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S3 Episode 55


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The Annual Bauer BBQ in Springfield...

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Bauer Home:

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Ed is raising the flag.

He looks up at it.

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Rick and Mel walk out with baby Freddie.

Mel sighs, "I think today is just what this town needs."

Rick nods, "Yep. I think everyone is going to be able to enjoy themselves for once."

Rick puts his arm around Mel.

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Michelle is carrying food out and walks over to them, "We do this every year but I still get excited about it."

Rick puts his other arm around Michelle.

Johnny pulls his car into the driveway.

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He walks out, "The Bauer Barbecue. It has been far to long since I was last in Springfield."

Ed hugs him, "Good to have you back."

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Ashlee walks over, "I've been to the Barbecue for years but this is the first one where I am officially a Bauer. I'm so happy to be a part of this family you guys."

Johnny hugs her, "Good to see you Ashlee."

The Bauers all turn and look at the flag.

Inside the teenagers sit around the counter.

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Jude is texting, Robbie is messing with his bass, and Leah is making sure her outfit is perfect.

Jude looks outside, "This is going to be an awesome Barbecue."

Robbie laughs, "Same as every other one."

Jude shakes his head, "No man. I got a feeling about this one."

Leah smiles, "Me too. I can just tell it's going to be a big day. Zach is supposed to be coming."

Jude sighs, "Ugh, I'm still getting used to the fact that my brother is dating my sister."

Leah laughs, "Well it's Springfield before you know it, I'll be your sister-in-law. Leah Bauer Spaulding."

Leah has a big smile on her face.

The guest start to arrive.

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Ashlee is talking with Johnny as they finish decorations.

Roxie walks over, "Hey."

Ashlee starts to walk away.

Johnny stops her, "Wait. Ashlee please don't do this, not today at least? It's the fourth of July."

Ashlee looks at Roxie.

Roxie sighs, "I know I don't deserve it. But I really want to be here today. And maybe talk a little."

Ashlee looks away, "I don't know."

Johnny sighs, "You're a Bauer now Ashlee. What do you think a Bauer would do in this situation?"

Ashlee looks at Roxie.

Roxie sighs, "I am your mother. And I know I don't deserve to be a part of your life. But I would really like it if we could just get along for today? Just for today at least."

Ashlee nods, "Okay. You can help with the balloons."

Roxie smiles, "I would love too."

Ashlee walks to get more stuff.

Johnny sighs, "I'm glad you came."

She sighs, "Me too. And thank you."

He nods, "I didn't do anything."

She nods, "Yeah you did. Ashlee is more than happy to accept you in her life and shut me out. You helping me get a foot in the door is selfless. I appreciate it."

Johnny smiles, "I owe you it."

She nods, "I guess so."

The two start finishing the decorations.

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Buzz sits his food down on the tables.

Harley walks over, "Daddy, I have a feeling that you are going to love this day and remember why you love Springfield and then you'll never want to leave us."

Buzz nods, "Nice try."

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Coop and Rocky walk over.

Rocky sighs, "Still not able to convince the old guy to change his mind about this?"

Harley shakes her head, "Nope."

Buzz stares, "Is that what you refer to me as? The 'old guy'? I really need this vacation."

Coop laughs, "Well I don't agree about the 'old guy'. But I think you deserve a vacation."

Buzz grins, "See, you guys should take a page out of Coop's book. He is supportive."

Harley nods, "You know we'll always be supportive Dad. We're just going to miss you. And giving the boarding house back to the Reardons? It just makes everything seem so permanent."

Buzz shakes his head, "No. It's not permanent. I could never leave Springfield for good. To many memories here. To much love here. I just need to go on an adventure."

Rocky nods, "That makes sense."

Buzz sighs, "I think I'm due for one."

Harley shakes her head, "Okay stop. Because I'm going to cry. You are leaving in a few hours. Let's just enjoy the time we have together as a family before then."

Buzz grins, "Sounds fantastic."

