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                          THE LUNCHROOM                                
                               
                        Episode Thirteen
                         "Heart's Place"

                                
                           Written by
                          Bruce Snyder
                                                                
                               
                           Created by
                          Bruce Snyder                                
                                
                                                               
                       EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
                          Bruce Snyder
                                
                       EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
                          Vincent Biga
                                
                          STORY EDITOR
                        Melinda Waterman
                                 
                       CONSULTING PRODUCER
                          Edward Drogos
                                
                       CONSULTING PRODUCER
                           Max Majernik
                               

                                 
                                 CAST LIST

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

 
                              GUEST CAST LIST

		Dave Attanasio.............................. 
		Kate Davidson...............................
		Coach Chase.................................
		Cathy.......................................
		Ryan........................................
		Marilyn.....................................






     Copyright  Bruce Snyder 

     TEASER

     FADE IN:

     INT. SCHOOL HALLWAY - LATE AFTERNOON

     Will is by his locker, drinking a bottle of soda. Nearby 
     is the JANITOR. Will is walking away when it opens up 
     and spills everywhere onto the carpet.

                                WILL
                    Ooops.

     Janitor gives him a look.

                                WILL
                    Oh man. I'm really, really sorry.

                                JANITOR
                    You know we just cleaned that 
                    carpet last week.

                                WILL
                    I'm so sorry.

     Beat.

                                WILL
                    Well...there's always a plus side.

     Janitor continues to give him the look.

                                WILL
                    You get some overtime money for 
                    doing it.

     Janitor continues with the look.

                                WILL
                    You know, I should probably just 
                    leave...

     Will begins to slowly leave. He turns and slips in the 
     hallway. The Janitor walks over. He reaches down and 
     pull up a "Wet Floor" sign. Janitor smiles.

     OPENING CREDIT SEQUENCE:

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

     AFTER CREDITS:

     INT. HALLWAY - DAY

     The halls are mostly empty. Chris and Casey walk and 
     talk, while heading toward the gym.

                                CASEY
                    Kate Davison? The name sounds 
                    familiar.

                                CHRIS
                    She's this small girl. Black hair, 
                    sorta looks sad.

                                CASEY
                    Oh! Now I know her.
                              (beat)
                    How long you've been dating her?

                                CHRIS
                    Almost two weeks.

                                CASEY
                    Wow.

                                CHRIS
                    But you know...she revealed 
                    something to me.

                                CASEY
                    Personal?

                                CHRIS
                    (slight chuckle) Understatement of 
                    the fucking century.

                                CASEY
                    What was it?

                                CHRIS
                    On the night we decided to make 
                    something out of our nice little 
                    conversations, we were both high on 
                    this feeling. It was this weird 
                    feeling you get in your gut when 
                    you get near a girl? Know what I'm 
                    talking about?

                                CASEY
                    I do get a feeling in my stomach 
                    like that. But that's because I 
                    have a bleeding ulcer.

                                CHRIS 
                    Well this feeling, I guess, made us 
                    a bit stupid. Because we starting 
                    saying deep personal shit. You know, 
                    she says something personal about 
                    her family, then I rely with talk 
                    about life in England. Well we were 
                    going back and forth, and she 
                    mentions how she use to be suicidal.

                                CASEY
                    Really?

                                CHRIS
                    Yeah.

                                CASEY
                    What kind was she?

                                CHRIS
                    Whadda' mean what kind?

                                CASEY
                    I mean was she one of these girls 
                    who actually tired to kill herself 
                    by like, trying to slit her wrists. 
                    Or was she a girl who was just 
                    really depressed and hated life and 
                    tried to overdose on Tylenol?

                                CHRIS
                    The first one. I saw some scars on 
                    her wrist.

                                CASEY
                    But she's okay now, right?

     Slight pause.

                                CHRIS
                    ...So far.

     They stop at the gym doors and enter.

     INT. GYM - CONTINUOUS

     Chris and Casey enter. There are students scattered all 
     around the gym, playing various games like volleyball 
     and basketball.

