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Underclassmen - Episode 4 "Try"
by Joseph Ilia (fromanshevz@yahoo.com)

Rated: PG-13   Genre: Comedy   User Review: ****
In Episode 4 of "Underclassmen", Eric finds himself counceling his friends through their various relationship problems, but becomes tempted by Stacy's new single status. Episode 1: http://www.scriptbuddy.com/community/?p=4291530364 Episode 2: http://www.scriptbuddy.com/community/?p=4291530517&t=&pg=2 Episode 3: http://www.scriptbuddy.com/community/?p=4291530562&t=&pg=


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UNDERCLASSMEN - EPISODE 4 "TRY"

FADE IN:

INT. CAFETERIA - DAY
                                                            
Eric stands in the cafeteria with a full tray of food.
                                                            
                       BOOM (O.S.)
Hey Eric!
                                                            
Eric looks to his left and sees Chris and Boom sitting at a
lunch table, calling him over.
                                                            
                       STACY (O.S.)
Eric!
                                                            
Eric looks to his right to see Stacy and Liz sitting at
another lunch table, waving him over.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Oh no.
                                                            
                       CHRIS (O.S.)
Eric, come on.
                                                            
Eric looks left again.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Oh no no.
                                                            
                       LIZ (O.S.)
Eric, come over here.
                                                            
Eric looks right again.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Oh no no no no no.
                                                            
                       ALL FOUR
Eric!
                                                            
Eric looks to the right, the left, the right, and left
again, and then down to his tray. He picks up his juice and
"accidentally" spills it.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Oops. I need another drink now.
                                                            
Eric turns around and MRS. YORK stops him.
                                                            

2.

                       MRS. YORK
Did you just spill your drink?
                                                            
                       ERIC
Umm...yeah. It was an accident.
                                                            
                       MRS. YORK
Yeah, an accident. You know what
else is an accident? When someone
comes along not knowing you left a
puddle of cranberry juice on the
floor for them to slip on, and
then trips and falls breaking
every bone in their body. Do you
want that to happen? Do you like
hurting people? Do you enjoy
spilling cranberry juice?
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (nervous)
...It was orange juice.
                                                            
                       MRS. YORK
You trying to be funny?
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (nervous)
Kind of.
                                                            
                       MRS. YORK
Really? Well Jerry Seinfeld, why
don't you go mop up this mess?
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (nervous)
Okay. Sorry. Thank you. Sorry.
                                                            
Eric leaves to go get a mop. Mrs. York leans down and
touches the spilt juice and then sniffs her hand.
                                                            
                       MRS. YORK
Hmm...it is orange.
                                                            
Mrs. York leaves.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
It seemed like of recent everyone
has been having social
troubles...that is, everyone but
Amy and Dom.
                                                            
Amy and Dom walk to the lunch tables. They stop somewhere in
between the guys' table and the girls' table.
                                                            

3.

                       AMY
Come on guys, this is stupid.
Can't we just sit together.
                                                            
                       STACY
I know how to say it briefly but I
just plain don't want to ever sit
with him ever (ever again)--
                                                            
                       CHRIS
--No.
                                                            
                       BOOM
Nice brief skills, Chris.
                                                            
Chris and Boom high five.
                                                            
                       DOM
      (to Amy)
Look, this is pointless, I'll sit
with the guys, you sit with the
girls and we'll catch up later.
                                                            
                       AMY
Okay, see you later.
                                                            
Dom and Amy separate. Dom sits down with the guys and Amy
sits down with the girls.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Yo, so what's up, dude? You with
Amy now?
                                                            
                       BOOM
Yeah, you tipping that?
                                                            
                       CHRIS
      (correcting Boom)
Tapping that.
                                                            
                       BOOM
That's what I said.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
No, you said "tipping". The word
is "tapping".
                                                            
                       BOOM
What does it matter if I said
("tipping" or "tapping"...)--
                                                            
                       DOM
--Guys, guys. Look, we're--
                                                            

4.

