Emma and Liberty
are driving down the road. Emma is on the phone...
mom. Me and Liberty
are just taking a drive to take our minds off of things. I'll be home tomorrow. (Pauses.) We'll be fine. (Pauses.) Talk to you later.
(She hangs up.)
are we going?
Emma- I don't
Emma- I don't
Liberty- What about Jimmy? Aren't
you with him?
Liberty- Then why are you going-
I don't know.
you don't know then why are we going?
asking so many questions. I have to concentrate on driving. (Pauses.) I saw Jimmy at the Dot the other day. He was talking to Ashley.
Kerwin? I thought she was in England.
Emma- I guess
not anymore because she was holding his hand.
Liberty- That doesn't mean anything.
doesn't, but add that with the fact that we're hanging out less and less. And
he's not really there when we are hanging out. (Pauses.) If you could see the look in his eyes. He still loves her. And I'm not going to be the one who gets all the pity.
I'm not going to be the one that's rejected. I'm going to be the one doing
Liberty- You don't know he's going to dump you.
Emma- Yeah. (She pulls out her cell phone.) Except
he sent me a text message. (She hands Liberty
the phone. She grabs it.)
Liberty- (Reading off the phone) "Emma,
we need to talk." (She hands her the phone.)
Emma- Maybe. (She is silent.)
[At Paige's House...]
(Paige and Hazel are sitting,
watching television when Marco and Dylan walk in...)
you guys are still here.
Paige- Relax. Mom and Dad are gone. And me and Hazel
were about to leave. (Paige stands up.)
was dinner? (She stands up.)
was good. The waiter spilled some sushi on Dylan, but it's all good. They ended up comping the meal.
Paige- Oh. Marco, Ellie stopped by.
said she needed to talk to you.
she say what about?
Paige- No. She was just crying. Said something about
the doctor. I don't know. We better
get going. Movie starts in twenty minutes.
(Hazel and Paige leave.)
where were we?
hate to do this, but...
my best friend.
Dylan passionately.) You're like the best boyfriend ever.
better be the best fiancÚ too.
are. (Marco leaves. Dylan sits on
the couch and turns on the TV.)
At Alex's house...
(Alex opens the door as she
and Spinner are making out...)
sure your mom isn't home?
working the late shift tonight. She won't be home until 3. (Spinner and Alex continue making out as they walk into Alex's room.
They fall to Alex's bed. Alex starts to unbutton her shirt.)
sure you want to do this?
Alex- I haven't
had sex in three months. What do you think?
with all that's happened. You're sure you’re ready?
is not hot sex talk.
just saying and start doing me. (They hear keys.)
thought your mom wasn't going to be home until three.
Alex's mom- Alex?
buttoning up her shirt.) Wait right here.
(She exits the room. Spinner collapses on to the bed. He looks at a window.)
Outside Alex's room...
(Alex walks out and sees
mom. What are you doing home so early?
Alex's mom- We
were slow so I took the rest of the night off. I thought I'd come and spend some
time with my daughter. Make sure everything is okay with her.
Alex- Yeah. Everything's fine. I'm just kind of tired. Think I'm going to go to bed.
Alex's mom- Oh. Alright. (Alex leaves the room. She walks in to her room and shuts the door.
She turns on the light and sees that Spinner isn't there. She looks and
sees that her window is open. She walks over and shuts it. She sits down on her bed.)
In Craig's garage...
(Craig is sitting while Manny
just going to walk around the garage or are you going to ever talk again?
really scared. And I thought I could handle it.
But I can't. And I'm freaking out.
can't you handle?
sits down next to Craig.) The trial. It's
I know we're not together anymore, and I know I said that we can't be friends because one of us is going to get hurt, but,
I need you.
like that. I need you to help me. I
need you to be there for me. I need you to be my friend. Emma, and Liberty, they're great and all,
but they have no idea what I've gone through. (She starts to tear up.) They just know that it happened. And I honestly don't want
to get them involved. And, you were just so great with the whole thing, I just,
I need you to be my rock.
you need Manny. I'm here for you. I
want to help.
Manny- Thanks. (She stands up and walks to the door. She
turns around.) I know that Paige doesn't like us hanging out. But, do you think maybe you might be able to come to the trial? Sort
of help me get through it? You don't have to if you don't want to, it's just,
go with you.
Paige doesn't know won't hurt her I guess. (Manny smiles meekly.)
problem. (Manny opens her mouth to say something.
She quickly shuts her mouth and smiles. She nods and leaves the room.)
(Emma and Liberty are still driving...)
Liberty- What are you doing?
if I stop I'll cause a major accident.
Liberty- I mean why are we going to see-
Emma- (Interrupting.) We're not going to see him.
