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THE LunchROOM Episode 1.10 "Bad Day" - SEASON FINALE - WRITTEN BY Bruce Snyder CREATED BY Bruce Snyder CAST LIST Will Cooper................................. Joel Mayberry............................... Brian Vandele............................... Brock Warner................................ Reicther.................................... Casey Jennings.............................. GUEST CAST LIST Chris Hughes................................ Janice Jennings............................. Margie Mayberry............................. Dr. Falco................................... Will's Mother............................... Carmella David.............................. Debbie Vandele.............................. William Reicther............................ Jessica Reicther............................ Copyright © Bruce Snyder OPENING CREDIT SEQUENCE: Marvin Gaye's "Ain't That Peculiar" plays over the credits. AFTER CREDITS: EXT. CASEY'S HOUSE – MORNING It's early Saturday morning. The sun is just now rising. The main door opens and Casey steps out. He walks up his driveway. He bends over and picks the paper up. He coughs on the paper. He turns and begins to walk up the driveway, before looking down at the paper. He stops, dead in his tracks. We see blood on the paper. Casey feels his lips. There are a few spots of blood on them. INT. CASEY'S HOUSE – KITCHEN - MINUTES LATER JANICE JENNINGS, Casey's mother, is at stove making breakfast. She is whistling. We hear a door open and close. Casey enters. He now have blood around his mouth. CASEY Um, mom? JANICE (without looking) What honey? CASEY I sorta have a small problem. JANICE (without looking) What's your problem? Casey coughs and blood gets on the fridge. JANICE (without looking) Remember to cover your mouth. Casey rolls his eyes, and then passes out. He hits the floor pretty hard. Janice looks over at him. JANICE Casey? He doesn't respond. INT. JOEL'S ROOM – A LITTLE LATER Joel is lying on his bed, watching TV. The phone rings and he answers it. JOEL Hello? (We now intercut between Will at in room and Joel.) WILL Is Joel there? JOEL You're speaking to him. WILL Hey, Joel. It's me, Will. JOEL Oh, hey. WILL Listen, I was wondering if you could do me a really big favor. JOEL What's that? WILL Could you give me Rene David's phone number? JOEL Rene's? WILL Yeah. Joel gets up and leaves his room. INT. JOEL'S HOUSE – KITCHEN – SAME Joel enters. He walks up to the counter. He opens a really huge book that has phone numbers all over the pages. JOEL Give me a sec. As he searches, Joel whistles "Whistle while Work." In the background we hear a door open and then close. MARGIE MAYBERRY, his mother, enters. She has a really big smile on her face. Also a look of disbelief. She goes over and sits down at the table. JOEL (without looking at her) Hey, mom. Long breakfast with Bill? She remains speechless. JOEL Here it is, 555-2580. (We intercut with Will again.) Will writes it down. WILL Thank you, Joel. Oh, you're coming to the Chris thing tonight, right? JOEL Yep. WILL Okay. See you then. Will hangs up. Joel turns to his mother, who still seems shocked. JOEL You okay, mom? She smiles and nods. MARGIE I'm just the happiest I can be right now. JOEL Any special reason? Slight pause. MARGIE Joel...this morning at breakfast. Bill proposed to me. JOEL What?! Really?! She nods. JOEL What did you say? MARGIE I said yes. JOEL Oh, that's great mom! Joel leans in and hugs his mom. INT. BRIAN'S HOUSE – COMPUTER ROOM – A LITTLE LATER Brian is sitting at his computer. Next time is a plate with pizza on it. While he eats and surfs the next, he quietly sings to himself. After a second, the phone rings. He answers. BRIAN Hello? (We intercut with Will in his room and Brian.) WILL Brian. It's me. BRIAN Who the is me? And how did you get my number, me? WILL Hardy fuckin' har. BRIAN What do you want, Will? WILL Just checking to see if you're going to the Chris thing. BRIAN Yeah, but do we really need a new guy? WILL Haven't you heard the saying "the more the merrier?" BRIAN Haven't you heard the saying "seven's a crowd?" Will groans. WILL Trust me. Chris is a good idea. He's like a glove that's too big. Sure he doesn't seem right or fit right away but later you forget about all that