Previously on “The New All In
INT – THE HOUSE, LIVING ROOM DAY
The kid didn’t turn in his homework
INT – THE HOUSE, LIVING ROOM/DINING AREA DAY
Your school says you were delinquent.
Delinquent? I don’t have a clue what
you’re talking about.
Well how bout this smarty? Take a
Shows him his phone.
Oh that’s not reliable. You know how
easy it is to hack into a cell phone?
INT – THE HOUSE, LIVING ROOM/DINING AREA NIGHT
IMAGE – TEXT being typed (User) flashes – You gotta fix my school records so they look normal.
ALL OF A SUDDEN, the phone is yanked out from under him (Josh).
(looking at phone)
“Fix my school records so they look
Josh looks really trapped and helpless.
INT – THE HOUSE, KITCHEN/DINING AREA DAY
He’s upset you took away his phone.
INT – HIGH SCHOOL HALLWAY DAY
Hey, you have to.
Give you my cell phone?
INT – BOYS BATHROOM DAY
IMAGE – TEXT being typed (Valentina) – Okay send me $100 US in iTunes cards and I’ll get completely naked for you.
IMAGE – TEXT being typed (Joshua) – I can’t baby. I’m on someone else’s phone now. He’ll kill me if I hack into my father’s account now.
Caption: “And now…..”
INT – SCHOOL PRINCIPAL’S OFFICE DUSK
Joey, Giselle, PRINCIPAL GOODMAN and JAMES and TIFFANY BORDWICK, Michael’s parents, a very dejected Josh as well as Michael, are sitting around a table.
(looking at each as
if in a circular motion)
Okay folks, we have a very serious
situation here. We’ve been able to
discover a series of hacks that
are not only a violation of school
policy but a serious crime that can
mean jail time.
Hang on. It is the school’s policy
to try and resolve the matter in
the best way possible. We haven’t
reported this crime because we
believe this can still be a
The boys show great relief.
What we recommend is a permanent
suspension for Josh and summer school
for Michael because you were only an
How is suspension a teachable moment?
It’s not us you should be punishing.
Mr. Stivic, don’t think that acting dumb
is going to change my mind.
Well that just goes to show how
intelligent you are.
If I was acting dumb, you’d know it.
I rest my case about where he gets
his mental deficiency from. We are
recommending home schooling and that
he take an equivalency test. Josh,
this will go on your record permanently
as these hacks not only involve
alteration of school records but
theft of large sums of money.
The adults make unpleasant noises of shocked dismay while Michael gives an angry look at Josh.
But we won’t report you so you’ll
still have a clean record with the
legal system. But I warn you, you
don’t want to get on the wrong side
of the law.
Principal Goodman, what do you mean
by large sums of money? Why is this
the first we are hearing about this?
We discovered on Michael’s phone a
transcript of a conversation between
Josh and a young lady in the Ukraine
in which he admitted to having sent
Everybody, especially Giselle and Joey, looks and SOUNDS shocked. Josh pales blank.
I don’t believe it.
(clenching his teeth)
I’m gonna kill that boy.
(restraining him gently
with her arms on his)
Wait a minute, Joey, we don’t even
know if it’s the same thing that
happened to you. Principal Goodman,
how much money was discovered hacked?
Josh freezes, really worried and really scared…
Unfortunately, the transcript doesn’t
say. The young lady asked him for
a hundred dollars and Josh refused
saying he didn’t want to get Michael
in trouble, which is admirable and
why I see hope for this boy in spite
of how much trouble he’s in.
Wait a second. He didn’t want to get
Michael in trouble but thought nothing
of stealing ten thousand dollars of
our hard-earned money. You must really
not like me Principal.
I don’t. But, wow, ten thousand. Makes me
almost feel sorry for you Mr. Stivic.
But I’m gonna let that be your problem
since it doesn’t concern the school.
He’s all yours.
(half under his breath)
Yeah, figures. But don’t worry.
(with intense anger,
still under his breath)
He’ll get everything he deserves.
