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C O N S I D E R A T I O N

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Written and Directed by
Nat Faxon and Jim Rash

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Written and Directed by
Nat Faxon and Jim Rash

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DUNCAN’S POV of a SUV of TEENAGERS passing by. what do you think you are? Beat. Eventually. PULL BACK to reveal he’s sitting in that ill-conceived back bench seat that faces out the rear of a vintage 1971 Buick Estate station wagon.S. It’s a little cramped. What? TRENT You need to speak up. Duncan wishes he was..DAY 1 CLOSE ON DUNCAN. On a scale from one to ten. .. lost in thought. TRENT Let me ask you something. DUNCAN I don’t know. Some SUITCASES and COOLERS flank him. buddy. No response.. TRENT (CONT’D) Duncan? I’m asking you how you see yourself.. staring off. Duncan? CLOSE ON REARVIEW MIRROR. are you asleep? CUT TO: 1 INT.) Duncan.) .IN BLACK: We hear the faint sound of CAR TIRES running over the CONCRETE SEAMS of a highway.O. MAN’S VOICE (O. MAN’S VOICE (V.. On a scale from one to ten. back at Duncan. TRENT RAMSEY (MAN’S VOICE) glances TRENT Duncan. STATION WAGON . flip him off. are you sleeping? Clearly. DUNCAN No. They gawk.

DUNCAN TRENT You don’t know why? idea? No. Duncan definitely doesn’t know how to respond.2. It reads. TRENT (CONT’D) Do you know why I think you’re a three? Do you know what would make me say that? (beat) Duncan. . You have no DUNCAN TRENT You’ve got to speak up.. “Turn around! You missed it! Water Wizz Waterpark! Two miles back!” TRENT What don’t you know? How you see yourself? You don’t have an opinion? Duncan doesn’t respond.. Pick any number on a scale. DUNCAN’S POV of a BILLBOARD on the opposite side of the highway.. A six. DUNCAN (louder) I don’t know.. TRENT (CONT’D) I’m just curious.? No. TRENT I think you’re a three. Damn. What? A six! DUNCAN TRENT DUNCAN Trent takes this in.

.. TRENT (CONT’D) That sound good? (beat) You up for that. And. She’s asleep as well. And.. In TRENT (CONT’D) Meeting kids your own age. As a family. Not do anything? Because. and listening to her iPod. From this vantage point. Aim higher than a three? Duncan sits back down. And. that’s a “three” to me. Duncan turns all the way around. what do you say? Let’s try to improve that score. from what your mom tells me. asleep.3.. the back seat. TRENT (CONT’D) But. TRENT (CONT’D) Is that a fair assessment? That you’re happy to just. the good news is I can tell you that there’s going to be plenty of kids. buddy? Grabs his iPod. his mom. PAM. really.. All making it work together. making eye contact with Trent in the rearview mirror.. See if we can make this work. No.. you seem content just to hang around her apartment. facing out the back. comfortably stretched out.. . (beat) So. I can’t say I see you putting yourself out there. riding shotgun. buddy. Duncan surveys the landscape. is STEPH. me and Steph.. from what I’ve observed. and plenty of opportunities at the beach for you to take advantage of this summer. see.. it’s a big summer for all of us. Duncan glances back at Trent in the mirror. You and your Mom. DUNCAN (louder) TRENT Well. .

Pam steps up behind him. Duncan doesn’t know where else to look. STREET . flood the sidewalks. HIGHWAY .. wearing a stylish HEAD SCARF. The house. BETTY. more BAGS. He puts his earphones in. Another BILLBOARD reads. Although retro. Prime real estate. This is our first good view of Pam. in all its glory. Strapped to the top.FRONT YARD . smiles. As for the rest of the cars on the highway. Her . 2 BEGIN MAIN TITLES EXT. very much 2012. BEACH HOUSE .DAY . A quaint beach town. Dated. Beach front. a Greyhound cocktail in hand. house’s name: “Booze Cruizin’. Mint condition. END MAIN TITLES 5 EXT. TOURISTS/LOCALS. In fact. Duncan and Pam notice the “name” of the house over the DOORWAY.DAY 3 The station wagon drives along the main street. BEACH HOUSE . pops out. The station wagon continues straight.. enjoying the awkwardness. The station wagon pulls off the EXIT RAMP.DAY 2 The station wagon. A CONVERTIBLE pulls up behind.4.” Suddenly. “Riptide. screeching away. Betty descends the stairs. puts her hand on his shoulder. 4 EXT.. The DRIVER is wearing classic Vaurnet sunglasses. they work for him. The station wagon arrives at a. her whole look is unique. as the convertible turns off to the left.. as we. a very masculine vibe.DAY 4 The station wagon pulls into the DRIVEWAY. The Driver nods. The Driver looks right at Duncan. “This is it! This is the exit! Water Wizz Waterpark!” 3 EXT.MOMENTS LATER 5 Trent unpacks. STOP SIGN.” Yoohoo! BETTY TRENT (under his breath) Are you kidding? We just got here. Her own. Duncan takes in his “home” for the summer.

BETTY Old and shitty... um. Hi. Accept it and move on. Pam goes to pull a suitcase out of the car... ogling... Embarrassed. (then.. BETTY (CONT’D) I’m Betty. . I couldn’t pull it off.. Okay. PAM BETTY (CONT’D) Trent’s probably already talked shit about me.. Does the eight track still work? TRENT (smiling) What? This is exactly the car my dad used to drive us in. Has he? What did he say? PAM No. Betty turns to Pam.. TRENT You know how much I paid for this? It’s in cherry condition.5.. We were just. Huh.. Hi. BETTY (to Trent) I like her. PAM (giving up) . re: cocktail) Yes. re: station wagon) Nice ride. she looks at Betty. PAM Oh. Pam. My hair seems to hate me. TRENT What’s not to like? Pam catches Trent. Trent.. invading her space. It’s okay if he has. Shocker. I’m off the wagon again. thank you. BETTY A car salesman with bad taste. BETTY Thank God! One more night of drinking alone and I was going to kill myself! (then. BETTY (off scarf) I’m loving this.

I was going to name my youngest “Duncan. Who is this in all his “awkward stage” glory? Duncan embarrassed. Beat. BETTY (CONT’D) Susanna. it fits my son. BETTY Oh. And this is his girlfriend. (then. you wear the name well. BETTY Oh my God. (to Pam/Trent.” Duncan.” but my exhusband thought it was nerdy. we went with “Peter. Trent. standing on their deck. But. I’d be on my back after a line like that. Say. where’s Steph? . She brushes the hair out of his eyes. How thoughtful. So. (then. her daughter. Get it where you can. Hi. Just then. curious.” Which. DUNCAN’S POV of Susanna going back inside.. SUSANNA Susanna stays put. “Hi. Pam puts her arm around Duncan. peers over the top of the station wagon. to Duncan) Don’t worry. I think is worse. Trent’s here. so. Betty looks up to find SUSANNA THOMPSON. seeing if Susanna heard that. sotto) Just stand there. BETTY (sarcastic) Yeah. personally. A very “mature beyond her years” look. Pam. She’s quite cute. Betty waits for more. PAM This is my son.6.. noticing Duncan) Oh. You’ve brought me a man. brooding. peeks over the top of the car. Duncan. we hear a SCREEN DOOR CLOSE. but don’t come down. pulls him in. honey.

Trent. do you think you will? Pam? PAM Do I think I will. we’ve been here all of two minutes. what? BETTY Talk to the Keegans. (then. Oh. I want to be an even golden brown. The Gales.” BETTY (CONT’D) So. They called me a C-U-N-T. PAM Oh. Everywhere. I don’t even BETTY Well. plenty to grab. but just know that most of us aren’t. CLOSE ON mailbox. “The Ramseys. The Campbells. to Pam) Insider trading. (then) The Smythes. Pam. I don’t know. sans Ben because of the trial. The side reads. know them. and the Keegans. but you can if you want. and Duncan start lugging stuff inside. BETTY (to Pam) She’s just like me. who I’m not talking to. but Betty doesn’t notice. (then. glances at it. Pam passes the mailbox. BETTY (CONT’D) Well. excited) You’re going to love it here! There’s . so probably changing for the beach. Screw cancer. TRENT Well. The Hutchisons. I don’t even want to get into why. do if you want to. but know that I’m mad at them.7. everybody’s back this year.

. BETTY (CONT’D) Oh. BETTY So.. mouthing the word “Gary?” Trent waves it off. as usual. Steph.DAY . Duncan. how was your winter? Pam starts to respond.. But. and well. Charlie. Not a shock. (MORE) .. you saw. Now. my oldest. My niece was raped in October.. Bob. is still into the drugs and psychedelic music. Steph enters. Not even food courts are safe. Well.KITCHEN .. Gary Garcia’s dead! Let it go. that’s my ex-husband..8. Declan. 6 INT. BEACH HOUSE . Oh.. It’s a “trial by fire” project.. PAM Oh my goodness. attempts to put away groceries. BETTY I know. They’re just terrible.. come on. DUNCAN . Pam glances at Trent. BETTY (CONT’D) Because our year was a challenge..” Taking her father’s side.. The drugs I get. already! Betty laughs. sweetie. Oh. Betty plants herself on a stool and helps herself to a bag of POTATO CHIPS. She’s a walking mood.MOMENTS LATER 6 Duncan sits on a bench. his favorite view was the back of my head. BETTY (CONT’D) (to Duncan) Don’t do drugs. don’t you look great. wearing the tiniest of tiny bikinis. Let’s just say that. but.. Pam.. finally came out of the closet. and Susanna. unfamiliar with the kitchen. Trent makes a Mount Gay and tonic. in bed. Going through an “I hate my mother phase. BETTY (not hearing) .

(MORE) . STEPH That’s what I’m hoping for.. Now. BETTY (CONT’D) That’s exactly the kind of suit that got me pregnant the first time.9. Thrown. and my youngest. I told you I’m not baby-sitting him all summer. either. Pam takes her look to Betty. sweetie. Duncan looks at his Mom. (then.. STEPH Fuck that noise. encouraging.. hey. who commiserates. I can’t drink beer anymore. who seems oblivious. TRENT You’re taking Duncan with you. Trent makes a point to look at Duncan. Hey. TRENT STEPH (rolling her eyes) I’m kidding! Steph grabs a beer from the six-pack on the counter. He had surgery to fix his lazy eye. Oh... young lady. grabbing her sides) Look at these muffin tops. it’s even worse. so people don’t feel uncomfortable. Pam glances at Trent. what are you going to do? Steph shoves a couple more beers into her beach bag. “Do I not get a say?” PAM (off Duncan) Go to the beach. Peter. TRENT Oh. BETTY I know. take Duncan with you. STEPH I’m outta here. But. I try to get him to wear the eye patch.

You coming or what? Steph leaves. STEPH . BEACH . I am still having our annual Fourth of July Clambake even though Bob’s not here this year. PAM (CONT'D) You’ll have fun. just don’t die.. she’s lost in Trent. Now. BEACH . pulls her in and kisses her. still in jeans and a T-shirt. EXT. But. playful) Well. She BETTY That’s our cue. And. Seated off to the side.A LITTLE LATER 8 Steph sits in the sand with her friends. 7 Duncan shuffles out the door. hoping to be saved.DAY . We’re just going to be unpacking here.WOODEN PATH . . Although the same age as Steph. Susanna has a maturity level that is leaps and bounds beyond the rest of the girls. just so you guys know. let’s have a fun summer! Betty exits. LAURA Oh hey. Duncan glances at his mom. taking the potato chips with her. CHAD. my house is out this year for partying.. reading.. placates.. but is definitely blushing.DAY . kids. Steph’s boyfriend (or “summer friend”). 7 Duncan. (then) Oh. Okay well. 8 EXT. is playing football with some GUYS nearby. TRENT (suggestive. KATY and LAURA. Trent caresses Pam’s ass. lags behind. I don’t need that shit over my head.MOMENTS LATER Steph strides along. STEPH Keep your distance. He’s probably sucking off our gardener right now. Susanna is there as well.10. Duncan..

STEPH/KATY What?! Are you kidding?/I’m hating you right now! I’m serious. twice a year. my summer. my mom’s like. Chad! STEPH (CONT’D) . preoccupied with his friends. up with Jessica. like. “This could be her last summer alive. I don’t get her face. STEPH Well. we can absolutely party at my place. LAURA This is./I’m gonna do drugs with my kids. STEPH/KATY It just makes sense. LAURA My grandmother came up with us. So. like. Steph hops up.. I forgot. I know..” KATY What a selfish bitch. so.11. LAURA That’s exactly the type of parent I’m going to be. Willem broke STEPH/KATY Are you serious?/Good. well. STEPH (CONT’D) (calling off) Chad! ANGLE ON Chad. so he totally just wants me to be happy. LAURA Oh my God. you have to get on that this summer. “Yeah.” And I’m. My dad only gets to see me. STEPH Susanna. I’m currently living.

anyway? STEPH Albany. Duncan. like. notices Duncan staring at them. 9 . join them. LAURA Where is that kid from. a one bedroom apartment. Susanna. PETER.12. Betty and her son. They live in. What?! CHAD STEPH I want to go in the water! Then. She STEPH What are you staring at.WOODEN PATH . DUNCAN Betty wasn’t kidding.. This is Peter.DAY . BEACH . He and his mom. Hey. From the opposite direction. Betty has transferred her cocktail to a Solo cup.A LITTLE LATER Duncan heads back toward the houses.. BETTY Duncan. brushes off. we were just coming to find you. PETER Hey. Clearly. We’re all swimming! Duncan watches Susanna reluctantly jump up. LAURA/KATY Eww!/Tragic. Duncan doesn’t know where to look. perv? Steph walks off with Katy and Laura. go! CHAD Steph just takes the moment in stride. 9 EXT. Peter’s eye goes in every direction. STEPH (noticing) Uh.

