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SAMUS’ WORLD (SEASON 2) CHARACTER LIST [SPOILER FREE]

Samus Ortiz: (26 years old). Still recovering from the attack which took place a month ago (Season 1), he is heavily focusing on his work and his love life with Dylan, even after everything around him is falling apart.



Ursula Bextor: (Late 20’s-Early 30’s). After revealing she was pregnant to Samus, she is left to choose between whether she wants to be with her ex-boyfriend Kyle or stay with Tara. To make matters worse, the pregnancy starts to make her think about the mother who gave her up for adoption when she was 2 years old.



Dylan Bregar: (29 years old). He is dating Samus and is happy with every day that passes. Unfortunately he is soon about to find out what happens when the secrets he has tried to hide, starts to come out; threatening his relationship with Samus.



Gustin Allen: (Late 20’s- Early 30’s). The creator and editor of the upcoming Misfits of NYC. He is not afraid to tell it how it is. He is doing his best to make his paper much more appropriate and family friendly- even if it means stopping his team from killing each other.



Dirk Wagner: (late 20’s-early 30’s). He is a pretentious rich guy who is joining Misfits of NYC as the ‘Sports Columnist’. Not much is known about him other than the fact he is anti-LGBTQ, calls anyone that disagrees with him a ‘Libtard’-although he isn’t registered as a Democrat or Republican and doesn’t vote.



Ethan Vyler: (late 20’s-early 30’s). He is Gustin’s silent partner and the Publicist for Misfits of NYC. He is a former drug addict that is three years sober. He also has a secret past that could definitely shake up the Misfits of NYC gang.



Kyle Gater: (mid 20’s- late 20’s). He is the lead singer of the Rock band, “Gemini Head” and he is also Ursula’s ex and the father of her unborn baby. He is a rocker that dresses more like a member from Fall Out Boy.



Tara Angler: (Mid 20’s- Early 30’s). She is Ursula’s girlfriend and the owner of the LGBTQ nightclub/bar ‘Guilty Heart’.



Constable Wyatt: (late 40s-early 50’s). A silly, Sherlock Holmes type character that is the owner of his own Private Investigator firm. He isn’t a Constable at all but he wants people to refer to him as such.



Carlito Reyes: (early 20’s). The ex-best friend and self-proclaimed ‘rival of Samus’.



Diego Curtis: (late 20’s). He is a self-proclaimed Instagram model. Cruel, rude and thinks only with his penis unaware whose feelings he hurts along the way.



Frederick Nicker: (late 20’s). He is a frequent club goer but enjoys spending his down time playing Harry Potter online games.



Max Kerver: (early 20’s). He is a young Gay male who wants to have fun and live his life but he is caring for ailing mother and he isn’t able to do much socializing outside of the social apps on his phone.



GEO: (late 20’s- early 30’s). He is a gym rat and a painter on the side. If he is online he’s looking for a hookup and nothing more.



Raphael Anoz: (mid 30’s). He is the former contestant of the first ever Gay reality show Finding My Prince. He is a good looking man but sadly he cannot read or write and he’s just famous more for his looks.



Daniel: (mid 20’s). He is the waiter at the local café Samus often frequents. He enjoys talking to Samus because he has a huge crush on him. Doesn’t like Dylan.



Ramos: (mid 30’s). He is a hopeless romantic hoping to find his Mr. Right.



Female Reporter: She is just heard.



Max’s Mother: She is just heard.



Aubrey: (late 20’s) She is a mysterious woman that has a few secrets of her own.



Thomas Redfield: (Late 20’s). An active gaymer with very bad manners and no self-awareness of his behavior. He is from Season 1, Episode 4.



Vivian: (Late 50’s). A Southern Belle that is excited to work for Misfits of NYC.



EPISODE 2: “CLOUD NINE ON FIRE”



FADE IN:

INT-GUSTIN’S APARTMENT-EVENING



We return back to GUSTIN’s apartment to find ETHAN and SAMUS standing in the living room as DIRK is seated on the sofa clearly impatient with the drama that was about to ensue.





ETHAN

(nonchalant) Wow Samus it’s been a long time. It seems you’ve lost some weight…You look amazing.



SAMUS

And it seems you’ve found it. Although I’m a bit surprised you could find anything given the fact you barely found the definition of ‘monogamy’.



ETHAN

I read your last article at L&G and I was offended when you referred to me as ‘an incompetent sack of a man’.



