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                          THE LUNCHROOM                                
                               
                          Episode Seven
                        "Orion in the Sky"

                                
                           Teleplay by
                  Edward Drogos & Melinda Waterman                               
                                
                            Story by
                          Bruce Snyder                              
                                                                                               
                               
                           Created by
                          Bruce Snyder                                
                                
                                                               
                                
                       EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
                          Bruce Snyder
                                
                       EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
                          Vincent Biga

                       EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
                          Edward Drogos
                                
                          STORY EDITOR
                        Melinda Waterman
                                
                       CONSULTING PRODUCER
                           Max Majernik


                                

                                 
                                 CAST LIST

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

 
                              GUEST CAST LIST

		Marilyn.....................................
		Ms. Diane Ballard........................... 
		Dave Attanasio..............................
		Kate Davidson...............................
		Nick........................................
		Manager.....................................





     Copyright © Bruce Snyder 

     TEASER

     FADE IN:

     INT. GYM - AFTERNOON

     (SONG BEGINS: General Public's "I'll Take You There")

     Scattered throughout the school gym are various pieces 
     of the set for "My Fair Lady" and are being worked on by 
     the members of the cast. MS. DIANE BALLARD smokes a 
     cigarette a few feet outside the exit door while MR. 
     JOHN PARKER supervises the construction.

     Laid out on two saw horses is a door that WILL COOPER is 
     drilling in a hole for the door knob. He picks up the 
     drill and begins to drill through the wood. The door 
     begins to shake and Will has to hold on to hit harder 
     and continues to drill.

     A few feet in front of him is ELLEN CONNER. She is with 
     another Actor and are sanding different part of the set. 
     Will keeps looking up at her, but then back at what he's 
     drilling, then back at Ellen.

     The sander skips over the wood and saw dust gets all 
     over Ellen, in her hair and in her clothes. Will glances 
     up again, and continues to watch her as she shakes her 
     hair out and pulls her shirt up and begins to shake it 
     out, revealing her chest and a little bit of her bra.

     Will finally looks down to the drill. It had drilled 
     through the little bit of skin between his middle and 
     index finger.

                                WILL
                    OH JUMPING JESUS ZOMBIE!

     SONG FADES AWAY.

							SMASH CUT TO:

     OPENING CREDIT SEQUENCE:

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

     AFTER CREDITS:

									FADE TO:

     INT. VANDELE HOME - STACY'S BEDROOM - AFTERNOON

     Stacy sits at her desk by her window packing her books 
     and papers into a box. All of a sudden she hears a 
     knock at her window. She looks up to see that a small 
     stone hits her window. Stacy opens her window and sticks 
     her head out.

                                STACY
                    Oh my god.

     EXT. VANDELE HOME - CONTINUOUS

     MARILYN is standing outside her window smiling at Stacy 
     with a handful of rocks in her hand.

                                STACY
                    Marilyn, what are you doing here?

                                MARILYN
                    "Love for thy love, and hand for 
                    hand I give!"

                                STACY
                    What?

                                MARILYN
                    "Let lips do, what hands do."

                                STACY
                    Why are you reciting Shakespeare to 
                    me?

                                MARILYN
                    I'm trying to woo you...Oh wait...We 
                    should be woo'd and were not made 
                    to woo.

                                STACY
                              (giggles)
                    Stop.
                            (looks around to 
                            see if anyone's 
                            watching) 
                    Well, I mean, not here.

                                MARILYN
                    Well it's a rather tall climb up a 
                    rather steep incline. Or can I use the 
                    front door?

                                STACY
                    Sure.

     Stacy closes her window, and Marilyn puts down the 
     rocks, looks at her watch and walks out front.

                                                         CUT TO:

     INT. GYM - LATER

     Will is on the stage floor lying back with Ellen by his 
     head and a number of students surrounding them as Ms. 
     Ballard wraps up Will's hand. Parker hovers around in 
     the background observing Ballard.

                                PARKER
                    You know you really should have 
                    done this in a sterile environment. 
                    There are too many germs around 
                    here. Could be infectious.

                                WILL
                             (worried)
                    Infections?

                                BALLARD
                    Don't worry, I'm trained. I've 
                    sterilized everything.

                                WILL
                    Wait, what do he mean infections?

                                PARKER
                    You should have really done this in 
                    my office.

