EPISODE 16

 

 

 

 

INT. HAIDEE’S ATELIER - DAY

Eric is cutting fabric, then he gets up and sits at the sewing machine. And in walks Kanye and...the ghost of Karl Lagerfeld!!! We see him from behind, the ponytailed white hair, the gloved hand. Eric is stunned, Kanye whispers to him.

KANYE

Don't ask.

ERIC

Hi Karl. Hi. We love you Karl!! Now more than ever.

KARL

Of course you do, darling. Thank you.

KANYE

What's it like to be dead, Karl?

KARL

I wouldn't know. You tell me, darling.

ERIC

I have SO many questions about fashion, about what you did at Chanel and how you balanced that with Fendi.

KARL

Oh no, dear God, NO fashion talk. Today is my one day off. Fashion gossip is ALL they talk about in Heaven. Let’s have Diet Coke, instead. No, make it tea.

 

 

 

 

INT. HAIDEE’S ATELIER - DAY, LATER

They’re drinking tea. Karl is very attentive toward Eric. Maybe too much. Kanye notices.

KARL

Tell me dear. What do you love best about Kanye?

ERIC

Kanye is so free and I’m so constrained. Everything was set out for me to follow. Kanye never even considers what people tell him.

KARL

I know. Do I ever, dear child!

ERIC

I love that. I love his freedom.

KARL

And...what do you love about Eric?

KANYE

He’s sweet. He thinks about others. I only think about myself.

ERIC

Not true, you brought Karl here for me to meet. To inspire me. To help me follow my heart.

Eric and Kanye get choked up. They really like each other. Karl can only sigh.

 

 

 

 

DISSOLVE TO:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INT. PRIVATE CLUB BAR - DAY

DJ sits with an older established looking gentleman. He’s Dr. Sabia.

DJ

Caitlin is doing great I hear.

DR. SABIA

She’s great. A doctor. Chicago. Neurologist.

DJ

Just like her father! You must be proud. Does she specialize in Alzheimers, too?

Dr. Sabia smiles and nods. Then...

DR. SABIA

DJ, respectfully, why are we here? Having a drink? We haven’t seen each other for ages. I mean, it’s nice to see you, but...

DJ gets serious.

DJ

Caitlin and I were inseparable when we were 10 years old. Then, out of the blue, you all moved away. Why?

DR. SABIA

It was a tricky situation.

DJ

You can tell me. I’m not a child anymore.

There is quiet. Discomfort.

DR. SABIA

Your Dad was sleeping with my wife.

The bomb has landed. More silence, then.

DR. SABIA

And he wasn’t discreet. He was reckless. Left my wife shortly after getting caught, of course. He had his fun.

 

 

 

 

DISSOLVE TO:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INT. OVAL OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM - LATER, SAME DAY

Donald sits smugly and calmly with General Vail and Jared.

Across the table sit former Congressman Paul Ryan as well as Sen. Mitch McConnell and Sen. Chuck Schumer. They’re in UTTER shock. Congressman Ryan chugs an entire can of Diet Coke.

DONALD

Don’t be such babies, gentlemen. It’s just two years. You all keep your jobs. Pensions, too. And any legislation has to be run by Jared first.

Donald glares at Congressman Ryan.

DONALD

Why are you even here, Paul?

CONGRESSMAN RYAN

Um...

SENATOR SCHUMER

Sir, you want to suspend elections for two years?

DONALD

Yeah, Senator. The Russians are clearly tampering with elections.
We need a cooling down period to make sure the democratic process is healthy.

SENATOR SCHUMER

And any legislation in the House or Senate has to be run by Jared? This is a coup, sir.

DONALD

I KNEW you were going to use that word. I HATE that word.

JARED

The military backs us. The American people will back us. Where do you three stand?

McConnell and Ryan together point their finger at Schumer. Then they get up and delicately sit next to Donald and Jared.

General Vail lets Donald put his arm around him, signaling their cooperation.

General Vail then stands and salutes Schumer, but Schumer stands motionless then shakes his head, NO. This infuriates Donald.

DONALD

Arrest the sunuvabitch.

Two MPs enter the room and handcuff Senator Schumer, who resists. One MP slams the Senator against the wall to subdue him. Congressman Ryan and Senator McConnell are in shock.

General Vail exits with Schumer and the military officers.

Donald winks to McConnell and Ryan who both cower in fear as Schumer is dragged out.

DONALD

I don’t want you two to be next. Stand up Mr. Speaker.

