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Forrest Gump Scene 10

Scene 10

Scene 10

  • Back in the present day, a new person has joined Forrest on the bus-stop bench. He's there to hear that Forrest goes to a hospital for treatment and finds himself alongside Lt. Dan, who has lost both of his legs.
  • In the hospital, Forrest gets a huge stack of letters from Jenny that never made it to him on the front lines. Aw.
  • While he's recovering in an Army hospital, Forrest learns how to play ping pong. For some reason, ping pong comes naturally to him, and he turns into a sort of prodigy.
  • One night, Lt. Dan pulls Forrest out of his bed and curses him for pulling him away from his destiny, which was to die in the war with honor.