Episode 100 - "Wayne and Bonnie"


Int. Day - NORCOM

(Close shot of Jack on the phone, pacing and frowning.)

JACK: You told me those parts were supposed to be here today! Today is today! Tomorrow is not today!

(Wide shot of Jack standing behind his desk.)

My father worked at NORCOM over half his life.

(Jack reaches into a desk drawer.)

JACK: Ah-huh.

(Jack pulls out a bottle and takes the lid off.)

JACK: Ah-huh.

(He tilts some pills into his palm.)

JACK: Well, Ferguson's goin' to blow his top over this.

(He put the bottle back in the drawer and closes it.)

And eventually...

(Jack walks around to the front of his desk.)

He rose to the ranks of middle management.

JACK: Yeah, fine. Fine. I'll take care of it

Where every day, was filled with crisis...

(Jack hangs up.)


(Jack frowns and pops a Rol-Aids in his mouth.)

And Rol-Aids. Yep...

(Shot past Jack through his office window onto the shop-floor below. the camera moves in slowly on the shop-floor, of workers standing around, and pushing large crates.)

Through the years my father had given a lot to NORCOM...

(Sound of a loud buzzer.)

And now...

Cut to

Shop Floor

(Wayne is pushing the mail-cart past guys moving a large box.)

He had given them...

WAYNE: That's it - you guys are doin' great.


(The camera pans as Wayne pushes his cart and looks at another employee.)

WAYNE: That goes over to "C", right?

(Wayne looks at a small box in front of a man.)

My brother had been employed in the mail-room for about six months. Don't ask me how.

(The camera pans as Wayne pauses and smiles at two guys wearing safety-goggles.)

WAYNE: Nice shades, man. (Nods.)

(The camera pans past another man as Wayne pushes the cart.)

And if his work-ethic didn't exactly match Dad's...

(Wayne turns the cart and pulls it backwards.)

At least he was trying to find a niche for himself.

(Shot past the woman as Wayne looks at her.)

Make new acquaintances.

(Wayne leans on her counter and smiles.)

WAYNE: You know...you look really hot, today. (Nods.)

(Shot past Wayne as the woman looks up angrily.)

WOMAN: If you don't stop bugging me, I'm gonna have to report you.

(She looks down.)

(Shot past the woman of Wayne.)

WAYNE: I'm sorry...(smiles)...I-I'm really sorry. (Gestures.) Is there anything I can do to make it up to you?

(Close shot of the woman as she hesitates, then looks up.)

WOMAN: Just don't be late tonight. (Smiles.)

(Shot past the woman of Wayne.)

WAYNE: I'll pick you up at seven?

(Shot past Wayne of the woman.)

WOMAN: Seven's good. (Smiles.)

Bonnie Douglas.

BONNIE: Seven's really good...(Smiles.)

She was twenty-three, funny, smart, and, oh yeah - divorced.

(Shot past Bonnie of Wayne smiling and talking.)

It was no wonder Wayne felt the way he did.

(Wide shot of Jack through his office window, looking out, with his arms crossed.)

Whatever Dad felt about all of this...

(Jack looks down.)

He was keeping it to himself. Like all the Arnold men...

(The phone rings, and Jack glances at the phone, then Wayne off-screen, then walks toward his desk.)

He had a lot of things on his mind.

Cut to

Ext. Day - School Field

(Shot of a group of girls playing field-hockey. The camera pans with Winnie as the girls run after the ball. She slows up and looks past the camera.)

(Shot of Kevin and Jeff. Kevin smiles and waves as the camera pans past them.)

KEVIN: Winnie!

(Wide shot of Winnie looing at Kevin off-screen, then running off.)

(Shot of Kevin and Jeff watching her off-screen.)

KEVIN: Winnie!

(Kevin turns to Jeff.)

KEVIN: I guess she didn't see me.

(Jeff looks at Kevin.)

JEFF: I think she saw you.

(They look toward Winnie off-screen.)

And that was the problem. Winnie Cooper was treating me like I didn't exist.

(Kevin frowns as he looks at Jeff and gestures.)

KEVIN: I don't get it! I mean, what did I do, anyway?

(Close shot of Jeff frowning.)

JEFF: Well, let's see. Off-hand, I'd say you embarrassed her, ruined her reputation, and lied about your relationship.

(Shot of Kevin and Jeff as Kevin looks at Winnie off-screen.)

JEFF: But other than that...

(They look at each other.)

JEFF: I'd say you were a perfect gentleman.

(Jeff pats Kevin's shoulder. They look toward Winnie off-screen.)

Never mind the details.

(Shot of Winnie running toward the camera.)

It was true. Winnie and I...

(Close shot of Kevin looking at Winnie off-screen.)

Were on the outs.

KEVIN: Winnie!

(Kevin hurries out of the shot.)

(Wide shot of Kevin running onto the field.)

(Shot of Winnie approaching.)

KEVIN (V/O): Winnie!

(Kevin cuts into the scene. Winnie slows up.)

What I had to do now was figure out a way to get her back.

(Shot past Winnie of Kevin.)

KEVIN: Hi. (Smiles.)

(Shot past Kevin of Winnie.)

KEVIN: How you doing?

(She hesitates.)


(Shot past Winnie of Kevin.)

KEVIN: So, uh...

(Kevin looks at the soda can in his hand then gestures toward the field.)

KEVIN: Looks like you're playing field-hockey. (Smiles.)

(Shot past Kevin of Winnie.)

TEAM-MATE (V/O): Win-nie!

(A whistle blows. They looks toward the sound. Winnie frowns.)

WINNIE: I gotta go.

KEVIN: Sure.

(Winnie runs past Kevin and the camera. Kevin turns after her.)

And there you had it.

("Winnie's Theme" plays. Shot from Kevin's perspective of Winnie running back to the game.)

After sixteen years of sharing everything together, overnight we'd become like...strangers.

(Close shot of Kevin looking at her off-screen. The camera pans as he steps over to Jeff. Jeff looks at Winnie off-screen.)

JEFF: So how'd it go?

(Kevin looks at him and smiles.)

KEVIN: Just perfect.

