Cleansing Justice, Scene III
edited: Monday, March 25, 2002
By Amy H Peterson
Posted: Monday, March 25, 2002
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Warren finally catches on that there is trouble afoot -- clawfoot, that is.
The scene returns to Emma and Warren in the tub.
WARREN: So you had a humiliating adolescence. I thought that about you
- you don't have the aura of a former cheerleader or homecoming queen.
EMMA: (sarcastic) Oh, thanks.
WARREN: Oh, love, you know what I mean. You have this vulnerability
that's just adorable.
EMMA leans over and kisses WARREN.
WARREN: But I still don't understand what this has to do with the digital
cop. I just hope you don't next tell me a digital fireman hit on you in a
EMMA: (laughs) Very funny.
WARREN: Are you in trouble?
EMMA: I don't know yet. I think so. Do you know how some people live
lives that are charmed -- how they have everything handed to them?
WARREN: I know situations where it seems that way, but I think everyone
has trials in their lives, though not literally I hope.
EMMA: Well I think for thos of us who are un-charmed, life can lead to
acts of desperation.
WARREN: So you have done something?
EMMA: Hush, I think someone's coming on the phone.
VOICE-OVER: Thank you for waiting. Your call is important to us and will
be handled in the order of assigned felony class.
EMMA: (whispers to Warren, horrified) Felony class?
VOICE-OVER: The offense of which you are suspected is classified as
EMMA: That's a relief.
VOICE-OVER: This means the offense of which you are suspected is not
punishable by execution.
EMMA: Right. That's a load off.
VOICE-OVER: It also means you estimated waiting time is....twenty-five
EMMA: (Screams) This is no digital cop - it's a digital phone company rep!
EMMA: I'm on hold for another twenty-five minutes.
WARREN: Do you want to fool around?
EMMA: Warren! (laughs)
WARREN: I can accomplish a lot in twenty-five minutes if I do say so
EMMA: Sweetie, sometimes you can accomplish the same thing in five
WARREN: Hey! (kisses EMMA)
EMMA: Seriously, lover, I need to tell you what's going on. I shouldn't
have kept it from you for this long.
WARREN: I think you're right. Go on with your story.