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                          THE LUNCHROOM                                
                               
                          Episode Twelve
                       "The Art of Folding"

                                
                           Teleplay by
                  Stephen Guptill & Vincent Biga
                                
                            Story by
                          Bruce Snyder                              
                                                                                               
                               
                           Created by
                          Bruce Snyder                                
                                
                                                               
                                
                       EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
                          Bruce Snyder
                                
                       EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
                          Vincent Biga

                       EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
                          Edward Drogos
                                
                          STORY EDITOR
                         Rebecca Parker
                                
                       CONSULTING PRODUCER
                           Max Majernik

                                

                                 
                                 CAST LIST

		Will Cooper.................................
		Joel Mayberry...............................
		Brian Vandele...............................
		Brock Warner................................
		Reicther....................................
		Casey Jennings..............................
		Chris Hughes................................
		Ellen Conner................................
		Cathy Matthews..............................
		Mr. John Parker............................. 

 
                              GUEST CAST LIST


		Ms. Diane Ballard........................... 
		James Kelly.................................
		Amy......................................... 
		John........................................
		Clerk....................................... 
 







     Copyright © Bruce Snyder 

     TEASER

     FADE IN:

     INT. SCHOOL - HALLWAY - DAY

     Reicther is walking down the hallway of the School. John 
     comes up next to him.

                                JOHN
                    Hey.

                                REICTHER
                    Hey.

                                JOHN
                    Are you busy right now?

                                REICTHER
                    Well...Not really, Why?

                                JOHN
                    Well, I've heard that you're an 
                    asshole with no feelings.

     Reicther gives him a look.

                                REICTHER
                    You're really not winning me over, 
                    John.
 
                                JOHN
                    No, no. It's just that...Well, I 
                    was wondering if you would break me 
                    and my girlfriend up for me.

     Reicther gives him a look before he scoffs.

                                REICTHER
                    Look buddy. I may be an asshole but 
                    I don't help cowards. I would never 
                    do something that low -

                                JOHN
                    I've got money.

                                REICTHER
                    - Unless I'm being compensated. 

                                JOHN
                    How much will it take?

                                REICTHER
                    15.

                                JOHN
                    10.

                                REICTHER
                    Deal.

     They shakes on it.

							SMASH CUT TO:
†
     OPENING CREDIT SEQUENCE:

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

     AFTER CREDITS:

     INT. LUNCHROOM - NOON

     WILL COOPER, JOEL MAYBERRY, BRIAN VANDELE, BROCK WARNER, 
     CASEY JENNINGS, Reicther, and CHRIS HUGHES are sitting 
     around a table eating lunch.

     Will is discussing a movie entitled  "Morning Zombies."

                                WILL
                    All I'm saying is that the should 
                    have killed off Pete.

                                BRIAN
                    Oh, come on, He was the best 
                    character.

                                CHRIS
                    Well, any movie called "Morning†
                    Zombies"†is gonna be stupid.

                                WILL
                    Shut up, you Brit.

                                CHRIS
                    Honestly, who gives a crap about a 
                    movie, where a Zombie wakes up and 
                    eats a person for breakfast. And 
                    then, you see the Zombie eat 
                    another person for breakfast, the 
                    next day, and then the day after 
                    that, and so on, until the end of 
                    the bloody movie.

     Pause.

                                WILL
                    Pete should have died.

                                CHRIS
                    Does†nobody even care of that 
                    logical statement I just said?

                                WILL
                    Nice Logic, Einstein.

                                CHRIS
                    Your all idiots.

     Amy walks into the Cafeteria.

                                REICTHER
                    That's my cue.

                                WILL
                    What? You going to ask her out?

                                REICTHER
                    I'm going to break up with her.

     Reicther heads towards Amy.

                                BROCK
                    Since when Did Reicther have a 
                    girlfriend?

                                WILL
                    Never knew he had a secret 
                    relationship going on.

     Camera zooms over to Reicther and Amy, who are talking. 
     Amy is on the verge of tears.

                                AMY
                    So...That's it? He's not even going 
                    to say sorry?

                                REICTHER
                    Nope. Guess not.

                                AMY
                    Your some help.

                                REICTHER
                    Well, I'm not getting paid to be 
                    comforting.

                                AMY
                    Wait! He paid you to break up with 
                    me?

                                REICTHER
                    Oops.

