[At Craig's house...]
(Craig is playing guitar
when there is a knock at the door. He gets up and opens the door. Caitlin's at the door...)
Caitlin- Hey. (She hugs him.) How are you?
Caitlin- Oh. (Pauses.) How are you?
out. On a date. (Pauses.) He's moved on.
not here to mess anything up.
I love you and everything, but Joey's moved on. It took him almost a year. But he has. Don't mess it up for him.
(Joey is sitting at a table
with his date, Spike, and Snake...)
when Snake told me about that, I almost fainted. I mean, could you imagine that? Snake in a drag show? (Everyone at the
table is laughing.)
almost had to shave my legs. (Everyone starts laughing harder.)
Woman #1- Wow. I don't think I've ever laughed that hard. I
think I need to go to the restroom.
Spike- Oh. I'll go with you. (Spike and the woman
get up and leave the table.)
do you think? Spike sure can pick them, huh?
Joey- I don't
do you mean "you don't know?"
what it sounds like. I don't know. I
guess she's not my type or something.
not to like? She's gorgeous. She's
smart. She's funny.
sure I'm on the date with her?
great. I love her. She's my wife. Always will be. But, if I were single,
(pauses.) Come on. She's amazing.
has a lot to offer, but...
said it. Not me.
been almost a year.
Joey- I know. I know.
do something about it. I love Caitlin too and everything. But it's not like she's going to be coming back into your life anytime soon. She left you. You deserve to move on. You deserve to be happy. Don't let her ruin any chance you
have at happiness.
not that easy.
you two were miserable together.
Joey- I still
loved her. I still do.
you? Or do you just miss the idea of being comfortable with someone?
that supposed to mean?
don't think you love Caitlin. I think that you love the idea of Caitlin. I think that you just miss having someone to be obsessed with. Caitlin's not here. So you’re stuck with the idea that
you two made this great couple. You don't remember the bad times. You don't remember all the misery she put you through. You
deserve better than Caitlin. (Spike and the woman walk back to the table.)
Woman #1- Crowded
throws his napkin down on the table.) I'm sorry.
I have to go. Something just came up.
(Joey leaves the table.)
Woman #1- What
could have come up in the last five minutes? We weren't in the bathroom that
long, were we? (Pauses.) I bet my breath smells.
was that all about?
Woman #1- That's
not my name.
(Alex and Spinner are making
out on the couch. Alex starts to unbutton Spinner's shirt. Spinner starts to pull away...)
are you doing?
does it look like I'm doing?
we've only been dating a couple of weeks.
Spinner- So. We barely know each other.
seriously turning down sex with me?
not turning it down.
gay or something?
Spinner- No. No.
Alex- Oh. I get it. You're a virgin.
Spinner- What? I...I...
Alex- Wow. How have you gotten this far through high school without sleeping with anyone?
see, my first girlfriend was raped. So she never wanted to. Then my next girlfriend got pregnant, so she didn't really
want to either.
sure can pick 'em, can't you?
heart wants what it wants.
don't want to have sex, fine. We won't.
what's the hold up? (Spinner starts to unbutton his pants and then stops.)
not that. I just, I don't know. My
mom brainwashed me or something.
don't know. I guess I just don't want to sleep with just anyone.
that you're just anyone.
cool I get what you mean. It's cool. We could watch a movie or something.
[At Joey's house...]
(Joey walks in and slams
the door. Craig walks down the stairs...)
was a quick date.
Joey- Yeah. It didn't go well.
thought you went out with a girl.
asked me if I was still in love with Caitlin. Then he told me that she was a
bad match. Then he made all these crazy claims that I was just obsessed with
the idea of having Caitlin, not actually Caitlin. I don't even think I understand
what he meant by that.
you still in love with Caitlin?
kind of a question is that?
Joey- I don't
[The next day at school...]
(Alex is walking down the
hallway when Jay walks over to her...)
Jay- If it
isn't my ex. How ya doing? That's
right, you’re trying to mess with my by sleeping with someone else when you know I want you back.
that its any of your business, but we're not having sex. Apparently, our bond
is strong enough that we don't have to have sex.
not having sex? That's like a prostitute not having sex.
Spinner's just a better boyfriend and doesn't need to have sex to have a relationship.
Or maybe he can keep it in his pants better than you? I don't know.
messing with me. I don't like that. (Alex
smiles.) You make me so mad.
the idea. (She walks off.)
