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THE LunchROOM

Episode 1.10
"Bad Day"

- SEASON FINALE - 

WRITTEN BY
Bruce Snyder

CREATED BY
Bruce Snyder

CAST LIST

		Will Cooper.................................
		Joel Mayberry...............................
		Brian Vandele...............................
		Brock Warner................................
		Reicther....................................
		Casey Jennings..............................

 
GUEST CAST LIST

		Chris Hughes................................
		Janice Jennings............................. 
		Margie Mayberry............................. 
		Dr. Falco...................................
		Will's Mother............................... 
		Carmella David.............................. 
		Debbie Vandele..............................
		William Reicther............................ 
		Jessica Reicther............................
 






     Copyright  Bruce Snyder
     
     OPENING CREDIT SEQUENCE:

     Marvin Gaye's "Ain't That Peculiar" plays over the 
     credits.

     AFTER CREDITS:

     EXT. CASEY'S HOUSE  MORNING

     It's early Saturday morning. The sun is just now rising. 
     The main door opens and Casey steps out. He walks up his 
     driveway. He bends over and picks the paper up. He 
     coughs on the paper.

     He turns and begins to walk up the driveway, before 
     looking down at the paper. He stops, dead in his tracks.

     We see blood on the paper. Casey feels his lips. There 
     are a few spots of blood on them.

     INT. CASEY'S HOUSE  KITCHEN - MINUTES LATER

     JANICE JENNINGS, Casey's mother, is at stove making 
     breakfast. She is whistling. We hear a door open and 
     close. Casey enters. He now have blood around his mouth.

				   CASEY
                    Um, mom?

				   JANICE
			     (without looking)
                    What honey?

				   CASEY
                    I sorta have a small problem.

				   JANICE
			     (without looking)
                    What's your problem?

     Casey coughs and blood gets on the fridge.

				   JANICE
			     (without looking)
                    Remember to cover your mouth.

     Casey rolls his eyes, and then passes out. He hits the 
     floor pretty hard. Janice looks over at him.

				   JANICE
                    Casey?

     He doesn't respond.

     INT. JOEL'S ROOM  A LITTLE LATER

     Joel is lying on his bed, watching TV. The phone rings 
     and he answers it.

				   JOEL
                    Hello?

     (We now intercut between Will at in room and Joel.)

				   WILL
                    Is Joel there?

				   JOEL
                    You're speaking to him.

				   WILL
                    Hey, Joel. It's me, Will.

				   JOEL
                    Oh, hey.

				   WILL
                    Listen, I was wondering if you 
                    could do me a really big favor.

				   JOEL
                    What's that?

				   WILL
                    Could you give me Rene David's 
                    phone number?

				   JOEL
                    Rene's?

				   WILL
                    Yeah.

     Joel gets up and leaves his room.

     INT. JOEL'S HOUSE  KITCHEN  SAME

     Joel enters. He walks up to the counter. He opens a 
     really huge book that has phone numbers all over the 
     pages.

				   JOEL
                    Give me a sec.

     As he searches, Joel whistles "Whistle while Work." In 
     the background we hear a door open and then close. 
     MARGIE MAYBERRY, his mother, enters. She has a really 
     big smile on her face. Also a look of disbelief. She 
     goes over and sits down at the table.

				   JOEL
			   (without looking 
			    at her)
                    Hey, mom. Long breakfast with Bill?

     She remains speechless.

				   JOEL
                    Here it is, 555-2580.

     (We intercut with Will again.)

     Will writes it down.

				   WILL
                    Thank you, Joel. Oh, you're coming 
                    to the Chris thing tonight, right?
	
				   JOEL
                    Yep.

				   WILL
                    Okay. See you then.

     Will hangs up.

     Joel turns to his mother, who still seems shocked.

				   JOEL
                    You okay, mom?

     She smiles and nods.

				   MARGIE
                    I'm just the happiest I can be 
                    right now.

				   JOEL
                    Any special reason?

     Slight pause.

				   MARGIE
                    Joel...this morning at breakfast. 
                    Bill proposed to me.

				   JOEL 
                    What?! Really?!

     She nods.

				   JOEL
                    What did you say?

				   MARGIE
                    I said yes.

				   JOEL
                    Oh, that's great mom!

     Joel leans in and hugs his mom.

     INT. BRIAN'S HOUSE  COMPUTER ROOM  A LITTLE LATER

     Brian is sitting at his computer. Next time is a plate 
     with pizza on it. While he eats and surfs the next, he 
     quietly sings to himself. After a second, the phone 
     rings. He answers.

				   BRIAN
                    Hello?

