Fortunately, Ted is magically restored and reconciles with John and Lori, encouraging them to resume their relationship.John and Lori are married (with Sam Jones as the presiding minister), and Ted comfortably accepts having a life of his own as he and Tami-Lynn continued their love affair.
Sam Jones attempts to restart his career and moves into a studio apartment with Brandon Routh.
Rex gives up his pursuit of Lori, goes into a deep depression, and dies of Lou Gehrig's disease.
He does an off-key rendition of Octopussy theme song, All Time High, by Rita Coolidge and is booed offstage.
Lori is touched by the attempt and returns to her apartment where Ted confesses about his role in John's relapse and offers to leave them alone forever if she talks to John.
Lori learns that John has been skipping work, using her as an excuse, to continue to spend most of his time with Ted.