Early in the script, Michael and Mimi, not yet lovers, are chatting in a bar, having left their friends (including Michael's date) sitting at a table.
Later in the evening, Mimi and Michael are sitting by the door, talking. MICHAEL What kind of games would you make up? MIMI Oh, little silly games. Here - I'll show you my favorite. You just sit there. MICHAEL Uh-oh. Mimi is giggling already. She draws her fist back as if preparing to deliver a punch. MIMI This is a musical game. Are you ready? MICHAEL I don't know. MIMI Okay - here goes. (in a singsong) It's coming - it's coming - it's coming - and you can't stop it - it's coming - it's coming - it's coming - and you can't stop it - it's coming - it's coming - it's getting closer - it's coming.... As she sings, her fist advances on Michael in very slow motion. He laughs in alarm. MICHAEL (laughing) This is terrible! MIMI (singing) It's coming - it's coming.... The two are starting to laugh out of control. Michael tries to put his hand in front of Mimi's fist, but she keeps advancing slowly on him. Finally Michael stands up to escape. MICHAEL This is an awful game! MIMI Here, sit down and I'll show you the end of the game. MICHAEL Uh - okay. With hesitation, Michael sits down, and Mimi puts her fist an inch from his face. MIMI It's coming - it's coming.... As Michael fidgets and laughs, Mimi makes gentle contact with his face. MIMI (cont.; in a singsong) It's here! It's here! It's here! Mimi pushes her fist slowly into Michael's face, distorting it. Mimi abandons the game as the two laugh. MICHAEL I'm glad I wasn't in your sib. How did your sister react when you did that? MIMI Exactly the way you did. MICHAEL I didn't know you were such a violent girl. MIMI Oh, yes. I was quite a handful. Their laughter is subsiding. MICHAEL I don't think we had any games that dramatic. MIMI No? MICHAEL I remember my brother and I used to have a book that catalogued all the different species of fish. And, after we would take a bath, we would sit there with the towels around us and dry off, and one of us would say to the other, "I'm thinking of a fish that starts with an - S." And the other would try to guess which fish we were thinking of. MIMI And when you guessed the right fish, the other would say yes. MICHAEL Uh-huh. MIMI But there was no way of knowing if the other lied about the right answer. MICHAEL Well, we didn't lie. MIMI You might not have lied. But you wouldn't know if your brother lied. MICHAEL (smiling) Why are you trying to ruin my childhood memories? MIMI (smiling) Oh, I'm sorry. MICHAEL It was an honor system. MIMI Yes, I see.
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