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EPISODE NINE: "I Don't Like Myself Anymore"

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH, 08:22

 

INT. HALLWAY

 

SANDY walks down the hallway, with her PE bag in hand. The hallway is empty, and she walks slowly, taking in her surroundings.

 

She stands outside the girls’ changing room door for a moment, taking a deep breath, before entering.

 

INT. GIRLS’ CHANGING ROOM

 

SANDY enters and everyone in the room turns to stare at her.

 

She hesitantly walks to an empty corner and puts her bag down, taking a moment to breathe.

 

There are whispers and giggles behind her and she slips one arm out of her blazer sleeve.

 

SOPHIE sneaks up behind her as she does so, and pours an entire bottle of water over SANDY’s head, soaking her and her clothes, making her scream and everyone else in the room laugh loudly.

 

SOPHIE
Good luck with your little kumbaya club, you’re gonna need it.

 

SANDY stares at her in shock, shakes her head at her, and runs out of the room, her blazer still half off, leaving her bag behind her.

 

INT. GIRLS’ BATHROOM

 

SANDY runs in and sticks her head under the hand dryer. No air comes out. She stands up and puts her hands under it. It doesn’t work.

 

SANDY
Paper towels, paper towels…

 

She looks around for paper towels. There are none.

 

She goes into a stall and starts to dry herself off with toilet paper.

 

SANDY
[muttering] Why the fuck would they even… Fuck.

 

She starts to attempt to dry her hair and groans.

 

The door opens and someone walks in, SANDY goes completely silent and slightly dabs at her blazer.

 

Instead of hearing any of the usual sounds, there are sounds of someone retching and throwing up, making SANDY look uncomfortable.

 

The other person flushes and leaves their stall, the tap now running.

 

SANDY takes a large amount of toilet paper in her hand and walks out to see RORI washing her hands.

 

They stand in awkward silence for a moment.

 

LIZ enters, holding her PE bag.

 

There’s another awkward pause.

 

LIZ
Hi.

 

RORI
Hi.

 

SANDY
Hi.

 

RORI takes a drink of water from the tap and drys her hands on her blazer.

 

SANDY
You were right.

 

RORI and LIZ both look at her.

 

SANDY
The football girls are… after us, I guess.

 

RORI
Oh. Um… I… I have to…

 

She points at the door and quickly exits, wiping her mouth.

 

There’s a pause as SANDY dries her arm and LIZ nervously fiddles with her PE bag strap.

 

LIZ
I’m… not in the club anymore, so… I don’t care about that.

 

SANDY
What? Why not?

 

LIZ
Why bother being in a blacklisted club where everyone hates me?

 

SANDY rolls her eyes.

 

SANDY
No one hates you, Liz. You’re the one doing the hating.

 

LIZ
Really? Then what do you call what Esther and Brianna were doing?

 

SANDY sighs. LIZ looks at her, then at her bag, then back at her, and starts to walk out.

 

SANDY
Liz!

 

LIZ turns and looks at her.

 

SANDY
I… I just… I wanted to let you know that I’m not the sort of person who steals other people’s boyfriends.

 

LIZ
Then what sort of person are you?

 

SANDY stays silent, clearly deep in thought, as LIZ exits, leaving SANDY to shake herself out of thought and begin to dry herself again.