The Girl Who Couldn't Remember
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The Secret of the Old Cell Phone, Part 2
Still at Tanner’s apartment.
I should note here that Tanner is not hiding Ann from Izzy because he thinks there’s anything wrong with it – he doesn’t. He’s hiding it from her because he thinks she’s really irrational about this, and like Izzy he doesn’t want to deal with the consequences. He has to defend himself to other people about Ann (Tom especially), but in Tanner’s mind it’s a healthy, normal relationship – that’s why he’s doing this.
This isn’t tit for tat. This is convenience. Stupid, ignorant convenience.
IZZY: I cannot believe you are talking to your ex-girlfriend!
TANNER (servile, yet cringing, caught between two worlds): She’s not that bad, Izzy. Sometimes I just need someone aside from Tom to bounce ideas off of….
IZZY: What ideas? Do you talk to her about me?
TANNER (caught off guard, clearly lying): Um… no. I wouldn’t…
IZZY: Oh, for Christ’s sake! I’ve spent two months buying the perfect presents for you, only to find you talking about us with a girl who likes you best when you’re miserable!
IZZY: Worse, you’re hiding it from me! How long have you been talking to her?
TANNER: Four months.
IZZY: And what gave you the idea that it was okay to talk to Ann in private?
TANNER (innocent, not seeing the problem here): Well, you moved and didn’t tell me about it –
IZZY (Cutting him off): I never f**ked my apartment!