Jason: It’s sad. And strange. He’s been in here for days and he won’t communicate with any of our staff in any way. I have called every expert I can think of in the field, and no one has been able to get through to him. I’m hoping you can…Dr. Affledge.
Dr. Ben Affledge: Of course. You’ll have a report this afternoon. Don’t worry. Mr. Damon is in good hands.
[Dr. Affledge goes in to see Matthew. Matthew seems catatonic, staring blankly at nothing in particular.]
Ben: Matt Damon? Hi. I’m Dr. Ben Affledge. I’ll be seeing you from now on. I’ve looked at your file and…you’re a very quiet man, Mr. Damon. Any reason for that?
[Matthew continues to stare at nothing.]
Ben: I understand you don’t believe you’re Matt Damon. You believe you’re someone else? Can I talk to him? This someone else? Strange stories around here, from what I’ve heard. Some people are saying there are two Matt Damons, others say they knew a guy named [checks file] Matthew Damensen.
[Matthew looks up, as if waking up from a dream.]
Ben: Huh. That got your attention. Do you remember Matthew?
[Matthew looks at him. ]
Ben: Can Matthew come out and talk? I’d like to speak to Matthew Damensen. If that’s okay.
[Matthew swallows, tries to speak.]
Ben: What’s that?
Ben: Water? You want water.
Ben: Okay, here. Drink mine–I didn’t drink any of it.
Ben: Take your time, Matthew. Let me know when you’re ready to talk.
Matthew: I’ll…I’ll tell you…tell you everything…for a promise…
Ben: I’ll…see what I can do, Matthew. What would you like?
Matthew: Promise me… [Matthew’s voice becomes stronger, ragged and angry.] Promise me you’ll do whatever it takes…Make me become Matt Damon.
Ben: Well! So you are Matt Damon.
Matthew: Not yet…not yet…
[Meanwhile…in the home of Matthew Damensen…]
Matt: I’m so glad you’re back, Emily. I’m glad there’s someone in my life I can be…myself with. I don’t have to pretend with you. I can be who I am.
Emily: And who is that?
Matt: Matthew. Matthew Damensen.
Emily: I’m glad you know who you are now, Matthew. And I’m thinking…we can try again.
Matt: That would be perfect, Emily…I can’t imagine any place I’d rather be. [He smiles…with just a hint of mischief in his eyes…]