INT. THE KITCHEN. NIGHT
A young couple in their early thirties sits at a dining table, eating diner. Tracy blonde hair, gorgeous, 30, smiles impressively at husband Dean handsome 34, who is in the middle of a conversation.
So after all that she came back and still couldn't find a place to park... It was a mess.
Tracy chuckles at Dean's not so funny joke.
How is the food honey?
Honey! You have really out done yourself.
Tracy bites into her rarely cooked stake. Dean eyeballs her
suspiciously, there is something definitely going on beneath the
surface here... Tracy notices Dean's eyes on her.
(Chewing with a smirk on her face)
Dean shakes the suspicious look off with a smile.
Nothing! You're just so beautiful... I'm a lucky man.
Tracy gets all mushy.
Awwwe, thank you honey... Your making me blush.
That's my job, besides you have a killer smile.
Oh! Your on a roll tonight, what are you trying to get out of me?
It's to be seen. You want some wine?
Dean exits the dining room into the kitchen, Tracy continues to
eat her dinner.
I was wondering if we had anything planned next weekend?
I was going out of town Lillian!
Tracy picks up her cell phone off the table and begin to text an
unknown person, the rich smile on her face implies it's some one
Are you telling me or asking me?
Tracy rolls her eyes at his control freak inquiry.
Dean returns to the dining table with a glass of wine in one hand
and a bottle in the other-
Sure you can... Only if I can go.
He hands Tracy an already filled glass of wine.
Very funny Dean, you know me and the Lillian don't get to see much of each other since you moved us way out here.
Tracy sips on the cup strongly.
Sure I don't mind... We do have the trip coming up this weekend, you can't just see her then and save a trip?
Tracy smirks at Dean.
No! That won't work; we won't have any private time to do lady stuff. And when you men get together it's like a boys slumber party, xbox chips and junk food. I don't think so.
Dean chuckles at her complaining.
You win. So where are you ladies planning to go?
(Brushing it off quickly)
She sips on her glass of wine. A beat.
(Sipping from her cup)
You guys have been visiting New York a lot lately, what's in New York?
Dean sets his suspicious radar back on Tracy as she sits her
empty cup down on the table.
Shopping mall. -
Tracy begins to feel a little woozy-
Oh my God.
She giggles at how drunk she feels.
Are you alright?
(Dazed and confused)
Yes. I must have drunk the wine to fast.
She looses her balance toppling over onto the floor.
Oh!.. I'm drunk.
Dean calmly watches her as she tries to climb to her feet-
Oh my gosh-
Tracy falls back to the floor unaware of what's happening to
her... it's become clear to her that something is wrong.
Dean help me up.
Dean doesn't move he just stares at her oddly.
(Reaching out for him)
DEAN! HELP ME OFF THE FLOOR!
He silently watches her as she begs for his assistance.
Dean! My arm is-
Her arm twitches and shakes as it weakens, becoming dead weight
smacking down on the floor.
Dean walks over-
Thank you... I need a hospital.
He sits in her chair.
What the hell DEAN!
Dean facial expression shows he is very unsatisfied about
something. She cries harder as her body becomes totally numb, the
only thing she has control over are her lips, and tongue.
Shhhhh!(Grabbing a knife from the table) Tonight is the neighbor date night remember.
Dean sticks the tip of the knife into Tracy's foot.
Can you feel that?
(Sitting the knife back on the table)
Good. Now let's get down to business...
Dean pulls Tracy by her head, towards his face so he can look her
in those beautiful eyes of hers...
Who is Greg?
Tears run feverishly down her face, she knows the name but tries
to resist the question-
I got all night... Who is he?
Tracy fights to not say it.
You can't fight it.
What did you give me Dean?
(Trying to fight the serum)
Greg, Greg is...(Crying)
No!.. He's my, he's my lover.
...I thought so.
Dean abruptly drops her body to the floor; her head falls the
opposite direction from where Dean is standing...
CLOSE ON Tracy's face.
Oh God... Dean. I'm sorry!.. What ever you're going to do-
Suddenly her body is abruptly drug away from the dining room
table, she screams as she disappears into an unknown place in the
EXT. THE HOME OF DEVAN AND KATE JONES. MORNING/YEARS LATER
A beautiful flat nestled in the middle of a tree-lined street. CLOSE ON a kitchen window where a women is standing.
