MAVIS: How much longer? I don’t mean to rush, but I’ve been trying to reach Dan all day and its not like him not to call me back. I’m worried.
ESPERANZA: We still need to finish the bottom of the skirt and the pants. Did you decide on which boots?
GILLIAN: I think so. Jacket feels great, thank you.
URSULA: Thank you for letting me have your vintage bikini! I’m into vintage and can’t believe you don’t want it!
GILLIAN: Glad you do! It is definitely not for me!
ESPERANZA: Zeida, we’re almost finished here and I’ll be right with you. Would you care for a glass of lemon water, tea, wine?
ZEIDA: I hope you don’t mind, but I asked my new publicist to meet me here. We were to meet at the Cafe, but there was a sign on the door; appeared to be construction inside.
ESPERANZA: Not at all; you know you are welcome any time.
ZEIDA: I see you’ve added a few more handbags to your metallics line. I always receive compliments on this one.
[KNOCK AT DOOR]
ASTRID: It’s open!
TARAH: Thank you! Thank you! Looks like a storm blowing in; the wind out there!
ZEIDA: You had no trouble finding the Studio, I take it?
TARAH: No problem once I found my way around all the TV news vans. They’re all just sitting there, like they’re waiting on something. What’s going on and why don’t I know about it?
ESPERANZA: I only recently moved in to this studio; the outside sign is due for installation in the next few weeks or so. I’m a designer, not a retailer, so I am in no hurry for the sign; I don’t really need it. Wait, TV news vans? It’s been very quiet, actually. Nice, in fact.
ASTRID: You’re a publicist?
TARAH: Politics, if you can believe that.
TARAH: Only when I absolutely have to.
GILLIAN: Roger that.
[ESPERANZA’S PHONE RINGS]
ESPERANZA: Design Studio, this is Esperanza. … Oh, yes, she’s here, do you want to — oh, sure, yes, I’ll let her know. Oh, Zeida is here; wants to know when the Cafe is opening. … Right, okay. Bye bye.
ESPERANZA: Yes, Rose is going to send out a tweet when the carpenters are finished. And Mavis? She said there were police asking for you. Didn’t say why.
MAVIS: What? Police?… Gillian, we have to go. Now.
GILLIAN: I don’t have pants yet.
MAVIS: Gillian… we have to get to the jet and out of the country. Now. I have to find Dan.
GILLIAN: What? But —
[KNOCK AT THE DOOR]
ASTRID: It’s open!