The four of them hug.

A small stage has been set up in the backyard.

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James is helping set up with Jude and Robbie.

Leah walks over.

James smiles, "Hi Leah."

She looks at him, "Hey what's up?"

He sighs, "Uh... I hope you can watch the show?"

She nods, "Oh sure I wouldn't miss it. I'm just gonna get into the hot tub for a bit."

Leah takes off her outfit revealing her bikini underneath.

James can't keep his eyes off of her.

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Quickly Zach comes over, "Look at you."

He puts his arms around her.

James gets disgusted watching Zach put his arms around Leah.

Zach grins at James.

James turns away.

Zach looks at her, "You ready to get in the hot tub."

James looks over, "Leave it to Zach to get someone in hot water."

Zach laughs, "Jealousy is ugly on you James."

James's face turns red.

Leah shoves Zach, "Be nice. We'll be back over here later to see your stuff guys."

Leah and Zach walk away.

James watches them.

Jude hollers over, "Hey man! What are you staring at?"

James shakes his head, "Nothing. Just thinking."

Robbie nods, "Well start thinking about getting ready."

James tries to put Leah out of his mind.

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Ross walks up to the party.

He has not been to a Bauer Barbecue in ages.

A lot of people are staring at him.

He is amazed to see how much has change.

Yet still a lot is the same.

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Blake walks over, "I didn't know you would be here."

Ross sighs, "Hi. I wasn't sure if you would."

Blake sighs, "I shouldn't be. Mel doesn't want me here. Actually nobody really wants me here. But Ed told me I should come by today, I guess he is still protective over me."

Ross looks around, "I feel like I am officially back in Springfield. It's a good feeling."

Blake looks at Ross, "Maybe for you. Ross this is not a good time for this town. I don't think there is a single person here who doesn't miss Remy Boudreau. Lizzie probably isn't even coming."

Ross nods, "He was a great man."

Blake shakes her head, "I can't do this. I'm just going to say hi to Ed and then I'm gone."

Blake walks away.

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Ross sees Dinah.

He walks towards her.

Dinah sees him, "No."

Ross sighs, "Dinah please..."

She shakes her head, "No, you stay away from me. I am done with you."

Dinah walks away from Ross.

Inside the kitchen.

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Jesse is helping Michelle with her cooking.

Jesse laughs, "Why don't you do all of this ahead of time? I thought you were always on top of stuff."

She sighs, "There are certain things that taste better fresh out of the oven trust me."

Michelle looks out the window.

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She sees Gus and Drew walking up to the party.

Drew is holding Gus's hand.

Gus smiles, "You look beautiful today."

She grins, "Thank you. You've been saying that since we woke up this morning you know?"

He laughs, "Well after last night, I'm reminded just how beautiful you really are."

She grins, "I never get tired of hearing that."

Gus nods, "You know I love you Drew. I don't say it very often. But I really do."

Drew smiles, "You make me so happy."

The two turn and start walking.

Gus stops, "Why is your friend Jesse staring at us?"

Drew's heart races as she sees him.

Jesse is looking out the window.

Drew sighs, "Uh... we had a disagreement the other day. But I'll go clear the air. I'll be right back."

Gus nods, "Okay."

Drew quickly walks away before Gus tries to kiss her.

Gus smiles and waves at Jesse before he goes to talk to Harley.

PART TWO:

All of the teenagers at the party are around the stage.

James, Robbie and Jude are playing.

Everyone is excited to watch them.

James is in the middle of singing.

He looks over at the hot tub.

Leah and Zach sit together.

Zach pulls her closer, "Did I tell you how sexy you look today?"

She grins, "Yes but you can tell me again."

James looks over at Rick and Mel but they are to distracted with Baby Freddie and the Barbecue.

Zach and Leah smile at each other.

Zach sighs, "I honestly was not planning on going to this thing. I thought I might be at some crazy party somewhere."

She nods, "Really?"

