At the casino:
Brittany is bartending.
The bar is kind of bare tonight.
She becomes much happier when Billy sits at the bar.
BRITTANY: Hey you!
BILLY: Thought I would stop by tonight.
BRITTANY: The usual beer?
BILLY: Yes the usual root beer.
BRITTANY: I really am glad you showed u. It is kind of dead tonight.
BILLY: A dead casino. Sounds depressing to me.
BRITTANY: This city relies on its vacationers. Without travelers you get nights like this.
Meanwhile, Derrick is nearby at the slot machines.
He gets a call from Katsu.
DERRICK: What is up Kat? What why? No I am not at the club right now….Katsu I think you can handle this one. Sorry. I am busy.
He hangs up.
Derrick grins as he goes back to playing the slots.
Cut to Vin, Chavo and
VIN: Tonight it is finally going down!
GREG: Are we sure about this?
VIN: You are not chickening out of this one.
CHAVO: We need to get pumped first.
VIN: Well let all the money we are going to have pump you up!
Greg sits down in the corner.
CHAVO: Got your gun ready?
VIN: Of course. I am prepared for this. I am more than ready for this.
CHAVO: I got us some masks.
VIN: Get your mind right Greg. Are you ready?
GREG: As ready as I am going to be. Ill be the getaway car.
VIN: Fine. Works for me.
Vin sets his gun in the band of his pants.
VIN: Lets roll.
Greg looks on…
Jesse is at the coffee shop.
He looks at his watch.
The barista, Hunter, brings him his coffee.
HUNTER: A late meeting Commander Hubbard?
JESSE: Yes, but an important one.
HUNTER: Good luck
Kayla Johnson walks in.
KAYLA: You are Angies husband right?
JESSE: That is me. Hello Kayla Johnson. Great to meet you.
KAYLA: Sorry I was late. Hospital stuff goes long sometimes.
JESSE: Yeah, I know. It keeps Angie busy
KAYLA: Yeah that’s right. Angie did tell me all about your plans for a fundraiser for the city.
JESSE: The community is lucky to have you. I am thrilled that you want to help with it.
Jennifer Horton is at her new place.
She is still doing some unpacking.
Daniel Jonas arrives with his suitcases.
JENNIFER: Daniel! You didn’t tell me you were coming already.
He sets his suitcases down and the two embrace
At JJs apartment:
Eliza bends over and starts to take off her pants ever so slowly…
JJ watches and bites his lip..
ELIZA: Got me in my bra and panties…
JJ: This is more fun than I thought it was going to be.
Meanwhile, Miranda is next door frustrated. The music is still loud.
MIRANDA: This is ridiculous. Shouldn’t JJ be doing homework too.
She closes her book.
Miranda exits her apartment and goes next door and knocks on JJs apartment.
Eliza opens the door in her bra and panties…
Miranda is caught off guard.
ELIZA: Uhhh..is there a problem?
MIRANDA: This music is really loud. I am next door trying to work.
ELIZA: Oh. I guess that is my fault.
MIRANDA: Where is JJ?
Shirtless JJ walks up to see who it is.
He is surprised and slightly embarrassed.
At the casino:
Derrick goes to the bar.
DERRICK: I’ll take a shot of crown.
BRITTANY: Coming right up.
BILLY: Any luck out there tonight?
DERRICK: No winning for me.
BILLY: That sucks bro.
Brittany hands him his shot of whiskey and Derrick takes it.
DERRICK: That helps. Now Ill have a beer.
BRITTANY: I haven’t seen you here before?
DERRICK: I come once in awhile. Usually I drink elsewhere though.
BRITTANY: Oh. Gotta come here more often.
DERRICK: I think I do too.
BRITTANY: Now this guy (points to Billy) This guy is becoming a regular.
DERRICK: To drink... root beer?
BILLY: No No. I come here to see this young lady.
DERRICK: Oh. You two an item?
BRITTANY: We are old friends.
BILLY: Something Like that.
DERRICK: I see
Derrick seems to have a glimmer of shadiness in his eye…
Greg parks the car with he, Chavo and Vin near the gas station.
GREG: Get in and out quickly guys.
VIN: And you get ready to haul a*s out of here and dispose of this car.
The three all put on masks.
CHAVO: Lets get this done!
Chavo and Vin exit the car and head into the gas station.
Vin pulls out his gun and points it at the guy at the register.
VIN: All of your money now! Every last bit.
Back in the car, Greg is nervous. He is tapping his foot and tapping his hand on the steering wheel.
His phone starts to ring and he looks at it.
It is a call from Marcino.
