Scene 6: The Funeral
We're outside. Before a funeral. It is sunny.
As Skilling dresses for a funeral, guests in mourning black gather. Claudia Roe enters in mourning black, an ostentatious hat obscuring her face. He sees her.
Skilling is flanked by a Police Officer in a suit and dark glasses. The Secret Service presence is noticeable.
Skilling Can you just give me a minute?
Skilling Then could you do that, please?
Skilling Dispensation. For an hour.
Skilling What do you think I'm gonna do?
Skilling You seen what they're saying about us? Democrats trying to win votes from poor people they've never met.
Skilling You got out!
Skilling Well, aren't you gonna thank me!?
Irene Gant, a more mature woman, approaches Skilling.
Skilling What do you expect me to say to that?
Skilling I don't have answers.
Security Officer from earlier scene approaches the hubbub.
The Security Officer glares at Skilling. Skilling recognises him.
Skilling I should go wait in the car.
She spits at him and leaves.
The men look at each other. The Security Officer ushers Irene Gant back into the funeral throng.
Skilling Can I walk in with you?
Baptist church bells. Roe leaves to enter the church alone.
Skilling is left alone watching the employees enter the church. He eventually turns to leave.