INT. THE POLICE STATION-RILEY'S OFFICE-THE T.V. IS STILL ON,AND HALLOWEEN II IS ON.
Riley is asleep in his chair and Cory is sitting in a chair infront of the desk eating a bag of popcorn.
HALLOWEEN II is now at the part near the end where Michael Myers is chasing Jamie Lee Curtis through the hospital.
The phone on Riley's desk rings and Cory reaches over to answer it,still watching T.V.
He grabs it and raises it to his ear.
CORY:Amity Police Department.
INT. NICK'S HOUSE-THE KITCHEN-CHERYL IS SITTING ON THE COUNTER AND ERIC IS STANDING INFRONT OF HER.
Nick and Brandy are standing nearby.
BRANDY:Who is this guy that you need to pick up?
NICK:Michael Brody.The old chief's son.
BRANDY: And he's gonna help with the shark?
NICK: He's gonna try.
Nick grabs a pop off the counter and raises it to drink.
The phone on the wall rings and Nick jumps,dropping the pop.
NICK: Son of a bitch!
Cheryl hops down off the counter,looking over at Nick as the phone rings again.
CHERYL: Jesus,Nick.Settle down.
Cheryl answers the phone.
CHERYL: Hello?(pause)Hi,Cory.Okay,hold on a sec.
Cheryl holds the phone toward Nick.
CHERYL: It's for you,scaredy cat.It's Cory.
Nick takes the phone.
NICK: Hello?(pause)Alright.(pause)Okay.I'll head right out there.Bye.
Nick hangs the phone up.
BRANDY: What'd he want?
NICK: The savior has arrived and I have to go pick him up and take him to the Oceanside Hotel.
INT. THE POLICE STATION-RILEY'S OFFICE-CORY IS STILL WATCHING HALLOWEEN II.
It's at the end,where Donald Pleasence holds the lighter up and says,"It's time,Michael." Michael looks up,calm, and Donald lights the lighter.From the hallway we are shown that there's a huge explosion.
Riley walks into his office.
RILEY: Did you call Nick?
CORY: Yeah,he's on his way.
CORY: Did you call Peter?
RILEY: Right after Michael called.
CORY: What did he say?
RILEY: He said I could do anything I wanted.
CORY: But this is gonna cost like a few thousand dollars atleast, maybe even up to ten or more.Would Peter be up for giving out that kind'a dough?
RILEY: If he wants this shark to be stopped he will.He has the money from July to use.
The end credits of HALLOWEEN II are now playing,with the song "Mister Sandman" playing.
RILEY: I mean....
CORY: (interrupts)Wait.I like this song.
Cory grabs the T.V. selector and turns the T.V.'s volume up.
RILEY: Oh,this is a really old song.
CORY: Yes,I know,chief,now be quiet.
EXT. THE DOCKS-NIGHT-CARLA,MICHAEL,AND THEA ARE STANDING NEAR THE ROAD HOLDING THEIR BAGS.
CARLA: Who's picking us up?
MICHAEL: Deputy Nick Walker.
THEA: Walker,Texas Ranger.
CARLA: They're taking us to the hotel,but are they paying?
MICHAEL: I'm sure I could get them to.Do you want me to?
CARLA: I don't care.It's your credit card.
THEA: I want to go back home.I'll stay with Sarah.
MICHAEL: No,you're not staying at your friend's house.
THEA: Damn it.
CARLA: Thea Brody,you watch your language.
THEA: I can't.I mean,it's not like word balloons come out of my mouth when I talk like in a comic book.
CARLA: If you keep on being a smart mouth,Thea,I'll send you to North Carolina to stay with Grandpa and Grandma Lucas.
THEA: I'll shut up now.
CARLA: You better.
MICHAEL: I think this is him.
Nick's Jeep is driving down the road.
It pulls up infront of them and stops.
INT. NICK'S HOUSE-THE KITCHEN-CHERYL AND ERIC ARE SITTING AT THE TABLE PLAYING CARDS,500 RUM.
Brandy walks up to the table,yawning.
BRANDY: Who's winning?
ERIC: Cheryl,345 to 260.
CHERYL: I'm whoopin' ass.
BRANDY: How are you going to get home,Eric?
