01 INT. HALLWAY - NIGHT
SARAH closes the door. TOM looks at it, thoughtful. He's recording everything with a camera. Passes the hand on the door. Nostalgic. Opens the door, slowly.
02 INT. ERICA'S OFFICE - NIGHT
ERICA watches the door opening. Anxious and excited. Smiles.
03 INT. HALLWAY - NIGHT
On the other side of the door there's an intense white light. TOM closes the eyes.
04 INT. ERICA'S OFFICE - NIGHT
Erica sees the intense light. Gets suspicious. Closes the eyes. The door opens completely. The white light fills the whole room and we can't see anything.
05 INT. HALLWAY - NIGHT
The light instantly disappears. TOM opens the eyes. On the other side of the door there's Sarah's room. Feels confused.
06 INT. DR. NAADIAH'S OFFICE - NIGHT
ERICA appears, disoriented. DR. NAADIAH is sitting on her chair. Serious.
DR... Naadiah? What did just happen?
What happened was that I saved you from a big problem that you were about to cause.
Erica feels embarrassed.
DR. Naadiah, I...
(Cuts her off)
I want you to tell me what you were doing, Erica.
I... That was just a momentary insanity.
Was it? Because it feels like you've always wanted to do what you were about to do.
And... It's true. I... I was thinking about DR. Tom and...
He's not a Doctor anymore, Erica.
DR. Naadiah gets up, angry.
He's important to me and I just feel that it's not fair not having him in my life.
Erica, life is not fair. And you must adapt to reality's restrictions and try to create your own happiness.
And this is the only way.
Unless you want to quit as well.
I'm sorry? DR. Naadiah, I think you're exaggerating.
Exaggerating? Erica, you're a Doctor now. A Doctor!
And do you have any idea of the problems I had to solve that you and Tom created?
Erica, this thing that we do can be dangerous. And you must follow the rules! I'm tired of this, frankly.
Erica feels hurt. Gets up and goes away. DR. Naadiah is tired. Sighs. Sits. Someone knocks at the door.
Come in, DR. Arthur.
DR. ARTHUR walks in.
Hello, Naadiah. We have to talk.
07 INT. ERICA'S BATHROOM - DAY
ERICA is in front of the cabinet's mirror, crestfallen.
Opens it and looks for a make-up brush. Stops, thoughtful.
Watches ADAM in the living room, arranging pillows on the sofa.
ERICA - V.O
When things are only black and white, when you can't make a decision of your own,
you must adapt and try to be happy.
But the question is: Can anyone be 100% happy under life's dictatorship?
Takes a breath and is brought back to reality.
08 KAI'S KITCHEN, FUTURE - DAY
The decoration is minimalistic and white. There's a framed poster on the wall. It says "Alien Like You". KAI walks in,
shirtless. Approaches to a machine that looks like a fridge.
It has a screen. Kai touches it.
Good morning. Choose your meal.
Kai sees a bunch of different meals on the screen and chooses one.
Blueberry Pancake and Cappuccino.
Kai looks at the poster on the wall. Thoughtful. Smiles.
ANDREA walks in, in a rush.
Andrea grabs her purse.
I'm so late!
Andrea gives Kai a quick kiss.
You're always late. You're not going to have breakfast?
There's no time! Bu-bye!
Andrea walks fast to the door. Pushes a button on the wall.
The door opens. Amanda goes away.
Kai sighs. The machine makes a noise. Kai opens it and takes the meal out.
09 INT. ERICA'S PARENTS DINNING ROOM - DAY
ERICA, ADAM, SAM, LENIN, GARY and BARBARA are sitting around the table with plenty of food. LEO is near Sam and Lenin.
And I swear he said the word 'dad'.
Leo is not even eight months,
But I swear he said it.
Our grandson is gifted, Barb!
He really is. We look at his face and instantly fall in love with him.
He's like my wife, then.
ERICA AND SAM
No, I'm serious. You guys must be asking yourselves why I invited you here.
Gary stands up.
You all know how Barb has been important to me.
Even when we were divorced, I couldn't stay away from her.
And, now that we're together, I must take the chance for us to bond even more. So...
Gary goes down on one knee. Everybody gets surprised.
Gary, are you crazy?
Gary shows Barbara a ring.
Do you want to marry me, again?
Oh my God!
Barbara looks at her family.
Mom, answer him.
I honestly hope you don't regret what you're doing, Gary,
because I do want to marry you.
Gary puts the ring on Barbara's finger. They kiss. Everyone applauds. Erica is happy and thoughtful at the same time.
Adam and Erica look at each other and smile. Everyone gets up and approaches Gary and Barbara, except for Erica.
ERICA - V.O
You look at the other people and watch them moving on with their lives. Taking steps.
Getting together, marrying, having kids.
Because that's the way it should be. We must not stagnate.
But I can't stop wondering: If I want to do that too, if I have to do that,
then why do I have a permanent knot in my stomach, like it's not going to work out for me?
Erica gets up and join the others.
BEING ERICA 5X04 - BEING KAI
10 INT. ERICA'S PARENTS HALLWAY - DAY
ERICA is standing in the hallway, between the kitchen and the dinning room. Looks around, thoughtful. POV shot: ADAM is uncomfortably talking on the phone, in the kitchen. In the dinning room, SAM and LENIN are looking at the baby,
LEO. GARY and BARBARA are watching them, delighted. Barbara notices Erica and gets suspicious. Approaches.
Are you okay?
Yes! Why are you asking?
Seriously, I'm totally fine.
Is it about me and dad?
Oh, no! Of course not! That is one of the best news I've received in my life!
Are you sure? Because you seemed a little quiet.
It's just... No, forget about it.
Erica, tell me.
It's nothing, really. I'm silly. I just look at you and dad and...
I mean, you've patched things up, you're good, you're getting married.
And Sam and Lenin are parents, they're madly in love...
And you too, right?
Yes... Of course, yes. But... I feel like I can't move forward.
It seems that I won't be able to have a house, a marriage, kids...
I mean, that's what I'm supposed to do, right?
Oh, honey, that's not silly. It's normal. And those doubts happen
when you're ready to move forward.
When those things are about to happen. Trust me. Mother knows best.
Erica smiles. Barbara goes away. Erica looks at Adam and approaches, playful.
11 INT. ERICA'S PARENTS KITCHEN - DAY
Erica gets in. Adam doesn't notice her presence. Talks on the phone. She puts her arms around him. He gets frightened.
(Talking on the phone)
Ok. I got to go.
Adam disconnects the call.
Erica, what was that?
Sorry, I thought you noticed me walking in. Are you mad?
No, of course not. It's that... I was talking to my boss.
Adam also puts is arms around Erica.
Look, I have something to tell you.
And I know that this is in short notice, but...
My boss just told me that he needs me for another job... In Montreal.
Montreal? Are you serious? Couldn't he get anyone else?
I don't know, but this means that he trusts me.
I have to take this opportunity... And I have to go now.
What? As in, right, right now?
You're joking. And... When are you coming back?
In four days.
Erica steps away from him, crestfallen.
I'm sorry. I didn't know about this, either. But it's a great opportunity.
I'm going to get a raise and all.
Ok, then. If you have to go, then go. What can I do?
Will you be ok?
Of course! I'll survive.
At least, you'll try to.
Adam gets out of the kitchen. Erica looks at nowhere, thoughtful.