Alright, so here we are coming down to the wire. Hopefully you should be seeing a climax of sorts happening by this episode. I have 3 episodes left and a cluster of scenes that make them up. I knew I’d need to do some juggling to get the timing right on a lot of things so that’s why I planned it this way. Ex: a scene I wrote for the finale is now being moved to next week’s episode. It’s tricky. The “killer” storyline is barreling to its conclusion, Eddie and Miranda are back on the mend, Brooke is about to learn that Kyle is more or less untrustworthy (whether warranted or not), and several key characters are set to make their return. This week was Heather, and maybe Philip. Although Philip was just a device I used to have someone tell Brooke the obvious – that her man juggling is getting ridiculous. I could have handled this with a different character, but in the spirit of continuity, I decided on bringing him back for an episode.
I’m enjoying these last few episodes because I’ve gotten to do some scenes I’ve always wanted to do. The one with Lola being chased in the theatre was one of them. It’s been an idea I’ve had for a scene for a long, long time. I don’t know why. I just like the dramatic, theatrical, symbolic feel of it. Believe it or not, it was a scene that inspired the series. Weird? I know. Have you noticed the “space” theme in this season? Another obscure bunch of references I’ve wanted to do for a while. Some of that should make more sense in the next episode.
Also, bringing back some past characters has been fun. Heather, Philip, and next week Winter Austen. Plus I get to squeeze a few more scenes out of old standby peripheral characters like Marilee, and some with Kenny coming up soon.
Finale in a month from today! Heading home in a few days to finish it. I hope everyone likes it as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it.
Thanks for your support.