(Jeff raises his eye-brows quickly, then looks at Kevin.)

JEFF: Yeah, it looked like wedding bells to me.

(The camera moves in on Kevin as they look at Winnie off-screen.)

("Winnie's Theme" ends. Kevin frowns and sighs. A sports-whistle blows.)

Cut to

Int. Evening - Arnold Dining Room.)

(Close shot of Wayne smiling and gesturing with his fork. The camera pulls back.)

WAYNE: Yeah! It's a great movie! I mean, it's funny, it's romantic...

(The camera pans slightly to include Bonnie looking at Wayne. Wayne looks around the table, and smiles at Bonnie.)

For Wayne, however, things were different.

BONNIE: I didn't think he was gonna go. I mean...

(Wide shot of all from behind Kevin and Jack.)

BONNIE: It was a French movie and everything.

(Wayne and Bonnie look at each other.)

WAYNE: No! Hey, I love French movies. They're so - French. (Smiles.)

(Close shot of Jack looking at Norma off-screen as he forces a laugh, then sighs and looks toward Wayne off-screen, then looks down.)

(Close shot of Norma smiling, then looking toward Bonnie off-screen.)

You obviously had to share in his happiness.

(Close shot of Kevin frowning and eating, as he looks at Wayne and Bonnie off-screen.)

After all, it wasn't every day that your brother brought home his previously-married...

(Shot of Wayne and Bonnie.)

Five-years-older-than-him girlfriend.

(Close shot of Norma as she smiles at Bonnie off-screen.)

NORMA: Would you like some more meatloaf?

(Shot past Norma of Wayne and Bonnie.)

BONNIE: Oh, thank you.

(Bonnie holds her plate out and Norma puts a slab of meatloaf on it. Bonnie smiles at Norma.)

BONNIE: This is really great.

(Bonnie looks at Wayne.)

(Shot of Jack looking at his food.)

(Shot from Jack's perspective of Kevin and Norma. She smiles at Bonnie off-screen.)

NORMA: I'm so glad we finally got a chance to meet you.

(Shot past Norma of Wayne and Bonnie. Wayne eats as Bonnie looks at Norma.)

BONNIE: Well, me too. (Frowns.) I'm sorry I was late...

(She turns toward Wayne and Jack.)

BONNIE: I just moved into an apartment...(nods)...and I haven't really unpacked everything yet.

(She looks at Norma and nods.)

(Wayne looks at Jack off-screen.)

WAYNE: Aw, you should see it - it's a mess.

(Wayne looks at Bonnie and smiles.)

WAYNE: I'll help you unpack, tonight.

(Shot past Bonnie of Norma, Bonnie looks at Wayne off-screen. Norma looks at Bonnie critically.)

BONNIE: 'Kay...(Smiles.)

Something told us...

(Norma glances at Wayne off-screen, then Bonnie.)

This was a deeper relationship...

(Norma glances down, then at Jack off-screen.)

Than Wayne had ever been involved in.

(Close shot of Jack looking down at his food. He starts to take a bite.)

WAYNE: You know, Dad...

(Jack pauses, and looks at Wayne off-screen.)

(Close shot of Wayne looking at Jack off-screen.)

WAYNE: I was thinkin'...we can lend Bonnie that portable dishwasher in the garage...

(Shot of Jack looking at Wayne off-screen.)

WAYNE (V/O): Hmm?

(He raises his eye-brows.)

JACK: Sure.

(Jack smiles suddenly and looks at Bonnie off-screen.)

JACK: No problem.

(Shot of Wayne and Bonnie as Wayne smiles.)

Still, chit-chat aside...

(Shot past Bonnie of Norma looking at Jack off-screen, then turning toward Bonnie.)


(Norma sighs dramatically and smiles. She looks down, then back to Bonnie.)

NORMA: How long have you been divorced? (Shrugs.)

(Close shot of Kevin frowning slightly.)

Seemed there were greater issues at stake, here.

(Shot past Norma of Bonnie.)

BONNIE: Since last Christmas.

(Bonnie nods and smiles slightly.)

(Shot past Bonnie of Norma.)

NORMA: You...(shrugs)...probably don't want to talk about it?

(Norma shakes her head slightly.)

BONNIE: Oh, no-no-no...

(Close shot of Bonnie looking at Norma off-screen.)

BONNIE: I don't mind.

(She turns toward Jack off-screen.)

BONNIE: We were naive, right outta high school, and...(Shrugs.)

(Bonnie looks at Norma off-screen.)

BONNIE: We didn't realize how serious and important a commitment marriage is.

(Close shot of Norma looking at Bonnie off-screen, and smiling slightly.)

(Close shot of Jack looking up.)

I'm not sure if Bonnie realized the significance of her statement...

(Jack looks at Norma off-screen, and raises an eye-brow slightly.)

(Close shot of Norma smiling at Bonnie off-screen.)

But she came through with flying colors.

(Norma puts her hand up and looks toward the table.)

NORMA: D'you know? (Smiles.)

(Wide shot of all from behind Kevin and Jack.)

NORMA: I forgot to put out the salad!

(Norma scooches her chair back and stands up.)

It was Norma Arnold's carrot-and-raisin-salad seal of approval.

(Norma puts her napkin down and slides her chair forward, and walks toward the kitchen.)

BONNIE: I also don't think he was ready to handle David.

(Norma pauses, and Bonnie looks at Jack.)

(Close shot of Jack as he looks up from his food, toward Bonnie off-screen.)

JACK: David?

(Close shot of Norma turning in the doorway.)

NORMA: Who's David? (Smiles.)

(Shot of Bonnie and Wayne. Wayne is looking down as he noisily eats. Bonnie glances from Jack off-screen to Norma off-screen.)

BONNIE: He's my-my son.

(She looks at Wayne.)

BONNIE: I-I didn't mention him?

(Wayne shrugs and smiles.)

(Close shot of Norma.)

NORMA: No...

(She shakes her head and smiles dramatically.)

(Close shot of Jack looking at Bonnie off-screen.)

JACK: Uh-uh.

(He shakes his head slightly.)