ERIC: I'll walk.
CHERYL: I'm stayin' here.
BRANDY: Okay.Eric,try to be home by eleven.I'm going to bed. I'm gonna get up at eleven,and when I do you better be gone.
Brandy walks out of the room.
Cheryl watches Brandy walk into the livingroom then start up the stairs.
ERIC: What?You wanna play strip poker?
CHERYL: No.I want to talk.
ERIC: What about?
CHERYL: This guy that's coming to fish for the shark.Someday soon they're going to go out on a boat huntin' for that thing.
EXT. NICK'S JEEP-NIGHT-IT DRIVES DOWN AN AMITY ROAD.
INT. THE JEEP-NICK IS DRIVING,MICHAEL IS IN THE PASSENGER SEAT,AND CARLA AND THEA ARE IN THE BACKSEAT.
MICHAEL: When do I get to meet the chief?
NICK: Tomorrow,I guess.Oh,by the way,my wife is having a cookout in your honor tomorrow night if you would like to come over.
MICHAEL: Sure.Sounds good.
THEA: What is she cooking?
NICK: Hamburgers and hot dogs.
THEA: I'm a vegetarian.I can't eat those things.What else?
NICK: Well,I'd think that...
CARLA: (interrupts)It's okay,Deputy Walker.She's not a veget- arian,she just likes to make trouble.
NICK: You don't have to call me Deputy Walker.Just call me Nick.
THEA: I am a vegetarian.
CARLA: No you're not.
THEA: Yes I am.
CARLA: Since when?
THEA: Since now.
CARLA: Well,you can become a vegetarian after tomorrow.
NICK: Here we are.
EXT. THE JEEP-NIGHT-IT TURNS INTO THE PARKING LOT OF A BUILDING.A SIGN NEAR THE BUILDING READS: OCEANSIDE HOTEL.
INT. NICK'S HOUSE-THE LIVINGROOM-CHICKENHEAD IS LAYING ON THE FLOOR,SLEEPING.THE LIGHTS ARE OFF.
Eric and Cheryl are sitting on the couch making out.
The V.C.R. clock reads: 11:15 PM.
Eric and Cheryl are kissing when the light at the top of the stairs comes on.
They pull apart and look over at the stairs.
CHERYL: It's after eleven!You have to go.
ERIC: I know.
Eric stands up,kissing Cheryl as he does.
ERIC: I love you.
CHERYL: I love you,too.
Eric turns to go toward the sliding glass door and stumbles over Chickenhead.
Chickenhead gets up quickly,barking.
Brandy is starting to come down the stairs.
Chickenhead barks again.
BRANDY: Chickenhead,be quiet!
Cheryl lays down on the couch.
Eric reaches the sliding glass door and goes outside, shutting the door behind him.
EXT. THE HOUSE-NIGHT-ERIC JUMPS OVER THE RAILING OF THE BACK PORCH,LANDING IN THE SAND OF THE BEACH.
INT. NICK'S HOUSE-THE LIVINGROOM-BRANDY WALKS IN AND LOOKS AT CHERYL,WHO IS LAYING ON THE COUCH,PRETENDING TO SLEEP.
Cheryl doesn't move.
Brandy turns around and walks back toward the stairs.
BRANDY: Come on,Chickenhead.
Brandy and Chickenhead go upstairs.
EXT. THE HOUSE-NIGHT-NICK'S JEEP IS PULLING INTO THE DRIVEWAY.
Eric is about to come around the back corner when he sees the Jeep and goes back,pressing against the side of the house.
The Jeep turns off and Nick gets out.
Eric turns and starts to run across the beach.
After he's run a few feet he trips over something and falls to the ground.
He sits up,groaning.
ERIC: What the hell?
He looks back to see what he tripped over.
Laying in the sand is a rubber water boot.
ERIC: Damn thing.
Eric stands up,picking up the boot.
He turns and throws it out into the ocean.
We watch the boot splash into the water and then pull back a bit to see what remains of Steve's body floating in the shallow water.
Eric didn't see Steve's body,so he is now walking away from the private beach,toward the street.
At the front of the house Nick walks up to the front door.
He opens it and goes in,shutting the door behind him.