Across the cafeteria, the girls are having the same talk
except that Dom is hopeful of a relationship while Amy is
hesitant.
                                                            
                       AMY
--just friends. Nothing more.
                                                            
                       STACY
But do you want to be more?
                                                            
                       AMY
Well--
                                                            
CUT TO THE GUYS
                                                            
                       DOM
--hell yeah.--
                                                            
CUT TO THE GIRLS
                                                            
                       AMY
I mean, he's nice and all but--
                                                            
CUT TO THE GUYS
                                                            
                       DOM
--her body is just awesome.
                                                            
                       BOOM
So you going to ask her out?
                                                            
                       DOM
I don't know, but I want to.
                                                            
CUT TO THE GIRLS
                                                            
                       AMY
I guess I wouldn't mind it, but I
just think there might be better
guys out there.
                                                            
                       STACY
Trust me, there aren't.
                                                            
The bell rings.
                                                            
                       AMY
Ugh, already?
                                                            
                       LIZ
Lunch is way too short.
                                                            

5.

Boom, Chris, Dom, Stacy, Liz, and Amy get up to clear their
trays. On the way, they pass Eric, who is mopping up his
mess. Eric tries to leave but Mrs. York.
                                                            
                       MRS. YORK
Ah, ah, ah...where do you think
you're going?
                                                            
                       ERIC
The bell rang, I have class.
                                                            
                       MRS. YORK
And I have a wet, dirty floor that
needs mopping.
                                                            
                       ERIC
But I cleaned it up already.
                                                            
                       MRS. YORK
Until I can see the reflection of
my Scottish face in that floor,
it's not clean.
                                                            
Mrs. York leaves.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
If I body-slammed you to the
ground, your Scottish face could
be all over this floor.
                                                            
INTERCUT:
                                                            
 
INT. HALLWAY - DAY
                                                            
Eric is walking down a hallway.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Mrs. York wasn't the only one
coming to me with a problem.
                                                            
Boom approaches Eric.
                                                            
                       BOOM
I've got a problem.
                                                            
CUT TO EXT. SCHOOL COURTYARD - NEXT
                                                            
Eric is walking and Liz runs after him.
                                                            
                       LIZ
Hey Eric! Hold up!
                                                            

6.

CUT TO INT. LOBBY - NEXT
                                                            
Chris is sitting down and Eric walks by him.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Yo, dude, come here for a second.
                                                            
CUT TO INT. LIBRARY - NEXT
                                                            
Eric sits down next to Stacy.
                                                            
                       STACY
Eric, can I talk to you for a
minute?
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Who the hell do they think I am?
                                                            
FANTASY SEQUENCE
                                                            
INT. PSYCHIC HOTLINE - DAY
                                                            
Eric sits by a phone dressed in a psychic's outfit.
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (Jamaican accent)
Hello and welcome to Mr. Cleo's
psychic advice hotline, call in
now for a flat rate of $2.99 a
minute now and have your future
told.
                                                            
The phone on "Mr. Cleo's" desk rings and he picks it up.
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (Jamaican accent)
Hello my child, can I have your
zodiac signn and credit card
number.
                                                            
END FANTASY SEQUENCE
                                                            
CUT TO INT. HALLWAY - NEXT
                                                            
Boom and Eric are walking down the hallway.
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (to himself)
The Jamaican accent would help
with the ladies.
                                                            
                       BOOM
What?
                                                            

7.

