RICHARD: Well, as Iím sure you know, Stephanie, Iím a very wealthy manÖ
STEPHANIE: You mean your father was wealthy.
STEHPANIE: (sneering) Oh, come on, Eliza, you know heís never worked a day in his life.
RICHARD: (angry) I resent that!
STEPHANIE: Well, good, because you were meant to. Now listen up. I donít want money. I want something else entirely.
ELIZA: And just what is that?
STEPHANIE: Oh, Iíll tell you.
RICHARD: Tell us then.
STEPHANIE: I will.
(A long silence. Finally, ELIZA speaks.)
ELIZA: Well what is it already??!!??
STEPHANIE: Oh, right. What I want isÖRichard!
ELIZA: What the hell are you talking about? I canít just give you my boyfriend.
STEPHANIE: One night is all I ask. One night to do with him whatever I please, however I please, wherever I please, whenever I pleaseÖ
RICHARD: Ok, we get it.
STEPHANIE: Yes, well, thatís what I want.
(She crosses her arms across her chest)
RICHARD: No way! I love Eliza and Iíd never be unfaithful to her.
STEPHANIE: Well, if thatís the case, then I guess she can just lose her job then.
(She moves towards the door.)
(She turns to RICHARD.)
Richard, honey, itís very sweet of you to say those things, but I canít lose my job!
STEPHANIE: Iím going to do it!
(She moves towards the door, then back again.)
(She continues to move back and forth.)
Whoop, am I really going to do it now? Oh, not this time! How about now? Nope!
RICHARD: Stephanie, will you cut it out??!!??
STEPHANIE: (pouts) Fine.
(RICHARD turns to ELIZA.)
RICHARD: Darling, you know Iíll always take care of your every need. You donít need a job.
ELIZA: Oh, is that the way it is? Iím just a little woman, canít take care of myself! Well I donít want to live that way. I want to keep my job. And if you really love me, youíll help me to do that.
RICHARD: Fine. Anything for you.
(She pumps her fist in the air, and the scene fades out.)
(Scene: A lonely stretch of highway. ANASTASIA walks slowly with a heavy backpack. Just then, it starts to rain.)
ANASTASIA: Oh, great.
(A car pulls up with dark windows. The window on the driverís side rolls down, and although we see no face, a voice comes from within.)
VOICE: Hello, Anastasia.
ANASTASIA: How do you know my name?
VOICE: Oh, I know all about you. I know how you hate that bitch Violet, and how you yearn to meet your birth mother. I know of your stupid, doddering father who never understands. I know everything. And you know what, Anastasia? I care about you. I love you, like no one else does. Please, come with me and weíll go far, far away from this horrible place.
(ANASTASIA thinks for a moment, then gets into the car. It drives away, just passing out of sight as JOSEPH pulls up.)
JOSEPH: (desperate) Anastasia!!! Where are you? Please come home!
(He begins to cry.)
JOSEPH: (quietly) I love you.
(Scene: VIOLET paces the floor at the Ginger household. JOSEPH enters.)
VIOLET: There you are! Did you find her? Oh God, if this gets into the society papersÖ
JOSEPH: Iím worried, honey. What if sheís hurt? Or scared?
VIOLET: Oh for Godís sake, Joseph, who cares? What you should be thinking about is how this will affect your reelection campaign.
JOSEPH: (suddenly realizing) You really hate her, donít you?
VIOLET: Who, darling?
VIOLET: Well, dearest, no offense, but sheís just such a cow.
JOSEPH: How dare you speak about my daughter that way? Youíre bitchier than she is!
VIOLET: (furious) Joseph Ginger, how dare you speak to me like that!
JOSEPH: You were nothing before I married you!
VIOLET: Get out of this house! I donít want to ever see your ugly face again!
JOSEPH: Oh, and how will that affect your precious campaign, eh? Besides, I own this house! You get out, you filthy whore!
VIOLET: (menacing) What did you call me?
JOSEPH: You heard me. I know all about you and Jonathan.
(It suddenly dawns on VIOLET that if JOSEPH leaves her, she has nothing.)
VIOLET: Joseph, that was years ago! Forgive me!
JOSEPH: I forgave you then. I wonít forgive you now. Now I can see that you donít love meóand never did! Goodbye, Violet!
VIOLET: NOOO! Please!
JOSEPH: (coldly) Get out of my house.
VIOLET: I have nowhere to go!
JOSEPH: What do I care?
(VIOLET lets out an animal scream and lunges at JOSEPH with her high heeled shoe. JOSSEPH grabs her arm and restrains her easily.)
JOSEPH: DONíT YOU DARE ATTACK ME YOU RAVING BITCH!
(He whips the shoe out of her hand, knocking her to the ground. She lies still.)
(He shakes her, no response.)
JOSEPH: (frightened) Violet? Wake up! Oh GodÖ
(The camera moves to focus on JOSEPH 2, watching from the doorway with his thumb in his mouth. The scene fades out.)
(Scene: JONATHANís office at the hospital. He is working on paperwork when BRIE enters.)
BRIE: (seductively) Hola, Doctor Ginger.
JONATHAN: (pleasantly surprised) Why hello there, Brie. What can I do for you?
BRIE: I feel like I must tell you something.
JONATHAN: What is it?
BRIE: IÖoh, I know this is wrong, but I canít hold back any longer! Iíve only known you for a few short hours, and yetÖ
BRIE: Doctor Ginger, I love you.
(She hides her face in her hands. JONATHAN gets up, walks over to her, and lifts her chin so she is looking at him.)
JONATHAN: Thereís nothing wrong with that. And pleaseÖcall me Jonathan.
(He kisses her passionately. BRIE pushes him down onto the desk and they start making out.)
(The scene switches to a bare room with a fuzzy TV screen showing JONATHANís office. A Hispanic man is watching it intently and grinning.)
MAN: Perfecto! I shall finally have my revenge on Jonathan Ginger!
(He laughs menacingly as the scene fades to the closing credits.)
Same time tomorrow for moreÖPURPLE TWILIGHT!!!