105.13 SYNOPSIS: At the house, Olive is furious that Grace is bringing Danny, her “friend,” over for dinner. He offers to come back another time when they are comfortable, but Grace says she’s ready now and wants him to stay. With Grace in the other room, Danny opens up to Olive, but she gets defensive about Cal and storms off.—>
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Olive’s shuts Danny out
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OLIVE: Mom, I’m not hugging him.
OLIVE: He’s not your friend. He’s your boyfriend. I’m 12, not an idiot.
OLIVE: Guess you better answer that.
GRACE: Yep, guess I better.
Grace opens front door.
Grace invites Danny in
GRACE: Sorry. It’s my fault. I think two years is still too soon.
DANNY: Stop. It’s not your fault. Or hers. Look, I’ll go, okay? We’ll try again another time.
GRACE: No. Uh. It’s taken me a long time to be ready for this. But you’ve been good for me, and I think you would be good for her, too, if she’d let you. So, stay. Please. I made meatloaf.
DANNY: Ahh. Now there’s an offer I can’t refuse.
Danny acknowledges Grace
The scene skips to near the end of dinner.
GUESS: So, who would like seconds?
DANNY: Mm, well, my trainer would want me to say no, but, uh, I can’t.
He then looks at Olive.
DANNY: So, you don’t like your mom’s cooking, huh? Want to know a secret? I don’t like meatloaf, either.
OLIVE: Then why’d you ask for seconds?
DANNY: I’m just being polite. It’s kind of customary when people like each other.
Danny acknowledges Olive
Olive just stares at him.
OLIVE: She thinks it’s my favorite, but she’s wrong. It’s not. It’s… [PAUSE]
She nods her head.
DANNY: Hmm. Oh, sweetie. You must miss your brother so much.
OLIVE: He’s not dead. He’s just lost.
She get up, and starts to leave.
OLIVE: And some day, when I grow up, I’m gonna find him.
Grace returns from the kitchen.
/DOOR SLAMS SHUT/
DANNY: It’s all right. Let her go.
GRACE: I’m sorry.
DANNY: Hey, more meatloaf for me.
Danny takes a bite of meatloaf.
DANNY: Mm. It’s It’s really good. It’s delicious. So good.
Olive observes from a distance.
/END TIME JUMP/