                       ERIC
Nevermind, what's your problem.
                                                            
                       BOOM
Well...I understand that Liz and I
broke up but it's just really
awkward that we're fighting.
                                                            
CUT TO EXT. SCHOOL COURTYARD - NEXT
                                                            
Liz and Eric are standing in the courtyard.
                                                            
                       LIZ
Boom's an nice guy and all but I
don't want to just forgive him for
being an ass instead of a
boyfriend.
                                                            
CUT TO INT. LOBBY - NEXT
                                                            
Eric stands next to Chris, who is still seated.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
I'm just really tired of how much
Stacy demands from me and how no
matter what I do, it's not enough.
It might be for the best that we
broke up.
                                                            
CUT TO INT. LIBRARY - NEXT
                                                            
Eric and Stacy are sitting next to each other in the
library.
                                                            
                       STACY
Chris has just acted like such a
jerk to me recently, I don't want
to forgive him.
                                                            
FANTASY SEQUENCE
                                                            
INT. PSYCHIC HOTLINE - DAY
                                                            
"Mr. Cleo's" phones are all ringing non-stop and he tries to
answer as many as possible.
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (Jamaican accent)
Mr. Cleo, please hold. Mr. Cleo,
please hold. Mr. Cleo. Mr. Cleo.
      (normal)
JUST HOLD ON!
                                                            

8.

END FANTASY SEQUENCE
                                                            
CUT TO INT. HALLWAY - NEXT
                                                            
                       ERIC
Look I don't like to tell people
what to do.
                                                            
CUT TO EXT. SCHOOL COURTYARD - NEXT
                                                            
                       ERIC
I don't like to tell people what
to do.
                                                            
CUT TO INT. LOBBY - NEXT
                                                            
                       ERIC
I don't like to tell people what
to do.
                                                            
CUT TO INT. LIBRARY - NEXT
                                                            
                       ERIC
I don't like to tell people what
to do.
                                                            
CUT TO INT. HALLWAY - NEXT
                                                            
                       ERIC
You need to just apologize to her
for being inconsiderate. Whether
or not you're wrong, the fact is
she thinks she's right.
                                                            
CUT TO EXT. SCHOOL COURTYARD - NEXT
                                                            
                       ERIC
You need to understand Boom's an
immature kid. Maybe you can't
accept that as his girlfriend, but
you should accept it as his
friend.
                                                            
CUT TO INT. LOBBY - NEXT
                                                            
                       ERIC
You need to accept the fact that
Stacy expects a lot out of you,
but she's a great girl and you
know that. It's why you dated in
the first place.
                                                            

9.

CUT TO INT. LIBRARY - NEXT
                                                            
                       ERIC
There's nothing to excuse Chris,
but he isn't a bad guy. Just try
and understand that we all have
our bad days.
                                                            
CUT TO INT. HALLWAY - NEXT
                                                            
                       BOOM
I don't want to apologize, I
didn't do anything wrong.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
The advice business is tricky.
                                                            
CUT TO EXT. SCHOOL COURTYARD - NEXT
                                                            
                       LIZ
Why should I just accept him, he
should at least be sorry.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
People usually don't like to hear
what you have to say.
                                                            
CUT TO INT. LOBBY - NEXT
                                                            
                       CHRIS
I may have dated her before but I
just don't feel that way about her
anymore.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Sometimes it feels like you
shouldn't even try.
                                                            
CUT TO INT. LIBRARY - NEXT
                                                            
                       STACY
Yeah...I guess so...
                                                            
                       ERIC
Stacy, you okay?
                                                            
                       STACY
I don't know.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Do you want to talk about it?
                                                            

10.

                       STACY
Not really.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Look, if you ever need to talk,
just know I'm here.
                                                            
                       STACY
Thanks, Eric.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
But giving advice does have it's
nice moments.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Anytime.
                                                            
END INTERCUT
                                                            
 
INT. MATH CLASSROOM - DAY
                                                            
Dom and Amy are sitting next to each other in the back of
the classroom as the class works on some problems. Dom looks
up at Amy and then pokes her thigh with his pencil. She
doesn't respond, so Dom does so again, and once more Amy
doesn't respond. Dom pokes her in the time and she squirms.
                                                            
                       AMY
Ah, what the hell?
                                                            
Dom smiles weakly, trying to show that his actions were just
cute playfulness. Amy simply glares back at him.
                                                            
                       AMY
Stop it, Dom.
                                                            
Dom and Amy return to their work.
                                                            
Pause. Dom pokes Amy once more.
                                                            
                       AMY
I'm serious, stop it.
                                                            
Dom's smirk goes away.
                                                            
                       DOM
Sorry, I was just...I don't know,
sorry.
                                                            
Pause.
                                                            

11.