Liberty- So why are we driving to Wasaga?
I need to clear my head and you need to get away from your relationship issues.
Wasaga? (Emma doesn't respond.) Why
won't you admit it?
ask too many questions. No wonder J.T. says you're smothering him. (Liberty doesn't respond.) Oh? Because I say something that's truthful, you're going
to give me the silent treatment. Liberty,
take a hard look at your life. I'm just saying what needs to be said.
Liberty- Are you high or something? Do you need to go back to rehab? (Emma pulls to the side of the road and stops the car.)
sick of people judging me. I'm sick of people looking at me different. I'm sick of what I've had to go through for the past year and a half.
I want things to go back to the way they were.
Liberty- You think going to see your old boyfriend's going to do that? Emma, we're in the middle of nowhere with no place to stay. We
don't know anyone here. And the guy we do know, we don't know him anymore. You haven't talked to him in what? A
year? Let it go Emma. Let it go.
should I? I've been through a rough time.
I deserve to have a little hope.
Liberty- I'm not saying that you don't. All I'm saying is that
you can't go back to how things were. Things changed. You made some mistakes. You have to move on. You have to deal with your mistakes. (Emma starts crying.) Emma, it's okay. It's going to be okay.
it's not. It's so not.
Liberty- Why not?
Emma- I keep
telling myself that if I ignore everything that happened, everyone else will too. But
they're not. They won't.
Liberty- Everyone makes mistakes.
Emma- I just,
before the shooting, everything was fine. Everything was how I wanted it to be. Everything was great. And then it got
messed up. And it keeps getting worse and worse and I want to be myself again,
and I'm not sure that anyone else can help me do that.
Liberty- So, why did you come up to see Sean?
Emma- I thought
maybe he was going through the same thing. (Pauses.) This was a mistake.
you want to go home? (Emma nods.) You
going to be okay to drive?
Emma- Yeah. I just need a minute. (Liberty nods.)
Outside The Dot...
(Spinner is sitting on a
bench when Jay walks over to him...)
I'm sorry. I...I never meant to...
you think you've done enough?
get it. You're sorry. I get it.
sits down next to him.) What'd your mom say when you got your test results back?
haven't told her yet.
I haven't taken the test yet.
didn't take the test. I'm scared. I
don't want to know if I have it.
going to have to take it.
Spinner- Why? I had sex with her and we didn't use a rubber.
have good treatment. Keeps you alive a lot longer than it used to. It's not a death sentence anymore.
you memorize that from an after school special?
just saying man. We were friends. I
don't want to see you die.
Spinner- Yeah. (He stands up.) I gotta go. (He walks away.)
Outside an apartment building...
(Ellie is sitting on the
curb when Marco walks up to her...)
this is the glorious apartment I keep hearing about.
a place to live.
down next to her.) Good. (Pauses.) So why did you show up at Dylan's in tears?
met with the adoption agency after the doctors office.
Ellie- Yeah. (Ellie starts to tear up.) I met with
have no idea what to do.
you have to make a hard decision. You have to do the right thing, not what you
want to do.
if you don't know what the right thing is?
think you do. You just don't want to admit it because it's not what you want. (Marco stands up.) I left Dylan with
raw fish. Nothing good can come from that.
(Ellie nods. Marco starts to walk away.)
a boy. (Marco turns around.)
who does the sonogram told me today. I asked her, and she told me, and it's going
to be a boy.
to know my dad will have a son he can be proud of.
don't know what to do Marco.
can't make this decision for you, Ellie. I love you, but I can't tell you what
to do. You don't have to decide right now though.
You know that right?
have time. You have a couple months.
Ellie- Yeah. Yeah. (Marco smiles at her.)
don't put that much pressure on yourself. You'll know what to do sooner or later.
Ellie- Thanks. (She smiles.)
better get going. (Marco leaves. Ellie
At a restaurant...
(Emma and Liberty walk in and look around...)
Liberty- Do you see a bathroom?
Emma- No. Why don't you ask someone?
Liberty- These people scare me.
if you aren't back here in five minutes, I'm leaving without you. (Liberty walks off. Emma
looks around and walks to the counter and sees a waiter.) Can I get a drink and
some fries to go? (The waiter nods and walks away. Someone walks up to next to Emma.)
Sean- I never
thought I'd see you here. (Emma turns and smiles.
She hugs him.) Never in a million years.
are you doing here? I thought you were in Wasaga?
Sean- I am. This is the outskirts.
this is where you hang?
of. A girl I'm seeing works here.
Emma- Oh. You’re seeing someone?
can you sort of be seeing someone?
Sean- I just
ended it. She was a little controlling.
