1X07 - KYLE GOT GAME
ORIGINAL AIRDATE (FAM): 07-AUG-2006
WRITTEN BY STEVEN LILIEN & BRYAN WYNBRANDT
DIRECTED BY PATRICK WILLIAMS
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[Scene opens with Kyle looking at his drawing of Professor Kern while he’s sitting on the floor next to his bathtub with a laptop on his lap. Kyle is leaning against his tub, analyzing the picture. He looks from a picture of Professor Kern on a website and compares it to the one he drew
Voiceover: He was all I could think about. I couldn’t understand why and how he had been in my dream. Or how I could draw his face if I didn’t know him. Was he dead? Or was the professor still missing? Like me.
[Nicole enters Kyle’s room
Nicole [sighs]: Hey. We’ve talked about this. It’s not good for you to keep obsessing.
Kyle [looks up]: Have you heard from Detective Breen?
Nicole [shakes head]: No, The police don’t know if those remains were Professor Kern’s. And the more you think about this, the more it will agitate you. So let’s just wait for the test results and we’ll…we’ll deal with it then. [looks outside] Josh is outside with some of his buddies, why don’t you go take a few shots. Show them how it’s done.
[Kyle passes the laptop to Nicole and gets up. He looks back at Nicole while she pushes the screen of the laptop down. Kyle continues out the door. Nicole lifts the screen back up and looks at the article that Kyle was reading and sighs.
[Kyle is in the backyard with Josh and his buddies that are playing basketball. He holds the basketball and prepares to shoot
Voiceover: Nicole was right. Basketball was a welcome distraction. It took me out of my head and into a zone where nothing mattered but the ball and the hoop.
[Kyle shoots and he makes it.]
Josh: That’s 10 out of 10.
Josh’s Friend: That guy doesn’t miss!
Josh: Yeah free throws made, yeah? Kyle, back up. Make some three pointers.
[Kyle turns around and walks farther away from the hoop. He turns around again and faces the hoop. He shoots and makes it. Josh’s friends call out in disbelief.
[Charlie arrives at the backyard.
Charlie: Sweet shot
Josh: That’s nothing. He nails it every the time!
Charlie: Oh yeah?
Josh: Show him, Kyle. Let’s spice it up a little.
[Kyle looks at Josh then Charlie.
Voiceover: I tried to calculate all the data. But one barrier was hard to determine. Then I found the solution.
[Kyle throws the ball at a wooden pole next to him and the ball bounces off onto the roof then into the hoop.]
Charlie: Woah! That’s insane! How’d you do that?!
Kyle: Angle, trajectory, velocity, wind.
Charlie: And all this time I’ve been chucking a ball threw the hoop. You ever think about joining a team?
[Amanda comes into the scene
Amanda: There you are.
Charlie [under breath]: hey you
Amanda [looks at Kyle]: How are ya doing, Kyle?
Charlie: We have a sweet shooter here.
Amanda: We do?
Charlie. Oh yeah, seriously. Kyle, you have to come by the Rec center soon and try out and try out for the team.
Amanda: This late in the season? You’re already in the final…
Charlie: And with Kyle hitting these three pointers, it can make all the difference. I’ll talk to Coach about it.
Amanda: Well if anyone can make that happen, it’s Charlie.
Kyle: Ok, I’ll try.
Charlie: Cool. I’ll see you then.
[Amanda touches Kyle’s arm as Charlie leads her away. Kyle watches as they walk away
[Kyle turns around
Josh [Passes the ball to Kyle] : Light it up!
Josh’s Friend: There’s no way he can do it again!
[Kyle turns his head so that he can still see Amanda walking away.]
Josh: Kyle, shoot!
[Kyle doesn’t give an effort as he shoots the ball. He misses. Then turns his attention to Amanda. Josh stares at Kyle, who isn’t paying attention to anything but the retreating figures of Amanda and Charlie.
[Scene opens up in Kyle’s room. Josh studies Kyle’s basketball look, and laughs.
Josh: You gotta look cool playing ball, Kyle.
Kyle [Looks into the mirror]: I don’t?
Josh: How do I put this? No…. Let me show you.
[Josh steps up and fixes Kyle’s sweat arm band and pulls it up. Slides Kyle’s socks and pants down. Kyle pulls his pants up as Josh pulls it even lower. Josh pulls Kyle’s headband higher, to make his hair messy.