                                WILL
                             (to Ellen)
                    Infections?

                                ELLEN
                    Don't worry. You'll be fine.

     Will looks at her and notices that one of her buttons is 
     still undone and tries to lean back a little more to see 
     inside.

									CUT TO:

     INT. BURGER PLACE - SAME

     CHRIS HUGHES and KATE DAVIDSON enter and begin to walk 
     toward the counter. In Chris is fiddling around in his 
     pocket, until he pulls out a small bottle of PILLS.

                                KATE
                    You going to order?

     Chris quickly puts the pills behind his back.

                                CHRIS
                    You first.

     Kate turns to the KID behind the counter. Chris slides 
     the pills back into his pocket.

                                KATE
                    I'll have a double vagile burger no 
                    onions and a diet coke please.

                                CHRIS
                    Same for me.

     The kid behind the register rings up the order, Chris 
     pays, and he and Kate smile at each other waiting for 
     their food. The Kid brings them their tray and they take 
     them and walk over to a table.

                                KATE
                    I'll be right back, going to wash 
                    up.

                                CHRIS
                    This is a burger joint, if the 
                    staff doesn't why should you?

     Kate smiles and walks to the bathroom. Chris looks to 
     make sure she is gone and takes out the bottle of 
     Prozac from his pocket, opens it and shakes one pill 
     out.

     He lifts the bun of Kate's burger and places the pill in 
     there. He quickly hides the bottle and looks around 
     making sure no one saw him.

                                                           CUT TO:

     INT. VANDELE HOME - STACY'S BEDROOM - LATER

     Stacy is putting some stuffed animals from the back of 
     her closet into a plastic bag. Marilyn is sitting on the 
     edge of her bed, amused by the stuff animals.

                                MARILYN
                    Stuff animals?

                                STACY
                    Oh, that's some pretty big words 
                    from someone who keeps a Pee-Wee 
                    Herman doll...
                               (pause)
                    ...in it's original box.

                                MARILYN
                    Hey, you forgot Chairie. And 
                    besides another ten years, I'll be 
                    in the money with that stuff.

     Stacy continues to shuffle through the closet. Marilyn 
     reaches over and picks up a poster. She unfolds it to 
     reveal it's a poster of a star constellation.

                                MARILYN
                    What is this?

                                STACY
                    Oh, I forgot about that. That's my 
                    souvenir from space camp.

     Marilyn shoots Stacy a "what the hell" look.

                                STACY
                    I'm only young and stupid once in my life.

     Marilyn sighs again.

                                MARILYN
                    What is it anyway?

                                STACY
                    It's Orion. I don't know why, but I 
                    really liked it.

     Marilyn continues to look over the poster, while Stacy 
     shuffles through her desk.

                                STACY
                    God, I never knew I have so much 
                    stuff. This is unbelievable.

                                MARILYN
                    Yeah, well actually, I can believe 
                    it now.

                                STACY
                    What do you mean?

                                MARILYN
                    I'm all packed up. I'm moving 
                    tonight.

     Stacy stops and turns to Marilyn, she looks absolutely 
     shocked.

                                MARILYN
                          (off Stacy's look)
                    I know, that's how I felt.

     Stacy sits down and Marilyn sits down next to her.

                                STACY
                    Where are you going? For how long? 
                    What are you going to do?

                                MARILYN
                    Well, that sort of depends on you.

                                STACY
                             (confused)
                    Me?

     Marilyn pauses for a moment.

                                MARILYN
                    Come with me. Let's run away 
                    together.

                                STACY
                    What?

                                MARILYN
                    Yeah, we'll go to New York or 
                    Chicago or...hell, even Maine. Yeah, 
                    look we're both all ready packed, 
                    I've got my Mom's truck, we'll just 
                    go and live together.

                                STACY
                    Marilyn...

     Stacy lets out a small chuckle and notices that Marilyn 
     is not laughing.

                                STACY
                    Oh shit.

                                MARILYN
                    What?

                                STACY
                    You were serious...I was afraid of 
                    that.

     Small beat.

                                MARILYN
                    Stacy, it'll be perfect, the 
                    opportunity is just waiting for us 
                    to act on it.

                                STACY
                    You want me to run away with you 
                    Somewhere? Just like that? Just go 
                    in your car and leave everything?

