Barely Related “Pilot Script”

INT. HUGH’S EXPENSIVE APARTMENT – NIGHT
Hugh, age 28, wearing ripped jeans and a fitted black T-shirt
fumbles with his keys at his front door, while a barely legal
woman hangs all over him, wearing a tight skirt and lacy see
through top. Hugh, still drunk, opens the door, and the two
stumble inside.
REBECCA
Whoa.
— Rebecca trips over a pile of magazines by the door.
HUGH
Sorry…
Hugh regains his sight, in the mostly dark room.
HUGH (CONT’D)
Can I help you up madame?
Hugh tosses his hand.
REBECCA
Such a gentleman.
HUGH
I try.
Hugh smiles, pulls her back up to him. Rebecca notices the
space around them.
REBECCA
This is big apartment.
She reaches for the buttons of his pants.
REBECCA (CONT’D)
Let’s see what else is big.
They both laugh, and stumble to the couch. Rebecca looks
around the room for a moment. Hugh stubs his toe as Rebecca’s
back hits the couch.
HUGH
(Whispering)
Son of a bitch!
REBECCA
What did you just call me?
HUGH
Nothing.
REBECCA
I’m not stupid. You just called me
a bitch.
HUGH
No, no I just stubbed my toe.
Pretty hard. I don’t want to break
the momentum by complaining about
it so I thought we could just kiss
right through the pain.
REBECCA
But you just called me a bitch.
HUGH
No. I said “son of a bitch”. You
know like when you put in a red
sock with your clothes and all you
stuff turns pink. Or when you pick
up the wrong kid from school.
Hugh kisses Rebecca. She stops him.
REBECCA
You have a kid?
Rebecca searches around for specific child like items.
HUGH
No I was just really drunk that
day.
Hugh kisses Rebecca out of her confused thought. They make
their way to the bedroom.
EXT. CASSY’S EXPENSIVE APARTMENT DOOR – NIGHT
Cassy, age 28, short with red hair, flips through the mail
she’s carrying. She reaches for the keys from her pocket,
opens her door and carefully walks in.
INT. HUGH’S BEDROOM – NIGHT
Rebecca throws Hugh on the bed, attempts to be sexy.
HUGH
Do you think you’re friend will be
alright?
REBECCA
She’s a big girl. She can handle
anything.
2.
HUGH
Yeah I noticed she had trouble
following us out the door. When I
looked back at her I just wanted to
yell “turn sideways, you’ll make
it”
REBECCA
Do you want to talk or do you want
to do this?
HUGH
Do this yes, do this.
Rebecca hops on top of Hugh. They kiss.
INT. CASSY’S EXPENSIVE APARTMENT – NIGHT
Cassy walks a straight line to the kitchen. Along the way she
places her keys against a magnet on the wall, without
looking, and gently pulls off her heels, and lines them up in
a shoe rack. She reaches the table and stops.
CAMERA PANS OUT TO SEE THE TIDINESS OF HER DWELLINGS
CASSY
Oh poo!
Cassy goes through her mail a second time, to make sure the
item she’s looking for is missing. She reaches into her
opposite pocket for her phone, speed dials #3. Elevator music
is heard through the line. Cassy pulls out one of her high
chairs to sit.
INT. HUGH’S BEDROOM – NIGHT
Hugh is pulling off Rebecca’s clothe. He gets to her
underwear when she stops him.
REBECCA
Not so fast.
She pushes back.
REBECCA (CONT’D)
You wouldn’t happen to have any
whip cream and strawberries, would
you?
HUGH
Of course. In the kitchen.
3.
REBECCA
I’ll be right back…
Rebecca walks out. Hugh takes a moment to breath.
INT. HUGH’S KITCHEN – NIGHT
CAMERA SHOW REBECCA DIGGING THROUGH THE FRIDGE.
She finds what she needs. Closes the door. Screen goes black
momentarily.
INT. CASSY’S KITCHEN – NIGHT
CASSY
No, my name is Cassy. C,a,s,s,y
Furice. Yes. Can we move on to my
problem now?
(Pause)
I don’t know what happened. That’s
why I call you, you’re customer
service. You’re supposed to serve
the customer.
(Pause)
No, no, no I don’t have it. I don’t
have any of them since I started my
weekly subscriptions. If I had I
wouldn’t be calling (yelling) you!
(Pause)
No I don’t want to cancel I’ve
already paid. I just want to get,
what I paid for. It’s been five
weeks.
(Pause)
What…what I can’t hear you. Yes
I’ll hold.
A manager comes on the phone. His voice is heard when Cassy
puts on speaker phone.
CUSTOMER SERVICE
Hello Ma’am. Yes we are very sorry
for the inconvenience.
(Happily) May I ask when the lovely
day will take place?
CASSY
No you may not.
4.
CUSTOMER SERVICE
And why is that ma’am? Is it not
the most joyous occasion ever? Well
besides having children. I have 5
of my own and I’d have to say that
the first 3 were joyous but after
that I was like, when is it going
to stop?
CASSY
I’m sure it was but I’m…not
actually getting married.
CUSTOMER SERVICE
But you have a boyfriend and you’re
trying to get him to propose. Huh?
Throwing little hints around the
house?
CASSY
I don’t have a boyfriend.
CUSTOMER SERVICE
No boyfriend. No Husband? Then why
are you being so persistent about
getting weekly wedding magazines?
CASSY
Because I…
(Pause)
Because I like to look at the
pictures and imagine myself getting
married…that’s why.
CUSTOMER SERVICE
Ma’am I.
CASSY
(Loud) Just send me my wedding
magazine!
Cassy presses the END CALL button on her phone, and turns to
lean on her bar while exhaling.
INT. HUGH’S KITCHEN – NIGHT
Rebecca gathers the items and heads to the bedroom. The sound
of a familiar song stops her, in her tracks. She recognizes
it as her ringtone, sets down the items and goes to her
phone.
5.
REBECCA
(Texting) Hey I’m at his house.
Where are you?
REBECCA (CONT’D)
In a jacuzzi what? Well you have
fun and tell me about it tomorrow.
Happy face. Happy face. Poop emoji.
Rebecca smiles, places her phone back in her purse, when she
notices a stack of magazines, leading a trail back to the
door. She bends down to pick one up.
REBECCA (CONT’D)
Wedding magazines?
She notices more mail.
REBECCA (CONT’D)
Cassy Furice, Cassy Furice, Cassy
Furice. What is this?
She scrummages through more mail.
REBECCA (CONT’D)
Bank statements. Medical documents.
Obsessive Compulsive disorders
anonymous. That bastards getting
married to a neat freak!
