Amy is penniless and on the run. She spends the night in her car in a fast-food parking lot on the banks of the Mississippi, but can’t fall asleep—she’s afraid of being approached by a real murderer or rapist. As she contemplates her situation—no gas in the tank, no money, nowhere to run—she briefly considers suicide, but then in a flash realizes what she “must” do next.
Amy is in danger—her own plan has fallen apart, a complication she never saw coming based on how careful and methodical she was for a time. She knows she must take drastic action to get herself out of the hole she’s in.