The picture above is a drawing of a scene on page 245 in The Fifth Rule where Reef Kennedy and Diane Morrison are sitting the waiting area in big hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. They are waiting for Leeza to enter the operating room for a bone marrow harvesting procedure. Reef is reading a magazine since Diane refuses to speak with him. She doesn’t like or trust Reef, and if not for honouring her husband’s request, she wouldn’t be sitting in the same room as Reef. The scene is very intense because Diane just wants to scream at Reef. She does not approve of his relationship with her daughter, Leeza.
The 25th chapter starts off with Matheson running after Reef. Reef told him he was going to get Decker back sometime soon. He was already having a bad before he met Mrs. Powell, Frank’s sister, but she made his day hit rock bottom. She told him that he was Frank’s biggest mistake.
On Leeza’s side of the story, Carly sits down with Leeza in the staff lounge and they discuss the reason for Leeza’s sadness. Leeza explains that her father said that her stepbrother has cancer and needs a bone marrow transplant. Leeza was a possible match. Leeza told her father that he wasn’t there for her sister when she died and now he is here when is son is in danger. Carly then tells Leeza that it’s her choice but she should see Reef. Carly and Brett explain to her that Reef loves her and show her videos of the funeral that weren’t cut.
Reef goes to Zeus’s house and smokes a joint after staying off drugs for more than 2 years. Bigger and Jink are surprised that he is smoking. They try to get him to Matheson’s house but Reef makes them pull over and let him out. He ends up buying a bottle of rum and drinking it in the park despite being told repeatedly not to. He throws the bottle and it shatters on the ground. He picks up a rock near the broken bottle and puts it in his jacket to make Decker pay for what he did.
Leeza is trying to call Reef while she is walking home but his phone is turned off. As she approaches her house she finds two big men waiting next to a blue car. When she passes next to them they grab her and try to get in the car. After a struggle they finally get her in the car. They tell her that they are not going to hurt her and they need her help. They were Bigger and Jink. She calms down and agrees to help them find and talk to Reef out of doing anything stupid. She assumed he was at the park, so they go to the park where he was drinking but he was long gone and they find the broken bottle and a hole in the ground where the rock was.
A sketch of Adam Sandler in Mr. Deeds
This illustration represents the scene in the book where Reef Kennedy is giving a very emotional speech at Frank Colville’s funeral. Reef is holding back his tears during his speech. He had prepared a speech on his way to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada but when he stepped up to give his speech he realized that the speech that he had prepared wasn’t going to impact the people and tell them about the Frank that saved Reef’s life. Reef folded the paper and started speaking from his heart which really impacted the people sitting before him. I think this picture relates to this scene because it is a picture of Adam Sandler giving an eulogy in the movie Mr. Deeds.