... back at the BusStop, Sheila has Molly in a conversational
"Hey, maybe you can help me with something,"
she says. "I have this idea, kind of like a survey,
and I need the response of an uninterested party."
I'm definitely uninterested," Molly says.
says Sheila, and launches into an explanation of the
"nucelar chain reaction letter," -- a kind
of pyramid scheme for writing to elected officials.
friendly, Sheila grabs Molly's arm: "You know,
you should come visit the Zero Club," she says,
"We're havin' a dance. An M.X.er. You know, a mixer.
It's a joke. You know, the M.X. missile? A 'M.X.er.?'
Come on, that's funny, right?"
explains that the mission of the Club is to break through
the psychic numbing that keeps people from facing their
fears of nuclear annihilation – and that the club
it was founded by famous TV-star Octavia Valentine.
Valentine?!" Molly gasps. "Wasn't she the
star of the 'Space Girl' TV show back in the 50's?"
her!" says Sheila. "Now she's the President
of The Zero Club. And the founder."
isn't that your bus?" Molly points offstage left.
thank you! You're a sweetheart!" and Sheila stuffs
a leaflet in Molly's hand and runs offstage yelling
for the bus to stop. Two seconds later, Pete, Molly's
brother, saunters in from stage right. "Mollykins!"
he yells, and Molly runs into his arms."Thank
God!" she sighs, "You just saved my life!"
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SKETCH FOR THIS SCENE: If/when
we have a sketch for this scene, it'll probably be:
Molly and Sheila talking at the busstop and Molly with
a thought-bubble, inside of which is the picture of
Octavia as "Space Girl" - and Molly looks
consternated, while Sheila is gabbing away, too friendly