Written by: Nick M
Camella is With Trinity at the Davis household.
CAMELLA: So that article you wrote is on point, Trinity.
TRINITY: Happy that you dig it.
CAMELLA: It was real. Proud of you getting’ real with America.
TRINITY: I just hope it makes people think.
CAMELLA: It sadly won’t make too many white people think. They will try and block it out.
TRINITY: You think it’s that cynical?
CAMELLA: Fo sho. These cops are not stoppin’.
TRINITY: Sure doesn’t seem like.
CAMELLA: They aren’t. There was just another shooting of an unarmed black teen down in Texas.
CAMELLA: Almost like a race war. The more things change the more they stay the same for us.
TRINITY: Have any positive news?
CAMELLA: Well, there is a party going on that we should go to.
TRINITY: I don’t know if I feel like partying.
CAMELLA: Oh come on it will be fun. We can get our drink on.
TRINITY: Fine because I know you will bug me until we go!
Eartha has arrived home.
Malik and Morris are sitting down having some beers.
MALIK: Hi mom.
EARTHA: Hey guys…that is not a beer is it…
MORRIS: It’s not going to hurt him.
EARTHA: He is underage.
MALIK: Please do not start a fight about this.
Eartha gives Morris a dirty look.
Morris uses the moment to take a swig of his beer.
MALIK: I will be twenty one very soon.
EARTHA: I won’t be the Debbie downer.
MALIK: Thank you.
Eartha hastily walks upstairs.
She has a flashback:
Young Eartha is with Young Morris .
He is having a beer while she drinks a bottle of water.
YOUNG EARTHA: Must be nice to be the older man on campus getting to drink whatever you want?
YOUNG MORRIS: You wouldn’t even like this beer.
YOUNG EARTHA: True, but it’s about the freedom.
YOUNG MORRIS: Well, you are almost my age. Almost legal.
YOUNG EARTHA: Then we can party together!
YOUNG MORRIS: If that’s what you want.
YOUNG EARTHA: It is.
YOUNG EARTHA: Loosen up. Why are you stiff?
YOUNG MORRIS: The beer should loosen me up soon.
YOUNG EARTHA: You should be chill with me already. If this is about our relationship, I told you we are official.
YOUNG MORRIS: I know. It’s all good. Don’t worry.
He kisses her again.
YOUNG EARTHA: I’m not worried.
Eartha comes back down to the present.
Reva and Josh get home.
Reva is still in pain and walking sorely.
REVA: It’s the sh*ts getting old, Joshua. I am so sore already. Tomorrow I probably won’t even be able to move.
JOSH: I will do whatever I can to help
Jack walks in.
He sees that Reva is in pain.
JACK: Hello…something wrong?
REVA: I am in pain and the pills have not kicked in yet.
JACK: What happened?
JOSH: Someone tried to kill her.
REVA: A car sped right at me earlier today.
JACK: That’s crazy.
JOSH: Would you happen to know who would do something like that?
JACK: Wait…you don’t think this had something to do with me do you?
Josh stares down Jack…
Elijah has arrived at the Manning house.
Blair opens up.
BLAIR: Hi officer, I hope this has something to do with the charges I tried to press against Reva Shayne?
ELIJAH: This does have something to do with Reva but not about charges against her.
BLAIR: What is she up to now? You know she attacked me at the store today!
ELIJAH: Oh yeah?
BLAIR: Yes. She is too much.
ELIJAH: You wouldn’t have happened to try and get revenge did you?
BLAIR: Just what are you getting at Officer Smith?
ELIJAH: Someone tried to run over Reva with a car.
Camella and Trinity arrive at the party.
TRINITY: I am not going to like this.
CAMELLA: Please stop complaining.
TRINITY: I don’t like being around a lot of people. Let alone drunk people just stumbling around and being obnoxious.
CAMELLA: You are being over dramatic. This is one of the cool parties. I know the people.
They walk near some coolers.
CAMELLA: Grab a beer.
TRINITY: No thanks.
CAMELLA: Well grab me one then, please.
Trinity gets one for her.
Zacks teenage step brother Rourke is also there.
He sees Camella.
ROURKE: Hey you, long time no see.
CAMELLA: Rourke, how is life on the north side?
ROURKE: The same as ever.
TRINITY: How do you two know each other?
ROURKE: She use to come to my school. Funny thing is I may be going to your guys school this year.
CAMELLA: That will be trouble.
TRINITY: What is that smell?
ROURKE: Not me, I hope.
CAMELLA: I think it is you. Sure smells like weed. Don’t tell me you brought some here!
ROURKE: Of course I did!
Eartha goes back in time again in her memory:
Young Eartha is now with Young Elijah .
