The Hostage - Act 3, Part 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Part 2 Summary

Teresa comes in and the Volunteer flirts with her, Pat tells him to back off, and then leads everyone but Teresa and the Soldier out to give them some time and space. The Soldier seems tense, and when Teresa asks why, he explains that he's concerned about having a bullet put into his head. She tries to reassure him, he accuses her of only pretending to like him, she tries to calm him down, and he says he can't be calm, pointing out all the soldiers guarding the house. Teresa says she isn't pretending and that the soldiers told her they only kidnapped the Soldier in an effort to intimidate the British into freeing the Irish prisoner. The Soldier suggests he can't believe them, and that she might actually be a spy. As Teresa protests that she's not a spy, he worries about how soon...

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