                       AMY
What did you get for number three?
                                                            
Dom doesn't respond, Amy pokes him.
                                                            
                       DOM
Ow!
                                                            
                       AMY
What did you get for number three?
                                                            
                       DOM
I didn't do it yet. Why are you
allowed to poke me and I can't
poke you?
                                                            
                       AMY
Because I poked your fat. It's
like padding.
                                                            
                       DOM
So I can't poke your fat?
                                                            
                       AMY
Are you calling me fat?
                                                            
                       DOM
No, that's not it.
                                                            
                       AMY
Ugh.
                                                            
                       DOM
Amy.
                                                            
Amy doesn't respond and the two go back to their math
problems.
                                                            
FANTASY SEQUENCE
                                                            
INT. PSYCHIC HOTLINE - NIGHT
                                                            
Eric, no longer as Mr. Cleo, is standing, starting to leave.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Yo Ron, I'm going to head out a
bit early today.
                                                            
                       RON (O.S.)
Okay.
                                                            
Eric begins to leave but then the phone starts to ring and
he pauses.
                                                            

12.

END FANTASY SEQUENCE
                                                            
INTERCUT:
                                                            
 
INT. ERIC' BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
INT. DOM'S BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Eric, as if waking from a dream, realizes his cell phone is
ringing and picks up the call from Dom.
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (on phone)
Hello?
                                                            
Dom is casually lounging at his desk but sits up when Eric
picks up.
                                                            
                       DOM
      (on phone)
What's up, Eric?
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (on phone)
Not too much, you just woke me up.
                                                            
                       DOM
      (on phone)
Well it's 7:30, you shouldn't be
sleeping.
                                                            
Eric looks at his clock, which reads "10:13".
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (on phone)
Dom, it's 10:13.
                                                            
                       DOM
      (on phone)
Really...the damn clocks never
work in my house.
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (on phone)
Yeah, I bet.
                                                            
Pause.
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (on phone)
Why'd you call, Dom?
                                                            

13.

                       DOM
      (on phone)
What the hell should I do about
Amy?
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (on phone)
What happened with Amy?
                                                            
                       DOM
      (on phone)
Nothing, I just like her and I'm
not sure if she likes me. I really
want to go out with her.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
I think guys all guys pursue their
crushes the same way: with blind
ambition.
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (on phone)
Just get to know her better, girls
usually tell you what they're
really thinking sooner or later.
                                                            
                       DOM
      (on phone)
Yeah, you're right. Thanks, man.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
That doesn't mean a guy's friends
won't give him false hope.
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (on phone)
Welcome.
                                                            
Pause.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Ever notice how hard it is to get
out of a conversation?
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (on phone)
So...
                                                            
                       DOM
      (on phone)
Yeah...
                                                            

14.

                       ERIC
      (on phone)
Yo, listen, I got to go.
                                                            
                       DOM
      (on phone)
Yeah, I got to go too.
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (on phone)
I'm getting another call.
                                                            
                       DOM
      (on phone)
Oh, okay, you should pick that up.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Yeah, definently. Bye.
                                                            
                       DOM
      (on phone)
Bye.
                                                            
Eric and Dom hang up.
                                                            
END INTERCUT
                                                            
Eric throws his phone onto his blanket. It starts to ring.
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (to himself)
Damnit.
                                                            
Eric searches through his blanket to find the phone.
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (to himself)
Damn, damn, damn.
                                                            
The phone stops ringing shortly before Eric finds it. He
quickly redials the number.
                                                            
INTERCUT
                                                            
INT. ERIC'S BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
INT. STACY'S BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Stacy, laying face down in her bed picks up Eric's call.
                                                            
                       STACY
      (on phone)
Hello?
                                                            

15.

