LOCK, JOCKS, AND ONE LITTLE SECRET
Part 1 of 2
INT. WEIR HOUSE - NIGHT
Lindsay and Sam are on the floor doing homework. Jeanne and Howard are watching the news.
Breaking news- Lincoln High school was broken into tonight, many of
the windows have been smashed and lockers vandalized. The intruder was a
current student, senior Mike Hardman. When police arrived on the scene they found
Hardman passed out in the hallway, severely intoxicated. He was taken into custody
after a short visit to the hospital. There is speculation that Hardman was
selling drugs in school, one report claims the reason for the break in was to retrieve
narcotics that were found in Hardman's locker. Right now authorities have
no comment- parents of Lincoln high students are outraged and expect action to be
Howard and Jeanne look at each other in horror.
They get up and weirdly walk to the couch
Did you know a boy named Mike
Well he took a bunch of drugs and
then broke into the school
tonight- smashed the windows and
They say he has drugs in his
Sam looks shocked and Lindsay shrugs.
(matter of fact)
I mean, I'm sure lots of kids have
drugs in their lockers.
How would you know something like that Lindsay? Are you hanging out with those freaks again?
really? drugs in the school? oh
(raising his voice)
Lindsay! Who has drugs? Who!
Relax! I don't know anyone who has drugs.
Good. Then you have no idea what
you are talking about! Stay away
from this Hardman character- if
they even LET him back to the
Dad I mean I haven't actually seen
it- but if this Mike kid got away
with it, I mean there must be
other kids- It doesn't matter dad-
Sam and I don't do that stuff!
You better not!
Dad- I'm not on drugs. Sam is not
on drugs. Can I go back to my
This worries me.
Do you think Lindsay's right?
I don't know...
The parents should do something! I
should call the school!
Mom please no- that's so
Lindsay looks at her watch quickly
Why? As parents we can't stand for
this! Drugs in the school?
(looks at Jeanne)
I told you we should have sent
them to private school!
I have to go to Millie's! I just
realized I left my science book
Lindsay! It's late!
I need it for class tomorrow, it
will be 20 minutes, I promise.
She grabs her coat
Fine. But we are not done here.
Lindsay runs into the hallway and glances at herself in the mirror, runs her hands though her hair.
I'll be back in 20 minutes, I
She runs quickly out the front door.
Lindsay runs across the street, looking every which way and knocks on Millie's door. She answers wearing dorky pj's. Lindsay tries to stifle her laugh.
Um, can I have my science book?
(she opens the
Do you want to come in for a few
Lindsay is looking all up and down the street. Millie notices her acting strange.
What's going on Lindsay? Who are
you looking for?
to sound casual)
oh- no one. I'm sorry can't come
over. I should really go home and
Millie reaches and pulls the book off the inside table and hands it to Lindsay.
Okay- see you tomorrow at school.
Are you sure you are ok?
yeah. I'm fine.
She adjusts her face into a smile
I'll see you tomorrow
She closes the door and Lindsay dashes across Millie's lawn, looking every which way. Millie watches her curiously from the window.
Lindsay rounds the corner and trots down the street looking everywhere. The finally sees Daniel's car, the lights off. He is sitting inside in silence, smoking. Meanwhile Millie tip-toes out her front door with a flashlight, still in her PJ's.
Lindsay takes a deep breath and walks towards Daniel's car, opens the door and sits down. Daniel throws the cig out the window as she shuts the door behind her. They look at each other.
You wanted to talk?
Yeah I did.
Lindsay gives him a look and they both smile briefly
What we did was wrong, Daniel
I don't really see how, but
This can't keep happening
Alright! It's not like I plan for
it to happen again!
Lindsay shifts in her seat, not showing any real emotion.
But WHY does it keep happening?
(looking out the
I don't know.
Daniel exhales, pauses, then speaks suddenly, against his judgment.
I think I deserve a better answer
then that. You are the one who
kissed me this time.
I DON'T know Daniel. I don't know
why I did it, okay??
Oh! For once Ms. Perfect doesn't
know it all. There is one thing
you DO know, and that's how I feel.
I told you the other night, and
I'm not sayin it again.
(looking at her
So how do you, you know, feel?
I feel like a horrible person, a
bad friend, a liar.
Lindsay says nothing but tears her gaze away from the window as Daniel suddenly starts the car.
Yes, horrible. Awful. I should
tell Kim. And you should tell
DON'T tell Kim!
It's the right thing to do.
why? If this really is nothing...
(looks at her)
Look- I said it won't happen
again. Why tell anyone? There's no
I guess you're right...
He looks at her, she is totally distraught and not focused on him at all. This went nothing like he imagined it would.
So I guess we are done here, I'll
see you in school.
um yeah ok
He doesn't look at her as she steps out of the car. She shuts the door and turns around to face his car.
He speeds away before she finishes the word and leaves her stricken on the street. She watches him drive away and suddenly hears a noise behind her and quickly turns. Mille is standing there.
Oh my god Mille! What are you
doing out here??
I was just about to ask you the
EXT: THE STREET, NIGHT.
Lindsay walks towards Millie
Millie your in your pajamas- what
are you doing?
You were acting so weird when you
came over, I figured something was
wrong but you didn't want to tell
They walk down the street together.
everything is fine! I was just
talking to Daniel.