                                CHRIS
                    What do we need again?

                                CASEY
                    The study guide for the golf test.

     They walk up the gym office and knock on the door. After 
     a few seconds COACH CHASE pops his head out.

                                CHASE
                    Oh. You guys need the guide, right?

                                CASEY
                    Yeah.

                                CHRIS
                           (off students)
                    Look at all the sorry son of a 
                    bitches playing sports.

                                CASEY
                    Makes you glad we passed the class 
                    and never have to step in here 
                    again.

                                CHRIS
                    Ha! What do you think we're doing 
                    right now.

     Chris looks up. On the second floor we can see Joel and 
     Cathy playing a game of shuffle board.

                                CHRIS
                    Joel still takes gym?

                                CASEY
                    Guess so.

                                CHRIS
                    Wow. Who's the girl?

                                CASEY
                    Cathy.

                                CHRIS
                    Cathy. As in Cathy Phenis?

                                CASEY
                    Yep.

                                CHRIS
                    Brian's Cathy?

                                CASEY
                    Correctdomondo.

     They continue to watch. Casey seems suspicious.

                                CHRIS
                    I didn't know Joel was friends with 
                    her.

                                CASEY
                    Hell, I would think a girl like that 
                    wouldn't be friends with people 
                    like us at all.

                                CHRIS
                    Hey...You don't think...Joel likes 
                    Cathy, do you?

                                CASEY
                    As Doc Brown put it in "Back to the 
                    Future"...Anything is possible.

     They continue to watch. Joel says something that makes 
     Cathy laugh.

                                                         CUT TO:

     INT. DRAWING CLASS - MINUTES LATER

     The class is fairly small with about twelve or so 
     people. It's fairly quietly, with some light 
     conversation going on. Sitting near the back is Brian 
     and Brock.

                                BRIAN
                    What's that your drawing?

                                BROCK
                    Something.

                                BRIAN
                    What is it?

                                BROCK
                    Something

                                BRIAN
                    Tell me.

                                BROCK
                    It was something.

                                BRIAN
                    Tell me.

                                BROCK
                    I told you, it was something.

                                BRIAN
                    At least give me a hint.

                                BROCK
                    Something.

                                BRIAN
                    Is it...naughty?

                                BROCK
                    Something.

                                BRIAN
                    Is that an automated response or 
                    something? Tell me you little 
                    bastard!

                                BROCK
                    Something

                                BRIAN
                    Tell me.                                 
                               
                                BROCK
                    Something

                                BRIAN
                    Tell me.

                                BROCK
                    Something

                                BRIAN
                    Oh for Christ's sake will you tell 
                    me already!?

      Brief pause.

                                BROCK
                    It was something.

                                BRIAN
                    SAY SOMETHING OTHER THAN SOMETHING!!!

                                BROCK
                    Something.

                                BRIAN
                    Oh you little son of a bitch.

     Brian begins to think.

                                BRIAN
                    It's a picture of a girl, isn't it?

     Brock says nothing.

                                BRIAN
                    It could be Amanda...but then again, 
                    Amanda is ugly.

     Brock's eye twitches. He seem angry.

                                BRIAN
                    Or it could be that girl from that 
                    summer program...but she was a bitch.

     Brock's eye twitches again.

                                BROCK
                    Don't say the next name!

                                BRIAN
                    OR SARAH! That's it! But she's the 
                    worst of them all.

     Brock stops drawing.

                                BROCK
                    My deep dark obsession has gotten 
                    worse lately

                                BRIAN
                    How so?

                                BROCK
                              (sighs)
                    Scott fucking Greenberg.

                                BRIAN
                    Who the hell is that?

                                BROCK
                    Sarah's new boyfriend.

                                                         CUT TO:

     INT. VANDELE HOME - SAME

     Stacy and Dave are on the couch, making out. Stacy stops 
     him.

                                STACY
                    Say, Dave.

                                DAVE
                    Yeah.