INT – SCHOOLYARD DAY
Samantha is sitting on the ground, phone in hand, leaning against a concrete wall together with a friend, KAMALA, a light skinned girl of color, with frizzy almost unkempt hair, unordered, sometimes close cropped, sometimes thick dreds in kinks sticking out, looking somewhat like a boy.
Wait!… Your brother got suspended?
Oh my God.
(half into her phone,
half taking in Kamala)
Yeah it’s no big deal.
You’re not worried how it’ll reflect
Why should I? He’s him and I’m me.
I don’t know. If it were my brother,
I think I’d be worried.
Why? I don’t get it.
I don’t know, maybe it’s a black
thing. Anything that a family member
does you’re judged for.
Really? Well that’s wrong. Don’t let
what other people say about your
brother bring you down. Brothers are
supposed to be stupid.
I don’t really…
Unless they’re good looking and they’re
not your brother.
That’s not true. Just cause someone’s
good looking doesn’t make them smart.
Lots of good looking boys are real
stupid. Look, I don’t really have a
brother. I just meant a family
member in general. Why are you always
in your phone?
I’m not always in my phone.
Yes you are. Every time I see you…
Can’t you check out for a change?
Samantha puts her phone down.
INT – THE HOUSE, LIVING ROOM DAY
A very upset Joey and an anxious Giselle reaching her arms to him and trying to calm him in front of a very scared Josh.
You’re very lucky I didn’t beat the
crap out of you.
Honey, please let me talk to him.
What Daddy’s trying to say…
I don’t need you to talk for me! He’s
very lucky he’s still in one piece.
What we’re trying to tell you Josh is
things are gonna be very different…
First of all, you’re grounded. You just
come down for family meals. No
television. And no computer.
Giselle looks at Josh with a mixture of sympathy and worry.
Second of all, we’re locking up your
phone for good. You don’t know how
to use it responsibly.
It’s for your own good honey.
Yeah, like that ever worked.
Hey. That was totally unnecessary.
Third, you’re gonna pay back every
penny of that ten thousand dollars.
How’m I gonna do that being confined
to my room with no electronic device?
That’s your problem, not mine. You’re
pretty smart fixing your school
records, sending my money to a foreign
country. You can figure this one out
We’ll figure out something, be quiet.
Now go to your room. I don’t want to
see you no more.
He goes upstairs, expressionless.
We gotta figure out some way to lock
his door so he can’t get out. Call
the locksmith and tell him to come
over. Now I gotta deal with this
credit card issue so we can get back
the trust of the company.
Giselle comes over and massages Joey.
Honey, just remember, he’s just a boy
who’s really smart but in a world he
really doesn’t understand. Josh is
too young to understand the dangers of
the tech world.
You really gotta be kidding. He stole
our money and altered his school
records. He knew what he was doing!
Honey, listen. Let’s not act from
our emotions. He needs us. He needs
to know you care and support him.
(sarcastic, making a face)
“He needs to know I care and support
him.” That’s all you can think of.
I think my not beating the crap out
of him is more than enough to show I
care. Which I really don’t right now.
Fine. I’ll go talk to him.
She goes upstairs.
INT – LIVING ROOM DAY
Giselle comes down from upstairs looking and feeling exasperated. Mike is there with Joey.
Hi Giselle. How’s it going?
Darling, get me a cool wet pad and
give me a massage. After that I’m
gonna take a facial soak. And I don’t
want to be disturbed.
I told you not to waste your time
on that boy.
Joey, he’s our son.
I could talk to him.
There’s a time in a boy’s life no
one ever tells you about when he
ceases to be a boy but he’s far
from being a man either.
It’s that hideous period called
teenagerhood. And then we get tortured
again with it as parents.
Well I don’t know about other teenagers
but this one’s definitely a hideous
monster from hell.
Come on Joey I don’t want to wait all
day on that mask and massage.
(focusing on Mike)
Don’t worry. This is only the
beginning of a long hell for him.
Two can play that game.
And what do you hope to accomplish
Hey! Stop ignoring me! Get me what I
Joey gets up and starts toward the stairs.
