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STATION NIGHT (NIGHT !)
BELLA. FOCUSED ON SOMETHING OFF SCREEN AS WE REVEAL
She's writing a
Dear Senator Calhoun, it's almost impossivle to know where to start...
voice-over cross dissolves, her words MOVE acroos the SCREEN: The truth your
eyes you voicestrong and loving this letter I exist
(V.O.)Lcont'd) And.. I'm your daughter.
face. Her voice over. Her handwritten words. The paper. The music.
Dissolve into each other, and finally
End on a clean
tableau of bella. Sitting at the desk in the gas station. Still writing.
Cut to the
diner, where Scout, Hamilton, and Jake are sitting at the counter eating ice
HAMILTON: OH. Totally.
Here's one: Chloe Sevigny or Hilary Swank?
SCOUT: I think,
HAMILTON: Nah. Hialry. Definitely Hilary
Which evokes a
smile from Jake as Will ENTERS, having heard the last bit of the conversation
HAMILTON: Now Debutante or down home girl?
Scout starts to
respond. Hamilton cuts him off
HAMILTON> (cont'd): (to Scout) Debutante, right?
respond. Something out the window has caught his eye. It's Bella, of course.
The look isn't lost on Hamilton. Will crossses. To him.
HAMILTON: (cont'd) Or maybe not.
between them): Hello? Earth to inest boy.
so not funny Will.
WILL: (to Hamilton) I think he's on the fence. (to Scout) Why don't you go ask her to join us?
Cut to the
interior of the gas station. Bella's just put the letter in an envelope. The
door opens, startling here. It's Scout. She hastily shoves the envelope into
her jacket pocket on the chair behind her.
What are youdoing here?
SCOUT: A bunch
of us are at the diner, thought I'd see if
BELLA: -- so
you just barge right in here, without knocking?
BELLA: -- you
do realize this is like, my house, Scout
SCOUT: But this
is the garage. You live upstairs.
whatever. You just shouldn't sneak up on someone like that.
SCOUT: Um, are
(defensive) I'm fine
SCOUT: Well. I
just came over because I thought you looked lonely.
into the room.
Scout) I get lonely. You never visit me.
Just then, the
SERVICE BELL DINGS. Bella storms out. Grace SPOTS Bella's jacket.
GRACE: Toss me
that jacket, Scouty.
She EXITS. Off
Scout, still a little overwhelmed and confused by this Bella encounter.
Cut to the
exterior of the gas station. Bella is servicing the car that just pulled in. A
sleek RANGE ROVER whips into the station, MUSIC BLARING. Grace climbs into the
car, which is full of RAWLEY BOYS.
GRACE: (out the
window) See y' later, I borrowed you jacket!
around, just in time to see the range Rover peeling away, and Grace leaning out
the window wearing her jacket.
BELLA: No, no
no! Grace, Grace! There''s something in the pocket!
As the Range
Rover disappears in the distance.
(freaking) The letter
freaked out, we
exterior of the gas station. That same Range Rover pulls into the station as
Bella LOOKS OUT THE WINDOW and SEES THEM. She quickly disappears from the
window. Grace gets out of the car, giggly and punch drunk with fatigue. She
blows a kiss to the BOYS inside.
The car drives
off as Bella FLIES OUT THE FRONT DOOR, intercepting Grace
It's six o'clock in the morning! Where's my jacket and where the hell have you
been all night, I've been all over town looking for you
we stayed up playing cards. Who are you, my moher
is my JACKET?!
GRACE; I do't
know, what's the big deal
She pushes her
agsinst the wall
will shred you if you don't get me that jacket NOW! WHERE IS IT?!
Bella's serious) Wow. Okay. Relax. God. It's just a jacket. (then) I think
I left it at Joe's
--Joe's? Oh, playing cards?? You were gambling at Joe's!? Grace, what're you
thinking?!? (heads for the door) Alright! I'm going to Joe's--.
Maybe it's not at Joe's. No. Now I remember. I think it's in one of the dorm
rooms at Rawley
British guy. Ryder. God!
If I don't get that jacket back
Cut to Ryder's
dorm room. A poker game is in progress. Ryder and his three CRONIES are
playing cards. Ryder OPENS his hand REVEALING a straight he HOWLS in victory
RYDER: Yes!! A
Just then, we
SEE Will WALKING BY the room in the hall, carrying his laptop. He STOPS.
