Written by: Nick M.
Brittany is at Billy’s place.
BILLY: You stopped by on your way to work just to see me?
BRITTANY: Yeah. It is starting to feel like if we do not see each other every day that the day doesn’t even feel right.
BILLY: Now that you mention it, you are right.
BRITTANY: I really do need to get to work though. I cant be late.
BILLY: Have a good shift. I’ll just be here…doing my usual. Lounging around.
BRITTANY: Are you going to go look for a job yet?
BILLY: Maybe. See you later.
Billy and Brittany embrace in a tight hug before she heads out.
Billy then sits down.
BILLY: Gotta stop being lazy.
His phone rings and he picks it up.
BILLY: I’ll be damn.
It is his sister Ashley Abbott on the other line!
ASHLEY: Hi Little bro. How are you?
BILLY: Doing okay.
ASHLEY: Glad to hear it. You like the city you moved to?
BILLY: It actually could be paradise. Or so I am hoping..
At the women’s shelter:
Ali is at the kitchen table eating with some of the other girls.
She finishes up and walks over to Charlotte.
CHARLOTTE: I gotta say, I sure am proud of you.
ALI: For what?
CHARLOTTE: You are now mingling with all the girls in here.
ALI: That is thanks to you, Charlotte. You made it easy to talk to and started to get me to talk to the others.
CHARLOTTE: What ever worked I am glad. You need friends. Miss Cho is proud of you too. She likes to see us girls become friends. She says it goes a long way.
ALI: She is a wise woman.
Meanwhile, Vin is looking as frustrated as ever.
VIN: Going to find you Ali!
He is online on a tablet.
VIN: And I know exactly where they made you go those damn doctors.
He is searching women shelters in the nearby area!
Greg has just arrived home.
GREG: Quiet today. Anybody home?!
He looks around.
GREG: The house to myself. And dad isn’t here. The only time this place is peaceful is when he is out.
Greg walks into the kitchen.
GREG: I hope we actually have some food.
He opens the refrigerator to see nothing but Milk and ketchup.
GREG: I guess milk will have to do.
He pours himself a glass.
He exits the room and sees his mom walking up stairs.
GREG: Mom! I didn’t know anyone was home.
GREGS MOM: Hi son. I didn’t know you were here either.
She walks upstairs quickly like she is avoiding him.
GREG: Was it something I said…
Paul arrives home and Emily is there.
EMILY: Home so early?
PAUL: Taking a little break.
EMILY: How is it going? Eliza is still messing things up I assume…
PAUL: Why are you worried about Eliza?
EMILY: You said she has been having a hard time getting the hang of being a secretary…
PAUL: Yeah she is.
EMILY: Sorry, I was just asking Paul.
PAUL: I don’t know why you are faking interest in BRO today.
EMILY: What are you talking about?
PAUL: The company has been opened for a few days now…and do you know how many times you have come to support the company? Oh that’s right, zero!
EMILY: I didn’t know you needed hands on support like that.
PAUL: Oh, please Emily! We had a whole discussion and you stated how you were going to be supportive. I found it weird that you changed your tune so quickly, but now I see you were just lying through your teeth.
EMILY: I didn’t—
PAUL: --Save it! I do not want to hear excuses.
Emily steps back as Paul’s agitation grows.
Cut to Bo chained up
He is looking at a plate of food that was brought in.
He has to move the plate closer to him using his leg.
BO: This is becoming too much.
He then can barely reach the food with his hand. He stretches as much as he can and grabs a bread roll.
He takes a bite of it and it is rather hard.
BO: I must get out of here somehow. (shouts towards the door) I will get out of here! You hear me!
Billy is still on the phone with his sister, Ashley.
ASHLEY: You don’t know what career to choose there?
BILLY: Not really. There is this fashion company restarting that I thought about applying at, but I haven’t yet.
ASHLEY: I think you should.
BILLY: I know I should, but the question is will I?
ASHLEY: You will run out of money eventually. What are you going to do then, come asking us siblings for cash?
BILLY: You guys could spare some, so maybe.
BILLY: So how is everything with you?
ASHLEY: I have a few problems going on.
BILLY: Problems, what is wrong sis?
ASHLEY: Nothing I want to get into right now.
BILLY: Are you sure? You know you can tell me..
ASHLEY: I just have to figure a few things out…
Billy looks on a bit worried…
At the womens shelter:
Ali is with Charlotte and Jacy.
CHARLOTTE: How did you break up with your boyfriend?
JACY: He isn’t just a boyfriend. He is my husband.
ALI: Oh wow.
JACY: Yeah. It was a hard escape. I planned coming here from the start because I knew he would come lookin’ fo me. Sho nuff, my brother said he has gone crazy blowing up peoples phones.
CHARLOTTE: When do you plan on going back into town?
JACY: I hope I have the courage to go back to Paradise soon. I know he will be livid for a long time. Before I ran out of the house and told him I was through with him I also threw my wedding ring right at his face. It was off the chain! Felt great. Cracked me up all the way on my drive here.
ALI: Wow that is awesome! I just ran away from my problems as quietly as possible...
JACY: Don’t think like that, girl.
CHARLOTTE: You got away. That is all that matters.
Greg goes upstairs.
He sees his moms bedroom door cracked open.