     (We intercut with Will in his room and Brian.)

				   WILL
                    Brian. It's me.

				   BRIAN
                    Who the is me? And how did you get 
                    my number, me?

				   WILL
                    Hardy fuckin' har.

				   BRIAN
                    What do you want, Will?

				   WILL
                    Just checking to see if you're 
                    going to the Chris thing.

				   BRIAN
                    Yeah, but do we really need a new 
                    guy?

				   WILL
                    Haven't you heard the saying "the 
                    more the merrier?"

				   BRIAN
                    Haven't you heard the saying 
                    "seven's a crowd?"

     Will groans.

				   WILL
                    Trust me. Chris is a good idea. 
                    He's like a glove that's too big. 
                    Sure he doesn't seem right or fit 
                    right away but later you forget 
                    about all that and get use to him.

				   BRIAN
                    Fine. I'll go. When are you 
                    leaving for it?

				   WILL 
                    Later. First I have to do 
                    something.

     Will looks down at Rene's number.

				   BRIAN
                    Me too.

     Brian looks down at Cathy's email address.

				   WILL 
                    See ya'.

     Will hangs up and begins to eye her number. He sighs.

     INT. BRIAN'S HOUSE  COMPUTER ROOM  SAME

     Just as Brian is leaving with his plate:

				   VOICE (O.S.)
                    You've got mail.

     Brian turns back to the computer. He reads the name 
     and then drops his plate.

				   BRIAN
                    Jesus Christ on acid.

     The name on the computer is Cathy's.

     EXT. REICTHER'S HOUSE  BACKYARD  A LITTLE LATER

     Brock and Reicther stand and watch William, Reicther's 
     father. William is holding a shotgun. He cocks it and 
     fires.

				   WILLIAM
                    Boys...there is a fine art to 
                    shooting and killing things. Most 
                    people think nothing of it. They 
                    just point and shoot. But there's 
                    so much more to. Take that rabbit I 
                    just shot. Most people would have 
                    aimed for where it was...but I 
                    aimed for where it was going to be.

     Reicther and Brock stare at him.

				   VOICE (O.S.)
                    Reicther, telephone!

				   REICTHER
                    Coming!

     Reicther heads off for the house. When he's gone, 
     William begins to look over his gun.

				   WILLIAM
                    Brock, why don't you go see where I 
                    shot that rabbit at.

				   BROCK
                    I think I'm good right here.

     William cocks his gun.

				   BROCK 
                    Right away, sir.

     Brock runs off into the woods.

				   BROCK
			    (himself, while 
                           running)
                    I'm gonna die, I'm gonna die.

     INT. DOCTOR'S OFFICE  A LITTLE LATER

     Casey and Janice are sitting across from DR. FALCO. He 
     sits behind his desk, reading from a file.

				   FALCO
                    Well, after all the tests we ran it 
                    turns that Casey...has a stomach 
                    ulcer.

				   JANICE
                    A stomach ulcer?

				   FALCO
                    Yes.

				   JANICE
                    I thought you could only get that 
                    when your older.

				   FALCO
                    Well, typical cases are found in 
                    older people. But it can happen to 
                    anyone.

				   CASEY
                    How did I get it?

				   FALCO
                    Well ulcers are usually caused by 
                    great deals of stress.

				   CASEY
                             (excitable)
                    Stressed? I'm stressed? We came all 
                    the way out here to find out that 
                    I'm stressed? Fuck, doc. I could 
                    have told you that, and saved you a 
                    few bucks.

				   FALCO
                    See what I mean?

				   CASEY
                    Sorry.

				   JANICE
                    We how can I help son?

				   FALCO
                    Here.

     Falco hands her a slip of paper.

				   JANICE
				(reading)
                    Dr. Sollett? What's this?

				   FALCO
                    It's the name of a good 
                    psychiatrist.

				   JANICE
                    Wow, wow, wow. Back up. A shrink?

				   FALCO
                    Yes.

				   JANICE
                    How well that help my son?

				   FALCO
                    Well, Casey could relief his stress 
                    by talking to her and she can 
                    prescribe him some Prozac.

				   JANICE
                    Prozac?

				   CASEY
                    Yeah, it's this pill that 

				   JANICE
                    Quiet, honey. Grown ups are talking.

     Casey quiets up.

				   JANICE
                    Couldn't you use some painful laser 
                    or give him some kind of 
                    unnecessary surgery you could give 
                    him?

				   FALCO
                    This method would probably be best 
                    for Casey.

     INT. CAR  LATER

     Janice drives, Casey sits in the passenger side.

