||[Jan. 9th, 2005|02:58 pm]
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I really want to finish Season 1, can you tell?
1. Frenching (00:30-03:12)
Michael and David are back from Paris. Apparently, they didn't take the camcoder with them after all, because all they took are slides, tons of them. You ever been to one of your friends' slides show, watching their latest holiday adventures? Ah well, guess you know what it looks like at the Novotny-Camerons then. Basicially, everybody is bored (except for Debbie, who's all in a 'OMG, my son went to Paris'-mood): Lindsay yawns, Mel pays more attention to her than anything else, Ted snores, Emmett makes snarky comments and Brian and Justin make out, oh yes, thanks a lot.
Michael: "Oh, and here we are in front of Napoleon's tomb."
Emmett: "Lucky him. He's dead."
You get the idea. Debbie eventually slaps Justin.
Debbie: "Would you two cut it out?"
Michael: "Ma, you're interrupting."
Debbie: "Well, I hate it when couples make out if front of you."
Uh oh, Debbie said couples and Brian doesn't have a fit, no, instead he explains: It's French. We're frenching. And adds some visuals, making the fandom so very happy:
Hell, yeah, baby.
Finally, the show is over.
Michael: "'Fin', that means 'The end'."
Emmett: "'Bon', that means 'good'."
Everybody wakes up, cools down, stretches and gets up. Gale seems to have a wee problem with his mic set and Randy fixes it. Watch Gale getting up from the sofa and you'll see.
Michael is babbling really stupid stuff, about it's the little things that make Paris special, like sharing a baguette while strolling sur la Seine. Argh. Makes me wonder if Mickey's got a little brainwash along with that baguette. Anyway. He offers his guests some more vin rouge and Brie, but Debbie think the latter tastes like cum and the new snobbish!Michael rolls his eyes at such ignorance. Meanwhile, Lindsay and Mel have a little chat overheard by Brian and Justin. Lindsay announces that she and Guillaume will marry a week from today. Brian asks if he knocked her up (HA!), followed by a very sad/confused/almost pouting look on his face.
But no, the marriage must happen because Guillaume's deportation papers arrived, so it's now or never. And Michael could film the ceremony, no? Anything, just not another slide show. But well, nobody's really thrilled about Lindsay's plans.
2. Mel fucked up (03:12-03:38)
The group leaves and Mel is whining yet again, asking a couple of 'What if's'. Brian ends it with a What if my aunt had balls? She'd be my uncle. And we get another 'this was all my fault, I fucked up, woe is me'-Mel speech.
3. Burn, locker, burn (04:50-05:30)
Outside St. James. Justin is wearing a beanie. Awww. Daphne is bitching that every club is allowed to meet except for the Gay/Straight Student Alliance.
Justin: "Welcome to the real world, Daph. Nobody gives a shit about a Gay/Straight Alliance."
Daphne: "That's not true! Look at how many people came!"
Justin: "What, eight. And two left, I counted. Except they only came because we handed out condoms."
They finally make their way inside school, only to find Justin's locker with smoke coming out of it. And it's got FAGS DIE written all over it. Justin tries to open it but burns his hand. Someone from the off insults him. Other students laugh.
Cleary, not Justin's day:(
4. A new car (05:30-07:48)
Brian, Emmett and Ted are walking down the street, making fun of Michael's weird behaviour. Right on, boys. They stop in front of a car. It's not that bad, it's a Miata, which would me Mazda for me as a German or European, don't know? Anyway, the thing is: it's gold. Yuk. And top down. In winter. Ted, Emmett and Brian can't believe it: who would drive that?
Why, Michael would. He suddenly appears, arms full of clothes, asking his friends if they like the new car. David's got it for him. Uh huh. Oh, and they have to check out the plate, which says CP ASTRO. Could it get any worse? Oh yes, you just wait.
Michael says he's busy, busy, meeting David at their sportsclub, going to the opera with Bobo and Melisande and no, that's not funny because Bobo's a broker and David and Michael have their investments with him. I wonder what really happened in Paris, then again, I really don't want to know. Brian looks as if he's deciding whether to puke or slap some sense into Michael. Eventually, Michael's phone rings and he's chirping Hi honey!, informing his friends that it's David (no shit) and informing David that he picked his clothes up and already spoke to the caterer. Having a party? Emmett inquires but Michael says no, just a bunch of David's friends and well, he's gotta go, bye.
