Morning, Marshall." "Morning, doc."
"So we're discharging you today, how are you feeling?"
"Well, anxious to get home, anxious to get back into the world. Nervous."
"Nervous? C'mon, Marshall, you're a big boy now. Sounding like a bit of a baby, you can do this. You found a sponsor yet?"
"Um, not yet. I mean, but when I get back"
"Well, if you find one, you find one. If you don't, you don't." "Well, yeah, I mean I gotta start going to meetings first and... Wait, what?"
"Well, you don't absolutely have to go to meetings and it's not like a requirement that they fit into your schedule, we know you're a busy person."
"But I thought sobriety was the most important thing?"
"So what else are you thinking?"
"Um, well, I know I gotta start practicing the steps, and I mean learning them, and start being able to apply them."
"There's a lot of them, aren't there?"
"Christ, I don't even know them all."
"Um, well, I mean the only other question I have was like, what do I do if I find myself in a situation where maybe somebody is drinking around me or something like that and I get tempted to?"
"Take a drink."
"Take a drink and you know, take the edge off."
"Take the edge off? Man, if I ever take a drink I already know what that's gonna lead me to."
"What, you mean these?" [shakes pills]
"Man, what the f*ck!?"
"Marshall, what's the matter, darling? Having some doubts already? Marshall, you can't leave me, you'll never leave me, Marshall. We'll always be together, Marshall. Marshall... ? Marshall!?"
"No, no, no, no, NO!"