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[ENTRANCE HALL. POLICE OFFICERS ARE WALKING DOWN THE DOWNSTAIRS HALLWAY. THE WALLETS HAVE JUST BEEN STOLEN AND TWO POLICE OFFICERS ARE IN ASHDENE RIDGE TO ASK QUESTIONS.

[LIVING ROOM. EVERYONE (INCLUDING THE GUESTS) IS STANDING IN THERE AND ARE SURPRISED TO SEE THE POLICE HAVE ARRIVED.] 

Stephanie: [runs up to the front from the corner of the screen] Oh, it's about time! This place is a madhouse and they should all be locked up!

[POLICE OFFICERS ENTER THE LIVING ROOM]

Kazima: We didn't do anything!

EVERYONE TALKS OVER EACH OTHER AND ARGUE

[BAILEY AND HARRY STAND UP FROM THE SOFA AND JODY JUMPS OUT TO THE FRONT]

Police Officer: Can everybody just calm down please?! Now, what happened here?

EVERYONE CONTINUES TALKS OVER EACH OTHER AND ARGUE

[MAY-LI TRIES TO STOP THE ARGUE; GESTURING "CALM DOWN!"]

OPENING TITLES

[CAMERA ZOOMS INTO ASHDENE RIDGE WHICH IS NICELY DECORATED WITH BANNERS (ONE AT THE FRONT SAYING "WELCOME TO ASHDENE RIDGE"), PAPER WINDMILLS, BUNTING, RIBBON AND BALLOONS.]

["EARLIRER THAT DAY..." TEXT APPEARS ON THE SCREEN]

[CAMERA ZOOMS INTO SOME DECORATIONS]

[LOUNGE. JODY PINS UP SOME BUNTING, ON A STOOL, AND SMILING, STEPS DOWN.]

[KICTHEN. MO, HARRY AND JOHNNY ARE MAKING CUPCAKES AND ARE PLACING TRAYS FULL WITH CUPCAKES ON A KITCHEN WORKTOP.]

Johnny: We're going to ice these first. (taps Harry on hand) Can you go and get the food colouring? (points towards where the food colouring is)

Harry: Food colouring?

[LIVING ROOM]

Jody: (slaps Bailey on hand) No! 

[JODY WALKS OFF. SEEING THIS, BAILEY EATS A CRISP.]

[CARMEN AND KAZIMA'S ROOM. CARMEN IS TYPING ON HER LAPTOP. TEE ENTERS THE ROOM AND STANDS ON THE LEFT-SIDE OF THE DOOR FRAME.]

Tee: Are you OK? 

[CARMEN SLAMS HER LAPTOP SHUT, SUDDENLY, AS TEE WALKS INTO THE ROOM. LOOKS, ALERTED, AT TEE AS SHE MAY HAVE GOT A SUSPICIOUS FEELING TO WHAT CARMEN IS DOING.]

Tee: Everyone's getting ready for the party downstairs.

Carmen: (chuckles) It's not a party; it's an information day.

Tee: No. Well, like May-Li said just enjoy the day, even if you don't want to get fostered.

Carmen: (looks up at Tee) No. I never said that.

Tee: So you DO want to get fostered?

Carmen: (hurriedly to get Tee out of the room as she may ask her what she was doing on her laptop.) I dunno. Look, just go downstairs and I'll see you in a bit, all right.

Tee: (suspiciously) OK.

Carmen: (to distract Tee) Oh, and do let Tyler eat all of the cakes.

Tee: (chuckles)

[TEE LEAVES THE ROOM. CARMEN OPENS UP HER LAPTOP AS SOON AS TEE LEFT HER ROOM. SHE TYPES "HELEN HOWLE" INTO A SEARCH ENGINE TO FIND A PAGE ON THE INTERNET ABOUT HER WEDDING DAY, INCLUDING PICTURES. CARMEN SCROLLS DOWN THE PAGE TO FIND A PICTURE - ONE WITH HER MOTHER AND HER HUSBAND WITH A HEART FRAME. CARMEN SCROLLS DOWN THE PAGE TO FIND ANOTHER PICTURE - WITH HER MOTHER, HER HUSBAND AND TWO STEP-DAUGHTERS WHO WERE BRIDESMAIDS. SHE IS ANGRY THAT HER MUM DIDN'T ASK HER TO BE A BRIDESMAID AND SLAMS THE LAPTOP SHUT AND THROWS A PICTURE OF HER AND HER MUM (WHEN SHE WAS YOUNGER) ACROSS THE ROOM AND AGAINST THE WALL. THIS PICTURE FELL INTO KAZIMA'S BIN ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THEIR BEDROOM.]

[THE OFFICE. MIKE AND MAY-LI ARE TALKING ABOUT THE INFORMATION LEAFLET ALL ABOUT THE KIDS. MIKE IS HOLDING THE LEAFLET IN HIS HANDS. HE TURNS OVER TO A PAGE WITH TWO TITLES - ONE PAGE WITH "CARMEN HOWLE" AND THE OTHER WITH "JOHNNY TAYLOR"; WHILST MAY-LI IS TALKING TO HIM.]

