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Next to Normal Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 2, Part 2 Summary

Brian Yorkey
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Act 2, Part 2 Summary

Scene 4 - In conference with Diana and Dan, Dr. Madden comments that Diana's amount of memory loss following the electroshock treatment is unusual, but that memories lost in such a way generally do return ("Seconds and Years," almost playfully up-tempo). After Diana leaves, Dr. Madden urges Dan to find some triggers for her memory and, while introducing the subject of Gabe, keep her as calm as possible ("Better than Before," slightly more serious, but still up tempo). Back at home, Dan shows Diana several things, including their wedding rings, that she doesn't remember. Meanwhile, Natalie interjects comments about the semi-actual facts that Dan is feeding Diana, but Dan insists that things can be even better than before. When Diana is unable to remember Natalie in a photo, Natalie tries to leave, but Dan makes her stay. Natalie then shows Diana a series of photos of...

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