     Amy punches Reicther in the throat.

                                AMY
                    All men are idiots.

     Amy leaves.

                                REICTHER
                    Pleasure doing business with you.

									CUT TO:

     INT. PIZZA PLACE - AFTER SCHOOL

     Cathy, Joel, and Chris sitting in a pizza place. Cathy 
     is writing on a piece of paper, furiously.

                                CHRIS
                    I love pizza.

                                JOEL
                    I thought your kind favored 
                    Crumpets in the garden.

                                CHRIS
                    Shut up.

                                JOEL
                    Well, I have to take a trip to the 
                    loo. Want anything?

     Joel heads off to the bathroom. Chris sits there eating 
     a piece of pizza, while Cathy continues to write.

                                CHRIS
                    Hey, Cathy.

     Cathy does not hear him.

                                CHRIS
                    Cathy?

     Again Cathy does not hear him.

                                CHRIS
                    Hey you!

     He tosses his pizza crust at her.

                                CATHY
                    What?!

                                CHRIS
                    What are you working on.

                                CATHY
                    Well, you wonít tell any one right?

                                CHRIS
                    Well, if it involves cruelty to 
                    animals, or underage kids, then 
                    I might have too.

                                CATHY
                    I'm planning a perfect kiss with 
                    Joel.

                                CHRIS
                    Oh. Fun.

                                CATHY
                    Now that you know, how does this 
                    sound? Me and Joel will go to the 
                    movies, and then after we'll†go for 
                    a walk in the park, at night, so 
                    the moon will be out, and then 
                    we'll kiss. Isn't it beautiful?

                                CHRIS
                             (sarcastic)
                    Precious.

                                CATHY
                    Now, I want this to be this 
                    Saturday, so what movie should we 
                    see, I'm thinking, Morning Zombies, 
                    but it's not exactly romantic -

                                CHRIS
                    Here comes Joel.

                                CATHY
                    Remember, you don't know anything.

                                CHRIS
                    Know about what?

                                CATHY
                    About - Oh your good.

     She goes back to furiously writing down her plan.

                                JOEL
                    So, your still working on that? 
                    Remind me again what your working 
                    on?

                                CATHY
                    Oh, shoot! Look at the time. Got to 
                    go.

     Cathy jumps up and leaves, leaving her purse there.

                                JOEL
                    Was it something I said?

                                CHRIS
                    Maybe it's because you touch 
                    yourself at night.

                                JOEL
                    And I do it because you touch 
                    yourself at night. Oh shit she 
                    forgot her purse.†I'll go catch up 
                    to her.

     He grabs the purse and runs off. Chris calls after him.

                                CHRIS
                    Hey, You!

     A women turns around from the counter.

                                CHRIS
                    Oh. I mean the boy with the purse.

                                JOEL
                    What?

     Chris does the gesture for 'call me' and mouths the 
     words. The women gives them a strange look.

     Joel raises his middle finger.

									CUT TO:

     INT. HALLWAY - NEXT DAY

     Reicther is walking down the hallway, slowing feeling 
     his throat. Out of nowhere John comes running up.

                                REICTHER
                    You owe me fifteen dollars.

                                JOHN
                    Like hell I do. You did - wait we 
                    agreed on ten.

                                REICTHER
                    Yeah, but that was before she 
                    punched me in the throat!

                                JOHN
                    She punched you?

                                REICTHER
                    Yeah. So pay up.

                                JOHN
                    No way you didn't get the job done.

                                REICTHER
                    Yes I did, I told her that you were 
                    broken up.

                                JOHN
                    Yeah but that's not good enough for 
                    Her. Last night she sent me a 
                    thirty-five page long e-mail 
                    explaining that we were still a 
                    couple.

                                REICTHER
                    Thirty-five pages?

                                JOHN
                    Yeah...

                                REICTHER
                    Ouch. I can see why you want to 
                    break up with her. Wait did you 
                    read all of the e-mail?

     Beat.

                                REICTHER
                    Well did you?

                                JOHN
                    Yeah...

                                REICTHER
                    You deserve her.

                                JOHN
                    Shut up, your not getting your ten 
                    dollars until were officially 
                    broken up.

                                REICTHER
                    Fifteen.

                                JOHN
                    We agreed on ten!

                                REICTHER
                    I was injured on the job! Haven't 
                    you heard of workers compensation?