INT. HUGH’S BEDROOM – NIGHT
Rebecca walks in carrying a pile of mail.
REBECCA
What the FUCK is this?
Hugh attempts to squint, being half drunk in the dark, he can
barely tell what Rebecca is holding.
HUGH
(Serious) paper…It is paper
right?
REBECCA
Do you think I’m just some dumb
chick you picked up in a bar?
HUGH
…do you want an honest answer?
Rebecca throws the pile at him. He shields himself with his
arms, but it still manages to hit him in the face.
6.
REBECCA
You said that you were single. But
you’re not. You’re engaged!
Hugh sighs.
REBECCA (CONT’D)
This is the last time I fall for
that.
Rebecca storms out of the apartment. After stumbling a lot
she grabs her purse, and heads out the door, not realizing
she left her clothes behind.
HUGH
There goes another one. Oh well.
Hugh gets up from the bed, switches on a light, picks up
Rebecca’s skirt and top and throws it in a pile of random
woman’s clothing that has accumulated in the corner.
HUGH (CONT’D)
Good thing she didn’t notice that.
SOUND Hugh’s cell phone ringing.
INT. CASSY’S KITCHEN – NIGHT
SOUND Cell phone ringing, ironically the same song.
Cassy appears defeated.
CASSY
Hello!
MIRNA
What are you doing?
CASSY
Nothing.
MIRNA
Did you just get home?
CASSY
Yes.
MIRNA
Had a long day?
CASSY
Yes.
7.
MIRNA
Mail get lost again?
CASSY
Yes.
MIRNA
What did they say this time?
CASSY
That is should be here…
MIRNA
…any day now.
CASSY
Exactly. I’m just angry right now.
Cassy picks up the rest of her mail and begins to organize it
on top of the table.
INT. MIRNA’S HOUSE – NIGHT
Mirna is pacing back and forth in her kitchen. Random open
containers of food lie on the counters. She accidently leans
against the stove dial and turns the knob. The flame ignites.
MIRNA
Damn mailmen. You know they’re
actually ninja’s.
CASSY
Ninja’s?
MIRNA
Think about it.
CASSY
Uh huh…
MIRNA
See they pretend to be all slow,
walking around all slow, looking at
their phones, chatting with the
neighbors, but it’s just a cover.
INT. CASSY’S KITCHEN – NIGHT
Cassy leaves the mail, organized, then walks off organize her
already perfect apartment. Mirna continues as Cassy gathers
up her trash that needs to be taken out.
8.
CASSY
Did you just want to talk about
Ninja’s or did you have something
to tell me?
MIRNA
Yes!
(Pause)
You know you really need to get
back out there Cassy.
CASSY
Not this again.
MIRNA
I’m serious. And I’ve got the
perfect place for you to do it.
Cassy rolls her eyes.
MIRNA (CONT’D)
Don’t roll your eyes at me.
Cassy shakes her head.
MIRNA (CONT’D)
Or shake your head.
CASSY
Alright. What is it?
MIRNA
Speed-dating.
CASSY
Speed-dating? How does that even
work.
MIRNA
Don’t worry about that, it’s simple
and all you have to do is show up,
a bunch of guys will be handed to
you and you just have to start a
conversation with one of them.
(Pause)
Any of them.
CASSY
Isn’t speed-dating for single mom’s
and ugly people?
MIRNA
You’re thinking about Online
Dating.
9.
Cassy pushes her way out the door carrying her bag of trash.
INT. HUGH’S LIVING ROOM – NIGHT
Hugh is on the phone with Balthazar.
BALTHAZAR
Mail lady ruin your one night stand
again?
HUGH
Yeah…I need to just take it over
to her.
BALTHAZAR
If I were you I would throw it out.
HUGH
No, you know I can’t do that. What
if…
BALTHAZAR
It was the other way around.
HUGH
Yeah.
BALTHAZAR
You and your womanly thoughts man.
I just wish that for once you could
just think like a guy and not care.
You do dit with woman.
HUGH
That’s different.
BALTHAZAR
No it’s not.
Hugh sigh’s.
BALTHAZAR (CONT’D)
You need to find a girl with more
substance. Someone who lives
outside of a dark, smelly bar.
(Pause)
You’re never going to find a good
lasting relationships with young
collage students who just come and
get drunk for the night.
10.
HUGH
How would I do that. I don’t have a
degree behind me. Women now a days,
want a man that provides and who
wants children.
BALTHAZAR
You live in a lavish apartment,
even though it’s constantly messy,
but it’s still gigantic. AND you
make good money, and drive a nice
car.
HUGH
I own a bar and pretend to work at
it to pick up hot girls. I’m not
exactly doing something with my
life, even though I make money.
BALTHAZAR
That’s why this speed-dating event
would be perfect for you.
HUGH
For me?
BALTHAZAR
Well for us. I’m going to.
HUGH
And why do you need to go?
BALTHAZAR
Because I’m a guy.
HUGH
Because even with your Harvard
education you can’t find anyone who
can handle your largely negative
personality.
BALTHAZAR
Exactly.
Hugh walks over to his stereo set that has never been used.
He accidently switches it on. It blasts loud music throughout
the room. Hugh, drops his phone, covers his ear with one hand
and pushes every button he sees.
11.
INT. BALTHAZAR’S APARTMENT – NIGHT
Balthazar sits on his couch facing the TV, taking a bite of a
sandwich when the loud music hits his ear, and he spits out
his bite.
EXT. CASSY’S APARTMENT DOOR – NIGHT
Cassy’s senses kick in at a bad scent. She looks over, down
the hallway. Flies hover over 3 trash bags in front of a
neighbors door.
CASSY
It’s like every single day. Who
does he think he is?
Cassy walks over to the bags, her’s already in hand, and
looks down at the bags. She waves a few flies away with a
disgusted face.
CASSY (CONT’D)
He can’t keep doing this?
Cassy knocks several times. No one answers, when she notices
the loud music playing from within.
CASSY (CONT’D)
(Yelling)
Could you please come out here
sir..or ma’am. I can hear your
music.
(Pause)
Hello!
Cassy places her phone in her blouse pocket after setting it
on speaker. Cassy receives no response to the knocks, rolls
up her sleeves and picks up all four bags.
MIRNA
He’s still doing it?
CASSY
Yes!
MIRNA
And why are you taking it out?
CASSY
Because I need order in my life!
MIRNA
That’s not your life it’s his life.
12.
CASSY
If I can smell it and worse see it
from my front door, it’s my life.
Heavy sigh is heard over the phone.
CASSY (CONT’D)
If I can’t roll my eyes, you can’t.
Cassy makes continues down the stairs struggling.
