(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?