. should we set up a time for you two to get together tomorrow? DUNCAN Uh. Peter! You called that “Baby Foot. I wouldn’t have to keep telling people that.13. They lose value if I take them out of the boxes. He’s having too many conversations with those dolls. just stare at the bridge of his nose. I should check with my mom. to Duncan) So. BETTY Oh. You could have fun with those. That’s what I do. I’m not! BETTY I’ve heard you. would I?! Duncan.. PETER Are you shitting me? BETTY Well.” or whatever. Mom. I was thinking that you and Peter should hang out this summer. if you wore the patch. BETTY (ignoring. to Duncan) I’ve got a rare wookie and the C3PO with detachable arms. but we can still have awesome battles with them. your best friend. PETER No. Lord knows he brought enough of his Star Wars dolls. BETTY He needs human contact. Duncan starts off. PETER They’re action figures! And they’re classics! (then. PETER (not worth the effort) Boba Fett. .

. This part. BETTY (calling after) Okay. With them. Pam is setting the dining room table for dinner. The earphones stay in. well. Embarrassed. to no avail. Kip. and heads back out. Susanna standing beside the car.. JOAN (singing the chorus) “Carry a laser down the road that I must travel.. Clearly. Carry a laser through the darkness of the night. Joan is dancing.” by MR. Trent’s friends. STATION WAGON . Pam and Trent are clearly fooling around.” AND.” ..MOMENTS LATER 11 Duncan is lying on top of the roof. PLAYFUL LAUGHING. Your eye makes people uncomfortable. Duncan turns right around.DAY . MISTER blares on the stereo.LATE AFTERNOON 12 Duncan comes down the stairs. ...LIVING ROOM/DINING ROOM . The song gets to the CHORUS. From upstairs.DAY . However. making drinks at the BAR.MOMENTS LATER 10 Duncan enters. the console falls to the ground. “KYRIE. only to see that...14. she’s back from the beach. to Peter) See. Unfortunately. I told you. Trent. he’s singing out loud.DAY . BEACH HOUSE . he looks over. He opens his eyes to see. Duncan fumbles with the iPod./EXT. and even Pam know well. 10 INT...) They’re all trying to sing along. PETER You’re the worst parent. She’s heading into her house. drops it. With that. KIP and JOAN. 12 INT. 11 EXT. (We hope. listening to his iPod. BEACH HOUSE (FRONT) . but clearly don’t know the words. watching. he’s listening to REO Speedwagon’s “Can’t Fight This Feeling.. occasionally tugging on Kip and Trent to join her. eyes closed. But. don’t stand us up because we know where you live! (then. Trent.

(to Duncan) Come on. JOAN (CONT’D) (noticing Duncan) Uh-oh.15. Before Duncan can even protest. Duncan looks to Pam for rescuing. and Kip laugh. She goes back to singing and dancing. whoa.. Duncan halfheartedly gives in. everyone embraces the lyric “Carry a laser. KIP Why would anyone in their right mind write a song called. stranger. Finally. “Carry A Laser?” JOAN (laughing. You just walked in at the wrong time.” PAM This is Duncan. At this point.” Full on singing. Are you singing. A lot of awkward movement.. Pam joins in. I’ll make it worse. . “Carry a laser?” JOAN That’s what it is. Kip and Joan. Pam. My son. KIP (laughing. JOAN (laughing) I’m not grinding up on him. Joan is coaxing him onto her “dance floor. KIP I’m the one not grinding up on you. These are Trent’s friends. shrugging) Because they love outer space. I can’t get anyone to dance with me. PAM (smirking) Oh. Trent. shouting over the music) Whoa.

STEPH I have plans. it’s okay. Steph watches for a short beat.. She grabs beers off the bar and goes. opening the CRACKERS. wait.. So. Fair enough. TRENT Cause there was a dent in the roof. It popped back up. We did. any chance you were on top of my car? . honey.. Not the one he wanted to hear from. shoot. STEPH Enjoy therapy. places them on the COFFEE TABLE. Oh. Trent turns down the music... PAM I made dinner. No. DUNCAN Without even being prompted.. but is clearly over the moment. check out his moves. Oh. buddy. Pam grabs a PLATTER of HOR D’OURVES and BOX OF CRACKERS. STEPH I’m out of here. self-conscious.. who puts on a good face. but. I’m just wondering if you knew anything about that? PAM (innocent) Well.. Steph descends the stairs. . TRENT (CONT’D) Hey.16. Duncan helps Pam. we did that. TRENT That’s true. JOAN Steph. Save for Trent. Duncan. we did have bags up there. stops dancing. TRENT Alright.

Duncan pushes remnants of JOAN No. Duncan steps away. (MORE) 13 . Trent puts his arm around. BEACH HOUSE . I can tell you exactly where I was. He winks at Duncan.17. holding court. Pam? PAM No. The guys laugh. TRENT (CONT’D) (pointed.DINING ROOM . Pam is out of the loop. to Duncan) So. Passed out in the dunes. smiling at Duncan) We’ve kind of got a system. INT. Joan. He kisses her cheek. Thank you. here. He said you’d be fine by the fire. now wait! Kip wanted to go out on his boat. TRENT We’ve got a good team. Pam. you left me there! TRENT No. gracious face. food around on his plate. Trent smiles for Pam’s benefit. but puts on a TRENT That’s right! JOAN Because. JOAN You never came back! KIP (scoffing) The next day I did. too. Oh. JOAN Can I help you with this. 13 He seems proud. that’s probably it. stops helping. (then.THAT NIGHT Post dinner.

Kip starts piling more food onto his plate. Dead air. too. The guys laugh..? PAM Oh.. PAM It’s dumb. reminiscing. absolutely incredible. was it last summer.. A flop of a story... Yeah. You were talking. PAM (quickly) One time I went to this luau and passed out in the dunes. . TRENT Tell your story. That’s basically it. JOAN Well. please. how funny. A similar thing to.18... babe.. Please. Oh. Trent pulls in Pam close. But. Go. JOAN (faux sincere) No. I once went to this horrible luau-themed party. I just have to point out that I’m loading up for the third time.. KIP Okay.... KIP Enough of us. Pam.. now we have to hear it.. He’s very attracted to this side of her.. JOAN (to Trent) Now.. PAM You know. everyone feigns enjoyment to ease the awkwardness for Pam. PAM No. JOAN (passively) . I’m sorry. It was real romantic.. KIP (CONT'D) I poked you with a stick to wake you. PAM It was just..

Kip lightly nudges Joan... I’m a caterer. thank you. (playing it up) . KIP You mean. not set in my ways. cooking for people.. Thank you... I’m JOAN (scoffing) Tell that to Christine. A little awkward silence.. PAM It’s fine. He takes a lot of shit for this.. last minute. It shows. (MORE) . PAM (clarifying) I mentioned rearranging a few things. then. being put on a pedestal. (re: Trent) Sorry this asshole sprung us on you. PAM KIP No. You cater? I love JOAN That makes sense. Pam smiles. smiles... I’m sorry. the “Riptide?” Trent laughs. Trent kisses her. TRENT Hey. deflects. graciously. Put your stamp on it. Joan takes a sip of her wine. PAM (moving on) Okay. TRENT One of her many talents. I have to put my son out of his misery. She’s not used to TRENT (CONT’D) She’s also got some ideas for fixing up the place.19.

Trent.LATER THAT NIGHT 14 Duncan looks around aimlessly for anything to pass the time. One catches his eye. and continue to reminisce.LATER THAT NIGHT A14 Duncan sits on the FLOOR. . No pieces to be found. Steph. My story now.Opens a CABINET. BEACH HOUSE . We clean up after ourselves in this house. cause this bastard buys gas. save for one old. He looks around. as. Just two pieces left to put in.) A14 INT. While everyone else is looking at the CAMERA.20. It’s engraved. Car .LIVING ROOM . was it last summer that you and I got stuck out on our boat? TRENT (pointing to Kip) Yes. . Shakes the box. . Duncan complies. three dollars at a time! They all laugh. BEACH HOUSE . Sighs and just starts taking it apart. PAM (CONT'D) (to Duncan) You’re free to go. she’s looking at Trent. A GROUP SHOT. ratty edition of CANDYLAND and a 500 PIECE PUZZLE (Something lame. Finally. Joan. the almost completed PUZZLE. 14 INT. watches her son head off to the KITCHEN. . Mostly Louis “Trent Ramsey. like kittens in a basket.Surveys the BOOKCASES. Trent.” Slim pickings. she’s turned at such an angle that we can’t see much of her face. Among them. With that. In front of him. Duncan jumps up from the table. AND. Hanging onto her. Salesman of the Year. She JOAN Okay. Kip. if any at all... smiling at the CAMERA. TRENT But.DUNCAN’S BEDROOM . L’Amour-type novels. as Trent pours Pam some more wine.Looks at FRAMED PHOTOS. take your plate. there’s one WOMAN of interest. relief. Practically empty.Checks out a PLAQUE. buddy. and Betty. But.

I don’t care.. DUNCAN That’s cool. I didn’t mean to. Beat.. noticing Susanna. You’re a big fan of REO Speedwagon? . Caught... That’s cool. Susanna’s still looking at him.BACK DECK .S. Hey.21... he looks away quickly. BEACH HOUSE . Yep. She gets up.. DUNCAN (CONT’D) Sorry about. What? DUNCAN SUSANNA “Can’t Fight This Feeling?” . 15 EXT.. Checks back to see if. slams the screen door shut. looks out over the dunes. sitting in a lounge chair.. young lady! You wouldn’t be this way if your dad was here! Feeling Duncan’s stare. SUSANNA So. SUSANNA DUNCAN Beat..) Susanna. It’s not like we were using our inside voices.. Hey.) (CONT’D) I don’t like the way you’re acting. SUSANNA Oh. An eternity. BETTY (O.LATER THAT NIGHT 15 Duncan walks out. .. Susanna looks over. Beat.. close the screen door! I’m getting eaten alive by mosquitos! Duncan looks over at the adjacent deck. BETTY (O.S.

.. and you just got to it and thought. DUNCAN Oh. SUSANNA Okay. no. Big time. Again... SUSANNA Sucks here.... SUSANNA I thought we were done. I was thinking about that earlier. DUNCAN Oh. I’ll be inside.22. Well.. ... SUSANNA Oh. “What the hell. We hear LOUD LAUGHTER from inside Trent’s house. then.. DUNCAN Feels like it’s going to be a hot summer.. SUSANNA DUNCAN Totally. it just came to me again. huh? DUNCAN (shrugging) It’s okay.. if something else comes to you. Beat. It sucks. SUSANNA Alright. And. anyway?” DUNCAN (trying to play it off) Something like that. Susanna waits for more. I’m going to sing the shit out of it. well. no. She starts back inside. Oh.. Yeah. That hot thing. My mom must have put that on there.

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Susanna heads in. Duncan collapses into a lounge chair,
making himself as small as he can.
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EXT. DUNES - DAWN

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The sun is just coming over the horizon.
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OMITTED

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INT. BEACH HOUSE - KITCHEN - DAY

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Duncan enters. It’s a mess. Everything left out from the
night before. Clearly, not everyone cleans up after
themselves. Steph is there, scavenging the fridge.
STEPH
They drank all the beer.
She slams the fridge door, storms out. Duncan finds a $20
BILL on the COUNTER. Next to it, a NOTE. It reads, “Up
late. Sleeping in. Love you, Mom.”
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EXT. BEACH HOUSE (FRONT) - DAY - MOMENTS LATER

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Duncan walks down the stairs.
BETTY (O.S.)
Peter, don’t get mad at me. I
don’t know where you’re looking!
Duncan stops in his tracks.

Shit.

ANGLE ON Betty and Peter, at the base of their front STAIRS.
Forget it!

PETER
It’s gone!

BETTY
Well, next time you say, “Look at
the seagull,” you have to remember
to point!
Duncan quickly runs around the side of the STORAGE SHED,
opens it. A BIKE leans against the back wall, but we can’t
quite make it out.

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EXT. STREET - DAY - MOMENTS LATER

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Duncan rides the bike. A girl’s PINK CRUISER, complete with
front basket and tassels. But, he doesn’t care. For the
first time, he seems content.
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EXT. MARC ANTHONY’S - DAY - LATER

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It’s a PIZZA JOINT. A cool, old school vibe. Duncan leans
the BIKE against the wall. Parked at the CURB, the
Convertible we saw earlier.
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INT. MARC ANTHONY’S - DAY - MOMENTS LATER

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Duncan is at the COUNTER, buying a SOFT DRINK. Behind him, a
table of rowdy GUYS, all in BLUE SHIRTS, eating pizza.
We
hear the familiar MUSIC of a PAC MAN GAME starting. Duncan’s
attention is drawn to the...
BACK GAME ROOM. Another BLUE-SHIRTED GUY is playing Pac Man.
EXCEPT for the classic PAC MAN upright, the rest of the video
games are very 2012. Duncan approaches, standing right
behind the Guy, watching.
GUY
Do you mind standing to the side?
I’m getting your reflection in the
screen.
... Sorry.

DUNCAN

Duncan steps to the side. As he does, we get our first good
look at the guy. It is, in fact, the DRIVER of the
convertible.
CLOSE ON LOGO.

It reads, “Water Wizz.”

GUY
I wouldn’t normally care, but I’m
having the game of my life. I’m on
the cherry level.
DUNCAN
But, that’s the first level.
GUY
Yeah, and I still have one man
left. So, like I said, it’s the
game of my life.

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DUNCAN
(smirks)
You like Pac Man?
GUY
What? It’s a classic!
(re: other games)
Not into all the bells and
whistles, my man. Too much going
on.
CLOSE ON Pac Man screen. Pac Man chases a “blinking ghost”,
barely devouring it before it changes back.
GUY (CONT’D)
See, my mistake is that I get
greedy. Going for all the ghosts
and fruit instead of just clearing
pellets.
DUNCAN
You know, there’s a pattern.
GUY
Oh, don’t tell me you’re one of
those guys. That takes all the
challenge out of it. Anybody can
learn a pattern.
Just then, the blue-shirted GUYS start to get up, putting up
their TRAYS.
BLUE-SHIRTED GUY
Owen, we gotta go!
We hear the familiar sound of PAC MAN DYING.
OWEN (GUY)
Well, so much for the game of my
life.
DUNCAN
You still have another man left.
OWEN
Naw, I’ve yet to see the second
board. Gives me something to look
forward to.
DUNCAN
Oh, the board’s always the same.

it’s still my quarter. OWEN (CONT’D) Oh and hey. I. Where did you run off to? . leaning against the car. Thank you. OWEN (CONT’D) But. they only let you use three letters. I can die. OWEN Well. we hear PAC MAN DYING EXT. OWEN Wow. Duncan watches him leave. What’s your name? DUNCAN .. again. Duncan plays. BEACH HOUSE . Duncan. Here.. PAM There you are. I don’t want to see.26.. So.. Pam and Trent are loading a large COOLER into the station wagon.. I don’t want to see that up on the screen. You play it.. No. 23 Suddenly. DUNCAN OWEN It’s all you. Now. well. go. Steph. man. Nothing’s left to the imagination with you. Cut your own path.LATER 23 Duncan pulls up on his bike. there’s that.DAY . huh? Owen starts to walk away. putting on suntan lotion. Go. We were just about to leave without you. no pattern on my quarter. if you end up getting a high score. OWEN Okay. DUNCAN Oh.