Looks in at the commotion as Ryder THROWS his cards down and collects the cash
from the center of the table Ryder looks up, SPOTS WILL.
Madame Krudski. Care to join us?
wanna' take your money, Ryder, be way too easy
right. Of course, you've got that thing. That "I'm so poor, please take
pity on me" thing. (to the guys) Maybe she doesn't play poker. (then to
Will) How's about Old Maid?
laugh. As WILL MOVES ON
out) Krudski?!? I'll ante up for you. You're in.
RYDER: Oh, come
on Willy. Don't be a poofter.
The other guys
ad-lib, goading Will to play.
Well? Come on then.
Can't resist. Sits down at the table. Takes his cards. The all look at their
Ryder deals him
three. Deals the others. Then himself. A BEAT. Ryder looks at the cronies.
Smiles. Conspiratorially. Looks at Will.
Let's see 'em.
their hands down, revelaing Will's hand: A PAIR OF KINGS and a PAIR OF THREES.
Ryder has A PAIR OF JAKCS.
Lucky draw, Willy. Congrats.
He pushes the
pot towards Will.
WILL: Why not?
Will deals the
next hand as we DISSOLVE TO
another hand. TRIP SEVENS> he takes the pot. DISSOLVE TO
another hand. A STRAIGHT: 7,8,9,10, JACK. Ryder REVEALS his hand. Also a
straight: 2,3,4,5,6. Will takes the pot. DISSOLVE TO
REVEALING another hand. Pair of Aces. And a pair of threes. Will REVEALS his
hand. A FLUSH. Five diamonds. Will takes the pot
another hand. Everybody looks at their cards. A BEAT. Then
RYDER: bet of
WILL: (looks at
his cards) bet
He tosses in
twenty bucks. The other three fold in turn.
in forty) Raise you twenty.
in sixty) Raise you forty.
Ryder throws in
He tosses in
How many cards you want?
Will two. Deals himself one. They both look at their cards. Then
RYDER: Bet is
to you, Will.
in one hundred bucks) One hundred bucks.
with his cards. Then
you one hundred.
He throws in
two hundred. Will looks at him. Then
WILL: Raise you
Ryder looks at
make this interesting.
He counts his
money left in front of him. Throw it all into the pot.
Raise you FIVE HUNDRED.
Will counts his
money. He only has fifty bucks left. He looks at Ryder. Ryder stares him
WILL: I call
me if I'm wrong, but you're a working boy, aren't ya, Krydski? If you're
WILL: -- why
don't you worry about your own cards and shut your crumpet?
I like that. Still, I hafta' ensuer that you've got the money. You realize,
if I win, you'll owe me 500 bucks?
Will GRABS his
laptopputs it on the table.
WILL: My laptop
worth 500 bucks. Trust me, I'm still paying it off.
Shows his hand.
Will looks at
him in disbelief. Shows his hand. FOUR KINGS,
(laughs) You're good. But not good enough. (he grabs Will's computer) Don't
cry, Willy. Get my the cash. You can have it back.
Will MAKES a
MOVE TOWARD his as
FINN APPEARS in
the doorway. The guys hide all the traces of the gambling and pretend to be
Ryder smiles at
Finn, who rolls his eyes. Not buying it for a second.
(suspicious) What's happening, guys?
(covering) hey Finn.
He looks at the
table. SEES the cards
FINN: I don't
see any showgirls, so this must not be Vegas or Atlantic City. Which means,
what you're gambling with is your summer here at Rawley.
what he means. Finn looks at them. Then, at Will
Everything okay, Mr. Krudski?
Finn EXITS. Off
Will, wondering where in the hell he's gonna get
Cut to the
interior of the Rawley common room later that morning. Will, Scout, Hamilton,
and Jake are all hanging out.
Five hundred dollars?!
SCOUT: And you
put up your laptop?
WILL: A stupid
move. But I had four kings. He had a straight flush.
should just take it back.
right. You shouldn't have to pay. Ryder's a total jerkoff.
or not, I made the bet.
what? I mean, we're not exactly raking in dough at the diner.