Josh: See, now you’re a real baller. But you can’t just look the part. You got to talk the talk. Speak the Lingo.
Josh: Yeah, slang, dude. Like when you dunk you gotta scream, “Boo ya! That’s the kizzle dizzle!”
Kyle: What’s the kizzle dizzle?
Josh: You are…. Trust me Kyle, I know what I’m talking about. [chuckle
[Josh walks out of the room and leaves Kyle staring at the mirror. Kyle fakes a move and smiles.
[At the table with Lori. Kyle pours Sour Patch Kids into a bowl and adds milk. Lori gives a disgusted look. Kyle starts eating. Nicole and Stephen walks in. Josh is spreading peanut butter on his bread.
Nicole: Wow Kyle, you look like a pro!
Stephen: Ready for action?
Kyle: I think so
Stephen [walks to the table pouring coffee]: I remember when I played on the court. You get that rhythm going, the whole team moving like they share one brain.
Lori: So five jocks equals one brain that sounds about right.
Stephen: Anyways, I remember one game. We were down by 1 5 seconds left. I steal the ball and I dribble down the court. And…
Josh [butts in]: SWISH! The game winning shot at the buzzer. Yeah, yeah.
[Josh sits down at the table.
Stephen: Thanks Josh, you spoiled it for Kyle.
Josh: Don’t worry, I’ll know you’ll tell it a hundred more times.
Nicole: Lori, can you drop off Kyle today?
Lori [looks at Kyle while getting up]: What am? Your chauffer, now?
Nicole: I’m late for a consultation, okay? [turns to Stephen] Enjoy your morning honey.
Stephen: Thank you, don’t be long.
Nicole [rolls eyes and walks to Kyle]: Bye guys. Kyle, good luck today okay? Remember, if you try your best you can’t lose.
Josh: Words to live by, by Nicole Trager.
[Nicole goes to the door and turns her head an mouths a bye then leaves.]
[Scene opens with Lori and Kyle entering the gym.]
Lori: Here you go…. [Kyle just walks in pass her into the gym] You’re welcome.
[Kyle walks ahead of her and watches the team play basketball.
Voiceover: They tossed the ball in a symphony of lines, curves, and angles.
Charlie [walks over to Kyle]: Kyle, What’s up dog?
[Kyle is silent.
Charlie: That means, “Hey, how are you?”
Charlie: So you made it.
Kyle: Can I play?
Charlie: First, just [pulls Kyle’s sweat headband off] lose this. Better. Come on, I’ll show you around.
[Lori looks at Kyle then begins to turn around. Declan who’s also playing basketball spots her.
[Lori turns and sees Hillary with Declan. She sighs and walks over to him.
Declan: What are you doing here?
Hillary: Yes, what are you?
Lori: Brought Kyle to practice.
Declan: Kyle? What for?
Lori [shrugs]: Charlie wants him on the team…
Declan [Looks at Kyle]: What the hell is he thinking?
[Declan leaves to talk to Charlie.
Lori: So, are we doing the ignoring thing now or just, shooting nasty look? I just want to be clear.
Hillary: Don’t flatter yourself. I don’t waste my time worrying about you.
Lori: You don’t waste any time at all do you?
Hillary: You and Declan crashed and burned. He’s fair game.
Lori: Oh, yeah. I’m so sure you’re concerned with the fairness of it all.
Hillary: I see what I want and I go get it. I don’t hold out my whole life and finally go through with it, and completely mess up.
[Hillary walks past Lori and leaves. Lori watches her give her a nasty bitchy looks, and then sits down in the stands
[Declan is running after Charlie]
Declan: Dude, we can’t have Kyle now!
Charlie: Why not?
Declan: For one thing the guy doesn’t know his ass from his forehead.
Charlie: Well, have you ever seen him shoot?
[Declan stops and looks at Kyle while Charlie keeps on walking.
[Charlie and Declan are in the office with the basketball team’s coach.
Coach: Tanner, We can’t pick up a new player a week before the finals!
Declan: That’s what I said.
Charlie: Coach, the guy hits nothing but net every time
Coach: The team is perfectly balanced. We’re up against the Lancers. I can’t have some unknown coming in to disrupt everything.
Charlie: At least watch him shoot
Declan: Man, why are you pushing this?
Charlie: Because I want to win. What, are you afraid he’s gunna steal all your thunder?
