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#103 : Brian remporte le morceau



Melanie et Lindsay organisent une belle cérémonie pour la circoncision de leur fils mais Brian, qui avait décidé d'ignorer l'évènement, y fait finalement irruption, annonçant qu'il n'a pas l'intention de laisser son fils être "mutilé" au lieu d'être accepté tel qu'il est né. Emmett tombe amoureux d'un prostitué asiatique et crois par erreur que ce sentiment est partagé. Ted ramène du Babylon un gars jeune et mignon qu'il emmène chez lui, mais il fait une overdose de GHB et est laissé pour mort.

 

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Titre VO
"No Bris, No Shirt, No Service"

Titre VF
Brian remporte le morceau

Première diffusion
10.12.2000

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Plus de détails

Titre en VF :  Brian remporte le morceau  - Titre en VO : No Bris, No Shirt, No Service
Diffusion US :  10 décembre 2000 - Diffusion France :
 Ecrit par
: Ron Cowen - Daniel Lipman - Réalisé par : Russell Mulcahy


Casting secondaires :

Dean Armstrong (Blake Wyzecki) , Sean Baek (Katsuo), Lindsey Connell (Tracy) , Marcia Diamond (Estelle) , Howard Jerome (Arnold) , Moynan King (Militant Lesbian) , Jack Newman (Rabbi Protesh) , Lee Rumohr (Gym Bunny)

Les Filles organisent une fête pourla circoncision de Gus et accueillent des invités, pour la plupart des homosexuels. Ted, Emmet et Michael sont bienprésents, Mais le principal intéressé, Brian,  lui n'est pas là...Michael nous raconte donc ce qu'Il s'est passé une heure avant.

On se retrouve alors à la salle de gym où Brian dit à Michael qu'Il est hors de question qu'il aille à la cérémonie car Mélanie et Lindsay l'appellent seulement quand elles ont besoin d'argent pour Gus. Il préfère donc partir avec un bel inconnu au sauna.

On retourne maintenant à la cérémonie, Emmet est en compagnie d'un Japonais qui est en réalité un prostitué ,ce qu'Emmet Ignore puisque le Japonais ne parle pas un mot d'anglais.

Un rabbin entre enfin et explique le déroulement de la cérémonie, ce qui provoque un malaise chez Emmet qui se réveille un moment plus tard alors que le Rabbin commence à être pressé.

Au même moment, à la Salle de Gym, Brian reçoit un coup de fil de Michael qui lui traduit les mots en hébreu au dos de la carte d'invitation...Ils n'avaient vraiment pas compris ce qu'était une circoncision.

 Brian , en colère,déboule chez Lindsay et Mélanie et interrompt la cérémonie, refusant la circoncision et furieux de ne pas avoir été prévenu clairement. Mélanie est très énervée contre Brian.


Le lendemain, les amis de Brian le félicitent pour ce qu'Il a fait pour son fils et décident tous de sortir en boite. C'est en marchant dans la rue que Ted croise le regard d'un mec, Blake..

Brian a repéré  un bel homme à la chemise noire,...Mais Michaël vient l'avertir que justin est dans le bar, accompagné de sa meilleure amie Daphné. Quand Brian, veut suivre l'homme repéré, il a filé.

Ils partent maintenant pour le Babylon, boite gay la plus branchée...

Justin découvre donc Le Babylon, gràce à la carte de membre donnée par Vic, pendant que Michael et Brian se sont enfermés dans les toilettes pour se droguer. Un peu étourdi par la drogue, Michaël fait de timides avances à Brian qui les repousse gentiment.

Dans la boite, tout le monde se court après...Emmet cherche son Japonais, Justin Cherche Brian et Brian Cherche le Mec à la Chemise Noire encore.
Ted Part et Blake le Suit ; Ils Vont Chez Ted...Au début, tout semble bien se passer, mais les choses vont mal tourner quand Blake donnera de la drogue à Ted... qui fait un malaise. Blake s'enfuit.

Au Babylon, Brian repère le ggars qu'Il cherche depuis le bar, le retrouve  et tous les deux se mettent à danser. Puis Brian repère un autre homme et ils se retrouvent à danser tous les trois.On devine la fin prévisible de la soirée. Devant ce spectacle, Emmet et Michael sont sidérés.

A ce moment là, Justin enlève son Tee-Shirt, se jette dans l'arène  et va danser à coté du trio...Et attire près de lui les deux hommes qui dansaient avec Brian, le délaissant.

Justin se retrouve entre les deux hommes, qui le serrent de très près;

Justin a réussi son coup risqué puisque voyant ça, Brian enlace Justin et repousse les deux autres...Justin et Brian se laissent donc aller à un corps à corps torride, excitant, tout en regardant Michaël qui les fixe intensément.

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LE SAVIEZ-VOUS ?

Peter Paige : Un soir, un gars m'a dragué dans un club. Il m'a offert de la drogue en disant "Viens chez moi, j'ai de la très bonne coke." Et moi je répond "Non merci, sans façon." Et là, il me reconnait et me dit : "Oh, t'es dans la série Queer as Folk. Je regarde pas cette série. Je connais personne qui soit comme ca." Sérieusement, je ne sais pas quoi en penser. Il vient juste d'essayer de me ramener chez lui, de me proposer de la drogue, et il ne connait personne qui resemble à ca? Intéressant.

 

SUMMARY: Lindsay and Melanie have a bris for their new baby Gus, which Brian decides to miss until Michael convinces him otherwise. Brian decides to crash the party and put his parental foot down. Justin seeking to regain the attention of Brian decides to make himself noticed at Babylon. Meanwhile, Brian's involvement as the father of Gus causes some relationship strain between Lindsay and Melanie. Michael attempting to continue his straight act, runs into a co-worker in front of the gay bars. Also, Ted finally gets lucky with a guy who he's been denying the advances of all night, but ends up with devastating results.



FADE IN: EXT. LINDSAY AND MELANIE'S HOUSE - DAY
Couples are arriving. We follow them up the front walk.

MICHAEL [VO]
About a week after their baby was born--thanks in part to the invaluable contribution of Brian Kinney--Lindsay and Melanie had a party. They invited a herd of their nearest and dearest lesbians...

Smiling, Michael walks up in a suit, holding a camera.

MICHAEL [VO]
...assorted relatives and us ... friends of the father, to their house. It was really nice. The smell of bread baking, and fresh flowers everywhere you look.

At the door, we see Lindsay holding Gus with Melanie at her side. Michael walks up for cheek kisses.

LINDSAY AND MELANIE
Mikey!

Making a goofy face, Michael jiggles Gus's toes, then kisses his forehead.

MICHAEL [VO]
Not like going to one of my friends' places with the smell of dirty laundry and stacks of porn tapes everywhere you look.

MICHAEL
I'm scaring him, I'm going to go inside.

Melanie laughs.

MELANIE
Okay, we'll see you inside.

Michael moves inside, pausing to look back.

MICHAEL [VO]
Seeing them in their beautiful home with their new baby and their arms around each other, I wished for a moment that I, too, could be a lesbian. But then I remembered I'd have to eat pussy so I said forget it.

