Suji eats peanut butter. And loves it!
I’ve managed all 0 pages in the last 24 hours, putting me on pace to complete this script…never. Which kind of puts a damper on things as the episode is scheduled to prep in a little over a week and I just know everyone else on the production was kind of looking forward to it. As I was telling my buddy (and Dark Matter Co-Executive Producer Ivon Bartok), I kind of feel like I’m performing a high-wire juggling act without a net. I pulled it off on Episode 304, sitting down to a script with the loosest of outlines and having it all come together in my head over the course of day that saw me produce an astounding 32 pages! I embraced the premise of this latest script because it’s tonally similar to 304, assuming I’d catch creative fire at some point but, alas, it hasn’t happened yet. And as I pass the halfway mark and head into Act 4 where all those set-ups are supposed to start paying off, I’m still scrambling.
Every time I sit down to write a script, it never fails. There’ll come a point in the script where I’ll grind to a halt and think “This is the one, the one where the solution won’t strike me out of the blue like some religious epiphany. What will I do then?!!
My gut tells me that the key to the puzzle, the heart of the story, lies in the kid’s thru-line. But what’s the missing link?
Incidentally, if you have any idea, just post it in the comments section and save me the aggravation.
Once this script is done, I can look forward to a hard-earned hiatus – and that penultimate episode that sees a spillage of not one, not two, not three, not four, but FIVE sensational secrets. Thought you knew everything there was to know about our crew? Well, prepare to be surprised.
Okay, back to the script. Maybe, if I can power through this third act tonight, it will all come together tomorrow morning. And, after that, dare I say it? Smoooooooth sailing?