As soon as Nick is inside Eric walks down the driveway and onto the street.
INT. NICK'S HOUSE-THE BEDROOM-NICK WALKS IN.
Brandy and Seth are laying in bed,Chickenhead is laying on the floor.Seth is asleep,Brandy is awake.
BRANDY: Did you pick them up?
BRANDY: Did you invite them to the cookout tomorrow?
BRANDY: Are they coming?
BRANDY: Is that all you can say?
Nick sits down on the bed.
NICK: Looks like this will all be over soon.
BRANDY: I hope so.
NICK: When did Eric leave?
BRANDY: I don't know.I told him to leave at eleven,and he was gone when I checked.
NICK: They seem to love eachother.
NICK: Eric and Cheryl.
BRANDY: Maybe.But they act so damn dumb.
NICK: Maybe they are.
BRANDY: In love or dumb?
EXT. AN AMITY STREET-NIGHT-ERIC IS STANDING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET,A CRUSHED POP CAN AT HIS FEET.
ERIC: Three seconds to go...two...one...
Eric kicks the can and it slides across the street and goes right into a storm drain.
ERIC: Yes!Score!Amity's Eric Gibson wins the game!
Eric jumps up and down,going farther backwards with every jump.
On about the third jump he reaches the sidewalk.
He goes to jump a fourth time but his feet catch on the sidewalk's edge and he falls back onto his back on the walk.
INT. THE POLICE STATION-THE NEXT DAY-RILEY,CORY,AND PETER ARE IN THE MAIN ROOM.SUNLIGHT IS SHINING INTO THE ROOM THROUGH THE WINDOW.
RILEY: Did you order those things?
PETER: Those things that...?
PETER: Yes,I did.They should get in tomorrow.
CORY: What things?
RILEY: Equiptment for the fishing trip.
CORY: Oh.When is that,by the way?
RILEY: I don't know.A couple days,I guess.
PETER: A couple days?I thought you were going as soon as the supplies come in.
RILEY: We're not.
PETER: When are you going then?
RILEY: I just said I don't know.What does it matter anyway? The beaches are closed,people can't get hurt.
PETER: The longer the beaches are closed the more money this island loses.
RILEY: I thought you said you weren't gonna be a prick about this.
PETER: And I won't.
RILEY: Then please stop hassling me.
The door opens and Nick and Michael come in.
Riley,Peter,and Cory turn toward them.
PETER: Hello,Mister Brody.I'm Mayor Peter Anderson.
Peter and Michael shake hands.
MICHAEL: You can call me Mike.
PETER: You can call me Peter.
Michael and Cory shake hands.
CORY: Nice to meet you.I'm Deputy Cory Porter.
MICHAEL: Hello.We spoke on the phone,right?
CORY: Yes,we did.
Michael and Riley shake hands.
RILEY: I'm Chief Riley Danes.
MICHAEL: Good to meet you,Chief.
NICK: (to Cory,Riley,and Peter)You guys comin' to my cookout?
EXT. NICK'S HOUSE-EVENING-THE COOKOUT IS GOING ON ON THE PRIVATE BEACH.
Nick and Brandy are cooking hamburgers and hot dogs on a grill on the house's back porch.
Three picnic tables are set up on the beach and there are about a dozen fold out lawnchairs at the water's edge.
Chickenhead,Seth,and Cory are playing frisbee.
Eric and Cheryl are sitting at a picnic table talking.
Ben Emmerich,one of the cops Riley suspended,is sitting in a lawnchair.
Peter and his wife Zoe are walking around the side of the house,just arriving.
Riley is sitting at a picnic table by himself.
Peter and Zoe sit down with Riley.
RILEY: How you doin',Zoe?
ZOE: Pretty good.
PETER: Where are the guests of honor?
RILEY: On their way I guess.
PETER: How are they gettin' here?
RILEY: I loaned Mike a Jeep today.
PETER: What are his wife and kid's names?
RILEY: His wife is named Carla,his daughter is named Thea.
PETER: Theo?Like the boy on THE COSBY SHOW?
RILEY: No,Thea.Like Theo with an A instead of an O.
PETER: Yeah,I know.
ZOE: Peter,quit acting foolish.