                       ERIC
      (on phone)
Stacy?
                                                            
                       STACY
      (on phone)
Yeah.
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (on phone)
It's hard to hear you.
                                                            
Stacy flips over onto her back.
                                                            
                       STACY
      (on phone)
Can you hear me now?
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (on phone)
Yeah.
                                                            
                       STACY
      (on phone)
Good.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
This moment brought to you by
Verizon Wireless.
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (on phone)
So what's up?
                                                            
                       STACY
      (on phone)
I don't know...
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (on phone)
You okay?
                                                            
                       STACY
      (on phone)
I don't know...
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (on phone)
Stacy, just tell me what's wrong.
                                                            
                       STACY
      (on phone)
I just can't look at him, you
            (MORE)

16.

                       STACY (cont'd)
know? Even seeing him makes me
so...angry...so upset.
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (on phone)
Chris?
                                                            
                       STACY
      (on phone)
Yeah, Chris. Who else?
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (on phone)
Yeah, sorry...but the thing is,
Chris isn't a bad guy. He just
doesn't get it sometimes. He
doesn't get what other people want
from him. So you have to meet him
halfway.
                                                            
                       STACY
      (on phone)
That's the thing. I'm tired of
trying. And I'm tired of having to
work for him. If he loves me he
should be willing to put in the
work.
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (on phone)
Well...I do think he's trying.
                                                            
Pause.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
I'm so dumb...why do I keep making
excuses for Chris when I like
Stacy? That's it.
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (on phone)
You know what, forget it. If he
isn't willing to try hard enough
to make you happy maybe you
shouldn't bother with him. You
just got to think of who's there
for you when you need someone. I
know I would be willing to do
anything for the girl I love.
                                                            
                       STACY
      (on phone)
You're right...this sucks, why
            (MORE)

17.

                       STACY (cont'd)
can't I just have a boyfriend like
you?
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Tell her she can have you.
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (on phone)
Well, there are plenty of guys out
there like me.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Tell her you're one of them.
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (on phone)
I mean...I'm like me. There are
others like me.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
And for the finishing touch...
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (on phone)
So maybe instead of focusing on
how Chris is bad to you, you
should reach out there and find
something better.
                                                            
                       STACY
      (on phone)
Thanks Eric, you're a great
friend. Really, you help me out so
much. But I got to go, I'll see
you in school tomorrow?
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (on phone)
Yeah, definently. Good night.
                                                            
Eric and Stacy hang up. Eric pumps his fist in the air.
                                                            
 
EXT. FIELD - DAY
                                                            
Eric and Chris walk out onto the field for Gym class. The
rest of the class is there as well. Their GYM TEACHER comes
outside.
                                                            
                       GYM TEACHER
Okay, two laps around the field!
                                                            
The class starts running. Eric and Chris run side-by-side.
                                                            

18.

                       CHRIS
Yo Eric, did you say anything to
Stacy?
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Uh-oh.
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (nervous)
What is there to say? I didn't say
anything. Why? What's wrong?
What's up?
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Nothing, Stacy didn't call me last
night. She usually does.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Well, she's pissed at you, right?
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Yeah but she still usually calls
to bitch about something. I'm just
kind of surprised she didn't call.
                                                            
Chris starts to pull in front of Eric.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Hey, are we racing?
                                                            
                       CHRIS
...Sure.
                                                            
Chris pulls ahead of Eric even more.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Chris, I don't want to race.
Chris! Chris!
                                                            
Eric desperately struggles to catch up to Chris, who easily
jogs faster than Eric can run. They reach the end of the
field. Eric bends over, trying to catch his breathe.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Ha! Faster than you, as always.
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (panting)
You had a head start.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Don't make excuses.
                                                            

19.

