Nine years after college Graham returns to visit and perhaps live in Baton Rouge. Later she learns that John has invited Graham to stay with them until he finds an apartment.
When John arrives home, Graham's demeanor becomes remarkably more guarded, due in large part to John's subtle disapproval of Graham's bohemian persona.
He explains that he has since gone to great lengths to keep people at a distance and avoid relationships.
Ann starts touching and kissing Graham; Graham turns off the camera; it is implied that the two have sex. This statement makes Graham furious and he goes into a rage and destroys all of the videotapes, as well as his video camera.
A chastened John joins Graham on the front porch and, with obvious pleasure, confesses to having sex with Elizabeth while she and Graham were a couple. The next day, John is summoned to his boss's legal office, where it’s implied that he is about to be fired due to his frequent cancellations of meetings with important clients to the firm, to have sexual trysts with Cynthia.
But John also helps Graham see his ex Elizabeth in a more realistic way. In the next scene, Ann and Cynthia reconcile at the bar Cynthia tends.
He is now a seeming drifter with some money saved up.
Graham confesses that he is haunted by Elizabeth, and that his motivation in returning to Baton Rouge is an attempt to achieve some closure.
Graham explains that he was a pathological liar, which destroyed an otherwise rewarding relationship with Elizabeth.
Cleaning her home the next day, Ann discovers Cynthia's pearl earring in her bedroom (she knows the earring belongs to her sister, since she had mentioned that she had lost it) while vacuuming. She heads over to Graham's apartment with the intention of making a videotape.
Graham objects, telling her making a videotape is something she would not do in a normal frame of mind.