Cut scene from “Leaving Normal” – Michael’s powers

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.

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There has been a lot of questions about why Michael seems to have less of a grasp of his powers than Isabel or Max. This doesn’t answer that question, but it does give some more insight.

Everthing in white is what was seen when the episode aired, everything bold was cut.

INT. BOYS BATHROOM – DAY

Max enters. Frustrated, he smashes his hand into the side of
the stall, and the stall collapses. After a moment, a toilet
flushes and Michael emergers from the collapsed stall. Looks
at Max.

MICHAEL
Ghandi feeling frustrated?

MAX
Shut up.

MICHAEL
Let me guess. You’re in love with a girl
and she’s with another guy.

Max looks at him, and says nothing.

MICHAEL (cont’d)
I’m glad we had this chance to talk.

MAX
You realize you’re really annoying,
right?

MICHAEL
Max, something’s happening to me. Check
this out.

Michael takes an abandoned cup of coffee that’s sitting on
the windowsill. He puts his hand over it.

MICHAEL (cont’d)
Those guys beating the hell out of you
got me angry, and suddenly I’m able to do
all this stuff I never could do before.
It’s like I’m you or something.

Michael turns the cup over. First dry ground coffee comes
out. Then sugar. Then he pours the rest out — water.

MICHAEL (cont’d)
I can separate things.

Max looks at what Michael just did, amazed. . .

MAX
You’re getting good, grasshopper.

MICHAEL
I’ve got something else that’s gonna
cheer you up.

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