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EXT. PARIS STREET VENDOR SHOPPING STRIP - DAY
LUCY, early 20s, relatively quiet but sarcastic,
pretty, strolls through the street, browsing each stand.
The things that catch her eye are a sketchpad that has "one
is not born a woman, one becomes one," a string of beads and
sequins and a glass necklace.
Wow, these are gorgeous.
For a gorgeous young lady.
Youre too kind. Look at the
markings on this necklace.
Its hand carved. I did it myself.
No way! Wow, thats awesome. My
friend back in New York will adore
this! Is anything else handmade?
Sweetie, all of the stuff we sell
is hand crafted. The journal you
have in your hands, was dyed and
bound by my daughter. Shell be
very happy to know it sold.
Thats incredible. There really are
some amazing pieces here.
Thats because they have heart. I
put a little bit of my soul into
everything I make. Staying in Paris
No, actually its my last day. I
fly home tomorrow.
But the city is so beautiful. Stay
longer. Theres more to France than
I would love to, but I have
something waiting for me in
No, a business.
If thats where your heart lies. Be
safe, and come back to France very
EXT. AIRPORT TERMINAL - DAY
LUCY stands on the sidewalk, flipping through a magazine,
designer luggage by her side. Dressed to impress - big
sunglasses, heels, a flowing sundress.
That would look pretty, if only the
pattern was on both sides... and
that dress would be perfect, if it
was a different color.
LUCY rips out a page and puts it in her purse. On a stand
close by, Lucy sees a magazine with her parents name on it.
LUCY grabs the magazine and flips to the page about The
Blakes Real Estate Company. It made the Top 10 List of most
successful businesses in New York and Lucy is expected to
Of course. So excited.
DRIVER arrives in a black luxury car.
Good morning and welcome back Miss
Blake. Let me take your things.
Its okay, I got it.
LUCY puts her luggage in the trunk and opens the passenger
door before DRIVER is able to do it for her.
BLAKES HOUSE - SAME DAY
The car enters a gated community and parks in front of an
all-white mansion. Inside the house are tall ceilings,
marble counters, big rooms, glass chandeliers - clearly the
Blakes are filthy rich.
INT. BLAKES DEN - SAME DAY
IAN is in the den, playing a violent video game on a big
Oh look, the princess of Blake Real
Estate is home; too soon if you ask
But no one did. Its so great
seeing you too.
INT. LUCYS ROOM - SAME DAY
LUCY reads the note on her desk that reads: "So close to
closing a deal on a beach house in Miami. We had to leave on
short notice. Cant wait to see you. Soon youll be going to
these meetings, and well be on vacation! Love Mom and Dad"
LUCY opens the door to her closet, and drops her bags
inside. Her closet is the size of a luxurious one bedroom
apartment. From the ceiling to the floor are shelves of
shoes, purses, dresses and jewelry. In the closets sitting
area, LUCY lays down on the couch, and takes a deep breath.
Home sweet home.
A text message appears on Lucys phone from JASMINE: Welcome
back babe! Partying at Manhattan Melt this weekend! Then the
Blake Real Estate fashion show and gala! Just like old
Just like old times. Just like
LUCY calls CAMILLE, but gets her voice mail.
INT. LUCYS CLOSET - THE NEXT DAY
JASMINE ORTIA, early 20s, talkative and bubbly, sweet girl
next door, almost annoying, browses the racks in LUCYs
closet, pulling out possible dresses wrapped in plastic and
throwing them onto the couch. LUCY sits on the ground, a big
box of chocolates nearby.
Wow, this dress is amazing! Ive
never seen you wear it.
Yeah, I had it custom made a couple
months ago, but I wasnt here, so I
havent worn it yet. Im about to
eat all the Belgian chocolates I
Well its gorgeous. Lucy, you
should wear it to the melt!
Jas, why dont you wear it?
