Fast and Not So Fast (101.23)

101.23 SYNOPSIS:  At home, Ben is playing Banagrams with his family. Although he just learned how to play, Cal is dominating. Ben starts to get dizzy. Meanwhile, Grace receives a text.  Olive asks what she is going to do.

Script & Commentary

ANNOUNCER ON TV: [Basketball game] Williams into the front court. Dumps it off left side.

CAL: Peel!

OLIVE: How are you so fast?

CAL: Dump. Finished.

BEN: Oh, come on.

OLIVE: That’s ridiculous.

GRACE: Cal! Amazing!

OLIVE: You just learned how to play.

BEN: [LAUGHS] Nice. Well, not bad for the tiniest 15-year-old on…

GRACE: Ben? Are you all right?

BEN: Yeah, I just got dizzy for a second. I’m fine, really. Don’t worry. Everything’s great.

GRACE: Drink some water. I’ll get more snacks.

WOMAN ON TV: NBC4 update. Sisters Hallie and Samantha Pyler have been rescued. The kidnapped sisters were found safe at an Astoria metal shop and are being treated at the scene.


TEXT RECEIVED: Did you tell him? I miss you.

TEXT SENT: I need time. You have to understand.

TEXT RECEIVED: Can we please talk?

OLIVE: What are you gonna do?

Grace and Olive’s Profound Experiences

Grace is now a battle-tested single mother, and Olive is a child who’s survived having her entire world turned upside down. She went from an intact family with a safety net to just her and her mom, struggling to survive, and probably helping out Steve and Karen through Karen’s illness and death. Those are profound experiences that Olive doesn’t share with her twin. Grace has had similar profound experiences that she doesn’t share with her husband. How did Grace and Olive find the strength get through those years, and how can the family move forward now? Can they ever be a family again? Cal’s illness alone would have been enough to cause at least 50% of marriages to fail, before the plane jumped through time/ went missing. Now their issues seem insurmountable. They’ll all have to set aside their preconceptions of each other and get to know each other again, if it’s going to work.


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