INT. BURNHAM HOUSE – FAMILY ROOM – LATER
Jane and Angela are watching MTV. We HEAR the back door open.
Oh, shit. They’re home. Quick, let’s go up to my room.
Jane switches off the TV.
I should say hi to your dad.
(off Jane’s look)
I don’t want to be rude.
She starts toward the kitchen. Jane doesn’t like this.
INT. BURNHAM HOUSE – KITCHEN – CONTINUOUS
Lester enters and opens the refrigerator.
He turns, and is instantly transfixed by:
His POV: Angela leans against the counter, twirling her hair.
You’re looking good, Mr. Burnham.
She starts toward him.
Last time I saw you, you looked kind of wound up.
Ooh, is that root beer?
She reaches inside the refrigerator to grab a bottle. As she does, she moves to place her other hand casually on Lester’s shoulder. He sees it coming.
I love root beer, don’t you?
Jane watches from the doorway to the family room, feeling incredibly awkward in her own home. Carolyn enters from the dining room. Lester snaps out of it and grabs a root beer from the refrigerator.
Mom, you remember Angela.
(her sales smile)
Yes, of course!
I forgot to tell you, she’s spending the night. Is that okay?
He takes a sip of his root beer, but it goes down the wrong way and he starts COUGHING violently.
INT. BURNHAM HOUSE