Scene 102-02. Stephan declares his vocation

As ADAM dozes in his STUDY over the War in Heaven scriptures for Michaelmas (Sun, 29 Sep 2001) the next day, STEPHAN sneaks up behind him, covers Adam’s eyes and challenges him to “Guess who!” it is. Adam immediately imagines the skinny, fresh-faced youth who left for Europe, and then college earlier that year. Instead, when Adam turns around, he discovers a bulked-up, grown-up Stephan with gym-built muscles, a goatee, and an edgy, new eroticism that arouses more passions in Adam than he thought he had. When Stephan reveals that he has dropped out of college in order to be a monk, Adam seems taken aback. Stephan thinks that Adam doesn’t approve, but Adam reveals that he, too, was interested in becoming a monk when he was Stephan’s age.


| Script | Setting | Characters | Themes & Symbolism | Notes & Miscellany |
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Working Script

PANEL: Blackness.

ADAM (unseen): *GASP*

STEPHAN (unseen): GUESS WHO!

PANEL: Fade into STEPHAN’s HANDS, covering ADAM’s FACE.

ADAM: WHAT THE…

PANEL: In a thought bubble, we see a version of STEPHAN as ADAM remembers him the last time they saw each other, a skinny, geeky, young-looking kid on his way to a summer in Europe before college.

ADAM: STEPHAN?

PANEL: Focus on ADAM as he stands and turns…

ADAM: WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?

PANEL: Over STEPHAN’s SHOULDER, ADAM’s eyes grow wide as he sees what we do not see yet: the buff, sexy stud STEPHAN has blossomed into.

ADAM (thinks): WOW!

PANEL: STEPHAN stands before ADAM looking absolutely luscious.

STEPHAN: AREN’T YOU GLAD TO SEE ME?

PANEL: STEPHAN lunges at .

ADAM: WOW! YOU’VE GROWN A FOOT!

PANEL: STEPHAN, looking at his arm, flexes his bicep.

STEPHAN: BULKED UP, TOO.

PANEL: ADAM’s eyes travel over STEPHAN.

ADAM: I CAN SEE THAT.

PANEL:

ADAM: BUT WHAT’S GOING ON?

ADAM: AREN’T YOU SUPPOSED TO BE AT COLLEGE…?

PANEL: ADAM reflexively looks at his watch.

ADAM: …RIGHT ABOUT NOW?

PANEL: STEPHAN hangs is head a little, his hair falling down over his eyes.

STEPHAN: WELL… I…

PANEL: STEPHAN pushes the hair out of his eyes.

ADAM: STEPHAN…

PANEL: ADAM puts his hands, tentatively on STEPHAN’s shoulders, trying to look into STEPHAN’s averted eyes.

ADAM: WHAT DID YOU DO…?

PANEL: STEPHAN looks even more sheepish.

STEPHAN: I SORTA… I… I DROPPED OUT OF SCHOOL.

PANEL: ADAM makes eye contact with STEPHAN.

No Copy.

PANEL: ADAM puts his face in his hands.

ADAM: YOU…

PANEL: STEPHAN straightens up a little.

STEPHAN: I DECIDED WHAT I WANT TO DO IN LIFE, FATHER ADAM.

PANEL: Focus on STEPHAN’s face, caught between a wince and a beam.

STEPHAN: I… I’VE DECIDED…

PANEL:

STEPHAN: I WANT TO BE A MONK.

PANEL: 2-shot of ADAM and STEPHAN staring at each other, ADAM looking stunned, STEPHAN looking like he’s about to be hollered at.

No Copy.

PANEL: Same shot. ADAM has lowered his hands.

STEPHAN: YOU DON’T APPROVE…

PANEL:

ADAM: UH, STEPHAN…

PANEL: ADAM brightens a little.

ADAM: DO YOU HAVE TIME TO TALK? WOULD YOU LIKE SOME TEA?

PANEL: STEPHAN perks up a little.

STEPHAN: SURE.

PANEL: STEPHAN grinning broadly, flops down onto the couch, ADAM in the foreground getting ready to make tea.

STEPHAN: I DON’T HAVE ANYWHERE I NEED TO BE.

PANEL: ADAM turns towards STEPHAN, who looks slightly alarmed.

ADAM: STEPHAN, DOES YOUR FATHER—

PANEL: ADAM turns back to the tea. STEPHAN looks relieved.

ADAM: PEPPERMINT, RIGHT?

STEPHAN: YOU REMEMBERED…

PANEL: ADAM’s HANDS place two tea bags into two mugs. One mug says Episcopal Relief and Development; the other mug says…

ADAM: WITH LOTS OF SUGAR.

STEPHAN (smiling): YEP!

PANEL: ADAM dumps a bunch of sugar into STEPHAN’s mug.

ADAM: YOU KNOW, STEPHAN,

PANEL: PAN in on ADAM’s FACE.

ADAM: THERE WAS A TIME…

PANEL: ADAM looks up.

ADAM: WHEN I WANTED TO BECOME A MONK, MYSELF…

TRANSITION OUT: Fade IN to TERRENCE’s STUDY.

End Plot. Back to Top.


Setting Notes

Time.

Place.

Mood.

Weather.

End Setting. Back to Top.


Character Notes

Character 1

Roles & Archetypes.

Mood.

Appearance, Clothing & Props.

Conscious Goals.

Unconscious Needs.

Character 2

Duplicate as necessary.

Roles & Archetypes.

Mood.

Appearance, Clothing & Props.

Conscious Goals.

Unconscious Needs.

End Characters. Back to Top.


Themes & Symbolism

Imagery

End Themes & Symbolism. Back to Top.


General Notes & Miscellany

General Notes

Unsorted or Unincorporated Text

End Notes & Miscellany. Back to Top.


 

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