INT. THE HOME OF DEVAN AND KATE JONES.CONTINUOUS
Inside KATE JONES attractive, mid-thirties, stands behind a sink washing dishes... She hums a familiar tune...
A text massage appears on her phone that read"I MISS YOU" with a
smiley face behind it... She blush richly before-
Someone enters the house, foot steps bang against the oak wood
floors. Kate quickly deletes the text message as the footsteps
get closer to the threshold of the kitchen unveiling Kate's
better half DEVAN JONES strong man and handsome 32, his eyes are
glued to the hand full of mail he carries with him to the
Kate discreetly hides the phone behind her back as she turns to
(Sitting at the table)
Mail, we got some.
Devan quickly sorts through the mail, laying his in front of him
and tossing Kate's to the other end of the table as he chants
"for me" "for you" it continues until-
An invitation neatly wrapped in a black envelope with a red bow
to top it off, occupies Devan's hand.
(Presenting the invitation to Kate)
Can somebody say get away.
Kate lifts her eyebrow with little enthusiasm as she discreetly
sets her phone on the counter unnoticed.
(Sitting at the Table)
Perfect timing. A day after our vacation started.
Devan neatly opens the envelope as he smile joyfully thinking
about the time he and his friends are going to have.
Will you open it already!
I don't want to mess up this neatly put together envelope.
Oh! I forgot a man who appreciate's fine art.
Devan laughs at her sarcasm as he fully unwraps the invitation
(Handing Kate the invitation card)
Ms. Sarcasm, why don't you do the honors of announcing what our host has planned.
Kate snatches the envelope from Devan.
Bet I can do it faster than you opened it.
(Clearing her throat)
"It's that time of the year again! Fellas grab your ladies and ladies grab your G-strings.
Kate gives an sour face to the opening of the letter. Devan
"This is an new and exclusive event keep it quite, no extra baggage, invitations only"... Keep it quite? What's the big secret?
I don't know, usually Stacy writes the invitation cards.
Devan walks over and searches through the refrigerator for snacks
or something to drink.
This doesn't feel right.
(With his head in the refrigerator)
Hanging out with them in that state. I mean who would have thought, right?
(Pulling out a container of orange juice)
People get divorced.(Leans against the refrigerator) What did you hear from Stacy?
Devan drinks from the container.
She sent an E-mail saying she would give the ladies a run down at the dinner.
There you have it. We will find out everything on Friday.
I guess so... So what now?
We have dinner tonight with Carol and Dina... But at this moment I have a date with the Xbox.
Devan exits the kitchen with the juice container in hand.
INT. THE LIVING-ROOM. SAME
Devan powers on the T.V And Xbox.
(Grabbing up a controller)
I am ready for war.
Devan flops on a nearby couch where he gulps down orange juice,
waiting for the game to load... Kate slide into the entryway of
the living room.
I was thinking we could...
Have a little early morning...
She smiles seductively hoping Devan would catch on to her
Can it wait hone? There is this really cool 5 year old on here I promised a whooping.
Kate seductive smile turns up side down.
Disappointed she vanishes from the living room entryway.
What's the use if you can't produce.
Kate and Devan accompanied by two friends Carol a handsome, nerdy guy, 30, and Dina pretty but bitchy a women who can't hold her liquor or tongue, 35, clutching a wine glass that she sips lightly from, occupies a table in a fancy restaurant, casual. Their in mid-conversation, all except for Carol who sketches a beautiful comic character on a napkin.
Remember last year?
Kate burst out laughing at the memory.
Who can for get it. You table danced for all of our husbands, it was embarrassing.
It was all in fun, you enjoyed it didn't you Devan?
I plead the 5th.
Kate and Dina laughs.
Hear about the nut job who escaped the other night?
A wife killer, he suppose to be running loose around this area. They say he targets women that resemble his wife. Blonde hair, blue eyes... Kind of sounds like you kate.
Anyway. The Cops have no leads what so ever.
Do they ever?
(Quickly changing the subject)
So! Devan how is the EMT business treating you?
Saving lives every day.
Good!.. Have you heard from Ron?
We spoke briefly a few days ago, other than that I haven't heard from him.
How do you guys feel about their divorce?
It's a shocker.