(Close shot of Bonnie as she frowns and looks down.)


(She licks her lip.)

(Close shot of Kevin looking from Bonnie to Norma off-screen.)

(Shot of Norma in the doorway.)

NORMA: Well! (Smiles.)

(Norma looks down and licks her lip as she approaches and leans on her chair.)

NORMA: How...(shrugs)...old is he?

(Shot of Wayne and Bonnie. Wayne is looking down and eating as Bonnie looks at Norma off-screen.)

BONNIE: Six months.

(Bonnie smiles and nods.)

(Close shot of Jack as he drops his fork, looks at Norma off-screen, and puts his hands together.)

(Shot of Wayne and Bonnie. Wayne looks at Norma off-screen and smiles.)

WAYNE: What about that salad, Mom?

(Wide shot of all from behind Kevin and Jack.)

NORMA: What salad?

(Wayne looks at Jack and smiles.)

Cut to

Int. Night - Arnold Garage

(Wide shot of the inside wall of the garage.)

WAYNE (V/O): Watch it, will ya?

KEVIN (V/O): I got it!

(Wayne and Kevin enter the shot, moving the dishwasher between them. Wayne pauses.)

WAYNE: Do you think she's alright, in there?

KEVIN: Yeah. I guess so.

(Kevin pulls on the dishwasher.)

(Shot of the garage side door.)

KEVIN (V/O): Come on - let's go.

(Bonnie enters.)

BONNIE: How ya guys doin'?

(Shot of Kevin and Wayne looking up, toward Bonnie off-screen.)

WAYNE: Fine! (Smiles.)

(Wayne walks toward the camera.)

(Wide shot of Bonnie near the door as Wayne passes the camera and walks toward her.)

WAYNE: How'd it go?

BONNIE: OK, I guess...Oh, I had a nice long talk with your mom...

WAYNE: That's good.

(Kevin moves slightly past the camera.)

BONNIE: I don't know...

(Bonnie sighs, looks off, and takes a step sideways.)

BONNIE: Your folks look at me like I'm...corrupting you, or something...

(Close shot of Kevin looking at them off-screen.)

WAYNE (V/O): No, no.

(Shot past Wayne of Bonnie.)

WAYNE: Hey - they always look that way. (Nods.)

(Bonnie frowns.)

BONNIE: You know, you really should have told them.


(Wayne shrugs and steps nearer.)

BONNIE: Well, because they're concerned! I mean, th-there's David...

(Shot past Bonnie of Wayne.)

BONNIE: I'm five years older than you...

(Wayne smiles.)

WAYNE: Hey! Some months, it's only four years, which is...just about three years, so...we're almost the same age.

(Close shot of Kevin looking at them off-screen, then frowning and looking off.)


(Close shot of Bonnie smiling.)

BONNIE: That's so sweet.

(She steps closer.)

(Shot past Bonnie of Wayne smiling.)

Of course, it was a touching moment.

(They kiss.)

(Wider shot of Kevin looking at them off-screen. He clears his throat.)


KEVIN: Wayne?

(Shot of Wayne and Bonnie as they turn toward Kevin. Wayne smiles.)

(Shot past Wayne of Bonnie as she turns back to him.)

BONNIE: Yeah...we better go. The sitter expects me at ten.

(Shot past Kevin of Wayne and Bonnie.)

WAYNE: Oh, yeah. Well, let me get the attachments...(gestures), and...we'll get outta here.

(Wayne approaches Kevin, pats his arms, and smiles.)

(Shot past Wayne of Kevin, as Wayne walks off. Kevin looks after him off-screen.)

It was weird. Crazy, really.

(Kevin frowns, then looks toward Bonnie off-screen.)

(Shot past Kevin of Bonnie looking out the door.)

My brother had somehow managed to set up camp in Shangri-La.

(Shot of Kevin looking at her off-screen.)

While I was stuck with...

Cut to

Int. - The Mall

(Shot of statuettes on glass shelves.)

Gilson's Gift Barn.

(The camera pans across to Kevin, who is looking in another set of glass shelves.)

Where the broken-hearted went to shop.

(The camera pans with him as he slowly walks away, toward Jeff. Jeff holds up a box.)

JEFF: Hey, what about this electronic football game? (Smiles.)

KEVIN: Why would Winnie want that? (Frowns.)

JEFF: I don't know, maybe you guys could play it together.

(Close shot of a saleswoman as she approaches.)

SALESWOMAN: May I help you? (Smiles.)

(Shot past the saleswoman of Kevin and Jeff.)

KEVIN: Uh, yeah! (Gestures.) We're looking for something for my girlfriend. (Smiles.)

JEFF: Yeah, they had a fight.

(Close shot of the saleswoman.)

SALESWOMAN: Oh... (Frowns.) A little lovers' quarrel, hmm? (Smiles.)

(Shot past the saleswoman of Kevin and Jeff, as Kevin smiles and gestures.)

KEVIN: No, it was nothing like that.

JEFF: Yeah, it was much more despicable.

(Close shot of the saleswoman frowning.)

(Shot past the saleswoman of Kevin and Jeff.)

KEVIN: We're just...looking around, OK?

(The saleswoman walks away.)

But something told me, this wasn't gonna be easy.

(Kevin taps Jeff, and they walk out of the shot.)

(Music "You Better Shop Around" - Miracles plays.)

(Close shot of a woman's hands setting a display of necklaces on the counter.)

After all, I was on a mission, here.

(Close shot of Kevin as he holds up a necklace and looks at it.)

A quest to recapture love.

(Close shot of a bottle of perfume. The camera pans up with it as Jeff sprays it and frowns.)

And nothing but the perfect gift was gonna do.

(Jeff rubs his nose and walks out of the shot.)

(Wides hot of Kevin looking around as he approaches the camera.)

I needed something that made a statement.

(The camera pans with Kevin as he looks down and frowns, and turns up an aisle.)

Something that said it all.

(Kevin pauses, then looks up over his shoulder. The camera rises as he smiles.)

(Shot of a large Teddy-bear on the top shelf.)

Something with bulk.

(The camera moves in on it.)

Something with fur.