GREG: I so wish I could answer right now Marcino, but this is a bad time.
He looks back towards the gas station.
GREG: Come on guys. Hurry.
At the coffee shop
KAYLA: Little late for coffee for me, but a nice hot tea sounds great.
HUNTER: I think you are going to love it.
Hunter hands the drink to Kayla.
KAYLA: Thank you.
Hunter walks back to his counter.
KAYLA: Never been to this place yet but I like it.
JESSE: This is my gasoline that keeps me running.
KAYLA: So what would you like me to do for this fundraiser?
JESSE: Just volunteer to help out while its going on. Maybe you and Angie could get some folks from the hospital to donate.
KAYLA: Will this be taking place soon?
JESSE: Hopefully sometime this summer. I have to work things out with the chief first.
KAYLA: I promise that whatever you need me for I will help with.
JESSE: Thank you so much. This community needs more people like you for sure.
Cut to Daniel and Jennifer
JENNIFER: So do you like this place? I know you didn’t get a chance to pick it out with me.
DAN: It is really great. You did well.
JENNIFER: I try.
DAN: Our first house together.
JENNIFER: Yes. I like you putting it that way.
DAN: I have wanted this all along.
JENNIFER: A house together?
DAN: Well to get away together. To be away from Salem. Just you and me.
JENNIFER: Will take some getting used to, but at least JJ is still near me. I like that.
Daniels smile fades…
At JJ’s apartment:
JJ turns the music off.
JJ: I am sorry the music got so loud, Miranda.
MIRANDA: I feel like I am interrupting something.
JJ: Well we were just—
ELIZA: --Just having a sexy game of strip poker.
JJ: I guess it got out of hand.
MIRANDA: I will leave you both to that. I am sorry.
She starts to leave.
Miranda turns back around.
JJ: Don’t be sorry.
Things get awkward as they both go silent.
Eliza looks on at them both and rolls her eyes.
JJ: I promise the music will stay off tonight and not get so loud ever again.
MIRANDA: Cool. See you later..
She walks off.
JJ closes the door.
AT the Casino:
DERRICK: I better head out. Duty calls.
BRITTANY: Hope you come back and gamble and more importantly, drink soon.
DERRICK: I am sure I will.
“Dragonfly” by Shamans Harvest starts to play.
[:00] Derrick walks away from the bar, but he turns back around and looks back at Billy and Brittany at the bar.
He takes out his phone and takes a picture of them both…
DERRICK: Hopefully one day…because I would love to bang both of them…
He walks off.
[:17] At Jennifer’s house:
JENNIFER: I need some water and a break from unpacking.
She exits into the kitchen.
Daniel looks on unhappy.
Daniel: JJ better not bother us. It would be in his best interest to stay away.
[:33] At JJ’s apartment.
JJ seems disappointed.
ELIZA: Please do not let the killjoy from next door ruin the night.
JJ: I think it is best we call it a night.
JJ puts on his shirt.
ELIZA: But that was so much fun! I know you were having a blast. Saw it with my own two eyes Jack Jr!
JJ: It was fun, but it is time to call it a night and I said when we met to please just call me JJ.
ELIZA: Okay…your mood changed quickly, but if you insist.
Eliza starts to put on her clothes.
At the coffee shop:
Jesse and Kayla shake hands and Kayla exits.
Hunter comes to the table to pick up Kaylas cup.
HUNTER: Hey Commander Hubbard, I just wanted to tell you real quick that I know cops take a lot of flak. Especially these days, but I respect you all and what you do.
JESSE: Thank you Hunter. That means a lot.
Jesse shakes his hand.
Jesse’s radio then goes off to a robbery that has just been alerted.
JESSE: Looks like I am heading out!
HUNTER: Good luck sir. Be safe.
Masked Vin and Chavo come running out of the gas station and across the street to the car.
VIN: Hit it Greg lets get out of here!
Greg peels out and takes off quickly.
CHAVO: We have to get somewhere to dispose of this old ass vehicle. Where did you get this anyway, holmes?
VIN: Stole it of course…man that was such a rush! I loved it.
CHAVO: Faster Greg!
Greg makes a sharp turn as he speeds up.
Greg doesn’t say word he just looks on towards the road very nervously.
VIN: Hurry to the river!
Greg goes down a hill to the river and stops.
VIN: We’ll leave it here. Let’s get going.
There can be sirens heard in the distance!
CHAVO: They can’t know were down here.
VIN: I don’t know but let’s take off.
The three take off on foot quickly. Vin carrying the bag of cash.
The camera zooms out on the car…
[2:17] Credits roll
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