MONDO EXTRAS

I'm The Man In The Box

by Stee November 9, 2005
Profit: Pilot

CUT TO: Mary's avatar blows. Another one bites the dust. And another computer graphic is rendered hysterically obsolete. Like Tron. Or Jar Jar Binks.

Shot of whatever Canadian city they're in. Jack arrives at Joanne's houseboat. "I know it wasn't Profit," says Jack. Jack leads Joanne somewhere, but won't tell her where they're going until she tells him who got to Gail. She says it's confidential, but that at least he'll get his job back now that Gail "admitted" lying. Jack says that, for him to be reinstated, Jack would have to admit that he was wrong. They have a weird conversation in which Joanne admits that she thinks it was Mary, and that she only thought it was Profit because she let her "feelings get in the way." They stop walking, and she explains -- in her weird, Ellen Barkin-lazy accent and hot-but-broken face -- that when her dad died, her sister raised her and basically would punish her by tying her up when she slept. What? Jack reacts with Lifetime Television For Women sympathy but Joanne brushes it off. She says that she recognizes the same "thing" in Profit's eyes that she saw in her sisters'. As they walk away, they lay in some editing-room-fix voice-over of Jack saying that maybe she's not crazy, revealing that the sign-in logs at G&G showed some woman (MILFy Bobbi) come to visit Profit four times. "Really?" asks Joanne. She gets no answer.

Jack has taken Joanne outside Bobbi's pad. He describes how she's the wife of a Tulsa farmer (and is up on drug charges), who arrived in town four weeks ago. She's only had contact with Profit. Eleven days ago, she put down $200,000 cash as a deposit on "that Penthouse."

That penthouse. Bobbi leaves a message on Profit's machine, telling him that she misses him and wants to see him. We INTERCUT with Profit sitting in his apartment listening to the message, smoking a cigarette. Ah, the days when people smoked inside. So quaint. "Mommy needs her bad boy," Bobbi says, ominously. "Jimmy, pick up. Now." Safe to say, Jimmy does not pick up.

Restaurant. The G&G crew sit around celebrating the close of the Euro metal company Profit tipped Pete off on buying, drinking fine watered-down cranberry juice posing as red wine. Seriously, after all these years, why can't someone come up with a good prop to stand in for red wine? Chaz expresses reservation, and says he'll celebrate when the deal is officially closed. Pete insists that it is closed, and that he has a letter of intent right here. Chaz isn't impressed, and wants to see the contract. Pete downs his booze and '80s-snaps his fingers at the waiter for more booze. Yikes. Whenever a character snaps at a waiter, bad things are going to happen to him later. Or to his food in the back.

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I'm The Man In The Box

by Stee November 9, 2005
Profit: Pilot

CUT TO: Mary's avatar blows. Another one bites the dust. And another computer graphic is rendered hysterically obsolete. Like Tron. Or Jar Jar Binks.

Shot of whatever Canadian city they're in. Jack arrives at Joanne's houseboat. "I know it wasn't Profit," says Jack. Jack leads Joanne somewhere, but won't tell her where they're going until she tells him who got to Gail. She says it's confidential, but that at least he'll get his job back now that Gail "admitted" lying. Jack says that, for him to be reinstated, Jack would have to admit that he was wrong. They have a weird conversation in which Joanne admits that she thinks it was Mary, and that she only thought it was Profit because she let her "feelings get in the way." They stop walking, and she explains -- in her weird, Ellen Barkin-lazy accent and hot-but-broken face -- that when her dad died, her sister raised her and basically would punish her by tying her up when she slept. What? Jack reacts with Lifetime Television For Women sympathy but Joanne brushes it off. She says that she recognizes the same "thing" in Profit's eyes that she saw in her sisters'. As they walk away, they lay in some editing-room-fix voice-over of Jack saying that maybe she's not crazy, revealing that the sign-in logs at G&G showed some woman (MILFy Bobbi) come to visit Profit four times. "Really?" asks Joanne. She gets no answer.

Jack has taken Joanne outside Bobbi's pad. He describes how she's the wife of a Tulsa farmer (and is up on drug charges), who arrived in town four weeks ago. She's only had contact with Profit. Eleven days ago, she put down $200,000 cash as a deposit on "that Penthouse."

That penthouse. Bobbi leaves a message on Profit's machine, telling him that she misses him and wants to see him. We INTERCUT with Profit sitting in his apartment listening to the message, smoking a cigarette. Ah, the days when people smoked inside. So quaint. "Mommy needs her bad boy," Bobbi says, ominously. "Jimmy, pick up. Now." Safe to say, Jimmy does not pick up.

Restaurant. The G&G crew sit around celebrating the close of the Euro metal company Profit tipped Pete off on buying, drinking fine watered-down cranberry juice posing as red wine. Seriously, after all these years, why can't someone come up with a good prop to stand in for red wine? Chaz expresses reservation, and says he'll celebrate when the deal is officially closed. Pete insists that it is closed, and that he has a letter of intent right here. Chaz isn't impressed, and wants to see the contract. Pete downs his booze and '80s-snaps his fingers at the waiter for more booze. Yikes. Whenever a character snaps at a waiter, bad things are going to happen to him later. Or to his food in the back.

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