Michael shudders. Walking further into the house, he's greeted by guests who obviously know him. A MAN walks by, shaking his hand.

MAN
Hey, Michael. How ya doing?

A large WOMAN spots him.

WOMAN
Michael.

MICHAEL
Oh, hi.

She hugs him tightly. His eyes bug out, laughing when she finally releases him. He continues through the crowd, nodding to men, hugging and kissing the cheeks of women.

MICHAEL [VO]
Still, being there that day, I realized how different men and women are. And I don't think it has anything to do with being gay or straight. It's that, the way I see it, women know how to commit to each other, men don't. At least, not the men I know.

Coming to the buffet, we see Emmett--arms raised high at spotting Michael--and Ted. Emmett kisses Michael's temple and says something quietly, Ted hugs him. Over Emmett's shoulder, we catch a glimpse of an Oriental young man watching.

MICHAEL
Yeah.

TED
Where ya been?

MICHAEL [VO]
But I'm jumping ahead. Let's go back an hour.

Flash of light and we're suddenly rewinding out through the house, in a car going down the road, down a sidewalk, into World Gym and up the stairs.

CUT TO: INT. WORLD GYM - DAY
On his back, Brian is doing dumbbell flies. Michael is sitting on the bench next to him in his suit. Brian sits up.

BRIAN
I told you. I'm not going to the Muncher's brunch.

Brian drops the weights.

BRIAN
And that's final.

MICHAEL
Look, it's not for them. It's for your son.

Brian scoffs as he picks up a smaller weight and starts doing curls.

BRIAN
My son. He's only my son when they want my money.

MICHAEL
So why punish him by not going?

BRIAN
Look, it's not as if he's gonna know I'm not there.

MICHAEL
Can't be sure. I read some place--

BRIAN
Where, Marvel Comics?

MICHAEL
That infants respond to things even when still in the womb.

Brian pauses to listen, lowering the weights.

MICHAEL
Like, for instance, tension and discord affect them adversely, while playing Mozart and stuff like that makes them super smart.

Brian laughs.

BRIAN
Well, how do you think listening to the sound of two dykes go down on each other for the past nine months has affected him? Christ.

Brian drops the weight and walks away. Michael follows.

BRIAN
He'll probably grow up to be straight.

MICHAEL
All the more reason why he needs his dad.

INT: STEAM ROOM
Towel around his waist, Brian walks in. Michael is on his heels, but quickly loses Brian in the steam.

MICHAEL
Stop acting like a-- Where the hell are you? Like a child, and... [beat] Brian? Jesus Christ, it's like a hundred and fifty fucking degrees in here.

We see Brian come around a corner, rubbing his right shoulder. He stops when he sees a seated GYM BUNNY, eyes closed. Brian starts stroking himself under his towel. Behind him, Michael finds him.

MICHAEL
There you are.

Brian looks over at him, agitated.

BRIAN
What?

MICHAEL
Well, I was just about to say I think you should...

We see Gym Bunny stroking himself.

MICHAEL
...rise to the occasion. You know, be ... bigger than they are. That is if you can take your hand and your mind off your dick long enough. [re: the heat] Jesus!

Michael wipes his forehead with his arm. Brian is again facing Gym Bunny.

BRIAN
I-I've got m-more important things to do. Now, why don't you get out of here before your mousse melts.

Brian and Gym Bunny are still stroking. Michael wipes his face with his tie.

MICHAEL
And if anybody should ask where you are?

Gym Bunny invites Brian to join him with a glance at the bench beside him. Impatient with Michael, Brian rolls his eyes.

BRIAN
Just tell them the usual.

Brian whips his towel off and tosses it back at Michael, who catches it against his face. Brian grins.

BRIAN
Something came up.

CUT TO: INT. LINDSAY AND MELANIE'S HOUSE - DAY
We follow Melanie among the guests as she takes video of the party.

MELANIE
Smile! Oh, that's so beautiful.

Swinging down to the couch, we see Lindsay who's holding Gus, sitting next to AUNT SHIRLEY on one side and a YOUNG WOMAN on the other.

MELANIE
Aunt Shirley, say something. Come on, I can't believe you're at a loss for words.

Cut to the video camera's POV. At the top of the screen: three of four bars of battery life / 317 min / REC 0:11:28

AUNT SHIRLEY
I'm thrilled for you both. And such a lucky boy to have two mothers. What's he need a father for, anyway? Your Uncle Ben was a lousy father. Never had any time for the family, always chasing women. You're better off being lesbians because ... well, take it from me, a stiff prick knows no conscience.

Melanie and Lindsay laugh. Young Woman rolls her eyes.

MELANIE
Oh god.

INT. BUFFET TABLE
Michael, Emmett and Ted standing at the table, eating. The Oriental boy from earlier, KATSUO, is still at Emmett's side.

EMMETT
Isn't he gorgeous? His name's Katsuo.

Katsuo holds up a glass of juice.

KATSUO
Jews?

EMMETT
No, no. No.

Points at the guests.

EMMETT
Jews.

Points at the glass.

EMMETT
Juice. Okay. [to Michael] He gives Pacific Rim a whole new meaning.

MICHAEL
Where'd ya find him?

EMMETT
He found me. I was having drinks in the Lizard Lounge and he comes over, starts chattering away. Only, he doesn't speak any English and the only Japanese I know is Sony and Toyota.

MICHAEL
So, how do you communicate with him?

EMMETT
There's other ways than talking.

TED
We all know it's not polite to talk with your mouth full.

Emmett grins.

EMMETT
Hmm.

Katsuo taps Emmett on the shoulder and speaks some agitated Japanese.

EMMETT
It's called corned beef, sweetie. It's a Jewish delicacy. Okay.

MICHAEL
So what do you suppose he's actually saying?

EMMETT
What's it matter? We're in love, love, love.

Emmett kisses Katsuo, who just looks lost.

EMMETT
I'm gonna wash my hands.

Emmett leaves, leaving Katsuo with Michael and Ted. Voice rising, Katsuo again speaks.

KATSUO
Kane. Kane.

They have no idea.

TED
Yeah, okay, all right. Let's go ask Melanie. She's fluent in sushi.

Ted and Michael lead the way, Ted gesturing for Katsuo to follow.

TED
Come, come, come, come.

INT. LIVING ROOM
Chuckling, Melanie is filming Young Woman posing.

MELANIE
Okay, have a bagel.

Ted taps her shoulder and we get the video camera's POV.

TED
Hi, Mel.

He holds both hands up, grinning.

TED
Okay, cut! Great.

Back to regular POV.

TED
Look, we need you to translate. [loud and slow to Katsuo] Talk to Mel-an-ie. Melanie speak all axis powers.

Ted walks away. Katsuo talks to Melanie as we see her look surprised, then suppress a smile.

MICHAEL
He keeps saying kane.

Melanie pulls Michael away.

MELANIE
Yeah. Kane means money. He's saying he expects Emmett to pay him.

MICHAEL
For what?

MELANIE
He's a goddamn male prostitute.

They both laugh.

MICHAEL
Oh, shit!

Emmett returns and goes over to Katsuo, who immediately demands his money again.