The truth is: David and Michael will host a fundraiser for the gay-friendly Senator Diane Baxter and Michael doesn't want his friends to know. He doesn't want them to come. He's ashamed of them. What the fuck, Michael.
5. The bride to be (07:48-10:01)
From one weird acting friend to the next: Brian watches Lindsay preparing for her wedding. Brian tells her she looks like a movie: a horror movie. Uh huh. But the dress not's done yet, Guillaume (or, as Lindsay now calls him: 'Gui') will fix it. Gui arrives, Gus starts to cry, Brian wants to go but Gui is faster: Oh, it's alright. He's used to me. What a prick. But at least, he leaves again.
Brian: "This is a fucking farce."
Lindsay: "You don't have to lose your temper."
Brian: "Why not? You've lost your mind."
Lindsay muses a bit on how she's always dreamt of being a bride. Brian say she's marrying the wrong person.
Lindsay: "Anyway, it's too late. Mel and I are finished."
Brian: "She doesn't think so. In fact, all she thinks about is you. She blames herself for everything."
Lindsay: "Well, she's wrong. Because it's me. Because I pushed her away. Why would you push away someone you love?"
She's asking Brian of all people? Uh huh. Uhm. Anyway, Gui comes back, asking to work on the gown.
6. Justin won't hide (10:01-11:26)
The NHfRB (Novotny Home, you know). Justin is very angry, ranting to Debbie, Vic and Jennifer about the things that got destroyed in his locker. His drawings, his books... wait, drawings? Of Brian, maybe nacked? Fuck! Vic suggest to beat the shit out of whoever did it (Justin's sure it was Chris), and I agree. Justin says the principal doesn't care; he also thinks that all this happened because of the whole alliance thing. Jennifer asks what that's about and Debbie explains what Justin and Daphne did.
Justin: "We just wanted a place to talk. We couldn't even have that."
Jennifer: "Well, considering what's happened, maybe it's best that you don't... draw attention to yourself?"
Justin: "You want me to hide?"
Jennifer: "I want you to be safe!"
Justin: "So I should just give in. Let them intimidate me my entire life?"
Debbie: "You stick up for yourself, Sunshine! And you stand beside him."
Jennifer: "Debbie... would you please stay out of this?"
Debbie: "I forgot. He just eats, sleeps, and jerks off here. I'll keep my big mouth shut."
Justin: "Mom... This isn't about me, or even what happened at school. This is about speaking out, demanding to be heard, whether people want to hear you or not."
Jennifer: "Where did you learn all that?"
Justin: "It's what you and Dad taught me."
Jennifer: "We did?"
Debbie: "Well, he sure as hell didn't learn it at the St. James Academy."
7. The fucking little snot (11:26-13:22)
Brian pays Michael a visit. Michael polishes his car and asks Brian to please move because he has to keep on polishing and oh, Brian shouldn't lean on that place, he just finished polishing and well, you get the idea. Jesus. Brian asks him about dinner with Bobo and Melisande and why Michael hasn't introduced any of his new best friends to his old best friends. Michael say it's just because he's oh-so-busy and well, no time before Paris.
Brian: "You went to Paris? God, I hadn't heard."
Michael: "Fuck off."
Brian: "Yeah, maybe you'd like that."
Brian: "Now that you've got this fabulous new life..."
Michael: "That's bullshit."
Brian: "Is it?"
Brian: "You missed a spot. How long have I known you? Like, forever?"
Michael doesn't answer.
Brian: "I don't think it's bullshit."
Michael: "Could you move, please?"
Brian: "The trip and the clothes and the car... They're boring. You're boring."
Michael: "Boring. I happen to think I've become a very interesting person."
Brian: "You've become a fucking little snot."
Michael: "Why, because I finally have a life?"
Brian: "Whose life? Yours? Or his?"
Brian rolls his eyes and leaves.
8. At the principal's (13:22-15:22)
Jennifer and Justin at the principal's (Dr Perkins) office. Very good and also disturbing scene, I'll just type the dialogue down here.
