Scene 102-03. Terence redirects Adam’s vocation

TERRENCE collapses in peals of laughter when ADAM tells him he wants to be a religious. When he realizes that Adam is serious, he counsels Adam to not hide away from the world. He suggests that Adam will make a fine priest – be God’s man in the world, raise a family… when Adam confesses that he isn’t particularly interested in women or a family Terence tells Adam that he is going to forget he heard Adam say that and makes a strong suggestion that Adam keep that information to himself. TERRENCE magically pulls out a FLASK, pours the two of them drinks and raises a toast to the successful journey of a wonderful life in ministry. Adam, somehow, manages to smile, though his eyes are sad and he feels a little weepy.
Written Tue, 11 Aug 2009 (21.12). Rewritten Thu, 14 Aug 2014 (22.12).


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

PANEL: ADAM recoils in his chair as his college adviser and chaplain, TERRENCE, explodes in laughter. TERRENCE is a big man, a former football player, with wavy, dark-blonde, chin-length hair, broad shoulders, the beginnings of a paunch, and strong legs. TERRENCE is wearing an Anglican collar, a light-blue clerical shirt, a grey, plaid vest and a blue blazer. His slacks are grey and his shoes black.

TERRENCE (OC): A MONK?!?

PANEL: TERRENCE, leaning back in his chair, overcome with laughter.

TERRENCE: A MONK?!?

PANEL: TERRENCE composes himself slightly, wiping tears from his eyes as ADAM slumps farther and farther down into the heavy armchair in front of TERRENCE’s desk.

TERRENCE: YOU WANT TO BECOME A MONK?

PANEL: ADAM sits up a little. He opens his hands to the sky.

ADAM: I… I’VE BEEN FEELING A CALLING TO GIVE MYSELF TO GOD. ENTIRELY.

ADAM: I DON’T WANT TO HOLD ANYTHING BACK.

PANEL: Pull back until Terrence and ADAM are both in the frame. TERENCE sits up and leans towards ADAM.

TERRENCE: YOU’RE SERIOUS, AREN’T YOU?

ADAM: I… I THINK I AM.

TERRENCE: AND HOW DID YOU COME TO THIS… CONCLUSION?

ADAM: IT CAME TO ME ALL OF A SUDDEN… BUT IT SEEMS TO MAKE A LOT OF SENSE. TO ME, AT LEAST.

TERRENCE: BUT, ADAM…

PANEL: TERRENCE stands and walks over to the windows behind them, his hands folded behind his back. ADAM watches him.

No Copy.

PANEL: TERRENCE stands at the window.

TERRENCE: ADAM, THERE IS NO DOUBT IN MY MIND THAT YOU TAKE THE FAITH VERY SERIOUSLY.

PANEL: OTS ADAM in the background looking at TERRENCE, hopeful.

TERRENCE: SOMETIMES TOO SERIOUSLY, I THINK.

TERRENCE: BUT YOU KNOW, ADAM, YOU CAN GIVE YOUR LIFE TO GOD…

PANEL: TERRENCE turns and looks at ADAM.

TERRENCE: AND STILL NOT THROW AWAY YOUR LIFE ENTIRELY.

ADAM: BUT—

TERRENCE: HAVE YOU EVER CONSIDERED BECOMING A PRIEST, ADAM?

ADAM: A PRIEST?

TERRENCE: A PRIEST, ADAM. GOD’S MAN IN THE WORLD.

TERRENCE: YOU CAN SPEND YOUR DAYS FURTHERING THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

TERRENCE: AND STILL GET MARRIED. RAISE A FAMILY.

PANEL: TERRENCE has turned back to the window.

TERRENCE: YOU’D LIKE TO HAVE A WIFE AND KIDS, WOULDN’T YOU?

PANEL: TERRENCE looks around.

TERRENCE: ADAM?

PANEL: ADAM, slumped forward in his chair looking at this fingers.

ADAM: I… I DON’T REALLY SEE MYSELF… UH… EVER GETTING MARRIED.

TERENCE: YOU LIKE GIRLS DON’T YOU, ADAM?

PANEL: ADAM takes a deep breath and does something else, fidgety.

ADAM: I MEAN, I DON’T HATE GIRLS… BUT I’M NOT REALLY INTO—

TERRENCE: STOP!

TERRENCE: STOP RIGHT THERE!

ADAM: BUT…

TERRENCE: BUT, NOTHING ADAM. DON’T SAY ANOTHER WORD.

TERRENCE. WHATEVER IT IS YOU WERE GOING TO TELL ME…

TERRENCE: I STRONGLY ADVISE YOU TO KEEP IT TO YOURSELF.

TERRENCE: YOU MAY CHANGE YOUR MIND, SOMEDAY, AND, EVEN IF YOU DON’T…

TERRENCE: MANY PEOPLE MIGHT NOT UNDERSTAND.

TERRENCE: DO YOU UNDERSTAND ME, ADAM?

ADAM: YES, SIR.

ADAM: BUT DO YOU THINK I’D MAKE A GOOD PRIEST?

PANEL: TERRENCE, lost in thought, seems momentarily shocked.

TERRENCE: SURE, ADAM.

TERRENCE: I THINK YOU’D MAKE A FINE PRIEST.

PANEL: TERRENCE brushes his hands as if wipping the dust off of his hands.

TERRENCE: IN FACT…

PANEL: TERRANCE goes to a cabinet and pulls out a decanter filled with some sort of spirit and two glasses.

TERRENCE: … LET’S DRINK ON IT.

PANEL: TERRENCE hands ADAM a glass which ADAM looks at like it’s urine.

ADAM: BUT… SIR… I DON’T—

TERRENCE: YOU WILL THIS TIME, MY BOY!

PANEL: TERRANCE raises his glass aloft.

TERRENCE: TO THE FUTURE FATHER ADAM.

PANEL: CLOSE on TERRENCE’s FACE with ADAM in the background looking worried.

TERRENCE: GOD HELP YOU!

FADE OUT.

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Setting Notes

Time.

Place.

Mood.

Weather.

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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.

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Themes & Symbolism

Imagery

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General Notes & Miscellany

General Notes

Unsorted or Unincorporated Text

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