[On the other side of school...]
(Ellie is sitting on a bench. She sees Marco in the distance. She gets
up to go talk to him, but Alex walks over to her...)
Alex. What's up?
been awhile. What do you mean?
looks at Ellie and starts talking slowly.) It's been awhile.
Ellie- Oh. I thought you were dating Spinner.
Alex- Nope. And he's not gay either.
if he was, he still might have sex with you.
stares at Ellie blankly.) What? (Ellie
opens her mouth, but nothing comes out.) Anyway, it's been a long time, and I'm
dying. And Jay keeps harassing me.
you still into Jay?
time I talk to you. You talk about him.
time I talk to you. You talk about Marco.
mean you're into him or anything. (Ellie laughs nervously.) I don't know what to do.
you even like Spinner?
Alex- Sure. He's okay.
nice. But so not my type.
why are you even dating him?
when have you ever cared about a guy who was nice to you?
Alex- Fine. I want to get back at Jay. And dating
Spinner is the best way.
still mad about him cheating on you?
gave me Gonorrhea because of it.
hurt me. He made me sick. I want
to make him hurt. I want to make him sick.
his only friend. Makes sense to me.
why are you doing it if it makes you miserable?
I want him to be more miserable than I am.
you really think he is?
Alex- I don't
know. (Pauses.) I can't think. The only thing I can think about is not having sex.
(Alex gets up and leaves.)
not the only one.
[In the hallway...]
(Mr. Simpson is walking down
the hall, when Craig approaches him...)
Mr. Simpson- Hey
need to talk to you. About Joey.
Mr. Simpson- If
this is about the other night, I was just trying to help him. He seems so depressed
Craig- Yeah. I know. (Pauses.) Caitlin stopped by.
Mr. Simpson- What?
Craig- Yeah. While he was out with you. She said she
came into town to visit her mom. Had a few days.
Wanted to visit with Joey.
Mr. Simpson- Did
you tell him?
told Caitlin that Joey's been a mess since she left and that he's trying to move on.
Mr. Simpson- But,
did you tell Joey?
Craig- No. I was going to when he got home from the date, but then he went off about what you
said. I didn't think that it was a good idea to tell him, especially since I
think you're right.
Mr. Simpson- Yeah.
do I do though? What if she comes back?
I don't want Joey to get hurt again.
Mr. Simpson- You
and me both.
(Alex is walking out of school
when Spinner walks over to her. He gives her a kiss on the cheek.)
about the other night. I'm sorry. I
don't know why I freaked out.
was thinking though, maybe tonight, we could do something. Dinner and movie? And then we could see where that takes us.
Alex- Sure. (She sees Jay walking out of the school. She
quickly grabs Spinner and passionately kisses him.) Sounds great. (She smiles. She looks past Spinner and looks at Jay.) I'll see you at 7. (She walks off. Spinner looks happy. We see Jay in the
background, and he looks upset.)
[At Craig's house...]
(Craig is sitting on the
couch when Joey walks down the stairs...)
going to the store for some stuff. Do you need anything?
I talk to you first?
you sit down?
concerned.) This sounds serious. Is
it about a girl?
of. I have this friend, right?
whole friend thing. Okay.
it were about me, I'd tell you.
Joey- Sorry. Go ahead. Which friend of yours are we
talking about? Jimmy? Marco?
don't know him. Anyway, I ran into an ex of his the other day. And, she wants to see him again. But, I don't think that’s
a good idea.
she really hurt him. Like six months on a couch without talking to anyone, hurt
he love her?
Craig- Yeah. But, she does this stuff to him all the time.
It's like, the only time they're good together is if one of them is in another relationship. Should I tell him?
doesn't his ex just tell him?
she knows how much she hurt him.
I guess I would tell my friend. Let him know what’s going on. Better to hear it from a good friend then someone you hardly know.
what I thought you'd say. (Craig gets up and walks to the door.)
are you doing? (Craig opens the door. Snake
walks in.) Snake?
have to talk to you Joey.
(Spinner is walking down
the street, towards the Dot, when Jay walks up to him...)
man. How's everything going?
don't talk to me. We're not friends. I
don't need you.
I'm telling you, Alex is just using you to get back at me.
don't you lay off my girlfriend.
Jay- Girlfriend? You guys haven't even had sex yet.
