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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). Dating Samus and is happy with every day that passes. Unfortunately he is soon about to find out what happens when the secrets he have 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 6~ “MY LAST RESORT”

FADE IN:

INT-AN EMPTY PARKING LOT- NIGHT (A FEW MONTHS AGO)





We watch as THOMAS REDFIELD sits in his car alone tapping his fingers on his steering wheel waiting patiently for someone. Besides two more parked cars, his was the only one still in the lot.





THOMAS (V.O)

It’s always interesting to know what people hide from society. When we’re outside we are public. How we look, what we wear, the words we speak and how we conduct ourselves; are all up for scrutiny and those are things we cannot hide.

But isn’t it fascinating to think what people are like in private?

If the happy couple you see down the street are swingers. If that hot guy you passed on the train wears Boxers or briefs at home...or if he wears any underwear.

I wonder what people think about me? I wear who I am with proud. I am an elite Gaymer, that’s ‘Gamer’ but with a ‘Y’ to indicate that I am a Gay male who enjoys playing video games.

Well not really video games as the last few games I’ve purchased were for the PC.

But believe me when I say, I have never met anyone who could kick my ass in the game ‘Magic Wizard World of War’.

I met someone who kicked my ass on not only ‘Halo’ but even ‘Call of Duty’. Could you believe that?

His name was Diego Curtis and he was my whole world. My sunshine in the morning. The reason I could breathe and the light to my darkness.







THOMAS smiles wide as he spots DIEGO CURTIS walking down the empty parking lot and he quickly gets out of his car grabbing a single red rose.

DIEGO spots THOMAS and rolls his eyes clearly not in the mood to see him. He takes a right earbud out of his ear as he approaches THOMAS.





THOMAS

(closes his car door)

Hey babe! I visited your job earlier but Mona said you took off today. Then I remembered you have evening classes.



DIEGO

(nods impatiently)

Yes I do. (pause) Why were you even looking for me?



THOMAS

To give you this. (he shows Diego the rose) It’s for you. I made sure to pick the brightest and freshest rose for you.









DIEGO

(looks at the rose in disgust and then looks around the empty lot hoping to God no one was currently watching this scene)

Look man. (he turns back to Thomas) You need to stop this crap. It’s embarrassing.



THOMAS

(confused)

Embarrassing? Why? (gasps) Oh! Are you allergic to roses? If so I am sorry!



DIEGO

I’m not allergic to roses. I’m allergic to pathetic and desperate guys like you!



THOMAS

(shakes his head smiling in confusion)

I-I don’t understand. I like you and you like me. I mean we had a great time last night.



DIEGO

That’s the thing man. It was just for last night. What we had was a one night stand. Nothing more and nothing less.



THOMAS

(still confused but doubting everything Diego was saying)

B-But, no. No. You and I, had a moment. A moment I was beyond blessed to have experienced for the first time last night. You do like me. Who’s making you say this? (chuckles) Is it ‘GoblinEater69’? I know he’s still mad at me for stealing his kingdom.



DIEGO

(shakes his head)

I’m being serious. Last night, I was blown off by some Twink I met on Grindate so I hit up the club hoping to catch some ass.

All the good bottoms left around midnight and when the last call was announced, you were the only one still in the club. So I drank a few more shots and decided to tell you what you wanted to hear, so you could take me back to your crib and we could…well you know the rest.







There was a look of hurt and shock on THOMAS’ face as DIEGO confessed the real reason he approached THOMAS at the club the previous night.









THOMAS

S-So you’re telling me that last night meant nothing to you? That you just wanted to get your rocks off?





DIEGO nods his head.





THOMAS (CONT’D)

But you told me you wanted to claim me while I was…you know.



DIEGO

I only said that to help you reach the finish line, man. I have no interest in you. You were just a hookup and nothing more.



THOMAS

(smiles painfully)

W-We can head back to my place now and have another round.



DIEGO

Nah that’s cool. I could find better tail tonight.





DIEGO puts the earbud back in his ear and walks down the lot as THOMAS tries to process everything that was just said in his mind. He dropped the rose on the floor and looked down to find a hand sized rock on the floor.