INT. HUGH’S LIVINGROOM – NIGHT
Hugh turns the stereo off after struggling for a while.
INT. BALTHAZAR’S APARTMENT – NIGHT
Balthazar hears silence, as he dusts off the food in front of
him. He picks up the phone.
BALTHAZAR
Be there at 9:00 PM, at the
restaurant. You’re going! And
please take your trash out. I can
smell it from here!
HUGH
Fine! Okay. I’ll meet you there.
Wait what?
Balthazar hangs up the phone, returns to his sandwich. Hugh
places his phone in his pocket and goes to gather all of his
neighbors mail. He grabs a knotted trash bag that was sitting
in his kitchen and walks out his door.
HUGH (CONT’D)
Yes!
Hugh sees his trash gone, and celebrates.
He places his trash bag by the door inside, and walks over to
the neighbors door with the mail. Hugh knocks with his
knuckles a couple of times.
HUGH (CONT’D)
Hello…anyone, home? Well, I guess
not.
Hugh places his ear on the door in an attempt to hear
something. He glares at the keyhole.
13.
HUGH (CONT’D)
You know I don’t really have the
patience to wait so, if your in
there. I have your mail. I’ll just
leave it at your door.
Hugh bends down to the door mat.
HUGH (CONT’D)
(Whispering) I hope this isn’t a
felony.
Hugh walks back to his apartment and walks inside. He sighs
as if having done hard work. Cassy walks up the stairs and
comes to her door, still on the phone with Mirna. She looks
down to her mat.
CASSY
That was, fast. See I told you can
never get anywhere with people
unless you’re demanding.
Cassy picks up her mail and shuffles through for her
magazines. Her face lightens up. She walks in her apartment,
and closes the door.
INT. HUGH’S EXPENSIVE APARTMENT – NIGHT
Hugh stands leaned against the door. He looks down at the bag
of trash, steps out the door, and sets the bag on his
doormat. He hears the neighbors door close, and looks over to
see the mail is gone. He nods his head and goes back inside.
CASSY
So where are we going again?
Mirna continues to discuss the details of the speed-dating
event as Cassy walks back to her kitchen.
MIRNA
Make sure you wear something
revealing.
CASSY
What! No you know I’m not going to
do that.
MIRNA
Well I better not catch you in a
pants suit.
Mirna looks around the room as if she were guilty of
something.
14.
MIRNA (CONT’D)
Do you even own a short skirt?
CASSY
Maybe.
MIRNA
Sexy but classy.
CASSY
(Giving in) Okay…
END OF ACT ONE
INT. HUGH’S BEDROOM – NIGHT
Hugh throws himself down on his bed, pulls out his phone and
sets an alarm. He places his phone face down on a side table
and decides to take a nap.
HUGH
I just need 15 minutes…
INT. CASSY’S BATHROOM – NIGHT
Cassy is at her mirror, fixing her make up for the tenth
time. Every time she thinks she can walk away, she notices
something a little off with her make-up or clothes, and has a
difficult time walking away. She texts Mirna that she’s on
her way, and heads out the door.
CASSY
Grrr!
Cassy notices a familiar smell. She turns her head, slowly at
the neighbors door, down the hall. She walks over to the
trash bag and stares down at it. She exhales deeply and
attempts to walk away down the stairs, but stops herself.
Then walks back up and faces the bag a second time. She
reaches out for it, closes her fist and tells herself no, and
goes back down the stairs, and get in her car.
INT. HUGH’S BEDROOM – NIGHT
Hugh tosses in his bed, and hits the snooze on his phone
repeatedly.
15.
INT. RESTAURANT – NIGHT
The announcer of the event walks up to the stage and grabs
the microphone.
ANNOUNCER
All the woman will be staying in
their seat, while the men move
around them, switching chairs as
they go along. You all have a not
pad and pen under your seat, so
take that out and make sure you
take notes on the men you’re
interested in.
The announcer laughs a little. The woman look around the room
with hope across their faces. The men seem scared.
Cassy walks into the restaurant and rushes past Balthazar,
excusing herself for accidently hitting his shoulder, as she
goes in and finds Mirna already in her seat. She sits beside
her.
MIRNA
There’s a notepad under your chair.
You’re supposed to use it to take
notes on the men you like.
Mirna points under Cassy’s chair without taking her eyes away
from the announcer. Cassy pulls it out and places it on her
lap in an orderly fashion.
Balthazar remains standing in the foyer pacing with the phone
to his ear.
BALTHAZAR
Come on Man Pick up, pick up the
phone. Come on.
Balthazar hears a yawn.
BALTHAZAR (CONT’D)
Hello. Man where are you it’s
started already.
INT. HUGH’S BEDROOM – NIGHT
Hugh rubs his face as he speaks.
HUGH
I’ awake I’m awake. No. I’m sorry,
I set an alarm.
16.
INT. RESTAURANT – FOYER – NIGHT
Balthazar throws both arms down, then his head, still holding
the phone.
HUGH
Hello?
Balthazar brings the phone back and collects himself in a
nervous way.
BALTHAZAR
I don’t even want to argue. Just
hurry up and get here.
HUGH
I’ll be there in five minutes.
Hugh hangs up. Balthazar walks in and takes an empty seat a
little ways away from Mirna and Cassy. Mirna notices him.
ANNOUNCER
Now all the women have found a
seat, so we will have the men
rotate around, so women make sure
you’re on your best behavior
because someone may you home
tonight. Wink wink!
The women in the room laugh. Several men swallow hard and
adjust their ties.
ANNOUNCER (CONT’D)
When you hear the bell…
The announcer rings a small bell.
ANNOUNCER (CONT’D)
…you have to switch to the next
chair and so on. You have 10
minutes with each person so, make
it count.
The announcer places the microphone back in the stand.
EXT. RESTAURANT – NIGHT
Hugh arrives out side. He pulls up in an expensive car rushes
out and throws the keys back at the valet, as he adjusts his
jacket as he runs up the stairs in to the restaurant.
17.
INT. RESTAURANT – NIGHT
Hugh walks in out of breath, scans the room, finds Balthazar
and rushes over to take a seat beside him. Mirna notices him.
Cassy notices him, and watches him carefully, while
unconsciously picking up the notepad in her lap.
MIRNA
He’s cute.
CASSY
He’s late.
MIRNA
Oh don’t be so negative. Most guys
are late to things.
The bell rings. The event begins.
The man positioned in front of Cassy jumps into the
conversation.
RORY
Not me. I was on time. My name is
Rory by the way.
Rory points to his name tag. Cassy turns to Mirna.
CASSY
See, I rest my case.
Mirna rolls her eyes.
