Laura and Dana, young and very much in love, sit in parked car listening to the radio. Dana tries to persuade Laura to marry him immediately, but she tells him it's just two more days until they can be together forever. She kisses him, reminds him she's hungry and they walk to a restaurant across the road. When Laura remembers she forgot her purse, she starts back to the car, but, halfway across the road, is struck by a hit-run driver, and dies in Dana’s arms. Dana, the only witness, thinks he saw the license number, but is too dazed by shock and grief to remember it. Hurley, a stranger, insists on talking to Dana, and convinces him he can help bring the murderer to justice. If Dana will cooperate through Total Recall, Hurley urges, then he can be made to remember anything that ever happened to him. Dana is dubious but agrees. The questioning begins, but reliving Laura's death is too much for Dana and soon he remembers something he would rather forget.