                                MARILYN
                    Well, actually it's a truck...and 
                    yeah, that's the plan.

     Stacy looks down, trying to take all of this in. The 
     doorbell rings.

                                MARILYN (CONT'D)
                    Fuck every other person in the world!

                                STACY
                    I'll be right back.

                                MARILYN
                    No, wait.

                                STACY
                    I won't forget. I have to answer the door.

     Stacy walks out, closing the door behind her. She stops 
     and takes a deep breath, and walks down the stairs.

     INT. VANDELE HOME - FOYER - CONTINUOUS

     Stacy opens the door to reveal that DAVE ATTANASIO is 
     standing there, with a big idiotic grin on his face.

                                DAVE
                    Howdy-hey, Stacy!

                                STACY
                    HOLY FUCKING ASS CRACKERS!

                                DAVE
                    What?

                                STACY
                    Dave...sorry. Hi, I can't believe 
                    you're here.

     Dave steps in to give her a massive BEAR hug. She takes 
     two steps forward, keeping him on the stoop for the hug.

                                DAVE
                    I didn't mean to just appear like 
                    this but I had to see you. Can I 
                    come in?
                                STACY
                          (stepping aside)
                    Uh, sure. For a second.

     Dave enters and she closes the door.

                                DAVE
                    Can we talk?

     Dave starts to climb up the stairs.

                                STACY
                    Yeah...wait, where are you going?

     She jumps up two steps and tries to pull him back down.

                                DAVE
                    Your room. I have to talk to you.

     Dave gets free and climbs the rest of the stairs, Stacy 
     follows quickly, trying to get his attention, and make 
     him come back downstairs.

                                STACY
                     Well, wait, I'm packing, you can't 
                     get in.

     Dave turns down the hallway and heads closer to Stacy's 
     room. Stacy runs up and jumps in front of him, making 
     him stop.

                                DAVE
                     What's the problem?

                                STACY
                     It's messy in there, I'm packing 
                     my underwear...

                                DAVE
                     I've seen your underwear before...
                             (long pause)
                     Because we did "it."

     He giggles like an idiot, followed by a pause.

                                DAVE
                     Remember?

                                STACY
                           (overlapping)
                     Yeah, I remember.

     Dave tries to move up the stairs again but Stacy stops 
     him.

                                STACY
                     No, wait, my Mom's in her room, 
                     she might hear us. Let's go 
                     somewhere else.

                                DAVE
                     Okay.

     Stacy's door opens and Marilyn stands there looking at 
     Stacy.

                                MARILYN
                    Who are you talking to?

     She then sees Dave.

                                MARILYN (CONT'D)
                    Hello.

     Stacy puts her hand over her mouth, looking nervous.

									CUT TO:

     INT. BURGER PLACE - LATER

     Chris sits nervously looking at Kate's hamburger. He 
     takes a drink of soda, and stares at the burger again. 
     Kate walks back from the bathroom, and sits down.

                                KATE
                    I'm back. God, I'm hungry. Thanks 
                    for waiting.

     Chris laughs nervously as Kate takes her first bite of 
     food.

                                KATE (CONT'D)
                    Mmm...this is good.

     Chris smiles.

                                CHRIS
                    Good.

     Kate eats some more, Chris watches her.

                                KATE
                    What?

                                CHRIS
                    Huh?

                                KATE
                             (giggles)
                    You can't take your eyes off me can 
                    you?

                                CHRIS
                    Huh?

     She laughs and takes another bite of her burger. Chris 
     absentmindedly picks up his burger and takes a bite. He 
     begins to chew and becomes aware of how bad it tastes 
     and has difficulty in swallowing it.

                                KATE
                    How is it?

     Unable to speak, Chris nods franticly and tries to 
     smile.

                                                         CUT TO:

     INT. VANDELE HOME - STACY'S BEDROOM - LATER

     Dave walks into Stacy's room.

                                MARILYN
                    Hi, I'm Marilyn.

     She extends her hand.

                                DAVE
                            (shaking it)
                    Dave. I met you before.

                                MARILYN
                    Yeah.

                                STACY
                    You've met?

                                DAVE
                    Yeah.

                                MARILYN
                    At your graduation.

     Stacy grimaces as it all comes back to her.                      

                                DAVE
                    Stacy...I'd hate to do this in front 
                    of your friend but Iíve got to...