May-Li (off camera): Well, what do you think?

Mike: Uh. It's like reading an option catalogue.

May-Li: That's a bit harsh! We're not selling anything, just... trying a different approach to fostering.

[MIKE CLOSES THE BOOK.]

Mike: I know. It just feels a bit wrong, this... beauty pageant.

May-Li: It's not a beauty pageant!

[MIKE PUTS THE BROCHURE ON HIS DESK. HE LEAVES THE ROOM WITH MAY-LI AFTER HIM. MIKE LAUGHS AS MAY-LI TALKS.]

May-Li: It's a chance for the kids to meet with foster families. You know, see if they click.

Mike: And what if they don't.

[THEY STOP WALKING AND ARE NEAR THE END OF THE DOWNSTAIRS HALLWAY.]

May-Li: And what if they DO. Uh. Face it, you can't be a Dad to everyone that's ever been through this place.

Mike: Oh! (sarcastically laughs)

[MAY-LI MOCKS HIM AND THEY ENTER THE KITCHEN.]

[KITCHEN. MO IS POURING FOOD COLOURING ONTO THE CUPCAKES THAT HIMSELF, JOHNNY AND HARRY MADE FOR THE OPEN DAY GUESTS.]

Mike: [runs towards Mo.] Oh, no, no, no, no, Mo, not too much, that's strong stuff.

[IN THE BACKGROUND, HARRY WALKS OUT FROM THE LAUNDRY ROOM AND WALKS INTO THE KICTHEN. HE CONTINUES ICING THE CUPCAKES.]

[TYLER TRIES TO TAKE A CUPCAKE WITHOUT ANYONE STOPPING OR SEEING HIM. MAY-LI SPOTS HIM AND STARTS TO TALK TO HIM.]

May-Li: Hey! Save some for the guests.

Tyler: Why?! I don't want them here.

May-Li: Well everyone else does, so hands off!

Tyler: Whatever! [puts the cupcake he took back on the tray - where it came from.] But I'm never getting fostered, I promised my Mum. You can't force me!

May-Li: No, we'd never do that. But it's not up to us, is it? It'll go to the panel. 

Tyler: So you're saying that I have no choice?!

May-Li: No, that's not what I meant. What I meant is that...[ALL OF THE KIDS ASIDE FROM HARRY, MO, TYLER AND CARMEN ENTER THE ROOM COMPLAINING AT MAY-LI FOR DOING THINGS THAT THEY DIDN'T WANT IN THERE OR ASKING TO PUT THINGS IN THE KIDS BROCHURE. THEY ARE CLAMOURING, TRYING TO GET TO MAY-LI WHO IS STANDING BY THE CUPCAKE TRAYS. MIKE GESTURES "I TOLD YOU SO!" TO MAY-LI.]

Floss: What do you call this?! This is from last year!

Jody: Why've you put about my Mum in there?!

[EVERYONE STOPS ARGUING.]

Floss: You haven't told them about my dancing classes!

May-Li: [snatches booklet of Floss.] Yes, that's not supposed to be for you to read.

Jody: I look a total minger!

Tee: And I told you not to use the school photo!

Kazima: I don't want my photo in a book for all to see!

Johnny: And I'm joining the army anyway, so I can't be fostered.

May-Li: [continues taking leaflets from the children arguing.] Tee, Jody, you both look lovely.

[TEE AND JODY CROSS THEIR ARMS IN DISBELIEF.]

Mike: Gorgeous.

May-Li: Kazima, the brochure's just for invited guests, yeah? [still taking booklets from the kids.] And Johnny, just try and enjoy the day.

[JOHNNY SMILES WEAKLY.]

[DOORBELL RINGS.]

Jody: They're here!

[ALL OF THE CHILDREN (EXCEPT FOR CARMEN, TYLER AND MO) RUSH TO THE FRONT DOOR. MIKE AND MAY-LI TRY TO STOP THEM AND CALM THEM DOWN.]

Mike: No, no, guys, guys! Don't squash 'em!

[TYLER, STILL IN THE KITCHEN, IS READING THE PAGE ABOUT HIM FROM THE LEAFLET.]

[THE ENTRANCE HALLWAY. ALL OF THE CHILDREN ARE WAITING IMPATIENTLY AT THE FRONT DOOR FOR ALL OF THE POTENTIAL FOSTER PARENTS TO WALK IN.]

May-Li: Give me a second! Everyone get ready! Everyone ready? [gestures to look neat.]

[MAY-LI OPENS THE FRONT DOOR AND ALL OF THE GUESTS WALK INSIDE.]

May-Li: Hi!

Mike: Good morning. Hello, come on in! 

May-Li: Lovely to meet you! Come in!

[EVERYONE IS EXCITEDLY MURMURING. THE GUESTS WALK INTO THE KITCHEN AND OTHER ROOMS.]

Mike: Come on in!

