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Who Does That?Roland Turner: "What'd you say you played?"
Llewyn Davis: "Folk songs"
Roland Turner: "Folk songs, I thought you said you was a musician… Solo act?"
Llewyn Davis: "No, I had a partner. He threw himself off the George Washington Bridge."
Roland Turner: "George Washington Bridge? You throw yourself off the Brooklyn Bridge, traditionally. George Washington Bridge, who does that?"
While riding in the car with Roland Turner, Llewyn Davis is pressed with questions about his career. Interestingly enough Roland is more interested in the bridge Llewyn's former partner used to commit suicide than he is about Llewyn's music.
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So, I Can't Stay Here Tonight?Jean Berkey: "Explain the cat!"
Troy Nelson: "What's its name?"
Llewyn Davis: "I… I don't know. It's the Gorfein's cat. It slipped out and I don't have the key."
Jean Berkey: "Do you think you are staying here tonight?"
Llewyn Davis: "I was hoping to."
[Jean hands Llewyn a note stating that she's pregnant]
Llewyn Davis: "So, I can't stay here tonight?"
Jean Berkey: "Don't tell Jim, obviously."
Llewyn heads to the home of Jim and Jean Berkey hoping to stay the night. Jean is not happy to see Llewyn, first that he left a cat at her apartment but also by the fact that she's pregnant, and not by her husband.
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You Have to Owe Me SomethingLlewyn Davis: "How we doing?"
Mel: "We're doing great."
Llewyn Davis: "Really? New record's doing well?"
Mel: "Ah, how we doing? Not so hot, I gotta be honest. Jenny, where's Cincinnati?"
Mel: "Cincinnati, it's not in here."
Jenny: "It should be in there."
Mel: "It's not in here. I'm telling ya."
Jenny: "I got it."
Jenny: "I got it."
Mel: "You got Cincinnati?"
Jenny: "Yeah, you want it?"
Mel: "Could I have it?"
Jenny: "Should I bring it in?"
Llewyn Davis: "You owe me something? You have to owe me something."
Mel: "I wish. People need time, you know, to get to know you, buy you as a solo act, even know you're a solo act… Cincinnati is not good."
Jenny: "That's it, right?"
Mel: "Yeah, this is it."
Llewyn David: "No one knew us when we were a duo. It's not like we were a big act. It's not a big re-education for the public. Mel? Mel?!"
Mel: "How you doing kid?"
Llewyn Davis: "Mel, there was no advance on my solo record. There's gotta be some royalty. For christ sake, it's cold out and I don't even have a winter coat."
Mel: "You're kidding me. Take this, kid."
Llewyn Davis: "No, no"
Llewyn heads to meet with Mel at his record company's office with the hopes that his solo album has brought in some earnings. The news isn't good however, neither is Mel's sense of indifference to his struggles.
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Do You Ever Think About the Future at All?Jean Berkey: "Do you ever think about the future at all?"
Llewyn Davis: "You mean like flying cars, hotels on the moon, Tang? You mean like move to the suburbs, have kids?"
Jean Berkey: "That's bad?"
Llewyn Davis: "If that's what music is to you, a way to get to that place, then yeah, it's a little careerist and it's a little square and it's a little sad."
Jean urges Llewyn to get more serious about taking care of himself, making a living. She sees playing music as a way to make a life for her family while Llewyn sees her view as careerist, while he's in it for the art.
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