T‐206 Final Project Treatment Alex, Katee, Morgan Scene 1 JORDAN and ZACH are in Mexico for spring break. They both decide to leave early, changing their airplane itineraries. At the airport, everything goes smoothly, until their connecting flight in Santa Fe, New Mexico to Indianapolis gets canceled. They frantically try to figure out an alternative flight, but everything is booked for the next few days due to spring break. Jordan is freaking out due to the fact that he has an econ midterm three days prior. Zach comes up with the idea to rent a car and have a road trip. Scene 2 They drive out of the rental car lot, hoping for a quick and easy adventure ahead of them. While stopping at the local fast food restaurant, Jordan realizes that they only have $117.35 left for gas and food. Again, Jordan freaks out, but Zach makes sure to keep him as calm as possible. The first few hours of the drive go quickly, but the gas is low and it is time for a fill up. They stop in Stillwater, Oklahoma to grab a bite and get gas. Jordan finally came to accept the road trip in which they were on, positive that he would make his test and study the rest of the way to get a good grade. Zach gets back into the driver’s seat and off they go. Scene 3 A couple hours, Zach is feeling like he’s about to pass out, so they decide to stop for an energy drink. They quickly run, purchase drinks, and leave to continue their adventure. With Jordan studying and now paying full attention, they two do not realize that they have just entered Route 69 instead of continuing their path on Highway 40. Jordan fell asleep in the passenger seat, not paying attention to the difference of their map and what they are actually on. It is not until the next morning, when the sun is out, that they realize they are in middle of nowhere Beatrice, Nebraska. They pull over to the side of their car to figure out what to do next. Jordan immediately jumps out of his seat and paces back and forth outside. He is talking to himself while at the same time Zach and him are yelling at each other for their mistake. Jordan insists that he drive. He pushes Zach out of the way, and vigorously puts his seatbelt on.
Scene 4 Having retraced their path for two hours, Zach and Jordan are finally on their way back. While driving through Missouri, a technical difficulty occurs in their car. There is smoke coming out of the hood, and neither Zach nor Jordan knows anything about cars. They have no idea who to call, and there is few civilization around them. They walk a mile to find an old, beat up, mechanic shop that looked far from reliable. They proceed to call out for help, but there is no response. With only a day and a half left until Jordan’s econ midterm, he slowly begins to give up and sits on the side of the shop to wait. Zach, not giving a shit, takes a seat next to Jordan and the two wait for someone’s arrival. Scene 5 Jordan and Zach end up waiting 3 hours for a mechanic to finally show up. BILLY BOB, the mechanic, appears surprised by the presence of Jordan and Zach, for not many people make it through there. Jordan tells the man his story and begs for his help. Billy Bob ends up being a real nice guy and helps out with their situation. Both boys realize that they do not have the money to pay for such replacement, so they offer a ride to Indiana, and surprisingly Billy Bob takes them up on their offer. Another hour passes, and the three of them continue on their journey back home. Scene 6 It is 8:15 AM and Jordan only has 45 minutes until his midterm begins. Zach drives as fast as possible. They are literally 2 blocks away from campus and get pulled over for speeding. Jordan again freaks out, but instead gets out of the car and begins to sprint towards his class. The cop that pulled them over radio’s another cop to chase after Jordan for his suspicious behavior. As Jordan is running, the second cop pulls over next him, urging Jordan to stop. Jordan quickly explains his problem and begs for the cop’s assistance. Thankfully, it was a good day for that cop, and he decided to give Jordan a ride to his test. It is 8:57 AM and the door to his class room swings open followed by a sweaty, out of breath, Jordan. He made it to his midterm on time, but had to borrow a pencil. CHARACTERS Jordan: straight A student, freaks out a lot Zach: lazy, not the best of friend