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THE LUNCHROOM Episode Six "The Trials of Chris Hughes" Teleplay by Vincent Biga & Bruce Snyder 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............................. Ms. Diane Ballard........................... GUEST CAST LIST Principal Bob Stevens....................... Superintendent Lyndon Brooks................ Nadine Santos............................... Lorelei..................................... Kirk........................................ Tom Lawrence................................ Joseph Said................................. Richard..................................... Police Officer.............................. Copyright © Bruce Snyder TEASER FADE IN: EXT. ADMINISTRATION BUILDING – NIGHT. Establishing shot. It's a cold fall evening. CUT TO: INT. ADMINISTRATION BUILDING – SCHOOL BOARD MEETING HALL – SAME In this rather small school board room, it's packed with people. In the very back we see TOM LAWRENCE, RICHARD (the wheelchair student), KIRK (the pothead), and JOSEPH SAID (the foreign exchange student) all sitting in the back row in very nice dress attire. KIRK Oh this is going to be long. Anyone Want to make this more "interesting?" Kirk pulls out two pills from his pocket. JOSEPH Aw, Kirk. You've made me the happiest girl in the world! Joseph takes a pill, both swallow them at the same time. Richard shakes his head, while Tom look disgusted. In the middle rows we see our gang: WILL COOPER with his beautiful Latino girlfriend NADINE SANTOS next to him. BRIAN VANDELE, REICTHER, and BROCK WARNER are in the next row. Brock's head is heavily covered in bandage from the beating he took from Casey. In the row in front of them him sits JOEL MAYBERRY, CASEY JENNINGS, and his girlfriend KAY JOHNSON. Casey looks furious, while KAY looks sad. On the other side of the room, sits PRINCIPAL BOB STEVENS also very mad. Two rows behind him sits Chris' new girlfriend, LORELEI. Just then CHRIS HUGHES enters from the other room. He is accompanied by MR. JOHN PARKER and MS. DIANE BALLARD. The three sit down at a table in front of all the chairs. Before Chris sits he gives his friends a look over and all them shot him a nod of assurance. All three sit at the table. Also entering from another room is SUPERINTENDENT LYNDON BROOKS, an old looking man in his early 60's, who is followed by six different members of the school board. They all take a seat at a very long table. BROOKS Good evening ladies and gentlemen, I want to welcome you to the Centerville Abington School board meeting for Wednesday, November 28. Now, tonight we're going to put aside our normal set of business so we can discuss a more important matter. Tonight we're going to hear the case against a recent decision which entailed the expulsion of one Christopher Langston Hughes. KIRK His middle name is Langston? Kirk and Joseph begin to snicker. When everyone gives them angry looks, they stop. BROOKS This is a very serious matter, gentlemen. I can't believe you would laugh at such a – Brooks is suddenly cut off as the Super Mario theme begins to play in the tiny room. Everyone looks around confused a red faced Brock pulls a cell phone out of his pocket. BROCK (embarrassed) Sorry, I just got it. BROOKS Will you turn that infernal thing, sir! BROCK (frantic now) I'm trying, I'm trying. Brian rolls his eyes. BRIAN Gimme that! Casey pushes some buttons but nothing is stopping it. Will pops his head right over Brian's shoulder. WILL You've gotta push the red button. BRIAN I am pushing the red button! WILL No, not that one, the other red button. BRIAN What does it look like I'm doing? WILL It looks like your snapping at your best friend who's just trying to be helpful. That's what it looks like your doing! Reicther snatches the phone away and flings it across the room. BROCK My phone! The phone hits the wall with a solid thud. Close up on the phone: The "Game Over" music from Super Mario plays just before it dies. SMASH CUT TO: OPENING CREDIT SEQUENCE: Marvin Gaye's "Ain't That Peculiar" plays over the credits. AFTER CREDITS: FADE IN: INT. