Long Time Coming: Script

 

 

 

This is a script I created based on a combination of New Girl and Friends. It is ranged for a thirty minute television viewing.

COLD OPEN INT. Next Up Writing- NIGHT

CARTER is working tirelessly on a proposal for one of his
clients, Black Bean Coffee. While focusing on his laptop
screen he receives a phone call from REBECCA.
                   CARTER
         Hey, babe. It's so nice to hear from
         you.
Carter leans back in his chair.
                   REBECCA (ON PHONE)
         Yeah! I just wanted to check up on
         you. How's everything?
                   CARTER
         It's alright. I'm just trying to get
         this shit done before the deadline.
                   REBECCA (ON PHONE)
              (concerning)
         You aren't coming over for dinner,
         right?
                   CARTER
         No. No I don't think I will make it.
         I'm sorry. I hate doing this on a
         Friday.
Carter tapping his head with his pen.
                   REBECCA (ON PHONE)
         Okay, no worries. I ordered you some
         food. Better be craving sushi. It'll
         be there soon.
                   CARTER
              (ecstatic)
         Wait, seriously!? Thanks babe.
         Appreciate it. I'm sorry I have these
         late nights lately. I will make it up
         to you soon. I promise.
                   REBECCA (ON PHONE)
         No worries Carter. I'm going to bed
soon. Good luck tonight.
Delivery boy shows up and gives Carter his food.

 CARTER
         Hey it just arrived! Thanks again
         babe. Have a good night.
                   REBECCA (ON PHONE)
         You too. Night!
Carter moves his keyboard forward and begins to eat his
sushi. While he is eating he texts Rebecca "I love you." He
sees its left on "read" so he puts his phone down. He
continues working on his proposal project.

END OF COLD OPEN

ACT ONE

INT. CARTER AND CORBIN’S APARTMENT – MORNING

Carter comes out of his room to CORBIN singing Lady GaGa in
the living room. Carter looks obviously very tired from his
long night at work. Corbin acknowledges him and lowers the
music.
                   CORBIN
         Hey bud! You look tired as shit. Go
         get ready. We hittin the gym,
         remember?
Carter looks confused while he scratches his eyes.
                   CORBIN (CONT'D)
         Come on dude. You promised you would.
                   CARTER
         Okay, Okay. I got you. Fine.
                   CORBIN
         Thats what I'm talking about! Five minutes alright?
Carter begins to walk back to his room.
                   CARTER
         I got you bud. What are we working out?
                   CORBIN (O.S)
         It's cardio day! We gotta get your
         skinny ass legs up to par. Summer
         season!
Carter texts Rebecca "good morning."
INT. GYM - MORNING
Both men are on the treadmills jogging.
                   CORBIN
              (motivational)
         Come on! Let's go! 2 more minutes!
Carter looking out of breath and beings to slow down.
                   CORBIN (CONT'D)
         Wait what? No. Come on Carter!
                   CARTER
              (out of breath)
         Nah. I need a break.
Carter slows down to a walking speed and Corbin follows.
                   CORBIN
         So how's everything going dude? You've
         been distant lately. With work and
         Rebecca, it's taking a toll on you.
                   CARTER
         Works going decent. I had to stay late
         to finish a proposal. She ordered me
         sushi last night.
Corbin turns off his treadmill and looks directly at Carter.
                   CORBIN
         Look Imma be honest with you because
         you're my roommate and frankly I'm a
         bit concerned.
Carter turns off his treadmill and turns to Corbin.
                   CARTER
              (caught off guard)
         Wait, what? Whats up?
                   CORBIN
              (hesitant)
         Alright, It's about Rebecc...
                   CARTER
              (angrily annoyed)
         Nope. Not having it dude. We've gone
         over this before. She's good to me.
         She does so much for me and she's way
         out of my league.
                   CORBIN
         I get that man. All I'm saying is
         theres something fishy about her.
         You've changed, my dude. You aren't
         the same as you used to be. I miss the
         old Carter that could balance all his
         shit.
                   CARTER
              (defensive)
         I can handle my shit.
                   CORBIN
         All I'm saying is I've picked up on
         some weird things about her. The not
         responding to your texts. I see that
         shit. And trust me, I know women. You
         know I got you dude.
                   CARTER
         Yeah man. I got you. Yo let's go. Im
         done here.
INT. CORBIN'S CAR- AFTERNOON
Corbin is singing Lady GaGa and Carter is looking at his
phone at pictures of him and Rebecca.
                   CARTER
         Yo, did I tell you Rebecca's family
         wants me to marry her?
                   CORBIN
              (shocked)
         Wait, really?
                   CARTER
              (unenthused)
         Yeah. They've been hinting about it
         for a while now.
                   CORBIN
         Stay away from that shit. Remember
         what I said earlier.
                   CARTER
              (defensively)
         Bro, she's good. I make good money at
         the agency, and she is killing it at
         the bank. I'm happy with her. I can't
         mess this shit up, Lord knows I'll
         never be able to find a woman like
         this again.
                   CORBIN
              (serious)
         Look. You need someone like one of our
         friends. Just look at Teresa or even
         Azalea. Both got their shit together
         and both of them got shit going.
                 
