Strange Interlude - Part 2, Act 8 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Act 8 Summary

This act takes place several years later, and is set on the deck of Evans and Nina's yacht. Evans, Nina, Darrell, and Marsden, along with Gordon's girlfriend Madeline, have gathered to watch Gordon compete in an important rowing match. As Evans and Madeline talk excitedly about the weather, their binoculars, and whether they can hear the race on the radio, Nina's thoughts reveal her jealousy of Madeline, Madeline's thoughts reveal her awareness of that jealousy, and Evans' thoughts reveal his determination to see Gordon and Madeline married in spite of that jealousy. Darrell's thoughts also refer to Nina's jealousy, his recollection that Nina expressly wanted to see him, and his gratitude at having some emotional distance from her. Finally, Marsden's thoughts reveal that his sister is dead, and his deep state of grief.

Nina complains about how enthusiastically Evans is cheering, and he reminds her...

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