PETER: I'm not acting foolish,I'm just trying to get names straight here.
Just then Michael,Carla,and thea come walking around the side of the house.
Riley looks over at them.
He spots Carla.
RILEY: Oh my god.
RILEY'S P.O.V-WE ZOOM INTO AN ECU OF CARLA'S FACE.
Riley looks over at Peter.
Riley gets up and walks away.
At their table Eric and Cheryl are talking.
ERIC: Look,you're wrong.Just admit it.
CHERYL: I am not wrong.
ERIC: Yes you are!Will Smith was not in DAZED AND CONFUSED.
CHERYL: Yes he was.
ERIC: Who'd he play then?
CHERYL: I don't know what his name was.The black guy.
ERIC: No he didn't.
CHERYL: Yes he did.
CHERYL: Who did then?
ERIC: I don't know,but it wasn't Will Smith.
Cory throws the frisbee and Chickenhead goes running after it.
The frisbee flies over a dune.
It lands on the other side of the dune right beside Steve's washed up body.
Chickenhead goes running up the other side of the dune,toward Steve's body's side.
Riley walks up to Nick and Brandy at the grill.
RILEY: Mike and his family are here.
BRANDY: Great.I'd like to meet them.
Brandy walks away.
Riley looks over at Nick.
RILEY: Nick,I am in deep shit here.
RILEY: Mike's wife,Carla.
NICK: What about her?
RILEY: I knew her back in Carolina,only when I knew her she was Carla Lucas and I was sleeping with her.
NICK: Mike's wife is your ex-girlfriend?
RILEY: Yes.She was the one I was with all through high school. High school sweethearts.Then she went off to college and broke up with me because she started sleeping with a professor there.
RILEY: And this professor she was sleeping with was a marine biology professor.
NICK: Mike used to be....a marine biology professor.
NICK: She dumped you for him.
RILEY: That's what I'm thinking.
NICK: It's a small world after all.
RILEY: This is no time to joke,Nick.
NICK: I know,I'm sorry.But this is like something out of a soap opera,chief.
Riley turns around.
Brandy is standing with Carla.
BRANDY: Come meet the family!
Carla looks over at Riley,smiling.
When she sees him her smile goes away.
CARLA: Oh my god.
Riley is walking toward them.
Carla smiles again and shakes Riley's hand.
CARLA: Hi.I'm Carla Brody.
RILEY: I'm Riley Danes.
NICK: (O.S.)Supper's ready!
Soon,Eric,Cheryl,Nick,Brandy,and Seth are eating at one table.Ben,Cory,Peter,and Zoe are eating at another table.Riley,Michael,Carla,and Thea are eating at the last table.
At their table Eric and Cheryl are sitting together. Brandy is sitting on Eric's other side,Seth is beside her,and Nick is beside Seth.
Eric looks at Brandy's cleavage showing above the top her tank top,then looks over at the cleavage showing above the top of Cheryl's tank top.He looks back and forth a few times,smiling.
ERIC: (to himself)I am in Heaven.
Brandy looks over at Eric.
Eric pretends like he was looking at his watch,smiling.
ERIC: I said,"Oh,wow,it's way past seven."
BRANDY: It was past seven when you got here.
ERIC: I know,but I was just surprised to see how long it's been.
Brandy looks over at Seth,who is tapping her on the shoulder.
Eric looks over at Cheryl,who is looking at him with an angry expression.
Cheryl shakes her head.
At the Riley-Michael-Carla-Thea table Riley is wiping his mouth with a napkin.
Michael and Thea are eating but Carla is staring at Riley.
Riley looks over at Carla and she looks down at her plate quickly.
Riley sighs,standing up.
RILEY: Well,I've gotta get goin'.Talk to you tomorrow,Mike?
MICHAEL: Yeah,sure chief.
Carla watches Riley as he walks away.
Riley stops at Nick's table to talk to him for a second.
Carla turns back and looks down at her plate.
She closes her eyes,thinking.
After a couple seconds she opens her eyes and looks back to see Riley going into Nick's house through the sliding glass door.
Carla stands up.
MICHAEL: What are you doing?
CARLA: I have to go to the bathroom.Is that okay,master,or do I have to beg?