                  Carter
         Stop.

                   CORBIN

         I'm serious dude.
                   CORBIN (O.S)
              (smirking tone) Azalea.
                   CARTER
         You're being stupid. Rebecca is it.
         Azalea is a great friend. Nothing
         more. I don't wanna risk our
         friendship over some bullshit like
         that.
                   CORBIN
         Look, all I'm sayin is it may be worth
         the try. Risk it man. Rebecca needs
         someone that's a doormat. That aint
         you.
Carter is looking out the window.
                   CARTER
              (annoyed)

Whatever.

END OF ACT ONE

ACT TWO

ACT ONE INT. TERESA’S APARTMENT – MID DAY

TERESA is sitting on her balcony reading a book when she
hears a knock at her door.
                   TERESA
              (loudly)
         Azalea, its open!
AZALEA walks in carrying two smoothies and a bag of
sandwiches.
                   AZALEA
              (enthusiastically)
         You would never guess who I just saw
         at the shop!
                   TERESA
         If I'll never guess then just tell me.
Azalea sits down and puts the drinks on the table.
                   AZALEA

Rebecca.

                   TERESA
         Wait. Carter's Rebecca?
                   AZALEA
         Yes! She was sitting at a table with
         some dude. I couldn't tell who it was,
         he was facing away from me.
                   TERESA
         Oh my god, girl did she see you?
                   AZALEA
         I mean I don't think so. Thank God I
         preordered. I grabbed and left real
         quick.
                   TERESA
         Interesting.
                   AZALEA
         I was only in there for a second, but
         they were all too comfortable with
         each other.
                   TERESA
         Wait what do you mean?
                   AZALEA
         Girl, I don't know how to explain it,
         I mean I could be wrong, it may just
         have been a coworker. It was just
         weird seeing her out with someone
         other than Carter.
                   TERESA
         Yeah that's interesting. Whenever she
         is out with Carter and us it seems
         like she'd rather be somewhere else.
                   AZALEA
         Yeah thats why it was weird seeing her
         so ...
Azalea makes air quotes.
                   AZALEA (CONT'D)
         Comfortable.
                   TERESA
         This backs up our concerns about her.
         Hopefully Corbin brings it up to him
         today. He doesn't need this slimly
         bitch in his life.
Azalea extends her smoothie out for a cheers.
                   AZALEA
              (Excitedly)

Cheers to that!

END OF ACT TWO

ACT THREE

INT. McCoy's Bar - Night
Carter and Corbin meet up with Azalea and Teresa who are
already drinking.
                   AZALEA

                      Hey!