EMMETT
Kane. Kane. Sweetie.

MICHAEL
Melanie says ... kane means ... love. He says he loves your voice. It's like a silent windchime and that your smile is like cherry blossoms floating on a still breeze.

Katsuo watches the exchange, hopeful. Emmett takes his hand.

EMMETT
That-that is ... that is the most beautiful thing that anyone has ever said to me.

Lindsay walks in holding Gus, Melanie behind her.

MICHAEL
Oh, here he is. Can I hold him?

LINDSAY
It's almost time for the ceremony. Where's Brian?

MICHAEL
He couldn't make it. He said to tell you that, uh--

MELANIE
Something came up. I can guess what.

An older man, RABBI PROTESH, joins them.

RABBI PROTESH
Shall we begin?

LINDSAY
This is Rabbi Protesh. He'll be doing the bris.

EMMETT
Oh, I love pot roast.

TED
That's brisket. I believe, in the Jewish faith, a bris is a circumcision ceremony.

RABBI PROTESH
That's correct. First I give the boy child a little wine. Then I say a prayer or two. Then I take my scalpel and I remove his foreskin.

Emmett faints.

CUT TO: EXT. A HOUSE - DAY
A toy boat cruising in a pool. Pull back to see Justin and Daphne sitting on a diving board. Justin, pants rolled up, has his feet in the water. Daphne, legs crossed, is holding the boat remote control.

JUSTIN
He said that's all I was to him. Just a fuck.

DAPHNE
That's a shitty thing to say.

JUSTIN
And that he doesn't want to see me anymore.

Daphne sets down the remote control. Justin takes a puff of his cigarette.

DAPHNE
When my last boyfriend dumped me, I didn't hang around feeling sorry for myself. I went out and got a new one.

JUSTIN
When did you have a boyfriend? Third grade?

He hands her his cigarette.

DAPHNE
Last summer.

JUSTIN
You never told me.

DAPHNE
'I'm telling you now.' You should have seen how jealous he got. You can do the same thing. Show that Brian. Go back down there tonight. Pick up some hot hunky guy. You're not exactly a troll, you know.

JUSTIN
Would you come with me?

Daphne makes a face and laughs.

DAPHNE
What if some lesbo tries to pick me up? I wouldn't know what to do. Although I like Melissa Etheridge a lot. Think that means anything?

They laugh.

JUSTIN
Maybe.

DAPHNE
Jesus!

Daphne pushes Justin into the pool.

CUT TO: INT. LINDSAY AND MELANIE'S HOUSE - DAY
Looking up at the camera, we see a crowd has gathered around Emmett.

MICHAEL
What if he had a heart attack? I mean, I read some place that sometimes people have weak hearts and they don't know that--

TED
He just fainted.

An old man, ARNOLD, pushes his way through the crowd.

ARNOLD
Let me through! I'm-I'm a doctor.

His wife, ESTELLE, appears at his side.

ESTELLE
What do you know about fainting? You're a retired podiatrist.

ARNOLD
What, you don't think anyone ever fainted in my office?

ESTELLE
From a corn?

ARNOLD
Stand back. Give him some room.

We switch angles and see Emmett laid out on a chair, out cold.

ARNOLD
Does anybody got any, uh, smelling salts?

TED
How 'bout poppers?

LINDSAY
What about horseradish? We have some for the gefilte fish.

ARNOLD
It's worth a shot.

Lindsay retrieves it and a second later, Arnold is holding it under Emmett's nose. Emmett loudly gasps and looks around. The crowd gasps with him and leans back.

EMMETT
What happened?

TED
[whispers] You fainted.

ARNOLD [OS]
Estelle, get some ice. Put it on his forehead.

ESTELLE [OS]
Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Rabbi Protesh elbows his way to Lindsay.

RABBI PROTESH
I don't mean to hurry things along, but ... I'm doing twins at three.

The crowd disperses, leaving Katsuo crouched at Emmett's side.

EMMETT
[to the air] No, I'll be fine. Really.

Grinning, Katsuo says something in Japanese.

CUT TO: INT. WORLD GYM - DAY
Locker room. We follow the camera around some buff guys and over an aisle to Brian's locker where he's buttoning his shirt. Gym Bunny, ready to leave, walks over and pushes a paper into Brian's pants pocket.

GYM BUNNY
Hey. Call me sometime, huh?

BRIAN
[flatly] Sure ... buddy.

A cell phone rings. Brian picks it up out of his locker. He looks at the caller I.D. before looking amused and answering.

BRIAN
[drawls] How's the party?

SPLIT SCREEN:
Brian at the gym.
Michael at the bris.

MICHAEL
[urgent] You better get your ass over here fast.

BRIAN
Why? With all those bull dykes around, is there a shortage of bottoms?

MICHAEL
No. I--remember Lindsay and Melanie's invitation, the part that was in Hebrew? I just found out what that means.

CUT TO: INT. LINDSAY AND MELANIE'S HOUSE - DAY
Close-up on a naked Gus in Melanie's arms. As we pull back, we see Lindsay, seated, at her side and everyone else gathered around.

RABBI PROTESH
In every Jewish boy's life, there are three steps to becoming a man. First, his bris. Then his Bar Mitzvah, and finally, his marriage.

We see Katsuo slouched in a chair, playing a video game. Off to the side, Michael and Ted are all but holding up an ill-looking Emmett between them.

RABBI PROTESH [VO]
For thirty-five hundred years, the circumcision ritual has been the fundamental sign of the covenant between God and Israel.

Back to the Rabbi and Melanie.

RABBI PROTESH
Melanie, will you please place your son on his mother's lap?

Melanie does. Gus coos and wiggles. Several guests take photos. The Rabbi picks up his scalpel from a layout of instruments. He flips it open.

Quick rush-shot to a queasy Emmett.

EMMETT
Oh my god. He's really going to do it. Okay, I-I can't, uh--

Emmett looks away.

MICHAEL
Where's Brian?

TED
Looking after the only dick that matters. His own.

Shot of Melanie and Lindsay sharing a moment as the Rabbi leans over Gus.

BRIAN [OS]
Excuse me, Rabbi?

Rabbi Protesh looks over. Melanie and Lindsay's heads pop up.

BRIAN [OS]
You two.

We see Brian standing among the crowd, looking pissed.

BRIAN
In the kitchen ... now!

INT. KITCHEN
Brian storms into the kitchen, Melanie livid on his heels. Lindsay lingers at the doorway before joining them.

MELANIE
What the hell do you think you're doing? Barging in here, interrupting a religious ceremony?

BRIAN
You should have asked my permission first.

MELANIE
For what?!

BRIAN
To circumcise my son.

MELANIE
We don't have to ask for permission. We're the parents.

BRIAN
And I'm the biological father, and that gives me more rights than you.

MELANIE
I see someone's been studying his law.

LINDSAY
[to both] Look, this is no time to be having this conversation with a house full of guests.

MELANIE
[to Brian] Yeah, and since when did you start caring about your son? Considering you haven't been to see him once since he was born.

BRIAN
Well, I'm not exactly welcome!

