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Requiem for a Dream Scene 23

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Scene 23

Scene 23

  • Back in New York, a doctor talks to Sara in a hospital before a nurse comes and gives her an injection of something that knocks her out.
  • Six hundred miles away, Harry's in the hospital too, his arm in terrible pain.
  • Even the doctor is freaked out by the sight of it, but he tells Harry he'll be right back, and he takes the morphine with him.
  • In New York, Sara's lifted onto a gurney and wheeled away. We have an inkling they're not taking her to be on television.
  • The orderlies strap Sara down and force-feed her some disgusting looking hospital food. It's bad even by hospital standards.
  • Waiting for Harry, Ty is paranoid someone will find out why they were on their way to Florida. Reminder: they weren't going to Disney World; they were going to buy drugs.
  • Soon, a sheriff shows up in the waiting room to take Ty away.
  • Back in New York, Sara tries to scream while the orderlies shove a tube down her throat to force-feed her.
  • During all this, Marion's home putting on makeup for a night out.
  • The phone rings, and it's Harry calling from a payphone—not in the hospital, but in jail. Uh-oh.
  • He says he'll be home soon.
  • She asks him to come home today, and he says he will.
  • Hmm. That's going to be hard with his arm rotting off.
  • Before they hang up, Harry says he's really sorry.
  • "I know," says Marion, and hangs up the phone.

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