I’m not experienced with suspense, but I’m learning a lot… [Alfred Hitchcock] had this “bomb under the table” theory.
Oh, that’s easy. Controlled detonation’s really your only hope to defuse a bomb.
Here’s how it works: Take a scene with two people sitting at a table talking. Really boring, right?
Narrator: Yes. Much like a scene with two married people sitting on a couch talking.