MELANIE
Oh, bullshit! You've been too busy fucking everything that moves!

LINDSAY
Can we please stop this? [to Brian] Why does it matter to you if Gus is circumcised?

BRIAN
It matters that he's been in this world less than a week and already there are people who won't accept him for the way he is. Who would even mutilate him rather than let him be the way he is. The way he was born. [beat] Well, I'm not going to let that happen.

Tense silence.

RABBI PROTESH [OS]
Excuse me?

They turn to see Rabbi Protesh's head poked in the doorway.

RABBI PROTESH
Uh, shall we proceed?

Brian looks to Lindsay. Lindsay looks to Melanie.

CUT TO: INT. LIBERTY AVENUE DINER - NIGHT
Close-up of a DJ sound system until we follow a waitress over to a booth. Emmett, Katsuo and Brian sit on one side, Michael and Ted on the other.

EMMETT
[to Brian] You really showed those dykes who's got the low hangers.

MICHAEL
And for once, it was us.

Drinking water, Ted makes a sound of agreement.

Deb rushes by, delivering an order to another table. Brian twists around.

BRIAN
Deb, can we get some service?

DEB
Keep your pants on. At least until you've had dinner.

Brian turns back around. Ted is looking at the menu.

TED
I've always said there's only two reasons to be friends with lesbians. They'll never try to convince you that the only reason you're gay is that you haven't met the right woman. And, uh, they know how to change a flat.

Everyone but Katsuo laughs.

BRIAN
It wasn't about them. [beat] It was about my son. If I don't look out for him, who will?

MICHAEL
Wow. If you're not careful, you might turn out to be an all right dad in spite of yourself.

Michael lifts his water glass.

MICHAEL
To Brian.

Everyone but Brian raises their own water glass and toasts.

TED AND EMMETT
To Brian.

Out of breath, Deb rushes over, ordering pad out.

DEB
Okay, boys, what'll it be?

EMMETT
Nothing for me, thanks.

DEB
Em, hon, you should try to eat some of your protein off a plate.

Everyone laughs.

EMMETT
I read that, that for every thirty pounds you lose, you gain an entire inch of cock.

DEB
So, if you just drop another ninety pounds, you'll have a four inch pecker.

Everyone laughs. Deb air-kisses at Emmett.

DEB
What about the rest of you boys?

They talk over each other. Brian makes a lazy 'nothing' gesture.

MICHAEL
Nothing for me, I'm going right to the gym.

BRIAN
[to Michael] For the ??

TED
Yeah, y'know, I think I'll pass.

KATSUO
Cheeseburger, french fry, chocolate shake, apple pie.

Everyone is stunned.

CUT TO: EXT. LIBERTY AVENUE - NIGHT
Shots of the night life. We cut to Brian, Emmett and Katsuo walking down the sidewalk, Ted and Michael behind them.

TED
[to Michael] I just know it tastes good. That's all I care about.

Michael laughs just as a young guy, BLAKE, coming from the opposite direction runs into Ted's arm. Ted looks over his shoulder, still walking. Blake has stopped to stare.

TED
Oh. Sorry.

BLAKE
It's okay.

MICHAEL
Hey, I know that guy. He works out at our gym. Uhhhh ... Blake! I think he likes you.

Michael looks behind them.

TED
Oh, yeah, how can you tell?

MICHAEL
'Cause he's looking back.

Shot of Blake watching them.

TED [OS]
Probably just stretching his neck.

We follow Ted and Michael.

MICHAEL
Will you listen to you?

TED
What?

MICHAEL
Always putting yourself down.

TED
Well, better me than them. I'm gentler.

MICHAEL
Doesn't sound like it. [beat] You know, it is possible that someone could actually like you, you know.

They cross the street.

TED
Yeah, it's possible, however, I'm sure a statistical analysis would reveal that the probability of a guy named Blake, who looks like that, actually liking a guy named Ted, who looks like me, to be in the point zero five percentile. In other words, practically zip. Anyway, I'm sure Brian's more his type.

MICHAEL
How do you know that?

TED
'Cause Brian's everybody's type. That's the reason why he's had everybody.

MICHAEL
Well--

TED
I know, I know. Except for you. Which is kinda weird when you think about it.

MICHAEL
Weird? He's my best friend.

TED
So?

MICHAEL
So, everybody knows you don't have sex with your friends.

TED
Oh, riiiiight. Yeah. Sex is something you only have with complete strangers. Yeah. People you'll never see again unless you just bump into them on the street. But never with someone you might actually give a shit about.

Awkward silence. Ted covers by smiling.

TED
Who made up these crazy rules anyway, huh?

MICHAEL
[relieved] Beats me. Let's go have a drink.

TED
Yeah. Or two or three.

Arms around each other, they cross the street toward Woody's.

MICHAEL
Yeah.

A drag queen walks by. Michael nods at him.

MICHAEL
Hey.

We follow the drag queen back across the street until we're dropped off at Justin and Daphne walking down the sidewalk. Daphne's jaw drops as the drag queen goes by and she points.

DAPHNE
Oh my god! Look at that! Is it a girl or a boy?

Laughing and embarrassed, Justin pushes her hand down.

JUSTIN
Jesus! Don't point. No matter what you see. Guys kissing guys. Girls kissing girls.

DAPHNE
Well, what if I see a guy and a girl kissing, huh? That would be something different down here. And stop acting like you're so experienced.

Justin snorts.

JUSTIN
More than you.

They cross the street to Woody's as we stay on the sidewalk.

JUSTIN
Don't forget what I said.

DAPHNE
If I see him, pretend I didn't.

JUSTIN
Don't even look. That is, if he's there, which he's probably not. But if he is, don't look.

CUT TO: INT. LINDSAY AND MELANIE'S HOUSE - NIGHT
Lindsay and Melanie walk into the kitchen, carrying serving platters of leftovers.

LINDSAY
Should I freeze this or toss it?

Melanie slams her platter down on the counter and walks away.

LINDSAY
I'd rather not have it around while I'm trying to get back into shape.

Lindsay rubs her head, then follows.

LINDSAY
So, how long is this going to go on? Or do you plan never to speak to me ever again?

Melanie at the buffet table. She slams down the dishes she was picking up.

MELANIE
What would you like me to say?

LINDSAY
Anything.

MELANIE
All right, how about 'I have a house full of uneaten cold cuts and an uncircumcised son.' How's that?

Melanie stalks back into the kitchen. Lindsay drinks something leftover in a wine glass, makes a face.

LINDSAY
Oh.

She joins Melanie.

LINDSAY
Look. Brian's going to take out the insurance policy. At least he's agreed to do that. That's something, isn't it?

MELANIE
Oh, my consolation prize!

LINDSAY
It was important enough to you last week.

Melanie starts slamming around in drawers and cupboards, hunting.

MELANIE
So was this afternoon. But now I have been humiliated in front of our friends, my relatives, Rabbi Protesh. Where's the goddamn plastic wrap?

Lindsay hands it to her.

MELANIE
And you let him do it.

LINDSAY
Me?

MELANIE
You're the one who decided to call off the bris. Of course, I know it's not very important to you or Brian, but it happens to be a very important ritual in my family.