He nods, "Yeah. As a matter of fact. I thought I'd leave Springfield after graduation."

She shakes her head, "But you didn't."

He shakes his head, "No I didn't."

The two begin to kiss.

James stops singing.

Jude and Robbie looks at him.

They both stop.

Robbie whispers, "Dude."

Jude stands, "What's up?"

James shakes his head, "Oh uh... I'm sorry I..."

Everyone stares at James.

James walks off the stage.

Jude and Robbie look at each other.

Johnny and Roxie are walking around.

Johnny sighs, "So when was the last time you were at a Bauer Barbecue. I know you moved back a few years ago."

She nods, "It's been two years. When I was dating Rick."

He nods, "That's right. I almost forgot."

Roxie sighs, "I couldn't go last year. I couldn't handle watching him and Mel. Not that anyone wanted me there."

Johnny sighs, "I'm sure that's not true."

Roxie nods, "It is. Nobody wanted me here this year but I decided to come anyway."

Johnny sighs, "I'm sure your family would be disappointed if you didn't show up."

She nods, "Well no Bauers want me here."

Johnny looks at her, "I'm a Bauer."

She smiles, "And?"

He grins, "I want you here."

She smiles at him, "Well good."

Johnny takes her hand.

Ashlee walks back over.

She sees the two of them holding hands.

She is very surprised.

Roxie doesn't look so scary for once.

Ashlee doesn't want to interrupt.

She goes the other direction before they see her.

Jesse is in the kitchen.

Drew walks inside.

She looks at him, "What are you doing here?"

He nods, "It's the Bauer Barbecue."

She shakes her head, "You lied. You told me you weren't going to be in town for this."

He nods, "Yeah I was going to be busy trying to get more braille installed at the club but you said you didn't think it was necessary so I cancelled plans and now I'm here."

Drew scoffs, "I don't like surprises."

Jesse nods, "Neither do I. So why are you coming to the party with Gus? You two are broken up."

She sighs, "I know. But it's not my fault."

He scoffs, "How?"

She sighs, "I was not even going to come today. Gus called me up and guilted me into coming with him. He said he didn't want Harley to see that we had broken up. He hasn't told anyone."

Jesse stares, "What? Are you serious?"

She nods, "Yes. But for now I'm going to let him play his games."

Jesse shakes his head, "No you can't do that. Drew, we are together now. Why should we hide?"

Drew sighs, "It's not like we're official or anything?"

He scoffs, "We've been having sex for over a month. Does that really mean nothing to you?"

She sighs, "I just need more time. I don't want to end thing with you Jesse. I really care about you."

He sighs, "Let me know when you're done getting caught up in Gus's games."

Jesse walks outside.

Michelle opens the door to the kitchen from the living room.

Drew turns and stares at her.

Ross is walking after Dinah.

Dinah is trying to ignore him.

He sighs, "I just wanted to talk to you Dinah. I am still your father and I think-"

She stops and turns to him, "No! No you're not. I can't deal with this. I moved on. I don't need you anymore. I don't need anyone anymore. All I needs is my job and my children. That is all I care about now. So just stay away from me."

Dinah walks away.

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Belinda walks over, "She gets like that a lot."

Ross looks at her, "Are you..."

She nods, "Hello... Grandfather?"

He smiles, "My first grandchild."

Belinda nods, "Well Mallet will probably bring your second. Anthony is a lot cuter and younger."

Ross smiles, "You look so much like your mother."

Belinda sighs, "I'll pretend like I didn't hear that."

Ross sighs, "Your Mom is beautiful."

She shakes her head, "I don't know. All I can think about is how she abandoned me and how she always judges me."

Ross laughs, "You are definitely your mother's daughter. I may not have been here long but I know that she loves you very much. You should remember that Belinda."

She sighs, "You know what, I don't care what they say about you Ross. I like you."

He laughs, "I'm glad to hear someone does."

Belinda smiles at her Grandfather.