DAY . PAM (trying to make it better. okay? TRENT Your mom was worried. PAM Well. Everyone is loading stuff onto a large motor boat.LATER 24 CLOSE ON DUNCAN.) Head’s up. clarifying) Trent. TRENT No. Duncan can’t swim. Duncan heads toward the house. So. buddy.” Trent stands on the edge of the boat. let’s wear it. “BARELY A WAKE. TRENT You need to wear that. the boat’s name. 24 EXT. buddy. And. On the back. people don’t have to worry about you. go put on your swim trunks. right? . all tricked out. PAM Now. DUNCAN (shrugging) Nowhere. Kip and Joan invited us out on their boat. TRENT No. TRENT (O. PULL BACK to see Duncan standing on the dock. KIP I really think he’ll be fine. we’re running late.27. KIP Oh. DOCKS . catching a life vest. I think he’s cool without it. he’s just not a comfortable swimmer.S. let’s leave notes.

He’s miserable. we invited ourselves. PAM Basically. sitting. No one PAM He just wants you to be safe. BOAT . Pam opens. 25 EXT.. revealing her “work. lifting an eyebrow. who’s carrying a BUCKET.) Betty walks down the dock. The adults sit around the STERN of the boat. as Pam tightens the straps on his vest. Susanna walks by. Yoo hoo! BETTY (O. The life vest is three sizes too big for him. Accept it and move on. Steph and CLOSE ON a beat up COOLER. he was relentless.” Impeccable food. His eye throws off his equilibrium and he’ll get sick everywhere. DUNCAN (sotto. It outclasses the container for sure.28. don’t get me wrong. puts on the vest. And. reluctantly. PAM (CONT’D) Is that snug enough? Off Duncan’s look.LATER 25 CLOSE ON Duncan. followed by Peter. Peter has to stay down below. BETTY (CONT’D) Yes. It comes halfway up his face. I won’t.DAY . Susanna sunbathe on the BOW.S.. PETER No. (MORE) . and Susanna. mom! BETTY Tell that to the bucket we have to bring! Duncan. I was looking. to Pam) Why do I have to wear this? else does.

29. BETTY (sotto. PAM (teasing) He went as a sexy cop. I would have been working his bag by that point.. you did let me help you load up your van at the end of the night. Kip starts helping himself instantly to the annoyance of Joan. TRENT It just took a little persistence on my end. PAM (CONT’D) That about ended it right there for me. PAM Yes. TRENT I met her when she was catering some Halloween party in Albany.. to adults) Sadly. PAM Well. PAM He followed me around all night. I was a 70s. Pam sets out her dishes.. It just. playfully. creating a spread on a table. . I wasn’t sure about you. defending) No. but she pulls away. Trent.. bad ass cop. tries to put his hand over Pam’s mouth. Pam smiles. TRENT (to Pam) Now. I did. PAM (CONT'D) I had been divorced well over a year. saying that he was there to “protect and serve” me. TRENT (laughing. caresses Trent’s cheek.

whispers. BETTY There may be hope for you. TRENT She definitely made me work for it. sulking. Trent. Pam approaches. PAM (CONT’D) (light. They both laugh. He pulls Pam in. It’s been almost a year now. She nudges Susanna. He glances over at Steph and Susanna. JOAN (to Pam) What finally changed your mind? PAM He told me that we were already in this together. Duncan looks away. PAM (CONT’D) He wants this to work. Pam notices Duncan. They kiss. so I might as well. Joan finishes her wine.30. it was worth it. Kip. jokingly) Could you look a little more miserable? DUNCAN Could he be even more of a dick? Pam’s smile instantly fades. . yet. BETTY Three months? I didn’t know you had that kind of stamina. TRENT But. ANGLE ON DUNCAN. But. Hey. PAM He’s making an effort. it still took three months to even get her to go out with me. He wants us to be a family. Duncan fumes. and Betty start to make plates for themselves. Steph catches him.

checks out. TRENT Hey. Pam returns to the group.. Trent offers his hand. singing loudly.. You promised. remember? That you’d give it a try. PAM . He doesn’t “feel” like he’s with her. the cooler’s not going to get to the car by itself. Eventually. Duncan just looks off. Joan steps up to the side of the boat. we hear muffled LAUGHING/TALKING. The adults stumble along the dunes. A27 EXT. DUNCAN He says that.DAY .. Trent is helping the women off the boat offering them a hand as they step down.DINING ROOM . getting down on her own. corn cobs. Half-eaten rolls.. but that’s not what he does. opened bottles of wine. moving through. Pam puts on a good face. Duncan jumps onto the dock. Duncan sighs and starts to clean up. A27 . Duncan looks out the WINDOW. BEACH HOUSE (BACK) . but. 26 EXT. BEACH HOUSE . PAM Look.LATE AFTERNOON 26 Everyone is unloading. She makes a point to reject it.LATER THAT NIGHT 27 Duncan stands among the remnants of a “destroyed” table. throws off his life preserver. I know it’s not easy. 27 INT. DUNCAN I don’t know why I can’t just go to dad’s for the summer. buddy. Because you’re with me.. From OUTSIDE. DOCKS . the party had moved to the house.. It’s her turn to step down.THE NEXT MORNING An establishing shot of the house from the DUNES.31. Clearly.

DINING ROOM .MOMENTS LATER 29 Duncan descends the STAIRS. peddling furiously. Duncan already seems overwhelmed and out of place.32. Eventually.. 28 INT.SAME TIME 28 Duncan is awoken by the muffled sounds of ADULTS TALKING. Duncan gives her nothing. 29 INT.STORAGE SHED . BEACH HOUSE . Duncan walks off. TRACKING SHOT of Duncan riding up to the park. CHILDREN run amok. Standing on her FRONT STEPS next door. 30 Pam watches him leave. Pam.MOMENTS LATER 31 Duncan rides the bike. and Joan are eating breakfast. Susanna watches him leave.DUNCAN’S BEDROOM . . PAM (CONT’D) Do you want any breakfast. Kip. I’m good. a mess again. BEACH HOUSE .? DUNCAN (short) No. He just knows he wants to be somewhere else. The table. carrying a BOX. Trent.EMPLOYEE LOUNGE . LAUGHING. EXT. STREET . shuts the gate door. 32 EXT. TEENS congregate around the lounge chairs. WATER WIZZ WATERPARK. BEACH HOUSE .MOMENTS LATER 32 Duncan enters through an open GATE. he stumbles upon.DAY .DAY . He’s doesn’t know where he’s going..DAY . 31 EXT.MOMENTS LATER 30 Duncan pulls out the pink cruiser. EMPLOYEES congregate around the MAIN OFFICE.. WATERPARK .DAY .. PAM (noticing) Good morning. They’re still in their clothes from the night before. An EMPLOYEE enters behind him. sweetie.

PARKING LOT . No nonsense. As he watches life in the waterpark continue around him. The last remaining GUESTS are walking to their cars. Caitlin rolls her eyes. whenever’s convenient for you. but somehow he disappears. Duncan finds an empty PICNIC TABLE near the front entrance. She pretty much runs the place. OWEN (CONT’D) Nothing less than highest score I hope. heads back into the office. WATERPARK . eating breakfast. . we. CAITLIN.) It was clever as shit.LATE AFTERNOON 33 Duncan..33. Owen. Dressed in jeans and a T-shirt. I’ve got a reputation to protect. CAITLIN (to Owen) Hey. (then) Caitlin. getting on his bike. CAITLIN (O. I’m going on break. Caitlin locks the GATE from the inside. Sardonic.S.. DISSOLVE TO: 33 EXT. OWEN (CONT’D) See what I did? Yeah.S. emerges from the MAIN OFFICE below. Cute. He’s in a ratty BATHROBE. OWEN (O. Duncan watches as Owen heads into the apartment above the main office..DAY .) How’d we do? Duncan finds. As Owen goes into the apartment. standing on a SMALL DECK over the MAIN OFFICE. sits. we are open for business. OWEN (to Duncan) See? I’m held in high regard. Duncan should stand-out among the scantily clad patrons.. a fellow coworker.

A LITTLE34 LATER Duncan rides up. Duncan finds Susanna. SUSANNA So. . In her hands. she can’t help but register Duncan’s aloofness. SUSANNA (holding up phone) I’m waiting for my Dad to call me back. Susanna walks down to the street. DUNCAN My mom’s the same way. Just circles around and around in the street.) Sweet ride. a hot summer. DUNCAN Yeah. on her front steps. Duncan rides toward the bike shed. She tries another tactic. reluctantly smiles. DUNCAN Oh. I don’t want to be inside because my mom will just stare at me while I’m on the phone.S.34. 34 EXT. BETTY THOMPSON’S HOUSE/STREET (FRONT) . It is Duncan stops. Duncan finally stops riding. smiles. But. I just call it like I see it. I figured. Duncan seems to be holding onto a little resentment from the boat incident. SUSANNA (CONT’D) You were right. let me know if you have any other observations on weather patterns. He doesn’t even get off his bike. She’s all freaked out that I’m gonna want to live with him. SUSANNA Yeah. it’s not mine. GIRL’S VOICE (O. by the way. a CELLPHONE.DAY . or whatever. connecting with Susanna.

Duncan waits until it’s safe. He starts up the stairs.STORAGE SHED . TRENT Hey. Well. One last UPSTAIRS LIGHT goes OFF.BACK DECK/LIVING ROOM . 37 EXT. DUNCAN I’m here. eating a sandwich. 36 EXT. He turns. TRENT (O. looks back at the house. Just as Pam opens the screen door. Again. DUNCAN My mom and I do.S.DUNES . BEACH . ANGLE ON Trent.. Duncan pops back against the shed wall.S. I told . PAM (O. BEACH HOUSE . sitting in a chair. starts around the corner./INT. TRENT You worried her. Checking in. looking out onto the beach/ocean.THAT NIGHT 36 Duncan sits at the edge.) I thought we had a deal about leaving notes. Duncan? Duncan stops. Beat. DUNCAN (glancing back) Will do.DAY . then sneaks off toward the ocean.THAT NIGHT 37 Duncan starts up the stairs.35. BEACH HOUSE . slightly startled.. 35 EXT. Pam checks her watch. her I’d wait up for you.MOMENTS LATER 35 Duncan closes the door.) I’ll see if he’s out front. Duncan jumps.

..EMPLOYEE LOUNGE .” then there needs to be trust. DUNCAN . . (laughs) I’m sorry. so. Oh. Duncan looks back over his shoulder. You’re having too much fun. TRENT (CONT’D) I’m not interested in talking to the back of your head. Wait. you’re going to have to take off. I’m getting complaints. WATERPARK . DUNCAN TRENT There you go.. still sporting the jeans and T-shirt look. Owen is genuinely thrown by Duncan’s reaction.. and it is “we.) I’m afraid I’m going to have to ask you to leave. starts out.S. Duncan actually gets up. OWEN Whoa... Am I right? I think that’s something we both want.36. Okay. respect. It’s making everyone uncomfortable.. ...... I didn’t think you would actually. TRENT (CONT’D) If we’re going to make this work. OWEN (O. buddy. Duncan turns around. I shouldn’t be. 38 EXT.THE NEXT DAY Duncan is back on the edge of the same PICNIC TABLE... 38 . Fine. What? DUNCAN OWEN Yeah. And. full of 14 year old attitude. and heads upstairs... Duncan turns. Stifles a laugh.

pale as can be. we’ve got to get you a swimsuit. OWEN Whoa.. Duncan complies. More confused. OWEN (CONT’D) Look. there is more park to be seen.. As much as I’m a fan of Tuff Skins. let’s try not to impress him all at once. Always take things literally. But. found that very endearing and funny. follows. my mom buys my jeans. . He OWEN (CONT’D) (gesturing him to follow) Come on. It is one-of-a-kind except for the 200 exactly like it around here. Seriously. LEWIS Some kid threw up near Crazy Tubes. Duncan seems reticent. when’s the last time you bought jeans? DUNCAN Oh. hook up my man. Owen gathers himself. How’s that working out for you? You getting laid? 39 EXT. WATERPARK . working behind the counter.DAY 39 Owen and Duncan approach LEWIS. really. Finally.37. OWEN Lewis. LEWIS That will not be a challenge. OWEN Good. and his Water Wizz employee shirt is WAY too big for him. Duncan. He’s quite a curmudgeon.RENTAL BOOTH . I can tell you’re in complete awe of that picnic table. Duncan’s not sure what’s going on... OWEN (CONT’D) First things first. here with one of our finest rentals.

OWEN Lewis is kind of over this place.” “Got it. OWEN Prove it. There’s a storm. LEWIS I’ve just got things I want to do. Go. Are you chasing them or capturing. Let’s go get it. 11. so you’re basically going “commando. OWEN And like that.38. look.? Lewis waves him off. 5.” Watch sitting.” OWEN Wait. hands them to Duncan. Without thinking.. Take Invent something. He loves goading Lewis. You’re junk will fall out.. LEWIS (scoffing) “Hey.. OWEN No. grossed out. LEWIS I told you. I think you have to go to school for that. I remember that conversation. Become a storm chaser. Owen smiles at Duncan. pulls out a pair of ragged-looking swim trunks from below the counter. See New Mexico. OWEN You had me until number three. two days ago. you’re impressed. I’m not long for here.” “Cool. rattle off three. And. April.. In 2003. LEWIS These don’t have any mesh...” “Where?” “Over there. LEWIS (complying) I don’t know. .

