After Carson is found dead, the police show up at his house to inform his mother. In response, she slams the door and denies the fact. She calls Carson frantically in hopes that he'll answer his phone.
As Billie and Talulah enter the hotel, Billie is denied from using the elevator even with her new fame. Because she's black, she is to use the service elevator. The serviceman then goes on to state that his job is at risk if he allows her to enter, along with the fact that Black men and women are killed in the South. Bewildered, Billie throws her cigarette at him and leaves the establishment.
Homer visits the hospital after eating poison blowfish sushi that was cut incorrectly and learns he has 22 hours left to live. The doctor tells him about the 5 stages of grief that he will experience, and Homer exemplifies each one as the doctor lists them. The stages are Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance.