IN THE EPILOGUE we see a dejected Cypher returning home. He finds a batch of Minotaur postcards in his mailbox. He throws them away in disgust.
He sees his television and suddenly recalls the upstairs woman mentioning how to fix the TV. He makes the adjustment just as the woman from upstairs appears. She is disappointed to see that the trust she had in Cypher was misplaced.
The dead flower is symbolic of relationships left floundering when men pursue the illusion projected onto anonymous and usually unknowable women who arelittle more than personifications of dysfunctional femininity.