A somewhat calmer variant on the Lullaby theme; John proposes leaving his wife and Vergie talks him out of it; ends with a rhapsodic violin solo over a tonic pedal; after this scene there is a time-lapse montage (unusually without music) moving the year from 1924 to 1932)
Joan and Vergie talk about the future
[m. 87] poco con moto / mf; [m. 88] sfz; [m. 89] pp / rall; [m. 90] sfz / pp; [m. 91] sempre rall e dim
[m. 87] "Vergie I can't" etc; [m. 89] It's no use!; [m. 91] "Another closed incident"
[m. 87] celli etc; [m. 88] harp; [m. 91] celli / horn; [m. 93] harp, flute and solo violin
The cue begins over a dominant pedal and features some altered dominants; after resolving to the tonic, it is embellished with a rich viio7/I harmonic, then ends with a I add6 chord; mode mixture adds a somber tinge at the end of the scene (a sigh gesture)