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Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika
by Tony Kushner
Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika Act 5, Scene 7 Summary
It's morning and we're back in Prior's hospital room. Belize is sleeping. Prior climbs down the ladder and slips into bed. Our favorite prophet wakes up, saying he's really tired. Belize wakes up too. "You've been working hard," he tells Prior (5.7.3). Emily, the nurse, enters. She notes that Prior's fever broke. Hannah enters. Prior says he's been having a crazy dream and all of them were there. Prior thanks Hannah. She says there's no need and that it's time for her to go – hospitals freak her out. Hannah mentions that she had a really weird dream too. Louis enters. Prior asks him how he got all beat up. Louis reminds Prior that he told him not to come back until he had bruises on the outside. Prior chastises him for being so literal. Hannah says she has to go. Prior asks if she's coming back. She says she will if she can. "Please do," says Prior. "I have always depended on the kindness of strangers" (5.7.28). "Well, that's a stupid thing to do," says Hannah, and she exits (5.7.29). Louis asks who Hannah is. Prior replies that Louis would probably rather not know. Belize gives Prior a big bag full of AZT. Prior isn't sure he wants to take it, because it makes you anemic. Belize says they can talk about it tomorrow, then takes off. Louis tells Prior he wants to come back to him.
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