||[Oct. 31st, 2004|08:59 pm]
|||||Vanilla Sky on telly||]|
Sorry this is late.
1. Call me (00:27-01:22)
Great opening scene: Brian, all sweaty, running on the treadmill and staring at the huge pictures of Michael and him, leftovers from the party.
He calls Michael but hangs up before saying anything.
But Michael, who’s busy packing since he’s moving in with Dr David, knows it’s Brian anyway because of his breathing. He got this funny little wheeze from his deviated septum, he tells Emmett. Michael wonders what Brian wanted, however he says he’s over him and wants to concentrate on his new life with David.
2. Ted’s lucky day (02:59-04:23)
Brian at work. And he’s not in a good mood, cursing everyone and having a bitch of a headache. Awww.
Cynthia : “It’s been a week since the usual phone call from Michael every five minutes, is he away or something?
Brian: “Yeah… you could say that.”
Brian ‘I sure have other friends than Michael’-Kinney then calls Ted, who’s just walking down a street.
Ted: “Ted Schmidt.”
Ted: “Brian who?”
Brian: “Brian who-do-you-think? That’s who.”
Ted: “Oh. I didn’t recognize your voice. You know, I don’t think you’ve ever called me.”
Brian: “Well, today’s your lucky day.”
Ted: “Yeah, I’m not talking to you, remember?”
Brian: “Yeah, right, eh, so what are you doing tonight?”
Ted: “I haven’t thought about it.”
Brian: “Well, think about it and decide if you wanna hang out.”
Ted: “With you?”
Brian: “You sound surprised.”
Ted: “Uh, no, surprised would be if I won the lottery or if an asteroid hit the earth or if Richard Simmons was straight; no, try dumb struck.”
Brian: “So you’re not busy?”
Ted: “You have to ask?”
Brian: “Woody’s. After work.”
(And that’s not the only shock Ted’s in for. Next, at the gym, he witnesses Emmett turning down this very cute guy, whose name's Beau, no less:
Because of the promise he made to God. Uh oh.)
3. The Brian/Ted/Mikey Show (07:57-10:09)
Ted and Brian at Woody’s, trying to have a conversation. Sounds easier than it actually is, at least for Brian, who’s haunted by images of Michael sitting next to him instead of Ted. It’s hilarious.
Brian: “So. How was work?”
Visionary!Michael: “Fat Marly had this really incredible hickey, and there was a sale on protein powder, so every queen in the city was there, except for you, of course.”
Brian sticks out his tongue at visionary!Michael.
Ted: “Boring. Work was boring. How about you?”
Visionary!Michael: “Don't tell me, you took the client to this really fancy restaurant for lunch, and there was this really hot waiter, and he, he signalled for you to meet him in the linen closet, and he gave you this amazing blowjob. And then you went back to the table, and the client never knew.”
Brian: “How did you guess?”
Ted: “I asked you about work.”
Brian: “I… took a client to lunch and the waiter blew me in the linen closet.”
Visionary!Michael: “Liar! You’re such a liar!”
Also, this scene offers such a grand variety of cute Brian faces as his reactions to Ted and visionary!Michael, I decided to spam you a bit, teaser:
24 more of Brian's faces right here.
After this attempt at talking, Ted tackles the ‘Michael-issue’, and Brian states that: He’s out of my life. And I’m out of his. So would you please shut the fuck up about it?
Ted does. Next, a trick arrives, but Brian turns him down: I’m not interested. YES, YOU’VE READ THAT RIGHT. Brian Kinney is not in the mood for tricking. Apocalypse, anyone? However, what’s a leftover for Brian Kinney is something worth a try for Ted Schmidt.
Ted: “However, uh, I am available for safe sex and estate planning.”
Trick: “Actually, I do have some investment questions.”
Ted: “Well, I'll tell you what. You help me diversify my portfolio, I'll help diversify yours.”
Brian can’t believe it. Neither can I, to be honest.
4. Waiting for Brian (11:01-14:22)
Outside, or rather behind Woody, an alley. Ted and trick bid their farewell to Brian, who eventually gives in to another trick. While trick blows Brian in some random alley, the scene cuts to Michael and David having sex and back.
After everyone came (except trick maybe, but who cares?) Michael muses on what he’d be usually doing on a night like this: I'd be coming out of Woody's, waiting in the jeep for Brian to finish getting a blow job so I can drive him home.
And what do you know. Brian, walking back to the Jeep, calling: Mikey! But nobody’s there waiting for him.
5. Scrabble! (16:13-17:13)
At Mel and Lindsay’s, who are having more and more relationship issues by the second, only Lindsay doesn’t want to talk about it. Or something. Anyway, doorbell rings and it’s Brian ‘my best friend left me, I’m bored and don’t know what to do, so I decided to honour you with my presence’-Kinney. And he’s got a bear for Gus, how sweet.
