Sudoku

Andrea reaches into the bag again.

She produces a small booklet of puzzles.

ANDREA

I bought you this as well.

She flips it towards Tony.

Tony completely misses it and it lands on the floor.

He picks it up.

TONY

Another one?

ANDREA

Do you remember the last time you slept all night?

TONY

No.

ANDREA

Do you remember the last time you slept for an hour?

TONY

Combined?

ANDREA

No, just an hour straight.

TONY

In that case no.

ANDREA

You need to keep your mind occupied on something else other than the window. Do some puzzles to pass the time if you’re awake.

TONY

I’m trying to get to sleep and you’re asking me to do Sudoku?

ANDREA

I’m asking you not to stare at a wall all night. Where’s the other one I gave you?

TONY

I finished it.

ANDREA

Where is it?

TONY

It’s over on the table, why?

ANDREA

Not much good having a completed puzzle book and plus…

TONY

Plus?

ANDREA

Recycling.

Now I’m debating if we’re setting up our slight twist a little too early with the Sudoku puzzle book. I’m trying to make this part of Tony’s psychiatric evaluation, something he can discover right at the end when all his previous scribbles are laid out on a chart monitoring his progress. It’s also probably the first scene over and done with and I’ve already noticed a problem in that the characters don’t refer to each other by name at all in this scene so as far as an audience is aware they’re nameless. That’s have to be sorted come draft 2 as I’m not a big fan of stopping for details whilst getting the first draft down. I’m much more concerned with getting a complete thing down on paper to work from as of that moment.

This is probably the bit where we’ll start to introduce the weird stuff. Tony needs a reason to start doubting his surroundings, once we get to that then business will pick up.

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