                                STACY
                    I was just thinking. I realizes 
                    we've been dating almost two weeks 
                    and I don't even know where you 
                    work.

                                DAVE
                    Oh...I work at the Earlham cemetery.

     They begin to make out again. Stacy seems a bit freaked 
     out. She stops him.

                                STACY
                    Cema-what?

                                DAVE
                    Cemetery.

     He begins to kiss her, she stops him again.

                                STACY
                    You work at a cemetery?

                                DAVE
                    Six years running.

                                STACY
                    Um...what do you do at the 
                    cemetery?

                                DAVE
                    Mostly mow and trim the grass.

                                STACY
                             (relieved)
                    Oh, I thou -

                                DAVE
                    But I also dig graves and sometimes 
                    bury bodies.

                                STACY
                    Bury bodies?

                                DAVE
                    Yep.

                                STACY
                            (to himself)
                    Really picked a good one, Stacy.

     Dave stands and grabs Stacy's hand.

                                DAVE
                    C'mon.

                                STACY
                    Where are we going?

                                DAVE
                    I've got something "special" 
                    planned for us.

     Stacy stands, intrigued. Dave, still holding her hand, 
     begins to lead her into the hallway.

                                STACY
                    Special?

                                                          CUT TO:

     INT. SCHOOL LIBRARY - MINUTES LATER

     There is only a few people in the library. Will is 
     sitting at one of the tables. He is reading a book, with 
     the words "Gay Fantasia" written on it. Suddenly Chris 
     and Casey enter.

                                CHRIS
                    There you are!

     Will looks up. Seeing them, he throws the book off to 
     the side.

                                WILL
                    Hey, guys. What's up?

                                CASEY
                    Oh nothing much. Say, Will.

                                WILL
                    Yes.

                                CASEY
                    Does Joel like Cathy.

     Will sits, stunned.

                                WILL
                    Wh-...What?

                                CASEY
                    Does Joel like Cathy?

                                WILL
                    Doe - he...Well I would have no 
                    idea if -

                                CHRIS
                    Because we just saw them together 
                    in gym class.

                                WILL
                    Shit. You've caught me.

                                CASEY
                    It is true!

                                CHRIS
                    Holy shit!

                                WILL
                    Keep it the fuck down!

                                CASEY
                    You mean he -

                                WILL
                    Yeah.

                                CHRIS
                    Without even -

                                WILL
                    You bet.

                                CASEY
                    How man times -

                                WILL
                    Twice.

                                CASEY
                    Jesus Christ bananas. How come Joel 
                    never told us about this?

                                WILL
                          (sarcastically)
                    Believe it or not he thought you 
                    guys would make a big deal out of 
                    it.

                                CHRIS
                    How long have you known?

                                WILL
                    (sighs)...three weeks.

                                CASEY
                    Fuck!

                                WILL
                    Calm down, two tons of fun. All 
                    right, listen. This is not to be 
                    told to anyone!

                                CHRIS
                    What about Reicther?

                                WILL
                    Are you kidding? First, he would 
                    probably blurt it out. Second, he'd 
                    mention it to Brian as if it's the 
                    most casual thing ever.

                                CASEY
                    What about Brock?

                                WILL
                    He's probably busy with his own 
                    problems. Besides it might be risky. 
                    He's been Brian's closest friend.

     Pause.

                                CASEY
                    My God. This is one fucked up 
                    problem.

                                WILL
                    Yeah. I know.

                                CHRIS
                    I thought Brian was over Cathy.

                                WILL
                    Yeah, so he says. Still, it's the 
                    principal of the matter.

                                                         SWIPE TO:

     EXT. SCHOOL - LATER

     Establishing shot. The bell rings.

                                                          CUT TO:

     INT. SHAKESHOP - MINUTES LATER

     Reicther enters, with his head down.

                                REICTHER
                    Stupid job.

     He walks behind the counter.

                                REICTHER
                    I should just quit. Get my precious 
                    free time back.

     Reicther's boss, RYAN, enters from the backroom.

                                RYAN
                    Oh, there you Reicther.

