Downed Airplane (104.18)

104.xx SYNOPSIS:  In a flashback, Ben and Olive are seen bonding with her stating that he always makes everything better. —>

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Olive’s beta test one


10 year old Olive and Ben are sitting on stairs of an outdoor plaza next to a fountain. Olive is holding a model balsam wood airplane in her hand. 

BEN: Looks great.

OLIVE: It’s actually really well balanced. Look.

BEN: So, what do you think? Should we take it for a test flight?

OLIVE: Okay. This is beta test one.

She winds the propeller.

OLIVE: Ready?

BEN: Ready.

OLIVE: Okay. Launch!


As plane lands on cobblestone, someone riding a bike runs it over.

BEN: Hey!

BEN: No, no, no, no, no! No!

Ben and Olive run toward the broken plane.

OLIVE: [SIGHS] I can’t believe he just did that!

BEN: Oh, he didn’t mean to, sweetie.

Ben comforts Olive


OLIVE: It’s never gonna fly now.

BEN: Come here, let me show you something.

OLIVE: It’s ruined. No, it’s never gonna fly.

Ben places the plane in the water.

BEN: But it will float.  See? You didn’t even realize you made the world’s coolest boat.

OLIVE: Thank you, Daddy. You always make everything better.

Olive hugs her dad.


Scene switches back to car. Ben looks at his daughter in the passenger seat. She looks out the passenger window, and does not make eye contact.

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