Issuu on Google+

It’s
clear
cold
day
in
the
middle
of
winter
in
present
day
Chicago
but
inside
the
 Lakeview
Comedy
theatre
it’s
warm
and
glowing.

ROB
is
walking
around
with
a
 sense
of
extreme
pride
and
happiness.
He
beat
out
thousands
of
potentials
to
 become
the
newest
member
of
the
famous
comedy
troupe
The
Other
Guys
and
their
 weekly
improv
show
cable
TV
show
“Where’s
the
script?”
This
is
something
he’s
 dreamed
about
since
he
saw
their
viral
video
three
years
ago.
As
he’s
walking
 around
taking
it
all
in,
the
group’s
Manager
JORDAN
walks
in
negotiating
hard
with
 the
network.
He
sees
Rob
and
aggressively
gives
him
a
ton
of
phony
greetings
and
 praise
like
a
car
salesman
trying
to
make
commission.
Rob
doesn’t
buy
any
of
this.
In
 fact
he
finds
him
to
be
total
jackass.
Rob
is
about
to
make
an
excuse
to
get
away
 from
him
when
Jordan
offers
to
take
him
to
the
group.

Since
Rob
is
a
little
lost
he
 grudgingly
decides
to
follow
him

 
 MIRANDA,
TYLER
and
DAVID
are
stretching
and
doing
face
exercises
on
the
stage
of
 the
Lakeview
comedy
theatre
when
LILIA
walks
in
coughing,
looking
pale
and
 sweating.
She
collapses,
having
trouble
getting
back
up.

David
comes
to
her
side
to
 help
her
to
a
chair.
David
asks
Lilia
what’s
wrong
and
she
tells
him
that
she’s
sick
 but
she
can
do
rehearsal.
As
Lilia
tries
to
stand
up,
she
looks
over
and
sees
an
 ecstatic
and
smiling
rob
with
a
Jordan
talking
on
his
phone
walk
in.
She
points
at
 Rob
and
angrily
demands
who
the
hell
is
that.
Jordan
casually
says
that
he’s
the
 newest
member
of
the
comedy
troupe
and
David
adds
that
in
order
for
Rob
to
get
 settled
he’ll
mentored
by
Lilia
and
she’ll
sit
out
for
a
couple
of
shows.
Upon
hearing
 this,
Lilia
looks
at
Rob
with
shock
and
finding
her
strength
pulls
David
aside.

 
 Rob
is
shocked
by
Lilia’s
reaction
to
his
presence.
When
he
asks
Tyler
about
it
he
 tells
him
Lilia
freaks
out
easily.
Soon
his
idolic
love
for
the
group
replaces
the
shock
 and
Rob
gushes
on
and
on
to
Tyler
about
how
much
he
loves
this
group,
how
they
 inspired
his
interest
in
comedy
and
how
it’s
a
dream
come
true
to
be
there.

Tyler
 barely
listens
to
this
and
takes
a
couple
of
pills.
Rob
sees
this
and
sees
that
it’s
xanax
 and
that
the
name
on
the
bottle
doesn’t
match
his.
Rob
causally
asks
about
the
pills
 Tyler
tells
him
that
he
has
to
do
his
voice
exercises
barely
hiding
his
condescending
 tone.
Rob
is
shocked
and
slightly
disillusioned
that
one
of
his
heroes
has
just
 brushed
him
aside
like
he
was
a
cockroach
and
taking
pills
but
manages
to
convince
 himself
that
there
is
a
reason
for
the
pills
and
rude
attitude
and
he’s
really
a
good
 guy.
 
 Lilia
angrily
accuses
David
that
he’s
replacing
her
and
David
tries
to
reassure
her
 that
that’s
not
the
case.
He
pulled
her
out
so
she
would
have
more
time
to
show
Rob
 the
ropes
and
he
chose
her
to
mentor
him
because
she’s
the
most
talented.
Lilia
 snidely
asks
him
why
Miranda
wasn’t
chosen.
When
David
doesn’t
respond
she
 bitterly
implies
that
the
reason
he
didn’t
chose
her
was
because
he
wants
to
have
a
 relationship
with
her
even
though
she’s
married.
David
does
not
deny
or
confirm
 this.
He
just
tells
her
that
she’s
not
thinking
clearly
because
she’s
sick
and
to
go
 home
and
get
some
rest.
Lilia
scoffs
at
him
and
walks
off.
 



After
practice
David
catches
up
with
Miranda
and
asks
her
if
they’re
still
on
for
their
 double
date
tonight.
Miranda
says
that
she
can’t
wait.
Rob
hears
their
conversation
 and
says
that
since
the
group
is
getting
together
tonight
he’d
like
to
come
along
but
 David
hastily
tells
him
that
it’s
just
him
and
Miranda
but
if
he’d
like
to
get
to
know
 the
group
better
he
should
contact
his
mentor
Lilia
and
he
runs
after
Miranda.
Rob
 is
definitely
bothered
that
the
objects
of
his
hero
worship
are
passing
him
around
 like
a
Christmas
fruitcake.

