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Amanda asks Tom about paying the light bill and the screen says, "Ha!"
Amanda sends Jim into the other room to, er...keep Laura company on the couch. Wink wink.
The screen reads, "I don’t suppose you remember me at all!"
Laura is all hot and bothered. Or maybe just bothered. Laura’s on the couch to start off, but Jim has them both sit on the floor.
Jim’s all talkative and breaking through Laura’s shy exterior. They reminisce about that time when they barely knew each other and he called her "Blue Roses."
Laura talks about having a limp from her crippled leg in high school, but Jim says it wasn’t noticeable and that she ought to be more outgoing and confident and all that.
They look together at their old high school yearbook, called "The Torch." Laura praises him for his performance in a high school play and confesses that she used to want his autograph. So Jim graffiti’s away on her program (that she saved from his play) with his signature.
Laura discloses that she dropped out of high school.
She asks about Jim’s old girlfriend, but he says they’re not together anymore. You know how high school relationships go.
Laura is all, "Hey baby, want to see my...glass collection?" And the tinkly, thematic music plays again.
She shows Jim a unicorn, her favorite piece of glass, because its horn makes it different from all the other horses.
They listen to the music from the Paradise Dance Hall across the street and Jim has them waltz to it.
During their rambunctious dancing, they break the horn off of the unicorn, but Laura calls it a blessing in disguise.
Jim hits on Laura. "Blue Roses" comes up on the screen again. He kisses her, exclamation point!
He backs away and the screen reads "a souvenir."
Jim gets all awkward and then explains that he has a fiancé named Betty.
He waxes poetic about love. The screen, very helpfully, says "Love."
Laura gives him the former-unicorn in its post-horn state as a souvenir.
Williams gives the director two options for the screen, either "Things have a way of turning out so badly!" or the image of a gentleman caller waving goodbye. Definitely the biggest decision of our day.
Amanda comes to see how things are moving along and finds out about the engagement just as Jim takes off. The screen says, "The sky falls."
She yells at Tom after Jim leaves so he takes off for the movies while the screen reads "and so, goodbye..."
OK, here’s the deal: Tom gives an ending speech while the audience watches Amanda comforting Laura.
The speech goes something like, "I took off and left my family behind, etc., etc., I couldn’t stop feeling guilty about leaving Laura, I can’t blow her candles out."
Then Laura blows the candles out while Jim theatrically says, "And so, goodbye..."