                                JOHN
                    This isn't a democracy -

                                REICTHER
                    Bureaucracy.

                                JOHN
                    What?

                                REICTHER
                    America is a bureaucracy, not a 
                    democracy.

                                JOHN
                    I always thought of us more as a 
                    theocracy.

                                REICTHER
                    What are you crazy? That goes 
                    against everything that's in the 
                    constitution.

                                JOHN
                    The government only claims to not 
                    be swayed by religion, I mean we 
                    have a national cathedral for 
                    Christís sake! Where is the 
                    National Buddhist temple or the 
                    National Synagogue?

                                REICTHER
                    That's a good point.

                                JOHN
                    WAIT! Stop getting me off topic!

                                REICTHER
                    Oh, okay...What were we talking 
                    about?

                                JOHN
                    End it with me and Amy or you won't 
                    get your ten dollars!

     John walks away.

                                REICTHER
                    Its still fifteen! God hates 
                    cheapskates!

									CUT TO:

     INT. DRESSING ROOM - AFTER SCHOOL

     Will walks into the dressing room as he does he sees 
     JAMES KELLY in the room, he has his shirt off and from 
     his body position we can see that heís about to drop his 
     pants.

                                WILL
                    Oh, sorry James. I didnít know you 
                    were in here.

                                JAMES
                    It's alright.

     Will starts to leave.

                                JAMES
                    Wait! Your that Cooper kid right?

     Will stops and turns around.

                                WILL
                    Yeah what about it?

                                JAMES
                    Oh I'll tell you! Everyday I'm the 
                    last one to leave and everyday 
                    Ballard bitches to me about how 
                    your costume isn't folded properly!

                                WILL
                    Oh, Iím sorry, Iíll try better next 
                    time.

                                JAMES
                    You're not getting off the hook 
                    that easy.

                                WILL
                    I'm not...?

                                JAMES
                    No, Iím going to show you how to 
                    properly fold your costume.

                                WILL
                    You are?

                               JAMES
                    Heck yes I am, here watch.

     James picks up his shirt and starts folding it neatly. 
     Will watches and pretends to pay attention while trying 
     not to look down there.

     James finishes.

                                JAMES
                    See? Not that hard now is it?

                                WILL
                    Doesn't look that way.

                                JAMES
                    Great! Now for the trousers!

                                WILL
                    What!?

     James drops his pants and he puts them on the table, 
     James is now completely naked.

                                WILL
                    Umm...

                                JAMES
                    What?

                                WILL
                    Nothing I'm just kind of wondering 
                    why you don't wear underwear.

                                JAMES
                    I always thought the damn things 
                    were very uncomfortable.

                                WILL
                    I'm feeling kind of uncomfortable 
                    right about now.

                                JAMES
                    What?

                                WILL
                    Oh nothing.

                                JAMES
                    Right! Back to folding.

     James starts to neatly fold his pants. We focus on Will 
     who is looking very, very uncomfortable.

                                WILL (O.S.)
                    Don't look at his crotch, don't 
                    look at this crotch, God please 
                    don't let me look at his crotch.

     We see Willís eyes move for a second.

                                WILL (O.S.)
                    Oh god he hasn't been circumcised!

     After what seems like an eternity James finishes folding 
     his clothes.

                                JAMES
                    Now, that doesn't look so hard 
                    does it?
 
                                WILL
                    N-No, it doesn't.

                                JAMES
                    Good, now can you give me some 
                    privacy and let me get dressed?

                                WILL
                    Yeah sure.

     Will walks out of the room, after he closes the door he 
     looks down at the floor.

                                WILL
                    I feel small...

     We pan over from Will to see MR. JOHN PARKER and MS. 
     DIANE BALLARD standing in the back of the auditorium 
     looking towards the stage. We zoom in on them to hear 
     their conversation.

                                BALLARD
                    I think we should push back the 
                    opening night date.

                                PARKER
                    What? Why?

                                BALLARD
                    I don't think the kids are ready, 
                    there just not professional enough 
                    to put on a serious production.

     Parker gives her a look.

                                PARKER
                    It's a high school play, this isn't 
                    Shakespeare in the Park!

                                BALLARD
                    The students are still far too 
                    unprofessional.

                                PARKER
                    What do you mean?