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING HALL – MINUTES LATER Everyone in the crowd is getting settled while, Lyndon Brooks and the other board members are looking through some papers. Parker, Ballard, and Chris are huddled at their table privately discussing something. BROOKS Now, before we begin I just want to address – Reicther stands and cuts him off. REICTHER OBJECTION! Everyone turns to him. BROOKS Objection? Son, you know we haven't begun yet. In fact I didn't even form a complete a sentence yet. Reicther seems a bit embarrassed. REICTHER Oh...So I should probably wait a bit before doing that again? BROOKS That would be best. Reicther sits down with his embarrassed friends. BROOKS All right, back to business. Now going over the police report we were given by Sergeant Shaw it seems to be violations in the – Brooks continues to speak, while Ballard, Chris, and Parker talk quietly amongst themselves. BALLARD I overlooked the case last night and I've got to say it doesn't look good. CHRIS What do you think my chances are of getting off? Beat. BALLARD Hmm, how to put this nicely. (beat) There's a better chance of Jesus bursting through the doors playing a kazoo and doing a backwards summersault. Reicther leans in and whispers three rows ahead toward Ballard. REICTHER (whispering) Psst! When will Jesus being doing said summersault? Brooks stops reading the paper. BROOKS Mr. Hughes would you mind telling your friends to keep it down. CHRIS Sorry, your honor. BROOKS You don't have to say "your honor" in a school board meeting. CHRIS Oh...sorry your highness. Brooks sighs in frustration while Chris signals The Gang to quiet down. When things settle down, Brooks again reads from the police record for the audience and the fellow board members. After a few moments Brock leans into an obviously mad Casey. BROCK Hey, Case. Are you still mad at me and Kay? CASEY Oh no. Now I'm just mad at you! BROCK What!? Why? Casey puts his hand in front of Brock, blocking him. BROCK I'm sorry, Casey. I should have never let it happen it's just that – (beat) What are you doing? CASEY Blocking you out and giving you the silent treatment. BROCK Your talking right now! You can't be giving me the silent treatment! CASEY Uh, I...well...You kissed my girlfriend. They continue to argue with the sound increasing. Again, Brooks stops reading. BROOKS Gentlemen PLEASE! Brock and Casey ignore him and continue arguing. PARKER (to Chris) Tell those assholes to be quiet! Chris stands and turns to them. CHRIS Quiet assholes! Brock and Casey get silent. Parker grabs Chris and sits him down. PARKER For future reference, outbursts that end in swearing really end up hindering a man who's on trial. Brooks gives up and lets the paper drop to the table. BROOKS I give up on reading the report. Mr. Hughes, why don't you just speed things up and tell us about what happened that night. CHRIS That night? Um, okay sure. Well me and my friends were going to a party... MOVE IN on Chris' face. FLASHBACK TO: TITLE CARD: "Eight Days Earlier..." INT. HOUSE – NIGHT A house party is going on. Teens are everywhere. Beer is everywhere, and the music is so loud it's shaking the walls. CHRIS HUGHES, REICTHER, BROCK WARNER, and BRIAN VANDELE enter through the front door. With the exception of Chris, they all look out of place. Brock is still wearing the bandage around his head. BROCK Hey! You lied! This isn't the pet store! (beat) No this isn't a pet store at all! It's a party! CHRIS Sorry, I had to. I knew if I told you the truth you guys wouldn't come. Reicther looks around. REICTHER It's just like the jocks described it. CHRIS I was thinking about what Reicther said a while back. About how we've wasted our High school lives just sitting around and playing video games. REICTHER That doesn't sound like me. But then again I sometimes forget where I live so you might be right. CHRIS So what better way to shake things up then to go to a party. Beat. BRIAN That Lorelei girl is here isn't she? LORELEI enters. CHRIS Speak of the devil! LORELEI Hey! There you are. She walks over and they kiss. LORELEI You must be Chris' friends. They greet her with various "heys." LORELEI Which one is the evil one again? Chris points to Reicther, who seems very proud. REICTHER (happy) You hear that, jerk bags? I have a reputation. LORELEI Just help yourselves to the food in the kitchen and drinks in the living room. Enjoy! Chris and Lorelei leave the room. BROCK I have a bad feeling about this guys. Maybe we should leave. BRIAN Let's stay. Chris is right. Let's shake it up a bit. I mean we only have so much time left before we graduate. Brian looks around. BRIAN Somebody beer me! Out of nowhere a BEER BOTTLE flies in and nails Reicther in face. He hits the floor, holding his face. BRIAN Reicther, you have to more careful. Haven't you been to a party before? CUT TO: INT. HOUSE – LIVING ROOM – SAME The music is blaring. From wall to the wall, it's crowded with kids. Near the big front window stand Chris and Lorelei. LORELEI Are your friends having fun? CHRIS (shouting) What?! LORELEI (louder) Are your friends having fun! Beat. CHRIS