Billy realizes that something has come between Wesley and Ramona, she tells him it's that they are on different sides in the strike. Rudy and Billy have a heart-to-heart, Rudy tells him that you pay a price for trying to do without people. He says that's what happened between Rudy and Tom as well as between Rudy and Julie. You end up all alone, he says, "where I am now". The national union takes over the strike and when Rudy and his lawyer drive up, they begin to jostle the car, throw rocks, breaking the windshield and whipping chains onto the car. Wesley jumps onto the thugs, trying to stop them. Wes is knocked unconscious.