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Leftover Soup is a slice of life comedy. That is its genre.

Slices of life (slice of lives?) are characterized by ensemble casts, light-hearted witticism, and a certain status quo that, if departed from, must be returned to.

But, over and above its genre, Leftover Soup is, fundamentally, a story. It is a story with a beginning, a middle, and an end.

And I think it is obvious, from the way the plots have been structured and the way events have transpired, that Jamie is the protagonist and main character of that story. He is literally the first person in the first frame, his arrival is the first plot point, he is the catalyst that causes most of the change and activity in the Leftover Soup world. He may not necessarily be a hero, but he has grown, he has learned, and the monomythic journey is his journey to take.

And now, finally, Jamie has seen what he needed to see, has faced what he needed to face, has become who he needed to become, and is ready to confront the that which must be done.

Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to get badass.

(Monday morning, EXT: Heaven's View Cemetery, Richard Knight's grave)

[picture of Richard Knight, a black teenager who looks nothing like Jamie's mugger]

JH: That is a picture of Richard?
RoK: I know, it's kind of blurry, but it was the best one we could find where he wasn't wearing that damn hat.
JH: How tall was he, would you say?
RoK: Mm? Oh, taller than his old man. Nearly six foot.
JH (indicating a height slightly smaller than his own): Nearly six foot. So what, about to here?
RoK: Sure, that looks about right.
JH: Before Richard died... did he have his wallet stolen?
RoK: Yeah, in that park on Dean Street. I'm guessing he told you about that?
JH: No, Mister Knight, apparently your son and I never spoke at all.
JH: I apologize for the intrusion and I'm sorry for your loss.
JH: If you'll excuse me, I have some work to do.