30 minutes pass. Cassy pays little attention to all the men
around, as she watches Hugh come closer. Mirna flirts heavily
with each man that passes by.
The bell rings.
The men switch, and Hugh is seated in front of Cassy.
HUGH
Hi. How are you?
CASSY
Hi. I’m good. My names Cassy, and
you are?
HUGH
Hugh.
Cassy stares back questionably. They lock eyes, and smile.
18.
HUGH (CONT’D)
I would ask you if you come here
often, but I’ve never been here
before either.
CASSY
Oh really?
HUGH
Yeah. I came with my friend
Balthazar here.
Hugh reaches to his side and shakes Balthazar’s shoulder’s
while he’s talking to Mirna.
BALTHAZAR
Hey man. I’m trying to talk to this
beautiful woman. Do you mind?
Balthazar shakes him off. Mirna behaves bashfully, putting
her head down for a moment as she smiles.
CASSY
I don’t either. I was dragged her
by my friend who thinks I need to
get into a relationship again.
Cassy glances at Mirna. Mirna motions for her to stay focused
on her own conversation. Mirna looks to Hugh then back at
Cassy. She leans in to Hugh.
MIRNA
Can I get your number?
(Pause)
You know just in case you guys hit
it off and you forget to ask for
it. She hasn’t spoken to a man in 4
years.
Cassy leans back in her chair and rolls her eyes. Hugh is
shocked. He chuckles it off.
CASSY
This is my dating realm, and I
would like you to step out of it.
Mirna looks to Cassy.
MIRNA
Sorry.
Mirna looks back to Hugh. She leans back a little behind
Cassy, as she mouths sorry to Hugh and then motions for him
to give his phone number. Hugh laughs at the situation.
19.
CASSY
I’m sorry. She is a little forwards
sometimes.
HUGH
Or a lot?
CASSY
Or a lot yeah.
Cassy laughs, and relaxes.
HUGH
So you haven’t had a date or talked
to a man in 4 years? That’s
a…long time.
CASSY
Who said I haven’t been on a date
in 4 years?
HUGH
Well, since talking would be
included in a date scenario. I
would assume that you haven’t been
on a date either.
CASSY
Good deduction. But, I actually was
on a date just a couple months ago.
HUGH
How did it go?
Hugh leans back in his seat ready for a story.
CASSY
It was horrible. Because he was
literally silent the whole time. It
was strange how I got a date with
him in the first place, because I
saw him at my office just a couple
of times before he sent me and
email, asking me out on a date.
(Pause)
It stated the time and place and
that he would pick me up from my
house. I found out later that he
was an excellent hacker and that’s
how he got all my personal
information. So naturally I…
20.
HUGH
Though he was a stalker and went
straight to the police to report
him?
CASSY
No, actually I just thought he was
shy.
Hugh laughs.
HUGH
All stalkers are shy. Otherwise
they wouldn’t be a stalker, they
would just be forward men…or
women.
Hugh points to Mirna without her noticing.
CASSY
Funny.
(Pause)
So then after the date he e-mailed
me again, having still never said a
word to me. But the second time I
declined. I just don’t know why he
would want to go out with me again
when he never made an effort to say
something…anything.
HUGH
It’s because he would prefer the
title of boyfriend in the police
report that you will be making
later, of a strange prowler who
just won’t leave the bushes at the
back of your house.
They laugh.
CASSY
Maybe you’re right. Do you usually
make women laugh in order to get
their number.
HUGH
I didn’t ask for your number?
CASSY
But you will.
Cassy smiles. Hugh smiles back. The announcer tells everyone
to switch partners, and the bell rings.
21.
A look of desperation comes to Cassy’s face without her
realizing. The man besides Hugh stands and looks for him to
move down.
HUGH
Yes.
Hugh looks over.
MAN
Please.
The man stresses his expression to move.
HUGH
Would you mind just skipping over
Cassy. We’re still talking. Than
you.
Hugh looks back to Cassy.
MAN
What do you mean your not done
talking? Everyone gets ten minutes
with everyone. You are not excluded
from the rules.
HUGH
I’m not saying that. I’m just going
off of intuition that this lovely
lady, Cassy, would like some more
time with me instead of you.
The man looks to Cassy.
CASSY
I do. He’s right.
MAN
That is not the way the game is
played. You have to follow the
rules.
Hugh spins her finger around and points in the direction of
the empty seat. The man sneers, and walks around Hugh.
HUGH
I think we should get down to the
important stuff, or we might run
into another person who isn’t
willing to move along so easily.
CASSY
Okay. What’s your favorite color?
22.
HUGH
No I mean good stuff. Ask me the
dark secrets. What you never ask
anyone.
CASSY
If I never ask anyone. Why would I
ask you?
HUGH
Because I’m telling you to.
CASSY
So you’re a Virgo.
HUGH
How did you know? Was that a test?
CASSY
Yes, and you failed horribly.
HUGH
What’s your sign?
CASSY
Taurus.
HUGH
So you’re…
CASSY
Stubborn.
HUGH
Hmm. I like that.
CASSY
Good. I wish that my family liked
it to.
HUGH
What do you mean?
CASSY
My dad is getting married, for the
3rd time. In a couple months.
And…
HUGH
You don’t like her.
CASSY
I haven’t met her yet. But I’m sure
that I wouldn’t like her.
23.
HUGH
Is she a lot younger? Like a…
CASSY
I haven’t met her yet.
HUGH
You’re just think that 3 marriages
are two too many.
CASSY
I understand that if the first
marriage doesn’t work that would
want to try again. No body wants to
die alone but, my dad wears his
heart on his sleeve so if this
marriage doesn’t work out I would
hate for him to get hurt again.
He’s the only family member I can
really tolerate.
HUGH
So you have to be in the wedding I
assume.
CASSY
Yes, and I hate weddings. I really
have that always the bridesmaid and
never the bride feeling about them.
Plus I just can’t stand people in
general, so being in a large group
of them asking you questions about
your life is difficult for me to
handle.
HUGH
I guess we have a lot in common,
because I can’t…
Hugh looks to his left, noticing the man is about to get up.
HUGH (CONT’D)
…stand people either.
The bell rings.
ANNOUNCER
Everyone switch. Men rotate, women
stay where they are.
The men meet eyes. Hugh stays seated.
24.
MAN
Good luck getting time with her.
This guys doesn’t think he has to
follow the rules.
2ND MAN
Can I…
2nd man looks to Hugh. Hugh motions for him to go around. The
2nd man doesn’t argue, he walks around.
CASSY
So…deep dark questions.
HUGH
Yeah. Wait did you just say that
you’re father is getting married?
How old is he, if I can ask.
