Nala finds Simba and tries to convince him to return to Pride Rock because they need his help. Nala describes the poor conditions living under Scar's rule and tells Simba that he's their only hope. However, Simba says he can't go back.
Rocky questions Paulie on why he has always been so tough on him. Paulie responds that he sees a lot of talent in Rocky to become a good fighter, but instead, he became a second-rate loan shark: a waste of life.