Here is my take what bring Luke and Noah back together. (Susan Dansby Epilogue - Script format)

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PROLOGUE

FADE IN:

PROLOGUE-A. LILY AND HOLDEN FAMILY ROOM W/TERRACE. MORNING.

(STAGE DIRECTIONS ARE IN ALL CAPS)

LUKE

(LUKE WALKS INTO THE TERRACE TO FIND EVERYONE HAVING BREAKFAST.)

LILY

Good morning. (POURING JUICE)

LUCINDA

Good morning, darling. (EATING)

HOLDEN

Good morning. (EATING)

FAITH

(FAITH IS TEXTING ON HER CELL PHONE)

LUKE

What's everyone doing out here?

LILY

It's a beautiful Indian summer morning, enjoy the warmth while you can.

LUKE

(LUKE QUICKLY GRABS A BAGEL AND SPREADS CREAM CHEESE ON IT.)

LILY

Sit down and have a good breakfast then.

LUKE

Can't mom. I have a meeting at Grimaldi at 10, a conference call for the foundation. And I have to help Grandmother with her memoirs this afternoon.

LUCINDA

Darling, why didn't you tell me you had so much to do today?

HOLDEN

(HOLDEN NUDGES FAITH)Say good morning to your brother.

FAITH

Morning. (STILL TEXTING PARKER)

LUKE

(LUKE LOOKS AT FAITH)Is she texting Parker?

HOLDEN

Isn't she always?

LILY

Young Love.

LUKE

(LUKE LOOKS AT LUCINDA)I've been busy like this for a while now.

LILY

You need to take time to think about things, Luke. You've had a rough time lately and it's not going to go away by hiding in your work.

LUKE

(LOOKING AT LILY)I'm not hiding. I'm just busy.

Lucinda

When was the last time you heard from Noah?

LUKE

A couple of days ago. He went on a location shoot and he told me that he would be busy for a while.

HOLDEN

So you are still talking?

LUKE

We talk about once a week. Everything else is either email or texting.

LUCINDA

How is he?

LUKE

He's doing great. He seems to be having a lot of fun and he keeps talking about some guy named Adrian.

LILY

You don't think he's moved on, do you?

FLASHBACK TO: goodbye scene at WOAK. Noah says he will wait for Luke.

OUT OF FLASHBACK: Lily's Terrace.

LUKE

I don't know. He said he would wait for me but with everything he's been telling me, I think he's moving on.

HOLDEN

He wouldn't do that Luke. He would tell you if he was.

FAITH

You know he hasn't moved on. He loves you. He's there if you want him.

LUKE

I feel stuck in a holding pattern. Everyone is hooking up. LOOKING AT HOLDEN AND LILY) You both are getting back together and (JOKES) even Grandmother and Faith have a romance going.

FAITH

Who's stopping you?

LUKE

I'm just not sure I'm ready yet.

LILY

It's ok if you're not ready. We just don't want you to avoid making a decision either way.

HOLDEN

How would you feel if Noah has moved on?

LUKE

I wouldn't blame him. He wasn't the only one who made mistakes. I'm just not ready to make a decision yet.

LUCINDA

I think you know. You're just not ready to admit it yet.

LUKE

Admit what?

LUCINDA
You're scared. It's natural honey. Your parents are scared. Faith and Parker are scared. I'm scared with John.

LUKE

(LOOKS AT HIS WATCH)It's getting late. (GRABS HIS ORANGE JUICE AND BAGEL AND RUNS OUT OF THE ROOM)

CUT TO: Luke's Bedroom (LUKE RUNS BACK INTO HIS BEDROOM TO CHANGE WHEN HE NOTICES HIS PHONE BLINKING WITH A MESSAGE. HE LISTENS TO IT AND SCREAMS OUT IN HORROR AS HE BEGINS TO CRY.)

(LILY, HOLDEN AND LUCINDA RUN INTO LUKE'S BEDROOM AND SURROUND LUKE, PULLING HIM INTO A HUG.)

HOLDEN

What's wrong, Luke?

LUKE

(CRYING) I received a message from Los Angeles Police Department, Noah's been shot.

ACT 1.

FADE IN:

ACT 1-A. LUKE VISITS NOAH IN HOSPITAL.

(LUKE WALKS INTO NOAH'S HOSPITAL ROOM.)

NOAH

(NOAH'S SURPRISED TO SEE LUKE WALK IN) Luke.

LUKE

Hi, Noah, how are you feeling?

NOAH

(RELIEVED.)I'm glad you're here.

LUKE

I was scared. I was out in the corridor for a while... um, you know...

NOAH

(KNOWINGLY)because of Dr. Oliver.

