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AS THE SANDS BURN

S E A S O N 2
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Contents
A S T H E S A N D S B U R N .................................................................................................................. 1
Characters ................................................................................................................................................... 3
Episode 1.................................................................................................................................................... 10
Episode 2.................................................................................................................................................... 22
Episode 3.................................................................................................................................................... 34
Episode 4.................................................................................................................................................... 44
Episode 5.................................................................................................................................................... 54
Episode 6.................................................................................................................................................... 67
Episode 7.................................................................................................................................................... 81
Episode 8.................................................................................................................................................... 90
Episode 9.................................................................................................................................................. 101
Episode 10 ............................................................................................................................................... 115
Episode 11 ............................................................................................................................................... 127
Episode 12 ............................................................................................................................................... 137
Episode 13 ............................................................................................................................................... 147
Episode 14 ............................................................................................................................................... 166
Episode 15 ............................................................................................................................................... 179
Episode 16 ............................................................................................................................................... 188
Episode 17 ............................................................................................................................................... 197
Episode 18 ............................................................................................................................................... 207
Episode 19 ............................................................................................................................................... 216
Episode 20 ............................................................................................................................................... 236
Episode 21 ............................................................................................................................................... 244
Episode 22 ............................................................................................................................................... 254
Episode 23 ............................................................................................................................................... 277
Episode 24 ............................................................................................................................................... 284
Episode 25 ............................................................................................................................................... 294
Episode 26 ............................................................................................................................................... 306
Episode 27 ............................................................................................................................................... 317
Episode 28 ............................................................................................................................................... 327
Episode 29 ............................................................................................................................................... 337
Episode 30 ............................................................................................................................................... 346
Episode 31 ............................................................................................................................................... 357
Episode 32 ............................................................................................................................................... 367
Episode 33 ............................................................................................................................................... 380
Episode 34 ............................................................................................................................................... 392
Episode 35 ............................................................................................................................................... 406
Episode 36 ............................................................................................................................................... 416
Episode 37 ............................................................................................................................................... 428
Episode 38 ............................................................................................................................................... 439
Episode 39 ............................................................................................................................................... 447
Episode 40 ............................................................................................................................................... 458
Episode 41 ............................................................................................................................................... 469
Episode 42 ............................................................................................................................................... 480
Episode 43 ............................................................................................................................................... 493
Episode 44 ............................................................................................................................................... 504
Episode 45 ............................................................................................................................................... 515
Episode 46 ............................................................................................................................................... 530
Episode 47 ............................................................................................................................................... 540
Episode 48 ............................................................................................................................................... 551
Episode 49 ............................................................................................................................................... 566
Episode 50 ............................................................................................................................................... 578
SEASON FINALE... ...................................................................................................................................... 602



Characters
As The Sands Burn - Characters
THE LADIES OF ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY
APRIL - Junior, prophyte member of Alpha Kappa Alpha. PJ's roommate. Likes XAVIER but
doesn't know that he has feelings for her soror SHAREESA. Has dated DERRICK and has
been involved with KATRICE.
OCTAVIA - Senior, prophyte member of Alpha Kappa Alpha. APRIL's line sister. Is very
serious about grades and wants to be a physician. Is now dating DONTE, who has graduated
from Ahpla University after being in college for six years.
PRESJINA (PJ) - Neophyte member of Alpha Kappa Alpha. APRIL's roommate. Previously
dated GREGG but didn't know that he had a girlfriend and that she is an AKA. Wants her
friend JAHANNA to pledge AKA. Hates MONA.
JUNE - Neophyte member of Alpha Kappa Alpha. Is a history buff and can recite any history
of the sorority. DERRICK is her ex-boyfriend. They separated while she was pledging
because he was not supportive. Now she is dating BUCK, who plays for the Amgis College
basketball team and is DERRICK's sports rival. BUCK is a member of Omega Psi Phi
fraternity.
KATRICE - Neophyte member of Alpha Kappa Alpha. Hides the secret that she is a lesbian.
Has had a romantic encounter with APRIL. Voted against JAHANNA being chosen for line
because JAHANNA beat up MONA.
GINA - Transfer member of Alpha Kappa Alpha. Previously dated MIRI then dated JERREL,
and now is in Africa with MIRI.
SYLVIA - Prophyte member of Alpha Kappa Alpha and basilius of the chapter. Good friends
with SALEEMA and does not get along with WILLIE. Is a Muslim.
SHAREESA - Prophyte member of Alpha Kappa Alpha and is a graduate of Ahpla University.
Was Kappa Alpha Psi member GREGG's girlfriend but has a crush on his fraternity brother
XAVIER. Now dating AHMAD, new member of Phi Beta Sigma at Amgis College. Works for
Woolfolk Enterprises, a marketing firm.
MONA - Neophyte member of Alpha Kappa Alpha and is daughter of MELINDA FERGUSON.
MONA did not earn her letters but proudly wears them. Extremely obnoxious and was given
the line name Paper Wait because she only signed a "paper" to become a member and she
should have "waited" to try and pledge. Previously dated MIRI. Conniving and causes most
of the controversy on campus.
SOROR MELINDA FERGUSON - Member of the charter line of Alpha Kappa Alpha at Ahpla
University. Mother of MONA. Wants the members of the chapter to handle chapter activity
strictly by the books. Overlooks MONA's ways at times.
THE LADIES OF DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY
WILLEMINA (WILLIE) - Junior, prophyte member of Delta Sigma Theta. President of the
Ahpla University student assembly. Dating Alpha Phi Alpha member JASON but may still
have feelings for ex boyfriend DEXTER of Omega Psi Phi fraternity.
CHRISTIAN - Prophyte member of Delta Sigma Theta. Previously liked NINO, therefore
doesn't like CANDACE. Previously dated Dr. ALEX JEFFERSON, therefore didn't like
BREANNA. Good friends with MONA. Conniving and always tries to get her way.
ROBIN - Senior prophyte member of Delta Sigma Theta. Is known for hazing pledgees.
Takes the sisterly bond of Delta very seriously.
THERESA - Neophyte member of Delta Sigma Theta. Began the process of pledging Delta
initially to get ex boyfriend JASON back from WILLIE but grew a love of the sisterhood while
on line.
BREANNA - Neophyte member of Delta Sigma Theta. Dated her teacher ALEX JEFFERSON
but didn't know that he was married to STACIE JEFFERSON, the advisor for the chapter.
STACIE JEFFERSON - Prophyte member of Delta Sigma Theta. Ahpla University graduate
and was former advisor to the chapter. Wife of Dr. ALEX JEFFERSON. Mother of twin babies.
Resigned from her position as advisor upon realizing that her husband ALEX was sleeping
with a candidate of the sorority.
THE LADIES OF ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY
SALEEMA - Prophyte member of Zeta Phi Beta and basilius of the chapter. Good friends with
SYLVIA. Is a Muslim.
SHARONDA - Senior, prophyte member of Zeta Phi Beta. Cousin of MONA FERGUSON, Alpha
Kappa Alpha member. Wants MONA's little sister MIYA to pledge Zeta instead of AKA.
DENICE - Neophyte member of Zeta Phi Beta. Grew up with BRANDON and BRENDON. Has
been in love with Phi Beta Sigma member BRANDON since high school and now they are
dating. Previously dated GREGG of Kappa Alpha Psi.
TONYA - Neophyte member of Zeta Phi Beta. Putting herself through school and is the
mother of 3-year-old daughter Kaiya.
THE LADIES OF SIGMA GAMMA RHO SORORITY
CANDACE - Transfer student from Southern University. Came to Ahpla only to be closer to
NINO, her fiancee. Doesn't like CHRISTIAN, who she has had several confrontations with.
PAULA - Neophyte member of Sigma Gamma Rho. Thinks ALEXIS is a good candidate for
membership into Sigma Gamma Rho but dated Alpha Phi Alpha member BOBBY, ALEXIS' ex
boyfriend.
JENNIFER - Neophyte member of Sigma Gamma Rho. Amgis College student.
ROSALIND - Neophyte member of Sigma Gamma Rho. Amgis College student.
ANGELIQUE - Neophyte member of Sigma Gamma Rho. Amgis College student.
ALEXIS - Currently pledging Sigma Gamma Rho sorority. Dating Alpha Phi Alpha member
QUINTON. Previously dated Alpha Phi Alpha member BOBBY. Is having a hard time being
pledged by her friend CANDACE.
THE BROTHERS OF ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY
BOBBY - Junior, president of the Alpha Phi Alpha chapter for the second term. Dates many
women. Previously was the boyfriend of ALEXIS, but has since dated Sigma Gamma Rho
member PAULA. Has a son, Lil' Derrick, with CARYN who he may try to gain custody of.
JASON - Neophyte member of Alpha Phi Alpha. Is now dating WILLIE but previously dated
THERESA.
QUINTON - Neophyte member of Alpha Phi Alpha. Wanted to be chapter president but lost
to BOBBY by one vote. Now is dating BOBBY's ex-girlfriend, ALEXIS. Has had confrontations
with BOBBY.
LARRY - Neophyte member of Alpha Phi Alpha. Practical joker and funny man of the
chapter. Loves to step. Learned many steps from NINO, who is now deceased.
REGGIE - BOBBY's line brother and the dean of QUINTON, LARRY, and JASON.
THE BROTHERS OF KAPPA ALPHA PSI FRATERNITY
GREGG - Prophyte member of Kappa Alpha Psi and ex boyfriend of Alpha Kappa Alpha
member SHAREESA. Has been known to be a dog, as he has cheated with PJ, DENICE, and
CARYN. Is the dean of the newest Kappa brother, MIKE. Was the roommate of NINO, who is
now deceased.
XAVIER - Prophyte member of Kappa Alpha Psi and writer for the school newspaper, The
Sands. Is very religious and has never had sex. Has deep feelings for SHAREESA as he
knows that GREGG treated her bad. Knows that APRIL wants to be with him. Previously
dated DONNA.
MIKE - Neophyte member of Kappa Alpha Psi. Pledged by himself and is now overzealous
and arrogant.
THE BROTHERS OF OMEGA PSI PHI FRTERNITY
RONNIE - Junior, prophyte member of Omega Psi Phi. Hates BOBBY. Previously tried to date
ALEXIS while BOBBY was with her. Now dates TRINA because BOBBY used to be with her as
well.
DEXTER - Prophyte member of Omega Psi Phi. From New Orleans and went to high school
with NINO, who is now deceased. Used to date Delta Sigma Theta member WILLIE but
seperated after they both crossed. He was said to have spent too much time with his new
frat brothers and not enough quality time with her. He now wants her back.
DRE - Senior, prophyte member of Omega Psi Phi. Is the dean of Omega's newest brother,
TY.
TY - Neophyte member of Omega Psi Phi. Wanted to pledge Omega for all the wrong
reasons...for the girls and for the publicity. Has been humbled and learned a lot through his
pledge process.
BUCK - Prophyte member of the Amgis College chapter. Star basketball player for Amgis
College. Basketball rival was DERRICK who used to play for Ahpla University and date Alpha
Kappa Alpha member JUNE. BUCK is now dating JUNE.
THE BROTHERS OF PHI BETA SIGMA FRATERNITY
HAYDEN - Fall 1991 initiate of Xi Alpha chapter, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Baruch, N.Y.
Came to Ahpla University as a guest to organize the brothers to start a chapter there. Was
successful with the newest line with Ahpla students MIRI and BRANDON. Spoken word poet.
COREY - Fall 1991 initiate of Xi Alpha chapter, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Baruch, N.Y.
Makes guest appearance and was dean of the Crescent line of Ahpla University and
neighboring Amgis College.
BRANDON - Neophyte member of Phi Beta Sigma. Ahpla student who pledged at Amgis
College. Has a twin brother, BRENDON, who wants to be a member of Kappa Alpha Psi
Fraternity. He is trying to pursuade BRENDON toward Sigma. He is dating Zeta Phi Beta
member DENICE.
MIRI - Neophyte member of Phi Beta Sigma. Ahpla student who pledged at Amgis College.
Previously hated all fraternities and sororities. Upon research however, deeply wanted to be
a member of Sigma. Dating Alpha Kappa Alpha member GINA is in Africa with her now. Has
also dated her soror, MONA. Excellent poet. His first book of poetry is called My Passion, My
People, My Pen and is available for purchase.
CALVIN - Neophyte member of Phi Beta Sigma. Amgis student. The first White member
initiated into Sigma at Amgis College. Had issues with MIRI over his feelings toward White
members of Black Greek letter organizations.
AHMAD - Neophyte member of Phi Beta Sigma. Amgis student. Was previously on line for
Kappa Alpha Psi at Ahpla University. Is now dating Alpha Kappa Alpha member SHAREESA.
SETH - Neophyte member of Phi Beta Sigma. Amgis College student.
THE BROTHERS OF IOTA PHI THETA FRATERNITY
SAIFA - Helps to initiate a chapter of Iota Phi Theta at Ahpla University by starting with
SEAN and DR. MWATSUMI.
SEAN - Neophyte member of Iota Phi Theta. His father and grandfather are members of
Alpha Phi Alpha. His father was very much against his pledging anything other than Alpha.
Sean had expressed interest in Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma and finally
Iota Phi Theta. Has had an altercation with RONNIE of Omega Psi Phi.
DR. COLIN MWATSUMI - Neophyte member of Iota Phi Theta. Ahpla University African
American studies professor. Advisor and mentor to SEAN.
SAM - Prophyte member. Was very hard on SEAN and DR. MWATSUMI while they were
pledging.
RAY - Prophyte member.
STUDENTS
BRENDON - Wants to be a member of Kappa Alpha Psi. Was not chosen for line and doesn't
know why. Goes through a time of depression about not being selected. His twin brother
BRANDON is a new member of Phi Beta Sigma and is possibly considering that fraternity.
Grew up with DENICE.
DERRICK - Left Ahpla University to pursue a career in the NBA with the Portland
Trailblazers. Previously dated Alpha Kappa Alpha member JUNE but is now dating CARYN.
Takes care of CARYN'S son, Lil' Derrick, who is actually BOBBY's child. Hates Omega Psi Phi
member BUCK who is now dating JUNE.
CARYN - Ahpla University cheerleader. Very flirtatious. Mother of Lil' Derrick, who she
thought was DERRICK's but found out is BOBBY's. Is now dating DERRICK because he has
money from his career as a professional basketball player. Has also dated GREGG. Is afraid
of losing her son to his biological father BOBBY.
TRINA - Dating RONNIE and previously dated BOBBY. When dating BOBBY, she knew that
he already had a girlfriend, but dated him anyway. Is now dating RONNIE because she
doesn't like BOBBY anymore.
DONNA - Previously dated Kappa Alpha Psi member XAVIER and is bisexual and has had
relations with Alpha Kappa Alpha member KATRICE.
JAHANNA - Friends with PJ and is very interested in Alpha Kappa Alpha. Did not make line
last year because she beat up Alpha Kappa Alpha member MONA.
Ahpla University Administration and Faculty
PRESIDENT DR. BRYCE - Phi Beta Sigma member and President of Ahpla University.
DR. ALEX JEFFERSON - Ahpla University psychology professor. Husband of Delta Sigma
Theta member STACIE but has cheated with both CHRISTIAN and BREANNA.
JERREL - Works in Ahpla administration building. Very attractive brother. Dated Alpha
Kappa Alpha member GINA but tried to pursue Sigma Gamma Rho member CANDAE at the
same time. Initially perpetrated being a member of both Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and
Omega Psi Phi fraternity, all in a plot to get MONA expelled from campus.
Episode 1
We begin this weeks episode with THERESA. She has just opened her door and JASON is
standing there.
THERESA - What the hell are you doing here?
JASON - I need to talk to you.
THERESA - Get away from me before I call the police!
JASON - Theresa, I am not trying to hurt you or to get you to stop hating me. I am here to
thank you.
THERESA - Thank me? For what?
JASON - If you let me inside to talk, I can explain.
THERESA - Hell no! How do I know we wont go inside and you beat me to a pulp?
JASON - Fine, lets talk out here then. Its a nice evening. We can sit right out here. I
promise, I wont do anything crazy. I just need to talk to you.
(THERESA hesitates.)
THERESA - Why should I believe you?
JASON - Why shouldnt you?
(THERESA hesitates.)
JASON - If you really didnt want to know what I had to say you would have closed the door
by now.
THERESA - Alright fine. I am coming outside. Ill be right back. I am going to get my keys.
(THERESA goes back in and closes the door. JASON sits on the step and waits.)
THERESA thinks - Yeah, I am getting my keys all right. And my mase!
JASON thinks - I hope I am doing the right thing.
(THERESA approaches the door and gets ready to open it. She takes a deep breath.)
THERESA thinks - I hope I am doing the right thing.
(THERESA opens the door and sees JASON sitting there. She comes out and closes the door
behind her. She doesnt sit down, she stands there.)
THERESA - Now what do you have to talk to me about?
JASON - Theresa, I realize that you dont like me. And you have plenty reason not to. But I
need to tell you something that happened to me. Something that changed me and drove
me.
(silence)
JASON - And I need to apologize.
(THERESA looks away. JASON notices but keeps talking.)
JASON - When I met you , I really liked you. I liked you a lot. You are pretty and very
smart. But I knew how you felt about greeks. I knew that if I told you that I wanted to be
an alpha, you would drop me quick. So I couldnt tell you. I couldnt tell you how I watched
the bros stepping on the yard and wanted to be like them. I couldnt tell you how I would
over hear girls talking about how good Nino steps and how I wanted you to say that about
me. I wanted you to be my girlfriend but I couldnt share any of this with you.
(THERESA is still looking away.)
THERESA - What do you mean you couldnt share any of this with me? That is bull. How do
you expect me to be your girl and not care about the things that you care about? Maybe I
would have been supportive!
JASON - Theresa that is so untrue and you know it. You know good and well that you would
not have been trying to hear me talk about pledging a fraternity. You would have been
negative about it from the start and that is what I didnt need. Negative energy.
(THERESA looks at JASON with a cold look. JASON sees her, then looks away and continues
talking.)
JASON - When I found out about that letter that you sent to the brotherhood, I had also
found out from Nino that I didnt make line. I thought it had to do with the fact that I lied
about being in the library. If that had been the reason, then so be it. I got caught in a lie
and this was the consequence. But the e mail was not me. It was not from me and it was
something that I would not have done on my own. So I wasnt making line but it wasnt my
fault.
THERESA - You didnt deserve to make line! You want to be this Alpha man or whatever but
you go around lying and hitting women! What kind of shit is that?
JASON - You cant tell me what I deserve! You dont know that much about me! My
grandfather is an Alpha. My father never pledged anything so when I expressed an interest
in Alpha, my grandfathers eyes lit up.
(JASON takes off a necklace that he is wearing. The charm has been hanging in his shirt.)
JASON - I have been wearing this charm ever since I made line. It is my grandfathers. It
was actually a crossing gift that his college sweetheart gave to him. It is a charm of his line
number. He said that if I cross, he would have my number added to it.
THERESA - Really?
(JASON pulls it up and THERESA looks at it. It is an old and worn number five.)
JASON - I want to get it polished up and looking real nice for him. Then I want to add my
number to it. He gave it to me last semester when I first started to try out for the frat.
When I went home for thanksgiving, he took me to his closet and pulled out a trunk.
Grandad gave me his history book and showed me pictures upon pictures upon pictures.
Seemed like hundreds of pictures. Some were him on line, some were him at conventions.
He even had a picture with a group of brothers and a couple of the fraternity founders.
THERESA - Did he show you how his college sweetheart looked?
JASON - I already know how my grandmother looks.
THERESA thinks - Oh wow that is so sweet.
(THERESA looks at JASON and holds back a smile. She forces herself not to. She then looks
away.)
JASON - After the break, I was more than determined to pledge. I wanted it so bad. I would
do anything for it. I was hungry for it. But dangerously hungry. When I found out what you
did, I wanted to kill you.
(silence)
(JASON looks over at THERESA. She is still staring blankly away.)
JASON - I actually followed you like a crazy person that night. Like an animal. I had already
gone over in my mind what I would do at any reaction that you would give me. I rehearsed
that scenario one hundred times. I was ready for whatever you were ready to bring. I was
somebody else that night. I dont know, it was like I was possessed.
THERESA thinks - Is there someone walking up behind me?
(THERESA grabs her purse tighter.)
THERESA thinks - Why am I even tripping. Just because a black man is walking up behind
me doesnt mean I have to be fearful of anything. Im mad at myself for even thinking that.
(THERESA looks over her shoulder one last time.)
THERESA thinks - Oh God, he just bumped me! Its Jason! You loser! You loser! I hate you!
You loser! You dont know who youre fucking with! I hate you!
(THERESA sees a white flash and falls to the ground. Her soda bottle breaks and she cuts
her hand. She holds her face which now hurts and she hears a lot of movement. When she
realizes what has happened, she looks up and JASON is running away. THERESA begins to
cry.)
THERESA thinks - Jason just hit me! Oh my God! Somebody help me! Someody please help
me! Jason punched me in the face!
(THERESA looks at her left hand which is cut and bleeding. She holds her right hand to her
face and then looks at it. There is no blood coming from her face but it hurts to touch it.
THERESA is crying. Her hand hurts.)
THERESA thinks - Somebody please help me! Somebody please help me! Somebody please
help me! Somebody please help me! Somebody please help me!
(Tears begin to fall down THERESAs cheeks.)
JASON - After I...after I did what I did...I ran home and locked my door. I sat in my corner
and I could not sleep that night. I could not move from that spot. I held my grandfathers
charm close to me. I started to cry Theresa. I cried for what I did. I could not believe I had
done that. I wanted the frat dangerously and that is not the type of person that I am. My
grandfather never hit a woman. My dad never hit my mom. My older brothers never hit
girls. It isnt cool and it isnt me.
(THERESA is crying and looking away.)
JASON - I started line with a fuck it mentality. My attiude was bring it dammit! Bring it. But
the more I expected to happen to me, the more things were happening out of the ordinary.
I could no longer tell if it was night or day. I had to rely on Quinton and Larry and they on
me. I had never experienced such shared responsibility and growth. I never would lean on
someone before. My pride would not allow it. But I didnt even know who the hell I was!
(JASON looks THERESA in the face.)
JASON - Theresa, if you had asked me who I was or if I wanted to find myself, I would have
told you that I aint lost so it aint no point in me trying to find myself. But the fact of the
matter is, I am immature. I think immature and I act immature. My priorities are fucked up
and I am embarrassed about my life.
(JASON starts to cry and he pauses. THERESA stops staring away and looks at him when
she notices that he has stopped.)
JASON - Line helped me identify who I need to be. Not who I am because I am not that
man yet. But it put me in contact with the real Jason. The Jason who is Alphonso Grants
grandson. Jason who goes to church on the regular and puts the sermons to action during
the week. Jason the role model in high school. Line helped me get back in contact with
Jason that likes to read Shakespeare and D Knowledge. Jason that loves DMX but likes to
listen to Incognito to study.
(silence)
(THERESA wipes her eyes. JASON steps closer to THERESA.)
JASON - Theresa, I am sorry. I apologize for all the hurt and pain I have caused you. I am
truly sorry. It was because of the way our relationship ended that sent me on a journey to
help me find myself when I didnt even know that I was lost. I cant thank you for that
because I mistreated you. You only reacted because I hurt you first. I played you, I was not
honest with you, I lied to you in your face. I ultimately disrespe...
(JASON stops and chokes up. He backs away and turns his back to THERESA. He speaks
with his back turned.)
JASON - You dont have to forgive me or accept my apology.
(silence)
(JASON turns around to see THERESAs reaction. He gets himself together and wipes his
face. He looks down at himself and sees the a phi a on his chest. He thinks of his grandaddy
Al. He puts his hand on the charm that hangs from his chain and over his heart. He looks
back at THERESA.)
(silence)
(THERESA turns and uses her key. She walks back in her house.)
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Our next scene takes us to the yard. The Alphas have just came on the yard to celebrate
with their new neos by stepping. They have started their chants and a crowd is gathering.
NINO - A phi!
BROTHERS - Oh six!
BOBBY - Deep in my heart! I love my a phi!
BROTHERS - I love my a phi a! I love it! I love it! I love it!
STUDENT - Oh shit, those must be the new Alphas!
STUDENT - Oh yeah, I remember that one. But they look so different now.
STUDENT - Maybe because they are happy that line is through.
STUDENT - Yeah, ha ha ha ha ha.
NINO - Everywhere we go!
BROTHERS - Yeah!
NINO - You tell the story!
BROTHERS - Yeah! You tell the whole damn world this is Alpha territory!
QUENTON - I wish I knew the words to these things! Ha ha ha ha!
NINO - You will soon! Just keep hanging with us! Ha ha ha ha.
(NINO rounds the brothers up to begin a step.)
NINO - You two care to join us?
QUENTON - I dont know this one. Plus I gots no rhythm! I am from the rhythmless nation!
LARRY - Well I know it! Hell, I know all the steps just from being in the crowd for so long!
Ha ha ha!
NINO - Well come on then!
(The crowd cheers for LARRY when they see that he is about to step.)
STUDENT - I wonder if he can step?
STUDENT - Hes short so I dont know. But Nino can train anybody.
(The step starts.)
NINO - Now break it down brothers!
BROTHERS - Black is for the blackness in a black man!
(They spin around and LARRY is keeping up.)
BROTHERS - And gold is for the richness in his stride! So when you see an Alpha brother in
his black and gold you dont sweat!
STUDENT - Oh shit! That new guy is good!
(The crowd cheers for LARRY as he spins around and claps under his leg.)
BROTHERS - Its too cold! Because were ice...what! Ice...what! Ice ice baby! Too cold too
cold...
STUDENT - Look at the new guy! He is as good as Nino!
(NINO notices that LARRY is competing with him. NINO smiles.)
BROTHERS - The brothers...of a phi...a! Who! The brothers...of a phi...a!
QUENTON - Do that shit sands!
STUDENT - GO little man! Go!
BROTHERS - Oh so cold! Black and gold! A phi a!
(The step stops. The crowd cheers loudly.)
NINO - I think we have a new step master!
(NINO hugs LARRY.)
NINO - Youre kinda nice there kid!
LARRY - That comes from watching you for so long!
(Several students clap.)
WILLIE thinks - Oh there is a crowd over there. Maybe the Alphas have their line out again.
That should be good news for Jason if the line got picked back up.
(WILLIE wallks over and joins the crowd.)
WILLIE - Wait, I only see two of the new guys.
NINO - You want to try something else?
LARRY - Sure, I guarantee I know them all.
NINO - Ok, this one is called stepping shoes.
LARRY - Oh hell yeah, I know that one! Lets do it!
WILLIE - How many new Alphas are there?
STUDENT - Those two right there. The short one steps really good!
WILLIE - Are you sure there are only two?
STUDENT - Yeah. Him and him over there.
WILLIE - Thanks.
WILLIE thinks - I cant believe this! Jason didnt cross! Oh my God I feel so bad for him.
(The Brothers start the next step.)
WILLIE thinks - I cant believe Bobby and them would do that to him. That is so fucked up.
(WILLIE turns and starts to walk away.)
WILLIE thinks - No, I cant think that. There may be some other circumstances that I dont
know about. And that is there chapter business. Lord knows I dont put down every girl
trying to be a Delta up in this piece.
(WILLIE walks away from the crowd and the stepping.)
WILLIE - I wonder if Theresa knows. Actually, I wonder if that chick had something to do
with it! I wouldnt even put it past her ass!
(WILLIE turns around to go in the other direction.)
WILLIE thinks - I am going to go to her place right now. I want to find out if she knows
anything about Jason not crossing. I can get to the bottom of this in my own way!
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We next join ALEXIS who is at RONNIEs house.
RONNIE - I am so glad you decided to come by.
ALEXIS - No problem. I am glad you were here.
RONNIE - Actually, I dont get out much.
ALEXIS - Yeah right.
(They laugh)
RONNIE - Well, we havent spoken in depth in a while. How are things?
ALEXIS - Ok. I am starting to feel better about myself.
RONNIE thinks - She looks so good!
RONNIE - Thats great! I am glad to hear it! What brought this on?
ALEXIS - Sometimes people need eye opening events to occur. You know?
RONNIE thinks - Dont I know it!
RONNIE - I understand. What was the event that opened your eyes?
ALEXIS - I went to Bobbys house and Trina came by at the same time! He tried to tell me
that it was some of those guys pledging. But I got up and heard her voice outside of the
door in the hallway! What does he think I am? Boo boo the fool?
RONNIE thinks - Oh shit! That must have been when Trina went to Bobbys house!
RONNIE - Really? That is crazy!
ALEXIS - Yeah, so I left him. For good.
RONNIE - Well good for you! Its too bad that nice girls like you have to deal with sorry ass
niggas.
(silence)
RONNIE - Niggas just need to grow up. You know? I mean, be a man.
ALEXIS - Yeah.
RONNIE - If Bobby doesnt know what he is missing out on by not being a man, then so be
it. Hes the fool, not you. This is totally his loss.
ALEXIS - Thanks.
RONNIE - I mean, he is so stupid and immature. I dont see what you saw in that nigga
anyway.
ALEXIS - Im saying...
(RONNIE cuts her off.)
RONNIE - Ive seen him on the yard. Just straight macking. Trying to be a player but getting
played in the process!
ALEXIS - Uh...
RONNIE - And I knew you would find out sooner or later. I knew his day was coming. I
knew you would have the last laugh on that nigga! Ha ha ha ha ha, I knew it.
(ALEXIS is just staring at RONNIE as he amuses himself.)
RONNIE - Ha ha ha ha, whoo boy! I wish I could have been there when you walked out! Just
to see the look on his face. But you did the right thing, its not like he didnt deserve it. He
had this shit coming to him. Every dog has his day.
ALEXIS - Ronnie?
RONNIE - Yeah.
ALEXIS - Why are you so obsessed with Bobby? You seem more happy that he got dumped
than for me feeling better about myself.
(silence)
RONNIE - What are you talking about? Thats not true.
ALEXIS - Yes it is. This whole time you have talked about Bobby. And yes he is foul, but you
wont stop going on and on. I think you only like me because you want to beat Bobby.
RONNIE - Alexis that isnt true. Of course I care about you. I have always liked you.
ALEXIS - You just seem obsessed. Like this thing is going to blow up into a huge brawl.
Some ol Alpha Que thing.
RONNIE thinks - If you only knew.
RONNIE - Naw, not at all. This aint got nothing to do with that. That is irrelevant.
ALEXIS - I have had my suspisions on your intentions before. And now it is becoming
clearer to me. Your ego wont allow Bobby to win. If I were to go back to Bobby, he would
win. And that would hurt you worse than losing me. It would be losing me to him.
RONNIE - Alexis, let me say this. True Bobby and me aint going out to lunch. But the fact of
the matter is that you are a nice person. Anyone can see that. And nice people should not
get dogged out. You are pretty, smart, all those great things. Why in the world wouldnt I be
attracted to you? And then to know that your so called man is blatantly cheating on you in
front of your face just isnt cool.
(silence)
ALEXIS - I hear you.
RONNIE thinks - Whew!
(The telephone rings.)
RONNIE - Ill be right back, let me grab that in my room.
ALEXIS - Ok cool.
(RONNIE leaves the living room area and goes to his room. ALEXIS stands up and walks to
the entertainment center to look at some pictures that RONNIE has there.)
ALEXIS - I wonder whats on tv. Probably nothing good. Let me turn on bet.
(ALEXIS turns the tv on. She sits down and flicks through a few channels. There is nothing
on. ALEXIS notices a tape sticking out of the vcr.)
ALEXIS thinks - Oh whats this?
(ALEXIS gets up and pushes it in the vcr.)
ALEXIS thinks - I better ask Ronnie first. He may have some crazy porno stuff on there. Ha
ha ha.
ALEXIS - Hey Ronnie, whats on this tape in the vcr? Can I put it in?
RONNIE thinks - Oh shit! The tape from Trinas house!

Episode 2
We rejoin JASON who is standing out front of THERESA's place. She has just walked back
inside.
JASON thinks - Damn! If she aint feeling all that I just poured out, then fuck it.
(JASON turns to leave.)
THERESA - Youre not coming in?
(JASON turns around and THERESA is standing in the door. JASON smiles.)
JASON - Sure.
(JASON comes inside and pushes the door behind him.)
JASON - I just want to say that I didn't come over here to try and get back with you or
anything like that. I just wanted to say that I am truly sorry for the way that things went
down.
THERESA - I was really hurt by what happened. I really wanted things to go somewhere for
us, but then you lied to me. After that, I dont know what happened. I was trying to set you
up and then you attacked me...
JASON - Look, there is nothing I can say that will excuse me putting my hands on you like
that. Nothing. I am so sorry. If you never forgive me, I will understand.
THERESA - I dont know Jason, I just think it will take some time. You know? Like we cant
rush into anything.
JASON - I think it is a good thing that we are just speaking now. I didnt know if we would
ever speak like this.
THERESA - Yeah.
(silence. They both feel rather awkward.)
THERESA - So I guess congratulations are in order.
JASON - Oh yeah, I crossed. Thanks. I am so happy.
THERESA - You seem to wear it well. Turn around, let me read the back.
(JASON turns around and displays his crossing shirt.)
THERESA - The wise men huh? So you are all smart or something?
JASON - Not quite what it means, but that explanation will do for now.
THERESA - You look skinny. Did you lose weight on line or something?
JASON - Hello? I was pledging! Bros arent into feeding pledgees four course meals. I was
eating rats like that survivor show!
THERESA - Yuck! Get away from me!
JASON - Im just playing! Like you wouldnt like me if I ate a rat.
THERESA - Thats disgusting! I would kick you out my house! Ha ha ha ha ha!
JASON - Ok then, I ate a rat! Let me see you kick me out!
(JASON jumps in front of THERESA and blows his breath in her face jokingly.)
JASON - Does that smell like rat barbecue?
THERESA - Ill! Get away!
(THERESA playfully pushes JASON away but he grabs her jokefully.)
JASON - Nope, you are gonna smell this pledge rat breath!
THERESA - Ha ha ha ha ha! Stop it! Ha ha ha, get off me!
(JASON starts to tickle THERESA.)
THERESA - Ha ha ha ha ha! Stop! Stop! Sto..ha ha ha ha ha! Get off! Ha ha ha ha haa ha
ha!
(Through their wrestling, they fall on the couch together.)
THERESA - Please! Stop tickl...ha ha ha ha! Stop!
(JASON stops. JASON and THERESA look at each other. They start to kiss each other.)
JASON thinks - Oh shit!
(Since they were playing so rough, they start to kiss roughly.)
THERESA thinks - Oh yes! Oh yes!
(JASON grabs THERESA's butt hard which pulls her closer to him. THERESA starts to
breathe heavy.)
JASON - Wait!
(JASON takes off his Alpha shirt and neatly folds it and puts it on the table...carefully.)
JASON - Sorry about that. Its new.
(THERESA grabs JASON and he plops down on top of her. They start to passionately kiss
again.)
JASON thinks - Oh my God! Oh my God!
THERESA thinks - Oh yes!
(The door opens.)
WILLIE - Theresa! Why the hell is your front door not locked! Dont you know that anybody
can just walk up in your...
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We rejoin GREGG who is in his room talking to CARYN. SHAREESA and GINA have just
walked in.
SHAREESA - Oh Gregg, I didnt know you had company. Who is your friend?
GREGG - Oh...uh...uh...this...is uh...
CARYN - Hi Im Caryn.
SHAREESA - Hi Caryn, Im Shareesa and this is Gina.
GINA - Hi.
CARYN - Hi Gina.
GREGG thinks - Oh my God!
GREGG - Yeah, Caryn is a...friend of mine. She is a cheerleader.
SHAREESA - Oh thats nice.
(silence)
CARYN - Ok Gregg, I guess I will call you later and get that assignment from you.
GREGG - Huh?
CARYN - Our assignment. For class.
GREGG - Oh, oh yeah. Assignment, right. Class. Yeah, call me and get the assignment, for
class.
(CARYN shakes her head.)
CARYN - It was nice meeting you Shareesa and Gina.
SHAREESA - You too. Take care.
(SHAREESA and GINA sit down. CARYN walks toward the door.)
GREGG - Let me get the door for you.
(GREGG opens the door and CARYN steps into the hall.)
GREGG - Thanks.
CARYN - Whatever. It aint like I want you to be my man and shit. So I aint got no reason to
fight some girl over you. But you will acknowledge this baby.
GREGG - Well talk about that later.
CARYN - Whatever you say daddy.
(GREGG closes the door.)
GREGG thinks - One down, one to go. I gotta get Gina out of here!
(GREGG comes back in the room and sees SHAREESA and GINA talking on the couch.)
GREGG thinks - Ok nupe, think fast!
GREGG - So Gina, what brings you by?
GINA - I decided to walk with Shareesa because we were walking the same direction from
campus. We just crossed our girls.
GREGG - Oh yeah, that is great.
GINA - So anyway, we decided to walk together and we started to chit chat. You know, girl,
soror, talk.
GREGG thinks - Oh shit.
GINA - Interesting information too.
(SHAREESA is staring at GREGG. GREGG is playing it off.)
GREGG - Yeah, thats cool. Im sure you two have a lot in common. Being sorors and all.
SHAREESA - Yeah, we got a lot in common all right. We were both asked out by you!
GREGG - What?
SHAREESA - Don't what me! Gina told me how you bumped into her and tried to play mister
smooth by the elevator.
GREGG - Shareesa, I knocked the girl over. I felt bad and I asked her if she was ok. What's
wrong with that?
GINA - Gregg, you never told me you had a girlfriend.
GREGG - You never asked. And I also never made at move at you, I never did anything to
you, I have never called you. If anything, you have flirted with me and I played it off.
GREGG thinks - Wow, that was good!
GINA - So you're gonna turn it around like you didnt come on to me.
GREGG - Gina honey, if that is the impression that you got from me, then I sincerely
apologize. But by no means am I trying to kick it with you like that. I was being nice
because I knocked you down. You should be more careful in your perceptions.
GINA - I am careful in my perceptions and Im not stupid.
(GINA gets up to leave.)
GINA - Soror, dont be stupid either. Im out.
(GINA walks toward the door. SHAREESA is staring at GREGG as they hear the door open
and close.)
GREGG - What the hell was that all about?
(SHAREESA is silent.)
GREGG - Shareece, when are you ever gonna trust me? I mean damn! You believe any shit
that anybody comes and tells you before you even speak to me about it. You dont even
know this Gina chick but the minute she says some stupid shit about me, you run and
believe it!
SHAREESA - What do you expect me to do? First PJ, now this Gina soror.
GREGG - They are all jealous because you got a good man! When are you gonna realize
that? Huh?
(GREGG raises his voice.)
GREGG - Im tired of this shit! You know what? Fuck it, if you cant learn to trust me, then
maybe we need a little space.
(silence)
SHAREESA - What did you say?
GREGG thinks - I hope this works.
GREGG - I think you need to explain to me why you cant ever trust me! If you cant do
that, then we need some time apart!
SHAREESA - Ok fine! But first, explain to me what this father's day card from Nino means.
If you cant do that motherfucker, then youll get your time apart!
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APRIL stops in her tracks as she witnesses JUNE and DERRICK hugging outside. She turns
around and goes back in to where the Sorors are with the new AKAs.
PJ thinks - Oh God, Derrick.
JUNE - How did you know that we would be crossing tonight? And how did you know where
to find us?
DERRICK - I have been following you around for a while. I have been extremely concerned
with you and all that you have been going through. I have missed you a lot June. And
basically, I want to ask you if it is at all possible...
(PJ steps in and cuts DERRICK off.)
PJ - Hi Derrick.
DERRICK - Oh, hey Presjina. Congratulations.
PJ smiling - Thanks. Sorry to interrupt, but June, we have to get back inside.
(PJ looks at JUNE.)
JUNE - Oh ok sure. Listen Derrick, we will talk ok? And thanks for the flowers.
DERRICK - No problem, my pleasure. And congratulations again. I knew you could do it
baby.
(JUNE smiles as she turns to go back inside with PJ.)
JUNE - Oh my God, how did he know where we were and that we were crossing tonight?
PJ - I dont know but dont get caught up girl. Remember he was dating April not too long
ago.
JUNE - Yeah...I know.
(silence)
PJ - But we got some gifts to get...soror.
JUNE - Yeah, soror. Wow, I cant believe it!
(PJ and JUNE hug.)
JUNE - PJ, I love you so much. You have been everything to me. You and Katrice.
PJ - I love you too June. I always will.
(As they get inside, many of the Sorors are giving gifts to KATRICE and MONA. SYLVIA
makes an announcement.)
SYLVIA - Sorors, if I can have your attention please. It is customary at Ahpla for the current
and active chapter members to convene for a few minutes with the newly inducted ladies.
This is where we say a few encouraging words to them and basically have a good cry.
(The Sorors laugh.)
SYLVIA - So if you will excuse us for a few moments, could all the current and active sorors
here on campus please join us in the back room? Thank you.
SHAREESA - Im going to head out now. I gotta take care of some things with Gregg.
MAX - Ok girl. I will call you tonight. I gotta fill you in. This has been a crazy year.
SHAREESA - Ok well dont forget to call. I am dying to know. I will be at Gregg's.
GINA - Soror are you leaving? Maybe we can walk together?
SHAREESA - Sure. Let's go.
(SHAREESA and GINA leave together. SYLVIA, MAX, APRIL, OCTAVIA, JUNE, KATRICE,
PRESJINA and MONA go into a different room from the rest of the Sorors.)
SYLVIA - Ok Sorors. Congratulations and welcome to our home, our beloved sisterhood,
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority incorporated.
KATRICE - Skeewee!
(Everyone laughs.)
SYLVIA - I see you dont need any practice with your skee wee! You have already perfected
it! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
MAX - Ok Sorors. This is when we customarily give out the line names that you all have
been dying to know.
JUNE - I know I am.
MAX - Well here they are. It took a lot of thought from many Sorors in the chapter. But
wear them with pride.
(PJ glances over at MONA who is smiling.)
MAX - First Katrice. Soror Katrice, on line you really came through in tight situations for
your line sisters. You were the relief. Your line name is Soothesayer. That was the person in
greek mythology who spread the word from the gods. They came at just the right times and
said just the right things. And when situations looked desperate, the soothesayer brought
much relief.
KATRICE - Yes! I love that!
MAX - For your alias, or your second name, I will let April explain that because she thought
of it. April.
APRIL - Your alias is Invisible Life. I thought of that because you were a real...surprise to
us. We didnt know you had it in you at times. So it seemed like you were guarding this
other life that came out later on.
KATRICE - I was. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.
(The Sorors laugh.)
KATRICE smiling - Thank you Soror April.
APRIL - Your very welcome.
(KATRICE looks at APRIL and smiles again. APRIL smiles back, then turns away.)
MAX - Next up is June. June, you must have been there when the sorority was founded! You
know so much history girl!
MONA - Yeah she does, ha ha ha ha ha.
(silence)
MAX - Anyway...June your line name is Omniscience. Someone who is omniscient knows a
lot. They retain and give knowledge. Very knowledgeable about relevant information, and
you are a walking history book.
(The Sorors laugh. JUNE smiles a big smile.)
MAX - Always stay that way Soror June. It will be Sorors like you who will help the sorority
move forward because of remembering where we came from.
JUNE - Oh thank you, thank you so much!
(JUNE tears up.)
MAX - I was wondering which one would cry first. Ha ha ha ha.
JUNE - Im sorry, I just like that name so much. It really fits.
MAX - I'll let Octavia give you your second name. Octavia.
OCTAVIA - To my spec, that I love, I passed down my name. So I give you Akademics two.
You are as serious as a student as I am. And not just a student in school work. But life. I
had to pass it on to you.
JUNE - Thank you spec!
(JUNE gets up and hugs OCTAVIA.)
MAX - Let me keep going before I get teary eyed myself. Ok, Presjina. PJ you are a rock.
You are the foundation of this line. You really stepped up and proved your undying love and
committment to this sorority, this process and this chapter. You stuck your neck out for all
of us, your line sisters as well as your big sisters. Your line name is Perserverence.
(PJ smiles.)
APRIL - Yeah PJ girl! Skeewee Soror!
MAX - Your alias is Miriam. Miriam in biblical days was Moses sister. She was the one who
placed him in the basket and watched over him until she knew he was safe. She then
watched him as he grew and knew all there was to know about him. Her committment to
sisterhood is unmatched anywhere in history. No one knows your line sisters like you do. No
one stuck up the way you did. No one risked it all in the name of true sisterhood like you.
You understand the concept of one for all and all for one. We all hope to learn from your
lessons of deep sisterhood that you have portrayed on line. Congratulations.
(Some of the Sorors clap for PJ.)
PJ - Thank you, thank you my sisters! Thank you dean.
MAX - And lastly...Mona.
(The Sorors' smiles for PJ quickly fade. MONA smiles as she listens attentively.)
MAX - Mona, your name is...
(PJ looks at MONA with disgust and turns away.)
MAX - ...Paper Wait.
(APRIL snickers.)
MONA - Oh really! I love that! Thank you so much! That will look so good on this...
(MONA reaches amongst her gifts and pulls out a large suit back. She unzips it and gets up
to put on her jacket.)
MONA - That will look so nice on this...dont you all think?
(The Sorors are in shock as MONAs puts on her jacket. SYLVIA looks at MAX who looks
back at her.)
MONA - Well...what do you think?
(silence)
PJ - Fuck that!
(PJ jumps out of her chair and grabs MONA by her jacket. She swings MONA around wildly
until the jacket flies off her. MONA falls on the floor. Everyone is in shock.)
PJ - You will never wear this! You will never wear my letters!
(PJ jumps on MONA and slaps her.)
APRIL - Oh shit!
(APRIL jumps on PJ to pull her off MONA. APRIL tries to punch MONA in the process. All the
Sorors jump in when they realize what has just happened. They separate PJ and MONA and
hold PJ back.)
PJ - If I ever see you in my letters again I will rip it off you and beat your ass again!

Episode 3
This week's episode begins with ALEXIS who is at RONNIE's house. She just
asked him about a tape sticking out of his vcr. He remembers it is the tape
he recorded at TRINA's house.
RONNIE thinks - Oh shit! The tape from Trina's house! I didn't rewind it!
(ALEXIS has already pushed the tape into the vcr.)
ALEXIS yells out - So can I watch this? What is it?
(RONNIE drops the phone.)
RONNIE - Uh that is some uh
(ALEXIS presses play. RONNIE starts to run from the bedroom.)
RONNIE - That is some Que stuff! Official business uh you can't
(The tape begins.)
ALEXIS - Oh I'm sorry, let me stop it then
(ALEXIS sees BOBBY on the tape with TRINA. They are on the bed. TRINA is on
top of BOBBY.)
ALEXIS - What the hell is this?
(RONNIE runs in and stops.)
RONNIE thinks - Dammit! Dammit!
BOBBY on tape - Trina, Im sorry I just can't do this. I have to leave.
TRINA on tape - No wait! Please don't leave Bobby!
BOBBY on tape - I'm sorry Trina, I have some things on my mind. I have to
leave I have to go.
(The scene on the tv changes and it seems like someone dropped the camera.
ALEXIS hears BOBBY's voice on the tape but she can no longer see him.)
BOBBY on tape - Ronnie! What the fuck
(The camera catches BOBBY swinging at RONNIE on the tape. The scene jumps
because the camera falls again. ALEXIS can't see what's happening but she can
tell that RONNIE and BOBBY have started to fight.)
ALEXIS - Ronnie what the fuck is this shit? Why is Bobby on this tape? You
got into a fight with Bobby?
RONNIE - Alexis, let me explain
ALEXIS - Explain? What the hell are you doing taping Bobby and that bitch?
RONNIE - If you let me rewind it, I can explain it all just let me rewind
ALEXIS - Rewind? The hell with rewind! You better tell me what the hell is
going on right now before I kick your ass!
RONNIE thinks - Oh shit!
(RONNIE stops the tape.)
(silence)
(ALEXIS is staring at RONNIE with her arms crossed. She is looking pissed.)
RONNIE - Alexis look, I know that you don't need to be with Bobby anymore. I
have told you that he cheated, you saw it for yourself, with your own eyes.
Then to top it all off, he gets Trina pregnant. And then you were gonna still
be with him. You were gonna still stay with that nigga.
(silence)
RONNIE - So I thought if I showed you that nigga fucking around, you would
see the light and leave his ass alone and be with me.
ALEXIS - So you taped Bobby and Trina fucking around?
RONNIE - I mean yeah.
ALEXIS - Are you fucking out of your mind?
RONNIE - I did this for you.
ALEXIS - Nigga you did this stupid shit for yourself! You are obsessed! You
are obsessed with Bobby!
RONNIE thinks - Oh no! Oh no!
RONNIE - No I'm not, Alexis just listen!
ALEXIS - No you listen! I don't want to be with Bobby, I don't want to be
with you! I don't need to be with anybody!
(ALEXIS turns to storm out.)
RONNIE - No Alexis wait!
ALEXIS - Leave me alone! Leave me the hell alone!
RONNIE - Lexi, wait.
(ALEXIS turns back to RONNIE.)
ALEXIS - My name is Alexis, fuck you very much!
(ALEXIS slams the door behind her.)
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WILLIE has just walked into THERESA's place. JASON and THERESA are on the
couch.
WILLIE - - Theresa! Why the hell is your front door not locked! Don't you
know that anybody can just walk up in your...
(WILLIE looks at the couch and sees JASON on top of THERESA.)
WILLIE - Oh my God!
(JASON jumps up.)
THERESA - Oh shit!
WILLIE - Uh I'm sorry! I didn't mean to uh oh my God! Let me go
JASON - No Willie, you don't have to leave.
WILLIE - Jason, I feel terrible.
JASON - No Willie, it's ok. Really.
(WILLIE comes in and closes the door.)
WILLIE - I think you are being much too nice. I really feel bad for you. I
mean it really hurts my feelings, I am so sorry.
THERESA - Willie it's ok. You are making a big deal out of this.
JASON - Yeah, it's not like you caught us naked or anything. Calm down.
WILLIE - Naked? I'm not talking about that.
JASON - Then what the hell are you talking about?
WILLIE - I'm talking about the fact that Jason didn't cross. I really feel
bad about that. I thought the Alphas would have picked your line back up with
you as well. But I see that that isn't the case.
JASON - Willie, what are you talking about? I did get picked back up. I
crossed, I am an Alpha.
WILLIE - What? How when the Alphas are on the yard stepping with the new
line? What the hell are you doing here?
JASON - I was making amends.
WILLIE - By kissing on Theresa?
JASON - I needed to talk to her and apologize for all that went down. We
spoke, I came in, one thing led to another and you walk in. Without knocking.
WILLIE - So you are an Alpha?
JASON - Yes.
(JASON turns to the table and grabs his crossing shirt.)
JASON - See. Here is my shirt. I crossed. Spring two thousand!
WILLIE - Oh goodness. Well congratulations, I am just all twisted around. I
don't know what to think.
JASON - Well I do. I need to thank you for your words of advice. They really
came in handy and were much needed. I just needed to hear what I already
knew. I got the courage to go back and claim what I knew was already mine.
And then the strength to come over here and apologize and accept
responsibility for my actions. Admitting that I was wrong. So thanks, thanks
a lot.
WILLIE - I am very happy to hear you say those things. You really have grown
as a result of your pledge process and that is good. That is what pledging is
supposed to be about. Congrats again and welcome to greekdom.
THERESA thinks - Oh brother.
(silence. Awkward moment.)
WILLIE - Uh, let me go.
JASON - No maybe I should run. I need to get to the yard.
THERESA - Ok.
(JASON starts to put on his shirt.)
THERESA thinks - Damn, I was gonna get some. Maybe we can hook back up
later.
WILLIE thinks - Hmmm, Jason has nice abs. Maybe he is just skinny from
pledging.
JASON - Ladies, I will speak to you all later. Willie, thanks again.
Theresa, thank you too.
WILLIE - You're very welcome.
(JASON leaves and WILLIE sits down.)
WILLIE - So
THERESA - So what?
WILLIE - Don't so what me? The last person I thought would be up in your
crib was Jason and I walk in and yall are about to get your groove on! What
is up with that?
THERESA - I'm saying he came over and talked to me. It was very emotional and
meaningful. And like he said, one thing led to another.
WILLIE - So are you saying that you don't like him again?
THERESA - Probably not. He just caught me at an awkward time. I was feeling
sorry for him.
WILLIE - Are you going to tell him that?
THERESA - I don't know. Maybe.
WILLIE - Don't do that Theresa. You two have been through a lot of shit. If
it aint on and popping, then let him go and be happy with somebody else.
THERESA - Maybe.
WILLIE - I mean you have to admit, there is a certain confidence about him
now. Pledging does that too you.
THERESA - Whatever. You know how I feel about pledging and sororities and
fraternities.
WILLIE - Yeah I know, but regardless, you have to admit that Jason looks
sexy in his new shirt. He isn't a scared little boy anymore. Seems like he
really grew up and his confidence exudes from him.
THERESA - Yeah, but like I said, I aint into getting serious with him. He
can't be trusted and I just aint sure yet.
WILLIE - Well you'd better make up your mind because if you sleep, someone
is gonna snatch that brother up from right underneath your nose.
THERESA - From the way you sound, it's gonna be you. What's up with that?
(silence)
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We rejoin the AKA's.
PJ - If I ever see you in my letters I will kick your ass again!
(APRIL and ASHANTE hold PJ back. KATRICE helps MONA up.)
KATRICE thinks - What the hell is going on?
MONA - Presjina, don't hate because you don't have a jacket as fly as mine!
I mean damn!
PJ - What! Aint nobody hating on you because of some jacket!
MONA - Whatever!
While outside in the other room
SOROR BERGEN - Melinda, what is the meaning of all this? What happened?
SOROR FERGUSON - I went to Mona's room and found all my missing
paraphernalia. She obviously did take it from me and had been wearing it
without being admitted in the sorority.
SOROR BERGEN - What!
SOROR FERGUSON - Yes. But I didn't find this out until late and by the time
I went to her room, found the stuff and got over here, you had already
completed the crossing. I was trying to stop it and let Mona do it next year.
SOROR BERGEN - Oh gosh! This is unbelievable.
SOROR FERGUSON - I just need to now make sure she does the right thing now
that she is a member of the sorority.
SOROR BERGEN - But wait a minute, back up. How did you know that she had the
stuff in her room anyway?
SOROR FERGUSON - One of the girls called me while they were on line. She
told me that she was pledging and all that the process has meant to her and
the rest of them. She really brought up some extremely emotional memories for
me. She convinced me to go and I found the stuff.
SOROR BERGEN - Excuse me?
SOROR FERGUSON - Yes, she convinced me to go and I found the missing stuff
in Mona's trunk.
SOROR BERGEN - No not that part, the part about one of the girls calling you
and telling you about their process. There was a process?
Back in the room
ASHANTE - PJ calm down. Everybody just calm down and have a seat. The fact
is Mona is a sister now. That's it. The best thing for us to do is to make
sure this chapter and this sorority does what it has to do on this campus and
reaches the people it needs to reach. We need to pull together now more than
ever.
PJ - But how can you wear those letters and live with yourself? You didn't
do shit for them! How can you get a jacket before you even crossed?
MONA - That wasn't my choice, I wanted to do whatever. Yall are the ones who
dissed me. I know I sent in a complete packet, then all of a sudden there
were pieces missing. Sylvia dissed me, April dissed me, So my attitude was
like whatever. I deserve AKA just like any other person up in here.
(APRIL lets PJ go.)
APRIL - You know what? I can't even stand here and listen to this bullshit.
Mona you are a bitch and you need to keep your ass out of my way.
MONA - Whatever soror.
(APRIL cuts a look at MONA and leaves the room.)
SOROR BERGEN - What process? What were you told?
(APRIL walks out. SOROR BERGEN sees APRIL.)
SOROR BERGEN - April, I need to speak to you.
APRIL - In a minute Soror Bergen. I need some air.
(APRIL doesn't look back, she just walks out.)
APRIL thinks - I can't believe this bullshit. Damn!
(APRIL walks out the front door.)
APRIL thinks - I can't believe that bitch got a jacket. This shit is crazy.
DERRICK - Wassup.
(APRIL turns around.)
APRIL - What the hell do you want?
DERRICK - Whoa, whoa, whoa, why all the hostility? It aint even like that
baby.
APRIL - Don't call me that. I saw you hugging all up on June. I guess you
are trying to get your snake ass back with her huh?
DERRICK - What difference does it make to you baby?
APRIL - I said don't call me that!
DERRICK - What's the matter, is that what Katrice calls you?
Back in the room.
ASHANTE - I said sit down.
(PJ and MONA look at ASHANTE and realize that she isn't joking. They sit
down.)
ASHANTE - Now look, as far as you neos are concerned, I am in charge. So sit
down and let's get through this.
(The door opens.)
SOROR BERGEN - No Ashante, I think that I am in charge. And I need to speak
to all of you right here, right now!

Episode 4
We begin this weeks episode in GREGGs room. He is talking with his girlfriend SHAREESA.
GREGG - I think you need to explain to me why you cant ever trust me! If you cant do
that, then we need some time apart!
SHAREESA - Ok fine! But first, explain to me what this father's day card from Nino means.
If you cant do that motherfucker, then youll get your time apart!
(SHAREESA reaches into her bag and pulls NINOs Fathers Day card out.)
GREGG thinks - Oh shit!
SHAREESA - So what is the meaning of this?
GREGG - Aw baby...
SHAREESA - Dont go there Gregg! Tell me the truth!
GREGG - Damn Sharrese! What do you want from me?
SHAREESA - I want the truth!
GREGG - What truth! I aint do shit!
SHAREESA - If you aint do shit, then you should find it easy to explain this card and what
Nino meant by what he wrote in it!
GREGG - Why you always interrogating me? Damn!
SHAREESA - Because you give me reason to! Now what the hell does this card mean?
GREGG thinks - Dammit! Dammit!
(GREGG stands up off the couch and starts to pace the floor.)
GREGG - Ok Reese, here is the deal. This is the truth.
SHAREESA - Im listening.
(silence)
GREGG - There is a girl on campus that is claiming to be pregnant by me.
(SHAREESA jumps off the couch.)
SHAREESA - What! What the hell are you talking about? Who did you screw?
GREGG - I didnt screw anybody! That is the thing! I dont even know this girl! I didnt do
anything with her!
SHAREESA - So how the hell is somebody pregnant by you if you didnt fuck them? Huh?
What do you take me for a fucking idiot Gregg?
(SHAREESAs tears of anger start to fall.)
GREGG thinks - Oh shit! Damm, no! No!
GREGG - Shareese, you gotta believe me! Look me in my eyes! I am not lying! I did not
cheat on you! I didnt fuck with any of these chicken heads! This is probably some chick that
wants to get with me and I turned her down. She is just trying to break us up!
(SHAREESA thinks about her soror GINA.)
GINA - Dont be stupid Shareesa! Dont be stupid Shareesa! Dont be a fool!
GREGG - Everybody in the world wants us to break up! I keep telling you that! Its like that
crabs in a barrel thing, one girl gets a good man and every other chick wants to pull her
down and drag his name through the mud!
GINA - Dont listen to him Shareesa! Dont be a fool Shareesa! Dont be a fool Shareesa!
GREGG - You cant believe every girl that says that they got some shit on me! Because it
just aint true! It aint true Reese!
(SHAREESA thinks about PJ.)
PJ - I didnt know you were with him! Had I known, I never would have been with your
man! He told me that yall werent together anymore! He told me that yall werent together
anymore! He told me that yall werent together anymore!
GREGG - I dont even know this girl! I have never been with her!
PJ - He told me that yall werent together anymore!
GREGG - I have never been with her!
PJ - Yes he has!
GREGG - I dont even know her!
PJ - Yes he does!
(silence)
GREGG - Shareesa!
SHARERESA - What!
GREGG - Have you heard a word I have said?
SHAREESA - Yeah Gregg, I have been listening.
GREGG - But do you hear me?
SHAREESA - No I dont hear you Gregg. Honestly I dont! I dont hear you and I dont feel
you! Im out of here!
(SHAREESA walks out and slams the door behind her.)
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We change scenes and rejoin the AKAs. SOROR BERGEN has just come into the room and
wants to discuss alleged pledging activities with the SORORS.
SOROR BERGEN - I need to talk to you all right here! Right now!
(Everyone is quiet as they look around at each other and wait for someone to step up and
answer.)
SYLVIA - Soror Bergen, with all due respect, I know you have things you would like to
discuss with us. That is perfectly fine. I just ask that we can regroup and convene at a later
date. This has been a long day for all of us with a few unexpected occurences. Lets not scar
our new girls first impression with...sorority business.
(SOROR BERGEN looks at SYLVIA sternly. SYLVIA doesnt budge and stares back.)
SOROR BERGEN - Fine. I will be in contact with you Sylvia. Be advised that my investigation
will be pending.
SYLVIA - Fine.
(SYLVIA stares her down until SOROR BERGEN turns and walks out.)
SYLVIA thinks - Damn!
(MAX approaches SYLVIA.)
MAX whispers - What are we gonna do?
SYLVIA - We are gonna chill. We need a few days to coach the neos on what to say. So I am
glad she left, that will give us some time to get our story together. Dont worry about it.
MAX - Thats why I love you, always cool under pressure!
SYLVIA - Yeah right.
ASHANTE - Sorors, lets go back out to the rest of the sorors waiting to congratulate you
and give you gifts. Afterward we are going to sing the hymn and get some sleep!
(Everyone laughs.)
PJ thinks - Afterward I might get a drink! Fuck it!
(They go outside to many hugs, tears and gifts.)
SYLVIA - Sorors, lets assemble with our new members and sing the sorority hymn.
(The Sorors circle up.)
PJ thinks - I have always loved the way this sounds from the outside looking in! I love this!
I am an AKA! I still cant believe it! Thank you Lord!
(KATRICE looks at her line sister JUNE next to her.)
KATRICE thinks - June is the bomb! How in the world did she learn all the words to the
hymn already?
JUNE thinks - I am so happy! I love Alpha Kappa Alpha! This hymn is so beautiful!
(The hymn ends and Sorors resume hugging each other.)
JUNE - Katrice, are you headed home? I can walk with you.
KATRICE - Oh ok, cool. PJ you coming?
PJ - Yeah, let me just grab this bag.
(The neos walk out together...while outside...)----------------------
APRIL - Katrice calls me soror! Thats all you need to know!
DERRICK - Thats cool. I aint mad at that. So what are you doing later?
APRIL - Huh?
APRIL thinks - What does this nigga want more hot tea?
(KATRICE and JUNE are talking as they walk out and dont notice APRIL talking to DERRICK.
But PJ does.)
PJ - Derrick is still here?
(KATRICE and JUNE look. APRIL notices the neos looking.)
APRIL - Come here D, let me tell you something.
(DERRICK bends over so APRIL can whisper in his ear.)
APRIL whispering - If you were as good as Katrice, maybe Id tell you what I am doing later.
DERRICK - What!
(APRIL turns toward the neos.)
APRIL smiling - Katrice, soror, you ready to bounce?
(The neos are just standing there looking stunned. Especially JUNE.)
KATRICE - Uh...yeah...I guess. Hey yall, I will call yall tomorrow ok?
(silence)
PJ - Yeah, cool.
JUNE - Sure soror.
(KATRICE walks over to APRIL and they walk away together. JUNE approaches DERRICK.)
JUNE - You got sorors telling you secrets in your ear now?
DERRICK - Aw baby, that wasnt nothing. We just cool.
PJ thinks - Oh God!
PJ - June you ready to leave?
DERRICK - Ill walk you home June. I think we need to talk.
(Both PJ and DERRICK look at JUNE for a response.)
JUNE - PJ, Ill be fine. I will call you as soon as I get in.
PJ - Please do.
PJ thinks - Damn!
DERRICK - See ya later PJ.
(PJ just turns and walks. She doesnt respond to DERRICK.)
PJ thinks - Im glad I aint in love with a nigga! Shit!
(PJ gets to the Ivy Tower. As she walks in she sees SHAREESA sitting in the lobby.
SHAREESA stands and approaches PJ.)
PJ thinks - Now what!
SHAREESA - Congratulations PJ! Welcome to my sisterhood.
PJ - Thank you Shareesa. That means a lot to me.
SHAREESA - Can we talk?
PJ thinks - Oh God!
PJ - Sure soror, come on up.
(They enter the elevator together.)
SHAREESA - So how does it feel? To be a soror now?
PJ - It feels kinds weird. This day has been so long coming for me that I dont know what to
feel.
SHAREESA - Thats how I felt too.
PJ thinks - Ok, whats with the small talk?
(They get to PJ and APRILs room.)
PJ - Come on in.
SHAREESA - Thanks. I guess youll be decorating your half of the room now too huh?
PJ - Yeah, you know I will.
(silence)
PJ - Shareesa, I know that we havent had the best of histories. But now maybe we can talk
on a different level. I am actually glad you came by.
SHAREESA - Yeah. That is why I came by...so we could get a chance to talk.
PJ - Whats up?
SHAREESA - We have always had our differences because of Gregg. Now I dont know who
or what to believe. Me and Gregg have been through so much that I cant make heads of
tails of anything. I just want to know whats up with him.
PJ - Well Shareesa, I aint gonna lie to you. Think about it, I have no reason to. Especially
now.
(SHAREESA sits down.)
SHAREESA - Yeah.
PJ - The thing about Gregg is this...
(The telephone rings.)
PJ - Damn, always interrupted by the phone.
SHAREESA - Yeah.
(SHAREESA forces a smile. PJ checks the caller id.)
PJ - Oh shit!
SHAREESA - What!
PJ - Speak of the devil...its Gregg!
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We find the Alphas on the yard still stepping.
LARRY - Im hype now! Whats the next one?
BOBBY - Damn boy, slow down! Ha ha ha ha ha ha!
NINO - Yeah slow down!
(NINO is bending over catching his breath.)
JASON - A phi!
(Everyone turns around a notices JASON approaching.)
BROTHERS - Oh six!
(The crowd cheers as they see another neo approaching.)
QUINTON - What took you so long? I was scared you werent gonna make it.
JASON - Had to take care of some personal business. But I wouldnt have missed this for
anything in the world!
LARRY - Cool! Now that we are all here, lets get to stepping!
JASON - Yeah, whats up?
QUINTON - Damn, dont tell me I am the only one that wont be on the step team!
BOBBY - Somebody has to lead the chapter! Ha ha ha ha ha! Nino, you ready?
(NINO is still catching his breath.)
NINO - Yeah...sure...um...lets kick alpha sized.
LARRY - Oh cool! I know that one.
NINO - Why dont you lead this one then neo. The crowd will love that.
LARRY smiling - Are you serious?
NINO - Yeah, kick that shit.
(LARRY excitedly calls the brothers to the circle and begins the step.)
STUDENT - Oh shit, that new guy is leading one now! He is gonna be ill in a step show!
LARRY - Well I was walking around, feeling kinda down...
BROTHERS - Trying to find the baddest frat in town...
LARRY - And I was searching here and there, searching everywhere...
BROTHERS - Trying to find the frat that was more than just fair...
(QUINTON joins in.)
BROTHERS - I saw that, blue and white and it was not alright...I saw that white and red and
it looked kinda dead...I saw the purple and gold and I still wasnt sold...
LARRY - But then I...
BROTHERS - ...saw the light!
LARRY - And it was...
BROTHERS - ...shining bright!
LARRY - I was not...
BROTHERS - ...hypnotized!
LARRY - I was not...
BROTHERS - ...mesmerized! I was ice ice baby, alphasized!
(The Brothers pose and the crowd cheers for LARRY, QUINTON and JASON. The Bros start
to rush the neos to congratulate them, they are all jumping all over one another. NINO is
caught up in the middle.)
NINO thinks - Oh shit! I cant breathe!
(NINO tries to get out from the crowd of jumping brothers, but he keeps getting banged
around.)
NINO coughing - Aaaagh! Get off me!
(NINO wrestles his way out and is bending over trying to catch his breath. BOBBY comes
over and playfully jumps on NINOs back.)
BOBBY - Damn bruh, you aint tired yet are you? You aint old school!
NINO thinks - Get off me! I cant breathe!
(NINO stumbles and BOBBY laughs, thinking NINO is only tired.)
BOBBY - Come on man, whats wrong?
(NINO waves his arm because he cant speak.)
BOBBY - Are you ok man? Hey, whats wrong?
(NINO falls to one knee.)
BOBBY - Oh shit! Nino, whats wrong man? Whats wrong!
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KATRICEs room.
APRIL - Shit! I dont know why not, Lord knows you give the best massages. Aight cool,
hook a sister up.

Episode 5
We begin this weeks episode with CARYN. She has come down with morning sickness and is
headed to the Ahpla University Hospital for a routine check up.
CARYN thinks - Oh gosh! My stomach feels queezy as hell! I feel like I have to constantly
throw up. I hope Im ok.
(CARYN is waiting for the local bus to arrive that goes past the hospital. She doesnt want to
walk for fear she may get sick on the way.)
CARYN thinks - Damn, everytime I walk, I see a million buses go by. Now that I need one,
aint one in sight!
(CARYN sees a car go by with four guys in it.)
CARYN thinks - Hmmm, that dude in the passenger seat is cute!
(CARYN looks down the street again.)
CARYN thinks - Oh good, finally! Here comes the bus.
(CARYN gets her change together for the bus. She gets on the bus and sits near the front.
She is only travelling two stops.)
CARYN thinks - Damn I feel sick!
(The bus comes to a hault at the bus stop across the street from the hospital. CARYN gets
off.)
CARYN thinks - I need to stop by the gift shop when I get inside just to get some water! I
feel like I am going to pass out!
(As CARYN approaches the hospital, she sees a familiar face walking toward her.)
CARYN - Is that...Trina? Trina!
(TRINA looks and acknowledges CARYN.)
CARYN - Whats up girl? What you doing here?
TRINA - Just leaving out actually.
CARYN - Whats the matter, you been crying? Whats wrong?
(TRINA is trying to hold back tears.)
CARYN - Trina, what is the matter? Is your baby ok?
(TRINA breaks down and starts to cry.)
CARYN - Trina, tell me what happened.
TRINA crying - I had a miscarriage and now Bobby is blaming me!
CARYN - What!
TRINA crying - Please dont tell anybody ok?
CARYN - Ok, I wont say anything. But Bobby is an asshole!
TRINA crying - Dont talk bad about him, he had his reasons I guess.
(By CARYN becoming upset, her stomach feels worse.)
CARYN - Oh God, I have to get inside. Can you come in with me?
TRINA thinks - Oh God! I cant go back in that pregnancy ward!
TRINA - Uh, I think I need to get home. You know I got your back girl but I really need to
think some things over.
CARYN - That is cool, I understand. I may find out what I am having today.
TRINA - Girl, you know you having a boy! A pretty little boy coming out twirling a cane like
daddy Gregg!
CARYN thinks - Oh God no!
CARYN - Maybe. Oh goodness, I gotta go!
TRINA - Well go inside, I will call you later ok?
CARYN - Ok cool. And Trina...
TRINA - Yeah?
CARYN - Keep your head up girl. Assholes come a dime a dozen. Fuck Bobby!
(TRINA just turns to walk away.)
CARYN - I got your back girl.
TRINA - I got yours too.
CARYN thinks - Damn, if Bobby wasnt so good in bed, he would be trash!
(CARYN enters the hospital and speaks to the nurse. She feels as if she needs to throw up
so the nurse helps her to get in quickly.)
While outside...
TRINA thinks - Dammit! Why did I just lie to Caryn? Now I made Bobby look bad! Dammit!
And I let her go to the hospital by herself!
(TRINA stops and looks back.)
TRINA thinks - Shit!
(TRINA starts to walk back to the hospital.)
TRINA thinks - Ill just hang close to the lobby and try to go unnoticed. Then I can find out
from Caryn how much her baby is gonna look like Gregg. Hee hee hee.
Meanwhile, back inside...
DR. SHAW - Caryn you seem to be just fine. Just a little nauseous which is normal for your
stage.
CARYN - Ok, I was worried.
DR. SHAW - No need to worry at all. What I want you to do is see if you can get to bed
early tonight to get some extra rest.
CARYN - Ok.
DR. SHAW - Drink a lot of water and I am going to give you this perscription to ease your
stomach.
CARYN - Ok.
(The DOCTOR turns to leave.)
CARYN - Dr. Shaw?
DR. SHAW - Yes Caryn.
CARYN - If I wanted to be certain...or if I wanted a paternity test, how could I do that?
DR. SHAW - Well you would have to check the babys blood type against that of the fathers.
Simple dna test.
CARYN - But hypothetically speaking, what if you didnt know who the father was? How
would you get them to come down and give blood?
DR. SHAW - You could simply explain to the gentlemen the situation and hope that they
would comply.
CARYN - But there is no way of finding out who the father is without the blood test?
DR. SHAW - Well there is one way, but it is a stretch.
CARYN - Whats that?
DR. SHAW - Do you think the father is a student at Ahpla?
CARYN - Yes.
DR. SHAW - All students have a file here from when they first enrolled at the university. We
have a listing of every students blood type in their personal file.
CARYN - Really?
DR. SHAW - Yes, yours too.
CARYN - So how could that help?
DR. SHAW - If I already know the blood type of the baby, I can basically use the process of
elimination to declare the father, unless of course the two gentlemen share the same blood
type in which case I would need a blood sample.
CARYN - Wow. So is it ok if I find out, just for my own sanity?
DR. SHAW - Give me the names of the gentlemen and I will check and be right back. I
already know the blood type of your baby.
(CARYN smiles and writes GREGGs and BOBBYs full names on a piece of paper for DR.
SHAW.)
DR. SHAW - Ok I will be right back.
CARYN - Thank you Dr. Shaw.
CARYN thinks - Oh man! Suspense!
In the lobby...
TRINA thinks - I know Caryn is having a boy! I can just tell! Gregg will be on the yard with a
little boy. It actually will be kinda cute.
(TRINA looks at the double doors leading to where CARYN is. She gets up and slowly tips
over to the doors and peeks inside.)
TRINA thinks - It looks kinda empty. Maybe I can just let Caryn know that I am still here.
No one seems to be paying too much attention anyway.
(TRINA pushes through the door slowly and creeps in. She sees CARYN sitting on the side of
a bed. She sneaks up behind her.)
TRINA - Boo!
(CARYN turns around.)
CARYN - Hey girl! I thought you left!
TRINA - I just wanted to stay a little while and wait for my girl! You ok?
CARYN - Oh thank you so much Trina!
(CARYN and TRINA hug.)
CARYN - Yeah, Im fine. Doctor said just a little nausea. No biggie.
TRINA - So can you leave now?
CARYN - Oh no, in a minute. He is just running one last quick test.
TRINA - Ok then I will go wait outside until you are ready ok?
CARYN thinks - Good!
CARYN - Ok cool, he said it would be quick so I shouldnt be long.
(CARYN and TRINA hug again as DR. SHAW comes around the corner.)
CARYN thinks - Oh shit!
TRINA thinks - Oh shit!
DR. SHAW - Caryn, I ran that test for you and the results came out quicker than I thought.
Your babys father is...
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We change scenes and revisit the Alpha Brothers who are stepping on the yard with their
neos. NINO is having problems catching his breath and has fallen to one knee.
NINO thinks - Oh God! My chest hurts! I cant breathe!
BOBBY - Nino! Man whats wrong! Say something!
(The other Brothers begin to take notice.)
LARRY - Whats wrong with Nino?
DONTE - I dont know man, lets help him up.
(NINO begins to cough.)
LARRY - Yo back up! Give him air!
(As NINO begins to cough, his air starts to come back to him and he takes quick breaths.
Both his hands have fallen to the ground and he is still on one knee.)
BOBBY - I think he is ok. He is breathing now.
(Some of the crowd have gathered around. One girl in the crowd became scared and started
to cry.)
BOBBY - Say man, are you ok? You breathing ok now?
NINO coughing - ...yeah...
QUINTON - Yo dont scare us like that bro!
LARRY - Man, I have had enough excitement for a lifetime today! I am ready to chill!
JASON - Yeah me too!
(NINO stands to his feet. He is trying to take deeper breaths and is still coughing.)
BOBBY - Man, what happened?
NINO - I dont...know. One minute...I...was (cough)...stepping...
(NINO coughs as he clears his throat.)
NINO...and the next...I couldnt...get any air. My heart was...racing because...I
couldnt...breathe.
BOBBY - Damn!
QUINTON - Do you have any kind of medical problems? Like asthma or something?
NINO - No, never have.
QUINTON - Anyone in your family diagnosed with asthma?
NINO coughing - Not...that I know of.
BOBBY - Well come sit down on this bench and relax.
(The Brothers walk over to a nearby bench so NINO can sit down and catch his breath.)
BOBBY - Man, you scared the shit out of me!
NINO - I scared the shit out of me!
QUINTON - You want to get checked out by a doctor?
NINO - I dont think we need to.
BOBBY - Hell yeah we do! This could be just nothing or it could be something serious. Why
take chances?
LARRY - I agree.
(NINO is still coughing.)
JASON - Do you want to head down to the clinic?
BOBBY - Yeah, we can go over to the campus nurse.
NINO - If you say so. My chest does feel real tight.
BOBBY - Enough said, lets go.
(NINO slowly gets up and starts to walk toward the campus clinic. The Brothers are going
with him.)
NINO - Man, it feels like I have to think about taking each breath! That is hard as hell to do!
QUINTON - I can imagine. Breathing comes so natural. You shouldnt have to think about it.
(NINO keeps his hand on his chest as they reach the clinic. Once inside, he fills out the
necessary form and waits in line to see the campus nurse.)
BOBBY - Man, I am glad you arent dying! You would be dead and buried before you got
some attention around here.
(NINO and the brothers laugh. NINO coughs because he laughed too hard.)
BOBBY - Sorry man, my bad.
(Another student comes into the clinic holding their arm. He speaks to the receptionist and
is rushed right in.)
LARRY - Hey wait a minute! We have been sitting here forever and that guy went right in!
Whats up with that?
(LARRY approaches the receptionist.)
LARRY - Excuse me, why did that other guy go right in and we have been sitting here
forever?
RECEPTIONIST - Because he had a bee sting which is classified as an allergy. Someone
could die from an allergic reaction if it isnt treated in enough time.
LARRY - Oh...ok.
(LARRY takes his seat again. NINO starts to cough again and bends down.)
QUINTON - Damn man! Come on! How long is this shit gonna take?
(The NURSE comes from the back and calls for NINO.)
BOBBY - Finally! Thats us!
(All the Brothers get up to walk in.)
NURSE - Hold on guys, all of you cant come back. Just the patient and one other person.
(The brothers look at each other.)
BOBBY - Ill go.
(BOBBY and NINO follow the NURSE.)
BOBBY - How you feeling man?
NINO - Tight still (cough).
(The NURSE instructs NINO to take his shirt off. She uses her stethoscope to listen to his
breathing and runs some normal tests. She then sends him down the hall for a preliminary
x-ray.)
NINO - Bruh...you know...(cough)...what I hate...hate about x-rays?
BOBBY - No, what?
NINO - They are cold as hell!
BOBBY - Ha ha ha ha, true that!
(After the x-ray, NINO comes back and puts his shirt back on. He waits for the NURSE to
return.)
NINO - I think its probably nothing. Just a matter of me...catching...my breath.
BOBBY - Yeah, me too. But you never can tell ya know? Better safe than sorry.
(The NURSE returns.)
NURSE - Nino, I would like to run further tests on you because what I am seeing is rather
serious for a person your age.
NINO - What is that?
NURSE - Well in all actuality, it is strange. Very strange. Your symptons say asthma. But
you have no medical or family history of asthma. Your x-rays are showing signs however of
something far more serious.
BOBBY - Nurse, what are they showing?
NURSE - From the look on your prelims, it looks to me like angina!
NINO - Angina? Is that real bad?
NURSE - Basically it means no more jumping around, getting all excited and worked up for
you.
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APRIL lays on her stomach.
KATRICE - April, I just want to thank you for helping me get to where I am now.
APRIL - You dont have to thank me. You earned it, the right way.
KATRICE - I know there were times when things could have been very...awkward.
APRIL - Uh huh.
KATRICE - But you never let it go there and I appreciate that.
APRIL - Well that has no business mixed up in the organizations business. That is nobodys
business but yours.
KATRICE - Thats true.
(silence)
KATRICE - So what do you want me to do?
APRIL - I would like for you to rub my shoulders. But before you do that, let me ask you.
Will this make you uncomfortable? Because all I want is a massage.
KATRICE - No not at all. I respect you a great deal. I always have but especially now. So
whatever you say, goes.
APRIL - Cool. If I make you feel uncomfortable just let me know.
KATRICE - Same applies here.
APRIL - Alright, so then I can take off my shirt right?
KATRICE - Be my guest.
(APRIL pulls her shirt over her head.)
KATRICE thinks - Oh God!
KATRICE - Now lay back down.
(APRIL lays again on her stomach. KATRICE begins to rub APRILs shoulders.)
APRIL - How did you learn how to massage so well?
KATRICE - I took a class a long time ago on reflexology. Teaches all about pressure points
and nerve sensations. Very interesting stuff.
(APRIL lays her head to one side and closes her eyes.)
KATRICE thinks - Damn she is fine!
APRIL - That is interesting. How does it work?
KATRICE - Most people when they think of reflexology and learning about it think of the
pressure points. Places in the body that send signals to other points. Pain, pleasure,
temperature, things like that.
APRIL thinks - Ooh that makes my back feel real good.
APRIL - Uh huh.
KATRICE - But I studied moreso along the lines of wellness. For example, we connected with
botany. So we learned what types of flowers were in tune with ones spirit and how that
could be used to enduce relaxation and body unison.
APRIL - Flowers? Sounds like yall were smoking some weed!
(KATRICE rubs down to her back.)
KATRICE laughing - No not like that. Like, take the spirit of lonliness for example. There
were three flowers that went along with that spirit. They were the water violet, heather and
um...um...impatiens.
APRIL - So how does it work?
APRIL thinks - I am really relaxing. She is putting me to sleep!
KATRICE - Well the water violet begins its life in the mud under the water. It grows up
through the water and breaks the surface to reach sunlight.
APRIL - Uh huh.
(APRIL is getting drowsy.)
KATRICE - Only when sunlight touches it though, does it blossom. There are many lessons
one can learn from that and transfer into body massage, like...
APRIL thinks - Her hands feel good, I feel so relaxed. Like when I was...with Derrick.
(APRIL takes a deep breath.)
APRIL thinks - Oooh that feels good, right there. I love the way Derrick touches me.
(APRIL stretches her arms above her head and then brings them back down. Her upper back
feels much more loose.)
APRIL thinks - Damn, one thing I hate about Derrick is that he takes too long to do
everything. I gotta speed this brother up before I fall asleep!
(APRIL is getting sleepy so she attempts to speed things up. She reaches back and
unbuttons her bra and slides it off her shoulders.)
APRIL thinks - That should speed things up quite nicely! Oooh that feels so good!
DERRICK - I missed you so much baby!
JUNE - I dont see how! You had April to occupy your time!
DERRICK - April? I never laid a finger on April!
APRIL thinks - I love it when Derrick touches me, his hands are so strong, they feel so
good!
(APRILs thoughts start to wander as she starts to doze off. When she realizes that she is
slipping away, she suddenly turns over and lies on her back. She keeps her eyes closed.)
APRIL thinks - If Derrick doesnt wake me up, he is going to lose me!
(APRIL feels hands on her bra.)
APRIL thinks - Oooh yes!
(APRIL squirms and starts to breathe heavy. She turns her head to the side.)
APRIL thinks - Oh he is teasing me! Oh!
(APRIL slides her bra off and immediately feels hands on her breasts.)
APRIL - Oh yes Derrick, I love the way you touch me!
KATRICE - Derrick?

