INT. CITY CLERK'S OFFICE - LATE AFTERNOON

The CITY CLERK is finishing up as BOBBY and DIANE, followed by their witness, ALEX, rush in.

 

BOBBY

OK, here we go.

 

CLERK

(to Alex)

What's your name?

 

ALEX

Alex Johnson.

 

CLERK

OK...

 

BOBBY

Bobby Simone, hi...

 

ALEX

Hi, how are ya.

 

DIANE

Diane Russell. How are ya.

 

CLERK

Sign right here...

(after the forms are filled out)

OK.

(Weary, it's been a long day)

We're here to participate and witness the special ceremony of marriage, which is a means of establishing and continuing a home. Marriage is the joyous uniting of man and woman whose comradeship and mutual understanding have flowered into love. Today, Robert Simone and Diane Russell proclaim their love to the world and we who are gathered here rejoice with them ...

(long pause as he gets into the moment)

... and for them in the new life they now undertake together. Robert and Diane, you must always provide emotional and physical support for one another. You must lead one another, but not be a burden. Be strong and loving; considerate and creative; respectful; faithful and understanding. Robert, will you have Diane to be your lawfully wedded wife, to love honor cherish and keep her?

 

BOBBY

I will.

 

CLERK

As a token of your promise to her, place a ring on her finger.

 

BOBBY

(sigh)

 

CLERK

Diane, will you have Robert to be your lawfully wedded husband to love honor cherish and keep him for as long as you both shall live?

 

DIANE

I will.

 

CLERK

As a token of your promise to him, place a ring on his finger. Diane Russell and Robert Simone -- in as much as you have proclaimed your love for each other, and have consented to live in wedlock, and have exchanged these vows before witnesses, then by the authority vested in me and in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, I now pronounce you husband and wife.

 

BOBBY

Thank you.

 

CLERK

My pleasure.

 

DIANE

Thank you.


Written by David Milch & Scott Williams; Transcribed by Jeff Knapp

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