SAMUS

I was offended too! (beat) Belky made me edit down my original statement. He said it wasn’t really family friendly.



ETHAN

(smirks to himself) Ah that quick wit. I’ve missed it. (sits back down on the sofa) Actually no I didn’t.



DIRK

(lets out an impatient sigh) I assume by this unimportant banter you two know each other?



SAMUS

(ignoring Dirk’s comment) What are you doing here? Are you here to- (pauses and lets out a gasp) You’re the Silent Partner?



ETHAN

(Smirks proudly and places his right index finger on his nose) And here I thought you weren’t great at finding the truth out.



SAMUS

Oh, you and I both know I excel at that. Even when I found out you were sleeping with a stray dog covered in fleas.



ETHAN

The dog has a name.







SAMUS

I don’t speak ill of the dead.



DIRK

(irritated) Would you two get a room or something? You’re really bringing down the mood and energy here.



SAMUS

Shut up Dirk!



ETHAN

You’re really going to just disrespect Carlito like that? There was a time when he was your best friend.



SAMUS

(laughs) Are you seriously preaching loyalty to me? Because with that same breath and with that same rulebook, I’m sure you will find a rule that states to never cheat on your boyfriend with his best friend!



ETHAN

I guess I wouldn’t have cheated if my boyfriend made room for me in his pursuit to be a writer.



SAMUS

Time for you? I’m sorry was that in between you mooching off of your daddy’s money or you coked out every Friday night?







ETHAN opens his mouth to respond back but he stays silent when GUSTIN is heard walking towards the room.







GUSTIN

(returns holding three glasses of wine and a bottle of champagne in his hands. He also has a water bottle under his left arm.)

Sorry I took so long. I couldn’t find the wine glasses, then I realized once Miranda moved out she took the good China with her.







GUSTIN places the champagne and glasses on the table.







GUSTIN (CONT’D)

(to Ethan) I know you don’t drink buddy so here’s your poison. (throws the water bottle at Ethan lightly)



ETHAN

(catches the water bottle) Thanks, man.







GUSTIN

(nods and looks at both Samus and Dirk) Alrighty, so did everyone get to properly introduce themselves?







SAMUS and ETHAN nod and DIRK rolls his eyes. His body language displays the fact he didn’t want to be there but he had no choice.







GUSTIN (CONT’D)

Okay then. (claps his hands together loudly) Let’s get this meeting under way!







GUSTIN opens the champagne bottle unaware that SAMUS and ETHAN were

glaring at each other from the across the room.









TRANSITIONS TO:



SCENE II

INT-GUSTIN’S APARTMENT- (a few minutes later)



Across the room was a large pizza box that still contained a few slices in it. On the laps of all four men were empty plates.

GUSTIN is seated in the middle of the living room speaking inaudibly as he reads from a binder of ideas he organized the previous night.

DIRK is nodding yet it was clear he wasn’t paying attention to a single word that was being said.

SAMUS takes a long sip of the champagne, trying his best not to show GUSTIN that he secretly wanted to jump across the table and beat the crap out of ETHAN.

ETHAN takes a small sip of his water bottle and nods listening to GUSTIN’s words.





GUSTIN

I know my dad has done things a whole lot differently during his run at L&G Daily and I have no doubt that he is living every single day regretting his decision to sell the paper.









DIRK

(scoffs) Are you kidding me? That man sold the entire site for $22.9 million! No offense but your father is celebrating somewhere, glad he got the hell out of the city when he had the chance.



GUSTIN

(takes a calming breath and glances over at Dirk) Thank you for that. I am well aware of my father’s compensation but unlike him, I don’t ever plan on selling out. Especially with the dream team we have- and could possibly get.



ETHAN

Not to mention my connections with various media outlets and the who’s who in the industry. (beat) Oh! (turns to Gustin) I was going to discuss this with you in private but I think the time is appropriate now.





ETHAN clears his throat as if he was about to make an announcement and SAMUS rolls his eyes.





ETHAN (CONT’D)

I spoke to a realtor who happens to be a friend of mine and he is showing me a few locations tomorrow for potential offices.



GUSTIN

(to Ethan) Oh that sounds like an amazing idea bro, but I can’t afford to purchase a space for us, at least not yet.



ETHAN

(smiles and dismisses his words) Oh don’t worry about it. I’d love to invest in the space. I mean after all I am the silent partner. (beat) But since I am investing in ‘Misfits in NYC’, I need to make sure that I am not making a mistake.



GUSTIN

(nods) Sure bro, that’s understandable.