Episode 6
This weeks episode begins with PJ and SHAREESA. They are in PJ and APRILs room and
GREGG has just called PJ on the phone.
(PJ uses her finger to motion to SHAREESA to be quiet. SHAREESA nods.)
PJ - Gregg honey? I am going to place you on speaker phone so I can change my clothes
ok?
GREGG - Ok.
(PJ smiles.)
PJ - Hello, can you hear me?
GREGG - Yeah, I got you.
PJ - How you doing honey?
GREGG - Im aight. Congratulations.
PJ - Thank you! You know this was a long time coming.
GREGG - Yeah I know. I know you will wear it well too.
PJ - Thanks Gregg.
(PJ looks at SHAREESA who is staring at the phone.)
(silence)
PJ - So whats going on Gregg?
GREGG - Just wanted to see what was up with you. Wanted to say congrats to ya.
PJ - Well you already did that.
GREGG - Yeah...I know.
PJ - Gregg, is something wrong?
GREGG - Yeah PJ, actually something is wrong.
(PJ whispers to SHAREESA.)
PJ whispers - Im gonna make him admit something to me. Then you can hear it with your
own ears.
(SHAREESA barely acknowledges.)
PJ - Whats the matter Gregg?
GREGG - I just need to talk. I got some things that are heavy on my heart right now. One
thing in particular that I need to talk about.
(SHAREESA looks away.)
SHAREESA thinks - He is talking about getting some girl pregnant! I know he is going to
admit it!
PJ - Well do you want me to talk to you about it honey? Is that why you called?
GREGG - Yeah. Do you mind? Are you busy?
PJ - Naw, Im cool.
GREGG - Are you alone?
(PJ looks at SHAREESA who looks back at her.)
PJ - Yes. Im alone.
GREGG - PJ, this is some serious shit. You have to promise me that this stays between me
and you.
PJ - Uh...what is wrong Gregg?
(SHAREESA slams her fists down on her lap but doesnt make a sound.)
SHAREESA thinks - I cant believe Gregg! I should have known!
(PJ motions to SHAREESA to stay quiet.)
PJ - Gregg, what is the matter?
(silence)
PJ - Gregg?
GREGG - Yeah, Im here. This is just...its real hard.
PJ - Well take your time Gregg. Just let it out. I am here.
(SHAREESA drops her face into her hands.)
GREGG - Ok. I just found out...
(silence)
GREGG - ...I just found out that Nino is sick. Real sick.
Meanwhile in Pearl Library...
(NINO is at the computer.)
NINO thinks - I should be able to find some information on angina on yahoo.
NINO reads - Angina is a recurring pain or discomfort in the chest that happens when some
part of the heart does not receive enough blood. It is a common symptom of coronary heart
disease.
(NINO looks up from the computer and then continues to read.)
NINO reads - Episodes of angina occur when the hearts need for oxygen increases beyond
the oxygen available from the blood nourishing the heart. Physical exertion is the most
common trigger for angina.
NINO thinks - Dammit!
(NINO gets an instant message from CANDYJAGUAR@aol.com.)
CANDYJAGUAR - Baby!!
NINO types - Hey Candace! What you doing online?
CANDYJAGUAR - Only online for a hot second. What you doing online boy?
NINO types - Nothing, chatting on skeephi.
CANDYJAGUAR - Boy you in there everyday! LOL!!
NINO types - You know I love it!
CANDYJAGUAR - So how are you feeling?
NINO types - I feel fine.
CANDYJAGUAR - Liar.
NINO types - Promise.
CANDYJAGUAR - Oh ok.
NINO types - Stop worrying.
CANDYJAGUAR - I cant. You know I cant.
NINO types - Its no big deal. Now go to class.
CANDYJAGUAR - Alright, call me tonight.
NINO types - Ok baby.
CANDYJAGUAR - I love you Nino!!!!!!!!!!
NINO types - I love you back!
CANDYJAGUAR - Also, one more thing.
NINO types - Wassup?
CANDYJAGUAR - I got a surprise for my baby and I aint telling what it is!! LOL!
NINO types - What surprise?
CANDYJAGUAR is not currently signed on.
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The phone rings in ALEXIS apartment.
ALEXIS thinks - I hope this aint no drama!
ALEXIS - Hello?
QUINTON - Hi. Alexis?
ALEXIS - This is Alexis.
QUINTON - This is Quinton.
(ALEXIS smiles.)
ALEXIS - Hi Quinton, hold on for a second.
(ALEXIS sighs relief. She plops down on her futon.)
ALEXIS - How you doing?
QUINTON - Im good. How about yourself?
ALEXIS - Im fine.
QUINTON - What are you doing?
ALEXIS - I was reading some stuff.
QUINTON - Oh is this a bad time?
ALEXIS - Oh no no. Perfect timing. It wasnt anything important.
QUINTON - Oh ok. So how was your weekend?
ALEXIS - Quiet. Surprisingly.
QUINTON laughing - Oh youre used to loud crazy weekends?
ALEXIS - Unfortunately yes.
QUINTON - Oh God, let me put the red flags up. Ha ha ha ha.
ALEXIS - Dont let me scare you. I am a simple girl. Its other people that are crazy.
QUINTON - Well then we should get along great. You sound like me.
(ALEXIS laughs.)
QUINTON - I hope we do get along great. You seem really cool.
ALEXIS - I am really cool!
QUINTON - Ha ha ha ha ha ha.
ALEXIS thinks - I really havent laughed in a while. Or had reason to.
QUINTON - Well are you really hungry?
ALEXIS - And if I were?
QUINTON - If you were, I would say that we should meet at the diner.
ALEXIS - The twenty four seven diner?
QUINTON - Yeah, but only if you said that you were really hungry.
ALEXIS - And what if Im not really hungry?
QUINTON - Then you can meet me there and watch me eat.
ALEXIS laughing - Oh really! You would eat right in front of a girl?
QUINTON - Yep! And you better stay off my plate!
ALEXIS - Well well see about that.
QUINTON - So does that mean you are meeting me?
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DR. SHAW has just come out and is ready to reveal to CARYN and TRINA who the father of
CARYNs baby is.
DR. SHAW - Caryn, I ran that test for you and the results came out quicker than I thought.
Your babys father is Bobby.
CARYN - Bobby?
TRINA - What!
DR. SHAW - Your babys father is Bobby.
TRINA - You slept with Bobby? You slept with my man?
CARYN - Bobby aint your man!
TRINA - You slut!
(TRINA lunges at CARYN. DR. SHAW drops the chart and tries to restrain TRINA.)
TRINA - How could you do this to me!
(TRINA jumps on the bed and grabs CARYNs hair. CARYN flings TRINA across the bed and
TRINA crashes on the floor.)
CARYN - Get off me!
TRINA - I cant believe you fucked my man!
ANOTHER PATIENT - Jerry! Jerry!
(CARYN jumps off the bed to get away but TRINA grabs her.)
TRINA - You bitch!
CARYN - Get the hell off me!
ALL THE OTHER PATIENTS - Jerry! Jerry!
DR. SHAW - Security! Security!
(TRINA grabs CARYN in a headlock which CARYN slips out of. CARYN turns and punches
TRINA in the face.)
CARYN - I dont know why you hatin Trina, you did the same shit when you were...
(Slap!)
TRINA - Shut the hell up!
(TRINAs slap sends CARYN to the floor. TRINA jumps on her and they begin to roll around.)
ANOTHER PATIENT - Oh my God!
(TRINA and CARYN roll and crash into a small table which topples over. Medical instruments
crash on the floor.)
TRINA - You bitch!
CARYN - Get off me!
(Two security guards run in.)
CARYN - Get off me!
(The guards try to pull the girls apart.)
TRINA - Im gonna kill that ho!
CARYN - You the ho! Ho!
(TRINA and CARYN are separated, one by each security guard.)
TRINA - I thought you were my friend!
CARYN - I am your friend, get over it! Damn!
TRINA - Let me go! Im gonna kill this bitch!
(The security guard ushers TRINA outside and takes her out the exit door.)
SECURITY GUARD - Hey! Hey! Calm down! Look, I suggest you leave before we have you
arrested! Any problems you have with her, you take up later. Dont do this here.
TRINA - Fine, Im out! But tell that bitch that this shit aint over!
SECURITY GUARD - Whatever.
(TRINA cuts him a mean look and walks off.)
TRINA thinks - I cant believe Caryn and Bobby had sex! And he got her pregnant! Oooh!
(TRINA turns and looks back at the hospital.)
TRINA screams - Oooh! Dammit!
(TRINA flags down a cab.)
TRINA - Campus please, Tandy Hall!
TRINA thinks - Wait til I get my hands on that nigga! Oooh!
(The cab pulls up in front of Tandy Hall. TRINA jumps out without paying and runs toward
the dorm.)
CAB DRIVER - Hey!
(TRINA gets inside and runs to the staircase. She runs up the stairs.)
TRINA thinks- I cant believe this shit!
(TRINA gets to the door and bangs on it. She waits a few seconds and begins to bang again.
The door opens.)
GREGG - I dont know why you banging on the door like a crazy person! Ninos not here!
TRINA - I didnt come to see Nino, I came to see you!
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At the 24/7 Diner.
QUINTON laughing - So I guess you were really hungry huh?
ALEXIS - Nope. Just came to eat off your plate.
(They laugh together.)
QUINTON - So youve been here before?
ALEXIS - I have been everywhere and everywhere I have been. You cant name a place that
I have not been.
QUINTON - Bet I can.
ALEXIS - Ok try me.
QUINTON - Alright, the grand canyon.
ALEXIS - As a kid.
QUINTON - Niagara falls.
ALEXIS - Twice.
QUINTON - Paris.
ALEXIS - Paris texas.
QUINTON - Huh?
ALEXIS - I had a boyfriend in high school who used to always say that. I told him that I
wanted my honeymoon to be in Paris and he would ask, paris texas? There is really a city in
texas called paris.
QUINTON - Wow. You must have been real fond of that ex boyfriend for you to remember
that.
ALEXIS - No, not at all. I get over a nigga quick.
QUINTON - Red flag again.
(They laugh again.)
WAITER - Yall ready to order?
QUINTON - Alexis?
ALEXIS - Ill have the chicken ceaser salad.
QUINTON - Let me get the buffalo wings.
(The waiter takes the orders and leaves.)
QUINTON - Are you one of those salad eating girls that doesnt let on when they are really
hungry?
ALEXIS - One thing you will learn about me is that I eat. I aint ashamed to eat, my family
can throw down and so can I. I will lick my fingers when Im done!
QUINTON - Wow! So when do I get a sampling of this fine cooking that you do?
ALEXIS - You aint earned that yet brother man!
QUINTON - Ha ha ha ha ha. Oh ok. Well let me get my score card out to see how many
points I rack up so I will know when I earn it.
ALEXIS - Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.
(ALEXIS drinks some water.)
QUINTON - So you want your honeymoon in Paris? I take it you are into romance.
ALEXIS - That was when I was young though. I dont think so anymore. I have always had
this picture of this knight in shining armor riding up on a horse and whisking me away into
the sunset. But nowadays niggas is niggas and they have traded in their horses for
Hyundais and chivalry died with civil rights.
QUINTON - Some of us still hold on to it. I try to.
ALEXIS - Right now, you will say anything for more points.
QUINTON - Ok just for that, your fork better stay on that side of the table!
ALEXIS - Ha ha ha ha ha.
ALEXIS thinks - It feels so good to laugh again.
ALEXIS - I will be right back. Just want to run into the ladies room.
QUINTON - Ok but I cannot be held responsible if your salad comes out and my fork feels
kinda jumpy!
ALEXIS - Silly! You better not!
(ALEXIS playfully slaps QUINTON on the arm.)
QUINTON - Red flag! Spousal abuse!
(ALEXIS laughs as she walks to the bathroom.)
QUINTON thinks - She is so cool. I am glad we met.
(QUINTON looks around the diner and there are other students and customers eating. He
glances at the door and recognizes the girl coming in.)
QUINTON - June!
JUNE - Quinton!
QUINTON - Sands! Congratulations!
JUNE - Skeephi! Congratulations!
(QUINTON stands up and gives JUNE a big hug. DERRICK stands to the side and watches.)
JUNE - I am so happy to see you frat!
QUINTON - Oh gosh, I am so not used to that yet! I cant believe I am an Alpha!
JUNE - Me too! I am so happy! Oh Quinton this is Derrick.
QUINTON - Oh whats up partner?
(QUINTON extends his hand but DERRICK doesnt shake it.)
DERRICK - Whats up dog.
QUINTON thinks - What the hell is his problem?
JUNE - Uh...well it is good seeing you sands.
QUINTON - Yeah, you too. See ya around.
(JUNE and DERRICK turn and go sit in a booth.)
QUINTON thinks - Punk ass nigga.
WAITER - You had the...wings right?
QUINTON - Oh yeah. Right.
(ALEXIS comes out of the bathroom.)
ALEXIS - Oh good, the food is here. I am surprised I have any left.
QUINTON - Youre lucky I am too much of a gentleman to start without my lady friend.
ALEXIS - Aww, arent you sweet.
(QUINTON extends his hand.)
QUINTON - May I?
(ALEXIS grabs his hand in return.)
QUINTON - Lord we thank you for this food we are now about to receive, for the nourishing
of our bodies in Jesus name, amen.
ALEXIS - Amen.
ALEXIS thinks - Ok, I like him.
QUINTON - Now dont let this date be your first impression of me because when I get some
buffalo wings, sauce goes flying everywhere! I cant think of any way to eat wings neatly.
ALEXIS - Dont worry because I told you how I am. I will lick my fingers in a minute!
QUINTON - Do you cut cornbread with a knife?
ALEXIS - Heck no. I will pick it up and I pick up ribs too.
QUINTON - And fried chicken in a classy restaurant?
ALEXIS - I would use both hands on that leg!
QUINTON - Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
QUINTON - Let me ask you this.
ALEXIS - Um hmm.
QUINTON - If you and your boyfriend were out and he sees some girl that he knows and
introduces you to her, would you dis her?
ALEXIS - Did she flirt with him or something?
QUINTON - Not at all. Just said hello, straight introduction.
ALEXIS - Of course not. Why?
QUINTON - Because see that girl over there sitting with that guy?
ALEXIS - Over where?
QUINTON - Dont look now, they are looking this way.
ALEXIS - Ooh sneaky type stuff!
QUINTON - Ha ha ha ha ha, ok look now. See that girl?
ALEXIS - With the AKA shirt on?
QUINTON - Yeah. She is my sands and we spoke to each other when they came in. But
when I went to shake his hand he just looked at me like I was crazy or something.
ALEXIS - Your sands?

Episode 7
This weeks episode begins with RONNIE who is walking across the yard.
RONNIE thinks - I hope the caf isnt too crowded. If it is, I will just eat later.
(RONNIE sees WILLIE walking across the yard as well.)
RONNIE - Roof! Roof! Whats up sawrah!
WILLIE - Whats up bruh. Where you headed?
RONNIE - Cafeteria. What about you?
WILLIE - Same place, lets go.
RONNIE - Cool. So what you been up to?
WILLIE - Trying to keep my head on straight. School got a sister stressing!
RONNIE - I know thats right. But its all good.
WILLIE - Oh yeah, nothing a strong sister cant handle. You know?
RONNIE - No doubt.
(They get to the cafeteria.)
WILLIE - Ooh, they got pizza today.
RONNIE - Oh cool.
(RONNIE and WILLIE get their trays, food and drinks. They pay for everything and have a
seat in a booth.)
WILLIE - So how is life treating you?
RONNIE - Life took an oak paddle, bent my ass over and pretended I was on line!
WILLIE - Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! What in the world happened?
RONNIE - Girl if I told you, you wouldnt even believe me.
WILLIE - Try me, I put nothing past brothers nowadays.
RONNIE - Ok, you asked for it. I think I am in love.
WILLIE - Ok, now I know you are ready for the padded wagon!
RONNIE - See, I told you. What? A brother cant be in love?
WILLIE - Sure a brother can be in love. But you? There must be a catch.
RONNIE laughing - Why there gotta be a catch?
WILLIE - Whats the catch? Who is it?
RONNIE - Im saying. Why there gotta be a catch?
WILLIE - Who is it?
(silence)
RONNIE - Alexis.
WILLIE - I knew there was a catch!
RONNIE - But...
WILLIE - But? But? Butthead is what you are! Alexis! Are you insane?
RONNIE - I cant help who I like.
WILLIE - Yes you can help who you like. You dont go around claiming to fall in love with
people who are already in relationships. What the hell are you talking about Ronnie?
RONNIE - But what if the relationship that the person is in is bullshit?
WILLIE - By your standards?
RONNIE - By anybodys. You know Bobby has been openly cheating on Alexis. He got Trina
pregnant.
WILLIE - What?
RONNIE - You didnt know?
WILLIE - Well thanks to you I know now.
RONNIE - So what if the relationship is bullshit?
WILLIE - Even if it is? What the hell did you expect her to do? Break up with Bobby and be
with you? Please Ronnie. You sound crazy.
RONNIE - I think I became overly possesive and moved too fast. So I backed away. I didnt
want to hurt Alexis more than she already was hurt. But I know I can be a better man for
her. I know I can. I respect her and I care for her deeply. I miss her now.
WILLIE - If you cared for her deeply, you would leave her alone and not pursue this.
RONNIE - What? Why?
WILLIE - Because Ronnie, she just found out that not only did her boyfriend, a man she was
in love with, cheat on her, but he got the other woman pregnant. That is two crushing blows
to the heart. She cant take anymore emotional turmoil.
RONNIE - Maybe youre right.
WILLIE - Besides, you shouldnt even be thinking of Alexis. It is just too soon for her. And
honestly, I think that this is what is wrong with America today. The moral fabric of this
nation is gone.
RONNIE - What are you talking about?
WILLIE - No one cares for monogamy anymore. This person is sleeping with that person and
people are jumping in and out of relationships like they are playing hopscotch. You need to
realize that she basically belongs to someone else. They are just going through some trials
right now. And she may even decide to break up with him. But for the time being, she
belongs to someone else.
(RONNIE puts his head down. Then he takes a drink of soda.)
WILLIE - You need to recognize that and move on. Some people are just off limits and need
to stay that way.
RONNIE - This hurts though and it only stops hurting when she is with me.
WILLIE - But those are not true feelings. You cannot push up on her, it just isnt right. Some
people are just forbidden fruit and should not be dealt with.
(JASON enters the cafeteria and looks for a seat. He finds one and sits by himself.)
WILLIE - Um...can you excuse me for a minute?
RONNIE - Yeah, cool.
(WILLIE gets up and walks over.)
WILLIE - Hey Jason, how you doing boobie?
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Our scenes change and we revisit with TRINA who is standing at GREGGs door talking to
GREGG.
GREGG - You came to talk to me? What for?
TRINA - Can I come in?
GREGG - Uh...yeah.
GREGG thinks - Now what!
(GREGG lets TRINA in.)
GREGG - Hold on a second Trina.
(GREGG walks over to the phone.)
GREGG - PJ, you still there?
PJ - Yeah Gregg, I am here. What is wrong with Nino?
GREGG - Look, let me call you back, I cant talk about it right now.
PJ - Gregg wait, are you ok?
GREGG - I will talk to you later PJ ok?
PJ - Gregg honey wait! Are you ok? I am worried.
(SHAREESA looks at PJ funny.)
GREGG - PJ, I have to go now. I have unexpected company.
SHAREESA thinks - Company?
PJ - Well promise me you will call me back.
GREGG - Ok I promise. Bye.
PJ - Bye bye.
(PJ looks at SHAREESA. SHAREESA doesnt look back.)
PJ - Who do you think his company is?
(PJ goes to push the speaker button on the phone to hang it up.)
SHAREESA - I dont know. I wish I could find out who...
GREGG - So what brings you over here to see me?
(PJ and SHAREESA look at the phone.)
PJ thinks - Oh shit!
TRINA - I need to talk to you and it is damn important.
(SHAREESA looks at PJ.)
PJ whispers - Shhh, he is talking to some girl. He didnt hang the phone up all the way.
SHAREESA whispers - I cant listen in. That would be wrong and dishonest?
PJ whispers - Huh? You were just listening in a minute ago. Whats the difference?
GREGG - What do you need to talk to me about?
TRINA - This whole deal with you and the baby!
(PJ jumps up.)
PJ - Baby!
(PJ stumps her toe on the desk.)
PJ whispers - Ow, ow shit!
SHAREESA whispers - Will you be quiet!
SHAREESA thinks - This must be the girl he got pregnant! I wonder who it is!
(PJ is hopping around holding her foot.)
GREGG - Trina, I aint got time for this alright?
SHAREESA - Trina!
TRINA - Hey dont bite my head off! I am here to help you.
GREGG - There is nothing that you can possibly say that would help me ok?
TRINA - Dont be too sure about that.
(PJ sits back down.)
PJ - Gregg got somebody pregnant?
SHAREESA - Yeah! Trina!
PJ - Trina?
GREGG - Look, can we talk some other time? I got some real heavy things on my mind right
now.
TRINA - Well if you just shut up and listen, I will take a heavy burden off of you.
GREGG - What? Ok you got my attention. What is it?
SHAREESA thinks - What is it?
(PJ and SHAREESA lean closer to the speaker.)
TRINA - You aint nobodys baby daddy. Its Bobbys.
GREGG - What!
PJ - What!
(PJ leans back and her chair topples over backward.)
SHAREESA - What!
GREGG - Yes! I knew it! I knew it! Dammit!
SHAREESA thinks - My man has been telling me the truth all along!
(PJ gets up holding her foot and her head. SHAREESA clicks the phone off.)
GREGG - I knew it! I used a damn condom every time I was with that ho! I knew I didnt
get her pregnant! And I heard she was getting around!
TRINA - Yeah, she is a straight up ho!
(SHAREESA is staring into space.)
PJ - So Bobby got Trina pregnant? This shit is like a soap opera! Aint that crazy?
SHAREESA - No, what is crazy is that I didnt trust my man in the first place! Hear I am
conniving with you and scheming on Gregg, listening in to his conversations, and he was
telling the truth all along! He is the only brother on this whole campus that isnt fucking
around! I am going back home to my man!
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We rejoin APRIL who is in KATRICEs room. KATRICE was administering a breast massage
when APRIL called out DERRICKs name.
KATRICE - Derrick? Is that what you said? Derrick?
(APRIL snaps out of her laziness and realizes that KATRICE is on top of her with her hands
on her breasts.)
APRIL - Uh...uh...
(KATRICE gets off in disgust. APRIL fixes her bra.)
KATRICE - You know what April? You are really foul. You really know how to hurt someones
feelings.
APRIL - What the hell are you talking about?
KATRICE - How you gonna conitnually lead me on and then get up in my face and mention
another niggas name? Especially that nigga?
APRIL - Whoa whoa whoa, slow your roll Katrice. First of all, I told you straight up that there
was no funny business going on.
(KATRICE crosses her arms.)
APRIL - I was very clear about that. If you were lead on, then that was your fault because I
told you the deal.
KATRICE - What deal? You are constantly sending mixed signals! Your mouth is saying no
but your body is always saying yes. What the hell am I supposed to think?
(silence)
KATRICE - And you fucked Derrick didnt you?
APRIL - What I did with Derrick or any other brother is none of your business.
KATRICE - I know you did. I can tell by the smart ass looks he is always giving me.
APRIL - For your information, Derrick is a damn jerk and is not even worth this discussion
ok? I took care of him a long time ago and now that whole situation is over with.
KATRICE - So you just love em and leave em huh?
APRIL - Why dont you mind your business?
KATRICE - Why dont you take care of yours?
APRIL - Why the hell are you so hostile toward me?
KATRICE - Because you are insensitive April? I mean what the fuck? How would you feel if
you were with someone you cared about and they said someone elses name?
(silence)
APRIL - But we aint even seeing each other? You are making this way more than it needs to
be. I just said for you to rub my shoulder. How the hell did that get into you getting mad
because I said Derricks name?
(silence)
KATRICE - Maybe you should go.
APRIL - Yeah, maybe I should.
(APRIL grabs her bag and heads for the door.)
APRIL - Catch up with ya later.
KATRICE - Um hmm.
(KATRICE is not looking as APRIL lets herself out. KATRICE waits a second and then lies
across the bed holding a pillow.)
KATRICE thinks - This shit is fucked up. This is not Aprils fault and I am treating her like
shit. She is not gay and not mine. I am such an idiot.
(KATRICE rolls over onto her back.)
KATRICE thinks - I am pushing her away more than I ever have before. If I wasnt a soror
now, she probably would have nothing more to do with me!
(A tear runs across KATRICEs face and onto the bed.)
KATRICE thinks - I have to make a committment to APRIL to leave her alone. I cant put her
nor myself through this. This is not cool.
(KATRICE turns back over so she can reach over to her desk. She grabs two tissues from
the tissue box.)
KATRICE thinks - I just need to stop and lay low on this. I really dont want to ruin a
potential good friendship and sisterly bond. I wish none of this would have happened.
Dammit!
(There is a knock on the door.)
KATRICE - Who the hell is this?
(KATRICE jumps up and grabs another tissue. She looks in the mirror and wipes her eyes
and blows her nose.)
KATRICE - Just a minute.
(Another knock. KATRICE opens the door. APRIL is standing there.)

Episode 8
We begin this weeks episode with ALEXIS and QUINTON who are in the 24 / 7 diner.
ALEXIS - Your sands?
QUINTON - Yeah, June just crossed also.
ALEXIS - What do you mean also? Youre greek?
QUINTON - Cant you tell?
ALEXIS - I had no idea.
ALEXIS thinks - Please dont be an alpha! Please dont be an alpha!
QUINTON - Im an alpha.
ALEXIS thinks - Shit!
QUINTON - I just crossed, spring two thousand!
ALEXIS - Congratulations mister alpha man.
QUINTON smiling - Thanks! I thought I told you that.
ALEXIS - Nope.
ALEXIS thinks - Definitely not!
ALEXIS - Why arent you wearing a gang of para or something that says alpha.
QUINTON - Im a little more laid back and subtle than that. Even with the excitement of just
crossing.
ALEXIS - You arent like everyone else I guess.
QUINTON - What do you mean? Do you know any alphas at Ahpla?
(ALEXIS thinks)
BOBBY - If I would have known that you had cooked Alexis, I would have been here on
time.
ALEXIS - Now the food is all cold!
BOBBY - Im sorry baby, let me make it up to you.
ALEXIS - Why didnt you call me back after I paged you?
BOBBY - My pager battery was dead so I didnt know that you were calling me.
ALEXIS - I wanted you to come over.
BOBBY - Im sorry baby, let me make it up to you.
ALEXIS - Where were you last night?
BOBBY - Oh I was at the alpha house late. We had a late meeting.
ALEXIS - Yall meet more than the united nations! I wanted to see you.
BOBBY - Im sorry baby, let me make it up to you.
ALEXIS - You cheated on me with that bitch and got her pregnant! How could you do this to
me?
BOBBY - Im sorry baby, let me make it up to you.
ALEXIS - What do you take me for Bobby? A fool? I heard you talking to that bitch outside
the door!
BOBBY - Im sorry baby, let me make it up to you.
BOBBY - Im sorry baby, let me make it up to you.
BOBBY - Im sorry baby, let me make it up to you.
BOBBY - Im sorry baby, let me make it up to you.
QUINTON - So do you know any of my frat brothers from Ahpla?
ALEXIS - Nope.
(While at BOBBYs place...)
BOBBY - Alexis, please talk to me...I know youre there...Im not calling to ask your
forgiveness because I havent forgiven myself for hurting you...I just wanted to tell
you...well...
(Beep)
BOBBY - Shit.
(BOBBY dials ALEXIS again.)
BOBBY - Hey its me again...I just wanted to tell you that...I found out that Trina was
lying...she isnt pregnant at all. She was just saying that to get us to break up. This may not
be a consellation prize but I am very relieved. I hope you are too...I just want to talk to
you...lets not end things...
(Beep)
BOBBY - Dammit! Forget it.
(BOBBY hangs up.)
BOBBY thinks - What am I gonna do?
(BOBBY walks across his bedroom and sits down at his desk. He picks up a picture of him
and ALEXIS.)
BOBBY thinks - Damn.
(BOBBY places it back on his desk. He opens his top drawer and pulls out a picture of him
and TRINA.)
BOBBY thinks - Bitch! When I see that bitch, Im gonna...
(There is a knock on the door.)
(BOBBY puts the picture back in the top drawer under the clothes and goes to answer the
door.)
BOBBY thinks - The last thing I want right now is some company.
(BOBBY opens the door and TRINA is standing there. They look at each other and dont say
a word as if they are both in shock.)
(silence)
BOBBY - Oh hell no!
(BOBBY goes to slam the door and TRINA sticks her foot in it and begins to bang her way
in.)
TRINA - Hell no is right you bastard! You slept with my best friend!
BOBBY - What?
(TRINA pushes her way in and slams the door behind her.)
TRINA - You slept with Caryn! I hate you! I hate you!
(TRINA jumps on BOBBY and he falls backward onto the couch.)
BOBBY - What! Wait! Wait! Get the hell off me! What the fuck are you talking about?
(TRINA is trying to slap BOBBY but he keeps blocking his face.)
TRINA - I know you fucked Caryn you dog!
BOBBY - Well you told me you were pregnant and you werent you bitch!
TRINA - You bastard!
BOBBY - You ho!
TRINA - You piece of shit!
BOBBY - You slut!
(silence)
(BOBBY and TRINA start kissing furiously.)
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We rejoin WILLIE who just walked up on JASON in the cafeteria.
WILLIE - Hi boobie.
JASON thinks - Boobie?
JASON - Hey Willie, whats up with you girl?
WILLIE - Nothing. You eating by yourself?
JASON - Yeah, something quick. You want to sit down?
WILLIE - Yeah,
(WILLIE sits down.)
WILLIE - I was here alone too.
(WILLIE smiles)
JASON - So what you been keeping yourself busy with lately?
WILLIE - Trying to keep everything on point in student government. You know how that can
be.
JASON - Oh I know thats right. Hey by the way, sorry I have missed the last few meetings.
I was...uh...busy.
WILLIE - Say no more, I will not mark it down.
JASON - Hey thanks!
(THERESA comes out from the register with her tray of food.)
THERESA thinks - I hate it when it is crowded in here. Sheesh!
(THERESA stands and looks around for any empty seat.)
THERESA thinks - The one day I want some peace and quiet and I cant find...hey, is that
Willie sitting with Jason?
(THERESA ducks down and carries her tray to the nearest table. There are four girls sitting
there talking.)
THERESA - Shhhhh, let me leave my tray here ok?
(The girls look at THERESA bending over like she is crazy. She slides her tray onto their
table pushing theirs.)
GIRL - Hey!
(THERESA doesnt pay her any attention as she crouches and walks to a plant right next to
where WILLIE and JASON are sitting. She sneaks up close behind the plant to where she
can hear what they are talking about.)
WILLIE - So how does it feel to be an alpha man finally?
JASON - Oh its better than I thought it would be! It feels great! I feel so connected to every
brother that has ever pledged before me. You know what I mean?
THERESA thinks - Not that greek shit again!
WILLIE - I know exactly what you mean. You are bringing up real memories for me!
JASON - Really? How was it for you?
WILLIE - I have wanted to be a delta for a long time. I didnt even make like my first year
trying out. But I didnt let that discourage me. That is why I was so happy to finally have it,
I was more than overjoyed.
JASON - I feel the same.
WILLIE - I couldnt wait to step out in new gear.
JASON - Oh that is definitely how I am! You see me now!
(JASON points to his Alpha shirt that he has on. WILLIE checks him out.)
WILLIE - And you wear it well, very well.
JASON smiling- Thanks.
THERESA thinks - Umm hmm.
WILLIE - It actually makes you look different.
JASON - Stop playing.
WILLIE - No, not in your look but in your confidence.
JASON - Really?
WILLIE - Most definitely. You are carrying yourself a whole lot different then you were this
time last year. I wouldnt have given you any play last year.
THERESA thinks - What kind of a line was that?
JASON - And this year?
WILLIE - Dont you have a...girl?
JASON - No I dont. You know that. But you also know whats up with me.
WILLIE - I know more than you will ever know. Just remember that things are not always as
they seem.
THERESA thinks - What? So she wants to play huh? Cool, two can play at that game!
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MONA is walking across the yard on her way to attending her first AKA meeting. She is
singing to herself.
MONA - S...K...Double E...Double U...Double E...Skee Wee my sorors! Skeewee!
I heard some heavy stomping, I thought it was some men! But Lord I stand corrected, it
was those elephants again! Hee hee hee.
(MONA hears her name called from nearby so she turns around.)
MIRI - Mona!
(MONA smiles as she changes direction and walks toward the Green Arts Center.)
MONA - Hey Miri! How you doing boo?
MIRI - Blessed and highly favored. How about you?
MONA - Im good. What you doing sitting out here?
MIRI - Just thinking about some things.
MONA - Is something wrong?
MIRI - I just cant seem to get any inspiration lately. It is hard to be a writer when you cant
write.
(MONA sits down.)
MONA - Well what usually inspires you?
MIRI - Simple things. Life, love, joy. I can almost write about anything. That has become
the beauty of my talent, that I can write whenever I want. Most people have to sit down for
hours, days or weeks to do a poem. I can whip out a verse in minutes.
MONA - So what is the problem now?
(MIRI looks away.)
MONA - Come on, you can tell me.
MIRI - I got embarrassed at Pharoahs. A girl that I was seeing did a poem about me.
MONA - What? Thats not cool.
MIRI - Yeah it really wasnt. She blasted me. I just left. I havent been back since.
MONA - Well there is your problem.
MIRI laughing - Where?
MONA - Fear. You are afraid to face your problem. You dont want to go back to Pharoahs.
MIRI - Its not that at all.
MONA - Ok then, you diagnose it. What is it?
MIRI - Well...maybe youre right.
MONA - Umm hmm.
MIRI - So how do I fix it doc?
MONA - You have to face each challenge head on. Dont let it deter you, you deter it. Im
not saying go in there and blast this girl out with a poem, but fall back into that comfortable
place that you know is good for you. Then write free.
(MIRI smiles at MONA.)
MIRI - You make it all seem so easy.
MONA - It can be.
MIRI - Yeah right.
MONA - Come on, Im gonna help you do one right now.
MIRI - But werent you on your way somewhere? I dont want to hold you up.
MONA - Oh it can wait. It was only a meeting, it isnt even important. I can get there late.
The meeting begins...
SOROR BERGEN - Sorors, I am saddened that we have to start off the first meeting for the
young sorors with the terms of my investigation, but such is life.
SYLVIA thinks - Yeah whatever.
(PJ leans over to APRIL)
PJ whispers - I am itching to start talking already.
APRIL whispers - You keep your big mouth shut before you get us in more trouble.
(PJ sits back)
SYLVIA - Soror Bergen, how does this work?
SOROR BERGEN - I had to go back through all the events that took place. I spoke to a few
key sorors from this chapter on an individual basis and I have come up with my version of
what I think took place. At this point, I will read off the events as they were recalled to me.
SYLVIA - Ok.
SOROR BERGEN - This investigation involves soror Mona Ferguson and whether or not she
was unfairly treated in regards to her membership information into Alpha Kappa Alpha
sorority incorporated.
(SOROR FERGUSON looks at the other Sorors in the room.)
SOROR FERGUSON thinks - I wonder where Mona is?
SOROR BERGEN - Soror Mona claims to have completed the full application packet and
submitted it in a timely manner. She dropped of her materials at...
(SYLVIA begins to day dream about MONA.)
SYLVIA thinks - Oh shit! There goes Mona now!
(MONA is walking back to the dorm. It is late and the yard is pretty empty.)
SYLVIA thinks - Here is my chance!
(SYLVIA quickens her pace to a slow jog. She then picks up speed.)
MONA thinks - Ill probably read both chapters before I go to sleep, that way I will
be...Umph!
(MONA falls to the ground as someone has jumped on her from behind.)
MONA - Ouch! What the hell!
SYLVIA - Take this for disrespecting Alpha Kappa Alpha!
(SYLVIA punches MONA)
SYLVIA - And give me this damn jacket!
(SYLVIA snatches the jacket off as MONA is screaming for help.)
SOROR FERGUSON - Hey! Whats going on here!
(SYLVIA continues to punch on MONA. SOROR FERGUSON joins in.)
MONA - Mommy what are you doing?
SOROR FERGUSON - You have to pledge one way or another baby!
(SYLVIA and SOROR FERGUSON continue to punch MONA as she screams for help.)
SOROR BERGEN - Based on these fourteen allegations, this chapter is under grounds for
suspension of no less than five years or until every member involved or on line graduates.
(SYLVIA wakes up.)
SYLVIA - Fourteen! Did she read off fourteen allegations?
MAX- Yeah, werent you listening?
SYLVIA - Oh shit! I cant let this happen! I gotta do something!
MAX - I dont think that there is anything we can do!
(PJ stands up.)
PJ - Soror Bergen, may I ask a question?
SOROR BERGEN - It usually is uncustomary for new members of the chapter to speak on
behalf of the chapter which they no little about.
PJ - But I am a soror, and that I know a lot about.
SOROR BERGEN - So be it. What is your question Presjina?
PJ - Is this whole system set up like a court case where if the plaintiff doesnt show up, the
case is dropped? Because as I scan the room, I dont even see soror Mona.
(Everyone is silent as they look at one another.)
SOROR BERGEN - Uh...I dont know PJ. I guess if you consider that, it really is a good point.
(SYLVIA looks at MAX and ASHANTE. They are all smiling.)
SOROR BERGEN - A person cannot submit a charge if they are not present...I guess.
(PJ sits back down.)
SOROR BERGEN - But we must afford the allegating soror all opportunities to make her
claim. We will give soror Mona fifteen minutes. If she is not here in fifteen minutes, these
charges will all be dropped.

Episode 9
This weeks episode begins as QUINTON and ALEXIS have just arrived at ALEXIS house.
ALEXIS - You coming in for a few?
QUINTON - Sure. Cant turn down an invitation from a beautiful lady!
(ALEXIS smiles as she unlocks her door.)
ALEXIS thinks - Good thing I took all those damn pictures of Bobby down!
ALEXIS - Come on in.
(They enter ALEXIS place.)
QUINTON - Nice place.
ALEXIS - Thanks. Make yourself comfortable while I check my messages. The remote is
right over there on the table.
QUINTON - Oh good, my favorite thing. The remote!
ALEXIS - Oh gosh! I see who will be in charge of the remote in this relationship!
QUINTON - Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
(QUINTON sits down and turns the tv on.)
QUINTON thinks - I cant believe she just said relationship!
ALEXIS thinks - I cant believe I just said relationship.
(ALEXIS walks into her bedroom and sees that she has three messages on her answering
machine. She turns the volume down low and presses play.)
ANSWERING MACHINE - Lexi this is Bobby. Please call me as soo...
(delete)
ANSWERING MACHINE - Alexis, please talk to me...I know youre there...Im not...
(delete)
ANSWERING MACHINE - Hey its me again...I just wanted to tell you that...
(ALEXIS reaches for the delete button.)
ANSWERING MACHINE - ...I found out that Trina was lying...she isnt pregnant at all.
(ALEXIS listens.)
ANSWERING MACHINE - ...She was just saying that to get us to break up. This may not be
a consellation prize but I am very relieved. I hope you are too...I just want to talk to
you...lets not end things...(beep).
ALEXIS thinks - Trina isnt pregnant?
(ALEXIS thinks about BOBBY.)
ALEXIS thinks - Oh shit! Trina isnt pregnant! Oh man!
(ALEXIS presses rewind and play again.)
ANSWERING MACHINE - Hey its me again...I just wanted to tell you that I found out that
Trina was lying...she isnt pregnant at all. ...She was just saying that to get us to break up.
This may not be a consellation prize but I am very relieved. I hope you are too...I just want
to talk to you...lets not end things...(beep).
(ALEXIS slowly walks back out of her bedroom in a daze.)
ALEXIS thinks - I know this doesnt change the fact that he slept with her, but why do I feel
so different? I cant believe Trina isnt pregnant.
(ALEXIS stops walking.)
ALEXIS thinks - Trina isnt pregnant!
(ALEXIS walks to where QUINTON is sitting in front of the television.)
QUINTON - Hey...
(ALEXIS is startled.)
ALEXIS thinks - Oh man! I forgot Quinton was even here.
QUINTON - You sure have a funny way of taking photos with Alphas that you dont know.
ALEXIS - Huh?
(QUINTON opens the photo album that ALEXIS had on the shelf amongst her books. He flips
through several pictures of ALEXIS and BOBBY.)
QUINTON - I thought you said you didnt know any Alphas?
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Our scenes change and we find OCTAVIA on the phone with JUNE.
JUNE - Spec, I really dont know what to do. My mind is saying one thing and my heart is
saying another.
OCTAVIA - I always say June that emotion and reason dont mix. They never will, and that
is the way that God created us. When you follow your heart, youre not always thinking
rationally. Now this can be wonderful if the other person reciporcates those feelings. But if
the other cat is shady, a lot of pain will follow.
JUNE - I know.
OCTAVIA - So all I am saying is be careful.
JUNE - Well how do I know which little voice I am following?
OCTAVIA - It is hard to tell. Sometimes the best thing to do is have someone close by who
is impartial. They can cut through the bullshit faster because they can see it a mile away.
JUNE - Ok youre hired.
(OCTAVIA laughs.)
OCTAVIA - Ok fine. I always got your back regardless.
JUNE - I know.
OCTAVIA - You may not always like what I have to say. Because if you decide to follow your
heart and I think that Derrick is just leading you on, then I will tell you that.
JUNE - But honestly spec, that is what I will need. On the real.
OCTAVIA - Ok.
JUNE - Its like he is really trying hard to get back with me now. He is doing things that he
didnt even do when we were together.
OCTAVIA - Really?
JUNE - Yeah. Like bending over way backward for me. Its cool but shocking.
OCTAVIA - You have to be careful of that though. It could all be a front to get back in, and
then the same old Derrick shows back up.
JUNE - Think so?
OCTAVIA - Most def.
JUNE - Ill be careful.
OCTAVIA - Good. Are you ready to step over to the meeting?
JUNE - Yeah. I am ready to leave now.
OCTAVIA - Keep your fingers crossed about what goes down.
JUNE - I have been praying that nothing bad happens to the chapter.
OCTAVIA - Me too.
JUNE - I just dont understand everything yet. Like the politics and stuff.
OCTAVIA laughing - You will.
JUNE - Ok I guess, see you there.
OCTAVIA - Bye spec.
(OCTAVIA and JUNE hang up. OCTAVIA grabs her jacket and walks out the door.)
OCTAVIA thinks - I hope things work out with June. I dont know if Derrick is the best thing
for her right now, but I cant just come out and say that. I will have to take my time in
getting that across to her.
(OCTAVIA walks outside and heads toward the campus for the meeting.)
OCTAVIA thinks - I wonder how this whole thing is gonna go down. I am honestly scared to
death.
(OCTAVIA walks a little further and then stops when she hears her name called out. She
turns around.)
DONTE - Hey Soror!
OCTAVIA - Hey frat!
(OCTAVIA and DONTE hug.)
OCTAVIA thinks - Damn, what is his name again?
DONTE - How you doing?
OCTAVIA - Fine. How about yourself.
DONTE - Oh I am good. I saw your three girls on the yard when they did their greetings.
Yall did a good job with them.
OCTAVIA thinks - Yeah, three plus one!
OCTAVIA - Thanks! I saw your three also. Congrats on the new guys.
DONTE - Yeah, those knuckleheads are alright with me!
OCTAVIA - When did you pledge frat? I cant remember.
DONTE - I almost cant remember either! Ha ha ha ha ha! But trust me, it was before you
got to Ahpla.
OCTAVIA laughing - Ok then, so we will just leave it at that.
DONTE - So where you headed?
OCTAVIA - First chapter meeting with the new girls. This should be interesting.
OCTAVIA thinks - To say the least!
DONTE - Oh thats good shit. Good luck, they probably wont know what hit em!
OCTAVIA - Yeah, I know. Thanks. See ya later.
(OCTAVIA turns to leave.)
DONTE - Hey Octavia.
(OCTAVIA turns back around.)
DONTE - Listen, I was wondering, if you werent doing anything afterward. Maybe we could
hook up and go to the diner or something.
OCTAVIA thinks - What in the world does your old butt want to go to the diner with me for?
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MONA and MIRI are sitting outside. She is helping him gain inspiration for his poem but she
only has fifteen minutes to get to the AKA meeting or all charges are dropped against the
chapter.
MINUTE 1
(MONA reaches into her book bag and pulls out a pad of paper and a pen.)
MONA - Ok here we go. You ready?
MIRI - If you think this will help, good luck. I dont usually get into a rut.
MONA - Stop being negative. Youll just write your way out of it. Ready?
MIRI - Shoot.
MONA - Roses are red...ha ha ha ha, just kidding.
MIRI - Youre silly.
MONA - Ok seriously. What about this moment right now inspires you?
(MIRI looks around campus.)
MIRI - Let me tell you. When I was young, I would spend the summers in north carolina at
my grandmothers. Me and my cousins. So you know how little kids hate to go to bed right?
MINUTE 2
MONA - Yeah?
MIRI - Well one night, we stayed up talking all night. As we started to get real tired and
started to fall asleep one by one, I noticed that the sun was coming up. So I walked to the
front porch to watch it.
MONA - Ok.
(MONA writes down, sunrise in North Carolina.)
MIRI - But here is the crazy part. In north carolina, I guess at whatever part we were in,
when the sun comes up, it looks just like the morning light is rising and pushing the night
time up as it rises. There is like a perfect line between day and night.
MONA - Really?
MIRI - It is amazing.
MINUTE 3
MONA - So if you look at it, you see this fine line where morning and night meet and it
makes this...color. This funny looking color.
(MONA writes down, the color from night to day.)
MONA - Uh huh.
MIRI - It isnt funny looking in the sense that you would laugh at it. But moreso it was a
color that I really cant describe because I had never seen it before.
MONA -Was it like in the blue family?
MIRI - No. More like a hazel kind of color. I guess if you mix a real light color and a semi
dark midnight color. It was a hazel brown.
(MONA writes down, hazel brown color, never seen before, beautiful color.)
MONA - This is good stuff. Keep talking.
MINUTE 4
MIRI - So I run inside to get my grandmother but of course she was too tired to get up and
see it. She had just really fallen asleep from fussin at us for staying up so late and laughig
so loud in the middle of the night.
(MONA laughs.)
MIRI - All my cousins were passed out, so they couldnt see it either.
(MONA writes down, the only witness.)
MIRI - So I went back out to the front yard...
MINUTE 5
MIRI - ...and I looked up. It was the prettiest thing I had ever seen. And I truly marvelled at
the hand of God. I really did. At that young age.
(MONA stares at MIRI.)
MONA - Wow.
(MONA writes down, marvelled at the work of God.)
MIRI - God moved midnight out the way by morning just for me to see. Or so I thought at
eight years old!
(MONA laughs.)
MINUTE 6
MIRI - So anyway, I never saw that happen again. I have watched plenty of sunrises since
then. But there is something about being in north carolina, in that particular city. Maybe it is
the position of the state in the united states and the angle in which you see the sky at
sunrise. But whatever it is, I thought I would never see that color again.
(MONA writes down, has never seen the beautiful mystery color since.)
MIRI - But I was wrong.
(MONA stops writing and looks at MIRI.)
MONA - What do you mean you were wrong?
MIRI - I thought I would never see that color again for as long as I live. But I was wrong.
MONA - You were? When did you see it?
MIRI - Just now.
MONA - Where?
MIRI - In your eyes.
MINUTE 7
APRIL whispers - Ok I have seven minutes and counting. But I dont want to look anxious.
PJ - Dont count the minutes girl. If you do that, they will drag and take forever.
APRIL - Well what the hell am I supposed to do to get my mind off of this?
PJ - Lets talk about something. Before you know it, eight more minutes will go by.
APRIL - Cool! So what you want to talk about?
PJ - Oh I dont know...how you been?
APRIL - Good, good. Thanks for asking.
PJ - Your welcome.
APRIL - How have you been?
PJ - I cant complain.
(silence)
(APRIL looks at her watch.)
APRIL whispers - Shit! Its only eight minutes!
MINUTE 8
MONA - What did you say?
MIRI - The way that you are sitting now, you are facing the sun. The sun is going down now
and at first there was a shadow on your face.
(MIRI turns around.)
MIRI - Yeah see, the sun was hiding behind the Pearl clock tower. But when it peeked out it
hit your face and your eyes lit up. That is what made me think of that story in the first
place. Just by seeing your eyes, I was taken back to eight years old.
(MONA is just staring back at MIRI.)
MONA - Miri...that is so sweet.
MIRI - Not sweet, true.
(silence)
MINUTE 9
(MONA goes to write something down and MIRI grabs the pen. MONA looks up.)
MIRI - Give me the pad.
(SOROR BERGEN walks over to SOROR FERGUSON.)
SOROR BERGEN - Melinda, would you have a problem if the charges against the chapter
were dropped?
SOROR FERGUSON - Not at all. I wish I had taken a different roll in this process from the
beginning. I see how Monas respect level is and I dont like it one bit.
SOROR BERGEN - I understand. You understand that I only had to follow procedure and
protocol. Nothing personal.
SOROR FERGUSON - Of course. I just cant believe she would blow off such an important
meeting. Not only is the status of the chapter at stake, but this is literally her first AKA
chapter meeting. Where could she be?
MINUTE 10
(MIRI reads the poem that he just scribbled down in one minutes time.)
MIRI - God borrowed the color from your eyes, so he could create todays sunrise.
As I sat on the shore and watched the hue, the only thing I saw was you.
How wonderful to make Gods fingers stir! How beautiful I saw that you were!
When we met I noticed the depth, of your beauty and lost my breath.
I had taken for granted the air I take, now I wade in your eyes like the baptism lake.
With images of the river nile, where God sent Moses as a child.
Where Id bathe you whenever the sun goes dim, and hope for the sunrise in your eyes
again.
MINUTE 11
MONA - That was beautiful!
MIRI - Thanks.
(silence)
(MIRI smiles.)
MONA - No, that was really beautiful! You are so talented! You wrote that down so fast!
(MONA cant stop smiling.)
MIRI - Thats what I do. Thank you for the inspiration.
MONA - Thank you Miri. That was the sweetest thing anyone has ever done for me.
MINUTE 12
(silence)
(MONA looks at the Pearl clock tower behind MIRI.)
MONA - Shit! Look what time it is. I am really late for my meeting. I have to get going.
MIRI - Oh, Im sorry. Let me walk you there.
MONA smiling - Ok.
(SOROR BERGEN takes her place at the front of the room.)
SOROR BERGEN - Sorors, it seems as if Soror Mona only has five minutes left.
(APRIL loudly calls out.)
APRIL - Three minutes and counting!
(Everyone giggles a nervous laugh.)
SOROR BERGEN smiling - O...k I can see by the timekeeper that Soror Mona has less than
three minutes left.
(Everyone laughs more comfortably.)
MINUTE 13
SOROR BERGEN - Sorors in the event that Soror Mona indeed does not make it, all charges
of wrong doings, mishandling of information, wrongful activity and misappropriation of
intake information will be dismissed.
SYLVIA thinks - Yes!
SOROR BERGEN - And this meeting will be adjourned.
MONA - This is where my meeting is. Thanks for walking me here.
MIRI - My pleasure Mona. I hope I havent made you too late.
MONA - Oh no no. Its ok.
MIRI - Ok cool.
(silence)
MINUTE 14
(MONA and MIRI are looking at each other. They both speak at the same time.)
MIRI - So what are you doin...
MONA - What are you getting into...
MIRI - Im sorry sister, you first.
MONA - I was just wondering, what you were getting into later.
MIRI - I dont have any plans. With this new found inspiration, I should go write a novel.
(MONA laughs.)
MIRI - What did you have in mind?
MONA - Im sure Ill be hungry after the meeting. I was thinking that maybe we could go to
the diner for something to eat.
MIRI - That sounds great to me. Why dont I meet you right here after your meeting.
MONA smiling - Ok. I would like that.
MIRI - Great! Now go inside. Ill meet you back here.
MONA - Ok.
(MIRI walks away. MONA turns to go inside. She turns back around.)
MONA - Miri!
(MIRI stops and turns back around.)
MONA - Lets go now!
MINUTE 15
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Later at the 24 / 7 Diner...
MONA - Stop worrying about it. I will just catch the next meeting.
MIRI - Ok, if you say so.
(OCTAVIA walks into the diner with DONTE.)
MONA - Oh there is one of the sorors now. I can ask her about it. Octavia!
(OCTAVIA looks over and sees MONA sitting with MIRI. She smirks to herself as she walks
to their table.)
OCTAVIA thinks - Oh this shit is hilarious!
OCTAVIA - Hey girl!
MONA - Girl, I am sorry I missed the meeting. I got tied up. I bumped into Miri and we lost
track of time.
OCTAVIA giggling - Oh dont worry about it. Its all good. Its definitely all good.


Episode 10
We begin this week's episode with QUINTON and ALEXIS. They are in ALEXIS'
house and QUINTON just saw various pictures of ALEXIS and BOBBY.
QUINTON - I thought you said you didnt know any Alphas?
ALEXIS - Uhhh.
QUINTON - Seems to me that you know plenty. You didn't have to lie to me
Alexis.

(ALEXIS sits down.)

ALEXIS - Quinton look. Here is the deal and here is the truth. The reason
that I didn't tell you about Bobby and me is because I didn't want to scare
you away.

(QUINTON listens.)

ALEXIS - Bobby and I used to be boyfriend and girlfriend and I really cared
for him a lot. But he dogged me out. I was really hurt by the whole thing but
at the same time, I realized that I have to move on. I didn't even intend to
date anyone else at Ahpla. Just chill out and take it easy. But then I met
you.

(QUINTON doesn't say anything.)

ALEXIS - You dont seem to be like some of these other guys on campus. And
believe me, I have heard it all from these guys. Mostly the frat guys. But
when we met we seemed to click and genuinely talk. I haven't been able to
open up to someone in a long time.
QUINTON - But how do you consider it opening up when you aren't telling the
truth?
ALEXIS - I know, and I am sorry. I was going to tell you. I would have had to
if...
QUINTON - If what?
ALEXIS - If we could ever have more than...more than just a friendship.

(silence)

QUINTON - Alexis, I don't know right now. I mean, this was moving along just
fine and then this is a big monkey wrench thrown in out of nowhere. I don't
think it was fair to not tell me.
ALEXIS - I'm sorry.
QUINTON - It's just that had I known, I could have made my own decision. Now
I feel like that decision is harder to make because I like you.
ALEXIS - You do?

(Silence)

QUINTON - Look, I need to go.

BOBBY and TRINA have just finished having sex and are out of breath.

TRINA breathing heavy - Why the hell do I even fuck with you?
BOBBY - Because the sex is off the hook and you know it!
TRINA - You're right baby! Hee hee.

(They kiss.)

TRINA - But on the real Bobby. We need to talk about this situation with
Caryn. She is going to have your baby.
BOBBY - Must we talk about that right now?
TRINA - You're right. We can table that discussion but best believe we will
have it.
BOBBY - Fine. And at this discussion we are gonna talk about this baby that
you were never pregnant with.
TRINA - Fine.
BOBBY - Fine.

(Silence)

TRINA - I'm getting in the shower.
BOBBY - Aight.

(TRINA gets up and goes into the bathroom. BOBBY lays there and hears the
water start)

BOBBY thinks - What the hell am I doing?

(BOBBY sits up and looks at his desk. He sees the spot where he used to have
two pictures of him and ALEXIS.)

BOBBY - Damn!

(BOBBY gets up and puts on a pair of shorts. He walks over and opens his
wallet.)

BOBBY thinks - I miss you.

(BOBBY thinks this as he slides a picture of ALEXIS out of a hidden
compartment in his wallet.)

(There is a knock on the door.)

BOBBY thinks - Who the hell could this be?

(BOBBY puts the picture back and throws on a t shirt. He answers the door.)

QUINTON - What's up frat?
BOBBY - Yo what's up bruh? Come on in.

(BOBBY and QUINTON grip. QUINTON comes in.)

BOBBY - What's up with you man? How you doin'?
QUINTON - I'm cool bruh. I just needed to talk to you about something.
BOBBY - What, you want be chapter president already? Damn, can a nigga get
out of office?

(They laugh.)

QUINTON - Naw, it aint that. I wish it was something that simple.
BOBBY - Well what is the matter.
QUINTON - Well...I met this girl. And she is real cool...well better yet.
What do you think about dating a girl who used to mess with a bro and now
they don't get down anymore.
BOBBY - I guess it would depend on the situation. Fill me in.
QUINTON - Well, I met a girl. We hit it off real well and I was hoping we
could become closer than friends.
BOBBY - Uh huh.
QUINTON - But now I find out that she used to mess with a bro so I don't know
what I should do.
BOBBY - Well if you wait until you find a girl at Ahpla that an Alpha has not
messed with you will be waiting forever!

(They laugh again.)

QUINTON - I hear it.

(TRINA comes out of the bedroom in a shirt and shorts and a towel on her
head.)

QUINTON - Oh I'm sorry, I didnt know it was a bad time.
BOBBY - Oh no it's cool. Trina, this is one of my neos. This is Quinton.
TRINA - Hi, nice to meet you.
QUINTON - Nice to meet you too.

(TRINA sits next to BOBBY and leans her head on his arm.)

BOBBY - Quinton was just telling me how he met a girl and he found out that
she used to date a bro. Now he is unsure about pursuing her. As you can see,
he thinks like a neo.

(TRINA smiles. QUINTON laughs.)

BOBBY - So who is this dimepiece?
QUINTON - Well...it's...uh...

(BOBBY and TRINA are staring back for QUINTON's answer.)

QUINTON - It's...Alexis.

(BOBBY's heart drops.)

TRINA - Alexis?
QUINTON - Yeah. Alexis. That is why I felt funny about the whole thing.
TRINA - Oh you aint gotta feel funny at all. Does he baby?
BOBBY - Aw naw man, it's cool.

(QUINTON smiles.)

QUINTON - Really? You don't mind?

(TRINA looks at BOBBY.)

BOBBY - I used to date Alexis but it wasn't even that serious man. That part
of my life is over. Alexis is a real good person and she deserves a nice guy
like you. Go ahead and do what you gotta do.

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Our scenes change and we are back in the cafeteria with WILLIE and JASON.
THERESA has listened to a majority of the conversation between WILLIE and
JASON.

WILLIE thinks - I wonder what J is doing this weekend.
WILLIE - So what are you getting into this weekend?
JASON - I don't know yet, I might..

(THERESA comes out of nowhere with her tray in hand.)

THERESA - Hey you two? Slide over boobie.
JASON thinks - Boobie again?
THERESA - Hey Willie girl.
WILLIE - What's up Theresa.

(THERESA slides into the booth next to JASON.)

THERESA - What yall talking about?
JASON - Nothing much, just weekend plans.
THERESA - Oh really? I'm glad you mentioned that. Jason, I was hoping we
could go see that new Denzel movie. The one about football.
JASON - Remember the titans?
THERESA - Yeah, that's it. I want to see that.
JASON - Since when did you start liking football films?
WILLIE thinks - Yeah, fo sho!
THERESA - I just want to support Denzel, that's all.

(THERESA smiles at WILLIE.)

WILLIE thinks - Oh brother!
JASON - I guess that would be cool.
WILLIE - Jason, you are good with computers right?
JASON - Yeah, I love em.
WILLIE - Could you stop by this week and take a look at mine? It has really
been acting crazy and I dont want to lose all my files.
JASON - Sure, I know how much of a headache that can be.
WILLIE - Thanks!

(WILLIE looks back at THERESA and smiles.)

THERESA - Hey Jason baby? What are you doing on Sunday?
JASON - I don't know, probably watching the game with bros or something. Why?
THERESA - I want to go to chapel this Sunday and I was wondering if you would
take me.
JASON thinks - What?
WILLIE thinks - What?

(THERESA smiles at WILLIE.)

WILLIE - Jason, what game are you watching?
JASON - The Redskins and the Bucs.
WILLIE - Oh yeah, that game is gonna be tight. The Bucs got that slammin
offense but with the high price that Dan Snyder paid for the Redskins
defense, you know adding Deion Sanders and all, this is gonna be a good game.
JASON - You follow football?
WILLIE - That is all that we do in Alablama. The Crimson Tide ride high down
home! Ha ha ha ha ha.
JASON - So who is your favorite team?
WILLIE - Dallas of course!

(WILLIE smirks at THERESA.)

THERESA - Uh Jason, you know I was trying to keep this a secret from you, but
you forced it out of me.
JASON - Huh? Forced it out of you?
THERESA - I got you a crossing gift.
JASON - You did? But I thought you said...
THERESA - Never mind that, you moved me so much when we spoke in front of my
house that I went ahead and had a shirt made for you.
JASON - Uh...thanks.
THERESA - It has your line name and you grandfather's name on it too.
JASON - Really! Oh shit! That is the bomb! Thank you!

(JASON hugs THERESA as she looks at WILLIE and sticks her tongue out.)

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DERRICK and JUNE are on the yard talking.

DERRICK - So what's up baby? How is your day going?
JUNE - It's cool. How is yours?
DERRICK - Not bad. It's better now that I see you.

(JUNE smiles.)

JUNE - Did you eat already?
DERRICK - Yeah. Why are you hungry?
JUNE - Yeah, I am getting one of those hunger headaches.
DERRICK - I'll be right back baby.

(DERRICK pops up and trots across the yard and out of sight.)

JUNE thinks - Now where the heck is he off to in such a hurry? Sheesh!

(JUNE looks around the yard. It is kind of empty. Before she looks back
around, DERRICK is back.)

DERRICK - Here you go sweetie.
JUNE - What is this?

(JUNE opens the bag that DERRICK just handed to her)

DERRICK - It's your favorite. Hot dog, with mustard and ketchup. Bag of fries
and a snapple.
JUNE - You ran there that quick?
DERRICK - Nothing is too good for my baby.

(JUNE smiles.)

JUNE - Oh you are the sweetest.
DERRICK - No boo, you are the sweetest.

(JUNE starts to eat her hot dog.)

DERRICK - You know June, I have been thinking. We have been dating ever since
both of us came to Ahpla. It's been perfect. Until...ya know...recently?
JUNE - Umm hmm.
DERRICK - And I know I said a lot of things lately, but the time we spent
apart helped me to do a lot of reflecting and soul searching.
JUNE - Really?
DERRICK - Most def. I needed to do some thinking and sorting of things. And I
have come to really realize that I don't want to walk this journey without
you.

(JUNE smiles)

DERRICK - I was so alone. I really didn't have anyone to laugh with. I just
laugh from the feeling I get when I make you laugh. I had nobody to explain
basketball too. I was straight lonely.
JUNE - Really?
DERRICK - It probably didn't affect you the same way because you were
constantly busy pledging. But I had nothing to do but to think about you and
us.

(JUNE remembers what her spec OCTAVIA said about being careful about
DERRICK.)
DERRICK - So I don't want to rush you or anything. I just wanted to let you
know where my head is at and what my real feelings are.

(Silence.)

JUNE - Derrick, I have to ask you something. And I need to know the truth.
DERRICK - Anything.
JUNE - What happened between you and April? What was up with that?

(DERRICK looks away.)

DERRICK - That was...that was nothing more than a big mistake. I never
approached her on some dating shit. That is how she came at me. And if she is
telling you anything else, she is lying. She may come at you and try to put
shit on me because she is your soror and all. But let her say that shit in
front of me and you together. I bet she would change her story then.
JUNE - April hasn't said anything to me. I am asking you.
DERRICK - Well my answer is this. You are the only girl I want to be with.
You are the only girl I love. You are the only girl I have ever made love to.
JUNE - So are you saying that you didn't sleep with April?
APRIL - Oh Derrick, it feels so good!
DERRICK - You like that?
APRIL - Oh yes! Oh yes!
DERRICK - Say my name!
APRIL thinks - Katrice!
APRIL - Derrick!
DERRICK - Hell no I didn't sleep with April! I haven't slept with anyone. You
are the only girl I would ever sleep with and have ever slept with since I
have been at Ahpla University!

(DERRICK turns around as someone interrupts what he is saying to JUNE.)

CARYN - Well if you never slept with anyone but June, how the hell did I get
pregnant with your baby?

Episode 11
This weeks episode begins in the basement of Tandy Hall. NINO has met LARRY there to go
over a few step
LARRY - Thanks for meeting me bruh.
NINO - No problem. You know I had to make sure the neos had the technique down.
LARRY - True indeed.
NINO - So what do you need for me to show you?
LARRY - Well the thing is, I pick up steps real quick...
NINO - Yeah I noticed.
LARRY -...so I just need to know what order I should start to put things together for the
step show at homecoming. Like what should we start off with? Cold and cocky or
something?
NINO - Oh hell no!
LARRY - Ok, that is why I am glad that you are here. I wouldnt know what to start with.
NINO - Let me break it down for you. Steps like cold and cocky are yard steps. Steps like
uh...confusion, they are show steps. You really dont want to mix the two because yard
steps look whack as hell in a stepshow and show steps get stolen by other greeks on the
yard.
LARRY - Wow, step theft!
NINO - Oh it happens. Ha ha ha!
LARRY - Ok, well that makes sense. So I need to stick to show steps?
NINO - Right. Like remember this one that I was showing you before?
(NINO starts to do a step to show LARRY.)
LARRY - Whoa whoa man! I dont want you jumping up and down and getting your chest all
worked up.
NINO laughing - Man, I am fine. Yall been treating me like I am a little old lady or
something.
LARRY - You heard what the doctor said.
NINO - Yeah and I know how I feel too. I feel fine. Watch.
(NINO starts jumping around frantically to prove his point. He even does a flip.)
LARRY - Damn Nino, I am more nervous than you! Ha ha ha ha.
NINO - I told you to calm down. I just did all that and I flipped and I am not even out of
breath. I feel great. It is good to work up a sweat every now and then.
LARRY - If you say so.
NINO - Say bruh, follow this step real quick.
LARRY - Ok go ahead.
NINO - Start on your left foot, and move like this.
(NINO begins to step and LARRY follows.)
NINO - Now you spin around but its on the delay.
LARRY - Oh ok. A small pause. Do that again.
(NINO does it again.)
NINO - Now once you come back around, the beat is duh dah, duh dah, dah, clap clap.
Larry - Duh dah, duh dah, dah, clap clap...ok... duh dah, duh dah, dah, clap clap. Got it.
NINO - Ok now do it with me full speed. Ready?
LARRY - Ready.
NINO - A...phi...oh...six!
(NINO and LARRY do the step, the spin and the ending.)
NINO - Say there bruh, you do pick up quick. You are nuttin nice.
LARRY - But I aint even on your level bruh.
NINO - Whatever! Ha ha ha ha ha!
(The door leading to the basement opens and JASON and REGGIE come through.)
JASON - Whats up bros.
LARRY - Whats up man.
REGGIE - Whats up sands?
NINO - Aint too much bruh. How you?
(NINO and REGGIE grip each other.)
REGGIE - I am chilling but what are you doing here?
NINO - I came through to help out but now that I am here, I need to talk to you guys so I
am glad that we are all here.
LARRY - Cool, whats up man?
NINO -Yall know how important stepping is as a tradition in this chapter. And I know you all
know that I love to step and represent!
JASON - Yeah, we know that. You be gettin busy dude.
NINO - Well unless you are inside me, you really dont understand what it feels like. To
me...to me, stepping is much more than just learning a routine and doing it. I perform when
I step. I love Alpha and I try my best to choreograph the tightest routines to bring the
competition to its knees.
LARRY - I hear it.
NINO - But more important than the competition of stepping, stepping has become a part of
my life. I never thought I would understand when an athlete retires and then brings his old
ass back on the field to play another year. But now I think I know.
JASON thinks - Thats kind of deep.
NINO - Stepping is an expression for me and I am not a quiet person. In other words, this is
my voice and I cant keep it shut.
REGGIE - What are you saying sands?
(silence.)
NINO - Bros, I am way to young to call it quits. I have to step with yall.
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Our scenes change and we find ALEXIS who is in the Ahpla Univeristy bookstore.
ALEXIS thinks - Damn, I hate the fact that the price of books nowadays is more than the
price of education!
(ALEXIS looks down the aisle for the textbook she is looking for.)
ALEXIS - Uh...I guess this is it. Damn this book is big!
(ALEXIS grabs the book and begins to page through it. She notices out of the corner of her
eye that a guy has walked into the aisle looking for books also. ALEXIS looks to see who it
is.)
ALEXIS thinks - Oh no!
(ALEXIS quickly turns her back so the guy wont see that it is her. She slowly tries to walk
in the other direction.)
RONNIE - Alexis?
(ALEXIS stops and turns around.)
ALEXIS thinks - Damn!
ALEXIS - Hello Ronnie, I didnt see you standing there.
RONNIE - Hi, how are you doing?
ALEXIS - I am fine.
(silence.)
ALEXIS - How are you Ronnie?
RONNIE - Im ok.
(silence.)
RONNIE - This seems so awkward Alexis and we used to be cooler than this.
ALEXIS - Yeah.
RONNIE - Alexis, I am sorry for the way things went down. I never meant to hurt you, I
started off trying to help. Not even hating.
ALEXIS - Uh huh.
RONNIE - I am serious Alexis. You are a nice girl and you deserve to be treated with
respect. That is all I was trying to do. I never meant for things to turn sour between us. If I
would have known that that was going to happen, I would have minded my business.
ALEXIS - I appreciate you trying to help me Ronnie. No doubt. But I question your motives.
If you are helping me to not see me get dogged out, then fine. But if you are doing it as
some sick attempt to beat Bobby at some game...well I aint no chess piece.
RONNIE - Naw, like I said, thats not it at all. And now that the smoke has cleared and the
situation is not as hot, maybe you can see me for who I really am. Now that all the
confusion from Bobby is in the past.
(Neither ALEXIS nor RONNIE noticed someone kneeling down listening just one aisle over.)
TRINA thinks - Oh this is perfect! Just perfect! Hee hee.
(TRINA walks crouched over toward the exit.)
TRINA thinks - This is gonna be a beautiful set up! I love it!
(TRINA walks upright and walks out quickly trying not to be noticed. Once she gets outside,
she jogs across the street and enters the nearest building on campus. She heads straight
for the pay phone and dials.)
QUINTONs ANSWERING MACHINE - This is Quinton, I am not...
TRINA thinks - Dammit!
QUINTONs ANSWERING MACHINE - ...but if you leave...Hello? Hello?
TRINA - Quinton?
QUINTON - Hold on.
(QUINTON turns off his answering machine.)
QUINTON - Ok hello.
TRINA - Hi Quinton, this is Trina.
QUINTON - Hi Trina, whats going on?
TRINA - Im just hanging out. Listen, I was wondering if you were busy this weekend.
QUINTON - I dont think so. Whats up?
TRINA - Well I got some tickets to a show but I am not going to be able to go, me and
Bobby will be busy. So I was wondering if you wanted them.
QUINTON - Well what kind of show is it?
TRINA - Mary J. Blige.
QUINTON - What? Sure! I would love to see her, she is the bomb!
TRINA - Good. Well I got two tickets. Maybe you can take Alexis as a surprise.
QUINTON - Right! That is a great idea! I will ask Alexis out and not tell her the details.
TRINA - That would be real nice. She should like that and really be surprised.
QUINTON - Hey Trina, thanks a lot! I appreciate it!
TRINA - My pleasure. I will call you later and tell you how you can pick up the tickets from
me ok?
QUINTON - Cool, thanks again!
TRINA - Ok honey. Talk to you later.
QUINTON - Bye.
(TRINA hangs up, waits a second and dials again.)
BOBBY - Hello?
TRINA smiling - Hi baby.
BOBBY - Hey.
TRINA smiling - You busy?
BOBBY - No, whats up with you?
TRINA smiling - Baby, I was just in the bookstore and you will never guess who I saw.
BOBBY - Who?
TRINA smiling - Alexis.
BOBBY thinks - Alexis! My baby!
BOBBY - Oh yeah, what is so unbelievable about that?
TRINA smiling - The unbelievable part is that I overheard a conversation that she was
having with Ronnie.
BOBBY thinks - What!
TRINA smiling - Baby, it is a good thing you broke up with her. Seems as if she was
cheating on you with Ronnie while you were cheating on her with me.
BOBBY - What!
(BOBBYs heart drops.)
TRINA smiling - I guess it was just karma. It was best for you two to break up.
BOBBY - Are you sure about that?
TRINA smiling - Positive. I heard them talking with my own ears.
BOBBY - Well Ill be dammed. I guess what goes around comes around huh?
BOBBY thinks - Oh shit!
TRINA smiling - I guess. So things happened the way that they did for a reason.
BOBBY - Yeah I guess.
TRINA smiling - Well I just wanted to tell you that. I will call you later or I might just come
over.
BOBBY - Ok.
(BOBBY feels tears coming.)
TRINA smiling - I love you baby.
BOBBY - I love you too.
(TRINA hangs up, waits a second and dials again.)
AGENT - Ticketmaster, how may I help you?
TRINA - Hi, I am calling to see if you have any more tickets to the Mary J. Blige concert.
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We rejoin JUNE and DERRICK on the yard who were just joined by CARYN.
CARYN - Well if you never slept with anyone but June, how the hell did I get pregnant with
your baby?
(DERRICK drops his head back and laughs loud and slow. Very cocky and sarcastically.)
DERRICK laughing - I dont believe this bullshit.
(DERRICK turns to face CARYN.)
DERRICK - Look Apri...uh...I mean Caryn...
(JUNE hears DERRICK and turns her attention from CARYNs stomach to him.)
JUNE - Nigga what? What did you say? Oh I see how you rolling! Im out!
(JUNE quickly gets up and begins to walk away.)
DERRICK - June wait! Wait!
CARYN - Ha ha ha ha ha ha!
(JUNE walks away and doesnt turn back.)
JUNE thinks - He had April on the brain while he was just talking to me about fixing things
with us! Now he screwed around with Caryn? What the hell? I knew it! Why was I so stupid
all along! I shouldve followed my own istinct from the beginning! I knew that nigga was
cheating!
(JUNE continues to walk quickly as she approaches the dorm.)
JUNE thinks - Damn, I have been a fool! He got some chick pregnant!
(JUNE knocks on the door and OCTAVIA opens it.)
OCTAVIA - Hey spec!
JUNE - Hi!
(JUNE walks in.)
OCTAVIA - Whats the matter?
JUNE - I just found out that it is true, Derrick has been cheating on me. All this time.
OCTAVIA - What! Are you ok?
JUNE - Yeah, Im cool. But this answers a lot of questions for me. Things that I have
wondered about regarding Derrick now make much more sense.
OCTAVIA - Wow!
JUNE - But there is one thing that I am not sure about and I am not sure how to handle this
situation.
OCTAVIA - Whats that?
JUNE - I need to find out exactly what happened between April and Derrick. I never asked
and I have been skating around the issue. Every time I see April, I want to ask her. On line
I wanted to kick her ass.
(OCTAVIA laughs.)
JUNE - But now I need to know for my own sanity.
OCTAVIA - Ok.
JUNE - But being that I am a neophyte and April is my prophyte, I dont know how to
approach her on something like that. You know what I mean?
OCTAVIA - I know exactly what you are saying. But you cant let that deter you. Yes she is
older in AKA then you are. But you need to talk to her on some ol woman to woman stuff.
Leave AKA at the door for a minute and get down to business. The business of finding out
what happened with your man.
JUNE - You think it will go over well?
OCTAVIA - I dont know. It may go over bad. But the point is, it cant go over until you mke
the first step and step to her like a woman.
JUNE - Youre right spec. Thank you!
(JUNE and OCTAVIA hug and JUNE is on her way again.)
JUNE thinks - I am going to get to the bottom of this shit right now!
(JUNE quickly gets to the Ivy Tower and gets up to PJ and APRILs room.)
PJ - Hey line sister.
JUNE - Hi Peej. Whats going on?
PJ - Nothing how are you?
JUNE - Im ok. I am looking for April. Is she here?
PJ - No, she isnt. I thinks she is over in Katrices room.
JUNE - Ok, I will call you later and fill you in on whats going on. I have to get to Katrices
room fast!
PJ - Huh? Wait!
(Before PJ can protest, JUNE has disappeared down the hall.)

Episode 12
MONA is in her room on her computer.
MONA thinks - I think Im gonna check out black planet.
(MONA starts to type the URL for blackplanet.com.)
MONA thinks - Actually, let me go onto skeephi first. Maybe some of my peeps are on there.
(MONA goes to skeephi.com and logs into the chat room as MSSEXY08.)
MONA thinks - Damn, none of my peeps are up in here now. I dont know most of these
people.
(MONA logs out of the chat room and goes to blackplanet.com.)
MONA - I love this site, it is so cool!
(There is a knock on the door.)
MONA - Just a minute!
(MONA logs off. And gets up to open the door.)
MONA - Hi mommy! Skeewee!
SOROR FERGUSON - Hello sweetie.
MONA - What brings you by?
(SOROR FERGUSON comes in.)
SOROR FERGUSON - I was nearby and I wanted to see if you were in. I wanted to get a
chance to talk to you about a few things.
MONA - Sure mommy. Let me put on some tea ok?
SOROR FERGUSON - Ok baby.
(MONA turns the water on and gets the kettle.)
MONA - So whats up soror?
SOROR FERGUSON - Mona, I cant say that I am too pleased with your performance within
the organization so far.
MONA - Huh? What are you talking about?
SOROR FERGUSON - Mona, where were you when the meeting was going on?
MONA - What meeting?
SOROR FERGUSON - The chapter meeting.
MONA - Oh that?
SOROR FERGUSON - Yes that!
MONA - Oh mommy, that is no big deal. I was talking to Miri. Mommy he is so deep! He
wrote a poem for me right on the spot. It gave me goose bumps!
SOROR FERGUSON - Mona, that meeting was very important! Not only was it your first
meeting as a soror, but the chapter was up for investigation regarding the allegations that
you made yourself! How could you miss that meeting?
MONA - Oh was that going on?
(silence.)
MONA - Well I will just press the charges at the next little meeting.
SOROR FERGUSON - You cant pursue the charges now Mona! The charges have been
dropped.
MONA - Dropped? How can that be? They were unfair to me and I want the chapter
suspended!
SOROR FERGUSON - Mona, you cant make a claim if you are not there. Soror Bergen
extended the time to give you full opportunity to show up. You didnt show and the charges
had to be dropped. The issue is dead.
MONA - Well we just need to call Soror Bergen back and bring the issue back to life. You
have influence. Call her. Doesnt your chapter founder status mean anything? Gosh.
(MONA gets the water that is now boiling. She pours the hot water into two cups with tea
bags and brings one to her mother.)
MONA - They shouldnt be able to get away with what they did. They made a deserving
person like me go through hell to get AKA. That isnt fair. And I found myself pledging extra
hard because of it.
SOROR FERGUSON - Pledging extra hard?
MONA - Pledging is an internal process. You know that. I had to pledge in my own mind.
And trust me, I pledged hard. All that stress was not necessary.
SOROR FERGUSON - Mona, if you think that your cause is so urgent and important, why
didnt you come to the meeting and state your claim?
MONA - I really didnt know that you could only suspend a chapter once a week. I figured, I
could chill out with Miri this week and suspend the chapter next week.
SOROR FERGUSON - But sweetie, why would you be so intent on suspending a chapter that
you are a neophyte in? Some of the fondest memories that I have in my life come from my
chapter sisters and my line sisters. Especially when I first came in.
MONA - Oh I didnt mean to suspend myself. What I was going to do, well am going to do
when you call Soror Bergen back, is suspend everyone but myself. In my claim, I have
stated Max, Sylvia, PJ, April, Octavia, June and Katrice. That way, I will be president of the
chapter and in charge of intake of the next line. Once the new girls come in, there will be
harmony in AKA on campus.
(MONA smiles.)
SOROR FERGUSON - Mona you cant do that.
MONA - Why not? Oh dont worry, its nothing personal. I still love all those guys. You know,
Sylvia and them and of course my sands, PJ and them. But this is business. Once they
decide to act right, I could always recend my suspension and let them back in.
SOROR FERGUSON - Mona dear, it doesnt work that way. If you suspend the chapter, the
chapter goes down for at least five years. And that includes you. You would not be able to
bring any new girls in. You would not have anything to bring them into.
MONA - Oh. Oh well. It wasnt that important anyhow. Let me tell you more about Miri. I am
helping him finish this really good project he is doing on black greeks.
(SOROR FERGUSON puts her cup down.)
SOROR FERGUSON - Mona, a minute ago you were so intent on your claim. Now you change
the subject like it really doesnt matter that much to you. I dont think you are taking this
sisterhood very serious at all.
MONA - That isnt true mommy. I take this sisterhood serious.
SOROR FERGUSON - How so?
(MONA puts her cup down.)
MONA - Be right back, it is so chilly in here.
(MONA goes into her trunk and pulls out her mothers AKA sweatshirt.)
MONA - Thats better. Now what were you saying?
(silence.)
SOROR FERGUSON - I said, you dont seem to take this organization too serious. This is a
serious thing Mona. It isnt something that should be taken lightly.
MONA - It is a serious matter huh? Hee ha ha ha hee ha hee ha.
(silence.)
MONA - Sorry.
SOROR FERGUSON - Mona, I think you have really let me down.
(MONA gets a serious look on her face.)
MONA - Mommy, trust me. I do take AKA serious. I really do. This was one of the best
things I have ever done in my life. Pledging into my mommys sisterhood has been a dream
of mine ever since I was a little girl. And now I finally have done it. I am very happy and I
know that I did the right thing.
SOROR FERGUSON - How are you sure?
MONA - Because my mommy did it first.
(silence.)
SOROR FERGUSON - Come here baby!
(SOROR FERGUSON and MONA hug.)
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JUNE is on her way to her line sister KATRICEs room to talk to APRIL.
JUNE thinks - I have to find out. I know April will tell me if I am honest with her. I am a
soror now and I know she will tell me. I have been sick about the idea of her and Derrick for
too long!
(JUNE imagines.)
DERRICK - Hey baby.
APRIL - Hey D.
(APRIL gives DERRICK a big hug.)
JUNE thinks - Dammit!
(JUNE imagines.)
APRIL - Why do you know so much history Ivy June? You are trying to shine arent you?
IVY JUNE - No Big Sister April Shower.
APRIL laughing - Well why doesnt Ivy Presjina know as much as you do? You dont care
enough about her to teach her what you know do you?
IVY JUNE - I do, I do care about her Big Sister April Shower.
APRIL - No you dont Ivy! You just care about yourself!
IVY JUNE thinks - I just care about whipping your ass Big Sister April Shower!
(JUNE giggles to herself.)
JUNE thinks - Line was a trip! I hated April.
(JUNE imagines.)
APRIL - Congratulations soror! I knew you could do it!
(APRIL gives JUNE a big hug.)
JUNE - Thank you April.
APRIL - I know that I was hard on yall. But that is because I saw the potential that yall had
as a line and especially you as a person. I am very proud of you...of all of you.
JUNE - Thank you soror!
JUNE thinks - I have had so many mixed emotions.
(JUNE gets to KATRICEs dorm. Students that dont live there are supposed to sign in at the
front desk. But as a group of students walks in, JUNE blends in with them and walks
upstairs.)
JUNE thinks - Good! I sure didnt feel like signing in and then waiting for Katrice to come
down and sign me to come up. Sheesh!
(JUNE walks up to KATRICEs floor and then to her room.)
JUNE thinks - Wow, I havent been down this hall since we were on line. I remember the
time we came over here to stop for a five minute break and overslept for an hour! Hee hee.
(JUNE gets to the door and hears a faint noise from inside.)
NOISE - Oooh, oh yes...oh yes...uhhhh...oh yes...yes! Ooohh...
(Before thinking, JUNE knocks on the door. The sounds suddenly cease.)
JUNE thinks - Damn, what the hell is wrong with me? Why did I knock? Katrice is getting
her groove on! Damn! I didnt mean to interrupt!
(JUNE notices an eye come to the peephole from inside.)
KATRICE - Um...just a minute.
JUNE - Uh, Im sorry sands. I could leave and...
(JUNE hears movement inside.)
JUNE - Katrice, I can come back...
JUNE thinks - She cant hear me.
(JUNE knocks again to tell KATRICE that she can come back later.)
KATRICE - Im coming!
JUNE - Sands, I can come...
(The door opens.)
KATRICE - Hey sands. Whats up?
JUNE - Hey, I was saying that I could come back.
(KATRICE has already walked back into the room and left the door open. She didnt even
hear what JUNE said.)
JUNE thinks - Gosh! I am so embarrassed.
(JUNE walks into the room and closes the door behind her.)
APRIL - Hey June, whats up?
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Next we are in NINO and GREGGs room. NINO and GREGG are there with CANDACE and
SHAREESA.
SHAREESA - Are you sure yall dont wanna come?
GREGG - Yeah, this is gonna be cool. Special preview of Bamboozled right on campus.
SHAREESA - The preview looked real good.
NINO - Thanks but we are just gonna chill out tonight.
CANDACE - Yeah.
CANDACE thinks - Dag, I really want to see that.
NINO - We will hang out with yall some other time.
GREGG - Alright man, see yall later.
SHAREESA - Bye yall.
CANDACE - See ya.
(GREGG goes to the closet and grabs his jacket and SHAREESAs jacket.)
SHAREESA - Thank you pooh.
(GREGG smiles.)
GREGG thinks - I hope Nino didnt hear that! I will never hear the end of it.
GREGG - Later yo.
NINO - Peace bruh.
(GREGG and SHAREESA walk out and close the door behind them.)
NINO - You want a cool drink?
CANDACE - Yeah.
(NINO walks into the kitchen.)
CANDACE -Nino, why didnt you want to see the movie? It looks real good.
NINO - Actually, I did. But I need to talk to you. I thought we could spend a quiet evening
at home tonight and talk.
CANDACE - Oh ok, cool. That sounds sweet.
(NINO sits down next to CANDACE.)
CANDACE - So what did you want to talk about baby?
(silence.)
NINO - Um...hold on.
(NINO grabs the remote and pushes play. The new Boyz II Men album starts.)
NINO - Just wanted to hear something mellow.
CANDACE - Ok.
(silence.)
CANDACE - I thought you said you wanted to talk? You aint saying much.
(NINO takes a deep breath.)
NINO - I spoke to the step team.
(CANDACE gets a stern look on her face.)
CANDACE - And?
NINO - And...and...I am going to step in the show at homecoming.
CANDACE - Oh the hell you are not!
(CANDACE puts her glass down.)
NINO - Baby, you dont understand. I have to step.
CANDACE - No Nino, you have to live! Why are you doing this to yourself?
NINO - What? I am not doing anything to myself. There isnt anything to worry about.
(CANDACE stands up.)
CANDACE - Are you crazy or something? The doctors told you that you cant step anymore!
(CANDACE starts to cry.)
CANDACE - They told you that you cant step anymore! Why in the world do you want to put
your life in danger? Why! Stepping is not that important!
(NINO stands up. CANDACE starts to cry hard.)
NINO - That is my whole point! You dont understand, stepping is very important to me! It
is everything to me!
CANDACE screams - Well what am I to you? You dont care about us! What about our
future? You are going to risk all that!
(NINO raises his voice to be heard.)
NINO screams - No I am not! I love you! I am fine, but you have to believe me!
CANDACE screams - If you loved me, you wouldnt do this!
NINO screams - If you loved me, you wouldnt make me choose!
CANDACE screams - Dammit Nino you should choose life! What the hell!
NINO screams - I am! I am trying! My life is for me to enjoy! I enjoy stepping! More than
you can possibly understand!
CANDACE screams - Oh so I dont fucking understand you now! Is that what you are
saying?
NINO screams - Stop cursing! If you dont undertstand the way my heart is into this art
form...(cough)...then you (cough) dont understand me!
CANDACE screams - I understand that you are selfish! All you care about is yourself, not
about the people that really care about you!
NINO screams - (cough)..I do (cough) care about yo(cough...cough...cough)...
(NINO grabs his chest and goes to grab his glass of soda.)
CANDACE - Nino! Are you alright?
(NINO knocks the glass over and falls on one knee.)