                                BALLARD
                    Well for one thing when every time 
                    someone comes to the word 'tit' in 
                    their lines everyone starts to 
                    giggle.

     Parker giggles.

                                PARKER
                    Tit...that's a funny word.

                                BALLARD
                    Will you be serious for once?

                                PARKER
                    Sorry, I use humor as a defense 
                    mechanism.

                                BALLARD
                    You're a sad, sad little man.

                                PARKER
                    You're the kind of person that goes 
                    to comedies and doesn't laugh 
                    aren't you?

                                BALLARD
                    What are you inferring?

                                PARKER
                    You infer, I imply.

                                BALLARD
                    Wait a minute you stole that line 
                    from a TV show!

                                PARKER
                          (under his breath)
                    Know it all bitch...

                                BALLARD
                    What was that!?

                                PARKER
                    You heard what I said!

     Parker starts to walk to his office; Ballard follows.

                                BALLARD
                    Yes I know exactly what you said 
                    and I demand and apology this 
                    instant!

     They enter his office.

									CUT TO:

     MR. PARKER'S OFFICE - CONTINUOUS

     They are in Parker's office now. Parker's desk is 
     separating the two from killing each other.

                                PARKER
                    Jesus, can't you just take a joke?!

                                BALLARD
                    That was a joke of no kind it was 
                    an insult to my character!

                                PARKER
                    How about this one? You're a filthy 
                    dirty slut!

     Both of them are silent a moment, then with out warning 
     Parker flings everything off his desk and Parker and 
     Ballard begin to kiss passionately while mounting the 
     desk.

									CUT TO:

     INT. AUDITORIUM - MINUTES LATER

     ELLEN CONNER has just arrived and looks around.

                                ELLEN
                    I wonder where Parker and Ballard 
                    are...

     Ellen shrugs it off and walks over to Will who is 
     sitting down against a wall looking at the floor.

                                ELLEN
                    Hey how's it going?

     Will doesn't say anything. After a second Ellen kicks 
     him.

                                WILL
                    Hmm? What?

                                ELLEN
                    I asked how you were.

                                WILL
                    Oh...I think I just died a little 
                    inside.

                                ELLEN
                    Now you've got me interested. What 
                    happened?

                                WILL
                    I don't want to talk about it.

                                ELLEN
                    Oh come on its not like you got 
                    butt raped by a butt pirate looking 
                    for booty.

                                WILL
                    No, I think this is a little worse.

                                ELLEN
                    With this kind of trauma you should 
                    always open up to outside help for 
                    support.

                                WILL
                    Shut up!

                                ELLEN
                    Alright, alright.

     Ellen sits down next to Will. For a moment neither of 
     them say anything.

                                WILL
                    I think it moved.

     Ellen gives Will a puzzled look while Will is still 
     staring at the floor.

									CUT TO:

     INT. HALLWAY - SAME

     Reicther closes his locker and sees Amy down the 
     hallway. He opens up his locker again, takes a cup from 
     his locker we see him put it in his pants (off screen.) 
     After some fidgeting he knocks against the plastic cup.

                                REICTHER
                    Don't worry guys...your safe now.

     Reicther closes his locker and approaches Amy. 

     Amy sees Reicther coming and reaches into her purse for 
     something. Reicther approaches close enough to talk to 
     her.

                                REICTHER
                    Hi Amy I -

     Suddenly Amy maces Reicther and he falls backwards and 
     starts to wriggle on the floor in pain.

                                AMY
                    Tell that bastard to grow a pair 
                    and have him break up with me 
                    himself.

                                REICTHER
                    But then I won't get paid!

     Amy kicks Reicther in the crotch but we hear the cup 
     deflect it. Reicther sits up and points at her.

                                REICTHER
                    HA HA!

     Amy maces him again. Amy walks away as Reicther is 
     wriggling on the floor.

                                REICTHER
                              (yelling)
                    This isn't over! That fifteen 
                    dollars will be mine!

									CUT TO:

     INT. SIDEWALK - MINUTES LATER

     Joel is walking down the sidewalk when Cathy comes up, 
     takes him by the arm and starts walking with him.

                                JOEL
                    Hey you.

                                CATHY
                    I was thinking about a movie, me 
                    and you.

                                JOEL
                    What is it?

                                CATHY
                    Well it's a punch of still images 
                    on film that when showed in 
                    sequence on after another creates 
                    the illusion of motion and along 
                    with audio tracks a story is told; 
                    but that's not important. Do you 
                    want to go or not?