				   JANICE
                    A goddamn shrink?

				   CASEY
                    He is a doctor mom.

				   JANICE
                    Still there's gotta be other ways.

				   CASEY
                    Well...what's so bad about seeing a 
                    shrink anyway?

     Janice sighs.

				   JANICE
                    There's nothing really wrong with 
                    it. I just don't want you to end up 
                    going.

     INT. WILL'S ROOM - A LITTLE LATER

     Will is sitting in his chair, staring at the phone. He 
     does this for a few seconds.

				   WILL
                    You bastard. You little bastard.

     Pause.

				   WILL
                    Your the damn devil if you ask me.

     Pause.

				   WILL
                    Why do you have to make this so...
                    difficult? Why can't I just pick 
                    you up and call her?

     Pause.

				   WILL
                    Dirty motherfucker.

     INT. JOEL'S HOUSE - KITCHEN - SAME

     Joel and Margie are sitting at the table.

				   MARGIE
                    There might be one drawback though.

				   JOEL
                    What is it?

				   MARGIE
                    We might have to move to Ohio.

				   JOEL
                    Move?

				   MARGIE
                    It's only a small chance.

				   JOEL
                    Small?

				   MARGIE
                    Yeah. If Bill can't find anywhere 
                    to sit up his practice around here 
                    we might have to move over there.

				   JOEL
                    If he's marrying you he should move 
                    over here.

				   MARGIE
                    Joel, we haven't discussed any 
                    plans or anything. Hell, we haven't 
                    even set a date yet.

     Joel doesn't know what to say. He just sits back in his 
     chair, looking distressed.

     INT. WILL'S ROOM - A FEW MINUTES LATER

     Will still sits, watching the phone.

				   WILL
                    I'm going to do.

     Pause.

				   WILL
                    I can do this.

     Long pause. He quickly grabs the phone and begins to 
     dial.

				   VOICE (O.S.)
                    Will, honey. I'm using the phone.

				   WILL
                    Sorry, mom.

				   VOICE (O.S.)
                    You can use my cell phone.

				   WILL
                    Thanks.

     Will hangs up. He runs out of the room.

     INT. WILL'S HOUSE - KITCHEN - SECONDS LATER

     WILL'S MOM sits at the kitchen table. Talking on the 
     phone. We runs and trips into the room. He gets up and 
     grabs the phone. He leaves.

     INT. WILL'S ROOM - SECONDS LATER

     He enters and sits in the chair. He dials the number and 
     waits. He begins to breath deeply, like he's very 
     stressed.

     INT. RENE'S HOUSE - KITCHEN - SAME

     Carmella seems to be getting ready for something. The 
     phone is ringing.

				   CARMELLA
                    I got it!

     She quickly grabs the phone.

				   CARMELLA
                    Hello?

     (We intercut with Will and Rene's house.) Will begins to 
     breathe heavily.

				   WILL
                    Hi, is Rene there?

				   CARMELLA
                    Yes. May I ask who's calling?

     Will falls to his ground, struggling for air.

				   CARMELLA
                    Hello?

     Will rolls over on his back trying to breathe before 
     passing out.

     Carmella sighs and hangs up.

     INT. BRIAN'S HOUSE  COMPUTER ROOM  LATER

     Brian is at his computer, reading Cathy's email.

				   BRIAN
                    "and I want to know more about you. 
                    Please write back...Cathy." Well 
                    fuck me gently with a chainsaw, she 
                    answered.

     Brian realizes something.

				   BRIAN
                    Shit! Whadda I do?

     Brian tries to think before noticing the phone. He 
     grabs it and dials.

     INT. WILL'S ROOM  A FEW SECONDS LATER

     Will is still passed out on the floor. His eyes slowly 
     open.

				   WILL
                    Stupid panic attacks.

				   WILL'S MOM (O.S.)
                    Will! Telephone!

     Will slowly gets up.

				   WILL
                    Coming.

     He leaves the room.

     INT. BRIAN'S HOUSE  COMPUTER ROOM  SAME

     Brian is waiting for Will to respond.

				   WILL (O.S.)
                    Hello?

				   BRIAN
                    Will? That you?

     (We intercut between them: Will is back in his room.)

				   WILL
                    Last time I checked.

				   BRIAN
                    I need your help.

				   WILL
                    All right. With what?

				   BRIAN
                    Cathy.

				   WILL
                    Oh don't worry buddy, there's other 
                    fish in sea.

				   BRIAN
                    No, no. It's different. She 
                    responded.

				   WILL
                    What the hell? Really?

				   BRIAN
                    Yeah.

