A plane develops engine trouble and appears to be going down. Baxter and Carey, a couple en route to Hawaii for their eighth anniversary, bare all to each other in what they believe to be their last moments together. She begs forgiveness for being an overdemanding, selfish wife. He forgives
her and then makes the mistake of confessing about having had an affair three years ago with her best friend, McLeod. Baxter, it seems, is not quite as forgiving. She fantasizes all sorts of tortures for her husband, including imagining herself as both Joan of Arc and Cleopatra, each giving Carey
historically appropriate punishments. After the plane has landed safely in their ho...