Brian: “Meet my latest trick.”
Mel: “I didn't know you were into bears. I thought you preferred the young, hairless, not-admitted-without-a-parent-or-guardian type.”
Brian: “Where’s my son?”
Mel: “Our son is taking a nap.”
Brian: “Well, I thought I’d drop by for dinner.”
Mel: “It’s two o’clock in the afternoon!”
Brian: “Well, then I’ll just hang out.”
Lindsay: “Since when do you hang out with the likes of us?”
Mel: “Since Michael's no longer in the picture.”
Brian: “It’s juts as well. Mikey and I were holding onto each other for too long. I mean, when you think about it, what do we even have in common?”
Mel: “Your lives?”
Brian: “Aside from that. Anyway, it worked out for the best. Thanks to my divine intervention, he’s with the good doctor now. Where he belongs.”
Lindsay: “Guess it’s not too late.”
Brian: “For what?”
Lindsay: “To fix things.”
Brian: “Some things were better left broken. So. What do you say we play a little Scrabble?”
And Mel and Lindsay are both like WTF? Hey, at least they’re of the same opinion again.
6. Return of the Ted (18:44-19:53)
Brian at Woody’s, alone, turning down trick after trick. Ted arrives.
Ted: “Hey! How’s it going?”
Brian: “What do you want?”
Ted: “To tell you what a great time we had last night.”
Brian: “I was bored out of my fucking mind.”
Ted: “Yeah, well, you know, that's the sign of true friendship, that it can accommodate vastly divergent points of view.”
Brian, turning down another trick: “I’m not interested.”
Ted: “You know… just out of curiosity, how many guys hit on you a night?”
Brian: “Give or take, a hundred and twelve, I don’t know.”
Ted: “Amazing. And I only need one.”
Another trick arrives.
Brian: “I’m not interested.”
Ted: “Uh, excuse me. You know, uh, tax season's coming up and uh, you don't want to get caught with your pants down.”
7. Wanna come over? (21:30-24:26)
If you’re asking yourself by now: okay, fine, all very nice, but where the heck is Justin??? Good question. And here he is, busy busy busy busing the tables at the Diner. He does have a moment to sit down with Daphne and count his tips, though.
Daphne: “You’re making a lot of tips.”
Justin: “It’s ‘cause I’m cute.”
Daphne: “And conceited.”
Justin: “I could fuck practically anyone I wanted.”
Daphne: “So why don’t you?”
Before Justin has a chance to answer, the door opens and Brian ‘okay, Mikey and me still haven’t made up and by now, I’m really desperate for entertainment’-Kinney walks in.
Daphne: “Never mind. The answer just walked in the door.”
Brian approaches Justin, smiling.
Brian: “Hey. How’s it going?”
Justin: “What, you actually wanna know?”
Brian: “Well, I asked, didn’t I?”
Justin: “Everything’s fine.”
Brian: “Good. What are you doing tonight?”
Brian: “Are these particularly hard questions? Do you wanna come over after work?”
Justin: “Really? Sure.”
Brian orders a sandwich to go and waits at the bar.
Justin: “Do you realize this is the first time he ever asked me to come over?”
Daphne: “So what do you think it means?”
Michael enters the Diner then, and because Justin’s a smart boy, he’s got Brian all figured out:
Justin: “It means he misses Michael.”
Michael orders some Lemon squares, he and Brian are ignoring each other. Justin, in a attempt to help them getting back together (it was Daphne’s idea, she thinks Justin loves Brian and sleeps in Michael’s old bedroom, so he is the missing link, okay…), switches the orders – but they both notice and throw Justin an angry look. Oh well. Was worth a try, Sunshine.
8. Ice Cream Kiss (25:59-28:18)
Now, the following scene is often referred to in fanfiction, as Ice Cream Kisses. There’ll be some kind of reprise in Season 3, but for now, here’s the original. It’s Brian and Justin, both naked, sitting on a chaiselongue (or whatever this thing is called), and Justin’s feeding ice cream to Brian. And because he's a good boy, he licks up every single drop that misses its aim. Yummy scene, and I’m not referring to the ice cream. One word: tongues. Oh, and also, there’s some nice dialogue, it’s all very relaxed and playful between them here:
Justin: “One spoonful left. You want it?”
Brian: “No, that’d be ten more minutes on the stairmaster.”
Justin: “Come on. I wanna see you lick it off the spoon.” Yes, please. Lick it, Brian.
Justin: “Mmmmh. Ice cream kiss.”
In the mood for zooming out? You'd better, because:
Justin: “You should eat more, you know. My mom says that you're too skinny.”
Brian: “Your mom?”
