S01E05 – Take a Bow

Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

♫ Suggested Soundtrack: Ed Sheeran – Photograph

sh105011 sh105001 sh105002Scarlett: Stop it! *laughs*
Michael: I’m a monster! *rawr*
Scarlett: Miiiikey! Stop thaaaat! *laughs*

sh105003Lydia: Scarlett, come here for a bit!
Scarlett: I’m coming!

sh105004Lydia: Why is Michael here?
Scarlett: We’re just playing, mum. It started raining outside, so I thought it would be fun if we came inside and played „The Maiden and the Monster“. Michael even let me be the Monster for a while because I begged him, but I teased him for wearing a dress so he’s now an angry Monster. It’s so much fun!
Lydia: Are you being careful? I don’t want him to steal anything or something like that.
Scarlett: Mikey is not a thief, mum.
Lydia: He’s poor and poor people can do a lot of stuff which might surprise you, honey. Trust me, I know. I wasn’t born rich, you see.

sh105005Scarlett: I trust Mikey. He’s a lot of fun and he is a really nice boy, mum.
Lydia: If anything goes missing I’m having a talk with his mother!
Scarlett: That’s okay. I’m sure nothing will go missing.

sh105012 sh105006Lydia: *yells* Scarlett! I just received a phone call from your teacher… Why did you get a C on your test?
Scarlett: Mum, I really didn’t mean to. I was studying the whole night and…

sh105008Lydia: I am so disappointed in you, Scarlett. You are now grounded, missy!
Scarlett: But mum, Mikey and I are…
Lydia: *yells* ENOUGH WITH THAT BOY! He is a bad influence on you and you will see him no more!

sh105009Scarlett: You can’t do that! He is my friend and I really like him! He even said he likes me too.
Lydia: You can’t be serious, Scarlett! Gosh, why can’t you be more like your sister! She has perfect grades and she spends her time doing important stuff. Not playing around with some thief!
Scarlett: Why are you calling Mikey a thief?
Lydia: Honey… He’s been stealing stuff from us for years! I never told you about it because you liked him so much. But this has to stop now, you’re growing up. Do you want to go to St. Duncan’s like your sister or do you want to ruin your life?

sh105007Lydia: I will be getting you a tutor, but you have to promise me that you’ll get better!
Scarlett: I will, mum, I promise. I don’t ever want to let you down and I’m sorry I can’t be more like Jade. I’ll give it my all, I promise!
Lydia: I believe you. I’ll even invite a nice girl for you to play with, she’s a daughter of my friend. Her name is Hannah, and I’m sure she’s going to be a nice influence on you, sweetie. She’s someone you should spend your time with, not Michael.
Scarlett: Fine, I’ll do all of that. Just please, tell me the truth… Did Mikey really steal from us? I just can’t believe that, that doesn’t sound like him at all…
Lydia: I’m sorry honey, but yeah, he did. I just didn’t want you to be heartbroken about it so I kept it a secret for so long. But now, I’m sure he’s a bad influence and I can’t let you ruin your life because of him…

sh105010Scarlett: I’ll change for you mum, I’ll… I’ll never speak with him again! I want to make you proud.
Lydia: You’re already making me very proud, darling. You’re growing up and it’s time to leave all the bad things behind.

♫ Suggested Soundtrack: Lana Del Rey – This is What Makes Us Girls

sh105016 sh105017Matthew: Are you ready?
Sam: Yeah, I think so.
Matthew: Wow, Sam. You look wonderful!
Sam: Thank you so much, uncle Matt.
Matthew: I know you don’t really care about Cotillion, but it’s an important event for Lydia and Scarlett and for our community. It’s an old tradition and a way of introducing a young lady to society.

sh105018Sam: It’s really not something I wanted to do, that’s true. I was never a girly girl, uncle Matt, and I honestly never cared about social events. Especially not ones which seem to advocate for stuff I don’t stand for.
Matthew: It’s mostly just a social event these days. But Lydia also says it teaches young girls social etiquette and class and that’s not such a bad thing, right?
Sam: I agreed to do this for you guys, but don’t try to make it out to be anything more than it is. *laughs* It’s an ancient tradition which promotes upper-class and aristocratic elite status as something we should aspire to achieve.
Matthew: It’s also a charity event!
Sam: Uncle Matt, stop it! *laughs* I’m going to do it, but my position on this subject’s not changing. *laughs*

sh105019Matthew: And who’s your date again? Chris or Michael?
Sam: Uncle Matt?!
Matthew: What, I’m just wondering. You seem to be spending a lot of time with both of them and I’m really happy about the fact you’ve found friends in here but… I’m also interested in which one you like
Sam: *blushes* Uncle Matt, I like them both. But just as friends! Okay?
Matthew: *laughs* Oh, whatever. Be secretive! But just remember, boys have feelings too, Sam.