[BAILEY SPOTS MATT BRANTSON, A FAMOUS FOOTBALLER.]

Bailey: Hi, I'm Bailey. Can I take your coat?

Matt: Yeah, sure. Thanks, mate!

[THE GARDEN. TYLER IS WORRIED THAT HE MAY BE FORCED TO GET FOSTERED, SO HE RINGS HIS MUM. SHE IS NOT ANSWERING AND ANSWERPHONE IS ON.]

Answer-phone woman: Please leave a message after the tone.

[ANSWERPHONE TONE BEEPS.]

Tyler: Mum, it's me. Where are you?

[A CARTOON ANIMATION. TYLER AND THE OTHER DG KIDS ARE IN A SHOP AS COLLECTABLE DOLLS. SOME PEOPLE COME UP WITH A TROLLEY AND THROW TYLER INSIDE IT.]

[CASHIER TILL DINGS.]

Tyler: Ouch!

[ANIMATION ZOOMS INTO SALLY (TYLER'S MOTHER). THE PEOPLE RUN AWAY WITH THE TROLLEY WITH TYLER INSIDE IT.]

Tyler: Mum, help!

[BACK TO REAL LIFE. WORRIED, TYLER CONTINUES SPEAKING TO SALLY ON THE PHONE. MO IS HIDING BEHIND A BUSH, EAVESDROPPING ON TYLER'S CONVERSATION WITH HIS MOTHER.]

Tyler: You've got to call me back! They're gonna force me to get fostered!

[CAMERA ZOOMS IN ON MO HIDING IN THE BUSHES. TYLER FINISHES HIS VOICEMAIL TO HIS MOTHER. HE TURNS HIS PHONE OFF. PHONE BEEPS. HE TURNS AROUND TO FIND MO BY THE BUSHES.]

Tyler: What?!

Mo: Look, don't worry. Maybe no-one will want you.

Tyler: (sarcastically) Ha! You're joking, right? Who wouldn't want to take this [points towards himself] face home?! I'm doomed!

Mo: Doomed?

Tyler: Yeah! Unless...

Mo: Unless what?

[MIKE AND MRS. UNDERWOOD WALK INTO THE GARDEN. MIKE WANTS MO AND TYLER TO MEET HER - SHE IS A POTENTIAL FOSTER PARENT.]

Mike: Oh, guys, there you are! Hey! Er, Mo, Tyler...

[TYLER IS AFRAID THAT MRS. UNDERWOOD MAY WANT TO FOSTER HIM AND HE MAKES AN EXCUSE TO RUN OFF.]

Tyler: (hesitating) Ha ha! Sorry, got to go! Er, things to do!

[MIKE, MO AND MRS. UNDERWOOD LOOK AT TYLER SUSPICIOUSLY.]

Mrs. Underwood: (chuckles)

[CARMEN AND KAZIMA'S ROOM. CARMEN IS PREPARING HERSELF TO IMPRESS FOSTER PARENTS AND IS HUMMING A TUNE BY HER MIRROR, WHILST PREPARING HERSELF. THE CAMERA GOES ONTO HER BED TO SHOW HOW MANY CLOTHES SHE HAD TRIED ON (SO THAT SHE COULD IMPRESS THE FOSTER-PARENTS) AND THEN GOES TO HER BEDROOM DOOR. KAZIMA ENTERS THE ROOM AND LOOKS AT THE NUMBER OF CLOTHES SHE HAS TRIED ON. SHE WALKS TOWARDS THE MIRROR (WHERE CARMEN IS) TO SEE WHAT SHE LOOKS LIKE.]

Kazima: Wow.

Carmen: Do I look OK?

Kazima: Not sure. Maybe you should try on some more clothes.

Carmen: (laughs) It's called making an effort. Maybe you should try that, sometime.  

[KAZIMA HAS FOUND SOMETHING IN HER BIN.]

Carmen: [off camera] (shouting) See you down there!

[CARMEN EXITS THE ROOM. KAZIMA HAS NOTICED THAT CARMEN'S PICTURE OF HER MUM AND HER IS IN HER BIN ON HER SIDE OF THE BEDROOM. SHE PICKS IT UP AND LOOKS AT IT, CONFUSED. SHE CHECKS IF CARMEN ISN'T NEARBY.]

[THE KITCHEN. TEE AND CARMEN ARE TALKING WITH STEPHANIE BRANTSON, MATT'S WIFE.]

Stephanie: I am telling you, girls, this diet has changed has changed my life!

Carmen: So, how does it work?

Stephanie: (off camera) Oh, that's the best part. You can just eat whatever you want.

[TEE AND MO ARE LISTENING, SUSPICIOUSLY, TO STEPHANIE AND CARMEN'S CONVERSATION. TEE RAISES HER EYEBROWS, AS IF IN DISBELIEF.]

[MATT WALKS INTO THE SCENE, HOLDING THE BROCHURE.]

Matt: Except carbs, dairy, sugar, fat... Oh, and meat!