YOUNG ELIJAH: I am so happy you are back in town for a while this summer.
YOUNG EARTHA: Really just two weeks before I have to head back.
YOUNG ELIJAH: Any time with you will be amazing. It’s been a long year without you.
YOUNG EARTHA: I’m sorry to say, but we won’t be spending much time together this summer.
YOUNG ELIJAH: What do you mean? I’ve waited so long.
YOUNG EARTHA: I don’t know how to tell you this.
YOUNG ELIJAH: Tell me what?
YOUNG EARTHA: Elijah, you know I love you but I cannot do this to you.
YOUNG ELIJAH: Do what? Spit it out!
She turns away from him nervously.
YOUNG EARTHA: I have to break up with you.
YOUNG ELIJAH: What the hell are you talking about?
He yanks her back around.
YOUNG ELIJAH: Oh my god my worst fear came true didn’t it! You met someone else?
Young Eartha starts to tear up and shakes her head yes…
Back in the present:
Eartha deep sighs…
At the Lewis Ranch:
REVA: This didn’t have anything to do with Jack. I know who was driving that car.
JOSH: I am just saying that Jack thinks he is being looked for and someone may have found him here.
JACK: I hope not.
REVA: Why would they come after me?
JOSH: For helping him.
JACK: I knew I shouldn’t have moved in here!
REVA: No, dammit. Stop this. This wasn’t about Jack. I told you and Elijah who did this.
JOSH: But how could you be sure. You only saw the hair.
REVA: I saw enough of the hair to know who tried to hit me.
JACK: Well what’s with the suspense? Tell me who it was?
REVA: It was that b*tch, Blair Manning!
Elijah is with Blair.
BLAIR: This is ridiculous!
ELIJAH: I am sorry you feel that way, but her memory of the driver and the description seems to fit you.
BLAIR: She could just be saying that. Are you sure she was even almost hit? She seems like the type that could be making that up.
ELIJAH: She has been medically examined and is actually hurt.
BLAIR: Well I would like to get a lawyer if you are really accusing me of this.
ELIJAH: Do you have an alibi? Where were you between 4 and 5?
BLAIR: I want to call my lawyer.
ELIJAH: I am just asking some questions. If you want to go down to the station that can be arranged.
BLAIR: No, no okay. I was visiting my husband at work.
ELIJAH: And he can verify that?
BLAIR: I’m sure he can.
Blair looks on worried…
At the party:
CAMELLA: Why did you have to bring weed?
TRINITY: The smell is awful!
CAMELLA: I hate it.
ROURKE: Don’t be a couple of haters.
CAMELLA: I’m not hating. Just sayin.
ROUKE: I came here to chill out.
TRINITY: Who comes to a PARTY to chill out?
ROURKE: Me, bro.
TRINITY: Bro? Who is this guy?
CAMELLA: He’s an oddball.
TRINITY: Tell me about it.
CAMELLA: Let’s go drink.
TRINITY: I mostly just want to go home.
Malik walks into his mothers room, Interrupting her memories.
EARTHA: Something wrong Malik?
MALIK: Just wondering if you want to join me and dad for some pizza and wings?
EARTHA: Um, I’ll take you up on that offer, actually.
They go downstairs
Eartha sits next to Morris.
At the ranch:
JACK: Todd’s wife did this?
REVA: It had to be her.
JACK: This is going to make my new job awkward.
JOSH: You got hired at the newspaper?
JACK: I did!
REVA: Congratulations. I just hope Todd is not as bad as his wife.
JOSH: I am happy to hear you got a job though.
JACK: Maybe I’ll be out of your hair in no time.
REVA: No hurry.
JACK: If it really was Blair tho, I hope she is taken down.
REVA: I hope she is being arrested as we speak.
Todd arrives home to see Elijah with Blair.
TODD: Blair why is a police officer here?
BLAIR: He thinks I did something absurd.
TODD: What do you think she did?
ELIJAH: She has been identified in a possible attempted murder?
TODD: You can go. (he points to the door)
ELIJAH: This is no laughing matter. Reva Shayne could have been killed.
ELIJAH: …and I won’t be going until I know if your wife was with you at your job between 4 and 5 PM.
TODD: She did come over for a visit.
ELIJAH: I hope your cameras there will prove that it was between the time period in question.
TODD: I’m sure they will.
ELIJAH: If evidence is found you will have to come to the station, Blair.
BLAIR: And this time my lawyer will be with me. Call Tea, Todd! Call her now.
BLAIR: Well are you going to call her?
TODD: Wait Blair, when you came by my office you wanted me to look up info on Reva Shayne Lewis. Why is that?
BLAIR: Certainly not because of this!
She looks on…
FADE TO BLACK
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