EA gives up trying to take over Take-Two

ACT XVII

FADE IN:

EXT. TAKE-TWO'S PARENTS' HOUSE -- Electronic Arts ("Eric") has packed up its boom box and is getting ready to drive off, fed up with trying so long to court Take-Two ("Trina").

TRINA
Wait! Where are you going?

ERIC
Like I said in the letter I nailed to your door. "EA has decided not to make a proposal to acquire Take-Two and has terminated discussions with Take-Two."

TRINA
But but ... we talked in private on the phone. Even Felicia said it'd be okay. Was it something I said? Was it Niko?

ERIC
I'm sorry, but it's over. I've been out here holding my boombox since March and my arms are very, very tired. I'm hungry, I'm going to go make a sandwich now. I've got 15 new games in my pocket -- Spore, Dead Space, Mirror's Edge, some sports titles, etc. I think I'm going to deal with those.

TRINA
But ... !

ERIC
I'm sorry. Maybe some other time.

ERIC LEAVES
TRINA
(shouting)
Call me!
FADE TO BLACK
END OF SHOW ... ?

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