JAKE: Me too.
you need to borrow any money, there're plently of people here with a lot more
than me. Seriously, man I'm happy to help you out with whatever I can.
guys, I can handle it.
I'll work extra shifts. Guess I won't be taking Caroline Busse out to dinner
this is ridiculous. Even with extra shifts, it's gonna take you like a month
to pay him off. You're gonna need your computer before then.
WILL: I can use
the computers in the lab.
loan you the money. You can pay me back, instead of Ryder. What's the
WILL: I don't
wanna drag you, or anybody else, into this. So, thakns, but I'll deal.
I'm here. If you need it. I'm gonna hit the shower.
Scout starts to
leave, then turns back
Oh. By the way. Jake and Hamilton???
WILL: Oh, yeh.
Cut to the
interior of Jake's room. Jake and Hamilton are lying on her bed together,
reading magazines. She has her head on his stomach.
NO. Definitely not.
they have no idea we're together.
They would never think that about me.
JAKE: No, not
you. The tower of testosterone, the monument of masculinity.
onyou know, you totally dig boys. That's why you like me.
messing with your head, dude.
They kiss and
fall back on the bed together.
are. So's this whole situation.
Let's go on a date then, my manly man. Today. We can just take my bike and
go. Be alone together. Go out to lunch
HAMILTON: But I
have that lacrosse team meeting
JAKE: And I'll
wear a dress and these
She hold us a
pair of Prada heels.
Cut to Will and
Scout's room. Will is lying on his bed. Finn knocks on the door.
WILL: Oh yeh.
Evernthing's just dandy.
him a piece of paper) Here. This might make you feel a little dandier.
WILL: What is
application for the Warren Stipend. They award $1,000 to the most auspicious
student writer on the East Coast.
you're telling me this because
FINN: You know
that essay you turned in last week. The one on how you can never really know a
auspicious. I would have told you about it sooner, but I usually only let
upperclassmen apply. I reread you essay this morning, however, and I think you
might really have a shot.
WILL: Are you
FINN: The thing
is, the postmark deadline is today. So, you've gota print out a clean copy of
your paper, fill out this form and get the whole thing in the mail by 5:00.
Finn smiles and
turns to go.
FINN: Five 0'clock
Krudski. Don't forget.
Finn leaves and
Will frantically searches his room looking for something- a disk. He realizes
that it is..
WILL: Still in
BELLA: (O.S.) >What's still in the computer?
standing in the doorway
WillI really need your help and I was wondering if you could do something for
kina busy right now and
sorry, but you're the one person who can help me and I'm not gonna take no for
WILL: What is
it? What's wrong?
tell you, but first let's get out of here before
wearing only towel, straight out of the shower.
SCOUT: Um. Yeh. >What'ya doing here?
BELLA: I just
came by to talk to Will about this thing he let me borrow that I left in
someone else's room and we're gonna look for it. Bye!
She grabs Will
and they leave.
Cut to Jake
rolling her bike along a wooded area. Hamilton is carrying her backpack.
Ryder and his two friends approach, smoking cigarettes.
RYDER: I didn't
know Batgirl had a sidekick.
away, Cancer Boy.
know, Ham. The back seat of a bike? It's called a bitch pad.
I guess that's why your mother should be riding on it?
Ryder fakes a
laugh and walks away.
Cut to the hall
of Rawley as Will and Bella climb the stairs.
BELLA: she said
she left it in some British guy's roomnamed Ryder.
He's the biggest assbite at Rawley. He's the guy that took my compuer.
He's probably reading my deepest darkest secrets as we speak.
WILL: How'd you
get yourself into this mess anyway?
BELLA: I don't
know, how'd you get into the mess you're in?
WILL: I thought
I had a winning hand.
BELLA: When are
you gonna learn, Will. In this town, we never do.
They move into
around for their stuff, but hear a voice coming from the hallway. He drops the
stuff and pulls Bella towards the closet.
BELLA: What the
hell are you doing?
cell phone) I told you I'm good for it, Joe. I'm not the one to welch on my
debts. Look, I just cleaned out my ATM right now. I'm counting the money as
we speak. Two thousand eight hundred, two thousand nine hundred, three
thousand lovely little dollars heading your war. Never mind I have no cash for
this weekend's debauchery.Joe, don't get all "Goodfellas" on me
Fine. FINE! Yes, I understand. By noon today
He turns off
the phone, grabs the bag of money. The picks up Will's laptop
RYDER: to the
pawn shop with you.
