Scene 17

Scene 17

SETTING:                   Nighttime in the hospital room.

AT RISE:                   PATRICK is in a chair by the window.

His legs are up on another chair and he has a blanket wrapped awkwardly around him. He looks very uncomfortable.


(Walks into the room and stops when she sees PATRICK looking back at her. More defensive than defiant.)

I just came in to check on her. I don’t care what the doctor says. She is still my patient.

(When PATRICK doesn’t say anything, she approaches the bed and looks at MARY. She reaches down and straightens the bed-covers in a motherly way. PATRICK is sitting up now, watching her like a hawk. NURSE JUNE steps back from the bed but keeps her eyes on MARY – fascinated.)

She looks so peaceful. . .

(She turns to PATRICK but he doesn’t respond. After a few seconds she lowers her gaze and leaves the room.)

(PATRICK shakes his head and scrunches down in the chair.)




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