     Joel laughs.

                                JOEL
                    Sure, what movie?

                                CATHY
                    I was thinking about "Love At First 
                    Sight."

                                JOEL
                    Ugh, a chick flick? 

                                CATHY
                    Is there any other kind of flick?

                                JOEL
                    Well there are war flicks, action 
                    flicks, porno flicks -

     Cathy gives him a look.

                                JOEL (CONT'D)
                    Not that I would know anything 
                    about those kinds of flicks.

                                CATHY
                    Let me put it this way: are there 
                    any other kinds of date flicks?

     Joel thinks for a second.

                                JOEL
                    Well when you put it like that it 
                    sounds a hell of a lot better.

     Cathy smiles.

                                CATHY
                    Good it's settled then!
                          (under her breath)
                    Part one of operation perfect kiss 
                    complete.

                                JOEL
                    What?

                                CATHY
                    Oh, nothing.

     Reicther walks up to join them, his eyes are very red.

                                JOEL
                    Hey Reicther - Holy shit what 
                    happened to your eyes!?

                                REICTHER
                    Mace.

                                CATHY
                    Try to get fresh with a girl?

                                REICTHER
                    No, trying to break up with her.

                                JOEL
                    You have a girlfriend?

                                REICTHER
                    No, Iím doing it for someone else.

                                CATHY
                    Why?

                                REICTHER
                    There was money promised.

                                JOEL
                    How much?

                                REICTHER
                    Fifteen.

     As Reicther says this they walk by John.

                                JOHN
                    We agreed on ten!

                                REICTHER
                               (to Joel)
                    Oh, I'm getting that fifteen.

     Reicther looks as if heís just remembered something, he 
     reaches off-screen and after a second pulls out the cup.

                                REICTHER
                    These things are really 
                    uncomfortable.

                                JOEL
                    That's kind of gross Reicther.

                                CATHY
                    Just a bit.

									CUT TO:

     INT. MR. PARKER'S OFFICE - LATER

     Parker and Ballard and sitting on the desk just staring 
     into space.

                                BALLARD
                    That was...interesting.

                                PARKER
                    Yep.

                                BALLARD
                    Well, at least I have an answer for 
                    when ever someone asks me where the 
                    strangest place I did it was.

                                PARKER
                    Yep.

     Ballard notices that all he's saying is "yep."

                                BALLARD
                            (testing him)
                    The sky is made of cotton candy and 
                    the stars are really holes in a tin 
                    roof that hovers over Earth.

                                PARKER
                    Yep.

     Beat.

                                PARKER
                    Well, it looks like rehearsals are 
                    still going on.

                                BALLARD
                    No shit.

                                PARKER
                    Look -

     Parker turns and points at her, as he does he realizes 
     his finger is prodding into her breast. He quickly pulls 
     his hand back and they both look away from each other.

                                PARKER
                    Well it looks like its time to go.

                                BALLARD
                    Looks like it.

     They both stand up. They face each other, not really 
     sure what to do, after a tense moment they both walk 
     over to each other and start to kiss.

                                BALLARD
                    Do you think you can "go" again?

                                PARKER
                    I'm always ready for seconds.

     They fall onto the desk, kissing.

									CUT TO:

     INT. MOVIE THEATER - LATER THAT NIGHT

     Joel and Cathy enter the theater and walk up to the 
     Clerk.

                                JOEL
                    Two for "Love At First Sight."

     The Clerk gives them a look.

                                CLERK
                    Umm...

                                CATHY
                    'Umm?' 'Umm' isn't good.

                                CLERK
                    Well, that movie started over an 
                    hour ago.

     Cathy has a look of disbelief.

                                CATHY
                    Shit, I must have looked at last 
                    weeks paper.

                                JOEL
                    It's okay; Umm, what is starting 
                    now?

                                CLERK
                    Well, "Morning Zombies" is starting 
                    in five minutes.

     Joel looks exited while Cathy looks disgusted.

                                CLERK
                    Do you guys want that?
 
                                JOEL
                    Sure!

                                CATHY
                    Are you sure there's nothing else 
                    on?

                                CLERK
                    Sure as- ummm...err...

                                JOEL
                    Sugar?

                                CLERK
                    How is sugar sure?