and get use to him. BRIAN Fine. I'll go. When are you leaving for it? WILL Later. First I have to do something. Will looks down at Rene's number. BRIAN Me too. Brian looks down at Cathy's email address. WILL See ya'. Will hangs up and begins to eye her number. He sighs. INT. BRIAN'S HOUSE – COMPUTER ROOM – SAME Just as Brian is leaving with his plate: VOICE (O.S.) You've got mail. Brian turns back to the computer. He reads the name and then drops his plate. BRIAN Jesus Christ on acid. The name on the computer is Cathy's. EXT. REICTHER'S HOUSE – BACKYARD – A LITTLE LATER Brock and Reicther stand and watch William, Reicther's father. William is holding a shotgun. He cocks it and fires. WILLIAM Boys...there is a fine art to shooting and killing things. Most people think nothing of it. They just point and shoot. But there's so much more to. Take that rabbit I just shot. Most people would have aimed for where it was...but I aimed for where it was going to be. Reicther and Brock stare at him. VOICE (O.S.) Reicther, telephone! REICTHER Coming! Reicther heads off for the house. When he's gone, William begins to look over his gun. WILLIAM Brock, why don't you go see where I shot that rabbit at. BROCK I think I'm good right here. William cocks his gun. BROCK Right away, sir. Brock runs off into the woods. BROCK (himself, while running) I'm gonna die, I'm gonna die. INT. DOCTOR'S OFFICE – A LITTLE LATER Casey and Janice are sitting across from DR. FALCO. He sits behind his desk, reading from a file. FALCO Well, after all the tests we ran it turns that Casey...has a stomach ulcer. JANICE A stomach ulcer? FALCO Yes. JANICE I thought you could only get that when your older. FALCO Well, typical cases are found in older people. But it can happen to anyone. CASEY How did I get it? FALCO Well ulcers are usually caused by great deals of stress. CASEY (excitable) Stressed? I'm stressed? We came all the way out here to find out that I'm stressed? Fuck, doc. I could have told you that, and saved you a few bucks. FALCO See what I mean? CASEY Sorry. JANICE We how can I help son? FALCO Here. Falco hands her a slip of paper. JANICE (reading) Dr. Sollett? What's this? FALCO It's the name of a good psychiatrist. JANICE Wow, wow, wow. Back up. A shrink? FALCO Yes. JANICE How well that help my son? FALCO Well, Casey could relief his stress by talking to her and she can prescribe him some Prozac. JANICE Prozac? CASEY Yeah, it's this pill that – JANICE Quiet, honey. Grown ups are talking. Casey quiets up. JANICE Couldn't you use some painful laser or give him some kind of unnecessary surgery you could give him? FALCO This method would probably be best for Casey. INT. CAR – LATER Janice drives, Casey sits in the passenger side. JANICE A goddamn shrink? CASEY He is a doctor mom. JANICE Still there's gotta be other ways. CASEY Well...what's so bad about seeing a shrink anyway? Janice sighs. JANICE There's nothing really wrong with it. I just don't want you to end up going. INT. WILL'S ROOM - A LITTLE LATER Will is sitting in his chair, staring at the phone. He does this for a few seconds. WILL You bastard. You little bastard. Pause. WILL Your the damn devil if you ask me. Pause. WILL Why do you have to make this so... difficult? Why can't I just pick you up and call her? Pause. WILL Dirty motherfucker. INT. JOEL'S HOUSE - KITCHEN - SAME Joel and Margie are sitting at the table. MARGIE There might be one drawback though. JOEL What is it? MARGIE We might have to move to Ohio. JOEL Move? MARGIE It's only a small chance. JOEL Small? MARGIE Yeah. If Bill can't find anywhere to sit up his practice around here we might have to move over there. JOEL If he's marrying you he should move over here. MARGIE Joel, we haven't discussed any plans or anything. Hell, we haven't even set a date yet. Joel doesn't know what to say. He just sits back in his chair, looking distressed. INT. WILL'S ROOM - A FEW MINUTES LATER Will still sits, watching the phone. WILL I'm going to do. Pause. WILL I can do this. Long pause. He quickly grabs the phone and begins to dial. VOICE (O.S.) Will, honey. I'm using the phone. WILL Sorry, mom. VOICE (O.S.) You can use my cell phone. WILL Thanks. Will hangs up. He runs out of the room. INT. WILL'S HOUSE - KITCHEN - SECONDS LATER WILL'S MOM sits at the kitchen