Things didn't look okay. You were
yelling. He was yelling at you.
Mille sits down on the edge of the sidewalk, Lindsay standing over her.
It wasn't what it looked like.
There is a pause as a comfortable silence sits between them.
Millie, I made a big mistake. I
mean I did something really really
Lindsay whatever it is, it sounds
like you know it was wrong. That's
the first step to making it right.
Lindsay smiles at how naive Millie is, but it comforts her.
She sits down next to her.
Well you know I have been helping
Daniel study right?
Its not like I thought he was
stupid,- But Millie, he is
actually smart! And actually
interested in school work. He says
it makes him feel good!
What are you are doing for him is
Yeah. I guess.
But then something happened the
other night, at Nick's house.
all of the sudden, he says being
around me makes him want to be
better in school...that he thinks
about me all the time. I mean, he
usually never shows any emotion.
(kind of grossed
He likes you?
I don't know-
he was being
so honest, and he looked so cute
Did you guys kiss?
Lindsay smiles but looks away to hide it
Yeah we kissed.
Millie gasps and covers her mouth
He's not even your boyfriend! I
told Tommy we had to be going
steady for three months before he
could kiss me. And with our mouths
closed. It is a sin to do anything
else with someone you are not
I'm not sure what I believe in. If
there is a god, I don't think he would
care about things like kissing people that
aren't our boyfriends, or having sex
before we are married. Being with
Daniel was very wrong. But not
because of God.
Did you and Daniel
Did you have intercourse?
No! Oh Millie come on, it wasn't
that bad- We weren't even totally
Millie is in total horror and shock, but pulls back a little
and can't help her curiosity
What was it like?
(with school girl
Actually really good. Daniel was
so sweet and kind of romantic.
(she looks down)
which is why this is so bad.
Because you are afraid it might
WORSE! Because I want it to happen
Kim is my best friend, and her and
Daniel went out for like over a
year. And they were in love - they
were crazy and insane in love! She
still might be into him.
Do you think Kim would be upset if
you two became girlfriend and
Upset? totally psycho is more like
it. She would try to kill me! I
know people think she is mean, but
Kim is a really good person, she
has been though a lot, she is
just super sensitive.
She's angry on the inside.
She has really been a good friend
to me. I never would want to hurt
her. I- I just can't believe this
happened, I'm a terrible person,
Lindsay throws her hands up in the air, her eyes filling with tears. She quickly wipes them away as Millie puts her arm around Lindsay.
No, you are not. You are one of
the best people I know. You are an
amazing friend. People make
Daniel thinks we shouldn't tell
Kim or Nick about this- or anyone!
Nick? Doesn't he have a
girlfriend, Sarah Clarke?
Yeah, but he has been acting
strange towards me all year. Kim
thinks he still likes me. Either
way I just know things would get
even more awkward between us.
Are you guys going to do it again?
No way! It can't happen again! I
can't feel like this anymore!
I mean if its never going to
happen again, what's the point of
making Kim and Nick upset?
That's what Daniel thinks anyway.
Millie considers this and looks at Lindsay and shrugs.
You agree with him?? Seriously?
My mom once told me sometimes its better to
be kind then honest. Would you tell Kim because you think she
needs know or because you don't want to feel guilty?
Lindsay looks at Millie, thinking. She sighs and offers her a weak smile.
Would you forgive me? If I did
this to you?
Of course Lindsay! We will always
be friends. Nothing you could ever
do would change that.
Lindsay looks at Millie with appreciation, her eyes are glassy with tears.
EXT. SCHOOL PARKING LOT - DAY
Ken and Nick are leaning against Ken's car, Kim is sitting on the curb nearby, looking at sheet music and singing to herself. Lindsay walks by deep and thought and either doesn't notice them or pretends not to notice them. Kim looks up and notices her.
Lindsay looks up and hesitates for a second
She stands there not moving towards them
(laughing) come here! What's going on?
Lindsay walks forward awkwardly, towards nick and ken, but
nothing really what's up guys..
(gesturing for her
to sit down)
Come here, I feel like we haven't
talked in FOREVER.
she throws down the sheet music
Ugh I'm so sick of going over this
And were sick of hearing it
Shut up Ken
Lindsay awkwardly walks towards Kim and sits down as a loud car is heard and Daniel's car pulls up. Kim rolls her eyes and Lindsay averts hers.
Daniel catches Lindsay's eye quickly then looks down, runs his hands though his hair and rubs his eyes. He sighs loudly.
Did you guys hear about Mike
oh my god- that guy? He is always
I heard he broke into school last
night- high as all hell- broke a
bunch of windows and passed out in
Someone saw him and called the
What an idiot! Coming to the
school to get wasted? Do it at
home buddy. Like Nick here!
(More serious now)
They took him to JAIL, man. NOT
Everyone looks on in shock, Nick shakes his head
(rolls his eyes)
Yeah real jail. He's 18- they
stick him with all the real guys,
it's not some kind of kiddie
My god- the police are so harsh, I
mean why couldn't they just
suspend him from school or
He broke in, that's a real
Yeah- he did what all of us have
wanted to do before- smash the
stupid place up-
burn it all down
School sucks but that's no reason
to destroy the building. Now our
tax dollars are going to have to
go towards fixing the school. That
money could have been spent on new books, or a computer.
you sound like my dad
Lindsay why do you gotta be such a
buzz kill all the time? We were
I'm just saying. Don't come if you
don't like it. But don't ruin it
for everyone else.