(Shot of the counter as Kevin and Jeff put the bear on it.)

(Music fades slowly.)

(They look at each other across the bear.)

KEVIN: So...what do you think?

JEFF: I can't speak for Winnie, but I know that I would love a gift like this.

(Close shot of Kevin looking toward Jeff off-screen.)

Maybe so, maybe not.

(Kevin smiles and looks at the bear. The camera pans up to it.)

All I really knew was...

Cut to

Int. Evening - Arnold Kitchen Table

(Close shot of Kevin's plate, as he rapidly eats peas. The camera pulls back.)

That night, it was my only hope.

NORMA (V/O): Kevin?

(Shot of Jack and Norma looking at Kevin off-screen.)

NORMA: Will you slow down?

(Norma sighs and looks at Jack, then resumes eating.)

KEVIN (V/O): Sorry, Mom.

By dinner time...

(Wide shot from behind Norma as Wayne enters, with wet hair, buttoning his shirt.)

The Arnold household was practically buzzing with plans.

WAYNE: Hi! Bye!

(Wayne walks to the door. The camera follows.)

NORMA (V/O): Where're you going?

WAYNE: Well, Bonnie couldn't find a sitter (gestures), so, we're gonna hang out at her place and take care of David.

(Wayne smiles and finishes buttoning his shirt.)

(Close shot of Kevin looking at Wayne off-screen, and pointing with his fork.)

KEVIN: Just don't forget - the diaper goes on the bottom.

(Close shot of Jack as he looks up and chuckles.)

(Close shot of Wayne as he laughs, then frowns.)

WAYNE: Shut up scrote.

(Wayne looks toward Norma off-screen.)

WAYNE: I'll...seeya guys later. (Smiles.)

(Wayne turns and opens the door.)

(Shot of Jack and Norma as she looks up and frowns.)

But if Wayne thought he was getting away that easily...

NORMA: You know, Wayne...

(Shot of Wayne pausing.)

He hadn't counted on Mom.

(Wayne turns back and looks at Norma off-screen.)

NORMA (V/O): We'd love to see the baby someday.

(Wayne smiles.)


(Shot of Jack and Norma looking at each other.)

NORMA: Jack - isn't the NORCOM picnic coming up this Sunday?

(Norma looks at Wayne off-screen.)

JACK: Huh? (Frowns.)

NORMA: We could all go together. (Nods.)

(Wide shot from behind Norma as she looks at Jack. The guys look at her.)

NORMA: That would be fun, wouldn't it?

(Norma turns to Wayne. He pauses.)

WAYNE: I'll talk to Bonnie. (Exits.)


(Shot of Jack and Norma as he turns to her. She looks at him uncomfortably and shrugs slightly.)

Whatever Norma Arnold was cooking up...

(Shot of Kevin looking toward the door off-screen, then looking down as he resumes eating quickly.)

She was obviously on her own.

(Sound of a doorbell.)

As for me, well...

Cut to

Ext. Evening - Winnie's House

(Close shot of the front door.)

I had a date...

(The door opens slowly. Winnie looks a little perplexed.)

With destiny.


(Shot past Winnie of Kevin smiling, holding the bear.)

KEVIN: Hey! How's it goin'?

Call it - "Triumphant Return, with Bear".

(Shot past Kevin of Winnie.)

WINNIE: I'm fine.

(She looks toward the bear uncertainly.)

I could tell by the look in her eyes...

(Shot past Winnie of Kevin glancing at the bear.)

That she was impressed.

(Shot past Kevin of Winnie as a boy approaches behind her, holding a book. Winnie looks over her shoulder at him.)

PHIL: Hi! (Smiles.)


(Winnie looks back to Kevin.)

WINNIE: Kevin...

WINNIE (V/O): You know Phil, don't you?

(Kevin glances between them off-screen.)

KEVIN: Uh, yeah. Hi.

WINNIE (V/O): We're studying for the SAT's.

(Shot of Winnie and Phil.)

PHIL: We're on the vocabulary section now. (Smiles.)

(Shot of Kevin frowning and glancing down.)

KEVIN: Yeah, well...(smiles)...uh...(shrugs)...vocabulary's hard.

(Shot of Winnie looking at Kevin off-screen, and Phil looking at Winnie.)

WINNIE: Yeah, it is.

(Phil looks at Kevin off-screen.)

It was funny.

(Phil looks at Winnie, who is looking at Kevin off-screen.)

All of us knew that I was holding a stuffed bear.

(Shot of Kevin glancing around.)

But none of us even mentioned it.

KEVIN: Well, uh...I better get going. (Smiles.)

(Shot of Winnie and Phil. Phil smiles, and looks at Winnie.)

WINNIE: Bye, Kevin.

(Phil looks at Kevin and waves.)

PHIL: Bye! (Smiles.)

(Winnie gives Kevin a cold look and closes the door.)

(Shot past the closing door of Kevin.)

(Wide shot of Kevin on the porch, as the door closes.)


(Kevin sighs.)

Fade to

Int. Day - NORCOM

(Shot of Jack walking behind his desk, talking on the phone, frowning.)

JACK: What do you mean, the parts are in Pittsburgh?

(He reaches in the drawer.)

JACK: Pittsburgh is there, and here's here!

(Jack pulls out a bottle of Maalox, and opens it.)

Over the next few days...

(Jack pours some Maalox into his cup.)

Things remained about the same.

(Jack sips and frowns as he walks toward the camera.)

Dad drank Maalox...

JACK: Well, Ferguson's gonna kill me.

(Sound of buzzer in the background.)

And yelled...

JACK: Oh, yeah? Well, then I'm gonna kill you!

(Sound of buzzer in the background.)

JACK. Ah-huh.

(Jack lowers the phone slightly and looks past the camera.)

(Shot past Jack through the window, as Wayne walks like a duck in front of Bonnie's booth.)

While my brother continued his crazy courtship.

JACK: Yeah...

Cut to

Shop Floor

(Shot from behind Bonnie of Wayne walking across the front of Bonnie's booth. She cups the phone and laughs.)

BONNIE: Wayne!

