maman and I'll kill you too." Now with their attention, Javed reveals himself. "My enemy's enemy is my friend… I've been looking for someone like you."
"You came back for me," Latika tells Jamal. "I never forgot… it's our destiny." The moment they share is rudely interrupted when Salim returns.
Salim tells Jamal to leave, but the younger brother will have none of this. Eventually he's forced out, Salim leaving Jamal in the hallway. "The man with the Colt 45 says shut up!" he declares. Latika lowers Salim's gun, telling Jamal to go.
Back in the police station, Jamal's lost in thought. "So, did you see them again?" asks the inspector, growing more and more invested in Jamal's story.
"I wouldn't be here if I hadn't." Later, the Constable insults Latika, and Jamal still won't have any of it. "Well, the slumdog barks," the inspector laughs. "Money and women—the reasons to make the most mistakes in life. It looks like you are mixed up in both."
The inspector sends the constable off, addressing Jamal one-on-one. "When somebody asks me a question, I tell them the answer," the exchange concludes.
"So how did you manage to get on the show?" the inspector asks.