				   WILL
                    Wow. So what's your problem?

				   BRIAN
                    I don't know if I should respond or 
                    not.

				   WILL
                    Brian, I'd love to help you but 
                    I've to find some Prozac before I 
                    passed out.

				   BRIAN
                    Okay.

     Very brief pause.

				   BRIAN
                    Wait what?

     Will hangs up.

				   BRIAN
                    Shit.

     EXT. REICTHER'S HOUSE  BACKYARD  A LITTLE LATER

     Reicther and Brock watch William as he tries to shoot an 
     animal.

				   REICTHER
                    Dad, as much as I love watching you 
                    kill living things, me and Brock 
                    really have to get ready.

				   WILLIAM
                    Oh come on, son. There's plenty of 
                    time.

     William looks into the woods to see if anything else is 
     moving. He sees something and quickly aims and fires.

				   BROCK
                    You just killed a deer.

				   WILLIAM
                    Sure did.

				   REICTHER
                    My God. Your like that guy who shot 
                    Bambi's mother.

     William smiles.

     INT. WILL'S ROOM  ABOUT THE SAME

     Will is sitting on his chair with the phone in his hand. 
     He stares off, thinking deeply about what to do.

     INT. BRIAN'S HOUSE  COMPUTER ROOM  SAME

     Brian sits at the computer. He is reading over Cathy's 
     email again. Unsure of what to do.

     INT. CASEY'S ROOM  SAME

     Casey enters his room. He walks over to his desk. While 
     he does this, he carefully looks over the number the 
     doctor has given him. He drops the number on the desk.

     INT. JOEL'S HOUSE  KITCHEN  SAME

     Joel enters the room, carrying a bowl. In the corner of 
     the room, is Margie, who talks on the phone.

				   MARGIE
                    Well, he proposed this morning. 
                    Yeah, it's great.

     Joel drops his bowl into the sink. He has a look of "I 
     have a bad feeling about this" on his face.

     INT. WILL'S ROOM  SAME

     He continues to stare, with the phone in his hand. He 
     then looks down at the phone, takes a deep breath, and 
     slowly begins to dial.

     He waits. (Note: During this whole conversation, we can 
     never hear who Will is talking to.)

				   WILL
                    Hello, is Rene there?
                            (pause)
                    Hello, Rene? It's me, Will.
                            (pause)
                    Oh, nothing much. Hey, I have a 
                    question for you, Rene.

     Will pauses.

				   WILL
                    Are you busy this Saturday?
                            (pause)
                    Well, this Saturday, next Saturday, 
                    any Saturday.
                            (pause)
                    Why yes, I am asking you out on a 
                    date.

     INT. BRIAN'S HOUSE  EARLY EVENING

     Brian begins to type a reply email back.

				   BRIAN
                          (reading it while 
                           typing)
                    "Dear Cathy."

     Brian pauses to think about what to say.

				   BRIAN
                    "How are you?
                              (pause)
                    I am super. It is really, really, 
                    really..."

     He thinks.

				   BRIAN
                    "Really nice to hear from you."

     He thinks.

				   BRIAN
                    "How are things with you? I hope 
                    they are good."

				   DEBBIE (O.S.)
                    Brian, let's go.

				   BRIAN
                    "Well, I've got to go. Bye."

     He hits sends. He gets up but realizes something 
     horrible.

				   BRIAN
                    Oh hell! I forgot to sign it with 
                    my name.

     				   DEBBIE (O.S.)
                    Brian!

     He slowly begins to leave.

				   BRIAN
                    Coming.

     When he leaves he turns off the lights.

     EXT. REICTHER'S HOUSE  DRIVEWAY  SAME

     Reicther and Brock are getting into JESSICA'S, 
     Reicther's mother, truck.

				   JESSICA
                    Got everything, honey?

				   REICTHER
                    Yep.

     Brock and Reicther get in, and close the door. 
     Before Jessica can get into the driver's side, 
     William comes around.

				   JESSICA
                    I'll be right back dear, I just 
                    have to drop the boys off.

				   WILLIAM
                    Okay. Oh, by the way honey. Before 
                    where you step if you go in the 
                    backyard in the next couple of 
                    days.

     William heads inside, while Jessica is left wondering.

     EXT. CHRIS'S HOUSE  NIGHT

     Chris is sitting on the porch. Next to him is Will. The 
     two are talking. A CAR pulls into the driveway. Joel 
     gets out.

				   CHRIS
                    Hey, glad you could make it.

     The three of them say begin to talk very quietly. 
     Before:

				   CHRIS
                    Well let's get inside.