     Pause. Stacy knows what's coming.

                                STACY
                    Oh Jesus.

                                DAVE
                    Stacy Hamilton!

                                STACY
                    Um, actually it's Cifaretto.

                                DAVE
                    Oh...Stacy Cifaretto, I love you!

     Long pause. Stacy sighs and covers her face. Marilyn 
     begins to giggle.

                                MARILYN
                    Oh...these good times are killing me.

                                DAVE
                    Hey what's so funny? I'm pouring my 
                    heart and soul here.

                                MARILYN
                    It's kind of a lost cause there, 
                    Dave.

                                DAVE
                    What? It can't be!
                             (to Stacy)
                    Those were the best two months of 
                    my life.

                                MARILYN
                    What two months?

                                DAVE
                    Earlier this year. It was April 
                    till about June, I think.

     Marilyn gives Stacy a look, who replies with nervous 
     laughter.

                                MARILYN
                    What? like you guys hung out or 
                    something?
                                
                                DAVE
                              (scoffs)
                    No, we dated.

     Marilyn now has her mouth wide open in surprise.

                                STACY
                              (nervous)
                    I...I, uh never thought the two of 
                    you would be in the same room.

                                MARILYN
                    Stacy...couldn't have done that.

                                DAVE
                    Well, she did.

                                MARILYN
                    But she's a lesbian. She's not into 
                    men.

                                DAVE
                    Look, I -

     Dave stops and begins to stare off. Long pause. Marilyn 
     waves her hand in front of him.

                                MARILYN
                    I think I put him in a trance.

     Snaps fingers.

                                DAVE
                             (to Stacy)
                    YOU'RE A LESBIAN?!

                                STACY
                    Well...kinda.

     Long pause.

                                DAVE
                    ...Are you sure?

                                MARILYN
                    I know for a fact she's a Lesbian. 
                    For I am her girlfriend. As such, I 
                    have made love to her.

                                DAVE
                    Well, I had sex with her too.

     Pause.

                                MARILYN
                              (to Stacy)
                    You were sleeping with a man when 
                    were dated?

                                DAVE
                              (to Stacy)
                    You slept with another girl while 
                    we dated?

                                MARILYN
                              (to Stacy)
                    You know how fucking angry that 
                    makes me!

                                DAVE
                             (to Stacy)
                    You know how turned on that makes 
                    me?

                                MARILYN
                    Shut the fuck up!
                             (to Stacy)
                    Why? Why did you do it?

                                STACY
                    Well, I had never been with a man 
                    before...and, I...just...

     She trails off.

                                MARILYN
                    So what, this means your straight 
                    now, or something?

                                STACY
                    No, no, no! Trust me, I'm gay.

                                DAVE
                    Hey! What's that suppose to mean!?

                                STACY
                    It just wasn't as..."impressive" as 
                    it usually is with Marilyn.

                                DAVE
                    But you said it was a good size!!

                                MARILYN
                    Not that you fucking twat berry. It 
                    means you failed to turn her to the 
                    "dark side."

     Dave nods, and seems a bit relieved. But after a second 
     it fully hits him what Marilyn says. Stacy goes over to 
     Marilyn and holds her hand.

                                STACY
                    Marilyn, I only did it because I 
                    wasn't sure. I wasn't sure if I was
                    gay or straight or what. But I 
                    found out through Dave's..."below 
                    average" performance that I'm gay...
                    and that I am truly am in love with 
                    you.

     Long pause.

                                DAVE
                    Hey, I just realized in some form 
                    or another we've all had sex with 
                    each other.

     Marilyn breaks free of Stacy's grip and begins to hit 
     Dave.

                                MARILYN
                    You dumb motherfucker!

                                DAVE
                    OW! STOP IT!

     Stacy pulls Marilyn back.

                                DAVE
                    I was just pointing out a fact!

     Marilyn again pulls away from Stacy.

                                STACY
                    Marilyn, I don't know what to say. 
                    It's complicated.

     Marilyn scoffs.

                                MARILYN
                    Complicated. I tell you I love 
                    you, and it's complicated?

     She shakes her head and leaves. Long pause.

                                DAVE
                    Well, it's easy to see who won this 
                    war.

     Dave smiles and puts his arm around Stacy's shoulder. 
     Stacy gives him a look.