LUKE

All the feelings of helplessness are coming back...

NOAH

I hate to interrupt but we have a more immediate issue to deal with. I called Jack... My father escaped from prison.

LUKE

(JOKES) Do we have targets on our back?(NOAH LAUGHS QUICKLY BUT GETS SERIOUS FAST.)

NOAH

It seems I do.

LUKE

(SHOCKED) You think your father did this?

NOAH

Yes and I'm concerned he may go after you. I want you to stay here with me until he's caught.

LUKE

Why? I'd be safer in Oakdale.

NOAH

I know my father better than anyone and I have a place we can stay and hide out for a while.

LUKE

What about your job?

NOAH

You are more important to me. I love you, Luke.

LUKE

(SURPRISED) You would put your life on hold for me?

NOAH

I'd give up my life for you, Luke.

LUKE

(ANGRY) Don't you ever say that again.

NOAH

I love you, Luke. I'd do anything to protect you, even that.

LUKE

(TAKES NOAH'S HAND.) I love you too, Noah.

NOAH

Have you noticed anything strange happening lately, that could have been my father?

LUKE

I've had a few deals that Damian was involved in that came back to haunt Grimaldi Shipping but Lucinda has been helping me deal with them.

NOAH

What's going on?

LUKE

Just some stuff. I don't think it could be related though... Where will we be staying?

NOAH

I can't tell you here but I have a friend that we can stay with.

ACT II PART 1.

FADE IN:

ACT II PART 1. NOAH'S BEACH HOUSE.

(LUKE AND NOAH GET OUT OF THE CAR AS THEY HAVE A CONVERSATION ABOUT NOAH'S DOCUMENTARY)

NOAH

And I just finished interviewing couples who got married after Prop8 was overturned. I'll be able to do some editing while we are here.

LUKE

Sounds like a great project.

NOAH

Seeing the happy couples after they got married brought up all kinds of feelings but I think it's been good. It's shown me that there are relationships that work out.

LUKE

(SADLY LOOKING AT NOAH) Yeah.

NOAH

So, how do you like the place? (LUKE LOOKS AROUND)

LUKE

It's pretty fancy. How can you afford a place on the beach? (LUKE AND NOAH WALK UP TO THE HOUSE AND LOOK OUT AT THE OCEAN)

NOAH

(MOVING TOWARDS THE DOOR) Aiden's cousin lives here.

LUKE

Isn't Aiden the guy you told me about at the gala?

NOAH

Yes.(NOAH OPENS THE DOOR TO THE HOUSE AND THEY BOTH WALK IN)

ACT II PART 1.

FADE IN:

ACT II PART 2. NOAH'S BEACH HOUSE.

CLIFF

(YELLS OUT) Is that you Noah?

NOAH

(YELLS OUT) Yes. I have Luke with me.

CLIFF

(YELLS OUT)(IN A SARCASTIC TONE.) Great. (PAUSE)(NORMAL TONE) I have to run, I'm already late for work. I have my stuff in the car already.

NOAH

(TALKING TO LUKE) Cliff is a producer.(CLIFF ENTERS THE ROOM AND WALKS UP TO THEM)

CLIFF

(CLIFF LOOKS LUKE UP AND DOWN)(SNARKY) I've heard all about you, Luke (PAUSE) from Aiden. (LUKE AND CLIFF SHAKE HANDS)

LUKE

(SNARKY) I can't say the same.

CLIFF

(CLIFF OVER TO NOAH AND SPEAKS SOFTLY) I'm not impressed. I do not like this plan but I'll be at Aiden's apartment. I'll try to keep him away from you but you know him. (CLIFF WALKS OUT THE DOOR AND LEAVES.)

LUKE

What a jerk.

NOAH.

Maybe, but he's letting us stay here.

LUKE

(ACCUSING TONE) You moved on, didn't you... with Aiden?

NOAH

No. I didn't shut the door but I didn't open it either.

LUKE

(YELLS) So this is why we haven't talked in months?

NOAH

(YELLED BACK) Luke, it's not (what you think)

LUKE

(OVERRIDES) Is this why you didn't come back when Grandma suffered a heart attack?

NOAH

No, it's not but I sent her flowers and called multiple times.

LUKE

I thought she was going to die. All I kept thinking of was Reid dying and I was afraid. I really needed you, Noah but you weren't there for me.

NOAH

(ANGRY) That's the problem, Luke. All you think of is Reid.

LUKE

I do not. I came out here because you were shot... You're not planning to come back when Mom and Dad get remarried are you?

NOAH

No. I'm not.

LUKE

Why?

NOAH

You. I don't want to go back because of you.

LUKE

(SHOCKED) What?

