New Girl: Nine Lives

New Girl: Nine Lives

Television Script | First Act | Comedy

 ACT ONE

INT. LOFT – LIVING ROOM – DAY

JESS sits on the couch sipping tea and reading a magazine. NICK enters the living room, plops down next to her, and props his feet on the coffee table.

Instantly, he springs from the couch, screaming.

JESS

What? What?

NICK

Needles! Needles! If there’s anything I hate worse than doctors it’s needles.

INT. HOPSITAL – HALLWAY – FLASHBACK (18 YEARS EARLIER)

YOUNG NICK sprints down the hallway.

A DOCTOR follows close behind, hypodermic needle in hand.

He tackles Young Nick.

BACK TO PRESENT

Nick points at the couch.

NICK

Jess.

JESS

What?

A cat’s tail and paws protrude from behind Jess. She scrambles from the couch and removes the pillows. FERGUSON, lies unconscious.

WINSTON (O.S.)

Hey guys.

WINSTON shuffles into the room rubbing his eyes.

Nick snatches the pillow from Jess, throws it over Ferguson, and pushes Jess onto the couch.

WINSTON (CONT’D)

What’s going on?

Keep reading…