He grabs the
jacket from the bed and puts it on.
Townie-slut outerwear. Pawn this too.
He leaves, and
Bella and Will come out of the closet.
plan, Will. We hide in the closet while that jerk insults my sister wearing my
jacket and takes off with our stuff.
would've preferred getting busted sneaking around in his room
Alright. Le'ts get outta here. We gotta find that guy.
Will opens the
door to the hall to find Scout standing there.
you should tell me what's going on. Like, now.
Cut to Scout,
Bella, and Will running down the hallway
probably headed for the pawn shop.
SCOUT: God. I
can't believe this, Bella. Writing a letter to my father?
rub it in Scout! Not here. Not now!
WILL: Let's cut
across the quad.
They exit the
building and start to run.
don't you just tell Finn that Ryder has your computer and he'll get it back for
WILL: Tell Finn
I lost my laptop gambling" That's a sure way to lose my scholarship.
(then to Bella) So, you weren't gonna tell me about the letter???
BELLA: If you
hadn't barged in on my last night, we wouldn't be in this predicament
that's why you were being so weird
BELLA: I was
well, thanks to your discretion, a pretentious blabber-mouth is about to
royally screw up our lives.
Scout- I'm painfully aware of that
WILL: Could we
please just focus?? Look, there he is!
across the quad to where Ryder is sitting on the grass, in class.
BELLA: OK, I'm
getting my jacket and my letter back, now.
gonna go over there and cause a scene? Bad plan. Technically, you're not even
supposed to be on campus
relax. He's not going anywhere. So you guys hang here and keep an eye on our
friend until he gets out of class. I'm gonna go to Finn's office to see about
getting my essay back. Then we'll all have what we need, and we'll all be
They both look
at him, fuming
WILL: Or not
Bella and Scout hiding in the bushes
Cut to Hamilton
on a dock, as Jake comes out of the restroom dressed as a girl. Hamilton
JAKE: Oh, stop.
towards her bike.
Slide down, handsome.
don't think so.
JAKE: But you
don't know where we're going.
I guess you'll have to guide me. Hop on, baby.
off, Jake climbs on
Cut to the
hallway at Rawley. Will comes up to Finn's office, but finds a note taped to
the door that says: "At a Seminar All Day. Try me Tomorrow"
Cut to a small,
classy restaurant. Jake and Hamilton enter, kiss briefly, and approach the
JAKE: Hi. Two
please the name's Pratt.
leads them to a second-story dining room. Hamilton pulls out Jake's chair for
JAKE: What are
and the two sit down. They look at their menus.
(cont'd): You look, like, totally foxy.
as in a compliment. As in a thing a guy says to a lady. Foxy lady.
(cont'd): Why is that so funny?
Hamilton. It just is. Is that a line you use on girls?
Actually it's a line I reserve for cross-dressing she-men.
She laughs, but
it's forced- he's offended her.
Cut to the
campus quad. Bella and Scout are still watching Ryder.
I've give it some thought. And I still haven't apologized for what's
happening. So I'm apologizing. (no answer) Well??
would you like me to say?
BELLA: That you
accept my apology.
SCOUT: I do. I
accept your apology. But please understand, my dad's career could be ruined if
any of this gets out I mean, Bella, if Ryder reads it, his first call's gonna
be to the tabloids.
BELLA: All you
care about is your father's precious seat in the Senate
think about this. Do you love Charlie?
BELLA: yes. Of
I love my parents, to. And we're both lucky for that. And I don't know that
it's worth it for either of us to risk losing what we have.
according to you, I have nothing to lose and everything to gain. I mean, it's
the Calhoun clan. And you've been on me for weeks to meet your father- I
didn't want to until you pushed me into it
That's true, Bella. But if you could've felt what I felt when I told my dad-
your dad what, Scout?
SCOUT: Um he
SCOUT: He knows.
I told him. At the Regatta
BELLA: you did.
SCOUT: I just
didn't know how to tell you.
mean- he doesn't want to meet me right?
