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Driving Miss Daisy Scene 23

Scene 23

Scene 23

  • Another morning in Daisy's house. But this one is different. The house is quiet when Hoke arrives.
  • He calls her name a few times before she runs down the stairs.
  • Her hair is down, and her makeup isn't on.
  • She's scrambling around looking for the papers she's supposed to grade.
  • But there are no papers because she hasn't been a teacher in decades.
  • Hoke sits her down and tries to calm her.
  • He calls Boolie and tells him what's going on.
  • Upstairs, Miss Daisy is still upset.
  • Hoke tries to soothe her, but nothing he says is working.
  • Miss Daisy asks Hoke if he still has the red car. He says it's been in the junkyard for 15 years.
  • Miss Daisy blurts out, "Hoke, you're my best friend," and she takes his hand. Aww.
  • "Yes'm," he says.