Richie Ginelli threatens Tadzu Lempke (the old gypsy man) by almost killing his granddaughter and tells him to meet with Billy to remove the curse. Tadzu says he can't remove the curse but can transfer it, so he puts the curse in a pie. Billy gains back his weight back, goes home, and offers the pie to his wife (Heidi) for sweet revenge for cheating on him. The next morning, Billy finds his wife dead next to him in bed, but, when he goes downstairs, he finds that his daughter also ate a slice. Feeling guilty, he's about to eat pie when someone rings the door bell and it's the doctor guy (Mike) that Billy's wife was sleeping with. Billy invites him in and asks if he wants a slice of the delicious pie and to which Mike says yes...


Continuity mistake: Before Halleck eats the cursed pie, a fork appears next to the pie between shots.

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Billy Halleck: Richie, you're not going to hurt anybody, are you?
Richie Ginelli: No. But Billy, if I'm gonna help you with this, you don't get to ask that question again.

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Trivia: An alternate ending that more closely follows the book ending was shot, but it was not well-received by the test audience. In the alternate ending, Billy is angry with his wife but because he blames her for the accident and for not believing him when he tells her about the gypsy curse, not because she's having an affair with Dr Mike. Billy's daughter does inadvertently eat the cursed pie and Billy, knowing she was going to die, also ate the pie, thereby committing suicide. The production company removed the alternate ending and went with the ending where Billy gets his wife and the doctor to eat the pie.

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Question: What was Police Chief Hopelys' curse?

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