Mary Alice: Martha Huber waited her whole life for
something to happen to her, something exciting. As a child, she hoped to be
kidnapped by a band of pirates. As a teenager, she dreamt of being discovered by
a Hollywood talent scout. As a young
woman, she fantasized that a handsome millionaire would sweep her off her feet . But the years had flown
by, and still, nothing exciting had ever happened to Martha Huber. Until the
night she was murdered.
Paul: Hello, Mrs. Huber.
Paul: Let me give you a hand.
Martha: That's really not necessary.
Paul: I insist.
Mary Alice: In those last moments, it occurred to her, in addition to being
boring, life could also be very cruel. Luckily for Mrs. Huber, death was far
Officer Jackson: What do you think?
Police chief: That's our missing
woman, all right.
Police Chief: Aw, geez, it didn't
take the media long to get wind of
this. Make sure no one contaminates my crime scene.
Officer Jackson: Hey, little lady. A lot of people are looking for you, you
know that? Your face is gonna be on the front page of every paper in this state.
How's that for exciting?
Mary Alice: Officer Jackson couldn't be sure, but for a brief moment, he
thought he saw the corpse of Martha Huber, smile.
Mary Alice: Word of the tragedy would soon spread throughout the
neighborhood. But for now, people went about their lives as they always did,
Susan: Hello, anybody home?
Mike's voice: In the kitchen.
Susan: Good news. I finished my book, so I thought to celebrate, you could
take me out to lunch.
Edie: Hey, Susan.
Mike: Uh, could we do a rain check? Edie and I are
just looking over the plans to rebuild her house.
Edie: My insurance company is finally cutting my
check next week, and there's only one plumber I want. So don't
expect to see this guy for a few months. I'm gonna be riding him hard.
Susan: Well, if anyone can go the
distance , he can. I should know.
Edie: Uh, Mike? Mike? We're on the
clock . Hey Felicia, what's up?
Edie: They found Martha.
1. talent scout
本意是“发觉天才的人”，这里意为“（好莱坞）的星探”，例如：I wish that someday a Hollywood scout would
2. Sweep somebody off his/her feet
意思是“Overwhelm someone emotionally”，例如：With his little gifts and gallant
behavior, he swept her off her feet. 同样意思的表达还有：carry / knock off someone's feet.