OWEN (CONT’D) Well. Clearly. Kind of dated. OWEN (CONT’D) Bought it off the Russians. . it was decreed by its creator that this place shall never age. Okay.. that was a waste of a Caitlin joins them. Owen takes that in.MOMENTS LATER .BUZZARD’S BAY GIFT SHOP . he said “I don’t want this place re-painted or updated..” Duncan doesn’t even bat an eye to this. OWEN (CONT’D) Really? Still good with all that? Even the Russian thing? That’s Cold War. from the looks of it. bit. I don’t even want it brought up to code. Off Duncan. Built in the summer of ‘83. On his death bed. CAITLIN Some kid threw up near Crazy Tubes. Duncan still doesn’t get the joke. clipboard in hand. OWEN (CONT’D) We actually have a nuclear bomb for just such an occasion. leads Duncan. Duncan’s still blank. WATERPARK .40 DAY We STEADY CAM as Owen fitting swim suit.. it’s the last bastion of everything that time period stood for. And the minute someone tries. Still nothing. In fact.” This is our Water Wizz in all its glory. hasn’t changed a OWEN Water Wizz Waterpark. it needs to be destroyed. 40 EXT. on first real glimpse of built in the 80’s and bit.39. now wearing the illa “tour of the park.

OWEN CAITLIN Finish the work schedule for next week. OWEN CAITLIN You know. Tony. (then) Also. Duncan. I didn’t do any of that. Then. OWEN (calling off) It’s called delegation. introducing) Caitlin... Duncan. I read about it in a book about it. OWEN CAITLIN Change all of the filters. Did it.. Caitlin peels back the way she came. in that case. Did it.. (then. CAITLIN (slightly bemused) So. OWEN Oh. Mary Beth.. Done. Our STEADY CAM SWINGS around as Owen and Duncan turn. OWEN/DUNCAN POV of Caitlin walking away. I’m going to check..40. I’m doing it. OWEN (faux pissed) Why is this the first I’m hearing about this?! Dammit.. I need you to reorder more Tshirts. CAITLIN Hi. ..

Stretch out the tube. then we. OWEN Hello. Vlady. The longest waterslide in a 50 mile radius. OWEN (CONT’D) (to Duncan) That’s the one you wait for. Three boys. They all make their way up the RAMP. WATERPARK . and Ming Lee. but they don’t see themselves as that. Duncan. That fact predates technology. NEIL. boys. Clearly. OWEN (CONT’D) Don’t Google that for confirmation. past the long line of SLIDERS. jackass! .CONTINUOUS B40 PAN DOWN from SIGN. and JASON. (to Duncan) These are my illegitimate sons. There’s a long line. settle a debate for us. but I want to make sure I’m a positive influence in their lives. the main attraction. run up. All different mothers. The nerds of the waterpark. “DEVIL’S PEAK. this is Vladimir. OWEN This is Devil’s Peak..” Owen and Duncan approach the entrance. KYLE Owen. KYLE Those aren’t our names! OWEN Those are the names I’m giving you. 13 football fields. JASON Shut up. KYLE. A40 OMITTED A40 B40 EXT.DAY ..41. Ismael. end to end. my man. He takes a moment. We STEADY CAM as they continue up the RAMP.

We’ll just ask the kid how he did it.. OWEN Guys. he’s hard to get a hold of. If you can find him. Jesus. Last I heard. I was JASON Then how’d he do it. Is that true? He did! NEIL KYLE It’s physically impossible.42. OWEN It happened inside the tube. (MORE) . he went into a deep depression. Ming Lee’s right. The fame was too much. no one knows. KYLE Bullshit. That’s just the law of the park. Only the kid and the person he passed. But. OWEN Be my guest.. So. here when it happened. And. well. NEIL Be serious! KYLE Don’t interrupt him. We CUT to a CAMERA on a SCISSOR LIFT as Owen and the rest continue up the STAIRS.. Neil! talking! He was We CUT to STEADY CAM as they climb some stairs onto a SMALL LANDING. JASON (CONT’D) Neil says that years ago some kid figured out how to pass someone on the water slide. what happens in the tube. stays in the tube. Neil! You can’t catch up to someone and pass them! OWEN Actually.

Owen! NEIL Yeah. screw you. Neil! NEIL I’m being supportive! The boys head back down the stairs. DUNCAN ...43. KYLE Screw you. Really? Wow. DUNCAN But. 41 OWEN Do you get comedy? EXT. Owen. OWEN (CONT’D) Wait. to a life of male prostitution. Couldn’t be more than 8. no. Owen stops on the landing. And eventually.DEVIL’S PEAK .DAY Owen and Duncan ascend the last of the stairs to the TOP LANDING. KYLE I just said that. dead serious. OWEN Actually. Oh. that crack-addled male whore. was me. There he is. I want to know! 41 .. DUNCAN So. OWEN (CONT'D) He turned to cocaine to escape the limelight. WATERPARK .. Owen points at a VERY YOUNG KID. did he pass by sliding up the side of the tube? OWEN (teasing) I’m not telling you. Owen looks at Duncan.

to Woman) Alright. RODDY (CONT’D) RODDY just stares at her butt for way too long.. go! . go. Hold. hold on. go.. we’re.. OWEN (CONT’D) How’s it going. wondering. RODDY (CONT’D) (finally. pointless news travels fast. Owen. Hold. Hot Rod? RODDY Some kid threw up near Crazy Tubes. Hold. Hold.44. Hold. to Slider) Alright go. Hold. OWEN That’s a good thing. OWEN Can I get a special ride “with benefits” for my man. She goes. RODDY (CONT’D) Okay. RODDY (CONT’D) Hold on. Don’t die A lifeguard.. Hold. RODDY (to next Slider) Hold on. Hold. Roddy milks this for everything it’s worth. Alright. pacing out the SLIDERS. Hold on. (then. here? RODDY Yeah. Duncan. The Slider heads down. is sitting at the mouth of the slide. Alright. And. A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN steps up. Another SLIDER steps up. OWEN Damn. Holding. RODDY (BLUE-SHIRTED GUY from the pizza parlor).

Duncan. the Beautiful Woman can’t help but smile. WATERPARK .. Let me just.. OWEN (CONT’D) Can he get your number? 43 EXT. It’s the BEAUTIFUL WOMAN (laughing) Owen.DAY Duncan unlocks his bike. acting clumsy.BOTTOM OF DEVIL’S PEAK . Duncan realizes his swimsuit came off. OWEN Oh. come on! OWEN It’s not me! It’s the punk kid. I’m sorry. uh.45. He grabs them and OWEN (CONT’D) (smiling) Oh. OWEN (CONT’D) And. You just had to take it too far. 43 Owen pulls up in his convertible.. excuse me. Too far. I can’t seem to get my footing. Duncan is beet red. OWEN You want a ride? . Looks like you lost something. pretends to be all tangled with the Beautiful Woman.MOMENTS LATER 42 The three come shooting out of the tube into the water. WATERPARK . old swim trunks pop up to the surface of the water. a pair of ratty.PARKING LOT . power of Owen. Owen pushes Duncan down the tube. puts them on. EXT.. By now. Owen. He’s like an octopus! Just then. 42 He immediately follows.DAY .

. OWEN DUNCAN OWEN DUNCAN No. Come on..46. DUNCAN I don’t know. Throw your bike in the back. Yeah? Yes..POWDER POINT BRIDGE . Put it in the back. OWEN Duncan. Oh. And. we’ve got to start having faster conversations. changing subject) How long have you been working there? .. people drive like idiots on the Fourth.. thanks. on Hampton.MOMENTS LATER 44 They drive across. DUNCAN You don’t have to. OWEN Where are you staying? DUNCAN Over by the beach. (then. what brought you to the waterpark? Not many kids head our way when the ocean’s their backyard.. it’s too much trouble. I guess. CAR . I’ve got my bike. There are a few LOCALS carrying COOLERS and BEACH CHAIRS along the bridge. OWEN So. DUNCAN No. There’s not much for me at home.DAY .. no.. 44 INT. OWEN That’s far..

Duncan walks the bike up the driveway. BEACH HOUSE . to the point of being garish.. If you need me.DAY . 45 EXT. Duncan’s face lights up.. PARTYGOERS are arriving. Yes. The park? OWEN I’ve always been there. We can see that Betty’s Fourth of July Clam Bake is in full swing. I could help out. collecting himself) No. DUNCAN Thanks for the ride. carrying lawn chairs and plates of food around to the back. Her house is covered with decorations. (then.CONTINUOUS 46 Duncan runs up the stairs.A LITTLE LATER 45 Duncan gets his bike out of the back.DAY .. With that. PAM Who was that with you? .. enjoying the late afternoon sun on his face. Tomorrow.47. 46 EXT. BEACH HOUSE . sure. Duncan. DUNCAN (too much) Definitely. Do odd jobs. I mean. I could use someone to be a floater at the park. OWEN DUNCAN OWEN There you go. I was thinking. If you’re interested. It’s heavy. Awesome. totally. OWEN Hey. 9AM. carrying a platter of food. Owen drives off. just as Pam is exiting. Owen watches as Duncan closes his eyes. Yeah.

What? Duncan leaves.. Do you understand me? DUNCAN (under his breath) I could say the same to you. . PAM A friend who drives? DUNCAN Mom. PAM (suspicious) A friend with a license? Well. Whoa. PAM And. PAM What’s his name? DUNCAN Owen. I’d like to meet him. PAM I’m not done.. DUNCAN Just a friend. we don’t stay out all night and disappear all day. you should bring him by. He tries to run past. he’s just a friend. turns. DUNCAN Fine. how do you know him? DUNCAN Mom. PAM (CONT’D) And. PAM . Duncan stops.48.

Keegans! So sorry. Grab a cup. Trent. STEPH (CONT’D) We’re hanging over here. . a very strung out looking hippie. lost in his own world. 47 DUNCAN (O.LATE AFTERNOON 47 CLOSE ON a DUG OUT SAND PIT.) PAM I’m serious. are huddled around a picnic table. Katy and Laura. Susanna! STEPH Duncan notices Susanna on her deck.DAY . Okay. cocktail in hand. Kip and Joan at a table as Duncan descends the BACK STAIRS. Betty looks up at the DECK of the adjacent house. party’s filled to capacity! The Betty joins Pam. taking in the party. BETTY THOMPSON’S HOUSE . PAM (CONT’D) (calling off) I want you to make an appearance at Betty’s. we’re playing quarters! Steph notices Duncan.S.S. Beside it. excluding him. makes a point to lay across the rest of the bench. Betty. huh. BETTY (CONT’D) Happy 4th. Frank? Those are all my doing this year. More PARTYGOERS mingle. filled with COAL EMBERS and SEAWEED. including CHARLIE (18). Okay. a large POT of CLAMS. Steph and her “gang” of friends. With him. DUNCAN (O. A COUPLE is sitting there. We STEADY CAM as a PARTYGOER picks it up. He’s dangerously close to the fire. The Partygoer carries it onto BETTY’S BACK DECK.) EXT. People are dancing. as the Camera follows her into TRENT’S BACKYARD. excluded. Music blares. BETTY Pretty impressive. including Chad.49.

A. He’s playing under one of these tables. ANGLE ON ADULTS. that’s just not right. Pam looks back. Kip. BETTY (CONT’D) You should hang out with Peter. Pam. Everyone gasps with laughter.50. and Joan. He’s being hilarious.” Betty imitates “porn music. “I’m concerned about safety in our school. reaches out for Duncan’s hand. in fact. Then. comes from under one of the tableclothed folding tables.” “That’s not all that’s on the rise. hey. BETTY I think my first hint was catching Bob coiling our gardener’s hose. Third strike. re: glass) This is empty. Trent.S. And.” They all laugh. there was our pool boy. meeting. (then. (calling off) Peter! What?! PETER (O. . You can imagine how that conversation went. Duncan looks over at Betty. She pulls him closer. Violence is on the rise. BETTY (CONT’D) (nodding her head) P. Duncan.) Peter’s voice. BETTY (CONT’D) (getting up. He complies. was Peter’s principal. STEPH (CONT’D) Come sit next to Willem.T. BETTY There you go. noticing) Oh.

BETTY (walking off) Be sure to get some clams..CONTINUOUS 48 Duncan approaches the folding table. DUNCAN What’s up.51. BETTY THOMPSON’S HOUSE .S. Peter? Hey. 48 EXT. They were all my doing this year.) DUNCAN . As Betty walks off. I can do it.. PETER (O. man. DUNCAN You know. they’re brother and sister. PETER (O.) Luke and Leia are hooking up.S..) DUNCAN How’s the battle going? PETER (O.S. don’t do your dead dance so close to the fire! PAM Do you want me to make you a plate of food? DUNCAN No.DAY . starts to make a plate. BETTY (CONT’D) (noticing) Charlie. Cool. okay? DUNCAN (smiles) Okay. PAM Bring your food over here and eat with me. right? Yeah.

Oh. CHEERING. We’ll be right back. PAM .52. Beat. SUSANNA Peter. And with that. but then puts a few clams on his plate. to Susanna) Just because your mom’s going to see my plate. torn. They’re one of the many casualties of my father’s absence. DUNCAN . She glances over in Duncan’s direction. if I were you.. The adults head off. DUNCAN (CONT’D) (shrugging. Duncan and Susanna look over by the fire.) Peter comes out from under the table. yes! PETER (O. Trent takes her hand. SUSANNA It’s your funeral. Charlie is clearly enticing the adults with a large bag of pot. Clearly. Susanna approaches.. she’s gone. Duncan dumps his whole plate of Susanna clocks.S.. except for Pam. food into the garbage can. Duncan considers. pull her up. SUSANNA I’d avoid the clams. do you want to go chase ghost crabs? Hell. SUSANNA (CONT’D) Looks like my brother just made another sale.. Duncan? Huh? SUSANNA Any interest? DUNCAN (coming to) .

He seems lost in thought. BEACH . 50 . did you know they’re omnivorous? Basically. watching the fireworks explode over the ocean. “Leave it to your dad to be interested in a creature that goes both ways. do you want me to keep talking. (then) My mom jokes. DUNCAN (beat) Yeah. carrying a flashlight. SUSANNA When I was younger. SUSANNA Want to do something really lame? PETER It’s not lame.DUSK 49 Susanna and Duncan are walking. Beat. SUSANNA Well.53. He’d fill my head with all these useless facts about ghost crabs. SUSANNA (CONT’D) So.ROCKS . or are you going to say something eventually? DUNCAN My mom doesn’t smoke pot.” Duncan can’t help but smile. Peter. my dad used to bring me down here to do this all the time. They smile.THAT NIGHT Duncan and Susanna sit at the top. they feed on both animals and vegetables. 49 EXT. It’s like spring break for adults. that’s the power of this place. In the distance. is looking for ghost crabs. connect. BEACH . Sure. Like. Beat. 50 EXT.DAY .

