A room in the basement of the palace. THE GENERAL lies dead on his side on the floor, a knife in his chest. THE COLONEL and THE MAJOR run in, frantically.
They spot the body. THE MAJOR reaches down and pulls the knife from THE GENERAL’S chest and shakes his head. THE COLONEL collapses into a chair.
THE MAJOR slits THE COLONEL’S throat. THE COLONEL collapses and dies. THE MAJOR drops the knife.
THE REBEL bursts in, carrying a firearm. He or she trains it on THE MAJOR.
(calmly falling to his knees)
MADISON and WOODROW sit in formal wear next to each other, as if at the end of a three-year anniversary date. WOODROW is nervous and turned away from her. MADISON speaks in soliloquy to WOODROW — although she is earnest and he is her audience, WOODROW cannot hear her.
WOODROW turns to her, pulling a small ring box from his pocket and opening it towards her. He does not go to one knee, but the gesture remains genuine. They speak to each other.
Lucille and Lefty Meet Their Maker
1956, a sweltering hut in the South American rain forest. LUCILLE and LEFTY lie on blankets on the floor, apart from each other, covered with another blanket apiece and with wet terrycloth on their foreheads. They both sit up, slightly. They are dressed smartly, but bedraggled. The dialogue has the pace of a screwball comedy.
(after a brief moment)
They both lie back, tentatively.
Silence. After a moment, one of them pops awake. The other remains perfectly still. The survivor looks over at the other and quietly calls their name.
If LEFTY survives he calls her “Lucy.” If LUCILLE survives she calls him “Paul.”