Crimes of the Heart - Act 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3 Summary

Lenny and Babe arrive home, having spent the whole night at the hospital. Their grandfather is in a coma, and his condition is grave. Lenny feels guilty. One of her birthday wishes yesterday was that the old man be put out of his pain, and now that has come true. Babe tells her that wishes don't count unless the candles were on a real birthday cake.

Meg comes home in a wonderful mood, having passed the night with Doc Porter. Although nothing inappropriate happened, and he never even hinted at leaving his wife, she is extremely happy. She realizes that she is still capable of caring for someone and wanting someone. Her sisters tell her about their grandfather's condition, and all three women alternate between laughter and tears.

Reality does quiet them, eventually, and Lenny wonders out loud what she will do when the old man dies...

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