SCENE ONE :
Inside TA Salon.
[ After sweeping up his station,
Lorenzo is seen walking up to
the front desk area. ]
"Our foods here. Ready to eat?"
LORENZO: Yeah, I've been dream-
ing about this Chinese for awhile
[ Jeszyca smiles & he follows her
into the break room. Their silly
mood is soon flattened by the
tone of Acer's voice. ]
ACE: I just don't feel it's appro-
priate for you to be seeing your
ex. Whether it's to help us out
[ Acer sits back & Karie stays
silent, noticing they are not
alone anymore. ]
JESZYCA: I think I'll dine at my
[ She leaves & Acer follows her. ]
LORENZO: Everyone finally has
a full schedule. We can start
hiring soon and he still can't
get over the ex thing.
KARIE: No. We've been together
for years I don't get why he's
so bothered. He practically
accused me of doing other
things last night.
LORENZO: Well now that the pro-
blem's solved, you don't have
to see him and everything should
go back to normal.
[ Karie looks straight at him with
tears growing in her eyes. ]
KARIE: I hope so.
SCENE TWO :
Meanwhile, inside the store.
[ Sandie is standing behind the
bakery counter when Syria comes
up to the display window. ]
SYRIA: Hey can I get a couple
of the sour dough sandwich
SANDIE: You putting together
SYRIA: Yeah it's cheaper then
buying whole. Deli is my next
SANDIE: I keep telling Mark we
need to combine these sections
a little and sell meals. People
are always asking.
SYRIA: Hopefully soon. So how
is Charles, have you seen him
any since you gave him the
SANDIE: We decided to work
on things last night.
SYRIA: I'm so glad.
SANDIE: Yeah, I'm not sure.
SYRIA: Just remember you dump-
ed him for a reason. So keep a
clear head and just don't settle
on the things you need.
SCENE THREE :
The night before.
[ At a neighborhood park, Chais
is sitting under a gazebo when
it starts to rain.
He then receives a message
on his phone. ]
"Where'd did you go?"
[ Chais calls the number. ]
CHAIS: I'm at the park down
BILLY: Dude just go home and
apologize to Mark. That's all
he wants from you.
CHAIS: No. I'm tired of being
controlled by him.
BILLY: Well thanks to you get-
ting caught with alcohol, I'm
grounded into school starts.
CHAIS: At least you're not sit-
ting out in the rain.
BILLY: What about Jenni's?
CHAIS: It's too late. Her parents
would freak. Just don't worry
about it man. I can charge
my shit. I'm good.
[ He states but Billy is less than
CHAIS: I'm serious. I'll just see
you in the morning.
[ Before his friend can get out
another word, Chais hangs up. ]
SCENE FOUR :
Later, next day.
[ Back at the Salon, Lorenzo is sit-
ting in Acer's office with Hithe. ]
LORENZO: Don't you think you're
being a little hard on Karie?
ACE: I'm not wrong to be concern-
ed about an obvious threat to our
LORENZO: Obvious how?
HITHE: Yeah, I mean she's never
given you a reason to think she'd
ACE: I know. Karie is the most
honest person I've dated. That's why
I was so surprised when she
didn't tell me to begin with.
LORENZO: Either way, it helped us
out. So what's the real issue?
ACE: Wait, you two think I'm
[ Hithe stays quiet, shrugging
his shoulders. ]
ACE: No way man.
LORENZO: You could very well
[ Ace gives him an evil look
but then starts laughing. ]
LORENZO: Alright, alright. Just
offering my two cents. I'll stay
[ He smirks, exiting while waving
his hands. ]
SCENE FIVE :
In between TA & the Salon.
[ Sandie meets Charles out
by the tables. ]
SANDIE: Listen, I know I said
we'd talk about you coming
[ Charles looks up. ]
SANDIE: But before you can there
are some things I need you to do.
I'm sorry but I have to see it.
CHARLES: I get it totally. When we first
separated I went off the rails. Now
I rarely drink. I don't even raise
SANDIE: Good. I'm glad the tech-
niques you've been using have
worked for you.
CHARLES: I know you're hesis-
tant but whatever I gotta do
to prove it to you I will.
[ Sandie notices Charles hand
on her's but she pulls away. ]
CHARLES: Wait, aren't we going
SANDIE: You are with Brodie.
[ Suddenly a biker arrives and
parks near them, taking off his
BRODERICK: Ready to go?
[ He looks at Charles, smiling. ]
Late that night, outside a bar.
[ Lorenzo & Pierre are returning to
their vehicles. They step inside. ]
LORENZO: I think we're the only
bros hanging out together on a
Friday night while our girls are
at home. Isn't that weird?
PIERRE: Of course not. We don't
have to spend every moment with
them. Then what would there be
[ They glance at each other. ]
LORENZO: Very good point, my
PIERRE: Yeah. So everything calm-
ed down now on the Salon front?
LORENZO: Not hardly. Honestly I'm
getting a little worried. The constant
tension can't be good for our growth.
PIERRE: Hey, isn't that your friend
Karie getting out of the car over
[ He questions Lorenzo as he stops
at a red light. ]
LORENZO: You're joking.
[ But the worst is confirmed when
he sees her following a young man
into the dark, night club. ]
Cafe, across from TA.
[ Charles is standing near the
entrance while Broderick is lock-
up his bike. ]
CHARLES: Was me riding in this
tiny thing really necessary?
BRODIE: Its actually an average
size. And it doesn't seem like
your attitude has progressed
[ Charles get a sharp sense to
tackle him but instead centers
CHARLES: Let's just go order.
[ Later they are sitting outside,
staring each other down until
Charles finally breaks in. ]
CHARLES: I think it's a good
thing for you to listen to my
I'm sure you could use the
BRODIE: What does that mean?
CHARLES: Sandie came up with
most of our bakery ideas. If you
want the same business, come
up with something on your own.
[ He stares slightly cold. ]
BRODIE: Good thing I'm not try-
ing the be the same as your
store. I will be better and then
all of the attention here will
be shifted to us.
[ Brodie takes a drink of his wa-
while looking directly at