If your freedoms are few and far between, you wanna make the most of what you've got, right?
Thelma begs Louise to stop at a roadside bar along the way for a couple drinks before they reach the cabin. (Note: drinking and driving is a dumb idea…) Louise finally says okay, but at the bar, she doesn't order any drinks.
Thelma's accusation—"You're as bad as Darryl"—pushes the right button to get Louise to order a couple drinks.
Thelma orders a Coke up front with a Wild Turkey back. Louise orders a margarita and a Cuervo on the side. Symbolism?
The ladies meet a total creep named Harlan (Timothy Carhart), who Louise sees right through immediately. She majestically blows her cigarette smoke into his face.
But Thelma is intrigued and ends up drunkenly dancing with Harlan all evening.
Harlan takes Thelma into a dark parking lot to get it on with her. Classy.
When Thelma protests, Harlan gets violent and tries to rape her.
Louise appears, brandishing a gun, pointing it right at Harlan's screwed-up face. He says he and Thelma were just having some fun. Slowly, like a true renegade, Louise says, "When a woman's crying like that, she ain't having any fun." (#agoodlesson)
Gun-brandishing Louise gets Thelma behind her.
Harlan declares that he should have gone ahead and raped Thelma.
Hello, bullet in Harlan's chest.
With Thelma driving and Louise shakily staring at the gun in her hand, the two hit the road.