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-- First Seen: 2009-02-27
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Establishing shot of the Poker Room at Callahan's. Guy is sitting between Babbette and Reggie at one end of the table. Also present are Bert and Ernie, Cathy and Neil, Vinney, Rosemarie and Davey (from page 30). Adult beverages are being consumed, and Mary is picking up empty glasses. Guy is speaking, and smiling at his own joke.
Guy: Guys, I guess I understand why you did what you did, and I cannot fault you.
Guy (2): At least you didn't pitch me out the airlock.
Looking over Guy's shoulder in Neil's direction. People on either side of Neil are looking sideways at him, as he looks at the ceiling and 'whistles' silently. Guy is realizing his 'joke' may be more real than he'd expected.
Guy: â€“ er â€“ In any case ...
Close in on Guy, with Babbette on his left and Reggie on his right, speaking to Reggie. Reggie is looking at his drink.
Guy: Why did you have to humiliate me with that cruel 'World Ceres Pennant' gag?
Guy (2): My UWRS colleagues teased me unmercifully.
Angle this shot so that we're seeing Reggie from the side and looking past him at Guy, Babbette, and the GuzmÃ¡n brothers. B and the bros are looking guilty. Reggie is speaking quietly. Guy has his usual annoyed look.
Reggie: What did it make you feel like doing, Guy?
Medium close-up of Guy, nearly shouting at Reggie.
Guy: It made me feel like crawling under a rock!
Medium close-up of Reggie, smiling back at Guy gently:
Reggie: Welcome to the rock, Guy.
Pull back to show as many as you can seated around the table, focus on Guy, Reggie has a hand on his shoulder. People are lifting their glasses as if preparing to make a toast. Guy has a look of one who is breaking free of a dark spell.
Reggie: I wanted you to have every reason to escape from Terra.
Reggie (2): I can see your heart, Guy, and you belong with us.