GREG: Can I come in?
GREGS MOM: I just want to rest.
GREG: What is wrong?
GREGS MOM: Nothing is wrong.
GREG: Something is mom. I can tell.
He goes into her room.
His mom is sitting on her bed…with a black eye.
GREG: Son of a b*tch!
GREGS MOM: Dammit, Greg I didn’t want you to get all riled up.
GREG: All riled up! That bastard father of mine hit you again didn’t he?
Gregs mom sits there holding back tears. She shakes her head, yes.
GREG: Someone needs to teach him a lesson.
GREGS MOM: I am okay.
GREG: Mom, this is not okay!
Cut to Paul and Emily.
EMILY: Is this going to be another pity party all about you, Paul?
PAUL: How dare you! What kind of wife are you?
EMILY: What kind of husband are you? You have become so bad at taking care of your family. I don’t know how it happened, but you have regressed as a person.
PAUL: No I am just not selfish like you, dear.
EMILY: Don’t even dear me!
PAUL: I should have just stayed at work, but then I would never see you.
EMILY: That would be best. I mean you come in here and call me selfish while at the same time you are crying with this woe is me act.
EMILY:--No. Let me speak. You say I do not support you, but you support me with nothing. Nothing, Paul.
PAUL: That is not even true.
EMILY: It is. I do the housework alone. I had to try and keep this family together while you fell into your broke slump. Not mention we haven’t had sex in months! Where is the support there?
PAUL: Now the low blows?
EMILY: What blows? There is no blowing going on in this house! Just giving you a taste of your medicine, and with some facts...
The masked person sets down some water for Bo.
PERSON: You will want to drink up. Don’t go getting dehydrated.
BO: Oh shut up.
The masked person leaves the basement.
He unmasks. It is Bart
BART: The Bradys are so ungrateful. I am just trying to keep you nourished Bo. Sheesh!
Bart makes his way up the stairs and out of the secret passageway.
He takes out a phone and calls Stefano.
STEFANO: Bart, now what?
BART: Hello to you too Boss.
STEFANO: Is something wrong?
BART: No everything is very right.
STEFANO: Excellent. I don’t know how you have stayed as one of my henchmen over the years, but just keep up the good work right now. I will be in touch shortly.
BART: Talk to you soon.
STEFANO: Maybe even see me soon.
BART: Wait, you are coming here?
Bart is surprised
“Bad Company” by Five finger death punch starts to play
[:00] Greg and his mom are sitting together.
GREGS MOM: Your dad just loses his mind sometimes.
She touches her black eye.
GREG: Not an excuse at all.
GREGS MOM: I do know that.
GREG: I wish I could tear him apart!
GREGS MOM: Don’t say that. Then you will be just like him.
GREG: He deserves some of his own medicine.
GREGS MOM: Please don’t get involved.
Greg is clenching his fist.
GREGS MOM: Please do not do something stupid and go after your father.
GREG: I want to. I really do.
GREGS MOM: Don’t.
He and his mother hug each other.
[:27] The frustrated Vin has been going through women’s shelter numbers online.
VIN: Just one more to check. Ali better be at this one.
One of the girls answers.
VIN: (deepens his voice) Hi…this is Ali Pritchard’s father. I have an emergency and need to speak with her.
GIRL: Okay…I’ll get her.
The girl interrupts Ali, Jacy and Charlotte.
GIRL: Hey Ali, the phone is for you.
ALI: It is?
GIRL: Yeah, it is your father.
ALI: My dad? I didn’t know he knew I was here...
Ali grabs the phone and walks out of the room.
ALI: Hi dad…
VIN: Hi baby…
Ali’s face turns to horror when she realizes it is Vin on the phone.
VIN: Don’t hang up.
ALI: I…should…not be talking to you.
VIN: Please baby. We need to talk!
ALI: What do you have to say?
VIN: I just want to apologize. I just want to see you. Would you come and see me, baby?
Ali stands there nervously…
[1:13] Cut to Emily and Paul in their stand off
PAUL: I’m going back to work! This was a mistake.
EMILY: You are the one who came here looking to start a fight.
PAUL: I just wanted some answers.
EMILY: I would like some answers myself, why have you become all about you?
PAUL: I guess you finally rubbed off on me….zing.
Paul is about to leave.
EMILY: You know Paul, I am about to just give up on you completely!
PAUL: Give up huh? That is what you have always done with your life. Why stop now?
Paul exits and slams the door behind him.
Emily lets out a yell in frustration. She looks like she is about to cry.
EMILY: I should just leave him.
[1:44] Bart is still on the phone with Stefano.
BART: Before you get here what should I do?
STEFANO: Just hang tight and prepare for my arrival.
BART: I am prepared boss.
STEFANO: Someone else will be joining us.
STEFANO: Someone who has become a great help keeping me out of the hands of American authorities.
[2:00] Back downstairs, Bo is drinking some of the water.
BO: I hope he keeps bringing this to me so I have some energy.
He continues to pull at the chains. His wrists are bruised and cut up.
BO: If the ISA isn’t going to find me. I have to rely on myself to get free.
He yanks the chains again. One of them does seem to be loosening from the wall a bit.
BO: Have to keep at this every day.
Zoom in on the chain starting to loosen in the wall…
[2:20] Credits roll
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