Carla walks away.
Thea looks at her dad,shocked.
Carla walks up to the Nick-Brandy-Eric-Cheryl-Seth table herself and stops.
BRANDY: Yeah.What do you need?
CARLA: Could I use your bathroom?
BRANDY: Sure.It's down the hallway on the first floor,right next to the picture of Elvis.
Carla walks toward the house.
She enters through the sliding glass door.
INT. THE HOUSE-CARLA ENTERS.
She walks through the livingroom and turns into a hallway.
Riley is standing inside the hallway next to a picture of Elvis.
RILEY: It's nice to see you again,Carla.Did you use the bathroom excuse?
CARLA: (nods)Just like in high school.We'd tell the teacher we were going to the bathroom then go make out in the janitor's closet.
They smile at this memory.
RILEY: Some coincidence,huh?Your husband's gonna save my island.The guy you dumped me for.
CARLA: Riley.That was thirteen years ago.
RILEY: How's the marriage?
RILEY: It can't be that good or you wouldn't have come in here to talk to me.
CARLA: I can't talk long.
RILEY: Why are you talking to me at all?
CARLA: Because.I haven't seen you in a long time.
RILEY: It was your choice.
CARLA: I know.
RILEY: Was it the right choice?The cop or the fisherman? Are you happy?
CARLA: It was fun.For the first seven years,it was great.
RILEY: Key word being was.
CARLA: Five years ago we were living in the Bahamas,living a great life.Then a Great White came down there.That's when Mike started to change.We had one more year of happiness.Then,when Mike's mother died he became a complete asshole.
RILEY: Then why are you still with him?
CARLA: For Thea.She already has an attitude problem.If we got divorced she'd end up hating one of us,maybe both of us.
RILEY: So,you wanna get together?
CARLA: It'd be over as soon as we left.As soon as Mike gets the shark.
RILEY: I could handle that.
CARLA: Okay.Get Mike to go somewhere for lunch tomorrow,then come to the Oceanside Hotel while he's gone.
RILEY: What room?
EXT. THE HOUSE-NIGHT-EVERYONE ELSE IS STILL EATING.
On the side of the dune that the people can't see Chickenhead is barking at the body of Steve.
Chickenhead lunges at the body.
At his table Nick looks over toward the dune.
NICK: Chickenhead sure is making a racket.
BRANDY: He's probably barking at Dusty Hopper's terriers.
NICK: Here he comes.
Chickenhead is now running back across the private beach,toward his family.
He comes up to the table,something in his mouth.
BRANDY: He's got something.
NICK: It's probably that frisbee he was playing with earlier with Seth and Cory.
Brandy leans over toward Chickenhead.
BRANDY: What have you got there?
Chickenhead drops one of Steve's hands on the ground.
BRANDY: Oh god.
Brandy stands up quickly,knocking her chair over.
NICK: Holy shit!
Nick stands up.
Cheryl sees the hand and screams.Seth starts crying.
EXT. THE HOUSE-SOON-AN AMBULANCE IS PULLING OUT ONTO THE STREET INFRONT OF NICK'S HOUSE.
EXT. THE BEACH-NIGHT-RILEY,NICK,AND CORY ARE SITTING ON THE TOP OF THE DUNE,LOOKING DOWN AT THE PLACE WHERE STEVE'S BODY WAS,DRINKING BEERS.
NICK: We have to go out tomorrow,Riley.That thing just got too close.
RILEY: We're not going out tomorrow.
NICK: Why not?Your supplies arrive tomorrow.
RILEY: I'm doing something tomorrow.
Quick cut to:
INT. THE POLICE STATION-THE NEXT DAY-SUNLIGHT SHINES THROUGH THE WINDOWS.RILEY,NICK,AND CORY ARE TALKING.
NICK: You're going to sleep with the guy's wife?
RILEY: Hopefully.That's why you guys have to take him out to eat at noon.
NICK: I'm not going.You can't sleep with his wife.It's wrong. I'm married,man,and I can't do that to another man.
RILEY: Nick,I think I love this girl.
CORY: Love her?You just met her.
NICK: No,they went out through high school.
The door opens and Michael comes in.
The clock on the wall reads: 10:15 AM.
