Joan was someone else, until she’s just pitched up in Vegas. But now that she’s becoming Joan, she has a list: Buy a new dress (fitted, floral). Change her car. Dye her hair (dark). Curl it. Buy red lipstick. Buy cigarettes and a lighter, too – because as Joan, she is going to be a smoker. She’s not going to think about why she’s here, what she’s left behind. She is just moving forward, accomplishing her tasks one by one, becoming that new person. Joan. Maybe she’ll put the radio on. Sing along to the Ronettes. There are bomb tests in the desert outside this city, with its neon, new starts, gamblers and shows. Something to see. She’s certainly not thinking about Jack. Not any more. Her new life starts now.