Stephanie: (turns around to speak to Matt) I've always been a vegetarian. For political reasons, you know?

Carmen: (hesitating) Yeah, uh, yeah. Uh, I mean, you know, me too.

[CAMERA GOES TO BAILEY WHO IS FURROWING HIS EYEBROWS AS CARMEN JUST LIED TO MAKE STEPHANIE LIKE HER MORE.]

Stephanie: Stephanie. But you can call me "Steph".

[CAMERA GOES TO TEE AND MO WHO ARE ALSO FURROWING THEIR EYEBROWS.

Carmen: [off camera] I'm Carmen. (giggles)

Bailey: Hey, Carmen? [furrows eyebrows]

Carmen: [quickly looks at Stephanie] (fed up) What?!

[BAILEY GESTURES FOR CARMEN TO COME WITH HIM (TO THE QUIET ROOM). BAILEY STANDS UP FROM THE COUNTERTOP.]

Carmen: Um, can you please stay here, though? 'Cos I really wanna come back and ask you about your hair.

Stephanie: (chuckles)

[CARMEN AND BAILEY LEAVE THE KITCHEN.]

Stephanie: [curls her hair] Aw!

Matt: [smiles at Stephanie]

Floss: Do you want to see some dancing?

Stephanie: (reluctantly) Go on, then, doll.

[FLOSS STARTS TO DO HER DANCE ROUTINE. MATT AND STEPHANIE WATCH WITH FALSE INTEREST.]

[THE CAMERA ZOOMS DOWN THE HALLWAY UNTIL IT IS IN THE QUIET ROOM.]

[THE QUIET ROOM. BAILEY AND CARMEN ARE TALKING ABOUT THE BRANTSONS.]

Bailey: There's loads of foster families there. But you just stay away from Matt and Stephanie.

Carmen: (scoffs) Why? What's so special about them?

Bailey: You don't know?

[CARMEN SHAKES HER HEAD.]

Bailey: That's Matt Brantson. Footballer?

[CARMEN GESTURES "AND?".]

Bailey: [off camera] Played for Liverpool and Spurs? [back on camera] Topped the league and scored TWENTY-SIX goals in the 2002 season?

Carmen: When you were a baby. (scoffs) How do you even know all this stuff?

Bailey: I know everything about him. He's a legend. 

[CARMEN SHOWS ON HER FACE MOCK INTEREST.]

Bailey: He's even scored for England.

Carmen: Wait... he's a famous footballer...

[BAILEY NODS.]

Carmen: So Stephanies a WAG? 

[CARMEN LOOKS SURPRISED WHILST SAYING THIS.]

Bailey: Whatever. The point is...

[CARMEN LEAVES THE ROOM, SCOFFING.]

Bailey: Hey, Carmen!

[THE KITCHEN. FLOSS IS STILL DANCING, IN FRONT OF STEPHANIE AND MATT WHO ARE PRETENDING TO LOOK INTERESTED. MATT AND STEPHANIE SHARE GLANCES, BEMUSED. CARMEN, FOLLOWED BY BAILEY, ENTER THE ROOM.]

Bailey: Hey, Matt. Do you want a game? 

[MATT WALKS TOWARDS THE FOOSBALL TABLE WITH BAILEY. THIS DISTRACTS STEPHANIE.]

Matt (off camera): Yes.

Bailey (off camera): I'll be on your team, but who's going to take us on?

[FLOSS STOPS SMILING AS STEPHANIE TURNS AWAY FROM HER AND STOPS WATCHING HER DANCING.]

Mo: (enthusiastically) Oh, I'll play with you! [to Carmen]

Carmen: Actually, Mo, I was going to see if [looks towards Stephanie] Stephanie wanted to play.

[STEPHANIE STARTS TO WALK TOWARDS THE FOOSBALL TABLE.]

Stephanie: Oh, yeah! All right, then, babes.

[CARMEN AND STEPHANIE SHARE SMILES.]

Matt: I'll tell you what - um... Why don't you play with Bradley? [gestures towards Bailey]

[MATT WALKS TO ONE OF THE ENDS OF THE FOOSBALL TABLE.]

Bailey: [looks towards Matt] Bailey.

Matt: [clicks towards Bailey] Bailey! 

[THE CAMERA GOES TO CARMEN AND STEPHANIE, WHO ARE SMILE.]

Matt (off camera): Sorry; sorry.

Stephanie: [moving her hair out of her eyes] Right.

[MATT THROWS THE BALL INTO THE CENTRE OF THE PITCH.]

Matt: Go!

[MO, BAILEY, CARMEN AND STEPHANIE START PLAYING FOOSBALL. CARMEN, BAILEY AND STEPHANIE ARE PULLING AND PUSHING THE HANDLES VIGOROUSLY.]

[THE LIVING ROOM. SOME MORE VISITORS ARE WALKING AROUND. THE CAMERA IS SHOWING THE VIEW OF THE DOOR FRAME AS IT WOULD BEE SEEN IF WALKING DOWN THE HALLWAY.]

