For the final draft, we decided to cut this in favor of Chuck dropping a bombshell on Chad and Christine when he decides to leave. Much more effective.
After months of dialogue,
“Did you want Christine, too?”
“Yes,” Chuck said, waving across the lobby at his secretary.
“That’s what I wanted to talk to you about,” Chuck said. He took his glasses off and laid them on his desk. He still hated the things even after all these years.
“Mr. Molinsky, what did you find out?” Christine asked as she slipped in, closing the door behind her.
“Not much yet,” Chuck said. “When we get the results back, we’ll go from there. I just want to prepare you both. If this is bad, I’m through here.”
“I think that’s a little premature,”
“I realize that,” Chuck said, “but I need to feel like I have a plan in place. It helps me feel like I can respond, you know?”
“How is Mrs. Molinsky taking it?” Christine asked.
“Bobbi’s very calm. I think she’s in crisis mode again, but Joel’s concerned it may be something else. She and I haven’t had much time to talk.”
“Did she retire, Chuck?”
“Yeah, she did. The school board approved it a couple of weeks ago, so it’s official.”
“What can we do?” Christine asked.
“Pray, and keep making excuses to my clients,” Chuck answered.