I hear Manhattan's full of them.
Don't start with that. I alreadyturned down the job. We're
They have reached an office marked "DR. PHILLIP PARSONSDIRECTOR" and peer in to see Parsons (50's,
distinguished, commands respect from everyone) on thephone. He gestures for Pete to sit. Miranda is about to
exit when he covers the mouthpiece -
Miranda, my wife keeps wanting toset that dinner with you and Doug.
Are you free tonight?
He's stuck at a school board
Parsons looks through his appointment book.
You've been here a year already,
Dorothy's starting to take thispersonal. How's next Wednesday?
Next Wednesday it is, Phil.
He nods at her with a smile and returns to his phonecall.
EXT. WOODWARD INSTITUTE - NIGHT
Miranda drives off, leaving the majestic grounds behind.
A GUARD waves her off.
END OPENING CREDITS.
EXT. ROAD - NIGHT
Miranda slows down at the sight of colored lights upahead. A knocked-down telephone post blocks the road.
EMERGENCY VEHICLES at the scene. A patrolman waves herdown.
INT. MIRANDA'S CAR - MOVING - NIGHT
SHERIFF RYAN, 40'S, recognizes her and ambles over.
Anybody hurt, Sheriff?
Nah, telephone post just decidedto fall. It'll take us a while to
clear this up so I'm afraid you'regonna have to take the long wayhome, Miranda.
If you say so.
And tell your husband he owes me aphone call.
Will do. Wouldn't want him in
trouble with the authorities.
That a girl. The law never sleepsand all that. You take care now.