Episode 13
We begin this weeks episode with NINO and CANDACE. They have begun to argue over
whether or not NINO should step with the Alphas in the homecoming stepshow. NINO has
begun coughing badly.
CANDACE - Nino are you ok?
(NINO is on one knee, coughing and holding his chest.)
CANDACE - Oh my God!
(CANDACE runs to the kitchen and grabs some orange juice out of the fridge. She also
grabs the cordless phone. She runs back. She is crying.)
CANDACE crying - Oh my God! Nino, drink this while I call for some help.
NINO - cough...Im fine. Im ok...cough.
(NINO stands up and casually drinks the orange juice. He catches his breath.)
NINO - Baby, put the phone down, I am fine.
CANDACE - Nino, you scared the shit out of me!
NINO - Come here.
(NINO holds CANDACE as she cries in his arms.)
CANDACE crying - You cant step Nino. I cant take it. Please dont do this to yourself.
NINO - Shhh. Shhhh. Everything is gonna be alright baby. Be quiet. Im ok. I just lost my
wind there for a second. But I feel fine ok?
CANDACE - K.
NINO - Just let me hold you baby for a minute until you calm down ok?
CANDACE - K.
(CANDACE slowly stops crying. NINO still holds her.)
NINO - You alright?
CANDACE - Yeah.
NINO - Ok baby, sit down right here.
(CANDACE sits down.)
NINO - I want to show you something.
(CANDACE wipes her eyes.)
CANDACE - What?
NINO - Ask me a question.
CANDACE - Huh?
NINO - Ask me a question baby. Anything.
CANDACE - Uh...how do you feel?
(NINO slaps his chest, smiles and then enthusiastically claps under his leg.)
NINO - What did it seem like my response said?
CANDACE - That you are alright I guess.
NINO - Right, exactly baby. Now go ahead, ask me somthing else.
CANDACE - Ok...uh...what time is it?
(NINO looks at his watch. He then starts to do an Alpha train step. He breaks the train six
times with a large pause. Then he stops.)
CANDACE - Six?
NINO - Yes!
CANDACE - Ok that is cute, but what is the point?
NINO - This is the point, greeks step and do stepshows because it is cute, or they get the
audience to cheer. Or the formations are tight or maybe the costumes are bangin. But I
communicate when I step. That is what stepping is. That is where it came from.
(NINO starts to do a slow silent foot slap step.)
NINO - See this? This what I am doing?
CANDACE - Uh huh.
NINO - The miners in South Africa used to do this to entertain themselves. They couldnt
play no radio blastin No Limit Soldiers!
CANDACE - Ha ha ha.
NINO - This is called the gumboot dance. See? Stand up.
(CANDACE hesitates.)
NINO - Come on, try it.
CANDACE smiling - Ok.
NINO - Listen to this rhythm. After I explain this, we are gonna communicate and I wont
say another word ok?
CANDACE - Ok.
NINO - Hit slap step, hit slap slap, step hit step clap! Ok? Hit slap step, hit slap slap, step
hit step clap! Then just do it again. Hit slap step, hit slap slap, step hit step clap!
CANDACE - Hit slap step...
NINO - Right, keep going. Hit slap step, hit slap slap, step hit step clap!
(CANDACE slowly starts to do it.)
CANDACE - Hit slap step, hit slap slap, step... Hit slap step, hit slap slap, step...damn! Hit
slap step, hit slap slap, step hit....
(NINO nods and smiles.)
CANDACE - Hit slap step, hit slap slap, step hit step clap!
(CANDACE giggles.)
CANDACE - Hit slap step, hit slap slap, step hit step clap! Hit slap step, hit slap slap, step hit
step clap!
(They are doing it together so NINO picks up the speed. Hit slap step, hit slap slap, step hit
step clap! Hit slap step, hit slap slap, step hit step clap!)
CANDACE - So what are we saying now?
(NINO turns and motions to CANDACE to keep going. She understands and keeps it up. He
then changes what he does. The beat sounds the same but he is doing something different.)
CANDACE - Ok, I got you! I got you!
(NINO points to his heart while stepping, then kisses his hand. He then blows CANDACE a
kiss. He doesnt miss a beat. He then points to her to do the same.)
CANDACE thinks - Damn, can I do two things at once?
(CANDACE tries it... Hit slap step...points at herself...hit slap slap...kisses her own hand...
step hit step clap...blows the kiss to NINO.)
CANDACE - Hee hee hee. I did it!
(CANDACE keeps it going. NINO then changes and begins to do one of CANDACEs Sigma
Gamma Rho steps.)
CANDACE - Oh uh uh!
(CANDACE starts to do the Alpha train. The beats come in together perfectly.)
NINO - Ha ha ha ha ha!
CANDACE - What you got for me now?
NINO - Shhhh!
(CANDACE gives a face as if to say that she forgot she wasnt supposed to talk. NINO nods
and they keep going.)
CANDACE thinks - He is stepping so well, not coughing or anything! Wow!
(NINO motions that they are gonna finish. CANDACE understands.)
CANDACE thinks - I guess there should be a breakdown...right...five...six...seven...here!
(As CANDACE starts to break it down, so does NINO. They both do sixteen beats and stop at
the same time with their hands in the air.)
NINO - Woooo!
CANDACE - Damn! That was tight! How do you feel though?
NINO - Never better! See what I mean? This shit is deep ! How did you understand
everything I was saying? I didnt say a word. I want to take this art form back to where it
used to be. Back to where it needs to be. You feel me?
CANDACE - Yes, yes I do. I know your passion. I just dont want to see you hurt yourself.
Are you sure you are ok?
(NINO is holding in his coughs in and his chest is burning.)
NINO thinks - I am getting ready to fall on the floor! Shit!
CANDACE - You sure you feel ok?
NINO - I feel fine.
CANDACE - Pomise?
(silence.)
NINO - Promise.
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BOBBY is in his room writing a letter he doesnt plan to mail.
BOBBY writes - Dear Lexi,
The words that I am about to put on this paper will not describe to you how I miss you. The
term "words cannot express" has never meant more to me. As a matter of fact, many terms
have new meaning for me nowadays. Like, you never miss a good thing til its gone. I hurt
for you so deeply that I dont breathe right. I have to consciously think about inhaling and
exhaling because if I forget to, I wont do it.
(ALEXIS house.)
QUINTON - Wow, you really can burn! This tastes great.
ALEXIS - If there is one thing that I know that I am good at, it is cooking. My mom was like
a master chef and I stood by her at the stove growing up. Ha ha ha.
QUINTON - Well call mom on the phone right now so I can thank her!
(QUINTON playfully pulls out his cell phone.)
QUINTON - Whats her number?
ALEXIS - Boy! Quit playin! Ha ha ha ha!
BOBBY writes - I think about you Alexis every moment of every day. I dream about you
when I sleep. I cry over you when I am alone. Every thing that I encounter in my day
somehow reminds me of you. When I was on campus, I saw a butterfly. I remember that is
what I used to call you. I see a whole lot of couples on the yard all of a sudden. It is
breaking my heart.
QUINTON - How exactly did you make this? This shit is off the heazy for sheazy!
ALEXIS - Well I cant give away my secrets. But just know that it is all in the spices. That is
they key.
QUINTON - Actually, I can tell that.
ALEXIS - Lots of people who prepare food dont season it. That is why it tastes bland
sometimes. But certain spices in certain amounts help to capture and bring out foods
flavor.
BOBBY writes - I dont want to complain to you about the heartbreak that I am currently
experiencing or the pain that I am going through. Firstly, I deserve every bit of it. But more
importantly, I put you through a whole lot worse. Just dealing with the things that I did and
some of the things that I said...I dont know. I am so sorry.
QUINTON - That was the best meal I have ever had.
(QUINTON plops down on the couch.)
ALEXIS - Well thank you for saying so.
QUINTON - No, thank you for preparing it for me. I really appreciate that.
(ALEXIS plops down next to QUINTON.)
ALEXIS - You only appreciate it because it was so good.
QUINTON - Naw, that aint true.
ALEXIS - So you would have appreciated it just as much and been so estatic if it were
terrible?
QUINTON - Sure! I would have just been like, hey Alexis, I really appreciate you cooking for
me...um...Ill just be in the bathroom for a few minutes. Better yet, let me call you next
week!
ALEXIS - Oh so if I couldnt cook, you would have left huh? Listen to you!
(ALEXIS hits QUINTON with a pillow.)
QUINTON - Hey! Ouch!
(They start to wrestle on the couch.)
BOBBY writes - If I could ask a favor of God, just one, I would ask him to take your pain
away. I wouldnt even ask him to back up time so I could do things all over again. Because
knowing my dumb ass, I would do things the same. Or somehow still mess up. I did some
real hard thinking on myself since you left me. I am so afraid of the term of what comes
around goes around. I would never want a daughter of mine to meet a man like me. Or
maybe I should say the man I used to be.
ALEXIS - Oh you wanna play rough huh? Dont think that because I can cook that I aint
strong and I cant beat your ass in wrestling!
QUINTON - Well bring it on! Can you smell what the Quint is cookin?
ALEXIS - Ha ha ha ha ha!
(ALEXIS and QUINTON wrestle and tumble over each other and fall on the floor.)
BOBBY writes - Alexis, I just want to hold your hand again. Promise you the world again.
Look into your eyes again. Have you trust in me again. Have you love me again. I want to
talk on the phone with you again. I want to instant message you again. I want to send you
email greetings again. I want the pledgees to bring you food to your dorm. I want to love
you again. Again? Again? I still love you.
(ALEXIS and QUINTON start to kiss on the floor.)
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Changing scenes, we revisit JUNE who has just entered KATRICEs room and surprisingly
found APRIL to be there.
APRIL - Hey June, whats up.
JUNE thinks - I could have sworn I heard...
JUNE - Hey April. What yall up to?
KATRICE - Nuttin, just chillin. Drinkin a Bud.
(They all laugh. JUNE sits down.)
KATRICE - So what brings you by sands?
JUNE - Always a pleasure to visit my sands of course...
(KATRICE smiles.)
JUNE - But I needed to speak to April about something and PJ said she might be over here.
APRIL - Oh really? Well whats up?
JUNE - Its kinda...personal.
(silence.)
KATRICE - Oh ok. My bad yall. Um, let me run down to the soda machine downstairs. Yall
can talk. You all want anything?
APRIL - Yeah, get me an iced tea.
JUNE - Im fine.
KATRICE - Ok cool.
(KATRICE grabs the key to her room and leaves. She closes the door behind her.)
APRIL - So June, whats up girl?
KATRICE thinks - I hate to listen in on my own line sister that I love, but...
(KATRICE waits right outside the door listening.)
JUNE - Im sorry to...bother you now. With this...
APRIL - Its ok. Whats on your mind?
(silence.)
JUNE - I need to ask you about your involvement with Derrick while I was pledging.
APRIL - Ok let me say this to start. I didnt know who Derrick was when we met. I didnt
know that he was your man, or ex man, or whatever. I met him in the cafeteria.
JUNE - Really? He didnt tell you anything.
APRIL - Nothing at all. Derrick is shady. He knew you were on line pledging AKA and he
knew that I was your big sister, but he said nothing.
JUNE thinks - Dont call him shady!
JUNE - But how do you know that he knew that you were an AKA? Maybe he didnt know.
APRIL - He knew because he told me that he knew. He couldve easily told me that he was
your man...or your ex man.
JUNE - So how did you find out?
APRIL - Octavia told me, later.
(KATRICE is nervous that APRIL will reveal her secret.)
JUNE - So what exactly happened between yall?
(silence.)
(KATRICE moves closer to the door.)
APRIL - You want to know if I slept with him?
(JUNE gets a chill over her body and feels like she needs to throw up.)
(silence.)
(APRIL remembers.)
DERRICK - You like that? Huh you like that?
APRIL - Oooh yes, I like that!
DERRICK - Whats my name?
APRIL thinks - Katrice!
APRIL - Derrick! Oh Derrick!
DERRICK - You can leave if you want. But if I were you, Id stay. Unless of course you want
me to spread the word that you prefer females to lick on you instead of guys.
APRIL - What did you say?
DERRICK - I said, order my shit.
APRIL - What did you say?
DERRICK - You can leave if you want. But if I were you, Id stay. Unless of course you want
me to spread the word that you prefer females to lick on you instead of guys.
DERRICK - I said, order my shit.
(silence.)
JUNE - Yeah. Basically, I want to know if you slept with Derrick.
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We rejoin DERRICK who is still standing on the yard in disbelief that JUNE left. CARYN is still
laughing.
CARYN - Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
DERRICK - I dont see whats so fuckin funny!
CARYN - Im sorry, hee hee, dont mean to bust out laughing. But playa, you aint got no
mack skills! Ha ha ha ha ha! How you gonna say Aprils name when you talking to me?
DERRICK - Shut the hell up.
CARYN - Ha ha ha, sorry Derrick. But on the real, I didnt come here to bust up your
groove.
DERRICK - Well you sure did. I may have just lost June!
CARYN - No, you did just lose June. And it wasnt my fault, it was yours. Lets be real. Your
game aint tight and it never was. So that is your fault player, not mine.
DERRICK - Whatever.
CARYN - But enough about that. As you can see, I am very much pregnant.
DERRICK - I see.
CARYN - And as you can see, I dont get down with no abortions.
DERRICK - Me neither.
CARYN - Good, so does that mean that you are going to act responsibly with this kid?
DERRICK - What kind of a man do you think I am? Of course I am. I aint gonna have no
babies walking around without a father. That shit happened to me and it aint cool.
CARYN - Really?
DERRICK - Yeah. Nigga bounces out of my life because he wasnt fucking man enough to
handle his business.
CARYN - Damn.
DERRICK - I met his ass for the first time three years ago.
CARYN - Wow, where did you meet him?
DERRICK - He found out that I was ballin. So he came to my final game in high school. He
knew that I got picked to play ball for Ahpla. So he came to see my farewell game.
CARYN - How did you feel seeing him?
DERRICK - I wanted to kick his ass. My whole family was there with a banner and shit. They
had food back at the house, you know because I was graduating. It was like a big deal.
Then his ass shows up. Killed the mood.
CARYN - Damn. Well I am sorry to hear that shit.
DERRICK - Yeah.
(silence.)
DERRICK - That is why I am the way that I am. I would never abandon a child, especially
my own. Fuck that coward shit.
CARYN - Thank you Derrick. That means a lot.
(silence.)
(CARYN walks over and hugs DERRICK. He hugs her back. While they hug, CARYN looks
past DERRICKs shoulder and sees TRINA approaching.)
CARYN thinks - Oh shit!
CARYN - Stay here, I will be right back ok?
DERRICK - Alright.
(CARYN walks quickly toward TRINA who is looking pissed off.)
TRINA - Im gonna kick your ass you ho!
CARYN - Wait Trina, before you do anything! I have something to tell you.
TRINA - What bitch, this better be good!
CARYN - Look, I know what I did was wrong but I aint trying to come between you and
Bobby. Especially now that things are looking to be on the up and up with you two.
(silence.)
CARYN - So I told Derrick that it is his baby.
(TRINA looks at DERRICK sitting on the bench with his head in his hands.)
TRINA - You did what?
CARYN - Trina, if Bobby finds out that this baby is his, he may leave you. I dont want that
to happen so lets just play along that it is Derricks. He already told me that he doesnt
believe in abortion either. So he is down to be a responsible dad.
TRINA - Really?
CARYN - Yeah. Lets call a truce. You my dawg and I aint trying to mess that up. Peace?
(silence.)
TRINA - Peace!
(CARYN and TRINA hug.)
CARYN - Now listen, this is something that has to stay between the two of us. If anybody
finds out that this baby is not Derricks and it is Bobbys, we will both be shit out of luck.
TRINA - Youre right.
CARYN - So I wont tell anybody and you cant either. Agreed?
(TRINA remembers.)
TRINA - The baby is not yours Gregg, its Bobbys!
GREGG - What!
TRINA - The baby is not yours Gregg, its Bobbys!
GREGG - What!
TRINA - The baby is not yours Gregg, its Bobbys!
GREGG - What!
TRINA - The baby is not yours Gregg, its Bobbys!
GREGG - What!
CARYN - Agreed? You wont tell anybody right?
TRINA - Oh yeah...yeah. Sure. I wont tell anybody.
(meanwhile in Gregg's room)
GREGG - Reece! Tell me your man isnt the bomb and just mad faithful!
SHAREESA - What are you talking about?
GREGG - I told you these hos be trying to set a pla...I mean, set a brother up! Remember
when I was telling you about that chick that said that I got her pregnant?
SHAREESA - Yeah?
GREGG - Well guess what!
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THERESA is at home online.
THERESA thinks - I cant believe Ahplasphinx is already taken! Sheesh how corny can these
guys be? I gotta keep trying.
(THERESA tries another aol screen name to see if it is available.)
THERESA thinks - Damn, 3rdAlpha at aol is taken too! Good grief!
(THERESA tries again.)
THERESA thinks - How dare Willie try and take my man? She knew good and well Jason
liked me and it was just a matter of time before I started to really like him! Who the hell
would use a name like Alphatrain at aol? I am starting to run out of ideas here!
(THERESA tries one more time.)
THERESA thinks - Shes got some nerve. I guess I dont blame her though, Jason is kinda
cute. All of a sudden. Bingo! I got one!
(THERESA has set up a new aol account called Iceberg06@aol.)
THERESA thinks - Now lets see. How should I say this?
(WILLIE goes into the computer lab.)
WILLIE thinks - Oh I have new mail.
(WILLIE scrolls down the email addresses that her new mail has come from.)
WILLIE - Oh I got one from Bernadette! I havent heard from her in a minute! Iceberg06?
Isnt that one of Jasons line names?
(WILLIE opens the letter.)
ICEBERG06 - Hey girl, its Jason. How are you? I just had a few things I needed to lay on
you about our "relationship". I just need to let you know that although I do think you are
cool, I cant see us pursuing any type of deep intimate relationship with each other. Mainly
because I have serious feelings for Theresa. She is all the woman I want and need and to
be honest with you, I dont know if you are as much woman as she is.
WILLIE - What!
ICEBERG06 - Besides, you didnt seem to have any interest in me until after I got my
letters. Thats not cool Willie and you know that shit. At least I know that Theresa was there
for me before, during and after I got my shit. So I know she will have my back. With you,
you may change your mind as the wind changes direction. And I just cant trust that.
WILLIE - You have to got to be kidding me!
ICEBERG06 - I hope that there are no hard feelings, as I do want to be your friend. Just
dont speak to me on the yard because I dont want my baby to think that there is anything
possibly up between us. You can just nod to me as you go by and I will acknowledge. Take
care and good luck in tracking down a man of your own.
Jason "Iceberg Slim"
(THERESA has just finished a slice of pizza that she ordered and has decided to log back
on.)
THERESA thinks - That should be enough time.
COMPUTER - Youve got mail!
THERESA thinks - I knew it! I am a genius!
CRIMSONCOUNTRYDST@Ahpla.edu - You know what Jason, I cant believe you would even
fill my inbox with such ridiculous nonesense! If you want to lower your standards and step
to Theresa, be my guest. It just shows that you could never handle a true devastating diva!
Dont worry about me "acknowledging" you on the yard, you arent worth it!
THERESA - Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
(THERESA logs off, picks up the phone and dials.)
JASON - Hello?
THERESA - Hey J, whats up? I was sitting here just thinking about you.
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PJ is studying upstairs in the stacks section of Pearl library.
PJ thinks - I love coming up here. It is so quiet. You can barely hear a pin drop.
(PJ opens her notebook and textbook.)
PJ thinks - Now where did I leave off at?
(PJ starts to read until she hears voices from the cubicle next to hers.)
VOICES - Ooooh yes! Oh yes!
PJ think s- I know somebody didnt come up here just to...
VOICES - Ah...oooh!
PJ thinks - Gross!
(PJ quietly grabs her books and her bag and moves several cubicles over.)
PJ thinks - I cant believe negroes nowadays. What kind of respectable sister would mess
with someone in the damn library? Sheesh!
(PJ opens her books again and starts to read. She soon hears voices whispering from the
cubicle next to hers.)
PJ thinks - Now what!
From the next cubicle...
MIRI - Hi baby girl.
MONA - Hello warrior man.
(MIRI and MONA kiss.)
MIRI - How was your day?
MONA - Good. How was yours?
MIRI - Excellent. I think I am really making some progress with my project.
MONA - Really? Great, well lets see it.
(MIRI pulls out his manuscript.)
MIRI - Remember where I left off at? Right here with the pledgees on the plantation?
MONA - Oh yeah.
MIRI - Well I was able to pick it up from that point. In the very next scene, the two
pledgees that were kidnapped are brought back to the line in chains.
MONA - Oh that is a great idea. That really relates because pledgees are always getting
kindnapped by big sisters.
MIRI - And slaves were brought back in chains when they ran away.
MONA - You are so smart!
(MIRI smiles. They kiss again.)
MONA - So then what happens?
MIRI - Im not sure yet. I am still figuring that part out. You have any suggestions?
MONA - Hmmm. Actually, let me tell you about the time when I got kidnapped while on line.
MIRI - Oh cool, hold on, let me get a pen.
(MIRI reaches into his bag and gets a pen.)
MIRI - Ok, go ahead.
MONA - Ok it was me and June and Katrice. PJ wasnt there. I dont remember where she
was.
MIRI - Uh huh.
MONA - So we were going to get some food for our big sister Sylvia. Some pork fried rice.
MIRI - Uh huh.
MONA - So we are on our way and we get to the Chinese food place and Katrice goes inside
to make the order. Me and June are outside talking.
MIRI - Ok go ahead.
MONA - So June decides that she is thirsty and she wants something to drink. So she goes
inside and I am outside alone. All of a sudden Shareesa and Gregg pull up and order me to
get into the back of their car. I didnt know what to do.
MIRI - So what happened?
MONA - I got the hell in! I was so scared of the big sisters back then.
MIRI - Damn! So then what did they do?
MONA - Put it this way. If I may play the poet...
(MONA clears her throat.)
MONA - You aint never felt no pain, until you get hit in the butt with a cane!
MIRI - Are you serious?
MONA - I tell you no lie!
(They laugh together. MIRIs pager goes off.)
MIRI - Oh this is my agent. Let me go down and call him right back. Ill use the pay phone
in the lobby.
MONA - Ok sweetie.
(They kiss. MIRI leaves.)
MONA thinks - I wonder what time step practice is.
(MONA is startled as she turns and sees PJ standing at the cubicle.)
PJ - So you were kidnapped by Gregg and Shareesa huh?
(PJ starts to take her earrings off.)

Episode 14
We begin this weeks episode with JUNE who has just confronted APRIL about sleeping with
DERRICK.
(KATRICE listens closely by the door.
APRIL - You want to know if I slept with Derrick?
(APRIL remembers.)
DERRICK - You can leave if you want. But if I were you, Id stay. Unless of course you want
me to spread the word that you prefer females to lick on you instead of guys.
APRIL - What did you say?
DERRICK - I said, order my shit.
APRIL - What did you say?
DERRICK - You can leave if you want. But if I were you, Id stay. Unless of course you want
me to spread the word that you prefer females to lick on you instead of guys.
DERRICK - I said, order my shit.
(silence.)
JUNE - Yeah. Basically, I want to know if you slept with him.
DERRICK - Yo Ronnie. You know that AKA April?
RONNIE - Yeah, she is cool. Kinda cute.
DERRICK - Well dont try and push up on that man! She is eating the kitty kat!
RONNIE - What?
DERRICK - She is a lesbian! She is letting Katrice go down on her on the regular!
RONNIE - Oh shit!
DERRICK - Yo Caryn. You know that AKA April?
CARN - Yeah why?
DERRICK - Guess what? She is gay. She lets Katrice eat her out?
CARYN - What? Yuck! What a freak!
DERRICK - Yo Gregg. You know that AKA April?
GREGG - Yeah, she is PJs roommate.
DERRICK - Bruh, she goes both ways man. She let me hit it but then lets Katrice eat her
out!
GREGG - What! She on that type shit! Yo man, you know her number?
DERRICK - Yo Bobby. You know that AKA April?
BOBBY - Yeah, she is my soror.
DERRICK - Did you know she is down with girls? She lets Katrice eat her out.
BOBBY - What! I wonder if Katrice is better than me.
DERRICK - Yo Miri, you know that AKA April right?
MIRI - I think so.
DERRICK - She is gay. Goes down on other girls and everything.
MIRI - Really? Hmmm. I can do a phat poem about her up in Pharoahs!
DERRICK - Yo Willie. You know that AKA April right?
WILLIE - Sure I do. Why?
DERRICK - She is a lesbian. She gets down with Katrice.
WILLIE - What! I knew them AKAs was like that!
DERRICK - Yo Octavia, your line sister is gay! Yo Sylvia, your soror is gay. Yo Maxine, your
soror is gay. Yo Ashante, your soror is gay. Yo Shareesa, your soror is gay. Yo Gina, your
soror is gay. Yo PJ your roommate is gay. Yo Mona...Yo Mona...Yo Mona...
JUNE - April!
APRIL - Huh?
JUNE - I just asked you if you slept with Derrick and you blanked out.
APRIL - Oh I am sorry girl. I just had a real crazy thought. Sorry about that.
JUNE - Its ok.
APRIL - But about me and Derrick...no. I never slept with him. We didnt do anything.
(JUNE feels a load of pressure release. KATRICE feels a load of pressure release.)
JUNE - You didnt?
APRIL - No.
(The door opens.)
KATRICE - Sorry about the drinks sorors. The machine downstairs wasnt working. They
need to fix that shit! It never works!
APRIL - Thats alright. I need to be leaving here anyway.
JUNE - Yeah, me too.
KATRICE - Alright yall. I will catch up with yall later.
(The three hug and APRIL and JUNE begin to walk downstairs together.)
JUNE - I am sorry that I had to ask you that. But obviously that was a sensitive issue for me
and it was killing me not to know.
APRIL - I understand.
JUNE - But I must admit that I am happy to hear your answer.
APRIL thinks - Damn.
APRIL - Think nothing of it.
JUNE - No, really. I dont know how I would have felt if you had answered me differently.
APRIL - Dont even think about it. What is done is done and it is in the past.
JUNE - Yeah.
(JUNE and APRIL reach the lobby. They see GINA.)
APRIL - Whats up soror!
GINA - Hey yall.
JUNE - Whats up with you?
GINA - Nothing girl. I have an exam tomorrow. I just took a break to get something to
drink. I am dying of thirst! Ha ha ha.
(GINA turns around and drops coins in the machine. The drink comes out.)
JUNE thinks - I thought Katrice said this machine wasnt working?
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We find TRINA who is sleeping but wakes up from someone knocking on her door.
TRINA - Damn! Whats the point in scheduling late classes if people are gonna come by
early anyway! Shit!
(TRINA drags herself out of bed.)
TRINA thinks - This early, I will only be happy if this is Bobby! Hee hee.
(TRINA looks through the peep hole but cannot tell who it is.)
TRINA - Who is it?
VOICE - Delivery for Trina. Its from one eight hundred flowers maam.
TRINA - Oh shit!
(TRINA opens the door. Their is a delivery man with two dozen long stem roses.)
TRINA - Oh my gosh!
DELIVERY MAN - Just sign here.
TRINA - Sure! These are so beautiful!
DELIVERY MAN - Someone must love you.
(TRINA smiles as she is signing.)
TRINA - Thank you!
(TRINA goes back inside.)
TRINA - These roses are gorgeous! Oh and they smell so good.
(TRINA looks around and decides where she should put them.)
TRINA - Ill put them right here so everyone can see how much my baby loves me!Hee hee!
(TRINA puts them on the table and notices a card sticking out.)
TRINA - Oooh a card.
CARD - Surprise! Beautiful roses for a Beautiful girl! All the time I was chasing after
someone else and you have always been right here, under my nose! Please meet me for
dinner tonight at the Cheesecake Factory.
TRINA - Whooopee!
(TRINA dances around her apartment holding up the card.)
TRINA - Finally! After all this time! It worked! Bobby is mine! Yes! Yes! Yes!
(TRINA runs back into her bedroom and kisses her picture of BOBBY.)
TRINA thinks - You know what? Im gonna go and get my nails done before class! Woo
whoo!
(TRINA quickly showers and gets dressed and then is out the door.)
TRINA thinks - He is so sneaky too! He told me that he had step practice tonight! He did say
that there was something real important about tonights step practice! That totally threw me
off.
(TRINA gets to the nail salon.)
TRINA - Hey Ebony, I need the hook up girl. Got a hot date tonight!
EBONY - No sweat T, sit on down and I will hook you up.
(TRINA sits.)
EBONY - Out with Bobby tonight huh?
TRINA - Yes girl! My baby sent me two dozen long stemmed roses today with an invitation
to dinner.
EBONY - What! Ask him if he got a brother!
TRINA - Ha ha ha ha ha ha! But then he had me so fooled because he said that tonight he
had to go to step practice and it was some kind of special step practice.
EBONY - He was just throwing you off girl. He didnt want you to find out what was going
down. He is a good catch.
TRINA - Yeah I know! And he is all mine now!
(TRINA finishes up and pays EBONY.)
TRINA - Thanks girl, see ya.
EBONY - Have fun tonight! Have some extra fun for me!
TRINA - I will!
(TRINA leaves and goes to campus.)
TRINA thinks - I am so happy! I thought this was gonna be a bad day! Woo whoo!
(TRINA goes to class.)
TRINA thinks - I hate these long classes! Sheesh! I want to get dressed for my date! Damn!
(TRINA watches the clock the entire time. Finally it is time to go.)
TRINA thinks - If I touch up my hair, that will give me perfect timing to get dressed and to
the cheesecake factory on time. I aint going to my next class, I will just get the notes and
catch up. Woo whoo!
(TRINA heads back home.)
TRINA thinks - Damn, what should I wear?
(TRINA gets home and takes a quick shower.)
TRINA thinks - Let me make this quick, I dont want the steam from the shower to make my
hair fall.
(TRINA stands in front of her closet.)
TRINA - Oh I know, I will wear this! Perfect! It is black and gold! Hee hee.
(TRINA gets dressed and checks herself in the mirror.)
TRINA - Beautiful! Woo whoo!
(TRINA takes one rose with her and leaves and gets in her car.)
TRINA - I love the cheesecake factory! This is gonna be off the chains! Woo whoo!
(TRINA gets there and it is crowded. She looks around but doesnt see BOBBY yet.)
TRINA thinks - Let me go up and ask the hostess.
(TRINA approahes the podium.)
HOSTESS - Yes maam.
TRINA - Hi I am meeting someone here. I dont know if he is here yet.
HOSTESS - Ok. What is your name?
TRINA - Trina.
HOSTESS - Oh yes, he has already arrived. Right this way.
TRINA thinks - Woo whoo!
(The hostess leads TRINA toward a table in the back.)
TRINA - I love this man!
(TRINA smells the one flower that she grabbed before she left home. The hostess stops at
the very last table. TRINA is shocked.)
RONNIE - Good evening Trina. I see you got the flowers I sent.
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We join the Alphas at step practice.
BOBBY - So how is this gonna go down?
REGGIE - As soon as Nino gets back, he will go over it with us again.
BOBBY - Cool.
LARRY - This shit is gonna be the bomb!
DONTE - Oh most definitely. That Nino is a creative motherfucker.
TREY - Yeah, I have seen some crazy shit in my day. But this takes the cake!
(Everyone laughs.)
LARRY - I cant wait to see the reaction.
BOBBY - Oh this is gonna be a killer no doubt.
TREY - Yeah definitely.
WIL - I aint even hating on Nino, but I wish I had thought of this first.
BOBBY - Ha ha ha, I was thinking the same thing! Shit!
(Everyone laughs again.)
REGGIE - So where is he?
(The door swings open.)
NINO - A phi!
BROTHERS IN UNISON - Oh six!
NINO - Yall ready?
BOBBY - Yeah man! Lets do this!
NINO - Aight lets go. We can pick up the kids on the way.
REGGIE - Cool!
(The Alphas leave the basement of Tandy Hall and go out front where they pile into BOBBYs
car and NINOs car. WIL drives in his car by himself.)
LARRY - You a wild boy Nino! Ha ha ha ha.
NINO - Man, go head with that bruh! Ha ha ha ha ha.
(The two cars drive off campus to the Rosman Middle School.)
NINO - Ill be right back.
LARRY - Aight.
(NINO and WIL get out of their cars and go into the school.)
LARRY - Yall must had known yall were getting someone special when Nino came out for the
chapter huh?
DONTE - Yeah man. Some cats it is hard to tell once they go over how they are gonna live
within Alpha. Some guys cross and I think they are gonna be the work horses of the
chapter. Then they never show up. Other guys seem slack and they do everything. But I
knew Nino was special from when I first met him.
LARRY - Really?
DONTE - Oh most definitely. I still gave him a hard time. You know how I do.
LARRY - Ha ha ha ha, yeah nigga. I know!
DONTE - But I knew he was gonna be special. He is a great addition to Alpha and to our
chapter.
LARRY - Definitely.
(NINO and WIL come out with sixteen fourth graders. They are all smiling and talking. Some
get in the car with NINO, some with BOBBY and the rest with WIL.)
NINO - Ok, I think we are ready.
DONTE - The question is, are you ready?
NINO - As ready as I will ever be my brother!
DONTE - Then come on!
(The three cars drive off. Ten minutes later they stop and NINO checks his watch.)
NINO - Perfect! Right on time.
(Everyone parks and gets out. The brothers lead the children inside.)
NINO - Now you kids remember the step that I taught you right?
CICELY - Yes Mr. Nino! Its like this right?
(CICELY does a step.)
NINO - Thats right! You kids are so smart!
(CICELY smiles.)
BOBBY - These kids are real cute!
NINO - I know.
(They lead the children into a large room.)
NINO - Ok now everyone line up the way that I showed it to you. We only have time to
practice it once.
(Everyone scrambles and gets in line. There are four lines of children. Four kids in each line.
Then the Alphas are lined up behind them. After inspecting the lines, NINO stands in front
and starts the step.)
LARRY thinks - This shit is the bomb!
(Everyone steps together with NINO in front and it is perfect the first time. NINOs chest
hurts a little but he ignores it.)
NINO - Ok. Yall...cough...ready to do it?...cough.
CHILDREN - Yes Mr. Nino.
(Everyone hears five loud knocks on the door.)
NINO - Ok everyone. Quiet. Its time. Shhhh. Line up quietly.
(All the children quietly giggle as they line back up. The Alphas line up too and are smiling.)
NINO thinks - Ok, this is it!
(NINO gets into position and stomps his foot on the floor loudly five times. The door opens.
Everyone waits for NINOs signal.)
SHAREESA thinks - Oh this is the sweetest thing in the world!
(SHAREESA immediately starts to cry as she walks through the door with GREGG and
CANDACE who is blindfolded.)
GREGG - Ok Candace. We are almost there.
CANDACE - Im gonna kill you guys! I have been blindfolded forever.
GREGG - Just a few minutes more.
CANDACE - Thats what you said fifteen minutes ago.
GREGG - Well I was lying then. But this time I am serious.
(CANDACE laughs but doesnt peek. SHAREESA helps to guide her into a chair and then
wipes her own tears. She bends over to whisper into CANDACEs ear.)
SHAREESA - I love you girl.
(GREGG stands behind CANDACEs chair. He smiles at NINO and the step team behind him.
NINO smiles back and takes a deep breath.)
GREGG - Are you ready Candace?
CANDACE - I am very ready.
(GREGG takes off CANDACEs blindfold. CANDACE adjusts her eyes and then focuses on
NINO and the children behind him. Then on the Alphas behind the children. NINO starts to
step.)
NINO - One day I was walking in the city of gold...
(The children join in stepping and singing.)
CHILDREN - Where the streets are paved with gold...
NINO - And what did my eyes behold...
ALPHAS - But a lady of Sigma Gamma Rho!
(CANDACE laughs loud.)
CANDACE - Eeee-yip!
EVERYONE - She was a beautiful queen! She was a beautiful queen!
NINO - She was the finest woman Id ever seen!
EVERYONE - She was intelligent and strong! She was intelligent and strong!
NINO - I thought about her face the whole day long!
EVERYONE - She had fire in her eyes! She had fire in her eyes!
NINO - I knew this lady was the ultimate prize!
EVERYONE - On her head she wears a crown! On her head she wears a crown!
NINO - Now give me a second to break it on down!
(EVERYONE starts to break the step down and it is perfect. Each line is doing something
different. The Alphas are bending over so that they are almost the same height as the kids.
So is NINO up front.)
CANDACE smiling - Oh my God!
(CANDACE looks over at GREGG and SHAREESA who are smiling. She looks back at NINO
who is still stepping.)
CANDACE - I cant believe this!
(Suddenly the whole formation moves forward. NINO is right in front of CANDACE bending
over stepping and everyone is behind him.)
NINO - Now will you please...
CHILDREN - Will you please...
ALPHAS - Will you please...
(NINO drops to one knee as the step stops.)
NINO - Marry me?

Episode 15
We start this weeks episode with PJ who has just overheard MONA talking to MIRI. She now
confronts MONA.
PJ - So you were kidnapped huh?
(PJ starts to take her earrings off.)
MONA thinks - Oh shit!
MONA - Uh...hi sands!
PJ - Sands?
(PJ reaches in her book bag and pulls out her small carrying case of vaseline.)
MONA thinks - Oh damn!
MONA - Uh...uh...
(MONA starts to look around nervously for a way to get out of the cubicle. The only way is
through PJ.)
PJ - So you like telling stories huh?
MONA - Oh that? Oh that was just to help Miri with his project. Ha...ha...uh...ha. Just trying
to help my man...you understand...dont you line sister?
PJ - Line sister?
(PJ pulls her hair up into a pony tail and ties it with a rubber band.)
MONA thinks - Oh my God!
MONA - Look PJ, I can tell that you are upset. But I think that the best thing for us to do
is...
(PJ grabs MONA by her hair.)
MONA - Aaaaaaaaaah!
MIRI - What the hell?
(MIRI rushes in and grabs PJ and shakes her off of MONA.)
PJ - Get off me! Get the fuck off me!
MIRI - What the hell are you doing PJ! Get off of her!
PJ - Im gonna kill this little bitch! Get off me!
MIRI - PJ calm down!
(MIRI spins PJ around so that he is now in between her and MONA, who is now fixing her
hair.)
MIRI - What is wrong with you?
(MIRI lets go of PJ. PJ lunges and tries to snatch MONA again but MIRI blocks her.)
MIRI - What is the matter with you! Have you gone crazy?
PJ - I swear, Im gonna kill this bitch!
MIRI - What for? What the hell is going on?
PJ - Ill tell you what the hell is going on! I sat here and listened to this heffa tell you this
lame ass story about how she was on line and got kidnapped! This bitch wasnt on nobodys
line! She got her letters the easy way! The skaters way!
(PJ lunges at MONA again. MONA steps back behind the protection of her man who blocks
for her.)
MIRI - PJ! Stop this shit!
(MIRI lets PJ go. PJ looks to the left and to the right. There are students looking at her from
every direction.)
(silence.)
PJ - Mona, I swear! I am going to catch you some day for all the shit you have done to me,
to this chapter and to this sisterhood! And when I do, there wont be any mothers, any
sorors, or any tired ass men to protect you!
(MONA smiles.)
MIRI - PJ look, lets be reasonab...
PJ - Shut the hell up you punk!
(PJ grabs her bag and goes to the next cubicle and picks up her books.)
MONA - Skee wee soror!
(PJ looks back. She turns and walks away as students pull their faces back into their
cubicles.)
MIRI - What the hell was all that about?
(MONA sits down as she finishes fixing her hair.)
MONA - Jealousy.
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We rejoin ALEXIS and QUINTON who are on the floor kissing.
QUINTON thinks - Oh my God! I cant believe I am kissing her!
ALEXIS thinks - Oh my God! I cant believe I am kissing him!
(QUINTON rolls on top of ALEXIS and in the process bumps into her coffee table. All of her
pictures fall over. QUINTON and ALEXIS keep kissing.)
We rejoin TRINA and RONNIE who are kissing in TRINAs car.
TRINA thinks - Oh my God! I cant believe I am kissing Ronnie!
RONNIE thinks - Oh my God! I cant believe I am kissing Trina!
(RONNIE subtly uses his hand to lower the passenger seat which he is sitting in. As he
lowers down, TRINA follows and lays on top of him. RONNIE and TRINA keep kissing.)
ALEXIS thinks - Oh my gosh, it has been so long! And Quinton kisses just like Bobby! Bobby
was the best kisser! I thought I would never kiss anyone the way that Bobby kisses. I
wonder if he...
TRINA thinks - What am I doing? Ronnie kisses good though! He kisses good like Bobby! I
thought nobody could kiss good like Bobby!
(ALEXIS puts her hands under QUINTONs sweater. QUINTON gets the hint and quickly pulls
it over his head. They start to kiss again.)
(RONNIE slides his hands down TRINAs body and squeezes her butt. TRINA becomes
excited and quickly crawls over RONNIE and into the back seat. She starts to take her shirt
off.)
ALEXIS thinks - I like Quintons body! The basketball player type! Sexy! He probably moves
well like Bobby! I love Bobbys body! Especially his arms and chest! And of course his...
TRINA thinks - Oooh Ronnie is big! Football player type! Just how I like em! His body isnt
tight like Bobbys though! Bobbys body is tight as shit! Especially his chest and arms!
(ALEXIS takes off her sweater and QUINTON wastes no time. He caresses ALEXISs breasts
through her bra. He then reaches behind her to undo it. ALEXIS raiser her back off the floor
to let QUINTON unsnap it.)
(RONNIE grabs TRINA and flips her over easily.)
TRINA - Oooh!
(RONNIE smacks TRINAs butt and then starts to kiss and bite the back of her neck.)
TRINA - Oh yes! Oh yes!
TRINA thinks - Oooh...a man that takes control! Just like Bobby!
ALEXIS thinks - Oooh a man that goes right for what he wants! Just like Bobby!
(QUINTON licks ALEXISs breasts in a way that feels wet and warm yet tickles.)
ALEXIS - Oh my goodness! That feels so good!
ALEXIS thinks - Oh God! It has been so long! My body is going crazy! He is good with his
tongue like Bobby! Oh that feels so good!
ALEXIS - Oh yes!
ALEXIS thinks - I hope that he is good with the tongue everywhere like Bobby is!
(RONNIE licks straight up the middle of TRINAs back.)
TRINA - Oooh!
TRINA thinks - Oh my goodness! He knows how to use his tongue like Bobby! Bobby really
really knows how to use his tongue!
(TRINA takes off her bra as RONNIE barks.)
TRINA thinks - He is turning me on! Just like Bobby does!
(QUINTON continues to lick ALEXIS breasts until the tickling is driving her crazy. She
pushes his shoulders down. QUINTON gets the hint and starts to unbuckle ALEXIS pants.)
ALEXIS thinks - The moment of truth! Lets see if he is as good as Bobby!
(RONNIE spins TRINA over like she is a rag doll.)
TRINA - Oh! Oh shit!
(RONNIE starts to lick TRINAs belly button. TRINA is extremely ticklish. She presses
RONNIEs shoulders down so that he can stop tickling her.)
TRINA - Oh my goodness!
(TRINA scoots up in the back seat and props herself up. RONNIE drops his head down.)
TRINA thinks - Lets see if the Ques do it like the Alphas do!
ALEXIS thinks - Oh Quinton! Oh Quinton! Oh Quinton!
TRINA thinks - Oh Ronnie! Oh Ronnie! Oh Ronnie!
ALEXIS thinks - Oh shit! Oh yes! Oh yes!
TRINA thinks - Right there! Oooh yes! Oh my gosh!
ALEXIS thinks - Oh Quinton! Oh Quin...Oh Qu...Oh Bo...Oh Bob...Oh Bobby...
TRINA thinks - Oh Ronnie! Oh Ron...Oh Ro...Oh Bo...Oh Bobby!
ALEXIS screams - Oh yes! Oh yes!
TRINA screams - Oh shit! Oh yes! Oh!
(ALEXIS body starts to shake uncontrollably. QUINTON keeps going.)
ALEXIS - Oooohh...ye...yeee...yeeeeeees!
(TRINA starts to scream uncontrollably. RONNIE keeps going.)
TRINA - Oh yes! Right there! Im cuuu...uhhhh..uhhh...
(QUINTON stops and ALEXIS gasps for air. She turns over on her side in the fetal position.)
ALEXIS thinks - Oh my God! That was as good as Bobby!
(RONNIE stops and TRINA grabs the car seats and throws her head back. She then
collapses in a relaxed state.)
TRINA thinks - Oh shit! Oh my goodness! He was as good as Bobby!
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We change scenes and find NINO on his knee proposing to CANDACE.
NINO - Marry me!
CANDACE - What?
NINO - Will you marry me?
(NINO reaches into his pocket and pulls out a ring box. He opens it and presents CANDACE
with an engagement ring.)
NINO - I know this ring isnt much, but I promise you that I will get you a better one after I
graduate. I should make enough money to...
(CANDACEs tears stream from her eyes.)
CANDACE - Shut up boy! Of course I will marry you!
(SHAREESA grabs GREGGs hand hard.)
NINO - You will?
CANDACE - Yes! Yes Nino, I will marry you!
(CANDACE throws her arms around NINO as she cries. The children start to jump up and
down and the Alphas start stepping.)
ALPHAS - Ride on brothers ride on! Ride on for A Phi A! And if you never see us again,
youre gonna sho nuff remember this day! Ride on! Ride on! Ride on! Ride on brothers ride
on! Ride on for...
CANDACE - Nino, I love you so much! You made me the happiest woman in the whole
world!
NINO - You made me happy first baby girl.
(GREGG and SHAREESA come over as NINO stands up.)
GREGG - Congrats man. You the man!
(NINO and GREGG hug.)
GREGG whispers - Let me hook up your bachelor party man!
(SHAREESA and CANDACE hug.)
SHAREESA - Oooh girl, congratulations!
CANDACE - Thank you!
SHAREESA - Let me see the ring.
(CANDACE displays her hand.)
CANDACE - I think it is beautiful!
SHAREESA - It is.
(The children begin to run and hug NINO and CANDACE. Some hug SHAREESA and GREGG.
CANDACE shows her ring to the children.)
CHIDREN - Ooooooh!
(Some of the Alphas come over and congratulate NINO and CANDACE.)
LARRY - Congratulations man.
NINO - Thanks frat!
LARRY - I love this idea that you had. To incorporate stepping into your proposal.
NINO - Thanks. You know I want you to choreograph my reception. I want bros to get crunk
up in there.
LARRY - Really? Me? Thanks man!
(LARRY has a big smile.)
REGGIE - Sands! You are a good man bruh. I really think this is a nice thing that you did.
NINO - Thanks man. You know I want you as my best man.
REGGIE - Say word! Really?
NINO - Who else bruh?
REGGIE - Thanks bruh!
(NINO and REGGIE hug.)
BOBBY - Hey man, congratulations.
NINO - Thanks Bobby.
BOBBY - Hey man, can I talk to you for a minute?
NINO - Sure.
(NINO and BOBBY step over to the side.)
BOBBY - Nino, I think this is a wonderful thing that you are doing.
NINO - Thanks bruh. I appreciate that.
BOBBY - I just wanted to get your opinion on something since it seems as if you have found
your soul mate.
NINO - Whats up?
BOBBY - Well you know I was with Alexis right?
NINO - Yeah.
BOBBY - Well she left me. I cant blame her because I was acting foul and I got caught.
NINO - Uh huh.
BOBBY - Now I am with Trina. Trina is cool. But I still love Alexis.
NINO - I hear ya.
BOBBY - But I am not sure if I love Alexis because I miss her so much or because I know
that she is already in the dating game with someone else.
NINO - I understand.
BOBBY - So what do you think I should do?
NINO - You have to talk to yourself and talk to her. If you really love her, then you want her
to be happy. Even if that denies your own happiness. But you will never know how you truly
feel until you get a chance to look her in the eye and be a man. Say the things that are on
your heart to her. For once, be honest with her.
BOBBY - I understand.
NINO - You built a relationship with Alexis based on lies. Now, you have to build a friendship
with Alexis based on the truth. Tell her how you feel, and then let go and let God.
BOBBY - Thank you Nino.
NINO - No problem frat.
(NINO and BOBBY hug.)
NINO - Now stop waisting time and get over there right away!

Episode 16
BOBBY is walking from step practice and going to talk things out with ALEXIS.
BOBBY thinks - Nino was right. I have to aproach Lexi from the start with all honesty. I
have never come at her that way before.
(BOBBY remembers when they first met.)
ALEXIS - I didnt know that you were an Alpha. Your name is Bobby right?
BOBBY - Yeah. Whats your name?
ALEXIS - Alexis.
BOBBY - Lexi. That is cute.
ALEXIS - Lexi? Who said you could cut up my name?
BOBBY - I just think it fits. That name is cute and you are a cutie.
(ALEXIS smiles.)
BOBBY - So since you let me slice your name up, will you also let me take you out?
ALEXIS - I dont no Bob, why should I let you.
(BOBBY laughs, ALEXIS smiles.)
BOBBY thinks - Damn her smile is cute!
BOBBY - Ok Lexi. I tell you what. You like to have fun?
ALEXIS - Depends on what you consider fun.
BOBBY - I know this place near here called Dave and Busters...
ALEXIS - Oh with the virtual games and stuff?
BOBBY - Yeah, you been there before?
ALEXIS - No but my little brother loves that place. I have always wanted to go.
BOBBY - Cool. So lets go there, play some games and get something to eat.
(silence.)
BOBBY - So what do you say Lexi?
(BOBBY smiles.)
BOBBY thinks - I am such an idiot! I had the perfect girl and I messed up. Dammit! What
the hell is wrong with me? I could have easily married Alexis and been the happiest brother
in the world. But I let my dick think for me and now look...
(BOBBY passes by Negril, the Jamaican eatery near campus. He remembers taking ALEXIS
there.)
ALEXIS - I have never had any of this food before.
BOBBY - Oh you are gonna love it mon.
(ALEXIS laughs at BOBBYs attempt to have a Jamaican accent.)
BOBBY - Do you know what you want?
ALEXIS - Well what is good? I dont really know.
BOBBY - You like fish?
ALEXIS - Yeah.
BOBBY - Ok get the fish dinner special and I will get curried chicken. And then we can
share.
ALEXIS - Ok.
BOBBY - And then you gotta try this cocoa bread. It is real soft and hot!
ALEXIS - Ok.
(BOBBY passes and turns the corner.)
BOBBY thinks - Damn. The best thing for me to do is to just let her know that I am truly
sorry for hurting her and let the chips fall where they may. Tell her that I dont want to get
her back, eventhough I do. And move on.
(BOBBY thinks about TRINA.)
BOBBY thinks - Trina is cool. Mad cool. But for some reason she was much more appealing
to me when I was with Alexis. She is fine and all that, but she isnt Lexi. By far. At least I do
know that Trina would never cheat on me.
(BOBBY turns the corner to where ALEXIS apartment complex is.)
BOBBY thinks - I wont stay long. I dont want to be a nuisance. I will just stop by, see her
and...
(BOBBY sees QUINTONs car parked out front.)
BOBBY - Oh shit!
(BOBBY sees the A Phi A tags on the car and the Ahpla University sticker in the window.)
BOBBY - Oh shit! Quinton is here!
(BOBBY feels his heart drop.)
BOBBY thinks - Shit! I cant go in there now! Damn!
(BOBBY looks at his watch to see how late it is.)
BOBBY thinks - Naw fuck that! Hell if I cant go in there! I can visit, there isnt anything
wrong with that. Quinton is just gonna have to realize that Alexis and I are friends. And
there is nothing wrong with me being friends with my ex.
(BOBBY starts to walk up the path to ALEXISs front door.)
BOBBY thinks - No wait a minute...
(BOBBY stops.)
BOBBY thinks - What am I doing? I am about to make a complete ass of myself! Quinton is
a nice bro and the only reason he is pursuing Alexis is because I told him to. I shouldnt rain
on his parade like that.
(BOBBY looks back at QUINTONs car.)
BOBBY thinks - I cant be that way to this brother. He is a good guy and Alexis does deserve
to be with a good guy. Especially after the shit I put her through. I have to just suck this
shit up and let it go. Im not gonna...
(ALEXIS door opens and QUINTON walks out putting his jacket on.)
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JASON and THERESA are in the movie theater watching Bamboozled.
THERESA whispers - You better not tell me whats going to happen.
JASON whispers - The butler did it.
(THERESA smacks JASONs leg.)
THERESA whispers - Since you have seen it already, why dont you be a sweetheart and get
me some popcorn.
JASON - Aight. What else you want?
THERESA - A sprite.
JASON - Ok. Ill be right back.
(JASON gets up and heads to the concessions.)
JASON thinks - Glad there isnt a long line. Just one person.
(JASON walks up and stands behind the girl that is already in line.)
JASON thinks - Maybe Ill get some candy for myself after this girl orders.
WILLIE - Let me get a large popcorn and a coke.
JASON - Oh shit.
(WILLIE turns around and sees JASON standing behind her.)
WILLIE - Hmmm.
(WILLIE turns back around.)
WORKER - Can I help you sir?
(JASON walks up to the counter to order.)
JASON - Uh yeah. Let me get a large popcorn and two sprites.
WORKER - Sure.
(silence.)
(JASON and WILLIE are standing next to one another but looking in opposite directions
purposely.)
(silence.)
WILLIE - Thanks for fixing my computer like I asked you to Jason. Oh and you dont have to
worry about me speaking to you on the yard!
JASON - What? I couldnt fix your computer because you werent in the computer lab like
you told me you were gonna be! If you werent dating some Que, maybe we would have...
WILLIE - Que? What the hell are you talking about? I waited for you in the lab for over an
hour and you didnt show up!
JASON - Whatever! You werent in the lab. You decided to stand me up! And what the hell
does the yard have to do with anything?
WILLIE - Oh I guess you forgot the e mail!
JASON - What the hell are you...
WORKER - That is four fifteen please.
JASON - Huh?
(JASON turns around and the worker has his popcorn and sodas ready.)
WORKER - Four fifteen please
JASON - Oh...uh....
(JASON turns to the counter and pulls out his wallet.)
JASON - Oh ok...here ya go.
(JASON hands the worker a five dollar bill.)
JASON - Now what the hell...
(JASON turns back around but WILLIE is gone.)
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The AKAs are conducting their Toys for Tots program.
APRIL - Look at the little babies! They are so cute!
KATRICE - Yes they are! I love this program. I liked it when sorors did it last year.
APRIL - Yeah.
KATRICE - I am glad that some of the other greeks help out with this too.
APRIL - Oh most definitely. Its all love you know?
(SHAREESA walks in holding hands with GREGG.)
SHAREESA - Wow, we have more children this year then any other year.
GREGG - Yeah, looks like it.
SHAREESA - Sweetie, can you take the bag of toys over there? I think you can give it to
April.
GREGG - Alright cool.
SHAREESA - Im gonna go over there and speak to some of the other sorors.
GREGG - Aight.
(GREGG walks over to APRIL and KATRICE.)
GREGG - Hey ladies.
APRIL - Hey Gregg.
(GREGG and APRIL hug.)
APRIL - Gregg have you met my neo Katrice?
GREGG - I have seen you on the yard before. But I never met you. Hey.
KATRICE - How you doing greek?
(GREGG and KATRICE hug.)
GREGG - I got this bag of toys that some of the nupes are donating. And I have another bag
in the trunk of my car.
APRIL - Oh great! Thanks Gregg!
GREGG - No problem. Where should I put it?
APRIL - We are taking the toys into this room back here to store for now. Once we count
how many we have, we start to give them out. So you can put it back there.
GREGG - Ok cool.
(GREGG takes his bag into the back and opens the door.)
GREGG thinks - Wow, they got a bunch of toys back here. This is cool. Let me put this bag
down and go get the other bag out of the car.
(GREGG puts the bag inside the room and closes the door. He walks outside.)
PJ - Hey Syl, when do we start counting the toys?
SYLVIA - You know, we can start now. These kids are starting to run around and become
restless.
PJ laughing - Ok. I will go back and start.
(PJ goes to the back room and closes the door behind herself.)
PJ thinks - Boy, we have a lot of toys. Oh well, let me get to counting.
(PJ starts to separate the toys.)
PJ thinks - Ok I am not giving one of those kids this white baby doll! Ill put this one aside.
(The door opens and GREGG walks in. PJ turns around startled.)
GREGG - Oh hey, I didnt know anyone was in here.
PJ - Hi.
(PJ turns and starts counting again.)
GREGG - Whats wrong with you?
PJ - Nothing Gregg.
GREGG - I dont get a hug anymore?
(silence.)
(PJ stands up and turns around to give GREGG a hesitant hug. GREGG closes the door
behind him.)
GREGG - Gosh, dont do it if you aint enthused about it.
(PJ turns back around.)
GREGG - Ok ok Im just kidding. Give me a hug.
(PJ turns back and opens her arms again like she really doesnt want to hug Gregg.)
PJ - I was trying not to lose count. Now I have to start all over again.
GREGG - Sorry boo.
(GREGG hugs PJ tight and picks her off the ground.)
PJ thinks - Damn he smells good.
PJ - Put me down Gregg.
GREGG - Not until you tell me why you are hating on me today.
PJ - Gregg put me down.
GREGG - Dont let me have to start tickling you!
PJ - No! Gregg stop!
(GREGG starts to wiggle his fingers while holding PJ in the air.)
PJ - Gregg! Please! Ha ha ha! Stop it!
(PJ starts to twist furiously.)
GREGG - You gonna tell me why you hating me?
PJ - Ok ok! Just stop! Ha ha ha!
(GREGG puts PJ down but she places her foot on a small fire truck. The truck rolls under
PJs weight and she falls backward.)
PJ - Oh shit!
(She grabs GREGG and pulls him down with her. She lands on her back with GREGG on top
of her. The door opens.)
SHAREESA - How is the toy coun...

Episode 17
We begin this weeks episode with BOBBY who has gone to ALEXIS house. He is standing in
her walkway when the door opens and QUINTON walks out putting his jacket on.
QUINTON - Bobby?
BOBBY thinks - Oh shit!
BOBBY - Whats up man?
QUINTON - Uh...nothing much...uh...what are you doing out here?
BOBBY - Uh. I just came from step practice and I was just...
QUINTON - Listen Bobby, can we talk for a few?
BOBBY - Yeah man. Sure, if you want.
QUINTON - Come on, its cold out here. Lets sit in my car.
(They walk over to the car. QUINTON unlocks the doors and BOBBY gets in. QUINTON turns
the car on and turns the heat on,)
BOBBY - Whats on your mind frat?
QUINTON - Actually, I wanted to ask you the same thing.
BOBBY - Huh?
QUINTON - Bobby, I know that this is a very awkward situation. I know it is.
BOBBY - Yeah.
QUINTON - But I think that it would be a lot better if you and I could be on the up and up
on whatever we are feeling.
BOBBY - I hear ya bruh.
QUINTON - So let me know what is on your mind.
(silence. BOBBY turns away and looks out the window to ALEXIS apartment complex. He
then turns back.)
BOBBY - Aight man. So we are just gonna talk it out?
QUINTON - That is what brothers do.
BOBBY - Ok. Here is the deal. Alexis meant a lot to me.
QUINTON - I know.
BOBBY - And I took her for granted when I was with her.
QUINTON - I know that too.
BOBBY - I am not trying to get back with her or anything like that. I am not hating on you
either. I just think that there are some unfinished things that she and I need to discuss. It is
just...
(silence.)
QUINTON - What?
(QUINTON looks concerned.)
BOBBY - It is just difficult for me to close this chapter of my life. Yes I have moved on. Hell,
I had moved on before we broke up. But it is difficult to close this. I think with closure, I will
feel better.
QUINTON - I see.
BOBBY - Yeah.
QUINTON - But what do you think your closure will do to her?
BOBBY - What do you mean?
QUINTON - Closure will bring an end to this chapter of your life. I am sure that with your
closure process, you will make some apologies, say your peace and walk away. But that
doesnt necessarily close it for Alexis. That just closes it for you. In that sense, it isnt fair to
her for you to do that.
BOBBY - But what about what is fair for me?
QUINTON - You shouldnt get any fair treatment because you were the one that was foul. If
you hadnt violated her trust in the first place, you wouldnt be in this position.
(BOBBY raises his voice a little.)
BOBBY - Well who are you to tell me what is fair between me and Alexis?
QUINTON - A very concerned party.
BOBBY - Well I think you may be over stepping your bounds right now bruh. Just a little.
QUINTON - No Im not.
BOBBY - How so?
QUINTON - I care a lot about Alexis and I dont want to see her hurt.
BOBBY - That is fine and dandy. But I am going to need for you to back up a little.
QUINTON - Hey look, dont get mad at me bruh. I came to you and asked you what you
thought of this whole thing. You sat there and told me to go ahead and pursue Alexis if I
wanted to. So dont get mad at me now that I took you up on your advice. If you didnt
mean it, you shouldnt have said it.
BOBBY - Trina was sitting right there when you asked me! What did you expect me to say?
QUINTON - I expected you to say the truth.
BOBBY - Well Quinton, the truth is...I still love Alexis and it hurts me that you two are
together.
(silence.)
QUINTON - Well I am sorry bruh. But I think I am falling in love with Alexis.
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We rejoin the AKAs at their Toys for Tots program. SHAREESA has just walked into the
back room and sees GREGG laying on top of PJ.
SHAREESA - How is the toy coun...
GREGG thinks - Oh shit!
PJ thinks - Oh shit!
SHAREESA - What the hell is...Gregg! What are you...
(GREGG quickly tries to get up off of PJ.)
GREGG - Shareece!
SHAREESA - What the hell is going on in here?
GREGG - Baby, I can explain!
SHAREESA - Dont baby me! What the hell are you doing with her! I knew you were foul
Gregg!
GREGG - No! Wait! This is not how it looks!
SHAREESA - Yeah right!
(SHAREESA has really raised her voice.)
APRIL - What the hell is going on in the back room?
(Her and KATRICE turn around.)
SHAREESA - I knew it Gregg! How you gonna do this with me right in the other room! I
knew you were a dog!
GREGG - Baby, let me explain! This is not how it looks. PJ tripped over a toy and I fell
down. We crashed on the floor! Thats the truth! I didnt do anything!
SHAREESA - Yeah right!
GREGG - Its true! Tell her PJ!
(PJ looks away.)
GREGG - Tell her PJ!
PJ - I think this is better discussed between you and your...girl.
(PJ goes to leave the room.)
GREGG - Wait a minute! Hey wait!
(PJ walks out smiling.)
GREGG - Now wait a minute Shareece! You cant think that I would...
SHAREESA - I am tired of all of your lies Gregg! I knew it! Something inside of me was
telling me that you were no good!
GREGG - Shareese baby! You gotta believe me!
SHAREESA - All I gotta do is be black and die!
(GREGG looks over SHAREESAs shoulder and sees AKAs, parents and little kids all staring.)
GREGG thinks - Oh shit!
GREGG whispers - Look Reece, this is not the time nor the place to disuss this. So I am
going to go home. But when you leave here, come over so we can talk about this.
(SHARESA doesnt answer.)
GREGG whispers - Is that ok?
(SHAREESA looks up at GREGG with a very stern look but with tears in her eyes. GREGG
looks her in the eye. He then walks out.)
SHAREESA thinks - Oh God!
(SHAREESA doesnt want to turn around and face the onlooking eyes. She then hears the
door close behind her.)
PJ - Shareesa, can we talk soror?
SHAREESA - About what?
PJ - Um...Gregg is telling the truth Shareesa. I tripped and he fell with me. There was
nothing going on.
SHAREESA - I know. I know that. But I dont think that he has been honest with me in our
entire relationship.
PJ - Uh huh.
SHAREESA - I have always believed him one hundred percent. But I think he has been
stringing me along with a lot because he knows that I will always be here.
PJ - Yeah.
SHAREESA - Its hard PJ. I love him so much. It is real hard.
PJ - I understand.
SHAREESA - With all of Gregg energy and ambition. And his drive, he is an easy person to
love.
PJ - Uh huh.
SHAREESA - And he aint bad to look at.
PJ - So can you see how I got caught up?
SHAREESA - Yeah. Can you see how I got caught up defending him?
PJ - Yeah, I can.
(silence.)
(PJ and SHAREESA hug and the tears fall down SHAREESAs cheeks.)
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On the Burke Campus at Ahpla, there is a homecoming meeting taking place regarding the
stepshow. The meeting is led by SUEDE, a member of Kappa Alpha Psi. NINO, MAX, WILLIE
and RONNIE are in attendance.
SUEDE - I want to thank you all for coming. Just by way of introduction, my name is Suede
and I am the host of step correct. I will be the host of the step show for Ahplas
homecoming.
RONNIE - Cool.
SUEDE - I got a message from my frat brother Gregg. I know he cannot make this meeting
and I also heard from the ladies of Zeta Phi Beta. I will give them the info from this meeting
later on this evening.
MAX - That sounds good.
SUEDE - Just to let you know how this is going to work. I will come out to open the show.
We will have a prayer, my mom usually takes care of that.
NINO - Yeah, I remember that from the new york show.
SUEDE - Right. And then the singing of the black national anthem. My sisters usually do
that.
MAX - Cool.
SUEDE - And then we get down to business. You all can write up a few notes about your
chapter for me to read as I introduce your step team. I will get the crowd hype. Me and the
dj will handle that so the enthusiasm will be behind you.
CANDACE - Cool.
SUEDE - And then I bring you out. Everybody cool with that?
(Everyone agrees.)
SUEDE - Ok cool. Now Max, you told me that yall already figured out the order of the show?
MAX - Yeah. We drew from a hat at the last meeting. Candace, do you have that
information?
CANDACE - Yeah. I have it right here. Ok, here is the order of the show.
(SUEDE pulls out a pen and a pad.)
CANDACE - Ok, the Zetas go first. Followed by the Ques. Then the Deltas and then Sigma
Gamma Rho. Next is the Sigmas. They are coming from Amgis college. AKAs next and then
the Kappas. Then the Alphas close out the show.
SUEDE - Ok...oh so no Iotas?
CANDACE - We havent confirmed them yet.
SUEDE - Ok that is cool. Now did you guys get all the information on the prize money and
everything?
NINO - No. At least I didnt.
MAX - Me neither.
SUEDE - Ok hold on.
(SUEDE reaches into his bag and pulls out a folder.)
SUEDE - I have it right here. Hold on a sec.
(CANDACE leans over to NINO.)
CANDACE - You hungry baby?
NINO - Yeah, you want to grab something when we leave here?
CANDACE - Fo sho!
NINO - Aight.
CANDACE - How is your chest feeling?
NINO - Im cool.
CANDACE - Yeah now you are, because you are sitting your ass down finally!
(NINO playfully smacks CANDACEs leg.)
SUEDE - Oh here it is. Ok. First place gets a trophy and one thousand dollars. Second is a
trophy and five hundred. Third place is a trophy.
NINO - Ok.
SUEDE - Are there any other questions?
RONNIE - Yeah, what is the time limit?
NINO - Yeah.
SUEDE - Good question. It is fifteen. So I think you will all have plenty of time to get on and
off.
MAX - Cool.
SUEDE - As far as the judges, of course one from each organization. Highest and lowest
score gets discarded.
RONNIE - Ok.
CANDACE - Cool.
SUEDE - That should be everything.
NINO - I think so.
SUEDE - Well everyone. Good luck to you. Have a fun show and I will see you all on stage
next week.
(Everyone smiles as they get up and start to collect their things.)
RONNIE thinks - I wonder what Trina is doing now?
NINO - Ok Suede, nice meeting you man.
SUEDE - Oh no doubt. My pleasure.
(SUEDE gives NINO a pound.)
CANDACE - Nice meeting you.
SUEDE - You too Candace.
(SUEDE and CANDACE hug.)
NINO - Where you headed Max?
MAX - We are doing our toys for tots today so I have to meet sorors over there.
NINO - Oh yeah thats right. Well Ill see you later.
MAX - Cool, yall take care.
(Everyone walks out and SUEDE is collecting his folders and putting them into his bag. He is
startled as someone walks into the room behind him. He turns around.)
SUEDE - Oh you startled me. I thought the building was empty.
MONA - Sorry about that. Youre Suede arent you?
SUEDE - Yes I am. And you are?
MONA - Mona, spring two thousand AKA.
SUEDE - Oh ok. Nice to meet you.
MONA - I just need to inform you that there will be two AKA step teams in the homecoming
show this year.

Episode 18
We begin this weeks episode with BOBBY who has gone to ALEXIS house. He is standing in
her walkway when the door opens and QUINTON walks out putting his jacket on.
GREGG is in his room alone, waiting for SHAREESA to return from the Toys for Tots
program.
GREGG thinks - Shit! Shit! Shit!
(He paces the floor.)
GREGG thinks - Ok, I gotta have a plan! That shit looked mad ill and PJs wise ass thought it
was funny! All she had to do was vouch for me and it would have been all good! Dammit!
(There is a knock on the door.)
GREGG thinks - The moment of truth.
(Gregg quickly runs to the bathroom to look in the mirror.)
GREGG thinks - At least I am still fine as hell!
(There is another knock.)
GREGG - Coming!
GREGG thinks - Ok G, do some major begging!
(GREGG takes a deep breath and opens the door.)
DOUG - Hello Gregg. My name is Doug and I am interested in finding out some information
on Kappa Alp...
(Slam.)
GREGG thinks - What the fuck!
(GREGG starts to pace the floor again.)
GREGG thinks - Maybe if I admit to cheating once, that will show me as willing to tell the
truth. Maybe I can get a few points that way and still be in.
(GREGG stops pacing.)
GREGG thinks - Hell no! What the hell am I thinking? Unless you got me on video, I aint
admitting shit! Oh shit...speaking of which...
(GREGG runs into his bedroom.)
GREGG - Did that chick Caryn steal that video of us from under this floor panel someway? I
will kick her...
(GREGG pulls up the floor panel and there is a video tape there.)
GREGG - Whew! Still here.
(GREGG replaces the floor panel and goes back into the living room.)
GREGG thinks - Ok, I gotta calm down now. This is how players get caught up. I need to
just calm down and stick to the story. Maybe cry a little. But just be myself.
(There is a knock on the door. GREGG doesnt move yet.)
GREGG thinks - This better not be some dude!
(GREGG gets up and goes to the door. He takes a deep breath and opens it.)
GREGG - Hey Reece.
(SHAREESA walks in without speaking.)
GREGG - Hi Shareesa.
(GREGG closes the door.)
SHAREESA - Hi.
GREGG - Um Im glad you came over. We really need to talk about this boo.
SHAREESA - Gregg, we have nothing further to talk about. I just came here to get my stuff.
GREGG thinks - Oh shit!
GREGG - But Shareesa, I am telling you the truth! Nothing happened! It was just like I said,
PJ fell first and then I fell! I am innocent!
(SHAREESA doesnt say at word or even acknowledge GREGG. She is just collecting her
things.)
GREGG - Shareesa!
(GREGG grabs SHAREESAs arm and turns her around to face him.)
GREGG - Shareesa are you listening to me! I said that I am innocent! I didnt do anything!
SHAREESA - Oh yeah? Oh yeah! You didnt do anything huh? Well why the hell were you
relieved when you found out that Bobby got that girl pregnant and not you? Huh!
(GREGG stops.)
SHAREESA - Yeah it aint your baby, but it could have been huh? Huh!
GREGG - What? Reece look, like I told you before...
SHAREESA - Save it! I am tired, sick and tired of men walking around holding their egos in
their hands and sticking it in anything that spreads for them! You can keep your tired
excuses and lame ass stories! This classy lady is out!
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We pick up with DONTE and OCTAVIA who are headed to the step show in DONTEs car.
DONTE - So how does the sorors show look?
OCTAVIA - It looks pretty good. How about your new boys?
DONTE - They do a good show. Hopefully we will bring the trophy back home where it
belongs! Ha ha a ha ha!
OCTAVIA - I know what you mean.
DONTE - I actually remember the last time bros and sorors both won the homecoming step
show at the same time.
GINA - Really? When?
DONTE - Lets just say that it was a long time ago. When I was a freshman.
(OCTAVIA giggles to herself.)
OCTAVIA thinks - When the hell was that?
DONTE - So can I ask you a personal question?
OCTAVIA - Huh? Sure.
(silence)
OCTAVIA - Whats up?
DONTE - Um...well I just wanted to know if you had second thoughts about going out with
me in the beginning.
(silence.)
OCTAVIA - Second thoughts?
DONTE - Yeah, when I first asked you out.
OCTAVIA - Obviously Donte, I did. Our age difference.
DONTE - It isnt that bad.
OCTAVIA - Yeah I know it isnt. But at first, it just looked kinda funny.
DONTE - Yeah, I guess.
OCTAVIA - But more important than that...
DONTE - Ha ha ha, oh theres more?
OCTAVIA - You didnt think that you were getting off that easily did you? Moreso is the fact
that you are still here at Ahpla. The fact that you never graduated. That bothered me a lot.
DONTE - Really?
OCTAVIA - You know how I stress the importance of good grades. I am getting on Aprils
case for that all the time. I am a hard person on education. It is just too important of a time
to let slip by.
DONTE - Yeah, I hear ya.
(silence.)
DONTE - So knowing this, why did you decide to go to the diner with me that day?
OCTAVIA - Well...
(silence)
OCTAVIA - ...well, I always like to give people the benefit of the doubt. I didnt know your
individual situation. For all I know, you could have been in the military and could not attend
class because of a war going on!
(DONTE smiles as he drives.)
OCTAVIA - Then once we went out once or twice, I...I really liked you. So it didnt seem as
pressing to me as it did at first.
DONTE - Really?
OCTAVIA - Yeah. But to be honest with you Donte, I really got caught up in the idea of
dating you. You are a real sweet guy. But I am starting to think that our priorities are
different and it may cause problems if we had a real relationship.
DONTE - What?
OCTAVIA - I excused you for not graduating on time and made excuses for you because I
like you. But that is not how I normally think or feel.
DONTE thinks - Oh shit! Why did I ask this question!
OCTAVIA - So I just think that maybe...
DONTE - Octavia wait.
(OCTAVIA stops and looks at DONTE as they pull up to the gym. They see students
crowding to get into the step show.)
DONTE - Look, I do like you a lot. And I like what we have going right now. Just taking our
time and enjoying each others company. I like that and I dont want that to stop.
OCTAVIA - But you need to be focused on graduating Donte. Not on seeing me.
DONTE - Why cant I do both?
(OCTAVIA looks out the passenger side window and sees more and more students waiting
to get into the step show. She speaks without turning her head back.)
OCTAVIA - Take tonight for instance. There comes a time when you have to let this go. You
cant attend every function like this, as if you were still young. I remember you mentioning
to me on the phone that you have a quiz tomorrow. So then what in the world are you
doing here?
(OCTAVIA continues to look out the window.)
OCTAVIA - I can truly respect someone that knows and understands the meaning of the
word sacrifice. You have to stay home sometimes and sacrifice. But once you get your
degree, you can go to all the parties and shows in the world. You know what I mean?
(silence.)
OCTAVIA - You know what I mean Donte?
(OCTAVIA turns around and didnt even hear DONTE open his car door and slip outside with
the engine still on. As she turns back, she sees DONTE outside of her window opening her
door for her.)
OCTAVIA - What are you doing?
DONTE - I am opening your door for you. Page me when the show is almost over so I can
come back and pick you up. I will be at home studying. Tell the sorors I said...good luck.
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We join NINO and CANDACE getting ready to leave CANDACEs room for the step show.
CANDACE - You ready to go?
NINO - Yeah.
CANDACE - Whats the matter?
(NINO sits back down on the bed.)
CANDACE - Whats the matter? Arent you ready to go?
NINO - Yeah, I am ready. I am more than ready. I just want to sit down with my baby for a
second.
(CANDACE smiles.)
CANDACE - Boy! You know we gonna be late.
NINO - The show waits for its stars.
(CANDACE laughs as she sits down.)
NINO - Girl, I love you so much. Do you know that this is the first show that we will step in
together?
CANDACE - I thought about that too.
CANDACE - Yeah. That is cool.
CANDACE - Just dont show me up!
(NINO laughs.)
NINO - Dont act like you aint nice!
CANDACE - I mean, I got a little something something!
(They laugh together.)
CANDACE - How do you feel?
NINO - Never better.
CANDACE - Yeah right. Promise?
NINO - Can, I am about to step in my final step show. I have my lady that I love dearly by
my side, and I feel great. I am letting Larry do the flip at the end of the show so you dont
have to worry about me working up my heart or getting my chest burning.
CANDACE - Ok.
NINO - I am being honest when I say that I have never been happier.
(CANDACE pouts.)
CANDACE - Awww, I love my baby!
NINO - I love my baby!
(CANDACE and NINO hug.)
NINO - There is one thing that I wanted to tell you though.
CANDACE - Whats up sweetie.
NINO - Someone brought to my attention the shoplifting incident.
CANDACE - What?
NINO - Yeah, someone knew.
CANDACE - How? Who?
NINO - Well it was...uh...
CANDACE - Christian.
NINO - Yeah.
CANDACE - I cant believe that girl! Damn! She must have seen it in my file!
NINO - Yeah!
CANDACE - And the real messed up part is that she doesnt know the whole situation.
NINO - Yeah, she doesnt. I had to tell her.
CANDACE - So she didnt know about the department store mistaking me for another black
girl?
NINO - She had no idea about that.
CANDACE - And she doesnt know that I am suing the hell out of that department store?
NINO - Nope, she didnt.
CANDACE - Damn, that pisses me off!
NINO - Well calm down baby. I dont want you getting all worked up right before we head
out to the stepshow.
CANDACE - But why must this girl hate on me so much? I mean damn!
NINO - Dont worry about it. I let her know the deal and handled it.
CANDACE - You handled it for you maybe. But it aint over for me yet.
NINO - What are you gonna do?
CANDACE - Youll see, when we go on stage tonight. You will see!

Episode 19
The homecoming step show is in full swing. The crowd has been screaming for each team.
Three of Ahpla's step teams have gone already. The show continues with the ladies of
Sigma Gamma Rho next.
SUEDE - Yall enjoying the show so far?
(The crowd cheers.)
SUEDE - If you ready for some more, make some noise! Come on!
(The crowd is loud and screaming.)
SUEDE - Aight!
(SUEDE covers the mic and peeks back stage.)
SUEDE - Are yall ready?
CANDACE - Yeah.
SUEDE - Ok cool.
(SUEDE brings his head back out from the curtain.)
SUEDE - It looks like they are ready. Ahpla U., let's keep it hot! Help me welcome the ladies
of the blue and gold!
SGRHOS - Eeeeeeeeeeeeeee-yiiiiiiiiiiiip!
SUEDE - You know I love these ladies! Us Nupes and the SGRhos got something about
Indiana that we both love! Ha ha ha! So please, help me bring to the stage...where my
SGRho's out there?
SGRHOS - Eeeeeeeeeeeeee-yiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiip!
SUEDE - Introducing the sweet soulful ladies of Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigma Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaama
Rhoooooooooooo Sorority incorporated! Aight!
SGRHOS - Eeeeeeeeeeeeee-yiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiip!
(The crowd cheers.)
Backstage...
CANDACE - You ready soror?
PAULA - Yep! Let's do this!
(The crowd starts bouncing as Bad Boys from Shyne comes on.)
"Whooooooooooaaaaa! Whooooooooooaaaaa!"
(The crowd sings along.)
"Shi-di-li-di-li-di-di-li-di Whooooooooooaaaaa!"
(CANDACE and PAULA step out.)
"Now tell me who wanna fuck with us...ashes to ashes dust to dust..."
(The crowd is bouncing and singing along.)
SGRHOS - Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee-yiiiiiiiiiiip!
(CANDACE and PAULA do a party stroll to the song. They have on blue silk robes with the
hoods up like boxers. There is a gold outline all around the robes. On the back of the boxing
robes, it says RHO BABY! They stop as the music is mixed out.)
SGRHOS - Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee - yiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiip!
(They take their hoods off. A very buff brother comes out with nothing but blue boxing
shorts on. He is holding up a sign that says Round 1. All the girls begin to scream like crazy.
Cameras begin to go off.)
PAULA - Hey soror, I think someone way back in the audience said Sigma Gamma who?
CANDACE - What? That's whoa! Are you serious?
PAULA - Yeah we may be small in numbers at Aphla, but let's let em know we're here....
we're on the yard... and here to stay!
SGRHOS - Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee - yiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiip!
Sigma Gamma whooooo?
(stomp, clap, clap, clap, stomp, clap)
(stomp, clap, clap, clap, stomp, clap)
We'll show you who!
Nineteen twenty two!
We'll break it down for you!
(They go into a wild fury of intricate claps and steps. The crowd cheers.)
STUDENT - Ok, that shit is phat!
SGRHOS - Back in the year of nineteen twenty two!
Not Howard University but Butler U!
Became those prim and proper ladies of the gold and blue!
(stomp, clap, clap, clap, stomp, clap)
(stomp, clap, clap, clap, stomp, clap)
(They do the intricate break down again and the crowd cheers.)
SGRHOS - Eeeeeeeeeeeeee - yiiiiiiiiiiiiiiip!
Their mission, to give back to the community!
And we have kept it alive as you can plainly see!
We are the women of S G Rho, some old, some new!
Greater service greater progress is what we strive to do!
Although we're setting it out, we want you all to know
that there's more to life than stepping for an S G Rho!
(stomp, clap, clap, clap, stomp, clap)
(stomp, clap, clap, clap, stomp, clap)
(They do the intricate break down three times and stop suddenly. The crowd erupts.)
NINO thinks - Yes! Work it out baby!
PAULA - Soror, it seems that you've been getting a little heat on the yard from some
umhaters.
CANDACE - Haters? Hmm well, I don't know who out there is hating on me, but it
musssssssssssst be the blue
(CANDACE dusting off her right shoulder.)
CANDACE - and the gold
(CANDACE dusting off her left shoulder.)
CANDACE - That they envy!
PAULA - Oh yeah? Well...
(The ladies in the audience start to scream as the buff brother comes out again in the blue
boxing trunks. He now has a sign that says Round 2. Memphis Bleek's "Is That Your Chick"
comes on. The crowd erupts and gets up and starts to dance.)
"Is that your chick? Why she all in his ride? With her hand on his thighs. Keep looking in his
eyes. Oh is that your chick..."
SGRHOS - There's just one thing you got to understand!
(Candace points to the Delta section.)
CANDACE - A Sigma Gamma Rho doesn't have to steal your man!
(The crowd hollers but nobody notices that CANDACE is staring directly at CHRISTIAN who
is grimacing back. The SGRHOS slow it down.)
SGRHOS - Cuz once he sees!
(clap, clap)
That royal blue and gold!
(clap, clap)
My sexy sorors!
So lovely and so bold!
(clap, clap)
Captivated by her smile!
(clap, clap)
Make your man go wild!
(clap, clap)
Then uh oh! Uh oh! Uh oh uh oh!
Ungh! Ungh! Ungh! Bow down to the rho!
(clap, stop.)
(The crowd erupts as they anticipate beef between the SGRhos and the Deltas.)
SGRHOS - Eeeeeeeeeeee - yiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiip!
CANDACE - Ok, ok, ok, that was a little bold! But we had to let em know, right soror?
PAULA - Right! But let's let them know what we, the blue and gold are all about on this
yard!
(They begin the next step. They are spelling words out.)
SGRHOS - EYIP! EYIP!
It's the call of the strongest of sororities!
EYIP! EYIP!
Don't need no frat to stand behind my letters, oh stop!
(The crowd laughs loud.)
PAULA - But that's just one thing that we don't do!
CANDACE - And we refuse to... we won't, never, nada, ever do!
PAULA - What? What? What? What is it? Let the crowd in on it!
CANDACE - We don't step like this
(CANDACE imitates the AKA's steps with her palms out, stepping side to side. The crowd
laughs, the AKA's do their call.)
PAULA - We don't step like that
(PAULA does the Zeta tricky step. The crowd hollers. The Zetas do their call.)
SGRHOS - And we don't need to get attention by stealing moves from frats!
(They throw the Delta sign and then the Que sign and start hopping around barking. The
crowd erupts in laughter. The Deltas are not amused.)
But if this isn't you, then you have nothing to say!
But if it is, don't be mad! Because you went the wrong way!
(The step finishes. The crowd is still laughing.)
SGRHOS - Eeeeeeeeeee - yiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiip!
(The ladies in the audience scream again as the buff brother comes out with two blue and
gold canes, as well as his sign. His sign, this time says Round 3 - The Knockout Round! He
gives one cane to each of the steppers.)
CANDACE - You ready to break this down soror?
PAULA - Break it on down!
(click, clack, spin, click, clack)
(The crowd cheers as the SGRHOS spin the canes.)
(click, clack, spin, click, clack)
SGRHOS - Let us show you how this step should go!
(click, clack, spin, click, clack)
Rho baby rho baby rho!
(click, clack, spin, click, clack)
Wearing royal blue and gold!
(click, clack, spin, click, clack)
And stepping hard in this step show!
(They toss the canes to each other and continue. The crowd cheers loudly.)
SGRHOS - Eeeeeeeeeee - yiiiiiiiiiiip!
We'd love to stay but we have to go!
(click, clack, spin, click, clack)
We'll leave you with our latest flow!
(click, clack, spin, click, clack)
Just in case you didn't know!
(click, clack, spin, click, clack)
Can't nobody step
(spin, spin, spin, spin, spin, spin, spin, spin, spin)
(The crowd goes wild as they both spin the canes with perfection.)
Can't nobody step like an S G Rho!
(They stop and get a standing ovation. The crowd start dancing as Destiny's Child's
Independent Woman comes on.)
"All the women who are independentthrow your hands up at me! For all the mommas
clockin' dollarsthrow your hands up at me"
(They step off using the canes and the crowd cheers.)
SGRHOS - Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee - Yiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiip!
(SUEDE walks back out.)
SUEDE - Give it up one more time! The ladies of Siiiiiiiiiigma! Gaaaaaaaaama Rhoooooooo
baby! Representin' no doubt!
(The crowd cheers loudly.)
SUEDE - Yo, if you having a good time so far, let me hear you scream!
(Everyone screams.)
SUEDE - Yo I just want to take a moment to acknowledge all the greeks participating in this
show! It aint easy getting up here and they work long and hard to get their shows tight to
perform for us. So let's give it up for all the teams representing!
(Everyone claps.)
SUEDE - Aight! Next up, I know you in for a treat now! Where is the blue and white family
at?
SIGMAS - Bluuuuuuuuuuuuuuueeeeee phiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! Youuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
knoooooooooooooooow!
SUEDE - Yo, these brothers here are the champions from homecoming last year at Ahpla U.
They come from Amgis College and they represent! Put your hands together! Blue and
white, get hype! Put your hands together for the men of Phiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
SIGMAS - Bluuuuuuuuuuue phiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!
SUEDE - Beeeeeeeeeeetaaaaaa Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigmaaaaaa!
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SIGMAS and ZETAS - The house, is full, of blue and white! I said the house, is full, of blue
and white! I said the house, is full, of blue and white!
HAYDEN - Blue blue blue blue phiiiii!
SIGMAS - You you you you knooooooooow!
(When the lights come up on the stage, there is a front panel of a house. Over the door it
reads...HOUSE OF BLUES.)
SIGMAS - Bluuuuuuuuueeee phiiiiiiiiiii! Youuuuuuuuuuuu knooooooooooow!
VOICE - Welcome to the legendary house of blue! Sit back, relax and let us entertain you
with such classic hits like...
(The ladies scream when "Turn Out the Lights" comes on and the stage goes dark.)
"Turn out the lights...and light a candle..."
(The lights come back up and there are three Sigmas standing with their hands up throwing
the Sigma sign.)
SIGMAS - Bluuuuuuuuuueee phiiiiiiiii!
VOICE - Or such chart buster hits as...
(The ladies scream again when they hear "Can You Stand the Rain" by New Edition. Three
more Sigmas walk from inside the House of Blues to the front of the stage. They throw
sprkinkles that float down into the crowd as the song plays. The crowd is screaming. They
walk back into formation.)
"On a perfect day, I know that I can count on you..."
VOICE - Or more recent hits like...
(The ladies all stand up as they hear "I Wish" by Carl Thomas. Three more Sigmas come
from the audience which makes the crowd scream even louder. They join their brothers on
stage and they all mimick spanking someone to the beat of the song. The ladies are
sreaming wildly.)
"And I wish Id never met her, at all! Eventhough, I love her so..."
VOICE - Sit back, relax, and enjoy the house of bluuuuuuuuuuuuue!
SIGMAS - Bluuuuuuuuuuue phiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! Youuuuuuuuuu knooooooooooow!
(The Amgis College Sigma step team is wearing blue sleeveless sweater vests and white
pants.)
STUDENT - Wow it is so many of them! Did you see their show last year?
STUDENT - Yeah! They are off the hook!
SIGMA - P...B...S...kick it!
(They start stepping and the crowd screams at their energy and volume.)
SIGMAS - You came to hear!
You came to hear...hear...our funky beat!
So check this!
(The first line starts to do an intricate hand clap step. the other two lines strike a pose.)
And check this!
(The third line does a different beat that is intricate but matches the first line.)
Now check this!
(The middle line drops down and starts to gyrate on the floor. The crowd screams and the
ladies are all jumping up and down.)
SIGMAS - True blue!
(The middle line gets up and they continue to step.)
SIGMAS - We are the men!
(clap, clap, clap, clap)
Of blue and white!
(stomp, clap)
We got a show! What!
(clap, clap, clap, clap)
You know is hype!
(stomp, clap)
So just relax as we put you in shock!
As we came tonight to rock!
And to leave no doubt in your mind!
(They freeze as they point to their minds.)
As to who are the kings of stepping...
Cuz its a Sigma thing!
(clap, clap, clap, clap, stomp, clap)
(The step ends and everyone is on their feet.)
SIGMAS - Bluuuuuuuuuuuuuueeee phiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! Yooooooooooooouuu
knooooooooooooooooooooow!
(The step team waits until the screams die down.)
SIGMA - P...B...S...kick it!
(They begin to step.)
SIGMAS - One...one one!
Two...two two!
Three..three three!
(clap, clap, spin, clap, spin, clap...hop)
SIGMAS - One, two three!
(clap, clap, spin, clap, spin, clap...hop)
B...L...U...E!
(clap, clap, spin, clap, spin, clap...hop)
Z...Phi...B!
(clap, clap, spin, clap, spin, clap...hop)
ZETAS - Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeikkeeeeeeeeeeeee!
You sweat me!
You say no!
I say...yes!
Girl I bet!
I can make you...
(The step team jumps in the air.)
Sweat!
(The ladies scream. The step stops with the Sigmas wiping each others foreheads for
sweat. The crowd laughs and cheers.)
SIGMA - P...B...S...kick it!
SIGMAS - Ha! Ha! Have you had your woooooood today!
Ha! Ha! Ha!
Have you had your woooooood today!
Ha! Ha! Ha!
Have you had your woooooooooood today!
Ha Ha Ha!
A boom boom!
Hot damn!
Who dares to throw down!
A boom boom!
Hot damn!
Like the Sigmas throw down!
A boom boom!
Hot damn!
Who dares to throw down!
A boom boom!
Hot damn!
Like the Sigmas throw down!
(pause)
The Sigma nutcracker!
Has got a new look!
So write this down!
And put it in your book!
(The middle line jumps while the outside lines clap around the person in the middles legs.
The crowd cheers.)
Blue!
(The middle line raises their hands while the outside lines clap around the person in the
middles arms. The crowd cheers.)
Magic!
(The step stops. The crowd cheers.)
SIGMAS - Blue! Blue! Blue! Blue! Phi! You! You! You! You! Know!
(The step team waits for the crowd to die down.)
SIGMA - Do not try this at home!
(The Sigmas pull out blue blindfolds.)
AUDIENCE - Awwwwwwww!
(Once they are all blindfolded, they begin to step.)
SIGMA - P...B...S...kick it!
SIGMAS - Phi Beta Sigma says!
Line number one!
Go get the job done!
So come on line one!
And lets all get some!
(The guys in line one switch places. One leap frogs over the middle man, one scoots
underneath him at the same time. the crowd goes wild.)
SIGMAS - Phi Beta Sigma says!
Line number two!
Now you know what to do!
So come on line two!
And represent the blue!
(The first Sigma in line two falls backward. The second Sigma catches him and turns him
over. They both hit the floor as the thirs Sigma marches over both of them to the front. The
crowd is screaming.)
SIGMAS - Phi Beta Sigma says!
Line number three!
Now bring it home for me!
So come on line three!
And step like you can see!
(The first Sigma in line three jumps in the air and lands in a split. The second Sigma hoists
the third Sigma onto his shoulders and they all throw up the Sigma sign.)
SIGMAS - Blue phi!
(The crowd gives the Sigmas a standing ovation. They begin to take their blindfolds off.
They come to the front of the stage, hold hands and bow. They begin to step individually as
they leave the stage. SUEDE walks back out.)
SUEDE - Give it up for Phiiiiiiiiii Beeeeeeeetaaaaa Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiigmaaaaaaa! Working it out!
Aight lets keep the show moving! Coming up next! Where are the pretty prissy ladies of
AKA?
AKAS - Skeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
While backstage...
OCTAVIA - Ok sorors, this is it! He is introducing us now! Everybody ready?
PJ - Hell yeah! Lets do this shit!
JUNE - This trophy is ours for the taking! We just gotta pull this show off!
ASHANTE - Sorors, everybody concentrate. Think about your role and do what you gotta do.
Be where you are supposed to be. And if you mess up, keep going.
APRIL - Yeah!
MAX - Sorors, lets gather for a quick prayer.
(The AKAS huddle together and bow their heads as MAXINE leads them in prayer.)
MAX - Father God we just ask you to be with us as we go into this show. Let us not forget...
MONA - A...K...A!
(stomp, clap, clap, stomp)
MONA - Skeeeee!
(stomp, clap, clap, stomp)
MONA - Weeeeeee!
(The AKAs slowly lift their heads from the prayer one at a time.)
PJ - What the...
MAX - Is that...
JUNE - Oh my God!
SYLVIA - Mona is on stage!
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MONA has taken the stage representing the AKAs.
(stomp, clap, clap, stomp)
MONA - Skeeeeee!
(stomp, clap, clap, stomp)
MONA - Weeeeeeeeeee!
(stomp)
MONA - Skeeeeee weeeeee!
(MONA stops and raises her pinkie. The crowd claps. The visiting AKAs in the crowd do the
call.)
MONA - One...nine...oh...eight!
Nabisco's got the crackers!
And Campbell's got the soup!
(spin, clap, spin, stomp)
The Ahkas got the Alphas, Sigmas,
Ques, and the Nupes!
(spin, clap, spin, stomp)
Alpha Kappa Alpha
founded ninteen oh eight!
(spin, clap, spin, stomp)
The first and the finest!
From all originate!
(spin, clap, spin, stomp)
On January fifteenth, nineteen oh eight!
Sixteen lovely ladies founded something so great!
(stomp, stomp)
We give mad respect to all sororities!
But we're the finest ladies that you'll ever see!
Now watch me break it down and see how pretty I can be!
(clap, clap, clap, clap)
MONA - Hey!
(clap, clap, clap, clap)
MONA - Look at me!
(clap, clap, clap, clap)
MONA - As pretty and prissy as I wanna be!
(clap, clap, clap, clap)
MONA - Skeeee weeeeee!
AKAS - Skeeeee Weeeeeeee!
(The crowd cheers. MONA begins her next step by looking to the left and to the right.)
MONA - Im pretty to the left, Im pretty to the right! Im so damn pretty I cant sleep at
night!
(stomp, stomp)
MONA - Im pretty to the right, Im pretty to the left! Im so damn pretty I cant stand
myself!
(stomp, stomp)
MONA - I woke up this morning and got out of bed!
(MONA does the mirror pose. The AKAs do the call.)
Walked over to the mirror and I shook my pretty head!
(stomp, stomp)
They say that Im conceited, and thats no lie!
(clap, stomp)
Ill be a stuck up AKA til the day I die!
(clap, stomp)
Hey sorors!
AKAS - Yeah!
Hey sorors!
AKAS - Yeah!
Throw your pinkies in the air!
Rub your fingers through your hair!
Cuz were so pretty...yeah!
And so saditty...yeah!
Skee wee!
AKAS - Skeeeeeeeeeeeeee weeeeeeeeeeeee!
(The crowd claps. MONA catches her breath and gently wipes her forehead. She then speaks
to the audience.)
MONA - Before I go, I just want to leave a brief thought in your minds. We are about unity.
Greeks should unite under one umbrella of love.
(The crowd cheers.)
MONA - For far too long have people been discriminted against just because of the color of
their jacket! Well I say lets unite, and stop racial profiling!
(The crowd cheers. Some stand on their feet.)
MONA - So my sisters, no matter what color you have on. This is for you.
AKAS - Skeeeeeeeeeee weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
MONA - This step is for the sisters!
(jump, spin, clap under leg)
For all the mighty, mighty sisters!
(jump, spin, clap under leg)
We love those ladies of S G Rho!
(CANDACE looks at PAULA who looks back. They then look back at the stage.)
(jump, spin, clap under leg)
Because youre always on the go!
(jump, spin, clap under leg)
We love those ladies of Z Phi B!
ZETAS - Eeeeeeeeeikeeeeeeeeeee!
(jump, spin, clap under leg)
Some blue and white and pink and green!
And now for Delta Sigma Theta!
(jump, spin, clap under leg)
Yall know there is nobody greater!
(jump, spin, clap under leg)
To all the girls in red and white!
(jump, spin, clap under leg)
You know with us youre all right!
(jump, spin, clap under leg)
So sisters hold each others hands!
(jump, spin, clap under leg)
And walk into a peaceful land!
(The step stops as MONA bows. She is smiling as she sees greeks and students standing all
over the auditorium clapping for her.

