A genius knocks at Jimmy’s door, says we’re all doomed unless we listen to him again…  Even though he was wrong last time.

An idiot sends Leo on a fool’s errand down into some bumpkin backwater to save the world from itself.

Urey’s surrounded by geniuses and idiots, can’t tell them apart, can’t separate them and just wants to get free.

* * *

Jimmy, he knows a thing or two about how the world really works.

Leo’s insights into nature have forever changed humanity’s reach.

Urey just wanted to help out, chip in, do his duty.  But no more!

* * *

Jimmy should’ve been in charge — almost was, might still be, lie low and see.

Leo should’ve been in charge — never could’ve been, way too dangerous.

Urey was in charge — of his own days, his own work, his own mind, his own life…  Now he wants it all back!

* * *

For just one precise and precious moment, seventy days before it was too late, before the world inexorably, ineluctably, inescapably changed for the next 704 million years…

Jimmy, Leo and Urey tragicomically came together, listened to every single word, didn’t hear a thing.



“Our wills and fates do so contrary run

That our devices still are overthrown;

Our thoughts are ours, their ends none of our own”

~ The Player King

Hamlet (Act III, Sc.2)

By Peter Cook & William Lanouette