♫ Suggested Soundtrack: Keane – She Has No Time
Lydia: I think you might like it more at Maxwell’s house, darling. Dylan is a good friend of yours and…
Scarlett: Dylan is not a good friend of mine. We just used to hang out. But seeing as the girls are ignoring me now, it might be better if I stay in here with my loser cousin.
Scarlett: I know, I know.
Matthew: Good. Don’t let it happen again. Now, back to decision making, it’s definitely not a problem either way, pumpkin. We are neighbors so wherever you decide to stay, we’ll see each other daily.
Lydia: Exactly. And your father and I are splitting up on good terms, so…
Matthew: …So, you’re not forced to choose or anything like that.
Lydia: Maxwell is already preparing a room for you, and you can even stay here a few days then at our place the next few days. Whatever you want, sweetie.
Scarlett: I mean… Yeah, that sounds okay. Can I go now?
Matthew: Pumpkin, are you okay?
Scarlett: Yeah, yeah, I’m just tired.
Matthew: Then you can go, yes.
Jade: Scarlett’s not joining us?
Matthew: She’s been feeling tired so we thought it would be best if she slept for a while. You girls can catch up tomorrow anyway.
Jade: Oh, okay. I’m just missing my little sis. So, anyway, how are you liking Sunset Hills, Sam?
Sam: Oh, it’s great.
Jade: I heard you stole my sister’s boyfriend. *laughs*
Sam: I… I…
Jade: Oh, you’re such a cutie, I was just joking. They were never meant for each other. Anyone else you’ve grown to like?
Sam: I’ve become good friends with Michael, the neighbour.
Jade: Michael? Hmm… Oh, yeah, I remember him. Dark hair, skinny?
Sam: Yeah. That’s him.
Jade: He’s a bit nerdy for my liking, but I remember him. He used to hang out with Scarlett, right mum?
Lydia: Yes, he did.
Matthew: Well, he did come to visit her today, so I’m guessing they’re still hanging out.
Jade and Lydia: He did what?!
Matthew: *laughs* Aren’t you two synchronized! *laughs*
Sam: Hey, Jade. You seem really nice and I wanted to talk with you about something…
Sam: Well, Scarlett seems to be going through a lot and…
Jade: Oh, she’s always been such a loser. Just let her deal with it herself.
Sam: But, you know about her problems, right? What if she starts throwing up again? I don’t think she’d open up to me, but you’re her sister and…
Jade: Yeah, I’m her sister. Unfortunately.
Sam: That’s… rude.
Jade: People are sometimes rude. Deal with it. I’m not helping her, I have way too much important stuff to do. Bye!
♫ Suggested Soundtrack: Patty Griffin – Rowing Song
Sam: Please, Mikey, help me out.
Michael: What’s up, Sam?
Sam: Well, first of all, you just stormed out of the house today so I was wondering…
Michael: I… I’d rather not talk about it, please.
Sam: Oh, okay. Well, Scarlett’s been…
Michael: *yells* You know what, no. I’m not helping you out.
Sam: Michael, what’s going on?
Michael: What’s going on? We’ve become best friends… and you… you just left me alone that night?
Sam: You’re talking about cotillion?
Michael: Yeah. Just so you could be with that moron! I only went there because of you…
Sam: But, I thought you said you didn’t mind me hanging out with Chris?
Michael: *yells* I don’t!
Sam: Well, clearly, you do.
Michael: I… I like you, Sam. I really do.
Michael: I mean, I know we’re just friends but… I always thought we could be more and… and… and it hurts to see you with him.
Sam: I never knew you felt like that, Mikey. I’m so sorry.
Michael: Nah, it’s fine. I mean, I get it…
Sam: And I’m really sorry that I left that night so suddenly. I fought with Chris and then we just ended up kissing and…
Michael: I’d rather not hear about that, Sam…
Sam: Oh, yeah, sorry…
Michael: So, what is it about Scarlett?
Sam: I’m just worried about her. She’s been taking everything that happened lately pretty badly. She’s always in her room, I noticed her skip school… She’s not eating…
Michael: She called me last night. She said she missed me and that she really needs me and…
Sam: Really? Why didn’t you tell me that sooner? That’s great, that means that you might be able to help her out!
Michael: Well, not really…
Sam: Why not? I mean, I know you dislike her but… She’s in a really bad place. I mean, I almost want to say that she deserves all that’s been going on, but… She really doesn’t. No one does. Everyone deserves a second chance.
Michael: It’s not that. I mean, she really sounded like old Scarlett yesterday and I wanted to help her, but today she didn’t really want to see me and I can’t blame her.
Sam: Michael, what’s going on?
Michael: She came over and saw me… with… Jade.
Michael: I mean, I know it sounds bad but…
Sam: A moment ago you said you liked me? And now you’re making out with Jade?! Why? And how?
Michael: It was more than making out, Sam… I mean, it’s been going on for a while now.
Sam: Wait what?! Are you serious?
Michael: I know it’s awful, but… Jade always reminded me of Scarlett. And when Scarlett forbid me to talk to her again I was in a really bad place and Jade started hanging out with me. Then one time when Jade came back from college it just happened. And it’s been going on since. I mean, I don’t even like her if I’m honest. I didn’t have anybody to talk to, Sam, and…
Sam: But… I talked with Jade today… She’s a total b*tch! She’s freakin’ worse than Hannah and Scarlett and Jennifer combined! You should have seen how fake she was during dinner and than moments later, when her parents weren’t around she went into b*tch mode. I thought that you would have better taste, Michael. That’s just wrong.
Michael: I know and… I’m so, so sorry Scarlett saw us.
Sam: I… I think I have to go, Michael.
Michael: Sam, wait, I can explain.
Sam: We’ll talk later.
Sam: Can I come in?
Scarlett: Gosh, what do you want?
Sam: I just wanted someone to talk to. I mean, I know we don’t really see eye to eye but…
Scarlett: Honestly? I really can’t be bothered. I don’t like you and I don’t want to pretend that I do. Why don’t you talk with my dad, he seems to like you a lot more than he does me.
Sam: Oh, come on, Scarlett, you can’t possibly think that. You’re his daughter!
Scarlett: Right? It sucks. But that doesn’t mean it’s not true. He’s been spending a lot more time with you than me. But that’s okay, a lot of people tend to do that now. My dad, Chris…
Sam: …and Michael?
Scarlett: What are going on about?
Sam: Scarlett, I know about you guys, and…
Scarlett: *screams* GO OUT! OUT NOW!
Sam: Scarlett, please, I…
Scarlett: *sobs* Please, just leave me alone…
Sam: I don’t want to leave you alone.
Hannah: Yeah, I know you said not to contact you ever again, but I have some important information you will definitely want to hear about.
Hannah: I also have a little video to show you… *laughs*