Slings and Arrows

Every Inch a King

Season 3, Ep 4, Aired 8/14/06
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  • Episode Description
  • Ellen gets offered a lead role in a new tv series and Geoffrey is now living with Charles. But on opening night for Lear, Charles goes missing. This causes Richard to step in and take drastic measures, which Geoffrey is against.

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    • Geoffrey Tennant: You were talking to Charles. Oliver Wells: It was a bit awkward. We're not entirely comfortable with each other. Geoffrey Tennant: If I wasn't imagining it ... Oliver Wells: Personally, I don't think it's a good sign. Geoffrey Tennant: More evidence of my insanity? Oliver Wells: Not that! Why can I talk to Charles now? Why now and not before? Geoffrey Tennant: I don't know. I barely understand the rules of my own world along with yours. Oliver Wells: Because he has one foot in the grave as it were. Time is running out. Oh, it's so much to do. We've gonna have to start from scratch. Geoffrey Tennant: We my dead friend? Does that mean you're back on board? Oliver Wells: Well, now he's my friend too.

    • (Anna has found out about Charles having cancer and offers her help.) Geoffrey Tennant: This is a flat out one hundred percent mess. Don't get yourself involved. Anna Conroy: Not everybody gets to do what they want before they die but they should.

    • Geoffrey Tennant: You could quit. Ellen Fanshaw: Oh, that would be quite a statement, abandoning the sinking ship. Geoffrey Tennant: Well, you already took a running dive out of our relationship. Ellen Fanshaw: Not quite. I was in a lifeboat, pulling you behind. Geoffrey Tennant: No, more like I was tied to the anchor and I was fighting for air! Ellen Fanshaw: I was pulling that anchor right ... I just forgot the metaphor!

    • (Charles has had an accident in the bathtub, causing him to miss the premiere of "King Lear".) Charles Kingman: I hope death is not like being stuck in a tub, listening to a telephone ring you can't answer. Oliver Wells: That's like something from Beckett. Charles Kingman: (answering to Oliver who had only been visible to Geoffrey before) Oh god, what if he was right? Oliver Wells: He wasn't far off. It is a terribly empty experience. Perhaps it evolves. We get out of the tub ... Charles Kingman: And we get our heart's desire. Oliver Wells: Maybe you have to suffer in the tub before you know your reward. Charles Kingman: As if suffering in life is not enough? Geoffrey Tennant: Okay, what's going on? Oliver Wells: Ah, it's a death thing, you wouldn't understand Charles Kingman: One thought that comforts me is that death is natural. Everyone dies. I'm not cursed, just part of the natural world. Oliver Wells: That feeling wears off when you actually die. After that things get very unnatural indeed. Geoffrey Tennant: Okay Charles, where do you keep your booze?

    • Charles Kingman: Be honest. When I didn't turn up you thought I was dead and for a tiny moment your were relieved. Geoffrey Tennant: Only briefly.

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