Episode 20
The Alpha step team has just completed their show and on the last step, NINO has
collapsed in REGGIEs arms.
REGGIE - Nino! Nino! Yo, Nino blacked out!
BOBBY - Oh shit! Nino!
(BOBBY lightly smacks NINOs face. No response.)
BOBBY - Oh my God! Get a doctor!
(LARRY and REGGIE prop NINO up across their shoulders. They walk him clear from the
stage. There are lots of people around congratulating different teams on a good show.
Nobody really notices what has happened to NINO yet.)
REGGIE - Here, sit him down over here! He can get some air until the medic comes. Oh shit
man! I told his ass not to do that damn flip! Shit!
LARRY - Nino man! Wake up!
(LARRY looks into NINOs face. It looks as if he is sound asleep. The other Alphas start to
come around. SUEDE comes over.)
SUEDE - Yo man, is he alright?
REGGIE - He had been having chest problems in practice. I think he may have over exerted
himself tonight.
SUEDE - Oh man!
REGGIE - Where is the medic!
BOBBY - Fuck it man, lets get him to the hospital ourselves! It is like a zoo in here!
WIL - Aight lets go!
(The Alphas start to pick NINO up as DEXTER and CANDACE run over.)
CANDACE screams - Oh my God! Nino! Oh my God!
DEXTER - Is he alright!
BOBBY - Help us get him to the hospital!
(As they carry NINO, more people start to realize that there is something seriously wrong.
CANDACE is crying hysterically and screaming.)
CANDACE screaming - Nino! Baby wake up! Oh my God! Hurry up lets go!
(People start to back out of the way as the Alphas rush through toward the stage exit.
GREGG runs out.)
GREGG - Oh shit! I just heard! Hes out?
BOBBY - Yeah, come on!
GREGG - Ok, Shareesa! Shareesa!
(SHAREESA runs over.)
SHAREESA - Oh my God!
GREGG - Shareesa! Make sure Candace is breathing and doesnt hyperventilate!
SHAREESA - Oh my God! Oh my God!
GREGG - Shareesa!
SHAREESA crying - Huh?
GREGG - Take care of Candace while we go! Come on!
(They all burst through the back door and run to Quintons car which he has pulled around
to the back.)
REGGIE - Hurry up, get him in.
CANDACE sreams - Niiiiiiiiiiiinoooooooooo! Baby please! Please baby wake up! Oh my God
oh my God!
GREGG - Candace, come in my car!
CANDACE - No! No! Im not gonna leave him!
(CANDACE jumps into QUINTONs car with BOBBY and DEXTER. Everyone else jumps in
their own cars and speeds to the hospital. NINO is in the back seat still unconscious.)
CANDACE crying - Oh please be ok! God please help him! Please Nino baby!
(CANDACE bends over and kisses NINO on the cheek.)
DEXTER - Come on man! You can snap out of it! Come on man!
(QUINTON is speeding to the hospital. He flies through a red light at an intersection without
thinking twice. GREGG is following with SHAREESA and REGGIE.)
REGGIE - Shit! Got damn! I knew I shouldnt have let him step! Dammit! Dammit! Dammit!
GREGG - Man you knew you couldnt keep Nino from stepping! Dont blame yourself! Hes
fine. Just lost his wind.
SHAREESA crying - Are you sure? How do you know?
GREGG - It happens in sports all the time. Sometimes when you get winded, you lose
oxygen to your brain. Causes you to black out for a few minutes. I bet Nino will be awake
by the time we get to the hospital.
QUINTON - Were almost there Nino! Hold on bruh!
CANDACE screaming - Oh Jesus! Jesus! Nino baby wake up! Oh God please wake up! Is he
breathing?
(DEXTER looks at NINO's body as he lays in the back seat.)
DEXTER - Yeah...yeah, he's breathing! He's breathing!
QUINTON - Ok, we're almost there!
BOBBY - Good! Hurry! Hurry!
CANDACE screaming - Oh Jesus! Lord God bless him Jesus! God, my Nino! My baby!
(QUINTON speeds up the driveway at the hospital. His car screeches to a halt at the
emergency room. Everyone jumps out frantically. BOBBY runs inside. The other car pulls
up.)
BOBBY - Help! Help! I need a doctor! Somebody!
(A doctor runs over.)
BOBBY - It's my friend, he is unconscious outside!
DR. RAINER - Ok!
(He runs and one second later is back with a stretcher and two medical attendees. They all
run outside where the guys are trying to get NINO out of the car.)
DR. RAINER - Excuse me! Let me get through! Darnell, get his lower extremity. Chito,
secure his back. On three, on the stretcher! One, two, three!
(They roll NINO onto the stretcher and quickly pick him up.)
DR. RAINER - What happened to him?
BOBBY - He has angina and he was...
DR. RAINER - Angina? At his young age?
BOBBY - That is what they told us!
DR. RAINER - Ok!
REGGIE - But he was in a step show tonight!
BOBBY - He wasn't supposed to over exert himself!
DR. RAINER - Is anyone here related to the patient?
REGGIE - Uh...
DEXTER - Wait! She is his fiancee!
DR. RAINER - Come with me maam!
(Dr. RAINER and CANDACE run down a long hall through double doors. DEXTER, QUINTON,
BOBBY, REGGIE, GREGG and SHAREESA are standing there staring down the hall.)
SHAREESA crying - What happened? What happened to him?
REGGIE - He was fine the whole show! Or so it seemed! And then, he does the flip with
Larry! And then...
BOBBY - It all happened so fast!
(GREGG hugs SHAREESA who is crying hard.)
GREGG - Shhhh baby. Nino is gonna be fine! I can just feel it!
QUINTON - Why don't we all sit down. I am sure they will have to run tests and it may take
a minute. No sense in all of us standing up.
(Everyone starts to take seats in the emergency room lobby.)
SHAREESA - Maybe I should try and go back for Candace. She may need me.
GREGG - Yeah, maybe you're right.
(But as GREGG and SHAREESA get up, they notice CANDACE coming back down the hall.)
GREGG - Here comes Candace!
(Everyone stands up.)
GREGG - Well is he alright?
CANDACE crying - They have to run tests and I cannot stay back and...and...my baby!
(SHAREESA embraces CANDACE and everyone throws their arms around them. DEXTER
starts to cry and walks away.)
CANDACE crying - My baby! Oh God Nino!
GREGG - Candace he is gonna be fine. I just know it. He just lost his air and blacked out for
a minute.
(JASON, LARRY and WIL run into the emergency room.)
JASON - What happened?
QUINTON - They are running tests. We don't know yet.
WIL - I'm sure it is nothing major. Leave it to Nino to scare the hell out of everyone!
(Everyone manages a giggle.)
REGGIE - I knew we shouldn't have fuckin' let him step!
GREGG - Look, everybody just calm your nerves. The brother is gonna be back out here
joking with us about this whole thing in a little while aight? Let's not get to blaming and
woulda shoulda coulda. Fact is, we will all kill him if he tries to step again!
QUINTON - Amen to that!
(DONTE and OCTAVIA run into the emergency room.)
DONTE - How is he? I got here as fast as I could!
BOBBY - He is in the back. They are checking to see whats up.
(OCTAVIA goes and sits with SHAREESA and CANDACE.)
DONTE - Man, what happened? I heard he looked fine throughout the whole show.
BOBBY - I know. I think everything put together was just too much. In rehearsal, we would
do a step and stop. But to do the whole show, and then he went and did that flip...it was
just too much.
OCTAVIA - Are you ok girl?
CANDACE - I am losing my mind Octavia. Oh God I hope he is ok.
OCTAVIA - I am so sure that it is nothing. He should be fine.
CANDACE - I pray that he is.
(OCTAVIA holds SHAREESAs hand.)
Meanwhile at the step show...
SUEDE - Did yall enjoy yourselves tonight?
(The crowd cheers.)
SUEDE - Once again I wish to thank the pan hellenic council here at Ahpla for allowing me
to participate in the show and for supporting step correct. Give yourselves a hand.
(The crowd claps.)
SUEDE - Ok, the moment of truth. The judges have come back with their decision on the
show. So can we have all the step teams on the stage right now?
(Everyone starts to come up.)
SUEDE - Give a hand to these brothers and sisters that put on a wonderful show! Give it up!
There are no losers, we are all winners. I know that the Alpha step team is not present. One
of their members took ill and they had to take care of that. Lets hope for a speedy recovery
for him aight!
(Everyone claps.)
SUEDE - Ok, ladies first. For the sorority competition. In third place, give it up for the ladies
of Sigma Gamma Rho sorority incorporated!
SGRHOS - Eeeeeeeeeeeeeee yiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiip!
SUEDE - Aight! In second place, the ladies of...
(silence)
SUEDE - Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority incorporated!
(The ZETAS start jumping up and down and hugging each other.)
AKAS - Skeeeeeeeeeeeee weeeeeeeeeeeee!
SUEDE - But it doesnt...say...which team. Hmmmm, I gotta find out in a second. Aight first
place, and this years Ahpla University homecoming step show champions trophy goes to
the blue and white family! Zeetaaaaaaaa Phiiiiii Beeeetaaaaaaaaaaa Sorority incorporated!
(The ZETAS run to the front of the stage. They are jumping up and down. TONYA is crying
as she holds KAIYA. DENIECE picks the trophy up. The Zetas in the audience are doing their
call.)
SUEDE - Congratulations to all the ladies. And now for the brothers. Third place goes
to...the brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity incorporated!
RONNIE - Rooooooooof! Roooooooof!
(The crowd cheers.)
SUEDE - Aight! Second place goes to...
(silence)
SUEDE - The brothers of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity incorporated!
SIGMAS - Bluuuuuuuuue phiiiiiiiiii! Yooooouuuuuu knooooooooooow!
(One of the Sigma step team members comes forward and accepts the trophy.)
SUEDE - Give it up for the brothers of Phi Beta Sigma one more time!
(The crowd cheers.)
SUEDE - And this years homecoming champ for the fraternities goes to the brothers of
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity incorporated! Give it up!
CANDACE - What the hell is taking so long! Its just a simple test!
(CANDACE stands up and tries to go through the double doors. GREGG grabs her.)
GREGG - Candace wait!
CANDACE crying - No! I need my baby! Niiiiiinooooo! Niiino!
GREGG - Candace, let the doctors do their jobs. Please!
(SHAREESA runs over and LARRY grabs CANDACE as well.)
GREGG - Just remain calm. He should be right out and Nino will be right behind him.
SHAREESA - Gregg is right Candace. Lets go sit back down over here.
OCTAVIA - Ill get you something to drink Candace.
(As everyone settles down, the door opens and DR. RANIER walks out.)

Episode 21
The AKA's are just leaving the Ahpla Homecoming step show without their
trophy.
SYLVIA - Sorors, calm down. I will definitely get to the bottom of this.

PJ - Get to the bottom of what? We all know what is happening here! We know
where the trophy is! I don't see why we just don't go get it!

SYLVIA - What if we are wrong and we show up ready to kick some ass? Do you
want Soror Bergen on us again?

(silence)

SYLVIA - Do you?

PJ - No.

MAX - The bottom line is, we did a good show. We didn't come in first place,
but we did a hell of a good show. Everyone knows that and more importantly,
we know it.

APRIL - Yeah. Everyone saw that Mona stepped by herself and that she is not
with us.

JUNE - And they know we got second place, and not her.

MAX - So the trophy is a material representation of what we already know.
That we are the bomb!

PJ - I still want the trophy!

MAX - I do too. And we will get it. Don't worry about that.

KATRICE - So what are yall getting ready to do?

PJ - I'm going home. My back is hurting.

APRIL - I hear that. I think I am heading home too.

SYLVIA - Aight ladies. I guess I will catch up with all of you later on.

PJ - Ok.

SYLVIA - Hey, great job on the show. Next year, we will take first place.

(All the AKA's hug and start to go their separate ways.)

APRIL - So what do you have planned for the evening?

KATRICE - Oh uh nothing much.

APRIL - You going to your room?

KATRICE - Yeah.

APRIL - Really? I think that my back is hurting too.

(silence)

APRIL -I said, I think my back is hurting too.

KATRICE - I heard you um I really have a headache. Ok?

APRIL - A headache?

HAYDEN - Ok Miri, I will talk to you next week when I come back through.

MIRI - That is fine. I have all that information that you asked for also.

HAYDEN - Ok. Take care.

(HAYDEN leaves MIRI.)

MIRI - Well hello there.

(GINA turns around.)

GINA - Hi Miri.
MIRI - How have you been?
GINA - Fine and you?
MIRI - Making it. Your sorors did a really good show.
GINA - So did your girlfriend.
MIRI - Oh uh yeah.

(silence)

MIRI - So why didn't you step?
GINA - Stepping really isn't my thing. Ya know?
MIRI - Yeah. So what is your thing?
GINA - I am good at other stuff.
MIRI - Like poetry?
GINA - Huh?
MIRI - That was a really good poem that you did in Pharoah's that night.
GINA - Oh that? Oh that was nothing. And it was so long ago, I almost forgot
about
MIRI - Look Gina, I wanted to apologize for that. I never got a chance to
talk to you again after that.
GINA - Don't mention it.
MIRI - No really. I didn't mean to put you out there like that and I am
really sorry.
GINA - Ok.

(silence)

MIRI - You sound like you don't believe me?
GINA - I believe you Miri.
MIRI - So why do you sound so unenthused?
GINA - Because Miri, you have apologized to me for things before. Over and
over again. And what has it all meant? Nothing. And what difference does it
make now anyway?
MIRI - It makes a big difference to me. I have been walking around with this
on my chest for a long time.
GINA - So you repent and that makes everything ok?
MIRI - Yeah.
GINA - No it doesn't. That makes everything ok for Miri. But what about the
people that you hurt when you say things or do things without thinking? You
hurt me. You hurt me bad. You hid behind your talent and used that to make me
sound like some common ho. After what I thought you and I shared was special.
MIRI - It was special Gina. It really was. I don't let just anyone get that
close to me. You know how personal I am. I won't just let any girl get so
close to the real me.
GINA - You sure let my soror Mona get close!

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MONA has left the step show with JAHANNA and the second place trophy. They
have gone to MONA's house to discuss JAHANNA's interest in Alpha Kappa Alpha.

JAHANNA - Wow, I really like what you have done with your room!
MONA - Thanks! Here, let me show you a few things.

(MONA points to a picture on the wall.)

MONA - This is my mother. She is a soror and she is a charter member of the
chapter here at Ahpla.
JAHANNA - Really?
MONA - Yep.
MONA - And see this is a picture of my line sisters doing their greetings on
the yard. I was sick that day but I heard they represented nicely for me.
JAHANNA - They did! I was there!
MONA - This is Miri. My boyfriend.
JAHANNA - Cute!
MONA - Thanks!

(MONA and JAHANNA sit down.)

JAHANNA - I really envy you Mona. You and the rest of the members of Alpha
Kappa Alpha. I mean, yall have it so together.
MONA - Thanks, but this is your first lesson Jahanna. Don't be fooled girl.
JAHANNA - What do you mean?

(JAHANNA listens attentively.)

MONA - Look. I am going to keep it very real for you. Probably the realest
you will ever hear it.
JAHANNA - I'm listening.
MONA - AKA is probably the greatest thing I have ever done in my life. But
believe me, it is no utopia.
JAHANNA - Really?
MONA - I would definitely do it all over again, no question. But people
pledge these organizations thinking that they are paradise and that isn't
reality. The truth is, sorors argue. Frat members fight each other in
meetings. And sometimes, sad to say, positive things don't get accomplished
because of silly bickering.
JAHANNA - I would have never thought that. It always looks so perfect.
MONA - Well of course, from the side of the fence that you are on. That is
the same way that it looked to me last year.
JAHANNA - Well why is it that way?
MONA - I don't really know. But you have to understand that sororities are a
group of women. A large group. We are not always going to agree or be on the
same page of music.
JAHANNA - That makes sense.
MONA - Me however, I always keep it real. For example. Remember the steps
that I did in the step show?
JAHANNA - Do I? Sure I do! I remember them all.
MONA - Well remember the one that I did and I mentioned the other sororities?
JAHANNA - Uh huh.
MONA - Well most people would call me crazy for bigging up another sorority.
But we all have rich legacies. Zeta, SGRho and especially Delta. So why not
big them up. I can give credit and respect where it is due.
JAHANNA - Yeah, I see your point.
MONA - But because women can be so catty at times, they would never agree to
doing something like that. I couldn't get sorors to see that vision. Even
after I explained to some of them the rich dynamic history of Delta Sigma
Theta.
JAHANNA - And they still wouldn't go for it.
MONA - Nope.
JAHANNA - Wow. I see where that can cause arguments.
MONA - But we cannot use our organizations to tear us apart as a people. Ya
know? We already have so much divisiveness. So I can't be cool with Willie
just because she pledged another organization? That is stupid. I can't
respect her founders? I can't admire the legacy that Delta women have laid
for women all over the world?
JAHANNA - I see.
MONA - If you speak to any AKA here at Ahpla, they would totally disagree.
JAHANNA - I would imagine.
MONA - So I say all that to say, you have to be very careful in formulating
your opinions and making your decisions. Don't let anyone persuade you to
think a certain way or accept something that you don't feel in your heart is
right.
JAHANNA - Ok.
MONA - Even if they are AKA's.
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CARYN has just opened her door and much to her surprise, TRINA is standing
there.

TRINA - I need to talk to you right now!
CARYN thinks - Oh brother!
CARYN - What are you so upset about?
TRINA - What am I so upset about?

(TRINA pushes past CARYN forcefully.)

TRINA - I'll tell you why I'm fuckin' upset! I go to Bobby's house earlier
and what does he do? He breaks up with me! I'm hurt, pissed and dejected but
then who the hell do I see sitting with Bobby at the step show? But your ass!

(DERRICK turns around.)

DERRICK thinks - Huh?
CARYN - Trina, I can explain that
TRINA - Shut up! I am tired of your lies Caryn! You don't give a damn about
anybody but yourself!
DERRICK - What the hell are you screaming about?

(DERRICK stands up. Nobody pays him any attention.)

TRINA - You know that I love Bobby and you know all the bullshit that I have
gone through to finally get him! And you still can't keep your damn claws to
yourself can you?
DERRICK - Bobby? What the hell is she talking about Caryn?

(CARYN looks at DERRICK but doesn't answer.)

CARYN - Trina, if you just give me a second, I can explain
TRINA - Hell no! I know you Caryn and all you will do is think of some
bullshit excuse to get your ass off the hook again!
CARYN thinks - Damn, she knows me well!
DERRICK - You were with Bobby at the step show?
TRINA - I got a good mind to kick your ass right now!

(TRINA pushes CARYN hard.)

DERRICK - Hey wait a minute!

(DERRICK jumps in and grabs TRINA.)

DERRICK - What the hell is the matter with you Trina? Can't you see that
Caryn is pregnant? Aint nobody pushing my girl who is carrying my baby!
TRINA - I should kick your what did you just say?
DERRICK - I said that you aint kicking nobody's ass! You aint hurting my girl
or my baby!

(TRINA smiles.)

TRINA - Oh yeah! Well I got news for you Mr. Daddy!
CARYN thinks - Oh no!
CARYN - Trina don't!
TRINA - You're not even the father of Caryn's baby you idiot! Bobby is!

(silence)

DERRICK - What?

(DERRICK slowly turns around and looks at CARYN.)

DERRICK - What?
TRINA - That's right Daddy Derrick! That kid that you're so proud of and
trying to protect aint yours! Caryn has been lying to you from the start! Ha
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

(DERRICK slowly lets go of TRINA and fully faces CARYN.)

DERRICK - Is this true?
TRINA - Ha ha ha ha ha ha! Lie your way out of this one Caryn!

(CARYN starts to back away. DERRICK is visibly getting angry.)

DERRICK - Is this true!
TRINA - Now can I kick her ass?

(TRINA tries to get around DERRICK and get to CARYN. DERRICK grabs a lamp and
throws it. It crashes against the wall and everyone stops.)

DERRICK - Who's baby is it!
CARYN - Oh my God!

(silence)

DERRICK - Well? What's the answer!
CARYN - My answer is

(silence)

CARYN - My answer is that my water just broke!

Episode 22
We begin this week's episode with THERESA who is at home. She has just paged JASON and
he is just calling her back
THERESA - Hello?
JASON - Hey.
THERESA - Hey J. What's up?
JASON - It's kinda hectic.
THERESA - Really, it's hectic up in the step show? Did the Alphas win?
JASON - Actually, I don't know. I'm not at the step show.
THERESA - What? Where are you?
JASON - I'm at the hospital.
THERESA - The hospital? What happened? What is the matter?
JASON - It's Nino. He fell out right after the show. Remember I mentioned how his chest
had been bothering him?
THERESA - Oh yeah.
JASON - Well the show was a bit much on him. He stepped his heart out and got a little
winded. So we are here in the emergency room just making sure he is ok.
THERESA - Oh gosh. Well I will say a prayer for him.
JASON - Thanks.
THERESA - Are you ok?
JASON - Yeah, I'm cool.
THERESA - Are you sure? You sound funny.
JASON - This is just a shock. But I am ok. Trust me. It just scared me a little to see Nino
unconscious.
THERESA - I can imagine.

(silence)

THERESA - Well there is something I wanted to talk to you about J. That is why I paged
you.
JASON - Oh yeah? What's up?
THERESA - Well, we have been seeing a lot of each other lately and I have enjoyed every
minute of it.
JASON - Me too.
THERESA - And I just wanted to tell you that I didn't want it to end. I really like the way
that things are going.
JASON - Me too.

(JASON glances over his shoulder at the others who are sitting in the emergency room
talking. His mind wanders.)

THERESA - And I also wanted to tell you that...

(silence)

THERESA - ...that I love you.

(silence)

THERESA - Hello?
JASON - Oh hello? I'm sorry. What did you say?

(THERESA sucks her teeth.)

THERESA - I said that I wanted to tell you that I love you.
JASON - What?
THERESA - I love you Jason.

(silence)

JASON - Uh...
THERESA - Well? Don't you love me?
JASON - Theresa, we really need to talk about this some other time. I gotta go.

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We rejoin DERRICK and TRINA who were just told by CARYN that her water broke and she
has gone into labor.

CARYN - My water just broke!
DERRICK - What? Are you serious?
TRINA - She is probably lying again!
CARYN - No, I am seriou...oh...oh my gaaawwwwd!

(CARYN grabs her stomach and bends over.)

DERRICK - Are you ok?
CARYN - Oh it hurts!
DERRICK - Ok! Ok! Uh...uh...just relax! We...uh...gotta get you to the hospital! Fast!
CARYN - Ooooooooooooooooh!
DERRICK - Trina grab her coat!
TRINA - Caryn, are you serious?

(CARYN looks up at TRINA. She has tears streaming down her face.)

TRINA - Ok, I'll get her coat!

(DERRICK rushes and grabs his car keys.)

DERRICK - Ok Caryn, everything is gonna be fine. Just take it easy.

(DERRICK starts to slowly help CARYN walk toward the door.)

DERRICK - That's it, nice and easy.
CARYN - Ooooooh!

(CARYN stops and bends over again.)

DERRICK - Oh my God! What do I do?
TRINA - It's labor pains, it's ok! Come on Caryn!

(TRINA helps CARYN put her coat on.)

TRINA - Come on girl.

(CARYN puts her arms through her coat and DERRICK and TRINA lead her outside.)

DERRICK - Come on Caryn, everything is gonna be cool.

(They get CARYN into DERRICK's car and then DERRICK and TRINA jump in.)

DERRICK - Hold on!

(DERRICK backs out of the parking spot and screeches out toward the hospital.)

CARYN - Aaaaaah!

(CARYN is crying and holding her stomach.)

DERRICK - Is she supposed to be in so much pain? What is the matter? What's wrong?
TRINA - I think she is ok! This is what labor pains are like! I think!

CARYN crying - Oh! Oh!

(TRINA reaches up from the back seat and grabs CARYN's hand. CARYN squeezes her hand
back.)

TRINA - It's gonna be ok girl.

(CARYN looks back at TRINA through tears and smiles.)

DERRICK - Ok we are almost there!

(DERRICK pats CARYN's leg.)

DERRICK - We're almost there.

(DERRICK turns the corner and pulls into the long driveway of the Ahpla University Hospital.
He skids into the emergency room parking lot.)

DERRICK - Ok, let's go!

(TRINA jumps out and runs around the car to CARYN's door. CARYN is trying to get out but
is still holding her stomach and crying.)

DERRICK - Let me help!

(DERRICK helps to get CARYN to her feet and they start toward the emergency room.
DERRICK helping CARYN to walk on her left and TRINA on her right.)

DERRICK - Caryn, everything is gonna be fine ok? You just be strong. Don't worry about a
thing.
TRINA - Yeah, you will do fine Caryn.
DERRICK - And listen, about our conversation earlier...

(CARYN looks at DERRICK.)

DERRICK - Don't stress over it now. We can talk about that later. You just concentrate on
bringing forth a healthy baby.

(CARYN smiles through tears and kisses DERRICK on his cheek. She then hugs TRINA as
they continue to walk.)

TRINA - Yeah, don't sweat that girl. I don't even want to think about Bobby right now!

(As DERRICK, CARYN and TRINA enter the emergency room, they see BOBBY and LARRY
standing there talking.)

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Everyone gathers around in the emergency room as DR. RANIER comes from behind the
double doors with a report on NINO's condition.

GREGG - Dr. Ranier, how is Nino? Can we go back and see him now?
CANDACE crying - Yeah, can I go and see him?

(silence)

DR. RANIER - Candace, I am very sorry. We did all that we could. But...but...Nino didn't pull
through. His heart gave out on him and...and Nino passed away.

(silence)

NINO - Oh and if Candace calls me, tell her to just page me because I'll probably be out
with the bros tonight.
GREGG - And she is supposed to believe that?
NINO laughs - Yeah cuz she knows that I aint you!

(GREGG jokingly throws a miniature football at NINO but it hits the door as NINO slams it
behind him.)



NINO - I said my brothers!
BROTHERS IN UNISON - Yeah!
NINO - I said my ice cold brothers!
BROTHERS IN UNISON - Yeah!
NINO - I think it's time we break it down on 'em oh six style! Deep in my heart...I love my A
Phi! I love my A...Phi...A!

(NINO begins the step and the brothers join in afterward. The crowd cheers.)



NINO - What's up Reg, hey what's up Wil.
WIL - What's up frat?
NINO - Oh shit! That nigga Jason was telling the truth about the books in the library?
REGGIE - Hell yeah, I was shocked too.




NINO - And I really hate to be this way Bobby, but on the real, you brought this shit on
yourself.
BOBBY - What?
NINO - How many times have we warned you that you were playing with fire messing
around on Alexis?
BOBBY - Aw nigga whatever, like you don't cheat.
NINO - I don't.



NINO - What the hell are you talking about?
JASON - I'm talking about what I was thinking when I didn't show up at the Alpha
house because I was having sex.
NINO - What! You didn't show up where because of what?
JASON - The Alpha house, isn't that what we were discussing?
NINO - Hell no, I'm talking about this damn email you sent to the brothers in North Carolina
at beta epsilon chapter! Bruh, you got all types of issues!



(I got a feeling...I got a feeling brothers...I got a feeling...somebody's trying to sneak in my
frat...and there aint gonna be no shit like that!)

JASON thinks - Is this some sort of joke?

(JASON gets up and goes close to the door to hear better and it sounds louder. He opens
the door.)

NINO - Hello Jason.
JASON - Uh...hi.

(NINO walks into JASON's room without being invited.)

JASON - Sure, come on in.
NINO - Cut the sarcasm motherfucker, this aint no social call. I pulled mad strings for your
stupid ass so listen up!



SPHINXMEN - Greetings Big Brother Bout It Bout It from the Bayou!

(The crowd laughs and hollers.)

STUDENT - Yeah Nino, with that New Orleans flavor kid!

(NINO smiles back at the student.)

NINO - What yall niggas know about that dirty south huh?

(The crowd laughs. The SPHINXMEN greet to the tune of 'Back that Ass Up' by Juvenile.)

SPHINXMEN - Big brother's swing is good
I had to back my ass up!
Cuz he swings that wood!
I had to back my ass up!

(The crowd laughs hysterically.)

SPHINXMAN LARRY - Remix!

(The SPHINXMEN greet to the tune of 'Bling Bling by the Hot Boys.)

SPHINXMEN - Swing! Swing!
Every time he comes around the line...
Swing! Swing!
He always brings that oak and that pine...
Swing! Swing!
I ask and I pray every night...
Swing! Swing!
that you would guide us to that Alpha light!
SPHINXMAN LARRY - Remix!

(The SPHINXMEN greet to the tune of 'The Hot Boys' by the Hot Boys.)

SPHINXMEN - What kind of boy wears Alpha on his chest?
What kind of boy be crazy doin' dem steps?
What kind of boy represents that dirty south?
Throwing signs up in the air, screamin' A Phi out of his mouth?
Big Brother...Bout It Bout It...from the Bayou!
Big Brother...Bout It Bout It...from the Bayou!
SPHINXMAN LARRY - Remix!

(The SPHINXMEN greet to the tune of 'Ha' by Juvenile.)

SPHINXMEN - What you gonna do when dem Alphas after you?
You better run sphinxmen run sphinxmen run!
And what you gonna do when the bros be comin' through?
You better run sphinxmen run sphinxmen run!
Run sphinxmen run sphinxmen run!
Run sphinxmen run sphinxmen run!

(The SPHINXMEN stop. The crowd cheers loudly and claps.)

NINO - A Phi!
BROTHERS - Oh six!



(NINO enters.)

EMPLOYEE - One minute sir, I will be right with you.
NINO - Thank you. Take your time.

(NINO casually looks around the store.)

NINO thinks - Oh this AKA jacket is phat! I wonder whose it is. Spring two thousand.
EMPLOYEE - Yes sir, how can I help you?
NINO - Firstly, whose jacket is this? It is very nice.
EMPLOYEE - Yes it is. It belongs to a young lady by the name of Mona Ferguson.


GREGG thinks - Dammit!
NINO whispering - Yo, did Shareesa see the card? What happened?
GREGG - I don't know. I didn't see it and she didn't say anything. Are you sure it was on the
bed?
NINO - Of course I am. Man I am sorry, I didn't know she was...
GREGG - I know man. I know you would not have done that shit on purpose.
NINO - Plus I thought you knew already.
GREGG - Dude, I had no fucking idea! That bitch is saying she is pregnant by me? Dammit!
NINO - What are you gonna do?
GREGG - I don't know.


(NINO hugs JASON. JASON begins to cry as NINO shows him the grip.)

NINO - Bro, I am so proud of you! I got some gifts for you frat!
JASON - Word!

(NINO picks up a shirt and a key chain.)

NINO - Check out this shirt! New clothing line just for Alphas and AKA's called phirst pham
gear. And I got one for you and one for me.
JASON - Thanks! Thanks frat!



STUDENT - Look at the new guy! He is as good as Nino!

(NINO notices that LARRY is competing with him. NINO smiles.)

NINO - I think we have a new step master!

(NINO hugs LARRY.)

NINO - You're kinda nice there kid.
LARRY - That comes from watching you for so long!



(The brothers pose and the crowd cheers for LARRY, QUINTON and JASON. The bros start to
rush the neos to congratulate them, they are all jumping all over one another. NINO is
caught up in the middle.)

NINO thinks - Oh shit! I can't breathe!

(NINO tries to get out from the crowd of jumping bros but he keeps getting banged
around.)

NINO coughing - Aaaagh! Get off me!

(NINO wrestles his way out and is bending over trying to catch his breath. BOBBY comes
over and playfully jumps on NINO's back.)

BOBBY - Damn bruh, you aint tired yet are you? You aint old school!
NINO thinks - Get off me! I can't breathe!

(NINO stumbles and BOBBY laughs, thinking that NINO is only tired.)

BOBBY - Come on man, what's wrong?

(NINO waves his arm because he can't speak.)

BOBBY - Are you ok man? What's wrong?

(NINO waves his arm again.)

BOBBY - Are you ok man? Hey, what's wrong?

(NINO falls to one knee.)

BOBBY - Oh shit! Nino, what's wrong man? What's wrong?



QUINTON - Do you have any kind of medical problems like asthma or something?
NINO - No, never have.
QUINTON - Anyone in your family diagnosed with asthma?
NINO coughing - Not...that I know of.
BOBBY - Well come sit down on this bench and relax.

(The brothers walk over to a nearby bench so NINO can sit down and catch his breath.)



BOBBY - Man, you scared the shit out of me!
NINO - I scared the shit out of me!

(The NURSE returns.)

NURSE - Nino, I would like to run further tests on you because what I am seeing is rather
serious for a person your age.
NINO - What is that?
NURSE - Well in all actuality, it is strange. Very strange. Your symptoms say asthma. But
you have no medical or family history of asthma. Your x rays are showing signs however of
something far more serious.
BOBBY - Nurse, what are they showing?
NURSE - From the look of your prelims, it looks to me like angina!
NINO - Angina? Is that real bad?
NURSE - Basically it means no more jumping around, getting all excited and worked up for
you.



Meanwhile in Pearl library...

(NINO is at the computer.)

NINO thinks - I should be able to find some information on angina on yahoo.
NINO reads - Angina is a recurring pain or discomfort in the chest that happens when some
part of the heart does not receive enough blood. It is a common symptom of coronary
disease.

(NINO looks up from the computer and then continues to read.)

NINO reads - Episodes of angina occur when the heart's need for oxygen increases beyond
the oxygen available from the blood nourishing the heart. Physical exertion is the most
common trigger for angina.
NINO thinks - dammit!



NINO - Let me break it down for you. Steps like cold and cocky are yard steps. Steps like
uh...confusion... they are show steps. You really don't want to mix the two because yard
steps look whack as hell in a step show and show steps get stolen by other greeks on the
yard.
LARRY - Wow, step theft!
NINO - Oh it happens. Ha ha ha.
LARRY - Ok well that makes sense. So I need to stick to show steps.
NINO - Right. Like remember this one I was showing you before?

(NINO starts to do a step to show LARRY.)

LARRY - Whoa whoa man! I don't want you jumping up and down and getting your chest all
worked up.
NINO laughing - Man, I am fine. Yall been treating me like a little old lady or something.

(NINO starts jumping around frantically to prove his point. He even does a flip.)

LARRY - Damn Nino, I am more nervous than you! Ha ha ha ha.
NINO - I told you to calm down. I just did all that and I flipped and I am not even out of
breath. I feel great. It is good to work up a sweat every now and then.
LARRY - If you say so.



NINO - I came through to help out but now that I am here, I need to talk to you guys so I
am glad that we are all here.
LARRY - Cool, what's up man?
NINO - Yall know how important stepping is as a tradition in this chapter. And I know you all
know that I love to step and to represent!
JASON - Yeah we know that. You be gettin' busy dude!
NINO - Well. unless you are inside of me, you really don't know what it feels like. To me...to
me, stepping is much more than just learning a routine and doing it. I perform when I step.
I love Alpha and I try my best to choreograph the tightest routines to bring the competition
to its knees.
LARRY - I hear it.
NINO - But more important than the competition of stepping, stepping has become a part of
my life. I never thought I would understand when an athlete retires and then brings his old
ass back on the field to play another year. But now I think I know.
JASON thinks - That's kinda deep.
NINO - Stepping is an expression for me and I am not a quiet person. In other words, this is
my voice and I can't keep it shut.
REGGIE - What are you saying sands?

(silence)

NINO - Bros, I am way to young to call it quits. I have to step with yall.



NINO - And...and I am going to step in the show at homecoming.
CANDACE - Oh the hell you are not!

(CANDACE puts her glass down.)

NINO - Baby, you don't understand. I have to step.
CANDACE - No Nino, you have to live! Why are you doing this to yourself?
NINO - What? I am not doing anything to myself. There isn't anything to worry about.



NINO - I want to show you something.

(CANDACE wipes her eyes.)

CANDACE - What?
NINO - Ask me a question.
CANDACE - Huh?
NINO - Ask me a question baby. Anything.
CANDACE - Uh...how do you feel?

(NINO slaps his chest, smiles and then enthusiastically claps under his left.)

NINO - What did it seem like my response said?
CANDACE - That you are all right I guess.
NINO - Right, exactly baby. Now go ahead, ask me something else.
CANDACE - Ok...uh...what time is it?

(NINO looks at his watch. He then starts to do an Alpha train step. He breaks the train six
times with large pauses. Then he stops.)

CANDACE - Six?
NINO - Yes!
CANDACE - Ok that is cute, but what is the point?
NINO - This is the point, greeks step and do step shows because it is cute, or they get the
audience to cheer. Or the formations are tight or maybe the costumes are bangin'. But I
communicate when I step. That is what stepping is. That is where it came from.



(CANDACE keeps stepping. NINO then changes and does one of CANDACE's Sigma Gamma
Rho steps.)

CANDACE - Oh uh uh!

(CANDACE starts to do the Alpha train. The beats come in together perfectly.)

NINO - Ha ha ha ha ha!
CANDACE - What you got for me now?
NINO - Shhhh!

(CANDACE gives a face as if to say that she forgot she wasn't supposed to talk. NINO nods
and they keep going.)

CANDACE thinks - He is stepping so well, not coughing or anything! Wow!

(NINO motions that they are gonna finish. CANDACE understands.)

CANDACE thinks - I guess there should be a break down...right...five...six...seven...here!

(As CANDACE starts to break it down, so does NINO. They both do sixteen beats and stop at
the same time with their hands in the air.)

NINO - Woooo!
CANDACE - Damn! That was tight! How do you feel though?
NINO - Never better! See what I mean? This shit is deep! How did you understand
everything I was saying? I didn't say a word. I want to take this art form back to where it
used to be. Back to where it needs to be. You feel me?



LARRY - Yall must had known yall were getting someone special when Nino came out for the
chapter huh?

DONTE - Yeah man. Some cats it is hard to tell once they go over how they are gonna live
within Alpha. Some guys cross and I think they are gonna be the work horses of the
chapter. Then they never show up. Other guys seem slack and they do everything. But I
knew Nino was special when I first met him.

LARRY - Really?
DONTE I knew he was gonna be special. He is a great addition to Alpha and to our chapter.



NINO - Now you kids remember the steps that I taught you right?
CICELY - Yes Mr Nino! It's like this right?

(CICELY does a step.)

NINO - That's right! You kids are so smart!

(CICELY smiles.)


NINO thinks - Ok, this is it!

(NINO gets into position and stomps his foot on the floor loudly five times. The door opens.
Everyone waits for NINO's signal.)

SHAREESA thinks - Oh this is the sweetest thing in the world!

(SHAREESA immediately starts to cry as she walks through the door with GREGG and
CANDACE who is blindfolded.)

GREGG - Ok Candace, we are almost there.
CANDACE - I'm gonna kill you guys! I have been blindfolded forever.
GREGG - Just a few minutes more.
CANDACE - That's what you said fifteen minutes ago.
GREGG - Well I was lying then. But this time I am serious.

(CANDACE laughs but doesn't peek. SHAREESA helps to guide her into a chair and then
wipes her own tears. She bends over to whisper into CANDACE's ear.)

SHAREESA - I love you girl.

(GREGG stands behind CANDACE's chair. He smiles at NINO and the step team behind him.
NINO smiles back and takes a deep breath.)

GREGG - Are you ready Candace?
CANDACE - I am very ready.

(GREGG takes off CANDACE's blindfold. CANDACE adjusts her eyes and then focuses on
NINO and the children behind him. Then on the Alphas behind the children. NINO starts to
step.)

NINO - One day I was walking in the city of gold...

(The children join in stepping and singing.)

CHILDREN - Where the streets are paved with gold...
NINO - And what did my eyes behold...
ALPHAS - But a lady of Sigma Gamma Rho!

(CANDACE laughs loud.)

CANDACE - Eeee-yip!
EVERYONE - She was a beautiful queen! She was a beautiful queen!
NINO - She was the finest woman I'd ever seen!
EVERYONE - She was intelligent and strong! She was intelligent and strong!
NINO - I thought about her face the whole day long!
EVERYONE - She had fire in her eyes! She had fire in her eyes!
NINO - I knew this lady was the ultimate prize!
EVERYONE - On her head she wears a crown! On her head she wears a crown!
NINO - Now give me a second to break it on down!

(Everyone starts to break the step down and it is perfect. Each line is doing something
different. The Alphas are bending over so that they are almost the same height as the kids.
So is NINO up front.)

CANDACE smiling - Oh my God!

(CANDACE looks over at GREGG and SHAREESA who are smiling. She looks back at NINO
who is still stepping.)

CANDACE - I can't believe this!

(Suddenly the whole formation moves forward. NINO is right in front of CANDACE bending
over stepping and everyone is behind him.)

NINO - Now will you please...
CHILDREN - Will you please...
ALPHAS - Will you please...

(NINO drops to one knee as the step stops.)

NINO - Marry me?



(NINO reaches into his pocket and pulls out a ring box. He opens it and presents CANDACE
with an engagement ring.)

NINO - I know this ring isn't much, but I promise you that I will get you a better one after I
graduate. I should make enough money to...

(CANDACE's tears stream from her eyes.)

CANDACE - Shut up boy! Of course I will marry you!
NINO - You will?
CANDACE - Yes! Yes Nino, I will marry you!

(CANDACE throws her arms around NINO as she cries. The children start to jump up and
down and the Alphas start stepping.)


NINO - Girl, I love you so much. Do you know that this is the first show that we will step in
together?
CANDACE - I thought about that too. Yeah. That is cool. Just don't show me up.

(NINO laughs.)

NINO - Don't act like you aint nice.
CANDACE - I mean, I got a little something something.

(They laugh together.)

CANDACE - How do you feel?
NINO - Never better.
CANDACE - Yeah right. Promise?
NINO - Can, I am about to step in my final show. I have my lady that I love dearly by my
side, and I feel great. I am letting Larry do the flip at the end of the show so you don't have
to worry about me working up my heart or getting my chest burning.
CANDACE - Ok.
NINO - I am being honest when I say that I have never been happier.



(The Alphas stop the step with the guys who were jumping, falling to one knee and the guys
who are on the floor sitting up to meet them half way.)

NINO thinks - Oh God! I can't finish the show!

(NINO searches the crowd for the SGRho section.)

NINO - I gotta find Candace. I can ease off the stage from here and go sit down with her. I
can't do the rest...oh it hurts...

(cough)

(NINO can't see the blue and gold section because the audience is jumping up and down
and cameras are going off. NINO takes off his bow tie and tries to unbutton his shirt.)



(The crowd is applauding the step team. NINO starts to cough uncontrollably before he can
make it off the stage. The Alphas stop stepping and tend to him.)

REGGIE - Yo, are you all right?

(NINO turns to the audience to look for CANDACE. He still does not see her section. He
grabs his chest because it is burning and he cannot catch his breath.)

REGGIE - Nino! Nino! Yo Bobby Nino is hurt!

(NINO turns back around and throws his arm around REGGIE's neck to hold himself up. He
sees CANDACE and GREGG trying to make their way toward the side of the stage. As NINO
and CANDACE make eye contact, he smiles at her. NINO then collapses in REGGIE's arms.)


CANDACE - What? What did you say?
DR. RANIER - We're very sorry. We did all that we could.

(silence)

GREGG - There must be some mistake. You're not saying that...
CANDACE - Niiiiiiiiinoooooo!

(CANDACE screams and lunges toward the double doors where they took NINO. LARRY
grabs CANDACE as she is screaming and crying.)

CANDACE crying - Noooooo! Noooooo!
GREGG crying - There must be some mistake!

(GREGG and REGGIE start to cry uncontrollably.)

GREGG crying - I know he is ok! This isn't right! This is a mistake!
SHAREESA crying - Oh my God!
CANDACE crying - Niiiiiiiinoooo! Baabyyyyyy!
DR. RANIER - I am very sorry. I wish it were a mistake. But your friend Nino has passed
away.
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NINO KEVON DANIELS

July 19, 1979 - December 28, 2000
Episode 23
We begin this week's episode with CARYN who is being led into Ahpla University Hospital's
emergency room with DERRICK and TRINA. As they enter, they see BOBBY.
CARYN - Oh God! Oooooh God!
BOBBY - Hey...hey! What the hell is...
(TRINA sees BOBBY and stops.)
TRINA thinks - Oh shit!
BOBBY - What happened? What's the matter? Caryn!
(BOBBY runs up to CARYN.)
BOBBY - Sweetie what's wrong?
TRINA thinks - Sweetie?
DERRICK - She's having the baby Bobby.
BOBBY - What!
(TRINA turns and walks away.)
CARYN - Oh God!
DERRICK - How can I find a doctor here!
CARYN - Oh God! Oh God!
BOBBY - Caryn why didn't you page me?
CARYN - Because...because I had Derrick.
(BOBBY stares at DERRICK who stares back.)
DERRICK - I need a doctor!
(DERRICK turns and runs to the front desk.)
BOBBY - What can I do for you Caryn? Is there anything that I can do for you? Is my baby
ok?
CARYN - I just need to...breathe! I just need to breathe!
(DERRICK comes back.)
DERRICK - Ok, they can take you Caryn. Right away, right this way!
(The nurse runs out.)
NURSE - What is the patient's name?
BOBBY - Caryn. Her name is Caryn.
NURSE - Caryn, you can come with me. Everything is gonna be ok, just follow me this way.
Is the father present? He can come too.
(silence)
DERRICK - I brought her to the hospital!
BOBBY - I am the father!
DERRICK - You didn't even know she was here!
BOBBY - So what? I'm here now and I am the father!
DERRICK - What, since last week? You haven't been doing the things that I have for all
these months!
BOBBY - Fuck you!
CARYN - Oooooooh Gaaaawwd!
NURSE - Hey! Hey! Hey! Are you coming or not?
(The nurse turns to BOBBY.)
NURSE - Are you coming or not?
(BOBBY stares at DERRICK and then turns to walk with CARYN and the nurse.)
BOBBY - I'm coming! To see my baby!
(DERRICK grabs CARYN's hand as she is being led away. CARYN looks back at him.)
DERRICK crying - You're gonna be fine...
(DERRICK wipes his eyes.)
DERRICK - ...go have a healthy baby.
(silence)
(CARYN kisses DERRICK's hand, then is lead inside with BOBBY and the nurse.)
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Our scenes change. KATRICE is at home reading.
KATRICE reads - "The doorbell rang several times, followed by the knocking. With each
beat, the slamming was louder. I shifted, tugged the sperm-stiffened sheets back, and sat
up, putting my feet on the cool floor. The way the winds were singing, it had to be damn
cold, with a serious windchill outside. Too cold to be anywhere this time of morning starting
some shit. But a fool...
(KATRICE's phone rings.)
KATRICE thinks - Damn.
(KATRICE puts her bookmark into her book and closes it. She answers the phone.)
KATRICE - Hello?
APRIL - Hi.
KATRICE - Hi April.
APRIL - What you doin'?
KATRICE - Just maxin'. Reading a good book.
APRIL - Oh yeah? What you reading?
KATRICE - Milk in my coffee. It's by Eric Jerome Dickey. You know he's frat.
APRIL - Really? I didn't know that.
KATRICE - Yeah, he's frat.
APRIL - That's cool.
KATRICE - What's the deal with you?
APRIL - Nothing girl. Nothing much.
(silence)
APRIL - So are you gonna be reading for a...
KATRICE - Actually no, I am finished reading. I am about to go to bed.
APRIL - Oh...ok. I'll catch you later then. Ok?
KATRICE - Cool. Skeewee soror.
APRIL - Skeewee girlie.
(KATRICE and APRIL hang up. KATRICE sits up and continues to read.)
KATRICE reads - "But a fool was a fool, no matter what the time or temperature. I asked,
Want me to leave? I wouldn't give him the satisfaction. We could talk later. Everything's
okay. Her words were faster than...
(There is a knock at KATRICE's door.)
KATRICE thinks - Wow, I wonder who this is?
(KATRICE places her bookmark into her book and closes it. She gets up and walks to the
door.)
KATRICE - Who is it?
APRIL - It's April.
KATRICE - April? How the hell...
(KATRICE opens the door. APRIL is standing there.)
KATRICE - April? How the hell did you get here so fast?
APRIL - I never said I was home. I do have a cell phone you know.
KATRICE - Uh...ok.
APRIL - Well?
KATRICE - Well...what?
APRIL - Well are you gonna invite me in or am I gonna stand in your hallway?
(KATRICE stands aside and APRIL walks in.)
KATRICE thinks - Damn.
APRIL - I thought you were going to sleep.
KATRICE - I was.
APRIL - Looks to me like you were still reading.
KATRICE - Books help me to relax.
APRIL - I guess jeans and sneakers do too.
KATRICE - Huh?
APRIL - You don't look dressed for bed. You still have on your jeans and sneakers.
(KATRICE looks down at herself.)
KATRICE - So I do.
(APRIL sits down.)
APRIL - Why don't you tell me the real deal Katrice.
KATRICE - What? What real deal?
APRIL - You know perfectly well what real deal. Don't play games with me. Why the hell
have you been avoiding me?
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We rejoin CANDACE and the Alphas in the hospital.
CANDACE crying - Noooooooo! Nooooooooo! Niiinoooooooo!
(CANDACE falls to her knees as LARRY is holding her.)
CANDACE crying - Noooooooooo!
(SHAREESA quickly runs up and joins CANDACE and LARRY on the floor.)
GREGG crying - Doctor, he can't be gone! Nino can't be gone from us! He was fine just
yesterday! He was...fine...fine only...yester...
(DR. RANIER puts his hand on GREGG's shoulder.)
DR. RANIER - I'm sorry son. I'm sor...
GREGG crying - No! Wait a minute! I don't believe it!
(GREGG forcefully grabs DR. RANIER's arms.)
GREGG crying - I think you need to check...check Nino again! You need...you need...you
need to check Nino...again! Oh my God no! No!
(GREGG's grab turns into a hug as he begins to cry heavily into DR. RANIER's chest.)
DONTE - I don't believe this. I don't believe this.
(OCTAVIA turns to DONTE with tears in her eyes.)
OCTAVIA - Are you...ok Donte?
(DONTE turns and looks OCTAVIA in the face but doesn't say a word. One tear falls from his
eyes. Then another. OCTAVIA embraces DONTE.)
CANDACE crying - I have to see him! I have to see him!
(LARRY looks at CANDACE and then at SHAREESA. He begins to pick CANDACE up.)
CANDACE crying - Dr. Ranier, I have to see him. Can I see him?
(GREGG lets go of the doctor and puts his hands on his face.)
DR. RANIER - Yes. You can see him. Would you like someone with you?
CANDACE crying - Uh...uh yes. Can Gregg come?
(GREGG lifts his head from his hands and looks at CANDACE.)
DR. RANIER - Sure.
(GREGG tries to collect himself. He looks around the room. REGGIE is sitting down crying
loudly. JASON, LARRY and QUINTON are now crying together. OCTAVIA and DONTE are
hugging each other crying. DEXTER is standing by the window with his head in his hands.)
CANDACE crying - We have to go see him Gregg.
(GREGG lastly looks at SHAREESA who's face is completely wet and has tears falling from
her eyes like rain.)
GREGG - O...ok. I have to...go...
(SHAREESA walks up and throws her arms around GREGG. As he hugs her back, he lets out
a loud cry. He squeezes her tight and cries until her hair gets wet from his tears.)
DR. RANIER - We need to go back now.
(GREGG lets go of SHAREESA and looks her in the eyes. She is still crying. SHAREESA
reaches up and wipes GREGG's face.)
DR. RANIER - Come with me please.
(GREGG turns and grabs CANDACE's hand. Everyone watches as CANDACE and GREGG
follow DR. RANIER through the double doors.)

Episode 24
We begin this week's episode with CANDACE and GREGG who have just passed through the
double doors on the way down the hall to view NINO's body.
DR. RANIER - It's right this way.
(DR. RANIER leads CANDACE and GREGG who are crying.)
CANDACE thinks - Oh my God! I can't believe this is happening! This is the worst day of my
life!
GREGG thinks - Nino is like a brother to me! I just can't believe this! I feel so bad for
Candace! They were getting married!
(CANDACE is shaking and GREGG is still holding her hand.)
CANDACE crying - Gregg...I just...I don't think I can...make it. Not without Nino
GREGG crying - We are all gonna have to be strong. That is what...Nino
would have...wanted.
CANDACE - I know but I just cannot believe...maybe there is some way they can save him.
On a machine or something.
GREGG - I don't know. I am still praying.
(They continue to walk.)
DR. RANIER - Candace, I wanted to let you know that Nino felt no pain. His body had gone
into a state of shock from the time he was in the car. From there he slipped into a mild
coma. Soon after, his heart failed him. It was if he passed in his sleep.
(CANDACE begins to cry harder. Those words were not comforting. GREGG holds her hand
tight.)
CANDACE crying - Thank you.
(They continue to walk.)
CANDACE thinks - There is no way I can go on without Nino!
NINO - Baby, you know I wouldn't leave you like this. You can make it. I got your
back...always.
(CANDACE and GREGG are lead to the second room in the hall. It seems as if they were
walking a much longer distance than that. But CANDACE remembers that this is where she
came in with NINO when he first was admitted.)
DR. RANIER - You can come this way.
(CANDACE stops at the door.)
GREGG - It's ok. It's ok. Come on.
NINO - Thank you man. I need for you to help Candace be strong.
DR. RANIER - You can come in. It's all right.
(CANDACE slowly walks in, there is a white sheet draped over a body on a table. She starts
to cry.)
CANDACE crying - Oh my God!
(silence)
DR. RANIER - Are you ready to see him?
(silence)
DR. RANIER - Do you think you are ready Candace and Gregg?
GREGG - Yes sir. We...are.
(DR. RANIER slowly lifts the sheet. NINO is lying on his back with no shirt on. His eyes are
closed.)
CANDACE crying - Baaabyyyyyyyyy!
(She touches his face with her hand.)
GREGG crying - Candace, just know that Nino is in a better place now. He...he looks restful.
(CANDACE drops her head and kisses NINO's face. She places her face on his chest and
cries with her arms around him.)
CANDACE crying - Why! Why did this happen! Why did you leave me!
(CANDACE stops talking and just cries into NINO's chest.)
CANDACE thinks - Oh God! Why did you take my heart from me? What did I do to deserve
this? I have always served you and read your word. Why would you take the only important
thing in my world from me? Oh God, help me! I need youJesus! I need you Jesus! Please be
my friend! Please grant my beloved Nino wings of gold and give him a kiss for me.
GREGG - Can?
(CANDACE is still crying.)
GREGG - Candace, I think we need to call his parents.
CANDACE crying - Yes...yes, you're...right. Ok.
DR. RANIER - Let me walk back to the waiting area with you.
(CANDACE gets up and takes one more look at NINO. His chest is wet from her tears. His
body is warm but looks restful.)
CANDACE crying - Goodbye my heart. My love. I will forever...forever love you baby.
(Tears fall once again from GREGG's eyes as they walk out.)
GREGG thinks - Goodbye my brother.
(The remaining sound is only the still steady beep of the cardiac machines.)
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We change scenes and join ALEXIS as she is home and answering her phone.
ALEXIS thinks - I hope this is Quinton. I haven't heard from him since the step show.
ALEXIS - Hello.
RONNIE - Hey what's up?
ALEXIS thinks - Oh God, Ronnie.
ALEXIS - Who may I ask is calling?
RONNIE - Oh you don't know my voice anymore?
ALEXIS - Oh hey Ronnie. It aint like you call me anymore. Ha ha ha ha.
ALEXIS thinks - Oh why did I say that mess! Now he is gonna start calling again!
RONNIE - You silly. How have you been? I haven't spoken to you in a while and I just
thought I would call and see how you were doing.
ALEXIS thinks - Yeah right.
ALEXIS - How sweet. Everything is cool with me. Same ol same ol. Just making it through.
RONNIE - That's good to hear.
ALEXIS - What's up with you?
RONNIE - Nothing much. Just chillin'.
ALEXIS - That's good.
(silence)
RONNIE - So, can I ask you something?
ALEXIS thinks - Oh brother.
ALEXIS - Sure, what's up?
RONNIE - I was just wondering. How has life been since the break up? I was concerned and
that is why I asked you how you were doing.
ALEXIS - It was pretty rough at first. But I have a huge support network. My mom is great.
And then there are my girls here at school. I am ok.
RONNIE - Oh that is good. Cool.
ALEXIS - Yeah.
RONNIE - Do you know how he is doing?
ALEXIS - Who?
RONNIE - Who? Bobby?
ALEXIS - He is ok...I guess.
RONNIE - That's cool. I don't think he is going through the break up as bad as you are. But
I am sure he is heartbroken.
ALEXIS - Huh? What do you mean?
RONNIE - Well you know he dates Trina now.
(RONNIE snickers.)
RONNIE - I knew he wasn't good for you.
ALEXIS - Ronnie, stop reading yesterday's paper. That is old news. I knew that a long time
ago.
RONNIE - You did?
ALEXIS - As a matter of fact, Bobby isn't even dating Trina anymore.
RONNIE - What!
ALEXIS - Yeah, they broke up recently.
RONNIE - How do you know all of this?
ALEXIS - Let's just say that I have an inside scoop.
RONNIE - Wow, I thought he and Trina would stay together forever. As much of in love that
they were. Ha ha ha.
(RONNIE laughs to himself.)
ALEXIS - Guess not. As a matter of fact, Bobby is dating someone else if I am not mistaken.
RONNIE - What?
RONNIE thinks - Shit! Who?
ALEXIS - Bobby is now dating Caryn.
RONNIE - Caryn the cheerleader?
ALEXIS - Yep.
RONNIE - I don't believe it!
RONNIE thinks - Shit!
RONNIE - I don't believe it!
ALEXIS - It's the truth.
(An hour later, CARYN's answering phone picks up her call.)
CARYN - Go Ahpla go!! Hi this is Caryn and I am not in right now. Leave me a message and
I will call you back. Peace and blessings.
BEEP
RONNIE - Hey Caryn boo. This is Ronnie. I was just thinking, maybe I should take a lovely
lady out to a lunch or dinner date? Are you free tomorrow night? Because if so, I would love
to hook up with you.
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We rejoin APRIL who has come to visit KATRICE.
KATRICE - What did you say?
APRIL - I asked you why you have been avoiding me.
KATRICE - What? April please. You're trippin'.
(KATRICE walks over and sits on her bed next to APRIL.)
KATRICE thinks - Damn, I am too sleepy for this!
APRIL - I am not trippin'. I have called over here several times and every time I call, you
are too busy to talk. Or you are gonna call me back. Or you are studying.
KATRICE - So what's wrong with that? You usually call when I am reading or studying.
APRIL - There is nothing wrong with that. But then I never hear from you. You never call me
back and you don't return your pages all of a sudden. You called me more during exam
time.
KATRICE - Well April, I am studying like crazy ok? Sheesh.
APRIL - That's bull and you know it. Why don't you just tell me what's up? You certainly
made time to call a sister when you were trying to wear my colors.
KATRICE - That aint got nothing to do with this so I don't know why you even brought that
up.
APRIL - Maybe not, but you know that what I am saying is valid.
(silence)
APRIL - So?
KATRICE - So what?
APRIL - So what is the reason? Why don't you just talk to me and tell me what's up?
KATRICE thinks - Good Lord!
KATRICE - April, there is nothing to talk to you about. I already told you that I am busy
reading and studying half the time. And just when I am ready to go to bed, you come
asking me about...
(The telephone rings.)
KATRICE - Now what! Excuse me.
(KATRICE reaches over APRIL to grab her phone.)
KATRICE - Hello?
DONNA - Hey what's up?
KATRICE - Hey...there. What's going on?
DONNA - What you doing?
KATRICE - Chillin'.
(KATRICE stands up off the bed and walks around to where the phone is placed on her
dresser. APRIL just watches.)
DONNA - You by yourself?
(KATRICE turns and looks at APRIL who is staring right into her face. She turns her back.)
KATRICE - Yeah. What's up?
DONNA - Girl, let me tell you. I thought I was about to get some tonight and boom, I got
left hanging. You know what I'm sayin'?
KATRICE - Oh word? Ha ha ha ha.
(KATRICE turns back around and looks at APRIL.)
DONNA - Hell yeah. So you know what time it is now! Damn, I'm horny as hell.
KATRICE - Really? You crazy.
DONNA - I'm sayin' though.
(silence)
DONNA - So what's up? You trying to come through or can I can swing by?
KATRICE - You crazy.
DONNA - Huh?
KATRICE - Hold on a second.
(KATRICE puts the phone down and walks to her bookshelf. She grabs a book.)
APRIL - Who is that?
KATRICE - Some dude from my calc class. Give me a second.
(KATRICE picks the phone back up.)
KATRICE - Hello?
DONNA - Yeah, what's the deal?
(KATRICE opens the book.)
KATRICE - Ok it looks like fifteen.
DONNA - Huh?
KATRICE - Fifteen. Yeah, it's fifteen.
DONNA - Fifteen? Oh, fifteen minutes?
KATRICE - That's right.
DONNA - Ok cool. You coming through here or you want me to come by your spot?
KATRICE - Um...I think you should.
DONNA - Ok cool. I will be right over.
KATRICE - Ok.
DONNA - See ya in a few. Later.
KATRICE - Ok.
(DONNA hangs up.)
KATRICE - What answer did you get for that other problem?
(silence)
KATRICE - I didn't get that but you are probably right. I will have to work through that one
and try it again because you are probably right.
(silence)
KATRICE - Yeah. Yeah. Ha ha ha, not now because I am about to go to bed, I am so sleepy.
Yeah ok, just call me tomorrow or I will see you in class. Ok then. Good night.
(KATRICE hangs up.)
KATRICE - Sorry bout that.
APRIL - Mmmmm hmmmm.
KATRICE - What? What's the matter now?
APRIL - What was all that giggling about? And the comment about you going to bed. Was he
trying to come over or something? What's up with that?
KATRICE - Oh will you please stop trippin'. Gosh. Look, I am very sleepy and I just want to
go to bed ok? I promise I will call you tomorrow.
APRIL - Well since it's so late, I figured I could just crash over here at your place.
KATRICE - Uh...no! You can't do that!
APRIL - Why not?

Episode 25
GREGG and CANDACE walk into the lobby and see their friends waiting.
(SHAREESA immediately walks up and hugs CANDACE and they begin to cry together.)
SHAREESA crying - Are you ok Candace?
CANDACE crying - Yes...I saw my baby. He was laid on a table and he was...still warm. His
spirit...Ninos spirit is still with me.
(They hug each other again.)
CANDACE crying - I am going to call Mr. and Mrs. Daniels. Dr. Ranier said that he would call
with me.
GREGG - Candace, I need to go.
CANDACE - Are you alright Gregg?
GREGG - Yeah. I just need to go home. I need to clear my head. I need to...see what to do
about Ninos things.
CANDACE - Ok.
GREGG - Will you be ok here?
CANDACE - Yeah, Ill be fine.
LARRY - I will make sure Candace gets home ok.
GREGG - Thanks Larry. Hey you guys, I will see you all. I guess tomorrow.
(GREGG hugs CANDACE. The embrace makes him cry again.)
CANDACE whispers - Be strong Gregg.
GREGG crying - I will. We need to be strong for each other.
(GREGG lets CANDACE go and turns to leave.)
SHAREESA - Uh Gregg, do you need someone to walk with?
(silence)
GREGG - Sure.
(SHAREESA hugs CANDACE and turns to leave with GREGG.)
GREGG - I appreciate you walking with me.
SHAREESA - No problem.
(GREGG and SHAREESA walk through the exit door and outside. They both stop.)
GREGG - This seems like the longest walk home I ever made.
SHAREESA - Yeah...it does.
(They stand there.)
SHAREESA - We better get going.
GREGG - Yeah.
(They begin to walk.)
GREGG - I really dont understand this situation. Ya know? How could this happen to a guy
like Nino? The nicest guy in the entire world?
SHAREESA - I dont understand either. It doesnt ever make any sense.
(GREGG is trying to hold back his tears and be strong.)
GREGG - I dont want to even begin to imagine what Mr. and Mrs. Daniels are gonna feel.
SHAREESA - Oh God. This is every parents worst nightmare.
GREGG - But more than that. It is hard enough to have to bury a parent. But even in that,
that is the natural progression of things. But when a parent has to bury a child, it is that
much harder. Its that much more difficult. It must kill the heart of a parent to have to do
that.
SHAREESA - Yeah.
(Silence as they walk.)
GREGG - Nino is my brother. I never met a more giving person. He would give you the
damn shirt right off his back. He was so real.
SHAREESA - Yeah, he was an angel.
(GREGG drops his head but does not cry. SHAREESA puts her hand on his back for comfort.)
GREGG - I know he is looking down on me right now. Probably cracking up laughing.
(GREGG giggles.)
GREGG - But he was never afraid to show his emotion. Never scared to say how he felt
about stuff. I remember when he was trying to pledge. And how scared he was. But he was
a man about it. Ya know?
SHAREESA - Yeah, I know.
GREGG - I feel like...
(GREGG chokes up.)
GREGG - I honestly feel like... a piece of me is...gone.
(GREGG cant hold it any longer.)
GREGG crying - My brother is gone.
(Seeing GREGG like this makes SHAREESA cry. She grabs his hand as they continue to
walk.)
SHAREESA crying - Like you said, he is smiling on you now. And he will forever. He is in a
better place now. He is with Jesus. And he is no longer in pain.
(GREGG stops walking.)
GREGG crying - Yeah. Yeah...youre right. He is happy now.
SHAREESA crying - I know he is.
(GREGG and SHAREESA hug each other and continue to walk hand in hand.)
GREGG - I bet I know what Nino is doing right now.
SHAREESA - What?
GREGG - That negro is teaching the angels how to step!
(GREGG and SHAREESA laugh together.)
SHAREESA - Ha ha ha ha, he sure is! I bet he is doing that right now!
GREGG - Yeah. Ha ha ha ha.
(They reach Tandy Hall.)
GREGG - I dont know if I am going to be able to sleep at all tonight.
SHAREESA - You will. Youre more tired than you think.
GREGG - Maybe.
(They get to the floor and are walking down the hall.)
GREGG - Who would have ever thought that when we left to go to the step show that Nino
would never come back here to the room. Damn.
(They get to the door. They are still holding hands as they go inside.)
GREGG - Come in here with me.
SHAREESA - Ok Gregg.
(They walk into NINOs room. As they enter, they both stand there and just look around.
They see pictures of CANDACE by herself and in pictures with NINO. There is a picutre of
NINO and REGGIE from the day that they crossed. There is a paddle hanging with the
letters A Phi A. There is a paddle donated from the two thousand line given to Big Brother
Bout It Bout It from the Bayou.)
GREGG - Damn.
SHAREESA - This is real hard.
GREGG - I know. I cant do this now Reesse.
(They turn to leave and GREGG slowly closes NINOs door.)
(silence)
GREGG - Reese, I know things are not the way that they should be between us.
(SHAREESA looks at GREGG. They are still holding hands.)
GREGG - So I think I will just take the couch. You can sleep in my bed. Ill be ok.
(silence)
SHAREESA - Are you sure you will be ok?
GREGG - Yes.
(silence)
GREGG - And...I want to...do some praying.
SHAREESA - Ok.
(The time seems awkward.)
GREGG - Ill talk to you in the morning ok?
SHAREESA - Ok.
(They hug. SHAREESA slowly walks into the room. GREGG hears the door close.)
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OCTAVIA and DONTE have been sitting by themselves in the waiting room. OCTAVIA
approaches CANDACE as she walks toward the pay phone.
OCTAVIA - Candace, here is my phone number. Call me if you need anything. Anything at
all ok?
CANDACE - Ok. Thank you.
DONTE - We will be here for you Candace.
CANDACE - Thank you Donte.
(DONTE hugs CANDACE. Then OCTAVIA does.)
OCTAVIA - Are you ready Donte?
DONTE - Uh yeah. Let me just say a few words to the brothers ok?
OCTAVIA - Sure. I will just wait in the car.
DONTE - Ok. Thank you.
(DONTE approaches the neos.)
DONTE - You guys ok?
JASON - It hasnt hit me yet, I just dont want to accept that fact that he is gone...forever.
DONTE - But he isnt. He will always be with us. Always.
QUINTON - Yeah, he will.
DONTE - You brothers take care. We will get through this.
JASON - Thanks Donte.
(DONTE approaches REGGIE.)
DONTE - Man, you ok?
(REGGIE just looks up with tears in his eyes.)
REGGIE - My line brother is gone. My best friend in the whole world is gone.
(DONTE helps REGGIE up from his seat and gives him a hug. REGGIE cries onto DONTE.)
DONTE - Its gonna be ok dog. Its gonna be alright.
(They let go of each other.)
DONTE - You gonna be alright?
REGGIE crying - Yeah...I want to wait here a little longer. For Candace.
DONTE - Ok cool. Call me if you need to.
REGGIE - I will.
(DONTE walks out to the car. OCTAVIA is already sitting inside. DONTE gets in.)
OCTAVIA - You alright?
DONTE - Yeah. I think so.
(DONTE starts the car and leaves.)
OCTAVIA - This is so shocking. It is so ubelievable.
DONTE - Yeah. And to a guy like Nino. I mean, he was the best of the best.
OCTAVIA - Really? I really didnt know him all that well. We pledged the same year, but you
know that I am always up in the library. I dont know a lot about him besides the way that
he stepped.
DONTE - Well let me tell you. That was the nicest most giving brother I have ever come
across. I remember when he was on line, Reggie used to always get mad at him because he
would work so hard and do so many things as a pledge, and Reggie had to keep up.
(OCTAVIA giggles.)
OCTAVIA - Oh yeah?
DONTE - Yeah. Its like, he raised the bar in everything. You couldnt be around Nino and be
mediocre. Because then he would far out shine you. So cats always wanted to be on point
when he was around.
OCTAVIA - I see.
DONTE - But he was never arrogant either.
(silence)
(DONTE turns the radio off.)
DONTE - I had a conversation with Nino once. Just him and I. And I shared something with
him that I never told any other bro. Not even any of my line brothers or my dean.
OCTAVIA - Really?
DONTE - Yeah. It was one of those times when brothers were just bonding. Just him and I. I
felt such a calm spirit around him, that I was able to open up. This was right before he was
getting up the nerve to ask Candace to marry him.
(silence)
OCTAVIA thinks - Should I ask what the conversation was about?
DONTE - We were talking over at the house. Watching the game, just chillin. And he was
telling me how much he loved Candace and that he wanted to ask but in his heart he was a
little scared. He really opened up to a brother. So I told him that a spirit of fear had no
place in such a beautiful act that he was getting prepared to partake in. Just asking his girl
to be his bride. He need not fear.
OCTAVIA - Wow.
DONTE - And then I realized, that there are things about my life that I am afraid of. Things
that I am very afraid of, and the advice that I was giving to him...actually applied to me.
And then out of nowhere...
(silence)
DONTE - ...out of nowhere, he asked me why I was at Ahpla for so long.
OCTAVIA thinks - Oh shit.
DONTE - It caught me off guard because that is what was on my mind. My own personal
fear. And he knew to just ask. Out of the blue.
(silence)
(DONTEs voice begins to shake.)
DONTE choking - He just knew what...was on my mind. He...knew. I had to face
my...my...my own fears...right there...
OCTAVIA thinks - Oh my God!
(A tear falls from DONTEs eyes.)
DONTE - It has been so hard on me. So hard. And nobody understands me...
OCTAVIA - I will try...if you want me to.
(DONTE looks at OCTAVIA with tears in his eyes. She is looking back very sincerely.)
OCTAVIA - I will.
(silence)
DONTE - I...I am dyslexic.
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QUINTON looks down at his pager as it vibrates.
QUINTONs PAGER - Call me at home. Lexi.
(QUINTON pulls out his cell phone.)
ALEXIS - Hello.
QUINTON - Hey.
ALEXIS - Hi boo. Where you been? You havent called.
QUINTON - I am actually on my way to your place now. Just give me a few minutes.
ALEXIS - Ok cool. How was the step show?
(silence)
QUINTON - It came off...ok. Ill be right there ok?
ALEXIS - Ok. Quinton?
QUINTON - Uh huh?
ALEXIS - Is something wrong?
(silence)
QUINTON - Ill be right there.
ALEXIS - Uh ok. Bye.
QUINTON - Bye bye.
(QUINTON closes his phone. He turns to his line brothers.)
QUINTON - I gotta go guys.
JASON - Ok man.
QUINTON - Larry, you are taking care of Candace right?
LARRY - Yeah, I am going to drive her home.
QUINTON - Ok. Um...lets meet up tomorrow. I am sure we have a lot to talk about.
JASON - Yeah...yeah man.
Meanwhile at ALEXIS house.
ALEXIS thinks - Oh my goodness, what is wrong with Quinton?
(ALEXIS turns the radio on.)
ALEXIS thinks - Maybe they lost the step show or something. I know he didnt step though.
(ALEXIS changes the radio station.)
ALEXIS thinks - Or maybe...maybe he got into a confrontation with Bobby! Oh my gosh!
(ALEXIS turns the radio off.)
ALEXIS thinks - I bet Bobby said something to him! I bet Quinton doesnt want to be with
me anymore!
(ALEXIS heart starts to beat faster.)
ALEXIS thinks - I bet that is exactly what it is. He is coming here to break up with me.
QUINTON - Alexis, I was thinking.
ALEXIS thinks - Oh gosh!
QUINTON - Maybe this wasnt too good of an idea from the beginning you know?
ALEXIS - It seemed alright to me. It seemed alright to you too.
QUINTON - Yeah, but now...I am not so sure.
ALEXIS - So what are you saying?
QUINTON - Maybe we should stop seeing each other.
QUINTON - Maybe we should stop seeing each other.
QUINTON - Maybe we should stop seeing each other.
(ALEXIS starts to feel really bad.)
ALEXIS thinks - I hope he doesnt feel that way. Maybe I can persuade him that Bobby is
truly out of my system and I dont feel for him anymore like that. Maybe.
(ALEXIS looks at the clock.)
ALEXIS thinks - I really like Quinton. Really. I really dont want him to come here and end
this. I wonder how long it will take him to...
(There is a knock at the door. ALEXIS jumps up.)
ALEXIS thinks - Ok, this is it.
(She opens the door and QUINTON is standing there.)
ALEXIS - Hi, come on in.
(QUINTON comes in. ALEXIS looks at his face.)
ALEXIS - Are you ok?
(QUINTON grabs ALEXIS and just holds her. She holds him back.)
ALEXIS thinks - What is going on?
(ALEXIS strokes the back of QUINTONs head. QUINTON starts to cry.)
ALEXIS - Oh my gosh Quinton. What is wrong? What happened? Did you guys lose the step
show?
(QUINTON lets her go and backs up. He holds her hands.)
QUINTON crying - Nino...Nino had a heart attack and died after the show.
ALEXIS - What!
QUINTON crying - Nino passed out on stage and I sped him to...to the hospital...but it was
too late.
ALEXIS - Oh my God!
(ALEXIS begins to pull QUINTON closer. QUINTON falls to his knees. He holds ALEXIS close
as he cries against her.)
ALEXIS - Oh my God! Oh my God! Nino died?
QUINTON crying - Yes...he is gone.
(ALEXIS wipes QUINTONs face as she starts to cry.)
ALEXIS crying - Come here baby. Come sit down.
(QUINTON gets up and walks to the couch. They sit together.)
ALEXIS crying - I cant believe this!
QUINTON crying - Me neither.
ALEXIS crying - I had...I had no idea that is what you wanted to tell me.
QUINTO crying - I didnt want to tell you over the phone. I wanted to be here in person to
tell you.
ALEXIS crying - Thank you...Quinton.
(They look at each other.)
QUINTON crying - I just needed to be here. To tell you. To see you.
ALEXIS crying - Are you gonna be alright?
QUINTON crying - I will...if you stay with me.
ALEXIS crying - I will. Of course I will...I love you Quinton.

Episode 26
The Kappas have just finished their performance in the homecoming step show
GREGG thinks - Damn, I am tired as shit! I wonder who goes next. I think we got the
Sigmas beat, just depends on how well the Alphas do.
(GREGG looks around and sees the Alpha section.)
GREGG thinks - Oh shit!
(GREGG immediately starts to make his way toward the black and gold section of the
audience.)
STUDENT - Yall did a good job Gregg.
GREGG - Huh? Oh...oh ok thanks.
(GREGG continues to hurry as if he never heard the compliment.)
GREGG thinks - Oh my God! I have to hurry.
(GREGG sees most of the Alphas begin to stand up and head back stage to get ready to
step.)
GREGG - Nino! Hey Nino!
(NINO stops and turns around. He sees Gregg and smiles.)
GREGG - Hey, wait a minute man!
(NINO waits for GREGG. When GREGG reaches him, he is out of breath.)
GREGG breathing - Shit man! Oh my God!
NINO - What's wrong with you man? You guys did a good show.
(GREGG just stares at NINO and then grabs him and hugs him.)
NINO laughing - What are you doing you idiot? Ha ha!
GREGG - Oh shit! I don't believe this!
NINO - What?
(GREGG lets go of NINO.)
GREGG - Nino! I had this terrible nightmare or some shit! I dreamed that you stepped in the
step show with your frat and that you collapsed! And then you got rushed to the hospital
and you died!
(NINO begins to laugh.)
NINO - What!
GREGG - Hell yeah man! We were all at the hospital and everything!
NINO - That is crazy!
GREGG - Yeah man! I was totally fucked up, and Candace was crying her eyes out! I saw
you on a table and...it was just terrible.
NINO - Well aren't you glad it was only a bad dream?
GREGG - Hell yeah I'm glad! I thought I lost the only brother I have that can't twirl a cane!
Ha ha ha ha!
NINO - Hey, don't be so sure! Ha ha ha ha ha!
GREGG - Well look man, can you promise me one thing?
NINO - What's up?
GREGG - Please take it easy tonight on stage. I don't want my dreams to become reality. I
couldn't take the same nightmare twice in one lifetime.
NINO - Oh I didn't tell you? I'm not stepping.
GREGG - You're not?
GREGG thinks - Thank you Jesus!
NINO - Naw, me and Candace talked about it and we just think that the risk is too high. I
am way to young to be permanently hurting myself. Ya heard?
GREGG - Bruh, you don't know how happy that makes me!
NINO - Why because the Nupes have a better chance of winning now? Ha ha ha ha ha!
GREGG - Shut the hell up before I kill you myself! Ha ha ha ha ha!
NINO - Look man, I am headed back stage though to make sure my bros are ready. So I'll
catch you later.
GREGG - Cool man.
(GREGG and NINO give each other a pound and NINO disappears behind the side of the
stage.)
GREGG thinks - I am so happy! That dream seemed so real! Oh shit!
(GREGG heads back to the Kappa section and sees SHAREESA talking to KATRICE.)
GREGG - Hey Reese.
(SHAREESA and KATRICE turn around and see GREGG.)
KATRICE - Uh...I'll talk to you later soror.
(KATRICE walks away.)
SHAREESA - Hey Gregg.
(SHAREESA addresses GREGG sarcastically. GREGG ignores it.)
GREGG - Shareesa, you are not going to believe what I am about to tell you!
SHAREESA - What?
GREGG - I had this crazy nightmare that Nino passed out during the Alpha part of the show
and then died in the hospital that night!
SHAREESA - What! Are you serious?
GREGG - It was so real though! I cried like a baby and everyone was in the hospital! It was
terrible! I just told him.
SHAREESA - Maybe you shouldn't have told him that Gregg. It may distract him during his
show.
GREGG - But that is the best part, he isn't stepping with them!
SHAREESA - Really? Since when?
GREGG - I don't know but he said that him and Candace spoke about it and decided that it
was too much of a risk for him to step. So now I am sure he will be ok!
SHAREESA - So you feel better now?
GREGG - I feel better than ever! I just know that my boy will be around for a real real long
time!
SHAREESA - That's sweet Gregg. Gregg! Gregg! Gregg!
(GREGG wakes up as SHAREESA is shaking him on the couch.)
SHAREESA - Gregg! Gregg!
GREGG - Huh...huh...wh...what...what!
(GREGG sits up on the couch and looks around. It is dark in his living room and he is
sweating. He looks up at SHAREESA.)
GREGG - What happened?
SHAREESA - I heard you out here tossing and turning. You were talking in your sleep so I
woke you. You must have been having a bad dream. Are you ok?
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JASON gets back to his dorm room and there are messages on his answering machine.
(BEEP)
ANSWERING MACHINE - Hi this is Theresa. Give me a call when you get in ok? Bye.
(BEEP)
ANSWERING MACHINE - Hey it's Theresa. Just checking to see if you were in yet. Give me a
call when you get in.
(BEEP)
ANSWERING MACHINE - Jason, why haven't you called me? Is there a problem? This is
Theresa.
(BEEP)
ANSWERING MACHINE - You know Jason, I am not about playing games. Call me.
(BEEP)
JASON thinks - Dammit!
(JASON picks up his phone and dials.)
THERESA - Hello.
JASON - Hey, it's me.
THERESA - Um hmm.
JASON - What is the matter with you?
THERESA - What is the matter with you!
JASON - Why did you leave all those messages on my phone? I told you that I was at the
hospital.
THERESA - All that time? Come on Jason, what do you take me for? A fool?
JASON - What?
THERESA - You have been gone for hours.
(silence)
JASON - Nino died.
(silence)
THERESA - What?
JASON - Nino died after the step show. He died in the emergency room.
THERESA - Nino is dead? Oh my God.
JASON - Yeah.
(silence)
THERESA - Jason I am sorry to hear that.
JASON - Yeah thanks.
(silence)
THERESA - So do you remember what I told you?
JASON - Huh?
THERESA - What I told you when we were on the phone. You know, when you called me
back from the emergency room.
JASON - I don't remember. What did you say?
THERESA - You don't remember?
JASON - Naw, I don't remember.
THERESA - How could you not remember something so important?
JASON - Theresa, my frat brother just died! Nino was my spec! He was my good friend and
now he is gone! And you expect for me to remember what you told me on the phone?
THERESA - I understand all that and I feel bad, but Jason life goes on. If I tell you that I
love you from my heart, I expect you to at least remember what it is that I said.
JASON - Am I the only one listening in this conversation? Nino just died! We just lost a
beloved member of this chapter!
THERESA - See, that is why I am not with this greek shit.
JASON - What! This aint got nothing to do with being greek! Nino was a good man,
regardless of the fact that he is an Alpha! What about his fianc? Huh? What about that? He
just got engaged!
THERESA - And how do you ever expect to get engaged if you keep shunning the woman
that loves you?
JASON - I can't believe you just said that!
THERESA - And I can't believe you don't remember me saying that I love you! Jason, some
serious changes are gonna have to be made if we ever expect to progress in this
relationship!
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Miri is in the stacks section of Pearl Library studying.
MIRI thinks - Damn, I have this test and Hayden coming to campus on the same day. I
really gotta brush up on some more Sigma history. But I really need at least a B on this
exam.
(MIRI opens his backpack and takes out his notebook.)
MIRI thinks - Damn, decisions...decisions...what should I read.
(MIRI opens his notebook and sees a poem that he was working on.)
MIRI thinks - Oh, this is the poem I have to finish for my baby Mona.
MIRI reads - I picked for you seven roses, the prettiest I could find.
Not your everyday flower, and not the Valentine kind.
But I picked...
(MIRI sees someone walking up to his cubicle.)
GINA -Hey.
(MIRI quickly closes his notebook.)
MIRI - Oh hi. You surprised me.
GINA - Sorry. I was just looking for somewhere to sit.
MIRI - Oh...well...uh...this seat right here is vacant.
(MIRI points to the seat next to him.)
GINA - Oh ok.
(GINA sits down and starts to pull out her books.)
MIRI - So how's it going...sister?
GINA - I've been fine. How have you been?
MIRI - Trying to make it ya know. Just reading and writing.
GINA - Work on any poetry lately?
(silence)
MIRI - No.
GINA - Really? That doesn't sound like you. Why not?
MIRI - I have just been extra busy. It's been kind of hard but I haven't had time to write
anything.
GINA - I cannot imagine you not writing. That is what makes you who you are. You don't
seem like yourself.
MIRI - You always had an easy time seeing right through me. Ha ha ha ha.
GINA - Yeah.
(silence)
GINA - So write something now.
MIRI - Huh?
GINA - You know you can do it, write something right now.
(MIRI looks at GINA like she is crazy. Then he smiles.)
MIRI smiling - I hate you.
GINA - No you don't.
MIRI - Yes I do because I can't fake it around you.
GINA - Yeah well I aint fake. I see right through you and I know you want to write
something. So do it. Right now. You have ten minutes.
MIRI - Ten minutes?
GINA - I was gracious because you only need five.
(MIRI laughs.)
GINA - I would suggest you get started.
(GINA opens her books and starts to read. MIRI is still staring at her.)
GINA - Ten and counting.
(MIRI opens his notebook and starts to write.)
MIRI thinks - I can't believe I am about to do this!
(GINA begins to talk while she is reading. She doesn't look up from her book.)
GINA - So how is Mona?
(silence)
MIRI - Huh?
GINA - How is Mona?
MIRI - Um...she's fine.
(silence)
GINA - What? Did I break your concentration?
MIRI - Heck no.
GINA - Well then get back to writing. You only have seven minutes left.
MIRI - Oh don't sweat my skill, I am almost finished.
GINA - Alright, it better be good.
MIRI thinks - Shit!
Seven minutes later...
GINA - Ok, time is up mister man.
MIRI - Ok, just finishing up.
GINA - Ok.
(MIRI scribbles down the last two lines.)
GINA - Shall I read it or should you?
MIRI - Let me. You may not be able to read my handwriting.
GINA - Fair enough. Proceed.
MIRI - Now before I start, your line number is seven right?
GINA - Yeah, why?
GINA thinks - Wow, he remembered that!
MIRI - Just making sure. The poem wouldn't make much sense if you were a
different number. Ha ha ha ha ha.
GINA - Ok.
(MIRI takes a deep breath.)
MIRI - I picked for you seven roses, the prettiest I could find.
Not your everyday flower, and not the Valentine kind.
But I picked for you seven roses. I give you separately.
I hope these roses mean to you as much as they mean to me.
Rose one is the most important because I give it to you first.
Rose one represents the rhythm, rose one represents the verse.
Rose two catches you off guard, the reason being this...
It stands for the time you caught me off guard in Pharoahs the night that we
first kissed.
Rose three you see the most. The one you'll call your own.
It stands for the three times I have read for you my poems.
Rose four stands for king's richness and your eloquence as queen.
Blue and white richness, eloquence of pink and green.
Rose five and six are coupled. Their roots are intertwined.
My heart began to couple whenever your hand was in mine.
And last but not least rose seven. I give you hesitantly.
For you can't see rose seven, until the day you come back to me.

