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Union Creek #18: Did Blair Manning do it?

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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.

TRINITY: Sickening.

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!

 

Meanwhile, Downstairs:

 

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.

 

They kiss.

 

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.

JACK: What?!

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.

 

MALIK: Mom…

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.

MALIK: Great.

 

They go downstairs

 

Eartha sits next to Morris.

 

Morris smiles…

 

--

 

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 chuckles.

 

TODD: You can go. (he points to the door)

ELIJAH: This is no laughing matter. Reva Shayne could have been killed.

TODD: Reva?

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.

 

Elijah exits.

 

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

 

*I do not own any non original character nor any

 

 

 

 

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A good show. Elijah, Eartha and MOrris. Now I get it. SHe was a two timing hussie. Now they about to have wings. I just love this story. I have no idea where it is going.

 

Love the smell of weed Party poopers. WHo doesnt go to a party to get high?

 

I really dont think Blair tried to mow down Reva. But I do think it had soemthing to do with Jack.

 

I like Roaukre. He's cool

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Lots going on here.

Teen party antics...Rourke with the weed.   Who's Camella?

I am starting to wonder if Edmund Winslow is behind the attempt on Reva's life.  He has threatened to kill her before.  Maybe Edmund has something to do with where Jack has been all this time.

And another step in my favorite story, Eartha/Elijah/Morris.  It's just a matter of time when Eartha acts on her feelings toward Elijah.  It's a ticking powder keg.

Very focused and pointed episode...good read

 

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Those flashbacks were such a fantastic window into Eartha's history with these two men, both of who she loves. A great triangle with legs to go on for ages.

I love that you're working so hard to bring this teen scene out. Camella is another good addition to the scene. I'd like to see her role expanded a bit, as she's a fantastic foil for Trinity.

Rourke and that weed. The party scene was great and snappy. Loving it.

Reva claims she's sure Blair ran her over, but I know there's so much more going on here. Love the mystery of it. I think Josh is right that it's more involved than simply Blair holding a grudge. This may have a lot to do with Daniel and Stefano. Hmmm...

 

GREAT show. Lots of excellent stuff in here, keep it up!

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