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.
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
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.
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?
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.
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?
Yeah. They've been hinting about it for a while now.
CORBIN Stay away from that shit. Remember
what I said earlier.
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.
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.
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.
END OF ACT ONE
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.
Azalea, its open!
AZALEA walks in carrying two smoothies and a bag of sandwiches.
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
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.
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.
Cheers to that!
END OF ACT TWO
INT. McCoy's Bar - Night
Carter and Corbin meet up with Azalea and Teresa who are already drinking. AZALEA
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.
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
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
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?
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.
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?
Yeah...Yeah, I'm good. Carter turns and walks with Corbin down the street.
END OF SHOW