(She returns to the phone.)

(Close shot of Bonnie on the phone.)

BONNIE: OK. Thanks a lot.

(Wayne crosses the camera. Bonnie watches him.)

BONNIE: Um, Is there anything else I have...OK.

(Close shot of Wayne peering in the window, then pulling his head back.)

WAYNE: Ohhh!

(Shot of Bonnie on the phone.)

BONNIE: Right away - alright.

(She hangs up hurriedly and frowns at Wayne off-screen.)

(Shot out of Bonnie's window as Wayne pops up.)

WAYNE: Hello!

BONNIE (V/O): What...?

WAYNE: It's me again. You love me, don't you? (Smiles.)

(Shot of Bonnie looking at Wayne of-screen.)

BONNIE: Wayne. Stop.

(Bonnie looks over her shoulder.)

He was charming and dopey and crazy in love...

(Wayne crosses the camera.)

BONNIE: Don't...(Laughs.)

All at once...

(Bonnie tilts her head back and laughs.)

Cut to

Int. Day - Diner

(Close shot of the arms of a cook as he pulls some french fries from a pot and drops them in a tray. The camera pans as he turns toward the counter and sets them in front of a waitress.)

As opposed to, say...

(The camera pans with her as she walks up the aisle and sets the fries in front of Jeff, sitting opposite Kevin in a booth.)

Some of the rest of us.

JEFF: You look terrible.

KEVIN: What are you talking about! (Frowns.)

(Shot past Kevin of Jeff.)

JEFF: Well, you're slumped over...you got crumbs all over you...

(Shot past Jeff of Kevin as he looks at his shirt, and brushes it off.)

JEFF: You know, there's a dress-code here.

(Kevin looks at Jeff and shrugs.)

KEVIN: Yeah, well...

(Close shot of Jeff.)

JEFF: Maybe you need a bow-tie or something...People always look happy...(gestures at his throat)...wearing a bow-tie.

(Shot past Jeff of Kevin.)

GIRL (V/O): Win-nie! (Laughs.)

(Jeff turns over his shoulder, and Kevin leans out past him, looking at Winnie off-screen.)

(Shot from Kevin's perspective of Winnie, Phil and friends in another booth at the end of the aisle.)

But what I needed...

(Shot past Jeff of Kevin.)

I couldn't have.

(Jeff turns back to Kevin and shakes his head.)

(Shot past Kevin of Jeff as he stands up. The camera pans with him.)

JEFF: Ah...I'm gonna get another drink. You want a rootbeer, or something? (Frowns.)

(Shot past Jeff of Kevin looking at WInnie off-screen, then smiling and nodding slightly.)

KEVIN: Yeah, sure, thanks.

The thing was...

(Closer shot of Winnie in profile, talking and smiling.)

Seeing Winnie over there didn't make me angry or mad.

(Winnie laughs.)

(Wider shot of Kevin looking at Winie off-screen.)

I just felt...very, very, lonely.

(Kevin looks away.)

(The girl in the booth behind Kevin turns toward him.)

GIRL: Excuse me!

(Kevin hesitates, then looks over his shoulder. The girl smiles.)

GIRL: Can I borrow your ketchup?

KEVIN: Uh, sure...

(Kevin hesitates, then turns forward, picks up the ketchup, and hands it to her.)

GIRL: Oh, and do you have any napkins I can borrow?(Smiles.)

(Shot past the girl of Kevin looking over his shoulder.)

KEVIN: Sure.

(Kevin turns forward, then back and hands the napkins to her, smiling.)

KEVIN: Want my fries, too?

(Shot past Kevin of the girl as she smiles and glances down, then back to Kevin.)

GIRL: Just a couple...

(Shot past the girl of Kevin as she giggles.)

(Shot past Kevin of the girl smiling.)

GIRL: I can't believe I said that!

(Shot past the girl of Kevin as she giggles.)

KEVIN: No. No - it's fine, really. (Smiles.)

(Kevin picks up the tray of fries.)

KEVIN: Want some? Here...

(Kevin hold the tray toward the girl as she takes a few fries.)

GIRL: Thanks, uh...

(Wider shot of Kevin and the girl behind him.)

KEVIN: My name's Kevin.

GIRL: Hi, I'm Cindy.

KEVIN: I haven't seen you around school.

CINDY: Oh, we just moved into town.

(Shot past Cindy of Kevin as he gestures.)

KEVIN: Well, how do you like it, so far?

(Shot past Kevin of Cindy as she glances down.)

CINDY: Well, it's kinda lonely.


(Shot past Cindy of Kevin.)

That was certainly something I could understand.

(Kwvin looks off.)

KEVIN: Well...

(Kevin looks back to Cindy.)

KEVIN: Maybe it'll get better. (Smiles.)

(shot past Kevin of Cindy.)

CINDY: Really? (Smiles.) Thanks for saying that.

(She turns back.)

(Close shot of Kevin smiling, as he starts to turn back.)

(Shot of Kevin looking down, and Cindy behind him.)

Funny thing was, this was the first pleasant conversation...

(Kevin looks toward Wnnie off-screen.)

I'd had with a a girl in weeks.

(Shot from Winnie's perspective of Winnie and Phil standing up, and Winnie putting her purse strap over her shoulder. Phil smiles and walks past the camera. Winnie follows. She slows and frowns at Kevin off-screen, then walks past the camera. Her friends follow her.)

(Close shot of Kevin frowning, and watching Winnie pass off-screen.)

And somehow, sitting there...

(The camera pans across to Phil, Winnie, and friends, as they walk away.)

This whole situation became unbearable.

(Shot past Cindy of Kevin looking at Winnie off-screen.)

I just knew I needed someone to talk to.

(Kevin glances at Cindy, then toward Winnie, and back.)

KEVIN: Excuse me. (Smiles.)

(Cindy turns.)

KEVIN: Would you like to -?

(Shot past Kevin of Cindy smiling.)

CINDY: Great!

(Shot past Cindy of Kevin smiling.)

KEVIN: Go out...on Sunday afternoon?

(Close shot of Cindy smiling.)

CINDY: Great.

