Transformation

by Tom Swift

Sloan: “What was that?”

Don: “Anyway … You’re feeling rage.”

Sloan: “I’d love it if I was. I’d give anything to feel rage. It’d trump the humiliation and I’d be able to get up. I think I live here now.”

Don: “What if I were able to promise you that humiliation always turns into rage?”

Sloan: “How long does that conversion take? How long is the evolution? How long does it take to get from the larva stage—”

Don: “I fully understand what you’re asking.”

Sloan: “How long does it take?”

Don: “I guess it depends. Like with Germany, it was 15 or 20 years—”

Sloan: “Forget it—”

Don: “But Wile E. Coyote, you know, he … He has a fast turnaround.”

The Newsroom (Season 2, 2013)