She goes to Lou, puts a hand on his shoulder, proud of her
generosity. All Nell can do is stare.
KNOCK KNOCK. Like a shot Nell is out of the chair and
turning for a set of FRENCH DOORS across the room. It's all
reflex. Nell catches herself.
KNOCK KNOCK. Richie, lying on the couch like he's sick, raps on
the wall with a wooden CANE and squeals:
Eleanor, help me! I've got to
Nell REACTS, but rather than being amused or annoyed, a wave of
TRAUMA flickers over her face. The reaction is so strong we
instantly know something is very wrong.
Richie, knock it off before I beat
the crap out of you!
Nell turns away, sick, breathing hard.
Jane picks up a JEWELRY BOX from a dresser.
You're sure this is all of
Mother's jewelry? The lawyer said
to make sure we took it to him...
He said there might be some
antique pieces. Have you seen
anything? Some of it might be
Nell knows what is going to happen to that jewelry. Jane no longer
can bear the weight of Nell's stare, checks her watch. She nods at
Lou. Lou rises, pocketing the coin set. Richie follows him out.