Not really my thing.
what are you doing here anyway? You in town for some environmental convention
Emma- No. No. Me and Liberty are just sort of driving to drive.
you're out here in Wasaga?
Emma- Yeah. Well, I needed to clear my head.
needed to clear her head too.
and J.T. are taking a break. She's not taking it so well.
do you need to clear your head?
had a rough year, and I thought it was finally going okay but now I'm not so sure.
Sean- A rough
Emma- Yeah. Me. I just keep making the wrong choices. And apparently I can't stop.
you did, it can't be that bad.
bet? (Sean nods.) I got gonorrhea
and I overdosed on some pills and ended up in rehab. You think still think it's
not "that bad"?
the shooting and after you left, I just, I didn't...I couldn't keep going. I
couldn't keep acting like nothing was wrong and nothing was bothering me, but I felt like I had too. So, I tried just taking comfort in a guy, and turns out he gave me a social disease.
I wasn't the only one who went down on him. So, then I just felt like everyone
was just staring at me and judging me, even though no one knew, and then the pills just helped me relax and forget that. And I just took it too far.
Sean- Wow. You really went through a lot.
Emma- I did.
Emma- I thought
so. I just, when we were together, did you ever think about cheating on me?
my thing. Why?
seeing someone and I think he's cheating and he's going to dump me.
you drove three hours to Wasaga because you might be breaking up with your boyfriend?
Emma- I don't
know. (She laughs.) I'm just, I
feel like I'm not good enough anymore, for anyone.
you gave a guy a blow job and overdosed on some pills?
no matter what stupid things you do, you're still you. This amazing human being
who is kind, and tries to help anyone she can. She cares about the environment
and every living thing. She's good to her friends. Just because you were less than perfect and you screwed up under pressure, doesn't mean that you're not
good enough for anyone. (Emma just stares for a moment. Liberty walks over.)
Liberty- You ready to go?
Emma- Yeah. Thanks. (She smiles. Emma and Liberty walk away. Emma looks back at Sean. She stops walking.)
At the prison...
(Toby walks into a room. He sits down. Ashley walks in and sits
Toby- I thought
visiting hours were over. It's pretty late.
are you doing here?
I'd check in. How are you holding up?
good. (Pauses.) You know, all the
mistakes you ever made? The ecstasy, the breakups, anything, everything, you
don't really think about them, do you?
Toby- I did
one thing that I'm not proud of. I have one mistake that I regret more than anything
else. I'm a good kid. Everyone else
makes mistakes. Why am I the one in jail?
know, I sit in here, and I think about what I could have done different. I think
about everything I thought went wrong. I think so much about everything. I'm driving myself crazy. It's becoming
like an obsession.
you know, you don't have much longer in here. And then it's over. You made a mistake and you serve time and then you're done. You
made a mistake Toby, but at least you’re trying to make it right.
Toby- I know
that I was kind of rough on you before about coming back to uh...
my title as queen of doom?
Toby- Yeah. But you and J.T. are the only two people that visit besides my dad and your mom, and
the lawyer. It really means a lot to me.
why are you really here?
the only one I can talk to. It’s not the same here.
course it's not. A lot changes in a year.
know. I know you can't go home again. I
just thought, maybe, maybe things would be not as different.
Toby- England really messed you up bad, didn't it?
thought it would be like this fun thing. This awesome new experience and you
know I would meet new people and experience new things. But, it was like the
same thing but with accents. And the worst part of it was, I wasn't with people
I really cared about. I was with a bunch of strangers.
you were never going to go back, were you?
don't know what I want. I came back here and it's like everyone has their own
lives now and I'm not a part of them at all. Ellie's pregnant. Paige and Craig are together. Marco's engaged. It's like, everyone's moved on and they forgot to tell me.
you just expect them to put their lives on hold?
Ashley- No. (Pauses.) It's just I didn't think so
much would change so fast. (A guard walks in.)
hours are over.
come back and visit you soon. (Toby nods.
She stands up and leaves.)
(Alex is sitting on a bench
when Jay walks over to her...)
know that you graduated right? You never have to come back here. Ever.
Alex- I had
to get out. My mom was there. She
was trying to talk to me about treatments. I just, I know she wants to help. I just don't want to spend the rest of my life talking about it. I want to live the rest of my life, you know?
Jay- Yeah. I do. (He sits down next to her.) That's what I told my mom when I told her about the test results. I just want to keep living. Doctors have all these ways to
treat it now. They know more. It's
not like how it was.
not that I don't want to talk about. I just don't want to talk about it all the
time. Spinner keeps harping on me too.
He keeps bringing it up. And I just don't want to think about it all the
it’s different when you've taken the test.
that supposed to mean?
hasn't taken the test yet. But, you already know that. (Alex looks shocked.) Oh.
he tell you that?
