Quiet please on the floor – standby!
[TECHNICIANS QUIETLY CHAT]
>>Hold it, hold it
>>Let’s all raise our glasses
to our guest of honour
Miss Emily Kimberly
We are all looking forward
to having you
grace us with your presence
for many years to come.
>>Thank you Gordon,
I cannot tell y’all
how deeply moved I am.
I never in my wildest dreams
imagined that I would be the object
of so much genuine affection.
>>It makes it all the more difficult for me to say
what I’m now going to say.
I do feel it’s time to set the record straight.
You see, I didn’t come here just as
an administrator, Dr. Brewster.
I came to this hospital to settle an old score
>>Now you all know that my father was a brilliant man he built this hospital.
What you don’t know is that to his family
he was an unmerciful tyrant
an absolute dodo bird.
>>Oh no not live
>>Get her back to the prompter
>>… drove my mother, his wife, to – to drink
In fact she, uh, she went riding one time and lost all her teeth
>>.. son Edward became
a recluse, and the oldest daughter,
the pretty one, the charming one became pregrant
when she was fifteen years old
and was driven out of the house.
In fact, she was so terrified
that she would, uh, that, uh,
that, that, that the baby daughter
would bear the stigma of illegitimacy that
she, she – she decided to change her name
and she contracted a disfiguring disease
after moving to Tangiers
which is where she raised the,
the, the little girl as her sister.
Her one ambition in life
>>Any preference to shots on this one, Rita?
>>..was to become a nurse, so
she returned to the States and
joined the staff right here
at Southwest General.
>>When she worked here, she knew she had to speak out wherever she saw injustice and inhumanity
God save us – you do understand that,
don’t you, Dr. Brewster?
>>I never laid a hand on her!
>>Yes you did.
And she was shunned by all you nurses, too…
>>Give me something, One,I don’t need backs
Two and Three, go left and right
>>.. what do you call it..
>>No, Two go left
Three go right!
>>..to you doctors who found her
but she was deeply
deeply deeply deeply deeply loved
by her brother
>>It was this brother
who, on the day of her death,
swore to the good Lord above
that he would follow in her footsteps
and, and, and, and, and, and,
and, and, and, and, and just
just, just, just, just, just, just, just, just
>>Don’t don’t don’t don’t don’t panic
>>just owe it all up to her.
But on her terms.
>>God here come the terms
>>as a woman
and just as proud to be a woman
as she ever was.
For I am not Emily Kimberly
and Alma Kimberly
No I’m not
I’m Edward Kimberly
the reckless brother
of my sister Anthea
>>IT’S A PHONEY!
>>..I’m Edward Kimberly
Who has finally vindicated his sister’s good name.
I’m Edward Kimberly.
Edward Kimberly. And I’m not mentally ill
>>I’ll be damned
>>.. but proud and lucky,
and strong enough to be the woman
that was the best part of my manhood.
The best part of myself.
>>That is one
>>I knew there was a reason she didn’t like me