EXT . CHERRY STREET INN - NIGHT

          Phil and Rita are walking slowly, very close.


           PHIL

           What?


           RITA

           I ' m just amazed. And I'm not

           easily amazed.


           PHIL

           About what?

      

           RITA

           How you can start a day with one

           kind of expectation and end up so

           completely different.


           PHIL

           Do you like how this day is

           turning out?


           RITA

           Yes. I like it very much.

           They stop dn front of Phil's hotel. She turns to him.


           RITA

           You could never have planned a

           day like this, but it couldn't

           have been more perfect.


           PHIL

           You're wrong. I've been planning

           this day for weeks.

           Rita ignores the remark and hugs him. Phil tries to kiss her

           but she gently puts her fingers to his lips, stopping him.

          \ They enter the bed and breakfast inn.


         


           INT. VESTIBULE - CONTINUOUS


           Rita hugs him again and starts to exit.


           RITA

           Thanks. See you tomorrow.


           PHIL

           Tomorrow? Wait, aren't you going

           to come up to my room for a

           while?


           RITA

           (very reluctant)

           I don't know, Phil--


           PHIL

           No·reason to end a perfect day.


           RITA


           (DECIDING)

           Well-- we better not.


           PHIL

           No, you should. The, uh, the

           poetry! I've got some books,

           Rimbaud, Beaudelaire, we could

           l ig ht a fire--



           RITA

           Thanks, but --


           PHIL

           (seeing it all slip


           AWAY)

           Please come, Rita. It'll be --


           RITA


           (DEFINITE)

           Phil, I'm tired. We can be

           together tomorrow.


           PHIL

           (getting desperate)

           But there is no tomorrow for me!


           RITA


           (ADAMANT)

           Let's not ruin it, Phil. There's

           no way I ' m sleeping with you

           tonight.


           PHIL

           Why not? Rita, I love you!


           RITA

           You don't even know me!


           PHIL

           (grabs her hand)

           Please! You have to!

          Rita shakes loose from his grasp.


           RITA

           What's wrong with you!

          There is a long moment of silent tension, then all her old

          doubts about Phil come rushing back.


           RITA

           (shaking her head)

           Oh, no. I can't believe I fell

           for it. This whole day was just

           one long set-up. And I ate

           fudge. Yucchh! I hate fudge.


           PHIL

           No, it was real. I love you.


           RITA

           Stop saying that! Do you really

           expect me to trust you? The

           whole secretarial pool is a Phil

           Connors recovery group.

       


           PHIL

           But I can change! I really can--

          Rita slaps him hard on the cheek.


           RITA

           That's for making me care about

           you.

         

          She turns and stomps off, leaving Phil standing there hurting.