Cut to

Ext. Day - NORCOM Picnic

(Shot of the hanging banner - "NORCOM Industry - Family Picnic - Food, Games, Fun".)

The annual NORCOM family picnic.

(The camera pans down to the crowd on the grass, and the barbeque in the foreground.)

One Sunday every year...

(A small girl turns around from the barbeque and walks toward the camera, as the camera moves forward past her.)

Polyester suits were traded in for bermuda-shorts and polo-shirts.

(The camera moves across people at tables, and a couple with a baby walks past the camera.)

Beer and conversation were flowing everywhere.

(The camera passes some kids as a frisbee flies past them, and a man getting ready to throw a football.)

(Shot of Jack, Norma, Wayne, Bonnie and David at a picnic table.)

Almost everywhere.

(Wayne is holding David out. David is crying.)

WAYNE: Yes, David. Hello. How are you?

BONNIE: You just have to rock him a little bit, Wayne.

(Shot of Jack and Norma looking toward David.)

BONNIE (V/O): Aw, come on...

(Shot of Wayne, David, and Bonnie, as Wayne bounces David.)

WAYNE: OK, David - here you go...

(Wayne turns toward Norma and Jack off-screen and frowns.)

WAYNE: I...think he likes me.

BONNIE: Oh, maybe your mom would like to try?

(Shot of Jack and Norma.)

WAYNE (V/O): Good luck!

(Norma stands and reaches forward.)

NORMA: Come here, angel...

(Bonnie leans forward and hands David to Norma.)

NORMA: Oh, look at this beautiful baby...oooh...

(Close shot of Bonnie looking toward Norma and smiling.)

(Shot of Jack and Norma. Jack is smiling at David, as Norma turns to him.)

NORMA: Remember when Kevin and Wayne were this small?

(Norma looks at David.)

JACK: It was a long time ago, Norma. (Smiles.)

(Jack squeezes David's foot.)

(Norma looks at Jack and taps David's butt.)

NORMA: Wayne had the cutest little behind...

(Shot of Wayne and Bonnie.)

WAYNE: Mom! (Frowns.)

(Bonnie smiles at Wayne and looks back to Norma off-screen.)

BONNIE: He still does. (Smiles.)

(Close shot of Jack pausing over his beer.)

(Close shot of Norma looking at Bonnie off-screen.)

(Shot of a cook at a large barbeque. The camera pans with Cindy as she walks from behind it toward Kevin. She hops in front of him.)

CINDY: Kevin, if you were an animal, what animal would you like to be?

(Closer shot of Kevin and Cindy.)

CINDY: You can be any animal you want. (Smiles.)

(Close shot of Kevin glancing off, then looking at Cindy off-screen.)

KEVIN: What animal? (Frowns.)

(Close shot of Cindy looking at Kevin off-screen.)

CINDY: I bet you'd make a good bird - I can see you flying around...(twirls)...and looking at everything...

(Close shot of Kevin.)

KEVIN: Yeah, I-I guess, uh...(frowns)...a bird...sounds OK. (Smiles.)

(Shot of Kevin and Cindy. She smiles and looks off.)

CINDY: Look there's some swings over there...

(She walks past Kevin and turns.)

CINDY: You want to try 'em out? Lets go try 'em out?!

KEVIN: Uh, uh, why don't you go ahead. (Gestures.) I'll be right over.

CINDY: OK, neat. See you soon, "Mr. Bird"...

(Cindy exits. Kevin looks after Cindy off-screen and frowns.)

CINDY (V/O): Bye!

Somehow in the cold light of Sunday...

(Shot from Kevin's perspective of Cindy trotting toward the swings.)

Cindy's chirpiness was becoming too chirpy.

(Close shot of Kevin looking down, frowning.)

Worst of all...

(Shot from Kevin's perspective of Wayne holding David in the distance, as Cindy trots toward the swings in the background.)

I missed Winnie more than ever.

(Close shot of Kevin frowning and looking toward Wayne off-screen.)

I needed some grown-up conversation...

(Wide shot of Wayne and David, as Kevin approaches in the background.)

Well, as close as I could get.

(Closer shot of Wayne rubbing David's back.)

KEVIN (V/O): Hey.

(Wayne looks at Kevin as Kevin enters the shot.)


(They walk forward. The camera rolls with them on Kevin's side.)

KEVIN: You know, you're doing really well.

WAYNE: Well, I'll get the hang of it.

(Shot from Wayne's side as they walk.)

But I couldn't help getting the feeling Wayne was a little overwhelmed...

KEVIN: You sure this is OK. You know, you taking care of the baby, and everything?

(Wayne gestures.)

WAYNE: What's that supposed to mean?

KEVIN: Nothing - it doesn't mean anything.

Of course, I was just trying to say that I hoped David wouldn't spit up on him or something, but...

(Shot from Kevin's side.)

WAYNE: I'll do a lot better once Bonnie and I move in together.

(Kevin slows up as Wayne walks past the camera.)

KEVIN: What? (Frowns.)

(Shot past Kevin of Wayne, and Cindy on the swings in the background.)

KEVIN: You're gonna live together?

WAYNE: Yeah! (Smiles.) It'll be great, huh? (Gestures.)

(Wayne looks at David, who is crying.)

WAYNE: I wanta take David to football games, to baseball games...I'm gonna have to buy him a glove...

(Wayne glances at Kevin and smiles.)

(Close shot of Kevin looking at Wayne off-screen.)

It was unbelievable.

(Kevin glances off and frowns, then looks back toward Wayne.)

(Shot past Kevin of Wayne, and Cindy on the swings in the background. Wayne is bouncing David.)

I was standing there, watching my brother make a decision that would affect his entire life.

(Close shot of Kevin.)

KEVIN: Well, did you tell Mom and Dad? (Frowns.)

(Close shot of Wayne.)

WAYNE: No...not yet. (Shrugs.)

(Close shot of Kevin frowning.)

KEVIN: Don't you think you should?

(Close shot of Wayne.)

WAYNE: No, why - what?

(He frowns and gestures.)

WAYNE: Are they my parents or something?

