EPISODE 119 "THE WITNESS": CUT SCENE(S)
From an early Teaser.
We all liked showing Max's hesitation but when we decided to end the teaser at Max's question about whether Isabel could take someone with her on a dreamwalk, we needed a faster pace and felt this was too slow and meandering.
||INT. ISABEL EVANS'S BEDROOM - MOMENTS LATER
Isabel is still lying on her bed. This time she's looking through a fashion magazine. There is a knock on her door.
Max enters. It's obvious from the look on his face that he has something on his mind.
Max looks everywhere but at Isabel. He starts picking up items, like CDs, looking at them briefly, then putting them down.
Um ... I was just wondering something.
Um ... have you ... have you ever ... I mean, do you know if you can ...
Max takes a deep breath, turns to look her in the eye and spits it all out.
Do you know if you can take someone with you on a dreamwalk?
From ACT I
This one was cut for time.
||INT. UFO CENTER MUSEUM OFFICE - SAME (same time as Alien Essence shop scene)
Milton is at his desk. Larry appears in the doorway.
How can I help you, Trilling?
I was just wondering if you knew where the cops hang out for lunch.
Why would you want to know that?
Cops often know about sightings that don't get reported to the public. If you position yourself strategically, you might get lucky and overhear a conversation about one.
That's why I like you, Trilling. You're always thinking.
Larry smiles back.
From ACT II
This one was cut for time:
||EXT. WEST ROSWELL HIGH SCHOOL QUAD LAWN - CONTINUOUS (from Alex/Isabel quad scene; Michael and Maria are sitting together in a secluded section of the quad lawn.)
OK, we've got to think of everything you could possibly do wrong, and stop it from happening.
Michael lies down on the grass and closes his eyes, participating in the conversation only when absolutely necessary.
First and foremost, you most NOT ignore my mother when she talks to you, like you did with Larry, and you need to be polite, and well behaved, and--
She stops when she notices he has his eyes closed.
Are you even listening to me?
(without opening his eyes)
Talk ... polite ... well behaved.
Michael, you need to take this seriously. If my mother doesn't like you, she could make it very difficult for us to see each other.
No response from Michael.
(perturbed by his lack of cooperation)
Oh, God ... this is gonna be such a disaster! I don't know why I even bother.
Michael opens his eyes a crack.
Does this mean I don't have come to dinner tonight?
Michael closes his eyes again.
This was from the Foo Fighter Exhibit scene and was cut for time:
They reluctantly work together to put up the exhibit. Neither trusts the other; neither will turn their back on the other, making working together somewhat awkward. In the background we see Ty Appleton enter the exhibit room and surreptitiously signal to Larry to join him.
Customer. I better go help him.
Milton wants us to refer to customers as visitors.
Fine. We have a visitor I better go help.
Larry leaves Max and goes up to Ty, out of earshot from Max. Larry's body language seems tense. Max is observing them; a look of consternation crosses his face when Ty abruptly leaves. Larry returns to Max to help with the exhibit.
From ACT III
This was how Isabel's dreamwalk of Kyle originally played out but it had to be trimmed for time.
All right, Valenti, this is your last chance to show me you are more than just a dumb jock.
Isabel puts her finger on the photo, closes her eyes and enters Kyle's dream. He and Paulie are in his room and are laughing so hard they are holding their sides.
Man, you crack me up. You are too funny!
Kyle has another laughing fit, putting his hand on a poster of baseball player, Mark McGuire, on his bedroom wall, as he steadies himself. Then the scene changes suddenly (as dreams do) and they are in the school corridor near a dance poster.
Man, you are not gonna believe who just agreed to go to the dance with me.
Better ... Isabel Evans!
Paulie is suitably impressed and high fives Kyle.
Yeah, this is so righteous! Max Evans is gonna be so pissed off when he finds out.
Kyle, tell me you are not going out with Isabel just to get even with her brother.
Of course not; that's just the icing on the cake!
Man, you had me worried there. I mean, Isabel Evans is a prime piece of meat - you wouldn't want that to go to waste.
Hey! Don't talk about Isabel like that. She's a lady and deserves your respect.
Whoa! What's got into you? You never minded when I talked about Vicky that way.
That was different. Isabel is different. Vicky ... Vicky is hot...
(shakes his head in wonderment)
... man is she hot! ... but she isn't exactly picky about who she goes out with. As long as you have money to spend on her, she's happy. Isabel doesn't date just anyone. If you get a date with Isabel, you know she thinks you're special.
So you must be feeling pretty special.
Yeah, I do.
Paulie gives him a friendly punch on the shoulder and laughs. Kyle joins his laughter and throws his arm back to return the punch in kind. The dream cuts to Kyle standing by a lake, skipping stones across the water. His father is beside him, also skipping stones across the water. In the background is their campsite. Kyle turns to look at his father. He's smiling contentedly.
This is nice; we should do this more often.
Yeah, we should.
Isabel breaks from the dreamwalk, smiling enigmatically.
This was how the Eraser Room scene would have ended, but we trimmed for time.
What if he's at work? Do you know where he works?
I practically know his life story from all his visits to the UFO Center. Isabel, you should call the Cheese Factory to check before trying his home. Also, I'll be going into work by five; if he shows up there instead of going home I can call you so you can try to meet him at the UFO Center.
What can I do?
What do you mean, what can you do? We're working at the Crashdown right after school and then you're coming to my place for dinner.
(she raises her hand to stop his protest)
Don't even think about trying to get out of it, buddy, it's not gonna happen. Max, Isabel and Alex can handle Ty. You have more important things to attend to.
Her look indicates there is no point in arguing.
(clears his throat out of nervousness)
So, um, I guess that settles it.
The meeting breaks up and they all leave the eraser room, eliciting a few strange looks from other students in the hallway.
FEMALE STUDENT 1
Is the eraser room now being used for orgies!?
FEMALE STUDENT 2
All I can say is, I'm never cleaning erasers in there again!
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