No, she's had her shots! LORELEI What? CHRIS I can't hear you! A guy walks up to Lorelei. GUY Great party Lorelei! Guy walks off. CHRIS Who was that? LORELEI That boy is my friend! CHRIS I thought I was your boyfriend! LORELEI You are my boyfriend! CHRIS What? LORELEI I said you are my boyfriend! CHRIS Um, okay. I do like your teeth. Lorelei shakes her head. LORELEI Come on, let's go outside! Lorelei leads Chris by the hand outside. CHRIS What?! CUT TO: EXT. HOUSE – OUTSIDE – BACKYARD – SECONDS LATER Chris and Lorelei emerge from the house. LORELEI That's better. CHRIS Yeah. All of a sudden Chris and Lorelei start to kiss. Title Card: "Hours Later…" CUT TO: INT. HOUSE PARTY – ROOM – LATE NIGHT Reicther and Brock are standing in a circle. REICTHER It's good to see the geek effect is still in play. BROCK What do you mean? REICTHER You ever notice at lunch how every one else has a least one table between our table and there's? BROCK Sadly, yes. REICTHER If you notice we have a two foot perimeter between us and everyone else. Cut to over head shot where we see Brock and Reicther standing in a circle, all of the other party goers are at least an arms length away from them. We see Brian approaching Brock and Reicther with a similar barrier of emptiness around him. Back to normal. Brian appears, stumbling. BRIAN (slurred speech) Hey guys! Isn't this party great! BROCK Brian? Are you drunk? Brian stands up straight. BRIAN (normal speech) No, I'm just sort of faking it. I don't get it. I've been downing the these things all night, and yet I'm not feeling drunk. Brock looks at his label. BROCK That's because you've been drinking Jones soda all night. BRIAN Ah damn it...oh well, at least it's Delicious...AND refreshing! REICTHER Where have you been anyway? BRIAN Oh I was upstairs playing Mortal Kombat with some guys but they got all pissed off cause I was kicking all their asses, you know being the only sober one. So they kicked me out. BROCK You've been playing Mortal Kombat!? BRIAN Yeah? So what? BROCK Brian! You talked us into staying here because you said we spend way too much time playing video games! BRIAN Actually Reicther said that. REICTHER I still don't remember saying that ...That reminds me, can I crash at your house tonight Brian? BRIAN Forget where you live again? REICTHER You know it! BRIAN Five it! Brian and Reicther do a quick high five. Brock rolls his eyes. CUT TO: INT. HOUSE – UPSTAIRS ROOM – SAME Chris and Lorelei are laying on a bed next to each other, its obvious they've been drinking. CHRIS Have you ever wondered what Bruce Wayne does for a living? LORELEI Who? CHRIS Bruce Wayne, you know, Batman. LORELEI Oh, doesn't he fight crime for a living? I mean he is Batman. CHRIS Yeah he does that by night but I mean like he owns this huge company right? LORELEI Wait, Batman only goes out at night? CHRIS Yeah. LORELEI Why? CHRIS Because he's scarier in the nighttime. LORELEI Why? CHRIS Because at night he can hide easier and stuff. He was trained as a ninja you know. LORELEI (wide eyed) No way! CHRIS Way! Just think about it, if you see a guy in an all black suit and a cape at night time your all like "holy shit what the fuck is that?" But if it's in the day time it's more like "who's the jack ass in the bat suit?" LORELEI What about Adam West? CHRIS What? LORELEI Yeah, in that show Batman went out in the day time like, every episode. I don't think they ever went out at night. Beat. CHRIS Oh my God! YOUR RIGHT! Lorelei giggles. LORELEI Your not like any of the other guy's I've dated. CHRIS Is that a good thing? LORELEI Let's find out. Lorelei moves down off camera. CHRIS What are you doing? LORELEI (O.S.) You'll see. We hear a zipper unzip. Chris has a huge smile on his face. CUT TO: INT. HOUSE – DOWNSTAIRS – SAME Brian has broken away from the Gang and trying to unsuccessfully mingle with the crowd. BRIAN This is a lot harder than the movies make it out to be. Suddenly a girl approaches Brian and she's had a few drinks to say the least. GIRL Hey, your kind of cute. BRIAN Uh, thanks. You don't look too bad Yourself. GIRL You wanna dance? BRIAN Sure...wait. Brian notices that GIRL is wearing a skirt. BRIAN Your not on your period are you? GIRL (very offended) What?! BRIAN I've seen Superbad. I don't want to wear period stained pants for the rest of the night. I mean it's nothing against you it's just kind of a rule I live by. GIRL Now, you listen to me Mr. I've-seen -Super-Bad, you just met me about three seconds ago so you have no business sticking your nose up in my vagina to see if I'm on my period! BRIAN I didn't stick my nose up your