SCOUT: It's not
that. It's just he's concerned.
There've been rumors- false rumors- before. And look, he doesn't want to go
through any of that again.
neither do you.
would you? Want to go through that? Don't you get it? This isn't about
politics. This is about our lives.
BELLA: God, I
can't believe- I mean, I was sitting here feeling bad- you lied to me, Scout.
I showed up that day- in that stupid dress God, I feel like such an idiot. How
could you do that to me?
She looks away
and notices Ryder is gone.
Cut to the patio,
where Will runs into Ryder and his cronies.
WILL: Where are
you taking my computer?
WILL: I've got
this paper in there. Just let me get the disk and you can
all got our needs, little Krudski. So, off you go.
WILL: You know,
your accent's really starting to piss me off.
don't you go complain to the Dean? I'm sure he'd love to heard what happened.
Lost your computer in a gambling bet?
Ryder and his
cronies walk away. Scout and Bella run up from the opposite direction
He's heading toward the parking lot.
The three run
after him, calling his name, but he can't hear them through his headphones. He
unlocks the car, puts some stuff in the trunk, but then realizes he forgot
something. He locks the car again and goes back into the dorm. Will, Bella,
and Scout approach the car and try to open the trunk.
reach in and see if you can find the trunk release.
WILL: Why is it
a bad idea?
Scout opens the
door to pop the trunk and the car alarm goes off.
guard starts towards them.
Now what're we supposed to do?
pretend it's ours.
WILL: It'll be
fine. Can you hotwire it?
SCOUT: You can
hotwire too? What are you, some kinda
Yes. Get in.
They all get
into the car as Bella cuts two wires and touches them together, starting the
engine and turning off the alarm.
approaches the side of the car.
with the alarm.
And then the
three tear out of the parking lot.
Cut to the
Corvette squealling around a corner and pulling to a stop
BELLA: I just
stole a Corvette, I just stole a Corvette, I just stole a Corvette
SCOUT: We did
not steal this car. We are just borrowing it to recover the items which were
more or less stolen from us. Now lets get our stuff and ditch this thing
before we go to jail for grand theft auto.
WILL: Pull the
trunk release already!
BELLA: I am!
It's not working. I must have cut the wires when I dismantled the alarm.
break into the car, hotwire it, but can't open the trunk.
sorry my criminal skills aren't more well-rounded, Scout
gonna get caught if we stay here. Can you fix this thing or not?
BELLA: Yes, but
at the garage
Cut to Ryder
coming out of a building at Rawley, finding his car gone, and looking at his
RYDER: Damn it
Joe, not my car!
Cut to Jake and
Hamilton at the restraunt
JAKE: Look, I'm
sorry I laughed at you. You were just trying to be sweet. I guess I'm a
little... you know, it's just funny and kinda weird-- this whole date thing.
not weird. It's the way it should be. And besides, it was your idea.
JAKE: I just
meant-- it's like-- we don't know how to act.
we do. (to waiter) Excuse me, we'd like to order. The lady will have the
JAKE: The lady?
that would be you.
JAKE: But I
don't like salmon.
Then why don't you order for both of us, Jake.
JAKE: Hey, I'm
all up for being the girl here, but--
it seems you're a little out of practice.
both have the scallops.
HAMILTON: But I
don't like--- fine.
Cut to Bella,
Scout, and Will driving down the road.
what exactly did you say in the letter, anyway?
it's none of your business.
mean, it's none of my business?
know, the way it was none of my business that you already told him.
I think I have a right to know what you were gonna say.
WILL: Ah, the
joys of sibling rivalry. For once, I'm glad to be an only child.
SCOUT: So, was
it about me? Or us?
letter had nothing to do with you. And it's not important, so can we drop it?
SCOUT: How can
you say it's not important?
guys, I have a deadline to meet that's becoming imminent. Can we just drive
and keep the chit-chat to a minimum?
BELLA: Oh my
Sirens and red
lights come up behind them, and they pull over.
Now we're all going to jail.
SCOUT: Let me
handle this. I have a way with authority figures, they tend to like me.
WILL: Yeh, well
I have a way with the locals. They tend not to think of me as a stuck up rich
right, I'm sure the local authorities know exactly who you are.
that supposed to mean?
