Sunday, September 26, 2010

Mary Worth 854


PARENTAL WARNING: This scene contains face touching.

Setting: The food court at the Santa Royale Shopping Center. Mike and Jenna, carrying their lunch trays, find a seat. It is their second date in two months.

Mike: Is this all right Jenna?

Jenna: Yes. Now, Mike… I want to hear more about your family situation.

Mike: My father deserted my family when I was a young boy…

Jenna: I’m sorry about what happened.

Mike: Don’t be! We made peace with each other before he died… and that has made all the difference. I didn’t think love was for me because of what happened in my childhood. That is… until I finally got to confront my father and tell him about my anger and pain!

Jenna (sotto voce): I didn’t think love was meant for me either… until I met you.

Mike: I learned that my father had a vendetta that obsessed him! It kept him from his family!… It drove him to drink and destroyed his life because he couldn’t let it go.

Jenna: And by learning this, you were able to let go of your anger at him.

Mike: After my father explained his obsession, I saw his soul! I saw a man who had suffered loss!… I saw a man who wanted justice, and became obsessed with getting it.

Jenna: It seems knowing his reasons and weaknesses helped you forgive him. Do you want to take a walk?

(They exit the food court and enter the beach)

Mike: I’m sorry for not following through after our first date! I want to make it up to you! I’m a changed man! I’ve come to terms with my father and my past. He wouldn’t let go of his vendetta, and that led him to drink. Drinking in his state of mind took its toll, and that led him to lose his job… and eventually abandon his family! I’m not too different from him! You see, I couldn’t let go of what HE did… and as a result, I had trouble letting myself love… until recently.

Jenna: Your attitude about love was many years in the making… (sotto voce:) Could it be changed in such a short time?

Mike: I’m a CHANGED man! The anger and pain I harbored for years has left me! After making peace with my father, I’m FREE! Free to really live… and to love. I really like you Jenna… I want to make up for the last time. You’re a wonderful woman… and I hope we’ll get to know each other EVEN BETTER!

Jenna: I’d like that! I want to know more about you too, Mike! So far you’ve opened up your past to me… and I appreciate it. I want to learn even more about you.

Mike: It seems we have a lot to learn about each other.

Jenna: What do you want to know about me?

Mike: Everything. How are my chances for that?

Jenna: I’d say pretty good.

(They frolic)

Mike: A person can be transformed in FIVE MINUTES! They just need the right stimulus.

Jenna: This is nice.

Mike: Yes.

Jenna: I wish we’d done this several weeks ago.

Mike: It’s not too late, Jenna! Let’s enjoy this moment and not regret the past.


Diving Off A Cliff said...

Wanders, it was bad enough before you compressed it into a "normal time" script. Two people who talk like this deserve each other; I think that's the conclusion we can draw. Let's hope this story ends NOW before we have to listen to any more of the same.

duckdg said...

Mike and Jenna are still on the beach today?! Really? It's like Moy is kicking this story to see if it moves.
It's dead, Moy. Walk away.

phoebes in santa fe said...

"I'm Ready, Mike".

I'm ready, too, to go on to a new storyline, populated by new dimwits and losers-at-life.

trixietrudy said...

I am officially sick of Mike and Jenna. And Moy. And Giella. I only read MW so I can visit all you nice people on this blog.

Vicki said...

Please tell me that seagull is about to divebomb these two losers and peck their eyes out!!!

Beth said...

Dialog like this belongs on Broadway, I say!. Make it so, Wanders!

Shmoopie said...

The revised infinite monkey theorem shall state that a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter keyboard for an infinite amount of time will almost surely type a given text, such as Moy and Giella's "Our Second Date." In fact, it is highly likely that actual monkey were involved in typing this epic dialog. How awesome is that?!

heydave said...

I feel dirty.