(Close shot of Kevin frowning at Wayne off-screen.)

(Shot past Kevin of Wayne looking at David and bouncing him.)

WAYNE: Come on, you little peanut. You want to go see mommy? Yeah, you do...

(Wayne walks past Kevin and out of the shot. Kevin turns after him. Cindy is approaching in the background.)

WAYNE (V/O): Here we go...

(Shot from Kevin's perspective of Wayne approaching Bonnie and Norma.)

WAYNE: I think he did something...

(Shot of Kevin looking at Wayne off-screen as Cindy approaches behind him.)

CINDY: Kevin? I have an idea...

(Kevin turns to her.)

CINDY: Let's see who can eat our hotdogs the fastest!

(She smiles and raises up on her toes. Kevin looks off quickly.)

Cut to

Ext. Day - Parking Lot

(Wide shot of Kevin carrying a cooler, and Cindy carrying a lawn-chair across the parking lot. The camera pans with them.)

CINDY: I think I like the hamburgers a little bit more than the hotdogs - but I'm not sure.

(Cindy looks over her shoulder at Kevin and smiles.)

CINDY: I could have liked the hotdogs more.

By the end of the picnic, I couldn't wait to get home...make my escape.

(They reach the trunk of Kevin's car, and set the stuff down.)

Face it - this whole thing had been a disaster.

(Kevin unlocks the trunk, and starts to lift it, then looks off.)

NORMA (V/O): Wayne! You can't do this.

(Shot from Kevin's perspective of Wayne and Norma face-to-face, near Jack's car.)

I guess it was a disaster for everybody.

(Wayne has his hands on his hips, and glances off.)

WAYNE: Mom - we already decided.

(Wider shot of the side of Kevin's car as he steps forward, looking at Wayne and Norma off-screen.)

NORMA (V/O): But you're only eighteen years old.

(Shot past Kevin and his car of Wayne and Norma. Wayne holds his hands out together.)

WAYNE: Don't you understand? We're in love!

(Close shot of Norma in profile, turned away from the camera, then shaking her head and frowning.)

NORMA: How can you be so sure?

(Close shot of Wayne.)

WAYNE: What are you talking about? (Frowns.)

(Close shot of Norma in profile.)

NORMA: Look - I know that Bonnie needs you...(nods)...and that makes you feel very good. But need isn't love.

(Shot of Wayne and Norma.)

WAYNE: I don't believe this. (Gestures.) You don't know anything!

NORMA: I just don't want you to get hurt!

(Wayne frowns and points his finger at Norma angrily.)

WAYNE: You...just don't want to see me grow up!

(Wayne leans closer to Norma.)

WAYNE: I want you to stay out of this, and I want you to butt out of my life! You got it?

(Wayne hesitates, then waves and shakes his head, and exits.)

(Shot of Kevin next to his car as looks down frowning, and flips the trunk open.)

CINDY: Oh, look!

(Shot of the bear in the trunk.)

CINDY (V/O): A stuffed bear...!

(Shot past the open trunk as Kevin turns toward Cindy off-screen.)

CINDY (V/O): It's adorable!

(Shot past Kevin of Cindy looking at the bear.)

CINDY: He's so cute and cuddley...

(Wide shot of both from behind the car.)

KEVIN: Cindy, it's just a bear! Will you forget about it? (Gestures.)

(Shot past Kevin of Cindy. She frowns.)

CINDY: Don't have to be such a grouch. You sound just like my brother.

(Cindy frowns and rolls her head slightly.)

CINDY: He's in high school, too.

(She looks down.)

(Close shot of Kevin leaning forward on the side of the trunk, looking at Cindy off-screen.)

Wait a minute...

(Kevin looks perplexed.)

KEVIN: Wait a minute.(Frowns.)

(Kevin looks off and steps toward the rear of the car, then frowns at Cindy.)

KEVIN: Where do you go to school?

(Close shot of Cindy.)

CINDY: Kennedy...

(She wrinkles her nose.)

(Close shot of Kevin.)

(Kevin squints and blinks.)

KEVIN: What...grade are you in?

(Clos shot of Cindy. She wrinkles her nose again.)

CINDY: Seventh. Does it matter?

(Shot past Cindy of Kevin. He hesitates, then gestures with both arms.)

KEVIN: Well, yeah, it does. (Nods.)

(Close shot of Cindy looking down and sighing.)

CINDY: I was afraid you'd say that.

(Close shot of Kevin looking toward the bear. He hesitates, then looks at Cindy and frowns.)

KEVIN: Why don't you take the bear? (Nods.)

(Shot of both from behind the car.)

KEVIN: I don't want it.

(Cindy reaches in the trunk.)

CINDY: Thanks!

(Cindy hugs the bear.)

CINDY: I'm gonna name him Kevin!

And there you had it.

Cut to

Int. Night - Arnold Kitchen

(Shot of the door as Kevin enters.)

The perfect end to a perfect day.


(The camera pulls back behind the table toward the wall as Kevin slides a chair out and sits. Jack is sitting at the opposite end.)

JACK: How you doin'?

(Kevin sighs and sets his hands on the table.)

KEVIN: Lousy.

(Close shot of Jack.)

JACK: Join the club. (Smiles.)

(Jack looks down, then quickly toward the kitchen.)

(Shot of the kitchen as Wayne approaches with a bag of stuff over his shoulder. He pauses and sighs, and looks at Jack off-screen.)

WAYNE: So where's Mom?

JACK (V/O): She, uh...went to bed.

(Wayne nods, then turns toward the door.)

WAYNE: I'm gettin' outta here.

(Shot past Wayne of Jack.)

JACK: Wayne!

(Jack frowns and rises, holding the other chair. The camera pans toward Wayne slightly as Jack looks at him.)

JACK: Can we talk for a minute?

(Shot past Jack of Wayne.)

WAYNE: Dad, there's nothing to talk about.

(Wayne looks off.)

WAYNE: I-I'm doing this, and that's it! (Gestures.)

(Shot past Wayne of Jack.)

JACK: Fine!

(He nods and gestures.)

JACK: If that's what you have to do.

