Next to Normal - Act 2, Part 5 Summary & Analysis

Brian Yorkey
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Act 2, Part 5 Summary

Scene 13 - Dan, alone, watches as Diana arrives with packed suitcases and announces that she's leaving ("So Anyway," a quiet ballad). She explains that she wants to face her fear and her grief alone (see "Quotes," p. 97). Gabe enters, and she sings to both of them that she loved them once and loves them still, but it's time for her to go. After she's gone, Dan and Gabe sing a reprise of "I Am the One," in which Dan wonders how Diana can leave after everything he's done for her, and Gabe reminds him that he is still in his life, no matter how hard Dan tries to deny him. Dan asks Gabe to leave him alone, Gabe insists he's going to remain, and then they both sing of how they were in each other's lives in the moments when they died. Daniel then calls...

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