Aimee turns on the lamp in the bedroom. Lit in royal blue, she kisses Michael against the window in the middle of the night.
Aimee dances in her living room while Robert, Joey and Michael play their instruments. Wearing a white tank top, she wakes up and sits in the bed. She sees the other side empty and stares at the houseplants. She scowls against a black background.
At the restaurant, she stares at Michael while he drinks his water. She stands up and stretches her arms. Patting his head, she walks away. She and her boyfriend kayak on the river. They hold one another as they walk in the forest and kiss as they lie on a blanket on the grass. She and the band continue to play in her living room.
Aimee puts her hands on her hip as she waits for the coffee. She puts Michael’s mug away. There wasn’t a note on the counter. He just left and didn’t let her know why. She puts her hand on her forehead and looks out her kitchen window. The kids, who lived two houses over, were jumping on the trampoline in their backyard. She had babysat for them a few weekends. Michael, though, was irritated about it, saying it ruined their plans. She said it wasn’t a big deal. He had said he was going to go out with his friends anyhow and say she couldn’t make it.
The phone rings. Her feet slide on the floor as she reaches to answer it. It was her sister. She talks with her for about a half hour. Her sister asks her about Michael. She says that he’s the same. Her sister says they should come to the zoo with her and kids. She says they may have plans. Her sister says if they can make it, let her know. She hangs up the phone and crosses her arms. Michael wasn’t going to go. However, she wanted to see her sister. She’ll bring it up but she knows the answer.
Over breakfast, he does a crossword as they sit at the table. He asks for a seven-letter word. She curses at him and he glares at her. She gets up and says she’s going home. He calls out that he’ll see her later. She turns her head and replies, “okay.” Sitting on the sidewalk, she digs through change in her purse and finds 25 cents. She puts in the payphone and calls her sister. She asks her if she’s left for the zoo yet. Her sister says she’s getting the kids ready. She asks her sister to pick her up. Her sister tells her to hold on and she’ll be there in about 15 minutes. She says she thinks it’s over with Michael. Her sister says she’ll help her through it. Aimee wipes away tears as she sits on the sidewalk and watches the traffic.
Director: N/A Year: 1986