He finally decides to take Caitlin on a date and goes home to change.
He returns to discover that Caitlin had sex with a dead man in the unlit bathroom, having mistaken the man for Dante (the man had earlier entered the bathroom with a pornographic magazine and had suffered a fatal heart attack while masturbating).
When she returns to the Quick Stop, however, Randal complicates things by revealing that Dante asked Caitlin out.
They converse about many things to pass time, such as whether or not the contractors working on the second Death Star when it was destroyed at the end of Return of the Jedi were innocent victims.
The visit is catastrophic, with Randal and Dante running out to escape in their car.
What happened inside the funeral home is not shown, but a subsequent conversation between the two reveals that Randal accidentally knocked over the casket by leaning on it. After she assures Dante that the engagement announcement was premature and arranged by her mother, the two trade banter and Dante becomes torn between her and Veronica.
This would have serious financial implications for the film, as very few cinemas in the United States screen NC-17 films.
Miramax hired civil liberties lawyer Alan Dershowitz to appeal the decision and the MPAA relented and re-rated the film with the more commercially viable "R" rating, without alteration.