The Boys - Episode 1

By Benji Elkins:


EXT. IAN'S HOUSE - DAY


MAX rings the doorbell, waits outside, holding a tennis racket.


Max LOOKS AROUND


Max, waits quietly, checking his phone. He looks up at the door. He begins to grow impatient and backs up to try and look through windows.


MAX

Where the -?


Max sighs and begins to call someone on his phone.


Max paces around. He walks back to the door and turns his back to the door looking around. Finally it seems the person he's calling pics up.


MAX

Dude I'm out front? Yeah I've been out here for like 5 minutes! Yeah! Uh-huh, okay.


Max sighs and puts his phone away, he waits outside a bit longer.


IAN OPENS THE DOOR IN JUST A BATH TOWEL


IAN is glistening with water and his hair is disheveled.


IAN

Yo sorry dude

Ian opens the door, Max walks in.


INT. LIVING ROOM - CONTINUOUS


MAX

Were you taking a shower?!


IAN

Yeah?


MAX

Why would you take a shower you knew I was coming?


IAN

I didn't wanna be all stanky.


MAX

Well you could of showered before.


IAN

No time man, and you don't want me all stanky.


MAX

Stop saying stanky you're not cool.


IAN

Someone stanky.


MAX

What is that smell?


Ian BRINGS OUT A BODY WASH OUT FROM BEHIND HIS BACK


IAN

Oh that? Just Soft soap Body Butter Coconut Scrub Moisturizing Body Wash. Smells good hm?


MAX

Why did you bring that down here.


IAN

Cause I thought you would ask about the smell. It's yummy, covers my stank.


MAX

Ok first of all-


IAN

(interrupting)

It smells good though right?


MAX

(earnestly)

Oh heavenly.


IAN

Really cause I was thought I'd try something new out so I'm happy you like it.


MAX

Oh yeah it actually smells really good where'd you get it?


IAN

Target.


MAX

Target that's interesting usually I go to Bed Bath & Beyond.


IAN

Oh they do have a good collection.


MAX

Oh wa- why are we talking about this?!


Ian shrugs his shoulders and the two walk towards and up the stairs


INT. DEN AREA - MOMENTS LATER


A Paused movie with credits rolling is on the screen.


IAN

Man, I'm so done with DVD's I mean like, they're useless.


MAX

What? Who uses DVD?


IAN

Yeah I know they suck. I put in this movie maybe three, four times, every time the credits rolled right when i put it in in the beginning and I couldn't rewind.


MAX

Oh that's weird


IAN

Yeah, well it was an old movie so maybe thats why too I don't know. The funny thing is this has happened to me like 20 times before.


Max

Wait, the credits were in the- wait let me see.


IAN

Ok, I'm tellin ya man


Ian tries to rewind the movie, then suddenly the beginning credits of a movie roll.


IAN

See!


MAX

What?


IAN

The credits are rolling


MAX

(dumbfounded)

Oh my g-, they're the beginning credits.


IAN

Beginning credits?


MAX

Yeah, the..Jesus...movies have credits in the beginning and end, look.


Max takes the remote and fast forwards to when the beginning credits end and the movie actually starts


MAX (CONT'D)

See?


IAN

(shocked)

What?!


MAX

And look at the end too.


Max fast forwards to the end credits.


MAX

They're at the beginning and end of a movie.


IAN

How many movies are like this?


MAX

Uh, all of them.


IAN

Damn, I've missed out on so many movies.


MAX

(still dumbfounded)

So many.


Ian looks at the TV dumbfounded, then turns to Max.


IAN

So, you wanna watch some then orrr-?


MAX

No.


IAN

Right.


Ian looks at the TV quietly for a second


IAN

(under breath)

Damn.


Ian turns to Max


IAN (CONT'D)

So you bring your racket?


MAX

Yeah.


IAN

Alright lets go play some tennis then I guess.


MAX

Yeah I guess.


Ian and Max leave the room.


EXT. TENNIS COURTS - DAY


Ian and Max walk onto the tennis court


MAX

I'll be honest I haven't played tennis in years


Max throws the ball up to serve


MAX

SERVE!!!


Max misses the serve completely


IAN

Fault one.


MAX

This one's it man


Max throws the ball up to serve again


MAX

SERVE!!!


Max completely misses the tennis ball again


IAN

Ok my point pass the ball


MAX

No, redo.


IAN

What? No redo.


MAX

Yeah, no that last one didn't count. SERVE!!!


Max throws the ball up into the air again, swings and misses.


IAN

What no! That doesn't count its my ball that didn't count!


MAX

Yeah that one didn't count, I'll redo it.


IAN

What?


MAX

SERVE!!!


Max throws the ball up and finally hits it but it goes straight into the net


IAN

It's my ball! You double-faulted!


MAX

One more try.


IAN

No.


MAX

Okay...one more.


IAN

No way.


MAX

Well it's my ball, I get a redo.


IAN

Thats not how it works.


MAX

Too bad.


Ian runs across the court and hops the net and tries to yank the ball from Max's hand. They struggle for a bit wrestling over the ball.


IAN

Give me the ball!


MAX

No!


IAN

People are looking!


SHOT OF THE EMPTY FIELD BEHIND THE COURT - NO ONE IS LOOKING


CUT BACK TO MAX AND IAN WRESTLING


MAX

It's my ball!


IAN

You're making a scene


CUT BACK TO FIELD, STILL NO ONE IS THERE


Max yanks the ball back out from Ian's grip and throws it over the fence into the brush. Ian sits down panting and Max does too. The two remain silent breathing heavily until Ian looks up at Max.


IAN

(between breaths)

Good game.


MAX

(breathing heavily)

Good game.


Max and Ian shake hands, suddenly Ian vomits on the court


MAX

You good?


IAN

Yeah.


They both look over at the new puddle of vomit next to them.


IAN (CONT'D)

Probably should've drank more water.


The two look sit there for a few more moments.


EXT. SIDEWALK - MOMENTS LATER


Max and Ian walk down a sidewalk


MAX

Y'know, sometimes I feel like our days have a weak conclusion.


IAN

What do you mean?


MAX

It's just like everything we do seems random and plotless, and then we just seem to wrap it up without applying any meaning to our experiences.


IAN

Like an analysis of our journeys?


MAX

I wouldn't call them journey's.


IAN

I would.


MAX

Okay...but yeah, it an analysis.


IAN

I guess you're right, our journeys do always seem to end sudde-

END.

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