Declan: Me and him, one on one right now.
Coach: Enough! It’s too late to change the roster.
Charlie: But Kyle’s new in town and I bet the league will make an exception.
[The Coach, Declan, and Charlie are quiet as the listen to a roar in the gym. They look down and see Kyle shooting from the halfway making it multiple times.]
Coach: Where did you say this kid comes from, Tanner?
Charlie: Does it matter?
[In the kitchen with the whole family getting ready for dinner.
Stephen: Kyle’s on the team?
Lori [getting cups from the cabinet]: Yeah and he practically made every shot.
Stephen [Pats Kyle on the back]: That’s fantastic!
[Josh rolls eyes and Nicole comes up to Kyle.
Nicole: Kyle, this is a good experience for you.
Stephen: When’s the game?
Kyle: Next Sunday. It’s the championship.
Stephen: You’re playing in the final? Against who?
Kyle: I don’t know.
Lori: The Lancers, apparently they won the past 2 years and Kyle’s team is like gunning for them. It’s testosterone overload.
Josh: It’s just a game.
Stephen: It is not just a game. It’s the championship. And Kyle is their secret weapon.
Nicole: Kyle, it is just a game.
[Nicole gives a stern look at Stephen.
Stephen: Absolutely it’s just all about fun.
[Kyle gives an unsure look then goes to his seat.
[Scene opens up with Stephen walking over to Nicole who’s at the desk. He hands he some wine.
Stephen: I know, I know. He’s on the team for one day and I turn him into one of those obnoxious fathers.
Nicole: Thanks. I just don’t want to put any pressure on him. He needs to ease into new social situations.
Stephen: I’ll root him on quietly.
Nicole: I’ve been reading about Professor Kern.
Stephen: Hun, we still don’t know if there’s a connection.
Nicole: I know.
Stephen: Did you find anything?
Nicole: Most of his research is about the brain. Maximizing its potential.
Stephen: I know what you’re thinking.
Nicole: We know what Kyle can do, maybe Professor Kern was his teacher. And if Kyle witnessed his murder…
Stephen: Hun, you’re drawing conclusions before there’s any real evidence.
Nicole: Well, Kyle drew that picture before he knew Kern was missing. And if that skeleton found in the woods turns out to be Kern’s… you can’t tell me that’s a coincidence!
[Nicole turns back to the laptop. The scene turns into where Foss is looking at a screen when Nicole and Stephen were just talking. The phone rings and Foss picks up.
Foss: This is Foss.
Man on phone: Kyle was on the news again. The police are gonna start making connections.
Foss: I told you they won’t. I got a plan.
[Foss gets out of his chair.
[Kyle is at the gym with his team. He is dribbling the ball at the top of the half.
Voiceover: I enjoyed the simple logic of the game. But having someone trying to prevent me from making the basket was a totally new experience.
[Kyle dribbles into Declan and shoots. Declan blocks it shoving Kyle to the ground. Charlie notices.
Charlie: Hey, you totally hacked him.
Declan: What are you? His personal ref?
Charlie: He’s still learning the game, man.
Declan: Well he’s weak. He needs a crash course.
[Declan walks away. Charlie turns to Kyle.]
Charlie [puts out his hand to pull Kyle up]: You ok?
Kyle [takes his hand and gets pulled up]: I don’t think Declan wants me on the team.
Charlie [Pats Kyle on the back]: He gets a little intense. Hang in there. You’re good.
[Both of them jog back to play the game.
[Outside, Josh is hanging with a bunch of his friends.
Josh: Now that Kyle’s on the team, the Bison are gonna wipe the floor off the Lancers.
Josh’s Friend: I don’t know dude. I mean… it’s one thing to score in your backyard, but the Lancers got killer defence.
Josh: Well, I don’t believe it.
Josh’s Other Friend: Dude, trust me. They’ll double team him.
Josh: That’s won’t stop Kyle.
[Josh looks around and sees people betting money.
Josh: You wanna bet?
Josh’s Friend: Sure. Put me in for 5.
Josh’s Other Friend: Put me down for half of them.
[Scene opens up with Kyle watching basketball. Josh walks in with books.
Josh [Hands the books to Kyle]: Here’s everything you need to know about the game. 200 pages should take you… 5 minutes.
Kyle: Who’s Michael Jordan? [Josh scoffs
Josh: Yeah, you’re not from a different planet… He’s only the greatest basketball player ever!
