SEBASTIAN (Claude Raines):
She awakens and looks at the clock on her night stand.
MME. SEBASTIAN (Leopoldine Konstantin)
Why are you up so early?
I need your help.
Something is wrong?
A great deal. Alicia.
Madame Sebastian breaks into a smile.
I have expected it. I knew. I knew. What is it? Mr. Devlin?
No. I am married to an American agent.
A deadly pause. Madame Sebastian lights a cigarette.
INT. SEBASTIAN’S BEDROOM – DAY
Alicia, still asleep in her bed. Sebastian’s bed is empty.
INT. MME. SEBASTIAN’S BEDROOM – DAY
Sebastian and his mother assess the situation, that same morning.
Yes, it is easy to see now. I knew but I didn’t see. They picked her because of her father.
I must have been insane, mad. Behaved like an idiot, to believe in her with her clinging kisses.
Stop wallowing in your foul memories.
Then what do I do? There’s nothing to do.
I’m done, finished. They’ll find out.
They won’t find out.
They’ll find out what I’m married to. Look what they did to Emil Hupka. Emil, who did nothing. And I’ve betrayed them, I’ve bungled and there’s no excuse. I’d do the same myself– kill the fool that betrayed them.
There’s no need for them to find out.
Mathis is very sharp.
Yes. He dislikes you. But his criticism of your talents wouldn’t go that far to imagine that you are married to an American agent.
You are protected by the enormity of your stupidity. For a time.