Justin: “She doesn’t completely hate you, you know. I told her you were always skinny, even when you were in high school.”
Brian: “You don’t know what I looked like in high school.”
Justin: “I live in Michael’s old room, remember? With all those High School yearbooks? Pictures of you… you were a geek.”
Brian: “I was never a geek.”
Justin: “Then explain chemistry club?”
Brian: “That's where I learned to build the bomb to blow up the school.”
Brian: “But Mikey talked me out of it.”
Justin: “Good thing he was around. I bet you wish he was here right now.”
Brian: “Would you shut the fuck up about him?”
Justin: “I bet you're secretly wishing that the phone would ring, and it would be him.”
Brian: “I said shut the fuck up! His life was just gonna hang there like some shirt in a closet that you never wear.”
Justin: “So you pushed him away.”
Brian: “It was the only course of action.”
Justin: “Yeah, but now he hates you.”
Brian: “It's okay. As long as Mikey's happy.”
Justin: “God. You must really love him.”
Brian: “I think it’s time for you to go.”
Justin: “It always is. Luckily, you can't push me away. I'm on to you.”
You are, Justin, you are.
On his way out, Justin snatches the Captain Astro comic (you know, Brian’s present for Michael) from the kitchen counter.
9. You and your friends (29:46-30:40)
Emmett, on his spiritual journey to his true self, decided to join the ‘See the Light’ group. The group’s main idea is you can change, you can change, you can change. Emmett’ still a bit sceptical, but Ty, the group speaker or whatever, reminds him of ‘certain wrong situations’ Emmett and his friends are constantly in, like obsessing over bodies, talking about trivialities and having casual sex (all scenes are stressed by flashbacks including Brian, that's why I included it here). And with that, Emmett’s brain washing begins.
10. The Emergency (32:17-34:14)
Ted, out of breath, arrives at Melanie and Lindsay’s place, asking what the emergency is. It’s Brian ‘I'm getting on everyone's nerves, so what’-Kinney, who’s staying at the women’s place again. This time, he plays with Gus and chats with Lindsay.
Lindsay tells him about her and Mel’s problems, saying that Melanie blames her for everything and accuses her of having turned into this cold, unresponsive bitch. Brian thinks talking might be a good idea: Let out some of these nasty demons. Lindsay’s afraid of the fallout, though.
11. He loves you (39:50-41:23)
Justin enters a comic book store and guess who’s there, flipping through some issues? Michael, of course.
Michael: “What are you doing here?”
Justin: “Looking for you.”
Michael: “How did you find me?”
Justin: “Well, first I asked your mom, then I called David.”
Mike: “Is there anyone you didn't ask?”
Justin: “The I asked Brian.”
Michael: “What did you do that for? Look, just butt out. I told you before, this is none of your business.”
Justin: “Yeah, uh, he said that whenever you feel sad or upset, this is where you come. That just being around all these comics brings the light into your eyes.”
Michael: “He said that?”
Justin: “I guess he knows you pretty well.”
Michael: “Well, he doesn't know me anymore.”
Justin: “Yeah. That is why he got you this.”
Justin hands him the Captain Astro comic.
Michael: “I told him already, I don’t want his crummy present.”
Justin: “Wait. He misses you. He's miserable without you.”
Michael: “Well, good, he deserves to be.”
Justin: “He loves you. He’ll never admit it, but he does. You know that.”
Michael: “Brian doesn’t love anyone. He doesn't believe in love, remember?”
Justin: “You're the exception. That's why he hurt you, so you'd go back with David. He knew if he didn't, you'd be waiting for him forever.”
Michael: “That’s bullshit.”
Justin, giving Michael the comic: “This was his way of saying goodbye.”
Justin’s clearly this episode’s hero. Aw. The clever boy.
12. My best friend (42:15-44:35)
Babylon! Brian, sitting around somewhere, alone. Everybody else seems to have a good time. Suddenly, Michael arrives.
Brian: “What are you doing here? You're married now.”
Michael: “I can still look.”
Brian: “Yeah, what's the good of looking if you can't touch?”
A moment of silence (between them, not at Babylon, d’oh).
Brian: “Want a beer?”
Michael: “How many have you had?”
Brian: “A few.”
Michael: “Too many.”
Brian: “Keep track of the doctor, not me.”
Michael: “I never thanked you for my gift.”
Brian: “Your gift?”
Michael: “ Your ward tracked me down and insisted that I take it..”
Brian: “Yeah, well, I'll have to punish him severely.”
Michael: “It’s the neatest thing I ever got.”
Brian: “I thought so.”
Michael: “You wanna dance?”
He does. They do. And all’s well again. Michael eventually says that things are fine with David except for some minor differences. And Brian says, in his own words, that Michael should give it time: he’ll learn. Awwww.