LINDSAY
You know, there are a lot of men who think circumcision is a cruel and barbaric practice?

MELANIE
I don't care what men think about their dicks! I care that you put Brian before me. But, you know, why should I be surprised. You always have.

LINDSAY
Oh, for Christ sake, are we really gonna go through this again? I don't wanna have this conversation.

MELANIE
Yeah, and I didn't want Brian be the baby's father in the first place. But, no, you had to have it your way. It had to be Brian or no one. So now he's a part of our lives forever. Whether we like it or not.

CUT TO: INT. WOODY'S - NIGHT
Brian is playing pool, leaning over for a shot. A HOTTIE walks by, trailing his hand over Brian's lower back. Turning to look, Brian is interested.

BRIAN
Oh-kay. Well, I know what I'm doing tonight.

Brian walks further down the pool table and we see Emmett, Michael and Ted holding up the wall. Michael has a pool cue.

BRIAN
What about the rest of you?

INT. OTHER SIDE OF WOODY'S
Vic is carrying two beers over to a bar-table where Deb sits.

INT. POOL TABLE
Michael spots Vic and Deb.

MICHAEL
Ah, shit!

EMMETT
What, honey?

Katsuo, pressed against Emmett, eats the olive out of Emmett's drink.

MICHAEL
My mom's here with my Uncle Vic. She didn't tell me she was going to come here.

BRIAN
Hey, not every boy's lucky enough to have a mother who's equally at home in the kitchen as she is in a gay bar. Now you behave yourself.

Brian goes to claim Hottie at the bar.

TED
As usual, Brian gets all the beauties while we get to watch.

EMMETT
He hasn't gotten him yet.

MICHAEL
He will. He's got the walk. He's got the talk. He's got the tattoo.

EMMETT
Brian's got a ta ... where's Brian got a tattoo?

TED
In a place you'll never see.

Walking around the table for his shot, Michael's eyes go from Vic and Deb over to the door where he sees Justin and Daphne arrive.

MICHAEL
Double shit!

TED
What now?

MICHAEL
It's him! Our teen stalker. Christ, why won't he just go away?

INT. DEB'S TABLE
Justin walks up, Daphne behind him.

JUSTIN
Remember me?

DEB
Turn around.

Looking unsure, Justin does.

DEB
I never forget a butt.

She lifts the back of his shirt to see.

DEB
Especially a cute one.

She and Vic laugh. Justin turns back around.

DEB
Met you in the diner with Michael last week.

JUSTIN
Yeah. I'm Justin. This is Daphne.

DAPHNE
Hi.

DEB
Hi, Daphne.

INT. POOL TABLE

MICHAEL
What's he doing?

TED
Talking to your mom.

MICHAEL
What?!

INT. DEB'S TABLE
Deb spots Michael across the room, waving and pointing to herself to get his attention.

DEB
Whoo!

JUSTIN
You know, I'm actually looking for a friend of Michael's. His name's Brian.

VIC
[sotto voce] Coulda guessed that.

DEB
Honey, everybody's looking for Brian.

JUSTIN
Have you seen him?

Deb points. We see Brian still stalking Hottie at the bar.

DAPHNE
That's Brian? God, he's so old! And skinny. You could do way better than that.

JUSTIN
Would you shut up?

Deb and Vic are watching Brian, who's toasting Hottie.

DEB
Five bucks he nails him before midnight?

VIC
You're on.

INT. THE BAR
Michael walks up to Brian.

MICHAEL
I am not babysitting him again. This time he's all yours.

Brian turns his head to Michael. Over his shoulder, we see Hottie straighten up from the bar.

BRIAN
What?

MICHAEL
He's over there talking to my mother, the little prick.

BRIAN
Leave him alone. He's all right.

MICHAEL
Excuse me? The noise is so loud in here I thought I heard you say he's all right.

Hottie walks away unnoticed. Brian's attention is on Justin in the distance.

BRIAN
In fact ... he's kinda sweet.

MICHAEL
Sweet?! I thought we got rid of him. I thought he was out of our lives.

Grinning and shaking his head, Brian clasps Michael on the shoulder. He turns to look back over his shoulder at Hottie and finds him gone. His face falls.

BRIAN
Where'd he go?

MICHAEL
Who?!

BRIAN
Who do you think? Shit. He's gone. And this is all your fault. You made me look away. Fuck you, Michael.

Brian stalks away. Michael starts to follow, stopping when Deb walks up.

DEB
What's eating him? Or isn't?

She laughs.

MICHAEL
None of your business.

DEB
You watch your mouth.

MICHAEL
Why do you have to come here?

DEB
Well, Vic was feeling better, so we thought we'd come after my shift and have a drink. What's the big deal?

MICHAEL
The big deal is I came here to hang out with my friends, not my mother.

DEB
Sweetie, you know I approve of your lifestyle.

MICHAEL
Maybe I don't want you to approve. Maybe I want you to go home and cry.

He walks away.

CUT TO: EXT. WOODY'S - NIGHT
Brian coming down the stairs to the sidewalk, looking for Hottie. He jogs out into the street into oncoming traffic. When one car brakes and honks, he purposely walks slowly out of the way. On the opposite sidewalk, he looks around and doesn't see Hottie.

BRIAN
[to himself] Fuck me.

A GUY walks by.

GUY
Love to!

EXT. FRONT OF WOODY'S
Michael comes down the stairs, looking for Brian.

TRACY [OS]
Well, can't we do something else? Mike!

Michael turns and we see Tracy with two girlfriends standing on the sidewalk. Michael's stunned.

MICHAEL
Tracy!

Grinning, she walks over.

TRACY
It is you. Isn't this wild?

MICHAEL
Yeah, really wild.

TRACY
Oh, my friends and I, we thought we'd have a little adventure.

Michael leans around her to wave at the friends.

MICHAEL
Hey.

TRACY
I mean, you always hear about this place, but who ever comes here?

MICHAEL
Not me.

He laughs. Beat.

MICHAEL
Until tonight. I mean, I'm-I'm here with a friend. You know, gay friend. You know, just a friend. Since high school, actually. We have this, kind of, foreign exchange program. You know, I take him to football games and beer busts, and he takes me to the opera and wine tasting. You know.

TRACY
So, why don't we all go for a drink? Safety in numbers.

MICHAEL
I, uh ... I'm a little beat. I was on my way home.

TRACY
Oh, well. Sounds like a good idea. You know, stick around here too long, you might wind up switching teams.

Michael laughs. Brian appears.

BRIAN
I lost him. Fuck!

MICHAEL
This is my friend. Brian. Brian, this is Tracy.

Brian shakes her hand. Michael gives Brian a hard look.

MICHAEL
Uh, you know ... from the store.

BRIAN
Tracy. Of course. From the store. He talks about you all the time.

TRACY
He does?

BRIAN
I mean all the time.

Michael 'I'm going to kill you later' laughs. He grabs Brian's arm and pulls them backwards.

MICHAEL
Okay. Time to go.

BRIAN
What's the rush? She's even prettier than you said .... Mike.

Tracy grins.