                                JOEL
                    I'm not quite sure myself.

                                CATHY
                    Alright, alright, weíll take 
                    "Morning Zombies."

     Joel seems very exited, Cathy shoots him a look. Joel's 
     expression turns stoic.

                                JOEL
                    Two for "Morning Zombies" please.

                                CLERK
                    Sure thing.

                                CATHY
                           (to herself)
                    Well this is off to a great start...

								TIME FADE TO:

     INT. MOVIE THEATER - LATER

     Joel and Cathy have just taken their seats.

                                CATHY
                    What is this movie even about?

                                JOEL
                    I heard it was about a zombie who 
                    eats someone everyday for breakfast.

                                CATHY
                    Zombies have breakfast?

                                JOEL
                    Duh.

                                CATHY
                    But to have breakfast you have to 
                    sleep.

                                JOEL
                    No you don't.

                                CATHY
                    Yes you do, your breaking your fast 
                    when you eat breakfast.

                                JOEL
                    Well that's true...And zombies 
                    don't sleep s... 
                               (pause)
                    Oh my God this movie is going to 
                    suck!

     Joel has a look of horror on his face while Cathyís 
     expression just screams "duh."

     A MAN and his wife sit behind Joel and Cathy. Just as 
     they sit down the room does dark and the movie starts.

     We can hear the previews starting to roll; a comedy 
     movie is shown and the man who is sitting behind them 
     starts laughing very obnoxiously and kicks the back of 
     Cathy's seat. (They are in a stadium seating theater so 
     his kicks are hitting very high.)

     Cathy looks very annoyed by this and makes a face of 
     disgust.

     Joel sees this.

                                JOEL (O.S.)
                    This is my chance...My chance to be 
                    a man!

     Joel stands up and turns to face the man.

                                JOEL
                    Stop kicking my girlfriend's seat 
                    you fucking jack ass!

     Cathy looks shocked. The man slowly gets up from his 
     seat.

                                MAN
                    What did you say to me?

     The man is huge, it looks like his muscles are about to 
     rip his shirt apart at any second.

                               JOEL
                    Oh shit...

									CUT TO:

     EXT. MOVIE THEATER - MINUTES LATER

     Joel is sitting on curb with a baggy of ice over his 
     eye. Cathy comes out.

                               CATHY
                    I was able to get a refund.

                               JOEL
                    Okay cool. Does it look any better?

     Joel moves the ice pack, his eye is dark purple and 
     nearly swollen shut. Cathy gives him a nervous smile.

                                CATHY
                    Better...better keep the ice on it 
                    though.

                                JOEL
                    Yeah good idea.

     Cathy sits down next to him and Joel puts the ice back 
     on his eye. Cathy leans over to one side and pulls out a 
     piece of paper from her pocket.

     We can see that it was her plan for the perfect kiss.  
     She takes a pen and scratches off "See a movie" from her 
     list. She folds it up and puts it back into her pocket.

                                CATHY
                              (nervously)
                    So, how about a moonlit stroll 
                    around the park?

                                JOEL
                    I dunno, doesnít moonlight cause you 
                    cancer?

                                CATHY
                    Get over it, everything causes 
                    cancer nowadays.

                                JOEL
                    How right you are.

     Joel gets up.

                                JOEL
                    Let's go my dear.

     Cathy stands up and they walk away arm-in-arm.

									FADE TO:

     INT. PARK - LATER

     Joel and Cathy walk to a pond and stop to admire it. 
     Cathy doesn't seem too pleased though.

                                CATHY
                    Where's the moon? I thought tonight 
                    was a full moon, where the hell is 
                    it?

     Joel shrugs.

                                JOEL
                    Clouds I guess.

                                CATHY
                    No, no, no! This is all wrong!

     Cathy sits down and starts to hold her head.

                                JOEL
                    What? What's wrong? It's just the 
                    moon, it'll be back. Kinda like the 
                    sun.

                                CATHY
                    Yeah, but this was supposed to be 
                    OUR moon Joel.

                                JOEL
                    What do you mean?

                                CATHY
                    I had this whole night planned out, 
                    we were going to see a nice movie 
                    then have a moonlit stroll and have 
                    a perfect kiss in front of the pond 
                    but its all going to hell!

     Pause.

                                JOEL
                    Look, we don't need all that fancy 
                    stuff. 

