After Miss Birdseye's (Jessica Tandy) death Verena (Madeleine Potter) disappears. Finally the night comes for her speech in the music hall. Right before she's about to go on, she spots Ransome (Christopher Reeve) in the audience and is unable to continue. Ransome goes backstage to Verena's dressing room. After some initial pleading on her part, he simply wraps a cloak around her, tells her they will take the night train to New York, and be married in the morning, and then the two leave together.
As the audience starts to leave in impatience, Olive (Vanessa Redgrave) mounts the platform and begins to make a speech herself.