This from the woman who refuses to
get me a beer after work.
Oh Joey stop. You know I get that
beer most of the time. Plus I never
ask you to do anything. Now stop
Joey goes upstairs.
(looking out up
expressing out the room’s
tension on him)
Looks around at Giselle who’s sitting back almost collapsed on the couch.
Anybody gonna tell me what just
happened with my grandson?
Oh sorry, Mike. Too much for us at
once. Well he didn’t just hack the
school records. Get this. He hacked
into his dad’s credit card account
and sent ten thousand dollars to
some strange woman in the Ukraine.
(grinning with incredulity)
Do I look like I’m kidding?
So that’s what that whole thing with
the Ukraine was all about.
And you find this whole thing funny.
Joey returns with the mask lotion and sponges.
The school says it’s my fault he
turned into this. Meanwhile, who’s
the one supposed to be keeping an
eye on him all day while his parents
are at work? But don’t worry. I’m
gonna show them what real discipline
In his tension, he starts to rub his hands in the lotion and slap it on Giselle’s face but she breaks away, takes the stuff and gets up.
Never mind. I’ll do it myself.
She proceeds to go upstairs.
Joey, taking your anger out on your
kid isn’t gonna fix your problems
and it isn’t gonna fix him.
Don’t you have a home to go to?
(shrugging in futility)
Look Joey I know you’re stressed
I’m not stressed! I just got saddled
for some unknown reason with a son
who’s a complete moron and a society
that’s so messed up you really can’t
blame the boy for what he done.
I’m glad to hear that.
It’s the fault of the liberals turning
this country into a dangerous free
Yeah right. Blame everything on the
liberals. Instead of dealing with the
Well let me tell you something. It’s
the fault of that liberal socialist
education system that he turned out
like that. They teach you to steal
and to hack.
They do not teach you to steal. And
who’s fault is it you turned out
like you turned out?
Nobody’s. I turned out good.
You turned out well.
Yeah whatever. And you know what
really ticks me? He could have hacked
into something useful like the
government of China? Why couldn’t
he do that?
Are you kidding me? You can’t just
do something like that. It’s illegal.
No it’s not. They been doing it to
us for years. So it’s perfectly legit.
Oh, so you mean if one country
violates international law, it’s
alright to retaliate?
That’s how the world gets a lot
worse. You never heard the
expression, an eye for an eye and
the whole world goes blind?
Who said anything about eyes? I
thought we were talking about
I can’t believe myself. A college
professor talking to my son who
can’t even get aphorisms.
(suddenly with a smile)
Hey wait a minute! I just thought
Mike stops and looks at him, very curious.
Josh needs to be home schooled,
Yeah that would make sense.
So let’s get the college professor
to do it. I mean here we are yapping
all this nonsense…
Yeah, but that never stopped you
Josh’ll never let his mom and me
school him with his big mouth and
wise ass ways.
His mom and I.
Yeah, whatever. Since he’s already
gonna be corrupted by liberalism,
might as well call on the family
I don’t know whether to be flattered
Come on, dad, we need you.
Well, I don’t know if I could prepare
him for the equivalency. That’s a
pretty full time endeavor.
You think we have the time to stay
home and miss work?
All of a sudden, Josh appears stunning both of them. He’s half dressed as is typical for him, ignores them and goes straight for the kitchen. They both stare toward the kitchen.
He won’t eat a morsel at mealtime
but he’ll attack the food like a
caveman when it’s not time to eat.
I’ll go talk to him.
Leaves the room.
INT – KITCHEN NIGHT
The refrigerator door is wide open and Josh’s head is stuck way inside, his butt sticking out towards the door and Mike, who moves in on him.
(Trying to angle
at the fridge)
What’s there to eat?
(lost and confused)
I don’t know.
Come on, move aside, let me at it.
Josh moves aside and Mike grabs some Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies. Takes one package and reaches out a second to Josh.
They munch with satisfaction, eating all the while they talk.
Can you do me a favor?
Mike looks at him.
Can you let me use your laptop? Like
sneak it in without dad knowing?