Jody: (whispering) Please, please, please, plea...

Harry: Jody?

[THE CAMERA GOES TO THE VIEW OF THE DOOR FRAME IF INSIDE THE LIVING ROOM.]

Harry: Are you wishing for a foster-family?

[JODY LOOKS INSIDE THE LIVING ROOM.]

Jody: Aren't you?

[HARRY WATCHES PEOPLE SHAKING HANDS WITH EACH OTHER.]

Harry: No point. Nobody ever wants me.

Jody: Not with that attidute! You've got to think positive.

Harry: How?

Jody: (sighs) I dunno. Don't drag me down... [she walks, properly, into the living room] I've got my own problems.

[TYLER ENTERS THE ROOM, WITH HIS MAKE-UP JOB HE DID HIMSELF. A YOUNG GIRL (MAUDE) WALKS UP TO TALK TO HIM.]

Maude: What have you done to yourself?

Tyler: Got into a fight, didn't I? [he gets his hands into a stereotypical ninja position] You should've seen the other guy!

[JODY WALKS UP BEHIND MAUDE.]

Jody: Ignore him. He's sort of like... [deciding how to put it] The house clown.

[TYLER SMILES, NODDING.]

Maude: (sighs) Well, he's not very funny.

[TYLER WALKS OFF.]

Jody: I'm Jody; by the way. You are?

Maude: Maude. [shakes hands with Jody]

[A WOMAN (MRS. GORDON, MAUDE'S MOTHER) WALKS UP BEHIND MAUDE. SHE SMILES.]

Mrs. Gordon: (surprised) You're making friends already?! Good girl! Who's this?

Maude: Jody.

[MRS. UNDERWOOD, THE WOMAN TYLER MADE AN EXCUSE TO RUN AWAY FROM, LOOKS (INTERESTED) AT TYLER AND SMILES. TYLER DOESN'T NOTICE THIS.]

Mrs. Underwood (off camera): Nice make-up job.

[TYLER LOOKS UP TO SEE WHO COMPLIMENTED HIM.]

Mrs. Underwood (off camera): Where d'you learn to do that?

Tyler: (nervous) Oh, my Mum taught me.

Mrs. Underwood: She a professional make-up artist?

Tyler: [starting to calm down and get used to the fostering day] Nah, she does like Halloween and stuff. [nods softly]

[THE CAMERA GOES TO MRS. UNDERWOOD, WHO IS INTERESTED AND SMILING.]

Tyler (off camera): We used to dress up as zombies and go trick-or-treating.

[MRS. UNDERWOOD SILENTLY LAUGHS.]

Mrs. Underwood: I love Halloween! One year, I did this fake broken leg; [gestures down to her leg] bits of bone sticking out everywhere, and the man next door called 999! (chuckles)

Tyler: (surprised) How did you do that?

Mrs. Underwood: So, you take some Plaster of Paris, er, some drinking straws... (laughs)

[THE CAMERA GOES TO JODY WHO IS TALKING TO MAUDE AND HER FAMILY ABOUT HER. JIM, MAUDE'S FATHER, HAS JOINED THEM.]

Jody: ...all the usual stuff you know: swimming, films, bowling, music...

[MRS. GORDON KNEELS DOWN TO GET THE BROCHURE ABOUT THE KIDS.]

Mrs. Underwood: So, who's the wrestling fan around here?

Jody: [deciding what to say and hesitating as she speaks] Um, do you guys like wrestling?

Mrs. Gordon: Yes! (laughs)

Jim: (chuckles) Just a bit.

Maude: A bit?! They've dragged make to contests ALL over the world!

[THE CAMERA GOES TO HARRY, WHO LOOKS UPSET, AS THE FAMILY MAY LIKE JODY AND NOT HIM - HE LIKES WRESTLING AND SO DO THEY.]

[THE KITCHEN. MO, BAILEY, CARMEN AND STEPHANIE CONTINUE TO PLAY THEIR MATCH. SO FAR, IT IS 3-0 TO THE GIRLS.]

Stephanie: Come on! (???)

All playing foosball (except Mo and Matt): (cheer and talk over each other).

[THE GIRLS CHEER AS THEY HAVE SCORED A GOAL.]

Bailey: (angered) I said "concentrate"!

Mo: I am concentrating!

[THEY SCORE ANOTHER GOAL. CARMEN AND STEPHANIE CHEER. THEY HAVE WON THE MATCH.]

Stephanie: Oh, yes!

Carmen: Yay!

[CARMEN, STEPHANIE AND MATT ARE CHEERING AND CLAPPING.]

Bailey: Come on, man, you're supposed to be defending!

Carmen: [points towards herself and smiles] That's FIVE-nil, now, so we win!

[BAILEY IS FED UP.]

Bailey: This is pathetic!

Stephanie: That is girl power! 

[CARMEN AND STEPHANIE HIGH-FIVE. THEY BOTH, AGAIN, CHEER.]

Matt: You've got some good skills there, Carmen.