The clock switches to 11:45 AM.
Nick,Riley,Cory,and Michael are sitting around a desk talking.
Nick has been writing something down on paper.
NICK: Is that all?
MICHAEL: That should do it.
The four men sit in silence for a few seconds.
Riley kicks Cory in the leg.
CORY: Hey!(realizes)Hey,hey,hey,Mike.How would you like to go to lunch with Nick and I?
MICHAEL: Sure.I could use some food.But Nick,Carla said she and Thea were going to your house for lunch.
NICK: Yeah,she'll probably eat with Brandy,Seth,Cheryl,and Eric.
MICHAEL: And you won't?
NICK: Nah,I'll eat with you guys.
EXT. THE POLICE STATION-DAY-CORY'S JEEP IS DRIVING AWAY.
After a couple seconds the door of the station opens and Riley comes out.
EXT. THE OCEANSIDE HOTEL-DAY-RILEY'S JEEP PULLS INTO THE PARKING LOT.
The Jeep door opens and Riley gets out.
INT. A HALLWAY-RILEY KNOCKS ON A DOOR WITH THE NUMBERS 420 ON IT.
The door opens and Carla is standing there smiling.
RILEY: Hi.Where's Thea?
CARLA: With Brandy.
INT. A RESTAURANT-NICK,CORY,AND MICHAEL SIT DOWN IN A BOOTH.
INT. THE HOTEL ROOM-RILEY AND CARLA ARE KISSING.
INT. THE RESTAURANT-THE MEN ARE EATING AND TALKING.
MICHAEL: In '75 I was about ten feet from a man when the shark killed him.That put me in shock for a few days.Then in '79 the shark attacked my friends and I while we were out on boats.I got knocked out and my friends took me away.So I didn't have much to do with the Amity sharks.I did have shark problems in Florida and the Bahamas,though.
NICK: You had to deal with them yourself?
MICHAEL: For the most part.
CORY: How'd you kill the Florida and Bahamas sharks?
MICHAEL: Well,the Florida one I blew up with a grenade.The Bahamas one...well,that was quite interesting.I have this friend,he's like a working stiff genius inventor, and he made this device that....
INT. THE HOTEL ROOM-RILEY AND CARLA ARE LAYING IN BED.
RILEY: Do you ever think...?
CARLA: (interrupts)About high school?
CARLA: All the time.
RILEY: Then why don't we get back together?Leave Mike.
CARLA: I want to,Riley.I want to.But I can't because of Thea.
RILEY: Then,what?You're just gonna waste your life with a dickhead?
CARLA: Don't word it like that,Riley.
RILEY: Okay.Are you just gonna waste your life with an asshole?
CARLA: I think it's about time you left.
RILEY: I'm talking to you,Carla.
CARLA: I can't talk about this.
RILEY: Do you still love me?
RILEY: (interrupts)Do you still love me?Because I still love you.I never stopped loving you.I haven't had a steady girlfriend since you left me.I still love you,do you still love me?
CARLA: Yes,okay?Yes,I still love you.I've always loved you. I made a huge mistake when I left you.Is that what you want to hear?
RILEY: If that's the truth,yes.
CARLA: It's the truth.
RILEY: Then leave Michael.
RILEY: Is that it?Straight out?No?
CARLA: No.I will not leave Michael for you.Straight out,that's it.
RILEY: Okay.That's all I need to hear.
Riley gets out of bed.
CARLA: Riley,come on.
RILEY: I have to go.
Riley begins putting his clothes back on.
CARLA: I'm sorry,Riley.I have to stay with Michael for Thea.
RILEY: Thea is twelve almost thirteen years old!She could take it.She would learn to handle it.It wouldn't be like her father would be out of her life.He would have visitation rights and that.All the excuses you're using are bullshit!
CARLA: Maybe in a couple years.
RILEY: Why?That'd hurt Thea more!The longer you stay married to that prick,the more it's going to hurt her when you divorce him.
CARLA: Why are you always calling Michael names,Riley?What has he ever done to you?
RILEY: He took you away from me.That's what he did.He stole you away from me.
Riley opens the door and walks out,slamming the door behind him.
Carla closes her eyes,sighing.