State of Mind: Episode 7, “Lost & Found”
STATE OF MIND
“Lost & Found”
A Shephard/Robin Production in Association with Warner Horizon Television Inc.
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James Le Croix
Dr. Taj Khalid
SET / LOCATION LIST
Dream: Lost and Found / End of the World Cloakroom
- Ann’s Office / Hallway outside Ann’s office
- Barry’s Office
- Second Floor Hallway
- Taj’s Office
- James’ Attic + Stairs *
- Office Kitchen
- Fred’s Reception Area / Waiting Room
- Sunlight Program
- Foyer / Living Room
- Dining Room
Mrs. William’s House *
Apartment Building – lobby
Lola’s Apartment Building – Stairwell
Mrs. Williams’s House
Street / Park
- INT. LOST AND FOUND – DREAM 1 1
A beautifully carved wooden door bearing the sign, LOST AND
FOUND, creaks open, giving us entrance into the End of the
World Cloakroom/Lost and Found. The words “Lost and Found”
decorate the edges of the cloakroom, in various languages:
Verloren und Gefunden; Perso e Trovato; etc. The shelves of
lost objects seem to reach to the sky. Strings of lost
mittens, St. Christopher medals and mateless socks criss-
cross the ceiling. From a giant chute, objects emerge
steadily and revolve around on an airport-style carousel.
Through the packed shelves, we peer around a dish piled high
with ancient coins to see ANN come through the door and ring
the little bell on the counter. FRED, The Stage Manager,
appears with an assortment of pens.
Lost! My purple bag. I don’t know
where it is. I had it right…it
has everything in it — my
appointment book, my wallet, my
credit cards! — really my whole
(clearing his throat)
Were you…a little careless?
I really wasn’t. I was just…
I beg your pardon. Are you saying
you did not mislay or misplace or
otherwise lose track of your
portmanteau? Did it walk away?
No. You’re right. I was careless.
Ah, that’s better. Confessions are
good for the soul, don’t you think?
And so gratifying — let me see…
He opens a giant ledger, from which dust rises. He turns to a
page with a huge, purple P on it.
…purple, purple, purple.
He gestures to a set of twins in purple blazers and bowties
and looks toward Ann, questioningly.
No. Purple tote bag.
I’m so sorry. Of course, of
course… Let me look in the B’s.
He turns to B in the ledger.
B. Bag, bag, bag.
He pushes aside a white chest on which is written in gold:
Virginity, and climbs up a ladder to heaven. A large purple
ball comes bouncing down.
No. Tote bag!
I heard you, tote bag. My mistake.
Fred climbs back down. A single red balloon floats by.
Well, you see how it is. Lost and
found–I mean, what isn’t? It’s a
lot of ground to cover, that’s all
I’m saying. But we’ll find it.
(under his breath)
Or something like it.
Quick shots of Fred showing several more things that are
purple OR bags–a giant bunch of huge purple grapes, a plain
brown shopping bag, a purple tea set — but nothing that is
purple and a bag. Ann is despondent. Fred is rummaging.
Well, we’re not getting anywhere.
Thanks for your help, anyway.
As she begins to turn away, something glowing, pulsing and
indistinct catches her eye.
Fred looks in the direction she’s pointing.
He goes up a ladder, gets down a PULSING ORB, and brings it
Is that what you’re looking for?
I don’t think so.
She puts her hand out, then pulls it back, then puts it out
It’s not what I was looking for.
She takes the orb decisively.
It is absolutely not what I was
looking for. What’s it for? Who
would want something like this? I
mean it’s pretty, sort of, but …
She marches off, talking to herself, holding her light-filled
object firmly. Back to Fred who shakes his head, the purple
tote bag right beside him on the cloakroom shelf.
- INT. ANN’S BEDROOM – MORNING2 2 Ann continues mumbling in her sleep.
Ohhh, it’s so bright. I don’t even
know what it is…
Suddenly, Ann’s eyes pop open, then squint, in the bright
sharp rays of sunlight. Disoriented, she sits up quickly, and
feels instantly queasy.
Oh my God. Ohh…
She stumbles out of bed, holding her stomach, and makes a
beeline for the bathroom, shutting the door.
PRE-LAP a cell phone ringing –
- INT. JAMES’ ATTIC – MORNING3 3
James’ bedroom doors burst open as he searches frantically
for his ringing phone, hidden among the junk on his desk. He
finds it and answers.
Hello? Yes, this is he. Yes. Is my
father okay? (Pause) No, no you
can’t throw him out. (Pause) Well,
of course you can. I didn’t mean
you couldn’t–(Pause) I wonder if
you’ve considered–(Pause) Yes, yes
I do see. I’m so sorry. (Pause)
Now? Is there really an urgency–
(Pause) Yes. Yes. Thank you. I’ll
come get him. I’ll be right there.
And thank you again.
He hangs up. After a beat, he throws the cell phone across
God help me.
- INT. ANN’S BATHROOM – MORNING4 4 Ann is sitting on the closed toilet seat, head in hands,
queasy and worn.
What is the matter with me?
She drags herself up and pushes into …
- INT. ANN’S BEDROOM – MORNING5 5 … to find the APPARITIONS of WILLIAM and PHIL, in matching
tank tops and pajama bottoms, bouncing on the bed, giddy with
They hoot and cheer. They high-five. They congratulate each
You da man!
No, you da man!
They bump chests. Ann flings herself, face down, on the bed.
This can’t be happening.
We see four bare male feet jumping up and down around her.
- INT. RECEPTION AREA – MORNING6 6 CLOSE UP on another pair of feet running down the stairs. It
is James, in a hurry.
Fred? Just cancel my 9, please.
He runs out before Fred can answer. Fred pushes LECROIX to
OUT as LOLA and her daughter LADONNA approach. Lola goes up
to Fred, and then past him to look at Barry’s closed door.
She comes back to Fred.
Do you think Mr. White is in?
He’s always in.
Do you think he’s busy?
Lola stands there, uncertainly.
Just knock. He’s not doing
Lola then holds out LaDonna.