[THE CAMERA GOES TO CARMEN AND STEPHANIE, WHO ARE SMILING.]

Bailey (off camera): Yeah, but it's not like proper football, though, is it?

Matt: No. But you still need good co-ordination and fast reactions.

[BAILEY SIGHS WHILST MATT IS SPEAKING.]

Bailey: Yeah, I had fast reactions, but I had the loser on my team. [points towards Mo]

Tee: Er, leave Mo out of this!

Bailey: Yeah, I wish I could. The guy never caught the ball once! You're just a waste of space!

[NEAR THE END OF BAILEY'S DIALOGUE, THE CAMERA GOES TO CARMEN AND STEPHANIE WHO ARE FURROWING THEIR EYEBROWS AND ALSO, TEE, WHO CAN BE SEEN IN THE BACKGROUND DOING THE SAME. STEPHANIE AND CARMEN, THEN, SHARE LOOKS, FURROWING THEIR EYEBROWS.]

Bailey: (impatient) Come on, Matt, let's have a proper man's game. Me 'n' you.

Matt: (trying to think of an excuse) Uh, tell you what - um, maybe later.

[THE CAMERA GOES TO CARMEN AND STEPHANIE'S SIDE.]

Matt (off camera): Steph, shall we go and get some food?

Stephanie: Oh, yeah, that's a good idea. You coming Carmen?

Carmen: Yeah. [gestures "Ha-ha! They like me more" with her face.]

[BAILEY NOTICES CARMEN'S GESTURE. MATT, STEPHANIE AND CARMEN LEAVE THE ROOM. AFTER THEY LEAVE, BAILEY GIVES MO THE DARK LOOKS.]

Bailey: Thanks for nothing. Idiot!

Mo: (looks depressed, he sighs)

[BAILEY LEAVES AND SLAMS THE DOOR.]

[THE CAMERA GOES TO TEE AND KAZIMA AT THE BACK OF THE ROOM, RESTING AGAINST THE KITCHEN WORKTOP.]

Kazima: He's desperate to impress these people. [looks towards the direction of the living room] Just like Carmen.

Tee: [furrows her eyebrows curiously] Yeah, what is with that?

Kazima: [she stands up properly] I need to show you something.

[KAZIMA AND TEE LEAVE THE ROOM. MO, CURIOUS, FOLLOWS THEM TOO.]

[THE LIVING ROOM. FLOSS ASKS MRS. UNDERWOOD IF SHE WANTS TO SEE SOME DANCING.]

Floss: Want to see some dancing?

Mrs. Underwood: OK.

Floss: (whispering) Lucky you, she's in the bag.

Tyler: (nervously) Oh... Er. (nervously laughs) Sorry. Just gotta go... Um, got to do something.

[TYLER RUSHES OUT OF THE ROOM.]

Floss: Ready?

Mrs. Underwood: Yeah.

[FLOSS STARTS TO DANCE.]

[THE CAMERA GOES TO JODY DISCUSSING WITH THE GORDONS, ABOUT WRESTLING.]

Mrs. Gordon: Who's your favourite?

Jody: (hesitating) My all-time favourite... (nervously) Well, my favourite wrestler would have to be... Um... Give me a minute.

[JODY WALKS TOWARDS HARRY AND DRAGS HIM, BY THE HAND, OUT OF THE LIVING ROOM.]

[FLOSS CONTINUES TO SHOW MRS. UNDERWOOD HER DANCE ROUTINE. FLOSS SMILES AS SHE FINISHES.]

Floss: Did you like it?

Mrs. Underwood: It was very good.

[FLOSS WALKS CLOSELY UP TO MRS. UNDERWOOD.]

Floss: How good?

[CARMEN AND KAZIMA'S ROOM. KAZIMA IS SHOWING TEE AND MO CARMEN'S SMASHED PHOTO OF HER AND HER MOTHER. THE CAMERA SHOWS A CLOSE-UP OF THE PICTURE.]

Tee: Why did she do that?

Kazima: I don't know. [shakes her head, looking worried.]

Tee: Right, come on.

[TEE AND KAZIMA LEAVE THE ROOM. KAZIMA GIVES THE PHOTO TO MO WHO STAYS IN THE ROOM.]

[THE LIVING ROOM. TEE AND KAZIMA ARE QUESTIONING CARMEN ABOUT HER PHOTO.]

Kazima: What happened to your mum's photo?

Carmen: (hesitating) Oh... I - I... knocked it over. It was an accident, honestly.

Tee: [shakes her head] No it wasn't, Carms. [off camera] What has she done now?

Carmen: Nothing! [looks to the right (possibly at Stephanie)] Look, can we do this this later? I'm busy.

[BAILEY ENTERS THE ROOM, PLAYING FOOTBALL, SHOWING OFF TO MATT.]

Bailey (off camera): Here, Matt!

[BAILEY PUSHES PAST JOHNNY AND SOME OTHER PEOPLE TO GET TO MATT.]

Johnny: Hey, watch it!

