When You See Her Snippet I
INT. BAR - NIGHT
TAVARIS OKIRO (tall, black, athletic), JERMAINE SMITH (black,
average in all aspects), ROGELIO RAMIREZ (small, Hispanic,
handsome), and KEITH RIDNOUR (tall, black, model) are all
hanging out at a counter in a crowded bar, picking out women.
Tavaris and Keith are tipsy. Rogelio is sensible. Jermaine is
nonchalant. Tavaris, Jermaine, Rogelio, and Keith all watch a
set of curvy girls walk by.
(Smug; To Tavaris)
I bet you couldn't pull that one.
Jermaine and Rogelio look at Tavaris and then look away.
Man, you know I could get that.
I don't know, man. That other one
you holla’d at right over there.
Keith points to another girl at the other end of the bar.
So? Shoo, she betta recognize she
ain't my girl. My girl outta town.
TAVARIS OKIRO (CONT’D)
Bet money I pull that number,
I got twenty says you don't.
Keith and Tavaris shake hands. Tavaris goes to talk to the
girl amongst her friends.
Dude got a girl.
It ain't my fault he out here
flirtin’ and cheatin’. If that's
what he wants to do, that's on him.
But you're encouraging him.
Bruh, he gone do it with or without
us. You know he already does. He
done smashed like three girls at
his job. I just want to see how
long he can keep it up before
Ashley finds out.
Bro, that's not what friends do.
Nah, friends have fun together.
Like we doin. Y'all bein too
Aight, bro. All Imma say is I'm not
coverin' either of y'all. Y'all
childish. Y'all gotta stop doin
Exactly. Ain't no way I'd cheat on
Marie like that.
Keith takes his drink from the counter and chugs it.
KEITH RIDNOUR (CONT’D)
(Shrugs; backs away)
This is us.
Keith heads towards Tavaris. He joins join Tavaris in
flirting with the other girls. Jermaine and Rogelio shake
Man, one day they're gonna get
caught, and it's gonna be so
I been tellin' em for years, man.
They don't care.
I don't know how they keep it up.
Heck if I know. All Imma do is sip
on my drink and keep watching.
Ain't like they gonna listen to us.
Like he said, they'd do it even if
we weren't here, so.
Keith, I don't mind, 'cause he's
single. Tavaris? That's not cool,
man. Ashley is a good girl.
ROGELIO RAMIREZ (CONT'D)
A good girl.
ROGELIO RAMIREZ (CONT’D)
And he out here steppin’ out behind
She gotta know it's goin on. Ain't
If she don't, I feel so bad. Like,
man. I almost want to tell her.
If you involve yourself, you’re
gonna lose friends.
If I don’t say anything, how would
that look? Like, would Marie be
able to trust me if I allow my guys
She’s knows the difference between
you and us, bro, don’t sweat that.
But man... in this world. If you
tell her, you’ll get hurt. Not too
many people have respect for the
snitch, even if the snitch was
right for telling the truth.
Man, that’s so messed up.
It is what it is. But who knows.
She might have somebody herself,
for all we know.
I don't think she's the type.
Me either, but I'm chillin'
Yeah, but I don’t know why. You're
single. Why don't you go get one?
And what? Leave you alone so Marie
can kill all of us if a girl tries
to talk to you? It’s not like she’d
even let you be here without me.
Cuz you know she don’t like Keith
and Tavaris. (Chuckles)
Ah, come on, man. You ain’t have to
go there. (Chuckles). You know I
would never go behind Marie's back.
I love that woman. That’s mi amor.
Mi corazón. Mi hermosa. El amor de
mi vida. La razón por la que
respiro con una alegria en mi alma.
Here you go with the Spanish.
I love mi regalo Salvadoreño de
Ella es beuno para el corazón de un
Mexicano. I gotta show her love in
both languages, or three, if you
know what I mean.
You don’t have to say that. You
But don't let me hold you back. You
can get out there and get you one.
Eh. This not really my kinda place
to pick up women. They only here
for one thing, and you know me.
Tryna wait for the real thing, God
bless your soul. I get it, I get
it. But you never know. A girl in
here might be looking for the same
thing. You just never know.
Jermaine catches a glimpse of the girl Tavaris is targeting.
She looks at him and they catch eyes. What sounds like a
bullet shot from a silenced weapon whizzes through the air
(it's a love dart from Cupid). Cupid's dart injects a liquid
into Jermaine's skin and disappears like vapor (no one can
see this besides Cupid). Jermaine smacks his neck, feeling
like a mosquito bit him.
Yeah, felt like a mosquito bit me.
Jermaine looks back at the girl Tavaris is flirting with.
EXT. BAR - NIGHT
ROGELIO RAMIREZ (CONT'D)
CAMERA FOCUS FROM INSIDE THE CLUB TO THE OUTSIDE THROUGH A
WINDOW TOWARDS A LINE OF CARS PARKED ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE
NOW OUTSIDE, CAMERA FOCUSES ON CUPID.
Behind a car, parked on the curb, on the opposite side of the
street from the bar, Cupid watches his targets in the club
through the scope of his rifle, with his rifle set on the
roof of the car.
EXT. BAR - NIGHT
Near closing time, Tavaris exits the almost full bar with
BETHANY JAMES (thick, black girl Jermaine is infatuated with)
underneath his arm. They're laughing as Tavaris walks with
them. Jermaine, Keith, and Rogelio walk out just behind them.
Ey, I'm out.
Tavaris, Keith, and Jermaine turn around. The four girls stop
so the men can part ways. Jermaine glares at Bethany.
I'm out too.
Y'all be easy.
They individually grasp hands and hug each other. Jermaine
and Rogelio wave to the ladies, and they wave back. Jermaine
and Rogelio exit.
EXT. STREET - NIGHT
Cupid crouches on a roof across the street. He has his rifle
aimed and ready to shoot Bethany. He looks through the scope
and sees the men saying goodbye for the night. He sees
Jermaine looking at Bethany. He goes to shoot but Tavaris
stands in the way.
Cupid looks back through the scope and sees Jermaine and
Rogelio leaving the group while Keith and Tavaris go with the
girls. Cupid sucks his teeth.
(Under his breath)
You piece of-.
Cupid jumps down from the roof and landson the sidewalk. He
follows Bethany, Tavaris, Keith, and the other three women as
they walk to a parking garage. Cupid keeps trying to get a
good shot, but Tavaris unknowingly blocks his shoot
continuously while entertaining the women.
They all laugh and keep walking. Keith is flirting with two
of the other three women. Cupid follows at a distance.