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Minute 064: She What?

October 27, 2016


After sealing the aft door on Flight Two, Stewardess Ruth walks into the Tourist Galley.

Ada peeks out the lavatory doorway, and watches Ruth walk away to the forward end of the cabin. Ada nonchalantly grabs a copy of Vogue from the magazine rack, and walks up to Row 23.

“Twenty Three B?” Ada asks the man in 23-C.

“Oh, yes!” says 23-C. Ada steps over him and sits down, next to Guerrero in 23-A. Ada gets busy reading Vogue.

Meanwhile, Inez searches for the Trans Global ticket counter.

And also meanwhile, Tanya returns to the Passenger Relations office. As she opens the door, an embarrassed Peter Coakley is sitting in a chair in the middle of the office.

“What are you doing here?” asks Tanya.

“She got away,” says Peter.

“She what?” exclaims Tanya.

“Well,” says Peter, “What she did was – – see, we were sit- ”

“I don’t care how she got away,” says Tanya. “Get on that phone and call every airline and every gate. I’ll see if Security can round her up.”

In this minute

Helen Hayes as Ada Quonsett
Jean Seberg as Tanya Livingston
Van Heflin as D.O. Guerrero
Whit Bissell as Mr. Davidson
Maureen Stapleton as Inez Guerrero
John Findlater as Peter Coakley
Ena Hartman as Stewardess Ruth



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