Rachel… Heidi Gardner
Jean… Kate McKinnon
Rudolph… Kenan Thompson[Starts with News Center 5 Albany intro] [Cut to Ego and Alex at their news set]
Ego: Alright. Welcome back to Center 5 Albany. From the coronavirus to the red onion recall, there’s been a lot of difficult news this year.
Alex: And last night was no exception. When a sudden hailstorm hit the nearby town of Pebble Falls.[Cut to
Ego: On any other day, Pebble Falls is a quaint town with the motto, “Come fro the ice cream, stay for the big Wooden Nickel”.
Alex: And never did citizens think their town would be the site of a freak once in a century natural event, a massive hailstorm that left them running for cover.[Cut to Rachel, a local shopper]
Rachel: We’ve had crazy weather before but not like this. They were like golf balls.[Cut to Jean, Wooden Nickel employee.]
Jean: The hail was coming down from the sky. It was like golf balls.[Cut to Rudolph who works with Jean.]
Rudolph: And me, I found it to be similar to golf balls.[Cut back to Ego and Alex]
Alex: Wow. That sounds scary. So, what happened?[Cut to Rachel]
Rachel: Well, I was driving and they started hitting my car.
Jean: I was closing up shop at the Wood Nickel which is the place where I work.[Cut to Rudolph]
Rudolph: And I was helping her because I also work at the Nickel. And then all of a sudden, the skies open up hail out of nowhere.[Cut back to Ego and Alex]
Ego: Now, Jean and Rudolph, it sounds like you had a harrowing experience trying to get indoors.[Cut to Jean]
Jean: Oh, that’s right. The hail was coming down so hard and we were grabbing on to each other. We could barely see anything.[Cut to Rudolph]
Rudolph: And then finally we made it up to Jean’s porch and we looked at each other, and we were standing there and… we kissed. On the lips.[Cut back to Ego and Alex]
Ego: Okay. It sounds like an emotional day. What happened next with the hail?
Jean: Well, at that point, the rain had started. And the water level was rising in the streets.
Rudolph: And I remember talking to Jean and saying, “Jean, we kissed.”
Jean: And we sort of pulled away like… [shocked expression] And I was like, “Okay, that happened.”[Cut back to Ego and Alex]
Ego: Yeah. And hailstorm wise, at that point, Jean, water was going into your house. Were you scared?[Cut to Jean]
Jean: Yes. Oh, my. I was terrified. We were holding each other for safety. And his hand wound up on my breast. And it was a friend’s hand. And then at some point, it became a lover’s hand.
Ego: Yeah, okay. We are asking about the flood, though.[Cut to split screen with Jean and Rudolph]
Rudolph: Okay. And then a rescue crew came and put blankets on us. And I thought, “I’m under blanket with Jean.” And then she turned around and then, well, that was kiss number two.
Jean: Yes. And I opened my mouth for this one.
Rudolph: You know, if I had a nickel for every time we kissed under that blanket, I would have about 45 cent.[Cut back to Ego and Alex]
Ego: Okay, yeah. Why don’t we turn back to Rachel. Rachel, how were you affected by the events of yesterday?
Rachel: Well, my life was absolutely turned up side down.[Cut back to Ego and Alex]
Ego: Okay. Thank you. Say more.[Cut to Rachel]
Rachel: Well, you know, they were both my friends and now they’re kissing? Wow! I mean, I’m not sure how I feel about it but check back with me about that please.[Cut back to Ego and Alex]
Ego: Yeah, we’re definitely not going to do that. So, Jean, Rudolph, can you give us an update on this aftermath? How are things now?[Cut to Jean]
Jean: We’ve been texting.
Rudolph: A lot.[Cut back to Ego and Alex]
Ego: Oh, you’re together.[Cut to Jean and Rudolph]
Jean: Oh, well, we’re not together. We haven’t have that conversation yet. It’s kind of hard to have that on television.[Cut back to Ego and Alex]
Alex: Yeah, Jean, we’re not asking you to.[cut to Jean and Rudolph]
Jean: But since you asked us to I guess, [Jean turns to Rudolph] I don’t know. What do you think?
Rudolph: Oh, what do you think?
Jean: Rudolph. Please.[Cut back to Ego and Alex]
Alex: Several people in your town are missing. Have you been a part of those search efforts?[Cut to Jean and Rudolph. They’re looking into each other’s eyes.]
Jean: No. I’m done searching
Rudolph: Yes. We have found what we were looking for.[Cut back to Ego and Alex]
Alex: And Rudolph, I understand your wife is missing?
Rudolph: Is that right?[Cut back to Ego and Alex]
Alex: Yes. She is.[Cut to Jean and Rudolph]
Rudolph: Probably dead, though.[Cut back to Ego and Alex]
Alex: Okay. Thank you Rudolph and Jean. Two coworkers who found something more.
Ego: Don’t you try that with me.[Ego and Alex start flirting. Then they lean to kiss.]