Cut scene from “Monsters”

As we make our way through this period of reruns, here are some cut scenes for your reading pleasure. Some help clarify plot points. Some are just cute. These are scenes that were in the final shooting script, but never aired. Whether or not they were ever filmed is unclear.

Right now, these are exclusive to “Crashdown”. If you see these someplace else, please let me know. If you’d like to use these on your own site, CONTACT ME first.

This is actually a scene and a half. The first scene was originally the start of the act, and explains why Max showed up at the Crashdown that day. The second part is the first part of the scene where Maria is the only one working, and ends up shortchanging the customer $10, causing Max to follow the customer over to the UFO center.

Enjoy!

From: “Monsters” by Thania St. John.

INT. TOPOLSKY’S COUNSELING OFFICE – DAY

Max and Topolsky.

TOPOLSKY
Thanks for coming back, Max.

MAX
Sure.

TOPOLSKY
I pulled your file. I hope that’s okay.

Max looks at her a bit alarmed.

TOPOLSKY (cont’d)
I was sort of surprised. No clubs, no
sports, no after-school activities.

MAX
I’m not a big–

TOPOLSKY
Joiner?

MAX
I guess not.

Topolsky looks at him, nods:

TOPOLSKY
So, that thing we were talking about
yesterday. About coming out from behind
the trees. Did you try that?

MAX
Sort of.

TOPOLSKY
Great! How’d that go?

MAX
Not well.

TOPOLSKY
Well, you know what they say. If at
first you don’t succeed…

On Max, thinking about this, we CUT TO:

INT. CRASHDOWN CAFE – DAY – CLOSE ON THE PASS-THROUGH

… where many orders are waiting to be picked up. The cook’s
hand RINGS the BELL impatiently as Maria rushes up.

MARIA
Cut it out with the bell, okay? I’m like
flying solo here.

She takes several plates over to a booth.

CUSTOMER
Miss, may I have some ketchup, please?

MARIA
Over there behind the counter.

CUSTOMER
Why are you the only one here?

MARIA
Because Karen thought her color was
purple and Stephanie thought her color
was blue and Agnes couldn’t read the
schedule at all so she just went home.