As a few tears shed in his eyes, THOMAS picks up the rock and storms after DIEGO.

Without a second to think, we watch as THOMAS hits DIEGO over the head with the rock causing DIEGO to fall to the ground. He quickly turned around as blood began to spill out of the wound on the back of his head.

THOMAS quickly climbs on top of DIEGO and starts to choke him as DIEGO flares his legs to try to fight THOMAS off.

Within seconds DIEGO stops moving and he stares at THOMAS lifelessly.

THOMAS lets go of DIEGO and stands up tall happy with what he had just done.

We look back down at the dead body of DIEGO as the V.O plays.







THOMAS (V.O)

I don’t feel sorry for anything that I’ve done. The man I gave my heart to, the one that I truly believed wanted me…He had to be punished.

You probably assume that I was thinking of something sad or tragic as I was gazing down at the corpse of the bastard that used me...but I wasn’t. Instead, I was thinking of what to eat for dinner. Did I want Chicken or sushi?







CUTS TO:

We re-enter the restaurant scene from Episode 4 of Season 1. THOMAS walks out of the bathroom and walks over to SAMUS and inaudibly they talk. THOMAS places his right hand out to SAMUS for him to smell it and SAMUS jumps up to his feet and starts to angrily protest inaudibly as the V.O plays.









THOMAS (V.O)

Every single one of us is different. We all breathe differently, chew differently, smell differently and even have different things that arouse us, but one thing we all have in common?





SAMUS shakes his head and storms out of the restaurant leaving THOMAS to watch him angrily as he clenches his fists.





THOMAS (V.O) (CONT’D)

Rage.







CUTS TO:

INT- THOMAS’ APARTMENT- ANOTHER UNSPECIFIED DAY



THOMAS is seated on his couch in front of his television screen which is on and he was playing with a hand control game.





FEMALE REPORTER ON TV (OFF SCREEN)

In other news, L&G Daily’s Entertainment writer Samus Ortiz, was stabbed in his West Village apartment.-





THOMAS pauses the game and he looks at the television screen-which the audience does not see but just hears.





FEMALE REPORTER ON TV (O.S)

According to witnesses, the attack took place a few hours ago. Next door neighbors state, they heard Samus’ sister cry out for help and when they entered the apartment they found the twenty six year old Writer, lying in a pool of blood.

There is no word yet on his condition, but the police were able to sort through surveillance footage and they have identified the suspect as thirty six year old Parker Myers and he is still at large.





THOMAS turns off the television screen and angrily throws the remote across the room; he buries his face in his hands and shakes his legs in anger as the V.O plays.





THOMAS (V.O)

You see Samus. You’re my Moby Dick. The thought of someone else stealing my opportunity to kill you enraged the beast inside of me…So…I had to feed the beast to calm him down.







DISSOLVES TO:

EXT-An Alleyway- A FEW SECONDS LATER

We find THOMAS standing over FREDERICK in the alleyway strangling him.





THOMAS (V.O) (CONT’D)

Frederick was a guy I met at the local comic book shop. We hit it off right. He even blew me in the bathroom stall of the shop.

But later that night I found out the most horrible thing ever! He was…are you ready for this?...He was team Ravenclaw! I am a Gryffindor all the way and our two people do not mix! So I had to eliminate the enemy.

Some people might say that I was being too harsh by killing him but truth be told, I was only doing what I needed to make sure that I got my message across. And by the looks of it-





FREDERICK’s kicking and flaring comes to a sudden stop as his body goes limp and he dies. THOMAS releases his grip on FREDERICK’s neck smiling.





THOMAS (V.O)

-I think my message was well received.





CUTS TO:

INT-MAX’S BEDROOM- EVENING (A FEW DAYS AGO)



We watch as MAX quietly opens the bedroom door pulling THOMAS inside. Max then closes the door and lets out a sigh of relief as THOMAS walks over to the bed and sits down on it.





THOMAS (V.O) (CONT’D)

I took a month off to travel to Japan for a game convention and it was the best month of my life! I was beyond excited to meet other Gaymers there.

But sadly the event ended and I returned home; single, bored and hungry. But I was thrilled when I came across this cute guy named Max on Tinderdate.