vagina! I just wanted to know if I should throw out these pants! Suddenly the girl's demeanor changes. GIRL I don't feel so good... BRIAN And another thing! Just because your wearing a bandana for a skirt and your tits are flying everywhere doesn't mean you can just come onto me like I'm some sort of piece of meat! GIRL throws up all over Brian's pants. BRIAN Well isn't this just fantastic... CUT TO: INT. HOUSE – ROOM – SAME Brock and Reicther are still huddled together by themselves. BROCK I've been wondering something. REICTHER What? BROCK Why do people like parties so much. REICTHER What? BROCK I mean, look around you, everyone is just drinking and moving their knees up and down. It's ridiculous. REICTHER What do you expect? It's a party full of white kids. I bet if there were some black kids here there would be like all sorts of crazy dance offs and stuff. BROCK Isn't that kind of racist? REICTHER Nah. It's only racist if I say something bad about them so I think it's okay. BROCK Are you sure? REICTHER Nope. But I bet Chris would know. BROCK Is Chris good at Dancing? REICTHER Probably. He's black remember? Brock rolls his eyes. VOICE (O.S.) What the hell!?! The CAMERA PANS to see that Principal Stevens is at the front door, looking shocked. STEVENS Everyone get the hell out of my house!!! The camera PANS back to Brock and Reicther. BROCK I think it's time to go. REICTHER I second that. Brock and Reicther begin to sneak out. CUT TO: INT. BATHROOM – MINUTES LATER Brian is in the bathroom trying his best to clean the vomit off of his pants. BRIAN I can't believe this, I should have just danced with her, even if she was on her period I could have just said that I got mad and stabbed myself in the leg. Yeah, that's what I should have done. Brian throws down the towel he's been using. BRIAN Well, these pants are ruined. I'm getting out of here. Brian walks towards the door he's about an inch away from it when it swings open and hits him in the face making him fall back, landing on the floor. Principal Stevens looks at Brian on the floor. STEVENS Vandele! Get the hell out of here! Stevens slams the door shut. BRIAN Yes sir. Brian tries to get up, but his foot slips on the towel. Brian falls and hits his head on the side of the bathtub, knocking him unconscious. CUT TO: INT. UPSTAIRS ROOM – SECONDS EARLIER Chris is standing up with his shirt off, the camera cuts just above his waist. CHRIS Do you ever wonder why they call it a blowjob? I mean your not blowing, your sucking, why isn't it called a suck job? Lorelei's head pops up from the bottom of the screen. LORELEI Because that sounds unpleasant, Chris please stop talking. CHRIS Okay. Lorelei disappears below camera again. Beat. CHRIS Stop. Stop! I've got to stop you here. Chris pulls her up. LORELEI I'm sorry. I didn't mean to chomp down like that. CHRIS No, it's not that. I just think... Don't you think we're moving a little fast? LORELEI Oh Chris...you shouldn't be thinking while a girl is giving you head. Beat. CHRIS Good point. Lorelei disappears yet again below camera. Chris is looking very pleased with himself. Lorelei pops up a second later. LORELEI Wait! Did you hear that! CHRIS Nope. Sure Didn't. LORELEI I'm serious. Listen. They are both very quite. STEVENS (O.S.) Get out of my house you hoodlums! A door slams. CHRIS Oh fuck! LORELEI Shit! Quick, hide under the bed! CHRIS What? LORELEI Just do it! Lorelei pushes him to the floor. Stevens swings the door open, luckily Lorelei is still fully clothed. STEVENS Cupcake...would you mind telling me what the hell is going on! LORELEI Nothing daddy. I was just having a little party since you were out of town. I was going to clean everything up. Its no big deal! STEVENS You know how I feel about parties! I- Stevens stops as he noticed Chris's clothes on the bed. STEVENS Lorelei do you have a boy in here!? Stevens moves to the other side of the bed to confront his daughter. LORELEI No daddy! Lorelei sees that Chris has crawled out from the opposite side of the bed and is trying to tiptoe away. LORELEI Do you think I'm some kind of slut or something! Why do you always do this!? She starts to cry. STEVENS No I don't think that you're a slut, it's just that I – Stevens notices his daughter looking past him and he spins around to see a naked Chris Hughes fleeing the scene. STEVENS YOU! LORELEI Daddy don't! Lorelei grabs her father's arm to keep him from chasing Chris. CUT TO: EXT. STEVENS HOUSE - OUTSIDE- NIGHT A naked Chris is running out of the house, suddenly Stevens appears in an open window, throwing Chris's clothes and shoes on the sidewalk below. STEVENS