[The door bell rings. Kyle and Josh ignores.
Josh: Look, if you’re gunna play. You gotta learn from the best. Read these. They’ll make you unbeatable.
[Doorbell rings again.
Lori [screams from a different room]: JOSH GET THE DOOR!
Josh: I’m not your butler.
Lori: Just answer it you little creep!
[Josh sighs and gets up to open the door. He opens the door and finds Declan and Charlie. He leans against the door.
Josh: Woah, I didn’t know Lori could handle two at once.
Declan: Haha. very funny. Now get out of my way.
[Josh moves and Charlie and Declan walk in.
Charlie: Is Kyle here?
Josh: In here.
Charlie: Ok. [begins to move.
Josh [stops them from going to Kyle]: So now that Kyle’s on your team, what do you make of your chances?
Charlie: Lancers are going down!
Declan: I guarantee it.
Josh: That’s all I wanted to hear.
[Josh passes them and leads them to the room that Kyle’s in. Lori was on her way down and sees a glimpse of Declan. She goes back upstairs. Kyle is busy spinning the ball on his hand.
Charlie: Hey, Kyle.
Kyle: What’s up dog?
[Kyle tosses the ball to Charlie who catches it.
Charlie: Coach told me to drop off the play book and umm... [looks at Declan]
Declan: About practice today… I should’ve gone easier on you.
Kyle: That’s ok. You blocked my shot. I should’ve pump faked to make you leave your feet and drop a foul.
[Kyle does a fake that makes Charlie and Declan flinch. Then Kyle manipulates his hand to make a foul sign.
[Lori is in her room changing her clothes, putting on makeup and doing her hair in a hurry.
Declan: This final, dude, it’s vital. We lost the Lancers last year over a heart breaker.
Charlie: Ya they had the buzzer beat them and they won the championships.
[Lori walks into the room
Lori: Hey! I didn’t know you guys were here.
Charlie: Hey, Lori.
Declan: What’s going on Trager?
Lori: Well, I don’t want to interrupt…
Declan: No, no, no, I’m done here.
Lori: Come chat with me.
[Lori walks away and Declan follows. Charlie turns around and stands next to Kyle who’s sitting down watching the game. Charlie looks down and sees the stack of basketball books.]
Charlie: Wow, you must really love the game.
Kyle: More all the time.
[Charlie sits down in the couch.
Charlie: You know, there’s like being on the team. I know my boys got my back and I got theirs.
Kyle: That sounds cool.
[Lori is in the kitchen with Declan. She gets out some lemonade from the fridge and pours two cups.
Declan: I enjoyed slamming with fifty hours of community service.
Lori: That’s so harsh.
Declan: Said that I could’ve got worse for hit and run.
Lori: Did your dad totally freak?
Declan: It wasn’t pretty… So are you coming to the game?
Lori: If you’re looking for a cheering section.
Declan: Huh… really?
Lori: Yeah, I’ll love to watch you play.
[Declan and Lori drink their lemonade. The door bell rings. Lori puts down her cup to get the door.
Lori: Hang on a second…
Opens the door and sees Hillary.
Hillary: Oh, It’s you.
Lori: I live here. What do you want?
[Hillary looks over Lori shoulder and sees Declan
Lori: Excuse Me?
Declan: Hey, Hills.
Hillary: Hey, I saw your car.
Lori: So you’re stalking him now?
Hillary: That’s your M.O. I just figured I’d pop in and save us some time. Ready to go?
Lori: You had plans?
Declan: Uh... Did we?
Hillary: Well when I saw you today you said, “See you later.” Here it is, “Later.”
Lori: That is so lame.
Declan: Come on guys, this is ridiculous. Just get over it already.
Hillary: Over what?
Lori [turns to Declan]: Yeah, it’s all good.
[Declan shakes head
Hillary: So it’s up to you. A night out with me or slum it here with Trager.
[Charlie arrives in the room
Charlie: Ready to bounce D?
[Kyle comes in following Charlie as Declan goes out the door.
Charlie: Check you later bro.
Kyle: Later bro.
[Charlie and Kyle tap each other with their knuckles. Charlie and Declan walk past Lori and Hillary.
Hillary: Hey, Kyle!
[Lori shuts the door on Hillary’s face then lets out a groan.
Lori: Ah! That felt good.