But.54. I’m going to visit him when he gets settled and stuff.THAT NIGHT . PETER Susanna. his . BETTY THOMPSON’S HOUSE . she’s a lot younger. he says it’s not a great time right now.. SUSANNA So. That’s cool. So. Not that he left. Just then. SUSANNA DUNCAN They’re just getting situated in San Diego. You know? New place. Classic. SUSANNA (CONT’D) Is your dad seeing anybody? DUNCAN Yeah. DUNCAN Beat. Duncan just looks out at the water. SUSANNA That’s what I think really kills my mom. where is it you go? Peter runs by. Susanna watches him. It’s supposed to be awesome out there. look! The crab grabbed the light saber! He’s got Luke’s light saber! This is the battle of all battles! SUSANNA (to Duncan) How are you only a year older than him? 51 EXT. Duncan nods. but that he’s got someone and she doesn’t. SUSANNA California. chasing a crab. arms outstretched as if he’s flying. Peter runs by...DUNES .A LITTLE51 LATER Susanna and Duncan walk up the DUNES. Yeah.

. DUNCAN (coming to) Yeah. Although Trent doesn’t “kiss back. Oh. Trent removes her hand. I just. drunk.. . MUFFLED ARGUING from the side of the house draws his attention to. Duncan peeks around. he finally turns his head away. pink cruiser? Oh.. Joan.. Go where? DUNCAN SUSANNA On your sexy. SUSANNA Let it be yours. JOAN Just not this summer. DUNCAN Nowhere. I see. Thinking better of it. She smiles. Duncan glances over at the DUNES behind TRENT’S HOUSE. It’s okay. Good night.. She runs her hand up his stomach and chest.. Suddenly. They are all clearly high. all of it..55.. Susanna smiles. SUSANNA (CONT’D) . and a group of women still sitting around the fire. clearly drunk. kisses him. the side of TRENT’S HOUSE. Oh. Susanna watches Duncan watch his mom. Susanna head up the stairs. but she leans in. DUNCAN No.. They approach..” he doesn’t pull away immediately. Duncan continues into Trent’s YARD. is leaning into Trent. Betty. SUSANNA I see. . BETTY’S BACK DECK... DUNCAN’S POV of Pam. good night.

back. OWEN You’re late! Duncan looks like a deer in headlights. she waves him off. OWEN (CONT’D) Are you planning on making this a habit? If so. Trent walks by.. a little out of sorts from the night before. OWEN You make a valid point.. handing a box of GRAHAM CRACKERS and CHOCOLATE BARS to Pam without even looking at her.. Owen is there with Lewis. But. noticing Duncan. In his hand. at least he’s in his OWN swimsuit.RENTAL BOOTH . Joan joins them at the fire. 52 EXT... WATERPARK . just as Joan is rounding the corner. I just.56. Trent starts walking toward Duncan. With benefits. .THE NEXT MORNING 52 Duncan rounds the corner of the booth. Pissed. then. fixing her hair. Welcome LEWIS You waste an exorbitant amount of time. we’re done here. PAM (to Group. PAM You were gone that long and you only brought the marshmallows? TRENT Joan has the rest. not seeing him. You know what? I’m tired of your sass. You’re fired.. Trent approaches Pam and the rest.. She takes a moment. Trent joins Kip and Charlie who are clearly smoking pot. and walks off. who throws himself against the side of the house. upbeat) Who wants a S’more? Duncan just shakes his head. Duncan watches as Pam looks over her shoulder in the direction of where Trent came from. DUNCAN But. a bag of MARSHMALLOWS. Pam glances over.

get pumped! This is a place where dreams are made. OWEN Owen throws him a blue shirt. . Duncan doesn’t emote much OWEN (CONT’D) Come on. 53 EXT. There’s no blood. I’m so calm. Caitlin CAITLIN Um. Duncan puts the blue shirt on over his T-shirt.DAY . (NOTE: Our “Breakdancers” are just TEENS who were at the waterpark. HIP-HOP BLARING from a BOOM BOX.57. excitement. OWEN (dramatic whisper) I knew this day would come. OWEN (disappointed) Oh. Owen. joining.MOMENTS LATER 53 A small crowd of waterpark PATRONS have circled up. we have a situation over at Harpoon Lagoon.HARPOON LAGOON .” They would be dressed for the waterpark. Or... That’s why Owen starts off. watching some BREAKDANCERS going to town on a large piece of CARDBOARD. destroyed. OWEN (dead serious) Is it a homicide? CAITLIN (dry) Yes. approaches.) ANGLE ON SNACK SHACK. Caitlin and Duncan follow. Depends on how you feel about working at a waterpark. and Duncan approach. Caitlin. Roddy and a few other EMPLOYEES are watching. Suit up. It’s a homicide. WATERPARK . Not a “crew.

CAITLIN You need to do this. It’s my first day. OWEN (to Duncan) You heard the lady.. No. Flavor. he’s got it. holding court. Oh... OWEN (off shirt) Hey. Coindrops. Turtles. OWEN Any Jookin? Buckin? RODDY (scoffing) Not this far from Memphis. Mad moves though.. Duncan looks over. DUNCAN’S POV of the BREAKDANCING CIRCLE. . DUNCAN (taken aback) .... 1990s. OWEN Naw.. He’s quite an imposing fellow. walks off. Abstract. Blowup.. Applejacks.. A BREAKDANCING GUY moves center stage. Owen. You’re official now.. I don’t. nervous... DUNCAN (meek) But. It’s getting too congested.. You got Duncan takes a deep breath. Jackhammers. this. Mostly b-boying.58. RODDY (very matter-of-fact) They grabbed some cardboard from the snack shack and just started going to town. Power. CAITLIN (over it) Someone needs to take away their cardboard..

What. . turns it off. Duncan shuffles over to the boom box. whoa. BREAKDANCING GUY Whoa.. OWEN (CONT’D) (off Caitlin’s glare) I’m right here. “Boo. Our imposing fellow steps forward.? Nothing. The Breakdancing Guy takes a moment. I’ll step in. again. BREAKDANCING GUY Show us your moves. DUNCAN I’m gonna. circle... A foot SLAMS down onto it. but eventually steps to the side. confused.. need to take your cardboard. Excuse me.. Duncan looks at him.” BREAKDANCERS Hey!/What the hell?! They all turn and look right at Duncan. guys. A smattering of disappointment from the Patrons. It’s Breakdancing Guy. slowly approaching. uh. They’re lost in their dance DUNCAN (CONT’D) Hey... who gives him a thumbs up. looks back at Owen.59.. He stops just outside the circle. I was told to take your cardboard. Duncan makes his way through the very intimidating crowd. DUNCAN (soft) . No one hears him over the music. now? Duncan’s eyes only come BREAKDANCING GUY (CONT’D) DUNCAN Um. up to his chest. ANGLE ON Duncan. He reaches down. grabs the edge of the cardboard.

BREAKDANCING GUY Then. Grabs Duncan’s hand.60. BREAKDANCERS Stick it! . crunk or any of that. Stick it! Duncan tumbles to the ground. It’s awkward. you can’t take the cardboard. I can’t. I don’t. The Breakdancers start manually spinning Duncan by his legs. Finally. and jerky. um. you can take it.. DUNCAN Oh. blankly. Duncan is now in a headstand. the guys let go. handing him off like a Tetherball. he stops..S. They all just stare at him. More butchering. relieved. He takes a moment. She turns the BOOM BOX back on. retrieve the cardboard. No one reacts. More mirroring. throws it to Duncan... The Beautiful Breakdancer does a move. leading him to the center of the cardboard. CLOSE ON Duncan’s face.) We’re not done. ANGLE ON a BEAUTIFUL BREAKDANCER emerging from the crowd. goes to FEMALE VOICE (O. BEAUTIFUL BREAKDANCER Just mirror me. This moment seems to go on for an eternity. He tries to replicate it. two big BREAKDANCERS pick Duncan up from behind. Beat. Then. Duncan. BREAKDANCING GUY (CONT’D) Show us your moves. Suddenly. More moves. The Patrons start to get into it. beaming. BREAKDANCING GUY Spin on your head! Just then. He seems to be signing off. BREAKDANCING GUY (CONT’D) (nodding head) Okay. Okay. DUNCAN’S POV as he spins around and around. Whoa. faster and faster. Terrible. then starts to “pop ‘n lock” horribly. flip him over..

excited. Pop ‘n Lock..” The Patrons go crazy. He heads up the stairs. as he tumbles off to the side. With that. Duncan awkwardly makes a “pose.. that’s where I was. BEGIN MONTAGE 54 EXT. carrying the CARDBOARD back over. PAM Where have you been? Nowhere. then realizes. DUNCAN Well. and Roddy. CAITLIN You got lucky. BREAKDANCING GUY Nice moves.MOMENTS LATER Duncan enters. grinning. Hey. and hides it under his T-shirt.. He can barely walk a straight line. ANGLE ON Duncan. he heads up the STAIRS. Everyone claps/cheers. He’s too excited. 55 INT.DAY . He’s also DIZZY AS HELL. ANGLE ON Owen/Caitlin. 55 DUNCAN PAM That’s a long time to be nowhere. Owen puts his arm around her waist. Joan. The Beautiful Breakdancer hands Duncan the cardboard. and Kip are there. He’s still wearing the blue shirt. Breakdancing Guy helps Duncan up. including Owen. Pam.LIVING ROOM .61.DAY . barely stopping to hop off of it.. BEACH HOUSE . but she removes it. . having drinks. He pulls it off. Trent. In fact. Even Caitlin is not immune to the moment. BEACH HOUSE . He gives her a “See?” look.A LITTLE LATER 54 Duncan rides up.

OWEN (CONT’D) Pop ‘N Lock! Duncan works his way through the crowd as they laugh. Like Roddy earlier. 56 EXT.KITCHEN .TOP OF DEVIL’S PEAK .” Roddy motions for Duncan to check her out. His hair. Suddenly. Pam watches through the window as Duncan passes by. shaggy. Duncan is spacing out the SLIDERS. never connecting with her. WATERPARK . Lewis. Roddy. Duncan. a CLEARING OF A THROAT. ANGLE ON the teen’s MOTHER. Joan. He complies. staring at her behind. OWEN (CONT’D) Owen reaches over the back of him to Lewis.DAY The whole staff is gathered. Trent.LATE AFTERNOON 57 Duncan enters. . healthy-looking. BEACH HOUSE . Kip. 58 INT. collecting everyone’s drinks to “refill. Roddy. WATERPARK . showing him how to run the line.DAY 59 CLOSE ON DUNCAN.DAY 56 Duncan sits at the mouth of the TUBE.LIVING ROOM/BACK DECK . chugging orange juice.” Without even breaking from her “story. A different air to this “Duncan. Pam. Joan and Pam are sitting on the BACK DECK. OWEN He hands Roddy his check.” Very tan. Inappropriate. woofing down some cereal. glaring. but can’t help but blush. BEACH HOUSE . He’s hellbent to get on with his day. Just then. 58 Owen. 57 INT. Beside him.” Joan hands Pam her glass. Duncan instructs her to “hold. cheering. passing out PAYCHECKS.62.EMPLOYEE LOUNGE . holding court. RODDY (mock scolding) Inappropriate. 59 INT. a BEAUTIFUL TEEN steps up.

we’re not okay. 61 EXT.MOMENTS LATER 62 Owen and Roddy run up. But. OWEN What happened? DUNCAN (panicked) Sorry.63. winks. They rushed me. and Roddy look down the tube. stuck! We’re OWEN (to Duncan/Roddy) Huh. . WATERPARK . three MATS come out of the tube. WATERPARK .” He’s wearing classic Vaurnets a la Owen. the flow of people stops. spacing SLIDERS out with the greatest of ease.S.TOP OF DEVIL’S PEAK . PULL BACK to reveal STEPH just staring at him. Duncan.DAY . END OF MONTAGE 62 EXT. Jason and Neil. No activity. 60 EXT. Suddenly. are you okay?! KYLE (O. the hell this is. no Sliders. Owen.BOTTOM OF DEVIL’S PEAK . dumbass.DAY .MOMENTS LATER 61 A variety of SLIDERS come shooting out of the tube one after the other. Among the kids. We hear a LOUD WHISTLE.) (yelling) No. Kyle. OWEN (yelling down tube) Guys. WATERPARK .TOP OF DEVIL’S PEAK .DAY Not sure who 60 Duncan is now on his own at “Peak Command. Duncan has the whistle in his hand. All of the sudden. Not sure how I’m the dumbass in this scenario. confident. Duncan looks over. They said it was for the good of science. Beat.

A quite obese one. Kyle.MOMENTS LATER 63 Owen hops up on the railing. OWEN Okay. A HAND rises from the CROWD. I’m holding out for a hero ‘til the end of the night. And he’s gotta be fast. alright. They’re arms. everything . Neil! Shut. TUBE . rushing all around them. and Jason are.tangled. listen up.64. Neil! EXT.TOP OF DEVIL’S PEAK . He’s gotta be strong. addresses the sea of kids waiting on the ramp. (then. in fact. Water. 63 Up. stuck. WATERPARK .DAY . It’s a KID . legs. OWEN (CONT’D) (giving up) I need someone to throw himself down the tube and knock some kids loose. KYLE I told you we shouldn’t all go at the same time! NEIL I thought it would work! KYLE Shut up. And he’s gotta be fresh from the fight.CONTINUOUS A62 Kyle.DAY . KID’S VOICE I’ll do it. I need a hero. A62 INT. the other. off the kids’ blank stares) No? Footloose? Bonnie Tyler song? Kevin Bacon drives a tractor in a game of “Chicken?” Still blank stares. Neil and Jason. Neil. facing one way. The “volunteer” makes his way through the crowd.

throwing himself down the tube.TOP OF DEVIL’S PEAK . OWEN Let’s call that “Plan B. Mack. MALCOLM (confident) I got this. 64 EXT.” (then.) (yelling) What’s going to hurt who? Malcolm steps into the entrance of the tube. I don’t know if that’s a good idea. Jason and Neil. MALCOLM OWEN You’re probably going to want to get some momentum. full speed. NEIL/JASON What’s happening?!/I can’t see! KYLE’S POV of Malcolm coming at them.CONTINUOUS 65 CLOSE ON Kyle. DUNCAN Owen. NEIL/JASON (CONT’D) Why are you screaming?! .65. yelling into tube) I’m not going to lie to you. as they feel the tube ROCK and they hear RUMBLING. Owen. 65 INT. Kyle screams. Finally.DAY . He grabs the sides and starts rocking back and forth. WATERPARK . What if we just turn off the water? They could get their footing.MOMENTS LATER 64 Duncan. TUBE . This is probably going to hurt.S. KYLE (O.DAY . OWEN What’s your name? Malcolm. and Roddy are now joined by MALCOLM (KID).