Jennifer: "Justin tells me that over the past couple of months, he's been physically attacked, harassed, called names, and nothing has been done to stop it."
Perkins : "Well, Mrs. Taylor, I can assure you that had I known about that I would never have tolerated such behaviour."
Jennifer: "Well, he also said that he tried to start a club for gay and straight students and you refused to allow him to meet."
Perkins: "As one of the teachers already explained to Justin, he didn't go through the proper channels."
Jennifer: "And what are the proper channels?"
Perkins: "Well, first he would have to get approval from the school board of which I am the head, and then he would have to seek approval for a meeting room, find a faculty advisor, none of which Justin bothered to do."
Jennifer: "Well, I'm sure he would have bothered had he known. So, where are the forms? We can fill them out right now."
Perkins: "Mrs. Taylor, as you know, St. James is a private academy. We're not required to make allowances for everyone and everything. That's why parents send their children to this school... for the special environment and the superior education, which Justin is getting. When he puts his mind to it."
Justin: "What does this have to do with having a Gay/Straight Alliance?"
Perkins: "Alright. Suppose I gave you permission to organize your club. And then another student came to me and asks to start a club for, say, white supremacists. Should I allow that, too?"
Jennifer: "Excuse me, Dr Perkins, but I happen to find that analogy extremely offensive."
Perkins: "Some of our parents would be hard-pressed to see the distinction."
Jennifer: "Well, I'm hard-pressed to see the similarity!"
Perkins: "Not everyone is as accepting of your son's sexual preference as you are."
Justin: "It's not a preference."
Jennifer: "I was that way at first, too. Which is why it's important that they learn."
Perkins: "Mrs. Taylor, there are more important lessons to be taught here."
Jennifer: "Than tolerance?"
Like I said. Hompohobic central.
9. Not your thing (15:22-17:28)
The gang at Woody's. Vic shows them an article about the fundraiser thing Dr David Cameron and Mr. Michael Novotny are having for Senator Diane Baxter. Uh oh. Debbie is so excited about her son becoming a member of the high society and as on cue, Michael walks in. Suddenly, Debbie's all like 'oh shit, what will I wear to meet the senator?' and everyone starts discussing clothes. Almost everyone. Ted asks Brian what he'll wear.
Brian: "Nada. I wasn't invited."
Debbie: "Of course you're invited! We're all invited. Right, honey?"
Uhm, no. Michael tries to find excuses why the gang can't come, they have to work, the reception won't be fun at all, you'd have to make a contribution etc. Everybody gets it except Debbie.
Eventually, Michael tells her very bluntly that it's just not her thing and she should drop it. He excuses himself and Brian wonders: Say Ted, as my accountant, what do you think about increasing my political contributions?
10. The Fundraiser (17:28-21:47)
A stiff party if I ever saw one. David and Michael put their charms on Senator Baxter. *yawns* Oh well. Suddenly, a voice from the off: I hope we're not too late, I hate to miss the crudités! Michael turns, stares and: Oh shit!
Here we have Michael's extended family: slutty!Brian, gangster!Vic, even sluttier!Justin, Debbie aka Queen of Hearts, leather!Ted and Jackie!Emmett. Haha. Michael's like WTF but David calms him down, he's sure the Senator won't mind once she sees Brian's check. See? Money talks. The boys and Debbie mingle. Brian checks a waiter out.
Justin: "This music sucks dick!"
Random male guest: "I believe it's Jazz Fusion."
Justin: "Yeah, in physics, a fusion is supposed to cause a blast. Like, this."
The music changes to something dancefloor-like.
Justin: "You wanna dance?"
Guest: "I don't dance."
Justin: "You do now."
He grabs him by the tie and off they are.
And suddenly, the party's in full swing: Debbie and Vic chat up the senator, Ted tells some guys about his night in Mr. Leather's dungeon and how he became his suckpig, Justin tricks on the dancefloor, Brian feeds the waiter cocktails and Emmett gives fashion advice. Michael is Horrified with a capital H. Serves him right.