You'll rue the day that my daughter gave you a BJ Chris Hughes! You'll rue the day!! Chris grabs his belonging and runs into the street not sure what to do. BRIAN (O.S.) Chris! Brian pulls up in his car. There's some dried up blood on the side of his head. BRIAN Jump in! Chris jumps in the back seat and Brian speeds away. INT. BRIANS CAR - SECONDS LATER Brian is driving, Reicther is riding shotgun, Chris is still naked in the back seat holding his head in his hands. Brock is sitting next to him, trying to avoid eye contact. There is a lengthy awkward silence REICTHER Did he seriously say "you'll rue the day?" Who says that? FADE TO: EXT. SCHOOL – 2 DAYS LATER Joel and Chris are walking to school together. Chris has just finished telling his story to Joel. JOEL Did he seriously say "you'll rue the day"? Who says that? CHRIS I know! I probably would have laughed my ass off if I wasn't, you know running away naked. JOEL Yeah. Your taking this whole thing pretty well. Chris shrugs. CHRIS What's he going to do, deport me? The two walk up to the door of the school where STEVENS is waiting with a POLICE OFFICER. STEVENS That's him officer. The one on the right. CHRIS What's going on? STEVENS I'd told you that you'd rue the day didn't you? JOEL (under breath) Who uses the word rue? CHRIS What are you talking about, you can't do anything except hold a grudge. STEVES. You see, that's what I thought too, but then I did a little digging. You see, your 18 and Lorelei is only 15 and half. Chris' jaw drops. CHRIS She's only 15!!! JOEL Well, 15 and a half. This is apparently news to Chris. STEVENS So that makes you a pedophile and a rapist. Arrest him officer! Chris and Joel are shocked. OFFICER What? STEVENS Arrest him! He raped my little girl! OFFICER You called me today to prevent him from entering the school, that's all fine and dandy, but you didn't say anything about arresting him. STEVENS Don't you know the law? She's under aged! He committed statutory rape! CHRIS I didn't rape her! STEVENS Yes you did! CHRIS No I didn't, she just gave me a blow job! I just stood there I wasn't like thrusting or anything. Does that sound like I raped her to you? OFFICER Doesn't sound like rape to me. CHRIS It was just a blowjob. STEVENS Officer can I have a word with you? They walk a few feet away so the boys can't hear them. STEVENS What the hell are you doing? OFFICER What? STEVENS Your suppose to be on my side! OFFICER Calm down man. It was just a BJ. STEVENS I don't care! She's underage and he should be punished! JOEL Yeah but what can you do, sir? STEVENS I want to file charges! OFFICER ...Can you do that? STEVENS Yes. It doesn't matter if she wants to file charges. She's not old enough to consent. Chris and Joel turn to the office. CHRIS Is that true? OFFICER Uh...I think so. It sounds pretty true. CHRIS Don't you know the law? OFFICER I know the parts that count. CHRIS Jesus, what is this guy? Canadian or just plain slow? OFFICER Little of both actually. In fact it's quite a funny story, you see my mother use to sniff glue when she was pregnant and – Stevens clears his thought to get attention. STEVENS Look you can babble on about your retarded Canadian family tree later, right now I want to press charges of rape against this young man. Arrest him! The Officer sighs and gets out the handcuffs. OFFICER Don't worry kid, I'm sure this will all blow over. He handcuffs Chris and takes him away. FADE TO: INT. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING – NIGHT Chris snaps out of the daze he's been in as Brooks is Finishing talking. BROOKS We've heard all the evidence, now I would like everyone take a short recess while we deliberate and settle this matter. Everyone in the room begins to rise slowly and file out. FADE TO: EXT. ADMINISTRATION BUILDING – MINUTES LATER The Gang is spread out all over the front of the building. Parker and Ballard are near the doorway, talking to themselves. REICTHER I wouldn't worry about it if I were you Chris. I mean remember that time we all snuck away during that fire drill to watch Star Wars? It'll be okay. BROCK Actually, we were all suspended for that little stunt. REICTHER Oh yeah...I kind of forgot about that...Can I crash at someone's house again tonight? Brian makes a motion to Chris and the two break away from the group. Will and Nadine also break away from the group holding hands. WILL This sucks. NADINE It'll be okay baby. WILL Yeah but what if it's not okay? Chris could get into serious trouble. NADINE I wouldn't worry about it baby. Chris should have been more careful. WILL (shocked) What? NADINE Well, I mean he should