Written by: Nick M.
At the high school:
Marcino is in class looking miserable.
He has a flashback:
Just Paradise #19
Greg has kissed Marcinos who is caught off guard
Marcino starts to get into the kiss…but then abruptly pulls away and stands up!
MARCINO: What are you doing, Greg!
GREG: What do you mean what am I doing? Kissing you.
Marcino wipes her mouth
GREG: Because the moment was building to that.
MARCINO: I have no idea what you are talking about.
GREG: This is crazy.
MARCINO: This IS crazy dude! I am not into dudes.
GREG: Uh, yeah you are.
MARCINO: How are you going to tell me what I am into?
GREG: You have been giving me signals for so long now. You know you have. Don’t even try and deny it!
Back in the present Marcino sighs.
MARCINO: I hope you are okay Greg. Wherever you are.
A girl sits down in the desk next to him.
MARCINO: Hey Claire
CLAIRE: What up Marcino? You look upset.
MARCINO: I guess I just don’t want school to be starting already.
CLAIRE: Join the club.
MARCINO: Hopefully I’ll shake off these first day of school nerves…
CLAIRE: I hope you do too.
Paul meanwhile is in his office at BRO and makes a phone call to Katsu
PAUL: Hey I just wanted to see how everything is going.
KATSU: So far, so good.
PAUL: That is nice to hear.
KATSU: I am in the beginning stages of getting this in motion.
PAUL: Sounds good. This will be a big weight off of my shoulders.
KATSU: Glad I can assist you this.
PAUL: Thank you for all of your help.
KATSU: It is no problem, really.
Emily shows up for her first day of work at Mad World.
Lucas is there.
LUCAS: Welcome to your new job.
EMILY: Thank you. The pleasure is all mine. Looking quite forward to being in business mode again.
LUCAS: That ah-girl.
EMILY: So like, do I get my own office?
LUCAS: You think you are ready to move up to your own office already?
EMILY: I like to think so.
LUCAS: Think again, but maybe someday.
EMILY: I’ll take on that challenge.
Daniel comes in to see Stefano
DANIEL: It is a little dark in here.
STEFANO: Keeps people from looking in.
DANIEL: Good point.
STEFANO: What brings you by?
DANIEL: I come with some good news. Something I think you will be pleased with.
STEFANO: You know how to come through Mr. Jonas.
Paul is lost in thought in his office.
He flashes back to when he was much younger…
PAUL: I thought I had killed my damn father way back then, but that nine lived cat was still alive. Now I am happy his life went on longer, because it let him set up this secret bank account in someone else’s name. Now that he really is dead, I can get my hands on this stash.
Paul lets out a smile.
PAUL: I hope Katsu pulls this off soon. That secret stash is mine.
Cut to Daniel and Stefano
STEFANO: So please, by all means tell me this good news.
DANIEL: I think you know what it is.
Suddenly, Stefano’s phone rings.
He looks and sees that it is a call from Greta.
STEFANO: I have to take this.
DANIEL: Take this too. I have to get back home.
Daniel hands Stefano a little box…
…Elsewhere in the house, Bart meanwhile is putting on a mask.
He heads downstairs with some water for Bo
A weak Bo looks up.
BO: I am thankful for that water. The only reason I have the little energy I have left.
BART: Well drink up. You’re welcome.
BO: You know what else I would be thankful for?
BART: What’s that?
BO: Is if you would let me the hell out of here!
Billy is at Brittany’s house hanging out.
BRITTANY: You are still not bored here in Paradise, yet?
BILLY: Is this your nice way of telling me I should get a job?
BRITTANY: Maybe… (giggles)
Someone pounds on the door!
BRITTANY: Geez hold your horses!
BILLY: Who the hell is that?
BRITTANY: I don’t know.
Brittany opens the door and it is Greg’s father, Bubba
BUBBA: Where is your son?!
BRITTANY: Uh, at school.
BUBBA: Well where is my son then?
BRITTANY: Your son? Greg? Why would I know?
BUBBA: Greg and your son are like best friends. He ran off somewhere and I am sure your son knows where!
BRITTANY: I doubt he does.
Bubba starts to get increasingly angrier.
BUBBA: Listen here you dumb blonde!
BILLY: Don’t talk to her like that!
BUBBA: I don’t know who you are and I don’t care.
Billy walks up to him and points at him.
BILLY: You need to calm down, sir.
BRITTANY: Yeah you do. We have no idea where your son Greg could be.
Bubba swats Billy’s finger away and walks off
BUBBA (Muttering) Whatever.
At Mad World:
Lucas is giving Emily a tour.
EMILY: You have some nice offices here.
LUCAS: That is why we made the move. Was a perfect fit.
EMILY: I am going to love it here.
LUCAS: I just hope that you can help our advertising.
EMILY: That is the plan. In fact the plan is to do big things here!
LUCAS: Well then what are you doing standing around? Get to work!
Lucas lets off a grin.
EMILY: Ha-ha Very funny.
Meanwhile, Paul is trying to call Emily.
He has called her but it went straight to voicemail.
Paul hangs up.
PAUL: Those old thought reminded me of how much I use to worry about her. Care for her. These days we hardly even talk. Maybe we really are headed for a divorce…
Daniel comes home and he and Jennifer embrace.
JENNIFER: How was work?
DANIEL: It went well. A great success even.
JENNIFER: Nice positivity.
DANIEL: How was your day?
JENNIFER: Could have been better.
DANIEL: What’s wrong?
JENNIFER: I went through some of the boxes I haven’t unpacked yet…saw some old things of… Jacks.
JENNIFER: Sorry. Don’t want to make you feel uncomfortable.
DANIEL: Not uncomfortable at all.
Daniel kisses her on the cheek and walks off.
DANIEL: I am famished.
As he walks away, the expression on his face is that of being annoyed…
Masked Bart is still downstairs with Bo.
BART: You know I cannot let you go.
BO: It was worth a shot.
Bart walks back upstairs quickly.
BO: That is okay, because I am somehow going to get out of here.
He guzzles his water and then yanks at his chains.
BO: Getting more loose every day.
He yanks at the chains again.
Stefano is on the phone with Greta
GRETA: I want to come and see you, father.
STEFANO: I don’t think that is a good idea.
GRETA: We have so many years as father and daughter to catch up on.
STEFANO: This is just not a good time, Greta.
GRETA: It will be a short visit.
STEFANO: Fine you can come for a short while.
GRETA: I look forward to it.
GRETA: See you soon, father.
Stefano hands up and is very annoyed.
STEFANO: I hope whatever is in this stupid box will cheer me up!
He opens it and Stefano is pleased.
Bart walks into the room and takes off his mask.
STEFANO: Very good.
BART: What is that?
STEFANO: The drug concoction that Daniel used on Jack Deveraux.
Stefano pulls out a full syringe.
STEFANO: We will now use it on Bo Brady.
FADE TO BLACK
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