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Crimes of the Heart Scene Lines
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MEG: What is the cot doing in the kitchen?
LENNY: Well, I rolled it out when Old Granddaddy got sick. So I could be close and hear him at night if he needed something.
MEG: Is Old Granddaddy here?
LENNY: Why, no. Old Granddaddy's at the hospital.
LENNY: I wrote you all about it. He's been in the hospital for over three months straight.
MEG: He has?
LENNY: Don't you remember? I wrote you about all those blood vessels popping in his brain?
LENNY: And how he was so anxious to hear from you and to find out about your singing career. I wrote it all to you. How they have to feed him through those tubes now. Didn't you get my letters?
MEG: Oh, I don't know, Lenny. I guess I did. To tell you the truth, sometimes I kinda don't read your letters.
MEG: I'm sorry. I used to read them. It's just since Christmas reading them gives me these slicing pains right here in my chest.
LENNY: I see. I see. Is that why you didn't use that money Old Granddaddy sent you to come home Christmas, because you hate us so much? We never did all that much to make you hate us. We didn't!
MEG: Oh. Lenny! Do you think I'd be getting slicing pains in my chest if I didn't care about you? If I hated you? Honestly, now. Do you think I would?
MEG: Okay then, let's drop it. I'm sorry I didn't read your letters. Okay.
MEG: Anyway, we've got this whole thing with Babe to deal with. The first thing is to get her a good lawyer and get her out of jail.
Well, she's out of jail.
MEG: She is?
LENNY: That young lawyer, he's gotten her out.
MEG: Oh, he has?
LENNY: Yes, on bail. Uncle Watson's put it up. Chick's bringing her back right now- she's driving her home.
MEG: Oh; well, that's a relief.
LENNY: Yes, and they're due home any minute now; so we can just wait right here for 'em.
MEG: Well, good. That's good. So, Babe shot Zackery Botrelle, the richest and most powerful man in all of Hazlehurst, slap in the gut. It's hard to believe.
LENNY: It certainly is. Little Babe-shooting off a gun.
MEG: Little Babe.
LENNY: She was always the prettiest and most perfect of the three of us. Old Granddaddy used to call her his Dancing Sugar Plum. Why, remember how proud and happy he was the day she married Zackery?
MEG: Yes, I remember. It was his finest hour.
LENNY: He remarked how Babe was gonna skyrocket right to the heights of Hazlehurst society. And how Zackery was just the right man for her, whether she knew it now or not.
MEG: Oh, Lordy, Lordy. And what does Old Granddaddy say now?
LENNY: Well, I haven't had the courage to tell him all about this as yet. I though maybe tonight we could go visit him at the hospital and you could talk to him and...
MEG: Yeah, well, we'll see. We'll see. Do we have anything to drink around here- to the tune of straight bourbon?
LENNY: No. There's no liquor.
LENNY: Then you will go with me to see Old Granddaddy at the hospital tonight?
MEG: Of course. Brother I know he's gonna go on about my singing career. Just like he always does.
LENNY: Well, how is your career going?
MEG: It's not.
Lenny: Why, aren't you still singing at that club down on Malibu beach?
MEG: No. Not since Christmas.
LENNY: Well, then, are you singing some place new?
MEG: No, I'm not singing. I'm not singing at all.
LENNY: Oh. Well, what do you do then?
MEG: What I do is pay cold storage bills for a dog food company. That's what I do.
LENNY: Gosh, don't you think it'd be a good idea to stay in the show business field?
MEG: Oh, maybe.
LENNY: Like Old Granddaddy says, "With your talent all you need is exposure. Then you can make your own breaks!" Did you hear his suggestion about getting your foot put in one of those blocks of cement they've got out there? He thinks that's real important.
MEG: Yeah. I think I've heard that. And I'll probably hear it again when I go to visit him at the hospital tonight, so let's just drop it. Okay? What's this? Pecans? Great, I love pecans! Come on...Crack, you demons! Crack!
LENNY: We have a nutcracker!
MEG: Ah, where's the sport in a nutcracker? Where's the challenge?
LENNY: It's over here in the utensil drawer.
MEG: There! Open! Mmmmmm, delicious. Delicious. Where'd you get the fresh pecans?
LENNY: Oh...I don't know.
MEG: They sure are tasty.
LENNY: Doc Porter brought them over.
MEG: Doc. What's Doc doing here in town?
LENNY:Well, his father died a couple of months ago. Now he's back home seeing to his property.
MEG: Gosh, the last I heard of Doc, he was up in the East painting the walls of houses to earn a living. Heard he was living with some Yankee woman who made clay pots.
LENNY: Her name's Joan. She came down here with him. That's one of her pots. Doc's married to her.
LENNY: Uh huh.
MEG: Doc married a Yankee?
LENNY: That's right; and they've got two kids.
LENNY: A boy and a girl.
MEG: God. Then his kids must be half-Yankee.
LENNY: I suppose.
MEG: God. That really gets me. I don't know why, but somehow that really gets me.
LENNY: I don't know why it should.
MEG: And what a stupid-looking pot! Who'd buy it anyway?
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