have known better than to mess around with an underage girl. Will looks like he's about to argue, but stops. WILL Yeah...I guess so... Will and Nadine sit in the grass together, Nadine's head is on Will's shoulder, Will looks confused. Ballad and Parker are talking to Stevens by the front of the building. PARKER Well I never thought I see the day, Bob. The day where your own evil actually scares me. Stevens turns to him. STEVENS I'm only looking out for my daughter. I plan to punish him to the fullest extent of the law. Parker sighs in anger. PARKER All this because your daughter has been dabbling in the "skank" arts? STEVENS You better watch what you say. PARKER Sorry, Bob. I usually don't go so far to insult next of kin, but this is complete bullshit! That kid is going to get thrown of school, if the court finds him guilty he'll have to register as a sex offender which in turn being a convicted of an unlawful act will get him kicked out of the country! Your ruining this kid's life just to protect the world from knowing your daughter gave some kid a blowjob. STEVENS You might not understand now, John. But when your older and you have a kid of your own you'll have a slightly better understanding of where I'm coming from. Stevens begins to walk away, Parker looks toward Ballard. PARKER Do something! BALLARD You know, it would be very damaging to not only you but the entire school if certain photos came to light. One that might paint the picture that you're being so harsh on Chris because of the color of the skin. STEVENS If your talking about that picture of me at the Klan rally on your cell phone I stole it one day while you were on break and erased it. Ballard gets out her cell phone. BALLARD Nice try Bob. I've got it right here, well, no maybe its... Her facial expression tells us the picture isn't there anymore. BALLARD Crap in a hat. Stevens smiles smugly and walks off. Ballard sighs, Parker puts his arm on her shoulder. PARKER At least we tried. Ballard nods. Chris and Brian are standing by a tree far away from everyone smoking cigarettes. CHRIS I never did thank you for the getaway ride. BRIAN No problem, it's like Abraham Lincoln always said "A naked friend in public is a friend in need." At least I imagine he always said that. Beat. BRIAN I don't think you have anything to worry about man, it was just a blow job. Beat. BRIAN Do you ever wonder why they call it a blowjob? I mean your not blowing, your sucking, why isn't it called a suck job. CHRIS Because that sounds unpleasant, Brian. Please stop talking. Brian nods and smokes his cigarette. VOICE (O.S.) They've made a decision! Chris and Brian throw away their cigarettes and walk back to the building. Chris is the last one in, he sees Lorelei in the distance who mouths the words "I'm sorry." Chris waves to her and walks back into the building. CUT TO: INT. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING – MINUTES LATER Everyone is seated and for a while no one says anything until finally: BROOKS Mr. Hughes, its been argued by Mr. Parker that your actions were nothing more that that of a young man high on life and testosterone... Parker and Chris seems excited for the moment. BROOKS ...but considering the serious of the offense and evidence brought to us by Principal Stevens we're going to go with the original punishment of expulsion. I'm afraid we at Centerville Sr. High School no longer welcome you into our classrooms. A gasp goes out through the room. REICTHER OBJECTION!! Chris holds his head in his hands. Everyone is a flutter. The board members try restore order. Ballard and Parker look defeated. The Gang look kind of down. Finally Chris lefts his head up. CHRIS Well, it can't get any worse than this. CUT TO: INT. COURTHOUSE – A WEEK LATER Chris is holding his head in his hands again. Next to him stands his lawyer. The place is empty for except for another LAWYER on the other side, and a JUDGE. After a long while, Chris finally looks up at the JUDGE. JUDGE The state of Indiana finds one Christopher Hughes guilty of the statutory rape of Lorelei Stevens. Chris lets out a deep sigh. JUDGE I sentence to you five years probation and to register as a sex offender. Also, Mr. Hughes it's my duty to inform that now since you've been convinced of an unlawful act that you also be deported to your home country of England by December 31. The Judge bangs the gavel. Chris just stands there in complete, stunned silence. CHRIS (mocking) "This will all blow over!" Stupid Canadian doesn't know shit! FADE OUT. TO BE CONTINUED... END OF EPISODE
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