Appendix

Original Scenes

MAN/WOMAN SCENE

INT. SOLDIER’S LIVING ROOM – DAY

The Soldier and his Wife stand in an embrace in the doorway. Then she pulls away.

WIFE

Come in, come in, let’s not stand here, let me get your –

(she reaches for his duffel bag)

SOLDIER

No, it’s fine, just leave it on the porch.

They walk into the room, and stand there a moment, awkwardly.

WIFE

It’s just, so good, so… why didn’t you call? I would have picked you up –

SOLDIER

I just wanted to get home.

WIFE

And you did. And here you are.

(suddenly, starting for the kitchen)

Can I get you something? You must be –

SOLDIER

I’m fine.

WIFE

Some water? A beer?

SOLDIER

No, I’m fine. Thank you.

He wanders around the room a bit, touching things. She watches him.

WIFE

It’s so good ...

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