NOAH

(NOAH HAS A HURT LOOK ON HIS FACE.) The only reason you're here now is because Reid isn't around to make human. Me being shot is the next best thing.

LUKE

That's not true, Noah.

NOAH

Are you here because you want to stay with me in L.A.?

LUKE

No, I came because I was listed as your emergency contact and I wanted to make sure you were okay.

NOAH

I thought so. Nothing has changed since the gala.

-P-

ACT II PART 3.

FADE IN:

ACT II PART 3. gala.

CUT TO: Gala Opening

(NOAH WALKS INTO GALA FOR THE OPENING OF THE NEW WING AND SEE'S LUKE IN A CORNER ALONE. HE WALKS OVER TO HIM.)

NOAH

Hi, Luke.

LUKE

(SURPRISE) Noah. I didn't know you were coming. (LUKE LEANED HIS HEAD BACK, NOAH LEANS IN AND KISSES HIM.)

(ANGRY) What the hell was that?

NOAH

(INNOCENT) What?

LUKE

Come with me. (PULLING NOAH, LUKE TAKES NOAH TO CHRIS's OFFICE.)

CUT TO: CHRIS'S OFFICE

LUKE

(ANGRY) What was that?

NOAH

I thought you wanted me to kiss you.

LUKE

Well, I didn't want you to kiss me.

NOAH

(DISAPPOINTED) Sorry.

LUKE

(DEMANDING) Why are you here?

NOAH

I wanted to know where we stood.

LUKE

You came all that way for that?

NOAH

Yes.

LUKE

I'm not ready to move on yet, Noah. I'm still reminded of Reid all the time. The first time we kissed, the time we spent together working on the new wing, trying to make him human and his death.

NOAH

(CRUSHED.) I guess that answers my question.

LUKE

Why did you really come here?

NOAH

I met someone that I think I could like. I wanted to see (where we stood)

LUKE

(OVERRIDES)(LITTLE UPSET) You want to move on?

NOAH

No, Luke, I want to be with you but if you don't want that, then I might have a chance to be happy again.

LUKE

Tell me about him.

NOAH

Part of being in the business is going to a lot of parties, you know, to network. He's in the business and I kept running into him at parties and we struck up a friendship and would hang out during the party or get something to eat afterwards.

LUKE

Do you really like him?

NOAH

I don't know. I'm not getting attached to him because of you.

LUKE

(JEALOUS) But you like him?

NOAH

We have a lot in common. He's in the business and is excited about it, like I am. He a classic film buff like I am.

LUKE

(LOOKING AND SOUNDING PERTURBED) I see. (CROSS ARMS)

NOAH

You know I want to be with you. That's why I came back to see where things stood.

LUKE

I see.

NOAH

(GIVES LUKE A KNOWING LOOK) I know you're mad.

LUKE

A little.

NOAH

(KNOWING) It's still 9 months ago. You're not anywhere close to getting over Reid yet.

LUKE

It's not that easy.

NOAH

(LITTLE UPSET) You got over me pretty easy.

LUKE

(SHOCK) What?

NOAH

(ANGRY) You claim to not have known you loved him for very long but it's over nine months now, Luke... We dated for three years and you got over me in a month.

LUKE

Noah, that's not (like that at all)

NOAH

(OVERRIDES) I need a drink. (NOAH WALKS OUT THE DOOR. LUKE FOLLOWS HIM.)

CUT TO: Bar at the gala.

(WALKS INTO THE ROOM AND UP TO THE BAR. LUKE FOLLOWS HIM.)

LUKE

Noah, what are you doing?

NOAH

Having a drink. (TALKING TO THE BARTENDER) Shot of whiskey with a beer chaser.

LUKE

Noah, I know you're upset. (THE BARTENDER PUTS DOWN A SHOT OF WHISKEY AND A BEER IN FRONT OF NOAH. NOAH THREW HIS HEAD BACK AND SWALLOWED THE WHISKEY IN ONE GULP AND THEN DRANK HALF HIS BEER.)

LUKE

(WARNING) Slow down.

NOAH

Why do you care?

LUKE

I know it may look like I don't care but I do. Very much.

NOAH

Maybe it's all this hospital stuff you've been working on. Maybe when that's done, you can move finally move on.

LUKE

It's not that easy, Noah.

NOAH

He's dead Luke. I'm not.

LUKE

I know. I've been saying that in my journal but it's not easy.

NOAH

(SURPRISED) You're writing again?

LUKE

Yes.

NOAH

I'm sorry, Luke. I don't mean to push. (PAUSE) Take all the time you need. I'll be waiting.

LUKE

Okay. There's mom and dad. Let's go over. They keep looking over here.

NOAH

Okay.