MIGHT HAVE BEEN - "Damage Control" - TEASER - 04/20/02
|| INT. MAX EVANS'S BEDROOM - MORNING
The story begins shortly after Sexual Healing ends. Max and
Isabel are in Max's room before school. They are looking at something
on Max's desk. Michael appears at the window and climbs in.
Max points towards the orb.
This is it. I wanted you to know right away.
Isabel picks up the orb and hands it to Michael. Michael holds it through the rest of the scene.
(a bit loudly)
How did you find it?
Will you lower your voice, Michael!? Or maybe you could
go knock on our parents' door and tell them Max is breaking
their rules already. It would be quicker.
(in a quieter voice)
I just can't believe that Saint Maxwell is grounded.
Max looks uncomfortable and shrugs.
So, how did you find it?
Liz had a vision while we were ... When we were at your
apartment. It was of soldiers and something being buried
by the old radio tower off Highway 42. We went out there
last night, and dug this up. Isabel and I have been trying to
figure out what it could be since I got home.
Michael turns the orb over a couple of times.
No. Nothing about it seems familiar, except the Whirlwind
Whirlwind ... It seems strange to finally have a name and
symbol for our galaxy.
Michael studies the orb for a moment.
How about you, does anything jog your memory?
(shaking his head)
No ... nothing.
So, since you found the orb, why didn't you come right
home? Why did you spend the night in the desert?
Did you and Liz ... you know?
Isabel waits on his answer with concern and anticipation.
(interrupts Max with an emphatic)
(expelled as a sigh of relief)
Max raises a quizzical eyebrow at her, surprised by her reaction.
Weren't you part of the cheering squad?
Yes ... but I was wrong. I realized later that we have no idea
what could happen to us if we have sex with humans. What
if it disrupts our balance, like the sweat did to Michael? I
don't want anything like that to happen to you ... to any of us.
Please, promise me you won't have sex with Liz, until we
know more about ourselves, and we know what
Silence from Max.
(concerned and slightly irritated)
You're not promising me.
Max has difficulty looking at her in the eye.
I can't make that promise. We have no idea how long that
might take; it could be years. I can't promise to wait years
to be with Liz. Not if Liz feels the same way.
I will promise that when we do, we will be careful, we
will take precautions. As you two should, when that time
comes for you.
Looks at both of them alternately.
Are we agreed?
Michael's silence causes Max and Isabel to look at him sternly.
So, why did you spend the night in the desert?
A light ... maybe a signal, came out of that thing ...
|| INT. CRASHDOWN - MORNING
Liz and Maria are at the coffee maker.
... and we thought that someone might answer it, so
And fell asleep. That's what happened, right? You just
slept, as in eyes closed and dreaming happy dreams.
Yes, Maria, that's all that happened.
I wouldn't call that "all." Lying side by side, under the stars;
I'd call that pretty romantic.
Yeah, you try explaining that to our parents.
Jeff enters from the back room. Liz and Maria stop talking.
Liz stiffens when she sees her father.
Have the customers at table 3 been served yet?
And the sugars, have you filled--
(There's an awkward pause.)
I'm going to the back, to work on the schedule.
Turns to her father.
That is if I have permission to leave the room.
(slightly angry now)
Well, you'll need to know about our new waitress if you're
going to make up a schedule.
He pushes the door open and calls out.
Can you come in here, please?
Jennifer enters the room, dressed in a waitress uniform.
You remember Jennifer Kattler-Trilling.
Camera focuses on Liz and Maria's surprised looks, as we
cut to commercial.
END OF TEASER
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