The scene shifts to a meeting room in which Madame Bovary and her client, Madame Shane, have just returned from an extended visit with Madame Darnay. They are both very happy to see each other, and they are very grateful to each other for their hospitality. Madame Boleyn is very happy that she has been able to spend so much time with her client. She is also very grateful for the opportunity to spend time with Charles Ming-liang, who has just completed an "audition" for a role in a "great movie." She is very pleased to see that he is able to smile at her, and she is very impressed by his charm. She asks him to sign her notebook, and he does so. She tells him that she often changes the pages of her notebook. She also asks him if he can take a look at a book he has written. He does so, and when he sees that the book is full of his "childish script of hiss," he realizes that he must act out the role of "mad dog" in the movie.