[THE CAMERA GOES TO THE FLOOR - WHERE BAILEY CAN BE SEEN KICKING THE BALL WITH HIS FEET.]

Tee (off camera): Bailey, what are you doing?!

Matt: [pushing past Stephanie] Out of the way, babe.

[THE CAMERA GOES TO THE FLOOR AGAIN.]

Tee (off camera): Bailey, what are you doing?! Stop... [rest unintelligible] (???)

May-Li (off camera): Bailey! Bailey! Stop it now! What have I said?!

[STEPHANIE HAS JUST CHIPPED ONE OF HER NAILS.]

Tee (off camera): Bailey, what are you doing?!

Carmen (off camera): Bailey, this is SO embarrass... [on camera] ...ing!

[CAMERA GOES TO MAY-LI AND STEPHANIE IN A CORNER. BAILEY IGNORES MAY-LI.]

May-Li: No balls indoors!

[THE CAMERA, FOR A SPILT-SECOND, GOES BACK TO MATT AND BAILEY PLAYING.]

May-Li: What are you doing?! Pack it in!

[BAILEY IGNORES MAY-LI AGAIN AND KICKS THE BALL, IN THE DIRECTION OF THE OFFICE. MATT JUMPS OUT OF THE WAY - SO THAT HE DOESN'T GET HIT BY THE BALL - WHICH SMASHES THE WINDOW OF THE OFFICE. THE ACTION OF BAILEY KICKING THE BALL INTO THE WINDOW IS UN-SEEN. THE GLASS SHATTERS. MATT, STEPHANIE AND MAY-LI LOOK AT THE DAMAGE. THE CAMERA GOES TO THE OFFICE WINDOW TO SHOW THE DAMAGE BAILEY HAD DONE.]

[THE CAMERA GOES TO BAILEY, WHO LOOKS A BIT NERVOUS AND THEN TO MATT. STEPHANIE FLINCHES AND FLICKS THROUGH THE LEAFLET. THE CAMERA GOES INTO THE OFFICE - WHICH SHOWS THE DAMAGE FROM A VIEW AS IF ONE WAS IN THERE. MO LOOKS CLOSELY AT THE DAMAGE. MATT AND MAY-LI WALK UP TO THE DAMAGE, TOO. MO WALKS OFF.]

Matt: I'm sorry; my mistake.

May-Li: It's OK.

Johnny: No, it wasn't - Bailey broke the window. [turns around to look at Bailey]

Bailey: It was an accident!

Johnny: [folds his arms] Yeah; tell that to the police.

May-Li: [turns around to look at Johnny] Johnny!

Stephanie: The police?

Johnny: Yeah. It's the rules: when you're in care and you break a window, you've got to follow procedures and...

Bailey: Shut up, Johnny!

Matt: There's no need for that: I'll pay for the damages.

May-Li: Yeah, it's alright - I'll handle with this. [through gritted teeth] Bailey, with me now! 

[MAY-LI WALKS INTO THE OFFICE.]

[STEPHANIE LOOKS AT HER CRACKED NAIL AND MOANS. CARMEN NOTICES THIS.]

Stephanie: (moans) (upset) Oh, look at that! [she shows Carmen her chipped nail.]

[CARMEN EXAMINES HER NAIL AND FEELS THE TEXTURE OF IT.]

Carmen: That's alright. I can fix that! Come on.

[CARMEN LEAVES THE HALLWAY AND WALKS INTO THE QUIET ROOM. AS SHE GOES, SHE TALKS TO STEPHANIE.]

Stephanie: I'm good at fixing nails!

[STEPHANIE SMILES AND FOLLOWS HER.]

[TYLER'S ROOM. TYLER IS TRYING TO CALL HIS MUM, BUT THE ANSWER PHONE KEEPS ON SAYING "PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE, AFTER THE TONE".]

Answer-phone woman: Please leave a message, after the tone.

Tyler: Mum, it's me. Please can you come and get me out of this?

[MRS. UNDERWOOD KNOCKS ON TYLER'S DOOR. HE NOTICES THIS.]

Mrs. Underwood: Tyler, are you OK?

Tyler: (small laugh) Yeah, I'm fine. [he walks up to open the door.]

[TYLER OPENS THE DOOR ONLY TO FIND MRS. UNDERWOOD, WITH A MAKE-UP JOB - A ZOMBIE. THIS MAKES TYLER JUMP.]

Mrs. Underwood: Brains! [she walks into the room]

Tyler: Aah!

Mrs. Underwood: (laughs hysterically)

Tyler: You did that quick!

Mrs. Underwood: Well, I've had a lot of practice. So, what do you think?

Tyler: You're good - very good. (pauses) But you can't foster me. No-one can.

[THE CAMERA GOES TO MRS. UNDERWOOD LISTENING.]

Tyler [off camera]: I promised my mum. [back on camera] I'm sorry.

Mrs. Underwood: It's OK, Tyler. You don't have to do anything that you don't want to do.

Tyler: You swear?