I heard his mom has to take a
second job and sell their car to
pay his bail money! Not everyone
is as privileged and perfect as
Lindsay feels ashamed and looks at her feet but says nothing.
wow that's rough.
The bell rings. Lindsay jumps up, still looking hurt by
shoot! I gotta go-pop quiz
wait- I'll go with you
Lindsay takes a few steps backward as Daniel and Nick continue to argue in the background.
I'm sorry, I can't wait! I'll see
you at lunch though, okay?
Kim nods and studies Lindsay as she runs away, she is realizes she is acting strange. She rolls her eyes and starts gathering her stuff.
EXT. OUTSIDE TRACK AT SCHOOL - DAY
Track practice. There are a few guys in the bleachers, some waiting to go next, some stretching. Bill is running on the track with two other guys and coach fredicks is standing nearby with a stop watch. everyone watches as Bill sprints down the field, edged out at the last second by some other guy.
Alright, alright good good-
Bill circles around the bleachers and Williams slaps him on the
That was crazy man- you hit your
stride and then the last leg-
You take off!
(out of breath)
Yeah, Meyers and I started calling
you "the bullet"
Bill laughs as Meyers walks up
Yo Bullet! I gotta say, you almost
beat Williams, that was good.
You guys really call me "the
Yeah you heard me! You like it?
I've never had a nickname before,
usually you guys just call me
Well yeah- you ARE a geek- but you
know, Meyers here is a loser and
I'm a jerk.
Bill catches on that they are kidding and they all laugh
(yelling over to
Aberchuck, I know you are better
then this last trial, lets go
I thought Meyers was next
Ah, yeah Coach, I thought I was
Pipe down Meyers! I want Aberchuck to go again! You will be next.
Meyers rolls his eyes and sits down in the bleachers. Bill takes off to the track and Coach follows. Jock 3 sitting behind them leans in.
It's like all the sudden Aberchuck
is Fredricks golden boy!
(wipes his face)
Aberchucks cool. He's pretty fast
I don't need to sit here with my
thumb up my butt while he gets a
(gesturing to jock
Then go stick your thumb up
They laugh and Jock 3 makes a face.
Back on the field, Coach walks over and puts his arm around Bill and leans in
Listen, you were 7 seconds behind
yesterdays time. I KNOW you can do
Bill nods and coach hits him on the back.
OK- guys after this I want
Williams and Meyers down here. You
are going to go once around with
Jock 3 throws his hands up in the air , Meyers and Williams look at each other. Maybe Jock 3 was right. Coach blows his whistle and then intently watches Bill around the track.
INT. HALLWAY - DAY
Lindsay walks down the hallway, deep in thought. She passes the smashed in windows, now covered with garbage bags and tape. There are some janitors throwing glass away and taking trophies out of a smashed trophy case. Mr. Rosso approaches.
Lindsay Lindsay how we doing Ms.
Lindsay looks up at Rosso with an expectant look
What did I do this time?
(hands in the air)
Whoa Whoa Lindsay-
I'm sorry, I'm sorry
What's going on Rosso?
I don't know Lindsay, maybe you
should tell me?
You seem troubled
(gestures down the
Lets go to my office
Mr. Rosso, I'm not troubled.
They start to walk down the hallway together
Okay, lets go to my office anyway,
I have exciting news for you.
Lindsay sighs and walks with him into his office
Lindsay follows Rosso in and sits down as he walks towards a record player. Classical music begins to play.
What is this?
Oh? This? Mozart? A new study has
shown classical music promotes
learning and memory- also creates
a calm state of mind- I thought it
If you don't want to talk about
what's bothering you, at least
the music will calm you.
Lindsay sighs and laughs as Rosso goes and sits behind his desk. He closes his eyes and rocks back and forth with the music.
So what is this exciting news?
Many parents have expressed
concern in the anti drug programs
at McKinley. The Mike Hardman
incident has increased this
tenfold. Did you know Mike?
Yes - I mean I think I remember
him, no- some of my friends knew
him I think.
As a reaction McKinley has decided
to re-tool our anti- drug program.
I'm working with the sober
students on a fundraiser so we can
raise more money for the program.
We have come up with the idea of a
student "lock in", and I would
like you to help us. I want you to
be a captain at the event.
What is a student "lock in?"
We spend 24 hours, here in the
school, locked in. Meanwhile, we
all play games, music, talk, and
just get to know each other. The
idea is to be drug free while
raising money for a bigger and
better anti-drug program!
Lindsay looks horrified
The students will only be released
once we hit our goal of 5,000.
Mr Rosso, thanks for thinking of
me, but this isn't really my
thing, I don't think I'm going to
go- so I can't be a captain or
Lindsay, we plan to make this
mandatory for all upperclassmen.
What?? You can't do that!
Everyone is going to- the whole
school is going to freak out. They
Then they won't graduate come May.
The school board is under
tremendous pressure to do
Lindsay shifts in her seat
No offense I just don't think it
is going to work, people are going
to do drugs if they want.