Congressman Ryan stands. He’s wet his pants.

DONALD

Don’t be embarrassed Paul. It’s all that Diet Coke. Happens to me too.

SENATOR MCCONNELL

Me too. Sometimes when I’m tense, and I’m too far from a bathroom, I just let it go.

DONALD

It’s such a warm feeling. Reassuring.

Donald looks over Congressman Ryan, concerned. Donald then reaches into his attache and pulls out a small diaper. And some wipes. Ryan’s eyes widen.

DONALD

Come here Paul. Remove your shoes, then your pants. We have to dry you off. So you don’t get a rash.

Congressman Ryan gingerly walks toward Donald as Donald unfolds the mini diaper on the conference table.

General Vail comes back in.

GENERAL VAIL

Senator Schumer is being taken to a holding cell and will be transferred to a high security facility by this evening.

DONALD

Great job General. Thank you! Now, has anyone seen the baby powder? For Paul’s cute little tush.

Everyone laughs! Congressman Ryan is mortified with humiliation.

 

 

 

 

DISSOLVE TO:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INT. LUXURY HOTEL ROOM - LATER, SAME DAY

Ivanka and Major Driscoll are in the exhausted afterglow of fantastic sex.

IVANKA

I’ve never, ever, ever had sex that good. I want to do everything with you. Everything!

MAJOR DRISCOLL

Me too.

They’re blissfully quiet until her iPhone vibrates. Ivanka looks at it.

IVANKA

It’s from DJ.

MAJOR DRISCOLL

Does he know anything about the C*O*U*P?

She smiles.

IVANKA

I mentioned a little bit, maybe. And he agrees with me 100%!

MAJOR DRISCOLL

Is that right? We gotta go. We’re going to be late for the FBI.

 

 

 

 

FADE TO BLACK

EPISODE 17

 

 

 

 

INT. FBI DIRECTOR’S OFFICE - LATER, SAME DAY

Ivanka sits, strong and poised. The FBI Director is pensive.

FBI DIRECTOR

I could arrest you. This very moment! One call! And your life is over!

IVANKA

And afterwards my Dad WILL consolidate power. Count on it.

FBI DIRECTOR

How do you know he hasn’t already?

IVANKA

Look what happened to Comey. And now is your chance to unmake that mistake. We must remove the President. And re-organize the chain of command.

FBI DIRECTOR

Is that right?

IVANKA

Before it’s too late. The FBI calls the shots and the US military works under you.

FBI DIRECTOR

Have you even thought this through? The Joint Chiefs are NOT going to go for that.

IVANKA

I have their assurance.

FBI DIRECTOR

From who? That Major you’re sleeping with?

Ivanka is taken aback, then recovers.

IVANKA

What would J. Edgar Hoover do if he was in your position?

FBI DIRECTOR

Spank you.

IVANKA

Very funny. The FBI is the rudder on the American ship at sea. Pardon the stupid metaphor. And as you continue to investigate my father, believe me, he will remove that rudder. Then what?

 

 

 

 

EXT. STREETS OF NYC - LATER, SAME DAY

Eric is driving Kanye in a sporty convertible coupe. Eric is happy. Kanye moody and tense.

KANYE

I got a text from Lorne, Hedi Slimane’s assistant. He confirmed you are going on some yacht trip with Hedi?

ERIC

I? We! It was supposed to be a birthday surprise for you. Lorne screwed up.

KANYE

Damn right he did. So, at the last second you were going to invite me? When? As the boat was pulling away?

ERIC

You are paranoid.

KANYE

Hedi invited YOU on his boat.

ERIC

He invited us!! I had my Dad arrange it.

KANYE

Hedi’s going to ask you to be his assistant.

ERIC

No way. You think so?

KANYE

See!!

ERIC

Are you trying to sabotage things? You are.

Stopped at a red light Eric tries to hug Kanye, but Kanye pulls away.

 

 

 

 

INT. JAIL CELL

Senator Schumer sits alone. Jared enters and hands Schumer a statement to read.

SENATOR SCHUMER

Shameful stuff.

JARED

You'll need to read the statement exactly AS WRITTEN.

SENATOR SCHUMER

They'll come for you too, someday. Jared. Kushner.

INT. PRIVATE CLUB BAR - LATER THAT NIGHT

Dr. Sabia is trying to stay composed, but he is clearly anguished. He finishes his Scotch as DJ consoles him.

DR. SABIA

I’ve had too much to drink.