 
 Inside
a
nice
downtown
restaurant
David
and
his
new
girlfriend
CARLY
are
sitting
in
 the
lobby
chatting
with
each
other
but
David
is
looking
at
the
door
way
too
often
 and
not
all
that
engaged
in
the
conversation.
Carly
is
having
a
terrible
time
keeping
 his
attention
for
more
than
a
few
seconds.
David
suddenly
catches
Miranda
and
she
 is
looking
gorgeous
in
her
little
black
dress
and
heels,
her
hair
done
up
elegantly
and
 wearing
her
diamond
necklace,
earrings
and
bracelet.
For
about
5
seconds
David
is
 unable
to
take
his
eyes
off
her
until
her
Husband
BRETT
joins
her
at
her
side.
David
 comes
back
to
reality
and
they
greet
the
couple.
 
 Rob
comes
back
to
his
apartment
to
find
his
roommate
and
best
friend
JEWEL
 blaring
rap
music
and
working
on
her
latest
painting,
throwing
paint
covered
vases
 at
a
large
canvas.

Rob
yells
over
the
music
to
let
her
know
that
he’s
home
from
 rehearsal.
Jewel
asks
about
it
and
Rob
says
that
it
was
ok
but
disappointing.
His
 supposed
cast
mates
see
him
more
as
a
burden.
Jewel
tells
him
to
start
being
more
 forceful.
After
all
these
are
professionals
and
the
only
way
they’re
going
to
listen
to
 you
is
if
you
grow
a
pair
and
take
charge.
Rob
pulls
out
Lilia’s
number
from
his
 pocket
and
calls
her.
 
 Lilia
is
at
home
wearing
her
pajamas
lying
on
her
couch
with
her
cat
in
her
lap.
Her
 coffee
table
filled
with
cold
medicines
and
vitamins.
A
humidifier
is
going.
The
TV
is
 on
but
she
isn’t
really
watching
it.
She’s
looking
at
a
photo
album
when
her
phone
 rings.
She
picks
it
up
and
fails
to
hide
her
disappointment
that
it’s
Rob
on
the
other
 line.
When
he
calls
out
her
disappointment
she
just
says
that
she’s
sick.
He
tells
her
 with
forced
bravado
that
he
needs
to
get
to
know
one
member
of
the
group
and
they
 should
meet
at
Greek
Town
for
lunch.
Lilia
sighs
and
accepts.
Rob
gets
off
the
phone
 happy
that
finally
got
one
person’s
attention.
Lilia
hangs
up
the
phone
and
goes
back
 to
her
photo
album
longingly
looking
at
one
picture
that
shows
her
and
Yuric
in
 their
graduation
robes
and
holding
up
their
degrees.

 
 Later
in
the
meal
David
and
Miranda
are
laughing
and
sharing
memories
from
the
 group
including
the
viral
video.
Carly
looks
bored
and
furious.
Brett,
feeling
 threatened
by
David,
tries
to
insert
himself
into
the
conversation
several
times
with
 pictures
and
stories
of
their
wedding.
David
suggests
they
get
desert
and
teases
 Miranda
about
being
a
huge
chocoholic,
which
subtly
turns
into
mutual
flirting.

 Brett
picking
up
on
this
says
that
they
can’t
stay
because
he
has
an
early
meeting
 and
they
have
to
leave.
Miranda
is
disappointed
but
leaves
with
her
husband.
Carly,



angry
and
humiliated
that
David
was
drooling
over
a
married
woman
in
front
of
her,
 icily
walks
away
from
David
to
get
the
car
from
the
valet.
 
 The
next
day
before
their
rehearsal
Lilia
and
Rob
are
sitting
in
a
café
in
Greek
Town.
 Rob
is
saying
how
happy
he
is
to
not
only
to
be
a
part
of
the
group
but
to
also
have
 lunch
with
Lilia.
He
tells
her
that
out
of
everyone
in
the
viral
video
that
made
the
 group
famous,
he
thought
Lilia
was
the
funniest.
Lilia
is
flattered
and
tells
him
that
 usually
the
complements
go
to
Tyler,
her
contempt
for
him
showing
through.
Rob,
 slightly
uncomfortable
at
this,
continues
talking
about
the
video.
He
complements
 Yuric
Stravinsky’s
performance
as
funny
and
asks
what
happened
to
him.
Lilia
tells
 him
that
Yuric
went
back
to
Russia.
When
he
asks
why
she
changes
the
subject
and
 asks
if
he’s
met
the
other
members
yet.
He
says
he
hasn’t
because
of
everyone’s
busy
 schedule.
She
sardonically
laughs
at
that
and
says
that
David’s
“busy”
schedule
is
 figuring
how
to
get
with
Miranda,
Miranda’s
is
trying
usurp
her
position,
and
Tyler’s
 is
babes,
booze
and
blow.
Rob
is
clearly
upset
at
Lilia’s
cynical
attitude
since
he
 imagined
her
to
be
a
much
better
person.
In
fact
he
imagined
the
whole
group
to
be
 much
better
people.
That
lunch
coupled
with
his
last
few
experiences
has
 completely
shattered
his
idolic
love
for
this
group.