Episode 27
We begin this week's episode with CARYN who is resting with BABY DERRICK in her arms
and BOBBY by her side.
BOBBY - He is such a cute little boy! He looks just like me! Give me his hand.
(BOBBY takes the baby's hand and tries to get him to make the Alpha sign.)
CARYN - Stop that!
BOBBY laughing - Just playing. My little future Alpha man!
(The door opens and the nurse walks in.)
NURSE - Caryn, how are you feeling?
CARYN - I am ok.
NURSE - Good. Um, Bobby, can I see you for a minute in the hall?
BOBBY - Yeah, sure.
(BOBBY follows the nurse into the hall. She closes the door behind them.)
BOBBY - What's the matter?
NURSE - Your friends that were here earlier need to speak with you.
BOBBY - Oh thank you.
(BOBBY goes out into the lobby and sees LARRY and CANDACE near the pay phones.)
BOBBY - Frat, I am a father!
LARRY - You are? Congrats man.
(silence)
LARRY - I hate to dampen your great news with tragic news but...
BOBBY - Tragic news? What happened to Nino?
(DERRICK is sitting on the other side of the lobby separated by many chairs and other
patients. He is sitting on the floor.)
NURSE - Would you like to see Caryn?
(DERRICK looks up.)
DERRICK - Huh?
NURSE - Would you like to see Caryn and little Derrick?
DERRICK - Little Derrick? Little Derrick?
(DERRICK smiles big.)
DERRICK - Sure but...
NURSE - Don't worry, Bobby has left.
DERRICK - Bless you!
(DERRICK jumps to his feet and follows the nurse.)
NURSE - Here they are.
(DERRICK stops as he looks through the door and sees CARYN talking to the baby.)
DERRICK thinks - Oh my God!
NURSE - Do you want to go in?
DERRICK - Wait one second.
DERRICK thinks - God, I know I don't pray often...but please...please help me be the father
that my dad wasn't. Even though, technically...this baby isn't...mine.
(DERRICK and the nurse walk in.)
NURSE - I brought Derrick in to see you.
CARYN - Oh thank you. Hi Derrick! Look!
(DERRICK comes over smiling.)
DERRICK - Oh my goodness! A little basketball player. Are you ok Caryn?
CARYN - I am tired but I can't sleep. I am too excited.
(DERRICK leans down and kisses CARYN on the cheek.)
DERRICK - You did great.
CARYN - Thank you.
DERRICK - No thank you. Thank you for allowing me to at least share in this time with you.
CARYN - Thank you for not abandoning me when you knew I had done you wrong. Thank
you.
(DERRICK and CARYN are holding hands.)
CARYN - Do you want to hold him?
DERRICK - Can I?
CARYN - Sure, here, watch his head.
(DERRICK leans down and carefully picks up little DERRICK who is sleeping.)
DERRICK whispers - Hey little D.
(DERRICK cradles the baby close to him and rocks him side to side.)
CARYN - You are a natural.
(DERRICK smiles. He uses one arm to hold the baby and the other to hold CARYN's hand.
The door flies open.)
BOBBY crying - Caryn! Nino is de...
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We change scenes and find TRINA in her room by herself. She is cutting herself out of
pictures containing her and BOBBY.
TRINA thinks - I can't believe myself, I am such a fool!
(cut...cut..cut)
TRINA thinks - He has made a fool out of me for a long time and I am tired of it!
(cut...cut)
TRINA thinks - It's about time Bobby got a taste of his own medicine! I am fed up!
(TRINA picks up the phone and dials.)
RONNIE - What the deal?
TRINA - What's up Ronnie?
RONNIE - Hey Trina. What's going on?
TRINA - Oh nothing, just cutting up some pictures of Booby.
RONNIE - Huh?
TRINA - I am through with that nigga for real! He has broken my heart for the last time!
RONNIE - Well it is about time somebody came to their senses! Shit!
TRINA - I am so pissed off though. And hurt. He has never had any regard for my feelings.
RONNIE - That's true.
TRINA - All he cares about is himself. He didn't care for Alexis because if he did, he wouldn't
have had me.
RONNIE - True true.
TRINA - I am just pissed.
RONNIE - Sounds like it.
TRINA - So many things are running through my head now! So many things that seem so
clear now but I couldn't see when I was involved with that nigga.
RONNIE - Like what?
TRINA - Like the fact that he would have never voluntarily told Alexis about us. He swore
that he loved me and not her. He told me that any day now he was gonna tell her about us
and then we could be together. But of course, that day never came. It was always one
excuse after the next of why he had to wait. It was never a good time.
RONNIE - But what the hell is a good time to break someone's heart? That is a foul concept
right there. Ya know?
TRINA - Yeah.
RONNIE - If you hadn't initiated it, he never would have told Alexis.
TRINA - I know that...now.
RONNIE - Well at least you did come to your senses and you got out of it.
TRINA - Yeah but now is the tricky part.
RONNIE - What do you mean?
TRINA - How do I get that nigga back for what he did to me?
RONNIE - Get him back?
TRINA - Hell yeah!
RONNIE - Revenge is not always as sweet as it sounds. You need to leave it alone and move
on.
TRINA - Fuck that!
RONNIE - Well what do you want to do?
TRINA - That is the thing. I don't know what would be best. I want to beat that negro at his
own game somehow but I can't figure ou...hey wait a minute.
RONNIE - What?
TRINA - I got it! I can beat Bobby at his own game by dating you!
RONNIE - What?
TRINA - It is perfect! If I was all of a sudden your girl, that would burn him up. Don't you
see? He would be insanely jealous! I know Bobby and his ego is the size of a mountain. That
would burn him good!
RONNIE - Trina, revenge is not a good reason to enter a relationship.
TRINA - Why not?
RONNIE - Because you are forgetting one very important element.
TRINA - What?
RONNIE - Me! What about my feelings?
(silence)
TRINA - Ronnie, I am not trying to hurt you. But I know that you dislike Bobby every single
day as much as I dislike him at this moment. And dating me would be a highlight for you
too, just because of that.
(silence)
TRINA - Am I wrong?
(silence)
RONNIE - Nope, you got yourself a deal!
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We come back to APRIL and KATRICE who were discussing NINO's death when there was a
knock at the door.
KATRICE thinks - Oh shit! I hope that's not Donna!
APRIL - Who is coming by here at this time of night?
KATRICE - I don't know. Hold on, let me check.
KATRICE thinks - Shit!
(KATRICE slowly gets up and walks to the door. She looks through the peephole and DONNA
is standing there.)
KATRICE thinks - Shit!
KATRICE - Just one minute.
(KATRICE walks back to APRIL.)
APRIL - Who is it?
KATRICE - This girl that I was talking to...about the sorority.
APRIL - Oh she wants to be an AKA?
KATRICE - Well, I don't think she is sure. She is still in the closet about a lot of things.
APRIL - Well let her in. I will help her figure it out! Ha ha ha!
KATRICE - April, let me do the talking ok? I don't want you scaring her away.
APRIL - Ok, I'll be good.
KATRICE thinks - Dammit!
(KATRICE walks to the door and opens it.)
DONNA - Hey.
KATRICE - Hi, come on in.
(DONNA walks in and sees APRIL.)
DONNA - Oh I didn't know you had company.
DONNA thinks - Oh it's on like that up in here? Ok, I'm with it! She is cute!
KATRICE - Donna, this is April my soror. April, this is Donna.
APRIL - Hello.
DONNA - Hey, what's up.
APRIL thinks - Hey what's up?
KATRICE - Uh...can I get you something Donna?
DONNA - Yeah, a soda.
(KATRICE hesitantly goes to the fridge.)
DONNA - So April, tell me a little about yourself.
(DONNA looks APRIL up and down.)
APRIL thinks - It's a good thing this girl doesn't know any better! Plus I promised that I
would be nice.
APRIL - I pledged last year. There were two of us on line. Myself and Octavia. You should
know her. We just brought in the neos, Katrice, June and Presjina.
DONNA thinks - Is AKA all this girl thinks about?
(KATRICE comes back with the soda.)
KATRICE - Here ya go.
DONNA - Thanks.
APRIL - So Donna, what types of things do you enjoy?
KATRICE thinks - Oh God!
DONNA - I am a very free spirited and open minded person.
(DONNA smiles seductively at KATRICE but APRIL doesn't notice.)
DONNA - There is a lot to me that others don't know.
APRIL - Really? I am the same way.
(APRIL smiles at KATRICE.)
APRIL - I have my defenses up at times because I don't let people get too close. There are
many sides to me that nobody knows. Not even my parents.
DONNA - I think you have to have that though. It separates you from the norm, and makes
you who you are.
APRIL - Right. I agree.
KATRICE - Boy, it sure is late.
DONNA - Let me ask you April, how did you keep everything on the hush? You know, how
did you stay so quiet with yours?
APRIL - That wasn't easy actually. I knew what I wanted and I knew that I wanted it bad.
So I did what I had to do to get it. But it was eating me away to not say anything.
DONNA - Me too!
APRIL - But I kept doing it. I kept at it. It is better that way because when the whole
campus is up in your business, it makes life much harder later on.
DONNA - Oh I agree!
APRIL - But it helps when you meet other women who are interested just like you are.
Because they can help you get through the tough times.
DONNA - I know that is the truth!
KATRICE - Did anybody see the super bowl commercials?
DONNA - So like, how did you come out?
APRIL - Oh let me tell you. It was a Friday...
DONNA thinks - Damn, she remembers the day?
APRIL - ...so the yard was packed! We were so excited because some of my friends knew
that we were coming out that day.
DONNA - What! How did they know?
KATRICE thinks - Oh God!
APRIL - The word always leaks out somehow. So they knew that we were coming out and
they all came out to see.
DONNA - Ha ha ha! To see? Oh you are the bomb! Ha ha ha ha!
APRIL - Oh you have no idea! It was so off the hook! People were screaming and cheering
when we came out. We were so tight!
KATRICE - Look yall, I am real tired...
DONNA - Oh God! That is the best story I have ever heard! Ha ha ha ha! Coming out on the
yard! That is priceless! April, I applaud your courage. I wish I had that type of courage.
APRIL - You do. It is just deep down inside and you have to draw upon it. But don't
worry...you will.
(silence)
DONNA - Thank you for those words. You have truly inspired me.
APRIL - Anytime.
(DONNA hugs APRIL.)
APRIL thinks - Ok, why is this chick hugging me? Ok, why is this chick not letting go? Ok
why is this chick's hand on my ass?

Episode 28
APRIL is in KATRICE's room and DONNA is embracing her.
APRIL thinks - Ok why is this chick hugging me? Ok, why is this chick not letting go? Ok,
why is this chick's hand on my ass?
(APRIL politely pushes DONNA back. She looks over at KATRICE who is watching with a very
concerned and worried look on her face. APRIL backs up and sits on the bed.)
APRIL thinks - What the hell is going on here?
KATRICE - Um...you know what yall? I am kinda hungry. Maybe we should go to the twenty
four seven.
APRIL - To the diner?
DONNA - Hell naw, I aint going no where.
(DONNA is still staring at APRIL.)
APRIL - I don't think I am hungry either Katrice.
KATRICE thinks - Damn!
APRIL - I'd rather just chill out for a while. And talk.
DONNA - Yeah.
(DONNA enthusiastically takes a seat.)
APRIL - Donna, how did you meet Katrice?
DONNA - Oh over at Pharoah's. You know on Thursdays. You know how Thursdays go over
there.
APRIL - Uh huh.
(APRIL looks sternly at KATRICE.)
APRIL thinks - I see what was about to go on up in here!
APRIL - That is cool Donna.
DONNA - Yeah, it was a pretty boring night actually before I met Katrice. You know how
vibrant she is.
APRIL - Yeah.
KATRICE thinks - Dammit!
(KATRICE is looking sick as the conversation contiues.)
DONNA - Yeah, Katrice came through and the dj all of a sudden kicked in like crazy. Playing
all the old house cuts.
APRIL - Really?
DONNA - Let me tell you. That kid was mixing! So everyone starting dancing and we all had
a real good time.
APRIL thinks - Uh huh, I knew it!
APRIL - Cool story. Well look ladies, it is getting pretty late and I'd better be heading home.
DONNA - Really? Are you leaving?
APRIL - Yeah, I gotta get back to the crib.
KATRICE - Yeah...uh...she has to be running...along.
DONNA - Well it was a pleasure meeting you April.
APRIL - Likewise.
DONNA - Maybe I will see you again...soon.
APRIL - Maybe.
APRIL thinks - Yeah right!
(APRIL walks KATRICE to the door.)
KATRICE - I will call you tomorrow.
(KATRICE is looking very sad. APRIL just walks away.)
APRIL thinks - I am so pissed! I can't believe I almost fell up in a situation like that! But
that is cool, I know exactly what I am going to do!
(KATRICE goes back into her room and closes the door.)
DONNA - Finally. Alone time.
KATRICE - Yeah.
(DONNA hugs KATRICE and kisses her on the neck.)
DONNA - Hey, what's wrong? Is everything ok?
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TRINA has come to visit RONNIE.
(RONNIE opens the door.)
RONNIE - Hey Trina.
TRINA - What's up boyfriend! Ha ha ha ha ha ha.
RONNIE - Come on in.
(TRINA comes in and kisses RONNIE on the cheek.)
TRINA - What you up to?
RONNIE - Nothing much. Just playing play station.
TRINA - Men! What you got to eat up in here?
RONNIE - You can check the fridge.
TRINA - Ok.
(TRINA goes into the kitchen and opens the fridge.)
TRINA - What did you want to offer me some ketchup and baking soda?
RONNIE - Oh, I guess my roommate ate all the food up.
TRINA - Yeah right! Call for some pizza for me please.
RONNIE - Aight.
(RONNIE dials the pizza place.)
RONNIE - Yes is this Seven Jewel Brothers Pizza? Ok I want a...hey what you want on your
pizza?
TRINA - Mushrooms and onions. No pork.
RONNIE - No pork? Damn, I want some sausage! Yeah, make it mushroom and onions.
Yeah, thanks.
(RONNIE hangs up.)
RONNIE - So what brings you by? I know you didn't come over here to order some pizza.
TRINA - Just wanted to chit chat about what it is that we are doing.
RONNIE - Ok.
TRINA - I am just tired of being played by Bobby. He has played so many women on this
damn campus that it is ridiculous. I aint the one no more.
RONNIE - I hear it. So you think this is gonna do the trick?
TRINA - I know it will. If it is one thing that I do know, I do know Bobby and that brother
has an ego the size of the statue of liberty!
RONNIE - Whatever you say.
TRINA - Now let me ask you. Why are you always so obsessed with ruining Bobby's life?
RONNIE - Who said all that?
TRINA - Aw come on Ronnie. You have been hating on Bobby since he was with Alexis. I
never knew why. At first I believed that maybe you really liked Alexis. But when you came
on to me, I knew that there was more behind this.
RONNIE - Why don't you ask him.
TRINA - Because I am asking you.
(silence)
TRINA - So you gonna tell me or what?
(silence)
RONNIE - Dog team!
BOBBY - Roof!
RONNIE - Dog team!
BOBBY - Roof!
RONNIE - Dog team!
BOBBY Roof! Roof! Roof!
RONNIE - Ha ha ha ha ha ha, the hop team is gonna be hot once we get up on it dog!
BOBBY - I know that shit is right! Taking step shows to another level.
RONNIE - I can't wait man. How about you?
BOBBY - Oh you know the deal player! I can't wait to put on the purple and gold! It's gonna
be all good after that!
TRINA - What?
RONNIE - I aint making this up! So then...
BOBBY - Yo dog, I heard the Sigmas may try and get a chapter here at Ahpla.
RONNIE - Word? Damn! We got enough greeks on campus now! We sure don't need no
more.
BOBBY - I know that's right.
RONNIE - Have you heard of anybody trying to pledge Kappa this year?
BOBBY - I think that dude Gregg. You know that pretty nigga.
RONNIE - Figures. What about the Alphas?
BOBBY - I don't know, fuck them.
TRINA - Are you serious? When was all this?
RONNIE - Back in the day. So you see how things went down right?
TRINA - Oh my goodness! I never knew that! What the hell happened? If you are
saying that Bobby wanted to be an Omega so bad, how the hell did he wind up
pledging Alpha and becoming chapter president and brother of the year?
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BOBBY has come into the delivery room with the bad news about NINO. He sees DERRICK
holding his son.
BOBBY crying - Caryn! Nino is de...
(Everyone looks up at BOBBY as he has made a loud entrance.)
BOBBY - What are you doing in here!
DERRICK - Nothing bruh, just looking at Caryn's baby.
BOBBY - You mean looking at my baby!
DERRICK - Whatever you say player. Aint that right little...Derrick!
(DERRICK ignores BOBBY by turing to the baby.)
BOBBY - What did you say?
(BOBBY approaches DERRICK.)
NURSE thinks - Oh no! I gotta call security!
DERRICK - What you gonna do Bobby? Hit me while I am holding...your baby?
(silence)
BOBBY - I hope yall take good damn family portraits because yall are just crazy enough to
want to be together!
(BOBBY turns and marches out.)
BOBBY thinks - Fuck them! Both of them! I can't believe Nino died!
(As BOBBY passes through the emergency room entrance, he looks for CANDACE but
doesn't see her. He walks outside wiping his eyes.)
BOBBY thilnks - Oh God! Nino! I can't believe this!
(BOBBY breaks down and starts to cry very heavy.)
BOBBY - Damn! Why! Why!
(BOBBY stumbles out into the parking lot crying and slams his fists on the first car that he
comes to. The alarm begins to sound loudly which startles him. He runs away and stops at
the bus stop out of breath.)
BOBBY thinks - Oh my God! Oh God! I don't believe this is happening! I cannot believe this
is happening! Nino is...
(BOBBY looks around the bus stop for something to punch as tears are still streaming down
his face. He doesnt see anything.)
BOBBY thinks - I have to calm down before I hurt myself!
(BOBBY quickly pulls out his cell phone and dials.)
ALEXIS - Hello?
BOBBY - Alexis this is Bobby.
(silence)
ALEXIS - What?
BOBBY - Are you sleeping?
ALEXIS thinks - Oh shit! This is Bobby!
BOBBY - Were you sleeping?
ALEXIS - Um...no. No, just laying down.
BOBBY - Are you alone? Can you talk?
(ALEXIS turns and looks at QUINTON who is sound asleep next to her in her bed. His pillow
is still wet from where he cried himself to sleep.)
ALEXIS - Yeah, I can talk. Hold on a second.
(ALEXIS quietly gets out of bed and tips into her living room with her cordless phone.)
ALEXIS - Ok. Are you ok?
BOBBY - Alexis, Nino died! He died tonight!
ALEXIS - I know. I heard already. I can't believe it! Are you ok?
BOBBY - No I'm not.
ALEXIS - Where are you?
BOBBY - At the bus stop outside of the hospital.
ALEXIS - The bus stop? Bobby where are you going?
BOBBY - No where. I am not catching the bus.
ALEXIS thinks - Oh my God!
ALEXIS - Bobby, you need to get a hold of yourself.
BOBBY - I just can't believe he is gone! I just don't believe it!
ALEXIS - Neither do I. This is terrible.
BOBBY - What the hell am I gonna do? What am I gonna do now?
ALEXIS - It may be a good idea for you to head home Bobby and get some rest.
(silence)
BOBBY - Rest. I cannot rest. There is too much on my mind. My heart is racing! Racing! I
need to...I need to talk to you. I need to come and see you.
(silence)
ALEXIS - Bobby, you can't do that.
BOBBY - Why not?
ALEXIS - Now is not a good...
BOBBY - I need you...I need you now more than ever Lexi.
ALEXIS - No Bobby.
BOBBY - But Alexis, I still have feelings for you! I never got to get certain things off my
chest with you and that isn't fair.
ALEXIS - No, what isn't fair is that you cheated on me with every damn girl you could sleep
with! That is what isn't fair!
BOBBY - At least they weren't any of your friends! How you gonna start dating Quinton now
when you know he is my frat brother? Huh? What's up with...
ALEXIS - Leave him out of this!
BOBBY - Hell no! You brought him into this by dating him!
ALEXIS - Well first of all, I didn't even know he was an Alpha when we met! And secondly, if
you had been handling your business, he wouldn't have had the opportunity to get in in the
first place!
BOBBY - That is why you won't see me isn't it! Because of him!
ALEXIS - This aint got nothing to do with him!
BOBBY - Then why won't you let me come and talk to you?
(silence)
BOBBY - Is he there?
ALEXIS - No, he isn't here.
BOBBY - Then why not!
ALEXIS - Because I said no!
BOBBY - It is because you still love me isn't it!
(silence)
BOBBY - You still have feelings for me! Tell me!
ALEXIS - Bobby you are crazy! Go home!
BOBBY - Unless you tell me the real reason, I am coming over!
ALEXIS - Bobby I am warning you! Don't come over here!
BOBBY - I am coming over right now unless you tell me the truth!
ALEXIS - Ok fine! If it will make you go home...I still have feelings for you! Ok you happy?
Huh? Now go the hell home Bobby! You are not thinking straight because of Nino and you
need to lay down and collect your thoughts! We all do! This is not how Nino would want you
to react. Go home.
(silence)
ALEXIS - Go home.
BOBBY - Ok.
(ALEXIS hangs up and stares at the ceiling. Tears fall from her face onto her shoulders.)
ALEXIS thinks - Damn.
(ALEXIS slowly gets up and carefully walks into her room. She goes to the bathroom first,
then slowly climbs into bed next to QUINTON.)
(silence)
QUINTON - So I am not here and you still have feelings for Bobby huh?

Episode 29
It is eleven am. The doors to the Ahpla University chapel have already been open for three
hours. Many students are already inside waiting. In the front row are a sobbing MR. and
MRS. DANIELS, NINOs parents. His little sister
NEVELLE and his little brother JERMAINE sit on either side crying. CANDACE sits next to
LARRY on the front row. They all stare at the open casket and NINOs peaceful body. The
organ is playing a low peaceful tune.
(GREGG walks in with SHAREESA.)
GREGG - There are his parents. Lets go say something.
SHAREESA - Ok.
(GREGG and SHAREESA grab a program and walk toward the front. SHAREESA stares at the
bulletin that has a smiling picture of NINO on the front.)
SHAREESA thinks - Nino Kevon Daniels, July nineteenth nineteen seventy nine. December
twenty eighth, two thousand. God!
GREGG- Hello maam. Sir.
MR. DANIELS - Gregg. Thank you for everything.
(MR. DANIELS stands up and hugs GREGG. MRS. DANIELs stays seated as she takes
GREGGs hand.)
GREGG - I am so sorry about all of this.
MR. DANIELS - I know Gregg. You have always been a good friend to our son. Ever since
you two first came to Ahpla. I know that if there were something that you could have done,
you would not have hesitated. Thank you.
GREGG crying - Youre welcome.
(SHAREESA turns to CANDACE.)
SHAREESA crying - Hi Candace.
CANDACE - Hi Shareesa.
(They hold hands.)
SHAREESA crying - Are you ok?
CANDACE - I am making it. Trying to be strong ya know?
SHAREESA crying - Yeah. I am here if you need anything.
(CANDACE uses her tissue and wipes her eyes.)
CANDACE - Thank you.
SHAREESA crying - How are you Larry?
LARRY - I am holding on.
GREGG - Reece, let me introduce you to Ninos parents. This is Mr. and Mrs. Daniels.
(MR. DANIELS extends his hand as his left hand is on the shoulder of his sobbing wife.)
SHAREESA crying - I am so sorry. We all loved Nino so much.
MR. DANIELS - Thank you.
(The campus pastor approaches the DANIELS family.)
REV. HENDERSON - We are ready to begin if you are.
MR. DANIELS - Yes. Thank you.
REV. HENDERSON - Very well. If you will all take your places, we will settle everyone down.
(The organist changes to a song which signals everyone to take their places. The ushers sit
the remaining students and faculty members down. Late comers quietly begin to fill seats in
the back.)
(DONTE and OCTAVIA are seated amongst the Alphas. They are hand in hand.)
OCTAVIA - Look at him. He looks so peaceful.
DONTE - Yeah.
OCTAVIA - And look at all the flowers and cards. And pictures.
DONTE - Nino was deeply loved and will be missed.
GREGG - Brothers and sisters, welcome to a celebration. A celebration of the life of Nino
Kevon Daniels. A life that not only touched us all, but brought sunshine to dark places,
brought smiles to frowning faces. Brought joy to sad
hearts and uplifted all. We would like to take a moment to reflect on the life of this great
man and thank God for placing him among us for this short hour.
(MRS. DANIELS and CANDACE are crying uncontrollably.)
GREGG - We would like to open up with a prayer by Ninos fraternity brother Jason.
(JASON walks up to the podium.)
JASON - May we bow our heads.
(The organist starts slowly.)
JASON - Almighty God. We thank you for the gift of life and for all of your blessings. We
thank you for our brother Nino and for the life that he lived. We ask you Father to heal the
broken hearts and wounded spirits. Touch his
parents, family and loved ones. Help us look upon his life not with tear filled eyes, but with
joyous anticipation to that day that we may see him again.
(silence)
JASON - In Jesus name. Amen
EVERYONE - Amen.
(GREGG comes back to the podium as JASON walks back to his seat. JASON is wiping his
eyes.)
GREGG - Thank you Jason. Next we will have a scripture by Wil.
(WIL comes to the podium carrying a bible. He shakes GREGGs hand as they pass.)
WIL - Good morning. I will be reading from the book of second Corinthians, first chapter
verses three through six. Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the
Father of mercies and the God of all comfort; who
comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any
trouble, by the comfort werewith we ourselves are comforted of God. For as the sufferings
of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also
aboundeth by Christ. And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation,
which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether
we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation.
(silence)
WIL - I have read for you second Corinthians. May the Lord add a blessing to the reading of
His word.

GREGG - Thank you Wil. Next we will have a song rendered to us by June and Katrice.
(JUNE and KATRICE approach the front from two different sides of the church. Once at the
front, JUNE whispers into the organists ear. He nods.)
JUNE sings - Precious Lord...take my hand.
JUNE and KATRICE sing - Lead me on...let me stand. I am tired...I am weak...I am worn.
Through the storm...through the night. lead me on...to the light. Take my hand...precious
Lord...lead me on.
(Sounds of people crying get louder. Tears are falling down KATRICEs face as her and JUNE
sing their hearts out.)
MRS. DANIELS - Niiiiiiiiiinoooooooo! My baby boy!
(MR. DANIELS consoles his wife.)
JUNE and KATRICE - Hear my cry...hear my call. Hold my hand...lest I fall. Take my
hand...precious Lord...and lead me on. Take my hand...precious Lord...and lead me on.
(As they finish, there are sounds of weeping all over the building. They walk back to their
seats crying, but not before KATRICE walks over and touches the hand of NINOs mother.
They sit and GREGG waits to stand back up.)
GREGG - Uh...ahem. Next we will have Ninos line brother Reggie share a few words with
us.
(REGGIE walks up.)
REGGIE - First giving honor to God. To Pastor Henderson. To the family of Nino Daniels, his
parents and brother and sister. And to all of us, his friends that have gathered. I had the
opportunity to pledge Alpha alongside Nino. During this time, we came to know one another
as brothers. I remember how much I hated New Orleans music before I met Nino and now I
am playing Cash Money and No Limit.
(The congregation giggles.)
REGGIE - But Nino touched my life. Moreso than any person that I have ever met. And the
beautiful thing about him is that, he was the kind of brother that could make you make that
statement when he was still with us.
BOBBY - Thats right.
REGGIE - Some people only get their accomplishments recognized when they are gone from
us. And then we sit back and say what a nice person they were. But everyone that knew
Nino constantly spoke about his character. How much of a pleasant individual he was. How
much he constantly gave of himself in all that he did.
(MRS. DANIELS grabs CANDACEs hand.)
REGGIE - Nino gave more of himself than any of us in what he set his mind to. In his work
within our chapter. Within his relationship. Within his school work.
(silence)
REGGIE - I believe that God has smiled upon the life of our brother Nino. And...and I
believe that Nino is looking down on us.
(silence)
REGGIE - Right now. Smiling.
(An emotional REGGIE turns and takes his seat. After a brief moment of silence, PASTOR
HENDERSON stands to deliver the eulogy.)
PASTOR HENDERSON Brothers and sisters. I stand before you on this daythis day of
lifes celebration. This sad day as we pause to bid farewellto our brother Nino Kevon
Daniels. We pause today. We pause to recognize his
contribution. And we pause to bless each other with his precious memories.
(GREGG drops his head and holds it in his hands.)
PASTOR HENDERSON When we were all young, we attended grade school. We were
taught when we studied english, how to conjugate and perfect our language. We learned
that a period is a stop point. We learned that the period is where the sentence stops. We
learned that a question mark indicates an interrogative statement, or an inquisitive
statement. We learned that a comma is when we pause. We pause. A comma is a junction
between two points where we pause to catch our breath. We pause to collect our thoughts.
We pause before we move on to the other side.
(There are sounds of crying.)
PASTOR HENDERSON Life is a lot like lessons. The life of Nino was called short. He was
between two points in his life. God saw fit to call Nino back home and saw fit for us to
pause. Pause. This comma where we stand today is
the bridge. The connection for all of us. This comma where we stand today tells us that
there is another point for us. For today is not a period. Today is a comma. What is that
other point? We know that Nino would want us to move on. Nino would not want us to dwell
in this paused state. But he has let us know through his deeds while here that he will be
with us in mind and spirit. As we as a family move on to that next point
(PASTOR HENDERSON pauses.)
PASTOR HENDERSON - as we move on, we come together. We move from this pause and
come together for Ninos parents. We move from this pause and come together as a family
for Ninos little baby sister.
(BOBBY starts to weep. DONTE drops his head as OCTAVIA holds him.)
PASTOR HENDERSON We move from this pause and come together for little Jermaine. We
move from this pause and hold hands around our sister Candace.
(CANDACE wipes her face as her heart is racing. She kisses her engagement ring.)
PASTOR HENDERSON I know this is a hard time. Death is a scene that is very very
difficult to deal with, especially when it involves young people. But we must understand that
death is a part of life just like night is a part of day. We as a family of believers must not
fear death but embrace it as that day that we will walk in the kingdom with our savior.
(MR. AND MRS. DANIELS grab each others hands.)
PASTOR HENDERSON As we pause today, we reflect on Brother Ninos life. We think back
to those happy memories that he shared with us and we say thank you Lord.
REGGIE Thank you Lord.
PASTOR HENDERSON We think to the present and we come together as one family, with
one last name. One family in an embrace of love and condolence. And we say thank you
Lord.
CONGREGATION Thank you Lord.
PASTOR HENDERSON We think to our future and we contemplate how to move on from
this point. We think ahead to the times that we feel that we may be weak and we call upon
that remarkable smile that Nino blessed us with. We think ahead from this pause to the
other side to the times that we will miss his physical presence in our lives and we think of
the warmth in his touch.
(CANDACE lets out a loud cry and holds her face.)
PASTOR HENDERSON We think ahead to the times we feel as if we would trade anything
in the world for one more day with him. One more day to laugh. One more day to love. One
more day to argue. One more day to step.
(silence)
PASTOR HENDERSON And we think of Ninos joy right now. Right now! We think of him
smiling down on us and telling us thatthat "Everything is ok from where I am looking." We
look ahead at the thought that he is looking down and watching over our every move. We
know that we will feel him with us from this day
(PASTOR HENDERSON pauses.)
PASTOR HENDERSON - until that day that we see him again.
(silence)
PASTOR HENDERSON Pause with me. Pause with me my brothers. Pause with me my
sisters. Pause with me my family. Pause with me.
(PASTOR HENDERSON quietly walks back to his seat and wipes his own eyes.)
(The organist begins a slow melody that does not drown out the sound of silent crying all
over the building. The DANIELS family stands and approaches the casket. MR. DANIELS
kisses his sons face and wipes his forehead. MRS.
DANIELS holds NINOs hand and has to be helped back to her seat. CANDACE approaches
the casket alone.)
CANDACE thinks My precious soldier. I know that this is just a temporary separation. I
wish that I could go with you now but I know that you dont want that for me. I know that
you can hear me and I know that you still love
me. Know that I will always always love you. Forever. I send with you my love today Nino. I
love you.
(CANDACE takes her seat next to the family and cries into her hands.)
GREGG This brings our ceremony to a conclusion. For those who wish, you may walk
single file to view the body. On behalf of the Daniels family, we wish to thank you all for
coming and showing your support. God bless you all.
(Students and faculty members begin to fill the aisles and walk toward the front of the
church. Many are crying and saying there goodbyes to Nino. They are also giving kind words
to the family.)
QUINTON Good bye frat! I will miss you!
(QUINTON turns and walks away.)
PJ I am so sorry about your loss. We all feel this very deeply and our prayers are with
you.
MR. DANIELS Thank you.
DONTE Nino, I just want to thank you for helping mehelping me to cope with something
that has hurt me all my life. It was only
(DONTE chokes up.)
DONTE crying - it was only after you spoke to me that I was ableable to open up to
others.
(DONTE looks at OCTAVIA next to him and grabs her hand.)
DONTE Thank you man. Thank you.
MAX Candace, here is my number. If you need anything at all, even someone to just talk
tocall me.
CANDACE crying Thanks.
JUNE Good bye Nino. You will be missed.
(JUNE wipes away her tears as she walks away.)
ALEXIS Mrs. Daniels, I just wanted to say that your son was a beautiful human being. I
have been friends with him since I came to Ahpla. He is with God now and is comforted.
MRS. DANIELS Thank you dear.
SYLVIA Good bye my friend. Hold it down bruh until we get there too. Peace.
APRIL Good bye sands. I will miss laughing with you in the student union. I will miss
trying to out step you. I will missI will miss you man.
(APRIL leaves crying.)
THERESA Jason?
(JASON turns around.)
THERESA Hi.
JASON Hi.
THERESA UmI just wanted to tell you that those words that you saidthey were
beautiful.
JASON Thanks.
(silence)
THERESA UmI wanted to know if we could talk for a few minutes.
(silence)
JASON I cant right now. I have to go.
(JASON turns, wipes his eyes and walks down the aisle to join WILLIE who grabs his hand
as he approaches.)

Episode 30
We open this week's episode with a meeting between the Alphas. In attendance are BOBBY,
JASON, QUINTON, LARRY, WIL and TREY.
BOBBY - Ok bros, next we need to discuss an idea that Reggie brought up to me.
Unfortunately Reggie is not here at the moment. I know he had to meet with one of his
professors today so he said he should be getting here a little late. But we can discuss it
nonetheless. Basically, he is suggesting that the chapter set up some type of scholarship
fund in Nino's name.
JASON - Oh that is a great idea!
LARRY - Yeah, yeah it is!
BOBBY - I thought so too.
WIL - So what do we have to do to get things started?
BOBBY - We have to decide who the scholarship should go to. Like, it could go to whatever
type of student we feel necessary to receive it. We could say that it goes to all students
from New Orleans or something.
QUINTON - Yeah but you don't want to put it on something that trivial.
BOBBY - Well what is a better idea Quinton?
QUINTON - Well what we need to do is decipher what types of characteristic traits we best
associate with Nino and make that the criteria for the scholarship. I think it needs to be a
combination of things that ultimately encompass many of the things that Nino was
passionate about as well as helping us as a brotherhood cultivate these traits in some young
men.
BOBBY - Huh?
QUINTON - In other words, each person trying to get the scholarship would have to perform
a certain amount of hours of community service. Nino was always big on that. Each
individual would have to compose an essay on a moral issue. The chapter decides the topic,
and they must give their opinion on it. Nino was the most morally upstanding person I ever
met.
LARRY - True! This sounds good.
QUINTON - Each participant would have to work with the chapter in our after school project
for at least 3 sessions.
JASON - Oh with the little kids?
QUINTON - Yeah, help us teach them to step. That was Nino's passion. Then we decide as a
chapter who the scholarship is awarded to.
TREY - That is phat! I love all of those ideas. Can we vote on that?
BOBBY - But what about money? How much do we give to the winner?
QUINTON - That can be discussed later. Right now, we need to vote on whether or not we
are going to have this scholarship. Once that is decided, we can work out all the little
individuals details such as the criteria and the amount.
LARRY - True.
BOBBY - Ok well then let's vote. All those in favor?
(Everyone raises their hand.)
BOBBY - Ok, looks like a plan. What do you guys think is a decent amount? We have a
pretty large amount in the account right now.
QUINTON - We cannot base it on the amount that is in the bank now.
BOBBY - Why not?
QUINTON - Because most of that money came from us winning the step show. That is not a
continous source of income. Especially with the team stepping minus Nino. We need to base
this figure on money that we always will be secure to have.
BOBBY - So how much?
QUINTON - How about fifteen hundred?
(silence)
QUINTON - It is a sizable donation for a scholarship but look at who we are talking about.
We can raise it if we had to at low financial times for the chapter and we can make it a
mandate for new pledgees to work on. Plus it is only once a year.
LARRY - True.
JASON - I agree. We should be able to do this for Nino.
BOBBY - Sounds good to me. How do we go about starting this though.
QUINTON - Well there are a few ways that we can do it. But the most popular way is to set
it up as a five oh one see three.
BOBBY - A what?
QUINTON - A non profit organization. That way, if people, corporations like Ahpla, or
churches or something want to make a donation, it is tax deductible. They can write it off.
That always makes things more attractive for people to want to send money in.
WIL - Yeah, I have heard of that.
QUINTON - It is easy to set up, you just fill out a form, get it approved by a few people, and
take it to the bank to set up the account.
BOBBY - It's that simple huh?
QUINTON - Yep.
BOBBY - But we don't even know where to get the forms from.
QUINTON - Actually, you can get them from the administration building. They have
everything in there.
BOBBY - Really?
QUINTON - Yep. This is also a good way to do it because of the nature of the fund.
BOBBY - The nature?
QUINTON - What I mean is, since it is a fund that will be giving away money, we need to
set it up as non profit. What non profit means is that at the end of the fiscal year, we cannot
show a profit. It isn't like a corporation. Our records have to read a zero balance at the end
of the year. So this would be perfect because we would have given all of the money away.
BOBBY - That sounds good too.
QUINTON - We could ask for sponsorships, donations from the other greeks on campus. We
can even go to Alpha nationals and get a donation. The more we make, the more we can
donate.
BOBBY - So then fifteen hundred should not be hard at all to come up with.
QUINTON - Actually, it will be easy.
LARRY - So what is the first step?
BOBBY - Well we have to...
QUINTON - A proposal has to be written. It will serve as the legal binding document and
official start of the scholarship fund.
BOBBY thinks - Damn, just cut me off!
BOBBY - I should write it because I am chapter president.
WIL - Well I think that Quinton should write it because he knows a lot about this subject
matter.
TREY - Yeah and he can serve as the overseer of the fund for the first year.
QUINTON - It would be my pleasure.
BOBBY - Well ok. All those in favor of letting Quinton start it up?
(Everyone raises their hand except BOBBY.)
BOBBY - Ok Quinton has it.
WIL - Bobby, you didn't vote?
BOBBY - Oh...uh...I was counting hands. But yeah, I vote for Quinton too. Yeah. Quinton,
can you have that ready for us in two weeks?
QUINTON - I'll have it next week.
LARRY - True!
BOBBY - Great. Ok, on to our last order of business. Elections.
(Everyone sits up in their chair.)
BOBBY - As you all know, it is time for us to nominate new officers for next year. Every
chapter office is going to be open and available to anyone who seeks it. I will write the
positions on the board here and we can start with nominations.
(BOBBY turns to the black board and writes.)
BOBBY - Ok obviously first is chapter president.
LARRY - Quinton for president!
(The brothers laugh, BOBBY doesn't.)
BOBBY - Damn bruh, can I finish writing it down?
(BOBBY writes it.)
BOBBY - Ok what are the nominations?
LARRY - Quinton for president!
(Everyone laughs again. BOBBY turns and writes QUINTON's name on the board.)
BOBBY - Anybody else?
(silence)
LARRY - Well there you have it!
BOBBY - Not so fast.
LARRY - Huh?
BOBBY - I have a nomination.
(BOBBY turns and writes as he is speaking.)
BOBBY - I am nominating myself for a second term.
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We change scenes and find DERRICK who is in the locker room getting dressed for a
basketball game with Amgis College. This is the biggest game of the year. COACH
EDWARDS calls out to him.
COACH EDWARDS - Derrick, come in here. You got a call.
DERRICK thinks - A call?
(DERRICK puts his other sneaker on and jogs into the office.)
DERRICK thinks - I wonder who is calling me in the coach's office.
(COACH EDWARDS hands DERRICK the phone.)
COACH EDWARDS - Am I your secretary now?
(Some of DERRICK's teammates laugh.)
DERRICK - Sorry coach, I don't know who would call me here.
COACH EDWARDS - Well keep it short. I am about to address the team and we gotta go
warm up.
DERRICK - Sure coach.
(DERRICK takes the phone and COACH EDWARDS leaves the office.)
DERRICK - Hello?
CARYN - Hi.
DERRICK - Hey Caryn, what's up?
CARYN - Sorry I am calling you in the office.
DERRICK - Oh it's ok. I didn't know you knew the number here.
CARYN - Are you kidding? Of course I know coach's number. Sometimes he lets the
cheerleaders use his computer to go online. He is real nice.
DERRICK - Oh ok. Well what's up?
CARYN - I just wanted to call you and wish you a good game. I know this is the biggest
game of the year.
DERRICK - Yeah, Amgis is here.
CARYN - I know and I hate that I am at home! I wish I could be there cheering.
DERRICK - But you know you need your rest.
CARYN - Oh I know. Little Derrick is sleeping now. He is so precious.
DERRICK - I know. He sure is.
CARYN - I want you to do something tonight.
DERRICK - What's that?
CARYN - I want you to think about little Derrick when you play tonight. I want him to inspire
you.
(silence)
DERRICK - I will.
(CARYN smiles.)
CARYN - Ok Derrick, have a great game.
DERRICK - I will...now. Thanks Caryn.
(They hang up and DERRICK stares at the phone.)
DERRICK thinks - Wow!
(DERRICK walks back into the locker room and COACH EDWARDS is addressing the team.)
COACH EDWARDS - Alright guys, I don't have to tell you the importance of this game. You
can already here the students screaming and the place is jam packed. This always happens
when we play Amgis. But I don't want you to get caught up in the hoopla. Everyone on the
floor has a job and they are supposed to be in a spot when the ball arrives. Don't miss your
positions. Keep your eyes open.
(COACH EDWARDS leads the team in a prayer. He finishes the prayer and begins to get the
team hyped up.)
COACH EDWARDS - Yall ready to win?
TEAM - Yeah!
COACH EDWARDS - Yall ready to win?
TEAM - Yeah!
COACH EDWARDS - Who are we?
TEAM - Ahpla!
COACH EDWARDS - And what do we do?
TEAM - We execute!
(The team captain takes over as the team starts to jog out onto the court. The fans start to
scream and the announcer calls the team out. COACH EDWARDS grabs DERRICK's arm as
he runs out.)
COACH EDWARDS - Derrick, let me have a quick word with you.
DERRICK - Yeah coach.
COACH EDWARDS - Derrick you know you are the best player that we have. The only
reason that you are not captain of this team is your attitude. Not that you have a bad one,
but you lose focus all the time.
DERRICK - Yeah.
COACH EDWARDS - But what I want you to be sure of...I want you to keep your focus
tonight for a few reasons. Firstly, we are playing Amgis and you remember what happened
when we played them at their school last time. You have to realize that they may be teasing
you and trying to get into your head. Making you lose your focus. Keep your focus Derrick.
DERRICK - Ok.
COACH EDWARDS - More importantly, there is a gentleman here named Lowell Dodge. He is
a representative from the Portland Trailblazers and he is coming to see you play.
DERRICK - He is?
DERRICK thinks - Oh shit!
COACH EDWARDS - If you keep your focus, I know you can impress him. Keep your focus.
Keep your focus! Let's go!
(DERRICK jogs out onto the court and starts to warm up. The crowd is screaming and the
band is playing.)
DERRICK thinks - Think about Little Derrick! Focus!
(As the game begins, the players shake hands with the Amgis players.)
BUCK - I hope you brought your best game tonight Derrick! Ha ha ha ha, are you gonna
choke up and help us win again?
DERRICK - Don't get mad Buck because you can't check me!
BUCK - Whatever! You wish you had handle like me! You Ahpla niggas play like shit and you
know it!
DERRICK thinks - I have to ignore this nigga before he fucks up my game! I have to stay
focused!
(DERRICK looks around the auditorium to try and pick out a man with a suit or someone
who looks like an NBA rep. The place is jam packed with students and everyone is jumping
up and down and screaming. DERRICK cannot find anyone.)
REFEREE - Ok let's go! Jump ball!
(The whistle blows and the game starts. DERRICK grabs the ball. BUCK immediately runs
over to guard him.)
BUCK - Alright D, let's see what you got!
DERRICK - Nigga, you can't handle what I got!
BUCK - Oh really?
(BUCK reaches for the ball but doesn't get it from DERRICK.)
BUCK - I am doing a good job of handling what you had! Me and my baby June may are
hooking up again after the game!
DERRICK - What?
(BUCK steals the ball from DERRICK and runs down to slam it for the first two points of the
game.)
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Our scenes change and we find CANDACE who is on the yard. She is sitting at the Alpha plot
where students have left lots of flowers and an enormous amount of cards. There are also
several pictures of NINO and some Alpha paraphernalia. REGGIE approaches.
REGGIE - Hey.
(CANDACE looks up from the book that she is reading.)
CANDACE - Oh hi Reggie. I didnt even notice you coming up.
(CANDACE stands up and gives REGGIE a hug.)
REGGIE - How you doing?
CANDACE - Im ok. How are you?
REGGIE - Alright I guess. Saying that I have been better is an understatement.
CANDACE - Yeah. I know. I did finally start to sleep again though.
REGGIE - Oh really?
CANDACE - Yeah. Reggie I am just exhausted. I feel all cried out, all worn out. I have
nothing else.
(They hug again.)
REGGIE - You dont have to give anything else Candace. You have already given your entire
soul to make sure that my line brother rests in peace. I thank you, his family thanks you
and I know that he thanks you too.
(CANDACE sits back down on the grass. REGGIE sits next to her.)
REGGIE - What are you reading?
CANDACE - It is called yesterday I cried. It is by Iyanla Vanzant.
REGGIE - Oh really? Let me see?
(REGGIE reads the cover.)
REGGIE reads - Yesterday I cried, celebrating the lessons of living and loving.
REGGIE - Seems very timely.
CANDACE - Yeah it is good. Some of it I already know, deep down. But it is good to read. It
is like having someone to talk to, ya know?
REGGIE - Yeah.
CANDACE - Because nowadays the everyday normal things are much more difficult for me
to handle.
REGGIE - Really? Like what?
CANDACE - Like going to class, passing by places on this campus that Nino and I spent time
together. Things like that.
REGGIE - Yeah, I go through some of that too. I remember when we stood on this very spot
on line and had to do greetings for Bobby, Wil, Trey and Donte.
CANDACE - Oh yeah?
REGGIE - Oh definitely. I always forgot my greetings but Nino was so on point, he made a
brother want to be on point too. Ha ha ha ha, sometimes my lazy ass wouldnt want to be
on line with him anymore because he kept making me look bad.
(They laugh together.)
CANDACE - I can see that happening.
REGGIE - But now
(REGGIE looks away across the yard.)
REGGIE -now those places that are so special. They remind me of Nino. These are places
that I will always hold in my heart. Ya know? Like when I come here, I have fond memories
of us together. Or when I go to the Alpha house or pass by Tandy Hall.
(silence)
REGGIE - So I guess it is more of an empowering thing for me. Moreso than a saddening
thing. Yes it is hard, hard as hell. But I think that Nino would want for both of us, all of us to
be secure in our moving. In our moving on.
CANDACE - What you are saying makes sense. It sounds good on paper. But that does
nothing for the hurt. For the pain that I feel inside. For the emptiness. For the nights that I
lay alone in my bed and turn over, wishing that somehow, someway, he will be laying next
to me sleeping. That is a whole different world that you cannot imagine.
REGGIE - I see.
CANDACE - You lost a best friend. A line brother. There is probably no closer relationship
between young men. Nino was your homie, like a real brother to you.
(silence)
CANDACE - But I lost a husband.
(CANDACE turns away. REGGIE grabs her hand.)
REGGIE - Youre right Candace. I really cannot imagine what this must feel like on your end.
It isnt comparable. But what I do know is that you have a huge support system. You have a
lot of brothers as well as sisters on this campus that love Nino and love you. We got your
back and will help you in any way that we can. All you have to do is say the word.
(CANDACE turns back to REGGIE with tears on her face.)
CANDACE - Thank you Reggie but
(silence)
REGGIE - But what?
CANDACE - the whole thing is starting to become overwhelming. I miss Nino every second
of every day. I miss my family, I miss my line sisters and my chapter sorors.
REGGIE - So what are you saying?
(silence)
CANDACE - I think I need to leave Ahpla and go back home. Back to Southern.

Episode 31
The big game has started. The Ahpla Angels are playing the Amgis Blue Devils in basketball.
The game is in the Ahpla Dome and every seat is filled. PJ, JUNE and KATRICE have come to
the game together.
JUNE - Ooooh did you see that? Buck just stole the ball and dunked it! What a way to start
the game!
PJ - Yeah, and it looks like there are just as many Amgis students here as there are Ahpla
students! Now they're all screaming!
KATRICE - I'm just trying to figure out who June is rooting for.
JUNE - What?
KATRICE - Don't act dumb sands, you know you want Buck to win.
(JUNE smiles.)
JUNE - You never heard me say that.
PJ - You didn't have to say it sands. It's written all over your face.
(PJ playfully puts her finger on JUNE's face. JUNE laughs.)
JUNE - Stop!
PJ - But what is up with you and Buck? You seem to like the basketball player types.
JUNE - I mean...I don't know. We'll see.
KATRICE - Well I'm sure Derrick aint gonna be too happy about that.
PJ - Derrick aint looking happy right now anyway! Look at the scoreboard!
(They all look and see that the score is Amgis 12 and Ahpla 2.)
PJ - Damn!
JUNE thinks - Derrick is not focusing. I know he isn't. That is always his problem.
PJ - How the hell did they get twelve points so quick?
KATRICE - I sure don't know. We just started talking for like a few seconds and now look at
the score! They are killing us!
PJ - Yeah and their fans are loving it!
(An Amgis player hits a long jump shot which is worth three points. The mood in the
gymnasium is starting to shift. COACH EDWARDS calls a time out.)
PJ - What the hell? Fifteen to two?
KATRICE - Hey, let's get a soda while there is a time out. Maybe we can say a prayer for our
team while we wait in line.
(They all laugh as they get up and follow some other students out.)
KATRICE - June, you better keep it on the hush that you are seeing Buck girl! With all these
pissed off Ahpla students, it may cause a riot if someone knew you were sleeping with the
enemy!
JUNE - Who said I was slee...
(PJ raises her voice above the crowd.)
PJ - Hey June, aren't you dating...
(JUNE jumps and grabs PJ's mouth.)
JUNE - PJ shut up!
(PJ laughs hysterically.)
PJ - I'm just playing girl! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
(They get in line to buy a few snacks and PJ recognizes someone in line in front of them at
the counter.)
PJ - Hey isn't that...it is!
KATRICE - Who?
PJ - Jahanna!
KATRICE - Ja who?
JUNE - Oh that girl who wants to be an AKA! I spoke to her a few weeks ago.
PJ - Yall wanna have some fun?
JUNE - PJ!
PJ - You know you want to! Come on!
(The AKAs approach JAHANNA who is buying something.)
PJ - You trying to buy me something to eat too?
(JAHANNA turns around and sees PJ standing behind her.)
JAHANNA - Um...no!
(JAHANNA turns back around.)
KATRICE - What!
(JAHANNA turns again and sees JUNE and KATRICE as well.)
JAHANNA thinks - Oh shit!
JAHANNA - Oh uh...yes...uh...hello June and Katrice. Uh...
KATRICE - What did you say?
JAHANNA - I said uh...
PJ - Like I was saying, I want a hot dog and a sprite.
KATRICE - Make that three.
JUNE - Guys, maybe we shouldn't...
(JAHANNA turns to the counter.)
JAHANNA - Can I please add three hot dogs and three sprites to my order.
(KATRICE smiles. As she gets her food, she turns to leave and bumps into another student
and drops everything.)
KATRICE - Dammit! Watch where you are going!
JERRELL - Oh I'm so sorry, let me get that for you and get you another one.
(The AKAs and JAHANNA look down as JERRELL picks up KATRICE's stuff and goes to buy
her another hot dog and sprite.)
PJ thinks - Ok, he is fine as hell!
JUNE thinks - Ok, he is fine as hell!
JAHANNA thinks - Ok, I am mad I bought PJ a hot dog!
(JERRELL hands the new order to KATRICE.)
KATRICE - You should watch where you are going! Damn Amgis students!
JERRELL - Here is your new hot dog and soda. But I will make this up to you over
dinner...and who said I went to Amgis...
(JERRELL looks at KATRICE's AKA jacket.)
JERRELL - ...soror!
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BUCK just stole the ball from DERRICK and slam dunked it for the first two points of the
game.
DERRICK thinks - Dammit!
(BUCK runs back laughing as the ball is put back in play. DERRICK runs down the court.)
DERRICK thinks - I can't let Buck play with me! He was just testing me! He isn't seeing
June! He is just fuckin' with my mind!
(The ball is passed to DERRICK again. BUCK runs over.)
BUCK - Hey Derrick, maybe if you would have supported June pledging AKA, she wouldn't
be with me now! How you not gonna support your girl bruh? As fine as she is! Stupid ass!
DERRICK thinks - How could he have known that without talking to her?
(DERRICK passes the ball to a team mate but an Amgis player jumps in the way and
catches it. He runs down the court and scores two more points. The score is now four to
zero.)
DERRICK thinks - This is ridiculous! Shit!
(DERRICK looks over at his coach. COACH EDWARDS gives the thumbs up sign.)
COACH EDWARDS - It's ok guys! Come on! Focus!
(DERRICK runs back down court. He doesn't have the ball but BUCK is on him anyway.)
DERRICK - Stop talking shit Buck and play the game!
BUCK - Oh you don't want me to do that D. Cuz then I will really out play you! Ha ha.
(The ball is passed to DERRICK and he quickly passes it to someone else.)
BUCK - What's the matter D? You don't want to handle the ball anymore?
(DERRICK ignores him and runs to the other side of the basket. BUCK runs with him.)
BUCK - Come on D, get the ball and take a shot! I dare you!
(DERRICK ignores him.)
BUCK - Come on! Shoot! I'll give you the shot! I'll back away! Shoot!
(The ball is passed to DERRICK and he immediately shoots and misses. An Amgis student
grabs the ball. BUCK just shakes his head laughing.)
DERRICK thinks - Shit!
(An Amgis student makes a long shot worth three points. The Amgis cheerleaders start to
jump up and down as the score is now seven to zero.)
DERRICK thinks - Fuck this!
(DERRICK grabs the ball and runs full speed down court. His team mates call for him to
pass the ball but he doesn't.)
DERRICK thinks - This is for little D!
(DERRICK shoots and it goes in. The Ahpla students cheer like they have won the game.
The score is seven to two.)
BUCK - Lucky shot!
(BUCK gets the ball and runs toward the Amgis basket. He jumps up for the shot and
DERRICK jumps up with him. Their bodies collide in the air sending both players to the floor.
As the whistle blows, the balls bounces on the rim and goes in. The basket counts and there
is a foul.)
BUCK - Nice foul Derrick. Next time steal my wallet while you are at it!
(BUCK steps to the foul line to take his shot. He concentrates...and makes the shot. The
score is ten to two.)
DERRICK - Pass me the ball!
(The ball is passed to DERRICK and he glances at COACH EDWARDS who holds two fingers
up.)
DERRICK thinks - Ok I know this play. I know it like the back of my hand!
(DERRICK passes the ball and then runs right under the basket. As the ball is passed back
to him, BUCK jumps in the way and steals it. The Ahpla students are starting to boo.)
DERRICK - Damn! Damn!
(DERRICK tries to run and catch BUCK but it is too late. BUCK has passed the ball to a team
mate who has scored an easy basket. The score is twelve to two.)
BUCK - Hey Derrick, you are worse than I thought! You are not playing a good game for the
fans and the ex girlfriends!
DERRICK - What?
BUCK - Oh you didn't see the AKAs come in together with all that pink and green on?
(BUCK quickly points. DERRICK glances and sees a pink jacket. He focus his attention and
sees PJ, KATRICE and JUNE talking. One second later, BUCK steals the ball from him.)
COACH EDWARDS - Derrick! What are you doing!
(BUCK runs down and pulls up for a three point shot which he makes. The score is fifteen to
two. COACH EDWARDS calls a time out.)
COACH EDWARDS - Get over here!
(BUCK cracks up laughing as he slaps high five with his team mates and the Ahpla
cheerleaders take to the floor. The Ahpla players sit down.)
COACH EDWARDS - What the hell is your problem Derrick?
DERRICK - I'm sorry coach, I just...
COACH EDWARDS - No excuses! What the hell is the matter!
DERRICK - It's Buck! He is seeing my ex!
(silence)
COACH EDWARDS - So!
DERRICK - But...
COACH EDWARDS - Be quiet! I think you need to sit here on the bench for a while! You're
not going back in!
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MIRI is sitting inside Pharoah's by himself. The place has not opened yet and the bartender
is setting up for the evening.
BARTENDER - What's up Miri!
MIRI - What's up dog?
BARTENDER - You performing tonight?
MIRI - Yeah.
BARTENDER - Cool man. We are expecting a big crowd tonight.
MIRI - Is that right?
BARTENDER - Yeah, after the game lets out, everyone is coming here.
MIRI - Oh that's right! We're playing Amgis tonight!
(MIRI remembers his experience at Amgis with the Sigmas.)
MIRI thinks - I wonder if that white boy is gonna still try out! Ha ha ha ha ha, the Sigmas
are gonna dead that shit quick!
BARTENDER - Yeah, biggest game of the year.
MIRI - Well I hope we win because if not, we will have an angry crowd. Ha ha ha ha ha.
BARTENDER - Yeah, we don't want that! Ha ha ha.
(MIRI goes toward the back and sits at a table. He pulls out some notes and starts to
prepare his thoughts for the show.)
MIRI thinks - I got so much in my head. Gina and Sigma. Damn. What the hell am I gonna
speak on tonight? If I pour out my soul, I will basically tell the world that I want to be a
Sigma. Especially after I spoke so bad about frats.
And even worse, I tell about my feelings for...
(MIRI is startled as someone is standing over him.)
MONA - Hey baby!
MIRI thinks - Oh shit!
MIRI - Hi!
(MIRI stands up and they hug and kiss.)
MIRI - How did you get in...I mean, how did you know I was here?
MONA - Where else would you be boo? And they all know me here. So they let me in.
MIRI - Cool.
MONA - How you feeling?
MIRI - Ok. Just getting ready to perform tonight.
MONA - Since when did you need preparation baby. You are the bomb.
MIRI - Thanks.
(MONA sits down.)
MONA - So how did things go with the Sigma meeting?
MIRI - Very interesting. We went to Amgis college and met the Sigmas from there. They
were real cool. I even met a few guys that may wind up pledging Sigma over there at the
same time with me.
MONA - Oh that is cool. Real cool.
MIRI - Yeah.
(MONA tries to peek at MIRI's notes.)
MIRI - Nope, no peeking.
(MONA laughs.)
MONA - Ok ok. Well what you should do is write a poem about how you want to be a Sigma.
MIRI - Are you crazy? That is the last thing I want to do.
MONA - Why not?
MIRI - Because...I mean...you know. You're greek, you should know. Discretion. Keeping
your shit on the down low. You know?
MONA - No, I don't know. I think if you want to be greek, tell the world! I did.
MIRI thinks - Good grief!
MONA - But, it's your little quest. Suit yourself.
MIRI thinks - Little quest?
MONA - Well if you don't do a poem about Sigma, how about doing a poem about how you
feel about me.
(MONA smiles as she gets up and tries to sit on MIRI's lap.)
MIRI - Uh...not a good idea either.
(MIRI moves MONA off of him.)
MONA - Why not?
MIRI - I just don't think that that would be a good idea either. That's all.
MONA - Why not?
MIRI - Because.
MONA - Because what?
(MONA starts to raise her voice. MIRI is getting irritated.)
MONA - Because what Miri?
(silence)
MIRI - I tell you what Mona, you win. Listen to my poem tonight. And you will
know...exactly...exactly how I feel.

Episode 32
The AKAs are in the hall of the Ahpla Dome. They have just met JERRELL who has
purchased a hot dog and soda for KATRICE.
(JERRELL hands the new order to KATRICE.)
KATRICE - You should watch where you are going! Damn Amgis students!
JERRELL - Here is your new hot dog and soda. But I will make this up to you over
dinner...and who said I went to Amgis...
(JERRELL looks at KATRICE's AKA jacket.)
JERRELL - ...soror!
(PJ and JUNE look at each other.)
KATRICE - What did you say?
(JERRELL smiles.)
JERRELL - I said, I will make this up to you over dinner.
KATRICE - Not that part! The other part! What did you call me?
JERRELL - I called you soror.
KATRICE - You're an Alpha?
JERRELL - Yep. Or else I couldn't call you soror now could I?

(KATRICE rolls her eyes. PJ jumps up.)
PJ - Hey frat! I am PJ and these are my line sisters, June and Katrice.
JERRELL - Hey!
(They all hug him one at a time.)
PJ thinks - This is the finest Alpha I have ever seen in my life!
PJ - So you don't go to Amgis frat?
JERRELL - Nope, I transferred here in January.
PJ - Really? Where you been? Have you met any of the other bros on the yard?
JERRELL - Actually I haven't. I have been so busy with my transfer and getting as many
credits as I can to move over. And then my major is accounting, so you know that is no
joke!
PJ - Wow, well welcome to Ahpla. We have to introduce you to some of the bros. They are
real cool.
JERRELL - Cool.
PJ - As a matter of fact, I know that they are here at the game. They always sit in the same
section. We can go check them out right now.
JERRELL - Cool.
(PJ leads JERRELL, JUNE and KATRICE through the crowd toward the other side of the gym.
JERRELL speaks to KATRICE.)
JERRELL - So when are we going?
KATRICE - Huh?
JERRELL - When are we going?
KATRICE - Going where?
JERRELL - Dinner. When are we going to dinner?
KATRICE - I never said that you could take me out to dinner.
(KATRICE rolls her eyes. JERRELL smiles.)
JERRELL - But then you didn't say that I couldn't either.
KATRICE - Well let me make it official. You can't take me out to dinner.
JERRELL - Well how about an early breakfast. During dinner time.
JUNE thinks - What the heck is wrong with Katrice? She aint trying to get up on this fine ass
brother?
PJ - Oh, there are a couple of the bros right there. Hey Larry!
(LARRY and QUINTON turn around and wave. The AKAs approach with JERRELL.)
PJ - Hey guys.
LARRY - What's up ladies? How yall doing?
PJ - Good, what's up with you?
LARRY - Pissed about this game, I know that much!
PJ - Yeah, Amgis is killin' us!
LARRY - I am pissed at Coach Edwards! I told his ass to sign me up for the team!
(Everyone looks at LARRY like he is crazy. Then they laugh.)
QUINTON - Man, you are an idiot!
PJ - Anyway! Hey, I wanted yall to meet Jerrell. He is frat and he just transferred to Ahpla
this year.
LARRY - Oh really? Hey what's up frat! My name is Larry.
JERRELL - Hey what's up bruh.
(LARRY and JERRELL grip each other.)
QUINTON - What's up frat, I'm Quinton.
JERRELL - Nice to meet you man, Jerrell.
(QUINTON and JERRELL grip each other.)
LARRY - Yeah man, this is Quinton, our new chapter president.
QUINTON - Larry!
JERRELL - You are? Congratulations frat!
QUINTON - Thanks but hold the congrats until next week. We don't have our elections until
next week. We just announced the candidates at the last meeting.
LARRY - Yeah but you know that you are gonna win. Come on.
QUINTON - I aint jinxing myself.
PJ - Well who is running against you?
QUINTON - Our old president Bobby wants a second term. He did a terrific job as president
last year and I think he has more programs on his agenda that he wants to see through. So
he is gonna run again. I think that I have a good chance but Bobby is the ultimate Alpha
man. He holds all the ideals of the fraternity close to his heart and has led this chapter in a
great direction for the past year. He will be hard to beat.
TRINA - I don't think he will be hard to beat at all!
(Nobody saw TRINA walk up and over hear the conversation. They all turn and look at her.)
TRINA - Especially since he was on line with Ronnie for Omega Psi Phi for two weeks before
he dropped and pledged Alpha. I don't think that Alpha is in his heart the way yall think it
is!
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It is now the start of the second half of Amgis vs. Ahpla. DERRICK has been on the bench
and Amgis is leading 41 - 30. The players are coming out of the locker room and headed
back to the court.
COACH EDWARDS - Alright guys, you all have your assignments. Everyone knows where
they have to go and where they need to be at all times. We are in the hole by eleven points.
But that is not insurmountable. We have come back from larger deficits. So let's stick to the
plan and focus. Focus! Let's go!
(The referree blows the whistle to start the second half. The players take the floor, including
DERRICK.)
BUCK - Had a nice nap D? We missed ya out here.
DERRICK - I'm cool. Feeling a lot better thanks.
BUCK - We'll see!
(The ball is put into play and Ahpla has the ball. DERRICK runs down toward the basket.
BUCK is on him.)
BUCK - Ok D, as soon as the ball is passed to you, let's see you choke again.
(The ball is passed to DERRICK.)
BUCK - Alright D, let me see if...
(DERRICK fakes passing the ball behind his back and actually bounces the ball between
BUCK's legs. BUCK chases the ball and falls on the floor. DERRICK easily passes him and
slams it for the first shot of the second half. The crowd goes wild.)
DERRICK thinks - Focus! Focus! Focus!
(DERRICK runs down court as if he doesn't notice the Ahpla crowd now screaming. As Amgis
brings the ball downcourt, a player takes a shot and misses. DERRICK runs full speed
toward his basket as the ball is thrown to him.)
BUCK thinks - Oh shit!
(BUCK tries to outrun DERRICK to stop him from slam dunking but DERRICK stops and
takes a three point jump shot. It goes in.)
DERRICK thinks - Focus on the basket! Focus!
(The Ahpla band starts to play and the crowd is jumping up and down.)
BUCK - Yo, pass me the ball!
(BUCK gets the ball and brings it up court. DERRICK guards him. BUCK passes it.)
BUCK thinks - Come on, take the shot!
(His team mate takes the shot and misses, an Ahpla player grabs the ball. They bring the
ball back down court.)
DERRICK - Right here! Right here!
(They pass the ball to DERRICK. He looks to the right and passes to the left to a player who
makes another shot. The Amgis coach calls a time out. All the Ahpla students are dancing in
the aisles and in their seats along with the band.)
DERRICK thinks - Yes! Yes! Keep my focus!
(BUCK watches as DERRICK slaps hands with his team mates.)
COACH EDWARDS - There you go Derrick! When you focus, I don't care what the hell that
kid says to you! Zone him out and make him play your game! Keep your head in it! Good
job!
(The game goes back and forth between both teams with the crowd up and down for both
schools. It is an exciting, intense match as it approaches one minute left in the fourth
quarter. COACH EDWARDS calls the last time out. The score is 89 - 85. Amgis is winning.)
COACH EDWARDS - Listen guys, this is the most important possession right here! It is their
ball, if they score here, they will be winning by six points with less than a minute to go. We
have to keep them from scoring and then make two baskets! Stay on them and don't foul
anybody!
(The referee blows the whistle and the players come back out.)
BUCK - Ok Derrick, I know you have been ignoring me. But let's see if you choke during the
final minute like you did the last time yall played us.
(DERRICK doesn't respond and the ball is put into play. Amgis has the ball. :59 on the
clock.)
BUCK - Pass it here! Pass it...
(:50 seconds)
(They throw the ball to BUCK but it is thrown too high and it goes out of bounds. It is now
Ahpla ball.)
BUCK - That's ok man, just calm down. This is still our game aight? No problem.
(:45 seconds)
(The ball is put into play for Ahpla. They pass the ball to DERRICK and he passes it inside.
An Ahpla player takes a shot and misses but he was fouled. He gets to take two foul shots.
The Ahpla crowd cheers.)
(:37 seconds)
(The Ahpla player makes the first foul shot. DERRICK slaps his hand to encourage him as
the crowd cheers. The score is now Amgis 89 - Ahpla 86.)
DERRICK - Come on Ricky, you can make this shot! Focus!
(RICKY takes the second shot and it goes in. The crowd erupts as the score is now 89 - 87.
Amgis has the ball and they start to play.)
(:30 seconds)
(Everyone in the Ahpla Dome, Ahpla students and Amgis students, stands up.)
BUCK - Stay calm fellas! Let's run it out!
(BUCK gets the ball and he quickly passes it.)
(:27 seconds)
DERRICK thinks - Focus!
(:25 seconds)
(BUCK gets the ball again and DERRICK runs to him.)
(:23 seconds)
BUCK - Take this D!
(BUCK takes a long shot and it hits the rim and bounces off. RICKY from Ahpla grabs it. The
crowd screams and then quiets quickly as the clock is still running.)
(:19 seconds)
(RICKY passes the ball to DERRICK who takes his time walking toward the Ahpla end of the
court bouncing the ball.)
(:16 seconds)
(The crowd is screaming, Amgis is winning by two points.)
(:14 seconds)
BUCK - Wow Derrick, seems like we were here before huh?
(DERRICK ignores him.)
BUCK - Oh you're ignoring me again? Huh?
(:10 seconds)
BUCK - So Derrick...
(DERRICK is bouncing the ball, watching the clock and watching his team mates run around
the basket.)
(:8 seconds)
BUCK - So Derrick...how is the son? What's his name? Little Bobby? Oh no...Little Derrick.
Oh wait, that isn't really your son right? Oh my bad!
(:5 seconds)
(DERRICK looks at BUCK.)
(:3 seconds)
(DERRICK jumps and takes a three point shot. BUCK jumps to block the shot.)
(:1 second...BUZZER)
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We join MIRI who is back stage at Pharoahs. He is preparing for his performance. He has
heard a lot of noise as the place is filling up with students.
EMOREJ - What's up Miri.
MIRI - Hey man, how you?
(They give each other a pound.)
EMOREJ - Chillin' man. Just holding it down.
MIRI - I hear ya.
EMOREJ - Sounds like we got a real lively crowd tonight huh?
MIRI - Yeah, they are probably coming in from the big game.
EMOREJ - Yeah, didn't you hear about it? It was the best game of the year. Down to the
wire.
MIRI - Really? Who won?
EMOREJ - Ahpla did, by one point.
MIRI - Good shit!
EMOREJ - Alright man, good luck tonight. I am about to open the show.
MIRI - Cool man, thanks.
(EMOREJ leaves and MIRI goes over his poem in his head. He hears the crowd quiet down
as EMOREJ speaks into the mic.)
EMOREJ - Brothers and sisters, welcome to Pharoahs. We are indeed happy to have you
here tonight. We welcome the students who came all the way from Amgis College from the
big game.
(Many Amgis call out from the crowd.)
STUDENTS - Ay! C! Ay C!
EMOREJ - True that, true that. But I heard that Ahpla won that game tonight! Any Ahpla
students in the house?
(Most of the crowd stands up and screams.)
CROWD - Ay U!
EMOREJ - Congrats to the Ahpla U basketball team who I heard put on a hell of a
performance and came back from being eleven points down at half time. Way to work it out!
(The crowd cheers.)
EMOREJ - Alright, let's get started tonight. We got some poets lined up to kick a few verses
to yall this evening. And this poet is no stranger to this stage nor to yall. Brothers and
sisters, help me bring out...Miri Bakhan from Ahpla U.
(The crowd stands and claps. Some whistle.)
CROWD - Ay U! Ay U! Ay U!
(MIRI walks out and approaches the mic.)
MONA thinks - Miri said that I would know exactly how he felt about me from what he says
on stage. I certainly didn't care for his attitude when he said it either! We'll talk about that
after this performance!
MIRI - Sisters and brothers, I greet you in the name of peace and harmony. This piece that
I am about to do is for someone...special. She knows who she is and she knows why I am
doing this. It is because she asked to know how I feel. Well, this is exactly how I feel.
(MIRI steps back from the mic, clears his throat and approaches the mic again.)
MIRI - You asked me how I feel
and to keep it real.
So I guess its time I told you the real deal.
My mind never wandered into the greek color scheme.
So how did I get caught up in a pink and green dream?
(MONA smiles.)
MIRI - Actually let me rephrase
because back in the days
pink and green was cool to wear
because sisters werent afraid to get hazed.
But in your case
the only taste
you may have had of wood
is a tooth pick. Was it good?
MONA - What?
MIRI - And we all know how you roll.
You prefer to roll...er...skate.
Not calling out names, but isnt that why youre called Paper Wait?
JUNE thinks - Oh shit!
PJ - Yeah! Yeah! Go Miri! Whoo hoooo!
MIRI - You sport it like its a name to fame.
But anyone with good sense knows its a name to shame.
But I didnt have good sense.
Because I didnt know the difference.
Until I started my journey
and now its plain to see.
Its so plain to see. Its so plain to see.
(MIRI pauses.)
MIRI - So the truth is I respect you a great deal.
I really do.
So its nothing against you.
I just hate how you pursue.
If you dont even respect your ivy vine,
how could you respect the other organizations? The other nine?
Or how can you respct what I hope to one day be mine?
(MIRI pauses.)
MIRI - And thats my problem. You cant.
Youd rather rave and rant.
You start he say she say.
He does, she doesnt.
She was, he wasnt.
Go into chat rooms before you cross.
Wear your mothers letters that she thought she lost.
And just when I think there could be nothing else...
you want to suspend all your chapter sorors, except for yourself!
(Everyone laughs.)
MIRI - So you say you did pledge? Well who is your front and back?
Why did you sneak off with the trophy? Im glad they got it back.
And now youre calling a soror a perp because of what she didnt do?
Well I spoke to her sorors too.
And she pledged harder than you.
And she respects her letters.
Has pride in pink and green sweaters.
Has respect when she throws the sign.
And respects members of the divine nine.
And if I had a choice of my own,
(MIRI pauses.)
MIRI - Well that is another poem.
(pause)
MIRI - You wanted to know how I feel? You really wanted to know how I feel?
I am sorry, but this is how I really feel.
I need to be alone, and thats on the real.
(The crowd claps as MIRI steps down. The AKAs are standing up and clapping.)
MONA thinks - So that is how it is? Fine!
(MONA storms out.)

Episode 33
We begin this week's episode with OCTAVIA and MAXINE who are talking in the Callis
Student Union.
MAXINE - I never thought I would get to this stage of the game. Graduation. This is the
scariest time of my life.
OCTAVIA - I am looking forward to it.
MAXINE - You say that now. But when it creeps up, you won't know what to do with
yourself. Ha ha ha. You are gonna miss sorors and the yard so much it is gonna be crazy.
OCTAVIA - Well I aint much of a yard person anyway. Never have been.
MAXINE - Trust me. You gonna miss this great cafateria food too.
(They laugh.)
OCTAVIA - So what exactly is so scary?
MAXINE - Well, I have the grades and the resume to go anywhere I want. That is no doubt.
OCTAVIA - So what is the problem?
MAXINE - The problem is that my father is a major player in the architecture game. He
owns one of the largest firms.
OCTAVIA - Then you have it easy. You have a job waiting for you.
MAXINE - But that is my problem. I don't want to work there.
OCTAVIA - Really? Why not?
MAXINE - I thought I did. All my life I have wanted to design. I used to draw a lot as a little
girl and my father would call me his little apprentice. But the thing is, he is very
overbearing. I think that working for him on a serious level would damage our relationship.
Business is very business.
OCTAVIA - So he is a slave driver?
MAXINE - Well...he is just very stern on his employees. I was so excited to intern there but
after spending two summers there, I made up my mind that I didn't ever want to work
there. I even told him that I would not want to work for him if he belittled his employees
the way that I had seen him do.
OCTAVIA - What did he say?
MAXINE - He said that if I didn't want to work for him, then I didn't want to work.
(They giggle.)
OCTAVIA - So what are you gonna do?
MAXINE - That is why I have you here. What do you think I should do?
OCTAVIA - Girl I don't know. I didn't bring my crystal ball with me today.
(They laugh as SYLVIA approaches with her tray of food.)
SYLVIA - Hey scoot over.
MAXINE - What's up Syl.
OCTAVIA - Hey.
(OCTAVIA steals a french fry from SYLVIA's tray.)
SYLVIA - Chillin. What is up with yall?
MAXINE - Octavia was just gonna tell me how I should tell Dad that I aint working for him.
SYLVIA - Really? Oh this I have to hear!
OCTAVIA - Whoa, wait a minute. I told you that I had no idea what you should do. I have
enough problems of my own.
MAXINE - What? Problems?
SYLVIA - You are like the smartest person at Ahpla! You have raised the overal gpa of the
chapter, and you are probably gonna be valedictorian next year. You can walk into any med
school you want. So what the heck are you talking about?
(OCTAVIA laughs.)
OCTAVIA - Anyway! Whatever! I have problems too you know.
(SYLVIA and MAX joke with each other.)
SYLVIA - Max, I don't know whether to drive the Mercedes or the Jag.
MAXINE - I know soror! Such dilemas! Should I vacation in Cancun or the French Riviera?
OCTAVIA - Shut up!
(They all laugh.)
MAXINE - No seriously, what problems could you possibly have?
OCTAVIA - Well it's not me exactly.
SYLVIA - Well who is it?
(silence)
OCTAVIA - Well it's Donte. Graduation is approaching and he needs to be in cap and gown.
SYLVIA - Well what is up with that? Can he finish all of his requirements.
OCTAVIA - Yes he can. He has to get through some real tough finals. My problem is keeping
his attitude up.
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The Ahpla basketball team is just finishing up with basketball practice.
COACH EDWARDS has just given them a break.
RICKY - Yo man, you can act like it was no big deal if you want to. But that shot that you
took on Buck was perfect. Simply perfect. You are the fuckin' man!
DERRICK - Whatever man.
(DERRICK laughs.)
RICKY - I'm serious man. I heard that nigga talking shit. He has always been a loud mouth.
DERRICK - But he does have game to back it up.
RICKY - Not like you though. That shot that you took was in slow motion D, it was like...
(RICKY pretends he is the basketball moving through the air in slow motion. DERRICK and
the rest of the team laugh.)
DERRICK - Man you are stupid.
RICKY - But seriously, how did you block him out of your mind?
DERRICK - I don't know. I know that in that first half, that nigga was getting in my head
seriously.
RICKY - What did he say?
(DERRICK shoots the ball. It goes in.)
DERRICK - It wasn't so much what he said that bothered me. It was how much he knew. He
knew some real personal shit about me and there is only one way he could have found all of
that out.
RICKY - How?
DERRICK - June.
RICKY - June? What are you talking about?
DERRICK - He is seeing June now.
RICKY - No!
DERRICK - That is what he said.
RICKY - He must have been lying.
DERRICK - Well then how did he know all that shit about me? She had to tell him. There is
no other way.
RICKY - But June doesn't seem like the type. She is real nice, I can't imagine her doing that
to you.
DERRICK - I couldn't either. But I guess you really don't know a person huh? I mean, that
shit with me and Caryn and the baby is mad personal. And the fact that I didn't want June
to pledge? How did he know all of that? I misjudged June fo sho.
RICKY - Damn man, I am surprised.
DERRICK - Me too but it's ok...
(DERRICK takes another shot and misses.)
DERRICK - ...I'm gonna get to the bottom of that shit. The next time I see her ass.
COACH EDWARDS - Guys, come over here. Listen, I'm gonna let you guys go early today...
(The team starts to high five each other.)
COACH EDWARDS - Don't get hype because we are having a double session tomorrow!
RICKY - What! A double session!
COACH EDWARDS - Gotcha! Just kidding.
(The whole team laughs.)
DERRICK - Alright Coach, you got us!
COACH EDWARDS - But really guys, I just want to say that you guys did a great job against
Amgis. You really kept your composure and I am proud of you. All of you.
RICKY - Awww coach, you gonna make me cry.
(Everyone laughs.)
COACH EDWARDS - Ricky...
RICKY - Yeah coach?
COACH EDWARDS - Take a lap.
(The team laughs and so does RICKY until he sees that COACH EDWARDS is not smiling.)
RICKY - Aw man!
COACH EDWARDS - Alright guys, hit the shower.
(Everyone starts to head to the locker and laugh at RICKY as COACH EDWARDS grabs
DERRICK.)
COACH EDWARDS - Derrick, come here for a minute.
(They walk together to the coach's private office. As COACH EDWARDS opens the door,
there is a man dressed in a dark suit admiring a picture on the coach's wall.)
COACH EDWARDS - Have a seat Derrick. I would like for you to meet Lowell Dodge. He is
an NBA rep from the Portlaind Trailblazers.
DERRICK thinks - Oh shit!
DERRICK smiling - It is such a pleasure to meet you sir.
LOWELL - The pleasure is mine son. You played a great game against Amgis.
(They all sit down.)
DERRICK - Thank you. I try.
LOWELL - Try? That was a marvelous comeback. But you also played great against Howard,
Morgan and Fam.
DERRICK - How do you...
LOWELL - You were kinda slow against Del State, but you recovered well in the second half.
Slow against Hampton too. I don't know what happened to you in North Carolina. You were
sloppy that night.
(DERRICK glances at COACH EDWARDS in disbelief. Then back at LOWELL.)
DERRICK - You were at all those games?
LOWELL - Yep.
DERRICK - Coach, why didn't you tell me?
(COACH EDWARDS just smiles.)
LOWELL - I wasn't ready for your coach to tell you yet. We weren't sure what exactly we
were looking for in Portland so there was no purpose in getting your hopes up. But after a
few games and reviewing your consistent stats, I wanted coach to let you know that I was
gonna be at the biggest game of the year. I wanted to see if it would make you nervous or
whether you could keep your composure. I thought you were nervous in the first half but
that secondhalf was brilliant.
(DERRICK smiles.)
LOWELL - What are your plans tonight?
DERRICK - Not much. My girlfriend is meeting me here after practice.
LOWELL - Good. She can join us. I hope you two are hungry.
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CANDACE is in her room packing up her things.
CANDACE thinks - I can't believe I am leaving already and it seems like I just got here.
(She folds up a Southern University sweatshirt and places it in a suit case.)
CANDACE thinks - This has been the worst year of my life. Lord help me get through this.
Please.
(CANDACE takes in a deep breath so she won't start to cry...again.)
(The telephone rings.)
CANDACE - Ahem. Hello?
REGGIE - Hey Candace, it's Reggie.
CANDACE - Hi Reggie, how are you doing?
REGGIE - Cool, I'm cool. How are you?
CANDACE - Just packing up.
(silence)
REGGIE - I see. Have you informed the administration office? Or your academic dean or
anything?
CANDACE - Actually no. I have still been going to class and everything. I just don't know. I
feel like I have been walking around in a dream or something.
REGGIE - Yeah.
(silence)
REGGIE - Well I was calling to tell you that the brothers have decided to start a fund in
Nino's name. Like a scholarship fund.
CANDACE - Really?
REGGIE - Yeah. I passed the idea to Bobby and it went over great. Everyone thought it
would be perfect to set up.
CANDACE - That sounds wonderful Reggie, thank you.
REGGIE - Yeah but...
CANDACE - But what?
REGGIE - Well, the brothers wanted me to ask you if you would help them spearhead it.
CANDACE -Spearhead the scholarship fund?
REGGIE - Yeah.
CANDACE - How can I do that if I am not at Ahpla anymore?
REGGIE - Exactly.
(silence)
REGGIE - Candace, everyone wants you to stay. I know that you need to decide what is
best for you. And that is fine. We will all respect that and support that. But we just want
you to know that we will miss you a great deal if you leave. And that if you did decide to
stay, this is something that we thought we could do...together.
(silence)
CANDACE - Can I pray about it?
REGGIE - Please do. At least you didn't say no.
CANDACE - I didn't say yes either.
REGGIE - But you didn't say no. Take whatever time you need. Like maybe until you
graduate to decide.
(CANDACE laughs.)
CANDACE - Very funny.
REGGIE - Give me a call when you get a chance.
CANDACE - Alright.
(They hang up and CANDACE immediately falls to her knees.)
CANDACE prays - Father, maybe in all of this you are trying to teach me something. I don't
know. But I need a sign. Something from you that tells me what you want me to do.
Because Lord...I don't know. I don't know what to do. Please speak to me. Give me a sign.
Let me know what it is you want me to do. Help me to make sense of all of this and help me
to get over this...pain. And...tell Nino...that I love him. Amen.
(CANDACE gets up and wipes her eyes. She takes a deep breath and starts to pack again.)
(The telephone rings.)
CANDACE - Hello.
MARTIN - Hello, is Candace there?
CANDACE - This is Candace.
MARTIN - Hi Candace, um, my name is Martin. You don't know me but I was very close to
Nino.
CANDACE - You were? How do you know him?
MARTIN - I attend Chapman high school and he was my big brother in the mentor program.
CANDACE - Oh yeah, I knew he was involved in that.I remember him telling me about you,
I recognize your name now.
MARTIN - Well I just...um...wanted to call you and express my sympathy. He was very
special to me.
CANDACE - Well thank you Martin.
MARTIN - I was at the funeral but I couldn't get up to the front. It was very crowded and I
didn't want to disturb you or anything.
CANDACE - Oh that would have been alright.
MARTIN - Well I didn't know. Well anyway, I just wanted to call and acquaint myself with
you. I will be on your campus soon.
CANDACE - Really? You coming to visit?
MARTIN - Oh no, I got accepted to Ahpla. Nino was my mentor ever since my sophomore
year in high school. I want to be just like him. I applied to Ahpla and I got in. I start next
semester.
(silence)
CANDACE - That is beautiful Martin. Congratulations.
MARTIN - So I was looking forward to meeting you too. Nino has told me many good things
about you.
(silence)
CANDACE - Yes...maybe.
MARTIN - Well I didn't want to hold you up. Just wanted to say hello...and I am sorry.
CANDACE - Thank you. Thank you Martin.
MARTIN - Talk to you soon.
CANDACE - Oh Martin...
MARTIN - Yes?
CANDACE - If you ever need anything, please call me.
MARTIN - Hey thanks.
CANDACE - Bye bye.
MARTIN - Bye.
(They hang up. CANDACE wipes her eyes.)
CANDACE thinks - Wow, he was real nice. Nino left a very positive impression on him...on a
lot of...
(There is a knock on the door.)
CANDACE thinks - I wonder who this is.
(CANDACE opens the door.)
ALEXIS - Hello Candace.
CANDACE - Hi Alexis. Come on in. What brings you by?
(ALEXIS follows her in.)
ALEXIS - Just wanted to talk. How are you?
CANDACE - I am maintaining. Trying to tie up some loose ends.
(ALEXIS looks around.)
ALEXIS - Going somewhere?
CANDACE - Uh yeah. Louisiana.
ALEXIS - You are leaving school?
(silence)
CANDACE - I am praying on it. But since I am leaning toward leaving, I started to pack.
ALEXIS - Wow.
CANDACE - But I know you didn't come over here to talk about me moving. What did you
need to talk about?
(They sit down.)
ALEXIS - Well I guess it is indirectly affected if you do leave Ahpla.
CANDACE - I am confused. What do you mean?
ALEXIS - Well, I just wanted to ask you a few questions about your sorority, Sigma Gamma
Rho.

