Roger and his mother leave Kaplan’s hotel room and head down the hallway to the elevator.
As they enter the left elevator that’s going down, the right elevator going up with Licht and Valerian arrives. The two henchmen board the downward elevator with the Thornhills.
Roger is startled that they’re on the crowded elevator with him. Licht removes his hat.
Roger nods toward the men while looking at his mother. His mother looks at the two men and glares at Roger, dismissively. Roger tugs at her sleeve and motions again at the two men.
“You gentlemen aren’t really trying to kill my son, are you?” asks Mrs. Thornhill.
Licht and Valerian look at each other. Valerian laughs. Licht joins in the laughter. Soon, the entire elevator crowd is laughing, while Roger stands, mortified. Even Roger’s mother starts laughing.