<Billy is pacing outside Leslie's room. Danny is there too.>
Billy: How long can it take? She's been in the operating room for hours.
Danny: Now come on, Billy. I've had surgery before. It's very complicated.
Billy: Really? What happens?
Danny: Well...I don't remember....But, it does take hours.
Danny: Yeah. I remember one time that....oh never mind. That wasn't surgery. That was when I jumped off the roof.
Billy: OK....Danny, why are you here?
Danny: Well, I'm here because....because....that's a good question. Why am I here?
Billy: I'm sure it has something to do with your new job as deputy.
Danny: Right. I'm here for the official police investigation into Leslie's shooting.
Billy: Right. Why don't I just tell you what happened?
Danny: Well, we have to hear Leslie's side of the story.
Danny: Well...because...because...gee, I have no idea.
<The door opens and Dr. Barnes comes out.>
Billy: Oh, Doctor, thank god. How's it going?
Dr. Barnes: Well, the surgery is finished.
Dr. Barnes: Well, we've done all we could...but she will be paralyzed.
Billy: Oh my god...
Dr. Barnes: I'm sorry. If you'd like to you can go in and see her, she's awake.
Billy: Thanks. I will.
Danny: Doc, I'm really glad you're here. You see, I've been having some medical trouble lately.
Dr. Barnes: What's the problem?
Danny: Well, I seem to be having problems with my foot. Sometimes it really hurts and I have no idea why.
Dr. Barnes: Well, where on your foot does it hurt exactly?
Danny: I'll show you. (he stretches his arm out and points to it) Right here.
Dr. Barnes: Uh...no offence, sir, but that's not your foot. That's your arm.
Danny: Oh my god, you're right!!
Dr. Barnes: Well, it was nice talking to you but I have some other patients to see, so if you'll excuse me.
<Dr. Barnes walks away but Danny starts chasing him>
Danny: Could I at least make an appointment with you to see my foot?
<Danny and Dr. Barnes disappear around the corner and Billy walks into Leslie's room. She's just waking up.>
Billy: Leslie...are you ok?
Billy: Yeah, it's me.
Leslie: Oh god, Billy, what happened?
Billy: You were shot. And you've been unconscious. But you're awake now.
Leslie: I'm so sorry, Billy. I'm so sorry that I tried to kill you.
Billy: It's ok. Really it is. I forgive you.
Leslie: You do?
Billy: Yeah. I do.
Leslie: Thanks, Billy....
Billy: No problem.
Leslie: So who shot me?
Billy: I did. I'm really sorry. It was an accident.
Leslie: I'm sure it was...After all, I did try to kill you.
Billy: So you're not mad at me?
Leslie: No. After all, I'll be fine. Right?
<Billy doesn't answer.>
Leslie: RIght, Billy? I'll be fine....Billy?
Billy: No, Leslie, you won't be 100% fine.
Leslie: Wh...What do you mean?
Billy: Leslie, I spoke to the doctors...And they said that you'll be....you'll be...
Leslie: What? what? Billy, please tell me.
Billy: They said that you'll be paralyzed.
Leslie: Oh god....no....
Billy: Leslie, I'm so sorry...
Leslie: I can't believe it....
<Leslie starts crying. Billy comes up to her and hugs her.>
Billy: Leslie, please don't cry. Everything will be fine. I promise.
<Leslie continues to cry in Billy's arms. The door opens and Danny comes in.>
Danny: What's going on?
Billy: I told her what the doctor said.
Danny: So how's she doing?
Billy: She's doing fine....how do you think she's doing?
Danny: Wow, for a paralyzed woman she sure looks good.
<Leslie starts crying again.>
Billy: Danny, please...
Danny: Gee, I'm sorry....Leslie, I'm sorry. Are you up to answering some questions about the shooting?
Danny: Do you remember what happened?
Leslie: Yes, I do.
Danny: Tell me about it.
Leslie: Well...Billy and I wanted to have a romantic time together on New Year's Eve, so we went down to the basement....and I was really getting excited about being with Billy again....Billy brought out a bottle of wine, and then....
Billy: I can tell you what happened.
Danny: No. I need to hear it from Leslie.
Leslie: Well....I wanted to have a drink with Billy, and all of a sudden he pulled a gun on me...
<Billy jumps up.>
Billy: What??? That's not true!!! She pulled the gun on me!!!
Danny: Please, Billy....Leslie, what happened afterwards?
Leslie: Billy told me that he was going to kill because he never really loved me, and he wanted to get rid of me.
Billy: It's a lie. All of it.
Danny: Billy, please. I'm trying to conduct an investigation. Leslie, what happened afterwards?
Leslie: I begged him not to do it...I promised that I'd disappear and never come back....but he didn't want to listen to me...and then....he pulled the trigger and shot me....
Billy: Leslie!!! Please, please....tell him the truth.
Leslie: That is the truth. Everything I just told you.
Danny: Billy...I can't believe you would do this.
Billy: But it's a lie....All of it!!
Danny: Billy come on. We have a motive - you wanted to get revenge on her for the times she tried to kill you. Your fingerprints are all over the weapon. And practically everyone who was at the party heard the shot. Billy, I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to take you in.
Billy: But Danny....
Danny: I'm sorry. (takes out the handcuffs) Billy Tate, you're under arrest for the attempted murder of Leslie Walker.
Billy: But I didn't do it! I'm innocent.
Danny: I'm going to read you your rights now. Let's go....Leslie, thanks for the testimony.
Leslie: Just put him away...He's a sick, demented person. Just put him away.
<Danny leads Billy, who is still screaming that he's innocent, out. When they leave, the camera shifts to Leslie and we see her smiling. Fade to black on her smile.>