Thanks for your positive attitude
Come on! Help out your fellow
students! You are a natural
leader, I've always said that.
Can you make me do this? I mean is
it mandatory that I be a team
Rosso looks down, disappointed.
No. I can't.
Lindsay stands up suddenly
I'm sorry Mr. Rosso, I can't do
it. I- I don't want to. Thanks for
Mr. Rosso nods and Lindsay gives him one more guilty look before opening the door and leaving.
INT. NICK BASEMENT - NIGHT
Sarah and nick are alone, sitting on the couch. They are watching Some sort of weird disco dancing show like American Bandstand. Nick looks bored, maybe stoned, Sarah is smiling and totally engrossed in the program.
Is this almost over?
(not looking at
Yeah, at 8.
I should practice my drums, I
haven't played in like, a week.
(looking at him)
nooooo. Then I won't be able to
hear the TV!
Nick nods as Sarah laughs at the TV. Nick fidgets uncomfortable.
yeah yeah, you're right. I'm sorry
a commercial comes on, Sarah sighs and looks at him.
Hey so I forgot to tell you- since
we have to be at this lock in,
This stupid lock in. Some of my
friends thought it would be fun to
Throw a little dance party. Mia is
going to bring her boom box, and I
was thinking you could show
everyone your moves!
In front of the whole school?
NO! It's not like we are going up
on stage or anything. Mr.Rosso
said we are locked in for 24
hours. He is organizing some
activities, but we are going to
have free time also. I think we
should use the gym though, that
way we will have lots of room!
But- I- I don't want to dance!
Sarah looks really disappointed, and looks down at her lap.
But I told everyone you would!
Everyone from the summer is going
to be there. Mia, Jackie,-
Nick suddenly stands up, he is antsy.
Yeah. Well summers over. And I
don't want to. That was different
when it was just us. But Daniel
and those guys, they won't
Well they should Nick. You are an
amazing dancer. And you like it.
They should accept you for who you
Nick starts to pace in front of her.
Nick, what's wrong? Is this because
of that thing I said the other
night? Because maybe we should
He stops moving and looks at her
No! It's not that.
I'm not REALLY so into dancing and
What do you mean? You wanted to go
to the disco every Friday!
Some songs aren't bad. I like that
I don't understand, what did I do?
He sits down next to her and puts his hand on her leg.
Sarah, I do all these things for
you, because I like you. I want to
go to the Disco on Friday night,
because that's where you want to
That's so sweet Nick. But then- I
thought you wanted to do all these
things. I feel like I don't know
you at all!
You know me! I'm the same guy, I
just think I finally need to do
some things that I like, you know?
Like- my drums and the band, and
I thought you don't want to smoke
As much. I mean I know you hate
I don't hate it, I just hate the
way it makes you act. You stare
into space, not paying attention
me to or anything.
That kind of the point...
Sarah sighs, thinking.
Ok, well then I want to be
involved in the things you like
Really? We have another hour
before you have to leave! Do you
want to smoke and then I can play
something for you?
I can't smoke! It's a school
ok, yeah you are right. But I can
play you some-
-If we only have a hour, lets use
She leans in and kisses him, he is surprised by this but goes with it. She is kissing him wildly trying to push him down on the couch, he holds back, put off her sudden aggression.
INT. BILL'S HOUSE - NIGHT
Bill's mom and Fredricks are sitting in front of the TV. Bill suddenly comes though the front door. Fredricks is playing with a deck of cards.
Bill honey where have you been?
You didn't call! Did you have
Bill takes off his jacket and puts down his bookbag.
Oh, I'm sorry mom, I was hanging
out with some of the guys.
Who? Neil called twice looking for
He seemed very concerned about
Some guys from the team, it was
two for one burgers at Greens
tonight. I didn't realize how late
it got, I forgot to call.
He walks into the kitchen and Bill's mom and Fredricks look at each other, impressed.
(yelling to Bill)
How did you get home?
Meyers dropped me off. I had no
idea, he only lives a street away.
Bill's mom looks at Fredricks who gives the thumbs up sign.
Bill re-appears, holding a plate with a piece of cake.
Hey Bill, I know some of the guys
play poker a lot- you know how to
(mouth full of
Fredricks holds up the cards.
Do you want to learn? We can play
for an hour before homework.
Or after homework!
Come on mom, I really want to
Oh, okay, but just for an hour.
I'll go get Ben some cake.
You read my mind honey!
Fredricks gets up and walks over to the dining room table and him and Bill sit down. He starts dolling out cards. Soundtrack is heard while they both laugh. Bill's mom appears at the doorway, holding the cake, and watches them talking and laughing. She is so glad Bill finally seems happy.
INT. SPANISH CLASS - DAY
Lindsay is sitting in Spanish class, looking board.
Es Bien, OK- I'm going to go over
some verbs, and I want you guys to
repeat after me. Como se de se "to
(raises her hand)
Good Cindy. Now say with me
(class joins in)
Sarah suddenly walks into the room, carrying books and holding a pink piece of paper. The teacher turns to her.
Oh! Holla senarita Clark!
Lindsay looks up and watches as Sarah hands the teacher the
It's a transfer. I wanted to take
Art 2 so I had to transfer to 3rd
Oh! And you already had espanol
manana. Does y una dia?
