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INT. – KITCHEN, DUSK


Solo cello music plays. A woman walks into the kitchen. She carries a bag of groceries. She places them on the kitchen table. She takes a loaf of bread from the bag and places it on the counter. She looks exhausted.


INT. – VIEW FROM INSIDE THE FRIDGE


The fridge is empty. The woman places the groceries into the fridge.


INT. – KITCHEN, DUSK


The woman notices some a dirty dish, silverware, glass, and note left on the counter. She picks up the note, and looks at it.


CLOSE-UP – NOTE


Cursive hand: “Dinner is in the fridge. Love, Mom


INT. – KITCHEN, DUSK


The woman puts the note in the pocket of her coat. She cleans up the dishes on the counter.


The cello music stops playing abruptly. The woman turns her head, noting that it has stopped. It becomes clear that the music is not just a soundtrack.


MOM: Matt, honey, is everything okay?


MATT (O.S.): I’m fine!


MOM: Okay, let me know when you’re ready to go, and we’ll drive over.


MATT (O.S.): Moooooooom


The sound of feet running down stairs.


MATT appears in the doorway behind his mother. He is wearing a dress shirt and dress pants. His shoes look a little too big, but he is clearly trying to look grown-up. A tie hangs, undone, around his neck.


MOM: Yes, Matt?


MATT: Do you know how to tie a tie?


MOM: Come over here, honey. Let’s give it a try.


CLOSE-UP – TYING THE TIE


MOM tries to tie the tie a couple of different ways.


INT. – KITCHEN, DUSK


There is a long silence as MOM attempts to tie the tie. Matt looks off to the side, then back at his mother, then away again.


MATT: I don’t think that’s how you –


MOM: Matt, please, I’m doing the best that...

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