[at midnight, Don Corleone walks into his office and finds Tom Hagen taking a drink]
Don Corleone: Give me a drop. [Hagen hands the Don his glass of anisette] My wife is crying upstairs. I hear cars coming to the house. Consigliere of mine, I think it's time you told your Don what everyone seems to know.

Tom Hagen: I didn't tell Mama anything. I was just about to come up and wake you so that I could tell you.

Don Corleone: But you needed a drink first. [Hagen nods] And now you've had your drink.

Tom Hagen: They shot Sonny on the causeway. He's dead. [the Don accepts this news without any sign of emotion, except to close his eyes and remain silent for a few minutes]

Don Corleone: [speaking at last] I want no inquiries made. I want no acts of vengeance. I want you to arrange a meeting with the heads of the Five Families. This war stops now.”
Tagged: Murder, Vengeance, Drink

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