True West - Study Guide Act 2, Scene 5 Summary & Analysis

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The following morning, Austin is washing dishes, and Lee is sitting at the table with an expensive bag of golf clubs. Austin is trying to get Lee's story straight. He has apparently told several versions of what transpired during his golf game with Saul. Were the golf clubs a loan, a gift, or an advance on the script? When Austin asks Lee exactly what his advance will be, Lee hedges and retells the story of how he closed the deal on the ninth hole. Austin reminds him that the deal is not final until there is a contract, but Lee assures his brother that Saul will not back out, because he won his chance on a bet.

Austin proposes they celebrate with champagne. Lee then delivers a crucial part of the deal he has made, that Austin will be writing his screenplay, instead of the...

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