ETHAN

Well…since we’re here-with the exception of Dirk- I would love to discuss Samus’ contribution.



SAMUS

(glares at Ethan) What about my contributions?



ETHAN

(to Samus) Well I know you were behind ‘Boy With A Broken Heart’ and the reception was amazing. Unfortunately, now that Sticky & Sweet Daily has the rights to that column, what exactly will you be able to add to Misfits?



GUSTIN

(to Samus) Honestly, I’m a bit worried about that as well. I have faith in you Kid, I always have; but I just want to make sure you have a game plan.







ETHAN smirks at SAMUS as if he had just scored a point by kissing up to the teacher. SAMUS rolls his eyes and looks at GUSTIN.







SAMUS

I have an idea and-



ETHAN

(interjects) And while I’m sure your idea is amazing and original, you have to understand that I need to make sure I invest my money and time into a business that will thrive. ‘Boy With A Broken Heart’s’ formula about finding love and independence after a break up is redundant. (chuckles) Hell, I think they covered the same thing in ‘Sex & The City’.





We watch as SAMUS inhales and exhales deeply and as he does this, the V.O plays.





SAMUS (V.O)

Deep breaths Samus. You escaped death once, you do not want to waste your life away in prison for killing him. He isn’t worth it. Just smile and make your point. We’ll push him in front of a speeding bus later.





SAMUS smiles and looks at ETHAN.





SAMUS

(to Ethan) I agree with what you’re saying and I understand how important your investments are, but I assure you I have an amazing idea that will benefit us all; including the readers.



GUSTIN

I would love to hear about this.



SAMUS

As Gustin knows, the new column I’ll be working on is entitled ‘Samus’ World’. Yes this will be a bit more personal because I’m not hiding behind an avatar like I was doing with ‘Boy With A Broken Heart’.

This time I will be writing about my everyday life as a Gay 26 year old living in New York City. While the romance aspect of my life might be in the back burner a bit, I want to focus on raw story telling of not only my life but also the lives of everyday LGBTQ individuals living here in the city.





GUSTIN

(nods listening carefully to every word) Okay, but keep it upbeat. I know with the Mayoral candidate Victor Reber’s anti LGBTQ stance and his views against Same Sex marriage, things are looking grim for the LGBTQ Community. But I want to make sure Misfits of New York City is a beacon of hope for not only the LGBTQ adult readers, but also for the millennials reading it. Let the news keep all that negative crap.



SAMUS

(to Gustin) I understand one hundred percent and with that in mind, I also want to interview various trailblazers who could serve as inspiration for the LGBTQ Community.



ETHAN

Like who? If you haven’t noticed many of these-(he places his fingers in the air to illustrate air quotes)- “celebrities” are only LGBTQ when it comes to promoting a new film. Hell, half of them- (uses his fingers again for air quotes)- “come out” just to score more fans. One minute they’re Gay hoping to make a difference in the world and then the next minute they’re posing half naked on some magazine.

Not to mention these screenwriters only include such characters for the ratings to get boosted up or simply to get the recognition of GLAAD.



SAMUS

(reluctantly agrees with Ethan) That is true, but I won’t conduct interviews with those celebrities or any for that matter. (to Gustin) I will focus on the local LGBTQ individuals here in the city. The ones who sacrifice their livelihood to make a difference for our brothers and sisters.



DIRK

(raises his right hand as if he was going to ask a question) Um, I’m not Gay or Bisexual so that statement doesn’t pertain to me. I am a heterosexual man.



SAMUS

(shoots Dirk a glare) Do you want me to get you a speakerphone so you can shout it from the rooftops, because I don’t think the kids over in Alabama heard you.





DIRK drops his hand down and sighs taking another sip of the champagne.







GUSTIN

(shakes his head smirking) I honestly think that is an amazing idea, Samus. This is something you’re up to the task for?





SAMUS

(to Gustin) Of course! Why wouldn’t I be?



GUSTIN

(In concern) Well Kid, you were attacked by a stranger and I want to make sure that you are well enough to dive back into speaking to the public. You’re a bad ass writer, but your mental health and wellbeing comes first.



SAMUS

(smiles gratefully) Thank you for everything Gustin and I promise you I am one hundred percent capable of doing this.





ETHAN rolls his eyes at how positive both men were being and he clears his throat once again.





ETHAN

While that does sound like a modest and wonderful idea, I just want to make sure that this paper runs smoothly considering how well known Samus is to the public.



