Episode Eight « All Cleared Up
Act 2 – MOM-BOT’S projection stops and JAMES cowers behind her.
JAMES: Don’t come any closer, I know all about you, Clarissa. She explained it all!
CALISTA: You bitch.
MOM-BOT: I know you are, but what am I.
CALISTA: You know that never happened. I didn’t drink any concoction and I certainly don’t have an evil-twin – that bears a strikingly similar resemblance to Melissa Joan Hart – lurking inside of me waiting to kill Jamie.
JAMES stands up straight and he appears as though a light-bulb has illuminated above his head.
JAMES: Oh yeah, no wonder she looked so familiar. Mom-Bot!
CALISTA slowly walks down the rest of the stairs as JAMES comes back out from behind MOM-BOT.
JAMES: Ooh, awkward! I would not want to be you right now, you must feel like shit. Speaking of which I’m gonna go to the bathroom, you could cut the tension in here with a rusty chainsaw and I do not want to be around when that goes off.
JAMES passes CALISTA and mutters under his breath as he leaves.
JAMES: Dead bitch walking.
CALISTA: Yeah and it’ll be you if you don’t shut up.
MOM-BOT: Calista, I am sorry.
CALISTA: No you’re not; you’re just sorry you got caught.
MOM-BOT: I cannot lie. You needed to hear that, you need to know my… my…
MOM-BOT: I do not feel. My theory is based on calculations and they prove you will, at some point, turn against Jamie. I am her guardian, and therefore it is my duty to protect her by any means necessary.
CALISTA: If that were true, then why not just kill me right now.
MOM-BOT: Because, Jamie looks up to you. She would never forgive me.
MOM-BOT walks towards the kitchen.
CALISTA: So, we’re okay.
MOM-BOT: We are.
As JAMES returns from upstairs, MOM-BOT looks back at CALISTA with her steel-blue eyes.
MOM-BOT: For now.
CALISTA: Did you check on Jamie?
JAMES: No go, she still won’t answer the door. And I don’t understand a word Paolo is saying.
CALISTA: We should call The Professor, maybe he’ll understand him.
There is a knock at the front door. CALISTA opens the door and THE PROF. greets her.
CALISTA: Whoa, are you like, psychic?
THE PROF.: Yes, I predict you’ll give me a headache by the end of this conversation. I’m looking for Paolo, is he around here?
JAMES: Jamie’s got him locked in her bedroom, we were hoping you could perhaps talk them into coming out.
THE PROF.: What in God’s name does Jamie want with Paolo in her bedroom.
CALISTA: Not like that! She came storming home from school…
JAMES: School, that’s it! Maybe if I go retrace Jamie’s steps I’ll find out what happened.
JAMES rushes out of the house and shouts back.
JAMES: I’ll be right back, make sure you keep your evil-twin under control.
THE PROF.: What is he talking about?
CALISTA: I’ll explain it all. Come on, I’m in desperate need of some caffeine.