(rolls her eyes
Yes, more then enough already.
The class laughs lightly
Ahhh, senarita Clark, have a seat.
Sarah walks down the isle and spots Lindsay and gives her a little wave. Lindsay waves back but looks away annoyed as Sarah slides down in the seat next to her. The teacher resumes talking.
Hey- I didn't know you were in
this class, awesome. This is going
to be so much fun!
(nods and smiles)
Lindsay looks down at her notebook, uncomfortable. She looks back up at Sarah who is grinning at her like a manic. Lindsay offers a weak smile.
Lindsay and Sarah are walking out of class. Sarah is talking a mile a minute, Lindsay is listening but overwhelmed.
Because, like we never get to hang
out you and me, I mean there are
always other people around...
Nick comes around the corner and sees them walking together.
He approaches them and stands next to Sarah for a second before she quickly jumps up on her tip toes and kisses him on the cheek. It seems out of place and Nick and Sarah giggle awkwardly. Lindsay stands there in awe of her behavior.
Guess what? You know how I just
switched my Spanish class? Lindsay
is in my class! Isn't that
Oh wow great!
Yeah we are going to work on a
project together, it's for the Day
of the Dead.
El Dia de las muertas!
Lindsay sees Kim approaching and sees an out.
Well I gotta go, there's Kim!
As Lindsay heads towards Kim, Nick puts his arm around Sarah.
I thought you didn't like Lindsay.
When did I say that? I like her.
Geeks plus Stacey are at table eating lunch
I mean, if you had to choose
Why would I have to choose?
Guys are so gross
Because, this is a fantasy!
If this is a fantasy, then you
wouldn't have to choose. You could
have both. AND Vicki Applebee
It just doesn't make sense Lt.
Saavik, princess Leia, and Vicki
would never exist in the same
Bill looks over at Vicki's table. He just then realizes Stacey is there.
Don't tell anyone, ok?
I already knew, Sam told me you
both have a crush on her.
I can't believe this!
You guys you guys, don't worry. I
would never say anything. I
wouldn't want to hurt your
chances. Plus Bill I can tell she
is lying about that party last
year. I totally believe you guys
They did not!
I don't know... But don't worry.
I'm a great secret keeper, no one
will ever know.
I'm going to get some pudding, do
you want anything?
no, thanks though.
Stacey kisses Sam on the cheek and gets up from the table.
Why did you tell her! And I don't
have a crush, what Vicki and I
have is real.
realer then 7 minutes in Heaven?
Williams suddenly approaches them
(to Sam and Neil)
They all seem very surprised that Williams is approaching them.
So, ready for practice today?
Yeah, Fredricks said he is going
to finally let me do timed trial
so it should be good.
Yeah, Meyers is probably going to
be pissed but who cares, right, I
mean he had his time you are the
new guy. And you are faster then
He laughs and leans in on Bills chair. Bill smiles.
Thanks, I'm working on it
You guys going to the lock in this
weekend? I hear underclassmen get
extra credit for going. The whole
team is going to be there.
Ah um no- I don't think so. Stacey
is going though. She is a sober
student, I guess they have to go.
really Sam? If Stacey is going-I
mean locked overnight in the
school, late at night, not that
many adults around...
No adults around?
Yeah right- like the teachers want
to work on the weekend. Yeah I
think it's just Rosso and the
sober students leading this whole
thing. Me and the guys think its
going to be real good.
Extra credit? Really?
Williams laughs and Sam laughs along, embarrassed looking over at Stacey.
Alight, see you later.
(hits Bill on the
See you at practice.
He walks away
I didn't know you were going to
the lock in.
Its just something the team is
Neil rolls his eyes
I mean- you guys really think- I
mean it's going to be like a
No- It's a fundraiser. But 24
hours is a long time to be in one
place. Where do we sleep? I mean
Mr. Rosso can't keep track of
(looking over at
Stacey who smiles
and waves at him)
Maybe we should go...
You think Vicki's going?
Bill gives Neil a look
(trying to act
INT. UNDER THE STAIRS - DAY
Ken and Kim are leaning against the wall, talking. Daniel is sitting on the floor. Nick and Sarah are quietly arguing, he is looking around, trying not to make a scene. Lindsay tries to walk by, unnoticed, her head down. Kim sees her.
Lindsay looks up and tries to act surprised.
Did you do the history assignment?
Yeah- did you?
What do you think?
Sarah's voice raises for a second and nick shushes her loudly. They all turn their attention to the fight.
(angry) don't tell me to be quiet!
I'm not- it just can we talk about
this later, when everyone isn't
Why? Are you embarrassed? You don't need me, you embarrass yourself!
Kim bursts out in laughter and Nick shoots her an evil look.
She laughs even louder.
Nick and Sarah continue to argue in hushed voices
(calming down) but it's true.
(rolls her eyes)
Listen, do you want to copy my
homework or not?
The bell rings and Lindsay pulls her homework out and hands it to Kim. Sarah suddenly storms off and Nick puts his head in his hands and slinks back against the wall.
Just try to make it not completely
obvious this time, ok? get at
least one question wrong!
Kim and Ken walk away
(smiles at Lindsay
and blows her a
Kim turns and walks away and Lindsay face falls into a panic before she notices Nick there, alone looking like he is going to cry. She glances at Daniel,
gets up and walks up to Nick.