                                CATHY
                    But I wanted us to have a kiss that 
                    would be special and memorable. I 
                    wanted to be able to remember this 
                    night crystal clear for the rest of 
                    my life.

                                JOEL
                    But you will!

     Cathy gives him a funny look.

                                CATHY
                    What do you mean?

                                JOEL
                    Just think about what's happened 
                    tonight. I mean, we got the wrong 
                    movie times, we had to see a 
                    horrible movie and I got my ass 
                    kicked while trying to defend your 
                    honor. Trust me, your going to 
                    remember this for a very long time.

     Cathy smiles.

                                CATHY
                    I didn't think of it that way.

     They both look into each otherís eyes for a moment, then 
     they kiss. When they are done Joel looks up.

                                JOEL
                    Hey, thereís our moon!

     Cathy smiles and they both stand up to admire the moon.

     The camera starts to pull back from a shot of their 
     backs as the watch the moon. As we pull back he ground 
     that Joel is standing on gives way and he falls into the 
     pond.

                                JOEL
                    God damn it!

     Cathy starts to laugh hysterically.

                                JOEL
                    It's not funny its cold in here!

     Joel grabs her leg and pulls her in too. They both start 
     to laugh.

									FADE TO:

     INT. SCHOOL CAFETERIA - NEXT DAY (BEFORE SCHOOL)

     We see Reicther sitting alone at a table with a chess 
     board in front of him, he looks like heís waiting. John 
     and Amy approach from two different directions.

                                JOHN
                    What is this about?

                                AMY
                    A note on my locker told me to come 
                    here.

     They notice each other.

                                JOHN
                    Oh...you didn't say she was going 
                    to be here.

                                AMY
                    Shut up.

                                JOHN
                    You shut up!

                                REICTHER
                    Both of you shut up!

     They both look at Reicther a little surprised.

                                REICTHER
                    Sit!

     They both do so.

                                REICTHER
                    Two days ago I was approached by 
                    John to break up with his 
                    girlfriend for him at the promise 
                    of some money. Now I've tried to 
                    accomplish this for the past two 
                    days but it just isn't working, and 
                    after some hard thinking I've come 
                    to a conclusion.

     Reicther pushes the chess board between John and Amy.

                                REICTHER
                    You two have to play for it.

                                JOHN
                    What?

                                AMY
                    What the hell are you talking 
                    about?

                                REICTHER
                    It's clear what's going on here, 
                    there is a conflict of interests; 
                    one person wants to end it, the 
                    other doesn't so the only real way 
                    to solve this is through a game of 
                    chess. If John wins you guys are 
                    broken up and he'll pay me my 
                    fifteen dollars, if Amy wins you 
                    guys are still together and she'll 
                    give me fifteen dollars out of 
                    gratitude for saving her 
                    relationship. Is this agreeable?

     John and Amy both look at each other.

                                JOHN
                           (to Reicther)
                    That's fucking stupid.

                                AMY
                           (to Reicther)
                    Are you out of your mind?

                                JOHN
                    All this is a break-up.

                                AMY
                    Yeah. It's nothing real complex
                    that needs chess to solve it.

     John and Amy laugh.

                                JOHN
                         (mocking Reicther)
                    "Play chess for your destiny"

     Amy and John start to giggle. Reicther seems a bit hurt 
     by this. Pause. John and Amy look at each other for a 
     while.

                                JOHN
                    I've been thinking...

                                AMY
                    About?

                                JOHN
                    Maybe I still want to be your 
                    boyfriend.

                                AMY
                    You do?

                                JOHN
                    Yeah going though this has showed 
                    me just how much you care about me.

                                AMY
                    I told you.
 
                                JOHN
                    Want to grab something to eat?

                                AMY
                    Yeah. Why not.

     Both get up and hug. John and Amy are about to walk away 
     when:

                                REICTHER
                    Wait!

                                JOHN
                    What?

                                REICTHER
                    What about my money?

                                JOHN
                    Well...We made up. I said I would 
                    pay you if you broke us up. But 
                    we're still together so you don't 
                    get anything.

                                REICTHER
                    Your joking right?

                                JOHN
                    Nope.

     Reicther and John stare each other down for a long 
     moment. Suddenly Reicther leaps across the table and 
     starts to bring John down to the ground. The students 
     around them all start to chant "Fight! Fight! fight!"