LUCY gets up and goes to a jewelry display, picking up a
Here. I made this necklace
specifically for the dress. Try it
on. Itll look amazing on you!
At the triple mirror, on a platform reminiscent of a bridal
stores dressing room, JASMINE looks at her reflection in
Wow, I love it! Youre like McQueen
in the making!
McQueen? Ha, not even close! Just
put your hair down in a waterfall
of curls, or pull half of it back
loosely and wear diamond stud
Youre more like Rachel Zoe. You
have the vision. Wait, what are you
Rachel Zoe? If only! I dont know,
Im not that worried. Im sure Ill
find something. Have you seen
Camille lately? I called her
yesterday, but nothing.
LUCY grabs the glass necklace from the jewelry display.
I saw this necklace in Paris and
thought shed love it.
Sunlight shines through the window and the glass beads
Yeah, she would. So many cuts!
Yup, 500 total. I mean it doesnt
sparkle like diamonds, but it was
hand carved by a woman in France.
Have you heard from Cam?
I mean, shes around but I dont
think shes as happy to see you as
Chase. Cams probably worried that
youll bat your eyelashes and hell
come crawling back to you.
I doubt it. We broke up a year ago.
It was mutual. I went to Europe for
a year, theres no way a 6 month
relationship would survive that.
Maybe, but he sure spent a lot of
time missing you.
ORTIA BEACH HOUSE, MANHATTAN BEACH - A FEW DAYS LATER, NIGHT
Extravagant house on the shore of the beach, distant from
other houses. Open yard with tables and chairs, huge bar,
loud music, fire on the beach. Adults, both young and middle
aged parents are in attendance. In the center of the yard is
a huge ice sculpture - melting away in the summer heat.
IAN is at the bar alone, observing everyone.
A circle of 5 FRIENDS, all a little tipsy, take a shot of
tequila together. One FRIEND- CHASE FITZPATRICK, early 20s,
toned and tanned body, the guy everyone wants to be friends
with and parents love, takes a lime wedge out of his mouth.
His girlfriend CAMILLE COOKE, early 20s, blond with an
attitude, gives him a quick peck on the lips. She tries to
put her arms around his waist but he resists.
Oh man, love me some Mexican water.
LUCY walks by and Chase grabs her arm.
Come on Lucy, take one with us!
Lucy sees her parents nearby in conversation with 3 other
ADULTS. She pulls away from CHASE.
You guys take one, and Ill catch
LUCY walks by CAMILLEs MOM - KENDRA COOKE, a tall, blond
woman in her late 50s, all business demeanor in mid
conversation with 2 PARENTS.
... exactly. So the magazines
second headquarters will be right
here in the city. Smaller, but Ill
have more control. Im even doing
some of the job interviews! I moved
a couple writers here, but Im
still looking for another
photographer and another stylist!
LUCY catches KENDRAs eye. She waves and smiles brightly.
KENDRA returns the gesture with a half smile and a half
wave, as she sips from her glass of wine.
Stylist. Like Rachel Zoe. Me?
ORTIA BEACH HOUSE - BY THE BAR
LUCY catches up to HER PARENTS - MEREDITH and JONATHAN BLAKE
a couple yards away from the bar where IAN is seated. The
BLAKES are in conversation with 2 other PARENTS.
Mom, Dad, when did you guys get
home? I didnt think youd be here.
Just about an hour ago. We were
gonna go right home, but your
mother loves the Melt.
Its tradition, and I know how much
you love tradition! And the Ortias
always have the best champagne and
horderves! Who can say no to that?
Lucy, I was just telling the
Scotts that youre ready to start
training for the real estate
PARENT #1 - MR. SCOTT
It truly is amazing, darling.
Youre definitely going to have a
lot on your plate!
PARENT #2 - MRS. SCOTT
Maybe you can cut us a deal after
we retire and need somewhere
smaller to stay!
She wont if we teach her right!
Shes very very excited to be a
part of the family business. Its a
dream come true for her.