Mrs. Underwood: Cross my cold, undead heart. [she points towards her heart whilst saying this.] (chuckles)

Tyler: (chuckles)

[HARRY'S ROOM. HARRY IS TELLING JODY ABOUT WRESTLING. JODY IS CONFUSED. SHE IS LOOKING AT HARRY'S WRESTLING ACTION FIGURES AND SET WHILST LISTENING.]

Harry: No - Faces are the good guys, Heels are the bad guys.

Jody: What? [sits on Harry's bed] Harry, just tell me who's the best at wrestling.

Harry: Well... depends on the storyline.

Jody: Storyline; it's like scripted?! (sighs) Doesn't that make it boring?

Harry: No, it makes it better.

Jody: (sighs) I REALLY don't get this!

Harry: That's OK - most people don't.

[JODY IS THINKING SHE SHOULD INTRODUCE THE GORDONS TO HARRY. THERE IS A FEW MOMENTS OF SILENCE.]

Jody: The Gordons do. (pauses) They're obsessed.

Harry: Really?

Jody: (pauses, sighs) You should go and talk to them.

Harry: [shakes his head] I can't.

Jody: Harry! This is the chance to get together with weird, freakish foster-family of your dreams. What would... [looks towards Harry's Death Head Dave poster] Death Head Dave do?

Harry: Fight?

Jody: [smiles] That's right, come on.

[JODY AND HARRY LEAVE HIS ROOM TO GO TO THE LIVING ROOM AND SPEAK WITH THE GORDONS.]

[CARMEN AND KAZIMA'S ROOM. TEE AND KAZIMA ARE DISCUSSING WHY CARMEN SUDDENLY REALLY URGENTLY WANTS TO GO WITH A FOSTER FAMILY - THE BRANTSONS. TEE IS WALKING UP AND DOWN THE ROOM.]

Tee: OK, so first, she's not sure about being fostered, and now, she's desperate. I don't understand. What's changed her mind?

Kazima: Maybe it's because they're famous?

Tee: Well, I've never heard of them, so how famous could they be, really?

Kazima: Dunno. But [looks at Carmen's laptop] we can find out.

[KAZIMA OPENS CARMEN'S LAPTOP AND FINDS CARMEN'S MOTHER'S WEDDING PAGE ON IT.]

Kazima: (gasps and flinches)

Tee: What? What?!

Kazima: Look.

[KAZIMA SHOWS TEE THE WEDDING PAGE.]

Tee: Poor Carmen. No wonder she thinks she'll be better of with the Brantsons.

Kazima: Let's see if she will.

[KAZIMA TYPES "MATT BRANTSON" INTO THE SEARCH ENGINE.]

[QUIET ROOM. CARMEN HAS FINISHED FIXING STEPHANIE'S CHIPPED NAIL.]

Stephanie: Oh. That is a good match!

[CARMEN SMILES.]

Stephanie: [off camera] Oh, thanks, babes! [back on camera] You're a star!

[TEE AND KAZIMA WALK INTO THE ROOM, WITHOUT KNOCKING.]

Tee: Er, Carmen?

[CARMEN, ANGERED, PUSHES THEM OUT AND SLAMS THE DOOR.]

[THE DOWNSTAIRS HALLWAY. TEE AND KAZIMA HAVE JUST BEEN KICKED OUT OF THE QUIET ROOM.]

Tee: (sighs)

[MO AND BAILEY WALK DOWN THE HALLWAY.]

Mo: Is Carmen OK?

Bailey: Are the Brantsons in there?

Tee: Er, yeah. But don't...

Bailey: [tries to push through Tee and Kazima who are trying to block him from going in the quiet room.] Get out of my way!

[KAZIMA PUSHES BAILEY BACK.]

Kazima: Trust me: you don't want to be fostered by them.

[THE QUIET ROOM. STEPHANIE IS LOOKING AT HER NAILS.]

Stephanie: That's beautiful! Look, Matty.

[STEPHANIE SHOWS MATT HER FIXED NAIL.]

Stephanie: You can hardly tell which one's the fake one.

Matt: (surprised) You did those for free?

Carmen: (smiles) Yeah. (small laugh)

Matt: Why am I paying all these salon bills?

[STEPHANIE TAPS MATT ON THE CHEEK.]

Stephanie: Keep me gorgeous for YOU! [talking to Carmen] Oh, they do these AMAZING rejuvenating wraps! [off camera] You gotta try it!

Carmen: I'd love to!

[BAILEY WALKS INTO THE ROOM.]

Bailey: Mr. and Mrs. Brantson? Can I have a word, please?

[STEPHANIE LOOKS AT BAILEY, GESTURING "WHY?".]

Bailey: Um, it's about what happened in the Ruby Room...

[MATT AND STEPHANIE LOOK CAUTIOUSLY AT EACH OTHER.]

Bailey (off camera): ...in the club in London.

[THE CAMERA GOES TO CARMEN WHO IS FURROWING HER EYEBROWS.]

Stephanie: We know.


To be completed. 

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