table. Talking on the phone. We runs and trips into the room. He gets up and grabs the phone. He leaves. INT. WILL'S ROOM - SECONDS LATER He enters and sits in the chair. He dials the number and waits. He begins to breath deeply, like he's very stressed. INT. RENE'S HOUSE - KITCHEN - SAME Carmella seems to be getting ready for something. The phone is ringing. CARMELLA I got it! She quickly grabs the phone. CARMELLA Hello? (We intercut with Will and Rene's house.) Will begins to breathe heavily. WILL Hi, is Rene there? CARMELLA Yes. May I ask who's calling? Will falls to his ground, struggling for air. CARMELLA Hello? Will rolls over on his back trying to breathe before passing out. Carmella sighs and hangs up. INT. BRIAN'S HOUSE – COMPUTER ROOM – LATER Brian is at his computer, reading Cathy's email. BRIAN "and I want to know more about you. Please write back...Cathy." Well fuck me gently with a chainsaw, she answered. Brian realizes something. BRIAN Shit! Whadda I do? Brian tries to think before noticing the phone. He grabs it and dials. INT. WILL'S ROOM – A FEW SECONDS LATER Will is still passed out on the floor. His eyes slowly open. WILL Stupid panic attacks. WILL'S MOM (O.S.) Will! Telephone! Will slowly gets up. WILL Coming. He leaves the room. INT. BRIAN'S HOUSE – COMPUTER ROOM – SAME Brian is waiting for Will to respond. WILL (O.S.) Hello? BRIAN Will? That you? (We intercut between them: Will is back in his room.) WILL Last time I checked. BRIAN I need your help. WILL All right. With what? BRIAN Cathy. WILL Oh don't worry buddy, there's other fish in sea. BRIAN No, no. It's different. She responded. WILL What the hell? Really? BRIAN Yeah. WILL Wow. So what's your problem? BRIAN I don't know if I should respond or not. WILL Brian, I'd love to help you but I've to find some Prozac before I passed out. BRIAN Okay. Very brief pause. BRIAN Wait what? Will hangs up. BRIAN Shit. EXT. REICTHER'S HOUSE – BACKYARD – A LITTLE LATER Reicther and Brock watch William as he tries to shoot an animal. REICTHER Dad, as much as I love watching you kill living things, me and Brock really have to get ready. WILLIAM Oh come on, son. There's plenty of time. William looks into the woods to see if anything else is moving. He sees something and quickly aims and fires. BROCK You just killed a deer. WILLIAM Sure did. REICTHER My God. Your like that guy who shot Bambi's mother. William smiles. INT. WILL'S ROOM – ABOUT THE SAME Will is sitting on his chair with the phone in his hand. He stares off, thinking deeply about what to do. INT. BRIAN'S HOUSE – COMPUTER ROOM – SAME Brian sits at the computer. He is reading over Cathy's email again. Unsure of what to do. INT. CASEY'S ROOM – SAME Casey enters his room. He walks over to his desk. While he does this, he carefully looks over the number the doctor has given him. He drops the number on the desk. INT. JOEL'S HOUSE – KITCHEN – SAME Joel enters the room, carrying a bowl. In the corner of the room, is Margie, who talks on the phone. MARGIE Well, he proposed this morning. Yeah, it's great. Joel drops his bowl into the sink. He has a look of "I have a bad feeling about this" on his face. INT. WILL'S ROOM – SAME He continues to stare, with the phone in his hand. He then looks down at the phone, takes a deep breath, and slowly begins to dial. He waits. (Note: During this whole conversation, we can never hear who Will is talking to.) WILL Hello, is Rene there? (pause) Hello, Rene? It's me, Will. (pause) Oh, nothing much. Hey, I have a question for you, Rene. Will pauses. WILL Are you busy this Saturday? (pause) Well, this Saturday, next Saturday, any Saturday. (pause) Why yes, I am asking you out on a date. INT. BRIAN'S HOUSE – EARLY EVENING Brian begins to type a reply email back. BRIAN (reading it while typing) "Dear Cathy." Brian pauses to think about what to say. BRIAN "How are you? (pause) I am super. It is really, really, really..." He thinks. BRIAN "Really nice to hear from you." He thinks. BRIAN "How are things with you? I hope they are good." DEBBIE (O.S.) Brian, let's go. BRIAN "Well, I've got to go. Bye." He hits sends. He gets up but realizes something horrible. BRIAN Oh hell! I forgot to sign it with my name. DEBBIE (O.S.) Brian! He slowly begins to leave. BRIAN Coming. When he leaves he turns off the