Good afternoon. (then) Bella. Bella Banks.
BELLA: IN the
Whitmore. I used to baby-sit for you like ten years ago. But you probably
don't remember me.
yeah. Right. You know, you were my favorite.
(flattered) Oh. Thanks. So, this your Corvette?
Some rich Rawley snob. Put in a new transmission. Just testing it out. Was I
doing anything wrong back there?
no, not you Bella. But you two. You should be wearing your seatbelts. I
oughtta write you a citation right now. You get back to the gas station right
where we're heading. It was really great seeing you again.
for handling that for me, guys.
They take off,
but then the car makes a funny noise and dies.
SCOUT: You were
feeling kinda sassy for a minute there, weren't you?
well, we're all outta gas, you idiots...
Cut to the
restraunt, where Jake and Hamilton are done eating and both reach for the check
I got it.
JAKE: No, It's
my treat. This was my idea.
thought you were, we were, I mean...
you're going to be the boy. I'm goin to be the girl. So, I'm supposed to let
you pay the check?
JAKE: Um. OK.
Look, Hamilton. I've never known how I'm supposed to act or what I'm supposed
to do. And I've never really thought about it. So just because I'm wearing a
dress, I should start now?
that's not what I'm saying...
JAKE: Am I
supposed to let you pull out my chair and open doors and pay the check? Am I
supposed to lauh at all your jokes? Even the ones I think are lame? And
you'll drive and lead the way, and pick the topics of conversation. you know,
some of that seems sweet and old fashioned but a lot of it seems arcane and...
not who I am.
don't think you know who you are?
Cut to Bella
and Scout waiting in the woods by the side of the road.
know... I realize this letter.. is a private personal thing to you. It's
just. I feel like when we barely knew each other, you were more open with me.
Now when things are the way they are, when you should really be able to confide
in me, you've closed me out completely.
because we've found ourselves in this situation, doesn't give you the right to
know everything about me...
Everything? I don't know anything. Since the day we found out, you've been
putting up this brick wall...
reason it's not important, what I wrote in the letter? It's because I was
never gonna send it.
BELLA: I wrote
it for myself, Scout. To get these feelings out, that have been-- God. It
doesn't matter. The point is, I never intended to mail it to your father. It
was more like a private journal entry and it's nobody's business what it said, Okay?
mean, we've been running around on this wild goose chase because you just had
to have a Dear Diary moment? God Bella, how could you do this?
BELLA: Now you
SCOUT: Now I
BELLA: Why I
never tell you anything? Why I've closed you out. It's because you say things
WILL: I've got
the gas, let's get this show on the road.
Cut to the
three looking through the trunk at the gas station. Will grabs his laptop.
WILL: Seems OK
I'm not. The letter. It's not here.
through the trunk and toss up the envelope of money. Bills flutter down.
BELLA: Oh my
Cut to Will
counting the money.
600, 700, 800, 900, 3000. So, Ryder blew $3000 at Joe's last night?
GRACE: It was
not pretty. And Ryder? He thinks Joe took his car. He doesn't know you guys
focus. There was a letter in this jacket. Where could it be?
GRACE: I don't
know. Maybe it fell out of the jacket when we were at Joe's. I'm sure that's
where it must be.
WILL: And what
are you doing hanging out with Ryder anyway, little sister?
GRACE: How do
you think he got into Joe's?
SCOUT: Who is
this Joe character?
bookie. He runs this underground casino in an abandoned house.
SCOUT: And you
know him because?
WILL: We went
to grade school together. We used to be pretty good friends before he went all
Soprano on me.
he's on his way oer here.
He needs to find Joe. And he needs me because I know where Joe lives. He
should be here any minute.
Cut to Ryder
pulling up in the passenger seat of an SUV
Luv. Where's my little townie tour guide?
BELLA: With our
father who's gonna personally kick your ass if you don't stay away from my
Look, as much as I'd like to play "Taming of the Shrew" with you,
I've got a little situation with one of your more colorful locals.
Heard about that. You know, I'd be careful when it comes to Joe and that
group. I mean, I know the guy pretty well.
lovely. Consorting with criminals. The guy swiped my little red corvette.
Something like that.