(Shot past Jack of Wayne, as Wayne looks down and nods.)

Guess it wasn't exactly the answer Wayne had expected.

(Close shot of Kevin looking toward Wayne off-screen, then Jack off-screen.)

(Wide shot of the three of them.)

JACK: Look, I, uh...just got one thing to say, so bear with me, OK?

(Jack slides the chair out and points to it. Wayne drops his stuff on it and puts his hands in his pockets.)

JACK: You know...

(Jack sighs and sits down.)

(Shot past Wayne of Jack looking at him, then frowning and holding his cup.)

JACK: I, uh...

(Jack looks at Wayne.)

JACK: Started working at NORCOM right after the Marines.

(Jack glances toward Kevin off-screen, then back to Wayne, and smiles slightly.)

JACK: I was twenty-four, and I thought I was gonna be out of there in no time.

(He looks off and frowns.)

JACK: I was gonna try some different things. Take some chances.

(Jack looks at Wayne.)

JACK: I figured...

(Shot of Wayne frowning as he looks at Jack.)

JACK (V/O: I had my whole life ahead of me.

(Shot of Jack looking off.)

JACK: But before I knew it...

(Jack looks at Wayne.)

JACK: There was a family...a home...a mortgage.

(Jack looks off in thought and frowns.)

JACK: And...

In a way...

(Shot of Kevin looking at Jack off-screen. The camera moves in very, very slowly.)

I knew it was the hardest thing Dad had ever done. He was speaking from the heart. He was speaking out of love.

(Close shot of Jack looking off.)

JACK: All I'm saying is...

(He frowns and shakes his head.)

WAYNE (V/O): Dad!

(Jack looks toward Wayne.)

(Close shot of Wayne.)

WAYNE: That's your life. Not mine.

(Wayne looks toward his bag.)

(Close shot of Jack looking off, a little mistily.)

(Close shot of Kevin looking at Jack off-screen, then Wayne off-screen.)

(Shot of Wayne.)

WAYNE: I gotta get goin'.

(Wayne picks up his bag and heads for the door. The camera pans with him as he opens it. Kevin and Wayne look at each other for a moment, then Wayne walks out.)

WAYNE: Seeya.

(Wayne elbows the door closed.)

(Shot from the doorway of Kevin and Jack looking toward Wayne off-screen, as the door closes. Jack is framed in the central window of the door, and looks forward.)

(Wide shot of Kevin and Jack.)

And then...he was gone.

(Close shot of Kevin as he turns forward and looks at Jack off-screen.)

And we were left.

(Close shot of Jack looking forward sadly.)

And that house seemed a little emptier.

(Jack looks down.)

Fade to

Ext. Night - Winnie's Porch

(Shot of the door as Winnie opens it.)

(Shot past Winnie of Kevin.)

KEVIN: Hi. You got a sec? (Frowns.)

That night I went back to Winnie's. I'm not sure why.

(Shot past Kevin of Winnie looking at him.)

All I knew was...

(Shot past Winnie of Kevin.)

What I said had to be perfect.

(Kevin looks up, then smiles.)

KEVIN: Nice night, huh?

(Shot past Kevin of Winnie. She frowns.)

WINNIE: Kevin, we've been through this.

(She sighs and leans against the doorway.)

KEVIN: I know.

(Shot of Kevin as he looks off.)

KEVIN: And I know that...

(Ke looks at Winnie off-screen.)

KEVIN: I shouldn't even be here. And I know you don't even want to talk to me!

(Close shot of Winnie looking at Kevin off-screen.)

KEVIN (V/O): Winnie...

(Close shot of Kevin.)

KEVIN: I know I did somethin' terrible. Somethin' horrible, and if I could take it back...(gestures)...I would.

(Close shot of Winnie.)

KEVIN (V/O): You know I just wish you'd do something aweful to me, and then we could be even.

(Shot past Winnie of Kevin.)

KEVIN: But, uh...you'd never do that.

(Shot past Kevin of Winnie.)

KEVIN: Anyway...

(Close shot of Kevin. He shrugs and smiles.)

KEVIN: Never mind.

(Kevin glances at Winnie, then walks away. He sighs and turns back, gesturing, and walks toward Winnie.)

KEVIN: It's just all this stuff is happening! My brother - he left home, he's gone. And, and I...just need someone to talk about it with.

(Close shot of Winnie.)

KEVIN (V/O): You're the only one I could think of.

(Close shot of Kevin.)

KEVIN: You've always been the only one, Winnie...

(Close shot of Winnie.)

KEVIN (V/O): And I just...wanted you to know that.

(Kevin glances down, then shrugs. He glances at Winnie then turns away.)

(Shot past Kevin of Winnie as Kevin walks toward the camera.)

WINNIE: What happened to the bear?

(Kevin pauses.)

(Shot from behind Kevin as he turns around.)

KEVIN: It's...kind of a long story. (Smiles.)

(Shot past Kevin of Winnie.)

WINNIE: Maybe you'd like to tell me about it. (Smiles.)

(Shot of Kevin.)

WINNIE (V/O): You want to come in for awhile?

KEVIN: Yeah. (Smiles.) I would.

It was that simple.

(Shot past Kevin of Winnie. She smiles as Kevin approaches.)

And it was that complex.

(Music starts.)

Love can kill you. It can tear you apart.

(Kevin slides past Winnie, smiling.)

But if you're very lucky...

(Winnie reaches for the door.)

It can bring you back together.

(Winnie closes the door.)

Fade to

Ext. Night - Bonnie's Apartment

(Shot of Wayne getting his stuff out of his car. He turns, smiles and gestures, then walks forward.)

Sometimes love is unexpected...

(Bonnie walks up to him, holding David. The camera moves in slowly.)

And unpredictable. And sometimes...

(Wayne waves a baseball glove in front of David.)

You just have to go with your heart.

(The camera pans toward Bonnie and David.)

Fade to

Int. Night - Jack & Norma's Bedroom

(Norma is sitting in bed. Jack sits on top of it, looking off. Norma holds his arm.)

And hope for the best.

(The camera pulls back past the window.)

Fade to


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Cindy - Heather Allen

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