								    SMASH CUT TO:

     EXT. VANDELE HOME - SECONDS LATER

     The front door flies open and Dave is HURLED through it. 
     He lands, head first, on to the front yard.

									CUT TO:

     INT. AUDITORIUM - SAME TIME

     Ellen is standing at the edge of the stage, very into a 
     newspaper crossword. Will, with a bandaged hand, walk 
     by. He stops and takes a few steps back. He begins to 
     look over her shoulder at the crossword.

     After a few seconds, Ellen raises her head and turns to 
     Will.

                                 ELLEN
                    Hi, Will.

                                 WILL
                             (without looking 
                              up)
                    Hey -

                                 ELLEN
                    Whatcha doin'?

                                 WILL
                    Well, I figure I could help you.

     Ellen smiles and takes a few steps her to her right.

                                 ELLEN
                    I'm good.

     Will quietly takes a few steps and tries his hardest to 
     see over her shoulder.

                                 WILL
                    Have you gotten 31 down yet?

                                 ELLEN
                    Nope.

     Pause.

                                 WILL
                    It's "Quaintness." 

     She playfully hits him in the shoulder.

                                 WILL
                    Ow, what was that for?

                                 ELLEN
                    I could've gotten it.

                                 WILL
                    Looked like your were struggling.

                                 ELLEN
                    I can do this crossword puzzle by 
                    myself, thank you very much.

                                 WILL
                    Oh you can?

                                 ELLEN
                    Yes.

                                 WILL
                    What's 54 across then?

                                 ELLEN
                    54 across?

                                 WILL
                    Yeah.

     She reads it over, and begins to think. After a few 
     seconds it becomes clear that she doesn't know.

                                 WILL
                           (impersonation)
                    Like zoinks, Scoob! This chick 
                    doesn't know the answer.

     She playfully hits him again.

                                 ELLEN
                    I will beat you like red headed 
                    step child if you don't stop.

                                 WILL
                    Come on! It's easy.
                              (reading)
                    "Cinderella Man Actor"

     Ellen thinks harder.

                                 ELLEN
                             (to herself)
                    Shit. I should know this.

                                 WILL
- But you don't. It's Russell Crowe.

     A cocky smile comes across his face.

                                 WILL
                    I'd hate to say it, but I am little 
                    less then a God when it comes to 
                    crosswords.

                                 ELLEN
                    Oh yeah? How about this one, 12 down.

                                 WILL
                              (reading)
                    "Secretary of the State."

     Will scoffs.

                                 WILL
                    That would be Ms. C.J. Parker.

     Will begins to walk away. Ellen thinks on this.

                                 ELLEN
                    That was a character from "The West 
                    Wing!"

     Too late. Will's gone backstage.

     INT. BACKSTAGE - CONTINUOUS

     Will walks backstage and over to the dressing rooms. 
     There is a crowd standing outside the guys room 
     where Will has to stop. Mr. Parker pushes his way 
     through the crowd to Ms. Ballard.

                                PARKER
                    Okay, what's the problem?

                                BALLARD
                    The boys dressing room door is 
                    locked.

     Parker goes over to the door and tries to turn it. He 
     shakes it up and down and still it won't open.

                                BALLARD (CONT'D)
                    Yeah, tried that, didn't work.
                               (beat)
                    I'll go get the janitor.

                                PARKER
                    Yeah, good luck with that.

                                BALLARD
                            (turning around)
                    What does that mean?

                                PARKER
                    You do know that it is after 4 PM.

                                BALLARD
                    Yes, thank you for confirming that 
                    for me.

     A kid dressed head to toe in wool with an heavy black, 
     wool beard walks up to them.

                                BALLARD
                    What is it, Nick?

                                NICK
                    You know, this is all in wool, and 
                    it's really hot, so what's the 
                    problem with the door?

                                PARKER
                    Nick, not now! I'm thinking.

     Nick walks away and Parker and Ballard continue to stare 
     at the door.

                                PARKER (CONT'D)
                    I'm going to my office to think.

                                BALLARD
                    Look, we are co director's and have 
                    to work together.

                                PARKER
                    Fine.

                                BALLARD
                    So this isn't the first time a 
                    doors been locked, what do you 
                    think we should do?

                                PARKER
                         (he examines the lock)
                    We need some sort of wire and maybe 
                    I can stuff it in the lock or 
                    something.