                                REICTHER 
                    Yeah, I'm here.

                                RYAN
                    I want you to carefully scrape all 
                    the remaining chocolate ice cream 
                    off the freezer walls. 

     Reicther quietly sighs.

                                REICTHER
                    I'll get right on it.

     Reicther is about to leave, but Ryan stops him.

                                RYAN
                    Oh, I almost forgot.

     Ryan reaches into his pocket and pulls out an envelope.

                                RYAN
                    I know we couldn't be you last week 
                    so there's two weeks pay here.

     He hands it to Reicther. Reicther stares at it and then 
     quickly opens it.

                                REICTHER
                    Oh my...

     Heavenly music begins to play. Reicther looks up, 
     extremely happy.

                                RYAN
                    Oops.

     Ryan walks off and turns the radio off, ending the 
     heavenly music.

                                RYAN
                    I always forget to turn that off.

                                                         CUT TO:

     INT. VANDELE HOME - STACY'S BEDROOM - MOMENTS LATER

     The room is lightly lit. We can see someone under the 
     covers, moving around. The bathroom door is open, and we 
     can see Dave looking into the mirror. He slowly looks 
     over into the room, and notices the covers.

                                DAVE
                    Stacy?

     She doesn't answer.

                                DAVE
                    Stacy?

                                STACY
                    Yeah.

                                DAVE
                    What are you doing?

                                STACY
                    Getting naked.

                                DAVE
                    Why are you doing it under the 
                    covers?

                                STACY
                    Because I'm cautious about my naked 
                    body.

                                DAVE
                    Oh.

     After a few more seconds of rumbling, Stacy pops her 
     head out.

                                STACY
                    Okay. Now I'm ready.

                                DAVE
                    Um...where is-um,...the, you know...

                                STACY
                    Oh, drawer.

     Dave opens the drawer. He pulls out a condom.

                                DAVE
                    Got it.

     Dave gets into bed next to Stacy. They look at each 
     other. He quickly takes off his shirt. Then under the 
     blanket Dave takes off his pants. He opens the condom.

                                STACY
                    Wait!

                                DAVE
                    What?

                                STACY
                    You have to check it.

     Dave seems confused.

                                DAVE
                    What for? To make sure it's ripe or 
                    something?

                                STACY
                    For holes. These things could have 
                    holes.

                                DAVE
                    Holes?

                                STACY
                    These things are only like 60% 
                    protective.

                                DAVE
                    Hey, you think I should wear two? 
                    That way it's 120% protective.

                                STACY
                    Dave...that's basically like 
                    wrapping a rubber band around your 
                    dick.

     Dave holds the condom up to the lamp.

                                STACY
                    How's it look?

                                DAVE
                    Hole free. I guess.

                                STACY
                    All right. Put it on.

     Dave reaches below frame. He tries to put it on.

                                DAVE
                    Hey, it glows in the dark.

     Stacy looks.

                                STACY
                    That's a really bright green.

                                                         SWIPE TO:

     INT. SIDEWALK - SAME

     Will, Joel, Casey, and Chris are walking home form 
     school. Joel is a few steps ahead of everyone. Chris and 
     Casey are looking at Joel in a weird way.

                                JOEL
                    Hey, Casey. We finished up the 
                    Geography cross word puzzle, right?

                                CASEY
                    Oh yeah, yeah. At the end of the 
                    period.

     Will signals Chris to talk to Joel. As Chris starts to 
     talk to him, Will leans into Casey and whispers.

                                WILL 
                    What the hell is up with this 
                    "piano" routine you and Chris are 
                    pulling?

                                CASEY
                    I can't think of anything to say. 
                    All I can think about is Joel and 
                    Cathy.

     Will sighs.

                                WILL
                    Fine. I think I know how to tell 
                    him you know.

     Will catches up and walks besides Joel.

                                WILL
                    Hey, Joel.

                                JOEL
                    What?

                                WILL
                    I've got a joke for you.

                                JOEL
                    Okay.