It's going to be hard not seeing them together... But people get divorced.
Yes they do...
Dina notices that her husband Carol has been awfully quite and
when she sees him sketching she-
Are you serious!
We're here with our friends and your sitting here doodling-
It's not doodling, it's sketching!
Whatever! Can you just stop!? For one night, please.
Devan and Kate embarrassed, looking around to make sure no one is
watching this mother versus grown child act.
Carol folds the napkin and pushes it away, throwing a minor child
...How is the comic book coming Carol?
I'm done with my whole catalog, just waiting for a call back.
No call back yet, huh?
And for good reason. He needs to drop this childhood fantasy and get a real job.
It's a job! It will pay bills.
...I have to use the rest room.
Oow! Me too, I'll join you.
Kate and Dina leave the table and heads for the bathroom. Devan
looks over at Carol who has returned to sketching with a sad look
on his face.
Don't worry. They'll call. When you least expected...
Devan leans over the table to get a look at what Carol has drew
Nice! That's awesome.
INT. THE REST ROOM. SECONDS LATER
Kate and Dina enters the ladies room immediately Kate disappears into a stall, Dina pulls a cigarettes case from her bra.
Ah! I need a fix.
Dina lights her cigarette.
Still smoking those cigarette, huh?
Yep! But that's not the fix I was referring to.
Dina leans against the counter where the facet's and refreshments
I feel like I married a two year old... If that boy doesn't become a man!
Kate wraps it up in the stall.
I wish Friday would come already!
Kate and Dina laugh with hidden excitement. Kate exits the stall,
walks over to the counter and washes her hands.
Speaking of Friday, have you talked to Stacy?
I got a short E-mail talking about the divorce that's about it... How do you think Ron took it anyway?
Kate grabs a dry towel to dry her hands.
Knowing Ron. He cried, he begged and knowing Stacy, she packed upand left.
Awe! That Ron.(Just thinking abouthim forms a smile on her face) I wanted him so bad in college.
Kate snatches the cigarette and takes a puff.
Yep! (Still fantasizing) It was that time that Stacy got cold feet, and he was going into the training camp...
(A bit peeved)
...He turned me down, would you believe that?
(Puffing at the cigarette)
Well, he is Mr. Never unfaithful.
I know, but every since then I've had my suspicions.
(Handing Dina the cigarette)
You have suspicions about everybody.
Dina realizes she hasn't had her cigarette this whole time.
(Snatching the cigarette from Kate)
I thought you quit smoking?
Dina takes one last puff.
I did, but a puff here, a puff there keeps the weight off.
Dina puts her cigarette in the sink before exiting the
See ya at the table.
Be out in a sec.
Kate grabs a mint from the refreshment counter,looking in the
mirror checking for food on her face or in her teeth. Shes clean
as a whistle.
Kate is startled by a noise from one of the stalls, she turns
quickly at the sound.
...Is anyone there.
Silence... Kate walks over to the stalls, squatting to see if
there are any feet showing... Nothing or no one... She slowly
opens one of the stall door to peek in. Nothing, it appears the
toilet seat has fallen down.
Get a grip Kate.
She opens the bathroom door to exits and out jumps a-
Damn it Devan!
Don't do that, you know I scare easy.
I know, that's why it's so much fun.
Whatever just move.
Kate barges out the bathroom, passed Devan.
Women! Can't live with them can't kill them.
INT. STREET. NIGHT
A busy city street filled with people coming and going out of convenient stores, sitting on the corner the usual night life... A Cadillac escalade fleets down an intersection. CLOSE ON windshield that exposes Devan and Kate who sit quietly. A beat.
What's wrong with us?
Nothing... Why you think we need help?
I don't know?.. We haven't had sex in months.
Devan rolls his eyes.
Here we go with this again.
Well what do you want me to do Devan!?
Just give me some time.
I've giving you months... I can't control child birth Devan.
No one said you could...
Devan phone rings. He answers it.
(Into the phone)
Hello?.. What!? No it's my vacation time... Get Ted to do it... Alright, alright be there in thirty.
Devan hangs up the phone...
Great! I'm put on the back burner and watch how you let this conversation sinks back into the dark.
Will talk about when I get back.
(Rolling her eyes)
I'm sure we will.