Is everything ok with you guys?
I don't know. She just went crazy
on me, for no reason you know?
Nick- women are crazy.
Nick looks around to make sure no one is looking. He leans in and lowers his voice.
Last week. She told me she loved
Nick swallows hard and Lindsay goes though a range of emotion starting at shock and moving to mock enthusiasm. Daniel shakes his head.
Why- no I think that's great! Nick,
I'm really happy for you!
Did you do it with her yet?
How is that relevant?
He stands up and walks towards them
well I think it's good.
Yeah I know it is- but she is mad
that I didn't say it back.
Every time I have a girlfriend and
I say it, we end up breaking up. I
mean look what happened with you!
You have a point there
Lindsay opens her mouth to say something, sighs and when she speaks, it is genuine.
Nick- trust me- you can't scare
her away. Sarah is crazy about
you. Just tell her.
Listen Buddy, tell her then she
will let you in, you know what I
mean? Who cares if you mean it?
You are disgusting. Seriously.
He laughs and takes a few steps back, leaning against the wall, people watching and chewing on a straw.
I don't know..
It's just you and her being in a
class together, hanging out. That's
What is the big deal? We are
around each other all the time!
No- I know, but it's just that we
haven't hung out in a while...
Who you and Sarah?
(correcting her) no- no I meant YOU and I.
no- I know, I don't know, it's
Nick looks around the hall and to see if Daniel heard them. The bell rings again and Daniel turns and walks down he hallway.
I gotta go okay? I'll talk to you
He takes off down the hall in the other direction, Lindsay stands there, stunned. She spots Daniel and runs after him.
Why are you being such a jerk today?
Am I? Am I being a jerk?
Yeah, pretty much, and being
around you has become unbearable.
(looking her up
so what are you doing here talking
I'm here to tell you that you are
a jerk and that I'm not tutoring
I don't need your help.
Mr Rosso rounds the corner and spots them. Daniel bolts and leaves Lindsay standing there.
(yelling after him)
You better be off to class Mr.
I am sir!
we- we were just going over some
plans to study later.
I'm sure you were. I better walk
you to class. I don't want the
star student to get a tardy.
Lindsay sighs and follows him down the deserted hallway.
EXT. FAST FOOD PLACE - NIGHT
Neil and Sam are standing in line at a fast food place. They look at some cheerleaders they don't know.
So are you going to go? To the
Yeah, I think so
But not to be alone with Stacey.
She is a team leader, she is going
to be busy all night.
Did you find out if Vicki is
Yes, she is going
Neil makes a power move with his arm
So here's my plan. I figure I'll
make a move around hour 18. Vicki
will be tired enough and gotten to
know me- but there will still be
time left for- ya know.
This is a fundraiser. We are
supposed to be learning about drugs
and raising money or something.
Not messing around with girls.
You are just saying that because
you get to mess around with a
girl. You have a girlfriend. Bill
has his new track buddies. I'm so-
I feel miles behind you guys.
but you're not. We are all still
Come on Sam, help me, I need this-
Stacey can help, her and Vicki are
What can Stacey do?
I don't know, she's a group leader.
Tell her to put us all in the same
group. Then Vicki can really get
to know me.
alright, I'll talk to her
Thanks Sam. I can't believe this- I
don't think that Vicki has spent 2
hours with me, let alone 24!
They reach the counter and order just as the entire track team, including Bill, enter and get in line, laughing and talking.
(noticing) look there's Bill.
Sam looks up and sees Bill. Him and Neil grab their trays and walk up yo Bill.
Williams looks at Neil.
Neil waves awkwardly
So we decided to go to the lock in
(lowers his voice)
Yeah. And Sam is going to make
sure we are in Vicki and Stacey's
oh well um I think I'm in a group
with the team. One of the guys
wants to organize
a poker tournament.
You know how to play poker?
Not really. But I've been
practicing with these guys and Ben
has been teaching me a little.
(steps forward and
Sam and Neil nod.
I don't want them to know- at
least not yet. They will think I'm
getting special treatment or
Well you are.
Well he is- but who cares, that's
(looks at Bill)
You have the advantage.
Williams and Meyers approach them.
yo bullet, we are leaving. Tommy's
mom ordered us a pizza.
Yeah, that what we call him. And
we call you
(looks him up and
I'll have to know, I am in the
30th percentile for my age!
Meyers, this is Neil, not Tiny
Tim. And this is Sam.
Sam. You're going out with Stacey
cool. Okay see you fella's later.
He points to Neil
He walks away
See you Saturday Sam!
He walks away
Seriously Neil, they aren't being
mean. If they give you a nickame
its good. I'm "the bullet"
They were making fun of me Bill.
They were just messing around,
that's how they talk to each other,
everyone teases everyone.
I gotta go- I'll see you guys
Saturday- Hey my mom will make us
all breakfast on Sunday after the
lock in- you guys can come over,
Neil just stares at him
OK- see you guys, bye!
Sam and Neil look at each other and Neil rolls his eyes and sighs.
Oh stop being a baby!
Neil turns and walks away with his tray and Sam follows.
EXT. SCHOOL HALLWAY
Lindsay and Kim are walking down the hallway together.