BRIAN
You know, he'd never tell you this himself. He's far too shy. He likes you. A lot.

MICHAEL
Well, uh ... I think it's time we took off.

Again Michael walks backwards.

MICHAEL
Uh, bye, Tracy. I'll see you Monday.

Brian finger waves bye. Giddy, Tracy rejoins her friends.

TRACY
Yeah, I'll see you Monday.

EXT. SIDEWALK
Brian at his side, Michael explodes soon as he turns away from Tracy.

MICHAEL
What the fuck did you do that for? You practically got us engaged.

BRIAN
Well, I wanna dance with the bride at her wedding.

He smacks Michael's ass, laughing.

BRIAN
And Tracy, too.

Michael winces and shakes his head.

MICHAEL
Shit.

CUT TO: INT. WOODY'S - NIGHT
Justin and Daphne standing at Deb and Vic's table.

JUSTIN
By the way, where'd Michael go?

DEB
What time is it?

She looks at her watch.

DEB
Eleven o'clock?

VIC
Time for Babylon. Night's just starting.

JUSTIN
Well, that's just where we're going.

VIC
You've been there before?

JUSTIN
Sure. A lot.

VIC
Really? I didn't know they had kiddie memberships.

JUSTIN
You have to be a member?

DEB
Can't get in without a card.

VIC [OS]
Here.

Vic in his wallet, pulling out a card.

VIC
You can have mine. I'm through with it.

He hands it to Justin, who grins.

DEB
He's paid his dues.

JUSTIN
Thanks!

CUT TO: EXT. BABYLON - NIGHT
Justin and Daphne at the head of a long line waiting to get inside. A BOUNCER stands in the doorway.

BOUNCER
I.D.?

Justin digs in his right pants pocket and hands it over.

JUSTIN
Right here.

BOUNCER
Born 1952? You look damn good for your age, Vic.

INT. BABYLON
Theme: Cowboys and Cops and Sailors
Shot of a muscled cowboy dancing. We follow Justin and Daphne, holding hands, through dark halls and a chain curtain that leads to the crowded dance floor. They take it all in. Daphne is grinning and swaying to the beat. Justin looks unsure.

JUSTIN
You wanna go?

Daphne flashes him an 'are you crazy?' look.

DAPHNE
What for?

She smiles, looking back out at the dance floor.

DAPHNE
We just got here.

Justin bites the corner of his bottom lip for a second, then leads them into the middle of the crowd.

JUSTIN
All right. Come on.

INT. BATHROOM
Michael behind him, Brian goes from stall to stall, trying to find an open one. All three are locked with couples making out inside. With a frustrated sound, he leans against the middle one and wrings his hands.

MICHAEL
What would you do if you actually had to go?

Brian directs his answer to the couple in the stall behind him.

BRIAN
Find a scat queen?

Sound of a door unlocking. A beat later, a guy comes out of the stall next to them.

MICHAEL
Gross.

Brian taps Michael's chest for him to go inside, following. He pauses at the stall door to call out to the guy.

BRIAN
Didn't your ma ever teach you to wash your hands?

He slams the stall door closed.

ON THE DOOR:
[big] NO SEX IN BATHROOMS
[smaller] THAT'S WHAT THE COUCHES ARE FOR

INT. BATHROOM STALL
Brian and Michael standing face-to-face. Brian readies a bump of 'trail mix' (usually a mix of Ecstasy and Viagra) in a blue vial, then inhales it. After readying another, he holds it up for Michael.

BRIAN
Careful. It's strong.

Michael inhales. He grins.

MICHAEL
Nice.

They lean their foreheads together, riding the high.

BRIAN
I got it from Tommy Hagger.

MICHAEL
He can get anything. He got me that Superman episode with George Reeves. The only one ever shot in color. So ancient, you could even see the strings. Oh, did I tell you what I got on eBay? A vintage Mego Linda Carter Wonder Woman doll. Mint, in box. Cost me an entire week's salary, but it was so worth it.

They laugh.

BRIAN
Mikey, you are so pathetic.

Michael strokes Brian's bare arm.

MICHAEL
I also got that photo. The one of Patrick Swayze with his shirt off.

BRIAN
Really? It must be all yellow by now. Come stains all over it.

MICHAEL
He's still beautiful.

BRIAN
We owe it all to him. [beat] We should write him a fan letter.

Michael laughs.

MICHAEL
I did.

Brian pulls back, shocked/impressed.

BRIAN
No. Really? When?

Michael is nodding. We hear couples having sex in the background.

MICHAEL
I--a long time ago.

He laughs.

BRIAN
What did you say?

MICHAEL
I don't remember. 'My friend and I think you're so hot!' He never wrote back.

Brian laughs. He leans their foreheads together again. They close their eyes.

BRIAN
Fuck him. You still got me.

Michael opens his eyes, looking at Brian, before closing them again. They rest together for several beats. Michael squeezes Brian's bicep, then smoothes his palm downward. Close-up on Michael slowly leaning in toward Brian's parted lips. As the kiss lands, Michael slides his hand between Brian's legs. Muffled laughter from Brian, becoming audible as he disengages by simultaneously pulling Michael's hand away and pushing his jaw back from the kiss. Brian stares at a clearly affected Michael.

BRIAN
What are you doing?

Michael laughs to cover.

MICHAEL
Nothing. It must be the trail mix.

Pressing a finger to his lips, Brian is quiet.

BRIAN
Yeah. Must be.

Slaps Michael's shoulder lightly.

BRIAN
Come on. Let's go back.

He leaves our view. Michael remains, watching Brian.

INT. DANCE FLOOR
Emmett looking around the crowd. Justin and Daphne walk by and we follow them. Justin points.

JUSTIN
Come on, let's go to the stairs, over there.

They swing to the left and we swing to the right in time to Brian and Michael come out of the bathroom.

BRIAN
Let's check out the bar. Maybe that guy you made me lose is there.

Michael laughs.

MICHAEL
I didn't make you lose him.

Swish-turn of the camera and Emmett has joined them. He and Michael talk while Brian scans the crowd.

EMMETT
Time to organize a search party.

MICHAEL
Who's missing?

EMMETT
Katsuo. I was talking to Dungeon Master Don--who wants to mummify me, have you noticed that the world's getting weirder? Anyway, I turned around and he was gone.

MICHAEL
I have a feeling he'll be all right.

EMMETT
He doesn't speak a word of English. And-and he's so sweet, so ... innocent. What if some cock hungry queen tries to have his way with him?

BRIAN
I thought you already did.

Emmett glares.

MICHAEL
He's around somewhere. I'm sure you'll find him.

EMMETT
[sarcastic] Thanks.

Emmett walks off. Brian watches him go. When he turns back around, he spots Hottie dancing. Hottie grins at him and keeps dancing. Brian smirks.

BRIAN
Target sighted. All systems go. See ya later, Mikey.

He walks off, leaving Michael smiling.

INT. THE BAR
Ted is leaning back against the bar, drink in hand. He calls out to Guy #1 walking by.

TED
Hey, how you doing?

Guy #1 keeps walking.

TED
Good, glad to hear it.

Guy #2 walks by.