MAX

(turns around to face Thomas)

I am so sorry for sneaking you in here. My mother hates visitors.



THOMAS

(smiles)

No that’s okay. I’m actually happy that you invited me over.



MAX

Well of course, besides that club was a total let down. I can’t believe there was hype for that place at all. It sucked!



THOMAS

(nods chuckling)

Yeah tell me about it. I’m actually glad to get that crap off my bucket list once and for all.





MAX nods and takes off his jacket causing THOMAS to smile and he grabs MAX’s arms pulling him closer.

THOMAS gets up from the bed and slowly leans in to kiss MAX’s lips but MAX pulls away.





MAX

Wh-what are you doing?



THOMAS

(lowers his eyebrows)

I’m sorry did I do something wrong? You invited me over.



MAX

Yes I did but it wasn’t to hook up.



THOMAS

(in a serious tone)

Then why did you invite me over?



MAX

To talk and to hang out. (beat) I’ve been caring for my mother for six years. I have no social life and my dating life is hell.

Ever since my mom got diagnosed with cancer, I’ve been here helping her. I love her, I do, but it’s because my love for her that I’m trapped in this hell.









MAX sits down next to THOMAS on the bed and looks down at the floor.





MAX (CONT’D)

When I chatted with you on Tinderdate, you were different from the other guys on there. You were sweet, kind, caring, honest and a huge gentle man tonight.



THOMAS

Then why can’t we just try to see what happens? (takes Max’s hands) Please? You’ll see if maybe you’ll like it and then-



MAX

(yanks his hands back)

I said no!



THOMAS

(calmly trying to fight his rage)

Why not!?



MAX

For starters? You aren’t my type! I don’t date guys who spend hundreds of dollars attending Game Tournaments and I sure as hell don’t date someone that thinks playing games is a career!



THOMAS

But it is a career! These tournaments have cash prizes of sometimes $2,000 or more all depending on the game, tournament and anything else.



MAX

(breaks out in laughter as if Thomas had just said a hilarious joke) That is the most stupidest thing I have ever heard!







THOMAS clenches his fists together as the V.O plays.







THOMAS (V.O)

I just couldn’t catch a break. (sighs loudly) So… I decided not to be laughed at again!







THOMAS gets up from the bed and lunges at MAX strangling him; the V.O plays.









THOMAS (V.O)

You know that death in particular was very hard for me, because I really liked him.







CUTS TO:

EXT-A NYC STREET- DAY (THREE DAYS AGO)



We watch as THOMAS walks out of a store holding a shopping bag and he spots SAMUS across the street talking to DANIEL.





We pan down to see THOMAS once again clenching his fists as the V.O plays.





THOMAS (V.O)

And there you were. Alive, happy, smiling and chatting away, while I was standing there mourning, hurt and alone.

In that quick second I saw an opportunity to finally end this battle with Moby Dick…But sadly, the Universe had other plans.







A loud DING! was heard and THOMAS quickly retrieved his cellphone and looked at the screen.







Appears On The Screen:

GEO-LOGYBTM: “Hey u lking? I’m hosting!”







THOMAS glares back over at SAMUS who is talking in audibly laughing with DANIEL and he glares back down on his phone and texts back.







APPEARS On The Screen:

SWKING1: “Sure! Send me the address and I’ll be right there!”







Another DING! was heard and THOMAS looked down at the screen reading the address to himself and he took one more glare at SAMUS from across the street and started walking away.





CUTS TO:

INT-GEO’S APARTMENT- A FEW MINUTES LATER



THOMAS knocks on the apartment door humming to himself.





THOMAS (V.O)

Truth be told, I thought Geo was a very attractive guy. Nice lips, high ass mmmmmm. But I was already pissed that I saw you, Samus. I couldn’t get your stupid smile out of my head. All I saw was your smile! Your stupid, stupid, stupid smile!





The apartment door opens and GEO lowers his eyebrows at THOMAS.





GEO

Hey wait a minute! You arent’-



THOMAS (V.O)

I saw your stupid smile…and then I saw red!