[Scene opens with Tom Foss watching Kyle in his room playing basketball. He looks at a wallet then rummages more inside a plastic bag. He then takes out a needle and pulls some liquid into it from a vial. He reloads his gun.
[Scene appears with Kyle walking on the basketball court with his team practicing.
Voiceover: I thought about what Charlie said. I wanted to prove that I was one of the guys. In all the books that Josh gave me, one move was respected more than any other. They called it… the Air Jordan.
[Kyle looks at the net. Everyone turns to watch him. He runs to the net and slam dunks it.
Kyle: BOO YA! THAT’S THE KIZZLE DIZZLE!!
Charlie: Did you see that? He’s awesome!
Declan: Yeah. That’s pretty cool. Hey, yo! Check this out.
[Declan walks over to get a ball from the shelves. He dribbles down the court and tries to slam dunk it with his back turned away from the net. He doesn’t make it and falls to the ground in pain.
Charlie: Are you all right?
Declan: I’m fine. It’s no a big deal.
Charlie: You hurt that same ankle a few weeks ago. We need you 100% for the game, man. You should sit out for the rest of the practice.
Declan: You know the coach, I would lose my spot!
Kyle: Why would you lose your spot?
[Declan is unable to answer Kyle’s question due to the appearance of the coach.
Coach [Blows his whistle]: Let’s go ladies, line up!
[Declan and Charlie walk to the coach while Kyle stays there confused.
Coach: McDunaugh? What’s up?
Coach: Good. No room for soft players here. [Looks over Declan’s shoulder and sees Kyle] Kyle! Are you waiting for a special invitation? Move it! Wash down 3, come back 2 on one. Let’s go, move it!
[Kyle and the team run around the court.
Coach [Blows whistle.]: MOVE IT!
[Josh is outside making bets.
Josh: So I’ve got you down for 25 and you for 30.
Asian Guy: Are you sure you can cover these bets?
Josh: Dude, I’ve got deep pockets.
Asian Guy [starts walking away.] you must be smoking something. The Lancers haven’t lost in 2 years. They’re not gunna stop with the Bison.
Josh: Guess I’m feeling lucky. Pleasure doing business with you. [Turns to someone.] You want in?
[Kyle is bouncing the ball on the gym floor as he’s sitting down on the bleachers. Lori walk in.
Lori: So are you ready for the NBA?
Kyle [Throws ball to Lori and Lori catches it.]: I don’t think I’m tall enough.
Lori [Throws ball back]: It was a joke. [Looks and sees Declan talking to Hillary.] God can she be anymore transparent?
Kyle: You don’t like her talking to him?
Lori: She’s just flirting with him to annoy me.
Kyle: It’s working.
Lori: Oh, so you’re now an expert on teenage girl warfare?
Kyle: You’re at war with her?
[Lori raises an eyebrow
Kyle: Over what?
Lori: Because she… I… What difference does it make? She’s a total b**** and we’re fighting. Wait here, La Brawn.
[Lori walks over to Declan and Hillary. She walks in between them and pushes Hillary aside.
Declan: Hey Trager. Picking up Boy Wonder?
Lori: Yea, such a pain, but…at least I get to see you.
[Hillary acts like she’s throwing up.
Hillary: Gag me.
Lori [Ignores Hillary]: I was thinking we can hangout this weekend.
Declan: Sure, A bunch of us are-
Lori: No… no, just us
Declan: Just us?
Lori: We have been known to hook up now and then…
Declan: I thought it was only then.
Hillary: And then… was a total disaster.
Lori: It’s a new day. Let’s see where it goes.
[Lori walks away and Hillary goes back to standing in front of Declan. Kyle shoots from the bleachers and scores.
Lori: Nice shot.
[Lori and Kyle walk out of the gym laughing.
[Tom Foss is driving in a car through a dark alley. A dog barks. He stops when he homeless person.
Foss: Hey buddy. Want to make some money?
Guy: What’s the catch?
Foss [waves a bundle of money]: Come on, get in and I’ll explain it to you. Come on!
[Guy opens the car door.
Foss: Thata boy.
[Car drives off.]
[Stephen is watching TV and Nicole walks in.
Nicole: Hey, what’s going on?
Stephen: You’re not gunna believe this. Adults only.
Nicole: The kids aren’t home?
Stephen: Let’s enjoy this while we can.
