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22. INT. THOMAS' HOTEL ROOM. MORNING.
There is a definite sense of silent desperation in the room.
Long silence. Then, a knock at the door. Reflexively, WALTER goes to the door and opens it. SID stands there with a glass of juice in his hand.
23. INT. HOTEL LOBBY. MORNING.
The smartly dressed MAN and WOMAN stride past the two OLD MEN. After a pause, SAMANTHA comes flying past as well.
24. INT. THOMAS HOTEL ROOM. MORNING.
SID smiles, tries to look harmless.
Long pause. WALTER looks to PEGGY, who looks to THOMAS. THOMAS glances at JESSICA, then back to SID.
As SID stands there, the smartly dressed MAN and WOMAN appear behind him and then take a step into the room. The WOMAN smoothly grabs the glass from SID on her way in.
MELISSA smiles, easily dumps the glass of juice out onto the floor.
The MAN shoots him a vicious glance.
The room is silent as MELISSA crosses to the bed, and unties first JESSICA's feet, and then JESSICA's hands. JESSICA sits up slowly and removes the gag from her mouth. And then, JESSICA stands and smiles and crosses slowly to THOMAS, and their eyes meet.
And then she turns and opens her mouth as if to sing, and we cut to a shot from above, of the whole room, as it is filled with an unearthly, beautiful song.
There are a series of dissolves, from one closeup to the next: first PEGGY, her eyes suddenly opening wide; and WALTER, a look of sudden shock and bliss on his face; and SID, stunned as though he were suddenly on the best drug on the planet; and the MAN and WOMAN, smiling as though they've been reunited with something incredibly special; and finally THOMAS, gripping his ears as the unearthly music fills the room. It sounds as though several voices are singing at once, and he tries to fight it at first, but then finds himself slowly drawn to JESSICA. He looks up, and her eyes are closed and she is singing passionately.
25. INT. FRONT DESK. MORNING.
SAMANTHA tries one last time to wrangle a dollar from the OWNER.
And then, a procession comes through the lobby, moving slowly, the song from upstairs somehow following them. JESSICA is leading them, smiling, holding THOMAS hand as he walks beside her, dazed. WALTER and PEGGY walk behind them, equally dazed, almost hypnotized. The smartly dressed MAN and WOMAN are behind them, and bringing up the rear is a pleasantly dazed SID.
SAMANTHA notices SID.
The procession vanishes, and SAMANTHA and the OWNER are left staring after them.
26. EXT. FRONT OF HOTEL. MORNING.
Wide shot from above. We see the entire procession pile into the black sedan.
Close up, THOMAS opening the front passenger door for JESSICA.
She gets in and he closes the door. As THOMAS gets in the drivers side, we pull back and fade out as the car drives away...
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