Jay- I can
tell. When Alex hasn't had any in awhile, she acts different. And you've never had it, so I know that you definitely haven't had any.
(Spinner punches Jay and Jay falls to the ground. He quickly gets up and
punches Spinner back. Spinner looks shocked.
He wipes his mouth and sees that he is bleeding. They start fighting. They start wrestling on the ground. Alex,
who is in the distance, sees them, and runs over, with Amy.)
it. (Alex starts to pull Jay off Spinner.
Amy starts to pull Spinner.) Stop it!
(Jay gets up and Alex walks him to the side. Amy holds back Spinner.)
Amy- Wow. I never thought I'd see two losers like you fight.
Strangely, I'm not surprised that neither of you won.
Spinner- Yeah. Come on, let's go Alex.
Alex. Why don't you go with your boyfriend?
go inside. I'll meet you in there in a second.
Jay- Yeah. Listen to your girlfriend. Whipped.
Alex- Don't. (She looks at Spinner.) I need to deal
with him. (Spinner nods and walks with Amy into the Dot.) What's your problem?
do this. I'm sick of it. I'm not
going back with you. I'm not interested in you anymore. You got me sick. You cheated on me. Why do you keep holding on to this hope that we might get back together?
We won't. (Jay kisses Alex. Alex
hits him and pushes him away.) Don't. It
won't work anymore.
Jay- I know
what you're doing. I know you’re trying to hurt me. It's not working.
can't have me. And it's killing you. That's
reason enough for me. (She starts to walk back in.)
are you going?
to my boyfriend. (She walks into the Dot.
Jay watches through the window. Alex walks to the table, and sits next
to Spinner. He's holding a bag of ice.
Alex takes the bag of ice and holds it up to Spinner's head. She looks
out the window and sees Jay. She makes a face and goes back to looking at Spinner. Jay kicks the ground.)
[Back at Craig's...]
(Joey is sitting down with
Snake and Craig...]
didn't know how to tell you.
I know you love her. I know you do. But,
if you know what's good for you, you won't call her. You won't see her. You won't think about her.
come so far Joey. You're over her. You
Joey- I can't
believe you guys.
a grown man. I can handle Caitlin.
still crazy about her. You won't think straight when she's around.
just trying to make sure you won't get hurt again.
Joey- I can
handle her myself. (He gets up.)
are you going?
go to her house Joey.
are you talking about? This is her house.
She owns my home.
go see her. (Joey just looks at Snake and shakes his head. He walks to the door, opens the door, and leaves.)
did the right thing, right? I mean, what else could we have done?
[Outside Spinner's house...]
(Alex walks outside and Jay
is walking down the street. He is stumbling.)
Jay- Alex! Alex! (Alex shakes her head. She starts to walk away.) Alex! (Alex turns around and walks over to Jay.)
are you doing?
Jay- I need
to talk to you.
Alex- Jay. You're drunk. You beat up Spinner. What makes you think I want to talk to you?
(Jay doesn't say anything.) Don't bother me anymore. (She starts to walk away.)
Jay- I love
you. (Alex turns around.)
Alex- So? (Alex shakes her head and starts to walk away.
Jay starts to run after her. He catches up to her. He grabs her shoulder.)
Jay- I just
said I loved you. I never said that the entire time we went out. And all you can say is so?
I love you.
drunk. How am I supposed to believe you?
just want to have sex. Why don't you go see one of your whores? (She starts to walk away, when Jay grabs her shoulder and Alex turns around. He kisses her. Alex kisses him back.)
(Caitlin is standing outside
of a restaurant when Joey walks up to her...)
didn't think you'd show.
Joey- Yeah. Craig had to talk to me about something.
it's great to see you. (Caitlin hugs him.)
great to see you to. (Joey hugs her back and smiles.)
(Caitlin and Joey are eating...)
was amazing in L.A. Everything just seemed to fall into place. I
just felt like I got so much done and made such a difference.
Joey- (Monotone.) When do you go back?
Caitlin- (Softly.) Friday.
Joey- (Monotone.) That's two days away.
Caitlin- Yeah. (Joey nods.) I wish I could stay longer...
say things like that. It makes it so much harder.
already hard enough.
did you want to see me?
Caitlin- What? Joey, you're my friend. I wanted to see
are you here? (She is silent for a moment.)
You want me to tell you how much I miss you? Do you want me to tell you
how much I want you to be out there with me? Do you? Do you want me to say how lonely I am out there? We both know
why we’re here.
