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MEANWHILE, BACK AT THE RANCH …,

INT. MAIN ROOM OF CYRUS RESIDENCE - EARLY EVENING

EMILY knocks on door.  

BILLY RAY 
Come on in, Emily. 

(a beat) 

What 'ya up to? 

EMILY 
JACKSON, OLIVER, and RICCO are down by Pells. 
Thought maybe MILEY wants to 
walk down and hang out for awhile. 

BILLY RAY 
She went upstairs after dinner. 
Haven't seen her since. 

CUT TO:

INT. HALLWAY AND MILEY BEDROOM 

EMILY steps up stairs and into bedroom. Miley seated upon chair in front of computer screen.  

EMILY 

The guys are down by Pells. 

Wanna go hang out there for awhile? 

MILEY 
(a beat) 
One second …, Em … 

MILEY reads a screenplay from Web page: Hannah Montana Takes Manhattan. Page is scrolled and EMILY is able to read the title of screenplay from top of page. MILEY looks upon EMILY perplexed, tongue-tied.   

MILEY 
(continue) 
It's a cool screenplay. 
The guy wants to build things … 
with my Hannah Montana fans. 

EMILY 
Cool. 

MILEY inserts thumb drive into computer. Download of several Web pages to thumb drive. Thumb drive removed and pocketed.  

MILEY 
Let's go. 

CUT TO:

INT. MAIN ROOM OF CYRUS RESIDENCE 

BILLY RAY pouring vegetable purée from juicer into large paper cups.  

MILEY 
Dad, I put a red folder on your desktop. 

BILLY RAY 
OK, Mile. I'm going up there as soon as I'm done here. 
There's two extra cups of juice
on the counter here, … for you two. 

EMILY and MILEY step into kitchen and take hold of paper cups.  

EMILY 
What 'ya got in here? 

BILLY RAY 
Celery. Beets. Cabbage. 
(to MILEY) 
Purple carrots and lemon Jello. 

MILEY 
Jello? 

BILLY RAY 
Try it. Tell me if you like it. 

EMILY and MILEY take gulps. Lower glasses and raise eyebrows to each other.  

EMILY 
It's good. 

MILEY 
Great slurry of Jello bits, Dad. 

I like it, too. 

Gotta go. 

CUT TO:

EXT. LITTORAL COVE - PELLS 

JACKSON and OLIVER walk beach collecting driftwood. JOHN, MARY, LUKE, RICCO dig sand at Pells preparing bonfire. 

OLIVER 
Hey, there's alot of stuff over here. 

JACKSON 
Great. Enough wood here to keep a 
bonfire going awhile. 

JACKSON and OLIVER fill their arms with driftwood and walk to drop wood near fire. 

JACKSON 
(to MARY, JOHN, LUKE) 
Come on and we'll all carry back some wood 

Keep the fire going for awhile. 

JOHN 
(to MARY) 
We'll go. You wait here if you want. 

OLIVER 
(to RICCO) 
Let's get a kindle fire started. 

JOHN and LUKE follow JACKSON towards driftwood. RICCO and OLIVER kneel, break sticks smaller for kindling.  

RICCO 
You guys set a date for the summer 
tour? 

OLIVER 
May be breaking up. 

RICCO 
Whoa. What happened? 

OLIVER 
We're still cool. 
Hanson left Third Person Schizoid. 
They need a new bass. 
Talked to Toby. 
He's been session with them the last few days. 

RICCO 
Awe …! That's great. 

OLIVER 
Yeah. You bet. 

EMILY and MILEY stroll off path towards JACKSON, JOHN, LUKE. 

MILEY 
What you guys doing? 

JACKSON 
Grab some wood to take back. 

LUKE 
(to MILEY) 
Bonfire wood. 

EMILY 
I'm not touching that stuff. 

MILEY 
Yeah, JACKSON, you got two strong arms. 
Carry mine and Emily's back for us, OK? 

Driftwood collected and five characters return to Pells. MILEY kneels next to RICCO.  

MILEY 
Hey, RICCO. 
How's everything going? 

RICCO 
Howdy, Miley. I’m good. 
What's up 

MILEY 
You once told me your uncle is into robots. 

RICCO 
Yeah, … he's a partner with this place 
just outside Silicon Valley. An OEM. 
They design and manufacture industrial systems. 

MILEY 
Yeah, … sure. OK. 
And you know a bit about robots, too, right? 
You're going to USC this fall? 

RICCO 
Going to major in electrical engineering. 
A minor in mathematics. 
And, …? 

MILEY 
Do me a favor? 
Look at this guys website on this flashdrive. 
Tell me what you think. 

MILEY withdraws flash drive from pant pocket. 

RICCO 
What's it about? 

MILEY 
The guy wants to build robots, too. 
Real ones. 
Like the kind in movies that act human. 
He uses a graph …, 
and he keeps adding lines to the graphs 
as he explains … 

(a beat) 

things. 
I don't know. 

I can't explain it, 
but I know you're smart, 
and if what this guy is writing makes any sense at all, 
you'll know.

RICCO 
OK. I'll look at it tonight. 
(chuckle) 
And you're pretty cute, too. 

MILEY 
(bubbling up her trademark
low bass-tone chuckle) 
The guy is writing this robot stuff 
into scripts for a future Hannah Montana movie, 
… a season of episodes. 
He wants Hanna to get into it, 
expecting some of our fans to follow in our footsteps. 
Maybe one of them will write some kind of paper
to explain it to everyone else, … someday. 

RICCO 
No problem. 

MILEY 
Thanks, RICCO.


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