Excerpt from “Intensifying Hearts & Dreams” – season 16, episode 1


Int: the Intensifying Hearts Club & Leisure Centre, in the women’s bathroom.

The women of the town – SALINA the rooster, MARCIA the mental case, MONICA the lovestruck fool, PENELOPE the betrayed lover, MADAME MORGANNA the matriarch, EDITOR the complainer, and a number of unnamed ones – are gathered in the bathroom. All of the women except for MADAME MORGANNA are in full histrionic meltdown.


A new girl? A new girl in our town?



That’s right. A beautiful one, too.



PAULETTE…. Her name is.. PAULETTE!!?



It is, I’m afraid. She is PAULETTE, the new girl who just arrived to our town a few hours ago.

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Excerpt from “Intensifying Hearts & Dreams” – season 15, episode 100


Int: Location unknown, the Committee Interrogation Chamber

A dark room with stone floor, a stone door in a stone wall, and a vast black nothingness ahead. DADDY and ANGÉL GABRIÉL are standing in what little light there is, looking out into nothing. ANGÉL is standing further back, by the door, fidgeting, clutching himself and looking extremely nervous. DADDY stands in front, cross-armed, with a steely expression full of disappointment and barely-suppressed indignation.


I don’t like this one bit, sir. I feel far from good.



No shit sherbet. This isn’t something meant to be liked in any way. And keep your voice down, everything we do or say is being recorded. Our very minds are being analysed, so keep your wits about you.


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Excerpt from “Intensifying Hearts & Dreams” – season 15, episode 99


Int: The Gastronomy Institute, treatment room.

MARCIA is lying on an observation sofa. She is semi-catatonic, but her eyes are open. Her expression is tormented, lost. Streaks of mascara from her red eyes all the way to the floor – that is how much she has been crying. DR. ADAMSON is sitting in a chair by the desk. He is holding a large double scotch and cradling his tired head in his free hand.


Oy vey. Another week, another complete disaster. Will all our schemes be undone again?



Aaah… Gord loveeee phah…



I sure wish you weren’t so heartbroken and catatonic, MAR. You make even worse company than usual. Ah, women….

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Excerpt from “Intensifying Hearts & Dreams” – season 15, episode 39


Ext: The baybee park by the Intensifying Heart Club, summer. 

DADDY is taking the baybee for a walk in a stroller. He is sitting on a bench, enjoying an ice cream, and the baybee is sleeping peacefully. FRANK is lying face down in the grass, twitching and shivering in a state of bliss.


Quite a lovely day to take SALINA and ANGÉL’s baybee for a stroll, wouldn’t you agree, my good chap?



Quite so indeed, fellow.



Let’s discuss the plan once more. I will use this baybee to distract the Committee-

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Excerpt from ”Intensifying Hearts & Dreams” – season 15, episode 1


Ext: The parking lot outside the Intensifying Heart Club.

SALINA and PASTOR JING are having a smoke break by the back entrance.


So I hope everything is in good order now that you and ANGÉL have moved into your new luxury apartment kindly paid for by FRANK?



Well you know, PASTOR, things are different now we been moved in together. You think I have to end my career as sport journalist?

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Excerpt from ”Intensifying Hearts & Dreams” – season 14, episode 62


INT: The Intensifying Heart Club & Leisure Centre, in the bar

Seated at the bar are MONICA and her ex-employer, the aged MADAME MORGANNA, matriarch of the hair salon and arch-rival to DADDY and the Club.

Editor’s note: You don’t have to keep reminding us, Chad, everyone reading the stage directions already knows who she is. If you wanna remind people of the characters, put it in the ”previously” segment. It’s there for a reason, man. Also, if they are arch-rivals, why is she hanging out at his establishment?



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Excerpt from ”Intensifying Hearts & Dreams” – Season 14, epiode 15


INT: The Intensifying Hearts Club & Leisure Centre, in the women’s bathroom

MARCIA is crying hysterically into the sink. SALINA and MONICA are consoling her.


Why oh why does this keep happening to me? Don’t I deserve love and all those special things? Haven’t I always worked hard here at DADDY’s club? Why oh why did PJALTUR, the love of my life, leave me and shack up with the most famous classically trained dancer in the city? Continue reading