I’ve been looking at this one, over and over again, trying to figure out what it’s trying to tell me. Here’s what I’ve got.
Mason is an insecure imbecile who has no real thoughts or opinions. His brain is completely empty; he baffles science. This makes him a great actor because once he’s read the script, he is never out of character. His micr0-rant yesterday was probably something he overheard on the subway or at the hairdressers. Whoever said it managed to impress his own personality over Mason’s, so Mason’s been saying that person’s “lines” as he acts out the character.
Sorry…it’s that kind of a strip. It practically begs you to think of other things.
Also, I thought Cindy was the insecure one in this relationship. Silly me. Really, though, the conversation should have been (paraphrasing)
Mason: Awards are stupid.
Cindy: Yes, they are. I will tell my producers to turn down the Emmy nomination, because if I seek an award, I may lose you, since you hate awards and I might have one.
Mason: Yes, you should do that. However, I deem it “okay” if you do not do that. An award would be good for your esteem. And losing an award would be good for my esteem, as you will be more insecure and cling tighter. Wait a moment. Wait a moment. Wait one moment while I calculate this development.
Cindy: I will wait all required moments.
Mason: (after 22 minutes and 15 seconds of silence) Cindy, you should murder Les Moore by plunging Harry Dinkle through his heart.
Cindy: He will simply reform around the Dinkle, adding its mass to his own.
Mason: Damn it.