Enron by Lucy Prebble

Scene 5: Andy's Lair Of LJM

Skilling enters. Fastow is with the Raptors watching the election results roll in.
Skilling You got it on down here?
Skilling Alabama too close to call?! You gotta be fucking kidding me.
Skilling I'm going crazy with this.
Beat.
Skilling Now we got the big boys –
Skilling Yeah but here goes the other side.It's blue.CALIFORNIA: CALLED FOR GORE.+ 54.
Skilling It's all about Florida.Beat.FLORIDA: CALLED FOR GORE.+ 25.
Beat.
Skilling Fuck fuck fuck.
Skilling What the fuck we want with Colorado, eight fucking votes. This is chicken shit. Game's over.
Skilling No, Andy, you don't know. Clinton's been real good to us. This guy … this guy scares me.
Skilling That's it. We're done.
Skilling Faith?! Andy, you gotta understand. I don't have any cash. I can't operate. I have no money.
Skilling Not me personally, Andy, you prick. What, you think I'm some drinking, gambling-it-away prick can't find cash on my salary? What is it you think?!
Skilling Without someone friendly to us right now, we're dead.
He seems to be in pain – his stomach.
I haven't been sleeping. People need to get paid.
Skilling Everyone is paid in stock. Already, that's why it can't go down
Skilling I know!
Skilling I'm saying it can't go / down.
Skilling Well don't tell me what I already / know!
Skilling Well that's your fucking job, ain't it?Beat.Sorry.
Skilling More like four –
Skilling stares at him.
Skilling Million?! No.
Beat.
Skilling We're the world's most innovative company. How can we not find four/ billion dollars?!
Skilling (losing control) Then what good are you …? What fucking good is any of this to me?! Then we're going down, Andy, / and it's your –
Skilling What does that mean?
Skilling But they called it for Gore.
Skilling I've sold everything!So, what, have we won?!
Skilling CNN says no.Screens go blue.FLORIDA RETRACTED FROM BUSH.
Skilling What the fuck are they doing?
Skilling What's going on out there?!
Skilling What dumbass is running this thing?
Skilling Who's won!?
Just then, Lay enters, hanging up on a phone call. He is deliberately oblivious to the strange, exaggerated world of LJM. The Raptors scuttle away.
Skilling Say we got a Texan in the White House.
Skilling is clutching his stomach.
Skilling falls to his knees with the relief.
Skilling A small state? Or …
Lay grins.
Video footage of George W. Bush being sworn in as President of the United States.
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