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When we meet our protagonist, we stay in a decently long scene receiving all kinds of random information. But... it isn't random.
There are two setups in this scene:
1. The candy cane scissors.
2. The neighborhood where mother and brother often get lost.
In the car scene, before we jump into action, we get another setup: Fortnite.
All three of these setups are paid off in the final action scene. Did you see them coming? I did.
Moral of the story: Everything in a screenplay matter. Even the silliest of conversations should lead to SOMETHING.
Written by: Shannan E. Johnson