Lily is performing at the Birdcage when she sees a handsome man in a white suit casually twirling three walnut shells. She goes over to the man and figures that he's a thimblerigger. The man concedes that he is but assures her that he's not there to gamble or con anyone. He simply enjoys playing the game, but warns Lily that he's there to destroy a man...Read the full recap
The Thimblerigger: Madam, you misunderstand.
Lily: You're a thimblerigger, aren't you?
The Thimblerigger: Yes. I'm not here to gamble. I play my little game as a woman might knit, or a man whittle. as an exercise to distract the mind. No, madam, I'm not in Laramie to gamble. I've come to destroy a man.
Dan: I wasn't complaining. We were talking about that fool club Johnny belongs to. And he said I couldn't join--implied I couldn't join--because...
Lily: Oh, you're nervous, Dan. Upset, edgy. You have all the symptoms.
Dan: I feel fine.
Lily: Oh no. Set jaw, stern eyes, intractable nature. You're infected, Dan. Bacheloritis. Death knell of the human race.
Dan: Come on, Lily...
Lily: I can write you out a prescription. The remedy is extreme but permanent. two words. Want to guess?
Dan: Sure. "Get married."
Lily: Doctor, cure thyself.