Nicole: Well, one of us really should start dinner.
Stephen: Ah, let’s order in.
Nicole: I like the way you think.
[Stephen and Nicole turn to the TV. It shows a woman who is explaining about the remains in the woods.
Newscast Woman: In a exclusive story, the police have identified the remains found by hikers near Viktor Falls last month as William Kern, a professor of biochemistry at the University of Washington. Dr. Kern was last seen leaving campus in June. Police believe that he was killed soon after. But so far no arrests have been made in the murder. And coming up next…
[Nicole is calling Detective Breen while Stephen is waiting behind her in the kitchen.
Nicole: Yes, I’m still holding. Well, I’ve called three times has he gotten my messages? Well tell the detective, I’m expecting his call.
[Nicole hangs up.
Stephen: He would’ve called if he had something new to tell us. And yes those are Kern’s remains but the police obviously haven’t found anything to lead to Kyle.
Nicole: He saw Kern in his dream. He was able to draw his face. He must have known him. He had to.
Stephen: Maybe we should tell him what’s going on.
Nicole: Not yet. He’s so excited about basketball. Let’s wait and tell him about it tomorrow.
[Kyle is eating breakfast and getting pumped up for the big game. Josh gives Kyle more food. ]
Josh: You gotta keep your energy up. Remember, every shot counts today. I got a lot running on this game.
[Stephen walks in with Nicole.
Stephen: You do?
Josh: Well, yeah, I’ve been chatting up how great of a player Kyle is. Don’t let me down.
Nicole: Josh, You’ll make him nervous. It’s ok if you are. It just means your adrenalin is pumping.
Kyle: My stomach does feel strange.
Nicole: You’ve got butterflies. [Kyle gives a confused look.] It’s an expression.
Stephen: Kyle, when you make your first basket you’re gunna feel an incredible jolt of energy.
Kyle: Are you both coming to the game?
Nicole: Wouldn’t miss it for the world.
Stephen: Can’t wait.
[Josh gives a jealous look.]
[Kyle is at the gym for the big game against the Lancers.
Spokesperson: Ladies and gentleman, can I have your attention please? Welcome to our championship game!
Declan: This is it.
Spokesperson: Will you give it up for last years champions, the Lancers! And this years chance, the Westside finish in, the Bison!
[Both teams come into the gym. Kyle looks into the crowd.
Stephen: Way to go KYLE!
Josh’s Friend: Dude, can your dad be anymore into it?
[Lori sees Hillary and waves a green Styrofoam hand. Hillary waves 2 hands.
Amanda: Hey can I sit here?
[Amanda sits down. The team sits down on the bench to listen to the coach.
Coach: Alright, it all comes down to this. One game. One moment in time to prove that we are the best. And WE ARE THE BEST! We haven’t beaten the Lancers in two years. TWO YEARS!
Voiceover: I had no idea why the coach was shouting or why he kept on saying things twice.
Coach: My grandma plays better defense than them. MY GRANDMA!
Voiceover: Too bad she’s not playing…
Coach: Make sure to the set screens for Kyle. Free him up to shoot. He’s our star. And help him out on defense. He’s still adjusting to our system.
Charlie: I got your back Kyle.
Coach: Team on three! ONE TWO THREE!
Josh’s Friend: Trager, Feeling the heat?
Josh’s Other Friend: So how much are you going to end up owing?
Josh: Yo, I’m cashing in. And don’t come crying to me when I upgrade my game system.
Lori: What’s that for?
[Looks at what Amanda’s papers.
Amanda: Oh, I..um.. I keep Charlie’s stats for him. Do you want a page to keep track of Declan and Kyle?
Lori [laughs]: Are you kidding me I hate watching basketball.
Amanda: Then why are you here?
[Amanda doesn’t answer and looks at Hillary.
[The team starts playing. The referee throws the ball in the air for a jump ball. The ball is sent into Kyle’s direction. He runs to the ball and shoots it from halfway and makes it.
Voiceover: An explosion of positive energy filled the gym. I felt a wave of excitement from the crowd. And the throw supported my team. Playing basketball was everything I hoped it would be.
[The score is 14-9 Bison. Declan shoots and scores. Charlie scores. Kyle spins and scores. 44-40 Bison.
Voiceover: In the final minutes of the game the competition became more intense.
[Kyle loses the ball.
Coach: KYLE WHAT ARE YOU DOING!
