Miracles Ep 7 - Installment 4
Rebecca is in the background, nervously babbling about Paul's wonderful friends. To think that they would come all the way to NY just to make sure he was OK. (Yes Rebecca, if you weren't such a selfish twit you might have real friends that would give a rip about you too) But Paul is brooding and only recalls the affectionate little shoulder squeeze Alva gave Rebecca on his way out. Paul pivots and shrewdly approaches Rebecca with out-stretched arms, indicating he is sorry. It's a disarming gesture and Rebecca is caught off guard by the return of his familiar conciliatory manner. As he moves in closer Paul continues, "Sorry I didn't do this........" then BAM! He smacks her open-handed right across her face!! MAN, OH MAN Who saw that coming?? "Possessed Paul" has just ratcheted this tortured relationship to the next level. PSYCHO SKEET is back!!!!
The force of the blow sends Rebecca reeling and she hits the ground hard with a thud. She tries to scramble backwards to get out of his line of fire, clearly shaken by Paul's new level of aggression. She's beginning to grasp that he has unresolved issues with their previous relationship. Paul squats down close to her face and makes reference to her promiscuity. It's not certain if he's flashing back to some specific event in their relationship or if the ghoulish possessor is working through some booty call issues of their own. Either way, Rebecca is about to pay an awful price for her hedonistic lifestyle.
"Paranoid Paul" launches into a campaign to insure that Rebecca is never tempted by another man again. He starts by ripping out the wall phone (I'd love to see the out-takes for that one) and ambles off to make other preparations. Rebecca is still crumpled in the middle of the floor, eyes wide as she watches Paul advance his reign of terror. Unfortunately, her choice of outfits becomes a complete distraction for the audience. She's sporting an attractive cream colored sweater, but has paired it with a flouncy black skirt and a Mary Jane-like shoe that makes her good foot look enormous! Rebecca is not a delicate gal and this particular styling just makes her look like some perverse school girl (and not in a good way).
After some time Paul and Rebecca are found in the kitchen. Paul is back to guzzling "Old Granddad" and Rebecca is at the stove dumping a galloon jug of cooking oil into the community pot.
She offers to cook fried chicken and the thought of a Sunday supper favorite seems to put "plastered Paul" in a good mood. He taunts her by hanging the keys to her escape high on a nail, just out of reach, then swaggers off to the living room to scratch and catch the football game.
Rebecca begins to quiver. She knows she has violated this fragile trust and once again has been proven unworthy. You're so right, my dear. Paulie is NOT happy.
Questions to Ponder: