TCOT Sorrowful Secretary, Danger, Spice Ahead

This is an addendum to TCOT Heartbroken Bride. The movies' producers seem to pretend P/D didn't get together until after Della's trial because I don't think Perry (TV/book) would ever cheat let alone on Della. (Then again they are completely clueless about film noir so…) But the consensus in the PM world seems to be that Perry is Kaitlynn's father. Still, love the movies and Bride, which features a particularly nuanced performance by Miss Hale; her jealousy and pain, so evident, yet so subtle. Has any actress ever done as much with so few words? My real problem is that heinous actress playing Kaitlynn—THAT could never be the child of PM (or the lovely Diane Baker for that matter!)

June 14th, 1997

Los Angeles, The Bank of California Building, aka The Brent Building

Oh, thought Della Street, those eyes.

Gingerly she crossed the carpet marveling at them; indigo, silver-edged, enhanced by rows of fluffy black lashes. Those eyes, even when young, were so old, soulful, and wise that she would recognize them anywhere. For nearly fifty years those eyes had sent her tumbling down the rabbit hole at will only in that world, his world, Della Street was adored and understood, cherished and revered.

When those eyes searched her face as they did now, Della was transported not to a place, not to a time but to a feeling that held her aloft forever suspended in love.