                                WILL
                    All right. They're these two female 
                    anchor women. One is a red head, one 
                    is a blonde. So anyway, it's been a 
                    rough day and they decide to take a 
                    break in the breakroom. They go in 
                    there make themselves some coffee 
                    and begin to talk. Well, anyway they 
                    have a TV in the breakroom. They 
                    look up and see that there is a news 
                    break because there's some crazy guy 
                    on top of a roof. The two anchors 
                    see this and the red head says "You 
                    know what, I think he'll jump." And 
                    the blonde says "No, he won't." The 
                    red then says "He will. You know, 
                    I'll bet you fifty dollars that 
                    he'll jump." The blonde shook her 
                    hand "Okay, your on." As just as she 
                    said that, the guy jumps. The blonde 
                    reaches into her wallet and began to 
                    look for fifty dollars. Meanwhile 
                    the red head begins to feel guilty 
                    and then confesses "You know, I 
                    can't take your money." The blonde 
                    was persistent. "No, no. You won the 
                    bet fair and square you keep the 
                    money." Then the red head said "I 
                    have to admit something. I saw this
                    report an hour ago." And then the 
                    blonde said "Yeah, me too. I didn't 
                    think he'd jump again... 
                           (really quickly) 
                    Chris and Casey know about Cathy.

     Joel begins to laugh but it quickly stops.

                                JOEL
                    WHAT?!

                                WILL
                    God damn your selective hearing, 
                    Joel!

                                JOEL
                    You told them!

                                WILL
                    Well, it's not like I told them for 
                    the hell of it. They sorta walked 
                    in on it.

                                JOEL
                    Walked in on it?

                                CASEY
                    Gym. Third period.

                                JOEL
                    Oh shit.

                                CASEY
                    I never would have guessed you and 
                    Cathy liked each other.

                                JOEL
                    What makes you so sure?

                                CASEY
                    Well, let's just say I have my 
                    reasons.

                                JOEL
                             (to Will)
                    YOU TOLD THEM ABOUT THE MOVIE DATE?!

     Casey and Chris are stunned.

                                CASEY
                    Actually...I was going to say I know 
                    body language really well.

     Joel realizes his mistake. He lets his head fall down.

                                JOEL
                    Oh fuck me gently with a chainsaw.

     Pause. Joel sighs and lifts his head up.

                                CHRIS
                    Do you like her?

     Joel nods.

                                CHRIS
                    Does she like you too?

                                JOEL
                    I'm 85% sure she does.

     Joel begins to pace.

                                JOEL
                    That's it. Brian's going to kill me.

                                WILL
                    Joel, he's not going to kill you.

                                JOEL
                    Oh, but you're selling Brian short. 
                    He's a clever guy. He could easily 
                    slit my throat and hide the body.

     Joel stops pacing and looks toward the sunset.

                                JOEL
                    I'm thirsty. Let's go over to my 
                    place, I've got drinks.

     Everyone nods. They all start to walk again.

                                                        SWIPE TO:

     INT. MALL - FRONT ENTERANCE - LATER
     (SONG BEGINS: "Mr. Blue Sky" by Electric Light Orchestra)

     Reicther enters, carrying a wad of cash in his hands. He 
     looks around. A big smile comes across his face. He runs 
     off in a certain direction.

     INT. RADIO SHACK - SECONDS LATER

     Reicther is just pushing random items from shelves into 
     his cart. Electric pens, tape recorders, and cameras.

                                                        FADE TO:

     INT. FOOD COURT - LITTLE LATER

     Reicther slowly walks through the court. At each table 
     he hands money to the people sitting at them. Some 
     people looks confused, others are joyed. He does this 
     with an idiotic grin on his face.

                                                      SWIPE TO:

     INT. TOY STORE - LATER

     Reicther is sitting in an aisle, playing with a toy truck.

                                                       CUT TO:

     INT. TOY STORE - LATER

     Reicther is in a different aisle, playing with a nerf 
     gun.

                                REICTHER
                    Bang! Bang! Bang!