                                BALLARD
                              (sarcastic)
                    Good plan. But I'm all out of wire 
                    today.

                                PARKER
                    So, you're that perky without 
                    support.

     Ballard glares at him.

                                                        CUT TO:

     INT. BURGER PLACE - LATER

     Chris and Kate are still around, finishing up their meals.

                                CHRIS
                    And then I told them - 

     Kate takes the last bite of her veggie burger. All of a 
     sudden she stops chewing and a look of horror comes on 
     her face.

                                KATE
                    Oh my god!

     She drops her veggie burger.

                                CHRIS
                    What?

     Kate begins to choke.

                                CHRIS
                    Oh Jesus!

     Chris runs over and starts to the Heimlich on her. After 
     a few seconds she spits out a couple of the pills. 

     She runs away into the bathroom.

                                CHRIS
                    Shit, those pills were expensive.

     He picks up the food from the floor. The MANAGER walks 
     over.

                                MANAGER
                    Is there some sort of problem?

                                CHRIS
                    Um, I don't think so.

     Kate comes back, she looks very angry.

                                KATE
                            (to Manager)
                    There were pills in my burger!

                                MANAGER
                    Pills? Miss, I can assure you we 
                    didn't put any kind of pills in 
                    your food.

     Kate seems like she's about to say something but stops. 
     She turns to Chris.

                                KATE
                    Chris, help me out. Tell him about 
                    the pills.

     Chris seems conflicted. He looks at the Manager then 
     back at Kate, who looks very distraught. Chris takes a 
     few steps toward the manager.

                                CHRIS
                    IS THIS HOW YOU RUN A FUCKING 
                    ESTABLISHMENT!
                              (quietly)
                    I'm so sorry.
                              (out loud)
                    SHE COULD HAVE CHOKED TO DEATH!
                              (quietly)
                    This is my fault, I'm really, 
                    really sorry.
                               (out loud)
                    I MEAN WHAT THE FUCK WERE YOU GUYS 
                    DOING PUTTING DRUGS IN HER FOOD! WE 
                    COULD FUCKING SUE YOUR ASSES!
                               (quietly)
                    Just play along. This is all for 
                    show.
                              (out loud)
                    IF YOU EVER DO THIS AGAIN, I'LL 
                    KICK YOUR IGNORANT FAT ASS INTO 
                    NEXT WEEK!

     Kate seems both surprised and pleased by this. The 
     manager seems to be completely scared beyond belief.

                                CHRIS
                    Let's get out of here.

     Chris and Kate, with his arm around her, begin to leave. 
     Before they leave. Chris grabs a trash can and pushes it 
     over dumping the insides.

     They leave. There's a long pause. Everyone seems to be 
     in shock.

									CUT TO:

     EXT. STREET - MINUTES LATER

     Chris and Kate are walking down the street. Kate rests 
     her head on Chris' shoulder, who seems mortified at what 
     he's just done.

                                CHRIS
                             (to himself)
                    What the hell have I done.             

                                                           CUT TO:

     INT. BACKSTAGE - DRESSING ROOMS - DAY

     Parker and Ballard a working a hanger in the dressing 
     room lock. The hanger breaks and they stop.

                                PARKER
                    Damnit.

                                BALLARD
                    What if we try to jimmy the lock. 
                    Do you have a credit card?

                                PARKER
                    No way. Have a magnetic tracking 
                    advice in my pocket. I'll keep my 
                    whereabouts and sperm to my self 
                    thank you very much.

                                ELLEN
                    I'm really not surprised by that.

     Will and Ellen are standing with the other actors 
     watching Ballard and Parker arguing.

                                ELLEN (CONT'D)
                    God, they've been at this for ever. 
                    Why don't they just kick in the 
                    door?

     Will gets an idea and pushes his way through the crowd.

                                                          CUT TO:

     INT. STAGE - CONTINUOUS
     (MUSIC MONTAGE: Seal "Kiss of a Rose")

     Will walks over to the drill he'd been using earlier, 
     picks it up, gives it a drill and takes it to the back 
     to the dressing rooms.

     INT. BACKSTAGE - DRESSING ROOMS - CONTINUOUS

     Parker and Ballard have moved their argument to the 
     little private office they had constructed. Will pushes 
     his way through the crowd again, puts his goggles on, 
     fires the drill, and begins to drill through the lock.

