Looking - HBO - Season 2, Episode 1 - FAN FICTION
In Season 2, Episode 1, "Looking for the Promised Land," there is a scene where Patrick talks to Dom in the bedroom of Lynn's cabin in the woods. Dom is flipping through a photo album that has pictures of Lynn's ex-boyfriend. Here is how I envisioned that conversation.
PATRICK: What are you doing?
DOM: I was trying to respect Lynn's privacy, but then I saw this photo album of Lynn with his ex-boyfriend and I said, "Fuck it!"
[Dom is standing by the closet where he's pulled the album from a top shelf. He walks over to the bed where he sits and continues flipping through the pictures. Some of which are decades old. A couple are in black-and-white. A younger Lynn is seen with his ex-boyfriend. Patrick joins Dom on the bed to reminisce.]
PATRICK: Is that Lynn?
PATRICK: He was so cute.
DOM: Yeah! Hot too!
[Patrick lays back on the bed.]
PATRICK: You know, I was thinking.
DOM: Thinking about what?
PATRICK: I was thinking about us back in the day, back when we first hooked up.
[Dom realizes the irony, as he then lays back on the bed too.]
DOM: Funny, I was thinking about that too.
PATRICK: (Surprised.) You were? Why?
DOM: Looking through Lynn's album and pictures of his ex-boyfriends made me think of mine. Not that we were ever boyfriends, but still!
PATRICK: You ever think about what would have happened if we did become boyfriends?
DOM: Sometimes, I guess. Knowing me I probably would have found some way to fuck it up.
PATRICK: Oh, trust me, when it comes to fucking things up...
[He raises his hand.]
PATRICK: ...I am the king of that.
PATRICK: We probably figured right that it wouldn't have worked out.
DOM: I don't know.
[Dom closes the photo album. He looks at Patrick, almost as if the next line is a suggestion.]
DOM: Maybe it would have!
PATRICK: (Pause.) Maybe, but... you wouldn't have met Lynn.
DOM: No, probably not, but, I'm starting to think that it's less about fate and finding "the one" who's my soul-mate or whatever and more about finding someone who I care about and just making it work with that person however I can.
PATRICK: You never believed in soul-mates.
DOM: (Laughing.) No, I guess not. But, what about you?
PATRICK: What, soul-mates? I don't know. I think for me right now, I just need to look at the people in my life and decide which ones I need to push away, and, which ones I need or want to pull closer.
DOM: (Considering.) So, what about me? Am I someone you need to push away or am I someone you want to pull closer?
[Patrick now takes Dom's suggestion a bit more seriously. They both stare into each other, wondering about their relationship in this moment. Agustín bursts into the room, interrupting what might have led to more than a consideration and possibly a kiss.]
AGUSTIN: What up bitches?
[The moment between Patrick and Dom quickly fades, as they revert back or at least pretend to do so in front of Agustín.]