Well, after a fitful night’s sleep, we woke up at 3:45 a.m. this morning so that we could catch the first Westjet flight to Toronto. Bubba and Lulu were even less happy about it than Akemi.
We once tried taking the red-eye with Jelly in the mistaken belief that she would be tired and sleep through the flight. Instead, she cried up a storm and kept the other passengers from sleeping. And so, this time around, we thought = Let’s go as early as possible so that the dogs won’t be as hungry on the flight (wrong!) and hopefully be tired as well (wrong!). While Lulu was her usual laid-back self, Bubba moaned and wailed every time the food tray rattled by. By the time we got into Toronto, Akemi (who was up in her seat and down on the floor consoling him through most of the flight) was even more exhausted.
I also got another ten pages (of dubious quality) complete in my addled state. Our assistant directors love the low scene counts (as does our line producer Norman as it usually makes for easily boardable, highly affordable episodes) and, as I started Act 4 on a very economical scene 42 I thought “They’re going to love this script”! And then I realized that I don’t really have a fourth act. Damn these 5 act structures!
We finally made it to Toronto.