SAMUS

(to Ethan) I don’t think me being on the brink of death should be used to promote Misfits. It should heavily rely on the creativity and originality of everyone involved.



ETHAN

There is no such thing as bad publicity, Samus.



SAMUS

There is such thing as having a soul…find yours.





ETHAN glares at SAMUS and GUSTIN claps his hands together doing his best to break the tension in the room, but between DIRK not wanting to be there as well as ETHAN and SAMUS’ shaky past; the tension was like a heavy fog.





GUSTIN

Based off everything we discussed here, I am proud to say Misfits seems like it’s going to shape up to be an amazing project. I am beyond excited and cannot wait to get our first issue out there.





DIRK

And when exactly will that be?



GUSTIN

I am looking to get the first issue online by the beginning of next month. Once I have all of our ‘T’s crossed and ‘I’s dotted, of course.





DIRK

In the meantime, will we be taking part in these mindless pow wow meetings as well?



GUSTIN

(sighs and turns to Dirk) I promise the next time we have a meeting I won’t invite you. (beat) Alright! We got pretty far than I initially thought. I’ll call in during the week to check in on everyone. (rises up from the sofa) (to Samus) Can you hand in your article this Friday?



SAMUS

(thinks about it and nods) Sure! There’s this huge Singles Party for Gay men happening at Tara’s club. I could interview some of the guys there and cover the party.



ETHAN

Would that be ideal? You’re attending a Singles mixer- (smirks)- You sure you would actually get a story out of it and not spend a majority of time trying to find a boyfriend?



SAMUS

(bites the inside of his cheek and looks at Ethan) I would never do that to the guy I’m currently seeing. After all, I know how to remain faithful and loyal.





ETHAN’s smile fades quickly as he hears that SAMUS is currently dating someone.





GUSTIN

Ugh! Cheaters will never win in life. They’re vile and disgusting.



SAMUS

(looks at Ethan smiling as he nods his head agreeing with Gustin) Oh they’re the worst. But I always believe no matter what they do, Karma will come for them sooner or later. Unless she’s slowly but surely, prepping for sooner.





ETHAN’s eyes widen a bit in shock as SAMUS smirks and he takes another sip of the water bottle, realizing then and there that SAMUS wasn’t the broken, sad and lonely guy he cheated on years ago.







CUTS TO:



SCENE III

FADE IN:

INT-URSULA’S APARTMENT- THE NEXT MORNING



We find URSULA seated on her sofa shaking her head in disbelief at what she just heard.

SAMUS is seated a few feet away from her on the sofa.







URSULA

Are you bloody kidding me? Your ex is now a silent partner for your new job? So he’s like your boss?



SAMUS

Sort of. Gustin will approve whatever content I give him and make any necessary edits to it but Etha- (pauses and inhales deeply stopping himself from saying anything else)-I mean, He-Whom-Shall-Never-Be-Named, will be there to also assign contents as well as help with Public Relations etcetera, etcetera.



URSULA

But you will still have your own column?



SAMUS

Oh ofcourse. The Son of a Gun tried to undermine that idea as well. It didn’t work in his favor though.



URSULA

That is crazy! I don’t think I could ever work with my ex.



SAMUS

(looks at her) Which one? Tara or Kyle?





URSULA smiles realizing she never updated SAMUS on the events which took place the previous night. She sits up on the sofa in excitement.





URSULA

I totally forgot! You and I haven’t spoken yesterday. Well, I sat both Kyle and Tara down and told them the truth and before I knew it, Tara got up and pulled a bloody Rocky Balboa on him.



SAMUS

(gasps) No!





URSULA

Oh yes. It was a horrid experience but I sat with Tara and told her that I no longer want to be with her and now…I’m with Kyle.





SAMUS

What? Just like that? How did that happen?



URSULA

Surprisingly he didn’t resent me at all because I hurt him to be with Tara. Instead, he fell in love with me that one night we hooked up.



SAMUS

Aww in some twisted way it’s like a Hallmark channel movie, the one that comes on Valentine’s Day.



URSULA

(nods smiling) I know! It’s weird because I honestly thought that he hated me.



SAMUS

Now what about the baby?



URSULA

I decided to keep the baby and Kyle is more than happy…although he did manage to faint when I told him the news, but at the end of the day we’re together.



SAMUS

And how is the living arrangement going to work? Are you guys going to move in together?



URSULA

We haven’t discussed that yet. Right now we’re trying to take things slow and steady…which is ironic since I’m already pregnant and slow and steady seems a bit late.



