Senior HTF Member
- Apr 8, 1999
- Real Name
- David Scarpa
For a Mini Season 7 episodes on July 6th. No Word on whether the Series is renewed for a 3rd Season, Althou I would think it would be.
behind the scenes|FROM JOHN L. ADAMS
Posted May 21, 2003
Ladies and gentlemen, I'm baaaaaack! And glad to be bringing you yet another installment of Riffin'. When I last wrote you, I promised that I'd riff a lot harder... well, here goes!
Yes, we are back filming six new episodes, on again and poppin' with what has been tentatively titled "Season 2.5," or, as the producers like to call it, "The Sexy Summer Six."
First up on our list of six is an episode entitled "The Storm." Returning to the helm is Michael Robison (director of the first season's "Here There Be Monsters" and the season 2.0 finale "Zion," a.k.a. "da kid's" episode). In addition to Mr. Stillson and Little Johnny, the whole gang of cast regulars is in this episode, sharing stories of what they did this summer. Our special guests for "The Storm" include the very talented and uproariously hilarious Bob Picardo of Star Trek: Voyager fame and the deliciously delightful Jane Lynch from Best in Show and A Mighty Wind. I'll tell you right now that the scenes with them are funny, and I mean uptown funny.
"The Storm" kinda picks up where "Playing God" left off: finding Johnny trying to cope with the loss of his friend Kate (Ally Sheedy) and distancing himself from those who truly care about him by throwing wild parties and surrounding himself with strangers and hangers-on. Bruce and the rest of Johnny's true friends decide to hold an intervention at one of Faith Heritage's retreat locations. Bruce's job, as Purdy so delicately puts it, is "...to get him there, Bruce." Seems like I'm always drivin' someone somewhere...
On the way to the intervention, Johnny gets a vision (clue: triggered by a nice weather-related object) of a storm that's headed towards the Faith Heritage retreat (where Walt, Sarah, Purdy, and Dana are waiting for Bruce and Johnny to arrive). This storm resembles only one other in the recorded history of Maine (the one that caused Johnny's accident eight years earlier), so we're left with the question: is the storm coming back to finish the job?
This is, without a doubt, the most challenging script we've ever done. Sadly, I even lose something that is extremely dear to me in "The Storm"... but you gotta watch to find out what.