Blasted, Scene 1
• "Blasted" takes place in a modern expensive hotel room in Leeds, England.
• Ian, a violent racist tabloid reporter, brings the childlike Cate here for a romantic escape as an undefined battle commences outside.
• The author implies that ethnic minorities - like those engaged in civil war in the Balkans in the 1990s - are seizing control of Leeds.
• After Cate and Ian arrive at the hotel, Ian pours himself a drink, unholsters his gun, and takes a shower.
• When Ian returns to the room, he and Cate drink champagne and eat hotel sandwiches, and he complains about the minorities of London and its surrounding towns.
• Ian strips and asks Cate have sex; she laughs, and he angrily dresses.
• Cate begins to tremble in her defensive confusion and passes out; Ian tries to rouse her, and she wakes, laughing hysterically, before collapsing again.
• Ian finishes his gin...
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