She tightens the belt around Gyp’s throat and tells him it’s not tight enough for an ape like him and Gyp becomes completely submissive to her as she drags him over to the bed. Whatever vulnerability she may have felt before is pretty much gone. Her voice goes brittle as she tells him he needs to be held down and as she grabs a syringe full of “lovely heroin” she spits out a “What do you say?”
Gyp’s being submissive and telling her to hurt him, please, but he’s still Gyp and still paranoid and when he feels her second hand coming up near his throat he grabs her wrist and sees the syringe. This breaks him out of his fugue and he twists her wrist to take the syringe because he thought they were just having some fun. Gillian starts sobbing that all she has is the house and Tommy but Gyp subdues her pretty easily. He says he understands, he really does, but someone’s always gotta lose. Then he injects her with the heroin.
As we watch Gillian fight a losing battle against the drug, just like Roger, Gyp hears a commotion outside the window. Masseria’s men are leaving without so much as a goodbye and he’s pissed, leaving the drugged out Gillian lying on the bed like a rag doll.
Gyp runs down the 8,243 steps to find out what the fuck’s going on. Some goons are gathered in the great room and he wants to know where everyone went? Tonino tells him they went back to NYC, on Masseria’s orders, but before they can get anywhere a gunshot rings out and Richard comes in, armed to the teeth, like he’s Travis Bickle looking for Harvey Keitel.
Richard dispatches with the men downstairs fairly easily. Not even looking for anyone, just firing off round after round with his sniper’s efficiency. Gyp and one of his goons hides behind the bar and make a run for it while Richard’s reloading. As one goon takes a rifle butt to the face another goon asks Gyp where Tonino is. True to his nature, Gyp’s all “Fuck Tonino.”
While Gyp and his stragglers drive off, Richard walks up the giant staircase and blows hole through two separate goons’ heads before switching to his revolver for the smaller spaces upstairs. He’s casing the rooms to see who’s there until he comes upon a random NYC goon coming out of the bathroom and shoots him. But his aim wasn’t perfect this time so while Richard’s taking care of a second goon at the other end of the hallway the first one comes up behind Richard.
They tussle for his gun, or any one of his handguns he has stashed on his person, one of which is lodged in his waistband, but Richard reaches in back for the pistol and quickly slips it under the goon’s chin, shooting him through the head and spraying blood all over Richard’s face.
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