                                               CORBIN (O.S)

         What up?
The group hug each other and sit down.
                   TERESA
         What'd ya'll do today?
                   CORBIN
         Dumb shit. You?
                   TERESA
              (stern and quick)
         We had girl time.
                   CARTER
         Like what?
                   AZALEA
              (panic) I gotta pee.
The bar is heavily packed so she is squeezing past people
when she runs into Rebecca standing next to the same guy from
earlier. He has his arm around her waist.
                   AZALEA
         Rebecca? Is that you?
Rebecca pushes away from the man.
                   REBECCA
              (scared and stammering)
         Azalea? Hey, how are you?
                   AZALEA
         Great. So whose this? My name is Azalea.
                   JACOB
         Jacob. It's nice to meet you.
                   AZALEA
         Jacob. Hey it's nice to meet you, too.
         So what are you guys up to?
                   REBECCA
         Is Carter here?
                   AZALEA
         Yeah, yeah Carter's here.
Azalea looks at Jacob.
                   AZALEA (CONT'D)
         Carter is Rebecca's boyfriend.
                   JACOB
         Boyfriend?
As Azalea is talking to Rebecca and Jacob, Carter squeeze
through the crowd and runs into the group talking.
                   CARTER
              (excited and shocked)
         Rebecca? What are you doing here? I
         thought you were busy tonight?
                   REBECCA
         I was, but we finished early so we
         decided to celebrate.
Carter looks at Jacob and reaches out his hand to shake.
                   CARTER
         Hey, I'm Carter.
                   JACOB
         I'm Jacob. Listen, I should be going.
         It was great meeting all of you. Bye!
                   CARTER
         Gotcha. Alright! Nice meeting you too.
Carter turns to Rebecca once Jacob leaves.
                   CARTER (CONT'D)
         It's so nice to see you, babe. How are you?
                   REBECCA
         I'm good. Was busy in meetings all
         afternoon. Thats why I never text you back, Mr.Gotor had Jacob and I doing
         monetization recording.
                   CARTER
         Whoa! Hey at least you're finished for
         now. Jacob seems like a nice guy. Is
         he new?
                   AZALEA
         I'm gonna go back to the table.
Carter nods and Rebecca smiles silently.
                   REBECCA
         Is he new? Yeah, afterwards I wanted
         to show him around a bit.
                   CARTER
         What a good coworker you are. Do you want a drink?
                   REBECCA
         No, no I'm good. I'm not feeling too
         well. I think I'm going to head back.
                   CARTER
         Oh. Okay. Are you sure? That's fine,
         sweetie. Drive safely.
Rebecca kisses Carter and leaves. Carter walks back to the
group.
                   CORBIN
         Yo, Rebecca's here?
                   CARTER
         Nah, she just left. She's not feeling good.

                   TERESA (suspiciously)
         Bet she isn't.
                   CARTER
         Cut her a break guys.

END OF ACT THREE

TAG

EXT. McCoy's Bar - Night
Outside the bar, the group hug each other and say their
goodbyes. Teresa and Corbin are having a sideline
conversation and Azalea confronts Carter.
                   AZALEA
         Hey Carter, did you know Jacob?
                   CARTER
              (cheerful)
         No. I never met him. I think he is new
         at her work. Why?
Azalea hesitates. Carter looks at her awkwardly. Azalea then
pulls Carter in for an aggressive hug.
                   AZALEA
              (whispering)
         You deserve better.
She releases from the hug and says goodbye to Corbin and
scurries off with Teresa trailing behind. Carter is left
shocked and awestruck.
                   CORBIN
         Come on. Let's get you home love bird.
Corbin starts walking in the opposite direction of the
ladies. Carter keeps looking in the direction of where Azalea
has gone.
                   CORBIN (CONT'D)
              (concerned)
         Hey. You okay?
                   CARTER
              (blanked)
         Yeah...Yeah, I'm good.
Carter turns and walks with Corbin down the street.

END OF SHOW