[THE OFFICE. MIKE IS WORKING ON HIS COMPUTER AND MAY-LI WITH A NEW BOY (RYAN) ENTER THE ROOM.]
May-Li: Mike? This is Ryan.
[MIKE GETS UP FROM HIS SPINNING CHAIR BY HIS DESK TO GREET RYAN AND SHAKE HIS HAND.]
Mike: Hello, Ryan. [shakes hands with Ryan] I'm Mike, Mike Milligan, and, um... Welcome to Ashdene Ridge. I hope you'll be very happy here. Listen, what happened in the past, it's in the past, yeah?
[RYAN SMILES AS MIKE TALKS UNTIL HE SEES THAT THERE IS AN EMAIL ABOUT HIM ON MIKE'S COMPUTER. CAMERA ZOOMS INTO MIKE'S COMPUTER. A CONFIDENTIAL EMAIL ABOUT RYAN IS ON THERE. RYAN, FREQUENTLY GLANCES AT THE COMPUTER SCREEN, THINKING OF WAYS TO GET MIKE OF THE OFFICE.]
Mike: This... this is a chance for a fresh start.
Ryan: Uh. [looks out of the window] Who's that?
Ryan: I think there's a man outside, trying to break into that car.
Mike: (frantically) All right, stay there, stay there!
[MIKE LEAVES THE OFFICE AND RYAN HASTILY READS THE CONFIDENTIAL EMAIL ABOUT HIM, DELETES IT AND SPILLS MIKE'S COFFEE OVER THE COMPUTER KEYBOARD AND QUICKLY, BEFORE MIKE RETURNS, WALKS OUT OF THE OFFICE. MIKE ENTERS THE OFFICE, THINKING RYAN IS STILL THERE.
Mike: Nah, no-one there's at all... Where's he gone?
[COMPUTER KEYBOARD FIZZLES.]
Mike: (shocked) Oh, no! Ah!
[MIKE PICKS UP THE KEYBOARD TO FIND IT FIZZLING WITH ELECTRICITY AND FINDS HIS COFFEE MUG EMPTY. HE TRIES TO DRY THE KEYBOARD BY SHAKING IT QUICKLY.]
[LIVING ROOM. THE KIDS ARE EXPLAINING WHAT HAPPENED THE PREVIOUS DAY, DURING THE OPEN DAY.]
Carmen: And that's why everything is literally red at the moment.
Johnny: And the wallets got nicked after that.
Bailey: And then we had to give a statement to the police.
Ryan: Did they catch the thief?
[FLOSS ENTERS THE LIVING ROOM THROUGH THE DOOR CONNECTING IT AND THE KICTHEN.]
Floss: Not yet.
Mike: (relieved) There you are!
Ryan: Oh, I was getting a cloth. I'm so sorry, I accidentally spilt your coffee.
Mike: (disappointed) (sighs) Accidents happen.
Floss: It wasn't an accident. Mo did it on purpose.
Mike: (sarcastically) Thank you, Floss! and that's enough biscuits for now!
Floss: But I bought them with my own money.
Mike: (patronisingly) Well - then you'll want them to last, won't you?
[MAY-LI ENTERS THE ROOM, LOOKING WORRIED.]
May-Li: Mike? Police are on the phone.
[MIKE LEAVES THE LIVING ROOM TO TALK TO THE POLICE ON THE PHONE.]
To be completed.