CASSY
He’s 64.
HUGH
You sound unsure.
CASSY
Who remembers how old their parents
are anymore.
HUGH
The funny think is that my mother
is getting married too. I tried to
stop her but…
CASSY
So she’s already married?
HUGH
She’s supposed to get married
within the year…I think.
CASSY
Think?
HUGH
I don’t necessarily like or get a
long with my family. I hate
weddings too. You know especially
when you have to go without that
plus-one, so that your family can
pick on your life up until now and
tell you how to live it.
25.
CASSY
I know. I know. The, why aren’t you
married yet? Where are the
grandchildren I’ve always wanted.
HUGH
When I don’t even want children!
The two smile.
CASSY
Hmm. We do have a lot in common.
HUGH
I have an idea.
Hugh leans in to Cassy. She gets equally close.
HUGH (CONT’D)
What if we go to each of our
parents weddings together. We’ll
just make up some story about the
two of us getting married so that
they will not be able to say
anything negative. AND we’ll have
something to say to them.
CASSY
That sounds like an adventure.
Okay, let’s do that.
Hugh removes his phone from his pocket without asking. The
bell rings for everyone to switch.
ANNOUNCER
Next person please. Move down a
chair.
The man next ti Hugh gets up and stands beside him.
HUGH
Would you mind?
Hugh motions for the man to go around.
3RD MAN
It’s my turn sir.
CASSY
I think it would be better if we if
we just took ourselves out of this
game. Sorry sir.
26.
Cassy motions for Hugh to follow her to the bar. Hugh gets up
and does a victory high five to a random guy next to him, who
seems confused.
MAN
Now I have no one to talk to.
The man nervously fidgets with his clothing and looks around.
INT. RESTAURANT – BAR – NIGHT
HUGH
…4,8,8,7.
CASSY
Are you sure you got it.
HUGH
Saved. Trust me I wouldn’t put your
number in wrong.
CASSY
So…
HUGH
What would you like to drink?
CASSY
Wine.
HUGH
Barkeep. The lady would like a
glass of…red wine.
CASSY
Yes.
HUGH
And I’ll have an absolute vodka on
the rocks.
Hugh turns back to Cassy, who has already scooter herself
close to him. They drink and talk for two hours.
INT. RESTAURANT – PARKING LOT – NIGHT
Cassy kisses Hugh heavily in the parking lot as they attempt
to walk to a car.
HUGH
We could go to my place.
27.
CASSY
No. No, no. No you said your place
is messy. I don’t do messy.
HUGH
Right.
Hugh stops kissing Cassy.
HUGH (CONT’D)
You know what? I can’t even
remember…where I live.
CASSY
My place is closer. I think,
because I don’t know where you
live.
HUGH
Good idea. Your car or mine.
CASSY
Which one of us is drunk?
HUGH
I only had a couple.
CASSY
You had 3 glasses of vodka.
HUGH
Nope you’re right I did have 3
glasses.
CASSY
I only had 2 and a half so I’ll be
good to drive.
Cassy stumbles with getting her keys out of her purse, as
they reach her car and kiss in between steps.
HUGH
Clearly you’re a feather weight
when it comes to drinking, if you
catch my drift.
CASSY
I don’t. I’m to drunk to understand
references.
HUGH
Never mind.
28.
Hugh leans in to kiss her again. She kisses back, pulls away
and unlocks her car. The two literally fall into her car.
CASSY
Maybe I shouldn’t drive.
HUGH
Here I’ll get a cab.
Hugh pulls out his phone and dials speed dial # 1.
CASSY
You have a taxi on speed dial?
HUGH
I’m responsible.
CASSY
You’re an alcoholic.
HUGH
I’m not I promise. It’s really for
work.
CASSY
Huh?
Hugh talks on the phone to the service.
HUGH
That’s right Kensington and Bridge.
Can you arrive a little faster than
that we are in a hurry.
(Pause)
Yup, yeah. Okay. Thank you, bye.
Hugh puts his phone back in his pocket, leans over cassy and
they continue to kiss in her car.
EXT. CASSY’S FRONT DOOR – NIGHT
Cassy and Hugh are dropped off, unable to stop kissing. They
can’t wait to get inside.
CASSY
It’s up there. Come on.
Cassy pulls at Hugh’s clothes. Hugh looks up at the building.
HUGH
Your apartment looks a lot like
mine.
29.
CASSY
Oh, so you can remember things when
you’re drunk?
HUGH
Depends on what I drank.
CASSY
Hopefully you don’t remember what I
look like naked.
They come to Cassy’s door. She stumbles with her keys. Hugh
glances down the hallway.
HUGH
Ha…works every time.
CASSY
What?
HUGH
(Pointing) Someone took out my
trash. Works every time.
Cassy sneers.
CASSY
That…that’s your trash? You’re
the noisy neighbor trash guy?
Cassy turns to face Hugh, angry. Hugh clears his mind, looks
to his door then back at Cassy. Hugh gabs Cassy on either
side of her arms, moves her to the side, as he looks down at
the doormat.
HUGH
(Laughing) You’re the mail girl!
CASSY
You’ve been hoarding my mail?
HUGH
I can’t believe your mail is still
coming to my apartment. Judging by
your thank you moving in letter
from the complex, it’s been a year.
(Pause)
I mean the regular mail was bad
enough. But I never thought that a
bridal magazine would cock-block me
someday. And, I wasn’t hoarding
your mail, it just kept coming into
my mail box and I’m lazy.
30.
CASSY
Then why didn’t you just return it.
It has my door number in my address
on the front of the envelope.
HUGH
I do, did. I did return it today.
Some of it…the rest is piled up
by my couch, and, some is on my
island in my kitchen.
CASSY
Way after the fact, you return it!
HUGH
Did I mention I’m lazy. What do you
want from me?
CASSY
I want you to take out your own
trash. And stop letting it grow
until it stinks and us…neighbors,
have to take it out for you, while
you hide behind your loud music.
HUGH
I think we should get back to
kissing. We should get back to
that.
Hugh leans in again for a kiss.
CASSY
What? No, no , no, no, no.
HUGH
What? What…
CASSY
What are you doing?
HUGH
I was trying to have sex with you.
Well not in front of your
apartment, that is unless you’re
into that sort of thing. I don’t
think a lot of people walk down
this way, but-
Cassy pushes Hugh back.
CASSY
I’m sorry, but I just can’t kiss a
man like that.
31.
HUGH
Could you kiss a man who is about
to fulfill your sexual needs, which
you expressed to be on edge for a
very long, long, time.
Cassy is angered, then frustrated, and defeated.
CASSY
You’re right. We can fight
tomorrow.
