JACK enters the hotel and we follow him as he walks throughthe lobby to the bar. JACK easily finds a stool, nods to theBARTENDER and tosses him the newspaper. The BARTENDER pointsto a bottle of Dewars and JACK gives him a thumbs up. Hescans the cocktail lounge adjacent to the bar - not muchactivity in there, either: a FEW TABLES OF BUSINESSMENgetting drunk, an ELDERLY COUPLE, TWO WOMEN tucked away in acorner table. JACK checks his watch and the BARTENDER sets
down his drink.
Not much going on for a Friday.
It’s early yet.
Say Cal, make it a double, wouldyou? And one for yourself. I gottamake a call.
JACK gets up.
JACK makes his way through the lounge on his way to atelephone booth. He takes another look at the TWO WOMENtucked away in the corner, deep in conversation, and thinkshe recognizes one of them. He begins approaching them.
Therese? Is that you?
What do you know!
(he starts over)
I’m saying to myself, I know that
Gee it’s great to see you, Therese.
It’s been, well, months.
Jack, this is Carol Aird.
Pleased to meet you.
CAROL retreats back to her own thoughts, smokes.
Well - yes. I just planned to get
there a little...(looking to Carol)
You should go ahead.
You coming along?
No, no. (to THERESE) I should make
You two have a wonderful night.
Nice meeting you, Jack.
Nice meeting you.
Alright, well let me go make surethe loaf is on his way. Back in aflash.
and beyond for CAROL. But she’s gone.
JACK returns to where he left THERESE but stops when hedoesn’t see her, glancing around. He’s about to ask a WAITERif he’s seen her when he spots THERESE emerging from theladies lounge. She looks pallid.
Synopsis: Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) spots the beautiful, elegant Carol (Cate Blanchett) perusing the doll displays in a 1950s Manhattan department store. The two women develop a fast bond that becomes a love with complicated consequences.