Buzz is hugging his friends and family.

Rick walks over, "I wish you could stick around for the fireworks. There gonna be good."

Buzz nods, "I'll get a good view when I'm on the road. It'll be a fun experience."

Harley hugs him, "I don't like this. First Frank and Eleni, then Lucy, then Marina, now you."

Buzz nods, "I know."

She sighs, "Well I'm going to say the same thing I said to them when they were ready to go. Are you sure?"

He nods, "I am sure. This isn't goodbye. It's see you later."

She smiles, "See you later Daddy."

Buzz hugs Gus, "Take care of yourself."

Gus smiles, "I will."

Buzz hugs his son Coop, "I love you son. And so does your mother."

Coop grins, "I love you too."

Buzz looks at Eden, "Take care of my boy."

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Eden nods, "I will Buzz."

Buzz hugs Rocky, "My youngest. I'm glad your life has been working out so well."

Rocky smiles.

Buzz shakes Kevin's hand, "Take care of my son."

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Kevin nods, "I promise."

Buzz does one last wave to everyone.

He gets on his bike.

Everyone waves.

Buzz drives off.

The fireworks are being kept under the table.

A few of the neighborhood kids sneak a couple and run off.

Mel walks over to the table.

Rick comes over, "Where's Michelle?"

Mel sighs, "I don't know, she was supposed to be keeping an eye on these. Will you take them inside?"

Rick nods, "Sure. Hey are you okay?"

She nods, "I'm okay. It's tough, not having Remy here this year. I keep trying to call Liz but she is not answering. I guess she still isn't ready to... I don't know, do anything."

Rick puts his arm around her.

Ed walks over, "Hey, you two okay?"

Mel nods, "Yes thank you."

Ed nods, "I know that when everyone is here it's hard not to get caught up in all of our losses. But we need to enjoy what we have here. We are all very lucky to have our lives in this country, in this town. Just having life in general is something to celebrate."

Mel smiles, "You're right. Life is far to short to be wasted moping and waiting for things that will never happen. This barbecue only comes once a year."

Ed grins, "I'm a very lucky man."

Ed hugs his son and daughter-in-law.

Inside the Bauer kitchen.

Drew is with Michelle.

Drew shouts, "What is your problem?"

Michelle scoffs, "Me? I warned you that you had to stop this game with Gus and Jesse or I would tell them and you still haven't chose."

Drew sighs, "I can't!"

Michelle shakes her head, "You're pathetic. You are so needy for attention that you'll be in a relationship with Gus and sleeping with Jesse on the side. That's who you are Drew."

Drew scoffs, "Mind your own business Michelle. Let me worry about Gus and Jesse."

Michelle looks past Drew, "Oh... Drew..."

She scoffs, "What?"

Drew turns and sees Gus in the doorway.

He stares at her.

She walks over, "Gus you misunderstood."

He is furious, "Don't talk to me like I'm stupid!"

She sighs, "Gus please!"

He shakes his head, "No I heard you!!!"

Gus turns around and storms off.

He heads straight for Jesse outside.

He marches over and punches Jesse right in the face knocking him on a table.

PREVIEWS:

The Bauer BBQ continues

More dirty secrets

A confession of love

A tragic accident

An emotional speech

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Yeah Gus. That's how you handle a situation. With a fist! I was kind of hoping for Michelle to throw down with Drew. I like Drew's character. I feel bad for her because of her past with Jesse.

Seriously it feels like GL is still on the air with your blog. I loved the scene between Dinah and Ross. I could imagine, if I haven't already seen it before, GT saying that line.

Very nice Bauer BBQ. Way to go with keeping GL alive.

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Yep, Gus's rage rears it's ugly head again. And Drew and Michelle's rivalry once again blows up at the Barbecue.

I'm so glad you like it! :)

I hope you like the next episode, the conclusion of the BBQ.

SO MUCH DRAMA!

Thanks for reading! :)

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