lights. EXT. REICTHER'S HOUSE – DRIVEWAY – SAME Reicther and Brock are getting into JESSICA'S, Reicther's mother, truck. JESSICA Got everything, honey? REICTHER Yep. Brock and Reicther get in, and close the door. Before Jessica can get into the driver's side, William comes around. JESSICA I'll be right back dear, I just have to drop the boys off. WILLIAM Okay. Oh, by the way honey. Before where you step if you go in the backyard in the next couple of days. William heads inside, while Jessica is left wondering. EXT. CHRIS'S HOUSE – NIGHT Chris is sitting on the porch. Next to him is Will. The two are talking. A CAR pulls into the driveway. Joel gets out. CHRIS Hey, glad you could make it. The three of them say begin to talk very quietly. Before: CHRIS Well let's get inside. The three motion for the door. INT. CHRIS'S HOUSE – BASEMENT – LATER Will, Brian, Joel, Brock, Reicther, Casey, and Chris are sitting around on the basement floor. They're all high on sugar. Most of drinks in their hands. In the middle, of the circle they have formed, lays a bag of chips and a pizza box. CHRIS So he goes over and hits on the on him the head and says "I wanted over easy." Everyone begins to laugh like it's the funniest thing they've ever heard. REICTHER You know, I'm beginning to like this British humor of yours. CHRIS And I'm beginning to like your cold, brutal honesty. WILL Hell, you'd be the first. They laugh. REICTHER Ah, if you don't like go back to Russia you commy. Slight pause. Joel eats some chips, Brock takes a bite of pizza, and Will takes a sip of his drink. CHRIS Hey, Will. WILL Yeah? CHRIS I was wondering. WILL What was you wondering? CHRIS When do I get to he an official member of this little group? I mean do I have to do something or kill somebody? BRIAN Jesus, were not like the mafia or anything. Everyone chuckles. CHRIS But really, how do I become a member? Pause. WILL Okay. CHRIS Okay? WILL We will make you a member, here tonight. CHRIS Really? It's that easy? WILL Why not? You're the first who wants to be one of us. Everyone smiles. CHRIS How will you make me a member? A big smile comes across Will's face. INT. CHRIS'S HOUSE – BASEMENT – HALF AN HOUR LATER Chris is now in the middle of the room. He sits in a chair. On his head is wearing the top part of Darth Vader's helmet. Will stands next to him. He is wearing a cat in the hat, hat. A few feet a away, we see the others. Reicther is wearing an army helmet. Joel is wearing a sailor's hat. Brock is wearing a top hat. And Brian is wearing a cowboy hat. WILL (to Chris) Ready? CHRIS I look like a horse's ass. He looks over at the others. CHRIS And they look a modern version of the Village People. REICTHER Hey! They had good songs. JOEL Yeah, YMCA was the bomb. Chris sighs. WILL Are you ready, Chris? CHRIS Sure. Why not? WILL Do you Christopher Jonathon Hughes agree to be one of us? To not be tempted by the evils of jocks or cheerleaders or skateboard punks or those guys who take drugs in between classes? CHRIS I do. WILL Brian, will you bring over the drink. Brian brings over a cup. CHRIS Thanks, Cowboy Curtis. Brian gives him a look but then continues to move on. Will opens it. WILL Drink this coke and the ceremony will be complete. Chris takes a drink. He seems disgusted but swallows. CHRIS What the hell was in that? WILL Rum. It was a test and you passed. Welcome the group, Chris. You might notice the disgust women will have in you now, but it's part of the job. Everyone laughs. WILL Now will someone get this man a real drink? They cheer. Joel hands Chris a real drink they all head over back to the food and begin to talk among themselves. SLOWLY FADE TO: INT. BASEMENT – HOURS LATER Everyone is scattered on the floor, sleeping. They sleep in a mess of empty food and cans. We notice that Will is nowhere to be found. OTHER SIDE - On the other side of the basement, Will sits with his back against the wall. He is eating a piece of cold pizza. He seems deep in thought. He looks forward and notices Chris's dog watching him eat. The dog seem eager to get a piece. Will, feeling sympathy, takes a small part of the piece and hands it to the dog. The two begin to eat in complete silence. FADE OUT. ("Bad Day" by R.E.M. plays over the credits.) END OF EPISODE
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