As the last credit appears, the song ends in a crescendo and
the screen fades to total black.
Immediately, a new melody begins, an uptempo jazz number, as
a title appears on the screen.
"God, she's beautiful..."
INT. HANNAH'S APARTMENT - NIGHT
A full face of Lee, wearing a gray sweater and leaning
against the dining room doorway. She gazes into the camera
with a half-smile on her face as Elliot speaks over the
God, she's beautiful.
Lee glances over her shoulder, then turns from the doorway
and walks away. The camera follows her, moving across a
book-and-photograph-filled bookshelf that obscures her from
view as she walks into a crowded, comfortable vestibule.
People, some holding drinks, some just entering the
apartment, surround her. Everyone is talking at once,
carrying on easy, familiar conversation.
She's got the prettiest eyes, and
she looks so sexy in that sweater.
Lee smiles at the various people, exchanging greetings.
Hi, how are you?
Two more guests enter the apartment; the vestibule is full
now. Still walking, Lee lightly hugs one of the children as
she continues on her way towards the living room. Elliot's
voice, as well as the jazzy music, is heard.
I just want to be alone with her
and hold her and kiss her...
Lee walks into the living room, turning her head back for a
moment to talk to the child she has just hugged.
...and tell her how much I love her
and take care of her. Stop it, you
idiot. She's your wife's sister.
But I can't help it.
The camera is still moving with Lee as she smiles and stops
to chat with her mother. Elliot's voice, as well as the
music, continues over the low din of warm conversation.
I'm consumed by her. It's been
months now. I dream about her. I-
I, I think about her at the office.
What am I gonna do?
Lee starts to walk off again, finishing her conversation
with her mother. She passes several other guests, then
turns to greet April, giving her a warm, brief hug.
I hear myself mooning over you, and
it's disgusting. Before, when she...
Elliot's voice-over continues as he is actually seen,
standing in a doorway having a conversation with a gesturing,
rotund man. Both are holding drinks as Lee, carrying a tray
of hors d'oeuvres and two drinks, walks between them. The
space is very tight; the men hold up their drinks to make
room for her.
...squeezed past me in the doorway,
and I smelled that perfume on the
back of her neck...
Elliot watches Lee walk off; the other man, oblivious,
continues to talk. Elliot reluctantly returns to the
conversation, but he can't help turning his head to gaze at
the offscreen Lee as the other man chatters on.
...Jesus, I, I thought I was gonna
The camera resumes following a smiling Lee. She has just
put down the tray and drinks near April, and briskly and
obliviously, she walks past a doorway where Elliot, still
ruminating, watches her, entranced.