Kate goes silent you can tell by the look on her face she both
peeved and hurt...
INT. HOUSE. NIGHT
Devan and Kate enter the house. Devan wastes no time he shoots straight to the back of the house to get ready for work. Kate hangs her coat on the coat rack in the foyer. She sits down in the living room.
A text message pops up on her phone. Kate looks around to see if Devan is coming before answering it. He's no where in sight. She looks at the message that read " I'm missing you so much at this moment". A smile appears on her sadden face. Devan enters the living room all dressed for work.
Kate quickly hides the phone.
What are you doing?
Devan walks over to her and squats before her.
Look, I love you. I'm always going to love you... Okay?
Kate nods yes. Devan kisses her on the lips sweet and
See you in a bit.
Devan exits the living room then the house. Kate looks back down
at the text... Shes tempted to press the call button... But
instead she presses delete.
INT. KITCHEN. CONTINUOUS
Kate swings the refrigerator open. Her eyes searches for something to snack on... There it is chocolate fudge cookie dough Ice cream the perfect substitute for sex. She snatches it from the ice box. Grabs a bowl from a cabinet. A spoon from a drawer.
INT. LIVING ROOM. 30 MINS LATER
Kate is knocked out sleep on the living room couch. The house is dark except for the blue light that illuminates the living room from the television. Left over ice cream melt in the bowel... CLOSE ON Kate who is sound a sleep.
A noise softly wakes Kate from her slumber.
Silence... Kate sits up when there's no response.
Silence... She gets up to investigate.
INT. FOYER. SAME
Kate enters the foyer she looks down all three corners of the house. She finds nothing but darkness... Kate gives up on her search thinking maybe it was just the things that go boom in he night. She heads back to the living room when-
Something or someone darts past her in the hallway. Kate quickly
turns around with here eyes swollen with fear. The noise gets
louder, closer. Kate backs into the foyer against the door as the
noises make it's way to the tip of the hallway. Frightened and
ready for anything she wraps her hand around the door handle...
and what comes around the corner? A stray bird... Kate takes a
deep breath in relief.
How did a bird get in here?
The bird flies into the living room and exits through the chimney.
INT. KITCHEN. CONTINUOUS
Kate stands at the sink washing out her dishes... She puts them in the drain. The event that just took place wonders her mind causing her to chuckle at herself.
A bird... Wait till I tell the girls.
Kate turns off the sink. She looks out the kitchen window to find
Who appears to be standing in her backyard, staring at her. He's
wearing a hoody that hides his appearance. Kate looks closer to
get a closer look... Could this be a prank?.. The man slowly
walks toward the window taking a few steps. Kate takes a few
steps back. The man quickly moves backwards fading into the
night. Kate quickly exits the kitchen.
INT. LIVING ROOM. SAME
She enters the living room searches for her phone which sits in plain sight on the coffee table. She snatches up the phone and dials 911... Kate eye balls every corner of the living room until some one picks up.
Hello. I need help. There's a man standing in my backyard... I don't know he was watching me... Can you just send some one please!.. I'm at 1469 Sherwood street... Hurry.
Kate hangs up the phone... She grabs a fire poker from the fire
place. She sits on the couch and waits.
INT. THE FOYER. 15 MINS LATER.
A chubby officer enters the house with a flash light in his hands.
Kate enters the foyer from the living room.
Did you find anything?
Not a thing. I check around the back then the front. It's probably just some kids trying to freak you out. People get off on that kind of thing you know?
It's clear that Kate doesn't want to be alone and the officer can
see it on her faceplain as day so he tries to find someway to
Uh, you say you seen him in the kitchen?
Officer walks through the foyer into the kitchen, Kate follows
You say you seen him out this window by the sink.
The officer steps over to the window and peer out.
(Still looking out the window)
Who ever he is he's long gone.
He steps away from the window and spots some shoe markings on the
floor. He clicks on his flash light to get a better look.
Ma'am can you come over here for a sec.
Kate walks over to the officer to observe the mark ings.
What is it?
Did you go outside at anytime?
The officer stands in the shoe prints and lines them up with the
Ma'am hold Your breath for this one. The man who appeared to be in your backyard was actually standing right here in the kitchen behind you.
He turns to kate who is freaked out of her mind.
You were looking at a reflection.
TO BE CONTINUED...