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ACT III

TOM'S JAIL CELL AND ADJOINING CELL. MORNING. CONTINUATION OF PRECEDING SCENE.

ED
Hey, Tom -- you like peanut butter sandwiches?

TOM
Peanut butter sandwiches?

ED
Yeah.

TOM
Well, I can take them or leave them alone.

ED
Good.

TOM
Good? Why?

ED
I'll tell you why. When they bring us lunch in a couple of hours, ask for an extra peanut butter sandwich. They'll give it to you -- they're very big on peanut butter sandwiches around here.

TOM
But I don't even like them.

ED
That's the point: I'm crazy about them -- and when you get that extra one, I'll trade you for three candy bars I saved from last week. Okay, Tom?

TOM
Okay, Ed.

ED
Hey, you're all right, kid. I like you.

TOM
Thanks.

ED
(BEAT) You married, Tom?

TOM
No. Are you?

ED
No, I never had the time for it.

TOM
Good for you, Ed.

ED
Yeah. (BEAT) Hey, Tom --

TOM
Yes.

ED
I'm in here for breaking and entering. I'll be out in a month. What'd they get you on? When'll you be out?

(TOM TENSES. FROWNS. RELAXED MOOD GONE AS HE AGAIN SLUMPS FORLORNLY IN THE CORNER OF HIS CELL)

ED
With some luck, I could be gone in two weeks -- why don't we meet then and I'll buy you a couple of peanut butter sandwiches. (LAUGHS) Tom? (NO ANSWER) Tom? ...Hey, Tom, what's the matter, did I say something wrong? ...Tom?...

TAKE TOM'S DESPERATE, UNHAPPY EXPRESSION AND TAKE IT OUT.
MUSIC: BRIDGE




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