Episode 34
We begin this week's episode with the Alphas who are getting ready to begin their chapter
meeting.
BOBBY - Bros, bros, let's settle down and get started. Today is an important day.
(BOBBY glances over at QUINTON who smiles back at him.)
BOBBY - Alright, first of all...
(LARRY comes through the door yelling.)
LARRY - One one one one nine!
ALPHAS - Oh six!
(Everyone laughs except BOBBY.)
BOBBY - Thank you Larry for announcing yourself.
LARRY - Ha ha ha ha, my bad bruh. I didn't know the meeting had started.
BOBBY - Yeah it has so if you wouldn't mind...
LARRY - Ooooh touchy.
(LARRY giggles as he sits down.)
BOBBY - As I was saying...
(REGGIE walks in with JERRELL.)
REGGIE - Hey guys, sorry I am late. But I met this bro here named...
(LARRY jumps out of his seat.)
LARRY - Greetings dean! Oh wait...my bad, we crossed already didn't we?
(Everyone in the room cracks up laughing...except BOBBY.)
REGGIE - Man you're stupid! I met this bro here named Jerrell. He just transferred to Ahpla
this semester.
JERRELL - What's up frat!
BOBBY - Welcome brother. You can sit right there next to the court jester.
(BOBBY points at LARRY. Everyone laughs.)
BOBBY - Ok, if there are no more interruptions...
(BOBBY looks at the door for someone else to burst in.)
BOBBY - Ok good. Let's get started. Now you know the importance of today's meeting, it is
election time. For you neos that don't know the way that this works, here is the procedure.
Each candidate for president will be allowed three minutes to speak on his own behalf. The
other candidate must wait in the hall until it is his turn. Then both candidates must leave as
the brothers discuss pros and cons of each candidate, and then vote. Any questions?
(silence)
BOBBY - Ok. Would you like to flip a coin to see who goes first Q?
QUINTON - No need. You can go. You have seniority.
BOBBY - Very well. You wait in the hall and I will grab you when it is your turn to address
the chapter.
QUINTON - Cool.
(QUINTON gets up to leave. LARRY whispers to him.)
LARRY whispers - You aint got nothing to worry about!
(LARRY smiles. QUINTON smiles back. QUINTON walks out.)
BOBBY - Brothers, I will keep this brief. Although I have a worthy candidate in seeking the
office of president of this most prestigious chapter, I feel that I am the candidate which will
move this chapter in the forward direction that it needs to go. I will simply speak on three
points. Leadership, committment and brotherhood.
(BOBBY pulls out two pieces of paper.)
BOBBY - I have had the pleasure and the honor of occupying the position of president of
this chapter for one year now. My leadership ability therefore cannot be questioned. I have
led this chapter through an up and down year from doing programs, to monitoring the
pledge process, to winning a stepshow and losing a beloved brother all in the same night.
But we have stood strong and endured all that we had to do. I am a leader. I'm not saying
that Quinton is not. But at least with me, you know that I am. I have proven it. Quinton
hasn't. So is he or is he not?
(BOBBY pauses.)
BOBBY - I am very committed to the brotherhood. All of you can say that I am one of the
most brotherly brothers you all know. My door has always been open and I have always
been honest with each and every one of you, even when the truth hurt. But any other way
and I would not be a good Alpha to you. My level of committment knows no boundaries. I
can even say that I am very committed to my opponent Quinton. Who I still look at as an
honorable and good brother...eventhough...
LARRY thinks - Eventhough?
(BOBBY pauses.)
BOBBY - Eventhough he is dating my ex girlfriend.
LARRY thinks - What!
BOBBY - That is personal and this is business. This is brotherhood. I know that a lot of bros
wouldn't be able to be cool with another frat brother, let alone a chapter brother that dates
a girl that he used to be with. A girl that he cared deeply for. But being the committed
brother that I am, I am able to put those kinds of feelings aside and move on with the
business of the fraternity and this chapter.
LARRY thinks - I can't believe this nigga went there!
BOBBY - And lastly and most importantly my brothers, is brotherhood. Without the strong
aspect of brotherhood, what is the point of us all being here? Huh? If anyone exemplifies
the spirit of brotherhood any more than me, let him step up. I dare say that there is not. I
have been there for each and every one of you and I will continue to if you allow me to
serve as your president one more time. Don't do this for me, do it for yourselves. If you
want a spectacular chapter to keep going along the road that we are on now, a positive road
for Alpha, then re-elect me as your chapter president.
(BOBBY folds the papers up.)
BOBBY - Thank you.
(The brothers clap for BOBBY. As he walks to the door.)
BOBBY - You're up slugger.
QUINTON - Thanks.
(QUINTON walks in. BOBBY walks out.)
QUINTON - Good afternoon brothers.
ALPHAS - Good afternoon.
QUINTON - Brothers, the time has come. The time has come for all of us to check our
watches and our clocks. To say to ourselves, it is time to step up.
(QUINTON places his hands in his pocket and starts to pace the floor.)
QUINTON - You are looking at a man, who used to look at Alpha Phi Alpha as the greatest
organization of all time. A utopia if you will. I remember all the famous Alphas that had
come. Dr. King, Thurgood, W. E. B. And I remember saying, wow, what a great group of
men! Men of color! They are the best of the best! And then I remember the night I got the
phone call that I had been selected to pledge. How unworthy was I to join the ranks of
these great men! What an honor bestowed upon little old me! Then I remember the first
person I extended the fraternal handshake to when I finally became a brother. It was the
brother who now stands in the hallway. What an honor to finally be greeted as a brother by
none other than the chapter president himself!
(QUINTON looks out the window as he pauses.)
QUINTON - I took to the campus by storm. As an Alpha! I couldn't wait for the first meeting,
the meeting of my utopia.
(QUINTON turns back around and faces the brothers.)
QUINTON - And you know what I found out bros? I found out that this is not a utopia. It is
not heaven. It is a group of individuals with different personalities, different viewpoints,
different ideas. And sometimes those differences cause us to argue, separate, and
sometimes not work together for the greater good. And guess what happened then...
(QUINTON pauses and takes his hands out of his pockets.)
QUINTON...it was then that I got excited. Because it was then and only then that I saw the
real potential of this chapter! As great as this chapter is, and as great as this fraternity
is...my challenge is that we can be better. We can be a lot better. When I thought about all
of you brothers with great ideas, great vision and great energy, I thought about the great
programs that you pulled off as a chapter last year. We can do more.
(pause)
QUINTON - When I thought about all of the community service that was done last year...I
know that we can do more.
(pause)
QUINTON - When I thought about the lives that were touched in a positive way last
year...we can touch more.
(pause)
QUINTON - When I think about Nino...
(pause)
QUINTON - When I think about Nino. I know what he would say if he were here. He would
say..."Stop shammin' bros and do the steps right!"
(All the brothers laugh.)
QUINTON - But why would Nino say that? Why? He would say that because he knew that as
a step team, we had potential. We were good, but we were not great. We were tight but we
were not terrific. We were on point, but we were not outstanding. He knew that he could
bring that greatness out of us because we had the potential. And that is how I see this
chapter. With my vision, coupled with your vision, we can...we will be...outstanding!
(silence)
QUINTON - Thank you.
(The Alphas clap for QUINTON and upon hearing that, he smiles and walks out.)
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Our scenes change and we are at Amgis College. In BUCK's dorm room.
(The telephone rings.)
BUCK - What's up?
RECEPTIONIST - This is the front desk. You have a visitor that you have to come down and
sign in.
BUCK - Ok I will be right down.
(BUCK hangs up and grabs his Amgis basketball shirt.)
BUCK thinks - Damn, she got here quick.
(BUCK takes the stairs down and sees JUNE waiting for him.)
BUCK - Hey.
JUNE - Hi.
(BUCK smiles as he signs her in and they give their student id's.)
BUCK - You got here quick.
JUNE - Yeah, there wasn't any traffic at all. And I left right after I spoke to you.
BUCK - Ok cool. So what's going on?
JUNE - Nothing much. How are you?
BUCK - Good. Just chilling out.
(They go into BUCK's room.)
BUCK - I called for the pizza already so it should be here soon.
JUNE - Good because I am very hungry.
(JUNE puts her AKA bag down and sits down.)
June - Did you get the video?
BUCK - Yeah I got Kings of Comedy. That shit is mad funny!
JUNE - Good.
BUCK - But I guess we can wait until the pizza gets here. That way we won't have to stop it
in the middle to pay the delivery guy downstairs.
JUNE - Good idea.
(silence)
BUCK - You look real nice.
JUNE smiling - Thanks.
BUCK - But that is no surprise, you always look nice.
JUNE - Flattery gets you everywhere.
(They laugh.)
BUCK - So..what did you think of the game?
(JUNE turns away smiling.)
BUCK - Come on, be honest.
JUNE - Well I am sorry that you lost.
BUCK - No you aren't! Stop lying!
(BUCK playfully throws a pillow at JUNE.)
BUCK - You know you are happy that Ahpla won that game! Ha ha ha ha.
JUNE - Ok I can't lie, I am an Ahpla girl at heart. But I did feel bad for you honey.
BUCK - Liar.
(They both laugh.)
BUCK - I mean, you win some you lose some. That is the name of the game.
JUNE - I guess. You are a pretty fair loser then.
BUCK - Oh definitely, I am not a sore loser at all. I just love the game of basketball. Ya
know? I just want to play. If we win, then it is all good. If we lose, then we work harder so
that we win next time. That is how I am.
JUNE - Nice philosophy.
BUCK - I'm not like Derrick.
JUNE - Huh?
BUCK - I said that I am not like Derrick.
JUNE - What do you mean?
BUCK - Well...oh never mind.
JUNE - No what? You brought it up, what are you talking about?
(silence)
BUCK - Well it's just that Derrick is a real sore loser. Don't get me wrong though, because
his game is tight. Nobody can deny that. But he talks a lot of shit on the court.
JUNE - He does?
(The telephone rings.)
BUCK - That's probably the pizza, hold on.
(BUCK answers.)
BUCK - Ok I'll be right down.
(BUCK hangs up.)
BUCK - Yeah the pizza is downstairs. I'll be right back.
JUNE - How much is it?
(JUNE reaches for her bag.)
BUCK - Twelve dollars.
JUNE - Well here is six.
BUCK - Ok cool.
(BUCK runs out.)
JUNE thinks - Derrick talking trash on the court? That isn't like him at all. That is real weird.
Maybe our break up affected him more than I thought, I thought he didn't care.
(BUCK comes back with a pizza box.)
JUNE - Oooh smells good.
BUCK - Yeah, looks good too.
(BUCK grabs two plates.)
JUNE - So what was this you were saying about Derrick?
BUCK - What?
JUNE - About Derrick talking trash on the court. That doesn't sound like him.
BUCK - Oh, he was saying some shit about me and you dating. So off the wall shit.
JUNE - But how did he know?
BUCK - I don't know. You know how fast gossip travels.
JUNE - Yeah, I guess. But what the hell does he care who I am seeing? He has a family now
to raise.
BUCK - What?
JUNE - Yeah, Derrick has a baby.
BUCK - You are lying! Since when? And who is the mother?
CARYN - This is a phat restaurant fo sho!
LOWELL - Uh...yeah.
(DERRICK tries to speak over CARYN.)
DERRICK - Uh yes Mr. Dodge, I can't thank you enough for bringing us out to eat.
LOWELL - My pleasure. And please call me Lowell.
DERRICK - Yes sir. I mean, Lowell.
CARYN - Damn, I can't even pronounce everything on this here menu and shit! Ha ha ha!
(DERRICK hides his face behind his menu.)
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MIRI is in his room alone.
(He picks up the phone.)
GINA - Hello?
MIRI - Hey.
(silence)
GINA - Hi.
MIRI - How are you?
GINA - I'm fine, how are you?
MIRI - I'm ok.
GINA - To what do I owe the pleasure of this call?
MIRI - Just wanted to see how you were doing.
GINA - Is that all?
MIRI - I hate how well you know me.
GINA - No you don't.
(They laugh.)
MIRI - Actually, I did want to talk.
GINA - What's on your mind?
MIRI - Well it's about that play that I was working on. You know, my script.
GINA - Oh your slander?
(silence)
GINA - Just kidding. What about it?
MIRI - Well you know that I have been reading it over and over and now it just seems...
GINA - Slanderous?
MIRI - Yeah, slanderous.
GINA - What made you see the light?
MIRI - Can you keep a secret?
GINA - I sure can.
MIRI - I am trying to pledge.
GINA - What!
MIRI - Yep.
GINA - Which frat?
MIRI - You guess.
GINA - Ok...um...Alpha.
MIRI - Nope.
GINA - No? Ok um...Kappa?
MIRI - Two strikes.
GINA - I can't see you as an Omega.
MIRI - Me neither. Three strikes on you.
GINA - But wait, there are no Sigmas at Ahpla.
MIRI - And?
GINA - And you are trying to get a chapter started here?
MIRI - You guessed it.
GINA - Wow! Congrats and good luck with that.
MIRI - Thanks.
GINA - So because of that, you now see your writing differently?
MIRI - Oh definitely.
(MIRI's phone rings.)
MIRI - Hold on, I have another call.
GINA - Ok.
(MIRI clicks over.)
MIRI - Hello.
(silence)
MIRI - Hello? Hello?
(click)
(MIRI clicks back over.)
GINA - Who was it?
MIRI - I don't know, they didn't say anything.
GINA - Maybe it was a wrong number.
MIRI - Yeah.
GINA - So what were you saying?
MIRI - Oh yeah. I was reading over the script and now that I am pursuing a fraternity, there
is no way I can put this out. Like, remember the part of the script when I talk about each
fraternity individually?
GINA - Oh yeah, that part was messed up.
MIRI - Do you remember what I was saying about Phi Beta Sigma?
GINA - I don't remember in particular but I remember that part of the story being real foul.
MIRI - Foul is putting it nicely.
(They laugh as MIRI's phone rings again.)
MIRI - Hold on again.
GINA - Ok.
(MIRI clicks over.)
MIRI - Hello.
(silence)
MIRI - Hello! Hello! Mona?
(click)
MIRI - Dammit!
GINA - What?
MIRI - Somebody keeps calling here and not saying anything.
GINA - Oh drama!
MIRI - I'm gonna get caller id in a minute.
GINA - Ha ha ha ha.
MIRI - Hey, did you go to the big basketball game?
GINA - The Amgis game?
MIRI - Yeah.
GINA - Yeah I was there.
MIRI - Did you go to Pharoah's after the game?
(The telephone rings.)
MIRI - Damn! Hold on.
(MIRI clicks over.)
MIRI - Hello!
(silence)
MIRI - Who the hell is this!
HAYDEN - Get your ass outside in thirty seconds! It's time!

Episode 35
We begin this week's episode with DERRICK, CARYN and LOWELL DODGE of the Portland
Trailblazers basketball organization. They are meeting at a restaurant and discussing the
possibilities of DERRICK playing for Portland
DERRICK thinks - Oh my God! Caryn is going to ruin this night for me!
(CARYN orders another glass of white wine.)
LOWELL - So Caryn, what are you studying in school?
CARYN - My major is computer information systems.
LOWELL - Really? That is interesting. What do you plan to do with that once you graduate?
CARYN - Fix computers. I figure, everyone has a computer. You almost can't live without
one. So if they break down, whoever knows how to fix them is going to be paid! Ya know?
DERRICK thinks - Oh God!
(COACH EDWARDS walks up.)
LOWELL - Hey Coach, pull up a chair.
COACH EDWARDS - Don't mind if I do. Did you guys order already?
LOWELL - Not yet. We were just getting better acquainted.
COACH EDWARDS - Great. How are you Caryn? The cheerleaders really miss you.
CARYN - I am fine Coach. Just busy running behind Little Derrick.
COACH EDWARDS - He must be a handful.
(The waiter comes over and they order.)
CARYN - I hope that what I ordered is good! I could barely say it! I know the waiter was
laughing at me! Hee hee.
LOWELL - Don't worry, you did fine with the pronounciation. And that dish is wonderful.
(CARYN smiles. DERRICK forces a smile.)
LOWELL - So Derrick, have you ever truly considered a career in professional athletics?
DERRICK - Yes sir, I have all my life. I grew up with a basketball. I used to take it
everywhere I went. From when I was a little boy. I used to cry when my mother made me
leave it in the car when we went to church.
(CARYN bursts out laughing.)
CARYN - Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
(Everyone looks at CARYN.)
CARYN - Ha ha...ha...ahem.
DERRICK - So I developed very keen hand eye coordination and handle skills with the
basketball. Just by carrying it around so much.
LOWELL - Did your parents see that potential in you early?
(silence)
DERRICK - My mother did. My father wasn't there for me growing up.
LOWELL - Oh I am sorry to hear that.
DERRICK - I'm not. I don't care for him too much.
LOWELL - Does he know about your promising future in basketball?
DERRICK - Honestly, I have no idea. When he left, he turned his back on his family. My
mother and me. I don't care if he knows, I want nothing to do with him
LOWELL - I understand how you feel.
CARYN - That's right baby!
(CARYN rubs the back of DERRICK's head. DERRICK takes her arm down.)
LOWELL - Let me change the subject. Derrick, I have some clippings of your high school
playing days.
(LOWELL pulls out a notebook.)
DERRICK - Wow, you have done your homework huh?
CARYN - Of course baby! They aint gonna offer you a million dollar contract if they aint sure
they gettin' their moneys worth! Hee hee!
DERRICK - Caryn!
LOWELL - In a sense, she is right. We do an extensive background check on all prospects
for the league. Now I have some of your better high school games here on file. You had
your best games against...let's see. You scored forty points against Indian River high
school, you scored thirty five points and had six blocks against Marsden Tech high school
and you lit Bridge Canyon high school up for fifty points. You scored more than half the
points of the total team that night.
(DERRICK smiles.)
LOWELL - So my question is...if you were this good in high school, all American athlete, why
did you choose to go to Ahpla University and not a powerhouse basketball school like Duke,
Kansas or Kentucky? No offense Coach.
(LOWELL smiles, COACH EDWARDS smiles back.)
COACH EDWARDS - None taken, but just for the record, we can beat Duke.
(Everyone laughs.)
DERRICK - Well sir, I mean Lowell, I am almost embarrassed to say. But I followed a girl to
Ahpla. I was dating a nice young lady and she was very intent on going to Ahpla. So I
followed. I thought that I would not be able to live without her. That is why I am here.
CARYN - Ha! And you aint even with her now! Ha ha! Where is she now?
DERRICK thinks - I wish June were here right now! At least she wouldn't embarras the hell
out of me!
JUNE - That cheerleader Caryn is Derrick's girlfriend now. She had a baby that everyone on
campus thought was Derrick's. Come to find out, it was Bobby's. That is why I broke up
with Derrick.
BUCK - Oh God! That is crazy! But wait, if it wasn't his baby, then why did you break up
with him?
JUNE - He didn't get her pregnant, but he did sleep with her. He thought it was his kid until
they did a test. So he cheated.
BUCK - Oh.
JUNE - Plus, he messed with one of my big sisters while I was on line.
BUCK - What! D is off the hook!
(JUNE looks sad.)
BUCK - Oh I am sorry June. I didn't mean to make fun. I know that that was probably a
hard time for you. I am sorry.
JUNE - It just shocked me that he could do something like that. Derrick and I had serious
history and things just fell apart when I wanted to pledge.
BUCK - Wow, I see.
(silence)
BUCK - Well just know that I would never stand in the way of something that you really
wanted. I don't know a lot about pledging and greeks and stuff. But I have to respect it.
They do good services in the community. So eventhough I don't know a lot about it, I would
never stand in your way.
JUNE - Thank you. Maybe I should have been dating you back then.
BUCK - Ha ha ha ha, maybe. It's funny, I don't even know any AKAs.
JUNE - Really. Wow that is strange because they do have sorors here at Amgis.
BUCK - Yeah.
JUNE - Let me go to the bathroom. I have to admit that some of the things that we talked
about are kinda soft spots for me and I need a tissue.
BUCK - Oh by all means. Don't apologize. Go take care of yourself.
(JUNE stands up to walk to the bathroom. BUCK stands up and hugs her.)
BUCK - I am sorry that you had to rehash some old feelings. I hope you feel better ok?
JUNE - K.
(JUNE walks into the bathroom and closes he door. BUCK smiles as he hears the water
begin to run. He quickly picks the phone up and dials.)
MONA - Hello?
BUCK - Hey what's up. It's working fine.
MONA - Great! One down, two to go!
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We change scenes and find KATRICE and JAHANNA talking on the yard about Alpha Kappa
Alpha.
KATRICE - Nice day huh?
JAHANNA - Yes it is. It is beautiful out here.
KATRICE - Yeah, this spring weather is the bomb I swear. But anyway, I know you didn't
want to meet up with me to discuss the forecast.
(JAHANNA giggles.)
JAHANNA - No I didn't. I wanted to talk about your sorority.
KATRICE - Sure.
JAHANNA - I want to express my interest to you officially and find out all that I can about
you in hopes to showing myself worthy to one day be a part of the sorority.
KATRICE - Wow, that sounded rehearsed.
JAHANNA - Oh I didn't mean to...
KATRICE - I was just kidding. Ha ha ha ha, so what do you want to know about me?
JAHANNA - Well why did you want to become and AKA?
KATRICE - Well for me it was the service. I have always loved my community and wanted to
serve it. This affords me a wonderful opportunity to do just that. I try to reach as many in
the community as I can through our community service projects.
JAHANNA - That is wonderful.
KATRICE - But deeper than that, because there are other sororities that do community
service as well. But for me, the only way to go was specifically AKA. I just saw women of
Alpha Kappa Alpha on a different level. Leaders, in aspects. Continually forging ahead and
making a better name for us as individuals and us as an organization. It's a wonderful
legacy.
JAHANNA - Yes, I believe that as well.
KATRICE - Well, the important question is, why do you want to become an AKA?
JAHANNA - I have been influenced by...
(They hear a loud call from across the yard.)
PJ - Skeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
(KATRICE and JAHANNA turn around. KATRICE raises her pinky.)
KATRICE - Skeeeeeeeeeeeee Weeeeeeeeeee!
JAHANNA thinks - Oh shit!
(PJ walks up and hugs KATRICE.)
PJ - Hey line sister.
KATRICE - What's up Presjina.
PJ - Nothing much, just enjoying this sunshine.
JAHANNA thinks - Why is Katrice speaking to this skater?
PJ - How are you Jahanna?
JAHANNA - I'm alright, I guess.
PJ - Getting some quality time with my sands huh?
JAHANNA - Uh...yeah.
PJ - When you gonna spend some time with me? I know you met with June already and now
Katrice. You think you just get my vote because we are cool? You didn't plan on visiting me?
(JAHANNA looks at KATRICE who is giggling.)
PJ - Answer me. You didn't plan on coming to see me huh? You just figured you would slide
right by me huh?
JAHANNA - Well I...I...
PJ - What? Huh? You're lying..cuz you're stuttering! Stuttering...stu...stu...stu...stuttering!
(KATRICE laughs.)
KATRICE - PJ you are stupid!
PJ - So what's the word Jahanna? Huh? Huh?
JAHANNA - Well I thought...I mean I was told...I mean I thought that I was supposed
to...avoid...you.
(silence)
PJ - What?
JAHANNA - I was told to avoid you.
PJ - Avoid me? Why?
JAHANNA - Because you...skated.
(KATRICE and PJ look at each other, then back at JAHANNA.)
PJ - What! Who told you that?
JAHANNA - Well I don't want to get anyone in trouble...
PJ - Girl if you don't tell me who told you that, you are gonna be in more trouble than you
could even think! Now who told you?
JAHANNA - It was June who told me.
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We rejoin the Alphas in the meeting as they vote for the new chapter president.
DONTE - Brothers, you have heard both candidates for president. You have had a chance to
weigh what they both have said. Now we can discuss each man and their qualities for this
position. Anyone can start, just raise your hand and you will be recognized.
(LARRY raises his hand.)
DONTE - Larry, go ahead.
LARRY - I think that Bobby did a good job as president last year, but it is clear that my line
brother Quinton is the better choice.
REGGIE - What makes you say that it is clear?
LARRY - Huh? Come on bruh, you have to see that Quinton is the better choice.
REGGIE - That is your opinion Larry and you are entitled to it. But don't make it sound like
Quinton is the obvious choice of the chapter. You only speak for yourself.
LARRY - Even in speaking for myself, I mean, what was that about Bobby mentioning
Quinton's girl? What was that about?
JASON - I guess politics is a dirty business.
WIL - I don't think it is dirty at all. Bobby is trying to show the character of his opponent. I
think that he is saying that there are certain things that he wouldn't do to another brother,
and that is showing his character as an Alpha. That all ties in to him wanting to be our
leader again.
LARRY - What! Are we talking about the same Bobby?
DONTE - Watch yourself neo.
LARRY - You watch yourself grandpa! But bros, are we talking about the same Bobby?
WIL - I don't think you need to go into accuasations on Bobby's character if that is what you
are gonna do.
JASON - Why the hell not? Bobby did it to Quinton.
REGGIE - Good point.
LARRY - Hell yeah. My thing is this, I can't even believe we are debating a character issue
between Bobby and Quinton. Are yall serious?
REGGIE - But this isn't about who is the better person. We all have probably done some
fucked up shit. This is about who can lead this chapter better.
LARRY - And who do you think that is dean?
REGGIE - Who I think it is is none of your business. That is why we have secret ballots.
LARRY - Yall niggas are trippin'. Yall know good and well that Quinton is probably the
brightest cat up in here and the one with the most energy, the most zeal, the most
determination...
WIL - And the least regard for a brother's ex girlfriend.
JASON - What the fuck does that have to do with the price of tea in China?
DONTE - Alright alright, calm down.
JASON - But really though, what does Quinton's relationship have to do with this?
WIL - Like we said earlier, it has to do with the character of the individual. I know I wouldn't
date a brother's ex girl.
LARRY - Nigga, I don't think you would date anybody! I aint never seen your ass with no
girl, I was about to start to question your ass.
WIL - You saw me with your mama!
LARRY - Then you the fool because she used to be a man!
DONTE - Bros! Bros! Stop this silly shit and let's get down to business.
JERRELL thinks - This shit is comical!
(JERRELL raises his hand.)
DONTE - I am recognizing the visiting brother.
JERRELL - Thank you frat. I think that if all this talk about character is coming into play with
the negative connotations, then maybe yall should just put it all out there about both
candidates. If it is ok for one brother's business to be out there, let it all be out. At least
then, yall can make anobjective decision. That is kinda how we do it at my chapter.
LARRY - Aight cool, I agree. So let's hear some shit about Bobby.
DONTE - I don't know if...
LARRY - He cheated on this so called girl that he is so upset about Quinton being with...
DONTE - Larry...
LARRY - He got a kid now that he doesn't even take care of...
DONTE - Larry!
LARRY - And he was on line for two weeks for Omega Psi Phi with Ronnie!

Episode 36
We begin this week's episode with DERRICK who is being thoroughly embarassed by CARYN
in front of LOWELL DODGE, the representative of the Portland Traiblazers
DERRICK thinks - I am going to kill this girl!
LOWELL - I can understand your reasons for coming to Ahpla Derrick. So you followed your
heart and that led you to Ahpla University and to Coach Edwards here huh?
DERRICK - Yes sir.
LOWELL - And I take if from what Caryn is saying that you are not dating the young lady
that you were with when you came here?
DERRICK - That is correct.
CARYN - Fo sho!
(silence)
DERRICK - Caryn, maybe we should call the baby sitter.
CARYN - Ooooh, you're right! Let me see your cell.
DERRICK - Uh...I didn't bring it. Come on, I will walk you to the pay phone.
CARYN - Alright then.
DERRICK - If you will excuse us?
LOWELL - Certainly.
(DERRICK and CARYN get up from the table, CARYN returns briefly to take another sip of
her glass of wine. They arrive at the payphone and CARYN picks up the receiver. DERRICK
grabs the phone from her and slams it down.)
CARYN - What are you doing?
DERRICK - What am I doing? What the hell are you doing? You are making a complete fool
of yourself and embarrassing me! Do you know how serious this meeting is?
CARYN - What are you talking about?
DERRICK - Caryn, you are talking rudely, saying stupid things, and making yourself look...
CARYN - Ghetto? Is that it Derrick? I am making you look ghetto? I am bringing you down?
DERRICK - Caryn, lower your voice.
CARYN - No, I am not going to lower my voice!
DERRICK thinks - Oh shit!
CARYN - I am sorry if I aint Miss Bougie like June! And I may not know which damn fork to
pick up next! But I am a person too and that should count for something!
DERRICK - Ok ok forget it! Let's talk about this later.
CARYN - No! Let's talk about this now!
(People are starting to look.)
DERRICK - Caryn are you crazy? This might be the biggest night of my life! If Mr. Dodge
lets me go to training practice, I am as good as in the NBA! And I am doing all of this for
you and for little Derrick.
CARYN - No Derrick, you are doing all of this without me!
(CARYN turns to leave.)
DERRICK - Hey wait! Where are you going?
CARYN - What do you care? Maybe I will go to the library and read up on proper etiquette
and shit! I wouldn't want you hanging out with a hood rat like me!
DERRICK - I never said that!
(CARYN keeps walking out of the restaurant.)
DERRICK thinks - Dammit!
COACH EDWARDS - So Lowell, what do you think of Derrick overall?
LOWELL - He is a good kid with a very bright future. We would be foolish to pass up on such
a talent.
COACH EDWARDS - That is wonderful!
LOWELL - We have some formalities that have to be discussed. There is obviously the issue
of an agent, the draft, his signing bonus, and lots and lots of paperwork. But I have worked
out a sweet deal for him.
COACH EDWARDS - Lowell, let me ask you. You and I go way back.
LOWELL - That's right Coach, we do.
COACH EDWARDS - I have never seen you go all out for a player the way that you are
going out for Derrick. Do you see that much potential?
(silence)
LOWELL - There is something special about that young man.
COACH EDWARDS - That's it? I have a lot of special young men on my team. That is the
only reason? There are special players all over the country that deserve a chance. Why
Derrick?
LOWELL - Well coach...
(silence)
LOWELL - I'll go into the specifics later. Just understand that I have a serious vested
interest in Derrick's success.
(DERRICK comes back to the table.)
LOWELL - Oh what happened to Caryn?
DERRICK - Oh she thought it would be best to check on the baby in person. Added to the
fact that she wasn't feeling well.
LOWELL - Oh okay. Well please give her our best regards.
DERRICK - I will.
LOWELL - Derrick, I need to cut to the chase. I am not trying to waste your time nor mine.
Here is the deal. Next week we have rookie camp for our organization. With Coach Edward's
word of approval, we would like to enter you into that class. If you do well next week, then
we need to discuss your future options immediately following your time here at Ahpla. How
does that sound?
(DERRICK has a huge smile on his face as he turns to COACH EDWARDS. COACH just smiles
and nods.)
DERRICK - That would be awesome Mr. Dod...I mean Lowell.
LOWELL - Great. Coach will give you all of the information as to where you need to be and
when you need to be there. Just don't be nervous and do your best. I know you can do it
and I am really counting on you.
DERRICK - I don't know what to say or how to thank you.
LOWELL - Just make my team. That is enough thanks.
DERRICK - Thanks! Thank you so much! Would you excuse me? I want to make a phone call
and share this good news.
LOWELL - Certainly. Take your time.
(DERRICK gets up and jogs too the pay phone.)
DERRICK thinks - Yes! Yes! Thank you Jesus!
(DERRICK dials. JUNE's cell phone rings in her AKA bag.)
BUCK - Hello this is June's cell phone. June can't come to the phone right now, can I take a
message for her?
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We change scenes and find KATRICE and PJ who just found out from JAHANNA that JUNE
told her that PJ was to be avoided.
JAHANNA - It was June who told me.
PJ - What?
KATRICE - Are you serious?
JAHANNA - Yes, that is what June said.
(PJ looks at KATRICE who looks back.)
PJ - Wait, let me get this straight. My line sister June told you that I skated up into AKA?
JAHANNA - Um...yes.
PJ - What were her exact words?
JAHANNA - Well she said that her line sister skated and to not talk to her. She said that she
should be avoided because the things that she would tell me would probably send me along
the wrong path and mess up my chances of ever becoming an AKA.
(PJ looks at KATRICE again who is looking baffled.)
KATRICE - I cannot believe that June would say those...hey wait a minute. Jahanna, did
June ever say PJ's name?
JAHANNA - Well not exaclty, she just told me her line name. Paper Wait.
(PJ just drops her head. KATRICE starts to laugh very loud.)
PJ - Katrice, I am going to count to ten. Because if I don't, I swear I am going to grab this
girl by her throat and...
KATRICE - Hey hey hey, we are not that type of organization.
PJ - You're right, thank you. So she told you that Paper Wait was to be avoided huh?
JAHANNA - Well...yeah.
PJ - And I am Paper Wait?
JAHANNA - Well...yeah, I saw you with that AKA jacket that had Paper Wait on the back.
(PJ looks at the sky and laughs. She rubs her forehead.)
PJ - Did it ever occur to you that you should research an organization before you become a
part of it?
KATRICE - Uh oh.
PJ - What is Katrice's line name?
JAHANNA - I don't...uh...know.
PJ - I didn't think you knew! Why don't you know! You want to come up in my sorority and
don't even know our information? Paper Wait is not my line name! That is Mona Ferguson's
name!
JAHANNA - Mona? It is?
PJ - Yes it is! If anybody came up in this sorority the right way it was me!
KATRICE - You got that right!
JAHANNA - Oh my God! I am so sorry! Mona never told me that that was her name...but
why did you...
PJ - Because I took her damn jacket, that's why! She doesn't deserve it so I took it!
KATRICE - But wait, you said that Mona never told you the truth. So you have spoken to
Mona about AKA?
JAHANNA - Mona has made herself my mentor.
PJ - Oh God!
KATRICE - What did she tell you?
JAHANNA - I have met with Mona almost every week since yall crossed. She has given me
lots and lots of information.
PJ - I am almost afraid to ask.
KATRICE - Like what kind of information.
JAHANNA - Well she told me what the symbols on your shield stood for.
(silence)
PJ - She told you what our shield stands for?
JAHANNA - Well yes. But I don't think she knew if what she was saying was right or not.
She said that she had to look them up in some book and get back to me.
(PJ clinches her fists together.)
KATRICE - What else did she tell you?
JAHANNA - She told me that I needed to listen to her at all times if I wanted to become an
AKA. She told me that she would probably be my dean. She told me that she had big plans
for the chapter but she had to deal with all of you one at a time.
KATRICE - Deal with us? How?
JAHANNA - I don't know.
(PJ is getting madder.)
KATRICE - What else?
JAHANNA - She told me that if I did what she told me to do, I would be accepted into the
chapter and be able to pledge.
(silence)
PJ - Ok, let me tell you what the hell is...
KATRICE - PJ, let me handle this.
(PJ gives KATRICE a look that she is not happy.)
KATRICE - Please PJ.
(PJ backs off.)
KATRICE - Look Jahanna, we had some serious problems with our process last year because
of Mona. She didn't do a damn thing to get up into Alpha Kappa Alpha. That is why they
called her Paper Wait. Because she might as well had signed a piece of paper for
membership and she should have waited until never to become a member.
JAHANNA - Oh my gosh!
KATRICE - She has shown a total disrespect for our line, this chapter, this sorority and her
own mother. She has told lie after lie after lie about us and she swears that she has it out
for us. She is coniving and she has led you in the wrong way to AKA. If you listen to her,
you will not become a member of this sorority.
PJ - Hell no!
JAHANNA - Oh my God I am so sorry! I didn't know!
PJ - The stupid leading the...
KATRICE - PJ stop! Jahanna, we need to sit down and talk more about this. I need to debrief
you from some of the untruths and things that you shouldn't even know that Mona has told
you. Call me tonight and we can talk okay?
(JAHANNA is looking very upset.)
JAHANNA - I just want to say that I am sorry. I had no idea. I thought that she was telling
me the truth and I...PJ I have known you from freshman year and I should've...I am just
sorry.
(PJ doesn't say anything. She is looking pissed.)
KATRICE - Jahanna, just be happy that we caught you and told you when we did. Believe
me, if you had listened to her, you would not be making our line. Trust me on that.
JAHANNA - Mona jeopardized my chances at Alpha Kappa Alpha!
KATRICE - Yes she did.
JAHANNA - I don't believe this!
KATRICE - Jahanna, call me later.
JAHANNA - I will. Once again, I am sorry.
KATRICE - Good bye Jahanna.
JAHANNA - PJ I am sorry.
(PJ doesn't respond. She looks as if she wants to punch a wall.)
KATRICE - Good bye!
(JAHANNA gets the hint and turns to leave and walks away.)
JAHANNA thinks - I cannot believe this shit! Because of Mona's lying ass, I almost didn't
make AKA! Alright! When I see her ass, it is on!
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We resume with the meeting of the brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha as they decide on their next
chapter president.
(JERRELL raises his hand.)
DONTE - I am recognizing the visiting brother.
JERRELL - Thank you frat. I think that if all this talk about character is coming into play with
the negative connotations, then maybe yall should just put it all out there about both
candidates. If it is ok for one brother's business to be out there, let it all be out. At least
then, yall can make an objective decision. That is kinda how we do it at my chapter.
LARRY - Aight cool, I agree. So let's hear some shit about Bobby.
DONTE - I don't know if...
LARRY - He cheated on this so called girl that he is so upset about Quinton being with...
DONTE - Larry...
LARRY - He got a kid now that he doesn't even take care of...
DONTE - Larry!
LARRY - And he was on line for two weeks for Omega Psi Phi with Ronnie!
(silence)
JASON - What?
LARRY - Bruh, that nigga Bobby was on line for Que for two weeks and dropped! And then
pledged Alpha!
JASON - Oh shit! Are you serious? Get the hell out of here!
LARRY - I bet yall didn't know that shit huh?
DONTE - Actually Larry, we did know.
LARRY - What! Then why did...
DONTE - Why did we let him on our line? Why don't you answer that Reggie.
REGGIE - He made line with me because nobody knew he had an interest in Omega. That
information didn't come out until later.
LARRY - How did you guys not know? What were you all under some rocks when the Omega
line came on the yard?
REGGIE - The Omega line didn't come on the yard. The fourteen days that he spent with
them were underground. And he stopped with their process because he didn't feel it in his
heart as he was going through. He has no disrespect for Omega, but he knew that it wasn't
for him and if he had continued, he would have been lying to his brothers and more
importantly to himself.
LARRY - So when did this information about him being on line come out?
REGGIE - While he was on line with me.
LARRY - What! He was a Sphinxman and bros found out that he had already been on line for
someone else?
REGGIE - Yep.
LARRY - That must have been a bad night!
REGGIE - Yep!
(DONTE starts to laugh as he remembers.)
LARRY - So what happened?
REGGIE - Well obviously bros wanted to kick him off of our line and just pledge me by
myself. But Bobby spoke to the brothers on behalf of himself and on behalf of me. And his
words were so moving and so sincere, that bros came to a vote.
WIL - I remember that night.
TREY - Me too. It is hard to imagine if you weren't there. I mean, think about it. How much
of convincing would you need from a pledgee who is trying to come up in the chapter after
dropping line somewhere else for a different frat! For us to still vote him in says a lot of
what we thought of his character and for him as a man.
DONTE - And a potential brother.
REGGIE - So the brothers voted. While they were discussing and voting, they left us in a
room by ourselves. Initially I was mad at Bobby. I didn't know all the details of what was
going on, just what the big brothers had chosen to tell me. But I made him tell me the rest.
He broke down.
LARRY - Really?
REGGIE - It was at that point that I told Bobby that I had his back, no matter what went
down. Even if bros had voted him off, I was prepared to walk with him. He is my brother,
my line brother and my best friend. He is not perfect, but he came up in this chapter with a
love for this frat and an intense work ethic for this chapter. And he has lead...and made us
proud.
(silence)
LARRY - I need a drink!
REGGIE - I know it sounds crazy.
WIL - Why don't we all go to Pharoah's after this. I think we could use it.
DONTE - Good idea, I have never seen a race for an office within this chapter so close.
REGGIE - Both candidates are worthy, no doubt. I am torn, one is my line brother, and one
is my son.
DONTE - But you can't vote that way. Don't vote for someone because he was on your line.
Vote for the better good of the chapter. That is what we need to do.
REGGIE - You're right.
WIL - Yeah, Donte is right. I think we have heard enough. We all know both of these well
deserving candidates. The good and the bad. I think that we are informed enough to make
a decision. No hard feelings either way.
LARRY - No doubt.
DONTE - Ok so let's vote.
(The brothers vote.)
DONTE - Ok, I will get Bobby and Q.
(DONTE opens the door to the hall and asks BOBBY and QUINTON to come back into the
room.)
DONTE - Let me say that this was the closest election that we have ever had. That is
because both of you guys are very worthy and capable to run this chapter. And regardless
of who we choose, know that both of you guys are what we consider to be true leaders.
QUINTON - Thank you.
BOBBY - Thanks.
DONTE - Alright. With that being said, it is my pleasure to announce the chapter president
for the upcoming school year.

Episode 37
We begin this week's episode with MAX, OCTAVIA and DONTE. They are walking to the
administration building on campus.
OCTAVIA - So tell me what happened Max.
MAX - It wasn't cute. I told daddy how I felt.
OCTAVIA - And what did he say?
MAX - He didn't say anything.
DONTE - Then what is the problem?
MAX - It is his silence. That is what bothers me so much.
DONTE - Huh?
MAX - You ever had a parent get mad at you and not do what you expect them to do? Like,
if you were supposed to get punished and didn't?
DONTE - If that happened, I would be happy.
MAX - But instead, you know that you hurt their feelings more. That is worse.
OCTAVIA - I think I see what you mean.
MAX - I told him that I didn't want to work for his firm and that I had made my decision.
And that I was going to accept the offer from the other firm.
OCTAVIA - And he didn't say anything?
MAX - No. His silence said a lot.
(silence)
MAX - And it is bigger than the business aspect of it. It is his feelings. His daughter chose to
work for the competition. We are going to be competing for bids.
OCTAVIA - Wow!
MAX - Yeah, I feel real bad.
(They get to the administration building and go inside.)
DONTE - I hope everything works out for you.
MAX - Yeah.
DONTE - Hey, I think I need to go to the second floor.
OCTAVIA - Okay, do you want me to go with you?
DONTE - Uh...I think I will be okay. I will be right back.
(DONTE leaves.)
OCTAVIA - Max, I think you made the best decision. The best decision for you.
MAX - Then why do I feel terrible?
OCTAVIA - Because you are a good person with a conscience. If you hurt someone as close
to you as your dad then didn't feel bad about it, then I would worry about you as a person.
But because you are a good person, you feel bad about it. That is natural.
(SYLVIA walks up.)
SYLVIA - Hey sorors.
OCTAVIA - What's up girl. What you doing up in here?
SYLVIA - Just got the graduation clearance. I am good to walk up out of here!
MAX - Congrats!
SLVIA - Thanks! I pick up my cap and gown tomorrow.
MAX - Cool!
SYLVIA - What yall doing up in here?
OCTAVIA - Donte just went upstairs to check on his clearance.
SYLVIA - Oh he is getting out of Ahpla too?
OCTAVIA - Yep.
OCTAVIA thinks - I hope.
OCTAVIA - Max was just telling me that she told her dad about the architecture firm that
she is going to work for.
SYLVIA - What! What happened?
MAX - He is hurt. He didn't say anything.
SYLVIA - Oh wow! I know that that is a big deal because your dad is never at a loss for
words.
MAX - I feel really bad.
SYLVIA - Don't worry girl. It'll be okay.
(silence)
MAX - Hey I'll be right back okay?
OCTAVIA - Yeah okay.
(MAX walks away. DONTE comes back.)
SYLVIA - Hey frat.
DONTE - What's up girl?
SYLVIA - You straight to walk down that aisle?
DONTE - Yeah, cap and gown ready!
SYLVIA - Good! Well let me run, I gotta couple of errands to take care of.
OCTAVIA - Okay, I'll catch up with you later.
(SYLVIA walks away.)
OCTAVIA - I am so happy baby! Everything worked out with your graduation clearance?
DONTE - No, it didn't. We have to talk!
(MAX has walked to a pay phone.)
MAX - Hey daddy it's me. Can we talk?
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BOBBY and REGGIE are walking back to their dorm. The Alpha meeting has ended.
BOBBY - Wil told me that you spoke up for me during the meeting.
REGGIE - It wasn't so much that I spoke on your behalf, I just didn't want bros to take one
side of a story. Especially that whole story about Ronnie and the Ques.
BOBBY - Well thanks anyway.
REGGIE - Don't mention it. But at the same time, that was some foul shit that you pulled on
Quinton.
BOBBY - I know. To be honest, I didn't mean for it to go there. I really want to apologize to
him.
REGGIE - The fact that he is dealing with Alexis now has nothing to do with his ability to run
the chapter. Just like the fact that you cheated on Alexis had nothing to do with you running
the chapter before.
BOBBY - Yeah you're right. You're absolutely right. It's just...
(silence)
REGGIE - It's just what?
BOBBY - Well, it's just that I am real lonely lately. Ya know?
REGGIE - Oh brother!
BOBBY - No seriously man. Think about it. I was really into Alexis. I mean, yes I cheated on
her and that was stupid. If I could go back in time, I wouldn't travel down that same path.
REGGIE - Uh huh.
BOBBY - But since Alexis, I haven't had anything significant as far as a relationship. Me and
Alexis were together for so long that I am like a fish out of water now without a girlfriend.
REGGIE - I hear ya.
BOBBY - I have felt this way for a few weeks. But I never said anything or did anything.
REGGIE - Why not?
BOBBY - You're gonna laugh.
REGGIE - I promise I won't laugh.
(silence)
REGGIE - What?
BOBBY - I really have forgotten how to approach women.
REGGIE - What? Ha ha ha ha ha!
BOBBY - See!
REGGIE - I'm just joking. But what the hell are you talking about?
BOBBY - I have lost my edge. See this is what I am saying...
REGGIE - Yeah, break this down because I gotta hear this!
BOBBY - I am good at being a foul nigga. I can lie a good lie. I can cheat and be the player.
That comes easy.
REGGIE - Uh huh.
BOBBY - But to be honest with a girl from the start. I don't think I have ever done that.
Ever.
REGGIE - Really?
BOBBY - Well I did it with Alexis but that was so long ago. So at this point, if I aint lying to
her, I don't know what I would say.
REGGIE - That is nuts.
BOBBY - But it's the truth.
REGGIE - Damn. Well look, this is what you need to do.
BOBBY - I am all ears.
REGGIE - And this might be hard to do.
BOBBY - I'll try anything.
REGGIE - You need to think about Nino when you approach a girl.
BOBBY - What?
REGGIE - Try and think of how Nino would say something to Candace. Use him as your
measuring stick. If he wouldn't say it, then don't say it.
(silence)
BOBBY - Okay that will be hard.
REGGIE - I told you.
BOBBY - I might approach a girl in a club and start crying because I miss Nino.
REGGIE - But think about it, Nino was the epitome of honesty, loyalty, trust, and all those
good things. He always made Candace feel like she was his queen.
BOBBY - That's true.
REGGIE - So what better example to use?
BOBBY - I guess you're right.
REGGIE - Good luck.
BOBBY - Thanks.
REGGIE - But at least it sounds like you are trying to make a change for the better.
BOBBY - Yeah man, we'll see.
(They get to REGGIE's room.)
BOBBY - Aight man, I will holla at cha lata.
REGGIE - Cool bruh.
(REGGIE and BOBBY grip each other.)
BOBBY - Peace.
REGGIE - Oh six.
(REGGIE goes into his room and BOBBY starts to walk to his.)
BOBBY thinks - Think like Nino. Think like Nino. How would Nino talk to his girl?
NINO - Do you know why I love you so much?
(CANDACE giggles.)
CANDACE - Nope I don't know. Tell me!
(NINO hugs CANDACE.)
NINO - Because you are the perfect example of God's love to us.
CANDACE - Baby that is beautiful!
NINO - Unconditional love. There are no conditions. No fine print. No rules or regulations.
Just love baby.
(CANDACE gets emotional.)
CANDACE - That is the way that I love you too! Ever since I first met you, I knew you were
the one for me!
NINO - Do you remember when we first met?
CANDACE - Of course I do. I remember that summer day like it was yesterday.
NINO - Summer day? It wasn't in the summer.
(CANDACE lets go of NINO.)
CANDACE - What? Boy don't get beat up! You don't remember when we first met?
NINO - I remember, I think it is you who don't remember.
CANDACE - What are you talking about? We met in the summer.
NINO - No we didn't.
CANDACE - Yes we did!
NINO - No we didn't.
CANDACE - Okay, if we didn't meet in the summer, when did we meet?
(NINO smiles.)
NINO - In the womb. You don't remember God introducing us?
(silence)
CANDACE - You are the sweetest man in the world!
(CANDACE jumps up and throws her arms around NINO.)
BOBBY thinks - Hmmmm.
(BOBBY picks up the phone and dials.)
BOBBY - Hey this is Bobby. Do you remember where we first met?
CARYN - I think it was at a basketball game wasn't it? Why?
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DERRICK calls JUNE's cell phone to tell her about his opportunity for a spot in the NBA.
BUCK answers the phone.
BUCK - Hello?
DERRICK thinks - Oh shit!
BUCK - Hello? Is anybody there?
DERRICK - Yo where is June?
(silence)
BUCK - Derrick?
DERRICK - Yeah, this is Derrick. Where is June?
BUCK - Well well well. If it isn't my friend Derrick. What's up man?
(silence)
BUCK - Aw come on Derrick, I know you aren't still mad about how I played that game.
That was business. Just doing what I have to do to win.
DERRICK - You are underhanded and low!
BUCK - Look man, I can be a bigger man and admit that you are a better basketball player.
No doubt, you got skill. Mad skill.
DERRICK - But?
BUCK - But when it comes to the ladies...I got you beat.
DERRICK - What?
BUCK - You know how to handle a basketball, but you don't have the slightest idea on how
to handle a lady...a real lady! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
DERRICK - Shut the hel...
BUCK - No you shut up and listen! If you think that trick Caryn is a real lady then you are
an idiot! Everybody at Ahpla and at Amgis is laughing at your stupid ass for making her
your girl! You can't make a ho a housewife you dummy! How she gonna be with you, have
some other niggas kid, and call the kid your name?
DERRICK - You don't even understand what that is about!
BUCK - But I do understand. You trying to be a good man and be by her side becuase you
thought you knocked her up. Once you found out that it wasn't yours, you couldn't just
bounce. That would make you a foul nigga. Kinda like me huh? Ha ha ha ha.
(silence)
BUCK - So you make this chick your girl and start sporting her around the yard? You are
nuts!
DERRICK - You're the stupid one because you don't know what you're talking about!
BUCK - But that isn't even the stupid part.
(BUCK checks to see if JUNE is still in the bathroom.)
BUCK - The real stupid part is that you had fine ass June. As fine as she is! All she wanted
to do was be an AKA and be your girl. And you tried to stand in her way and not let that
happen.
DERRICK - Did she tell you that?
BUCK - Don't worry about where I heard it. I just heard it. Then you mess around with
April, her big sister, while she is on line. Classic D. Classic! That act of stupidity seals it.
Now you will never get back with April because she hates your stupid ass!
DERRICK - Well that is where you are wrong! What me and June had you could never have
nor understand!
BUCK - Sorry to disappoint you D, but I am working on that right now. And it seems to be
working well.
DERRICK - What?
BUCK - I guess I can go ahead and fill you in the scheme. It doesn't matter. See I met this
girl named Mona from your school. She is real cool, cute too. She's an AKA. She seems to
think that June is a bitch and she wants to get back at her for some stuff that went down
with their pledge process.
DERRICK - What!
BUCK - Yeah, so she enlists me to help her out. You know, seduce June and let her play
right into Mona's hands. Silly girl type shit but who cares. As long as it pisses you off, and I
know that it will. Ha ha ha ha!
DERRICK - What are you getting out of this? You gonna hurt June just to get at me?
BUCK - Something like that. Of course I am getting something out of the deal too, but that
is between me and Mona.
DERRICK - You're a little bitch Buck! Let me speak to June!
BUCK - Sure, so you can warn her? Like she is really going to believe you! She is going to
look at you as the jealous ex boyfriend that doesn't want to see her with anybody else. So
sure, you can talk to her if you want. Tell her all about me and my plan. Good luck! Ha ha
ha ha! Hey June, telephone!

Episode 38
MAXINE is on the phone with her father.
MAX - Daddy, can we talk?
MR. SVENSON - Sure honey, where are you?
MAX - I am on campus.
MR. SVENSON - Is everything alright?
MAX - Oh yeah. I'm cool daddy. I just want to talk.
MR. SVENSON - What's on your mind?
MAX - Well...it's about our conversation earlier.
(silence)
MAX - Daddy?
MR. SVENSON - I'm here, I'm listening.
MAX - That is what I want to talk to you about daddy. You keep listening, but you won't say
anything.
MR. SVENSON - I am supposed to say something?
MAX - Well...yes...I guess.
MR. SVENSON - What am I supposed to say?
MAX - Something!
MR. SVENSON - What would you say Maxine?
MAX - Huh?
MR. SVENSON - What would you say if your daughter turned on you like you are turning on
me?
MAX - Turning on you?
MR. SVENSON - Yes, what would you say?
MAX - Daddy I am not turning on you.
MR. SVENSON - Really, well what do you call it?
MAX - I call it...I call it getting a job. Why is it such a big deal to you?
MR. SVENSON - Max, you are not just taking any job. You are going to work for my
competition. We are both going to be bidding for the same jobs. You have created a serious
conflict of interest.
MAX - Daddy, there are enough jobs for both companies. There are plenty of jobs to go
around.
MR. SVENSON - Oh you think so? Miss haven't graduated yet.
(silence)
MR. SVENSON - Let me tell you the real deal Maxine. I have done nothing but build this
company from the ground up Build it! And why? So I could have something for me and your
mother and for you! For my family!
MAX - That's good daddy but...
MR. SVENSON -Don't cut me off! I built this company for you! I send you to prestigious
Ahpla University, where you said you wanted to go! I never forced you to go there, nor did I
ever force you to enroll as an architecture student. You chose that for yourself. I was so
happy! So happy for you and for us!
(silence)
MR. SVENSON - I put you through school, I support your every move. And then what do
you do? What do you do to repay me? You go and work for Tandy International. My largest
competitor. Every time you take a job for them, that is money directly out of my pocket. Do
you realize that? That is food off of our table!
MAX - What? Daddy, don't put a guilt trip on me!
MR. SVENSON - And you watch your tone!
(silence)
MR. SVENSON - I can't believe you would do this to me!
MAX - Daddy, like I said...there are loads of jobs. Hundreds of jobs that we can both
compete on.
MR. SVENSON - Max, you are my only child. I have dreamed of putting my child through
school and passing on my dream, my vision, my company along to him.
MAX - Sorry daddy, but you didn't get a him. You got a girl.
(silence)
MAX - You still there dad?
MR. SVENSON - Yes.
(silence)
MAX - Why you get so quiet? You act like you didn't want a little girl but a boy.
(silence)
MAX - Daddy?
MR. SVENSON - Why do you think I named you Max?
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DERRICK has just come home from his Portland Trailblazer tryouts. There, he found out that
LOWELL DODGE is his father.
DERRICK thinks - Dammit! Dammit! Dammit!
(DERRICK sits on his bed and holds his head.)
DERRICK - I can't believe this is happening to me!
(DERRICK contemplates calling JUNE back over BUCK's house.)
DERRICK - Damn, where is June when I really need her?
(There is a knock on the door. DERRICK jumps up and wipes the tears from his face.)
CARYN - What the hell is wrong with you?
DERRICK thinks - Oh God!
(CARYN comes in carrying the baby.)
CARYN - What is the matter with you? Have you lost your damn mind?
DERRICK - Caryn...not now okay?
CARYN - No, right now! I cannot believe you walked out on the NBA tryout! Are you crazy?
Do you want to throw your life away? Huh?
(The baby starts to cry.)
DERRICK - Lower your voice, you are scaring the baby.
CARYN - Look Derrick, I know that Lowell being your dad must have upset you.
DERRICK - Upset me? Caryn you have no idea! You have no damn idea! This man walked
out on me and my mother! Do you know how hard it was for me and my mother? Huh? Do
you?
CARYN - Yeah, I know! You keep reminding me! That is all that you ever talk about!
DERRICK - Well maybe because that is all that I ever feel! This man abandoned me! A long
time ago! If I wasn't a basketball player, do you think he would be back in my life right
now? Huh? Do you think he would give a shit about me if it weren't for the fact that I got
skill?
CARYN - Maybe.
DERRICK - Bullshit!
(CARYN has rocked the baby and he has stopped crying.)
DERRICK - If I was not a star basketball player, he wouldn't care about me! Just like he
didn't care about me years ago!
(silence)
DERRICK - But you wouldn't know anything about that!
CARYN - I wouldn't know anything about what? Being a parent? Is that what you are
saying?
DERRICK thinks - Oh God, I hope I didn't get her ass started!
DERRICK - Caryn, don't change the subject please. The bottom line is, I hate my
fath...Lowell Dodge! And I want nothing to do with him. And if the Portland Trailblazers
have something to do with him, then I want nothing to do with them either.
CARYN - I thought you wanted a better life for Lil Derrick and me!
DERRICK - I do! What? If I don't put the ball in the basket I can't provide?
CARYN - No, no you can't! Not the way that we talked about! What you want to do? Get a
nine to five and get me a Lexus? Work at McDonalds and get me a diamond? That aint
gonna work!
DERRICK - So this aint got nothing to do with me? This has all to do with you.
CARYN - No, this has all to do with you! I want what is best for you! If you play a game and
don't score twenty five, with ten rebounds and a few assists, then I am on your ass!
Because I want you to be the best for you!
(DERRICK turns around and sits back on the bed.)
DERRICK - You don't want what is best for me. You want a damn Lexus.
CARYN - Is that what you think about me? That I am a groupie? A gold digger?
(silence)
DERRICK thinks - I wish June would call me!
DERRICK - How many times have we had this conversation of what I think about you? I told
you that I don't...
CARYN - Forget it! Throw your life away! I don't care! Tell the Trailblazers no! Tell me no!
Tell Lil Derrick no!
DERRICK - Caryn...
(CARYN turns and tries to open the door and not drop the baby.)
DERRICK - Caryn!
(CARYN walks out and tries to slam the door but can't.)
DERRICK thinks - Shit!
(CARYN picks up her cell phone.)
BOBBY - Hello, Mr. President here.
CARYN - I am coming over.
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We rejoin JUNE who is at BUCK's place at Amgis College.
BUCK - Did you talk to Derrick?
JUNE - Uh...yeah I did.
BUCK - Is everything okay with him? He sounded weird.
JUNE - He is cool.
(silence)
BUCK - What's the matter?
JUNE - Nothing, I think I should get ready to go.
BUCK - Why? I thought you were staying over.
JUNE - I was, but...
BUCK - But Derrick huh?
(JUNE grabs her bag.)
BUCK - June, I thought you were over him. I thought you said that you and I had a good
thing going.
JUNE - We di...I mean we do Buck. I just need some time to think things out.
BUCK - Well wait. Wait a minute.
(BUCK sits down, JUNE sits down too.)
BUCK - What did he say to you?
(silence)
BUCK - Come on June, be fair. If he was talking about me, it is only right that I know. What
did he say?
JUNE - He said...
(silence)
JUNE - He warned me about you and...my line sister Mona.
BUCK - Who?
JUNE - My line sister Mona. She is a real trouble maker.
BUCK - June, I don't even know your line sister. I told you that I don't know any AKAs.
(BUCK's cell phone rings.)
BUCK - Derrick is just jealous and he wants to use anything for us to not get together. That
is why he is telling you this. First he didn't want you to pledge AKA, then he tries to use AKA
to break us up! You gotta believe me!
(The cell phone rings again. JUNE hands BUCK his cell phone from beside her on the couch.
She looks at the display as she passes it to him.)
JUNE - It's that AKA that you don't know.
BUCK - Huh?
(BUCK looks at the cell phone display.)
BUCK thinks - Shit!
(JUNE stands up.)
BUCK - June wait! I can explain!
(JUNE answers the phone and hands it to BUCK.)
BUCK - Uh...um...hello. What!
MONA - Abort the plan!
BUCK - What?
MONA - Abort the mission!
(JUNE gets ready to walk out.)
BUCK - No June wait...Mona what are you talking about? What mission?
(BUCK blocks the door.)
MONA - June? That is my point! Forget the three of them, June, PJ and Katrice! I have
bigger fish to fry now! I want you to get a girl named...
(silence)
MONA - Jahanna!
(BUCK hangs up on MONA.)
JUNE - Alright Buck, cut the bullshit! I want the truth, and I want it right now!

Episode 39
We begin this week's episode with JUNE and BUCK. JUNE has just questioned BUCK as he
just received a phone call from MONA after he said that he didn't know any AKA's.
JUNE - Alright Buck, cut the bullshit! I want the truth, and I want it right now!
BUCK thinks - Dammit!
(BUCK's cell phone rings again. He looks on the display to see that it is MONA calling back.
He doesn't answer.)
BUCK - Okay, okay. I will tell you the truth. Just sit down...please.
(JUNE stares at him, then sits down slowly. BUCK's phone is still ringing.)
BUCK - Okay June, here is the deal. From beginning to end.
(BUCK and his team mate IVAN walk into Pharoah's.)
IVAN - This is the spot I was telling you about. Look at all the honies up in here!
BUCK - Damn nigga, you wasn't lying! I aint mad at ya.
IVAN - Come on, let's get a drink.
(IVAN and BUCK walk up to the bar to get a beer.)
IVAN - Some of these Ahpla chicks are some cuties for sure.
BUCK - I hear ya, this one chick is checkin' me right now!
IVAN - How you know she aint checkin' for me playa?
BUCK - Cuz you aint the man like I am dog!
(They both laugh.)
IVAN - Who is this girl scopin' you?
BUCK - Right over there. See her? She is staring at a brohter.
(IVAN looks.)
IVAN - Oh yeah! Damn she is locked onto you dude. I see her!
BUCK - Oh shit, she is coming this way!
IVAN - Act cool.
BUCK - Nigga, I aint gotta act cool, I am cool.
IVAN - Like I said, act cool.
(MONA approaches.)
MONA - Buck right?
(BUCK looks at IVAN and then back at MONA.)
BUCK - Yeah, how did you know?
MONA - You play basketball for Amgis.
BUCK - You follow basketball?
MONA - Only the players that got skill. So I follow you.
IVAN - I guess you follow me too huh?
(silence)
MONA - Buck, you average eleven points, seven rebounds and four assists per game.
BUCK - That's right!
MONA - You have hit the winning shot in two games this season.
IVAN - Damn, she knows your shit bruh!
BUCK - That is very impressive. What makes you want to know so much about me?
MONA - You just impress me.
(MONA twirls her hair in her finger.)
MONA - Let's sit and talk.
(BUCK looks at IVAN again.)
BUCK - Okay, sure!
(BUCK gives IVAN a pound and follows MONA to an empty table. They sit down.)
BUCK - I didn't even get your name.
MONA - Mona, Mona Ferguson.
BUCK - Nice to meet you Mona.
MONA - Yeah.
BUCK - You go to Ahpla?
MONA - Yeah.
BUCK - You come here often?
(silence)
MONA - Okay, enough with the formalities.
BUCK - Huh?
MONA - Buck I have been following your games for a while now because I think we can
work well for one another. I think there is something that you can do for me and something
I can do in return for you.
BUCK - Huh? What are you talking about?
MONA - You are a business major right?
BUCK - Yeah.
MONA - Well I have a business proposition for you.
BUCK - What type of proposition?
MONA - It seems that we may have a common enemy.
BUCK - We do? Who?
MONA - Derrick.
BUCK - Derrick? The Ahpla hoopster?
MONA - Yep.
BUCK - What you got against Derrick?
MONA - Nothing directly. It is is ex girlfriend that I have the beef with.
BUCK - Oh...uh...June right?
MONA - Right.
BUCK - Well what is this all about?
MONA - Let's just say that June and I are line sisters. AKAs. But for some odd reason, she
and the rest of the line sisters don't care to recognize me. So I think it is time for a little
payback.
BUCK - Hey look, I aint got nothing to do with you and June okay. You picked the wrong
brother for all that.
MONA - Suit yourself. I just thought you would be interested if it involved hurting Derrick.
BUCK - Hurting Derrick?
(silence)
BUCK - Naw, it isn't even that deep.
MONA - Okay, sorry to have bothered you then.
BUCK thinks - This chick is nuts.
(BUCK begins to get up.)
MONA - Oh did I mention the money involved?
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We change scenes and find CARYN who has just arrived at BOBBY's room with Lil DERRICK.
(CARYN knocks on the door.)
BOBBY - Hey what's up. Hey lil man!
CARYN - Shhhh, he is real sleepy. Let me put him down.
BOBBY - Oh okay.
(CARYN comes in and heads for the bed to lay the baby down. She puts him down and rubs
his head. The baby sticks his thumb in his mouth and starts to fall asleep.)
BOBBY - So what's going on? I didn't expect to see...
(CARYN gets up and starts to kiss BOBBY furiously.)
BOBBY - Mmmmmh...uhmmmmh....what?...
CARYN - What? What's the matter?
(BOBBY catches his breath.)
BOBBY - Nothing, you just surp...
(CARYN starts to kiss him again.)
BOBBY thinks - It is about to be on!
(CARYN stops and starts to take her shirt off.)
BOBBY thinks - I am the damn man!
(BOBBY pulls his sweater off and there is a knock on the door.)
BOBBY thinks - Shit!
BOBBY - Let me see who this is and make them go away.
CARYN - Hurry up.
(BOBBY goes to the door and opens it.)
LARRY - What's up frat.
BOBBY - Hey Larry, what's the deal man.
(BOBBY steps into the hall.)
BOBBY - Listen bruh, now is not really a good time so if you could just come back...
(LARRY looks BOBBY up and down and notices that he is shirtless.)
LARRY - I need to talk to you man. This is important. Some frat business.
BOBBY - Cool, but right now, it is a bad time. So if you could just come on back by...
LARRY - I said, this is frat business.
BOBBY thinks - Cockblocker!
BOBBY - I heard you the first time. And if you heard me, I said that you can...
LARRY - I know my chapter president is not going to leave me hanging on some important
Alpha business for some girl is he?
(silence)
(BOBBY closes the door behind him.)
BOBBY thinks - Damn neo!
BOBBY - My bad bruh, you're right. What can I do for you?
LARRY - Look man, I was just up in Pharoah's with Quinton and Jerrell.
BOBBY - Uh huh.
LARRY - And Candace comes over and we are all chillin' right?
BOBBY - Uh huh.
LARRY - So we are just chillin' and talkin'.
BOBBY - Okay.
LARRY - Talkin' and chillin'.
BOBBY - Get to the point!
LARRY - Oh yeah. So we are chillin' and...
BOBBY thinks - Lord give me patience!
LARRY - So we are chillin and Candace asks Jerrell where he pledged at. And then, he says
Southern University.
(silence)
(LARRY is nodding his head up and down at BOBBY slowly.)
LARRY - Southern University.
(silence)
BOBBY - So what! You came all the way here to tell me that?
LARRY - Think about it man! If Jerrell pledged at Southern, Candace would know him!
BOBBY - Oh shit! You're right!
LARRY - Candace asked that nigga what chapter were the bros at Southern and he got it
wrong!
BOBBY - What?
LARRY - Yes! That nigga is a perp!
BOBBY - Jerrell was perpetrating the whole time?
LARRY - Yes! That explains why he wasn't looking around the campus for bros when he first
got here!
BOBBY - Oh shit!
LARRY - I don't understand how he knew the grip though!
BOBBY - I know some girls that know the grip! Pillow talk, some bros just talk to much.
LARRY - That is a damn shame!
BOBBY - Yeah. Well, thanks for coming by and sharing this with...
LARRY - Hold it, that's not all.
BOBBY thinks - Oh God! What!
LARRY - If Jerrell is a perp, which he is, then we let someone vote in our chapter that is not
a member of Alpha.
BOBBY - Yeah, we did.
LARRY - And it was his deciding vote that re-elected you.
BOBBY - So it was.
LARRY - So that vote shouldn't count and we should have a revote.
(silence)
LARRY - You do agree don't you?
BOBBY - Um...
LARRY - You can't possibly think that you should remain president after knowing that a
damn perp voted you in.
BOBBY - But the thing is, the vote is over. Regardless of how it went down, the vote is over.
We cannot reopen a closed vote.
LARRY - Why not?
BOBBY - Because that is just not the way things are done.
LARRY - Oh and I guess things are done with non frat members voting for our chapter
president? Well let me call my cousin Boodrow and let him cast his vote too.
BOBBY - Don't be stupid, eventhough that is probably hard for you not to.
LARRY - So what are we gonna do about this?
BOBBY - Nothing.
LARRY - Nothing?
BOBBY - Unfortunately, this happened. But we have to move on as a brotherhood and
tackle larger obstacles.
(BOBBY smiles.)
LARRY - Why don't you say what this really is about?
BOBBY - What?
LARRY - This is about you beating Quinton because he is dating Alexis and that is the girl
that you wish was in your room right now!
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QUINTON and ALEXIS have gone to QUINTON's place after leaving Pharoah's together.
ALEXIS - Wow, at first I thought it was a good idea to get out and go to Pharoah's. Just to
get Candace out of the house. But never did I imagine things would go down the way that
they did!
QUINTON - I am just as surprised as you! Who would have thought that Jerrell was lying
about being an Alpha?
ALEXIS - And who would have thought that Candace of all people would catch him out there
like that?
QUINTON - Yeah that was crazy.
(QUINTON opens his door and lets ALEXIS in.)
ALEXIS - I just can't believe Jerrell got as far as he did. How does someone pretend to be
an Alpha and get as far as he did?
QUINTON - There are several ways. But people nowadays that want to pretend can find out
as many of the frat secrets they want I guess.
ALEXIS - Wow, that is crazy.
QUINTON - Yeah. There are probably so many secrets out that it doesn't make any sense.
(silence)
QUINTON - And what kills me is that I lost the election because of that nigga Jerrell.
(silence)
QUINTON - Baby, you still with me?
ALEXIS - Uh...yeah.
QUINTON - Yeah, I was saying that I lost the election because of Jerrell. He cast the
deciding vote and it was for Bobby.
ALEXIS - Yeah...Bobby huh?
QUINTON - Oh Alexis, I am sorry. Did you not want me to mention his name?
ALEXIS - It's just that...
QUINTON - What baby?
(silence)
ALEXIS - Well...no. Let me not mention that.
QUINTON - Mention what?
ALEXIS - Nothing.
QUINTON - Well you brought it up now. What is the deal with Bobby?
ALEXIS - Nothing baby. I shouldn't have brought it up.
QUINTON - But you did. Is there something that you are not telling me?
ALEXIS - Let's change the subject okay?
QUINTON - Fine.
(QUINTON has an attitude.)
QUINTON - Do you think the Lakers will sweep the NBA finals?
ALEXIS - Of course they will.
(silence)
ALEXIS - Baby, are you mad?
QUINTON - No but I have an attitude. I can't lie. Bobby is my chapter brother, he was my
big brother. He is my chapter president. I know you used to date him but he is my frat
brother too. You got quiet when I was talking about how Jerrell got as far as he did and it
sounded like it had something to do with Bobby.
(ALEXIS sits down.)
ALEXIS - I am so sorry baby. I am so sorry.
QUINTON - Sorry for what?
ALEXIS - Sorry that you lost...and sorry that...
(silence)
ALEXIS - I am sorry that I dated Bobby's ass in the first place.
QUINTON - Why? What are you talking about?
ALEXIS - Well you mentioned that people can find out secrets if they want to. Well
sometimes people tell secrets too.
QUINTON - What do you mean?
ALEXIS - Well...Bobby told me a lot of secrets about Alpha. Things that I probably shouldn't
know.
(silence)
QUINTON - Like what?

Episode 40
We begin this week's episode with JUNE and BUCK. JUNE has just questioned BUCK as he
just received a phone call from MONA after he said that he didn't know any AKA's.
BOBBY and LARRY are talking in the hall outside of BOBBY's apartment.
LARRY - Why don't you say what this really is about?
BOBBY - What?
LARRY - This is about you beating Quinton because he is dating Alexis and that is the girl
that you wish was in your room right now!
BOBBY - What?
LARRY - You heard me man! Why don't you get off Quinton's dick?
BOBBY - Nigga please! Aint nobody thinking about Quinton!
LARRY - Yeah okay.
BOBBY - Whatever man. Look is that all you wanted? Like I said, I am kinda busy at the
moment.
LARRY - So you really aint gonna do nothing about this election huh Mr. President?
BOBBY - Nope.
LARRY - Aight then, I see what kind of year this is gonna be.
BOBBY - Me too. Better than last year.
LARRY - Whatever man.
(LARRY turns to walk away.)
BOBBY - Hey, you aint gonna give me the grip?
(BOBBY smiles as LARRY comes back and give him the fraternal grip.)
BOBBY - Good seeing you again neo.
LARRY thinks - Wish I could say the same nigga!
(BOBBY giggles as he goes back into his apartment.)
CARYN - What took you so long baby? I missed you!
BOBBY - You know how I am sweetie, always busy.
CARYN - Well come here.
(BOBBY smiles as CARYN motions for him to come over.)
BOBBY - You got something in store for big daddy?
CARYN - Maybe.
(As BOBBY puts his arms around CARYN, the baby begins to cry.)op
BOBBY - Does that boy ever sleep?
CARYN - I'll be right back.
BOBBY thinks - Damn!
(CARYN goes over and tends to the baby. She picks him up and rocks him until he stops
crying. She gives Lil DERRICK a pacifier and a toy.)
CARYN - Now where were we?
BOBBY - Right here.
(As BOBBY leans in to kiss CARYN his phone rings.)
BOBBY - Dammit!
CARYN - Get it Mr. President. The world may need your help.
BOBBY - Save my spot.
BOBBY thinks - Damn!
(BOBBY answers the phone.)
BOBBY - Hello!
QUINTON - Yo man, this is Q. You told Alexis some Alpha secrets?
BOBBY - What?
QUINTON - I said, did you tell Alexis some Alpha secrets?
BOBBY - What the hell are you talking about?
QUINTON - She just told me that you told her some frat secrets.
BOBBY - Look man, I am getting kind of tired of you neos bothering me over some bullshit!
Stop being a sore loser.
QUINTON - What? You think that this is about the damn election? Fuck the election! If you
told her some of our shit then that is foul!
BOBBY - I didn't tell Alexis shit!
QUINTON - Well I am about to talk to her and get to the bottom of this right now.
BOBBY - Well you do that
(click)
(ALEXIS comes out of the bathroom.)
ALEXIS - Are you okay? I heard your voice rasied a minute ago.
QUINTON - I'm fine. Don't worry about that.
ALEXIS - Oh okay.
QUINTON - I need to ask you a few questions though about what you just said.
ALEXIS - I figured as much.
QUINTON - What exactly did Bobby tell you about Alpha.
ALEXIS - Well for one, he showed me the grip.
QUINTON - What!
ALEXIS - Come here, let me show you.
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JASON is at home and his phone rings.
JASON - Hello.
THERESA - Hey Jason, it's me Theresa.
JASON - Hey girl, what's up?
THERESA - Are you busy?
JASON - No not really.
THERESA - Can you swing by? I think we need to talk. Just to clear a few things up between
us.
JASON - Aight cool, I am on the way over now.
THERESA - See ya soon.
(THERESA hangs up.)
THERESA thinks - I have to make sure my place is real tidy.
(THERESA hangs a picture up of her and Jason from when they first met.)
THERESA thinks - That looks perfect!
(There is a knock at the door.)
THERESA - That must be Jason.
(THERESA opens the door.)
THERESA - Hey J.
JASON - Hey. What's going on?
(JASON enters and they hug.)
THERESA - Glad that you could come over.
JASON - Sure, no problem.
THERESA - You want something to drink? A coke maybe?
JASON - That's cool. Thanks.
(THERESA brings back a coke.)
JASON - What's on your mind.
THERESA - Well, I know that you and I got off to a bad start. I really had...
JASON - Hey, nice picture!
THERESA - Oh that? Yeah, I have had that hanging there for a while now.
JASON - Cool. What were you saying?
THERESA - Yeah, I was saying that you and I got started on the wrong foot. I really liked
you a lot and I wish things had gone differently.
JASON - I really liked you too. What actually went wrong between us?
THERESA - Willie.
JASON - What do you mean?
THERESA - I mean, Willie and I were girls and she knew that I liked you. But she chose to
pursue you after you became an Alpha. That wasn't cool.
JASON - Really?
THERESA - Yeah, and that is why I got so pissed off. I am not a mean person, but when I
thought about what she did to me, that shit was just uncalled for.
JASON - I guess.
THERESA - Think about it, what if one of your frat brothers stepped in between you and
Willie now?How would you feel?
JASON - Pissed!
THERESA - Exactly! So now you can see where I am coming from?
JASON - Actually I can.
THERESA - See, I am not crazy! I never want to hurt you, I love you. I didn't mean to hurt
you by slashing your tires, I was just mad that you were going out with Willie.
JASON - Oh, I understand.
THERESA - Do you?
JASON - Sure I do.
(THERESA smiles.)
THERESA - Jason, you really are a wonderful person. Truly you are.
JASON - Thanks! I appreciate that.
THERESA - Well I hope you appreciate this too!
(THERESA stands up and walks over to JASON. She throws her arms around his neck and
kisses him passionately.)
THERESA - Did that bring back memories?
JASON - I can't quite remember, you may have to do it again. Ha ha ha ha ha!
(THERESA and JASON start kissing.)
THERESA - Take me right now Jason! Take me now!
(JASON picks THERESA up and plops her down on the couch.)
THERESA - Forget about Willie!
JASON - What?
THERESA - Forget about Willie! Forget about Willie! I want you back! I want you back! I
want you back! I want you back! I wan...I...I want y...I wan...I wan...I w...
(THERESA pops up in her bed and looks around.)
THERESA thinks - Where am I?
(It is dark in her room and she checks her clock. She had dozed off studying. She now
realizes that she was dreaming.)
THERESA - Dammit! I'm gonna get Jason back!
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It is late and XAVIER is in the office of The Sands, the Ahpla newspaper. He is alone.
XAVIER thinks - I gotta get this story done by morning or else.
(XAVIER prints out what he has so far so he can see how his story is flowing.)
XAVIER thinks - This isn't bad but it is missing something. I just don't know what.
(The doorbell rings.)
XAVIER thinks - I wonder who this is.
(XAVIER opens the door.)
XAVIER - Hey Shareesa.
SHAREESA - Hi Xavier, you busy in here?
XAVIER - Naw, come on in.
(SHAREESA walks in and XAVIER closes the door behind her.)
XAVIER - What brings you by at such a late hour?
SHAREESA - I went for a walk to think about some things and I wound up here.
(SHAREESA reads XAVIER's shirt.)
SHAREESA - Phi Nu Pi til you die huh?
XAVIER - Yeah, yo know how I roll!
SHAREESA - Okay that was very corny.
(They both laugh very hard.)
XAVIER - Anyway! Shut up.
SHAREESA - Whew the guys on this yard are corny!
XAVIER - Anyway! So what all was on your mind?
(silence)
SHAREESA - A lot of things Xavier. Like...
(silence)
SHAREESA - I was talking to some sorors, just about men. Men in general.
XAVIER - Uh huh.
(XAVIER offers SHAREESA a chair.)
SHAREESA - Thank you. So we were talking and I just didn't understand why some women
let men dog them out the way that they do you know?
XAVIER - Yeah, I wonder the same thing.
SHAREESA - But then it hit me that it is easy to talk about someone else's situation but
overlook your own. I had been with Gregg for God knows how long and he has been
dogging me out since the beginning. And I didn't do anything but let him get away with it. I
probably gave him the ammunition to fire at me.
XAVIER - You shouldn't say that. Gregg is a cool guy, just a little misguided.
SHAREESA - No, Gregg is a wonderful guy. He is bright, funny as a comedian, and full of
great ideas and vision. But he is not mature. And that is where I cannot connect with him
anymore.
XAVIER - Yeah.
SHAREESA - He doesn't realize what he has in other people, and more importantly, he
doesn't realize what he has in himself. So he is running around campus, thinking that he is
the finest thing walking upright. It aint about that.
XAVIER - So what is it about doctor?
SHAREESA - It is about respecting yourself and respecting others. That is what it is about.
He hasn't learned that yet and I grew tired of waiting for him to learn it. But the time he
does learn it, I will be long gone.
XAVIER - I understand. I understand totally.
SHAREESA - Do you really?
XAVIER - Yeah. I believe that you cannot truly respect someone else unless you first
understand what respect is and have some for yourself. How can I take you for a nice ride if
I don't have a car or know how to drive one?
SHAREESA - Yeah.
XAVIER - So I would have to work on learning to drive and then getting a car before I
extend an invitation to drive you somewhere right?
SHAREESA - Yep.
XAVIER - Same thing. How can I respect you if I don't understand how to respect myself
first?
SHAREESA - Yeah, I see what you mean. Same thing.
XAVIER - So I understand what you are saying.
SHAREESA - So after talking with sorors, I just realized that I am tired. You know? Tired of
games and broken promises. I deserve to be with someone special.
XAVIER - Oh you do. You definitely do. It will come.
SHAREESA - It's like...when? God only knows.
(XAVIER laughs as he rubs his eyes.)
SHAREESA - Oh are you tired? Am I keeping you away from your work?
XAVIER - Oh no, I was just rubbing my eyes because I have been staring at this computer
screen for hours. Working on the next issue and I need to have this layout complete by
tomorrow.
(XAVIER scoots his chair over to the computer to show SHAREESA. She gets up and stands
behind his chair.)
XAVIER - Let me give you a sneak peek at the issue. I would normally have to kill a person
if they saw this early. But you are cool with me, so I can let it slide.
(SHAREESA laughs.)
SHAREESA - Oh thank you kind sir, I shall relish the priviledge!
(XAVIER reaches back and playfully slaps SHAREESA's leg. She pops him in the head in
retaliation.)
XAVIER - See this here is our cover story.
SHAREESA - Uh huh.
XAVIER - And this is the question of the week section.
(SHAREESA leans over XAVIER's shoulder and squints at the screen to get a closer look.)
XAVIER - I can just enlargen it for you, you don't have to go blind.
SHAREESA - Boy! I'm gonna slap you.
(SHAREESA throws her arm around XAVIER's neck as if to choke him. He playfully laughs.
She leavers her arms around his neck as she reads the question of the week.)
XAVIER - And these are our announcements.
SHAREESA - Ooh, you should put an announcement for the skeephi party in New Orleans
this summer!
XAVIER - What?
SHAREESA - I saw it in the chat room. Put an announcement in there!
XAVIER - Heck no!
SHAREESA - Pleeeeeeeeease?
(SHAREESA kisses XAVIER's cheek.)
SHAREESA - You wouldn't do that for me?
XAVIER - I would post the Alpha Kappa Alpha Psi party in here! Ha ha ha ha!
SHAREESA - Awww come on Z. Put it in there.
(SHAREESA talks with a baby voice and kisses XAVIER on the cheek again.)
XAVIER - No way!
(SHAREESA kisses XAVIER's ear.)
SHAREESA whispers - I won't tell anybody that a Kappa put the ad in there. I promise.
XAVIER - Nope.
(SHAREESA kisses XAVIER's neck and ear.)
SHAREESA whispers - I won't tell a soul.
(XAVIER turns in his chair toward SHAREESA and they begin to kiss.)

