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This is like No Exit without the guy... (17.23)

Wendy: If this was couples therapy, my prescription would be: break up. Immediately. But we are all more than married here. And this is our unit. And we are sticking together to win this fucking war. You two will never, ever like each other. This is like No Exit without the guy. Or, fuck, I'm the guy.

No Exit is a 1944 existentialist French play by Jean-Paul Sartre. The original title is the French equivalent of the legal term in camera, referring to a private discussion behind closed doors. The play was first performed at the Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier in May 1944.[1] The play begins with three characters who find themselves waiting in a mysterious room. It is a depiction of the afterlife in which three deceased characters are punished by being locked into a room together for eternity. It is the source of Sartre's especially famous and often misunderstood quotation "L'enfer, c'est les autres" or "Hell is other people", a reference to Sartre's ideas about the look and the perpetual ontological struggle of being caused to see oneself as an object from the view of another consciousness.