     INT. HALLWAY (OUTSIDE OF AUDITORIUM) - LATER

     Will is walking towards the doors when Ellen walks up 
     next to him.

                                ELLEN
                    So, are you going to tell me what 
                    happened yet?

                                WILL
                    No, I don't think so. I think this 
                    will be something I take with me to 
                    my grave.

                                ELLEN
                    Come on don't be silly!

     She looks around for an example, we see Parker and 
     Ballard approaching.

                                ELLEN (CONT'D)
                    Its not like you walked in on Mr. 
                    Parker and Ms. Ballard doing it.

     They are both in earshot to hear this. They both look 
     stunned. They both leave in different directions. James 
     Kelly suddenly approaches and walks by Will and Ellen.

                                JAMES
                    Hey Will! Did you remember what I 
                    taught you?

                                WILL
                    Yeah James...I don't think I can 
                    ever forget.

     James enters the auditorium.

                                ELLEN
                    What was that all about? What did 
                    he teach you?

                                WILL
                    I don't want to talk about.

                                ELLEN
                    Come on Will you can tell me. 
                    Confiding in someone is always good.  
                    It's always good to have a shoulder 
                    to cry on.

                                WILL
                    Well...

                                ELLEN
                    Come on, I won't make fun of you or 
                    anything. 

                                WILL
                    I'll tell you...

     Will whispers into Ellen's ear.

                                ELLEN
                        (laughing hysterically)
                    James taught you how to fold while 
                    he was naked!

     Everyone stops talking and they all look at Will with an 
     expression of horror on their face. This makes Ellen 
     laugh even more.

                                BRIAN (O.S.)
                    Will!

     Brian and Casey run up to Will. Parker and Ballard use 
     this time to slink away.

                                WILL
                    Brian!

                                CASEY
                    Will!

                                WILL
                    Casey!

                                ELLEN
                    Who's Casey?

                                CASEY
                    I'm Casey.

                                WILL
                    Brian?

                                BRIAN
                    Will?

                                WILL
                    Why did you come running up to me 
                    like that?

                                CASEY
                    Reicther is in a fight?

     Brian hits Casey.

                                BRIAN
                    He asked me!

                                WILL
                    Reicther's in a fight!?

                                ELLEN
                    Who's Reicther?

                                CASEY
                    He's a skinny dark haired kid, 
                    looks like a stick.

                                ELLEN
                    Oh you mean Patrick?

                                BRIAN
                    Who's Patrick?

                                ELLEN
                    Reicther is Patrick.

                                CASEY
                    Reicther isn't Patrick!

                                BRIAN
                    Yeah Reicther is Reicther!

                                WILL
                    What is Reictherís first name...

                                CASEY
                    It's...Brian what's his first name?

                                BRIAN
                    I donít know.

                                ELLEN
                    It's Patrick!

                                BRIAN
                    It is NOT Patrick!

                                CASEY
                    You don't know what it is, maybe it 
                    is Patrick.

                                BRIAN
                    Damnit! I would remember if my 
                    friendís name was Patrick!

                                ELLEN
                    That's not true; you donít remember 
                    his name now!

                                BRIAN
                    Shut up!

                                ELLEN
                    You shut up bitch!

                                BRIAN
                    Whore!

                                ELLEN
                    Slut!

                                WILL
                    Girls, girls your both pretty! Now 
                    what's this about Reicther being in 
                    a fight?

                                ELLEN
                    Patrick's in a fight?

                                BRIAN
                    His name is not Patrick!

                                CASEY
                    Reicther is in a fight!

                                WILL
                    Yes Casey I got that part, why is 
                    he in a fight!?

     Beat.

                                CASEY
                    I dunno, Brian?

                                BRIAN
                    I'm not quite sure myself.

                                WILL
                    Should we go find out?

     Beat.

                                CASEY
                    Nah these things have a way of 
                    working themselves out. Lets go get 
                    a slurpy.

                                BRIAN
                    I am down with the slurpy idea.

     Casey and Brian start to walk off.

                                BRIAN
                    Coming Will?

                                WILL
                    No, I got play rehearsals.

                                CASEY
                    Suit yourself.

     Brian and Casey leave.

                                ELLEN
                    Those are your friends?

                                WILL
                    Yes...Sadly they are.

                                                        FADE OUT.
                           
                            END OF EPISODE





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