Episode 41
We begin this week's episode with BUCK and JUNE. JUNE is learning of BUCK's allegiance
with MONA in her plot to get back at the AKAs.
BUCK - And that is how it went down. At first, I thought she was crazy and I wanted nothing
to do with it. But then she offerred me some loot and...
JUNE - And you jumped at the chance huh? The chance to just dis me and the rest of my
line sisters! For some money?
(JUNE starts to walk past BUCK and head for the door.)
BUCK - Wait wait! June listen to me. At first, yeah. I didn't know you but what difference did
it make? I meet this chick who offers me some loot and I could also get back at Derrick a
little. So big deal, I go into cohoots with Mona. But that was before I knew you and what
kind of a person you are.
JUNE - What?
BUCK - No, I am serious. I think you are cool, real cool. I don't want to hurt you and that is
why I am telling you the truth now. And this is the truth, I swear. After I got to know you a
little, I wanted nothing more to do with Mona or her damn plans.
JUNE - And what about your stupid rivalry with Derrick?
BUCK - I mean, that can stay on the court. That is some basketball shit. Everybody knows
Derrick got game and no matter how much trash I talk, I can't break his concentration.
JUNE - So this had all to do with Mona?
BUCK - Yeah, but now it doesn't. It has nothing more to do with her and all to do with me
and you. Like I said, I am sorry for the way we started and I am sorry that you found out
the way that you did. But if you would just give me a chance, I can make it up to you. If we
could just start over, I will make you see that I really do like you and want to make you
happy.
(silence)
BUCK - So what do you say?
JUNE - I say, get out of my way and let me out.
(BUCk stands aside and JUNE goes for the door.)
BUCK - June, I am sorry. I promise you I am really sorry. Please give me another chance.
JUNE - Good bye Buck.
(JUNE walks out the door.)
JUNE thinks - I have been way to easy on Mona! I have given her the benefit of the doubt
from day one! But this is way too much! I have got to do something about her!
(While in BUCK's room...)
BUCK thinks - Dammit!
(BUCK picks up the phone.)
BUCK thinks - Damn! Damn!
(BUCK dials.)
MONA - Hello.
BUCK - Hey you! Listen, leave me out of your crazy stunts from now on okay? I knew I
shouldn't have hooked up with your crazy ass in the first place!
MONA - What? What are you talking about?
BUCK - I am talking about you and your crazy notion to get back at all the AKAs. Leave me
out of that shit! It is becuase of you that I lost a good friend in June and now she wants
nothing more to do with me!
MONA - Consider yourself lucky Buck. I just did you a favor.
BUCK - What?
MONA - Didn't I tell you that June gave Derrick an std? That is why he broke up with her! If
you had hit that, you would have been in the Amgis clinic the next morning mad about it!
(JUNE arrives at the dorm.)
JUNE - This shit is ridiculous with Mona. Lord please don't let me kill this girl.
(JUNE knocks on the door. The door opens.)
DERRICK - June? What are you...
JUNE - Can I come in Derrick? I really would like to talk.
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We join OCTAVIA who has just arrived at the Alpha house where DONTE lives.
OCTAVIA - Hey D.
DONTE - What's up baby.
(They hug and kiss.)
OCTAVIA - How you feeling?
DONTE - I'm alright, how are you hon?
OCTAVIA - Cool but tired.
DONTE - Girl what you tired from?
OCTAVIA - Just drama. Some more stuff with Mona.
DONTE - Ha ha ha ha ha, welcome to greek life.
OCTAVIA - Shut up boy, I know it aint no utopia.
DONTE - You got that right!
OCTAVIA - But anyway. What you got to drink up in here?
DONTE - Hold on, I will get you something. Sprite is okay?
OCTAVIA - Yeah that is cool babe. Thanks.
(DONTE leaves the room. OCTAVIA gets up and looks around at some of the pictures and
paddles on the walls.)
OCTAVIA thinks - This negro is Alpha Phi Alpha down! Good grief!
(DONTE comes back.)
OCTAVIA - You think you got enough para in here? Gosh!
DONTE - Actually, there is a small spot empty on that wall right over there. I am trying to
find just the right piece to hang up.
OCTAVIA - You need to stop! But seriously, don't you think this is a bit much?
DONTE - This is the frat house. Of course it is supposed to be decked out with letters and
shit.
OCTAVIA - No, this is your house. And you let frat use it as a party place. But it aint no
official frat house.
DONTE - This has been the frat house for years. What are you talking about?
OCTAVIA - This has been the frat house since you crossed. Now granted, that was years
ago, but this is not a sanctioned frat house by your chapter.
DONTE - Well do you have a problem with me letting brothers use my crib as a frat house?
OCTAVIA - No. You can do whatever you want with your house. That is certainly not my
issue.
DONTE - But you do have an issue?
OCTAVIA - Well honestly Donte I am concerned. I mean, I think that you are way too
caught up in the frat. You know?
DONTE - Huh? What do you mean?
OCTAVIA - I mean you are too caught up. It is too much a part of you.
DONTE - Whoa whoa whoa, wait a minute. What are you talking about? I am no more
caught up in the frat than you are in your sorority.
OCTAVIA - That is not true. The difference between me and you is the fact that I know how
to prioritize.
DONTE - And I don't?
OCTAVIA - Donte, how many nights were you with the line that just crossed? Every night
they were on line weren't you?
DONTE - I mean, niggas gotta pledge. That shit is important.
OCTAVIA - It was important when Bobby pledged. It was important when Nino pledged. It
was important when Wil and Trey pledged. But now, they can handle that. You should have
been concerned with graduating. It shouldn't be your responsibility when you have younger
bros in the chapter. It becomes their responsibility, their priority and important to them.
DONTE - Like you didn't get down with PJ and them?
OCTAVIA - Donte, I pledged last year!
DONTE - So?
OCTAVIA - So? That is different! I won't be pledging girls ten years from now, I will be a
doctor somewhere and confident that the younger sorors will be able to take care of that.
DONTE - Well what if you weren't confident that they could handle it? Maybe I wasn't
confident enough in Bobby and Reggie and them.
OCTAVIA - Then that is a problem that the chapter will have to work out. But I cannot put
my life on hold to check on some college students when I am gone from this place. Call me
if you need some advice, but soror I got work to do.
(silence)
OCTAVIA - Plus, you knew good and well that Reggie was a good choice for dean and that
Bobby has been handling business for this chapter forever. You didn't even have to worry
about that. They could've easily done the stuff with the line without you. But your priorities
were not in order and now it leaves you in the worse predicament.
(silence)
OCTAVIA - You are not gonna graduate Donte. Isn't that important to you?
(DONTE turns and walks away.)
OCTAVIA - Don't walk away from me. Isn't that important? That is your problem, instead of
facing situations, you run.
(DONTE turns back around but doesn't say anything.)
OCTAVIA - Is it important to you to graduate Donte?
DONTE - Yes.
OCTAVIA - Well what are you gonna do about it?
DONTE - What am I gonna do about it? There is nothing I can do about it. I just gotta do
what I gotta do.
OCTAVIA - When? Next year? Donte, you need to be up in your proffessor's office. You need
to be talking to the dean of the department. You need to be writing letters or something.
You are so close yet you don't have the urgency to get there. You can walk this year, you
just have some work to do.
DONTE - It isn't that simple and you know it.
OCTAVIA - Even if it is hard, you can't sit around here and do nothing. What are you gonna
do? Step for the rest of your life man? Come on!
DONTE - Look, I am going to handle my business alright?
OCTAVIA - When?
DONTE - In my own time, in my own way.
(silence)
OCTAVIA - Well if that is your attitude, then you are going to handle your business without
me. I cannot be with a man with no ambition. I am sorry Donte but I am out.
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We rejoin SHAREESA who is in the student newspaper office, The Sands, with XAVIER.
SHAREESA - Ooh, you should put an announcement for the skeephi party in New Orleans
this summer!
XAVIER - What?
SHAREESA - I saw it in the chat room. Put an announcement in there!
XAVIER - Heck no!
SHAREESA - Pleeeeeeeeease?
(SHAREESA kisses XAVIER's cheek.)
SHAREESA - You wouldn't do that for me?
XAVIER - I would post the Alpha Kappa Alpha Psi party in here! Ha ha ha ha!
SHAREESA - Awww come on Z. Put it in there.
(SHAREESA talks with a baby voice and kisses XAVIER on the cheek again.)
XAVIER - No way!
(SHAREESA kisses XAVIER's ear.)
SHAREESA whispers - I won't tell anybody that a Kappa put a skeephi ad in there. I
promise.
XAVIER - Nope.
(SHAREESA kisses XAVIER's neck and ear.)
SHAREESA whispers - I won't tell a soul.
(XAVIER turns in his chair toward SHAREESA and they begin to kiss. First their lips meet a
few times. Simple pecks. SHAREESA then parts her lips and turns her head as she fully
kisses XAVIER.)
XAVIER thinks - What are we doing?
(They stop.)
XAVIER - Shareesa, what are we doing?
SHAREESA - I don't know.
(They stare at each other.)
XAVIER - I know we shouldn't be...
SHAREESA - ...doing this but...
(They peck each other again.)
XAVIER thinks - Oh my God, what am I doing?
(XAVIER stops and stands up.)
XAVIER - Wait Shareesa, what are we doing for real?
SHAREESA - We just kissed.
XAVIER - I know what we did literally. But what are we doing?
(silence)
SHAREESA - I don't know. I just felt something here.
XAVIER - What did you feel?
SHAREESA - I don't know. Something that I have not felt in a very long time.
(XAVIER sits back down after he pulls up a chair for SHAREESA.)
SHAREESA - I am sorry if I offended...
XAVIER - No, you didn't offend me at all. It is just scary.
SHAREESA - Kissing me is scary?
(XAVIER laughs.)
XAVIER - No, not like that. What I mean is...
SHAREESA - Yeah, you better fix that one!
XAVIER - What I mean is, it is scary that I think I felt something too.
SHAREESA thinks - Oh damn.
SHAREESA - Well what exactly did you feel?
(silence)
XAVIER - Well...it's just that I am not seeing anyone because I am tired of all the games. I
try and meet nice people and all they want to do is be immature and play games. I don't
have time for that. Then they complain about how they can't find a good man but when I
tell them that there will be no sex going on, they bounce.
SHAREESA - I understand totally. I have been in a relationship that I knew for a long time
was going nowhere. Like driving down a dead end street. But I was so caught up, I never
would admit it to myself. I am tired of liars and games too.
XAVIER - I just want to be with someone sincere. Ya know? Someone who is honest and
serious about being right.
SHAREESA - Yeah.
XAVIER - And most of all, someone that can respect my walk with Christ.
SHAREESA - I understand. I want the same thing. Just no more foolishness.
(silence)
XAVIER - The reason that this is all scary is because I felt that peace when you came in
here tonight.
(silence)
XAVIER - And I am not supposed to feel that with you.
SHAREESA - I sincerely want a change Xavier. I am just as tired as you are. You are a good
man, an honorable man. I know you have a good heart. I know what this situation is. And I
know that I am not supposed to have feelings for someone like you...well not someone like
you but moreso because you are a Kappa.
XAVIER - Yeah.
SHAREESA - I know what ramifications this kind of thing can cause. I know how I felt about
PJ when I found out about her and Gregg, and she wasn't even a soror then.
XAVIER - Really?
SHAREESA - Yeah. And I don't know if you know this but Quinton is now dating Bobby's ex-
girlfriend.
XAVIER - What? Quinton is that new Alpha right? I remember him from when he did a few
columns here at the sands.
SHAREESA - Yeah, that's him.
XAVIER - So he is going with his frat brother's ex?
SHAREESA - Yeah.
XAVIER - Did it cause beef between them?
SHAREESA - I dont know.
(silence)
XAVIER - So we are saying that this is not a good thing for us to pursue...right?
SHAREESA - Yeah, maybe we are saying that.
XAVIER - It would probably be for the best. You know.
SHAREESA - Yeah.
(XAVIER stands up, SHAREESA does also.)
SHAREESA - Well, I just want to say, thank you for being the man that you are. There are
some good men out there, and you are one of them.
XAVIER - Thanks Shareesa.
(They hug.)
XAVIER - I really appreciate that, more than you know.
(They are still hugging.)
SHAREESA - It is the truth.
(As they let go, they come in to kiss each other again.)
SHAREESA thinks - Oh God, why is this happening?
(They kiss.)
XAVIER thinks - Oh God, why is this happening?
(They stop and hug again. They then let go of each other and back up. At that moment,
GREGG and APRIL walk in.)
GREGG - What's up Z...oh uh...hey Reece. I didn't know you were...what are you doing
here?

Episode 42
We join OCTAVIA who is at ASHANTE's house. MAX is there too.
ASHANTE - I just can't believe it. That is so crazy.
OCTAVIA - Yeah. I don't believe it either.
MAX - Are you sure that Donte is that close to graduation?
ASHANTE - He has to be. I mean, look at how long it has been since I graduated. How many
classes can he possibly have left?
MAX - Yeah, that's true. You are mad old.
ASHANTE - Shut the hell up!
(MAX and ASHANTE laugh. OCTAVIA doesn't.)
MAX - Sorry girl.
(OCTAVIA wipes her eyes.)
OCTAVIA - I really like Donte. I really do. But I am such an ambitious person. How can I be
with someone that seems to have no drive at all?
ASHANTE - Is there a reason he hasn't gotten out of Ahpla yet?
(silence)
OCTAVIA - Well actually, yes there is a reason. But it is very personal.
ASHANTE - Oh. Well you don't have to tell us.
OCTAVIA - Just promise me that it stays in this room.
ASHANTE - Sure.
MAX - Of course.
OCTAVIA - Okay. Well, Donte is dyslexic. So he has a learning disability.
(silence)
ASHANTE - Wow, that shines a whole new light on the situation.
MAX - Yeah...really.
OCTAVIA - It did for me when he told me as well. And I have to commend him on how far
he has already gotten in life. Just getting into a good college was a struggle for Donte.
MAX - I imagine.
ASHANTE - Well maybe that explains it then.
OCTAVIA - But that is the problem. It doesn't explain it. Even with his disability, he could be
out of here. He can still graduate.
ASHANTE - Are you sure?
OCTAVIA - I am positive. I know what his classes are. I have tried to help him all semester.
He can graduate now. He just has to want to. He has to push himself.
ASHANTE - Why doesn't he?
OCTAVIA - Because he gave up. He gave up at the end and I can't deal with that.
MAX - But everybody isn't like you Octavia. School comes easy to you.
OCTAVIA - You don't have to be me. You just have to try. Have some kind of drive. Have
some determination. That's all. I would much rather Donte try hard and fail then to fail
because he didn't try at all.
ASHANTE - That makes sense.
MAX - Yeah.
ASHANTE - So what happened when you told him you were leaving?
OCTAVIA - He tried to stop me. I saw a side of Donte I didn't think he had.
ASHANTE - What was that?
OCTAVIA - Well...he seemed so sad.
ASHANTE - Sad? I can't see that either.
MAX - I thought that nigga would bring out some wood on you!
ASHANTE Now that would be the Donte that I know! Ha ha ha ha.
OCTAVIA - Oh please, shut up.
ASHANTE - Did he say anything as you left?
OCTAVIA - He kept saying that I just don't understand. You just don't understand. Please
don't leave, you just don't understand.
MAX - That is sad.
OCTAVIA - Yeah, but understand what? It breaks my heart, but understand what?
(OCTAVIA starts to cry.)
ASHANTE - It'll be okay girl. Maybe it is better this way.
(MAX's pager goes off.)
MAX - Damn.
ASHANTE - What's up?
MAX - My dad is close to campus. He is coming to visit. I gotta run.
ASHANTE - Tell him I said hello.
MAX - Go in my place and tell him yourself!
ASHANTE - Whatever!
MAX - Take care Tavia.
OCTAVIA - Thanks.
(MAX hugs OCTAVIA and ASHANTE and leaves.)
MAX thinks - I feel so bad for Octavia. I always thought that they were a crazy looking
couple though.
(MAX gets outside and starts to walk toward her dorm.)
MAX thinks - I would love for things to work out, but I have to admit. I kind of feel Octavia
on her reasons. I mean come on bruh, be about some direction in your life.
(MAX sees her dorm and looks for her father's car. She doesn't see it.)
MAX thinks - Having a purpose is an attractive quality in a man. Know what you want and
go get it. I mean, damn. I don't understand that brother at all.
(MAX sits on the wall in front of the dorm and waits for her father.)
MAX thinks - If I were Octavia, I would do the sam...hey, there's Wil.
MAX - Wil!
(WIL comes over.)
WIL - What's up Max?
(They hug.)
WIL - What you doin' out here?
MAX - Just chillin. Meeting that special brother.
WIL - Oh well excuse me!
MAX - Ha ha ha ha, just kidding. My dad is meeting me here. I guess he is special.
WIL - I hear it. You silly girl.
MAX - Hey man, let me ask you something. Personal.
WIL - Yes the rumor is true, I eat out all night like IHOP.
MAX - Yeah, and I heard you are floppy like a stack of pancakes!
WIL - Ooooh! Low blow!
(They laugh.)
WIL - Seriously, what you gotta ask me?
MAX - Between me and you.
WIL - Aight cool.
MAX - I'm serious Wil.
WIL - Aight cool, me and you.
MAX - Okay. So on the real, what is up with your boy Donte? Why doesn't he get up out this
piece?
(silence)
WIL - I don't...
MAX - Don't lie to me Wil.
WIL - I aint no ivy! Quit hazing me!
(They laugh.)
MAX - Seriously, he has Octavia crying and breaking up with him because he has no drive.
What's the deal with that?
(silence)
MAX - Well?
WIL - Listen, this is confidential.
(MAX leans closer.)
MAX - What?
(silence)
MAX - What?
WIL - Well, Donte dropped one class right at the end of the semester. He dropped it so he
could stay at Ahpla with Octavia. He could have graduated, but he wanted to be here with
her.
MAX - What!
MR. SVENSON - Hey baby girl! Daddy is here!
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JUNE has just visited DERRICK unexpectedly. She knocks on his door.
DERRICK thinks - I hope this aint Caryn coming back with no attitude!
(DERRICK opens the door.)
DERRICK thinks - Oh shit!
DERRICK - June? What are you...
JUNE - Can I come in Derrick? I really would like to talk.
DERRICK - Uh...sure, come on in.
DERRICK thinks - Thank you God!
(As JUNE walks in, DERRICK reaches to hug her. She stops walking and awkwardly hugs
him back. DERRICK closes the door behind her.)
DERRICK - June it's uh...good to see you.
JUNE - You too Derrick. Did I catch you at a bad time?
DERRICK - Oh no, I was just...uh...chillin.
JUNE - Oh okay.
(JUNE sits down.)
JUNE - How you doing?
DERRICK - I can't complain. Living life ya know?
JUNE - Yeah.
DERRICK - How have you been girl?
JUNE - I've been maintaining.
DERRICK - Just maintaining?
JUNE - Things aren't bad. I just have a few things on my mind right now.
DERRICK - Really? What's the matter?
JUNE - I need to talk. I always found it easy to talk to you.
DERRICK - No doubt. I always got your back.
(JUNE smiles and looks away.)
DERRICK thinks - Damn she looks good!
JUNE - Well I know you hate it when I always used to bring up AKA, so I hope you don't
mind...
DERRICK - June, we can talk about whatever you want.
(silence)
JUNE - Really?
DERRICK - Fo sho. Now tell me what's wrong.
(JUNE smiles.)
JUNE - Well, I have run into some issues with Mona.
DERRICK - Mona? Which one is that?
JUNE - The one who is always causing all the controversy.
DERRICK - Oh okay. What's up with her?
JUNE - What's up is that I want to beat her ass.
DERRICK - What! That isn't even like you. I can see PJ doing that, but not you.
JUNE - I know, and you are right. You're absolutely right. And that is why I have let so
many things slide when it came to her up to this point.
DERRICK - Really?
JUNE - Heck yeah. The girl was nothing but trouble from the start and I just kept brushing it
off. But now things are gonna be different.
DERRICK - What do you plan to do?
JUNE - Well first of all, I'm gonna...
(There is a knock on the door.)
DERRICK thinks - Oh shit! Please God don't let this be Caryn!
DERRICK - Excuse me for a second.
JUNE - Go right ahead.
DERRICK - Don't lose that thought though. I want to know what you want to do to Mona.
(DERRICK gets up to get the door. JUNE watches as he goes to open it.)
DERRICK thinks - Please not be Caryn! Please not be Caryn!
(DERRICK slowly opens the door.)
LOWELL - Good, I was hoping that you were here!
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Theresa is sitting in the Callis Student Union reading lounge. She is waiting for her
appointment to show up.
THERESA thinks - This book is so damn boring. I don't even know why I brought it with me!
(THERESA looks around the room. She doesn't recognize any of the other students who are
either reading or having quiet conversations. She looks at her watch.)
THERESA thinks - Well let me at least pretend to be reading to look somewhat intelligent.
Hee hee.
(THERESA starts to read her novel when someone walks up to where she is sitting. She
looks up.)
THERESA - Well hello. Punctual as usual.
JASON - Theresa, what is this about?
THERESA - What is what about? Sit down Jason.
JASON - Don't play games with me Theresa. Why did you call me and ask me for an urgent
emergency meeting?
THERESA - If you sit down, maybe I will tell you.
(JASON pulls up a chair.)
THERESA - So how have you been?
JASON - Get to the point.
THERESA - Ooooh touchy.
(JASON starts to get up.)
THERESA - No Jason wait!
(JASON stops.)
THERESA - I'm sorry. Please, sit down. I will get serious. I really do have something very
important that I would like to talk to you about.
(JASON slowly sits back down.)
JASON - What's up?
THERESA - If you can just bear with me, I would like to tell you a few things that you may
not know about me. You may wonder what this has to do with anything, but hopefully I can
tie it together for you in the end.
JASON - I'm all ears.
THERESA - I don't know if you know this already, but I am an only child.
JASON - Yeah, I did know that.
THERESA - Good. Well that is the foundation of this whole thing. I am an only child and
grew up pretty much on my own. I have a lot of cousins but they are all a lot older than I
am. So we didn't really play or do anything together growing up.
JASON - Uh huh.
THERESA - When I was in high school, I was really shy. I didn't get into much. I didn't
cheerlead, I didn't do the high school band or anything. I was almost a nerd.
(JASON tries to hide his smile.)
THERESA - Oh...you can laugh. It won't hurt my feelings. Ha ha ha, I was in bad shape.
JASON - Go ahead.
THERESA - So anyway, I graduate from high school and I remember watching my other
classmates. They were all huddled together, crying, hugging each other. They were
exchanging phone numbers and addresses to keep in contact while in college. And although
I got a few people to sign my yearbook, I didn't get anyone to say, hey let's keep in touch.
(THERESA pauses as she looks away. JASON is wondering if she is getting emotional and
where this story is going in the first place.)
THERESA - So anyhow, I get to Ahpla. And the environment here is very different than what
I am used to. My high school was mostly white. This school is all black. My roommate
freshman year was a party animal. So we didn't click. She was out all the damn time and
never studied. We barely spoke when passing. Her ass isn't even here anymore.
JASON - Really?
THERESA - Yeah, she was out on her ass after the first year. I don't know if it was her
parents when they saw her grades or the university. But the point is, she wasn't a friend.
JASON - Uh huh.
THERESA - So then, I saw a flier for the undergraduate student assembly. They were having
something in this building as a matter of fact. And they needed volunteers. So I decided,
what the heck. Maybe I can help out. So I came to a meeting by myself. When I got there,
it was cool because people were so friendly, and I knew that they didn't know me.
JASON - Uh huh.
THERESA - So then we sit down for the meeting and I sit next to Willie.
JASON thinks - I knew this would have something to do with my girl!
THERESA - She was already on the committee and had an office. She spoke well and people
seemed to like and respect her. She was real cool. So after the meeting, we exchanged
numbers. Go figure, I didn't even exchange numbers with the people that I went to high
school with for four years and here I am hooking up with a friend after one meeting.
JASON - Yeah, go figure.
JASON thinks - Where the hell is this story going?
THERESA - So Willie and I become real cool. Like real cool.
JASON - Wait, let me interrupt you for a second. Is this some kind of...I want to get you
back so I'm gonna tell you how foul your girlfriend Willie is?
(silence)
THERESA - Let me assure you that this is not why you are here. Okay, let me clear that
point real quick. I cannot lie and say that I was not upset when you two hooked up. But to
be honest, I had it coming. I acted like a spoiled child. I had you first and if I had acted
right, we may still be together. So I cannot blame Willie for that. And I can let go and let
bygones be bygones. For real.
(silence)
JASON - To be honest Theresa...
THERESA thinks - Oh shit.
JASON - ...I am glad you said that. If that is the way that you feel, then I commend you. I
wasn't feeling like coming here but now I am glad that I did.
THERESA - Thanks! Thanks a lot Jason!
JASON - Your welcome.
THERESA - I really am happy for the two of you.
(They smile.)
JASON - So continue with your story.
THERESA - Oh yeah, where was I?
JASON - Uh...oh...you were just saying how you and Willie hooked up.
THERESA - Oh yeah. So me and Willie become friends and it was so different for me
because like I said, I have never really experienced that before.
JASON - Uh huh.
THERESA - She is like my only friend at Ahpla. And then she pledges Delta.
JASON - Okay.
THERESA - And that was real weird because the only friend that I had was now gone
because she was on line. I never got to talk to her. And if I saw her on campus, she couldn't
speak to me. I remember one time I saw her in the basement of the library. I brought her
some food and met her there. That was the one time we got to speak.
JASON - That's funny.
THERESA - So then she crossed and I wanted to keep my distance from her and her sorors.
You know, I wanted her to enjoy her new sisterhood and I didn't want to continually get in
the way.
JASON - Uh huh.
THERESA - But she kept calling me and trying to hang out. I was telling her that I would
understand if she wanted to hang with her sorors. But she was a true blue friend...or should
I say a true red friend.
JASON - Ha ha ha ha, that was so corny.
(THERESA playfully slaps JASON's leg.)
THERESA - Shut up!
JASON - Ha ha ha, just kidding.
THERESA - So then you and I dated, and then you and her dated. No big deal. But the point
is this..I need a favor from you.
JASON - What does that have to do with the story you told me?
THERESA - Well it all ties in. See, since me and Willie have had this recent falling out, we
haven't spoken. And I need to be able to speak to her, for my own sanity I guess. She is
like the only friend I have Jason, for real.
JASON - So what do you want me to do?
THERESA - I need for you to help me get back in good with Willie because...
(silence)
JASON - Because what?
(silence)
THERESA - ...because I want to be on the next Delta line.

Episode 43
XAVIER and SHAREESA are in the office of the student newspaper, The Sands.
SHAREESA - Well, I just want to say, thank you for being the man that you are. There are
some good men out there, and you are one of them.
XAVIER - Thanks Shareesa.
(They hug.)
XAVIER - I really appreciate that, more than you know.
(They are still hugging.)
SHAREESA - It is the truth.
(As they let go, they come in to kiss each other again.)
SHAREESA thinks - Oh God, why is this happening?
(They kiss.)
XAVIER thinks - Oh God, why is this happening?
(They stop and hug again. They then let go of each other and back up. At that moment,
GREGG and APRIL walk in.)
GREGG - What's up Z...oh uh...hey Reece. I didn't know you were...what are you doing
here?
SHAREESA - Uh...
XAVIER - What's up nupe?
(XAVIER slaps hands with GREGG.)
GREGG - Hey man, what's the deal?
XAVIER - You know me man, just writing. Hi April, how you doing hon?
SHAREESA thinks - Xavier is a gift from God! That was close!
APRIL - Hey Xavier, nice to see you honey.
(XAVIER and APRIL hug.)
SHAREESA - What's up girl?
APRIL - Hey soror.
(APRIL and SHAREESA hug.)
XAVIER - What's the good word with yall?
GREGG - Well I was coming by to kick it with you and I saw April walking. So she just
decided to drop in and say hello also.
XAVIER - Cool. Cool. Well pull up a chair, relax.
APRIL - Actually, I can't stay. I just thought of some things that I gotta get done.
XAVIER - Aw man, do you have to leave now?
APRIL - Yeah, I'd better get back before I start getting sleepy.
XAVIER - You want me to walk you home or something?
APRIL - Oh Xavier you are so sweet. You don't have to do that, I will be fine. It isn't far.
XAVIER - You sure?
APRIL - Boy sit down. You are so cute. I'll holla at yall lata.
XAVIER - Okay but call me when you get home so I know that you made it safe.
APRIL - Okay.
APRIL thinks - He is so sweet!
SHAREESA thinks - He is so sweet.
APRIL - See yall lata.
SHAREESA - Bye girl.
(APRIL leaves.)
XAVIER - So what's up G?
GREGG - I am like Hughley.
XAVIER - Huh?
GREGG - I am on the D...L.
(They all laugh.)
XAVIER - Okay nigga, I am laughing because you are my boy. But that was mad corny.
GREGG - Ha ha ha ha ha, shut up!
(GREGG looks over at SHAREESA.)
GREGG - So what's up Shareesa?
SHAREESA - Nothing much Gregg.
GREGG - You been okay?
SHAREESA - I am cool.
GREGG - I haven't heard from you in a minute. I was about to start looking on milk cartons.
SHAREESA - I have just been busy. You know?
GREGG - Yeah. Too busy to even give me a call?
SHAREESA - Yep.
(silence)
GREGG - So can we talk for a minute?
(silence)
XAVIER - Uh...maybe I should step out for a min...
SHAREESA - No Xavier, you aint got to go nowhere.
GREGG - Yeah man, you can chill. This is your office and you are my brother. It aint like you
don't know about me and Shareesa's relationship problems anyway.
SHAREESA - Relationship problems? Gregg, you have to be in a relationship to have
relationship problems.
GREGG - Reece, I have been...I mean we have been going together since day one. I know
that we have had rough times along the way, but that is what makes relationships stronger.
I am not trying to throw in the towel.
XAVIER thinks - I really shouldn't be hearing all this.
(XAVIER tries to start typing on the computer as if he is not paying attention.)
GREGG - I know that I have not been the man that I could have been. But Reece, it is
because of you that I have grown up. I understand that now.
SHAREESA - Oh now that I left?
GREGG - To be honest, yes. You know the old expression, you never miss a good thing til
it's gone? Well I am learning that in the worst way.
SHAREESA - Well have you ever heard the expression, too little too late?
(GREGG smiles.)
GREGG - Cute.
(SHAREESA doesn't smile.)
GREGG - Okay look Shareesa. I am not trying to play games or make jokes right now. I
have not been this serious about anything in my life. As serious as I take my education, I
can't even read anything right now because of the void in my life. I miss you terribly and I
want you back. I will do whatever it takes. I promise you I will never hurt you again.
(silence)
GREGG - Well?
SHAREESA - I know that you won't hurt me again Gregg...
(silence)
SHAREESA - ...because I have decided to see someone else.
(XAVIER spins around in his chair with his mouth wide open as he and GREGG both stare at
SHAREESA.)
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The weekly Alpha Phi Alpha meeting is winding down.
BOBBY - So that is the deal. We can use that event as a fund raiser and half of the money
will be used to be the first deposit into the Nino Daniels scholarship fund.
REGGIE - Yeah, that sounds good.
BOBBY - Okay, this is the last thing on the agenda. Are there any announcements?
(LARRY raises his hand. BOBBY looks around the room and pretends that he doesn't see
LARRY's hand. But LARRY is the only one with his hand up.)
BOBBY thinks - Damn, what the hell is this nigga gonna say?
BOBBY - Go ahead Larry.
LARRY - I want to announce the launch of my new book club.
(Silence as all the brothers look at each other.)
BOBBY - Book club?
LARRY - Yep.
BOBBY - You're starting a book club?
LARRY - Yep.
BOBBY - What is the first book the club is gonna read?
(LARRY smiles.)
LARRY - The bible. Great book, he dies at the end. Don't want to ruin the surprise but he
comes back.
BOBBY thinks - I am an idiot for falling for that!
(All the brothers laugh, except BOBBY.)
BOBBY - And on that note, this meeting is adjourned. Who wants to join me for a drink at
Pharoah's? After that dry ass joke, I need something wet!
(The brothers laugh as they get up and begin to disperse. BOBBY is collecting his papers.)
QUINTON - What's up man?
(BOBBY looks up.)
BOBBY - Hey Quinton, what's up bruh?
QUINTON - Chillin. You got a minute?
BOBBY - Uh...yeah. Sure. Hold on a second.
(REGGIE comes over.)
REGGIE - Yo Bobby, I'm trying to hit Pharoah's too. What's up?
BOBBY - Let me meet you there Reg, I gotta handle some business first.
REGGIE - Aight then, I'll see ya there.
(REGGIE is the last person to leave. BOBBY and QUINTON are now alone.)
BOBBY - So, what can I do for ya bruh?
QUINTON - I need to talk to you about Alexis.
BOBBY - What about her?
QUINTON - I spoke to you on the phone about what she told me.
BOBBY - What was that?
QUINTON - That you had told her some Alpha secrets.
BOBBY - Oh yeah. I remember that now.
QUINTON - Well, what's up with that?
BOBBY - What's up with what?
QUINTON - Why is she telling me that you are telling her secrets?
BOBBY - Because she is lying Quinton! Think man! Alexis is a liar. She is a nice person, a
real nice person. But she doesn't always tell the truth.
QUINTON - Yo man, don't call my girl a liar.
BOBBY - She was my girl first so it aint an easy thing for me to say. I'm just tellin' it like it
is. She has always been that way. And she aint stupid either, she knew that if she told you
that I had told her secrets, that you would confront me. Can't you see that that is exactly
what she wants? And you are playing right into it.
QUINTON - First of all, Alexis aint no liar! You know just as well as I do that she is the
sweetest girl on the planet, and that is why you feel like an ass half the time for messing
things up with her!
BOBBY - You know what bruh, this conversation is over.
QUINTON - No it's not!
BOBBY - What the hell do you want from me? I told you that I never told her anything and
you choose to believe her over me. What did she say that I told her?
QUINTON - Well...
BOBBY - Well what?
QUINTON - First she said that you showed her the grip.
BOBBY - What? That is some bullshit!
QUINTON - I asked her to show it to me and she got it wrong.
BOBBY - I know she got that shit wrong because she doesn't fucking know it! Wise up
Quinton, you are a smart guy! Use your head! Can't you see what is going on here?
(silence)
BOBBY - Look man, I don't have anything against you. I think you are a real smart brother
and I am glad to have you as a part of my chapter. That thing about the election was a
technicality. I think you have the smarts and the character to run this chapter just as well
as I do. Half the brotherhood did vote for you, I only beat you by one vote.
QUINTON - Uh huh.
BOBBY - But at the same time, you are not using your head. Alexis wants to get back at me
for the way I treated her in the past. So she is using you to get to me. She was always
jealous of my love for the fraternity. So she is using the closest thing to me, the frat,
against me. Quinton, the truth is, Alexis probably doesn't like you the way that you think
she does.
QUINTON - That's not true.
BOBBY - The truth is, she has never gotten over me. She told me.
QUINTON thinks - I did hear her say that to him on the phone!
(silence)
BOBBY - Hate to burst your bubble.
QUINTON - Whatever man.
BOBBY - Look, come with us to Pharoah's. Get a drink, loosen up. There has been way too
much tension between us and in the chapter.
(silence)
BOBBY - What do ya say?
QUINTON - Actually Bobby, I would love to go. But I really can't. I got some things I really
have to do tonight. But I will catch yall next time.
BOBBY - Okay cool. Well look man, no hard feelings. About anything.
(BOBBY extends his hand.)
QUINTON - Yeah.
(QUINTON takes it and they exchange the fraternal handshake.)
BOBBY - Aight man, I am out. Have a good evening.
QUINTON thinks - Oh I will, I will get to the bottom of a few things with Alexis!
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THERESA is walking between the book shelves at Pearl Library.
THERESA thinks - Okay, it should be right...right...here!
(THERESA reaches up and grabs a book.)
THERESA thinks - Yes! It is here!
(THERESA walks out and finds a desk. She sits down and looks at the book.)
THERESA reads - The Divine Nine.
THERESA thinks - This is what Jason wanted me to read to help me with Delta, so whatever.
(THERESA opens it up and flips through the pages. She looks at the pictures, then finds the
section on Delta Sigma Theta.)
THERESA thinks - Okay, what do we have here.
(THERESA starts to read, then stops. She reaches into her bag and pulls out her CD disc
man.)
THERESA thinks - Ok, let's start again.
(THERESA begins to read again and doesn't realize someone has walked up on her. She
looks up when she is tapped on the arm.)
THERESA - Hey girl!
MONA - Damn, why you talking so loud.
THERESA - Huh!
MONA - Take those ear phones off!
THERESA - Oh!
STUDENT - Shhhhhhhhhh!
(THERESA pulls them off and turns the CD off.)
THERESA - My bad girl. What's up.
MONA - Nothing much. What's happening with you?
THERESA - Getting some reading done.
(MONA looks at the cover of the book.)
MONA - What the hell...
(THERESA smiles.)
MONA - Why are you reading this?
THERESA - Because maybe I have an interest in pledging a sorority.
MONA - No seriously!
(They laugh as MONA pulls up a chair.)
MONA - You have got to be kidding me!
THERESA - Why? I can't want to pledge?
MONA - Girl shut up! I know how you feel about greeks!
(They laugh together again.)
THERESA - No seriously. I may be changing my mind and this book may help.
MONA - Well, I know you could only be interested in the lovely oh so pretty ladies of Alpha
Kappa Alpha right?
THERESA - Nope guess again!
MONA - Well I know you aint trying to be no Zeta!
THERESA - Nope! Try again!
MONA - SGRho? They are worse than Zetas! Damn!
THERESA - Wrong again!
MONA - Oh wait a minute! Not Delta!
(THERESA smiles.)
MONA - Theresa are you crazy? They are worse than the SGRhos! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
THERESA - Shut up Mona!
MONA - Ha ha ha, girl I'm just playing withcha! For real, the Deltas are cool.
THERESA - You really think so?
MONA - Hell yeah. Deltas are the bomb girl. For real. As a matter of fact...
(MONA looks around to see if anyone is listening.)
MONA -...as a matter of fact, the only reason that I went AKA and not Delta was for my
mom.
THERESA - Really?
MONA - Heck yeah.
THERESA - So do you know some Delta history and info?
MONA - What? Girl, I know it all! You are looking at a walking Delta historian! Ha ha ha ha!
THERESA - Wow! Then maybe you can tutor me.
MONA - Sure, we will make a good team!
THERESA - We will make a great team!
MONA - Good! Well stick with me and I will have you up in the Delta chapter in no time.
THERESA - Cool!
THERESA thinks - And in the process, I get my man back! Hee hee!

Episode 44
We begin this week's episode with DERRICK who has just answered the door to see his
father LOWELL DODGE standing there.
(DERRICK slowly opens the door.)
LOWELL - Good, I was hoping that you were here!
DERRICK - What the hell are you doing here?
LOWELL - Nice way to talk to your old man.
(DERRICK begins to close the door. LOWELL puts his hand on the door.)
LOWELL - What is the matter with you Derrick! Are you crazy or something!
DERRICK - Man, I aint got no words for you!
LOWELL - Well you better listen to my words then!
DERRICK - Bullshit! Let me tell you something deadbeat...
JUNE - You have company Derrick?
(DERRICK turns around and sees JUNE approaching. As he looks back, LOWELL pushes open
the door and sees JUNE.)
JUNE - Derrick, I can leave if you need me to...
DERRICK - Hell no, he was just leav...
LOWELL - I am not leaving until I talk some sense into you son!
JUNE - Son? Son?
DERRICK thinks - Shit!
JUNE - Derrick, is this your...father?
(silence)
LOWELL - Yes maam, I am Derrick's dad.
(LOWELL pushes past DERRICK and extends his hand to shake JUNE's. JUNE slowly shakes
his hand.)
JUNE - Uh...you are Derrick's dad? I can't belie...
LOWELL - My name is Lowell Dodge. And you must be June.
JUNE - Yeah...uh yeah I am.
DERRICK - How the hell do you know June?
LOWELL - Like I told you, I do my research.
JUNE - Okay, I am very confused.
(DERRICK closes the door.)
DERRICK - Well let me bring you up to speed. My dad here walks out on me and mom when
we were broke. Didn't have shit and didn't have a dad. All I had was a basketball. I don't
even remember this nigga's face, he left when I was so damn young. My mother raised me!
My mother! I play ball in high school, just to get my mom a big house! I play ball at Ahpla
just to be able to get my mom a big house! Now that I am super star athlete, basketball
player, dear old dad is back on the scene! Hell no!
LOWELL - Don't tell the story Derrick if you are gonna forget key parts. You didn't mention
how I followed your career. I was too ashamed to say a thing to you but I sat at your high
school games. I took your stats. I watched you play for Ahpla. I was the one who got you
the tryout with the Trailblazers.
JUNE - The Trailblazers? The Portland Trailblazers?
LOWELL - Yes, the Portland Trailblazers. It took me years to work up the kind of
connections that I knew could help my son. I knew there was no way for me to apologize for
leaving. So I thought that by doing this for you, it would help...help you realize your dream.
Your dream of playing in the NBA.
DERRICK - Well you thought wrong!
JUNE - Derrick, you had the opportunity to play in the NBA?
LOWELL - Derrick don't be a fool! You can hate me all you want! But use me to get yourself
into the NBA! That is what you really want! I wasn't even going to tell you that I am your
father. Not until after you signed to play professional ball.
DERRICK - Hell no! When I really needed you, you weren't there! I don't need you to help
me to get into the NBA! I needed you to pick me up from school when I was little. I needed
you to go to the father son picnic with me! Now all you wanna do is jump on the band
wagon and claim rights to me!
JUNE - But Derrick, wait a minute. You are talking about the NBA now? I mean...I mean
come on Derrick. Your dad may have a point, this is what you want. This is what you have
always wanted.
DERRICK - What I have always wanted was a father.
(silence)
LOWELL - Derrick, I am sorry for the way things went down over the years. I was scared
and young when I left. That was the biggest mistake I have ever made in my life and I am
sorry. But I cannot go back and change the past. All I can do is try to make things better for
the future. I can try and help you get to where you want and need to be.
DERRICK - And then where does that leave me and you?
LOWELL - That leaves you playing in the league with a fabulous contract, a nice signing
bonus on a growing team.
(silence)
DERRICK - And where does that leave you?
LOWELL - That leaves me where I left off...where I should have been since a long time ago.
It leaves me as your dad.
(There is a knock on the door.)
DERRICK - You know what dad? I don't think so! That leaves you as the dad of a super star
basketball player. If I had no ball skills you wouldn't even be here! So to hell with you!
JUNE - Baby, how can you say that to your father?
DERRICK thinks - Baby?
(There is another knock on the door.)
DERRICK - Did you just call me baby?
(JUNE grabs DERRICK's hand.)
JUNE - Baby, I remember all that you said about your father. I know how that void has been
in your life. But I also know how much you want to play in the NBA. You can buy your
mother that house. You can...
(CARYN uses her key and walks in.)
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Our scenes change and we find MAX who was just told by WIL the reason that DONTE did
not graduate. Her father walked up at the same time.
WIL - Donte dropped one class right at the end of the semester. He dropped it so he could
stay at Ahpla with Octavia. He could have graduated, but he wanted to be here with her.
MAX - What!
MR. SVENSON - Hey baby girl! Daddy is here!
(MAX and WIL both turn around.)
MAX thinks - Oh damn!
MAX - Hey dad!
(MAX hugs her father.)
MAX - Dad, this is Wil, one of my frat brothers. Wil, this is my father.
WIL - Nice to meet you sir.
MR. SVENSON - It's my pleasure. Max, I'll be in the car.
MAX - Okay dad, I'll be right there.
(MR. SVENSON walks away.)
WIL - Max, I'll talk to you later girl.
MAX - Uh...yeah Wil. Um...
WIL - Hey hey listen, what I told you about Donte is between me and you okay?
MAX - Huh?
WIL - Promise me you won't tell anybody.
MAX - I can't do that Wil.
WIL - Max, that is confidential information. That is none of mine nor your business. That is
between Octavia and my boy D.
MAX - Maybe, I just aint making no promises.
WIL - Uh huh. I see how you do.
MAX - Don't be that way Wil. Look, I gotta go. Talk to ya later.
WIL - Uh huh.
(MAX walks away.)
MAX thinks - There is no way in hell I am not telling Octavia that shit!
(MAX walks up to her father's car and gets in.)
MR. SVENSON - So how are you feeling honey?
MAX - Good daddy. How was the drive?
MR. SVENSON - Good. Nice weather too.
MAX - That's nice.
MAX thinks - I can't believe Donte! That is crazy!
MR. SVENSON - You want to get something to eat?
MAX - Huh?
MR. SVENSON - Do you want to eat?
MAX - You're treat right?
MR. SVENSON - Only until you graduate young lady.
MAX - Ha ha ha, okay. Let's eat. Make a left here and we can go to the Leigh Cafe off
campus.
MR. SVENSON - Alright.
(They go to the cafe and have a seat. The waitress hands them menus and they begin to
read through them.)
MR. SVENSON - What is good here?
MAX thinks - I have to tell Octavia. There is no way I can keep that kind of a promise to Wil.
He just shouldn't have told me, that's all. I mean damn. If I see the girl, I would not be able
to hold it in. That would be like lying to a soror right in her face.
MR. SVENSON - Max.
MAX - Huh? Yes?
MR. SVENSON - What do you suggest from the menu?
MAX - Oh...uh...today's lunch special looks good actually. Can't go wrong with that.
MR. SVENSON - Sounds good. I'll have that.
MAX - Good.
MAX thinks - I feel bad for Wil though. This is gonna really put him in the middle of all this.
Especially if he knows this information in confidence. I hope this doesn't threaten his
relationship with Don...
MR. SVENSON - Max, let me get right to the bottom of a few things. You know me, I shoot
straight from the hip. I don't pull any punches and I don't beat around the bush. So here is
the situation. I am very displeased at your career choice after graduation. I think that you
should...
MAX thinks - ...that would be terrible. But gosh, what am I supposed to do? Wil is my boy
and everything but Octavia is...
MR. SVENSON - Maxine!
MAX - Huh daddy?
MR. SVENSON - Have you been listening to a word I have been saying?
MAX - Yes daddy, I have. Go ahead, I am with you.
MR. SVENSON - Good. Now look. The opportunities with the firm right now are better than
ever. We are in negotiations now with...
MAX - Opportunities with dad? Good grief, is that all he ever thinks about? Opportunities?
What kind of an opportunity is Donte gonna have for himself? What the hell is he thinking?
He may have a girlfriend by staying, but what does he plan to do with his life after
graduation? Can he get into grad school? He has been here forever, what does his transcript
look like? I still can't believe that he...
MR. SVENSON - ...so in my professional and personal opinion, you need to be with us. Go
ahead and sign a contract with us and we will make it worth your...
MAX thinks - I need to get to a phone and call Octavia. Maybe she is still at Ashante's place.
Maybe I can sneak away from daddy and go to the bathroom. Then I can use my cell phone
and...
MR. SVENSON - So what do you think?
(silence)
MR. SVENSON - Max, what do you think?
MAX - Uh...about what...what you said?
MR. SVENSON - Yes. I know I said a lot, but what do you think?
MAX thinks - Oh shit, what did he say?
(silence)
MAX - Sure daddy. I think it is great.
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CANDACE is at ALEXIS' house hanging out.
ALEXIS - So is your mother or grandmother a member of Sigma Gamma Rho or are you the
first in your family?
CANDACE - Both of them are sorors?
ALEXIS - Reall? Wow!
CANDACE - Yep, I am third generation.
ALEXIS - That is so cool! So they were there for you when you pledged?
CANDACE - Oh yes indeed. They both came to my pinning ceremony. I cried like a baby,
moreso because of my mother.
ALEXIS - Wow! Why because of your mother?
CANDACE - Well, my mom has been inactive for a long time. I really was surprised to see
her. My grandmother is active, bless her heart. As she would say.
(They both laugh.)
CANDACE - But I didn't think my mother would show up.
ALEXIS - That is so cool.
CANDACE - Plus, my mother travels a lot on business. So she calls me from all over the
place. I think she is in Tokyo now.
ALEXIS - Damn!
CANDACE - Yeah, so for her to show up, that meant that she had to adjust her schedule,
and then come through.
ALEXIS - I wuld be crying too.
CANDACE- Yeah. But the best part is that she started to come around more often and now
she is active in the sorority again.
ALEXIS - That is wonderful!
CANDACE - Yeah, I am very happy about that.
ALEXIS - That is very inspirational. I don't have any greek members in my family.
CANDACE - Oh no?
ALEXIS - Naw. Actually didn't ever know much about it until I dated Bobby. And now I know
too much messin' around with the Alphas.
(They both laug hard.)
CANDACE - I hear ya. At least you got a good one like I did.
ALEXIS - Yeah. Finally though. Quinton is great.
CANDACE - Yeah, he is a real nice guy. Nino always spoke very highly of him.
ALEXIS - Did he really?
CANDACE - Yeah he did. He thought that Quinton was the thinker of the line. Larry is the
practical joker and Jason...well Jason just stays up in some drama!
(They laugh again.)
CANDACE - But Quinton is a leader. I see him going far.
ALEXIS - Yeah, I see that too. He really has a good heart and I am glad that we met when
we did. We just hit it off real well. Ya know?
CANDACE - Yeah, it seems like it. Does he know that you may or may not have an interest
in pledging?
(ALEXIS smiles.)
ALEXIS - I really haven't told him yet. He knows that me and you hang out a lot though.
CANDACE - Cool. Keep that under wraps for now.
ALEXIS - Okay. You want something else to drink?
CANDACE - Naw, I'm fine.
ALEXIS - So tell me more about your pinning ceremony.
CANDACE - Well obviously I can't tell you too much.
ALEXIS - Oh yeah. Hee hee.
CANDACE - But let me tell you this much. Since I became a member of Sigma, I really
haven't been happier. It was one of the best things I have ever done in my life and I can
say that honestly...
(There is a knock on the door.)
ALEXIS - I wonder who this is. I wasn't expecting company.
CANDACE - Cool, I'm gonna go use the bathroom then.
ALEXIS - Okay.
(ALEXIS goes to the door and opens it.)
ALEXIS - Hey babe.
QUINTON - Hi.
(QUINTON is very sarcastic but walks in.)
ALEXIS - What's the matter with you?
QUINTON - What's the matter with me? No, what's the matter with you Alexis!
ALEXIS - What? What happened?
QUINTON - You know, maybe this whole thing was a bad idea.
ALEXIS - What are you talking about?
QUINTON - I just got finished talking to Bobby about those supposed secrets that he told
you about my frat! And you know what? I don't know who the hell to believe! This drama
triangle is too much for me!
ALEXIS - What!
(ALEXIS starts to get teary. CANDACE listens from the bathroom.)
CANDACE thinks - What in the world...
QUINTON - I don't know who the hell to believe!
ALEXIS - Quinton are you calling me a liar?

Episode 45
We begin this week's episode in KATRICE's room. PJ and APRIL are there hanging out with
KATRICE.
PJ - Yo here it is!
KATRICE - Cool, put it in!
PJ - Ok. Do you have a remote or something? I have to rewind it too.
KATRICE - Yeah, I have the remote. Put the tape in and I can rewind it from here.
PJ - Okay cool.
(PJ puts a tape into the vcr.)
KATRICE - It's about time we got a copy of our own probate show! Damn, what took so
long?
PJ - That nigga Ronnie! He wasn't trying to come up off this copy. Talking about he wasn't
sure if I would give it back to him.
APRIL - You probably won't. Ha ha ha ha.
PJ - Ha ha ha, but that aint the point. Ha ha ha ha ha. Hey, don't rewind all the way to the
beginning. Who knows what kind of foolishness Ronnie has on this tape before we marched
out.
KATRICE - Good point. Let me play it from here.
(KATRICE presses play. The video shows the crowd on the yard as RONNIE is taping.)
RONNIE - Yo dog look! She got a fat ass! Look!
(The video shows a girl in the crowd from behind.)
PJ - See what I mean! Fast forward to where we come out.
APRIL - Yeah, I don't want to see this shit.
KATRICE thinks - I do!
(KATRICE fast forwards to where the crowd starts to rush over to the AKA plot on the yard.)
PJ - Wait, this must be us coming now. Play it!
(KATRICE presses play just as the line comes onto the yard.)
PJ - Yeah boy! We look tight as hell! Look at us!
APRIL - Aw man, yall wasn't as tight as my line!
PJ - Bullshit! Don't hate April! Ha ha ha ha ha!
(APRIL's cell phone rings.)
APRIL - Where did I put my...oh there it is.
(APRIL picks up her phone off the desk.)
APRIL - Hello?
XAVIER - Hey April, it's Z.
APRIL - Oh hey. Hold on for a minute okay?
(APRIL looks at PJ who is glued to the screen smiling. She then looks at KATRICE who is
staring back at her.)
APRIL - I'm gonna take this call in the hallway.
KATRICE - Aight.
KATRICE thinks - Who the hell is calling April so she has to take the call outside?
(APRIL walks outside.)
PJ - Look sands, here we come!
KATRICE - Huh? Oh yeah, let me see.
(There is a knock on the door.)
KATRICE - It's open April.
(There is another knock on the door.)
KATRICE - Come in, damn!
(The door opens slowly and JAHANNA peeks her head in.)
KATRICE - Oh hey Jahanna. I thought you were April.
JAHANNA - Oh, she is out here on the phone.
KATRICE - Ok okay. Come in.
(JAHANNA waves to APRIL who is still in the hall and comes into the room. She closes the
door behind herself.)
KATRICE - Pull up a chair, we are watching our probate show from last year.
JAHANNA - Okay.
(JAHANNA nervously pulls the chair from the desk and pulls it to watch as well.)
PJ - Watch this part, this is where we do Octavia's greeting, Big Sister N.A.A.C.P. I used to
love that shit!
KATRICE - Yeah!
(KATRICE looks on and laughs. She then turns to JAHANNA.)
KATRICE - So what brings you by Jahanna?
JAHANNA - Um...well I needed to um...talk to you about something. Something important.
(KATRICE turns back to watch the greeting again.)
KATRICE - Something important huh?
(silence)
(KATRICE laughs again and turns back to JAHANNA.)
KATRICE - What's so important?
JAHANNA - Well...well what happened was...
PJ - That shit is classic! Let me rewind it! Ha ha ha ha ha! I love it!
KATRICE - Yeah, play that back. Octavia had a big head for weeks over that! Ha ha ha ha
ha!
(PJ rewinds the tape. KATRICE turns back to JAHANNA.)
KATRICE - I'm sorry, what were you saying?
JAHANNA - That's okay. I was jut saying that I had something very important to talk to you
about.
KATRICE - Oh yeah. So what's on your mind?
JAHANNA - Well, what happened was...well, I kinda went...went to...
KATRICE - Jahanna, just spit it out okay?
JAHANNA - Okay.
(JAHANNA takes a deep breath. PJ is still watching the tape, KATRICE is waiting for
JAHANNA's answer.)
JAHANNA - I beat Mona up.
PJ - What!
(PJ turns around.)
PJ - You did what!
JAHANNA - I went to see Mona and I...beat her up.
PJ - Oh shit!
KATRICE - Wait a minute! Wait, you beat Mona up? What do you mean you beat her up?
Tell us what happened from the beginning.
PJ - Hell yeah! I got to hear this!
(PJ turns the tape off and turns around to face JAHANNA.)
JAHANNA - They said that you aren't deserving of the letters that you have across your
chest! Because if you were, you wouldn't be trying to tell me what the shield stands for! You
didn't even know what it stood for because you had to look it up and get back to me!
MONA - So I forgot, big deal! You think that every single AKA remembers all that stuff all
the damn time!
JAHANNA - If it means something to them then they would! Obviously it didn't mean
anything to you! And you got me listening to your dumb ass, I may not get selected for line!
Here I am avoiding PJ and she pledged harder than anybody else!
MONA - PJ? Forget PJ!
JAHANNA - Mona, if I didn't make line because I had listened to you, I...I swear I
would've...
(MONA jumps up in JAHANNA's face.)
MONA - You would've what?
JAHANNA - You better get out of my face! I aint the one for your games!
(PJ jumps out of her chair.)
PJ - Oh shit! You told her that you aint the one for her games? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
ha! Oh my God! So then what happened?
MONA - What? You gonna hit an AKA?
(MONA pushes JAHANNA.)
JAHANNA - No! But I'll hit you!
(JAHANNA shoves MONA onto the bed.)
PJ - Oh shit!
MONA - You little...
(MONA rushes JAHANNA and tackles her. MONA is on top of JAHANNA.)
MONA - You'll never be an AKA! When sorors find...out about...this...you'll never be...and
AKA!
(JAHANNA struggles and gets on top of MONA. She pins her arms down with one leg and
one hand.)
JAHANNA - It was those same sorors that told me about you! This is for Octavia who told
me that you are shady!
(JAHANNA punches MONA in the face.)
KATRICE - Stop. Stop right there.
PJ - Yeah! Stop right there! Woooooo whooooo! I can't believe this shit! Oh my God! You
kicked Mona's ass? Oh I wish I had a camera up in that joint! Damn, I wish I could've...
KATRICE - PJ!
PJ - Ha ha ha...what?
KATRICE - Shut the hell up!
PJ - What?
KATRICE - Are you listening to yourself? Sit down and shut up!
(PJ sits down puzzled.)
PJ - What's the matter with you?
KATRICE - Are you crazy or something? Jahanna hit a soror!
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Our scenes change to SHAREESA, GREGG and XAVIER who are in the office of the Ahpla
University student newspaper, The Sands. SHAREESA just told GREGG that she has decided
to see someone else.
(XAVIER spins around in his chair with his mouth wide open as he and GREGG both stare at
SHAREESA.)
XAVIER thinks - Oh my God! She is going to tell Gregg about us kissing!
GREGG - What? You're...you're seeing someone...else?
XAVIER - Uh...look guys. I don't think that this really needs to be discussed right here and
right now. This really isn't the proper setting for you two.
SHAREESA - Why not? I think it is perfect.
(SHAREESA looks at XAVIER and smiles.)
XAVIER thinks - What in the world is wrong with this girl!
GREGG - I can't believe you are seeing someone else.
SHAREESA - Why can't you believe it Gregg? I am just like you, only difference is that I
decided to wait until after our relationship was over to see other people.
GREGG - I just can't...
(GREGG is sitting with a very hurt look on his face.)
XAVIER - Look Shareesa. I know that Gregg...uh...didn't necessarily do all the things that
he was supposed to in the relationship.
SHAREESA - Uh huh.
XAVIER - And I know that you may even be enjoying this moment right now by torturing
him a little.
(SHAREESA smiles.)
SHAREESA - Uh huh.
XAVIER - But on the real, you know that you are not that kind of person. The kind of person
to gain pleasure from someone else's pain. I know he didn't always do you right, but don't
do this to him. Not here, not now. Not like this.
(XAVIER looks at SHAREESA sympathetically.)
SHAREESA - You're right Xavier, you're absolutely right.
XAVIER thinks - Whew! Lord help me!
SHAREESA - Gregg I apologize. I am not trying to hurt you by being sarcastic.
GREGG - It's cool Reece. I just know that I messed up with a good thing in you and I will try
to get you back no matter what you say.
SHAREESA - And on that note, I will leave you two brothers to chill. I gotta go.
(SHAREESA grabs her things. XAVIER's heart is still beating.)
XAVIER - Well thanks for stopping by Shareesa.
SHAREESA - No problem Xavier. Thanks for your words. You are always right on time.
(SHAREESA smiles, XAVIER makes himself smile.)
SHAREESA - See ya later guys.
GREGG - Bye Reece.
XAVIER - Yeah uh, see ya later.
(SHAREESA waves and walks out.)
GREGG - Damn man!
XAVIER - What?
(XAVIER turns to his computer. He doesn't want GREGG to see his facial expressions.)
GREGG - I messed up man. For real.
XAVIER - But I was telling you that a long time ago.
GREGG - I know man. Don't give me the I told you so.
XAVIER - My bad G. Didn't mean to go there. So what are you gonna do now?
GREGG - I want to get her back bro. Later for all these chicks that I deal with. None of them
hos can hold a candle next to Shareesa.
XAVIER - Shareesa is a good person, has a degree and is doing her thing.
GREGG - I know man. And I am so stupid for messing up with her! Dammit my stupid dick!
(XAVIER spins around in his chair.)
XAVIER - What?
GREGG - My damn dick gets me into trouble all the time! Damn you!
(GREGG is yelling at his own crotch.)
XAVIER - Ha ha ha ha, man you are twisted! Dicks don't have minds of their own man. That
was nobody's fault but yours! Ha ha ha ha ha!
GREGG - What do you know about that? They do have a mind of their own! You can have a
perfectly good woman and be satisfied. And your dick will still make you want more! It's
nothing but the dick man! I'm tryin' to tell ya!
XAVIER - Shut up!
GREGG - So how do you suggest I get Shareesa back?
XAVIER thinks - Oh man!
XAVIER - I don't know man. She sounds pretty determined. Like she has had enough.
GREGG - Maybe she is putting up a front. You know? Just pretending to not miss me and
not want me back. But we have so much history. How can she get over me that quick? I
just know that Shareesa is a beautiful person...
XAVIER thinks - Yeah!
GREGG - ...and she is fine...
XAVIER thinks - Sure is!
GREGG - ...and she has a good head on her shoulders...
XAVIER thinks - Yes she does!
GREGG - ...and the sex is the bomb...
XAVIER thinks - I'll never know.
GREGG - ...and I want her back.
XAVIER thinks - Me too!
GREGG - Damn!
XAVIER - Let me say this man. Go home and think this thing out. Because if you get her
back you cannot mess up again.
GREGG - You're right!
XAVIER - Really think about whether or not you want to travel down this road. Because if
you get back with her, this could be it for you. You have to seriously think about this. If you
have any incling that you may cheat again or want somebody else, then don't waste
Shareesa's time.
GREGG - You are so right! You always know the right things to say man! Thanks!
XAVIER - No problem nupe.
(XAVIER turns back around to face his computer.)
GREGG - So I'll holla at you later man.
XAVIER - No problem G. Be easy.
GREGG - Yo Xavier?
(XAVIER turns around.)
GREGG - Thanks man. For real.
XAVIER - Don't mention it man. What are brothers for? I just hope you do the right thing.
GREGG - Oh I will. I will. Peace man.
XAVIER - Later.
(XAVIER turns around and watches GREGG's reflection on his computer screen as he walks
out the door.)
XAVIER thinks - Oh God! What am I gonna do?
(XAVIER holds his head in his hands.)
XAVIER thinks - I think I really like Shar...no! No! I can't even think something like that!
No!
(XAVIER slides his chair to the end of the desk where the phone is.)
XAVIER thinks - Only one thing for me to do!
(XAVIER picks up the phone and dials.)
APRIL - Hello?
XAVIER - Hey April, it's Z.
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We now find THERESA who is in MONA's room studying.
THERESA - Damn, there is a lot to this stuff huh? A lot you gotta know.
MONA - Oh indeed! My line sisters and I had to learn and make everything under the sun. It
was crazy, but that is the name of the game.
THERESA - Damn.
MONA - Well anyway, we won't get anywhere by chit chattin'. You got a lot of stuff to learn
and I am the one to teach ya. So are you ready?
THERESA - Indeed! Ready to start on the path to DST!
MONA - Well okay! Let's get started. Let's start at the beginning.
THERESA - That sounds appropriate.
MONA - Do you know about the founding of Delta? Like how it all went down?
THERESA - A little. I skimmed it in that book that I was checking out. But I really didn't get
into details. I was hoping you could help me with that part.
MONA - Of course I can. Okay, sit back and listen to this. This is an amazing story!
(THERESA sits up in her chair. MONA is sitting on her bed.)
MONA - Okay. As you know the pretty ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha were first right?
(THERESA acts like she is gagging herself with her finger. MONA laughs.)
MONA - Don't hate. Anyway, sorors were first. So after a few years, there were some sorors
in the chapter that wanted to change a few things.
THERESA - Change a few things?
MONA - Yeah. Change a few things.
THERESA - Like what?
MONA - Uh...like the colors for example.
THERESA - There were some sorors that wanted to change the sorority colors?
MONA - Yeah.
THERESA - That is silly. Pink and green are great together.
MONA - No they aren't! I mean, I love my colors and everything, but crimson and cream are
every girl's dream!
THERESA - Not my dreams. I want to be a Delta, but I have always liked pink.
MONA - Hmmm, go figure. So anyway, these sorors want to change a few things. When
some of the older sorors found out, it caused an arguement. You know how women can be.
THERESA - Yeah, hee hee. I can imagine.
MONA - So they get to arguing about it and the sorors that wanted to change some things
left the group and started their own separate organization.
THERESA - What? They broke off from the main group and started another one?
MONA - Yep.
THERESA - That is crazy! What was the other group called?
MONA - Uh...Delta Sigma Theta.
THERESA - Oh, hee hee.
MONA - I think it was very innovative and a wise move on their part. If you are not
satisfied, go do what you gotta do. They were more interested in serving the community
and didn't feel that those needs were being met in the current organization. So I tip my hat
to those ladies.
THERESA - On the contrary. You gonna jump ship when things don't go your way? That is
whack! The organization is only what the people that are in it make of it. If you don't feel
like the organization is meeting the needs of the community, then you as a member of that
organization start to serve the community yourself. But don't break off and become a
dissenter! Goodness.
MONA - I can't agree with that. I was very proud to learn about what those ladies had the
courage to do. It took guts and tremendous vision to make a move like that. And it paid off
well for them.
THERESA - I mean yeah, but at what cost? I think that the move was silly and immature.
MONA - To each her own huh? Ha ha ha.
THERESA - Yeah, I guess. Hee hee hee.
MONA - Well anyway, that is where Delta started. Since then, they have done all kinds of
great things. Programs dealing with woman's suffrage, the march of dimes, all kinds of
great things.
THERESA - What kinds of things have AKAs done nationally?
(silence)
MONA - Let me get back to you on that.
THERESA - Okay cool.
MONA - On with the history lesson.
THERESA - Proceed madam teacher.
MONA - So then the Ques come on the scene and the Delta ladies became cool with them,
which I think was a great move.
THERESA - I prefer an Alpha man myself.
THERESA thinks - Like my baby.
MONA - Suit yourself, but I want me a nasty dog! Skee roof!
THERESA - Oh Lord. Phi ooop for me.
(They both laugh.)
MONA - Anyway, to make a long drawn out story short, Delta Sigma Theta has grown to be
one of the most prominent organizations to ever grace womankind.
THERESA - Bravo! Good lesson!
MONA - Was that informative?
THERESA - Very.
MONA - Good. Got any questions?
THERESA - Actually yeah I do. Let me get my pad and pen out of my bag, I may want to
write your answers down.
MONA - Cool.
(THERESA grabs her things.)
MONA - Okay shoot.
THERESA - Ok. What is the founding year of Delta?
MONA - Nineteen twelve.
(THERESA writes.)
THERESA - Okay...nine...teen...twelve. Okay. And how many founders were there?
MONA - Twenty.
THERESA - The big two zero. Cool. And what school?
MONA - Howard.
THERESA - Oh Howard University?
MONA - No, Howard Teacher's College.
THERESA - Oh okay cool. That seems to be it.
MONA - Great.
(There is a knock on the door.)
MONA - I must admit that I may be a little rusty on my history so you might want to check
some of those facts just to confirm.
THERESA - That's okay. I trust ya.
(MONA laughs.)
MONA - Suit yourself. Let me see who is on the door.
(MONA opens the door.)
MONA - My goodness! What is your name and where have you been all my life?
JERRELL - Hey, are you Mona? Because if so, you are just the person I am told that I need
to see!

Episode 46
We begin this week's episode with DERRICK. He is in his room with JUNE and his father,
LOWELL DODGE. CARYN has just walked in.
DERRICK - June, did you just call me baby?
(JUNE grabs DERRICK's hand.)
JUNE - Baby, I remember all that you said about your father. I know how that void has been
in your life. But I also know how much you want to play in the NBA. You can buy your
mother that house. You can...
(CARYN uses her key and walks in.)
(silence)
DERRICK thinks - Oh shit!
CARYN - What the hell is going on in here?
DERRICK - Caryn...uh...
LOWELL - Hello Caryn. I was just talking to my son about his options for the future. How are
you hon?
(CARYN speaks to LOWELL while staring at JUNE.)
CARYN - I am fine Mr. Dodge. How are you?
LOWELL - Blessed and highly favored.
CARYN - So Derrick, what is...she...doing here?
JUNE - I have to run Derrick. I will talk to you la...
DERRICK - No wait. Don't leave.
JUNE - No really. I think it is better if I go.
CARYN - You got that right!
(JUNE looks at CARYN and smiles as she walks past her.)
CARYN - Aint nothing funny!
DERRICK thinks - Must this chick be so ghetto?
DERRICK - Let me walk you out June.
JUNE - It was nice to meet you Mr. Dodge.
LOWELL - It was my pleasure June. Take care hon.
(JUNE shakes LOWELL's hand and DERRICK walks toward the door.)
DERRICK whispers - I am sorry you have to leave so soon.
JUNE whispers - Yeah, it was good to see you.
(DERRICK peeks over his shoulder to make sure that CARYN cannot hear him.)
DERRICK - June, I really wish you didn't have to leave. There is so much I need to talk to
you about. I am so confused, and...I am scared. I don't know what I should do and just
being with you again, just for a few minutes. It has been the one thing that I have needed.
(JUNE pouts.)
JUNE - Listen Derrick. Is there any way you can be alone in an hour?
DERRICK - Anything for you.
JUNE - Okay. If you can get alone, meet me at my place in one hour okay? Maybe I can
help.
DERRICK - Okay. I will be there, no doubt.
CARYN - Derrick! I need some help with the baby!
DERRICK - Listen, I gotta go. But I will definitely see you in an hour.
(DERRICK opens the door.)
JUNE - Okay, I will see you then.
DERRICK - Ok bye...baby.
(JUNE smiles.)
JUNE - Bye bye.
(DERRICK closes the door behind JUNE.)
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DONTE is at home watching the game. The phone rings.
DONTE - House of Alpha.
MAX - Good grief Donte, quit being so corny!
DONTE - Max?
MAX - Yeah, what's up man?
DONTE - Hey soror. How you girl?
MAX - I am cool. You busy?
DONTE - Naw, what's up soror?
MAX - Uh Donte, I think I need to talk to you.
DONTE - Okay, what's the deal Miss Pink Lady?
MAX - Uh yeah. Donte, let me ask you a question. Um...is Alpha your entire existence?
DONTE - Huh?
MAX - Donte, all you seem to think about, talk about, and live about is Alpha.
DONTE - That's not true.
MAX - Yes it is. You are way too serious about the frat and AKA. Do you want to be
fraternity president or something?
DONTE - Ha ha ha ha, Max, what is this all about?
MAX - I just think you may have your priorities mixed up and it is hurting you as well as
others. And I care.
DONTE - What are you talking about?
(silence)
MAX - Look Donte. I am only telling you this because I really care okay?
DONTE - Okay, what's up?
MAX - Promise you won't get mad.
DONTE - Okay I promise.
MAX - I'm serious. This stays between me and you.
DONTE - Okay fine, what's up? What are you talking about?
MAX - Well, I happen to know why you are not graduating. I know that you are staying at
Ahpla to stay close to Octavia. And while I applaud your chivalry, you are not considering
your own career and how this will affect Octavia. She is crying her eyes out over this
because she really thinks highly of you. But she is going to leave you because her career is
very important to her and she thinks that you guys are not compatible when it comes to
that.
DONTE - How do you know this?
MAX - You promised you wouldn't get mad.
DONTE - How do you know Max?
(silence)
MAX - Wil told me.
DONTE - Wil told you what Max?
MAX - Wil told me that you are staying here for Octavia. But I am telling you that that is a
mistake and if you are doing it to be closer to Octavia, it is actually going to drive her
farther away. Understand?
(silence)
MAX - Donte?
DONTE - Max, I'll talk to you later.
MAX - Wait, Donte! I didn't tell you this so you could get mad at Wil. He cares about you too
and he only wanted...
DONTE - I asked Wil not to tell anyone! This is not Wil's business and it really isn't yours!
MAX - I understand that and that is true Donte. But do you understand what you are doing?
Do you understand what you are throwing away? You are going to lose the one reason you
are trying to stay!
DONTE - That is my business and my decision!
MAX - Donte I just want to...
DONTE - Max, I will talk to you later. Thanks, but no thanks for your advice!
MAX - But...
DONTE - Later Max.
MAX - Okay okay. Good bye, but understand that I am not trying to make you upset or to
put Wil out there. I just care. About Octavia and you.
DONTE - Thanks. I'll talk to you later.
MAX - Okay.
(They hang up.)
DONTE thinks - Shit!
(DONTE dials.)
WIL - Hello?
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(An hour later.)
CARYN - What do you mean you have to go? You have to go where? Where the hell are you
going?
DERRICK - I am going to play a pick up game.
CARYN - At the gym?
DERRICK - No, at the park.
CARYN - I want to go!
DERRICK - No, stay home for once.
CARYN - When did you become my daddy?
DERRICK - Look, you are always dragging Lil Derrick around. Why don't you relax. I got
some new dvd's. Pop one of them in and order a pizza.
CARYN - You gonna pay for it?
(DERRICK grabs his wallet.)
DERRICK - Here. Here twenty should do it.
CARYN - Twenty? I can't call Dominoe's for twenty bucks! What the hell?
DERRICK - Damn! Here, take ten more!
(CARYN smiles.)
CARYN - Have fun at your game.
DERRICK - Uh huh.
(DERRICK leaves and gets in his car.)
DERRICK thinks - I wonder what me and June are gonna talk about. Damn, this should be
good. I miss June. I wonder if she misses me too.
(DERRICK pulls up at a red light.)
DERRICK thinks - I know she misses me. She called ma baby. I never thought I would hear
that again. I thought that I was over her, but the minute she called me that, I felt it again.
(DERRICK takes off again and turns the radio up.)
DERRICK thinks - But what the hell was up with her and Buck? That shit pisses me off! She
fell for that nigga and she knows that I hate his ass!
(DERRICK drives through a stop sign and slams on the breaks as a car blows it's horn.)
DERRICK - Sorry about that!
DRIVER - Asshole!
DERRICK - Yeah, God bless you too!
DERRICK thinks - Damn, I need to calm down before I kill myself! Forget Buck's punk no
playing ass. I am just happy to be going to see June again.
(DERRICK pulls up at JUNE's dorm.)
DERRICK - I wonder what she is going to talk to me about? All of this pressure from Lowell
and the NBA, and Caryn. This will be real nice. Just to sit back and talk to my girl. I
mean...my ex girl.
(DERRICK gets out of the car and walks up to the dorm.)
DERRICK thinks - I would much rather take advice from June then from Lowell or Coach.
June really knows my heart. Damn, I really miss her.
(DERRICK goes up the elevator and gets to JUNE's door.)
DERRICK thinks - Here I am. Let's see what happens!
(DERRICK knocks on the door. The door opens.)
JUNE - Hey.
DERRICK - Hi.
(JUNE hugs DERRICK.)
JUNE - I hope I didn't inconvenience you. I know you were busy with everyone. But I
thought you may have needed a different environment and a different voice of advice to
help clear your head.
DERRICK - You know me so well. That is exactly what I need. Thank you.
JUNE - Good. Well come on in.
(DERRICK smiles as he steps inside. He then stops in his tracks as he sees who is sitting on
JUNE's bed.)
DERRICK - Mom?
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JERREL has just arrived at MONA's house.
JERRELL - Hey, are you Mona? Because if so, you are just the person I am told that I need
to see!
MONA - Yeah I am Mona. And who are you handsome?
JERREL - I'm Jerrel. I just transferred to Ahpla.
MONA - Well welcome welcome welcome! Come on in!
(JERREL goes inside and sees THERESA.)
JERREL - Hello.
THERESA - Hi how are you?
THERESA thinks - Damn, he is kinda fine.
MONA - This is my friend Theresa. Theresa, this is Jerrel. He is a new student on campus.
THERESA - Pleased to meet you.
JERREL - Nice to meet you too.
THERESA - He is fine like Jason!
MONA - So Jerrel, what can I do for you? You said you heard of me? You need someone
shot?
(THERESA laughs.)
JERREL - No no. Nothing that bad at all. The word on campus is that you are the person to
speak to when it comes to problems with greeks.
MONA - Problems with greeks?
JERREL - Let's just say that I have heard that you are known to put people in their places.
(MONA smiles.)
MONA - Okay, my reputation preceeds me! Ha ha ha!
JERREL - Yeah.
MONA - So what is it I can do for you in that regard?
JERREL - I seem to have run into a little problem with the Alphas.
MONA - The Alphas?
JERREL - Yeah. One of the Alphas got into a scuffle with me at Pharoahs. I was just trying to
talk things out with him and he hit me. It was on from there!
MONA - What? When was this? Which Alpha?
JERREL - I forget his name, but I know he just pledged on the last line that crossed.
THERESA - Jason?
JERREL - I don't know. Describe Jason.
THERESA - Fine! Fine! Fine!
MONA - Shut up Theresa!
JERREL - No, it was the joker guy. The one who is always making smart ass remarks.
MONA - Oh that is Larry.
JERREL - Yeah, that's him!
MONA - Larry is my boy. I mean, me and Larry are cool.
JERREL - Oh yeah, well he may not be such a friend after I tell you some of the things that
he said about you and your process.
MONA - What? What did he say?
JERREL - He told me that you skated, that you don't deserve your shit and that all other
Alphas and AKAs should avoid you.
MONA - What!
THERESA - He said all that?
JERREL - Yep.
MONA - That is hard to believe.
JERREL - I have no reason to lie to you. I didn't come here to tell you that. I came here for
your help. So why would I lie?
MONA - Yeah, that's true.
JERREL - So will you help me?
(silence)
MONA thinks - Damn, Larry is cool. But if he said all those things about me, then fuck him.
MONA - Sure I'll help. What do you need for me to do?
JERREL - Good. First, I need for you to help me find some of my boys. I need some back up
with this plan.
MONA - Your boys?
JERREL - Yeah. The bruhs. I pledged Omega at Southern University and I need to find the
Ques!

Episode 47
We begin this week's episode with ALEXIS and QUINTON. QUINTON is upset with ALEXIS for possibly
not telling the truth about secrets that BOBBY told her about the frat. CANDACE listens to
their conversation from the bathroom.
(ALEXIS starts to get teary. CANDACE listens from the bathroom.)
CANDACE thinks - What in the world...
QUINTON - I don't know who the hell to believe!
ALEXIS - Quinton are you calling me a liar?
QUINTON - Bobby is calling you that!
ALEXIS - Forget what Bobby is saying! What are you saying?
(QUINTON plops down on the couch with his head in his hands.)
QUINTON - I don't know what I am saying! I can't seem to get any of this out of my head! I
don't know what I am saying Alexis! I just don't know anymore!
(ALEXIS sits down next to QUINTON.)
ALEXIS - Quinton, you mean the world to me. I am not trying to use you or hurt you. I
don't care if you and Bobby are the best of friends. Your relationship with your frat brother
is none of my business.
(QUINTON looks up.)
ALEXIS - All I care about is you...and us.
QUINTON - I just don't know what to feel. I honestly don't. My mind is telling me one thing,
my head is telling me something else. Bobby is telling me this, you are telling me that.
ALEXIS - I don't care what Bobby is telling you. I am telling you that I love you and that is
all that reallly matters.
CANDACE thinks - Let me step out before this gets too personal.
QUINTON - See Alexis, the problem is...
(CANDACE opens the bathroom door.)
QUINTON - What was that? Is someone here?
ALEXIS - Oh man! I forgot that Candace is here!
QUINTON thinks - Good Lord, I hope she didn't hear me making a fool out of myself! God!
(CANDACE slowly walks out.)
CANDACE - Hey Quinton. I didn't know you were here.
QUINTON thinks - Yeah right.
QUINTON - Hey girl, what's up with you?
(QUINTON stands up and hugs CANDACE.)
CANDACE - Just hanging out.
QUINTON - That's cool. Well let me not get in yall's way.
CANDACE - No no. I need to head home anyway.
ALEXIS - Do you have to leave now?
CANDACE - Yeah, I better get back.
QUINTON - Dag, I feel bad now. Like I am chasing you away.
CANDACE - No please. I am cool, I was going to get ready to leave anyway.
ALEXIS - Are you sure?
(CANDACE laughs.)
CANDACE - Positive.
ALEXIS - Okay then.
CANDACE - You two are so cute.
QUINTON - Huh?
CANDACE - You two. Yall are perfect for each other. Like two peas in a pod.
QUINTON - I didn't know that analogy was still around.
ALEXIS - Shut up boy.
CANDACE - Ha ha ha. Just remember to cherish what you two have. It is beautiful and it is
new. It may seem rocky at times, but it is worth holding on to.
(silence)
CANDACE - Becuase you never know when love is going to be taken away from you.
(CANDACE's expression changes.)
ALEXIS - Yeah. I understand.
QUINTON - Me too.
QUINTON thinks - I feel stupid as hell.
(QUINTON grabs ALEXIS' hand.)
CANDACE - Let me go before I get emotional.
ALEXIS - Candace, are you okay?
CANDACE - Yeah. I am fine. Really.
QUINTON - Do you need me to walk you to your car?
CANDACE - Actually, I am right out front.I will be fine.
ALEXIS - Well thanks for coming by sister girl.
(They hug.)
CANDACE - Cool. Don't forget, you have some reading to do.
(CANDACE winks.)
ALEXIS - I won't forget.
CANDACE - Nice seeing you again Quinton.
QUINTON - You too girl.
(They hug and ALEXIS lets CANDACE out. They both watch as CANDACE walks to her car,
gets in and beeps as she drives away.)
(silence)
QUINTON - I feel stupid.
ALEXIS - Shut up.
(ALEXIS grabs QUINTON and kisses him. CANDACE turns at the corner and pulls over. She
puts the car in park.)
CANDACE - Why did you have to leave me Nino!
(CANDACE drops her head on the steering wheel and begins to furiously cry.)
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DERRICK is in JUNE's dorm room and just saw his mother sitting on the bed.
DERRICK - Mom?
Ms. RAINES - Hello baby.
(DERRICK looks at JUNE in shock. JUNE is smiling. DERRICK drops his head and smiles.)
Ms. RAINES - You better come over here and give me a hug!
(DERRICK lifts his head smiling and goes to give his mother a hug.)
DERRICK - What in the world are you doing here?
DERRICK thinks - Okay, June got me!
JUNE - I called her and invited her over.
DERRICK - You did? Why?
Ms. RAINES - June has told me what is going on.
DERRICK - Oh really?
(DERRICK glances at JUNE. JUNE looks away bashfully.)
DERRICK - And what has Miss June been telling you mother?
(DERRICK sits down.)
Ms. RAINES - Derrick, in all seriousness, I think we need to talk. June filled me in on your
opportunity and the situation in Portland.
(DERRICK's smile fades.)
Ms. RAINES - And she told me that you met your father.
DERRICK - He aint my father.
Ms. RAINES - Biologically he is.
DERRICK - That don't mean shit.
Ms. RAINES - Watch your mouth!
DERRICK - Sorry.
(JUNE sits down and tries to look inconspicuous.)
Ms. RAINES - Derrick, what has your dream been ever since you could walk a pick up a
basketball?
DERRICK - I don't know.
Ms. RAINES - I'm serious Derrick.
(silence)
DERRICK - To be the next Michael Jordan.
Ms. RAINES - Derrick, the opportunity is here. You have made the right moves all your life.
Don't throw it away now.
DERRICK - But what about Lowell Dodge? How does he play absentee dad all my life and
the minute I get ready to blow up, he gets to stand behind me at the press conference?
Ms. RAINES - Derrick, you have to understand a few things. When your father left, he was a
coward. He walked out on his responsibility. He walked out on being a man. A real man. I
never saw him the same and I never will again. Instead of facing situations that he helped
to create, he took the easy way out.
(Ms. RAINES stops briefly. She then continues.)
Ms. RAINES - I hated Lowell ten times more than you ever did. Not even for all the nights I
was alone at night. But for the times that you didn't have a dad to help you develop your
jump shot.I hated his guts with a passion. But one thing your grandmother told me was I
had to let it go. By hating Lowell, I was giving him power in my life. He meant something to
me, something big. Because to me, he was someone to hate.
DERRICK - Me too.
Ms. RAINES - But without letting that go, I really couldn't live. Hating him the way that I
did, didn't bring him back. Even when he became a successful scout. He helped a bunch of
kids in sports, but never helped his own son. But I had to let it go. And when I did, I started
to live and feel alive again.
(DERRICK is staring very attentively.)
Ms. RAINES - If you don't let this go, you are going to make the biggest mistake of your
life. Trust me. Don't hate Lowell Derrick. Use Lowell.
DERRICK - Use him? Use him to help me?
Ms. RAINES - On the contrary. Use him as a stepping school. Step on him and elevate
yourself to where you want to be.
DERRICK - I like the idea of stepping on him!
(Ms. RAINES giggles.)
Ms. RAINES - I know this is difficult for you Derrick. This is going to be the most important
decision you have ever made. But don't make it out of anger. Don't make it out of pain or
frustration. Make a clear decision. The best decision for you and what you want.
(DERRICK sits back and stares at the ceiling. He throws his hands up and rests them on top
of his head. He exhales loudly.)
Ms. RAINES - Nobody wants you to decide right now Derrick. But June knew you needed to
hear from me. She couldn't get through to you the way that I could. Nor could any of your
teammates or coach.
(DERRICK looks back at JUNE. He smiles. She smiles back.)
Ms. RAINES - And speaking of June, let's change the subject and discuss some truly
important matters. What happened to you two?
DERRICK - Mom?
(JUNE smiles and looks away. She is holding in a laugh.)
Ms. RAINES - Don't mom me young man! Now what happened? You two were lovely, just
lovely. Why haven't you two gotten back together?
(silence)
Ms. RAINES - Don't all speak up at once. Come on, come on! I want some answers!
(There is a knock on JUNE's door.)
JUNE - Whew! Saved by the bell.
(JUNE jumps up.)
Ms. RAINES - Don't think you are off the hook young lady. I know my son and I know he
wants you back. I can tell by the way he has smiled at you since he has been sitting here
with his sneaky self. He is just like his grandfather!
DERRICK - Just put all my business in the street! Ha ha ha ha!
(JUNE skips by DERRICK to answer the door.)
JUNE thinks - Okay, I am mad that Ms. Raines is putting us on the spot! But why is she
exactly right?
(JUNE opens the door.)
BUCK - What's up sweetie? I came by to check you out and chill over here for a little while.
Ya miss me?
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In KATRICE's room, PJ and KATRICE have just learned that JAHANNA beat up MONA.
PJ - Woooooo whooooo! I can't believe this shit! Oh my God! You kicked Mona's ass? Oh I
wish I had a camera up in that joint! Damn, I wish I could've...
KATRICE - PJ!
PJ - Ha ha ha...what?
KATRICE - Shut the hell up!
PJ - What?
KATRICE - Are you listening to yourself? Sit down and shut up!
(PJ sits down puzzled.)
PJ - What's the matter with you?
KATRICE - Are you crazy or something? Jahanna hit a soror!
PJ - Excuse me?
KATRICE - Jahanna, I think you better leave. We need to discuss this amongst ourselves.
JAHANNA - I am really sorry for what happened...I really am.
KATRICE - I'm sure you are. We will call you okay?
(JAHANNA drops her head.)
JAHANNA - Alright.
KATRICE - PJ, please see Jahanna out and ask April to come in.
(PJ is looking a little confused.)
PJ - Okay.
(PJ walks JAHANNA to the door and opens it.)
PJ whispers - Don't worry girl. I'll call ya later.
JAHANNA - Okay.
(As JAHANNA walks down the hall, PJ notices that APRIL is still on her cell phone.)
PJ - April! April!
APRIL - Hold on Xavier...what?
PJ - Come here! This is a serious emergency!
(APRIL begins to walk back toward KATRICE's room.)
APRIL - Let me call you back Xavier okay? Okay cool. Bye bye.
(APRIL walks into the room and PJ closes the door behind her.)
APRIL - What's wrong? Did Ronnie video your butts on the yard or something?
KATRICE - No, this is serious! Jahanna just told us that she beat up Mona!
APRIL - What!
PJ - Yeah girl, she whipped Mona's ass!
APRIL - Are you serious?
KATRICE - PJ seems to think this is funny. But Mona is a soror and Jahanna just beat a
soror up! Regardless of how Mona acts and the foul things that she does, she is a member
of Alpha Kappa Alpha and she got beat up!
(The phone rings.)
APRIL - I don't know Katrice, I'm kinda feeling PJ on this one.
(KATRICE rolls her eyes and checks the caller ID. It is SYLVIA calling.)
APRIL - Hold on, it's Syl. Hello.
SYLVIA - Katrice this is Sylvia! I just found out some devastating news!
KATRICE - I heard too! We just found out!
SYLVIA - Oh my God! Can you believe this mess! How did you find out!
KATRICE - Jahanna just told me and PJ! And I just told April!
SYLVIA - April? You confronted April already?
KATRICE - Yeah, we just told her what Jahanna told us.
SYLVIA - Jahanna? How did she find out?
KATRICE - Huh? How did she find out? Jahanna is the one that did it!
SYLVIA - What! Jahanna slept with April?
KATRICE - What? Sylvia what the hell are you talking about?
SLYVIA - I am talking about this email on the vine that April sent out confessing that she is
a lesbian!
(KATRICE drops the phone and turns to APRIL.)
JAHANNA thinks - I have totally screwed up! Damn! I am so stupid!
(JAHANNA walks out of KATRICE's dorm and waits for the shuttle bus.)
JAHANNA - I have to talk to Presjina alone. She has to help me. She has to help me make
the sorors understand why it went down like that!
(JAHANNA checks her watch and looks down the street for the shuttle bus. The bus turns
the corner.)
JAHANNA thinks - Good. I need to get home before I start crying! I want to be an AKA so
bad! This mess is crazy!
(JAHANNA gets on the bus and it heads toward her dorm. She stares out the window.)
JAHANNA - If I can just convince PJ of what happened, it should be okay. Man, Katrice
looked really really mad and upset. There is no way she is going to forgive me! I am so
screwed!
(The shuttle arrives at JAHANNA's dorm. She gets out and goes into the lobby.)
JAHANNA - I'd better get a soda from the vending machine, eventhough I need something
stronger!
(JAHANNA walks past the elevator to the snack room. There are a few students scatterred
throughout the room talking. She notices someone.)
JAHANNA - Oh my God that is Mona sitting over there with that Jerrel guy that I met at the
basketball game! Why are they sitting with the Ques?