Josh, I’d love to but… That wouldn’t
be right to go behind your parents’
Oh come on. After how much he insults
you all the time?
See, that’s the difference between me
and your dad. He just reacts to what
other people do and say. I do the
right thing even if it’s unpopular.
Josh looks both impressed and superior.
And that’s your first lesson for your
home schooling. Never abandon your
principles and always do the right
I never do abandon my principles.
They’re just different from yours.
You look out for other people. I look
out for myself. That’s the only way you
And where are you now?
Oh this doesn’t count. My plan just
backfired. But I’ll figure out another
Josh, you can’t figure your way
through life. Whether you want to
get ahead for yourself or develop
a set of principles that take others
into consideration, which I think
is the right way and a better way,
you’ve got to learn the rules. That’s
why we have schooling.
(with his finger flicking)
Well I got suspended, so that plan’s
dead in the water.
No it’s not because you’re gonna get
Yeah, right. Like that’s gonna make a
It’ll make a big difference.
Yeah it might if you were my teacher.
Well guess what? Surprise!
I am your teacher.
What? Naaah… No you’re not. Dad
would never allow that. Besides,
it’s supposed to be a punishment.
Well here’s lesson number two. If a
tenured college professor offers to
home school you, take it. You’re never
gonna get a better education to finish
out high school. You’ll be smarter than
all your high school peers.
Really? How’d you get Dad to agree
It was actually your dad who suggested
He’s my son. He’s gotta come up with
a bright idea at least every once in
a blue moon.
Oooh. You’re fresh.
Yeah, let’s keep it between us. Like
you keep all your other secrets.
(still in disbelief)
So you’re gonna teach me. Wow. So
how many computer languages do you
know? How good are you at cracking
I’m sorry but this is not gonna be
about cracking codes. I’m not a
computer scientist. I’m a sociology
and English professor.
How you gonna teach me if you don’t know
computers? Looks like I gotta teach you.
Please do. One’s never too old to
The two cookie boxes are completely empty.
INT – LIVING ROOM NIGHT
In the front door walks Samantha with Kamala. Joey, Giselle and Mike are suddenly transfixed in a kind of staring that would make any stranger uncomfortable.
Come on guys, don’t stare rudely.
KAMALA smiles and chuckles quietly.
(in a soft, girlish voice)
This is my friend Kamala.
Nice to meet you, Kamala.
The pleasure’s all mine.
Wow. A kid with manners. Can you
please teach my children how to
respect their parents?
Must be my southern upbringing.
Southern? With a name like…?
Come on, Kamala.
You know for a girl you sure look
like a boy.
Everybody looks at him with shock.
Dad… You’re embarrassing me.
No boys are allowed in your room
with you alone, you know that.
Oh my God!
It’s okay, Mr. Stivic. I’m a girl.
The two girls hurry upstairs.
I don’t mean to upset you, Joey, but
if she likes a boy, she’s gonna find
a way around you.
No she won’t. My word is law around
And another thing. What’s with this
boys looking like girls or girls
looking like boys?
Oh so you have a problem with
Don’t get me wrong. I’m very
sensitive to people.
Like a Mac truck.
Eh!! I never make those comments
about people being black or gay
cause I know they’re super sensitive
and it becomes a federal case.
They don’t count. They’re not legal.
Most of them are legally allowed to
You should come down to my shop.
You’d see how wrong you are. Anyway,
I was gonna say if she was gay, I’d
have no problem.
Yeah, except you wouldn’t let her
up alone with Samantha.
Yeah well that stands to reason.
Same reason I don’t let her up with
INT – SAMANTHA’S ROOM NIGHT
Samantha and Kamala are kissing. All of a sudden, Kamala moves forward again and this time grabs Samantha toward her and locks her mouth on Samantha’s while holding her tightly, her arms all the way around Samantha as they kiss the way lovers do. Although Samantha at first shifts her eyes with this unexpected deep kiss, she begins to relax into it and enjoy it, with a big smile on her face, which causes Kamala to smile brightly.