WILL: Like I
said, I know the guy pretty well. I could probably talk to him. Maybe get him
to give you back your car.
But it'll cost you.
WILL: How about
Cut to the dock
where Jake emerges from the bathroom dressed as a boy again
JAKE: Uch. My
mother would die if she knew I used that bathroom.
that you wear boxers. And a corset.
JAKE: Yeh. She
already thinks I'm pretty strange.
Do you think I'm like a freak or something?
Not at all.
JAKE: So. Does
that mean you still like me?
course I still like you. But I'm also, I don't know, confused. About who you
are. About what we are.
JAKE: I'm just
me, Hamilton. I know I've been acting all this time, but when I'm with you, I
you're my best friend, Jake. Sometimes you're my best guy friend when I'm with
you at school-- and sometimes my girlfriend that I'm like totally in love with,
and I don't know how to act either, and--
did you say?
don't know how to act either--
The part about my best guy friend?
The part about... I love you.
would be the part.
JAKE: Me too.
I mean. Love. You. Too.
can I drive home?
JAKE: Not a
Cut to the a
residential street in New Rawley. The Corvette pulls up, and Will goes up to a
house. An Italian teenager comes to the door, greets Will, and they go
what I said before...
BELLA: You were
right. It was pointless to write it all down. Not to mention selfish and--
SCOUT: Even if
it as just for you. You were being honest about your feelings. And I think
that is important. That one of us was.
"Dear Senator Calhoun. It's almost impossible to know where to start. My
name is Bella Banks. I'm 16 years old. I live in New Rawley, I go to Edmond
High. And I'm your daughter. All my life I've wondered about you. Who you
are. The color of your eyes. Your hair. Your voice. Are you tall? Do your
hands look like mine? And then, the other day, there you were. You drove into
our gas station in New Rawley. And I spoke to you. It all happened so fast.
I couldn't find the words to say hello. I want you to know that I've have a
good life. The man who raised me is strong and loving. He has taken care of
me since my mother left ten years ago. I guess I'm writing you this letter
because I want you to know that I exist. So take from it what you will. All I
hope is that some day you'll wonder about me too. Love, Bella" It
went something like that
SCOUT: And you
writing it my whole life. In my head, anyway. I just put it on paper cuz I
thought I finally had someone to address it to.
BELLA: No, I
don't Because I'm never gonna send it. I meant what I said in the letter. I
love my life, Scout. And I don't want to do anything that's gonna change it.
Promise me you won't talk to him about it again.
promise. Look, I kinda acted like a complete jerk about this whole thing. I
mean, all I could think about was how my life might be compromised. Believe it
or not, I bet my dad would be disappointed in me.
BELLA: Guess we
knocked down a few bricks, huh?
walking across the street, leans against the car, and pulls the letter out of
BELLA: Yes! Will,
She rips up the
BELLA: I kinda
have it memorized.
Cut to the New
Rawley Parking lot.
WILL: I can't
believe we pulled this off. OK. I've gotta get to the dorm, print my essay,
and... Oh my God. The deadline. The post office closed like a half hour ago.
where's the closest one that's open?
WILL: Which is
like 40 miles from here. We'll never make it in time.
What's this? Daisy and the Dukes. I must admit, I'm impressed Krudski.
Thanks, man, I owe you one.
yeah. You do.
Cut to the
three reiding down the road in the Corvette again, past a sign for Carson.
Cut to the
interior of Friendly's, where the three are eating.
WILL: So, not
only did Ryder thank us for getting back a car which we actually stole, but the
he let us borrow it.
to outsmarting evil upper classmen.
WILL: Here's to
sweet-talking a cop while you're in a stolen Corvette
retrieving a letter that would have been a time bomb had it been read.
WILL: We rule.
OK, so I got one. Jennifer Lopez or Salma Hayek?
Gotta go with Salma.
WILL: I don't
know. I mean, "Out of Sight"?
all I'm saying is "From Dusk till Dawn."
BELLA: I don't
think either of you are gonna ever have to worry about it.
Jake come in
WILL: Hey, have
a seat guys.
more Rawley guys-- the nice kind. Hamilton and Jake.
They all look
at her funny.
What's going on?
old, same old.
Pretty much covers it.
They all laugh
and the camera pulls back on them talking and eating.