So guess what?
Sarah just transferred into my
Spanish class, and she like, wants
to be friends.
Ew- why? We hate her.
no- YOU hate her, I-
I don't know, how friendly she is,
it makes me uncomfortable. She is
Well yeah, I mean haven't you ever
heard of "keep your friends close
and your enemies closer"?
We aren't enemies
Yeah you are. You are the ex girl
friend. Plus- Nick is still hung
up on you.
(she points at
and she knows it.
Stop saying that- will you stop
saying that, Nick doesn't still
like me okay?
Yes he is. Sarah is like his
replacement Lindsay. And he should
know. A copy is NEVER as good as
Lindsay laughs a little and Kim smiles. They walk into the
Just be careful of her Lindsay,
She is planning
Oh come on!
They approach the lunch table. Daniel, Ken, and Amy are already sitting down and Sarah and Nick approach and pull out chairs.
wow, our crew is really expanding,
we could totally form two teams
and play ball against each other.
Everyone looks at him like he is retarded and Kim laughs and him and Sarah sit down. Daniel and Lindsay steal a glance quickly.
She sits down, leaving only the seat between her and Daniel open. Lindsay looks down at everyone eating and talking, and then at Daniel, and starts to panic. She nervously sits down.
so what's everyone doing this
My brothers friends are coming in
town and one of them is really
hot, this guy Jeremy.
(glaring at Daniel)
YOU remember him Daniel.
You seemed to remember him when we saw him at the mall and you tried to kick his ass for talking to me?
Speaking of the mall, I need to go
this weekend- does anyone want to
Everyone just kind of looks around, playing with their food ect.
I'll go with you babe, don't
He leans in and kisses her. Everyone is grossed out
So Daniel, where were you today,
you weren't in history.
I slept though the alarm
Until after 3rd period?
Well yeah, i was tired, I was out
Late last night.
Lindsay glances at him quickly
Did you go to that party in
Why didn't you call me? I wanted
sorry, I just kinda forgot
everything last night-
Amy pulls out a piece of paper and gives it to Daniel
Here. Mr.Johnson gave me your test
to give to you.
Kim leans over and looks at the paper.
my god Lindsay- I thought you were
tutoring him! He totally failed.
(gasps to Daniel)
You did? What happened? We went
over those timelines like 100
times last week!
Daniel is trying to play off his humiliation
I don't know, whatever, it's not a
he shrugs and crumples up the paper.
I told you he was a lost cause
I'm going to talk to Mr. Johnson. You
knew all those dates, the fall of
the Roman empire, he has to let
you re-take the test!
(raising his voice)
Lindsay, I told you, it's not a
big deal, will you shut up
The table falls silent, and it's super awkward. Lindsay just kind of stares at Daniel who seems unfazed and then looks down.
so... did anyone here about this
student lock in?
Yeah Ken and I were just
discussing how we are going to get
out of it. It's mandatory, you
Whatever- they always say that
No seriously. Anyone who doesn't
go- can't graduate.
Daniel is completely ignoring Lindsay and as the group talks of ways to get out of the lock in, she becomes more and more upset and suddenly stands up.
I- I gotta go. I forgot something
in my locker and I need to finish
my English homework.
everyone kind of stares at her, Daniel is unfazed, deep in an argument with Kim on how to forge hall passes.
(waves) see you later!
Lindsay hurries away.
you guys, what's up with Lindsay
lately? Does she seem weird to
Kim gives Sarah an evil glare.
No. Lindsay's fine. She just had
to study. I would know, I'm her
I'm just saying- she seemed sad.
You guys should be looking out for
Daniels eyes shift towards the direction of where Lindsay walked away.
Yeah, I think I would know. I mean
we went out.
Yeah I know, you don't have to
keep reminding me.
The table falls silent and Kim smirks
INT. WEIR KITCHEN - NIGHT
The Kitchen is a mess, Sarah and Lindsay are standing over a lump of dough and looking at a cookbook, confused.
It says the bread is made into the
shape of a skull that looks like
"La Calavera"—the skeleton of
What? How? Can't it just be shaped
like normal bread?
(looking at book)
This holiday is pretty morbid. I
mean making bread into the shape
of a skull? Decorating graves?
I don't know, I kind of think it's
nice. It is supposed to be a happy
celebration. The dead return home
to the world to be with their
families for a day. They celebrate
Lets try to make a skull and cross
Gives Sarah a pile of dough
You make the bones and I will try
and make the head.
Jeez, Seniora Lopez is so
annoying. this is Spanish class,
not home ec
(laughs and smiles)
They both knead the dough in silence for a second.
Lindsay, can I ask you something?
Ah, um sure..
When you and nick were going out,
did you guys um- I mean were you
Did he say "I love you"?
We only went out for like a month-
maybe less then that.
Sarah just stares at Lindsay, waiting for an answer.
So he didn't say it?
(feeling weird) no.
So, did you guys have sex?
What? Sarah, I mean- that's really
personal, I'm not really
(shaking her head,
I know- I'm sorry- your right-
that was really personal, you
don't have to tell me.
I'm sorry, I'm just upset, Nick
and I are just at kind of like a
standstill, you know. I'm ready to
move forward, but I still feel
like something missing, like he's
Lindsay just nods careful not to say anything.
well I know he's holding back
something. And I care about him so
much, and he's a great boyfriend.
