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Mobisode 9 - "Tropical Depression"
Writer - Carlton Cuse
Director - Jack Bender
[Arzt is sneaking up on something with a jar and lid in his hands]
ARZT: My eye on you, you have your eyes on me ... ha! [he swoops down to capture a bug] Hahahaha!
MICHAEL: Hey Doctor Arzt. Yo! Doctor Arzt.
MICHAEL: Hey, what's the wind situation gonna be like for tomorrow?
ARZT: Uh, tomorrow, um... I don't know.
ARZT: I'm not a meteorologist, I'm just a high school science teacher. All that stuff I said about the monsoon season, I made it up.
MICHAEL: What do you mean you made it up?
ARZT: I just wanted you to get that raft built and get off this rock and have us all rescued.
MICHAEL: Okay, uh... alright, no worries. Forget it.
[Michael wants to get up, but pauses as Arzt starts:]
ARZT: I fell in love with a woman from Australia. I met her on the internet. We chatted with each other for about a year. I saved up all my money and I flew down to Sydney. I shouldn't have used my buddy Nick's picture; okay, I admit that, I've said that, I said that I was sorry; I thought that we were beyond that so it made no difference; I thought that we were really connected...
ARZT: So I get to Sydney, and uh... I see her and she looks so beautiful. I took her out to the nicest restaurant I could find. We order the lobster. She frickin' disappeared, never came back to the table. They wouldn't even let me give the lobster back!
[Michael wants to get up, but pauses when Arzt starts again]
ARZT: That's not the worst part... not the worst part. The worst part is... that I could have just hung out. Sydney, you know, the bar scene? You know what I did? I booked an early flight out, Oceanic Flight 815.
MICHAEL: You know what? I - I would really love to feel sorry for you and all, but, you know, take a look around. Everybody on this beach has got a story just like yours. Do you think any of us want to be here?
ARZT: No, I know nobody does, I - I'm really sorry that I lied about the weather.
MICHAEL: It's okay. The raft is finished; we getting out of here; we're going to bring back help.
ARZT: You are! I know you are! I know you are! And I am gonna to be the first one on the beach waving 'hello' when you get there.
MICHAEL: Okay, man.
MICHAEL: Take care.
[Michael walks away]