Pete: He probably thought it would be like having a few tall drinks and feeling very, very good. And then he'd go back to his life and say, "that was nice".
Beth: But then he got sick?
Pete: When it went away... He was heartbroken. And then he realized everything he already had was not right either and that was why it had happened at all.
Beth asks about the friend that Pete said he was here to visit. He tells her about him.