SAMUS

Kyle is a great guy. Most would’ve made a run for the hills upon hearing something crazy like this. You have a good guy on your hands.



URSULA

(smiles nodding in agreement) I know. He’s a keeper. I was a complete and total fool to let him go the first time.



SAMUS

And the universe brought you two back together. In a very shocking way.





URSULA nods agreeing with SAMUS’ comment and she adjusts herself on the sofa. There was something that weighed heavily on her mind and she was debating internally whether or not she wanted to tell SAMUS what that was.







URSULA

Sam-Sam…(she pauses and looks down at the floor trying to find the right words to say) Ever since I found out I was pregnant I started to think a lot about my childhood.



SAMUS

What about it?



URSULA

Nothing special. I’m not thinking about the rays of sunshine warming my back as I played in the backyard of my house, but I’ve been thinking a lot about… my mother.



SAMUS

(shocked) The one that gave you to your next-door neighbors and never came back?



URSULA

Yes. I’m not sure if it’s because now that I’m pregnant I’m experiencing insane flashbacks of what it feels like to have a mother figure around- or in my case never have around; or if maybe I’m just going through a crazy phase.



SAMUS

It’s to be expected Urse. You’re going to be a mother and you’re experiencing flashbacks to your childhood, in hopes you don’t subconsciously become like her.



URSULA

It’s that and…I feel like I deserve answers as to why she abandoned me.



SAMUS

(lowers his eyebrows)Do you think she’s still alive after all these years?



URSULA

(shrugs) I don’t know. But I hired a Private Investigator to look into whether she is or not. I need to know why she left me. (quickly becomes frantic and emotional) Was I a burden for her? Or maybe she didn’t like me or maybe-



SAMUS

(places a hand gently on her right shoulder) That is a whole lot of maybes. (beat) You aren’t your mother. This baby has not only you as its mother but Van Halen as its father.-





URSULA giggles.







SAMUS (CONT’D)

And not to mention me as its Uncle. This child is going to be alright. So stop all that crazy pregnancy worrying.



URSULA

You’re right. I’m sorry Sam-Sam. I promise no more drama for me. (wipes her eyes) So how are you and Dylan doing?



SAMUS

(sits back on the sofa) We’re good. He’s currently at home sleeping.



URSULA

He’s sleeping? It’s almost noon. (smirks) Dahling, did you keep him up all last night?



SAMUS

(laughs and gasps playfully) I’ll have you know Ursula, I am pure.



URSULA

(smirking) You’re as pure as Britney Spears’ live vocals.



SAMUS

(laughs) Okay fine! But he and I haven’t really…made love. He was in San Diego doing some photo shoots for the designer Bella Devior.



URSULA

That woman is treacherous.(looks at him as if he was crazy) Wait you two haven’t done it? Why not? You two have been dating for what…close to two months? And you’re telling me he hasn’t laid down the hammer once?



SAMUS

Okay I am officially blocking MTV from your cable subscription and no. He and I have decided to wait until we are both ready.



URSULA

Who the bloody hell does that?



SAMUS

Two people who want to experience getting to know each other a bit better. There are many couples out there who have been dating for more than nine months who have remained abstinent.



URSULA

Yeah, Christian girls who are trying to get into Heaven. (beat) Dahling, men like him don’t just wait until they are ready. While you’re holding out he’s probably getting his off somewhere smashing some hairless Twink he picked up on Grinddate.



SAMUS

(laughs) Yeah, I don’t think a Twink has an ass like mine. And for the record, Dylan isn’t like that.



URSULA

Forgive me Dahling for all this insanity; I just don’t want to see you hurt again. I have my reservations about Dylan, but I have a feeling he’s the one for you.



SAMUS

And I love you for that, but I’m okay. Dylan’s okay. At this point in my life, I’m just going to let the Universe work its magic and see what happens.



URSULA

(smirks) Looky who all of a sudden sounds like the Dali Lama.



SAMUS

(conceitedly) I know, right?





SAMUS’s phone rings and he takes it out of his pants’ pocket. He looks at the caller ID and smiles. He answers it.





SAMUS (CONT’D)

(on the phone) Hey you. I was just talking about you.





The screens splits and we watch as DYLAN is walking down a busy NYC street in a hurry.





DYLAN

(on the phone) (smirking) Ah so that was why I heard ringing in my ears.



SAMUS

(on the phone) Don’t get cocky Mr.Bregar. How was your flight?



