Pete is reeling after the revelation that his wife, Jane, had a
START: Pete: I mean, if your wife forgives you, or I forgive Jane, then that’s an invitation to do it all over again.
Pete: That’s like saying, hey, I understand, you’re human, you’re fallible…
[Leon: You’re really black and white about things, aren’t you?
Pete: [About this I am, yeah. You’re human, you’re fallible.] You’ve made a mistake. But that’s not a mistake.
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END: Pete: You’ve gone into something and you won’t get out of it without someone being hurt. That’s why I left. Because there are repercussions and to forgive is to say those repercussions don’t matter. But they do matter. To me they matter.
For full extended monologue, please refer to the script edition cited here: Bovell, Andew, Speaking in Tongues, Nick Hern Books, 1998, p. 32.
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