TED
Hey, how's it going?

Guy #2 keeps walking.

TED
Ah, no complaints, thanks.

He leans forward to jokingly call after the guy.

TED
Hey, hey, can I buy you a drink?

Michael bounces up and answers him.

MICHAEL
Yeah, I'll take a beer.

Hopeful for a second, Ted turns.

TED
Oh, it's you.

Michael laughs.

MICHAEL
Oh, fuck you!

They turn toward the bar. As Ted watches, Michael rubs his face, then grins.

TED
What are you on?

MICHAEL
Nothing.

Beat. He leans to Ted's ear.

MICHAEL
A little of Brian's mix.

Ted rolls his eyes, looking disappointed. Michael looks around them.

MICHAEL
Any luck?

TED
Oh, I'm heading for an all-time season record. Eight straight--actually, make that not-so-straight, no-hitters.

Ted is looking down the bar. Michael follows his gaze and sees Blake, who winks.

MICHAEL
Blake just winked at you.

TED
He's got some crystal meth in his eye.

Blake leans further on the bar and winks again.

MICHAEL [OS]
He did it again!

Michael grins at Ted.

MICHAEL
I told you. He likes you. Why don't you just go over and ask him to dance?

TED
'Cause he'll just say 'Come back when you get a hair transplant and some liposuction.'

Michael laughs and puts his arm around Ted.

MICHAEL
You do not need a hair transplant and liposuction. Besides, nobody would be that cruel to you. Except maybe yourself.

Ted finishes his beer.

TED
Yeah, well, I'm gonna take off.

MICHAEL
Come on. It's too early.

TED
Yeah, or too late, depending which side of the dance floor you happen to be standing on.

MICHAEL
Well, maybe you should try going after, you know, someone ... well, like-like you. Not someone...

TED
Young and cute? Thanks.

Ted moves to leave. Michael stops him.

MICHAEL
That's not how I meant it. Hell, I should talk. I can't get anybody interested in me, either.

TED
Yeah, but you could if you wanted. [pause] You're worth so much more than you know, Michael.

Ted leaves.

MICHAEL
I'll call you tomorrow!

INT. DANCE FLOOR
Brian appears, looking around the last place he saw Hottie.

INT. STAIRCASE
Justin points Brian out to Daphne.

JUSTIN
Look. There he is. There's Brian.

INT. DANCE FLOOR
Brian and no Hottie to be found.

BRIAN
Shit!

CUT TO: EXT. BABYLON - NIGHT
Ted walks out of Babylon and down the alley.

BLAKE [OS]
Didn't want to dance?

Ted turns and sees a smiling Blake.

TED
Oh, uh ... yeah, I'm not much of a dancer. Although I-I enjoy dancing. I-I-I didn't realize you were asking, uh...

BLAKE
Taking off?

TED
Yeah. Yeah, you know, sometimes it just, uh ... it, uh, it gets a little ... too, uh...

BLAKE
Intense?

Ted nods.

TED
Intense. That's, uh ... that's a good word.

BLAKE
Yeah, I know what you mean. Sometimes it gets a little too intense in there for me, too.

Nodding, Ted turns and walks away. Blake takes a step after him.

BLAKE
You going home?

Ted pauses and nods and then resumes walking.

BLAKE
Do you want some company?

Ted stops and turns.


TED
Well, you know, it's-it's ... it's a little late. And, uh... [long pause] Sure.

BLAKE
Are you sure?

TED
Sure. I ... I-if you're sure.

Blake laughs.

BLAKE
I'm sure.

Ted babbles a little, then sniffs.

TED
Well, then.

They laugh.

CUT TO: INT. BABYLON - NIGHT
Emmett on the dance floor, scanning the crowd for Katsuo. He finally spots him at the bar with a white-haired business man kissing his neck. Emmett stalks over.

EMMETT
What is the meaning of this?

Katsuo pushes Business Man aside and shakes a $20 bill at Emmett.

KATSUO
Kane. Kane, kane, kane!

Emmett is crushed. Katsuo pulls Business Man back to him, kissing the money and then Business Man. Emmett turns his face away.

CUT TO: INT. LINDSAY AND MELANIE'S HOUSE - DAY
Phone ringing. Bedside light flicks on and Melanie picks the phone up.

MELANIE
Hello?

SPLIT SCREEN SHOT:
Melanie in bed.
Emmett on the dance floor and pissed off.

EMMETT
How do you say 'tacky little cock-sucker' in Japanese?

MELANIE
Do you know what time it is?

Melanie hangs up. The shot expands to just their bedroom as she rolls over. Lindsay is standing by the bed, comforting Gus in her arms.

LINDSAY
It's okay, sweetie. [to Melanie] Who was that?

Melanie sits up.

MELANIE
Emmett. I think he just found out what kane means. I'm sorry it woke you and the baby. I know you need your rest.

LINDSAY
I was up anyway.

MELANIE
You were? So was I. Just thinking about all the terrible things I said.

LINDSAY
No, I should have stood up to him. I should have.

MELANIE
No. I mean, it was best to be practical. I mean, this way Gus...

Shuddering breath.

MELANIE
..how am I ever gonna get used to that name? May keep his foreskin but still be provided for.

Lindsay and Gus sit on the bed. Melanie scoots to hold them from behind.

LINDSAY
Look, it doesn't matter who's right. We can't allow Brian to come between us, as much as he'd like to.

MELANIE
And you know he would.

LINDSAY
Even if he is the father, we're still the parents. You and me. Gus belongs to us. And that's why we had him.

MELANIE
Well, you had him. Aside from saying 'push' and 'breathe' I really didn't have that much to do with it.

LINDSAY
You had everything to do with it. I never would have had him without you.

They kiss. Lindsay strokes Melanie's cheek.

LINDSAY
Just remember that ... next time you're wondering who comes first.

CUT TO: INT. BABYLON - NIGHT
Dancing crowd. We pan up to the catwalk where Emmett stands between Michael and Brian. Behind them is a giant TV screen broken up into smaller screens showing the dancing action beneath them.

EMMETT
You know, the worst part is not that he was unfaithful, or even a slut. I mean, nobody's perfect. It's that he said he loved me. I mean, he lied to me.

BRIAN
How could he lie to you? He doesn't speak English.

MICHAEL
Look, I'm the one who told you that. I'm sorry.

EMMETT
My own fault. Why do I always give my heart away to trash, huh?

BRIAN
Because you want to see it in the dumpster?

They give him dirty looks.

INT. DANCE FLOOR
Hottie dancing.

INT. CATWALK
Brian and Hottie make eye contact. Brian smirks and straightens up.

BRIAN
He's not getting away this time.

He walks down the stairs and into the dancing crowd.

CUT TO: TED'S APARTMENT - NIGHT
Ted unlocks the door and walks in, flicking the light on. Blake follows. After peeking in and then shutting a door to the left, Ted rejoins Blake.

BLAKE
It's a nice place. You own it?

TED
Oh, absolutely. You know, your home is your most important investment. [pause] It's, uh, what we tell our clients. Do you want, uh, a beer or some scotch?

BLAKE
No, just some water. I don't drink.