     Parker and Ballard see what Will is doing and rush out 
     of their office.

                                BALLARD
                    Will, what are you doing?

     Will stops the drill, steps back from the door, as it 
     swings open and the costumed actors rush in to change.

                                PARKER
                    Well Mr. Cooper, good work. You got 
                    the door open.

     Will glances over at Ellen who looks back at him, 
     impressed.

                                WILL
                    No problem.

                                PARKER
                    Well actually there is a slight 
                    problem.

                                WILL
                    What's that?

                                PARKER
                    You got the door open, when Ms. 
                    Ballard and I could not, that's 
                    true, but in the process, you 
                    destroyed school property.  I'll 
                    see you in Shop class after school 
                    for the rest of this month. You and 
                    Mr. McDaniel will be able to compare 
                    your drill wounds while you build a 
                    new door for the theater department.
                             (he walks into 
                             the dressing room)
                    Good rehearsal everybody!

     Will looks over to Ellen again who is still smiling at 
     him.

									CUT TO:

     INT. LUNCHROOM - EVENING (HOURS LATER)

     The gang (minus Brian) is all sitting around their table eating 
     meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans and rolls. A 
     banner hanging over them read: "AFTER SCHOOL DINNER 
     VOUCHER PROGRAM" Reicther barely takes a breath from 
     shoveling food into his mouth. Will is trying to use the 
     fork, but finds it difficult because of his bandaged 
     hand.

                                CHRIS
                    So then I ended up going crazy and 
                    kicked over a trash can.

                                BROCK
                    And she didn't find out that you 
                    were the one that gave her the 
                    pills?

                                CHRIS
                    Nope.

                                JOEL
                             (off food)                             
                    God this is so much better then 
                    dinner at home. Brian's missing 
                    out.

                                CASEY
                    Where is Brian?                                

                                BROCK
                    Well, he was fine when he got out 
                    of the hosipital but he decided to 
                    milk this thing for all it's worth. 
                    So he told the school that he has 
                    some "emotional" problems to work 
                    out before he can come back. When 
                    really he's just playing video 
                    games all day.

     Some laughter.

     Will is having trouble eating with his hand still all 
     bandaged up. He spills some of his potatoes on the floor.

                                WILL
                    Shit.

                                JOEL
                    Good job, Will.

     Will tires to give him the finger, but his hand is so 
     tightly bandaged, that he is unable to do it.

                                JOEL (CONT'D)
                    The price you pay for a little T & A.

                                CASEY
                    Good thing you weren't using a saw, 
                    you might have chopped your hand 
                    off and then, well, been very 
                    frustrated for the rest of your 
                    life.

     They all laugh. Reicther finally surfaces for air from 
     his plate, looking satisfied.

                                REICTHER
                    Meatloaf.

									CUT TO:

     EXT. VANDELE HOME - NIGHT

     Stacy is sitting alone underneath a large tree in the 
     backyard. She looks up at the stars, thinking, when she 
     hears footsteps coming towards her.

     She looks around and sees Marilyn walking slowly towards 
     her.

                                MARILYN
                    Hey.

                                STACY
                    Hi.

     Marilyn walks up and sits down next to Stacy.

                                MARILYN
                    Nice night.

                                STACY
                    A bit cold though.

     Pause.

                                MARILYN
                    I want you to know, my offer still 
                    stands. I want you to go with me.

     Pause.

                                STACY
                    ...I can't.

                                MARILYN
                    But, it's perfect. You're packing 
                    to move away anyway. Just put your 
                    stuff in my car and we can he the 
                    hell out of here in 10 minutes.

                                STACY
                    I...I just can't.

                                MARILYN
                    But you're leaving anyway.

                                STACY
                    I'm going college. Chicago, it's 
                    too far away.

                                MARILYN
                    But, that wouldn't matter, we'd be 
                    together.

                                STACY
                    Marilyn...no.

     Marilyn looks away from her, Stacy stares into the sky.

                                MARILYN
                    I love you Stacy.

     Marilyn gets up and walks back to her car and drives 
     off. Stacy keeps staring at the sky. Tears begins to 
     fall.

     We PAN UP and focus on the stars before we:

                                                        FADE OUT.

     (Song continues over credits)
                           
                            END OF EPISODE



	












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