Network Episode 11 from the TV Ratings Guide!

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Network
1×11 – “The Fall”
 
By: Jessica Boggs
FADE IN:
INT. AUDITION STAGE – FIVE MINUTES LATER
The trailer for Marietta just played and it got positive reception
from the crowd. ASH is extremely pleased with the response.
ASH
(ecstatic)
So, what did you think about Marietta?
The audience cheered.
ASH
I’m happy to hear that. Make sure to
tune in to Marietta Tuesday at 8:30!
And now, here is Psych Med.
CUT TO:
INT. GREEN ROOM – CONTINUOUS
The security guard shows up into the green room. CHARLIE is
badly maimed, with clothes ripped and face bruised with a black eye.
GUARD
Okay, ladies! Stop all this
commotion!
JESSE
(sighs)
I feel like I’m seeing an episode
of Monday Night Raw.
KASEY
No s*** Sherlock. I thought I
was watching Dynasty.
ACTOR #1
I wish I was on the upcoming reboot.
CHARLOTTE
Shut your d**n mouth, you twat!
GUARD
(sternly)
All right! Enough! I’m going to have
to pull you both away from the scene
and report this to Ash.
JESSE
Right on, partner!
KASEY
(glares at JESSE)
Jesse! That is not how you talk
to a security guard. You’re not
even on the force.
JESSE
(sighs)
Sorry.
CUT TO:
INT. AUDITION STAGE – CONTINUOUS
The audience stares blankly at the screen for Psych Med.
CRITIC #1
(shouts loudly)
This show f****** sucks!!!!!
The rest of the audience boos loudly. Embarrassed, ASH looks at the
audience.
CUT TO:
INT. GREEN ROOM – CONTINUOUS
LEAH freaks out after seeing Twitter reception.
LEAH
(cross-eyed)
Wait to go, Jesse. You got a drama
that everybody hates. Happy now?
JESSE
(slumps)
No! What is it like, again?
LEAH
(hands over phone)
One critic yelled, “This show
f****** sucks” in the middle
of the trailer.
JESSE
(in shock)
Oh s***! What the hell have I
done this time?
LEAH
Beats me.
CHARLIE
(picks up phone)
Hmmm, some juicy s*** is
about to go down!
CHARLIE types on her touchscreen phone. She is about to
send a tweet. This is about to feel like xoxo, Gossip Girl here.
KASEY
Charlie! This is not the
appropriate time to do so. We are
going through a network crisis!
CHARLIE
Oh well, already did.
HOLLY enters, in stunning fashion.
HOLLY
Why does this have to happen?
HOLLY faints. KASEY is mortified.
KASEY
(startled)
Holly, are you okay? Holly?
KASEY gets HOLLY up. HOLLY bawls. They leave the room.
CUT TO:
INT. BUSINESS HALLWAY – CONTINUOUS
The girls have a conversation in the hallway. Then HOLLY
admits something shocking.
HOLLY
I’m pregnant…
KASEY is mortified.
KASEY
What?!?!?  You haven’t told
Jesse yet, have you?
HOLLY
I’m afraid not. I might as
well wait.
KASEY
I think we need to sit down.
So what happened?
HOLLY
It happened to be a case where one
thing led to another. We kissed,
and the next thing I knew we were
in his room. Things got hot and
heavy real quick.
KASEY
This is eye-opening. Let’s just
go to the green room and tell everyone.
The girls leave.
CUT TO:
INT. GREEN ROOM – CONTINUOUS
The girls enter back into the room.
HOLLY
Jesse!
JESSE
(startled)
Holly? What is it? Are you okay?
KASEY
Holly’s pregnant!
LEAH, JESSE, CHARLIE, and HOLLY all freeze in confusion.
CHARLIE
(in shock)
So, that’s the juicy s*** I missed?
This is scandalous.
JESSE
Pregnant?
HOLLY
(sadly)
Yep. This is true.
JESSE paces back and forth.
HOLLY
How can this be happening? We
used protection.
LEAH
(mortified)
Do you realize pregnancy can still
happen even with protection?
JESSE
Now we are going to be parents.
We may have to find a way to co-parent
this child. As for this
relationship, I don’t think we
can continue on like this.
HOLLY
(shocked)
What? I thought you loved me!
ASH enters, mortified at the turn of events.
ASH
This is a disaster! Never in my
ten years as a network executive
have we ever have a show that bombed
so badly with the critics. Never in
my tenure has a trailer been
received so poorly.
CHARLIE
The suspense continues. This has
got to be embarrassing for this
network. How to recover from
this I am not sure about.
ASH
Pack your things, Jesse. I’m
putting you on administrative
leave. With the disaster that
is Psych Med and now a rumored
pregnancy, we do not need any
more controversy. Until you
correct things, then you are
welcome to come back. Is that
clear?
JESSE
Yes, sir.
ASH, HOLLY, LEAH, and CHARLIE exit. KASEY and JESSE remain.
JESSE
Well, I messed up badly. There
may be a chance my job will
be nonexistent.
KASEY
Well, we both messed up. It’s okay.
JESSE
After all of this, there’s no going back.
JESSE immediately kisses KASEY in the heat of the moment.
KASEY gradually pulls back.
KASEY
(surprised)
Well, what was that?
JESSE
Look, I like you. I really like you.
KASEY
I like you too, Jesse. You’re right.
There is no going back.
JESSE and KASEY embrace, then kiss again. A fitting end to an episode.
Stay tuned to see what happens the rest of the season of Network!

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