In Mexico, Crowley persuades syndicate member Joey Marr to return to the United States and turn state's evidence against his peers. Pepper and Royster meet Marr in San Diego where he and Pepper pretend to be married until he can testify. However, the group is being followed by two hit men who disable Styles and blow-up Royster's car in an attempt to silence Marr. Pepper and Marr manage to escape, and after a car chase with the hit men, they seek refuge in a seaside hotel. Back in Los Angeles, Crowley learns that he and the team have been duped in the Marr case. Meanwhile, Pepper inadvertently discovers Joey's true identity, and the two become much more intimate as the hired killers close in on them. Pepper attempts to get herself and Marr safely back to Los Angeles, but her efforts culminate in tragedy.