Cassy bring Hugh close by pulling at the sides of his jacket.
She opens the door and the two fall in, literally.
END OF ACT TWO
INT. CASSY’S EXPENSIVE APARTMENT – MORNING
Cassy and Hugh are in Cassy’s bed, lying face up heavily
breathing.
HUGH
Okay…wow.
CASSY
Could it get any better? No I’m
going to make a statement. That was
the best.
HUGH
Yeah, I second that.
CASSY
What do we do now?
Cassy sits up to look over at Hugh.
CASSY (CONT’D)
Because I don’t want to go back to
you being the trash guy and me
being the…what did you call me?
HUGH
Mail girl.
CASSY
Mail girl…
32.
HUGH
Should we date? And that’s saying a
lot for me you should just know
that right now, because I really
like you a lot.
Cassy sighs.
CASSY
Okay.
Cassy leans on top of Hugh and they begin kissing again.
MONTAGE
Several days pass. Hugh and Cassy go on date after date to
the movies, fair, bowling, the beach, and to many
restaurants.
After Cassy has had a long day Hugh is always there to meet
her with her mail in hand, at her door.
She is happy to see him every time. They jump all over each
other, and Cassy hardly notices the trash bags anymore.
INT. CASSY’S APARTMENT – AFTERNOON
Cassy and Hugh sit at her island in the kitchen, facing each
other.
CASSY
I have a question.
The tea pot goes off and Cassy walks over to prepare to cups
of coffee.
HUGH
More questions. That’s good. I like
answering questions.
CASSY
Are we like…a thing?
Cassy brings the coffee over and takes a seat. Hugh holds the
cup at either sides of his hands, takes a moment and breaths
in the steam.
HUGH
Yes…
CASSY
Are you sure?
33.
HUGH
Like boyfriend, girlfriend?
CASSY
Yes.
HUGH
I think so. Do you want to be
boyfriend and girlfriend. Because
I’m not so great at keeping…a
girlfriend.
Hugh takes a sip of the coffee.
CASSY
I think I do…don’t you?
HUGH
Yeah, yes. I do. I’ve just been out
of practise for a while so I’ll do
my best.
CASSY
It’s didn’t seem like you were out
of practise last night.
Cassy takes a sip of coffee.
HUGH
If we’re together now then we don’t
have to be alone for Christmas or
Valentines Day.
CASSY
Are you sure you’re a guy?
HUGH
Last time I checked. Wait, I can
check again.
Hugh pulls his pants away from his waist and glares down into
the shadow. Cassy rolls her eyes.
HUGH (CONT’D)
Yup. Definitely a guy.
CASSY
So we’re exclusive. Good. I just
needed to make that clear since the
last person thought that it meant
sleeping with other women along the
way.
(Pause)
Are we telling anybody about it?
34.
HUGH
If you want to. Sure.
Cassy smiles, leans over and kisses Hugh on the cheek. Hugh
drinks more coffee. The subject is changed.
CASSY
I completely forgot about the
dinner with my dad, you know to
meet his wife?
Cassy sighs.
CASSY (CONT’D)
When is your dinner?
HUGH
That’s a good question.
Cassy gets up and walks over to the fridge. She looks on the
side for the invitation letter. She looks it over.
CASSY
Mine is tomorrow. No, no it’s
tonight. Has it been a month
already?
HUGH
That’s a good question.
Hugh brurps unintentionally. Cassy ignores his behavior as
thoughts race through her head. Hugh pulls out his phone
searching for the text from his mom.
HUGH (CONT’D)
I don’t remember when mine is, I’m
trying to check the text. I’m never
going to find it. I’m sure she’ll
remind me soon.
Hugh puts his phone away.
CASSY
How can you not know?
HUGH
I don’t really plan things.
Cassy gives him a look.
35.
HUGH (CONT’D)
You’d know this about me if you’d
seen my apartment.
CASSY
You said your apartment was dirty.
I will never see your apartment,
unless you’re willing to let me
clean it.
HUGH
Nope.
CASSY
I need to start getting ready. You
have to go get ready too.
Hugh takes out his phone.
HUGH
What time is it at?
CASSY
7:30 PM.
HUGH
We have three hours.
CASSY
Which is barely enough time for me
to do my make-up.
Cassy pushes Hugh towards the door, while he attempts to
balance the coffee, still in his hands.
HUGH
Why do I have to get ready now? I
only need 35 minutes to get ready
for anything.
The two reach the door, Cassy opens it.
CASSY
What about snow?
HUGH
What about snow?
CASSY
Can you get ready for snow in 35
minutes?
36.
HUGH
Sure. All I have to do is throw on
a couple layers under my ski suit.
CASSY
Why do you have a ski suit, we live
in California?
HUGH
In case I need to go to the snow.
Cassy gives Hugh a serious look. She smiles.
CASSY
Just get ready. I need you to wear
something nice. Do you have a nice
jacket you can wear with some
pants?
HUGH
Of course.
CASSY
Good. Go put that on and come back
in two hours.
Hugh begins to walk to his apartment.
CASSY (CONT’D)
On second thought, give me the key
to your apartment.
Hugh looks back confused.
HUGH
Uh, shouldn’t we be engaged before
I give you a key?
CASSY
I’m not going to keep it. I just
want to make sure you get up in
time so we’re not late.
HUGH
That makes sense too.
Hugh reaches into his pocket and hands the key over to Cassy.
CASSY
Don’t you need to unlock your door
first?
HUGH
I never lock my door.
37.
CASSY
I…You…I’m not even going to say
anything because the sex is sooo
good.
HUGH
You want to go again.
Cassy appears insulted. Then relaxes her face, and runs up to
leap in his arms, off screen.
CASSY
Yeah, okay.
The coffee cup shatters on the ground.
EXT. CASSY’S FATHERS HOUSE – NIGHT
Cassy and Hugh walk to the door, holding hands. Hugh notices
a familiar car in the driveway. He makes a face.
CASSY
Okay, so we are together, right?
HUGH
You’re starting to sound like a
young girl.
Cassy glares at him.
HUGH (CONT’D)
What? It’s not a bad thing. I think
I would have loved to sleep with a
younger version of you.
Cassy tilts her head to the side.
CASSY
How much younger?
HUGH
A year?
Cassy relaxes.
HUGH (CONT’D)
Of course. Yes. We are together. I
have your hand and I’m not going to
let it go.
Hugh holds up their hands together, then brings them down.
Cassy faces the door an exhales. Hugh looks over at the car
again.
38.
HUGH (CONT’D)
I know I’ve seen that car before…
Cassy ignores his comment and knocks. Cassy takes a breath,
and exhales slowly. The door opens.
