In the car, Marianne (Ingrid Thulin) starts talking about the 5 000 Swedish kronor that Evald (Gunnar Björnstrand), her husband, each year repays to his father. You don’t need the money, she says. What said is said, Borg replies. Evald respects me. He also hates you, she says, and then reminds him of what he said when she came to live with him a month ago: ’Don’t drag me into your marital calamities.’ She says she feels sorry for her father in law.