Ground Floor script
Ground Floor  Episode #Pilot (2013)
Synopsis: Hot-shot, dedicated-to-the-cause money manager Brody is on his way up the corporate ladder, step by step with the help of his boss, Remington Trust CEO Remington Stewart Mansfield, who considers Brody the son he never had. That relationship, however, is jeopardized after Brody hooks up with Jenny, a maintenance department head in the office building where Brody works. Despite Mansfield's warnings, Brody tries to turn his fling with Jenny into something more permanent, bringing together two very different groups of friends and "co-workers" -- the top floor meeting the ground floor.

COLD OPENING:

SCENE A:

INT. THE BRASS CAP STEAKHOUSE - NIGHT (NIGHT ONE)

(BRODY, JENNIFER, THREEPEAT, DYLAN)

WHITESTONE TRUST'S COMPANY PARTY IS IN FULL SWING. YOUNG,

COCKY, MONEY MANAGERS HANG BY THE BAR. BRODY MOYER (29,

HANDSOME, CHARMING, LOOKS LIKE THE OTHERS, BUT THERE'S

SOMETHING KIND AND HUMAN THERE) IS BY MIKE WEN, "THREEPEAT"

(27, ASIAN, SUPER-GELLED HAIR, TOOL BUT LOYAL FRIEND). HE

DOWNS A DRINK.

THREEPEAT:

It's a company party, so how drunk do

I want to get? Like 49ers game drunk

or last month in Aspen drunk?

BRODY:

Probably somewhere in between, because

you're fun when you're buzzy, but I

also don't want to spend tomorrow

morning steam-cleaning the carpet and

burying your ski-pants.

THREEPEAT:

Oh man, that Aspen trip was beast.

BRODY:

It was a company retreat; we worked

the whole time. And is “beast” your

new word, because I’m not a huge fan.

THREEPEAT:

Learn to love it, bro. 'Cause you

know how much I'm going to use it?

(MORE)

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C/O-A

THREEPEAT (CONT'D)

Two words:
All. The. - Counted wrong,

three words - Time.

THREEPEAT CROSSES AWAY. BRODY SITS AT THE BAR, TAKING IN THE

SCENE. A HOT WOMAN, DYLAN, SIDLES UP.

DYLAN:

Hey, Brody.

BRODY:

Hey, Dylan. Is Mike here?

DYLAN:

Nah, we got divorced. What’re you

doing later?

BRODY:

Wow, okay. I’m actually going back to

work. Mansfield only gave us like

twenty minutes to come to the party.

DYLAN:

Too bad, I’m looking to hook up.

SHE WALKS OFF. BRODY SPEAKS TO HIMSELF, SARCASTICALLY:

BRODY:

Really? I did not get that.

AT THE TABLE NEXT TO HIM, JENNIFER MILLER, (25, SWEET,

ADORABLE, CURIOUS AND MORE CONFIDENT THAN YOU’D THINK) LAUGHS

AT WHAT BRODY JUST SAID. SHE'S DRESSED TARGET-ELEGANT.

BRODY (CONT’D)

That was weird, right?

JENNIFER:

At least she knows what she wants.

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3.

C/O-A

BRODY:

Yeah... anyone.

JENNIFER:

Just curious:
why didn’t you say yes?

BRODY:

You think I made a mistake? You think

she was the one?

JENNIFER:

I hope not. She’s trying to eat that

guy’s face.

SHE GESTURES. BRODY LOOKS OVER TO SEE DYLAN MAKING OUT WITH

SOME OTHER GUY.

BRODY:

That. That’s why I didn’t say yes to

her. That guy’s going to take her

back to his place; they’ll roll

around; then, tomorrow morning they’ll

do that dance where he tries to get

her to leave, and she tries to get him

to go out to brunch with her and her

friends.

JENNIFER:

Yeah, I don’t do one-night stands: A

friend of my sister was actually

killed by one. She met this guy in a

bar, slept with him. Next morning

when she was doing the walk of shame,

she got hit by a snow plow.

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C/O-A

BRODY:

That’s really more of a coincidence.

JENNIFER:

Not if he was driving it.

BRODY:

Okay, well, for me... the whole “meet

someone and get naked five-minutes

later” thing - it’s just starting to

seem a little empty.

JENNIFER:

“Starting to seem?” Have you done

that a lot?

BRODY:

Not a lot.

JENNIFER:

How many times in the last six months?

BRODY:

(BEAT) What’s the biggest number I

can say that you’ll still speak to me?

JENNIFER:

Five.

BRODY:

You’re not going to believe this...

(LONG BEAT) It’s five.

THEY BOTH LAUGH. THREEPEAT AND THE OTHER SUITS WALK BY.

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5.

C/O-A

THREEPEAT:

Come on, bro, we gotta head back to

work.

AS THEY MOVE OUT, BRODY TURNS TO JENNIFER:

BRODY:

Nice meeting you...

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