WILLIAM
Hey it’s my favorite daughter!
Hello honey.
Cassy smiles, then looks to Hugh. Hugh is disgruntled. Cassy
appears confused.
VALERIE
And that’s my favorite son Hugh.
How have you been sweetie?
They realize what’s going on and let go of each others hands,
placing them behind their back.
CASSY
Dad. Is this your fiance?
WILLIAM
This beautiful woman, of course she
is.
CASSY
And Valerie, nice to meet you by
the way…this, is your son?
Cassy points to Hugh. Hugh steps back. Cassy smiles and
laughs lightly. Hugh changes to a questionable face as if he
is about to say something.
VALERIE
Yes. Yes. So you two have met
already?
Hugh and Cassy step further and further away from one
another.
CASSY
Us no, no, no, no, no we have
never.
HUGH
I have never seen this woman before
in my life.
CASSY
And I would, have never seen him in
my life either. Hugh, who’s Hugh?
Are you Hugh?
39.
William and Valerie are slightly confused.
VALERIE
I meant you two must have met at
the door, walking up.
CASSY
Oh, yeah.
HUGH
Yeah, of course. We introduced
ourselves on the porch here.
Hugh and Cassy give each other a look.
VALERIE
Well that’s wonderful. We’ve been
looking for the perfect opportunity
to introduce you two, and here we
are.
(Pause)
Now can all be a family.
Cassy smiles gratefully at Valerie.
WILLIAM
Honey it’s too bad we can’t set up
our kids together, since we’re
marrying each other. Cassy hasn’t
been in a relationship in 4 years.
VALERIE
You know neither has Hugh, and
that, it really is too bad.
Wouldn’t that be silly, setting the
two of you up when we’re getting
married?
Cassy and Hugh fake smile and nod in agreement. Valerie
laughs as she leans into William. They kiss.
WILLIAM
Well don’t stand out there all day,
come on in. Come inside and meet
the rest of the family you too.
William and Valerie turn to lead the way inside. Hugh and
Cassy mime their frustrations at each other before stepping
inside.
40.
INT. CASSY’S FATHERS HOUSE – NIGHT
Hugh and Cassy naturally gravitate to one another without
noticing. A group of people rush them in the foyer.
WILLIAM
This is my lovely obsessive
compulsive daughter who I’ve been
telling you about. Cassy this is
Valerie’s other son Bret.
Cassy extends her hand.
CASSY
Nice to meet you.
Valerie pulls Hugh forward to meet the others.
VALERIE
Hugh this is Lori, Cassy’s aunt.
Hugh shakes her hand, nodding with a smile.
CASSY
Hi aunt Lori? How have you been?
LORI
I’m great. I’m glad that William
has finally found love with this
lovely woman here. And, such a
great family.
VALERIE
Oh stop.
LORI
No really. Lovely, sweet family.
VALERIE
Thank you.
Valerie hangs onto William’s shoulder, and they share a sweet
glance.
LORI
Nice to meet you Hugh.
HUGH
You as well.
Hugh looks over to his brother.
BRET
How you doing brother?
41.
Hugh steps forward to hug his brother. Bret does his best to
rough house with him, but his brother deflects every move.
Hugh looks over at Cassy trying to keep his cool. Hugh leans
in to Bret’s ear.
HUGH
If you say anything dumb, I’ll kill
you.
BRET
Sure. Nothing embarrassing.
Bret pats Hugh on the back really hard and then walks off to
the kitchen. Hugh coughs and clears his throat.
BRET (CONT’D)
(Yelling) Cassy I can’t wait to
tell you about the time me and Hugh
tried to hit on a girl who’s mother
just died.
LORI
That reminds me of some funny
stories about Cassy.
Cassy looks to Hugh with a questionable face, as they follow
others into the next room. Hugh lets out his frustration
silently, again as they walk. Cassy rolls her eyes.
LORI (CONT’D)
Hugh did you know that Cassy use to
sing while she sat on the toilet?
HUGH
She does that now?
LORI
No, no when she was little. And at
Christmas time she would carry
around a mistletoe and walk around
the neighborhood houses asking if
she could kiss all the little boys.
HUGH
Hmm…kissing everyone. All the
little boys.
Hugh shrugs, with a smile.
CASSY
Oh god…
LORI
It was so adorable.
42.
William and Lori laugh together, as they recall the member.
INT. CASSY’S FATHERS HOUSE – NIGHT
Everyone on both side of the family including Hugh, Cassy,
William, Valerie, Lori, Bret, a couple others, and the
families Catholic Priest, father McCain go sit at the dinner
table on the side of the house.
Cassy takes a seat across the table from Hugh, along side her
family.
CASSY
So, father. Remind me again, how
far away is the wedding, like time
wise, as in days, weeks months, a
year maybe, two years…
WILLIAM
It’s in a couple months.
CASSY
A couple months.
Hugh takes a deep breath in. Cassy breaths out.
WILLIAM
That’s why we asked you guys here.
All of you. So that we could
discuss the details and of course
for you to all meet and get use to
being a great big happy family.
VALERIE
Cassy I’m sorry. I know I’ve asked
your father before, but remind me
again about what you do for a
living?
CASSY
I’m a stager.
Waiter walk out from the kitchen nicely dressed carrying food
to the table.
CASSY (CONT’D)
Dad you got servers? Wow. Fancy.
VALERIE
Stager?
43.
CASSY
Yes, when apartments or houses come
onto the market and the seller
wants someone to get interested in
buying, usually in an immediate
need situation, they hire me to
come and make the place look like
home. It’s supposed to remind them
of home so that they really want to
buy.
VALERIE
That sounds fun is it fun?
Valerie takes a sip of her drink.
CASSY
Yes, it is. I love it, but I do
take my job very seriously.
WILLIAM
I am so proud of you honey.
CASSY
I love you too dad.
VALERIE
Hugh. You know you should do
something like that. It sounds like
you could make a good respectable
living doing that. A lot better
than working at that bar.
Plates are placed in front of each guest as a short prayer is
said and everyone begins to eat their food.
Hugh rolls his eyes.
VALERIE (CONT’D)
What you really need a career.
CASSY
You own a bar? Wow, that must be a
lot of responsibility. Not many
people can run accounts, manage
employee’s, payroll, hiring and
firing people. I could never, ever,
do that much work.
Cassy takes a sip of her drink, then nods to Hugh doing her
best to defend him. Hugh mouth’s back thank you.
44.
VALERIE
At the very least you could go back
to school and major in something
other than “undeclared”, something
useful.
VALERIE (CONT’D)
If you just put a little effort
into life you might be married
right now so I can finally get some
grandchildren.