Jay- Yeah. Like an hour ago.
that's why he bolted.
Jay- He bolted?
were in the middle of something and he left.
such a coward. I don't know what you ever saw in him.
cared about me.
Jay- Really? Because it doesn't seem like it.
deserve better. (Pauses.) You deserve
so much better.
Alex- What? Like someone who doesn't cheat on me with my best friend? Like someone who doesn't sleep with someone who has AIDS and then gives it to me?
someone who doesn't hide things from you.
do I keep falling for losers?
same reason I keep screwing up the best thing I ever had.
Jay- I don't
Alex- Yeah. It's Karma. That's what it is. I messed up in a past life or something.
said dripping in sarcasm.
Alex- I get
gonorrhea from you. Do I learn my lesson?
No. I go back for more and I wind up with AIDS.
not like it can get worse. (Alex shakes her head.)
Alex- No. It can. (She stands up.) I better get going.
stands up.) Why?
I know what you want, and I'm not giving it to you.
do I want?
same thing I want. The thing is, I don't want to risk anything else.
do you have left to risk?
her shoulders.) I'm not sure anymore.
Jay- So why
not give in? (Alex doesn't respond. Jay
walks closer to her. He puts his hand on her shoulder.) Why not give in? (Jay leans in and kisses her. Alex pulls away.)
the last time I did something bad happened.
didn't it feel so good?
Alex- (Softly.) So what if it did?
good outweighs the bad. I want you back.
I miss you. (They are silent for a moment.) I love you. (Alex leans in and kisses him.)
Outside Ashley's house...
(Ashley walks toward the
house and sees Jimmy outside. She walks over to him...)
are you doing here?
came by to see you and you weren't home yet.
you just waited for me?
Jimmy- No. Actually. I literally just came over.
Ashley- Oh. (She laughs nervously.)
were you at?
are sort of related.
just didn't think prison was your scene.
not. I just needed someone to talk to and he's been really good at listening.
that's cool that you visit him.
Ashley- Yeah. (Pauses.) So, how did it go with Emma? You did talk to her right?
called and text and still no response.
avoiding you or something?
don't know. But I need to talk to her.
I don't want to act like there's not a problem.
that's commendable of you.
Jimmy- Commendable? Nice wordage.
in England for a year will make you want
to enhance your vocabulary.
an English accent.
Ashley- (Laughs.) No. I can't. It's not any good.
sure it's fine. Let me hear it.
Ashley- Fine. (In a really bad English accent.) Do
I take the lift to get to the pub that sells fish and chips? (Jimmy laughs.)
wasn't that bad.
was like you were just saying British phrases. (Ashley playfully hits him.) Nah, it's cute. Adorable even.
that's sweet of you to say after I humiliated myself.
least I could do. (They smile at each other.
They are silent for a moment.)
better go in. I told my mom I'd be home by 10.
Don't want to keep her waiting.
Jimmy- Yeah. Yeah. I'll see you later.
Ashley- Yeah. (Ashley hugs Jimmy. She looks him in
the eyes and they kiss. Ashley pulls away.)
I better go in.
Jimmy- Yeah. Yeah. I better go home and call Emma. My girlfriend.
you should go call your girlfriend. (They are silent for a moment. They kiss again.) We need to stop doing that.
Jimmy- Yeah. I better go.
Ashley- Yeah. I'll talk to you tomorrow or something.
Jimmy- Yeah. (He starts to leave. He turns around.) I'll see you later. (Jimmy leaves as
Ashley stares. She sighs.)
Meanwhile, back in Wasaga...
(Emma is standing still looking
at Sean. Liberty
walks toward Emma...)
Liberty- Were you just going to stand here all night or are we going home?
towards them.) It might not be such a great idea to try to make it back to Toronto tonight. The cops
around here are really tough on underage people driving after midnight. They
pull over everyone on route 9 to check for licenses. You guys would probably
be better off just spending the night.
Liberty- We could get a hotel.
Sean- Yeah. Or you could just stay at my place. (Emma
smiles.) It's like five minutes from here.
Liberty- Well. I'm going to stay at a motel. (Liberty starts to walk away.)
Emma? Are you coming? (Emma
stands still for a moment.)
The next morning...
(A cell phone is on the ground
ringing. A hand goes to pick it up...)
At Jimmy's house...
(Jimmy is on his phone...)
man. I think I dialed the wrong number.
Sorry. (He hangs up. He dials
a number again.)
Jimmy- Sorry. (Pauses.) Wait, is this Emma's phone?
Sean- Yeah. You want me to get her for you?
man. It's cool. I'll just talk to
her later. (He hangs up.)