                                                      CUT TO:

     INT. TOY STORE - LATER

     Reicther is in a different aisle, light saber fighting 
     with an eight year old boy.

                                                      CUT TO:

     EXT. MALL - LATER

     Reicther walks out, carrying about five bags, all filled 
     to capacity with stuff. He seems very pleased.

     (SONG SLOWLY FADE OUT.)

                                                     SWIPE TO:                          

     INT. STACY'S ROOM - SAME

     Darkness. We can hear some movement.

                                DAVE
                    How you doing?

                                STACY
                    Ow, ow, ow -- that's my -

                                DAVE
                    Sorry.

     Pause. The movement stops.

                                STACY
                    What happened?

                                DAVE
                    I...I think I became a man.

     Pause.

                                STACY
                    That was it?

                                DAVE
                    Pretty much.

                                STACY
                    But that was like...a few minutes.

                                DAVE
                    Trust me...we're lucky it lasted as 
                    long as it did.

     There is some shuffling. There is a small green light 
     that illuminates part of Stacy's face.

                                STACY
                    It's still glowing?

                                                         CUT TO:

     INT. BRIAN'S ROOM - SAME

     Brock sits on the couch, looking depressed. Brian is 
     looking through his closet.

                                BRIAN
                    It's in here, some place.

                                BROCK
                    Oh, how could I be so stupid.

                                BRIAN
                    I think I still have two 
                    controllers.

                                BROCK
                    She always talked about the guy.

                                BRIAN
                    I probably still have the one game 
                    were you're the serial killer 
                    looking for innocent women.

                                BROCK
                    But I was blind sided.

     Brian sighs.

                                BRIAN
                    Look, I know your depressed. But 
                    you should just forget about her.

     Brock scoffs.

                                BROCK
                    Impossible. She'll always stick to 
                    me.

                                BRIAN
                    Sorta like an STD?

     Brock tries his hardest not to smile.

                                BRIAN
                    Oh, is that a smile?

                                BROCK
                    Oh fuck it. I still can't laugh. 
                    Not while in the mood, I'm in.

                                BRIAN
                    Well, here.

     Brian walks over, carrying a Sega Genesis. He sits 
     it down by the TV.

                                BRIAN
                    Will killing the weak and innocent 
                    make you feel better?

                                BROCK
                    ...a little.

                                                        CUT TO:                      
   
     INT. STACY'S ROOM - SAME

     Dave and Stacy are lying on the bed.

                                DAVE
                    So...

                                STACY
                    So...

                                DAVE
                    How was it?

                                STACY
                    Well...filling to say the least.

     Pause.

                                DAVE
                    Oh! I just got that.

                                STACY
                    What time is it?

                                DAVE
                    A little after six.

                                STACY
                    Oh shit. Where are my clothes?

                                DAVE
                    In the corner.

                                STACY
                    Could you get them for me?

                                DAVE
                    Why can't you get them?

                                STACY
                           (embarrassed)
                    I don't want you to see me naked.

                                DAVE
                    You don't want me to see you naked?

                                STACY
                    Yeah.

                                DAVE
                    Even though we just got done having 
                    sex?

                                STACY
                    I'm just not comfortable people 
                    seeing my naked body.

                                DAVE
                    Oh.

                                STACY
                    So can you get them for me?

                                DAVE
                    Um...I'm not sure.

                                STACY
                    Why?

                                DAVE
                    Well I don't want you to see my...
                    uh...my -

                                STACY
                    Penis?

                                DAVE
                    That's it.

                                STACY
                    But I've already seen it.

                                DAVE
                    Well, unfortunately it's not as big 
                    as it was a few minutes ago.

                                STACY
                    Oh.

     Pause. Both are thinking.

                                DAVE
                    How about I close my eyes.

     Stacy ponders the idea.

                                STACY
                    Peek and I'll castrate you.

     He puts a hand over his eyes.

     INT. JOEL'S HOUSE - KITCHEN - SAME

     Will, Joel, Chris, and Casey sit around the kitchen 
     table. All drinking soda.

