The Revelation
Miss Saigon

After the conference, JOHN introduces CHRIS and ELLEN to his co-workers. CHRIS draws
JOHN aside.)

CHRIS
John, you were great. Can I see you alone
I gotta know what you meant on the phone
what is this news you received you could only tell me

JOHN
a lot of groups use my Bangkok staff
to process problems on their behalf
we got this in from the embassy
it's not easy to tell you, it's best that you see

CHRIS
It's about Kim, isn't it?
ev'ry day for a year how I tried to get word
tell me first, nothing else, tell me: did she survive?

JOHN
you must read the report, Chris, but yes, she's alive

CHRIS
you don't know, John, these nightmares, the things that I've seen
I have seen her face burned, seen her shot with my gun
I have chased her through streets and heard nothing but screams
what's wrong? Come on. There is still something more

JOHN
she has a child
you have a son

(shows CHRIS the report)

CHRIS
you won't believe me but I dreamed this, John
it's in the nightmare when I see Saigon
Jesus, John, I am married
is this story for real?

JOHN
I'm only telling you what I received
but our reports can usually be believed
Kim's a bar-girl in Bangkok
pal, I know how you feel

CHRIS
It's too late! I have a whole new life
I was in love with Kim, but now I have a wife

JOHN
listen, Chris, I know the shock you've had
there are solutions here, it isn't always bad

CHRIS
oh John, I never told her
my wife, how can I tell her?
a child, what do I do?
I shattered Kim
now Ellen too