TED
Well, uh, take off your jacket. I-I'll, uh, be right back.

Ted goes to the kitchen. He grabs a bottled water and a beer. He fixes his hair in the magnetic mirror on the fridge door, then joins Blake on the couch, handing him the water.

TED
Here you go.

BLAKE
Thanks.

Ted drinks his beer. Blake pours his water into a glass. They look at each other and laugh. Drink some more.

BLAKE
You're sexy, you know that?

TED
Yeah ... frankly, no.

BLAKE
That's why you are.

He squeezes Ted's knee.

BLAKE
Because you don't know you are.

Long pause.

TED
Well, I-I do know ... that you are beautiful.

Blake edges closer. He runs his fingers over Ted's hair. Ted closes his eyes and relaxes. They kiss.

CUT TO: INT. BABYLON - NIGHT
Brian swoops in on Hottie, leaning to whisper in his ear.

INT. CATWALK
Michael and Emmett are watching Brian.

EMMETT
Bastard.

MICHAEL
He doesn't even have to try.

INT. DANCE FLOOR
Brian and Hottie dancing.

INT. STAIRCASE
Justin and Daphne watching Brian.

DAPHNE
Look, he's got someone.

CUT TO: INT. TED'S APARTMENT - NIGHT
Ted and Blake making out. Shirtless and laying atop Ted, Blake rubs Ted's crotch, then breaks the kiss to sit up.

BLAKE
Hold it.

TED
You're not going?

Blake grins and kisses him.

BLAKE
No way.

Blake pulls a vial out of his jacket pocket. He pours a clear liquid into the water glass.

TED
What is that?

BLAKE
It's GHB. You ever use it?

TED
Once in a while.

BLAKE
Sex is awesome with it.

He offers the glass.

BLAKE
You first.

TED
Ahh...

Ted takes the glass.

BLAKE
Go on.

Ted toasts him with a click of his tongue. He chugs most of the water before Blake stops him.

BLAKE
Whoa. Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa!

Blake sets the glass down. Ted holds his arms out.

TED
I don't feel anything.

Ted dives for Blake, pushing them backwards and starts kissing again.

CUT TO: INT. BABYLON - NIGHT
Brian and Hottie dancing. Brian makes 'come here' fingers to a Muscled Guy a few feet away. Muscle Guy incorporates a 'no no' finger move into his dancing and stays where he is.

INT. CATWALK

EMMETT
He's not! He can't!

MICHAEL
He can.

They watch Brian again wave for Muscle Guy. This time Muscle Guy slowly dances over. Brian leans over to say something in his ear.

EMMETT
How does he do it? What does he say?

MICHAEL
We'll never know. But whatever it is, he says it for all of us.

CUT TO: INT. TED'S APARTMENT - NIGHT
Ted and Blake making out. Ted pulls away and looks ill.

BLAKE
Hey... Hey, you all right?

Ted waves weakly, barely speaking.

TED
Yeah...

Ted manages to stand up, but is unsteady. After a few head shakes, he reaches out. We see a photo of him with Emmett and Michael taken at Babylon's bar. Ted's eyes roll back in his head and he collapses.

CUT TO: INT. BABYLON - NIGHT
Brian dancing with Hottie and Muscled Guy.

INT. STAIRCASE

DAPHNE
Is he gonna do it with both of them?

JUSTIN
He can do anything he wants.

Hand at the top button of his shirt, Justin descends the stairs.

DAPHNE
What are you doing?

Justin walks onto the dance floor, flinging his shirt aside. Glitter starts to fall as he makes his way to Brian. Spotting him, Justin pauses a second before joining a group of twinks to dance near Brian. Justin quickly gains Hottie's attention, and glances over his shoulder several times, grinning. Suddenly Hottie drifts over to dance with him. Muscled Guy follows a beat later, leaving Brian dancing alone. But only for a second, as Brian turns to face the threesome and keeps dancing, face not amused.

INT. CATWALK
Michael isn't amused either. Emmett grins as he watches below.

EMMETT
What's that boy doing?

CUT TO: INT. TED'S APARTMENT - NIGHT
Ted is convulsing on the floor, Blake at his side.

BLAKE
Oh god, stop! Oh my god. Stop! Stop. Ted? Oh my god. Ted!

Blake falls back, panicked. Grabbing the vial off the coffee table and his jacket, he runs out.

CUT TO: INT. BABYLON - NIGHT
Dance floor. Brian is smirking. Hottie and Muscle Guy have Justin sandwiched between them as they all dance, hands roaming over Justin's bare skin. Brian isn't smirking anymore.

INT. CATWALK
Michael watching.

INT. DANCE FLOOR
Justin dancing with the guys.

CUT TO: INT. TED'S APARTMENT - NIGHT
Ted laying on the floor, eyes open but he's not moving.

CUT TO: INT. BABYLON - NIGHT
Justin dancing with the guys--until Brian cuts his arms into the cozy mix and effectively slices Hottie and Muscle Guy off of Justin. Justin claimed, Brian and he dance very closely. Hands on Justin's hips as he arches into the touch, Brian licks Justin's chin.

INT. CATWALK
Watching all this, Michael shakes his head, unhappy.

INT. DANCE FLOOR
Justin wraps his arms around Brian's neck. Brian slides down to lick a path up from Justin's chest to his neck. They kiss.

INT. CATWALK
Michael watching.

INT. DANCE FLOOR
Brian and Justin kissing.

INT. STAIRCASE
Daphne watching and grinning.

INT. DANCE FLOOR
Brian and Justin dancing and grinning. Aerial shot of the crowd, then back as Brian lifts Justin in the air.

INT. CATWALK
Emmett dances himself off-screen. Michael remains leaning on the railing. Behind him, the TV screens break into threes and show Brian and Justin dancing, first looking at each other, then grinning into the camera. The screen dissolves into one large shot of them. We pull in closer toward Michael until the shot is just him and the TV screen shot of Brian.

FADE TO BLACK.

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11.11.2018 vers 19h

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Cine1  (22.11.2017 à 16:13)
Depuis le début Michael ne veut pas de Justin il est jaloux et quand Justin lui dit qu il suit Brian pour espérer avoir un jour ce qu il veut il a raison mais Michael est très immature
cinto  (06.02.2016 à 17:56)

C'est vrai, MAG, joli titre.

En VO, il n'est pas mal non plus: Crystal Night. A double sens aussi. La nuit terrible pour Ted, avec le crystal et la nuit où beaucoup de choses deviennent plus transparentes pour beaucoup; Brian choisit Justin.

MAG1967  (06.02.2016 à 13:08)

J'aime le titre français de cet épisode qui parle aussi bien du petit morceau qu'on laissera à son fils que du joli morceau qu'il emballe au Babylon en fin d'épisode.

J'aime également cette dernière scène où Brian écarte les deux partenaires qu'il s'était choisis pour préférer garder Justin pour lui seul... ces quelques secondes de face à face sont très viriles.  

J'aime aussi que, par son regard,  Brian engage Mickaël à renoncer à lui et à passer à autre chose.

Bref, c'est un de mes épisodes préférés.

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