 
 At
the
next
rehearsal
the
lunch
is
still
on
rob’s
mind
and
it’s
clearly
screwing
up
his
 comedy.
David
calls
for
a
10
minute
break
for
everyone
to
gather
their
bearings.
 Tyler
yells
at
Rob
saying
that
he’s
bringing
down
his
normally
awesome
 performance
and
he’d
better
get
his
shit
together
or
he’s
out.
He
storms
off
and
Lilia
 comes
to
his
side.
She
calls
Tyler
a
jackass
but
does
repeat
his
message
using
herself
 as
a
self
pitying
metaphor.
He
watches
David
and
Miranda
flirting
with
each
other
 while
getting
water.
He
gets
more
and
more
upset
as
he
sees
his
idols
are
just
 terrible
people.
He
decides
to
get
away
from
all
of
this
and
goes
into
the
green
room
 where
he
sees
Jordan
and
Tyler
doing
cocaine
and
talking
about
going
to
a
strip
club
 after
rehearsal.
Rob
awkwardly
excuses
himself
and
his
disillusionment
deepens.
 
 It’s
a
few
minutes
before
taping
“where’s
the
script?”
and
Rob
is
pacing
backstage
 wondering
if
he
can
even
get
onstage
with
his
so
called
heroes.
He
finds
Jewel
has
 snuck
in
backstage
to
wish
him
luck.
He
tries
to
tell
her
his
doubts
but
she
has
to
 leave
before
she’s
found
by
security.
The
music
starts
up
and
Tyler,
Miranda,
David
 and
Lilia
come
out
on
stage.
David
makes
a
special
introduction
for
Rob
and
they
call
 his
name.
He
looks
at
the
group
who
anxiously
wait
for
him
to
come
out
and
at
 Jordan
on
the
phone
again.
He
looks
back
at
the
group
and
runs
off.

 
 Rob
is
sitting
inside
a
Dairy
Queen
picking
at
a
banana
split
when
Jewel
walks
in.
 She
says
that
the
group
had
a
hard
time
recovering
from
him
running
away
but
 managed
to
put
on
a
decent
show.
Rob
tells
Jewel
that
The
Other
Guys
are
the
most
 horrible
people
he’s
ever
met,
meeting
them
has
questioned
his
comedy
path
and
is
 thinking
of
quitting.
Jewel
tells
him
to
man
up
and
stop
seeing
this
group
as
gods
 and
start
seeing
them
as
human.
No
matter
who
they
are
he’s
good
at
what
he
does
 and
to
quit
just
because
they’re
not
what
he
expected
them
to
be
would
be
a
waste.



The
following
Monday
Jordan
tells
the
group
that
he’s
managed
to
save
face
with
the
 network
and
it’s
up
to
the
group
to
decide
Rob’s
fate.
The
group
is
gathered
around
 for
rehearsal
wondering
what
they
should
do
with
rob
when
he
walks
in.
Things
are
 really
awkward
but
Rob
tells
them
of
his
disillusionment
and
how
he’s
still
dealing
 with
it
but
he
has
come
to
terms
with
it
enough
that
he
can
continue
to
work
with
 them.

Even
though
Tyler
is
screaming
to
have
him
fired,
David
says
that
he
can
 continue
to
work
with
them.
 
 David
and
Tyler
are
playing
Call
of
Duty:
Black
ops
on
his
Xbox
360
and
Tyler
is
 complaining
to
David
that
keeping
Rob
to
help
Lilia
isn’t
doing
any
favors
for
both
of
 them.
He’s
just
trying
to
delay
the
evitable
firing
of
her.
David
says
that
he
believes
 Rob’s
natural
optimism
will
help
her
and
because
she’s
a
founding
member
he
 wants
to
give
her
a
chance.
Tyler
expresses
his
hope
that
when
the
moment
comes
 he’ll
have
the
courage
to
get
rid
of
her.
David
just
goes
back
to
game.
Tyler
looks
at
 him
with
skepticism
then
goes
back
to
the
game.




Treatment