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    (91) INT. THE TASTE — NIGHT

    JEROME’S POV–
    Billy Sparks and his Girlfriend being
    seated at a front table. A COMEDIAN is
    on stage juggling KNIVES and HATCHETS.
    The CROWD is ROARING their approval.

    (92) INT. BACKSTAGE — THE TASTE — NIGHT

    Just then a CLOWN passes Jerome, stops,
    and hands him a flower. Jerome tries to
    smile, but his nervousness is simply too
    strong. The Clown hands him another
    flower, trying to elicit a favorable
    response. Jerome is patient, but
    attempts to ignore the Clown in a polite
    way, indicating he’d rather be alone.
    The Clown persists, however, going
    through a little routine, handing him
    flower after flower…

    Suddenly Jerome throws them into the
    air, grabs the Clown by the throat and
    flings him headlong down the hallway.
    The Clown gives Jerome the finger and
    walks off in a huff.

    MORRIS
    cuts from the dressing room, closes the
    door behind him. He joins Jerome at the
    curtain, and they move down the back
    stairway to the CLUB–

    MORRIS
    (nervously)
    I guess this is it.

    JEROME
    I guess so, M.D.

    MORRIS
    I think I’m going to be sick.
    Why does this have to be
    happening to me? Has it
    crossed your mind that we’re
    about to make the biggest