The Beginning is the premiere of Young Americans.

Synopsis Edit

A secret imperils Will's standing at Rawley Academy.

Plot Edit

WILL KRUDSKI (introduced in "Dawson's Creek") from small town New Rawley, receives an opportunity to attend the prestigious Rawley Academy for summer.

Meanwhile, SCOUT CALHOUN, following his father's footsteps by attending Rawley Academy, stops at the local gas station and encounters the owner's daughter BELLA. Will's parents drop their son off at campus, his father eager to see him go. Will and Scout discover they have been assigned as roommates. Enter HAMILTON. He's the son of Rawley's dean of students, and while the three get acquainted, girls from a neighboring all-girl's school run across campus in their underwear for the annual freshman panty raid. The boys join in, but suffer their own humiliation when the seniors capture and leave them to walk home in their boxer shorts. They pass by the gas station where Scout and Bella are formally introduced. It's a love connection. Will reveals he cheated on Rawley's entrance exam to get in. Scout promises to keep it a secret, but Will regrets telling him.

Starring Edit

Kate Bosworth as Bella Banks
Mark Famiglietti as Scout Calhoun
Katherine Moennig as Jake Pratt
Rodney Scott as Will Krudski
Ian Somerhalder as Hamilton Fleming
Ed Quinn as Finn

Guest starring

Ed Fry as Charlie Banks

Music Edit

pink moon | NICK DRAKE
will's voice-over/on the lake
stroll in the park | ART PHILLIPS
the run
tender | BLUR
scout and bella dance
from the morning | NICK DRAKE
northern sky | NICK DRAKE
bella and scout talk
somewhere over the rainbow | ISRAEL KAMAKAWIWO'OLE
scout and bella end things; will's elated at getting to stay

Photos Edit

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