11. More Fundraising (24:06-27:54)
More fun at the party. Everybody's dancing and having fun, except for Michael. He tries to stop Brian who's about to take the waiter upstairs, to give him a tour of the house. Right.
Michael's had enough. He asks Debbie for a word. Debbie follows him, but not before she made Justin tell the Seantor all about his Gay/Straight Alliance. Michael tells his mother rudely to stay away from the Senator (who just told him how much fun she's having). He says the Senator is just polite and Debbie was embarrassing him. Debbie is appalled, says he's ashamed of him and leaves. Justin follows her. Good boy.
12. Lunch break (27:54-30:09)
At the market. Guillaume and baby Gus are shopping. They meet Brian.
Brian: "And he even does the shopping."
Guillaume: "Look who's here, Gus. Your sperm donor. And you thought he had a job."
Brian: "It's called lunch break."
Okay, so Guillaume is an asshole, we already established that. But Brian Kinney is having grapes for lunch. I'm having grapes as a snack between lunch and dinner or as dessert after lunch. Guess that tells you a lot about Brian and probably more than you ever wanted to know about me. Uhm, well.
Brian mentions that somebody might maybe report the fake marriage and Guillaume says so what, he'd go back to France but Lindsay might go to jail. Brian drops the idea. Guillaume reaches for a zucchini.
Guillaume: "What do you think?"
Brian: "Well, is it for dinner or is it for you?"
Guillaume: "Ah ha ha."
Brian: "Come here, Sonny Boy."
Guillaume: "Ah, no no no. I have to get home and start the ratatouille."
Brian: "Fuck your ratatouille. Give me my kid, or I'll shove that zucchini up your ass."
Guillaume: "Okay... just for a minute."
Brian: "Hey! What is it? I know. You're right. He smells."
Guillaume: "I wish I had a camera to capture this rare moment."
Guillaume mentions that once he and Lindsay are married, they need Brian to keep his distance, not to raise any suspecions. Guillaume says he even thinks about adopting Gus, making everything nice and legal. Brian gets all thoughtful.
Eventually, it's time for Guillaume to move on. Brian stays behind, still in thought.
13. Homophobia's got to go (30:09-31:33)
Outside St James, students and some older people chanting: Hey hey! Ho ho! Homophobia's got to go! Justin, Daphne and Debbie are among them. Principal Perkins storms out and asks what's happening. Justin says they're having a little protest against the school's policy on student's clubs. Perkins says he's going to call the police because of trespassing and all that when suddenly Senator Baxter arrives, along with reporters and cameras for a press conference, hehe. Perkins is so fucked.
Senator Baxter: "Justin Taylor tried to organize a club to promote tolerance and understanding between gay and straight students. His attempt to was denied, on the basis that St. James Academy is a private institution and isn't required to acknowledge the voices of all its students. Well, if private schools expect to receive public dollars, then we can expect them to uphold the same values of freedom and civil rights on which this country is based."
14. Killing you with kindness (31:33-34:37)
Sap alert, sorry. Please bear with me.
The loft, apparently in the middle of the night. Justin wakes up, alone in bed. He wraps himself into a blanket (damn!) and walks into the living room.
Brian's standing there, wrapped in a dressing gown (double damn! What's this, shy night?) and staring at a pic of Gus and himself.
Justin: "I love the picture."
Brian: "Yeah. Dada and Sonny Boy."
Brian (with a bedhead too cute for words) puts the pic down, grabs the Beam and his glass (looks as if he's already had a few) and wanders though the room: Alright, so I'm a shitty father. Are we surprised? I'm upholding a fine family tradition. He slumps down on the sofa. Justin follows him.
Justin: "You are not a shitty father. You love Gus."
Brian: "Didn't think I would. It's strange."
Justin: "To know there's someone else you care about besides yourself?"
Brian rolls his eyes and Justin reaches for the glass, but Brian pushes his hand away.
Brian: "It's bad enough you smoke at your age."
Justin: "At my age? Brian, I'm the most mature person you know."
Wiser words have never been spoken.
Justin: "Think Gus is going to speak French before he speaks English?"
Brian: "Why don't you go to bed?"
Justin: "I mean, Lindsay can't raise him on her own. As much as you love him, you're never going to be a full-time parent."