Thank you. Ismael. Owen jumps in to help the guys to their feet. MALCOLM That was awesome! NEIL Let’s do it again! JASON (to Kid) Will you knock us loose? MALCOLM (excited) Sure! Caitlin approaches. I thought I lost you. CAITLIN Don’t just wave it off! Places get shut down because of stunts like this! OWEN (to boys) Is it just me.BOTTOM OF DEVIL’S PEAK . Vladimir. Neil. No one got hurt.DAY . and Malcolm come shooting out of the tube in one big ball. and Roddy run up. We’re done with that.66. Whoa. 66 EXT. The boys looks disappointed. Duncan. Jason.CONTINUOUS 66 Kyle. intercepts. CAITLIN Whoa. or is she very sexy right now? MALCOLM (checking her out) She’s certainly got my attention. Pissed. Ming Lee. CAITLIN (CONT’D) (to Owen) What do think you’re doing! OWEN It’s all good. Owen. WATERPARK . . OWEN (faux concern) Oh my God.

looking through the newspaper. Trent sits on the couch.. The only difference is that the station wagon is covered with a tarp. .. clearly affected. either. The parking lot.LIVING ROOM .. (beat) I wish this wasn’t just a job. could see one of those. Beat. CAITLIN (exasperated) Why do you always put me in this position? I hate being this person. TRENT There’s a 1:15 and a 3:30.. BEACH HOUSE . No. Duncan looks to Owen. 69 INT. WATERPARK . Clearly. EXT. Caitlin takes a breath.. Miserable.. let’s stay in. It’s not fun anymore..DAY . I didn’t mean to. shakes her head.THE NEXT DAY It’s pouring rain. This doesn’t happen.DAY . 67 OWEN It’s my fault. Trent doesn’t like it getting wet. PAM The soup needs a little longer. Pam enters from kitchen. she walks off. empty. We PAM No. Steph is painting her toe nails. (then. whose DUNCAN Sorry. indicates herself and him) .67. BEACH HOUSE . With that. 68 67 The place is locked up. This is why. As a family. Do something we can all do together.CONTINUOUS 69 Duncan stares out the window. EXT.SAME TIME 68 No activity here.

INT.DAY . Steph studies the top of the box. She displays the box top.. PULL BACK to reveal..” PULL BACK to reveal Duncan. trying to sell them on her idea. It gets to an area called “Gumdrop Pass. we’re good. let’s not hate it right away. PAM (pointing) It’s appropriate for people four to eight. I feel like hanging out with all of you. BEACH HOUSE . Pam holds her stare on Trent.MOMENTS LATER CLOSE ON CANDYLAND BOX. the only one smiling. It’s his turn. (then. 70 Faded. We could grab Kip and Joan and make an evening of it. Trent? Trent doesn’t answer. STEPH “Home Sweet Home. Pam. The “family” sitting on the floor around the table. CLOSE ON a “Gingerbread Character” moving from space to space. PAM I don’t feel like hanging out with Kip and Joan. and reads it.68. So. STEPH I have to be yellow! She grabs a pawn. Tough sell. . LATER. on it’s last legs. holding up game pieces) What color gingerbread character do you want to be. TRENT We can see a movie as a family. 70 She means it.LIVING ROOM .” PAM Okay.

by exact count.69. So. pointedly) “If your Gingerbread Character pawn lands.” He picked a card with a blue square on it. There is. in fact. Trent picks up the DIRECTIONS. you can take the shortcut. look. STEPH (laughs) “Fudge. they wouldn’t put it in the directions. so he has to go to a blue square.” That’s good. he can. PAM Yes.” PAM No. . TRENT (reading. you’re at the shortcut. PAM Well. a “bridge” that allows you to jump ahead. Duncan moves back and past the “bridge. you can take the shortcut there.” Whoa. he can’t do that. DUNCAN (under his breath) This is so stupid. He crosses the bridge. on the yellow space below the Gumdrop Pass. PAM Oh. TRENT No. take it. I don’t think it matters. Duncan moves his “character” over the “bridge.” (then) “Exact count. PAM We can fudge the rule. TRENT If it didn’t matter.

PAM Pam moves her pawn toward a purple square with force. you need to do it. then comes back to turn a card and slam it down. Trent moves his pawn. Pam moves his pawn back.70. DUNCAN I already did. you’re the one who wanted to play. (then) Duncan. PAM Great. Then. No rules? TRENT (CONT’D) There we go. (off Pam’s look) Sorry. what? No. Purple. TRENT Wait. PAM Fine. play your turn. Pam takes a moment. TRENT (good-natured) Well then. STEPH (cautiously) It’s two. . TRENT No. turns to go to the dining room. I might as well go directly to the top of Candy Mountain with that argument. You need to move two purple squares. move to the correct place. PAM Duncan can move for me. (getting up) Now. I win. take my turn for me. I’m going to set the table for lunch. So. We’ll play the way you’re supposed to play.

71 EXT. See? TRENT You’re way ahead now. Suddenly.71. turns around and heads back the way they came. Long beat of silence.STORAGE SHED . she walks to the DINING ROOM.. Pam takes a moment to collect herself.. Trent. 73 She . now uncovered. The only sounds are those of “game play. Susanna comes out from behind her house.. with her own bike. With that.DAY 72 Duncan boards his bike.THE NEXT MORNING 71 The sun is out.A LITTLE LATER Duncan locks up his bike. PAM It’s Candyland. Remnants of the rain are still evident. By exact count.DAY . WATERPARK . (for Trent’s benefit) . 73 EXT. puddles on the ground. BEACH HOUSE . Trent gives Duncan and Steph a “What’s with her look?” But. I’ll be taking the “Rainbow Trail.PARKING LOT . at the shortcut.” A Gingerbread pawn being moved across the board. and then comes to move her pawn. BEACH HOUSE . I’ve landed.. Susanna watches from afar. As he rides off. PAM There. The station wagon. PAM (in tears) It’s fucking Candyland! She storms off. 72 EXT. Pam slams down a PLATE. starts setting the table. they don’t commiserate. Steph. And.” She does. TRENT It’s your turn. so.

RENTAL BOOTH .EMPLOYEE LOUNGE . He looks a little more put together than usual.DAY . OWEN (noticing) It’s your day off. here? Why are you DUNCAN I figured we lost yesterday. See Duncan smiles.MOMENTS LATER 74 Duncan enters. to grab my stuff. surprised to find. went Duncan smiles. is. opening up. so I thought I’d make it up. Then.. bemused but it’s not going to be that easy. what all the fuss is about. 75 It. OWEN. WATERPARK . She seems genuinely surprised to find the place already open AND to see Owen working.) So. DUNCAN What happened to “let it be yours?” 75 . CAITLIN Your shirt’s inside out. this is where you run off to? DUNCAN (confused) What are you doing here? SUSANNA I followed you earlier.. knowingly) Why are you? OWEN Thought I’d open the place.S. in fact. WATERPARK . She strides past him. professional.A LITTLE LATER Duncan is stacking MATS. She holds up her BEACH BAG. He beams. Owen looks. her KEYS out.DAY . EXT.72. (then. Just then. SUSANNA (O. Caitlin walks up to the front gate. 74 EXT. He’s wiping down all the lounge chairs.

. In your face. standing very nearby.S.. She has a forked tongue.... LEWIS I don’t have a mom..) Duncan. I have to announce this over the PA as my voice won’t carry that far. Duncan looks over his shoulder. Suddenly. I have two dads. big guy? DUNCAN (shrugging) Just a girl. please report to the Administrative Offices International.. DUNCAN . Duncan looks back at Susanna.73. My throat suffered major damage during an intense makeout session with Lewis’ mom. SUSANNA Does your mom know that you work here? No. OWEN (O. Nice... over the LOUD SPEAKER. Owen. Roddy.. OWEN Just a girl? A girl who makes you blush? . and Lewis are OWEN (CONT’D) (into PA) Duncan.. Hold on a sec. DUNCAN SUSANNA (impressed) . to the Administrative Offices International. OWEN (goading) Who’s that. Duncan walks over to the guys..

this is extremely awkward for you.. .A LITTLE LATER 76 Duncan is giving Susanna the tour.. It was built in the summer of ‘83. older than me. The creator never wanted the place to change. Duncan OWEN (into the PA system) Duncan.74. he said “The minute someone tries to repaint or update the waterpark. WATERPARK . Maybe if you guys hadn’t called me over. DUNCAN I don’t know. Please let her know that our conversation was entirely about her. So. shuffling his feet. back to his lady friend. why are you here talking to us and not over there. Owen and Roddy react to Duncan’s hint of bravado. In other news.. DUNCAN RODDY You pussy hound. Susanna. sealing the deal with that cougar? DUNCAN Well. Water Wizz Waterpark. Duncan looks down at the ground.” Susanna laughs. Duncan. on his death bed.. a la the one he got from Owen. RODDY Then.. She’s. it needs to be destroyed. 76 EXT. DUNCAN (excitedly) Okay. to his lady friend..DAY . smiles and AS he walks off.. Beat.

It’s end of day.) STEPH (O. DUNCAN (CONT’D) (off laugh) Huh. They giggle. Pop ‘N Lock. I didn’t get that joke as fast.EMPLOYEE LOUNGE.LOCKERS. Park empty. I wasn’t aware we had plans. around the edge of the RIVER. bitch. WATERPARK . 77 EXT.75. SUSANNA (lying) Oh. Steph is sitting on the front steps. Duncan and Susanna lounge by the giant wave . the picnic tables. They both look up.) Thanks a lot for ditching me. STEPH I wasn’t aware you two had plans.LATE AFTERNOON 78 Duncan and Susanna are walking their bikes up the driveway. (NOTE: The station wagon is NOT in the driveway. pool. SUNBATHING GIRL (flirty) Hey. BEACH HOUSE (FRONT) .DAY 77 A SERIES OF VIGNETTES: .S. . Susanna watches Duncan clean out wet clothes from a abandoned locker. Duncan and Susanna have lunch at one of . 78 Duncan and Susanna walk EXT. .MUSSEL BEACH. They pass the SUNBATHING GIRLS on their lounge chairs. DUNCAN (off Susanna) Don’t worry about it.DAY .

it would have been nice to have a friend. Just the sound of UTENSILS CLINKING against the plates. Realizing it’s just the kids. untouched. More silence.. Beat. 79 A . DUNCAN’S POV of the missing station wagon.76. Beat. we just. 79 INT.. PAM No use in waiting. PAM I’m sorry. How’s Chad. Just then. 8:30 PM. Let’s just eat..THAT NIGHT Pam. Duncan glances over in the direction Pam had. Duncan and Steph are seated at the dining room table.. hoping to see someone who isn’t there. Oh. PAM Dinner’s almost ready... Steph? STEPH We broke up. whole spread of food. PAM (CONT’D) (trying to push through) So. SUSANNA Sorry. Pam comes out of the screen door. They continue eating in silence. STEPH (off food) This is really good. Duncan looks over at the wall clock. So. BEACH HOUSE .DINING ROOM .. Expectant. STEPH I’ve got a ton of stuff going on in my life right now.

Steph approaches Pam. Duncan wraps up the uneaten food. Something has stirred him. TRENT I’m right here. gently caressing it. From DOWNSTAIRS. Trent. Trent kneels in front of her. I Kip on his boat all lost track of time. BEACH HOUSE . Before her. DUNCAN’S POV of Pam. cleans dishes. And.? PAM Don’t make me feel crazy. Duncan looks over at the alarm clock... Remember? . Pam motions for her to set them down.NIGHT . Steph nudges her away.KITCHEN . Peers around the wall. but then it didn’t want to wake was out with day. we I would have was late and I you. BEACH HOUSE . softly. arms crossed. sitting in a chair. 81 INT. PAM Just tell me. I. TRENT What are you talking about..LATER THAT NIGHT 81 Duncan wakes up in bed. he hears the front door OPEN.STAIRWELL/LIVING ROOM .LATER THAT NIGHT 80 Pam. You always have. 80 INT. BEACH HOUSE . 2:40 AM. takes over cleaning. TRENT Look.. called.MOMENTS 82 LATER Duncan descends. 82 INT. He puts his hand on her face. (beat) We’re in this together. carrying plates. And..DUNCAN’S BEDROOM . I’ve been through this. I’m sorry.... standing. (beat) . You have me. If there’s something I should know.77.

. PAM (bright) Good morning. BEACH HOUSE . . dining room. he puts his head in her lap. down the STAIRS. Duncan heads back up DISSOLVE TO: 83 INT. We don’t say. She seems happy. Then. With that...78.. the stairs. Duncan breezes past him. Trent hesitates. comes TRENT (chipper) Morning.LIVING ROOM/DINING ROOM . And heads outside. smiles a desperate smile and attends to PAM He was with Kip.THE NEXT MORNING 83 Duncan descends the STAIRS. he’s here Duncan turns as Trent. TRENT (CONT’D) Whoa. “Good morning?” Duncan locks eyes with him. DUNCAN Where was he? Pam pauses. now. But. heads into the DISSOLVE TO: . finding Pam placing a large platter of PANCAKES on the table. so I hope you’re hungry. I’ve already made too many pancakes. the table.. DUNCAN Welcome home.. She exits into the KITCHEN. buddy.

