Jeff makes a deal with Whit: the tax records for the affidavit. He also informs Whit that Joe is dead, that Joe killed Eels, and that Kathie killed Fisher, things that Whit seems to know nothing about. After Jeff leaves, Whit slaps Kathie and tells her that, from now on, she's going to play everything his way or he'll kill her. When Jeff returns to Whit's house, he finds Whit lying dead on the living room floor. Kathie announces to Jeff that she's calling the shots now or she'll testify that it was he who killed them all: Fisher, Eels, Joe, and Whit. What she really wants, however, is to go back to Mexico and start all over...with Jeff. Jeff agrees to go with her because "we deserve each other." While Kathie is upstairs packing her bags and getting some money, Jeff makes a phone call, then they drive off together to meet a plane that Kathie has waiting. Suddenly, they come up against a police roadblock. "You dirty, double-crossing rat!", Kathie screams at Jeff. She pulls a gun out of her briefcase and shoots him in the abdomen. The police then open fire on the car, killing both Kathie and Jeff, and the car plows head-on into the roadblock—a truck and a police car. In the final scene, Jeff's girlfriend Ann Miller (Virginia Huston) is leaving the funeral on the arm of policeman Jim (Richard Webb), who has been in love with Ann since they were children. Ann walks across the street to Jeff's gas station in order to speak with Jeff's deaf and mute attendant, known only as "The Kid" (Dickie Moore). Was Jeff going away with Kathie, Ann asks. The Kid nods, "Yes." Wordlessly, Ann returns to Jim, and they drive off together in his patrol car. The Kid salutes Jeff's name on the gas station placard and smiles.