EDGE OF NIGHT, 26 Mar 1969
An elated Cookie tells sister Nancy about Cookie’s imminent April 11th wedding to Ron Christopher. Nancy is happy for her little sister, more happy than Nancy can express. Then hesitantly Nancy informs Cookie that Cookie and Ron may not be able to get married at the Karr house.
“That’s okay,” Cookie says, “We’re marry at City Hall if we have to. All that matters now is my marriage to Ron Christopher.”
Prompted by Lydia Holliday's gossip, Louise finally phones Nancy and invites herself to Nancy's house for tea. While Nancy prepares for Louise's visit, Cookie bids goodbye to Nancy and returns to work at Monticello Police Headquarters. There Cookie shares her blissful news with both Bill and Martha who are excited for Cookie, and they look forward attending Cookie and Ron's wedding April 11th .
In full glory Louise arrives promptly at the Karr house. Affectionately, she kisses her good friend Nancy’s cheek and remarks how lovely Nancy always looks. In the living room over English tea and biscuits, Nancy and Louise remain uncomfortably cordial and somewhat tense as they reminisce about good times and how much their daughters, Sarah-Louise, and Laurie Ann have grown up. Smooth sailing until Louise brings up the subject of Mike and Nancy's wedding anniversary and the tension mounts.
Louise insists on seeing the lovely fur coat Mike bought for Nancy, which obviously Louise knows Nancy didn't get.
On to Louise’s sly game, a livid Nancy snaps that Louise already knows Mike didn't buy her a fur coat.
“The real reason you’re here, “ Nancy further exclaims, “ is to gloat and see me in agony.”
“Nancy, of course, that’s not true," Louise assumes a defensive. "I'm here to see you, my good friend-"
“Yes, your good friend?" Nancy repeats sarcastically. "Yet, you insist on asking about that fur coat when you know very well that Nicole got the fur coat and I did not."
"Nancy, I didn't'"
"Well, I’ve had quite enough of your nonsense..”
“Enough of what? What are you implying? Nancy, what are you saying-”
“I can excuse your behavior regarding Phil and, yes, Mike’s indirect part in that, but over this fur coat...Why Louise, you’ve turned into into viscous monster.”
Louise gasps in horror as Nancy stands up and declares their friendship to be over; then Nancy walks to the front door, opens it and orders Louise out of the Karr house, screaming she never want to see Louise Capice again.
In the doorway a stunned Louise is speechless as she looks at Nancy one last moment, then she turns on her heels and leaves in a haste...
CAST of 1969