THOMAS takes out the knife from his pocket and pushes GEO inside of the apartment slamming shut the door behind him.





FADE OUT.













SCENE II

FADE IN:

INT- P.EYE OFFICE- PRESENT



We return to the P.EYE OFFICE to find THOMAS standing by the doorway still pointing the gun at SAMUS who was a few feet away from him and MARCO was by SAMUS, mentally figuring out a few tactics to get them out of this current situation.





THOMAS

And now you know the real reasons why I killed them.



MARCO

(nodding slowly)

Yes we do Thomas. We know exactly why you killed them and we are on your side.







SAMUS

(to Marco)

Oh speak for yourself! (to Thomas) If the reasons you killed four people was because you got your little feelings hurt then you are a complete idiot!





MARCO widens his eyes in shock and he glares over at SAMUS in disbelief.

THOMAS smirks tightening his grip on the gun’s handle.





MARCO

(lowly)

I don’t think it’s smart to upset the guy holding the gun.



SAMUS

(ignoring Marco)

You murdered those poor guys because they didn’t live up to your standards and shunned you? That’s sad!



THOMAS

(still aiming the gun at him. Calmly)

It isn’t that simple. They rejected me. They were cruel.



SAMUS

That’s stupid! (laughs shaking his head) Yes! I know Gay men can be shallow and superficial Dicks, who get so caught up in abs, v shaped torsos, waxing and hooking up; that guys like you and I get overlooked. (beat) But I have never decided to wake up one morning and kill someone?



THOMAS

(smirks shaking his head)

There he goes again. The almighty Samus is here to tell me what I’m doing wrong in my life, because it’s clearly not the way he sees it from his Golden throne. Tell me Sammy Boy, does it get lonely up there on your pedestal?





SAMUS shakes his head smiling and MARCO decides to quickly swoop in to deescalate the situation.





MARCO

(calmly)

Look, I get that you’re upset about the past but do you honestly think less of yourself?









THOMAS

(to Marco but still holding the gun at Samus)

Yes!- No I mean- I don’t know. I have never thought less of myself until I moved to this city.



MARCO

Well from where I’m standing you seem like an amazing guy.







SAMUS rolls his eyes knowing exactly what MARCO’s plan was.





THOMAS

(caught off guard and he lowers his eyebrows not taking his focus off of Samus)

Wh-What? Y-you think so?



MARCO

(smiles shaking his head)

Think so? No. I know so. Why don’t you put the gun down and let’s forget about stupid Samus. You and I, we can head over to that brand new Japanese place down the block.







THOMAS nods. He smirks at the thought and then he tightens his grip.





THOMAS

(to Marco)

I wasn’t born yesterday. I know you’re shagging Samus but nice try though. I’ll make sure you’ll die seconds after Samus.



SAMUS

(lowers his eyebrows)

Shagging?





MARCO notices THOMAS’s finger graze against the trigger and he quickly turns to SAMUS.





MARCO

Samus get down!







SAMUS stared at the gun and within seconds the sound of a gun going off, echoes throughout the office.

THOMAS falls to the ground dropping the gun by his side as he cries in pain tending to his bloodied right shoulder.

SAMUS and MARCO look toward the doorway to see URSULA holding a gun in her hands shaking nervously.



SAMUS & MARCO

(shocked)

Ursula?!



THOMAS

(in pain)

You shot me, you bitch!





URSULA looks at THOMAS on the ground and she places the gun quickly on the desk.

MARCO quickly grabs THOMAS’ dropped gun and places it in the back of his pants. He storms over to the desk and looks at the gun URSULA just placed down.





MARCO

How the hell did you get this gun?



URSULA

(nervously looking away from Thomas who was still bleeding and looks at Marco)

I-It was in the box Constable Wyatt gave me. It had his name on the handle and I thought I would come here to return it to him but then I saw…I saw… (turns to Samus)

Oh Sam-Sam, I said some very awful things to you and I am so sorry.



SAMUS

(shakes his head slowly)

No, no need to apologize. You suffered a tragedy and I should’ve been supportive of you instead of trying to talk you out of looking for your mother.



URSULA

(tears up)



Oh hush up and let me be the only one apologizing.



