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MARSHALL MANN
Your claws are showing.
MARY SHANNON
They don't retract.
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MARY SHANNON
[to Stan] If you go to jail, he becomes my boss, and then I have to kill myself.
MARSHALL MANN
Thanks. I appreciate that.
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MARSHALL MANN
[Answers phone] House of pie.
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MARSHALL MANN
Procreation is remarkable in its complexity...
MARY SHANNON
Here we go.
MARSHALL MANN
And its relative simplicity.
MARY SHANNON
Kill me now.
MARSHALL MANN
What comes after: family dynamics, hopes and dreams, the triumphs, the tragedies.
MARY SHANNON
Sweet Jesus, shut your hole.
MARSHALL MANN
That's the tricky stuff.
MARY SHANNON
I can't believe I'm pregnant.
MARSHALL MANN
I know you can't, and yes you are.
MARY SHANNON
I'm not sure I know how to do this.
MARSHALL MANN
It's just like you said, treat it like a witness: protect and relocate.
MARY SHANNON
Yeah.
MARSHALL MANN
We'll make a list. You do like lists.
MARY SHANNON
I do like a list.
MARSHALL MANN
I'll draw up a template tomorrow with 'locate nearest restroom' on every other line. Can I walk you out? I'll let you get the door.
MARY SHANNON
No, I've got some stuff to finish up.
MARSHALL MANN
Okay. We'll talk more tomorrow.
MARY SHANNON
Don't threaten me. [smiles as Marshall laughs]
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MARSHALL MANN
We build our house on these manifold truths: rough hewn and perfect, like the ashlars of Solomon's temple. He is to be condemned, but also deeply pitied. Wrong and injustice once done cannot be undone, but are eternal in their consequences. Without verity, there is no justice.
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MARY SHANNON
Am I a weight around your neck? I mean, do I drag you down? Is your life worse for having me around?
ELEANOR PRINCE
O can we all play this game?
MARSHALL MANN
I might have a few extra worry-lines
MARY SHANNON
You know, I buy a house, the real-estate market tanks. I take in my Mom & Sister, they both get arrested and my house gets destroyed. Global warming, is that me?
MARSHALL MANN
Why do I think this isn't about climate change?
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MARY SHANNON
I suck with kids.
MARSHALL MANN
So? You suck with grown-ups too.
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MARSHALL MANN
Dun, dun, dunn.
MARY SHANNON
That's pretty funny for a guy with a sucking chest wound.
MARSHALL MANN
I know.
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MARSHALL MANN
Ow! Um... I must have bumped my head!
MARY SHANNON
Yeah, that's what happened... when you fell on a bullet.
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MARY SHANNON
[is being wheeled out of the hospital and is talking to the nurse pushing the chair] You are so sweet.
MARSHALL MANN
This won't last.
MARY SHANNON
Family just couldn't be bothered, right? What? Mom and sis getting two belly rings? Fiancee giving how to be gorgeous lessons to underprivileged models? Why am I in such a hurry to get home to those people and leave the place where I can pee lying down?
MARSHALL MANN
And she's back.