DJ

It must gall you that the person who destroyed your family has risen to be...

Dr. Sabia grows more distraught, and now angry. He wants to open up, hesitates, then shares.

DR. SABIA

I replay events in my life. I have very few regrets. I’ve been lucky. But one night, after I found out about my wife and your father, I was in a parking garage in Midtown. I saw him walking to his car, alone. It was late, just the two of us. And I...and I...and I...

DJ

And you...

DR. SABIA

And I let him say hello and I said "Hello Donald". And he got in his car and started the engine and drove off.

DJ

He did a horrible thing to you and your family.

DR. SABIA

I should have killed him. That night. I could have easily. Believe it or not, I had already rehearsed it in my head, countless times. I even had a baseball bat in the trunk of my Mercedes. There were no video cameras in parking garages in those days. I’d have never gotten caught. And afterwards, I’m certain, 100% certain, I would’ve slept like a baby.

Quiet again, then...

DJ

Maybe I can help set things straight.

The doctor listens as DJ orders another round from the bartender.

 

 

 

 

FADE TO BLACK

EPISODE 18

 

 

 

 

INT. BEDROOM - NIGHT

Eric and Kanye are in bed. Both very sad.

KANYE

You’ll get bored with me. You’ll find another fashion designer. A real one. Then you’ll leave me!

ERIC

You’re sabotaging this Kanye. I love YOU!!

KANYE

You love fashion, not me.

 

 

 

 

DISSOLVE TO:

INT. FBI BUILDING - DAY

Ivanka and Major Driscoll are walking the halls, very happy.

MAJOR DRISCOLL

We’re not in handcuffs. That means the FBI Director might be on board.

IVANKA

He seemed nice on the phone when he asked to see me again. I am SO horny! What is happening to me?

They walk past a Men’s Room. She pauses in front of it then gives Major Driscoll a mischievous smile.

INT. MEN’S ROOM - DAY, MOMENTS LATER

There are a few FBI agents gathered, looking at a bathroom stall. From under the door they see only the torso of a woman kneeling and only the shoes of a man standing.

A few more men hurry in to watch. They hear quiet moaning from the stall, then a male having an orgasm. A moment later laughter from inside the stall, male and female then the door opens and Major Driscoll walks out.

The FBI men applaud him. Then Ivanka walks out next. They are stunned, as she fixes her skirt. She is totally cool. Looks right at them directly.

IVANKA

You better be applauding ME! I did all the work!

This makes them applaud louder and she basks in it.

 

 

 

 

INT. FBI BUILDING - DAY, MOMENTS LATER

Ivanka and Major Driscoll walk hand in hand, like they own the world. Then Major Driscoll looks at his iPhone.

MAJOR DRISCOLL

We have to go to the White House. Now!

IVANKA

Is it on?

He nods. She smiles.

INT. TELEVISION STUDIO - DAY, MOMENTS LATER

Senator Schumer sits in front of Camera. Weakened, a shell of himself.

SENATOR SCHUMER

"I wish to confess that myself, along with George Soros, are part of a Jewish liberal conspiracy whose goal is to control America."

 

 

 

 

EXT. MANHATTAN, TIMES SQUARE - DAY, MOMENTS LATER

Senator Schumer's confession is broadcast live in Times Square as crowds look up and watch, transfixed, confused.

INT. OVAL OFFICE - DAY, MOMENTS LATER

Donald is working with Jared when DJ storms in. Then Ivanka enters.

DJ and Ivanka are surprised to see one other.

They’re both trying to be steady and assertive.

DJ

It’s over for you Dad.

IVANKA

Yeah. It’s over, Dad.

All is quiet.

IVANKA

What are you doing?

DJ

What are YOU doing?

IVANKA

I told you.

DJ

I thought you were kidding.

DONALD

What are you two idiots yammering about! Someone order me chicken wings! Extra ranch. And a tiramisu!

DJ AND IVANKA

Shut up, Dad!

Dr. Sabia is escorted in by Major Driscoll. This confuses DJ, and confuses Ivanka too.

Ivanka tries to hug and kiss Major Driscoll but he is cold to her, completely indifferent.

Donald is stunned to see Dr. Sabia, who is enjoying his revenge.

DJ

Tell him! Tell him now!

Dr. Sabia smiles and hands Donald a document.

DR. SABIA

Mr. President, it is my much considered opinion that you are suffering from early onset dementia.

DJ

And if you fight me, I plan to publish these findings in the NY Times.