                                CHRIS
                    How long can we go on with this?

                                WILL
                    As long as it takes.

                                CASEY 
                    Do you think Brian will catch on?

                                JOEL
                    I hope not.

     Pause. Everyone seems distracted. Will looks up at the 
     clock.

                                WILL
                   Well, I think it's time for me to be 
                   getting home.

                                CHRIS
                   I think we should all be getting home.

                                CASEY
                   Yeah.

     They all slowly stand up. Will, Chris, and Casey head 
     for the door. Will looks back and notices Joel staring 
     at the wall, deep in thought.

                                WILL
                   Joel?

     He doesn't answer.

                                WILL
                   Joel!

                                JOEL
                   Yeah?

                                WILL
                   We're leaving.

                                JOEL
                   Okay. See you guys tomorrow.

     The three leave. Joel begins to stare at the wall again, 
     deep in thought.                      

     (BEGIN MUSIC MONTAGE. Song: "Can't Find My Way Home" by 
     Eric Clapton.)

                                                          FADE TO:

     INT. WILL'S ROOM - NIGHT

     Will enters his room. He walks over to the CD player and 
     turns it on. He takes a Marvin Gaye CD and puts it in. 
     He hits play. He sits in the dark, staring at the wall.

     EXT. HOUSE - SAME

     Chris is at the doorstep. He knocks on the door. After a 
     few seconds the door opens to reveal KATE DAVIDSON.

                                KATE
                    Oh hey, Chris. What are you doing 
                    here?

                                CHRIS
                    I was just walking around and 
                    thought I should drop off that CD 
                    you wanted.

                                KATE
                    Oh, awesome. Come in.

     Chris and Kate go inside.

     INT. CASEY'S ROOM - SAME

     Casey is sitting at his desk. He picks up the phone and 
     dials some numbers. There's a pause.

                                CASEY
                    Hello, is Kay there?

     Pause.

                                CASEY
                    Hey, Kay.

     INT. VANDELE HOME - LATER

     Stacy enters the living room. Brian is in the kitchen.

                                BRIAN
                    Where the hell have you been?

                                STACY
                    I had to take my car into the shop 
                    and it took them three god damn 
                    hours to fix it.

     Pause. Stacy looks around.

                                STACY
                    Where's mom?

                                BRIAN
                    I don't know. Drinking or something. 
                    I wasn't paying close attention.

     He leaves the kitchen and heads down the hall with a bag 
     of chips in his arms. She walks over to the counter and 
     sees there's a message. She hits play.

                                VOICE (O.S.)
                    Hey, Stacy. It's me Marilyn -

     Stacy is surprised.

                                VOICE (O.S.)
                    - I really wanted to apologize for
                    the other night. And to make up for it I 
                    want to take you out for dinner.
                               (pause)
                    Call me.

     Hang up. Pause. Stacy stands in silence. She looks over 
     at the phone. She picks up and dials some numbers.

                                STACY
                    Hello, Marilyn?
                              (pause)
                    Where do you want to eat at?

                                                          CUT TO:

     INT. BRIAN'S ROOM - SAME

     Brock is standing over Brian's CD player. He presses a 
     button. Brian enters.

                                BRIAN
                    What the hell are you doing?

                                BROCK
                    I want to listen to something more 
                    uplifting then The Offspring.

     Brian looks down at the floor and notices a Gordon 
     Lightfoot CD. Brian rolls his eyes and sits down.

                                                         CUT TO:

     INT. REICTHER'S ROOM - SAME

     He passed on his bed. In one hand is a light saber (blue 
     and still on and making noises.) and in the other is a 
     tape recorder playing. The recording is of Reicther 
     talking to himself.

                                                        CUT TO:

     INT. JOEL'S ROOM - HOURS LATER

     Joel is sleeping on his bed. We ZOOM IN on him a little 
     bit as he continues to sleep calmly.

                                                        FADE OUT.
                           
                            END OF EPISODE







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