Tuesday, July 4, 2017

boots: carson tucscon/kelly slo to FADE TO BLACK

Carson leaves Virginia and Wanda in Kerrville and references making it to Tucson that night. Tom's boots and hat are in the front seat with him.


Carson has the same gas station moment that Tom did, watching a young father teach his little boy how to use the nozzle to fill the tank. The father recognizes him, reads Carson's books. "Nice truck."


Carson arrive Tucson hotel, night.


His room. He picks up phone, speaks at it. Kelly.


Kelly, downtown San Luis Obispo. Her Carson ringtone is the clatter of a typewriter. She's in line outside a venue, maybe. (To be determined.)


Hey you, what's up?


Not a bother at all, just standing in line outside The Bijou waiting to meet Rick.       


Really?


Oh Carson, I think it's fantastic. Where are you now?


Well, I know she's going surfing in the morning and then to Kayla's house for a birthday party in the afternoon.


Oh, no, she'll be home by then. 


Well then, I'll get the guest room ready.


CUT TO CARSON


No need, but thank you, Kelly, I've already got a room at The Orchard, so maybe I can convince someone to give me a lift.


He smiles.


Alright then, so I'll text you when I'm close.


The ten to the one-o-one.


Well, I'll leave here about six, it's about an eleven hour drive.


Okay, great. Thanks, Kell.


Enjoy the show. And hi to Rick.


Alright. Bye. 


He puts his phone down, pulls up a picture of Kelly on his laptop.


CUT TO KELLY. RICK arrives.


RICK: I'm sorry I'm late, babe, there was a nasty crash on Foothill. Motorcycle down and...just a mess. 


She kisses him.


KELLY: Carson called.


RICK: Everything okay?


KELLY: Yes. He's joining us for dinner tomorrow night.


RICK: (beat) Alright.


He wraps his arm around her.


CARSON LEAVING HOTEL AT SUNRISE. Walks from room to truck, gets in, drives out of frame.


CUT TO DOC 3


Carson referencing the San Luis Obispo visit. Flying out of SLO to Denver. Denver to ABQ, where Jackie was, and the drive down from there. Catching up on Wanda and Virginia.


He's wearing Tom's boots.


INT. KELLY'S HOME OFFICE - DAY


She's being creative with one of the photos Chloe took at Ski Apache.


Chloe calls from downstairs: Mom?


In my office.


Sound of Chloe bounding up the steps. 


She's off for her surf trip, last weekend of the summer. Itinerary and just-in-case contacts. A good look at the photo she's blown up to poster size.


Chloe leaves.


The sound of the truck in the driveway under Kelly's home office.


Chloe leaving, waving, driving away, Kelly watching through the open window.


A breeze stirs the chimes.


JACKIE'S HOUSE - NIGHT


She presents Carson his birthday gift, a DVD.


Hit play, start Jackie's movie. Carson is moved, asks her to pause it. Romance calls. They retreat from the room, Tom's face frozen on screen.


FADE TO BLACK


CREDITS OVER WANDA/CARSON/CHLOE HAWAII: ADD UKELELE

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