SAMUS

(smiles) Ugh fine!





SAMUS and URSULA hug. MARCO takes out a pair of handcuffs from his desk and turns THOMAS over on his stomach and places his hands behind his back as he puts the handcuffs on him.









THOMAS

(in pain)

OOOOOWWW! You’re hurting me you Dickwad! Someone call the cops! It hurts so much! I’m gonna die.



MARCO

Shut up! You’re not going to die. It’s just a flesh wound.





MARCO looks up as SAMUS and URSULA hug and he looks apologetically at SAMUS who returns the look back to him.









SCENE III

FADE IN:

INT-SAMUS’ APARTMENT-EVENING (A FEW HOURS LATER)



We watch as SAMUS and URSULA are seated on the sofa drinking hot chocolate in their pajamas and speaking inaudibly to each other as the V.O plays.





SAMUS (V.O)

Most people would become Hermit crabs after a deranged person stabbed them and they certainly as hell wouldn’t face a gunman head on. But I guess I’m not like most people.



SAMUS

So what are you going to do?



URSULA

I don’t know. I’m so scared to see her after all these years. What if she doesn’t want to see me or what if she thinks that I want to rekindle a Mother and Daughter relationship with her?



SAMUS

(smirks rolling his eyes)

What did I tell you about ‘What ifs’?



URSULA

They’re the dreams of neurotic people.



SAMUS

(smiles)

Exactly! Stop focusing on the negative assumptions and focus solely on the reality of it.

Yes, seeing your mother for the first time in twenty something years is scary; but you now know the answers to why she gave you up and now you just have to search within yourself and decide whether or not you want to see her.

If she didn’t want to see you, she wouldn’t have given fake ‘Hercule Poirot’ her current address.



URSULA

(nods her head agreeing with Samus and she smiles)

I miss this…I miss us.





Before SAMUS could respond back there is a knock on his apartment door and SAMUS places the cup of hot chocolate on his coffee table and walks over to the door.

He opens the door to find MARCO standing in the door way.





MARCO

(raises his arms in the air in disbelief)

So you don’t even bother looking through the peek hole?



SAMUS

(rolls his eyes)

What do you want?



MARCO

(clears his throat)

Can I come in to talk?



SAMUS

Well Ursula is still here.



MARCO

I’m sure she wouldn’t mind if we chatted…just to clear the air.







SAMUS lets out a sigh and he leans against the door.







SAMUS

Fine, just give me one second.





SAMUS slowly closes the apartment door leaving MARCO in the hallway and MARCO nods looking down at his feet.

SAMUS quietly creeps into the living room.







URSULA

Who is that Dahling?





SAMUS

It’s Dylan-I mean Marco. He..wants to talk.



URSULA

(gasps)

Ooh what do you think about?



SAMUS

I don’t know. Would you mind if he and I talk in private?



URSULA

(shakes her head smiling)

I don’t mind at all Dahling. (She rises up from the sofa grabbing her mug) I’ll be in your room watching some telly.







URSULA walks over to the bedroom and SAMUS lets out a nervous sigh and he quietly creeps back over to the door and opens it.





SAMUS

(calmly)

You may enter.





MARCO enters the apartment and SAMUS closes the door behind him.

MARCO gives SAMUS a look and SAMUS rolls his eyes and locks the door before walking into the living room.





SAMUS (CONT’D)

What did you do with Thomas?



MARCO

I took him to the hospital so the doctors could suture the wound and not before long the police showed up and took him into custody. I gave my statement and the police is ruling this, an easy arrest. Ursula is in the clear.

As it turned out Thomas still had his phone on him as well as every message he sent to the three victims. He basically dug his own grave.



SAMUS

(shakes his head)

That sounds like something Thomas would do.



MARCO

(pauses)

Look, I need to explain something to you. Yes, I screwed up, and yes I lied to you and for that I am truly sorry.





SAMUS

You can say you’re sorry until you’re blue in the face, but why did you lie to me? I thought what you and I had was special. Instead, you’re playing house with me, while you’re engaged to another person.