[44-42 Bison. Kyle tries to pass it to Charlie but missed him.
Charlie: Come on man, make the pass.
Voiceover: My own teammates grew hostile and impatient.
Declan: Get your head in the game.
Voiceover: And my own coach seemed against me.
Coach: Come on Kyle! Control the ball and control the game! THE GAME!
Lancer player: That’s my ball! Don’t forget it!
Coach: You heard him, Kyle. Guard the man! That’s your man!
Voiceover: I was trying my best but even Stephen seemed disappointed at me. Everything I loved about the sport began to disappear.
[Declan try to shoot but a player knocked him to the floor hard. He rolls on the floor in pain.
Declan: Ah, my ankle! Ow!
Coach: Time out!
[Kyle and Charlie pull Declan up. Declan is unable to walk with his injured foot. They lead him to a bench and sits him down.
Coach: Shake it off McDunaugh. It’s scrunch time.
Declan [Tries to get up and falls back down.]: Damn it!
Coach: McDunaugh! We need you.
Declan [Tries to get up and fails]: I can’t coach.
Coach: CAN’T!! Get your ass on that court or you’re out!
Voiceover: I couldn’t believe that the coach wanted him to play. It was like winning, clouded everything.
Coach: Play or you’re off the team for good.
Charlie: Coach, you can’t do that.
Coach: Shut up Tanner! We can’t win if we play with quitters.
[Declan tries to get up and falls back down.
Coach: Kyle, take his spot. [Kyle gives a confused look.] You deaf? Forget McDunaugh. You’re the shooting guard now.
Coach: What did you say?
Kyle: I said no.
Coach: This is your team now. Your chance to shine.
Kyle: I can’t play coach [sits down] I’m injured too.
Coach: Then you’re off the team with McDunaugh. Tanner, take over.
Charlie: Sorry, my ankles hurt too. [Sits down.
Coach: Blues going in.
Player: Can’t coach, I’m hurt. [Sits down.
Another player: Me too. [Sits down.
Josh: This can’t be happening.
Stephen: What’s Kyle doing? Why won’t he play?
Nicole: I don’t know.
Referee: Coach, we need your team on the floor, or you forfeit.
Coach: All of you. Out on that court NOW! [Nobody gets up.] Do this. Do this or you’ll regret if FOR YOUR REST OF YOUR LIVES! [Still no one gets up. Coach throws clipboard to the floor]
Referee: Bison forfeit Lancers win.
[At Detective Breen’s office
Nicole: Detective Breen?
Breen: Mrs. Trager, I owe you a phone call.
Nicole: Several. You should have told me as soon as you identified those remains.
Breen: Well you’re not entitled to that information.
Nicole: Well isn’t Kyle? He’s desperate Detective, to unlock his past and Professor Kern holds the key.
Breen: No, he doesn’t. I already interviewed some of his friends from college. No one recognized Kyle’s picture and Kern never mentioned knowing a boy.
Nicole: Kyle had to of known him. They were both there in those woods. Maybe Kyle knows who killed him. [looks down at a picture of a man.
Breen: That man was found dead last night. Drug overdose. We found several items on him that belonged to Kern as well as a gun. The same one that was used to kill Kern.
Nicole: Why did he kill him?
Breen: He was a druggy looking for cash. He had priors. Attempted murders, assault. Mrs. Trager, we’ll keep making every effort to help Kyle. But we found no link to Professor Kern. As far, this murder case is closed.
[Kyle is in his room with Nicole
Kyle: It’s the professor.
Kyle: And he’s dead.
Kyle: Does that mean I knew him?
Nicole: Maybe but so far no one’s been able to make a connection.
Kyle: But I drew his face before I ever saw his picture in the paper!
Nicole: I don’t know how to explain that right now but that doesn’t mean we’ll stop trying. We’ll keep working together, we’ll keep looking for answers.
Kyle: No every time we look for more answers we only find more questions.
[Tom Foss is at the computer watching Kyle
Kyle: I was so sure we were on to something. Now I’m right back where I started.
Nicole: Kyle, I know you’re frustrated. It’s a very complicated situation.
[Josh is following Kyle into the kitchen.
Josh: Forfeit? FORFEIT?!
Kyle: I’m sorry, Josh.
Josh: How could you do it? How could you not play?
[Phone rings. Josh and Stephen go after it.]
Josh: No, no, no don’t!