People are dancing. BETTY How about this spread. Pam gives her best pleasant smile. BETTY (CONT’D) JOAN Just bad hair day. Pam smiles. a little tipsy AND oddly donning a HEAD SCARF a la Pam. BETTY (CONT’D) And if there’s one thing that travels really well. it’s fried food. JOAN AND KIP’S HOUSE . Full swing. toasting Pam. Tables. I don’t know what I was thinking. turning her attention to Trent. I should of had you cater my party. 84 EXT. brooding. At one. Pam. Joan gives a forced smile. Then. you got some food. Joan approaches. BETTY Well. Betty returns the favor. at least this way. Trent. Trent knows better than to chime in. Pam. carrying a PLATE. They laugh even harder. takes a swig of wine. Pam and Betty laugh. New look? No. A giant bonfire. Duncan sits at the end of the table. Betty joins. huh? Where did Joan find the time to order take-out? Betty winks.79. PAM I must get Joan’s recipe for Big Daddy’s menu..NIGHT 84 Another party. . set up in the sand.. you’re going to have lots of leftovers. JOAN Is everyone having a good time? Oh good. Pam’s smile fades. and Steph are eating.

they called me a C-U-N-T. It has been all week. white. Ramsey. When should I plan to do that? KIP Ah. Duncan looks right at Pam. STEPH You don’t have to keep spelling it. . I expect to be inviting myself out onto your boat again. you’ve been avoiding me all night. She turns and starts to walk away. Kip joins the table. KIP (jokingly) Joan found herself a victim. They head over toward the BETTY And. And. Not tonight. playfully trying to pull him up. the motor’s out of commission. JOAN (CONT’D) Alright. BETTY (changing the subject) Kip. but doesn’t turn around. PAM I think I’m going to grab a sweater. but not enough. Mr. Just then. JOAN (CONT’D) I said I’d get you on that dance floor! Trent resists.80. That sits like a lead balloon with the group. And will probably be longer until they get the parts. Pam’s eyes well up. huh? Kip chuckles. She stands. her face drained of life. carrying a plate of food. bonfire. Joan grabs Trent’s arm. dancing. I won’t have it. as she looks over at Trent and Joan. Excuse me. DUNCAN How much more do you need? Pam stops. Duncan stands.

PAM She starts to walk away again. Duncan. Do something about it! The table. but gets his footing. stop dancing. TRENT Hey. I’m talking to you. asshole! I mean.. You know what’s happening.. Kip steps in between them.. TRENT Well. she’s certainly not going to stop you! Are you. Trent and Joan. mom. goes for Duncan again. Mom?! TRENT You don’t know what you’re talking about. Trent is definitely thrown off balance. He’s sleeping with her. He breaks free. DUNCAN (pointing at Joan) Just go screw her. . silent. buddy. Duncan has the attention of the whole party. mom! Trent comes over. DUNCAN Yeah. you have already. DUNCAN Let go of me! I’m not talking to you.. grabs Duncan’s arm. Duncan whips around. There’s some force there. DUNCAN Everybody knows what I’m talking about! Trent grabs Duncan by the arms. pulls free of Trent’s grasp.. (points to Pam) And. and pushes Trent back. DUNCAN (CONT’D) Do something.81. Just then. that’s it! Walk away! It’s easier! It’s right in front of your face.

PAM Trent. She checks in with him.. Duncan looks a little thrown. Susanna approaches.82. but his gaze is set on the water. whoa. (then) I want to be with dad! Duncan. confused. PAM Trent scoffs. You don’t want to do anything about it? It’s your life. Duncan stricken.. JOAN AND KIP’S HOUSE/BEACH . Enough! Take it easy. She sips her wine. KIP Whoa. sits. 85 EXT.. Kip turns to Joan.NIGHT . TRENT He doesn’t want you. PAM Both of you! Stop! DUNCAN Fine. Duncan looks at him.. don’t.. SUSANNA I told you this place sucks. passing Susanna. DUNCAN Is that true? PAM (pained) Duncan. but it’s not mine..MOMENTS LATER Duncan sits in the sand. and looks right at him... DUNCAN I’m going to live with my father! TRENT Your father? Good luck with that. 85 . Trent.. Duncan takes off toward the beach. looks at Pam. kid.

Duncan slips under the porch. She pushes on. Caught off guard... who smiles. their eyes can rotate 360 degrees. Still nothing from Duncan. I told him that we had chased ghost crabs. 86 EXT. My dad finds it cool. He’s a dork.BACK DECK . Impulsively. He walks off. They can see everything around them. Beat.83.. he leans in. DUNCAN’S POV through the SLATS..NIGHT . wait. DUNCAN I just wanted. Duncan jumps up. tries to kiss her. SUSANNA (CONT’D) Duncan.. she pulls back. (then. Duncan looks at Susanna. makes it easy for birds to attack them. No luck.. Sorry. Finally. On the PORCH. SUSANNA (CONT’D) See. SUSANNA (CONT’D) He tries again. they have to gather food at night for safety.. Which. SUSANNA (CONT’D) I talked to my dad today. Oh. BEACH HOUSE . But.. It made him very happy.MOMENTS LATER 86 Duncan rushes toward the STORAGE SHED. “Did you tell him about the eyes?! You’ve got to tell him about their eyes!” He gets so excited. Susanna smiles. hoping to break the ice. Felt like he was here. Trent and Pam.. So. . out of sight. shrugging) I don’t know. they can’t look straight up.

startled. I can be that.. Duncan. DUNCAN PAM (O..84.. I need you.. bumping into. ANGLE ON Duncan and Peter. ANGLE ON Pam/Trent. . Duncan? She starts to move toward the SIDE OF THE DECK. He PETER Where are you going? Duncan. moving along underneath. Come on. Shut up. approaching. PETER I’ll scream.. DUNCAN PETER (hushed) Please! No.. figures. Peter is there. jumps.) Duncan hears Pam’s footsteps above them. TRENT I’m an asshole. (beat) We need each other. Unwelcome. No. Duncan’s seen enough. PAM (calling out) . Peter. I have to be that. That said. But.. He reaches for her hand. You deserve better. She makes a fist. looking in their direction.. I..S. she doesn’t walk away. PETER (whispering) Take me with you. holding some action DUNCAN (hushed) .... scurries under the house.

smiling ear to ear. Duncan grapples. you could just try opening the gate. The boys definitely stick out as the rest of the room is certainly of age. surveying the party. WATERPARK . RODDY Or.NIGHT . PETER Hell.. As for the decorations. check them out from afar. then. EXT... minimal.A LITTLE LATER Duncan rides his bike. . taking the beers./INT.. WATERPARK . Duncan’s surprised to see a few CARS in the parking lot. carrying cases of beer. He heads over. OWEN Or. yeah. Some strung up LIGHTS.LATER 88 Duncan and Peter approach.85. Duncan and Peter scale the fence. Our boss is here and his pirate friend. 87 EXT.PARKING LOT . There are lights on in the Employee Lounge. Roddy and a group of GIRLS walk up. ANGLE ON Owen with Partygoers. 88 87 Peter. Off Duncan’s look. WATERPARK .. followed by Duncan/Peter. Just then.EMPLOYEE LOUNGE . He opens one side of the gate.NIGHT . Grabs a couple BEERS. I could use a cleansing ale. RODDY (to Room) Be cool.EMPLOYEE LOUNGE . Owen intercepts.NIGHT . PETER I’ve thrown a few back before. MUSIC from inside. FURNITURE has been pushed to the sides to make room for a dance floor. sits on the handlebars. 89 EXT. Peter noticing a COOLER.MOMENTS LATER 89 Roddy enters.

my eye confuses people. PETER OWEN You don’t sound too cool with it. She says OWEN Oh. Thanks. who seems out of . DUNCAN OWEN Nice eye patch. OWEN Yeah. Owen checks in with Duncan. PETER My mom makes me wear it. well now you have to show me. PETER (way too excited) No way! Pizza and chicken wings! (ALT: Mind if I mingle?) He takes off.86. PETER (smiles) You’re full of shit. You know how many bits I could do with it? Daring people to look me straight in the eye? That thing’s awesome. she wants you to hide that? Is she insane? I’d kill to have that eye. Then. OWEN (CONT’D) Wait. Peter beams. There’s a limit for everything. Peter takes it off.. and I’ve spent a night in jail before. something catches his attention.. (to Duncan) What’s your friend’s name? Peter. OWEN Seriously. sorts.

. What’s up. Lewis holds up a POOL LEAF SKIMMER with a giant BOW tied around it. walks him over to the rest of the GANG. senses it.” passing Peter.A LITTLE LATER 90 PARTYGOERS/EMPLOYEES are dancing. Owen Guess Beat.87. We STEADY CAM as he shuffles through the “dance floor. OWEN (considers. We continue to STEADY CAM over to Lewis. LEWIS (sarcastic) Owen. Duncan nods. Peter tries to “grind” up on Caitlin. you shouldn’t have. then) How about we say you hang out for a little bit? Okay? I’m sure you’ll be wanted home at some point.. OWEN So. Did you need to talk to me? Duncan considers. Owen can tell he’s not himself. OWEN It’s a farewell for Lewis. who’s thrashing around. he was serious this time.. 90 INT..EMPLOYEE LOUNGE .. Nah. WATERPARK . Duncan grabs three pieces of pizza off a TABLE. DUNCAN Just wanted to hang out.NIGHT . Duncan hands pieces of pizza to Owen and Roddy. OWEN (CONT’D) . Peter has quite a bit of CHICKEN WING sauce on his face. opening GIFTS.. . Duncan nods. but. my man? DUNCAN You’re having a party? There’s an air of disappointment in Duncan’s voice. She politely pushes him away. He puts his hand on Duncan’s shoulder.

NIGHT . You can use it to catch thunder clouds. He’s one of the guys. Caitlin. no.A LITTLE LATER B90 Owen stands up on his desk. encouraging her. Without missing a beat. ANGLE ON OWEN/DUNCAN. LEWIS (to Owen) I’m not opening myself up to some bit.. starts making up a song about “Water Wizz. Owen glances at Roddy. taking the cue. OWEN (to Room) Alright. conspicuously) You want to be part of a tradition? Duncan nods. The crowd goads. Peter dances by. too. . DISSOLVE TO: B90 INT. I think we need to hear a few parting words from our guest of honor. OWEN Hey.. Duncan plants himself down between Roddy and Owen. RODDY (to Duncan.A LITTLE LATER A90 Duncan.. and Roddy lounge on the COUCHES. WATERPARK . Roddy.88. BEER in hand. DISSOLVE TO: A90 INT.EMPLOYEE LOUNGE . Owen. LEWIS (protesting) No. Duncan glances at Owen. Caitlin.NIGHT .EMPLOYEE LOUNGE .. a little tipsy.” Roddy goads. nudges Duncan. I went to three different places in the waterpark to find that. who’s enjoying the fact that Caitlin is center stage and having fun again. Owen takes that one from him. WATERPARK . They cross off. conspiratorially.

89... I’ll Suddenly. no. LEWIS Well. OWEN What kind of warped tradition is that?! Duncan glances over at Roddy.” miss the people.. I won’t say that I won’t totally miss some aspects of this place. We’re going to miss you. OWEN (CONT’D) Lewis was pouring his heart out. part of a tradition. now armed with a SOAKER as well. ANGLE ON DUNCAN. That’s no bit.! He’s nailed AGAIN... . OWEN No.. then genuine) I guess if there’s one thing I will miss dearly. It wasn’t completely void of decent times. LEWIS (CONT’D) Seriously! My doctor said not to get water on my face. (beat... OWEN (disbelief) Duncan. Duncan’s been duped. ANGLE ON RODDY. LEWIS I was going to say “people. catching him grinning.. Plain and simple. I remember a couple of days that stick out as almost memorable. it’s.?! DUNCAN (deer in headlights) It’s.. a very powerful STREAM OF WATER nails Lewis right in the face.. Lewis takes a moment. armed with a major POWER SOAKER water gun. You’ve been a good friend.... Just then.... Lewis is nailed again in the face..

Yeah. . beaming for the camera. He hands her a ANGLE ON CAITLIN/OWEN. Lewis. He’s in his Water Wizz shirt. Lewis. ANGLE ON CAITLIN. Summers past at Water Wizz. Owen. Duncan surveys a WALL OF PHOTOS. OWEN ANGLE ON DUNCAN. TOWEL. As is everybody. It’s bad.A LITTLE LATER C90 The place is soaked. with that. Everyone’s accounted for. I just don’t want to look back and regret that it should have only been one summer. goes for Caitlin’s soaker. “very special episode” bad. Duncan notices Owen approaching Caitlin..NIGHT . I’m sorry. A free for all. Fun night. that had a lot to do with you. CAITLIN I was just frustrated. now armed herself.90. She relents. And. ANGLE ON OWEN/CAITLIN. Caitlin. I know. Duncan’s up there.. fed up. OWEN CAITLIN It just started out as one summer here and then turned into 3 years..... And. DUNCAN’S POV of PHOTOS. And. Like. now. . Roddy. as Owen kisses Caitlin. I’m developmentally challenged. WATERPARK ... DISSOLVE TO: C90 INT. You won’t...EMPLOYEE LOUNGE . OWEN CAITLIN OWEN Look.

you’re going to love the winters.. Remnants of the party strewn about. you’re going to wish you had gotten out sooner.THE NEXT MORNING Duncan sits on the railing. 91 INT. Everyone takes a turn. Finally. Owen sits.NIGHT .EMPLOYEE LOUNGE .. (then) You need to go home. He VOMITS. naturally shows off his new pop ‘n lock moves. OWEN Oh well then. OWEN I said you could hang out for a little bit. Outside. And. I meant it. OWEN POV of Duncan up at the top. dancing his ass off.A LITTLE LATER 91 It has become a full on dance circle has formed.THE NEXT MORNING A91 Owen emerges. 92 The sun just about to come up. (MORE) . WATERPARK .. Owen approaches. Owen looks up at HURRICANE HILL.. No one is holding back. passed out Partygoers on lounge chairs. Duncan doesn’t budge.EMPLOYEE LOUNGE .HURRICANE HILL . OWEN (CONT’D) Unless. They’re pretty spectacular. Then. They cheer as. A91 EXT. 92 EXT.91. WATERPARK . DUNCAN I wish I could stay here forever. this place gets swallowed up by a giant sinkhole. WATERPARK . Suddenly.. I’m feeling the beat. PETER Oh shit. Duncan. Peter is up. Sunrise of the next day is where I have to draw the line.