MARCO

(nods slowly agreeing with him)

I know and it’s my fault. What you and I had was supposed to be strictly business, I mean that’s why we never got intimate other than kissing…But I went about it the wrong way.



SAMUS

(beat)

Are you Bisexual?



MARCO

Honestly? I wasn’t before all of this. But then I met you…gotten to know you and…I can honestly say that I lo-



SAMUS

(interrupts)

No, don’t even say it. (beat) I know you feel that way, I did too. But you’re with someone and you love her so much you asked her to marry you. If that isn’t true love, I don’t know what is; and I refuse to be the reason you give up everything. (smiles and takes Marco’s hand in his) You are an amazing person and I wish you nothing but happiness, prosperity and so many good fortunes. But, this is where we end communication.



MARCO

(nods, getting emotional at the thought of losing someone he started to care for)

Thank you Samus…I hope you find someone who can treat you right and be himself around you.



SAMUS

And thank you.



MARCO

(confused)

For what?



SAMUS

For showing me, that Cupid doesn’t hate my guts.



MARCO smiles and he kisses SAMUS’s forehead.

MARCO walks over to the door, opens it and leaves closing it behind him.



URSULA

(walks out of the bedroom)

I’m so sorry, dahling.



SAMUS

(shakes his head smiling)

Don’t be. Yeah it sucks that the man I was falling for assumed I was a killer and lied to me, yet I’m not mad. I’m, grateful because ‘The Boy With A Broken Heart’ was able to give his heart away and take it back. Sure now it’s cracked, dusty and stained; but it isn’t broken or shattered.



URSULA

(shrugs)

Your analogies are weird dahling. But that’s why I love you.







SAMUS and URSULA hug laughing at the entire situation.

SAMUS laughs shaking his head.







SCENE IV

Fades To

INT-SAMUS’ APARTMENT- MORNING (THE NEXT DAY)



We renter SAMUS’ apartment to find him on his sofa typing on his laptop-similar to the first episode of the season, but this time he was typing at a quick speed as the V.O plays.









SAMUS (V.O)

Another day and I’m alive. I mean you would think I would be lying in bed scared of the world but I’m back to the beginning. Back to working on Samus’ World. Back to what I love doing.

Taking a leap of faith into something new and I’m not the only one taking that huge step either.





CUTS TO:

EXT-OUTSIDE OF URSULA’S BUILDING-MORNING



URSULA walks out of the building holding a duffle bag and she places it in the trunk of her car. KYLE follows her out holding a huge suitcase in his hands.





SAMUS (V.O) (CONT’D)

After Ursula and I spent all of last night talking, she decided to finally go out and meet her mother.

While I honestly believe it is way too soon for her to make a huge decision like that, I supported her anyway just like a best friend should.







KYLE places the bag in the trunk of the car and he closed the trunk shut. He walked over to URSULA and wrapped his arms around her waist.





KYLE

You sure you don’t want me to tag along?



URSULA

I’m positive Dahling. This is just something I have to do by myself. I hope you understand.







KYLE nods and he kisses her lips softly. She pulls away from the kiss and walks over to the car and enters the driver seat.





CUTS TO:

EXT-IN AN APARTMENT BUILDING- AFTERNOON (TWO AND A HALF HOURS LATER)



URSULA walks down the hallways clenching her purse tightly visibly nervous, as the VO plays.





SAMUS (V.O)

I supported Ursula because not only is that what true friends do, but I supported her more because she needed answers and she deserved them. Our past lies behind a door and if we don’t lock that door tightly, the ghosts will escape and haunt us. We must face those ghosts and defeat them, then we can lock the door on our pasts forever. It is only when that door is locked that we can truly move on with our lives; opening another door into our future. Unaware what awaits us on the other side.





URSULA takes one last deep breath before she knocks on the door. A few seconds pass and footsteps could be heard from the other side.

The door opens and URSULA smiles at a person the viewers do not see.





URSULA

(speaking in her normal voice without the British Accent)

Hello. My name is Ursula Bextor…and I’m your daughter.