DONALD

Ivanka, your brother is out of his mind, as usual.

IVANKA

Is he, Daddy?

Colonel Freyss enters. DJ moves to shake hands with him, but the Colonel rejects him. This crushes DJ.

DJ

What’s wrong? I thought...I thought...we...

COLONEL FREYSS

You are a fool, son. Almost as big a fool as your sister.

Major Driscoll and Colonel Freyss embrace warmly, fraternally. It is clear that they are in league...WITH ONE ANOTHER.

DJ is diminishing, fading back to his depressive state. But he’s trying to hang on.

Ivanka is grinning, in denial, pretending all is well.

The Major and the Colonel whisper quietly to one another.

General Vail enters. Colonel Freyss and Major Driscoll salute him. Donald is relieved.

DONALD

General, these people seem confused. Set them straight! Immediately!

All is tense for a moment, then...

GENERAL VAIL

Mr. President, please sit.

Donald hesitates, then sits.

General Vail nods to Colonel Freyss and Major Driscoll who both move to sit next to the General, a united front.

DJ and Ivanka are in utter shock. They’ve been outplayed.

Jared stands up to leave. Major Driscoll glares at him and Jared sits back down.

DJ and Ivanka are beyond stunned...the military are ALL in on it. Together.

GENERAL VAIL

I took the liberty of speaking with the doctor after you did, DJ.

DJ

You had me followed?

COLONEL FREYSS

I did.

DJ and Ivanka are crestfallen.

Dr. Sabia hands documents to the General, Colonel and Major.

DONALD

But we haven’t even seen one another for over 30 years! You’ve never examined me?

DJ and Ivanka try to re-assert themselves.

DJ

The doctor is an expert. That is all the public needs to know.

IVANKA

At which point you will resign.

Donald finally comprehends, and becomes rattled.

DONALD

Kids!! DJ! Ivanka! Stop playing.

GENERAL VAIL

You are unfit to be President.

MAJOR DRISCOLL

Did you think the military was just going to sit by and watch? We’re the only damn institution that works in this country!

DONALD

I don't get it? Who needs a coup? We give you guys billions a year!

IVANKA

We’re too strong for you, Daddy.

Donald explodes at his kids.

DONALD

You...strong? You’re both weak and spoiled! I raised you that way on purpose! Children always attack their father, the first moment they can.

MAJOR DRISCOLL

Mr. President...I have to ask you to leave.

DONALD

You’re in power now? You swore an oath. I’m your Commander-in-chief!

DJ stands.

DJ

But to me you’re just Dad.

DJ approaches his father. Donald takes a swing at DJ and misses. DJ easily subdues Donald, pinning him on the table.

Donald struggles, yelling loudly. But he soon begins to sob as DJ holds him down.

Soldiers enter the room. Ivanka screams.

IVANKA

Let him up DJ! Let him up!

Donald is in shock, almost catatonic and he looks deeply into DJ’s eyes.

DONALD

S...s...s...son. I g...g...g...gave you everything.

The soldiers handcuff and escort Donald out. Just then Eric enters. He runs to help his Dad, but DJ stops him.

IVANKA

Daddy is sick.

INT. CONFERENCE ROOM - LATER

Ivanka, Eric and DJ sit. Just the three of them.

The stillness nearly suffocates them.

ERIC

You think we can visit Dad?

DJ

I wonder if there will be ANY role for us?

The question lingers in the air, heavy, and then...

IVANKA

Treason by the First Family and complicity by members of Congress, that’s the perfect excuse, the perfect opportunity for...

Military Police rush the room and up against the wall they handcuff DJ, Ivanka, and Eric.

From the outside we begin to hear it.

A noise growing louder and louder. A thump, thump, thump, thump.

 

 

 

 

EXT. STREETS OF D.C. - PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE - DAY

Tanks roll down the street. A convoy of trucks creep along and soldiers march.

The military takeover has begun.

EXT. STEPS OF THE CAPITOL BUILDING - DAY, MOMENTS LATER

As soldiers march, a tour group on the steps of the Capitol disperse in shock and horror.

Except for one of them. 

A lone female, early 20’s. She stands tall, her arms straight out - in protest.

She is a patriotic American. Strong, confident and steady.

She is gunned down.

We move in CLOSE UP to see her face. Her eyes close then open again, as if taking it all in, and then finally close for good.

She is dead.

Tear gas and red smoke spread gently and evenly across the Capitol steps, obscuring her face. Her profile softens...then disappears.

THE END