Episode 48
We begin this week's episode with DONTE. He is upset with WIL for telling MAX about his
personal reasons for not graduating. He is calling WIL now.
WIL - Hello.
DONTE - Wil, this is Donte.
WIL - Oh what's up man?
DONTE - Yo, you told Max about me not graduating?
WIL thinks - Shit!
WIL - Look man, I didn't mean to tell her but...
DONTE - But what man? I told you that shit in confidence! That is personal!
WIL - I know I know. I am sorry man. She forced it out of me. She played on my sympathy
because of her friendship with Octavia. I didn't mean to play you man.
DONTE - But you did.
WIL - I didn't mean to.
(silence)
WIL - Donte seriously, I am sorry dude. But on the real, you gotta listen to what we all are
saying to you. You have to get out of here.
DONTE - Wil, I already told you that this is personal and I have my reasons.
WIL - Donte don't be a fool bruh. What are you going to be a professional pledger when you
grow up? A professional stepper? What are you going to do? You are staying because of
Octavia and even she is leaving you because of this nonsense! So now what are you going
to have?
(silence)
WIL - Donte, we are only all saying this because we care about you man. We don't want to
see you throw your future away.
DONTE - I just think none of you understand me. That's all.
WIL - What? What are you talking about?
(There is a knock on DONTE's door.)
DONTE - Hold on bruh. Somebody is at my door.
WIL - Okay.
(DONTE opens the door.)
OCTAVIA - Hey there.
DONTE thinks - Oh shoot!
DONTE - Uh...hey. I didn't know that you were coming over.
OCTAVIA - Is it a bad time?
DONTE - Oh no! Come in, come in.
(OCTAVIA comes in and DONTE closes the door behind her.)
DONTE - Let me just hang up the phone with Wil. Hold on.
(DONTE picks the phone up as OCTAVIA sits down.)
DONTE - Hey Wil, I gotta go man. But we will finish this later.
WIL - Aight man. But hey, I am sorry.
DONTE - Uh huh.
(DONTE hangs up an sits next to OCTAVIA.)
DONTE - So what's up?
OCTAVIA - I am cool. How have you been?
DONTE - Maintaining.
OCTAVIA - I was thinking it would be a good idea if we spoke.
DONTE - Sure, I think that is a good idea.
OCTAVIA - Well first of all, let me say that the last few days have been hard on me. I have
gone through a lot of emotions.
DONTE - Yeah, me too.
OCTAVIA - But I spoke to Max and...
DONTE - Oh God.
OCTAVIA - Before you say anything, let me finish.
(DONTE listens.)
OCTAVIA - Max told me about her conversation with Wil.
(DONTE drops his head in anger.)
OCTAVIA - I just want to understand because I don't. If this is your attempt to impress me,
it didn't. Why would you want to stay at Ahpla for me?
(DONTE looks away.)
OCTAVIA - Donte talk to me.
(DONTE stands up and walks into the next room.)
OCTAVIA - Oh you just gonna walk away from me now? What kind of stuff is that Donte?
(OCTAVIA follows DONTE who pulls a box off the top of his book shelf.)
DONTE - I have something to show you. Sit down.
(OCTAVIA sits down and stays quiet just for the sake of curiosity.)
DONTE - Take a look at this picture.
(DONTE hands OCTAVIA a picture from the box. It is an old black and white photo that has
been restored.)
OCTAVIA - Who are these people?
DONTE - These are my parents. This was when they graduated from here.
OCTAVIA - Your parents both went to Ahpla?
DONTE - Yeah. My father met my mother here. They graduated in the same year.
OCTAVIA - That's cool. How did they meet?
DONTE - At a skeephi banquet. My father is frat and my mother is a soror from your
chapter.
OCTAVIA - She is? Oh gosh!
DONTE - One of the things that they always talk about is the chapter back then and how
they graduated together.
(DONTE hands her another picture.)
DONTE - Look at this one.
OCTAVIA - Don't tell me. Your grandparents met here at Ahpla too.
(DONTE's look answers yes.)
OCTAVIA - They did? Your grandparents met here too?
DONTE - Yep. My grandfather is frat and my grandmother is a soror. She didn't pledge here
though, she pledged after college.
OCTAVIA - Wow.
DONTE - But this picture is of their graduation. They graduated together.
OCTAVIA - They did? Wow, that is cool.
DONTE - This book is full of pictures of Ahpla memories from days of old. Real old.
OCTAVIA - So they are the true old school huh?
DONTE - Yes indeed! And they still talk about it.
OCTAVIA - So I think I see where you are going with this.
DONTE - Do you?
OCTAVIA - You wanted us to graduate together?
DONTE - I think it would have been nice.
(silence)
OCTAVIA - I see. Well that is sweet. It really is. Why didn't you tell me this before?
DONTE - Because you would have told me that it was a stupid idea.
(OCTAVIA smiles.)
OCTAVIA - No I wouldn't have.
DONTE - Yes you would've.
OCTAVIA - Okay maybe I would've. But you know how I feel about education. I
mean...what you are doing is sweet and all, but you cannot sacrifice your life to make a
kodak moment. You can put on the cap and gown and pretend we graduated together just
to show our grandkids.
(They laugh together.)
OCTAVIA - You are laughing with me but somehow I don't think that this is sinking in.
(OCTAVIA hands the pictures back to DONTE.)
OCTAVIA - Let me put it in terms that you may choose to relate to better. Let's say you had
a sphinxman named John.
(DONTE laughs.)
OCTAVIA - Seriously. Go along with this.
DONTE - Okay fine. John the sphinxman.
OCTAVIA - John has four line brothers who are pledging hard.
DONTE - If they are pledging this chapter they are! Ha ha ha ha.
OCTAVIA - Uh...yeah. So anyway, sphinxman John is not carrying his weight.
DONTE - He's not doing what he has to do?
OCTAVIA - Not at all. I mean, he is kinda whack. I know that some people are not good in
some areas. Some people may not remember history well. Some people may forget
greetings. Some people may not be able to handle the mental mind games of pledging. And
some people can't handle the physical nature of it. But John is whack in all areas.
DONTE - Damn, all areas?
OCTAVIA - In every area that I mentioned, John is terrible. Brothers have seriously
questioned why they put him on line in the first place and whether or not he will be a good
addition to the chapter.
DONTE - Wow! Okay, continue.
OCTAVIA - The other guys are doing fine. They began the process and would always pick up
the slack where sphinxman John lacked. They would carry his weight because they were
supposed to, but moreso because they wanted to.
DONTE - Okay.
OCTAVIA - But after a while, they didn't want to do that any longer. They saw that he just
wasn't worth the effort. They only pulled his slack now because they had to and it would be
worse on all of them if they didn't. John knew this so he purposely would do no work. He
knew that his line brothers would do it for him.
DONTE - Sounds like he needs his ass beat.
OCTAVIA - That doesn't seem to work. Now, here is the dilema. The line crosses tomorrow.
They have been through everything there is to go through. They have grown as individuals
and as a line. Everyone except John of course.
DONTE - Uh huh.
OCTAVIA - The chapter is deciding what to do. They want to cross sphinxman John with the
rest eventhough they know that he is not ready. But because of timing, they feel that they
have to. They can't delay the line because there is nothing more for the line to do. You don't
want to penalize the rest of the line for John either.
DONTE - Okay.
OCTAVIA - So the chapter decides to cross the line, including John. For time purposes.
DONTE - They wouldn't do that.
OCTAVIA - Why not? They have to get these guys off line. They are finished.
DONTE - But they can't cross a guy who isn't ready.
OCTAVIA - Why not. Timing is important.
DONTE - Not as important as doing things the right way. Hell no I wouldn't cross that John
dude. Forget timing. That's stupid.
OCTAVIA - But you think it's intelligent to try and time our graduations together? Isn't the
bigger picture life after graduation?
(silence)
(DONTE smiles.)
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Next we join the AKAs. PJ, APRIL, and KATRICE are discussing JAHANNA's actions against
MONA. KATRICE however, has just learned of a letter that APRIL sent out to The Vine AKA
email list confessing that she is a lesbian.
KATRICE - Hold on, it's Syl. Hello.
SYLVIA - Katrice this is Sylvia! I just found out some devastating news!
KATRICE - I heard too! We just found out!
SYLVIA - Oh my God! Can you believe this mess! How did you find out!
KATRICE - Jahanna just told me and PJ! And I just told April!
SYLVIA - April? You confronted April already?
KATRICE - Yeah, we just told her what Jahanna told us.
SYLVIA - Jahanna? How did she find out?
KATRICE - Huh? How did she find out? Jahanna is the one that did it!
SYLVIA - What! Jahanna slept with April?
KATRICE - What? Sylvia what the hell are you talking about?
SLYVIA - I am talking about this email on the vine that April sent out confessing that she is
a lesbian!
(KATRICE drops the phone and turns to APRIL.)
KATRICE - Oh my God! You didn't!
APRIL - What? What happened? I didn't what?
(PJ and APRIL are looking confused.)
KATRICE - How could you! How could you tell!
APRIL - What are you screaming about?
SYLVIA - Hello? Hello? Katrice?
(PJ sees the phone on the floor and picks it up.)
PJ - Hello?
SYLVIA - Katrice?
PJ - No this is PJ. What the heck is going on?
SYLVIA - I don't even know anymore! I called Katrice about this email that I got from the
vine about April, and she is talking about something involving Jahanna!
PJ - Email? What email?
APRIL - What are you screaming about? What did I do?
KATRICE - You sent an email to the vine about us?
APRIL - What?
KATRICE - You sent an email to the vine that you are gay?
APRIL - What! No I didn't! Hell no I didn't!
KATRICE - Sylvia is saying that you did!
APRIL - What? Give me the phone!
(APRIL grabs the phone from PJ.)
APRIL - Sylvia this is April. What are you talking about?
SYLVIA - I got an email from you confessing that you are a lesbian! You sent it to the vine!
APRIL - What? Hell no I didn't!
SYLVIA - How did this happen then? Are you saying that you didn't write this?
APRIL - Write what? What does it say?
Dear Sorors. I hope that this letter finds you in as good spirits as I am in in composing it. I
would like to tell you all, my sisters, a little story. Sorors, when I was growing up, I was
always a little different than most girls in my class. They wanted to play with dolls, I wanted
to play with trucks. They wanted to put on make up, I wanted to put on overalls. My
parents thought that it was a fad, a tom boy fad and that I would grow out of it. Never did,
just suppressed it. In high school, most girls were caught up in the cutest boy, the captain
of the basketball team or something. I was too because I had to play the part. Got to
college, to Ahpla University. I knew I would meet a good man in college. Someone that
could take care of me while I take care of him. Someone who would vow to love me, til
death do us part. All that jazz. So I go out with a couple of guys and they are jerks. But all
men are not jerks. All men are not dogs. Are they? I grew up in the church. What does the
church teach us? What did the church teach me? That sex was a bad thing. That it was sin
and evil. Unless sex was sanctified, in which it was after and only after you stood in front of
the preacher and vowed your love before God and man. So we as humans, as women, are
to surpress the urges, the natural urges that we have as humans and keep them under
locks until that time where it is deemed "okay" to act upon them? I became an AKA because
of the tight bond that I share with all of you. Each and every one of you. I consider you all
my sisters, my closest friends. And there are times where sisters need to come together for
one another. There are times when I don't want to speak to my mother. There are times
when I don't want to speak to my father. There are times that I don't want to speak to my
boyfriends. But my sisters and only my sisters can be there for me. Sisters, this is one of
those times. I need for you all to understand that I have come to a turning point in my life.
I am no longer afraid and I am ready to own up to who I am and what I am about. Let the
chips fall where they may. And I am coming out to you first, because you are my sisters and
I know that you will look at me as such, as a sister, regardless. Sorors, I am a lesbian.
Whew! I said it! I am a lesbian and I enjoy being with a woman. The soft touch of a
woman's hand. The sweet perfume that lingers on a woman when they pass you by. Yes I
have dealt with men. Men that roll over and give no affection after the erection. Men that
want to hit it and never call again. Men that have girlfriends when it is convenient to have
girlfriends. Men that are about nothing but some bullshit.And then, I have been with
women. Women who care about me. Women who touch my soul. Women who touch my
mind. Women who touch my body. Women who touch my legs. Women who touch my back.
Women who touch my breasts. Women who know my spots...all of them. And took their
time finding them! Whew! Sorors, I am trying to tell you. There is NOTHING like being with
someone that knows how to make you tingle in the best way. When a woman knows what
she is doing...
Let me stop because my screen is fogging up! Back to the point. The point is that right now
I don't feel afraid. The question is, will I find my fear again in the future. What I mean is, I
am kinda pumped up right now. Who would ever think that I would compose a letter to
AKA's confessing that I am gay. But I just had sex in the best way with a woman a few
minutes ago. She is currently asleep on my bed. So right at this moment, I have the
courage and the will to write this letter. But who knows how I will feel in the morning, or
tomorrow or next week. I may try to come back on this very listserv and take all of these
words back. I don't know. Just know that if you see me send you another letter, kind of a
retraction, to not pay any attention to it. This is the genuine truth because the emotions are
high right now and this feels right. It feels like the right way to express myself. If you see a
letter in the future refuting this letter, ignore it. For all of you women who have not tried
anything with another woman, I suggest you go try it. It is off the hook! Especially if you
haven't found a man that can work it the way that you want it worked! Trust me sorors, yall
are missing out! Let's all go out and try it this weekend and then log back on next week and
see what the results are! Hee hee hee, sounds like fun. I know I am down to give it another
go. Speaking of which, my lover is waking up. Time for some more! So let me end this
letter. I hope this letter has opened your eyes about me. Specifically all of you sorors that
know me personally. Don't call me and try to change my mind or change me. I have found
true happiness and it was in a most unlikely place. On the lips of a woman! God bless you
all! April AKA Ahpla University
(silence)
SYLVIA - April? April are you still there? Did you hear all of that? Hello? Hello?
(APRIL slowly hangs up.)
PJ - What happened?
KATRICE - Yeah, what the hell is going on?
(silence)
KATRICE - April, what is going on?
APRIL - Somebody sent a letter to the vine. From my account. I didn't send it.
PJ - But that is impossible. Who would have access to your email account?
KATRICE - Yeah, how can somebody break into your account? Do you know who could have
done this?
APRIL - I know exactly who could have done this! And when I see her ass, I'm going to kill
her!
PJ - Who?
(silence)
APRIL - Mona Ferguson!
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MONA is speaking with the Omegas, RONNIE, DEXTER, DRE and JERREL. JAHANNA is trying
to listen nearby.
RONNIE - So let me get this straight.
MONA - Uh huh.
RONNIE - This Alpha nigga Larry just jumped all over you for no reason bruh?
JERREL - That is exactly how it went down.
RONNIE - Up in Pharoahs?
JERREL - Yep.
DEXTER - But wait, I know Larry. He doesn't seem like the type.
DRE - How well do you know him?
DEXTER - Actually, I don't know him too well. But I remember talking with him once with
Nino. This was when he was trying to be a member of his frat.
DRE - People are always different in that setting. They just say what they gotta say to get in
the frat. They change once they get in.
MONA - True, true. I know that much for a fact.
DEXTER - Yeah, maybe you're right.
RONNIE - The bottom line is that nigga disrespected a bruh. Jerrel is a transfer student and
he is frat. How the hell is he welcomed to Ahpla? With a fight? That shit is fucked up and I
think we should handle business for him.
(MONA smiles.)
DEXTER - What are you suggesting man? A war with the Alphas? That shit aint cool either.
RONNIE - Fuck them!
MONA - Wait hold on. We aint suggesting a war with anybody.
JERREL - Yeah bruh. I aint trying to cause no trouble.
RONNIE - Fuck that, they started it. You aint causing no trouble Jerrel. We got your back
dog.
MONA - All I am saying is that Jerrel was treated unfairly. And you know me, I hate for
someone to be treated unfairly.
JAHANNA thinks - Oh God!
DRE - So Jerrel, what do you think we should do?
JERREL - Well, I think that we should...
MONA - He thinks that we should single out the responsible individuals and deal with just
them. There is no need to take on the whole frat. Most of the Alphas are cool guys.
RONNIE - Whatever.
DEXTER - Maybe Mona is right. We don't need to start no campus war.
MONA - If nothing else, yall are outnumbered. Ha ha ha ha.
RONNIE - Whatever, I don't care.
DRE - Yeah, Ronnie against the world.
(They all laugh.)
RONNIE - But seriously. We single out Larry and deal with him huh?
MONA - Well there are more people responsible than Larry. They need to be dealt with as
well.
DEXTER - Huh? I thought you said that Larry hit you Jerrel.
JERREL - He did. I don't know what...
MONA - Basically, Larry was the one who hit Jerrel but...
(JERREL stares at MONA for cutting him off again.)
MONA - ...there were other people conspiring against him.
RONNIE - Oh yeah? Like who?
MONA - Well first, there was June.
DEXTER - June? Buck's new girlfriend?
MONA - Yeah. I overheard her talking to Larry about Jerrel. She was telling some nasty
rumors to Larry about him being a perp or something.
RONNIE - Really? Hmmm, this is getting interesting.
MONA - Then there is Katrice. She played Jerrel from the beginning. He was just being
friendly and trying to meet some people. She treated him like a step child at the Ahpla
Amgis game.
JERREL - Yeah, she did but...
MONA - And last but not least, there is PJ and Bobby.
RONNIE - Bobby? Okay now you are talking!
MONA - Nobody knows this yet but PJ and Larry are messing around.
DEXTER - They are?
MONA - Yep. But PJ likes Jerrel too. You know she is into the pretty boy types. Look at
Gregg. Well anyway, she approached Jerrel and tried to hook up with him. Jerrel refused
because he knew she had a man. Because PJ got rejected by Jerrel, she told Larry that he
had hit on her and that he was very rude and disrespectful. That is what pissed Larry off at
Pharoahs in the first place.
JERREL thinks - Huh?
DEXTER - Oh I get it.
MONA - And because of what June had told Larry, he already thought that Jerrel was shady
to begin with.
RONNIE- So how does Bobby play into all this?
MONA - He is president of the chapter so I just think he is responsible.
RONNIE - Hey, that works for me! Ha ha ha ha!
JERREL - Hey bruhs, I gotta make a quick phone call. Hey Mona, show me where the pay
phone is.
MONA - Sure. Ronnie, we will be right back.
RONNIE - Cool.
(MONA and JERREL get up and RONNIE continues to talk with DEXTER and DRE. JAHANNA
ducks out of sight.)
JERREL - What the hell are you doing? I told you I wanted to get back at Larry. Who the hell
are all those other people you threw up in there? I aint got nothing against any of them!
MONA - Hey, if you are going to work with me, then you do things my way. Now do you
want to get Larry or not?
JERREL - Well...yeah.
MONA - Good. Then just follow my lead. Trust me, this is going to work out well for both of
us.

Episode 49
We begin this week's episode with BUCK who is at JUNE's front door. DERRICK and his
mother Ms. RAINES are inside.
(JUNE sees BUCK.)
JUNE thinks - Oh no!
JUNE whispers - Buck! What are you doing here!
BUCK - I just came to see ya baby. What's going on? Can I come in?
(JUNE closes the door behind herself and steps into the hall.)
JUNE - Uh...no you can't. I am busy right now, I am...uh...reading some stuff.
BUCK - Cool, well let me chill over here. I promise I won't disturb you, I can catch up on
some reading myself. Ha ha ha, you know us Amgis students study a whole lot! Ha ha ha!
(JUNE looks around and hopes DERRICK doesn't here BUCK laughing.)
JUNE - No...uh...this really isn't a good time Buck. It would be better if you just left.
BUCK - Why? What's wrong? Do you have company?
JUNE - Uh...
(The door opens.)
BUCK - Well well well. What's up my man?
DERRICK - Buck? What the hell are you doing here?
(DERRICK steps into the hallway.)
BUCK - I was about to ask you the same thing brother man.
(JUNE steps between DERRICK and BUCK.)
JUNE - Buck, why don't you just go!
(BUCK turns his glance from DERRICK to JUNE.)
BUCK - Is that what you really want June?
DERRICK - You heard her man! Be out!
BUCK - Aint nobody talking to you! I was talking to June. And if June wants me to leave
then I will leave.
DERRICK - Well she wants you to leave!
BUCK - June can speak for herself! Unlike some people who need dear old dad to hook them
up! You can't get a contract without dad huh? Ha ha ha ha ha ha!
DERRICK - What!
JUNE - That's enough Buck! I want you to go!
(JUNE tries to keep DERRICK back.)
BUCK - Aight I'm out! June I'll call ya later. Ha ha ha ha ha! Hey D, tell Lowell I said hello.
Ha ha ha ha ha!
(BUCK continues to laugh as he walks down the hall. JUNE turns to DERRICK.)
JUNE - Don't pay him any attention.
DERRICK - No! I need to do just the opposite! I gotta go!
JUNE - Where are you going?
DERRICK - I'll be back. Tell my mother that I will be back.
JUNE - But wait! Where are you going?
(DERRICK runs down the hall.)
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The members of Omega Psi Phi are meeting at the Omega frat house, discussing what they
are going to do next.
DEXTER - I say we calm down. For real. There is just too much going on right now. With
everything going on in the news, we need to really think this thing out.
RONNIE - I hear what you are saying Dex, but we have to move on. I have family in New
York as well as in DC. I called and checked on all of my people after the tradgedies. We
can't let our lives halt because of this. This is something going on on our campus, between
two fraternities, that we discussed last week. It is time for us to do what we said we were
going to do.
DEXTER - But we never agreed or voted even to do anything.
RONNIE - I thought we were all in agreement.
DRE - Now wait. No we didn't agree on what we should do, but that is why I thought we
were here. I do agree with Dexter on the timliness, but we can't sit around and do nothing.
The Alphas jumped one of our frat brothers. That shit is wrong for any brother. Whether
they are Omega or not.
DEXTER - And I still can't see them doing that. Come one man, you know the Alphas. They
aint even about no stuff like that.
RONNIE - Whatever! I wouldn't put nothing past nobody.
DRE - I hear that.
RONNIE - Dex are you in or are you out?
(silence)
RONNIE - Well?
DEXTER - What's the plan?
RONNIE - Aight look. I know that they are going to be over at Bobby's place.
DRE - How do you know?
RONNIE - Trina told me. She seems to know everything about them niggas.
DRE - Okay so then what do we do?
RONNIE - We go over there and ask to speak to Larry. And we get him aside and deal with
that nigga.
DEXTER - How do we get him alone?
RONNIE - We just tell that nigga to come outside.
DRE - Now you sound stupid. They are gonna just let their boy out to the hounds by
himself? And with you there probably talking mad shit? I don't think so.
RONNIE - You got a better plan?
DRE - Yes I do. I say we send Dex over there.
DEXTRER - What? Me? Why me?
DRE - Because they will trust you. So if you ask to holla at Larry, he will probably come out
and follow you to where we are. And then we can deal with him properly.
DEXTER - Hell no I aint doing that!
RONNIE - Why not?
DEXTER - Because man, that is betraying a trust that I have with my friends.
RONNIE - What about the trust that you have with your frat?
(silence)
RONNIE - Don't flake out on me now man.
DRE - What you gonna do Dexter? Dog, are you in or out?
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XAVIER is at home going through his story board for the upcoming issue of The Sands, the
school newspaper.
XAVIER thinks - The World Trade Center crash was devastating to say the least! How can I
write this and give the proper emotion behind this? Wow, I can't believe this is happening.
This may be the last days that are spoken of in the word.
(XAVIER gets up from his desk and grabs a book off of his shelf.)
XAVIER thinks - Hmmm, left behind. This story seemed to put a lot of this in perspective. I
am glad I started reading the series.
(He puts that book back and picks up the bible.)
XAVIER thinks - I need to say a prayer again for all the families of the victims of this
senseless crime.
(As XAVIER opens the bible, there is a knock on the door.)
XAVIER thinks - I wonder who this is. Maybe this is Shareesa.
(XAVIER goes and answers the door.)
APRIL - Hey Xavier, are you busy? I hate to come by unannounced but I need to talk to
you.
XAVIER - Oh sure, come on in April. How you doin'?
(APRIL comes in and XAVIER closes the door behind her.)
XAVIER - Are you okay?
APRIL - I think so.
XAVIER - Sit down. Do you want something to drink?
APRIL - Naw, I'm cool. Thanks.
XAVIER - So what's wrong?
(XAVIER sits next to APRIL.)
APRIL - Okay, I need this to remain between me and you. Okay?
XAVIER - Oh sure, you can trust in my confidence.
APRIL - Thank you. Okay, here is the deal. Somebody, well I shouldn't say somebody
because I know who did it. But somebody broke into my email account and sent a letter to
my sorors that I am a lesbian.
XAVIER - What? Are you serious?
APRIL - Yeah. She sent a long letter out as if it were me. Professing that that is the lifestyle
that I lead and that is just the way that I am.
XAVIER - Oh my God! Can you go back and deny it?
APRIL - I can but the way that the letter was written, it makes it hard now. It's almost as if
she knew that I would come back and say that it wasn't me. Lots of sorors won't believe
that I really didn't say those things.
XAVIER - Man, that is messed up!
APRIL - But that isn't all.
XAVIER - There's more?
APRIL - Yeah. The thing is...
(APRIL pauses.)
XAVIER - Go on.
(silence)
APRIL - This is hard.
XAVIER - Take your time. You are talking to a friend.
(APRIL smiles.)
APRIL - The thing is, there was an incident...
(silence)
APRIL - ...where I was with a...woman.
(XAVIER has a shocked look on his face.)
XAVIER - So, are you a lesbian?
APRIL - No. Well I don't think so. I don't want to date or sleep with women. Nothing like
that. As a matter of fact, right about now I don't want to sleep with anybody.
XAVIER - Me neither.
(They laugh together.)
APRIL - Well I know you don't!
(They laugh again.)
APRIL - But for me it was just something that happened. Ya know? Just kinda happened.
XAVIER - So it won't happen again?
APRIL - No. But my fear is how this person found out. I know the people who know. And I
can't figure out how this person found out about this whole deal. But nonetheless, I want to
kill her and I am going to kill her when I see her again.
XAVIER - Now April, that isn't the attitude to have.
APRIL - Oh no? Maybe if I told you who it was wo did this to me, you wouldn't say that.
XAVIER - It doesn't make a difference who it is. Beating her down or kicking her butt is
infantile. You don't want to do that.
APRIL - It was Mona Ferguson.
(silence)
XAVIER - So when you gonna beat her up?
(They laugh.)
XAVIER - No seriously, I am only kidding. Look April, I know you came here so I could talk
you out of beating Mona up.
APRIL - How did you know?
XAVIER - Because I know that as much as you don't like Mona, you don't want to kick her
butt either.
APRIL - That is a fine line. Trust me.
XAVIER - I know and I understand how you feel. But let me say this to you. You don't need
to get to Mona with your fists. You need to get to Mona with your mind. Don't be stronger
than Mona, be smarter than Mona. Ya know?
APRIL - I think I see where you are going.
XAVIER - She keeps getting you and your sorors upset. But how? Not by beating yall up.
But by doing things that she knows will piss yall off.
APRIL - True.
XAVIER - And I am not advocating revenge, but if you must do what you gotta do, do it
where it will affect her. Feel me?
APRIL - You are definitely felt. Thanks.
XAVIER - No problem. And this info is safe with me for the record.
APRIL - Thanks again for that.
(silence)
APRIL - Well, I don't want to take up to much more of your time.
XAVIER - Yeah, I need to get to finishing this writing for the paper.
APRIL - Cool, well I will let you get back to that then.
APRIL thinks - Please say I can stay! Please say I can stay! Please say I can stay!
XAVIER - Okay, well call me if you need anything else or if you need to talk or anything.
APRIL - Okay cool.
APRIL thinks - Dammit!
(XAVIER and APRIL get up.)
APRIL - Thanks for the advice.
XAVIER - Any time. Thanks for stopping by.
(They pause by the door.)
APRIL thinks - Maybe he will kiss me good night!
(XAVIER opens the door and holds it open for APRIL.)
APRIL thinks - Damn!
(APRIL reaches to hug XAVIER. He hugs her back.)
XAVIER - Talk to ya later.
APRIL - Bye. Good luck with the article.
XAVIER - Oh thanks.
(XAVIER smiles as APRIL walks out and he slowly closes the door.)
APRIL thinks - Damn, I think I really am falling for him!
XAVIER thinks - Okay, that settles it! I am not going after April anymore! I have to follow
where my gut and where my heart is. Lord please let me know if I am doing the right thing
by following what I feel is right. I pray that this is the companion that you have sent to me.
(XAVIER picks up the phone and dials. The phone rings.)
XAVIER thinks - Sorry Gregg.
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There is a knock on LOWELL DODGE's door.
LOWELL - Derrick? What brings you by son?
(DERRICK just walks in.)
LOWELL - Sure...come on in.
DERRICK - Look, let's get to the point.
(LOWELL sits down.)
DERRICK - What do you want from me?
LOWELL - What do you mean son?
DERRICK - Cut the crap Lowell. What do you want from me?
(LOWELL gets up and goes to his mini bar. He pours himself a drink.)
LOWELL - I know you don't drink. Want some juice?
DERRICK - I don't have time for your games. Why did you come back? What do you want?
LOWELL - I want you to quit being stupid and play your heart out in the NBA. That is what I
want. I want you to be happy. I know that things that I did didn't make you happy growing
up. There is nothing that I can do about that now Derrick. But don't punish yourself in an
attempt to punish me.
(DERRICK sits and holds his head.)
LOWELL - Look Derrick. I am not trying to play any games with you. Or with your mother. I
cannot ask your forgiveness for leaving you alone. If you want to know what I want...this is
what I want.
(LOWELL puts his glass down and goes to his desk.)
DERRICK - What are you doing?
LOWELL - I want to show you something.
(DERRICK gets up and goes to the small fridge at LOWELL's mini bar. He pours himself
orange juice.)
DERRICK - You're right. I don't drink.
LOWELL - I know, and stay that way. Let me show you what I want. I want you to sign this.
(LOWELL comes back with a few pieces of paper.)
DERRICK - Sign what?
LOWELL - Eventhough you walked out of the Trailblazer tryouts, they were impressed. Very
impressed. I spoke to the scouts on your behalf and I spoke with Coach Edwards. I
explained why you were upset and why you walked out.
(DERRICK sits back down and looks at the papers.)
LOWELL - They are offerring you a deal Derrick. They are not giving you a straight up path
to the court. But they want to sign you to their practice squad. From there, you will join the
team. In another year you will be a starter at the rate you are going. This is your ticket
Derrick. If you sign this deal, you will be a player in the NBA.
DERRICK thinks - Oh my God!
DERRICK - How much are they offerring me?
(LOWELL smiles as he sits back down.)
LOWELL - Actually Derrick, they are asking more from you than what they are giving to you.
They are asking you to leave school now. They are asking you to trust their organization
and believe that you will be playing in about a year. They are asking you to trust them as
they train you on the real game. How to bang with the big boys.
DERRICK - I got game already.
LOWELL - I know that. And they know that too. But they want you to trust that they can
improve what game you have already. They see the potential in you. Just like I do. That is
why they are asking you to do all of this and offerring you...
(LOWELL pauses.)
LOWELL - They are offerring you five point six million to do it.
(DERRICK's mouth pops open.)
DERRICK - Five million dollars? Are you serious?
LOWELL - Very. So how do you feel now son?
(DERRICK just sits there staring at the papers.)
DERRICK - Five million dollars? I don't believe this!
LOWELL - Believe it. I had to pull a lot of strings for this. But you deserve it. You are a great
player and you will get your chance to prove to the world just how good you are.
DERRICK - Oh shit! I don't believe this! Where does it say that in this contract?
LOWELL - Page three.
(DERRICK turns to page three.)
LOWELL - But Derrick, never mind the money. That isn't the motivation here. The true
passion is the love of the game. I know that you love the game of basketball and I want to
see you express that love until you don't want to anymore. And hopefully that will be after a
hall of fame type career.
(DERRICK is still reading.)
LOWELL - Uh Derrick. Do you want some more juice? How about something to eat?
(DERRICK doesn't answer as he is still reading.)
LOWELL - Me and Coach Edwards went through the entire contract with a fine toothed
comb. As did my lawyers at the firm as did the lawyer for Coach and for Ahpla University.
The contract is fine, trust me.
(DERRICK still reads.)
LOWELL - You probably can't understand all of that legal mumbo jumbo anyhow. Let's talk
about some other possibilities.
(silence)
LOWELL - Derrick. Derrick?
DERRICK - It says here that you get one million of my five point six!

Episode 50
SHAREESA'S ANSWERING MACHINE - Sorry but I am not in, please leave a mess...
(click)
(XAVIER hangs up.)
XAVIER thinks - I can't do this on an answering machine. As a matter of fact, I can't do this
over the phone. I need to speak to Shareesa face to face.
(XAVIER walks into his bathroom and stares at himself in the mirror.)
XAVIER thinks - Okay, what should I say?
XAVIER - Shareesa, I realize that this is a very awkward situation. Believe me, I never knew
I would be here. But I can't help the way that I feel about you. I love Gregg like a brother.
But I want to be with you.
(silence)
XAVIER - Gregg...Gregg, um. I need to talk to you. See, the thing is...
(XAVIER looks away.)
XAVIER - Um...I kinda fell in love with...Shareesa. Wait! Wait! Think about it bruh, you were
never faithful! You always had like five girls on the side and she got fed up and so did I!
XAVIER thinks - Dag!
(silence)
XAVIER - Shareesa, I can understand Gregg being upset. I mean, I would too. But I think
this is a situation that we can work out. Definitely. So are you with me?
(XAVIER walks from the bathroom into his bedroom. He sits on the bed.)
XAVIER thinks - Lord, what do you want me to do?
(XAVIER closes his eyes.)
XAVIER - Father, speak to my heart. I don't want to hurt my brother, but I think this is the
person for me. Please help this confused soul. Show me a sign. Help me Lord.
(XAVIER looks up and looks around. He looks at the phone.)
XAVIER - I see you don't work to our time tables huh Lord?
(XAVIER laughs to himself as he gets up and grabs his jacket.)
XAVIER thinks - The Lord helps those who help themselves.
(XAVIER grabs his keys and walks out the door.)
TWENTY MINUTES LATER
(There is a knock on SHAREESA's door.)
SHAREESA thinks - Man, I haven't been home for three minutes and already people are
knocking! Sheesh!
(There is another knock.)
SHAREESA - Coming!
SHAREESA thinks - Who the heck is this anyway?
(SHAREESA looks through the peephole.)
SHAREESA - What in the world...
(SHAREESA opens the door.)
GREGG - Don't say a word. Just take these and go inside and sit down.
(GREGG hands SHAREESA a bunch of long stem red roses.)
SHAREESA - Gregg, what are you doing?
GREGG - Trust me for a second. Just go back inside and sit down.
SHAREESA thinks - What in the world is this boy doing?
(SHAREESA smiles to herself as she looks at the bunches of roses. She doesn't let GREGG
see her smile. She hesitates but walks back inside. GREGG follows.)
GREGG - Just sit down and put the flowers down too.
(SHAREESA does.)
GREGG - Reece, here is the deal. I saw you, I loved you, I lost you, I died. I tried to
explain, you didn't hear. You listened, but you didn't hear. So now I am here to get my life
back.
SHAREESA - But Gr...
GREGG - Shhhhhhh!
(GREGG picks one flower out of the stack.)
GREGG - I remember when I first saw you. I had just crossed and I saw you. You were with
the AKAs. I had seen you before, but never like this day. This was the first day I saw you. I
had seen pretty girls before, beautiful girls before. But never had I seen what I saw that
day. I remember that day like it was yesterday.
(GREGG gives the first flower to SHAREESA and picks up another one.)
GREGG - Remember the Kappa party? We had gone over and I was really hoping that you
would come. I made sure some of your sorors got fliers and I pumped it up to them. But it
was all because I wanted to see if I could recall what I saw when I first saw you. You came
to the party.
SHAREESA - Yeah, I remember.
GREGG - I remember the moment you walked in. Everything else could have stopped and
you could have knocked me over with a feather. I remember what I had seen when I first
saw you when I saw you at the party. That is when I decided I had to talk to you.
(GREGG gives her the second rose and picks another one up.)
GREGG - Do you remember our first conversation?
SHAREESA - Yeah, you asked me to dance.
GREGG - No, that wasn't our first conversation.
SHAREESA - It wasn't?
GREGG - No, that was me trying to get you to dance with me. Even when I spoke to you
that night, I was not conversing to you. Even when you let me call you and we spoke, we
weren't talking. Our first converstaion came two weeks later when we first went out
together. That is when I stopped being Gregg the mack, Gregg the player. I stopped trying
to impress you. I wasn't in front of frat. I wasn't in front of other girls. I wanted you to get
to know me for me, so I spoke to you from inside of me. This was our first conversation,
and this is when I fell in love with you.
(SHAREESA begins to count the roses that remain in the bunch.)
SHAREESA thinks - Oh my God! Is Gregg going to go back in time to every significant event
in our relationship? There must be forty roses here!
(GREGG briefly passes through a few more significant events which led to him and
SHAREESA becoming a committed couple. SHAREESA is now holding a bunch of roses from
the stack. Then he breaks the flow.)
GREGG - You have always been the perfect companion Shareesa...
(GREGG turns away.)
GREGG - ...um...you have always been perfect. In every way. You have always treated me
with respect. I took that for granted. You put me on such a high pedastal in your life that it
went to my head...
(silence)
(GREGG turns back to face THERESA. His face is wet from his tears.)
GREGG - I took your love for granted and it went to my head. I knew I had something
special in you. I knew that from the first rose. But I still took it for granted in the end. I
began to wonder and wander. I lost my focus and my vision. I was stupid...a stupid, stupid
idiot.
(GREGG continues to speak. He doesn't hand SHAREESA any roses.)
GREGG - At the crossroads of my life with you, I chose the wrong path. I travelled down
that path for a long time. Knowing I was on the path, regretting being on the path. Wishing
I had never chosen this way. But nonetheless, travelling.
(GREGG wipes his face with his hands, but tears continue to fall.)
SHAREESA - Gregg, please stop crying. Are you okay?
GREGG - I have to do this. I have to do this.
(GREGG pauses and collects his thoughts.)
GREGG - I feel like I wasn't even being myself anymore. I mean truly who I am. Deep
down. I was losing you day by day and didn't even know it. My precious gift that God gave
me, was slipping right through my fingers. Then...
(GREGG stops as if he can't go on. He places his hand on his stomach.)
(silence)
(He continues.)
GREGG - Then I lost my half. I lost half of me. I lost my brother. My brother Nino left me. I
died with Nino Shareesa. I died. That stupid part of me that Nino kept warning me about.
He kept telling me that at some point karma would catch up to me. He meant so much to
me as a person. As a man. As an example to live by. When he...when he died, I died to. But
my death penalty is worse...
(GREGG picks up another rose.)
GREGG - ...my sentence is to remain here on earth and miss him every day. I know he is
happy. He is making God laugh and probably having step practice with the disciples or
something.
(GREGG laughs a little as he looks skyward. His attention quickly comes back to SHAREESA
and the rose he holds in his hand.)
GREGG - This one rose is for life and death. Nino's death represents my life. My life as a
player, a so called hustler. That part of me passed with Nino. He hated those things about
me. So when he left, he took the characteristics with him. I am sure he found some garbage
can in heaven to dump them in.
SHAREESA thinks - Oh God! I can't take it!
(SHAREESA wipes a tear that she was trying to hold within her eye. She hates the fact that
it escaped and ran down her cheek. GREGG doesn't notice her wiping her face.)
GREGG - This rose represents Nino and the passing into the new me. The me that I knew I
always was. The Gregg capable of loving, caring and sharing. The Gregg longing for your
touch. Not even in the way that I used to touch you. But for a kiss from your soul. Ya know?
(GREGG stops. He sits down. He had been standing the entire time. He changes the subject
a bit.)
GREGG - I didn't mean to get so emotional. And I didn't mean to make you emotional.
SHAREESA - Oh that's okay.
(They are both wiping their faces off.)
SHAREESA - Well I have a question.
GREGG - Yeah.
SHAREESA - You gave me a rose for all the significant events of us. That was beautiful.
Truly beautiful.
(SHAREESA stares at the bouqet she is holding and the remaining roses in the original
bunch.)
SHAREESA - You have brought us to the present but there are a few roses left. Did you
select too many? I like the concept but was your counting off?
GREGG - Oh no, let me continue.
(GREGG wipes his face dry and grabs the last few roses.)
GREGG - This rose represents today. Since the last rose represented the death of the old
me, this one represents the birth of the new me. I am reborn through the regeneration of
us. If you choose to come back to me, you will give me a new birth. That is what this rose
is.
SHAREESA thinks - Oh God!
(SHAREESA smiles. He takes out another one.)
GREGG - This next one is for the day I ask you to be my wife. I don't know when that is,
but if you take me back, I will never hurt you again. If there was any chance that I would
hurt you again, I really wouldn't waste your time right now. Really I wouldn't. I would let
you go about your business.
(He places that one down and grabs two more.)
GREGG - This is for our wedding day, and this other one is for our son.
SHAREESA - Our son?
GREGG - Yes, I want you to be the foundation of my family. Forever.
(SHAREESA gets teary eyed again.)
SHAREESA - How do you know you won't have a daughter?
GREGG - That is what these next two flowers are for. I know that twins run in your family.
So after we have a little nupe, I want twin girls.
SHAREESA - Easy for you to say, you aint gonna be the one carrying them around for nine
months.
GREGG - But I will be carrying you.
(silence)
(SHAREESA pouts.)
XAVIER thinks - Okay, this is it!
(XAVIER looks up and is standing at the front of SHAREESA's apartment complex.)
XAVIER thinks - I can't go back now. I have made it all the way here. Praying all the way!
(XAVIER laughs to himself as he walks into the lobby and walks toward the elevator.)
XAVIER thinks - I am so concerned with Gregg though. I think that me telling Shareesa how
I feel may be the easy part. It will be breaking the news to Gregg that will be crazy to say
the least!
(XAVIER watches the numbers rise in the elevator car.)
XAVIER thinks - I just pray that this will be successful. I don't want to hurt anyone. Lord
please don't let any ill will grow amongst friends. Amongst brothers.
(The elevator stops on SHAREESA's floor. XAVIER takes a deep breath.)
XAVIER thinks - Okay, here we go!
(The elevator door opens.)
XAVIER - Gregg?
GREGG - Z?
XAVIER thinks - Oh my Lord!
XAVIER - Gregg what are you doing here? Are you okay? Your eyes are all red!
(GREGG steps into the elevator and hugs XAVIER.)
GREGG - Frat, you won't believe what happened! I came here to speak to Shareesa. I knew
that it was now or never. I couldn't afford to lose her man! I just couldn't! So I laid all my
cards on the table. I'm saying bruh, I put it all out. All of my emotions came out. I left no
stone unturned and I got it all off my chest. And now I have the greatest news in the world
man! She says that she wants to work on our relationship!
XAVIER - What?
GREGG - Man, we are getting back together! I aint much of a praying man, but I know that
my prayers were answered today! I am the happiest man alive! I know she wants to take it
slow, and I understand. But I will never hurt her again man! Believe me! I love her man! I
am in love with Shareesa and I will be for the rest of my life! What do you think man?
(The elevator door closes by accident and the car starts to move back down toward the
lobby.)
(silence)
XAVIER - Gregg, I am really happy for you man. I hope that you and Shareesa are very
happy together.
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DERRICK is at his place. He is discussing with CARYN the predicament that he is in between
the Portland Trailblazers of the NBA and his deadbeat dad LOWELL DODGE.
DERRICK - I can't believe that bastard did this to me! I should've known there was a catch!
I should've known!
CARYN - Well what difference does it make Derrick? We would...I mean...you would still be
a millionaire regardless.
DERRICK - This is so not about the money Caryn. Lowell Dodge is only a part of my life right
now so he can get paid. If I couldn't handle a basketball, he would have no knowledge of
me whatsoever. That shit is fucked up!
CARYN - Forget his reasons Derrick! Don't be a fool! Take the money and run! Do you know
how much you can buy with one million dollars? Let alone two million? Sheesh, I couldn't
spend that all in one year! Ha ha ha ha!
(DERRICK just looks at CARYN and then gets up to pace the floor again.)
DERRICK - Ooooh that burns me up! It really does!
CARYN - Calm down boo. Why don't you go get some fresh air or something. Aight?
DERRICK - Good idea.
(DERRICK heads for the door.)
DERRICK thinks - Anything to get away from you right now!
DERRICK - I'll be back.
CARYN - Good. I hope some fresh air will start to clear your mind.
DERRICK - Sure.
(DERRICK doesn't look back as he walks out and closes the door behind him.)
DERRICK thinks - I can't talk to her. She can be dumb at times and I can't deal with that!
(DERRICK walks to a bench and sits down. He pulls out his cell phone and dials.)
JUNE - Hello?
DERRICK - Hey.
JUNE - Hey. You okay?
DERRICK - Still debating.
JUNE - Yeah. I see. How you feeling?
DERRICK - I just can't believe that snake Lowell is trying to get over like this! Dammit!
JUNE - Hmmm. What do you think you are going to do?
DERRICK - I honestly don't know.
JUNE - Well look. Let's weigh the pros and cons.
DERRICK - Okay, good idea.
JUNE - Okay. Let's do the cons first.
DERRICK - That motherfucker Lowell gets paid.
JUNE - O...kay. Anymore cons?
DERRICK - Yeah, that motherfucker Lowell gets paid.
JUNE - Um, how about some different cons.
DERRICK - Okay con. If I go into the NBA, I won't be able to keep you and Buck separated.
JUNE - What?
DERRICK - June, if I leave to go into the NBA, Buck will have no defense against him trying
to get with you. I know that you and I are not together right now. But there is no secret
that I still have feelings for you. And you can't deny that you did date Buck already. So you
obviously like him.
(silence)
DERRICK - Your silence speaks volumes.
JUNE - Derrick, don't let me be a part of your decision whatsoever. I should have nothing to
do with what you decide. This decision has all to do with you and nothing to do with me.
DERRICK - I wish it were that simple.
JUNE - Why isn't it? I am not the one who will have to perform on the basketball court. You
will.
(silence)
JUNE - Anyway, you have people that you need to worry about besides me. You know that.
What about that lil baby that Caryn had that you take care of?
DERRICK - You know what? Bobby is about to get a wake up call in fatherhood.That lil baby
is not mine and I think it is about time his real
dad stepped in and took his rightful place.
JUNE - I hear you.
DERRICK - If I take this opportunity with the NBA, I may be losing you forever and that
sorry excuse for a man that calls himself my father will become instantly rich and cling on to
me like he has been there all along.
JUNE - Uh huh.
DERRICK - If I say to hell with Lowell and pass this opportunity up, I may never get a
chance like this at the NBA again. I may never be able to buy my mother a house. I don't
know. I don't know what to do.
JUNE - Derrick, close your eyes.
DERRICK - Huh?
JUNE - Just do it. Please.
DERRICK - What are you doing?
JUNE - Please just do it. Close your eyes and concentrate.
DERRICK - Okay.
(DERRICK closes his eyes.)
DERRICK - Alright, they are closed.
JUNE - Heavenly Father, we thank you for one more day. Please speak to us now and tell us
what you want Derrick to do. We know that you have control of all things and you know the
best things for us to do. So we trust in you and know that you will guide us in the right
direction. Thank you. In Jesus name, amen.
DERRICK - Amen.
JUNE - Feel better?
DERRICK - Actually, one hundred percent better.
JUNE - Good!
DERRICK - Can I call you back?
JUNE - Yeah, I'll be here.
DERRICK - Okay, give me a few. I will call you back.
JUNE - Talk to you later.
DERRICK - Bye.
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We now find the Alphas who have gathered together at BOBY's house.
REGGIE - Bobby, you aint got no more chips?
BOBBY - Chill out, I just ordered a pizza. It should be here in a few.
REGGIE - Oh good.
(The doorbell rings.)
BOBBY - Yo Wil, get that!
WIL - I got it.
(WIL gets up and opens the door.)
WIL - What's up frat.
DONTE - What's up man.
WIL - Come on in.
(WIL and DONTE exchange the handshake.)
WIL - How's it going?
DONTE - Good man. How about you?
WIL - Chillin. Look man, I'm sorry again about what went down man. You know I would
never do anything to hurt you or come between you and Octavia.
DONTE - I know man. Don't sweat it.
WIL - Are you sure?
DONTE - Yeah, it's cool.
WIL - Good.
DONTE - Let me go to the kitchen and put these beers in the fridge.
WIL - Let me grab a few of those for you.
(DONTE and WIL go into thekitchen where BOBBY is.)
DONTE - What's up man?
BOBBY - Hey Donte, what's the deal bruh? Thanks for bringing the beer.
DONTE - Yeah, as a matter of fact, grab one, and come into the other room.
BOBBY - I am trying to make sure I don't burn this shit on the stove. You know I can't cook
as it is. That is why I ordered the pizza just in case.
DONTE - This will only take a second.
BOBBY - Alright.
(DONTE goes into the living room where brothers are in front of the television. They are
playing Sega. DONTE turns it off.)
JASON - What the fuck man?
LARRY - Hey! I was just getting ready to beat Jason's ass in football!
JASON - You were losing thirty seven to nothing.
LARRY - Yeah, but then I had you right where I wanted you. Just when you get comfortable,
then bam! I come back strong on ya!
(Everyone laughs.)
JASON - Shut the hell up! Now that I think about it, thanks Donte for stopping that game!
Ha ha ha ha!
DONTE - Didn't mean to interrupt, but I have an announcement to make yall. Everyone
grab a brew.
QUINTON - Aw hell! Do we have to go back on line? Is that the announcement? We didn't
finish did we? Damn I knew it!
(Everyone laughs.)
DONTE - It's gonna feel like line up in here in a minute if yall don't shut up and let me
finish!
(Everyone laughs again and then it quiets down.)
DONTE - I just wanted to thank my brothers for their continued support. All through the
years.
LARRY - Yeah, since nineteen...
(Everyone responds.)
ALL - Oh six!
(Everyone laughs hard at LARRY.)
DONTE - Shut up you idiot!
(DONTE can't help but laugh.)
DONTE - As I was saying, thanks to some real close...family members, I was able to pull a
few strings. And...
(DONTE raises his beer.)
DONTE - Brothers, I am happy to announce that I will be graduating. I am getting out of
Ahpla!
BOBBY - What?
TREY - Oh shit!
WIL - Are you serious?
LARRY - Father forgive him for he knows not what he says!
REGGIE - Yo Donte, congrats man! Damn!
(Everyone touches glasses as they toast DONTE and pat him on the back and exchange the
fraternal handshake.)
BOBBY - Damn man. How am I going to run the chapter without you?
LARRY - Ask Quinton!
REGGIE - Ooooh low blow! Haha ha ha!
(Everyone laughs. There is aknock on the door.)
BOBBY - Yo that must be the pizza guy. Hey town idiot, get the door.
LARRY - Man, I aint on line no more.
BOBBY - Get the door fool!
LARRY - Good grief! No respect! Ha ha ha ha!
(LARRY gets up and answers the door.)
LARRY - Dexter? What are you doing here?
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In the office of COACH EDWARDS, basketball coach for Ahpla University.
COACH EDWARDS - Hey Derrick.Come on in.
DERRICK - What's happening coach?
COACH EDWARDS - I got your message that you want to talk. I know that this is a very
confusing time for you Derrick.
DERRICK - You probably can't imagine.
COACH EDWARDS - Honestly Ican't. I don't know what you are going through inside as it
pertains to Lowell and your decision.
DERRICK - It also includes my girl...or my ex girl I should say. And then the girl I have been
seeing and the child I have been taking care of.
COACH EDWARDS - Derrick, let me just say this to you. And hopefully this will help you out
a lot. You seem to be consulting a lot of different people in helping you make a decision.
And that is good. You will hear many viewpoints and that can help you narrow down what
you need to do. But ultimately, this decision is for you. This is your dream, or your
nightmare. You need to step back and ask Derrick what he wants and needs. And that is the
person you cater to first.
DERRICK - What if Derrick doesn't know?
COACH EDWARDS - Derrick knows. Ask him.
DERRICK - I hate when coaches talk in riddles.
(COACH EDWARDS laughs.)
DERRICK - Thanks coach.
COACH EDWARDS - No problem Derrick.
(DERRICK gets up and shakes his coach's hand. He then turns to leave.)
COACH EDWARDS - Listen. I will be proud of you no matter what decision you make.
DERRICK - Thanks. That means a lot.
COACH EDWARDS - I hope so.
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DEXTER has just arrived at BOBBY's house to carry out the plan that the Omegas have to
get LARRY.
LARRY - Dexter, what are you doing here? You want to come in man? We got a few beers
left and we ordered some pizza.
DEXTER - Naw man, listen. Listen quick. There are some dudes after you for what happened
to Jerrel up in Pharoahs.
LARRY - Who? What are you talking about man?
DEXTER - Just listen. I came here to warn you. This is what I want you to do. Grab your line
brothers and follow me okay? Don't ask any questions.
(LARRY looks confused but heeds DEXTER's words.)
LARRY - Yo Q, Jason. Come here for a minute.
JASON - What's up sands?
QUINTON - Yeah, what's going on?
LARRY - Something is going down. Dexter is at the door and I think he is saying that that
cat Jerrel is trying to catch me off guard.
QUINTON - What?
JASON - That perp dude? Are you serious? Where is he?
LARRY - I don't know the deal but Dexter told me to grab yall and follow him.
JASON - Hold on man. We gonna follow Dexter? What's up with that?
LARRY - Dexter is cool man.He's straight.
QUINTON - Well before we go anywhere, we need to let bros know what's up. Just in case
something jumps off.
JASON - Good idea.
(QUINTON quickly gathers the brothers and informs them of what is going down. They
decide to stay a good distance behind but to follow the three as they leave with DEXTER.)
LARRY - Alright man, let's go.
DEXTER - Cool. Follow me.
(They leave and close BOBBY's door behind them. A few seconds later, the rest of the
Alphas come out to follow.)
DEXTER - We'll take my car. Come on.
(RONNIE and DRE are sitting in their car watching.)
RONNIE - Where the hell is Dexter going?
DRE - He is going to his car. Why is he changing the plan? He is supposed to bring him
here! And why is it three of them and not just Larry?
RONNIE - I don't know. Just follow them. Come on!
LARRY - So where are we going?
DEXTER - We have to meet up with some other people at the diner.
QUINTON - The twenty four seven?
DEXTER - Yeah. I will explain all of this when we get there. Trust me.
LARRY - We got you man. This is getting crazy though.
DEXTER - It may get even worse!
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DERRICK has called an assembly of his closest friends and family to his house.
DERRICK - I want to thank you all for coming and being patient. We are just waiting on one
more person.
COACH EDWARDS - Take your time Derrick. We aint in no hurry. We are just dying of
suspense! Ha ha ha ha!
(Everyone laughs.)
DERRICK - Sorry, I will let yall know the deal as soon as the last person arrives. But feel
free to getsome more to drink or eat. I have plenty of stuff.
(Everyone ones eats and chit chats with one another.)
CARYN - You know June, Derrick promised to get us one of those new trucks. You know, the
Mercedes kind?
(JUNE giggles.)
JUNE - Oh really?
CARYN - Or maybe the Lexus Land Rover type. I haven't decided yet.
JUNE - I am sure you will decide wisely Caryn.
(JUNE smiles sarcastically.)
CARYN - Don't get smart!
(JUNE just walks away. There is then a knock on the door.)
DERRICK - Our last guest.
(DERRICK opens the door.)
LOWELL - Hey son.
(DERRICK leaves the door open without saying a word. LOWELL enters.)
DERRICK - Okay everyone. If you would please quiet down, I have a few things to say.
Please have a seat.
(Everyone sits and eagerly listens.)
DERRICK - As all of you know,I have been under tremendous pressure from all sides as to
what decision I am to make regarding my immediate future. I want to thank you all for your
kind words of encouragement and words of prayer.
(CARYN leans and whispers to JUNE.)
CARYN whispers - I prayed with him. He's talking about me.
JUNE thinks - Good heavens!
DERRICK - I want to most of all thank two people in particular.
(LOWELL smiles.)
DERRICK - I want to first thank my mom. Clap for my mother yall.
(Ms. RAINES smiles.)
DERRICK - Mom, you have been there from the very beginning. You were my mother, my
father and my first coach. If it were not for you, I would not have the talent and ability that
I have and I thank you. It is because of you that I am who I am. Thank you.
(Everyone claps again.)
DERRICK - Secondly...
(LOWELL smiles again.)
DERRICK - I want to thank Coach Edwards.
(Everyone claps for COACH EDWARDS, except LOWELL.)
DERRICK - It was Coach who helped me to nurture my game and teach me one important
lesson. That I have to listen to me. Do the things that I need to do for me. Stop trying to
please everyone else and do what makes me happy. What counts for me. I thank Coach for
that because lots of times young people, especially athletes easily get caught up with a lot
of hoopla and promises. But Coach Edwards has kept me grounded as a person and as a
player. Thank you Coach for your words and you work ethic.You have helped me more than
you know!
(COACH EDWARDS stands up and hugs DERRICK as everyone claps.)
DERRICK - And now, the moment you have all been waiting for. I have made my decision as
to what I am going to do. I have decided to...
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DEXTER pulls up at the Twenty Four Seven Diner but waits in the car. Soon after RONNIE
and DRE pull up. Then BOBBY, DONTE, WIL, TREY and REGGIE drive and park. DEXTER then
gets out.
RONNIE - What the hell is going on Dex? Why are we here?
LARRY - I want to know that same thing. What is going on?
DEXTER - Guys guys, give me one more second and I will explain it all.
DEXTER thinks - I hope!
(Moments later, APRIL, PJ and KATRICE arrive.)
DEXTER - Okay, now we can go inside. Everyone listen. Let me do the talking please so we
can get to the bottom of a serious situation.
(Since everyone is kinda confused, they listen and follow DEXTER.)
PJ - Jason, do you know what is going on? We got an urgent call from Dexter asking us to
rush over here and it was really important.
JASON - Girl, I am just here for the ride. I have no idea what is going on.
(As they go inside, DEXTER looks around. He sees a couple sitting in a booth to the right.
He walks that way. Everyone follows.)
PJ thinks - Is that who I think it is? What the hell?
(The man seated sees the crowd approaching and stands up.)
DEXTER - What's up Jerrel.
(JERREL extends his hand and shakes DEXTER's hand. A seated MONA then turns around to
see the approaching crowd of Alphas, Omegas and AKAs.)
MONA thinks - What in the world?
(DEXTER turns to speak to everyone who has followed.)
DEXTER - Everyone, I know most of you have met Jerrel and it has probably been an
unpleasant experience.I had the opportunity to speak with him privately and he cleared up
a lot of things for me. If you will just hear him out, he may be able to clear up some things
for you as well.
(Out of sheer curiosity, everyone listens.)
JERREL - Everybody, let me start by apologizing to most of you. I first want to apologize to
the Alphas.They were under the impression that I am a member of their fraternity and I am
not. For that I am truly sorry. I also need to apologize to the brothers of Omega Psi Phi. For
I am not a member of Omega either.
RONNIE thinks - What?
JERREL - I never meant to impersonate a member. But as I explain, you will understand
how this all happened. To begin the story, I am not even an Ahpla University student. I am
a newly hired member of the faculty. I work in the Ahpla administration office.
PJ - Huh?
MONA thinks - What?
JERREL - My girlfriend attends Ahpla. She began to tell me a few months ago when I first
got hired about a girl who had joined her sorority who was a real bitch. She told me stories
about this girl that I could not believe! Stories so wild, I just couldn't believe it! So I wanted
to meet this girl. This crazy chick that is causing so much havoc on campus. This girl named
Mona!
MONA - What!
JERREL - So in order for me to meet Mona, I thought I would do better acting as a student.
I posed to be a student, only to meet Mona. I just couldn't believe one person could be so
diabolical. The whole thing was funny at first. My girlfriend, who actually is a student here,
was laughing along with me. I knew that Mona was an AKA but I didn't know what she
looked like. So when I met the AKAs, I figured that by saying I was an Alpha, I would find
Mona easier. That went bad when I had to actually meet the Alphas.
MONA - I am not sitting through this!
(MONA quickly gets up and pushes past JERREL. She storms out the opposite exit door to
the diner. PJ starts to go after her.)
JERREL - Let her go. Don't sweat the small stuff.
DEXTER - Tell them what you told me Jerrel.
JERREL - My entire story starts to downward spiral from there. From there, I was obviously
accused of impersonating an Alpha. I didn't want to tell the truth just yet because I still
hadn't met Mona. It actually helped however because by getting mixed up in some scandal,
it made it easier to find Mona. Shady is as shady does I guess.
APRIL - Shady to say the least!
JERREL - Anyhow, I meet Mona and tried to start up some controversy, just to see how she
would handle it. I tell her that I am an Omega and have a beef with the Alphas. That
sounded controversial enough. I told her that I needed her help to get back at the Alphas.
Man, did she go to work! Before I knew what was about to go down, she had almost staged
an all out war between the Alphas, the AKAs and the Omegas, with everyone pointing the
fingers at each other.
(DEXTER glances over at RONNIE.)
DEXTER - I just knew something was fishy about this whole deal. That is why I spoke to
Jerrel privately.
JERREL - And I am glad that Dexter did. Once I confided in him, he informed me of what
was about to go down. Thank God we were able to stop it!
LARRY - Yeah, this could've gotten kind of ugly!
JERREL - But wait, you don't know the half of it. Not only did she have the Alphas and
Omegas about to get to fighting, she set it up where she was tamperring with most of your
grades through the administration computers. She tapped into financial records for most of
you, mainly the AKAs.
RONNIE - Oh shit!
LARRY - Damn!
APRIL - She did what? How?
JERREL - I just know because I work in the administration office. Don't worry, that back
fired on her too. I was able to restore all the damage that she had done to your accounts
and to your transcripts. Everyone is fine.
(Everyone is looking around at each other. They didn't notice someone come up from
behind.)
GINA - Hey sweetie.
JERREL - Hey boo.
PJ - Gina?
(GINA hugs the AKAs and walks up to JERREL. They kiss.)
PJ thinks - Okay, Gina got herself a fine one! Damn!
JERREL - Gina is my girl. She is the one who was telling me all about Mona. That is what
started this whole thing.
RONNIE - Shit! Are you serious?
GINA - Yeah. I aint never liked Mona's triflin' ass.
APRIL - This is all crazy but are you sure all of our records are okay in the system? That is
what concerns me most.
JERREL - Oh rest assured. Everyone is fine...
(silence)
JERREL -...except Mona. I deleted her from the system. As of yesterday, she is no longer a
student of Ahpla University.

SEASON FINALE...
SHAREESA'S ANSWERING MACHINE - Sorry but I am not in, please leave a mess...
(click)
(XAVIER hangs up.)
XAVIER thinks - I can't do this on an answering machine. As a matter of fact, I can't do this
over the phone. I need to speak to Shareesa face to face.
(XAVIER walks into his bathroom and stares at himself in the mirror.)
XAVIER thinks - Okay, what should I say?
XAVIER - Shareesa, I realize that this is a very awkward situation. Believe me, I never knew
I would be here. But I can't help the way that I feel about you. I love Gregg like a brother.
But I want to be with you.
(silence)
XAVIER - Gregg...Gregg, um. I need to talk to you. See, the thing is...
(XAVIER looks away.)
XAVIER - Um...I kinda fell in love with...Shareesa. Wait! Wait! Think about it bruh, you were
never faithful! You always had like five girls on the side and she got fed up and so did I!
XAVIER thinks - Dag!
(silence)
XAVIER - Shareesa, I can understand Gregg being upset. I mean, I would too. But I think
this is a situation that we can work out. Definitely. So are you with me?
(XAVIER walks from the bathroom into his bedroom. He sits on the bed.)
XAVIER thinks - Lord, what do you want me to do?
(XAVIER closes his eyes.)
XAVIER - Father, speak to my heart. I don't want to hurt my brother, but I think this is the
person for me. Please help this confused soul. Show me a sign. Help me Lord.
(XAVIER looks up and looks around. He looks at the phone.)
XAVIER - I see you don't work to our time tables huh Lord?
(XAVIER laughs to himself as he gets up and grabs his jacket.)
XAVIER thinks - The Lord helps those who help themselves.
(XAVIER grabs his keys and walks out the door.)
TWENTY MINUTES LATER
(There is a knock on SHAREESA's door.)
SHAREESA thinks - Man, I haven't been home for three minutes and already people are
knocking! Sheesh!
(There is another knock.)
SHAREESA - Coming!
SHAREESA thinks - Who the heck is this anyway?
(SHAREESA looks through the peephole.)
SHAREESA - What in the world...
(SHAREESA opens the door.)
GREGG - Don't say a word. Just take these and go inside and sit down.
(GREGG hands SHAREESA a bunch of long stem red roses.)
SHAREESA - Gregg, what are you doing?
GREGG - Trust me for a second. Just go back inside and sit down.
SHAREESA thinks - What in the world is this boy doing?
(SHAREESA smiles to herself as she looks at the bunches of roses. She doesn't let GREGG
see her smile. She hesitates but walks back inside. GREGG follows.)
GREGG - Just sit down and put the flowers down too.
(SHAREESA does.)
GREGG - Reece, here is the deal. I saw you, I loved you, I lost you, I died. I tried to
explain, you didn't hear. You listened, but you didn't hear. So now I am here to get my life
back.
SHAREESA - But Gr...
GREGG - Shhhhhhh!
(GREGG picks one flower out of the stack.)
GREGG - I remember when I first saw you. I had just crossed and I saw you. You were with
the AKAs. I had seen you before, but never like this day. This was the first day I saw you. I
had seen pretty girls before, beautiful girls before. But never had I seen what I saw that
day. I remember that day like it was yesterday.
(GREGG gives the first flower to SHAREESA and picks up another one.)
GREGG - Remember the Kappa party? We had gone over and I was really hoping that you
would come. I made sure some of your sorors got fliers and I pumped it up to them. But it
was all because I wanted to see if I could recall what I saw when I first saw you. You came
to the party.
SHAREESA - Yeah, I remember.
GREGG - I remember the moment you walked in. Everything else could have stopped and
you could have knocked me over with a feather. I remember what I had seen when I first
saw you when I saw you at the party. That is when I decided I had to talk to you.
(GREGG gives her the second rose and picks another one up.)
GREGG - Do you remember our first conversation?
SHAREESA - Yeah, you asked me to dance.
GREGG - No, that wasn't our first conversation.
SHAREESA - It wasn't?
GREGG - No, that was me trying to get you to dance with me. Even when I spoke to you
that night, I was not conversing to you. Even when you let me call you and we spoke, we
weren't talking. Our first converstaion came two weeks later when we first went out
together. That is when I stopped being Gregg the mack, Gregg the player. I stopped trying
to impress you. I wasn't in front of frat. I wasn't in front of other girls. I wanted you to get
to know me for me, so I spoke to you from inside of me. This was our first conversation,
and this is when I fell in love with you.
(SHAREESA begins to count the roses that remain in the bunch.)
SHAREESA thinks - Oh my God! Is Gregg going to go back in time to every significant event
in our relationship? There must be forty roses here!
(GREGG briefly passes through a few more significant events which led to him and
SHAREESA becoming a committed couple. SHAREESA is now holding a bunch of roses from
the stack. Then he breaks the flow.)
GREGG - You have always been the perfect companion Shareesa...
(GREGG turns away.)
GREGG - ...um...you have always been perfect. In every way. You have always treated me
with respect. I took that for granted. You put me on such a high pedastal in your life that it
went to my head...
(silence)
(GREGG turns back to face THERESA. His face is wet from his tears.)
GREGG - I took your love for granted and it went to my head. I knew I had something
special in you. I knew that from the first rose. But I still took it for granted in the end. I
began to wonder and wander. I lost my focus and my vision. I was stupid...a stupid, stupid
idiot.
(GREGG continues to speak. He doesn't hand SHAREESA any roses.)
GREGG - At the crossroads of my life with you, I chose the wrong path. I travelled down
that path for a long time. Knowing I was on the path, regretting being on the path. Wishing
I had never chosen this way. But nonetheless, travelling.
(GREGG wipes his face with his hands, but tears continue to fall.)
SHAREESA - Gregg, please stop crying. Are you okay?
GREGG - I have to do this. I have to do this.
(GREGG pauses and collects his thoughts.)
GREGG - I feel like I wasn't even being myself anymore. I mean truly who I am. Deep
down. I was losing you day by day and didn't even know it. My precious gift that God gave
me, was slipping right through my fingers. Then...
(GREGG stops as if he can't go on. He places his hand on his stomach.)
(silence)
(He continues.)
GREGG - Then I lost my half. I lost half of me. I lost my brother. My brother Nino left me. I
died with Nino Shareesa. I died. That stupid part of me that Nino kept warning me about.
He kept telling me that at some point karma would catch up to me. He meant so much to
me as a person. As a man. As an example to live by. When he...when he died, I died to. But
my death penalty is worse...
(GREGG picks up another rose.)
GREGG - ...my sentence is to remain here on earth and miss him every day. I know he is
happy. He is making God laugh and probably having step practice with the disciples or
something.
(GREGG laughs a little as he looks skyward. His attention quickly comes back to SHAREESA
and the rose he holds in his hand.)
GREGG - This one rose is for life and death. Nino's death represents my life. My life as a
player, a so called hustler. That part of me passed with Nino. He hated those things about
me. So when he left, he took the characteristics with him. I am sure he found some garbage
can in heaven to dump them in.
SHAREESA thinks - Oh God! I can't take it!
(SHAREESA wipes a tear that she was trying to hold within her eye. She hates the fact that
it escaped and ran down her cheek. GREGG doesn't notice her wiping her face.)
GREGG - This rose represents Nino and the passing into the new me. The me that I knew I
always was. The Gregg capable of loving, caring and sharing. The Gregg longing for your
touch. Not even in the way that I used to touch you. But for a kiss from your soul. Ya know?
(GREGG stops. He sits down. He had been standing the entire time. He changes the subject
a bit.)
GREGG - I didn't mean to get so emotional. And I didn't mean to make you emotional.
SHAREESA - Oh that's okay.
(They are both wiping their faces off.)
SHAREESA - Well I have a question.
GREGG - Yeah.
SHAREESA - You gave me a rose for all the significant events of us. That was beautiful.
Truly beautiful.
(SHAREESA stares at the bouqet she is holding and the remaining roses in the original
bunch.)
SHAREESA - You have brought us to the present but there are a few roses left. Did you
select too many? I like the concept but was your counting off?
GREGG - Oh no, let me continue.
(GREGG wipes his face dry and grabs the last few roses.)
GREGG - This rose represents today. Since the last rose represented the death of the old
me, this one represents the birth of the new me. I am reborn through the regeneration of
us. If you choose to come back to me, you will give me a new birth. That is what this rose
is.
SHAREESA thinks - Oh God!
(SHAREESA smiles. He takes out another one.)
GREGG - This next one is for the day I ask you to be my wife. I don't know when that is,
but if you take me back, I will never hurt you again. If there was any chance that I would
hurt you again, I really wouldn't waste your time right now. Really I wouldn't. I would let
you go about your business.
(He places that one down and grabs two more.)
GREGG - This is for our wedding day, and this other one is for our son.
SHAREESA - Our son?
GREGG - Yes, I want you to be the foundation of my family. Forever.
(SHAREESA gets teary eyed again.)
SHAREESA - How do you know you won't have a daughter?
GREGG - That is what these next two flowers are for. I know that twins run in your family.
So after we have a little nupe, I want twin girls.
SHAREESA - Easy for you to say, you aint gonna be the one carrying them around for nine
months.
GREGG - But I will be carrying you.
(silence)
(SHAREESA pouts.)
XAVIER thinks - Okay, this is it!
(XAVIER looks up and is standing at the front of SHAREESA's apartment complex.)
XAVIER thinks - I can't go back now. I have made it all the way here. Praying all the way!
(XAVIER laughs to himself as he walks into the lobby and walks toward the elevator.)
XAVIER thinks - I am so concerned with Gregg though. I think that me telling Shareesa how
I feel may be the easy part. It will be breaking the news to Gregg that will be crazy to say
the least!
(XAVIER watches the numbers rise in the elevator car.)
XAVIER thinks - I just pray that this will be successful. I don't want to hurt anyone. Lord
please don't let any ill will grow amongst friends. Amongst brothers.
(The elevator stops on SHAREESA's floor. XAVIER takes a deep breath.)
XAVIER thinks - Okay, here we go!
(The elevator door opens.)
XAVIER - Gregg?
GREGG - Z?
XAVIER thinks - Oh my Lord!
XAVIER - Gregg what are you doing here? Are you okay? Your eyes are all red!
(GREGG steps into the elevator and hugs XAVIER.)
GREGG - Frat, you won't believe what happened! I came here to speak to Shareesa. I knew
that it was now or never. I couldn't afford to lose her man! I just couldn't! So I laid all my
cards on the table. I'm saying bruh, I put it all out. All of my emotions came out. I left no
stone unturned and I got it all off my chest. And now I have the greatest news in the world
man! She says that she wants to work on our relationship!
XAVIER - What?
GREGG - Man, we are getting back together! I aint much of a praying man, but I know that
my prayers were answered today! I am the happiest man alive! I know she wants to take it
slow, and I understand. But I will never hurt her again man! Believe me! I love her man! I
am in love with Shareesa and I will be for the rest of my life! What do you think man?
(The elevator door closes by accident and the car starts to move back down toward the
lobby.)
(silence)
XAVIER - Gregg, I am really happy for you man. I hope that you and Shareesa are very
happy together.
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DERRICK is at his place. He is discussing with CARYN the predicament that he is in between
the Portland Trailblazers of the NBA and his deadbeat dad LOWELL DODGE.
DERRICK - I can't believe that bastard did this to me! I should've known there was a catch!
I should've known!
CARYN - Well what difference does it make Derrick? We would...I mean...you would still be
a millionaire regardless.
DERRICK - This is so not about the money Caryn. Lowell Dodge is only a part of my life right
now so he can get paid. If I couldn't handle a basketball, he would have no knowledge of
me whatsoever. That shit is fucked up!
CARYN - Forget his reasons Derrick! Don't be a fool! Take the money and run! Do you know
how much you can buy with one million dollars? Let alone two million? Sheesh, I couldn't
spend that all in one year! Ha ha ha ha!
(DERRICK just looks at CARYN and then gets up to pace the floor again.)
DERRICK - Ooooh that burns me up! It really does!
CARYN - Calm down boo. Why don't you go get some fresh air or something. Aight?
DERRICK - Good idea.
(DERRICK heads for the door.)
DERRICK thinks - Anything to get away from you right now!
DERRICK - I'll be back.
CARYN - Good. I hope some fresh air will start to clear your mind.
DERRICK - Sure.
(DERRICK doesn't look back as he walks out and closes the door behind him.)
DERRICK thinks - I can't talk to her. She can be dumb at times and I can't deal with that!
(DERRICK walks to a bench and sits down. He pulls out his cell phone and dials.)
JUNE - Hello?
DERRICK - Hey.
JUNE - Hey. You okay?
DERRICK - Still debating.
JUNE - Yeah. I see. How you feeling?
DERRICK - I just can't believe that snake Lowell is trying to get over like this! Dammit!
JUNE - Hmmm. What do you think you are going to do?
DERRICK - I honestly don't know.
JUNE - Well look. Let's weigh the pros and cons.
DERRICK - Okay, good idea.
JUNE - Okay. Let's do the cons first.
DERRICK - That motherfucker Lowell gets paid.
JUNE - O...kay. Anymore cons?
DERRICK - Yeah, that motherfucker Lowell gets paid.
JUNE - Um, how about some different cons.
DERRICK - Okay con. If I go into the NBA, I won't be able to keep you and Buck separated.
JUNE - What?
DERRICK - June, if I leave to go into the NBA, Buck will have no defense against him trying
to get with you. I know that you and I are not together right now. But there is no secret
that I still have feelings for you. And you can't deny that you did date Buck already. So you
obviously like him.
(silence)
DERRICK - Your silence speaks volumes.
JUNE - Derrick, don't let me be a part of your decision whatsoever. I should have nothing to
do with what you decide. This decision has all to do with you and nothing to do with me.
DERRICK - I wish it were that simple.
JUNE - Why isn't it? I am not the one who will have to perform on the basketball court. You
will.
(silence)
JUNE - Anyway, you have people that you need to worry about besides me. You know that.
What about that lil baby that Caryn had that you take care of?
DERRICK - You know what? Bobby is about to get a wake up call in fatherhood.That lil baby
is not mine and I think it is about time his real
dad stepped in and took his rightful place.
JUNE - I hear you.
DERRICK - If I take this opportunity with the NBA, I may be losing you forever and that
sorry excuse for a man that calls himself my father will become instantly rich and cling on to
me like he has been there all along.
JUNE - Uh huh.
DERRICK - If I say to hell with Lowell and pass this opportunity up, I may never get a
chance like this at the NBA again. I may never be able to buy my mother a house. I don't
know. I don't know what to do.
JUNE - Derrick, close your eyes.
DERRICK - Huh?
JUNE - Just do it. Please.
DERRICK - What are you doing?
JUNE - Please just do it. Close your eyes and concentrate.
DERRICK - Okay.
(DERRICK closes his eyes.)
DERRICK - Alright, they are closed.
JUNE - Heavenly Father, we thank you for one more day. Please speak to us now and tell us
what you want Derrick to do. We know that you have control of all things and you know the
best things for us to do. So we trust in you and know that you will guide us in the right
direction. Thank you. In Jesus name, amen.
DERRICK - Amen.
JUNE - Feel better?
DERRICK - Actually, one hundred percent better.
JUNE - Good!
DERRICK - Can I call you back?
JUNE - Yeah, I'll be here.
DERRICK - Okay, give me a few. I will call you back.
JUNE - Talk to you later.
DERRICK - Bye.
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We now find the Alphas who have gathered together at BOBY's house.

REGGIE - Bobby, you aint got no more chips?
BOBBY - Chill out, I just ordered a pizza. It should be here in a few.
REGGIE - Oh good.
(The doorbell rings.)
BOBBY - Yo Wil, get that!
WIL - I got it.
(WIL gets up and opens the door.)
WIL - What's up frat.
DONTE - What's up man.
WIL - Come on in.
(WIL and DONTE exchange the handshake.)
WIL - How's it going?
DONTE - Good man. How about you?
WIL - Chillin. Look man, I'm sorry again about what went down man. You know I would
never do anything to hurt you or come between you and Octavia.
DONTE - I know man. Don't sweat it.
WIL - Are you sure?
DONTE - Yeah, it's cool.
WIL - Good.
DONTE - Let me go to the kitchen and put these beers in the fridge.
WIL - Let me grab a few of those for you.
(DONTE and WIL go into thekitchen where BOBBY is.)
DONTE - What's up man?
BOBBY - Hey Donte, what's the deal bruh? Thanks for bringing the beer.
DONTE - Yeah, as a matter of fact, grab one, and come into the other room.
BOBBY - I am trying to make sure I don't burn this shit on the stove. You know I can't cook
as it is. That is why I ordered the pizza just in case.
DONTE - This will only take a second.
BOBBY - Alright.
(DONTE goes into the living room where brothers are in front of the television. They are
playing Sega. DONTE turns it off.)
JASON - What the fuck man?
LARRY - Hey! I was just getting ready to beat Jason's ass in football!
JASON - You were losing thirty seven to nothing.
LARRY - Yeah, but then I had you right where I wanted you. Just when you get comfortable,
then bam! I come back strong on ya!
(Everyone laughs.)
JASON - Shut the hell up! Now that I think about it, thanks Donte for stopping that game!
Ha ha ha ha!
DONTE - Didn't mean to interrupt, but I have an announcement to make yall. Everyone
grab a brew.
QUINTON - Aw hell! Do we have to go back on line? Is that the announcement? We didn't
finish did we? Damn I knew it!
(Everyone laughs.)
DONTE - It's gonna feel like line up in here in a minute if yall don't shut up and let me
finish!
(Everyone laughs again and then it quiets down.)
DONTE - I just wanted to thank my brothers for their continued support. All through the
years.
LARRY - Yeah, since nineteen...
(Everyone responds.)
ALL - Oh six!
(Everyone laughs hard at LARRY.)
DONTE - Shut up you idiot!
(DONTE can't help but laugh.)
DONTE - As I was saying, thanks to some real close...family members, I was able to pull a
few strings. And...
(DONTE raises his beer.)
DONTE - Brothers, I am happy to announce that I will be graduating. I am getting out of
Ahpla!
BOBBY - What?
TREY - Oh shit!
WIL - Are you serious?
LARRY - Father forgive him for he knows not what he says!
REGGIE - Yo Donte, congrats man! Damn!
(Everyone touches glasses as they toast DONTE and pat him on the back and exchange the
fraternal handshake.)
BOBBY - Damn man. How am I going to run the chapter without you?
LARRY - Ask Quinton!
REGGIE - Ooooh low blow! Haha ha ha!
(Everyone laughs. There is aknock on the door.)
BOBBY - Yo that must be the pizza guy. Hey town idiot, get the door.
LARRY - Man, I aint on line no more.
BOBBY - Get the door fool!
LARRY - Good grief! No respect! Ha ha ha ha!
(LARRY gets up and answers the door.)
LARRY - Dexter? What are you doing here?
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In the office of COACH EDWARDS, basketball coach for Ahpla University.

COACH EDWARDS - Hey Derrick.Come on in.
DERRICK - What's happening coach?
COACH EDWARDS - I got your message that you want to talk. I know that this is a very
confusing time for you Derrick.
DERRICK - You probably can't imagine.
COACH EDWARDS - Honestly Ican't. I don't know what you are going through inside as it
pertains to Lowell and your decision.
DERRICK - It also includes my girl...or my ex girl I should say. And then the girl I have been
seeing and the child I have been taking care of.
COACH EDWARDS - Derrick, let me just say this to you. And hopefully this will help you out
a lot. You seem to be consulting a lot of different people in helping you make a decision.
And that is good. You will hear many viewpoints and that can help you narrow down what
you need to do. But ultimately, this decision is for you. This is your dream, or your
nightmare. You need to step back and ask Derrick what he wants and needs. And that is the
person you cater to first.
DERRICK - What if Derrick doesn't know?
COACH EDWARDS - Derrick knows. Ask him.
DERRICK - I hate when coaches talk in riddles.
(COACH EDWARDS laughs.)
DERRICK - Thanks coach.
COACH EDWARDS - No problem Derrick.
(DERRICK gets up and shakes his coach's hand. He then turns to leave.)
COACH EDWARDS - Listen. I will be proud of you no matter what decision you make.
DERRICK - Thanks. That means a lot.
COACH EDWARDS - I hope so.
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DEXTER has just arrived at BOBBY's house to carry out the plan that the Omegas have to
get LARRY.

LARRY - Dexter, what are you doing here? You want to come in man? We got a few beers
left and we ordered some pizza.
DEXTER - Naw man, listen. Listen quick. There are some dudes after you for what happened
to Jerrel up in Pharoahs.
LARRY - Who? What are you talking about man?
DEXTER - Just listen. I came here to warn you. This is what I want you to do. Grab your line
brothers and follow me okay? Don't ask any questions.
(LARRY looks confused but heeds DEXTER's words.)
LARRY - Yo Q, Jason. Come here for a minute.
JASON - What's up sands?
QUINTON - Yeah, what's going on?
LARRY - Something is going down. Dexter is at the door and I think he is saying that that
cat Jerrel is trying to catch me off guard.
QUINTON - What?
JASON - That perp dude? Are you serious? Where is he?
LARRY - I don't know the deal but Dexter told me to grab yall and follow him.
JASON - Hold on man. We gonna follow Dexter? What's up with that?
LARRY - Dexter is cool man.He's straight.
QUINTON - Well before we go anywhere, we need to let bros know what's up. Just in case
something jumps off.
JASON - Good idea.
(QUINTON quickly gathers the brothers and informs them of what is going down. They
decide to stay a good distance behind but to follow the three as they leave with DEXTER.)
LARRY - Alright man, let's go.
DEXTER - Cool. Follow me.
(They leave and close BOBBY's door behind them. A few seconds later, the rest of the
Alphas come out to follow.)
DEXTER - We'll take my car. Come on.
(RONNIE and DRE are sitting in their car watching.)
RONNIE - Where the hell is Dexter going?
DRE - He is going to his car. Why is he changing the plan? He is supposed to bring him
here! And why is it three of them and not just Larry?
RONNIE - I don't know. Just follow them. Come on!
LARRY - So where are we going?
DEXTER - We have to meet up with some other people at the diner.
QUINTON - The twenty four seven?
DEXTER - Yeah. I will explain all of this when we get there. Trust me.
LARRY - We got you man. This is getting crazy though.
DEXTER - It may get even worse!
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DERRICK has called an assembly of his closest friends and family to his house.

DERRICK - I want to thank you all for coming and being patient. We are just waiting on one
more person.
COACH EDWARDS - Take your time Derrick. We aint in no hurry. We are just dying of
suspense! Ha ha ha ha!
(Everyone laughs.)
DERRICK - Sorry, I will let yall know the deal as soon as the last person arrives. But feel
free to getsome more to drink or eat. I have plenty of stuff.
(Everyone ones eats and chit chats with one another.)
CARYN - You know June, Derrick promised to get us one of those new trucks. You know, the
Mercedes kind?
(JUNE giggles.)
JUNE - Oh really?
CARYN - Or maybe the Lexus Land Rover type. I haven't decided yet.
JUNE - I am sure you will decide wisely Caryn.
(JUNE smiles sarcastically.)
CARYN - Don't get smart!
(JUNE just walks away. There is then a knock on the door.)
DERRICK - Our last guest.
(DERRICK opens the door.)
LOWELL - Hey son.
(DERRICK leaves the door open without saying a word. LOWELL enters.)
DERRICK - Okay everyone. If you would please quiet down, I have a few things to say.
Please have a seat.
(Everyone sits and eagerly listens.)
DERRICK - As all of you know,I have been under tremendous pressure from all sides as to
what decision I am to make regarding my immediate future. I want to thank you all for your
kind words of encouragement and words of prayer.
(CARYN leans and whispers to JUNE.)
CARYN whispers - I prayed with him. He's talking about me.
JUNE thinks - Good heavens!
DERRICK - I want to most of all thank two people in particular.
(LOWELL smiles.)
DERRICK - I want to first thank my mom. Clap for my mother yall.
(Ms. RAINES smiles.)
DERRICK - Mom, you have been there from the very beginning. You were my mother, my
father and my first coach. If it were not for you, I would not have the talent and ability that
I have and I thank you. It is because of you that I am who I am. Thank you.
(Everyone claps again.)
DERRICK - Secondly...
(LOWELL smiles again.)
DERRICK - I want to thank Coach Edwards.
(Everyone claps for COACH EDWARDS, except LOWELL.)
DERRICK - It was Coach who helped me to nurture my game and teach me one important
lesson. That I have to listen to me. Do the things that I need to do for me. Stop trying to
please everyone else and do what makes me happy. What counts for me. I thank Coach for
that because lots of times young people, especially athletes easily get caught up with a lot
of hoopla and promises. But Coach Edwards has kept me grounded as a person and as a
player. Thank you Coach for your words and you work ethic.You have helped me more than
you know!
(COACH EDWARDS stands up and hugs DERRICK as everyone claps.)
DERRICK - And now, the moment you have all been waiting for. I have made my decision as
to what I am going to do. I have decided to...
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DEXTER pulls up at the Twenty Four Seven Diner but waits in the car. Soon after RONNIE
and DRE pull up. Then BOBBY, DONTE, WIL, TREY and REGGIE drive and park. DEXTER then
gets out.

RONNIE - What the hell is going on Dex? Why are we here?
LARRY - I want to know that same thing. What is going on?
DEXTER - Guys guys, give me one more second and I will explain it all.
DEXTER thinks - I hope!
(Moments later, APRIL, PJ and KATRICE arrive.)
DEXTER - Okay, now we can go inside. Everyone listen. Let me do the talking please so we
can get to the bottom of a serious situation.
(Since everyone is kinda confused, they listen and follow DEXTER.)
PJ - Jason, do you know what is going on? We got an urgent call from Dexter asking us to
rush over here and it was really important.
JASON - Girl, I am just here for the ride. I have no idea what is going on.
(As they go inside, DEXTER looks around. He sees a couple sitting in a booth to the right.
He walks that way. Everyone follows.)
PJ thinks - Is that who I think it is? What the hell?
(The man seated sees the crowd approaching and stands up.)
DEXTER - What's up Jerrel.
(JERREL extends his hand and shakes DEXTER's hand. A seated MONA then turns around to
see the approaching crowd of Alphas, Omegas and AKAs.)
MONA thinks - What in the world?
(DEXTER turns to speak to everyone who has followed.)
DEXTER - Everyone, I know most of you have met Jerrel and it has probably been an
unpleasant experience.I had the opportunity to speak with him privately and he cleared up
a lot of things for me. If you will just hear him out, he may be able to clear up some things
for you as well.
(Out of sheer curiosity, everyone listens.)
JERREL - Everybody, let me start by apologizing to most of you. I first want to apologize to
the Alphas.They were under the impression that I am a member of their fraternity and I am
not. For that I am truly sorry. I also need to apologize to the brothers of Omega Psi Phi. For
I am not a member of Omega either.
RONNIE thinks - What?
JERREL - I never meant to impersonate a member. But as I explain, you will understand
how this all happened. To begin the story, I am not even an Ahpla University student. I am
a newly hired member of the faculty. I work in the Ahpla administration office.
PJ - Huh?
MONA thinks - What?
JERREL - My girlfriend attends Ahpla. She began to tell me a few months ago when I first
got hired about a girl who had joined her sorority who was a real bitch. She told me stories
about this girl that I could not believe! Stories so wild, I just couldn't believe it! So I wanted
to meet this girl. This crazy chick that is causing so much havoc on campus. This girl named
Mona!
MONA - What!
JERREL - So in order for me to meet Mona, I thought I would do better acting as a student.
I posed to be a student, only to meet Mona. I just couldn't believe one person could be so
diabolical. The whole thing was funny at first. My girlfriend, who actually is a student here,
was laughing along with me. I knew that Mona was an AKA but I didn't know what she
looked like. So when I met the AKAs, I figured that by saying I was an Alpha, I would find
Mona easier. That went bad when I had to actually meet the Alphas.
MONA - I am not sitting through this!
(MONA quickly gets up and pushes past JERREL. She storms out the opposite exit door to
the diner. PJ starts to go after her.)
JERREL - Let her go. Don't sweat the small stuff.
DEXTER - Tell them what you told me Jerrel.
JERREL - My entire story starts to downward spiral from there. From there, I was obviously
accused of impersonating an Alpha. I didn't want to tell the truth just yet because I still
hadn't met Mona. It actually helped however because by getting mixed up in some scandal,
it made it easier to find Mona. Shady is as shady does I guess.
APRIL - Shady to say the least!
JERREL - Anyhow, I meet Mona and tried to start up some controversy, just to see how she
would handle it. I tell her that I am an Omega and have a beef with the Alphas. That
sounded controversial enough. I told her that I needed her help to get back at the Alphas.
Man, did she go to work! Before I knew what was about to go down, she had almost staged
an all out war between the Alphas, the AKAs and the Omegas, with everyone pointing the
fingers at each other.
(DEXTER glances over at RONNIE.)
DEXTER - I just knew something was fishy about this whole deal. That is why I spoke to
Jerrel privately.
JERREL - And I am glad that Dexter did. Once I confided in him, he informed me of what
was about to go down. Thank God we were able to stop it!
LARRY - Yeah, this could've gotten kind of ugly!
JERREL - But wait, you don't know the half of it. Not only did she have the Alphas and
Omegas about to get to fighting, she set it up where she was tamperring with most of your
grades through the administration computers. She tapped into financial records for most of
you, mainly the AKAs.
RONNIE - Oh shit!
LARRY - Damn!
APRIL - She did what? How?
JERREL - I just know because I work in the administration office. Don't worry, that back
fired on her too. I was able to restore all the damage that she had done to your accounts
and to your transcripts. Everyone is fine.
(Everyone is looking around at each other. They didn't notice someone come up from
behind.)
GINA - Hey sweetie.
JERREL - Hey boo.
PJ - Gina?
(GINA hugs the AKAs and walks up to JERREL. They kiss.)
PJ thinks - Okay, Gina got herself a fine one! Damn!
JERREL - Gina is my girl. She is the one who was telling me all about Mona. That is what
started this whole thing.
RONNIE - Shit! Are you serious?
GINA - Yeah. I aint never liked Mona's triflin' ass.
APRIL - This is all crazy but are you sure all of our records are okay in the system? That is
what concerns me most.
JERREL - Oh rest assured. Everyone is fine...
(silence)
JERREL -...except Mona. I deleted her from the system. As of yesterday, she is no longer a
student of Ahpla University.

SEASON II