Chris lightly shoves Eric, making him fall over in a heap.
                                                            
 
INT. LIBRARY - DAY
                                                            
Boom and Liz are sitting at opposite ends of the library.
Boom looks over at Liz, who is by herself. He then gets up
and goes over to her.
                                                            
                       BOOM
Hey.
                                                            
Liz looks up at Boom upset.
                                                            
                       LIZ
Can you please leave me alone?
                                                            
                       BOOM
No, I want to talk to you.
                                                            
Liz starts to pack up her books.
                                                            
                       LIZ
I don't want to talk to you.
                                                            
                       BOOM
Hold on.
                                                            
Boom puts his hand on top of Liz's stuff to stop her from
packing up.
                                                            
                       BOOM (cont'd)
Can you just hold on a minute. I
want to talk to you.
                                                            
Boom and Liz glare at each other for a moment.
                                                            
                       LIZ
What do you want?
                                                            
Boom removes his hand from Liz's stuff and takes a seat next
to her.
                                                            
                       BOOM
Liz, we've been friends for a
while. Long before we started
dating.
                                                            
                       LIZ
We never said a word to each other
until a month ago.
                                                            

20.

                       BOOM
More than a month.
                                                            
                       LIZ
Not much more.
                                                            
                       BOOM
That's not important. What's
important is that we were good
friends. I don't think we should
stop talking just because we broke
up.
                                                            
Pause.
                                                            
                       LIZ
So do you want to try dating
again?
                                                            
                       BOOM
Oh balls no, we make a terrible
couple.
                                                            
                       LIZ
Okay.
                                                            
Pause.
                                                            
                       LIZ
That's good for me because you
were a bad kisser.
                                                            
                       BOOM
Hey, I am an excellent kisser.
                                                            
                       LIZ
Says who?
                                                            
                       BOOM
Says...the people I've kissed.
                                                            
                       LIZ
Really? Would you like to name
some?
                                                            
                       BOOM
I would like to name some...but
I'm a gentleman. I don't kiss and
talk.
                                                            
                       LIZ
"Kiss and tell."
                                                            

21.

                       BOOM
Yeah, kiss and tell.
                                                            
 
INT. GYMNASIUM - DAY
                                                            
Eric stands outside of the locker room waiting for Chris. As
he waits for Chris, JIMMY exits the locker room.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Hey Jimmy.
                                                            
                       JIMMY
Hey Eric, what's up?
                                                            
                       ERIC
Dude, you went crazy at Jonsey's
party.
                                                            
                       JIMMY
Yeah I know, I smoked a bit too
much, the stuff got to my head.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Yeah it did. Do you even remember
what you were saying? All that
stuff about reality and our
existence.
                                                            
                       JIMMY
Yeah I do. It was enlightening
stuff, man.
                                                            
                       ERIC
...Really?
                                                            
                       JIMMY
Yeah, I remember every word. It's
my path to proper knowledge. I'm
going to save the world with my
rhetoric, Eric.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Can you repeat any of it?
                                                            
                       JIMMY
I don't want to. I tried to tell
you the answer to the universe
last Saturday and you weren't
ready. Why should I bother now?
                                                            
                       ERIC
I guess you shouldn't.
                                                            

22.

                       JIMMY
Then I won't.
                                                            
Jimmy leaves, Chris exits the locker room.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Hey, what class do you have now?
                                                            
                       ERIC
I have Science.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Oh, okay. Go on ahead. I'm going
to wait up for someone.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Alright, see you later.
                                                            
Eric leaves. Chris stands outside the locker room until
AARON exits.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Hey, Aaron.
                                                            
                       AARON
Oh hey, the frosh from Saturday
night. What are you doing, man?
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Not too much. It's Chris, by the
way.
                                                            
                       AARON
Yo listen, me and some of the boys
were going to go out this weekend,
you in?
                                                            
                       CHRIS
That would be excellent. What are
we going to do?
                                                            
                       AARON
Don't worry about it, we'll figure
it out.
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Alright, sweet. Can I get your
cell number or something?
                                                            
Aaron pulls a pen out of his pocket.
                                                            
                       AARON
Give me your hand.
                                                            

23.

