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Obviously it all comes to naught, but not before our sympathies go out to Billy and people like him who find themselves in hair-raising predicaments.
Character idiosyncrasies are sketched so much by rote that the abrupt finish seems less poignant than misguided; sole, mild suspense hinges on protags' long-stalled interaction, which then comes to naught.
The business intrigue comes to naught, the cross-dressing dilemma takes an even more melodramatic (and unconvincing) turn, and we're left to wonder what all this angst has been for.