SETTING: The hospital hallway.
AT RISE: PATRICK and DR. LANDEN stand facing
I don’t believe what just happened in there!
Look – I’m really sorry. But I had no other option.
You could have let her go. Wouldn’t have that been better – more humane.
Maybe. . . But I can’t just do what I want. We have strict guidelines for these things. I could get fired – lose my license.
(PATRICK exhales loudly.)
She didn’t suffer. You can see that. She doesn’t even know what happened.
I wouldn’t be so sure about that.
(pauses – shaking his head)
So, what happens now?
We get more morphine and start again.
And how long will that take?
Probably another hour.
Jesus! . .
(END OF SCENE)
On to Scene 8