                       CHRIS
I've got a piece of paper.
                                                            
Aaron grabs Chris' hand and writes his number.
                                                            
                       AARON
I'll see you around, frosh.
                                                            
Aaron leaves and Chris smirks.
                                                            
 
INT. LOCKERS - DAY
                                                            
Amy is removing books from her locker. Dom walks over and
leans against the locker next to her.
                                                            
                       DOM
Hey, Amy.
                                                            
                       AMY
Hey, what are you doing?
                                                            
                       DOM
Nothing, got a free. What about
you.
                                                            
                       AMY
I got a class.
                                                            
                       DOM
What class?
                                                            
                       AMY
English I think.
                                                            
                       DOM
With Evans?
                                                            
                       AMY
No, Barkley. And I haven't done my
homework yet so can we talk later?
                                                            
                       DOM
Oh, well...what's your homework,
maybe I can help you out.
                                                            
Amy closes her locker and starts to walk down the hall, Dom
follows.
                                                            
                       AMY
I doubt that.
                                                            

24.

                       DOM
Why?
                                                            
                       AMY
Are you in honors English?
                                                            
                       DOM
Well, no.
                                                            
                       AMY
That's why you can't help.
                                                            
                       DOM
I didn't apply. I mean, I could
have gotten in, I have an A...I
just didn't apply.
                                                            
Amy stops and turns to Dom.
                                                            
                       AMY
Look, I have to go to class, is
there anything you came to talk to
me about or can I go?
                                                            
                       DOM
Umm...well, it's Friday so I was
hoping we could go downtown later.
                                                            
                       AMY
Who else is going?
                                                            
                       DOM
No one, I was just thinking we
could hang out. Just you and me.
                                                            
                       AMY
Are you asking me out on a date?
                                                            
                       DOM
Well...no, maybe...
                                                            
                       AMY
Dom, I thought we're just friends.
We talked about this, okay. We're
just friends.
                                                            
Pause.
                                                            
                       DOM
Do you still want to hang out
after school?
                                                            

25.

Amy sighs, and turns back to walk to her next class. Dom
stays still, dissapointed.
                                                            
 
INT. SCIENCE CLASSROOM - DAY
                                                            
Eric enters the Science classroom to see Liz and Boom
sitting next to one another chatting.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
This is new.
                                                            
                       ERIC
You guys are sitting next to each
other again?
                                                            
                       LIZ
Yeah.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Are you dating again?
                                                            
                       BOOM
No.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Cool.
                                                            
Eric walks over to Liz and Boom and sits down.
                                                            
                       ERIC
So we're all just friends.
                                                            
                       LIZ
Yeah
                                                            
                       ERIC
Sweet. Hey, so have you guys seen
Stacy today?
                                                            
                       LIZ
I haven't seen her around.
                                                            
                       BOOM
Me either.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Hmm...
                                                            
 

26.

INT. ERIC'S BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Eric enters his bedroom and throws his backpack down. He
takes out his cell phone and dials Stacy. The phone rings a
couple times but no one answers and the call goes to
voicemail.
                                                            
                       STACY
      (on phone,
       filtered)
Hey, you've reached my voicemail,
leave a message.
                                                            
The voicemail beeps.
                                                            
                       ERIC
      (on phone)
Hey Stacy, I didn't see you in
school today so I was just
wondering what's up. Give me a
call back later. See you.
                                                            
Eric hangs up. He paces for a moment before sitting down,
deep in thought.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
It's moments like these where I
wish my life was a movie.
                                                            