Stephen: Hello? Hold on.
Josh [Whisper]: I’m not here.
Stephen: Don’t go anywhere. I’m sorry; he’s not in right now. Ok, bye. What’s going on? That’s the tenth call I got this morning?
Josh: I’m popular, what can I say?
Stephen: Josh, spill it.
Josh: Um, can I borrow two hundred dollars? [Stephen is silent.] I took bets on the game.
Josh: Well, Kyle was doing so good. I mean I got all caught up in the excitement.
Stephen: And you thought you’d just cash in? Great! My son the bookie.
Josh: I’m sorry I’m such a disappointment!
Stephen: Hold on, I’m not done.
Josh: What do you care what I do? Like you’ve even notice I’m around!
Stephen: What are you talking about?
Josh: You should’ve seen how pumped up you got over Kyle. Just because he’s good at some stupid game.
Josh: You’ve never been that way with me. Never! Over anything! Now you’ve got the son you always wanted.
Stephen: Hold on here. [sighs] Oh, Josh. Oh, ok I admit. Sometimes I wish you were a little more excited about sports. But only because we would have something more we could share. You are the son I’ve always wanted. Couldn’t hope for any better.
Josh: So, you’ll swap me the money?
Stephen: Not a chance. Use your allowance. Which is cut off, affective immediately.
Josh: Dad, I spent it all on video games.
Stephen: Then sell them. You’re not going to be playing them for a very long time anyway.
[Josh leaves upset.
[Hillary and Lori at the gym. Hillary is running on the treadmill. Lori walks up to her.
Lori: Hey. I thought I’d find you here.
Hillary: Don’t ruin my work out.
Lori: I just came to tell you I’m not gunna fight with you over Declan.
Hillary: Sweet surrender.
[Lori turns and walks away.
Hillary: Wait! That’s it?
[Lori stops and turns around. She walks up to Hillary and shrugs.
Hillary: You’re telling me you don’t want him?
Lori: I don’t know if I do. But I don’t want him like this, that’s for sure.
Hillary: Well, I don’t want him either. [groans] He’s so not my type.
Lori: Then why have you been throwing yourself at him?
Hillary: I wouldn’t put it that way.
Lori: Hillary, it was like 2 seconds after I slept with him and there you are pouncing.
Hillary: Ok, look. I’m sorry. I was really pissed at first. You embarrassed me in front of everyone at Preston’s party. And I did kinda like getting back at you. The truth is… it was like as long as we were fighting…
Lori: Better fighting then nothing at all.
Hillary: Pretty stupid huh?
Lori: Totally. Like, maybe you could’ve picked up the phone?
Hillary: Did you forget my number?
Lori: Ok…. So. …Yeah. Can we please stop watching basketball now?
Hillary: Please. Was that torture?
Lori: The worst!
[Giggles and hugs each other. Hillary grabs her stuff then uses her towel and swings it at Loris butt. They walk out.
[Kyle is playing basketball in the yard when Declan comes in on crutches. Kyle shoots the ball and makes it.
Declan: Nice shot. Just wanted to come by and say thanks for what you did yesterday. My doctor said that if I kept on playing I would’ve really done some damage.
Kyle: Sorry I lost us the championships.
Declan: You didn’t. What happened was a team decision. Hey, there’s always next season, right? The guys want you back, Kyle. We all do.
Kyle: Thanks, but I think I’ll take a break for awhile.
Declan: If you ever change your mind… So, do you want to shoot around? I can still take you even on one leg.
[Kyle bounces the ball and Declan hits it away with his crutches. Declan puts his crutches down and limps to block Kyle.
Voiceover: We may have lost the championships, but I still feel like I’ve won. Because I knew I’d made a friend who had my back. The bonds we form with other people can help us through any setback.
[Lori and Hillary together in Lori’s room laughing and getting over something Lori’s said.]
Voiceover: Genuine friendship will survive any dispute or competition.
[Nicole is in the living room looking something up on the computer. Stephen comes in and nibbles her neck.
Voiceover: And true partnership provides strength in times of trouble and confusion.
[Kyle is sleeping in his bathtub in his room. He has another nightmare: in his dream he sees Tom Foss and Professor Kern trying to kill each other. Tom Foss shoots Kern and Kern dies. Kyle wakes up and jumps out of his tub. He looks around knowing that he just saw part of his past. ]
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