The Spectacular Now
The Spectacular Now Chapter 60 Summary
- She just wants to know what he's been up to since he left Oklahoma.
- He's vague, mentioning something about traveling, and living in Florida for a while.
- She asks him why he left, and he says it was to find some kind of job.
- But he tells Sutter he left Oklahoma because things were so bad between him and his mom.
- He meant to come back after a while to be near them, but just never quite got around to it.
- Sutter doesn't know what to think of that.
- Then Mrs. Gates asks what happened between him and his wife.
- He says it was irreconcilable differences, but Mrs. Gates figures that means he cheated.
- He did. More than once. He'd go out drinking and just lose control.
- Mrs. Gates is horrified, and starts freaking out – turns out she was thinking of leaving her husband for him. But now she sees he's a cheating dog.
- Hypocrite, much?
- She throws some ribs at him, and knocks her beer onto the floor, breaking the glass.
- The owner of the place kicks them out, and as Mr. Keely's chasing after her, he throws $20 on the table and asks Sutter to pay the rest.
- It's, like, a lot more than $20, but Aimee and Sutter manage to cover it.
- Outside, Mrs. Gates is yelling at Sutter's dad and hitting him in the face with her purse.
- She tells him not to ask for any more loans, either, and that he'd better pay back what he owes her.
- Sutter offers to drive her home, but his dad says he'd better do it, so he can talk to her alone.
- He tells them to wait for him in front of his place, and he'll be back in 30 minutes.