DYLAN

(on the phone) Tiring and long.



SAMUS

(on the phone) I can imagine. (pauses as he hears a few noises in the background) Are you outside?







DYLAN

(on the phone) Unfortunately. I have to make sure the photos I took are published, printed, and sent off to Bella before the deadline.



SAMUS

(on the phone) I did hear she was a diva. (beat) Are we still on for tonight?



DYLAN

(on the phone) An exhibit dedicated to espionage. Oh you bet we are on for tonight. (smiles) Plus the offer from Groupon expires at midnight.



SAMUS

(on the phone) (laughs shaking his head)Thank God for good ol’ Groupon. (beat) Okay sounds like a plan. I just hope you don’t stand me up Mister.



DYLAN

(on the phone) I promise I won’t.





We watch as DYLAN notices AUBREY standing in front of a store and he quickly grows nervous.





SAMUS

(on the phone) Goody!



DYLAN

(on the phone) Alright babe, listen I have to go. I’ll see you tonight.



SAMUS

(on the phone) Okay no problem. Love you too!





SAMUS hangs up the phone and places it on the table and he smiles sitting back on the sofa.





URSULA

(smiles widely) Are you glowing? I can’t believe you two are already exchanging ‘I love yous’.



SAMUS

(smiles and it takes only a few seconds for him to realize what he blurted out and he gasps) OH CRAP!





CUTS TO:

EXT-A NYC STREET- DAY



DYLAN places the phone in his pocket and he looks around nervously as he walks over to AUBREY.

AUBREY wasn’t paying much attention to anyone that was behind her as she was texting away on her cellphone.

DYLAN clears his throat and puts on a smile as he approaches her.





DYLAN

(nervously) Heeeey!





AUBREY turns around and gasps in excitement as she sees DYLAN.





AUBREY

(hugs Dylan tightly) Hey! I wasn’t expecting to see you here!



DYLAN

You and I both. (he pulls away from the hug) But what are you doing here? I left you in San Diego. Are you okay? Did something happen with your dad?



AUBREY

(smiles) No my dad is great. A pain in my ass but other than that he’s great. I’m actually here on business. Then an old college friend of mine called to meet up for Brunch so I decided why not?



DYLAN

Oh sounds like fun.



AUBREY

Eh. (shrugs) The coffee was horrible but the eggs were shockingly delicious.





DYLAN nods and he looks around nervously. AUBREY smiles wide and she grabs DYLAN’s right arm.







AUBREY (CONT’D)

Dylan, I want you to meet my old college friend.





We watch as ETHAN steps out of the store and smiles at AUBREY and DYLAN.





AUBREY (CONT’D)

Ethan, this is my fiancé Dylan. Dylan this is Ethan Vyler.







ETHAN smiles and extends his right hand and DYLAN returns the smile and shakes it firmly.





ETHAN

(shaking Dylan’s hand) It’s nice to meet you.



DYLAN

(shakes Ethan’s hand) Likewise man.







We watch as all three people stand face to face in the sidewalk speaking inaudibly amongst each other as the V.O plays.







SAMUS (V.O)

There are many mistakes we make in our lives. Whether it’s calling someone the wrong name, forgetting someone’s birthday or telling someone you love them too, even though it was never said in the first place.

These mistakes can alter the relationship between those involved forever. Whether it changes the relationship for the best or worst, it’s up to the people involved.

These are mistakes that can happen to probably two thirds of us. There is one mistake that we tend to make which could definitely be bad. And that’s trusting a complete stranger. It isn’t easy trusting a complete stranger because you never know what their true intentions are-







CUTS TO:

INT-AN APARTMENT IN NYC-EVENING



We watch as a mystery man knocks on an apartment door twice and waits patiently. Footsteps could be heard from the other side of the door and then it opens and GEO stands in the doorway wearing a shirt covered in white and blue dried paint.





GEO

(smiling until he sees the person standing in front of him) Hey wait a minute! You aren’t-







The MYSTERY MAN’s face is still not visible to us. We watch as he pushes GEO into the apartment and takes out a knife from his pants pocket holding it firmly in his right hand.

Without a warning the MYSTERY MAN stabs GEO repeatedly and his scream echoes throughout the apartment, until seconds later it quickly dies down.

We pan over to a rainbow flag lying on top of a nearby dresser and stabbing noises could still be heard. A small amount of blood splatters onto flag.









SAMUS (V.O)

-Until it’s too late.





BLACK















END OF EPISODE 2.










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