Brian: "You know, if I wanted the news, I'd watch CNN."
Justin: "You can't control everyone's life, even though you'd like to."
Brian: "Obviously. You're still here."
Justin nods, sits down next to Brian, throws an arm around his shoulders and starts carressing him.
Brian looks annoyed or at least tries to, however, he's not really able to stop Justin, who's now kissing his neck.
Justin: "Being mean to me has never really worked. You should try another tactic."
Oh my, Justin, so adorable. And then, just as Justin sucks his earlobe (GUH), Brian asks him what he's doing.
Justin, whispering softly between kisses: "I'm killing you with kindness. It's proven to be a highly effective technique for achieving one's goals."
Brian's looks soften, although he's still not looking at Justin.
Justin pets him some more before he goes back to bed.
15. Au revoir! (34:37-38:09)
Lindsay and Guillaume are getting ready to leave the house, when the doorbell rings. It's Brian, dragging Mel along. And he's got an announcement to make.
Brian: "Now, I don't want to hear any more shit about 'This is my fault,' 'No, this is my fault,' 'I'm to blame,' 'No, I'm to blame,' 'I'm sorry,' 'No, I'm sorry'..."
Mel: "But it really is my fault."
Lindsay: "No Mel, it was my fault."
Mel and Lindsay argue some more whose fault is was until Brian's had enough, tells them to shut up. He throws a document on the table: This is the only thing that matters.
Lindsay: "What's that?"
Brian: "It's my parental rights. I've signed them over to you."
Mel: "Oh my God. Brian, I..."
Lindsay: "Are you sure?"
Brian: "Would I be doing this if I wasn't?"
Lindsay: "But why?"
Brian: "Well, my son deserves two parents who will be there for him and love him. And who love each other. So, the only way this deal works if the two of you get back together."
Mel: "What is this, some kind of a bribe?"
Brian: "You could look at it that way. Or you could think of it as a very generous gift. But if you don't want it..."
He picks the document up again, Mel and Lindsay have a 'do you still love me'-moment, kiss and make up and Guillaume is the big loser of the day. Ha! Lindsay says she's sorry and that's Gui's cue to exit.
Brian: "Say 'au revoir', Gus."
16. Another Happy End (38:09-41:01)
Debbie's place. Everybody is having casual dinner with Senator Baxter, is having a casual dinner. Only Michael is missing.
Brian: "Well, fuck him."
The group stares at him in shock.
Brian: "Sorry, Senator."
Senator Baxter: "Oh, it's okay. I've used that word myself. Usually followed by 'Bush.'"
They drink to little victories: Perkins has agreed to take Justin's request to the schoolboard. And then, Michael arrives. It's a bit awkward. Debbie eventually invites him to stay and have some pasta. Justin, who's happily munching, has to get the food for Michael. Why, I don't know. Debbie calls Michael a little asshole, slaps him and they make up. 'Cause that's what things are like in the NHfRB.
Oh, and Justin never delivered the pasta. He continued eating in the kitchen, straight from the pot, I suppose. Always-hungry-S1-canon!Justin. He watches Brian passing him by.
17. Never stop fighting (41:01-42:29, end scene)
Justin follows Brian into the backyard, where he's smoking a joint. They talk. Yes. Conversation, again.
Brian: "So it all worked out, happily ever after."
Justin: "Thanks to the senator."
Brian: "Yeah, don't kid yourself. That woman is using you for money or for votes. She'll move on to her next cause. The next fundraiser. Then where will you be?"
Justin: "But she said it's a small victory."
Brian: "Well, don't think that you've won. That it's over. Because the minute you do that, you're dead."
And then, they shotgun. GUH. GUHGUHGUH. Brian takes the joint in his mouth, the other way around, letting Justin drag on it while they kiss. Hard to explain. Better watch. Some caps here:
Attn: A few more, including various caps of this episode's very first scene (Frenching OMG) can be found right here.
Brian puts an arm around Justin's shoulder. Justin adds: Not as long as I got you to protect me. Brian doesn't argue, just lets Justin caress him some more. And they keep standing close to each other. But no, Brian's not in a relationship or cares or anything. Right. My ass.
End of episode 117
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