They get up to leave. Vitti drops some money on thetable. Bodyguards follow them to the door. The waiters
and the owner bow to them as they pass. They are almostout the door when Vitti hesitates.
Wait a second. I'm just gonnagrab a toothpick.
The instant he steps back inside, Manetta and hisbodyguard are struck by an incredible VOLLEY of GUNFIRE,
which BLOWS OUT all the GLASS in the DOOR and WINDOWS.
Vitti's bodyguard, JELLY, grabs him and throws him behindthe counter, shielding him with his body.
Outside, the shooting has stopped and curious bystandersare looking in the broken windows. Vitti's eyes well upwith tears.
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being pulled out of a box. CAROLINE, a woman in her
early thirties, dabs at her eyes with the tissue. She's
sitting on the couch in -INT.
BEN'S OFFICE - SAME TIME
The office is warm, comfortable, and nicely decorated.
I kept telling him that I neededroom to grow and find myself as a
person. Not just as a woman butas an independent entity.
her therapist, seems to be listening intently.
I told him I needed to get intouch with my uniqueness, but hecouldn't handle that. He said I
was driving him away. Do youthink I was driving him away, Dr.
Ben leans forward sympathetically.
He's in his mid-forties, has an expressive face and aquick wit, and despite the occasional lapse, he is agifted and caring psychologist.
Things end, Caroline. That's justa part of life. It's how we deal
with things ending that's important.
I just can't believe it's over betweenme and Steve. Maybe there's stillhope.
Well, he did take out a restrainingorder against you. I have to be
honest, that's usually not a goodsign.