FANTASY SEQUENCE
                                                            
INT. STACY'S BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Stacy sits on her bed, dressed in a very fancy Spanish
dress. Eric busts in through the door with a black cape,
black mask, and sword.
                                                            
                       STACY
Zorro, you've come for me.
                                                            
                       ERIC
I have indeed, my lady.
                                                            
                       STACY
Oh Zorro, kiss me.
                                                            
                       ERIC
It would be my pleasure, but
regrettably, I must journey into
the night. I bid thee fairwell.
                                                            
Eric jumps out the window.
                                                            

27.

                       STACY
Ciao, Zorro.
                                                            
END FANTASY SEQUENCE
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Even as Zorro I don't get the
kiss.
                                                            
Eric's phone buzzes from a new text message. He opens the
phone to read a message from Boom reading "Movie tonight?"
                                                            
His phone buzzes once again with another text message from
Stacy reading "I really need someone, can you come over
now?"
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Sorry Boom, it's my time to be a
hero.
                                                            
INT. BOOM'S BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Boom's phone buzzes with a text message from Eric reading
"Sorry Boom, it's my time to be a hero."
                                                            
                       BOOM
      (to himself)
What the Christ?
                                                            
 
INT. SUBURBAN STREET - NIGHT
                                                            
Eric hustles down the streets. He arrives in front of
Stacy's house and is ready to knock on the door but stops to
bend over and pant heavily.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Okay, a minute to rest before
being a hero.
                                                            
Eric sits down on the steps to Stacy's house.
                                                            
 
INT. STACY'S BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Eric bursts through Stacy's bedroom door.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Stacy, I'm here.
                                                            
Eric looks up and notices Stacy kissing Chris. They stop and
notice Eric.
                                                            

28.

                       CHRIS
Oh hey, Eric.
                                                            
                       ERIC
What-what are you doing here?
                                                            
                       CHRIS
Stacy sent me a message that she
needed someone so I showed up.
                                                            
Stacy kisses Chris again.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
He's faster than you and he always
will be.
                                                            
                       ERIC
Oh, well...that's great for you
guys.
                                                            
Stacy and Chris, who are making out, don't pay attention to
Eric.
                                                            
                       ERIC (cont'd)
I'm going to leave...so yeah, I'm
going.
                                                            
Eric starts to back out and accidentally knocks over a lamp
on Stacy's night table, which breaks as it falls to the
floor.
                                                            
                       ERIC (cont'd)
Oh, damn, sorry. I think it's
broke...you know what? I'll just
leave this here.
                                                            
Eric picks the broken lamp up and places it back on Stacy's
night table.
                                                            
                       ERIC (cont'd)
So I'll pay you back for
this...I'll pay you back, and I'm
going to leave. I'm leaving. Just
pretend I was never here.
                                                            
Eric exits.
                                                            
                       ERIC (V.O.)
Just pretend I don't exist.
                                                            


THE END


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From Jackson Date 6/25/2009 ****
Wow, that was a really disapointing ending, I was hoping they would finally hook up. I know Eric was ready.

From Mika Date 1/10/2008 ****
Read all of them up to here, I wish Eric and Stacy would get together. lulz. I think Boom adds comic releif, very nice comedy.

From Giancarlos Calderon Date 11/5/2006 ****
This was really funny. Absolutely funny. Boom and Eric are my favorite characters. I was astounded. I have some funny high school memories to tell you the truth. Good job by the way!

From Dan Wilson Date 11/3/2006 ****
Once again, great go at life as a highschool student. This episode kind of brought me back to the days of watching, "Student Bodies"...god that show was entertaining, just like this bit of writing was. A couple of errors but I don't like to pick, because I am not the best at it myself. "Try", is going to be hard to top when you are writing another one, and it would seem that you are hard at it. Goodluck with everything. P.S. you gave me inspiration for my next peice of writing.


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