written by Paul Thomas Anderson

(Very quiet, almost inaudible. Aimee Mann's "Save Me" plays in the background.)
Officer Jim Kurring: I just wanted to come here, to come here and say something, say something important, something that you said. You said we should say things and do things. Not lie, not keep things back...these sorts of things that tear people up. Well, I'm gonna do that. I'm gonna do what you said, Claudia. I can't let this go. I can't let you go. Now, listen to me now. You're a good person. You're a good and beautiful person and I won't let you walk out on me. And I won't let you say those things...those things about how stupid you are and this and that. I won't stand for that. You want to be with me...then you be with me. You see?
(Claudia looks at the camera, with tears in her eyes, and smiles. She does.)