Ama Clutch has a very modest funeral, and everyone is mad at Madame Morrible for not spending more on the affair.
Morrible calls Elphaba, Nessa, and Glinda into her office after the funeral service. She refuses to let Nanny accompany them.
Morrible says that Ama Clutch misunderstood what she saw and that Grommetik just happened to be at the scene of Dillamond's murder; he didn't kill anyone.
Morrible then puts a spell on the girls and forces them to listen to her wacky proposal: she wants all three to become "adepts," or secret agents, for the Wizard and to work in different regions of Oz doing the Wizard's work.
As Morrible puts it:
"He requires a few generals. In the long run. Some people with managing skills. Some people with gumption. In a word, women." (18.104.22.168)
She then goes on to flatter all the girls, explaining why she chose them for the "special" task. Apparently all of them are strong and have spirit and a knack for leadership.
So in the future Glinda will rule Gillikin, Elphaba will rule Munchkinland, and Nessa will rule the Quadling Country.
She then puts a silencing spell on all the girls so that they can't discuss this with anyone, even each other, and sends them on their way.
After the meeting, the friends decide to go have a drink in honor of Ama Clutch.
Glinda feels sick and disoriented and can't quite recall what Morrible spoke with them about earlier.
Nessa and Glinda both faint, and Elphaba tells Glinda to snap out of it.
The rest of the gang decides to go out to the Philosophy Club.
Nanny leads a protesting Nessa away to catch a cab back home.
Elphaba also refuses to go and drags Glinda off with her. She tells Glinda, "we're going to see the Wizard, come what may and hell to pay" (22.214.171.124).
We don't remember those lyrics from the 1939 movie.