The scene opens to a recorded interview, two gray leather chairs situated on the right and another on the left. There’s a PRIME logo backdrop in the background, surrounded by dim blue lights. Interviewer Matt Mills walks into the picture. He takes a seat on the single chair. He’s dressed in a black suit with a white dress shirt and sharp blue tie…this is probably the most dressed-up he’s ever been in his entire life. Revealing a clipboard in his right hand, Mills looks over his notes and jots down a couple more. Momentarily, he’s joined by Jonathan-Christopher Hall and his Amazing Life Partner, Vickie. Jonathan-Christopher is dressed in a purple and pink tuxedo and Vickie, a hot pink dress with a fluffy white shirt and even louder pink stockings. To the average fashion designer, Jonathan-Christopher looks rather sharp, perhaps over-dressed for the occasion. Vickie’s fashion sense, however, would not be met with critical acclaim.
Either way, Jonathan-Christopher and Vickie find their seats across from Matt Mills. Almost immediately, their demeanor intensifies. They are entirely different people than they were two weeks ago. Jonathan-Christopher can barely find his surroundings. His head is in his hands and when he’s able to look up, his eyes are bloodshot. Vickie, meanwhile, looks like she hasn’t slept since ReVival #1. She has dark bags under her eyes, her body language suggests she’s barely able to rest in her chair. Regardless, the interviewer greets them.
Matt Mills: Jonathan-Christopher, Vickie, thank you for joining me.
Neither Hall says a word. Vickie stares at the floor.
Matt Mills: Jonathan-Christopher, a very tough match for you on ReVival. You took Brandon Youngblood to the limit but you were unsucces-
Mills’ voice trails as Jonathan-Christopher tightens the grip on his face and starts sobbing uncontrollably. Vickie’s eyes shoot up from the carpet, throwing darts towards Matt’s direction.
Vickie Hall: Why would you remind him of his loss?
Matt attempts to explain himself but the situation has already deteriorated.
Vickie Hall: My honey bunches hasn’t been able to sleep in two weeks!
Jonathan-Christopher keeps crying profusely as Vickie continues.
Vickie Hall: But it’s not his fault he lost. Why would PRIME put my dear Jonathan-Christopher in this position? Jonathan-Christopher is a new wrestler. Jonathan-Christopher is a divine talent and a wonderful man. To face the #1 seed in Bran- do- n-… his name does not matter but to face someone with legitimate history behind himself… it’s wrong, Mr. Mills. Just plain wrong.
Vickie pauses to hold back her own sniffles.
Vickie Hall: We don’t enjoy being taken advantage of. It’s extremely poor management to allow a rookie finding his feet to face a monster such as Bran- Bra- Brand- Brando- I, I can’t.
Finally, she cracks as a tear rolls down her face. However, Jonathan-Christopher is the one who needs real TLC, so Vickie caresses his back with her right palm.
Vickie Hall: Mr. Mills, this feels like a dog and pony show. I can only imagine who has been hired to work here and the awful experience you’re under, too.
Mills is trying to respond but Vickie continues to steamroll him.
Vickie Hall: We wanted to show PRIME true love exists and a Hallmark Journey is possible for two people whose souls belong to each other.
Jonathan-Christopher nods while continuing to cry. Vickie turns to her ALP.
Vickie Hall: Awwww honey, it’s okay, let it out.
And Jonathan-Christopher does. Loudly.
Vickie rubs The Tender Tiger’s back some more. She turns her gaze back to Matt Mills.
Vickie Hall: No one understands us. We cannot go on here if this is the type of leadership in PRIME. The overweight, ugly sloths wrestling on an in-and-out basis also terrify us. Jonathan-Christopher’s opponent was obese, in definite need of liposuction. He was gross and ugly to touch, wasn’t he honey?
Jonathan-Christopher nods like a little boy being told by his mommy to own up to something.
Vickie Hall: That’s right, you tell the nice man.
Mills, again, tries to intervene. Obviously Brandon Youngblood is nowhere near the physical definition Vickie says he is but it doesn’t matter. There’s no getting in the way of her diatribe.
Vickie Hall: We were going straight to the top, showing true love exists and now everyone is left with a broken dream because Jonathan-Christopher lost.
The Dream Boy raises his head from his hands, looking right into Vickie’s eyes. He tries to speak but he’s sobbing so much.
Jonathan-Christopher Hall: I- I- I’m so- sorrrrrryyyyyyyy.
Jonathan-Christopher can’t do it. He goes back to crying. His body is shaking, he’s an absolute mess.
Vickie Hall: It’s okay, my love.
Vickie brushes her hair back and stands from her chair.
Vickie Hall: Mr. Mills, we are leaving now. The journey is over.
Vickie convinces Jonathan-Christopher to rise from his chair. He leans down, pushing his face into her chest as she continues to coddle him. The two walk off-set.
Vickie Hall: (heard off-camera) Maybe they’ll allow lovers like us in Classic…
Matt Mills blinks a few times into the hard camera before the scene ends.