Joey- I don't
want you to say any of that.
what do you want from me? (They are silent for a moment.)
the weather? (Caitlin starts to cry.) Did
I say something?
Caitlin- No. You didn't do anything.
gotta go. (She stands up and kisses him on the cheek.) I gotta go. (She leaves the restaurant.)
(Caitlin is walking down
the street when Joey is chasing after her...)
Joey- Caitlin! Caitlin! (He catches up to her.) Don't leave me. Not again.
have to. I have a job. I have people
who depend on me in L.A.
have people who depend on you here. I depend on you.
say those kinds of things Joey.
Joey- I still
true. And I think you still love me. (He
grabs her hand.) So, why don't you come back? Why
not Caitlin? We could be a family.
didn't work before. What makes you think it'll work this time?
need more than a feeling to go on Joey.
you move to L.A. because of a feeling?
Caitlin- Joey. I love my job. This isn't an easy decision
for me. Trust me.
it Caitlin. Just forget it. (He starts to walking away.)
be like that Joe.
know, Craig didn't want me to see you. Snake said it was a bad idea.
isn't about Snake.
gone through hell these past few months without you.
never meant to hurt you.
I don't want to do this anymore. I can't keep fighting with you.
makes you think I want to?
Joey- I miss
miss you too...
to tear up.) What are we supposed to do?
(Caitlin walks over to him and hugs him.)
[The next day at school...]
(Alex is walking down the
hallway when Ellie walks over to her...)
I talked to Jay today.
was drunk. I'm sure he's making up a lot of whatever he said.
you didn't sleep with him?
doesn't answer my question.
Alex- I hadn't
gotten any in awhile. I was desperate.
you back together? (Alex shakes her head.)
Did you at least tell Spinner? (Alex shakes her head.) What are you doing?
was just one time. And, he was drunk, and if he asks, I'll deny it.
Alex- I didn't
cheat on him, because we haven't had sex yet. And, we haven't even said it was
exclusive. It's been like three weeks.
building a relationship on lies.
building a relationship? I'm just enacting my revenge.
know, you've done some low things, but this has got to be the lowest. (Ellie
walks off. Alex walks down the hall, and she sees Spinner. She starts to walk the other way, but Spinner sees her and walks over to her.)
Alex. (He kisses her.) Sorry about
for helping me with everything too.
I gotta level with you.
I gotta level with you. I really like you.
And, what you did last night, helping me out, taking care of me, showed me that you care about me like I care about
you. And not to sound cheesy or whatever, but, I guess that's all I needed, because
tonight, I'm so going to rock your world.
want to have sex with you. And I'm not going to freak out this time. I want to do this. You're special to me, and I want to be
with you. (He smiles.) I know you're
not into romance or whatever, and I'm sorry I had to make you wait, but I really appreciate you waiting. It means a lot to me.
pick you up at 7? (He smiles. Alex
nods.) I can't wait. (Spinner walks
off. Alex looks guilty.)
[At Joey's house...]
(Craig runs down the stairs
towards the kitchen...)
I'm running late. Can you give me a (He sees Caitlin sitting on a stool in the
kitchen.) to school?
left. He had to take Angie to school.
are you doing here?
met Joey last night and we got to talking and one thing led to another...
flight leaves on Friday?
what? Are you trying to hurt him again?
are you doing then? Why are you here?
both grown adults. We can make our own decisions.
being idiots. You keep yanking him on this chain.
It's like he's your little lap dog.
made these decisions together.
you didn't. You say something and he does it.
You control him. You make him crazy.
You need to stop messing with him. You need to stop. You need to go back to California and let Joey move on. Stop making
him second guess what he's doing.
you love him, you'll let him move on. (Caitlin doesn't respond.) I'm so late for school. (He walks towards the door and violently
opens it. He slams it shut. Caitlin
looks concerned. Joey enters in through the back door. He kisses her.)
my favorite girl? (Caitlin doesn't say anything.)
Is everything okay?
need to go.
fine. I just remembered some last minute stuff I have to do.
you want me to give you a ride?
Caitlin- No. It's a nice day. I'll walk. It's only a few blocks.
Joey- Okay. I'll call you later. (Caitlin nods. She kisses Joey.)
love you. (She walks to the door and exits.
She quickly shuts the door. She starts crying.)