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The Last Picture Show Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 23 Summary

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Chapter 23 Summary

The day after Sonny leaves the hospital, he and Jacy drive to Wichita to get a marriage license. Sonny spends the three-day waiting period thinking about having sex with Jacy, and Jacy thinks about the effect that their marriage will have on her parents and the town. When it is time for them to run away, Jacy writes her parents a note that says where she and Sonny are going to get married and where they will honeymoon, and she leaves it on the cabinet. Gene finds it when he comes home from work three hours later, and he shows it to Lois when she get home later that night. Gene is distressed and thinks they need to leave to intercept them immediately, but Lois suggests they wait. They can get the marriage annulled any time, and Jacy won't be able to stay with Sonny for ten...

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