     The three motion for the door.

     INT. CHRIS'S HOUSE  BASEMENT  LATER

     Will, Brian, Joel, Brock, Reicther, Casey, and Chris are 
     sitting around on the basement floor. They're all high 
     on sugar. Most of drinks in their hands. In the middle, 
     of the circle they have formed, lays a bag of chips and 
     a pizza box.

				   CHRIS
                    So he goes over and hits on the on 
                    him the head and says "I wanted 
                    over easy."

     Everyone begins to laugh like it's the funniest thing 
     they've ever heard.

				   REICTHER
                    You know, I'm beginning to like 
                    this British humor of yours.

				   CHRIS
                    And I'm beginning to like your 
                    cold, brutal honesty.

				   WILL
                    Hell, you'd be the first. 

     They laugh.

				   REICTHER
                    Ah, if you don't like go back to 
                    Russia you commy.

     Slight pause. Joel eats some chips, Brock takes a bite 
     of pizza, and Will takes a sip of his drink.

				   CHRIS
                    Hey, Will.

				   WILL
                    Yeah?

				   CHRIS
                    I was wondering.

				   WILL
                    What was you wondering?

				   CHRIS
                    When do I get to he an official 
                    member of this little group? I 
                    mean do I have to do something or 
                    kill somebody?

				   BRIAN
                    Jesus, were not like the mafia or 
                    anything.

     Everyone chuckles.

				   CHRIS
                    But really, how do I become a 
                    member?

     Pause.

				   WILL
                    Okay.

				   CHRIS
                    Okay?

				   WILL
                    We will make you a member, here 
                    tonight.

				   CHRIS
                    Really? It's that easy?

				   WILL
                    Why not? You're the first who wants 
                    to be one of us.

     Everyone smiles.

				   CHRIS
                    How will you make me a member?

     A big smile comes across Will's face.

     INT. CHRIS'S HOUSE  BASEMENT  HALF AN HOUR LATER

     Chris is now in the middle of the room. He sits in 
     a chair. On his head is wearing the top part of 
     Darth Vader's helmet. Will stands next to him. He 
     is wearing a cat in the hat, hat.

     A few feet a away, we see the others. Reicther is 
     wearing an army helmet. Joel is wearing a sailor's hat. 
     Brock is wearing a top hat. And Brian is wearing a 
     cowboy hat.

				   WILL
				(to Chris)
                    Ready?

				   CHRIS
                    I look like a horse's ass.

     He looks over at the others.

				   CHRIS
                    And they look a modern version of 
                    the Village People.

				   REICTHER
                    Hey! They had good songs.

				   JOEL
                    Yeah, YMCA was the bomb.

     Chris sighs.

				   WILL
                    Are you ready, Chris?

				   CHRIS
                    Sure. Why not?

				   WILL
                    Do you Christopher Jonathon Hughes 
                    agree to be one of us? To not be 
                    tempted by the evils of jocks or 
                    cheerleaders or skateboard punks or 
                    those guys who take drugs in 
                    between classes?

				   CHRIS
                    I do.

				   WILL
                    Brian, will you bring over the 
                    drink.

     Brian brings over a cup.

				   CHRIS
                    Thanks, Cowboy Curtis.

     Brian gives him a look but then continues to move on. 
     Will opens it.

				   WILL
                    Drink this coke and the ceremony 
                    will be complete.

     Chris takes a drink. He seems disgusted but swallows.				   

				   CHRIS
                    What the hell was in that?

				   WILL
                    Rum. It was a test and you passed. 
                    Welcome the group, Chris. You might 
                    notice the disgust women will have 
                    in you now, but it's part of the 
                    job.

     Everyone laughs.

				   WILL
                    Now will someone get this man a 
                    real drink?

     They cheer. Joel hands Chris a real drink they all head 
     over back to the food and begin to talk among 
     themselves.

							SLOWLY FADE TO:

     INT. BASEMENT  HOURS LATER

     Everyone is scattered on the floor, sleeping. They sleep 
     in a mess of empty food and cans. We notice that Will is 
     nowhere to be found.

     OTHER SIDE - 

     On the other side of the basement, Will sits with his 
     back against the wall. He is eating a piece of cold 
     pizza. He seems deep in thought.

     He looks forward and notices Chris's dog watching him 
     eat. The dog seem eager to get a piece. Will, feeling 
     sympathy, takes a small part of the piece and hands it 
     to the dog.

     The two begin to eat in complete silence.                        

                                                        FADE OUT.

     ("Bad Day" by R.E.M. plays over the credits.)
                           
                            END OF EPISODE
 


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