But he can be so closed off
She puts her head in her hands, getting flour all over her face. Lindsay doesn't know what to do, so she grabs paper towel and hands it to Sarah.
Here. You have flour on your face.
Look, I know Nick has been really
hurt in the past. I just think he
is being extra cautious this time,
Yeah it's was just it's so hard to
tell him I love him in the first
(she wipes her
I want him to say it back, to know
that he feels the same way. This
time, just waiting, not knowing if
it's ever going to happen, it's
(coming to a
Yeah. I'm sure it is.
But you know what? He will come
around, just try to be pacient.
Like you said, he is an amazing
You two get along so well, after
the breakup and everything. You
are always saying nice things
about each other.
Well yeah, we are friends.
It's just- unusual.
Sarah sighs and goes back to her dough. She gives Lindsay a sideways glace.
So what about Daniel?
What about him?
nothing. I just see you two
together a lot
Well, yeah, I mean I'm helping him
study. Were friends.
And Kim doesn't mind?
(defensive) no. Why would she?
Nothing, I'm just surprised she
doesn't mind you guys spending all
that time together. She was pretty
jealous when they were together.
Look, I'm not into any of those
guys ok? They are my friends.
dough with anger)
especially Daniel. He can be such
a jerk sometimes.
to connect with
Like at lunch today, he yelled
at you because HE flunked his
test. Like what was that all
Lindsay flips her dough and is getting more and more angry thinking about Daniel's jerk behavior.
I have no idea.
Lindsay looks over at Sarah's dough.
That's actually not bad. I think if
we put them together, it might
Sarah lifts her dough onto Lindsay's and they work for a second on putting it together. Suddenly Jeanne comes into the kitchen. Lindsay and Sarah look up.
Sarah, your mom just pulled up on
She pulls away from the dough and runs to the sink to wash her hands.
oh my god Lindsay I'm so sorry, I
told her not to come until 8, I
really should help you finish!
It's ok, I got it.
are you sure? I'm so sorry.
Sarah runs over to Lindsay.
(she offers a weak
Really. I got it, I just have to
put it in the oven, we were
practically done anyway.
She runs over to the kitchen table to grab her book bag and coat.
Ok see you tomorrow
Thanks Ms. Weir
Of course! I'll walk you out!
They exit and Lindsay puts the bread in the oven. As she walks back to the sink, she sees Sarah with her mom in the car pulling down the driveway. They aren't speaking. Sarah is looking out the window, depressed. Jeanne enters the kitchen.
Well she was a very nice girl. And
her mother too. How come I've
never met her before?
EXT. DANIEL HOUSE - NIGHT
Lindsay is storming down Daniel's driveway. She is really angry. She stomps right up the front door and knocks. She is tapping her foot waiting for someone and then knocks again. Daniel opens the door, and is very surprised to see her.
No mom! It's no one. I'll be right
He shuts the door behind himself and looks at her, fuming.
what do you want? I thought you
couldn't stand the sight of me or
I can't. But now I want to know. I
want to know WHY you are being
such a jerk to me all of the
sudden. What? Are you trying to
over compensate for what happened?
To try and take back all the nice
things you said to me?
Okay then- maybe you feel guilty,
or pissed because you failed that
(getting in her
I told you I don't care about the
But I know you do! I KNOW you,
Daniel! and I also know that you
are being an ass because you feel
foolish. Because you told me-..You
said- Because of what you said.
She steps closer to him
What? What did I say?
That you can't stop thinking about
me, I make you feel special, blah
Hey! I didn't say that!
I didn't say that exactly.
That's pretty much the jist! Well
just because you feel stupid it
doesn't mean that I'm going to let
you get away with treating me this
She takes another step forward, eyes blazing
yeah? what can you do about it?
They are standing very close now. Lindsay takes a deep breath and finally speaks calmly.
I snuck out of my house, risking a lifetime of being grounded, to ask you all this, But also because I need to tell you something.. ..as hard
as I try, I can't get you- that
night with you- out of my head.
He is surprised by the change in direction, but a smile
twitches at the corners of his mouth
Maybe you don't want to...
I do. I do want you out of my
head. Because what follows and
plays over and over again is Kim
finding out, deserting me- Nick
getting all weird and awkward-
So we aren't supposed to live our
lives the way we want because our
friends might get upset? They will
get over it!
You don't get it, I don't want
ANYONE to be upset!
They look at each other as he puts both his hands on her shoulders.
Lindsay calm down. Right now this
is just between me and you. No one knows what happened,
and no one even knows we are here now. You are the only person upset.
what about you?
Me? Upset? Maybe just a little. Well,
just up until the part where you
said you said couldn't stop
thinking about me.
They smile at each other, the chemistry is so strong, Lindsay has to look away.
I'm sorry, You were right, I kissed you this time.
He suddenly pulls her close and she doesn't stop him.
Yeah, but I kissed you first.
their lips are inches apart
and if you don't stop me soon, I'm
going to do it again.
They look at each other and she suddenly closes her eyes, Daniel smiles, and slowly moves in and kisses her. They continue to kiss there, on the front porch as the camera pans away
Part 2 coming soon….