CUTS TO:

EXT-ON THE SIDE IN FRONT OF GUILTY PLEASURE- MEANWHILE



We watch as SAMUS places a lit rainbow candle in the middle of a makeshift memorial for FREDERICK, MAX, GEO AND DIEGO. Balloons and other candles were there as well as pictures of all four men.

SAMUS stands a few inches back and looks down at the memorial and the V.O plays.



SAMUS (V.O)

Most people think the Gay community is solely focused on sex and parading half naked at Pride events or throwing Oscar parties.

We are a community that has been oppressed for years. A community where our brothers are beaten, tortured, disowned by family and killed just for being who we are and loving someone society doesn’t approve of.

We call for unity and acceptance from the world, yet there is a crack in our own foundation. We are putting each other down based on idiotic things like looks, weight, HIV and AIDS, for being too feminine and a lot of other bull crap that doesn’t seem important at all!

How can we expect society to care about us, if we can’t even care for each other?





SAMUS walks away from the memorial and his phone starts to ring. He takes it out of his pocket, looks down at the caller id and answers it.



SAMUS

(he swipes the screen and places the phone on his right ear)(into the phone)

Hey G!





CUTS TO:

GUSTIN getting out of a cab and walking quickly down the street.





GUSTIN

(into the phone)

Hey Kid, I just finished reading the article you sent me about the four murdered guys and I was completely speechless. I didn’t even know any of these guys and you made me feel like I went to high school with them.



SAMUS

(into the phone)

The credit goes to their families. I just sat and interviewed them. I wanted to humanize these men and show the world that although they were victims of a senseless tragedy, that they are our friends, our neighbors, our brothers, cousins etcetera.



GUSTIN

(in the phone)

And that’s exactly how I felt when reading it. I was initially going to include this on the launch next month, but I’m going to make some editorial changes to it and release it tonight at midnight. Sort of making it a sneak peek of what Misfits of NYC is.



SAMUS

(into the phone) (gasps in excitement)

Are you serious!? That would be amazing! Thank you!



GUSTIN

(into the phone)

No thank you! I’d love to chat and (joking)- boost your ego but I’m heading to meet a new contributing writer I hired.



SAMUS

(into the phone)

Ooh I cannot wait to meet them. Okay I’ll chat with you later or see you tomorrow for our Pow Wow Meeting.



GUSTIN

(into the phone)

Sounds good. Have a goodnight Kid, oh and great work!



SAMUS

(smiling) (into the phone)

Thank you and goodnight.





SAMUS hangs up his phone and puts it away smiling to himself as he continues walking down the street.

Unaware to him, DIRK is across the street taking photographs of SAMUS.







CUTS TO:

GUSTIN opens the door of the café and finds a woman and he walks over to her. The viewers only sees the back of her head.





GUSTIN

I am so so sorry I’m late. Traffic was insane. Apparently, some truck carrying raw chicken flipped on the highway.



MYSTERY WOMAN

Oh my! Sounds awfully horrible. I hope you are alright.



GUSTIN

Oh yeah I’m fine.





GUSTIN takes off his jacket and places it behind his chair and he places his messenger bag on the floor by his feet as he sits down.





GUSTIN (CONT’D)

Now Ms.Jones, I wanted to tell you that I believe your voice would help Misfits of NYC on so many levels. Not only as a woman but also as a Heterosexual woman who is an ally to the LGBTQ Community.



MYSTERY WOMAN

Oh please Gustin. Ms.Jones was my mother. You can call me-





We pan over and reveal that the MYSTERY WOMAN is actually MARY MYERS the mother to PARKER MYERS, wearing a stylized wig.





MYSTERY WOMAN (CONT’D)

-Vivian. You can call me Vivian.



GUSTIN

(nods)

Alright. Vivian it is. Again thank you so much for taking interest in this project. As a Bisexual man myself, I see how difficult it is to yell over the hatred sometimes.



VIVIAN

Well of course. I find it very immoral that anyone would be so rude towards another group of people because a silly old book told them to.



GUSTIN

Oh I agree completely with you, Vivian.



VIVIAN

Why, thank you.



GUSTIN

Okay so I brought a few contracts with me for you to sign and then you’ll officially be a apart of Misfits of NYC.



