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tick, tick... BOOM! ending

ashley0139
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tick, tick... BOOM! ending#0
Posted: 11/29/05 at 9:17pm
I got the music a while ago and I fell in love with it. Then I had a chance to see the show here in Atlanta, and absolutely adored it. I'm just a little confused about the end of the show. I feel like Jonathan and Susan's relationship is so unresolved. Is that how it is supposed to be? Or am I missing something? I mean, they never really figured anything out.
"This table, he is over one hundred years old. If I could, I would take an old gramophone needle and run it along the surface of the wood. To hear the music of the voices. All that was said." - Doug Wright, I Am My Own Wife
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Jane2
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re: tick, tick... BOOM! ending#1
Posted: 11/29/05 at 9:32pm
They break up because Susan wants the "house in the country with the white picket fence" type of settling down relationship, while Jonathan wants to stay in the city and is still preoccupied with writing his music.
<-----I'M TOTES ROLLING MY EYES
apdarcey
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re: tick, tick... BOOM! ending#2
Posted: 11/29/05 at 11:35pm
they break up, no there isn't closure, but they break up.
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re: tick, tick... BOOM! ending#3
Posted: 11/29/05 at 11:40pm
But she shows up at his birthday party and buys him sheet music (I think, right?) as a present, so it seems that although they won't get back together, things will be ok. Or at least that was my impression.
"Nothing's lost forever. In this world, there is a kind of painful progress. Longing for what we've left behind, and dreaming ahead." -Tony Kushner's Angels in America
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re: tick, tick... BOOM! ending#4
Posted: 11/30/05 at 12:52am
Of course there's closure. They both realize they're going in different directions, but there are no bad feelings. They wish each other well.
<-----I'M TOTES ROLLING MY EYES