. It’s got nothing to do with you. My mom’s boyfriend. Don’t settle. Duncan starts crying. DUNCAN I don’t have anywhere else to go. Hey. hey.. talking to inanimate objects. There’s a whole world out there for you. OWEN I am. OWEN Listen to me. DUNCAN I hate him. DUNCAN This is the only place I’m happy.. He said I was a three. DUNCAN I’m serious. DUNCAN I didn’t even want to answer! shouldn’t have to answer! I. He said I was a three. man. Who? OWEN DUNCAN Trent. Duncan looks at him. He asked me what I thought I was on a scale from one to ten. just yet. OWEN Oh. too. That’s about him. That’s all about him. (beat) Who says that to somebody? OWEN Someone who doesn’t know you. OWEN I bet that’s not true. bar backing at some dive to scrape rent together. OWEN (CONT'D) Painting houses until it gets too cold. Duncan..92..

DAY 93 Peter is passed out on a lounge chair. OWEN Rise and shine.. tries to puke. then. And that’s why you can’t buy into that shit.DAY . PETER (CONT’D) He hops back on the handlebars. DUNCAN How do you know? OWEN Because my father was the same way. They ride a few feet. I’m okay. OWEN (CONT’D) And you. PETER Stop. are going your own way. 94 EXT. 93 EXT. But. PETER (CONT’D) I feel like I did.. Peter on the handlebars. (then) And that’s why I hate patterns. as is everybody else. Caitlin is cleaning up. Peter wakes up. my friend.EMPLOYEE LOUNGE . . letting out a loud STRETCH.A LITTLE LATER Duncan is riding his bike. POWDER POINT BRIDGE . Owen gently shakes Peter.93. Patches. Did I get laid? Duncan and Owen shocked. Did I? They laugh even harder. nothing. 94 Beat. WATERPARK . Stop! Peter jumps off. And that’s why you gotta go your own way. laugh. Owen smiles. PETER Last night was awesome.

Nothing. PETER (CONT’D) That night was epic. PETER (CONT’D) Stop. heads up the stairs. Betty bursts out. they’re back! Suddenly. calling into house) Mom. BETTY (to Peter) Where the hell have you been all night. I’m never drinking again. BETTY Don’t you walk away. runs down stairs. Tries to puke. And. BETTY What did you just say to me?! PETER We’ll talk when I get up. then . follows them inside. The station wagon door’s are open. Susanna looks at Duncan. they’re gone. PETER (CONT’D) (jumping on handlebars) Man. where the hell is your eye patch?! With that. A few feet. Susanna is up on her deck.A LITTLE LATER 95 Duncan and Peter ride up on the bike. Betty follows. (then) Stop.DAY . SUSANNA (seeing them. Peter walks right past his mom. Stop! He jumps off again.94.. young man! PETER Not now. woman. Stop! 95 EXT.. BEACH HOUSE (FRONT) . There are already bags inside.

I know. ANGLE ON Trent exiting his house. How does that sound? Start fresh. 96 INT. who’s exiting with her BAG. BEACH HOUSE . PAM We’re leaving. TRENT (CONT’D) We were worried about you. I’m sorry. Trent puts down the bags. Clean slate. buddy? Trent pats his head. her back to Duncan. Duncan’s confused. we can tell it has been a hard night. Let’s forget about last night. She looks exhausted. Pam is packing a suitcase. STEPH I hope you’re happy now. drained. passing Steph on the STAIRS. DUNCAN What’s going on? Pam doesn’t turn around. From her eyes. PAM Me too. I need you to get DUNCAN Mom. Duncan heads into the house. What do you say. Why the good mood? TRENT (CONT’D) Listen. walks over to the car. The tears come back. .MASTER BEDROOM .95. buddy. carrying bags. She keeps her back to him. TRENT (calling inside) Pam.MOMENTS LATER 96 Duncan walks into the doorway. he’s here. Beat. your stuff.DAY .

DUNCAN But. Being at a place again that we don’t know if we can handle. This doesn’t come easy. turns to him.. We do things. PAM (CONT’D) . why do you and I have to go? The summer’s not over. collects herself.. Ashamed.. DUNCAN (short... We’re going with them? Pam doesn’t respond.. “Unbelievable. PAM DUNCAN We can stay somewhere else.. Duncan’s stare is too hard to face.. We look the other way. Pam looks down. And. So. Scared of. don’t understand.... We do things to.. I know that means you think you know everything but. We convince ourselves that we can make it work. so that’s what we’re doing! DUNCAN So. Pam sits on the edge of her bed... clarifying) We’re leaving with them. protect ourselves...96. Duncan.... Because we’re scared. Because. we need it to. She PAM I don’t expect you to understand..... Beat. His face says it all...” PAM (CONT’D) You’re fourteen. He leaves. Pam struggles.. She knows what he’s really asking. .. I PAM We want to leave early.

Betty approaches her. Susanna taps his shoulder. As he DUNCAN What are you looking at. BETTY I think you’re great. He goes to lock up. Betty hugs her tightly.. He turns. (beat) Goodbye. DUNCAN’S POV OF SUSANNA WAVING. We’re leaving. Susanna leans into her mother. closes the back to the station wagon. I guess. SUSANNA Duncan starts to climb into the way back. DUNCAN So. kisses him. SUSANNA (CONT’D) You just surprised me. PAM Thanks for everything. does. STATION WAGON . It’s a great kiss. Trent puts the last bag. Now at a good distance.DAY .DAY 98 The car pulls out the driveway. perv? He proudly takes his back bench seat. She leans in. She smiles. TRENT Is that it? No one answers.97. he notices Steph.MOMENTS LATER 97 Everybody’s now out front. puts her arm around her daughter. that’s all. Goodbye. . 97 EXT. walks off. Duncan climbs into the back. staring. 98 INT. ANGLE ON SUSANNA/DUNCAN at the station wagon door. we can no longer see them. ANGLE ON PAM/BETTY.. BEACH HOUSE (FRONT) .

100 INT. STREET .?! Steph pops up from the back seat. we see Duncan.SAME TIME E98 Through the GLASS. D98 EXT. B98 INT.98.DAY .MOMENTS LATER C98 The station wagon pulls in.DAY . PULL BACK to reveal Trent. STATION WAGON . She was clearly stretched out. DUNCAN’S POV through the GLASS of Water Wizz in the distance.DAY . CLOSE ON DOOR HANDLE.. pumping gas.CONTINUOUS 100 Pam. STATION WAGON (FRONT) .A LITTLE LATER Duncan sits in the back.MOMENTS LATER D98 CLOSE ON GAS PUMP HANDLE in the GAS TANK. looks back over the front seat. we see Pam. popping. startled.DAY .SAME TIME 99 Through the GLASS. A98 EXT. 99 EXT. staring off. again.DAY . GAS STATION . swinging open. Duncan jumps out and PAN UP as he runs across the PARKING LOT. contemplating. STATION WAGON . PAM Duncan. lost in thought.. C98 EXT. GAS STATION . E98 EXT. PUSH IN on Duncan. HIGH ARIEL SHOT of the REAR DOOR. SIDE WINDOW.MOMENTS LATER A98 The station wagon heads out through the town. B98 He glances out the DUNCAN’S POV of passing by the Water Wizz main entrance.DAY . STATION WAGON (REAR) . checking out the action.. .DAY . staring off as well.

99.
A100

EXT. STATION WAGON - DAY - CONTINUOUS
Pam jumps out, chasing after Duncan.
still pumping gas. Trapped.
... Pam...

101

A100
She passes Trent, who’s

TRENT

EXT. WATERPARK - EMPLOYEE LOUNGE - DAY - MOMENTS LATER

101

Duncan, like a man on a mission, runs right up to Owen.
Neil, Jason, and Kyle are there.
Hey...

OWEN

DUNCAN
We’re leaving.
What?

OWEN

DUNCAN
I came to say goodbye.

Come on.

Duncan walks off. Owen looks to the guys, puzzled. They
follow Duncan. Pam, a little frazzled, enters the EMPLOYEE
GATE, surveying this strange land.
102

EXT. WATERPARK - TOP OF DEVIL’S PEAK - DAY - MOMENTS LATER102
CLOSE ON DUNCAN.
DUNCAN
We’re going down, Hot Rod.
passing him.

I’m

PULL BACK to REVEAL Duncan, Owen, Kyle, Jason, Neil, and
Roddy at the mouth of the slide. Kyle runs to the railing.
KYLE
(calling down)
Pop ‘n Lock’s going for it! He’s
gonna try to pass Owen on the
slide!
A102

EXT. WATERPARK - EMPLOYEE LOUNGE - DAY - SAME TIME

A102

Pam notices a plaque hanging on one of the MAIN OFFICE walls.

100.
CLOSE ON PLAQUE. It reads, “Employee of the Month.
Lock.” And, there’s a picture of Duncan.

Pop ‘N

Pam notices PATRONS filing past her, as Trent/Steph step up
behind her, even more lost than she is. Curious, Pam follows
the natural flow of people. Trent and Steph, less enthused.
103

EXT. WATERPARK - BOTTOM OF DEVIL’S PEAK - DAY - CONTINUOUS103
A large crowd gathers at the base. Pam, Trent, and Steph
join them, not sure what they’re there to see.
CROWD
Pop ‘n Lock! Pop ‘n Lock!

104

EXT. WATERPARK - TOP OF DEVIL’S PEAK - DAY - CONTINUOUS

104

NEIL
So, how do you plan to do it?
DUNCAN
I don’t know.
KYLE
What makes you think you can?
DUNCAN
Don’t die wondering, man.
Owen smiles.

He likes seeing this side of Duncan.

DUNCAN (CONT’D)
(to Owen)
You go first. I’ll follow right
behind you.
Owen, like Malcolm had before, tries to get some momentum by
grabbing the sides. Duncan stands close behind him.
DUNCAN (CONT’D)
One, two, three... Go!
Owen launches himself into the tube.
on his tail, face first.
105

Duncan jumps in, right

EXT. WATERPARK - BOTTOM OF DEVIL’S PEAK - DAY - CONTINUOUS105
The crowd stares in silence, including Pam and Trent and
Steph. They don’t know what they’re looking for, but they
can’t take their eyes off the tube.

101.
Caitlin approaches, standing right next to Pam.
wondering what the hell is going on as well.

She’s

Time seems to have stopped. Beat, after beat passes. People
strain to see, taut with anticipation. Only the gentle
sounds of LAPPING WAVES can be heard.
Until, all of the sudden....
...like the tube is giving birth,...
Duncan comes shooting out, followed by Owen, cradled by waves
of water!
The crowd cheers. Pam takes this in. Owen holds up Duncan’s
arm in victory, as they start to climb out of the pool.
OWEN
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you
the first person to ever pass
someone on the water slide!
The crowd CHEERS. Duncan looks up, confused. Owen winks.
Then, Duncan smiles, proud. Just then, Kyle, Neil and Jason
run down.
KYLE
How did you do it?!
OWEN
Can’t tell you, my man.
secret.

That’s our

Duncan smiles. The CROWD swarms. Just then, Pam breaks
through the crowd, locks eyes with Duncan. She’s beside
herself.
DUNCAN
Mom, this is Owen.
drives.
(then)
Owen, my mom.

My friend who

OWEN
It’s a pleasure to meet you.
She shakes his hand, but Pam can barely take her eyes off
Duncan.
PAM
... Yeah, you too.
OWEN
You’ve got a helluva a kid here.

DUNCAN Bye. can you give us a second? PAM (coming to) Oh. Trent reaches for Duncan. a good friend of “the three. pulling him in. Trent tries to move to the other side. As if in a trance. . invading his space. OWEN (CONT’D) Hi. DUNCAN CAITLIN (smiling) Take care. Pam walks off. and this must be Trent. TRENT (CONT’D) (giving up) I’ll be in the car. Lewis.102. TRENT Let’s go. but Owen shifts and blocks again. I’m Owen. We’ll miss you. Duncan.” Hey. RODDY Pop ‘n Lock. Duncan. DUNCAN Goodbye. Caitlin. Roddy. Trent steps up behind Pam. Of course. TRENT Are we done? OWEN (exaggerated pleasance) Oh. blocks him. Owen shakes Trent’s hand. Owen steps in the way. With that. Pam is still taking in the “new” DUNCAN Mom. He turns and walks off.

. Tan and SOPPING WET.? Stop it. Owen slips his arm around Caitlin’s waist.? If that’s the score you want to settle on. PAM TRENT I’m just curious. Thank you. Those were the easy “goodbyes.. she doesn’t remove it. expectant. Trent glances into the rearview mirror. Beat. DISSOLVE TO: 106 INT. what? That’s where you’ve been running off to all summer? Those were the friends you made? Trent. OWEN Come on. Duncan is in the way. (to Duncan) If that’s aiming higher..103. daggers. PAM She looks at Trent. yeah. As he does. still in the RENTAL SHACK. Pam stares out her window. This time. conversations... Smiling. TRENT So.. They watch as Duncan heads to the front entrance.. ANGLE ON Lewis. Shorter Duncan hugs Owen.. Still at the LEWIS Yeah. buddy. DUNCAN Eventually.” looks at him. He doesn’t look back. lost in thought.. Duncan takes beat. ..DAY 106 Like how we began. way back. Owen. my man. STATION WAGON . Duncan breaks away. waterpark. ear to ear.

staring straight ahead.. With that. . they need only enjoy the view from the way. Pam unbuckles her seat belt.DAY . just as the slightest hint of a smile comes to Duncan’s face. PAM (CONT’D) All you are to us is a ride home. way back. They just sit. we.?! 107 EXT.. With one fluid motion. she climbs over the front seat. STATION WAGON . FADE OUT.104. For now. And. They’re on the same page. TRENT What the hell... accidentally(?) hitting the back of Trent’s head with her foot. 108 INT.. No need to check in with each other. Pam.CONTINUOUS 107 Pam continues over the front seat. as if possessed by something bigger than herself.DAY . STATION WAGON .CONTINUOUS 108 Pam climbs over Steph and joins her son.

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