sh105020Sam: Gosh, you’re such a grown up! *laughs* I’m going to the dance with Michael, Chris is actually not going because he has to take care of his sister. And besides, Michael asked me first. Happy now?
Matthew: So, it’s Michael then…
Sam: *laughs* STOP IT! *laughs*

sh105013Scarlett: *throws up*

sh105051 sh105050Jennifer: *yells* You two are done! Done!
Scarlett: But…
Jennifer: No buts! I’m sick and tired of cleaning up after you. Scarlett, you had potential, especially as you’re Jade’s sister, but… You’re, quite frankly, nothing like her. No, actually you are NOTHING!

sh105052Jennifer: And don’t get me started with you, Hannah, either! *yells*
Hannah: But we…

sh105053Jennifer: You were always a bit slow, Hannah, but… What do you not understand about no „buts“?! If you try and pull something off again, I’m going to completely ruin you! I swear! Now, you’re just out. And that’s only because I am such a nice person, so I’m letting you go easily. You’re free to do what you want, but you will never be in the inner circle anymore. However, if you even try to do something which might hurt me or the other girls, you will be completely ruined. And you both know what I’m capable of! I’m the big bad b*tch of St. Duncan’s High and you two morons are both out and I am so happy to say that!

sh105055 sh105056Hannah: This was all your god damn fault! I should of never helped you out! You and your obsession with that dumb slut. I’m going to get back in, Scarlett, I promise you that! I have to! I’m not letting all of my years of hard work and basically being her slave go to waste just because of you! I deserve my spot as the it girl of this school next year and I’ll make sure you’re no way near me when that happens! Just wait and see, just wait and see!

sh105015Scarlett: *cries*

  • spencer tenesen

    I gusse I’m changing my opinion of Scarlett. I mean she seems nice, but thanks to Lydia and that b*tch Hannah she was corrupted! And did Lydia blackmail Chris?! I didn’t know she was that low. Did Chris kiss Sam!? Unbelievable! I don’t want to see him a player so I hope his story is true. Again keep up the great work.

    P.S: sorry for not commenting on the previous episode. It was just my exam period but thankfully it’s over. Also any new regarding Big Brother?

    • Scarlett was definitely a lot different when she was a child, but we all change as we grow… The only question is can she change back? 😛 Yup, Lydia is someone you should look out for! Yup once more, hahahha, yes, we got a first kiss of the series! 😛 3 more episodes and then my focus goes back to Big Brother! 😉

      No need to apologise, Spencer, you’ve been such a massive part of this site with all of your feedback and I’m really happy you’ve stumbled upon it and decided to comment (and still do).

      Same thing is happening to me this month as it’s the end of the semester in Croatia and I’ve got a lot of projects to finish and a lot of finals to take so my main focus was that, of course. In a week or two it should settle down and then I have just one more project to finish for work. Once all that is done I can finally go back to what I love and that is writing and producing shows! ☺☺

      As I just wrote to Josiah as a reply to his question, my best guess is that the premiere would air somewhere near the middle or the end of February. I already have the biggest part of it done (houseguests, house, premiere and a bit of what should happen and when based on that big brother simulator I used for season one too) and I’m so eager to work on BB again but you’ll just have to wait a little bit longer for it. Hopefully, you guys don’t hate me too much because of this delay hahahah! 😀 😀

      • spencer tenesen

        It’s okay. Take your time and good luck in your exams, and don’t worry I’m waiting patiently for BB and the rest of Sunset Hills. As always keep up the great work.

  • Josiah Stuart

    Oh my gosh, Lydia is a manipulative b*tch. I feel so bad for Scarlett now that we know what she’s been through. Also, do we have any news about BB2?

    • Lydia is definitely someone who likes getting her way. 😛 There’s a lot
      about a few of the characters that we haven’t seen yet, I don’t want any
      of them to be all bad or all good. 😉 It makes it a tad more realistic,
      I hope. :))

      BB2 is on the way, of course, but it’s the end of a
      semester in my college (Croatia) and this month has been pretty hectic
      so I haven’t had the time to do any writing or playing the game (or
      anything else besides study tbh) haha. I even had to take a little break
      with Sunset Hills in the middle of the season as some shows do on real
      TV, as I was sure I wouldn’t be able to meet the schedule.

      My
      best guess is that the premiere would air somewhere near the middle or
      the end of February. It’s definitely hard, since I have first two eps
      already made and house and houseguests are all set for a new season, and
      I am so eager to show you guys everything, but I can’t focus on making
      any more new episodes until my finals are finally over. :(((

  • Sam James

    I’ve been catching up, Abs, and I’ve been enjoying it! 🙂 I’m glad Scarlett and Hannah are getting what’s coming to them but I’ve gotta be honest and say that Jennifer’s a bit of a cartonnish villain.

    Lydia’s such a cool, manipulative character.

    Gonna read the rest of the series now!

    • So glad to hear that! :)) I agree completely, but it’s mostly because there are a lot of other characters who are far more important for now, so she kinda had to be portrayed like that. It did bug me though haha…
      Awww, glad to hear that. It’s so fun to have a well-liked “person” like the host of Big Brother portray such a manipulative character.