VIVIAN

(claps her hands in excitement)

OOOh I can’t wait! May I ask who’s apart of Misfits? I would love to make a personalized basket for each and every one of them.



GUSTIN

Oh you don’t have to do that.



VIVIAN

I know I don’t have to but I must. I will be the Motherly voice of this project so why not bask in it?



GUSTIN

(smiles nodding)

That is true. Okay. There is Dirk Wagner. He’s the Sports Columnist. Then there’s this new writer I hired, her name is Cree and she is going to contribute to the Feminism pieces and then there’s Samus. He’s an amazing writer that will actually have an article coming out tonight.



VIVIAN

(gasps in excitement)

That is amazing! Sounds like I’m amongst the best of the best.



GUSTIN

They really are a talented bunch.



VIVIAN

Oh! I know! I should make my world famous Red Velvet cake. It is to die for!



GUSTIN

Red Velvet? Hmm Samus has been trying to make me eat that for months now. Red Velvet is his favorite cake. If your cake turns out as delicious as those macaroons you made me last week, then I know Samus is going to die. (He picks up his back and rummages through it for the contracts)



VIVIAN

(aside)

Oh that is exactly the point.



GUSTIN

(pauses and looks at Vivian)

Huh?



VIVIAN

(gives him a very fake grin)

Oh nothing.









BLACK.





















SCENE IV

FADE IN:

EXT-A STREET LOCATED OUTSIDE OF NYC- NIGHT



A MAN (Hispanic, mid 30’s-late 40’s, tall) sticks his right hand out in the street hoping to hail a cab.



The MAN’s attire consisted of blue jeans, a black leather jacket and black boots. Over his right shoulder hung a black duffle bag.





SAMUS (V.O)

I’ve always been one to preach about how great it is to send positive vibes out into the world. Not because it keeps us grounded and somewhat sane as crazy things happen around us. But keeping a positive mindset, lets us see positive things happen to us. It’s our own self-fulfilling prophecy, after all.







Finally, a cab stops at the curb and the MAN opens the door and gets inside. Once inside he closes the door.





CAB DRIVER

(turns to the MAN)

So where are we heading?



MAN

New York City.



CAB DRIVER

(in disbelief)

Are you insane bro? That’s a six hour drive. I don’t have time to drive that long and not to mention this will cause you about a few hundred dollars and I’m not going to offer you a discount and-







MAN unzips the duffle bag and takes out five stacks of $100 bills. Each stack consists of $1,000. He places the stacks on the empty passenger’s seat next to the CAB DRIVER.



The CAB DRIVER looks at the stacks of money and he nods.







CAB DRIVER

Okay, Big Apple here we come.





CAB DRIVER starts driving and the MAN clips on the seatbelt.





SAMUS (VO)

But no matter how many positive thoughts we put out into the world, it will never be enough for us to avoid the inevitable. And that inevitable is the fact, bad things are always going to happen to us.



CAB DRIVER

So whatchu going to New York for? Business or pleasure?



MAN

Both actually.







As the MAN looks out of the window, we gaze down at his duffle bag and inside we see a black handgun and next to that handgun is a picture of SAMUS ORTIZ.







SAMUS (VO)

And in “Samus’ World”, bad things are always the inevitable.









BLACK.





END OF SEASON 2.















































Thank you all sooo very much for your support and feedback on this series. It means the world to me!





I am trying to work on a social media page where we can have a Topic discussion or debate on past 12 episodes and two seasons. About what you all loved, hated, adored and any predictions you may have for the third season (which I am currently plotting away as I type this).



Please feel free to share these two seasons with your friends, family etc. Being an Independent Writer isn’t easy, but being able to write content without someone standing on my wrist as I write, is a marvelous feeling!!



So what can we expect from the third season?

Again I’m plotting away (expect July for the first episode to drop) but here are some major events:

  • A brand new mystery.

  • Someone gets married.

  • A new character is introduced and ready to shake up Ursula’s world.

  • Exes will kiss.

  • An old flame returns.

  • A few secrets will emerge.

  • A new love ship will blossom and it’s not who you may thing ;)



Thank you all so much!!!!

Xoxoxo Edwin Betancourt 




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