HUGH
(Looking at Cassy) She’s been
asking for grandchildren since I
was 10 years old.
BRET
But I’m the one that’s supposed to
get married first. I’m the oldest.
HUGH
Only by 14 month’s. It doesn’t
count.
BRET
Well at least I have a girlfriend.
VALERIE
Boy’s please no fighting at the
table. Father McCain is here.
Valerie nods to the father. He smiles back and continues to
eat.
HUGH
Mom, we are not boy’s anymore.
VALERIE
When you men start fighting at the
table like boy’s I will call you
boys.
FATHER MCCAIN
Speaking of boys. Have you thought
of having live singers in the
church. I mean the choir. If you
would consider it I have just the
choir in mind who would love to
sing for Valerie as she walks down
the isle. They’ve been practicing
everybody’s free every morning.
45.
WILLIAM
That sounds Devine father.
William takes a bit of his food and starts speaking before
swallowing.
WILLIAM (CONT’D)
And who will be making the flower’s
that Valerie will be carrying. Oh
that’s right Lori.
LORI
Yes. Lilies wrapped in purple
ribbons. I have a friend who’s
going to give me a great deal on
some fresh flowers.
(Pause)
Cassy remember that time when you
were little and you stole all my
ribbon to try and make yourself a
bra? You thought that if you
wrapped it around your chest tight
enough it would create cleavage.
Lori begins to laugh. William and Valerie join in. Bret
laughs to himself. Cassy is annoyed.
CASSY
Lets get back to the wedding
details.
BRET
Hey I got a story for you.
Bret swallows his food.
BRET (CONT’D)
One time Hugh and I walked all the
way to the beach from our house.
When we got there we realized that
we had forgotten our boards and our
swim trunks.
William smiles.
WILLIAM
(Jokingly) Were you guys high or
something?
Bret clears his throat.
HUGH
(Whisper) Lil-bit.
46.
BRET
Then Hugh took off his clothes
afterwards because he didn’t want
to walk home with sand all over his
body.
Bret chews some more food.
BRET (CONT’D)
So…he walked home naked.
CASSY
All the way home?
BRET
We got pulled over by the police on
the way and he was booked while
naked.
(Pause)
I was a good brother though. I
picked him up at the end of the
day.
HUGH
(Whispering) Oh god. Why?
Hugh has an idea.
HUGH (CONT’D)
I think I need some water. Anyone
else..?
Hugh stands looking strongly at Cassy.
FATHER MCCAIN
I’m alright.
Hugh tilts his head to signal Cassy to follow. Cassy stands.
CASSY
I think I’d like some more wine.
They walk off to the kitchen.
INT. BRANDY’S FATHER’S HOUSE – KITCHEN – NIGHT
The kitchen is filled with servers. Hugh rushes them out, and
the door closes behind them.
CASSY
They’re breaking us down. What are
we going to do.
47.
HUGH
I know, I know. And they don’t even
know that we’re already together.
CASSY
We can do this okay?
Hugh starts to hyperventilate. He searches through some
drawers for a brown paper bag.
CASSY (CONT’D)
We can get past this.
Hugh finds a bag and begins blowing in and out.
CASSY (CONT’D)
Just think about the sex.
HUGH
You mean sex with my soon to be hot
step-sister?
Hugh puts the bag down and comes up to Cassy.
HUGH (CONT’D)
You know I could take you right
now, on that stove.
Hugh tries to kiss Cassy.
CASSY
That’s disgusting. And the stove.
The stove really. Why do you always
want to have sex on a life
threatening surface? There’s fire
on the stove. That’s what you would
pick in this room.
HUGH
It’s so hot when you correct me and
you get all frustrated.
Hugh pulls Cassy on top of the counter and they share a
passionate kiss. They hear someone coming and stop. They
adjust their clothing before returning to the table.
INT. CASSY’S FATHERS HOUSE – DINNING ROOM
VALERIE
We were just talking about the two
of you.
They take their seats.
48.
HUGH
You were?
VALERIE
Yes. All good things, don’t worry.
WILLIAM
We were talking about how the two
of you should spend some time
together. You know get to know one
another. Since you will be related
soon.
CASSY
Barely Related.
VALERIE
So what do you think Hugh. Do you
have any ideas about how you guys
could get to know each other
better?
HUGH
We’ve already got to know each
other. (Whispering) all over her
apartment.
Cassy kicks Hugh under the table.
VALERIE
What was that?
HUGH
I said I think that’s a great idea.
We should start hanging out more.
Hugh looks to Cassy.
HUGH (CONT’D)
What do you think sis?
Cassy kicks Hugh again, but this time misses and kicks Father
McCain.
FATHER MCCAIN
Ouch. What was that.
Cassy ties again and get Hugh good this time. Hugh does his
best to hide his pain.
CASSY
I think it would be a good thing
for us to.
(MORE)
49.
Right after you throw out your
trash in the morning, we can meet
at my house and decide from there.
WILLIAM
So it’s settled, great!
Cassy exhales as everyone talks amongst themselves and eat.
INT. BRANDY’S FATHER’S HOUSE – FOYER – NIGHT
Everyone gathers by the door to say good bye, and hug and
kiss.
VALERIE
It was really nice meeting you
Cassy.
Valarie hugs Cassy.
WILLIAM
Nice meeting you too Hugh. I’ve
heard a lot of nice things about
you.
HUGH
I bet.
Hugh shakes william’s hand strongly.
CASSY
It was very nice meeting you Hugh.
Hugh attempts to hug Cassy and slides his hand to her butt
while no one is paying attention. Cassy leans in to whisper.
CASSY (CONT’D)
Pretend that you parked around the
corner. Walk to the right after we
go down the stairs and Ill pick you
up in the back.
HUGH
Okay.
They walk out as their mother and father watch. They walk
halfway down the stairs when Valerie interrupts.
VALERIE
Sweetie where’s your car. I don’t
see it out here.
CASSY (CONT’D)
50.
HUGH
I parked around the corner because
I couldn’t find a spot.
William and Valerie stare out into the spacious neighborhood
with lots of parking spots available.
VALERIE
But look there’s…
HUGH
I’ll see you later mom.
Hugh walks faster. He walks off to the right, down the
sidewalk.
CASSY
Buy guys, see you later.
Cassy walks to the left. William and Valarie wave and shut
the door. It locks.
Five seconds pass when Hugh takes off running back towards
Cassy.
OFF SCREEN
CASSY (CONT’D)
I told you to walk the other way,
around the block.
HUGH
Just kiss me.
They continue to kiss and stumble to Cassy’s car.
CUT TO: BLACK
51.

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